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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

It's the Batmobile!


To me this was always the coolest looking Batmobile. Now don't get me wrong I love the look of the 60's T.V. Batmobile, but when this monster came across the screen for the first time, I remember thinking that finally someone gets it. This is not the reason for this post though. I grabbed this Batmobile off the shelf to snap a picture and thought I would write about the first thing I thought about when I picked it up.

Well here goes... This little 1989 Die-cast and plastic car reminds me of one of my good friends, Rey. Matter of a fact when ever I see any of the Ertl Batman toys from that year I wonder what Rey is up to. Rey is a buddy of mine from art school and we would make regular trips to the comic shops and toy stores. I think we both thought that the 1989 Batman Movie was the greatest. To this day I have never met anyone that was just as fanatical about Batman toys and comics. Rey would swing by the house (then apartment) on a Saturday and pick up my son and I for some Batman toy shopping, it was on one of these runs that I picked this Batmobile up, this might actually be the first Batmobile I bought as an "adult" collector. Little did I know at the time that I would continue to collect Batmobiles as time went on. Rey moved away not to long after that, which was a good thing and a bad thing. Bad because Photography class just wasn't as much fun, Good because Rey met a nice young lady and ended up marrying her and starting a little family up north. Hopefully he's still going on the hunt for the latest Batman toys and comics for his children.

It's funny how something as goofy as a toy can make you think of old friends and fun times.

1 comment:

Jay Amabile said...

my whole room is filled with toys and collectibles that remind me of old times and pretending with my best friend Frank. Super Heroes were the biggest part of my youth next to WWF. lol. Not much has changed!