Not that Batboat. This Batboat.
I loved Show and Tell when I was a kid, didn’t you? You got to show off something cool from your toy box and be the envy of the rest of the kids in class — until the next kid came along with something better. Well, we review new releases around here all the time, but sometimes you just want to show off something you’ve had for awhile that you think others might dig.
Hence, our new feature: Show and Tell. We’re looking at items new and old, modern and retro, whenever the mood strikes. And guess what, if you want to play Show and Tell too, just drop me a line at dang@13thDimension.com and we just might let you show off one of your own cool items!
We started off with Diamond’s Daredevil Mego-style action figure set (click here) and now we bring you Eaglemoss’ Batboat model…
You think Batboat and this is what comes to mind:
And while that may be true, that’s not the only Batboat out there. Batman’s long had his share of marine vessels in the comics and the snazziest was this Silver Age job that was reproduced as an Eaglemoss model. (The Batman ’66 version has been done by Eaglemoss too.)
It bums me out that Eaglemoss has ended its run on Bat-vehicles. This was a line that did seriously deep dives (pun intended) into Batman’s vehicular history and I will forever lament that a Penguin Sub from the 1966 movie was never produced.
Anyway, Eaglemoss did its typically excellent, detailed work in reproducing this Batboat (Batman Automobilia Issue #56).
It runs about $21, depending on where you get it. You can still get it through the company itself, online retailers or you can contact your local comics shop.
I just with it came with a little figure of the Grasshopper …