Finally! The Ultimate BATCAVE Is Almost Here

Holy Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman!

For the complete FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT 1966 BATCAVE Index of stories and features: Click here.

It’s been awhile since we’ve given you an update on Factory Entertainment’s 1966 Batcave sculpture.

That’s because it’s been a waiting game for the high-end models to be produced and shipped from overseas.

Well, the wait is nearly over, Batfans.

Pic of the fully lit production model. Batmobile is not included.

The stunningly detailed 1:50-scale Batcave is due to arrive in the US at the end of May/early June, our friends at Factory tell us.

Here’s an EXCLUSIVE glimpse of the packaging, all ready to go:

“Some good news: All Batcaves passed final inspection, and have been packed and placed into a shipping container, which is now portside and awaiting a cozy berth on the next ocean-going vessel,” Factory’s creative director, Barry Eldridge, told me. “We tried using the Batboat, but its cargo capacity is lousy!

“They should land in the US some time toward the end of May/early June and we will be updating all customers as soon as they clear US customs,” he added. “We realize it’s been a long wait, but we assure people it will be worth it.

“As you can see, the product has been carefully double-boxed into two cartons, to preserve and protect the product in transit,” he said.

I’ve yet to see the final version of the Batcave, but the prototype and production model were extraordinary:

Fully lit, with regular room lighting. Vintage Corgi Batmobile not included.

The original, unlit prototype was first shown off at San Diego Comic-Con in 2016, so this has been a long time coming.

The final version’s dimensions are 18” x 14” x 9” and it weighs about 20 pounds. There are two sets of lighting schemes that can be used alone or together. One circuit handles the atmospheric lighting, including the atomic pile — which features a rotating light pattern — while the other covers the Bat-equipment. (It’s powered by six AAA batteries but the final version includes a cord should you prefer to plug it into the wall.)

The price? $799. There are only 250 of these and they’re mostly sold out. You can still order one directly from Factory — click here — and yes, they take payment plans. Because not all of us are Bruce Wayne. (You should also ask your comics shop if they plan on carrying it or you can try your favorite online retailer.)

Want to see more of the production model? You definitely do.

Click here to check out our EXCLUSIVE video tour.


For the complete FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT 1966 BATCAVE Index of stories and features: Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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