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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hot Wheels Batman The Bat

Hot Wheels has brought us many Batman related vehicles in recent years including the fabulous '66 TV Batmobile.

In honor of the movie The Dark Knight Rises Mattel brings us The Bat.  The what?!  The Bat.  "But that vehicle flies" you say.

Right you are.  And so does the Hot Wheels version if you fling it into the air (for a second or two only to crash straight down like a brick).

"But Hot Wheels should have wheels" you say.

Not this one.  But alas it is not alone in the Hot Wheels lineup. 

For example, how could you forget 1998's Fathom This?

Or the classic Goodyear Blimp released in 1992.

Or the Propper Chopper from way back in 1980.

Did I leave any out?

The Bat is certainly a creative choice for a Hot Wheels vehicle.  But it looks cool and I hope kids, big and small, enjoy it.