I've been wanting to start a good Batmobile collection for a while, but I've been confused how to begin. What scale should I collect? Action-figure scaled Batmobiles are awesome, but their size makes them difficult to display and store. Hotwheels-scaled Batmobiles are cool, but they're a little too small to look impressive on display. When Eaglemoss announced its Batman Automobilia Collection, I thought its scale might be a good compromise. As it turns out, the first Batmobile in the collection, the 1989 movie version, is roughly 5.5" long... almost exactly the same size as the Ertl Batmobile from the year the movie was released! Let's check out the 1989's Batmobile... then and now!
Batmobile (Ertl, 1989)
As cool as the Eaglemoss Batmobile is (we'll get to that in a minute), I was surprised at how well this Ertl Batmobile holds up. Even though the detailing is a little soft and the paint seems globby, there are a ton of details to catch your eye. Sticklers to screen accuracy will balk at the bat-symbol on the roof, but I can live with it. In fact, I might even prefer it there.