Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bat Mobile

The classic 1966 Batmobile.

While Hot Wheels keeps pumping these out, I never seem to find more than a couple in stores.

I really want about 20 of them so I can repaint them in military colors.

This is the original flat black.

I like that gloss black version better, but this is very nice.

Monday, May 30, 2016

CPT America

Captain America is the perfect WWII Super Hero.

He can be used straight as a super soldier.

Or he can be used in the homeland as a not quite super hero.

This truck is great for a traveling caravan of recruiting appearances.

Seen here with Uncle Sam.

I may put together a whole USO tour.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Batman and Police

This is my most recent collection of Batman and police vehicles.  By using die cast vehicles I can inexpensively supplement my collection of plastic and resin vehicles, and do so cheaply. 

The nice thing about Batman is that the character is 75 years old, and really could be used for the whole of the 20th Century up to today.  He takes place in an American city and such buildings are readily available. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bat Ski Boat

This is a Ertl Bat Ski Boat.

It's a very nice hydrofoil boat.

Even the package is pretty cool.

I plan on painting up the package and use it as a mount or dry dock for the boat.

It's nice and big too.

While I love the original 1966 Batmobile, I like this Bat Boat better.

I think I will paint the cover as canvas.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Joker Van


While it's not the Jokermobile from the surfing scenes, it's still good.

Like the Penguin vehicle, it has one of the Dynamic Duo hitting the principle.  

Still, as a VW van it does have a bit of a surfing vibe.

I like it.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rubber Duckie

Penguin giant Rubber Duckie.

Penguin has this as his personal vehicle.

This is a four seater duckie.

It's a very good model, right out of the package.

I have not yet made a Penguin and so duckie is posed with Bat Girl.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Another version of the Batmobile.

There are lots of them.

The size fits well with the figures and vehicles.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Penguin mobile.

Super Villains often have super villain vehicles.

This Penguin vehicle is very cool.

My only disappointment is they have Penguin getting punched by Robin.

I got four of them.

Sometimes Penguin has a lot of minions to haul around.

Sometimes he has to haul a lot of loot away after the caper.

It's a great truck and a great model.

It's a couple bucks more than the usual Hot Wheels but worth the price.

Monday, May 23, 2016


This strange halftrack is an animal hunting and capture vehicle.

It has a removable cage on the back to load or off load animals.

With four wheels and track in the back it can go almost anywhere.

It might be good for a Yeti or Bigfoot game.

In this case the animal is a bit more mundane.

It comes with a very nice black leopard.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Police Truck

American police have used armored vehicles and fully automatic weapons for about 100 years.

This Matchbox vehicle is a riot control vehicle for police use.

It has some nice features, it's big and has fold out armored screens.

I use Caesar Miniatures modern figures as SWAT police.