Batmobile Cutaways: Batman Classic TV Series Plus Collectible

Batmobile Cutaways: Batman Classic TV Series Plus Collectible

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One of a kind custom cutaway book of every vehicle from the original TV series, packaged with a die-cast model of the iconic 1966 Batmobile!

Includes a 1/43 scale die-cast metal replica of the classic 1966 Batmobile in a diorama display of the Batcave - the Caped Crusader's subterranean crime lab!

Learn the secrets of all the vehicles from the classic Batman TV series! This 72 page guidebook features original cutaway artwork approved by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Lavish illustrations and photos highlight every vehicle from the TV series - the Batmobile, Bat-cycle, Bat-copter, Bat-boat, and more. Cutaway artwork reveals the hidden details and gadgets of the Batmobile such as the Mobile Crime Computer, Bat-Ram, Batphone, afterburner, Detect-A-Scope, rocket launchers and "bat turn" parachutes.

More features include detailed blueprints and schematics from the original design and fabrication which was overseen by master custom car fabricator George Barris. Includes dozens of photos and illustrations from DC Entertainment's vast archive of over 75 years of Batman comics, film and television adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858755236
Publisher: Eaglemoss
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 395,528
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 12.20(h) x 4.00(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

The usually dynamic McMullan duo (I Stink!, 2002) stalls with their sixth title, which stars an uber-confident train that accepts a challenge to race an equally self-assured sports car. Before the trek from Sacramento to Chicago can begin, the freight is loaded with a boisterous call-and-response rhythm: "LUMBER? FLATCAR! YARD CREW? Hop to! / BRICKS? GONDOLA! STEEL? COIL CAR! GAS? TANK CAR! // GRAVEL BIN? Open the HATCH! HOPPER? Catch!" Then they are off: the car vrooming and the train hurtling with a "Chooka chooka chooka chooka." The freight train impresses as it tunnels through rock, plows through snow and zooms past traffic, all the while pulling cars full of everything from frozen treats to pizza ingredients. The illustrations have a pleasingly retro touch. The sleek, red car contrasts nicely with the hulking, bright-blue mass of the freight engine as they traverse full-bleed spreads drenched in saturated colors of the landscape. Words flash in various bright hues accenting the many sound effects that comprise most of the frenetic text. This textual energy works well from a compositional standpoint, but it does pose difficulties for reading aloud. This, combined with a certain sense of overfamiliarity, keeps the book from rising to the top. Preschoolers will most likely warm to the good-natured competition between car and train, and parents and teachers will appreciate the friendly conclusion. But for those looking for a standout title in the multitude of things-that-go stories, there is little here that would warrant a repeat journey. (Picture book. 3-5)

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