Friday, November 18, 2011

Toy of the Week #12: AHI Batplanes!

So far, I've covered AHI's Batboats, Batcopters, Batcycles, and Batmobiles, so it must be time for Batplanes!

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So far in my researches, I've only found three different style of Batplanes that AHI made, and sadly, they only bear a slight resemblance to the Batplanes of the comic books. Above,there's the battery-powered Batplane, and it's the best-looking of the trio. Like one of the other ones, the wings could be folded up on the sides, but this one moves and has flashing lights.

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This second Batplane looks much sillier than the first one, and is their friction powered, smaller model. It's kind of surprising to see both of these just in boxes, and none of them carded somehow, as most of the other Batman toys had at least one version of!


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In some ways, this last Batplane is the best and the worst... the best in terms of it being an actual flying toy, of course... the worst in that it's just a standard glider with some Batman logos stuck on it and no other special details to make it truly unique!

This link will take you to all the current Batplane auctions on eBay... although at the time I'm writing this, most of them are Polar Lights reissues of the Aurora Batplane model kit.

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