Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Collectible Time #61: AMT Michael Keaton Batwing Reissue

AMT has reissued one of its most popular entries: the Batwing from Tim Burton's '89 "Batman" film adaptation, starring Michael Keaton.

The stylish plane figured greatly into the blockbuster, particularly in the classic scene where it ascends before the moon to make an inadvertent Bat Signal. 

The finely detailed kit is an impressive 14" x 10" x 2.5" and features a Keaton Caped Crusader in its cockpit. It also contains a handy base and atmospheric backdrop for display purposes. (The redesigned box artwork is also pleasing.) 

The kit, which I picked up at trusty Z&Z Hobbies, is a swell way to commemorate Batmania, which never really faded from the '60s, though the Burton/Keaton incarnation certainly swung the fervor toward yet another eager, pop-cultural spurt, which in turn led to other eager phases over the decades.

The Batwing reissue, which goes for about $25-$30 through most retailers, is rumored to be selling fast, so grab one while they last.

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