Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The Eaglemoss has just release their James Bond Car Collection here. You can find it at most book store need you. As usual the first issue is selling at below market price at RM 9.90 each. (normal price is RM 29.90)
Each issue will come with
1. James Bond car in an acrylic display case with diorama background,
2. A 16-page magazine talk about the Bond girls and gadgets.
3. Full colour poster in every issue.
4. Movie secrets, car history and interviews with the creator of 007's finest cars.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hot Toys 1:6 1989 Batmobile, MMS 170 Review

1989 Batmobile from Tim Burton

Hot Toys - MMS 170 - Batman: 1/6th scale Batmobile Collectible Vehicle [1989 Ver.]
~ MMS Series ~
Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Batmobile Collectible Vehicle featuring the likeness and details of the Batmobile from the Batman (1989) movie.
The 1/6th scale Batmobile Collectible Vehicle specially features:

  • Authentically detailed 1/6th scale model car
  • Approximately 39" L X 16" W X 9" H
  • Perfect scale to Hot Toys Batman (1989): 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure
  • 2 headlights, 4 taillights and interior light-up function
  • 2 seaters
  • Two (2) machine guns
  • Functional door which allows sliding function
  • Articulated flaps on both sides
  • Four (4) batdiscs
  • Detachable side plane and side hook on both sides
  • Detachable base
  • Batmobile's shields

  • This Hot Toys 1:6 1989 Batmobile is my biggest Batmobile ever collected or to most of the Batmobile fan in the world too. To take picture of this huge Batmobile
    Here are the accessory, parts and instruction manual.
    One of the parts that can be store under the Batmobile.

    The gas tank cover is made so detail until can be open up.

    Another parts is the Bat-blade thingy use in the Batman Return.
     This piece is to use for lifting panel up or out for the car. It has a strong magnet in it.

    First need to place this lifter to front part of the panel then swing out the panel.

    Once it is out you can store the 4 Bat-disc at this compartment.

    To remove top panel plate so that the machine gun can be lifted up.
    Pull the machine gun until a click sound where it lock and stay up without slide back down.
    The Machine gun is made very detail. first the clog is working, can be tilt upward, detail bullet and the bullet cover too.

    The grappling hoke is very cool and can place it side of the car. Check the picture below. 
    The rear jet blower can be remove and a sponge is inside to protect turbine cap from falling out while shipping to us. 
    caution the centre of the turbine cap holder is directional. (half circle)
    At the rear cover can be remove then you see a smaller cover with a screw on it.
    It run with 3 x AA battery to light all the LED in the Batmobile. 
    The rear cover is make detail with metal grill underneath it.

    The Batmobile look so awesome with the light on. Looks so alive.

    This picture looks very much like the real one in Batman 1989 as charging in the Joker chemical plant

    Here you can check out how realistic Hot Toys made this MMS 170 compare to the Real Tim Burton Batmobile

    I like the lighting effect once it being place near a cardboard.
    Darker view of the Batmobile with the light ON.
     In order to have a nice view in the cockpit area you may need to remove the cockpit cover. Please check the manual before how to do this.
    The amount of detail in here is so nice. All the switches meters and light indicator look very much like the real one.
    I like the far right monitor that show the blueprint of the Batmobile, which Batman was using it to scan the remote devise set by the Penguin evil plot on to Batman.
     Some detail switches behind the seats.
    Overall cockpit area is very very detail.  
    This my new display case for my biggest 1989 Batmobile. It is currently just being place inside this case, light up by LED. The backdrop and the others lighting effect will be up soon to this display case. I will post it up once it is ready. (hopefully Micheal Keaton will be in there too with the Batmobile)

    Most 1989 Batmobile collector do find this MMS 170 is a bit short compare with the real movie Batmobile or Hot Wheels 1:18, 1:50 and 1:64 Batmobile. The chat shows the actual size of Batman and his ride. The actual size should be (length, width and height) divide by 6
    Length 21.725ft /6 = 3.62ft = 110.34cm = 43.44" (MMS 170 is 39" Shorter then the 1:6 scale)
    Width 7.86ft / 6 = 1.31ft = 39.93cm = 15.72" (MMS 170 is 16" wider, but near to 1:6 scale)
    Height 4.267ft / 6 = 0.711ft = 21.67cm = 8.532" (MMS 170 is 9" higher, but near to 1:6 scale)
    In spite of the length inaccurate according the scale of the actual length of the real size Batmobile. I still like this Batmobile very much and I'm not going to get anymore bigger size then this 1:6 1989 Batmobile. Unless I am rich enough to buy or build a real size of this 1989 Batmobile.

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    Unboxing The Hot Toys 1:6 scale 1989 Batmobile MMS 170

    Hello everyone. It has been 9 months since my last post.
    Today I'm doing the first time unboxing review on the Hot Toys 1:6 1989 Batmobile model no. MMS 170.
    This 1989 Batmobile was out for Pre-order early 2012. At that time I was actually thinking of order two unit. Thanks Lord I didn't. It will cause me to move to a bigger house because of this. :)
    I actually got this Batmobile early August but only can unbox it in September. Because I needed a bigger display case for this super size Batmobile, before wanting it to be on top of a table or something. This matt black Batmobile is a dust sucker. So for better storage place is needed for this want. 
    At first was thinking to an aquarium tank to store this. But it would still need some rack to sit on. eventually I found a prefect glass display case with aluminium frame and with heavy duty wheels on it. 
    Ok back to the unbox. First want to thank Hot Toys for making this dream car collectable.
    This unit was well pack brown card board box then the actual Batmobile box size is approximately (11"H x 18"W x 41"L)
    Due to it's size, I have to do this at my living room with a big sofa stand by for my Batmobile to unclip from the base cardboard.
    During the unboxing I actually did not remove the black box out from the brown box, while taking my Batmobile out from it.

    Inside the black box you will find another brown cardboard which I took out earlier before you can see the styrofoam packing material. This foam is act as a storage compartment for the Batmobile accessories and act as the main protection of the Batshield cover and the actual Batmobile itself. 

    Once you remove the styrofoam then you will get to see Batshield in complete shape. As you can see, a 1:64 Hot Wheels 1989 Batmobile is place here for size comparing purposes only.
    It is still smaller then the front wheel of the Batshield.
    You can see the size different between the Batshield and the Batmobile

    Do remember to put on the Batshield while taking the complete Batmobile and the base out from the box. As you can see the bottom cardboard is screw on with the car. Again the HW 1:64 1989 Batmobile is place there for size comparing purposes only.
    * note: Turning the car a round with the shield on is tricky
    Here you'll see there is 9 clip thingy has been slide on to a screw bushes

    No screwdriver is needed here, just slide out the 9 clip.as picture show below.

    Once all the clip is out you can lift up the thick cardboard.

    No worry about the loose plastic sheet on the Batshield. It was just a protection cover just like the RC car body shell protection cover.

    To remove the plastic bush from the bottom of the car, you may need a standard size + screwdriver to unscrew it counter clockwise.
    * Tips:  I only remove the two bush that located behind the front wheel. Because I find it can be use as a invisible car stand. Because of the car weight, it would be good to keep the rest of the bush on it to help keeping the tire is prefect round shape and the plastic parts from bending due to long period of display.
    The front service compartment.

    Centre console service compartment. After checking on it I found there is a big empty compartment in it.

    Here are the picture of the mid-front section. HT should do something like the turbine in here.   
     My whole palm can enter it without bending my fingers.
    The rear light serviceable compartment.
    *note the reddish plastic piece need to be remove, in order for the rear wheel to be able to rotate.
    Although the size of the Batshield is a bit out of size, it does great job protecting the Batmobile with all the thick black sponge.
    Here are the parts, accessory and instruction manual for the Batmobile
    That's all for the Unboxing for the MMS 170.
    Hope you find the tips is helpful.
    If you have other helpful tips to add on, do send me a comment .
    Thank You.