The "Caped Crusader's" Action Vehicle!
About This Vintage Toy
Although our beloved Batmobile has seen many variations over the years, the name “Batmobile” would not be “officially published until 1941. The Batmobile was designed and Illustrated by artist Bob Kane Base and first appearance in the Detective Comics #27 issue published in May 1939. In this issue, the vehicle was illustrated as a basic-looking red car and would not begin to develop into the Batmobile version we are currently known for several years.
The Batmobile is a high-tech customized tactical assault vehicle that Batman and Robin often drive to fight against crime. The Batmobile is usually parked in the Batcave and enters and exits through a secret entrance beneath Wayne Manor when not in use.
The Batmobile action vehicle featured mechanical “pop-up bat eye headlights” and could seat Batman and Robin in the vehicle’s front driver and passenger seat. A dashboard-style gearshift located in between the two passengers would control the pop-up headlights with a push of a button. A “Bat-A-Ram” switch also in the consul between the two action figures activated the front grill “Bat-A-Ram” feature. A third button on the shifting consul activated the “Bat-Claw,” which was located in the rear of the vehicle. The “Bat-Claw” would then retract, and gripping hooks could capture and contain the enemy in its locking “Bat-Claw” hooks.
The original product packaging was a rectangular box with corrugated inserts to secure the vehicle. An illustrated action scene, logo and action figure image appeared on the front of the box while detailed transformation notations were featured on the back. NOTE: Collectors that have the original card back offers increased value to the collectible. (MWC = Mint with card) If the card back still has a bubble in tact, that also increases the value. If the action figure is factory sealed on the original card, (MOC= Mint on card) then collectors can obtain the most value from that particular item.
The 1984 Batmobile Super Powers TV Commercial
Collector’s Price Guide
|Image||Product Name||Alliance||Type||Series||Year||MLC||MIB / MWC||MISB / MOC|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Wonder-Woman-THUMB.jpg||Wonder Woman||Good||Action Figure||1||1984||$95||$140||$165||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-figure-wonder-woman-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Green-Lantern-THUMB.jpg||Green Lantern||Good||Action Figure||1||1984||$60||$70||$95||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-figure-green-lantern-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lex-Luthor-THUMB.jpg||Lex Luthor||Evil||Action Figure||1||1984||$30||$45||$100||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-figure-lex-luthor-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Lex-Soar-THUMB.jpg||Lex-Soar 7||Evil||Action Vehicle||1||1984||$85||$125||$155||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-vehicle-lex-soar-7-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Hall-of-Justice-THUMBb.jpg||Hall of Justice||Good||Playset||1||1984||$125||$325||$650||https://retrotoyquest.com/playset-hall-of-justice-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Super-Powers-Collectors-Case-THUMB.jpg||Super Powers Collection Carrying Case||Good||Neutral||1||1984||$135||$155||$210||https://retrotoyquest.com/carrying-case-action-figure-carrying-case-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Missing-Item-THUMB.jpg||The Whole Collection||NA||SERIES 1 TOTAL||1||1984||$1,210||$1,896||$3,665|
How To Use This Price Guide
MLC = “Mint Loose Condition” This is when the action figure or Vehicle is in excellent condition, and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories, but without the packaging and original included paperwork.
MIB = “Mint in box” This is when the collectible is in excellent condition, and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories and original included paperwork.
MWC = “Mint with Card Back” This is when an action figure os is excellent condition, and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories, however included the original card back fully intact. If the original blister bubble is intact, It can bring additional value depending on the condition of the blister bubble.
MISB = “Mint in Sealed Box” This is when the Collectible is in excellent condition, and is factory sealed and was never opened or used.
MOC = “Mint on card” This Is when the action figure is in excellent condition and is factory sealed and it’s original blister bubble and was never opened or used.
COMPLETE = “Complete” This is when the collectible is 100% complete with all of its accessories. Additional paperwork included with the original package does increase the overall value but does not necessarily consider the item complete
DISCLAIMER: All values are estimated by Retro Toy Quest and subject to change and discrepancy, depending on the advanced nature of any collector.