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.

Original Packaging

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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.

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The 1984 Batmobile Super Powers TV Commercial

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Collector’s Price Guide

ImageProduct NameAllianceTypeSeriesYearMLCMIB / MWCMISB / MOC Figure11984$70$135$280 Figure11984$90$140$285 WomanGoodAction Figure11984$95$140$165 Figure11984$25$40$90 Figure11984$70$95$210 Figure11984$80$100$210 LanternGoodAction Figure11984$60$70$95 Figure11984$50$70$200 LuthorEvilAction Figure11984$30$45$100 Figure11984$40$55$100 Figure11984$60$80$300 Figure11984$60$82$95 Vehicle11984$90$129$310 Vehicle11984$45$110$210 7EvilAction Vehicle11984$85$125$155 of JusticeGoodPlayset11984$125$325$650 Powers Collection Carrying CaseGoodNeutral11984$135$155$210 Whole CollectionNASERIES 1 TOTAL11984$1,210$1,896$3,665 Figure21985$28$0$0 Figure21985$85$0$0 FateEvilAction Figure21985$37$0$0 Figure21985$25$0$0 ArrowEvilAction Figure21985$145$0$0 Figure21985$45$0$0 Figure21985$30$0$0 ManhunterEvilAction Figure21985$25$0$0 Figure21985$70$0$0 TornadoEvilAction Figure21985$42$0$0 Figure21985$25$0$0 KentEvilAction Figure21985$70$0$0 DestroyerEvilAction Vehicle21985$118$0$0 Probe OneEvilAction Vehicle21985$50$0$0 Boulder BomberEvilAction Vehicle21985$70$0$0 Whole CollectionNASERIES 1 TOTAL11984$864$0$0

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.