What do you do if you want the Bat-Pod but...
1) You can't afford to buy the Hot Toys version
2) Don't want to waste your hard earned $$ on the crappy mass market version
3) Don't want a stylized version of Batman to ride on it
Well...you will get Mattel Movie Master Bat-Pod!
In my earlier post, I predicted that I will most probably get it and I will pay a premium for it! If only I was so accurate when buying the lottery...sigh...
Mattel Movie Master (MM) line is intended squarely at collectors and so far consisted of the characters in the 2 Batman movies, Batman Begins and Dark Knight (I got Batman TDK suit & Joker). Surprisingly Mattel decided to do a vehicle and they chose the Bat-pod.
The sculpt for the Bat-pod is pretty decent and is close to the movie. The tires are made from rubber with sculpted treads, hence making it realistic. My complaint for the Bat-pod is the paint. I did not like the metallic wash that they used as it made the pod grimy looking! Maybe Mattel was trying to get the "after the battle" look.
The Bat-pod was made for the 6" Movie Masters figures and if you have the Bat-pod you have to make Batman ride it...however it's easier said that done. I found it difficult to fit Batman on it but Michael from mwctoys seems to be able to fit Batman pretty well onto the Bat-pod. I have to agree with him though that it's more of a problem with the figure (having a neck joint that doesn't have quite the range of movement it really needs) rather than a problem with the Bat-pod.
Overall a good addition to the MM line. I was excited when I first read about this but for the price I paid maybe not that excited...but still happy!
You can also read Shaun's review on the Hot Toys version of the Bat-pod.
Batman looks uncomfortable!
After all Batman is still only human...