It was only a few days ago that Warner Bros. Pictures revealed the latest trailer to the upcoming The Batman movie, and alongside getting to see more of Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of the caped crusader, we’ve also been given a better look at the all-new Batmobile featured in the forthcoming flick. And with the increased attention on the DC franchise, Mattel Creations has opted to capitalize on the movie’s hype with the unveiling of a wildly detailed Hot Wheels x Batman remote-control Batmobile.
Measuring 19.5″ L x 9.6″ W x 5.3″ H, this RC car brilliantly brings to life concept artist Ash Thorp’s take on a mid-engined muscle car-inspired Batmobile and as such features a wildly detailed replica version of the vehicle’s twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Offering a top speed of 15 mph, the car’s powertrain is equipped with color-changing LED lights that emulate the rear-jet glow of the new Batmobile, along with a water vapor-activated mist effect. In addition to the engine, the kit’s bodywork has been brilliantly recreated in scale form, while the cabin of the RC car is no less lifelike, boasting 3D backlit instrumentation, a moving steering wheel and shifter, and fully detailed seats. The RC car’s battery also affords up to 25 minutes of use and requires three hours for a complete recharge. Operated via a pistol grip-style remote-controller, the mid-engined RC Batmobile boasts a real-wheel-drive setup as well as a fully functional suspension system. Even the DE Racing drag tires seen on the movie vehicle are present on the RC car.
Alongside the RC car itself, the set also includes a removable 6” Batman action figure and an incredibly detailed Batcave car display plinth complete with illuminated monitors and a Bat-Signal spotlight. Available for preorder now, the Mattel Creations Batman x Hot Wheels RC Batmobile is priced at $500.