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’66 Batmobile Is Here!

Years ago, we heard about a 1:8 scale 1966 Batmobile partwork model coming out from Eaglemoss. Unfortunately, they went out of business before it was ever released. Well, behind the scenes Fanhome was working hard on assuming the build and obtaining the proper licenses to bring this to market. Today, Fanhome opened up the pre-order pages for this classic automobile with shipping expected to begin Feb 2024!

You can sign up here! US | UK | Germany | Austria | Netherlands

“Hey there, Batman Fans! Hold onto your capes because the Dynamic Duo’s most iconic masterpiece, the legendary Batmobile, has made its triumphant return! It’s roaring back into action as part of this incredible build-up collection. 

The Batmobile of the 1960s is one of the most iconic vehicles in television history, and the vehicle’s impressive array of Bat-gadgets would, time and time again, foil the nefarious plots of Gotham’s greatest villains!”


Specifications

  • Scale: 1:8
  • Materials: Die-cast metal and ABS
  • Stages to Complete: 120
  • Length: 28.1 in (71.4 cm)


Features

  • Licensed and faithful replica of the vehicle from the classic 1966 Batman TV series
  • All parts are delivered already painted and ready to be assembled
  • Working siren light, dashboard lights and tail lights that are activated with a remote control
  • The afterburner is brought it to life by lighting and sound effects
  • Doors open and close
  • Hood opens and closes


Free Gifts

During the course of the subscription, a few free gifts will be included. These include a Cap, Mug, License Plate, and Posters:

If you sign up early (before they start shipping), this exclusive T-shirt will be sent out:

If you use PayPal as your payment method, they will also send you this 1:43 scale version of the ’66 Batmobile:


Premium Subscription

For an extra $1.25 (£1.00) per stage (from Stage 3 on), you can upgrade to the premium subscription which will include this clear display case with an LED lighted base:


I know there are many builders out there who were hoping this 1:8 scale 1966 Batmobile partwork model would see the light of day and here we are! If you are interested in more information or to start your own subscription, please find the links below:

You can sign up here! US | UK | Germany | Austria | Netherlands

Wet Nellie Pre-Order!

Agora Models has recently announced their second big-scale model vehicle of their new James Bond Collection, the 1:8 scale Lotus Esprit Submersible from The Spy Who Loved Me!

‘Presented in its distinctive amphibious form, “Wet Nellie” is equipped with an array of gadgets including the ink spray jets, surface-to-air missiles, front-mounted torpedo launcher and limpet mine hatch.’

Lovingly nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ in reference to the ‘Little Nellie’ autogyro from You Only Live Twice, this monthly subscription build is now available for pre-order with shipping expected to begin in March 2024. You can sign up for this model at the following sites:

Agora US/Worldwide | Agora UK | Agora Germany | Agora Australia/NZ | Agora France | Agora Japan | Agora Italy | Agora Spain

Specifications

  • Number of Parts: Approximately 500
  • Length: 56cm
  • Width: 29cm
  • Height: 15cm

Features

  • Authentic Monaco White paint color
  • Detailed replica 907 4-cylinder engine
  • Pop-up headlights
  • Functioning brake lights and indicators
  • Badges
  • Four rear propellers with motorized spin
  • Rotating hydrofins
  • Front-mounted torpedo launcher hidden inside the nose, loaded with torpedoes and harpoons
  • Surface-to-air missile launcher
  • Defense jets concealed behind the rear number plate
    • Two smaller ink cloud jets
    • Two larger liquid cement sprayer
  • Limpet mine hatch with mine opens from underneath
  • Targeting periscope
  • Illuminated nautical control panel and radar
  • Removeable display stand

Collector’s Edition

  • Acrylic display case with black-painted wooden base
  • High-quality, official movie image print in the background
  • Bespoke display plinth for the Lotus Esprit
  • Movie-inspired terrain image under the car
  • Illuminated The Spy Who Loved Me logo
  • Illuminated Agora Models logo
  • Metal specification-plaque
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

I have been looking forward to the release of this 1:8 scale Lotus Esprit and I do plan on building it, along with the rest of the Agora Models James Bond Collection, at my newest build site: https://my007collection.com. If you are interested in this model, head on over to the appropriate Agora site for your region and sign up!

Agora US/Worldwide | Agora UK | Agora Germany | Agora Australia/NZ | Agora France | Agora Japan | Agora Italy | Agora Spain

Skyline GT-R R34 Announced!

“The moment it made its first appearance in Downtown Miami, Brian O’Conner’s legendary Skyline GT-R (R34) became an instant movie icon. Instantly recognizable and effortlessly cool, its powerful engine and performance tuning embodied the adrenaline and excitement of the entire Fast & Furious franchise.”

The folks over at Fanhome recently announced that a brand new partwork model is available for pre-order. This is a 1:8 scale replica of Brian’s 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) from the Fast & Furious franchise and will begin shipping by the end of January 2024! I will be building this partwork model over at my https://mynissangt-r.com site if you want to follow along.

This model will be a monthly subscription obtained by signing up at the appropriate Fanhome website below:

Fanhome USA | Fanhome UK | Fanhome Germany | Fanhome Netherlands

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Scale: 1:8
  • Length: 22.8 in (58 cm)
  • Width: 9.1 in (23 cm)
  • Height: 6.7 in (17 cm)

 

FEATURES

  • Faithful replica of the film vehicle
  • Licensed product
  • High-quality materials: parts made in die-cast metal and ABS injection molding
  • Parts delivered painted and ready to assemble
  • Interior ambient light
  • The model’s interior reproduces the original car down to the finest details
  • Doors open and close
  • Car features working lights
  • Rubber tires that rotate and turn by moving the steering wheel

FREE GIFTS

Over the course of the subscription, many FREE gifts will be shipped along the way, including a 1:43 scale version of the model, posters, a collector’s binder, a full-size license plate, and a mug:

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

An optional premium subscription is also available. For a small additional cost per issue, Fanhome will supply this quality display case:

EARLY BIRD GIFT

Anyone that signs up before shipping begins will also receive this FREE Fast & Furious branded Sports Backpack:

PAYPAL GIFT

Those customers who use PayPal as their preferred payment method will also receive this FREE Fast & Furious branded Speaker:

Again, I will be building this partwork model over at my https://mynissangt-r.com build site if you want to follow along. If you are interested in building this partwork model yourself, sign up at Fanhome today!

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