Batman The Dark Knight Rises The Bat Vehicle Review (Mattel)
Batman is one of the most recognizable and well-loved superheroes. There have been Batman car toys available for decades, but since the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ the Bat vehicle used in that movie has been a popular choice. Kids are going crazy for their own Bat vehicle! But how does it measure up to expectations? We’ll take a look.
* Based on the the Bat vehicle from the Dark Knight Rises movies
* Foam Batman figure that can be launched from the vehicle
* Fly the Bat around using the easy-grip handle
* Launches projectiles
* Sound effects
* Age 4–13
Batman The Bat Vehicle Review
Kids have gone crazy for Batman since the Dark Knight Rises movie was released – and it’s no surprise they want Batman toys! A Batman vehicle is likely top of the list, and Mattel have brought out the Bat vehicle to meet that demand.
The Bat vehicle was a new Batman flying vehicle that appeared for the first time in the Dark Knight Rises movie. Batman was able to take to new heights as he flew around unloading missiles against his enemies! It looks like a tank but it flies like a helicopter.
Just Like The Real Thing
The best thing about this toy is how much it looks like the Bat vehicle from the movie. Kids can fly it around holding the handle (it’s not remote control) and really enter into imaginative play pretending that Batman is flying around the room and re-enacting their favorite scenes from the movie.
The vehicle fires projectiles just like the Dark Knight movie Batman vehicle. You get sound effects when they fire, too.
What We Like And What We Don’t
The best feature in my opinion is the foam Batman figure who can be placed in the vehicle and then launched out, flying up to 9 ft to land ready for fighting action!
Customers have reported a couple of snafus with their toys such as projectiles not locking into place or the canopy not closing properly, but these seem to be isolated incidents and it shouldn’t prevent most kids from enjoying the toy. There’s a good big handle for little hands to grasp and the main body of the toy seems durable.
The Batman Bat Vehicle is sure to be a hit with any young Batman fans out there.
Published November 9th, 2012