Action Figure Insider » Fanhome Announces Batmobile (1966) Build Up Model Subscription

Fanhome and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products Unleash Classic Batmobile Build-Up Model Subscription

Fanhome, the leader in subscription-based collections and models, brings one of the most famous cars in history to collectors with the launch of the Batmobile (1966) build-up model subscription, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products.

In January 1966, DC’s Batman TV series premiered in the US. Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, the series incarnated a hilarious crime-fighting duo that has become legendary. Now the series returns with an incredible replica of Batman’s most famous gadget – the Batmobile.

Designed and built by the pioneering hot rod builder, Geoge Barris, and based on a custom 1955 Lincoln Futura, this version of the Batmobile has become one of the most recognizable vehicles in television history and its impressive array of gadgets would, time and time again, foil the nefarious plots of Gotham’s greatest villains.

More information Fanhome Batmobileand sign-up details are available now at:

Pre-orders are open now!


Based on exhaustive studies of the original car and the TV show by Fanhome designers, the Batmobile measures over 2 feet (71.4cm) when completed and touts a host of the Dynamic Duo’s many mobile crime-fighting gadgets such as the Bat-phone, Bat-scope, emergency turn lever, and the iconic Bat-shaped steering wheel, which is functional and turns the wheels of the car. Opening doors, hood, and trunk panels as well as LED effects for the headlights and an illuminated afterburner that is accented with jet sound effects add to the realism of the Fanhome Batmobile.

Throughout the subscription, collectors will trace the incredible story of Batman in DC’s comics, on TV, in animation and on the big screen with special full-color magazines that accompany each month’s shipment of components.

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the evolution of the Batman franchise year-by-year, from the debut of the comic book in 1939 to the classic TV series and on to the blockbuster feature films. Explore Batman’s origins in an illustrated review of the comics and graphic novels that feature his most famous and powerful stories and meet the heroes and villains of the classic 60s Batman TV series with a show-by-show guide to all 120 episodes. 

Subscribers to Fanhome’s Batmobile build-up model will also receive exclusive gifts such us an exceptionally detailed, 1:43 scale die-cast miniature of the Batmobile, perfect for a desktop or compact space. In addition, they will receive a trio of large (12×16 inches) full-color, frameable posters, a baseball cap, ceramic mug, a Batmobile metal license plate replica, and binder to archive the collected magazines.


Daniel Pickett

AFi founder and Editor-In-Chief Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on Bloomberg News,,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

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