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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby sandmanoverhaul » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:23 pm

You are extremely dedicated to vertical take-off stuff. Congrats on being able to maintain your enthusiasm. Have there been any thread on 1960's verti-craft such as those explored by Ryan and Hiller?

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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby hovermd » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:14 pm

sandmanoverhaul wrote:You are extremely dedicated to vertical take-off stuff. Congrats on being able to maintain your enthusiasm. Have there been any thread on 1960's verti-craft such as those explored by Ryan and Hiller?

Thanks, Tom


Bandai made a "Vertical Liner" toy that very closely resembles the Ryan and Hiller HC-142. I suspect that aircraft was the inspiration for the toy. You can see it as the second toy featured in the following thread:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=880&hilit=rotodyne
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby hovermd » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:56 pm

Here's another good one...

This "Motorised" kit features a Cool Batcopter, ready for assembly. The toy was released in England in 1966 by Kim Toys (Scalecraft) on behalf of National Periodical Publications Incorporated.

Once assembled, the toy is just under 9 inches long and 4 inches tall.

The packaging reads "As Seen on A.B.C. Television." It's is one of the earliest and hardest-to-find promotional toy releases that came on the heels of the hit television show.

Kim Toys (Scalecraft) Batcopter
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby alas » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:31 pm

the real batcopter by altaya!
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby alas » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:39 pm

and don't forget the Lego batcopter! very nice!
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby FETT1 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:52 pm

These are absolutely AWESOME...thank you for the pictures.

PeACE :D
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby A30yoyo » Sat Jan 29, 2022 6:36 pm

Corgi 1970s? based on the Vietnam War Hughes 500 nicknamed the Loach by the US Army

ImageBatcopter Corgi 1970s by A30yoyo, on Flickr
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby hovermd » Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:31 pm

A30yoyo wrote:Corgi 1970s? based on the Vietnam War Hughes 500 nicknamed the Loach by the US Army

ImageBatcopter Corgi 1970s by A30yoyo, on Flickr


Using a Hughes 500 was obviously a matter of expediency for Corgi. Regardless, as a diehard Batman fan, I still really like it. It's remarkable how valuable some of the gift sets featuring this toy can be.
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Re: The Batcopter - Batman Helicopter Toys

Postby A30yoyo » Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:54 pm

Sounds like the original 1966 Batman film helicopter was a Bell 47. I got my Corgi Hughes 369/500 batcopter at a UK Sunday morning car boot(trunk) sale 1989ish probably for £1. The rotor blade plastic is a bit brittle on these I managed to splint a blade back to the hub with a hot steel wire spar and epoxy but I see you can buy replacement bat-rotors now. I just like the accuracy of the die casting,but I can understand some people hating the bat-rotors or hating that it wasn't the type used in the film
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