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Posted 2/6/2018 6:42:10 PM
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Probably be able to sell the metal bed for a 1,000.oo.

Sly,
“When I had a donor frame I was considering leaving the motor on the
end it's mounted to now, thus the front becomes the back and the back
becomes the front. Then all you need is a V-Drive and you don't need
to do much with the motor. But I only had a rolling frame so not
really sure if that idea was practical. What do you think?”

I carefully evaluated this method and concluded that it was way too
much work for what you get. Installing the engine, transmission, and
V-drive are a lot easier than moving front and rear end suspension
around.

Originally, I was thinking along the lines of full-size and movie
correct but then I decided to go street legal. I accepted that I would
have to skew this Bat Vehicle enough to fit within the 8’-6” maximum
allowable width to run it on the street.

My donor’s rear axle with dually wheels/tires mounted is exactly
8-feet wide. The combined tire measurement is 20-inches for each set
of dually tires. The wheelbase is 140-inches. It is almost like I had
planned these specifications into my donor selection.

Dramatically speaking, “After I committed my first skew on this build
and was able to fully accept giving up total movie correctness, I have
noticed how easy it has become for me to skew again, and again, with
less and less regret.”

Skewing in art and sculpture in particular:
If something is skewed, it is changed or affected to some extent by a
new or unusual factor, and so, is not expected, correct, or normal.
vertigo
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It will be interesting to see how your design progresses. Yes, I am reluctant to skew the dimensions because, to me, the visual line is so important. Like that south American build featured a few months ago, It's not bad at all, but the dimensions just didn't work for me. That's why I have chosen to make the car smaller but keep the ratios intact.
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Posted 2/7/2018 5:37:00 PM
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What did you end up with as a final wheelbase?
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Good question, I'll have to get back to you on that. Have to find where I filed the info.
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Current Hot Toys 1:6 DOJ/Justice League Batmobiles Status

Spent a few hours doing targeted searches of forums, model/toy, and
collector sites.

Summary:

No one has a firm release date.

Quoting other releases, quite a few believe the release will come a
month or two before the stand alone Batman movie hits theaters. Most
likely in 2019.

There are many rumors and proclamations from collectors on line that
reflect a vast diversity of opinions.

The main one seems to be a growing concern that this Batmobile won’t
be built at all due to low demand and the expense of production. Not
much positive interest in this batmobile on blogs and forums. Mattel’s
RC 250.oo Justice League Batmobile sales have not been as brisk as
anticipated and are currently being sold at 25-30% off. This could be
more related to potential buyer’s being turned off by this RC
version’s lack of an independent remote control. The phone app
steering is cumbersome and not able to produce the agility that RC
users expect. Those that would seek this batmobile as a display piece
appear to be turned off and disappointed by the lack of true accurate
movie correct scaling.

As for the model to be released there as several possibilities:

The Justice League Batmobile is released as the only edition.

(DOJ Batmobile did not get very good reviews) This possibility appears
to be increasing.

Both the Justice League and DOJ are released separately like the two
Tumblers previously released. (once very likely probability seems to
be falling)
Really, there is not much difference between the two.

Both the Justice League and DOJ are released in a deluxe set with
interchangeable parts. (not likely due to display limitations)

Price:

Given the current market demand they could go for a very limited run
aimed at high end buyers and go high with 1500-2,000.00. (not likely)
The 1500.oo diorama has not sold well.

They could simplify the models complexity and movable parts, etc.
along the lines of the Tumbler’s sophistication and ask 599.00 (very
likely) Even with this price many collectors don’t think they could
quickly sell more than an edition of 1000 units.

Many collectors state that the current market in the USA for the
DOJ/Justice League Batmobiles will currently not tolerate a price
above 800.00. “Very few American collectors could bring themselves to
pay 1,000.00 + for a piece of plastic.” Plastic lacks the feeling and
heft of permanence and is the primary motivator for collector’s
interest in die-cast metal models.

If demand increases occur in the Asia markets, the DOJ/Justice League
Batmobile will surely be built. This is very unpredictable at this
time. vertigo

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