Bat Vehicles: For Fast Footed Crime Chasers

Bat Vehicles: For Fast Footed Crime Chasers

Bat Vehicles For Fast Footed Crime Chasers
Empire Toys Batcycle

Bat Vehicles For Fast Footed Crime Chasers.

Now, I want to preface this all by saying I had a great childhood,  just like my tattoo says, “No Regerts”.  However, every time I gleam past this page in the Sears catalogue, I sense a disturbance in the force.

The sight of the Pedal Powered Batmobile on this “Bat Vehicles” page fills me with thoughts of “what might have been.” I was Batman-obsessed when i was five, and well, I lived on a hill. 

This amazing Batmobile, complete with Bat radio, would have gotten a lot of use in my household and, likely, would have been destroyed from overuse.


Bat Vehicles- Empire Toys Batcycle

Bat Vehicles- Empire Toys Batcycle


The Empire Toys Batman Cycle or as everyone else calls it “The Bat Cycle,” is an excellent runner-up.  

Oddly, I have no desire to own any of the Bat Vehicles as an adult, mainly because I’m too tall to ride.


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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.

1 Comment

  • Jón Páll Björnsson on March 16, 2023

    Never liked those back-and-forth pedals. It was so hard to get a decent speed.
    Mind you, I can understand from a design perspective, there was not a lot of room down there, but for me it was chains or nothing.

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