In 1992 a series of Kenner Batman Returns Vehicles was released. This line included a reissued Batmobile and Batwing Turbo Jet, as well as eight of vehicles:
● Re-Issued Batmobile
● Batmobile (Batmissile)
● Batskiboat (All-Terrain)
● Re-Issued Batwing (Turbojet)
● Bruce Wayne Custom Coupe
● Laser Blade
● Robin Jet Foil
● Sky Blade
● Sky Drop
● Penguin Umbrella Jet
Wave 2 Vehicles
● Batmobile (Camo Attack)
This was the same vehicle as in the Dark Knight Collection except the packaging had a Batman Returns label on it. seater.
MIB $300:00 -
Loose $90:00 - $150:00
This was exactly the same vehicle as in the Dark Knight Collection except the packaging had a Batman Returns label on it.
MIB $50:00 - $297:50
Loose $43:34 - $90:00
One of the coolest Kenner Batman Returns vehicles ever released was the Batman Returns Batmissile. The packaging was completely different to the original as was the car itself. It was quite a bit larger than the first Batmobile, and the canopy opened a lot easier allowing better access for Batman to sit inside. No more needing to just pretend he was driving, as with the original!
of the two-rotating gun turrets that the Dark Knight Batmobile had, this one
had two hidden spring-loaded rocket launchers that popped up on either side of
the vehicle and came armed with yellow rockets that could be fired from it.
first, it looked like the regular Batmobile, but at the push of a button behind
canopy the vehicle's sides popped off to reveal the Batmissile. Kenner even put
detailing and stickers on the inside of these side panels so when they popped off,
they would still look the part.
only real downside with this was that there was a lack of detail in the
cockpit, some decals like the Toy Biz Batmobile would have been nice. That
said, the rest of the Batmobile had plenty of detail on the vehicle. Also, it
would have been a nice touch if it had had the ‘flame’
effect on the exhaust that the Dark Knight version had
MIB $150:00 - $329:95
Loose $50:00 - $150:00
The Batskiboat came in a solid box featuring some of Kenner’s excellent artwork on the front of the packaging showing the Batskiboat shooting across the water like a bullet from a gun. The packaging featured the red, blue, and purple color scheme Kenner used for the Batman Returns line. The sides of the box showed the Batskiboats two modes, Water mode and Ski mode. The back of the packaging showed off the figures and other vehicles available.
In boat mode it has a very slick all black
look with rocket launchers on either side of the canopy. There is a lot of
detail moulded into the sculpting of this vehicle. Many kids would try to fold
up the legs on its ‘wings’ which they couldn’t, thereby often breaking them.
The canopy at the back opens and the Batman
figure easily fits inside. However, as was often the case, the hinges were very
fragile, and it was common for it to break making it impossible to keep it on
and closed. Inside the canopy was a detail dashboard.
On either side of the canopy were the spring-loaded
missiles launchers that were fired by pressing a button on either side.
To change it into snow mode the tips of the
wings were flipped up and underneath a single and double ski could be flipped
down. At the back of the vehicle was a spinning turbo.
Overall, this was an often overlooked, but
nonetheless awesome looking vehicle.
MIB $25:00 - $111:50
As well as all his Batman gadgets and vehicles, Batman also needs to get around when he is NOT Batman, so Kenner released his custom coupe. This was a two-door black sports car that came with a variant Bruce Wayne figure dress in a blue polar neck and lack trousers.
windshield, or canopy open and Bruce Wayne could sit inside., looks can be deceiving
and this was no simple coupe had some special features. The wheels were
plastic, rather than rubber, and had silver painted hubs. This was the first
time Kenner released this vehicle, but it was released for a later Batman line
and a Spiderman line.
The spoiler on the tailgate at the back of the car could be pull back and Bruce Wayne transformed into Batman. This also revealed a missile launcher on either side of the car for added protection. This effect was achieved by using two figures on a “slider” that was activated by pulling out the spoiler.
car also came with front headlights and tail break lights. The car itself was
pretty basic and plain looking but the quick change was a great feature.
could slide the spoiler to reveal a hidden weapon compartment on the side of
the doors or conceal a Batman figure into a hidden compartment! After
concealing the Batman figure, the Bruce Wayne figure can fit into the backseat,
and you shut the windshield.
the face of danger, pull back the spoiler, and Bruce Wayne "changes"
into Batman and the launchers are exposed for firepower. The launchers can be
tilted to different angles to target elusive villains. Bruce Wayne can go about
his normal daily business routine but is ready for any danger he might face.
MIB $4:99 - $69:99
Loose $0:99 - $29:99
Laser Blade was a fast motorcycle-like vehicle for Batman. The Laser Blade packaging featured Kenner’s usually classic artwork with Laser Batman flying the Laser Blade on the front and images of the other figures and vehicles available on the back. Within the packaging the Laser Blade came in a plastic clear baggie with an instruction sheet, stickers and a small pocket-sized catalogue featuring all their other lines.
Blade was a sleek, black, powerful bike similar in style to the modern-day power
bikes you see. The “steering” was controlled by an operating console, which was
a detailed sticker situated at the front of the bike. There was enough space
here to fit Batman in a semi-lying position.
only was this a very cool, sleek and powerful bike but at the touch of a button
its 2 wings, that folded up when in bike mode would flip down ready for Batman
to take-off and continue his high-speed chase even in the air.
of the Laser Blade’s wings also had a bat emblem on them and there was a large
bat-shaped projectile attached to the undercarriage that could be released and
dropped on his enemies. To give the bike a little color there were some chrome
stickers for the side panels of the bike.
The bike had 3 wheels, 2 at the front, 1 at the back.
Laser Blade jet bike was reminiscent of the Batcylcle, with a great looking
design and plenty of detail, that was great fun to plan with despite being
fairly simplistic with very few features.
MIB $11:50 - $33:84
As Batman’s partner, it only seemed fair that Robin should also get at least one really cool vehicle to play with and this Jet Foil was it. The front of the packaging features a really cool artists impression of Robin riding the Jet Foil Cycle.
Jet Foil had a dark green body with a red “steering” column that lifted up from
the main body when in use, this also had Robin’s “R” logo on it. At the front
of the Jet Foil is a firing mechanism that could be loaded with yellow plastic
bat shaped missile. This was actually quite a powerful missile launcher.
body of the Jet Foil is quite well moulded with a fair amount of detail on
it. When looking at this vehicle from an
angle you can see that it actually has a bat shape. Robin can be posed either
in a standing or sitting position. If standing there is room for another figure
behind him. Although this is technically a water vehicle it did have wheels, so
it could be used as a road vehicle as well, with a little imagination (which I
had a lot of as a child!).
MIB $5:50 - $47:16
Loose $12:99 - $20:00
The Sky Drop Vehicle was an intimidating black airship with purple fins and wheels. There was a compartment on the ship's belly where you could hide Batman and attach him to a handlebar with some cord. Then simply push a button, and he comes exploding into action from the airship, dropping from its belly to dispense justice on the unexpecting villians below!
the end of a successful mission, wind the cord as shown on the box to get
Batman back into the airship and ready for his next mission.
MIB $15:99 -b#36:00
Loose $9:80 - $15:00
The Penguin Umbrella Jet looks exactly like something the Penguin would fly around in. It was mostly painted red, with wings shaped like umbrellas, and there were umbrellas, that could be rotated, on the underside of the wings. The Penguin can sit in the cockpit and control the jet as it flies around, spraying "Knockout" gas from the sprinklers on the underside of the wings. When stationary the jet stood on 2 umbrella shaped landing “skis”.
along with the other vehicles in the series, has excellent artwork featuring
the Penguin flying jovially in his jet and photos of the other figures and
vehicles in the series.
MIB $15:50 -
Loose $13:00 - $31:00
The Camo Attack vehicle was a repainted version of the earlier Batmobile but this vehicle has a black and white camo design, but it has all the same features as the Batmobile. There is a bulletproof cockpit for Batman, Pop-out spinning exhaust "flame," pop-up side guns, and a launching turbo missile. However, this vehicle also came with a bonus Batman Figure!
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