Corgi Batbike "C268" : 1978 - 1983

First version - with red fairing and black wheels

 

 

The Batbike was a Corgi #268. Featured black wheels and grey Batman, a very rare version (the second) featured white wheels and pink Batman... This two version have red front suspension.

A couple of window style boxes 1978 and 1981. These boxes included 12 yellow missiles and no instruction sheet, etc.

The "1978" box was predominately dark blue and yellow like its 1973 and 1976 predecessors, the rear of the box showed a very stern (non smiling) Batman.

 

The Batboat wasn't a very good seller, especially the later version. There wasn't any features on it like the Batmobile, and given the choice most children went for the Batmobile. The Batboat was cancelled in 1981, along with the Batcopter, which wasn't a good seller and looked nothing like the tv series one. For me personally, whilst i own the Batcopter and the Batbike, they aren't my favourites. Corgi tried to expand its batman range in 76 with the penguinmobile and the jokermobile, but these didn't sell well either.

 

1978 Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Box with "POW" inside

 

 

Black wheels and pink Batman :

 

1981 Box