Corgi Batboat "C107" : 1967 - 1981

1967 - 1976 : première version, la remorque

 

Le Batboat est la première version appelée « tin fin ». Cependant dans la série TV le Batboat est bleu, mais Corgi a choisis de le fabriquer en noir. Cette première version du Batboat est caractérisé par un autocollant en forme de flamme de chaque coté du bateau, un pont arrière recouvert d’une fine lithographie (d’où le nom « tin fin ») et d’un aileron avec le logo jaune et noir de la chauve-souris, le tout sur fond noir comme sur le vrai. Comme pour la Batmobile de cette période, la remorque possède des roues en métal et des pneus en caoutchouc plus petit que ceux de la Batmobile. Le Batboat est fixé sur la remorque par deux petits crochets en plastique qui bloquent le bateau de chaque cotés. La remorque sera toujours peinte en dorée.


Note : Les premiers Batboat vendus séparément étaient fournis avec un petit adaptateur « coupleur pour la remorque » pour permettre aux premières versions de Batmobile sans le crochet de pouvoir tracter la remorque. Cet adaptateur est fixé en force sur la turbine arrière. Ces adaptateurs sont très rares de nos jours.

 

Batboat 1967-76 Tin fin version, available white, aqua, purple and light blue glass, beacon cage (early versions looked like a dark silver, later versions from 1970 it was gold). Came with a trailer with tyres (4 types) and Whizwheels, Batman and Robin included. Box was card which was predominantly blue and yellow with a pic of the Batboat in water on the front and back. Flame stickers on hull. Later box types had on ther inside flap "for spare tyres ask for ref no 1449". The first Batboat boxes had NO ref no. This again, was due to complaints about the tyres splitting. You'll notice the ref no is DIFFERENT from the GS3 box type 2, this is because when the boxset came out in 1970, the trailer was still the original, with it having different tyres. So that makes it POSSIBLE to date your Batboat by its trailer.

This changed as well on the Batboat box in 1973 when the boat changed its trailer tyres 1449.

So in regard to the ref numbers, in 1970 it first appeared on any box, 1456 (Dia : 16 mm for Batmobile) and 1457 (Dia : 14 mm) being first, and 1973 just for the boat trailer it changed to 1450 (1450 never write on boxes !!! / Dia : 15 mm) and 1449 (Dia : 15 mm), in 1975 it changed with news wide tyres 1456 and news hubs again.

 

First box types (1966-1970) had NO ref number on ther inside flap.

Second box types (1970-1972) had ref number on ther inside flap : "for spare tyres ask for ref no 1457".

Thrid box types (1973) had ref number on ther inside flap : "for spare tyres ask for ref no 1449".

Reference number 1450 & 1456 (Batmobile tyres from 1975) never appeared on any BatBoat boxes.

Also included in early versions was a plastic coupling, which you could attach to your Batmobile IF you had bought one WITHOUT a towhook.

 

 

You'll notice the ref no is DIFFERENT from the GS3 box type 2, this is because when the boxset came out in 1970, the trailer was still the original, with it having different tyres.

Boxes for the red tyred Batmobile and Batboat just had "For spare tyres ask for trailer no 1457" but it's a Trailer tyres and hubs 1450 inside !!!