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9th Annual Mexico Hot Wheels Convention: ’66 BATMOBILE

There are many reasons to give “thanks” this year, especially in the Hot Wheels world, and this is one of them. Back in early September, it was revealed that the #’66 Batmobile would be the only Mattel-made #Convention Vehicle for the 9th Annual Mexico Hot Wheels Collectors Convention. Held November 10-13, 2016 in Mexico City, this car was available at the convention and on the convention web site starting on October 1st and only took a few weeks for this run of 4,000 pieces to sell out.  NOTE: An undetermined number were set aside for convention goers.

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Hot Wheels ’66 TV Series Batmobile from the 2016 Mexico Hot Wheels Convention (in package)

As you can see, this is a beautiful piece and another stellar rendition of the ’66 Batmobile. Collectors initially scoffed at the idea of a red #Batmobile and the price point of $40 USD + $11.99 in shipping ($6.99 was suppose to be return, but hasn’t yet) couldn’t have helped. However, as it was mentioned, this car sold out so clearly collectors & resellers weren’t bothered too much by those two perceived negatives.

Most likely it was the popularity of the Hot Wheels ’66 Batmobile casting that drove sales — added to the fact that the 26th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention release in gold-chrome currently sells for north of $200. Its easy to understand if profiteers saw dollar signs in their eyes, or at worse, figured they would be able to make a few bucks off of it on the secondary market.

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Hot Wheels ’66 TV Series Batmobile from the 2016 Mexico Hot Wheels Convention (rear)

Ultimately, despite the large price tag, this is one #’66 Batmobile release that many were glad they were on the buying side of the fence as its an incredibly detailed, metal/metal piece — with #Real Riders to boot! Check out the aluminum-esque front & rear grills, the red-painted seat inserts, and red siren with chrome trim on top of the vehicle. All of these fine details will make this a show piece in my collection for years to come. I am very thankful that I decided to purchase this one. Hopefully you were able to score one as well.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Metalflake Red Body (metal). Tinted Windows. Gray Interior. Chrome-Rim, Red-Chrome Real Riders 10-Spoke Wheels. Matte Black Base (metal). Made in China. Toy# DMJ17. Released in 2016 at the 9th Annual Mexico Hot Wheels Collectors Convention … limited to 4,000 pieces.
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