Kōrero: Children’s play

Batmobile toy (3 o 4)

Batmobile toy

This toy Batmobile car from 1966 was based on the car used in the Batman television series. It was produced to coincide with the release of Batman: the movie in 1966. The introduction of television to New Zealand in the 1960s led to the release of a plethora of toys based on shows such as Batman, the Lone Ranger, Thunderbirds, Bewitched and Bonanza!

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - The changing world of children’s play, 1880s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/40839/batmobile-toy (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013