My first exposure to a Batwing that’s shaped like a bat was from the 1989 Batman movie with Michael Keaton. When it broke through the clouds and rose up to be silhouetted by the moon, my adolescent self thought it was so cool. I don’t know if that was the first time a Batwing was shaped like a bat or if it was traditionally always that way, but since then I don’t think a Batwing could ever not be shaped like a bat anymore. Case in point: today’s polybag 30301 Batwing.
I’m fairly certain that it is not based on an existing set, nor based on any other real life source. It’s a Batwing and because of that, it has to follow the design paradigm of being a Batwing. Hold it up, dare I say against a full moon, and you can see the bat shape thanks to a copious amount of wedge plates.
It’s in its signature black and yellow color scheme. There’s a smattering of light grey. A flame element in the back denotes the jet engine’s exhaust. This is the only part that bugs me. The yellow plate with pin hole sticks out like a sore thumb in an otherwise sleek model.
A pair of
proton torpedoes flick fire missiles adorn the bottom. And that’s pretty much it.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Admittedly, this isn’t much of a review. But the bar is kind of low with this kind of set. Does it look like a Batwing? Is it mostly black? Is it swooshable? And that’s pretty much it. This set ticks all those boxes and other than that eyesore yellow plate sticking out the back, there’s nothing to detract from the very Batwing-ness of the set. So yeah, thumbs up it gets.
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