This Arkham Asylum inspired Imaginext Batmobile has been around for a couple years now, but I only recently added it to my collection. You can see how similar it is to the video game Batmobile (in Hot Wheel form) but they've also added a few elements to make the vehicle a little more unique.
Up front is the stereotypical bat-face, and the Batmobile also shoots a disk from under the grille with the flip of a switch on the car's side. It flies out with some decent force and will take the legs right out from under any villainous Imaginext figure sorry enough to fall in it's crosshairs.
When the Batmobile rolls, the motor rocks back and forth.
When you push the gas tank lid, the motor pops up Go-Go-Gadget style, and the flame rotates when the car rolls (but only when the engine is up). At first I thought this action feature was ridiculous, but the more I do it the more I like it. It's excessive and over the top but not too excessive and over the top, if that makes any sense.
This Batmobile comes with one of the modern style Batman figures in racing gear. I'm fine with him but he's not my favorite Imaginext Batman design. I think it's silly when Batman wears a helmet in his own car. For a Batcycle it makes sense, but he's in the car for heaven's sake! Oh well, maybe it's just a H.U.D. he slips over his cowl for sensory enhancement when he's hauling ass at jet-like speeds through the city streets.
And on rooftops.
I do still prefer the original Batman figure style, but all things must change.
Fortunately the old Batman fits just the same as the new.