Story: Children’s play

Batmobile toy (3rd of 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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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Children’s play - The changing world of children’s play, 1880s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013