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I just came across this thread and find it quite sad. I have been a Corgi collector since 1965, although there hasn't been anything new for me to collect (or of interest) for quite some time in the American market. I am the author of two books on older Corgi Toys and Husky models. I also had the honor of of being the director of the short-lived American Corgi Collector Club, which was sponsored by Corgi USA. I know it hurt when that club threw in the towel. There were so many more things I could have done in that role that I never got the chance to do. Now I seem to be reading similar things about the main UK based club. I understand how times and tastes change. It's just sad to see things fading away.

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From my book:

3-B                         Batmobile, Batboat and Trailer                                              6/1967-1981

No. 267 Batmobile and 107 Batboat on Trailer.

1. Hubs with red bat emblems on car with wide tires, big labels covering fin of boat; 1967-1972.

2. Red Whizzwheels with chrome centers on car, boat as above; 1973

3. Black Whizzwheels with chrome centers on car, boat as above; 1974-1976.

4. Black Whizzwheels with chrome centers on car, boat with small bat emblem ovals on fin and chain labels on hull, Whizzwheels on trailer; 1977-1981.

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Licensing for the Batmobile is controlled by DC Comics. Other toy companies currently have permission to make Batman related products.

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The Maestro was part of the short-lived "Corgitronics" range back in the early 1980's, although it was rather toy-like and was the large 1:36 scale. They can be rather hard to find these days.

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How far back in history do you need a checklist? Everything prior to 1998 is already published. (up to 2004 for the old Corgi Juniors.)

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