Adam West Reunites With Original Batmobile (Photo)
Superhero icon Adam West looked right at home as he was reunited with a trusty friend -- the original Batmobile from his classic 1960s TV show.
West, who played Batman on the ABC show from 1966-68, posed for photos in front of the famed vehicle alongside Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Jim Lee, DC Entertainment co-publisher, at an event Thursday debuting merchandise based on the series.
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“This TV series introduced a whole new generation to Batman, and I am so proud to have been a part of that phenomenon. Events like this remind us all of the legacy of the show and its staying power for generations to come; and it’s fun to play Batman,” said West.
The event showcasing toys based on the series also featured other memorabilia used on the show, including such gadgets as the Bat-Phone, Bat-O-Rang and Bat-Shield.
Here’s hoping no one scratched the paint job on the Batmobile during the event. In January, the first of six Batmobiles produced for the show sold at auction for $4.6 million.
by the Associated Press
by Frank Scheck