Covered in a bit of a tarp, the newest Batmobile to hit the streets of Gotham City and Metropolis has been partially unveiled this afternoon. Director Zach Snyder has let just the tiniest bit of this vehicle be shown, suggesting that the full unveil will have to wait a bit longer.
A fully functional replica of the Batmobile from the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman film will be going up for auction Nov. 30. Many replicas have been made of the various models of Batmobile, but none with quite this level of authenticity. For starters, the flamethrower, afterburner, nine-inch-rise hydraulics and remote start all work. Oh, and you can drive it on actual roads if you want.
This week if you're in Google's neighborhood in Calofornia, you might be seeing one eye-murdering iteration of an electric vehicle swinging your way, complete with a Batman symbol on its hood and massive plastic eyelashes above its headlights. This is the vinyl-wrapped Tesla Model S late April Fool's Joke the Google executives other than Sergey Brin have played on the man - and yes, he is Batman. And yes, it's not permanent.
It happened, folks. The original Batmobile from the 1966 Batman film was auctioned off yesterday at the Barrett-Jackson house in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Adam West-driven, George Barris-built movie car sold for a whopping $4.2 million, which almost meets the record for the most-expensive movie car sold at auction, which was the Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger, that sold for $4.6 million in 2010.
One of the most recognized unique vehicles in the history of the world is about to be up for auction via Barnett-Jackson, that being the Adam West-driven original Batmobile - so we thought we'd give you a short history of this cool gem.
The Dark Knight Rises - one of the biggest movies of the year - will be releasing on DVD and Blu Ray soon (December 4 to be specific), and Warner Bros. has one whopper of a promotion planned for the lead up to release. Starting this weekend, Warner Bros. will send a total of six Batmobiles on tour across the country. The Batmobiles span most of Batman's Hollywood history, starting with the version seen in 1966's Batman, The Movie starring Adam West and ending with the black and camo Tumblers seen in Christopher Nolan's trilogy.
I like the Batman movie franchise, but honestly found them to be very cheesy until Christian Bale took over and Batman went much more raw and real. If you have a penchant for the early films and are completely loaded here is your chance to own the most awesome Batmobile replicas ever from those early movies. The car has an iPad in the dash and under 2,000 miles.
Despite my being a big geeky kid at heart, SlashGear wouldn't fly me out to Japan for the Tokyo Gift Show. That means I'll have to drool over this 1/6th scale The Dark KnightBatmobile collectible from afar, with its opening roof panel, movable wind-brakes, and impressively detailed cockpit.
To the Batmobile! Oh how I miss that sentence. Batman was one of my favorite super heroes, and I wish I could afford his Batmobile. The Batmobile from Batman Forever was sold for $350k. John O'Quinn is the lucky winner of the auction at Kruse Inernational Auction. He’s a rich lawyer that made his big pile of greens from tobacco lawsuit settlement. O'Quinn bought more than just the Batmobile, he also snagged a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo that was signed by a celebrity for a cool half million dollars, a 1938 Cadillac 90 that was used by the Vatican for $250k, and a 1941 Packard Super 8 Lebaron Limo that was used by Harry Truman and FDR for $289k.
Today Warner Bros. and Rocksteady announced have a pricey DLC season pass in the works for Batman: Arkham Knight. The season pass will be good for six months after the game's June 23rd release date. This latest game in the Arkham series will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC; I have a feeling that this is going to be the game that will make finally set aside my PS3 and hop onboard the PS4. In that case, there's always the Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle.