When Christian Bale roared down the road for the first time in the Tumbler, an aggressively revamped Batmobile, fans got giddy at the sheer size, heft, and sound of the beastly vehicle. You can capture just a hint of that feeling with a custom-made, slightly-less-intimidating Tumbler golf cart.
The cart is up on eBay with a buy-it-now price of $17,500, though seller rayshollywood is entertaining offers as well. The mini-Tumbler started life as an EZ-Go golf cart that was torn down to its frame and cup holders before the rebuild. A lot of work, sheet metal, and $30,000 later, it was reborn as the Bat-themed Tumbler golf cart. The miniature Tumbler, which has gotten some use on the Warner Bros. studio lot, even has the same style of Super Swamper tires as the big boy.… Read more
Where there is Batman, you'll find the Joker. Yin to Batman's Yang, chaos to his order. And for every dark and brooding Batcave, the Joker has his own base of operations -- usually an abandoned funhouse, made deadly according to the Joker's particular brand of macabre humor.
For last year's BrickCon, Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey built a massive 20,000-piece Lego Batcave. This year, a Vancouver Lego artist by the name of Paul Hetherington upped the ante -- with an even bigger three-level, 30,000-piece Batman and Robin Joker's Funhouse (labeled Gotham Park and seemingly inspired by Luna Park in Sydney, Australia). It even has mechanized moving parts. … Read more
Fortunately, aspiring Batpeople can lock down their own Batmobile to be ready the next time Gotham's chief of police puts out the Batsignal.
Last week, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City and subjected to a crime spree only the likes of Christopher Nolan could conceive, and only the bravery of Batkid could subdue. But instead of a multimillion-dollar special-effects budget and Christian Bale (let alone Ben Affleck), the show came courtesy of the city of San Francisco, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, thousands of local volunteers, and a 5-year-old named Miles.
You probably know the story by now. Miles is battling leukemia, and when the Make-A-Wish folks put out the call for help to make his dream of being Batkid for a day come true, the Bay Area went bat-bonkers. More than 10,000 people signed up to participate, including the mayor and chief of police, who put out the official call for help.… Read more
Let me introduce you to the kid behind the mask. He's 5 years old. He shows extreme bravery in the face of leukemia. His parents know him as mild-mannered, sweet Miles, but on Friday he became Batkid, his superhero alter ego.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area and thousands of volunteers have transformed San Francisco into Gotham City for a day. Batkid has already trained with his mentor Batman, saved a damsel in distress chained to a big green detonation device covered in the Riddler's signature question marks, and helped to apprehend The Riddler. He is well on his way to receiving a key to the city from the mayor. This may be the fastest origin story in superhero history.… Read more
On November 15, a darkness will encroach like the fog upon San Francisco. The City by the Bay will shed its usual image and become Gotham City, the fabled metropolis of Batman lore. An evil force will descend, attempting to wreak havoc on its citizens. But the forces of villainy will not prevail. Never fear, Batkid will be there.
The role of Batkid is set to be taken by Miles, a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area is making his wish to become a superhero come true.
Miles will begin the same way as many superheroes, with a training session. An adult Batman will take Miles under his wing and teach him the ropes of saving lives.
Armed with his powerful new skills, Batkid will rescue a woman from the Hyde Street cable car tracks, eat lunch at Burger Bar, and come to the aid of the chief of police in the startling case of a missing mascot.… Read more
Look! Down on the ground! It's a gerbil! It's a naked mole rat! It's Super-Hamster! Just because Halloween doesn't even register in the rodent mindset, doesn't mean you can't dress up your small furry friend for the occasion. Or any occasion.
Etsy seller Chez Marmota is here to help you assemble your very own Legion of Super-Pets. The online store includes a wide selection of superhero costumes specially sized for the Rodentia set. Even better, there are plenty of photos of the seller's pets modeling those costumes.… Read more
Long before Christian Bale wore the cape and cowl, Adam West was a far different Batman. With his pale gray bodysuit and lady-killer ways, he defined a campy, silly, and incredibly fun version of the character we know today as the Dark Knight. Can you imagine Christopher Nolan's Batman dancing the Batusi?
Hong Kong-based toy designer Hot Toys has already tackled the recent Nolan films; now, it's announced a blast from the past with a 1/6 scale model of the 1966 Adam West Batman and Burt Ward Robin. … Read more