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For those who aren’t familiar with American LaFrance (ALF), it was basically an American vehicle manufacturer which focused primarily on the production of fire engines, fire aerials, and emergency vehicles (ambulance, rescue, etc.). Gary Wales happened to come by a 1916 American LaFrance fire truck and decided to transform it into a retro Batmobile of sorts. Read more for another picture and additional information.
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Homemade Batman suits are nothing special, but this one by Julian Checkley most certainly stands out as one of the coolest we’ve ever come across. Everything on this 7-foot-tall suit was sculpted, molded and cast in various grades of urethane rubber and it weighs in at a hefty 150 pounds. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are no working weapons or gizmos on the suit. Read more for additional pictures.
Batman fans rejoice! LEGO revealed today their all-new DC Batman 76139 1989 Batmobile model car kit that eplicates the classic curves of the famous Batmobile car, as seen in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. It measures 60cm long and consists of 3,306 pieces, offering a challenging and rewarding build. Authentic features include a slide-open cockpit with a wraparound windshield element, 2 hidden machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks on each side of the vehicle.
Photo credit: Camal Studio via Car Scoops
Batman became popular soon after his introduction in 1939 and as time went on, different interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s featured a camp aesthetic, which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various storytellers worked to return the character to his dark roots, thus resulting in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. BAT80 is a Batmobile designed by Italy’s Camal Studio to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this iconic character. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Batman isn’t synonymous with ninjas, but Good Smile Company has changed all of that with their latest limited edition figurine. Priced at $900 and limited to 1,000-units worldwide, fans can proudly showcase this work of art on its tall base, with the Dark Knight posed in midair, Kunai knife in-hand. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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Batman fanatic and LEGO brick master Brent Waller might have built the ultimate LEGO Batman creation, Wayne Manor, complete with Batcave, that stands over 6-feet tall. It took him more than 1-year to piece together, sitting on nine 32×32 baseplates using as many as 100,000 pieces. Continue reading for a detailed video walkthrough, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.