You probably won’t hear or see The Dark Knight showing it, but Bruce Wayne will be pleased with this miniature homage to the monstrous beast in his crime-fighting arsenal.
Made from an EZ-Go Golf-Cart, the miniature Batman Tumbler was stripped down to its skeletal frame and slapped on with sheet metal and a sculpted, molded cowl, turning it into the menancing tank-like vehicle from Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
Since then, the vehicle has made its rounds in a studio lot, though it spent 3/4 of its time indoors and attracting attention. While it costs US$30,000 (S$37,641) to build, the used Tumbler was sold for US$17,500 (S$21,957) as its creator had to clear his vault to develop more products.
Sometime from now, the lucky buyer will be driving the mini Batman Tumbler that goes up to 61km/h, complete with smaller versions of its bigger sibling’s Super Swamper tyres and The Dark Knight’s seal of approval on its sports steering wheel. Other useful features include a Secret Kill switch as an anti theft device and four cup holders, each for Alfred, Robin, Batgirl and the Caped Crusader.
Pity that it’s already sold, we really wanted to throw our hard-earned cash at it and make an impression at our next Halloween party. Looks like it’s back to the usual - putting on the Batsuit, keeping a straight face and grunting “I’m Batman” to play the part.