While there will be a few items on store shelves in time for the holidays, a tsunami of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice merchandise is heading our way in early 2016. One of those items is an amazingly detailed Batmobile from Hot Toys. We have your first look at this collectible with three images that arrived direct from the company.
Following the release of the first teaser for the upcoming Hot Toys Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible figures, it's now time to get ready for Batman's personal ride, the astonishing 1/6th scale Batmobile! This incredible Batmobile will unveil in full glory very soon at Hot Toys' booth (F01-16) in the upcoming Toy Soul 2015 on Dec 18 in Hong Kong! We have a sneak peek at the car's exterior, as well as it's interior. And as you can see, it's quite incredible.
This Hot Toy is based directly on the vehicle seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was designed by Patrick Tatopoulos. And it was built for the movie by Dennis McCarthy. The screen used Batmobile is 20 feet long and 12 feet wide in the back. It has new features never seen on a Batmobile before. Gatling guns sit on the front hood of the Batmobile. Another new feature never seen in other Batmobiles is the fact that it raises for scenes where it's going into battle. And it lowers to the ground when it's just cruising through the streets. It's more aerodynamic. And it has a whole new hydraulic system.
In a previous interview, director Zack Snyder explained that this version of the Batmobile has been a longtime passion project for Bruce Wayne. He has cobbled it together from various parts. He hasn't had Lucius Fox design it in a tech lab. It has become more like a weekend project for the billionaire. And the design is said to be first based in the look of the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman. Here's what the Warner Bros Tour has to say about this unique car, which is on display through Christmas at the Burbank based studio.
"One of the most impressive stats is that it has shaved down tractor tires. So it's a fifty inch wheel in the back. They made two of these Batmobiles. It's made out of carbon fiber and fiberglass. And it's pretty much custom made from the ground up. The original idea was inspired by the Michael Keaton Batmobile. They had to have that really modern tank look to it, to get the feel of Batman v Superman. The other cool thing, and you can see it not only on the Batmobile, but also on the new Batsuit. This thing is worn. It's the same thing with Ben Affleck's batsuit. It has scrapes in it. Steel knuckles, everything. This is a different version of Batman. Where he's not starting out as Batman. He's been Batman for a long time now. This thing has seen some stuff."
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. Check out the first images of the Hot Toys Batmobile. What do you think?