Turn Your Car Into An Armored Vehicle

batmobile--09There’s no question that The Dark Knight Rises certainly made its mark with fans and within the Batman franchise.  No matter what your favorite Batman movie is, everyone’s wondered – at least once – what it would be like to own the Bat Mobile.  Little do they know, it is possible for someone to take their current vehicle and turn it into the 22nd Century Bat Mobile.

International Armoring Corporation (www.armormax.com) has been building personal bat mobiles, or rather armoring vehicles for 8,000+ government officials, celebrities and other high-profile personalities around the world for the past 15 years.  Vehicles armored by IAC take no prisoners, equipped with transparent armor (bullet proof glass), run flat tires (allowing the vehicle to travel for 60 miles up to 60 mph), smoke screens and fuel tank and floor protection (seals the vehicle and absorbs bomb fragmentation). All cars armored by IAC feature Armormax, a technology developed by IAC, which is currently the lightest and strongest ballistic material available. Because Armormax is so lightweight, you can easily out-run The Joker, The Scarecrow or any other enemy.

IAC can armor anyone’s vehicle to make sure they are safe within their own Bat Mobile. Would you be interested in speaking with Mark Burton, CEO and co-founder of International Armoring Corporation?  Amongst other things Mark can discuss: the best armoring solution for any superhero€™s needs; why demand for armored cars has grown exponentially over the past few years; advances in armored vehicles and the process of armoring a vehicle.



On DVD: Dark Knight Trilogy – On Blu-Ray

dark-knight-trilogy.jpgNolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is some solid cinematographic work that we’re eager to add to our collection, and, as per usual, we’ve skipped out on the first two in anticipation of the box set (or rather, forgot). Well, it’s [nearly] here. The 5-disk Blu-ray set includes the three films, bonus features and 64 pages of The Art and Making the Dark Knight Trilogy. Already bought the first two? You’ll likely appreciate the limited edition Broken Cowl set.

Preorder here – 37$.

Guess What’s For Sale!

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‘Atomic batteries to power…turbines to speed…Roger, ready to move out.’ Yes bat-fans, as any caped crusader knows, if you really want to strike fear into Gotham City’s master criminals you need a Batmobile. But not just any Batmobile, a fully-loaded replica based on the iconic 1966 mean machine driven by Adam West in the classic TV series. KAPOW!

Needless to say Replica Batmobiles don’t come cheap. But suave millionaires and their youthful wards don’t care about money, and neither should you. This is your chance to own a custom built, officially licensed replica of one of the most famous cars on the planet. Holy mechanical marvel!

Batmobile Features:

Holy wheel Batman! Remote Bat computer switch Fire extinguisher
Holy wheel Batman! Remote Bat computer switch Fire extinguisher
Bat phone Rocket exhaust flamethrower Bat-Ray projector button
Bat phone Rocket exhaust flamethrower Bat-Ray projector button

Lovingly built by skilled artisans across the pond (no, not Alfred the butler), each Replica Batmobile packs the power of a brand new GM350 crate engine beneath its fibreglass body, so racing from the Batcave to Commissioner Gordon’s office in just a few bat-seconds is easier than sliding down the Batpole.
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Good set of wheels

But what about those all-important bat-gadgets? Well prepare to soil your satin pants (worn over your tights, natch) in excitement because this triumph of engineering is fully loaded, and includes a working rocket exhaust flamethrower, opening roll top dashboard doors, flashing red beacon, automatic Batbeam antenna grid andglowing Detect-a-Scope radar screen. Great Scott!

Unlike other TV/movie replicas the Batmobile is more than a prop, it’s a fully operational, road-worthy car with all the bells and whistles, including gauges, push-button ignition and working lights. This crime-fighting classic even comes with 21st century features such as a dash-mounted DVD player, electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a six speaker sound system. Dancing the Batusi as you pull up outside comic book conventions has never been easier!

Of course any car worthy of the Dynamic Duo has to look the part and the Batmobile truly excels. As well as chromed rocket tubes, double ‘bubble’ windshields and custom leather seats, a stunning $20,000 paint job is included. Even the underside of the car is painted black. Holy attention to detail! If you can’t pull Catwoman in this there really is no hope.

To be honest (and Batman always is, kids), we can see no good reason (apart from the trifling matter of $150,000) why anyone wouldn’t want a Replica Batmobile. You can keep your Ferraris and Maseratis, this is the greatest car in the world. Must rush, the Batphone’s flashing. Dananananananana-na BATMAN!

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Features:

  • Brand new GM350 crate engine
  • Fibreglass body
  • Working rocket exhaust flamethrower
  • Roll top dashboard doors
  • Flashing red beacon
  • Automatic Batbeam antenna grid
  • Glowing Detect-a-Scope radar screen
  • Push-button ignition
  • Dash-mounted DVD player
  • Electric actuators that open the hood and trunk
  • Six speaker sound system
  • Chromed rocket tubes
  • Double ‘bubble’ windshields

Performance:

  • 0 – 60 in 5 seconds
  • Top Speed 90mph
  • Engine: 3.5 Litre Chevy Crate
  • Torque – 325ft/llb
  • 280 Horsepower
  • Automatic Gearbox
  • Power Steering
  • 6 miles to the gallon (unleaded)

Insurance and Tax Information:

  • Insurance group – Classic Car. Costs around $3,200 per annum dependent on age, endorsements etc
  • Road Tax classification – classic

Dimensions:

  • Width – 7ft
  • Length – 19.5 ft
  • Weight – 1.75 tonnes

High Speed Diva Dylan Johnson NOT Included! :) 

Batman v.s. Batman: Who Was The Best?

With the Dark Knight Rises having come out this past Tuesday on Blu-Ray Combo pack, and the Batman franchise ready for yet another reboot, now’s a great time to look back at the past incarnations of the Caped Crusader and ask: just who is best Batman of all time?

Though each interpretation is slightly different, there are certain qualities that are so integral to the character, they could very well make or break the success of an actor’s portrayal of the Dark Knight – fighting skills, detective prowess, cool gadgets, a way with the ladies etc.

We decided to put this to the test, sizing up each big name Batman from the silver (and small) screen to find out who indeed is the best…

A pitiful score of 8 Batarangs leaves gorgeous George Clooney as the predictable loser, with Val Kilmer coming up the Bat-rear with a score of 20.

In perhaps the biggest shocker, current favourite Christian Bale only just beats Kilmer with 21. Perhaps a bit more birding it up and less gravelly voiced shenanigans in future, Mr Bale.

Michael Keaton proves he’s still a solid Batman despite the fact his films have aged worse than Robin’s green hotpants.

But with a whopping score of 26 Batarangs Adam West proves he’s not only the original, but the absolute bestest Batman of all time.

Real men, it seems, wear tights.

The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray Combo Pack

When you want to end an incredible franchise you do it the way director Chris Nolan did it with Warner Bros The Dark Knight Rises! Coming out on Blu-Ray Combo pack tomorrow @WarnerBrosEnt provides what is sure to be a great stocking stuffer!

In case you don’t already know the film starts eight years after Batman faced off with the Joker and Two-Face, now a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Talk about epic battles would be an understatement. There are a couple of pretty neat twists in the story and it’s really great to see a movie come to grips with Continue Reading