When I was but a wee lad, I was a card carrying member of “The Batman Club” and while my official membership card seems to be gone to the sands of time, I still have a great fondness for all things Caped Crusader which makes me happy to share the latest news from the fine folks over at Eaglemoss Collections. Take a look down below and prepare to be excited.
The Press Release:
Ever since his modern cinematic debut in 1989’s Batman, the Caped Crusader’s one constant companion has been – no, not Robin™ the Boy Wonder – his iconic Batmobile!™ Part assault vehicle, part pursuit and rescue transport, part mobile crime lab and part the screen’s coolest looking car, the Batmobile has always been the most technologically advanced crime-fighting asset in Batman’s arsenal.
Like the Dark Knight™ himself, everybody has a favorite Batmobile and now all of the cars, from Tim Burton’s 1989 classic to the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy in 2012, have been brought together in one comprehensive, fully illustrated, 72-page volume from Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture.
Written by Alan Cowsill, James Hill and Richard Jackson – with original illustrations contributed by Ed Giddings and Mojo – Batmobile Cutaways: The Movie Vehicles 1989-2012 is a one-of-a-kind visual reference guide featuring original cutaway artwork approved by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, as well as lavish illustrations and photos highlighting every vehicle from Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
What’s more, the book comes packaged with a 1/43 scale die-cast metal replica of the iconic Anton Furst designed Batmobile featured in 1989’s Batman. Now you can discover what lies inside this and many other machines with extraordinary cutaway art. Take a deep look under the hoods and behind the controls as weapons systems and construction secrets are revealed.
Like all Eaglemoss Hero Collector books, Batmobile Cutaways: The Movie Vehicles 1989-2012 (ISBN: 978-1-85875-542-7) may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo, independent booksellers, and select specialty stores including comic shops and gaming stores. It is priced at $39.95 in the US and $54.95 in Canada.
Batmobile Cutaways: The Movie Vehicles 1989-2012 is part of Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s “Premier Editions,” exquisitely designed, painstakingly researched visual guides and books that delve deep behind the scenes of some of most beloved icons of comic and sci-fi fandom.
About Eaglemoss Hero Collector: Eaglemoss Hero Collector exhibits a passion for creativity and innovation evident in everything we design, manufacture and publish. We invest generously in creating, researching and marketing our offerings, working closely with our licensors and partners every step of the way to achieve superior results. Nowhere is this more evident than in the sci-fi, fantasy and comic-based figures, vehicles and commemorative originals merchandised and promoted under our Hero Collector brand. Prized by fans and collectors the world over for their incredible detail, Eaglemoss is the standard by which lesser lines are often judged.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I still remember the excitement that my friends and I had when the 1989 “Batman” movie opened up and we were so stoked about this happening on the big screen. Remember that this was the first time the Dark Knight had been portrayed as a serious character on film as opposed to the campier “Batman” series of the 1960’s (which I still regard as timeless of course). Since I have a box of Eaglemoss Collections stuff from over the years I will surely be looking to add this one to my collection and I cannot wait to read up on all of the movie Batmobiles during Batman’s 80th Anniversary year. Remember that “Detective Comics” recently hit its 1000th issue and many of the variant covers can be found by those with a mind for sleuthing as well. A number of them were presented to our readers on THIS LINK so do take a look at that as well. Closing up I wonder what you fellow collectors think about this new item. Chime in down below in the comments and know that all topical stuff will be approved immediately. See you next time.
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