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Hammacher Schlemmer Offering The Authentic 1966 Batmobile For Only $200,000

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So accurate it requires almost a year to complete, this is the officially licensed, roadworthy replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s TV show and it will only set you back a mere $200,000.

Built on a custom Lincoln chassis, this crime-fighting cruiser comes standard with a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Though equipped with neither atomic batteries for power nor turbines for speed, a rear-facing propane tank creates the same afterburner effect as the original. The vehicle’s cockpit honors the gadgetry of the TV series with a blinking Batphone, switch-operated electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a rotating red beacon to alert citizens while in pursuit of fiendish criminals. Other intriguing, if less functional, accessories include a glowing detect-a-scope screen, a Batbeam ray that raises from a hood-mounted antenna, and empty rear parachute packs. The vehicle’s exterior bears all the hallmarks of its namesake, from bubble-canopy windshields to chrome “rocket” tubes behind the rear windshield. Though the original Batmobile lacked rearview mirrors, this street-legal model comes with clamp-on side mirrors as well as a rear video camera.

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To order The Authentic 1966 Batmobile call 1-800-227-3528 and a Hammacher Schlemmer Product Specialists will gladly answer all questions and provide additional information.

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The Filmography of Cars, An Illustrated Chart Featuring 71 Iconic Vehicles From TV Shows & Films

A group of independent artists from Calm The Ham have created “The Filmography of Cars,” an illustrated chart featuring 71 “iconic vehicles of film and television from 1929 to the modern day.” 

A limited edition of 500 signed and numbered prints are available to purchase online.

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Batman Automobilia Figure Collection Magazine Special: The Dark Knight Returns Bat-Tank

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From the critically acclaimed comic series – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – comes the futuristic tank-like Batmobile. This scale model of the heavily armed, militaristic Batmobile is produced in immaculate detail and set in front of a 3D lenticular.

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The Dark Knight Returns Bat-Tank will retail for $38 and ship on October 30, 2013.

You can pre-order the item HERE.

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Car Drives Through Anamorphic Illusions in Clever Honda Ad

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A car drives past (and sometimes through) a series of clever anamorphic illusions in this commercial for Honda. The commercial was created by UK ad agency mcgarrybowen.

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Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset

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Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset ($50) allows you to create awesome racecars From scratch! Kids can make their very own vehicles in a matter of minutes! The Hot Wheels Car Maker turns a stick of wax into a fully functioning Hot Wheels car that can be customized with decals. This innovative machine features cool lights, music, and voice prompts that lead kids through the entire car-making process – from revving up to cooling down. It’s creative play for every Hot Wheels fan!

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Amp Up the Design Fun! Simply heat up the unit by plugging it in and turning it on. Then select a mold and wax color for your vehicle. The set comes with two molds and 10 Protoshotz wax sticks in a variety of sleek and sporty colors. Insert the mold into the machine and add your favorite wax color. In eight minutes, the Car Maker melts the wax into the mold and cools off – and you have a custom Hot Wheels vehicle body!

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Detail Your Unique Vehicle! Attach the molded vehicle body to one of the three included chassis. Then get really detailed! Decorate the car with cool decals from the sticker pack. Go for speedy flames or stylish graphics ? or both! Now your brand-new car is ready for racing action. For additional vehicle and design options, check out the Car Maker Mold Packs and Car Design Refill Packs (each sold separately).

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Simple, Safe, and Fun! The Car Maker is easy to use and ‘talks? young car-designers through each phase of the process. Kids receive voice prompts about when to insert the materials, press the button, and pull down the handle. They’re instructed to remove the mold only after the wax has safely cooled. Plus, the machine’s music and flashing lights during car building add to the interactive excitement!

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Garmin Heads-up Display

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The Garmin Head-up Display ($150) receives navigation information from your smartphone and projects it onto a transparent film on your windshield.

The device displays turn indicators, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit, and estimated time of arrival.

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Place HUD onto your dashboard and pair it wirelessly with your compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. Using Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone, choose your destination and HUD will project turn-by-turn directions to get you there.

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Ron Burgundy Anchors New 2014 Dodge Durango Advertising Campaign

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The Dodge brand and Paramount Pictures have teamed up in a co-branded marketing collaboration that casts legendary news anchor “Ron Burgundy” as the new face of the new 2014 Dodge Durango as the automotive brand launches a multifaceted advertising and marketing campaign in advance of the holiday release of the upcoming film “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Will Ferrell reprises his comedic role as Ron Burgundy, the boastful news anchorman in a robust campaign which debuted from Dodge, Saturday October 5th.

The co-branded promotional advertising campaign will span television, print, digital and social media. The new 2014 Dodge Durango arrives in dealerships in North America this month. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues releases nationally in theaters December 20, 2013.

 

 

 

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Volkswagen Feeling Carefree Commercial

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It’s almost been 30 years since A-ha’s music video for Take on Me premiered. The clip, which used a rotoscoping method to trace over individual frames, swept the 1986 MTV Music Awards and immediately became a fan favorite.

Now Volkswagen has debuted a new ad directed by David Shane that uses the same rotoscoping technique which pays homage to the original.

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Funko Announces Pop! Rides, First Up The 1966 Batmobile

Funko just announced a new series of vinyl figures featuring iconic vehicles from pop culture. The new line is called Pop! Rides and the first entry is the 1966 Batmobile with Batman behind the wheel.

Plans are already in place to continue the line with a Cadillac from the film Scarface and the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

You can pre-order the 1966 Batmobile Pop! Ride HERE for $25 for October delivery.

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Razor’s Crazy Cart

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You may remember Razor as the company behind all those silver scooters that popped up on your block a decade ago. Razor is still around and pumping out vehicular fun of all shapes and sizes, including a 55-pound drifting machine called the Crazy Cart that looks fantastically fun.

The Crazy Cart ($400) can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, and you can go for about 40 minutes on its two rechargeable 12V batteries. It features “variable speed foot pedal acceleration,” but has no brake — the better for drifting, yo. To that effect, it has 360-degree steering and a drift bar for managing spins, drifts, and cornering. It’s got two driving modes: “go-kart mode” for normal driving, and “crazy cart mode” for drifting.

The Crazy Cart has a 140-pound weight limit.


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Jerry Seinfeld’s Web Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee New Episode Featuring Chris Rock

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Kids Need Bullying, the sixth episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Emmy-nominated web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee features Chris Rock.

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Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Made of Body-Painted Models

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To promote the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, a group of limber models were body-painted by artist Craig Tracy to look like the sporty new car.

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Cars And Films, Movie Posters Featuring Iconic Cars From Films

Seville, Spain-based illustrator Jesús Prudencio has created Cars and Films, a series of movie posters featuring iconic cars from movies. Prints are available to purchase online from Etsy.

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Honda Hands Ad

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Let’s see what curiosity can do?

The Honda “Hands” film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Starring Jerry Seinfeld & Gad Elmaleh

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Jerry’s special guest is Gad Elmaleh, the Moroccan and French stand-up comedian and actor in this episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

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Audi Demonstrates Driverless Self-Parking Technology

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At CES 2013 in January, senior engineer Annie Lien of the Audi/Volkswagen Group of America demonstrates the new Piloted Parking technology for the Audi connect integrated system. Using an app on your smartphone, you can tell your car to find a spot and park itself and then later, to pick you up.

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Star Cars, Illustrated Versions of Famous Vehicles From TV & Movies

Toronto, Ontario-based art director Scott Park has created “Star Cars,” a poster featuring illustrated versions of famous vehicles from television shows and movies.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 2 Begins On June 13th, 2013, First Episode Features Sarah Silverman

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The first episode of the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s award-winning web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will premiere on June 13th, 2013 at noon EDT on Crackle and www.comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com and will feature guest comedian Sarah Silverman.

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New episodes will follow every Thursday at noon EDT through July 18th.

The new season preview is now available for viewing: www.comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com

Since its debut in July 2012, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has delivered more than 10 million streams, garnered rave reviews, and earned Jerry Seinfeld a Webby Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance. The new season will feature Seinfeld’s conversations with comedy greats like David Letterman, Sarah Silverman , Chris Rock, Don Rickles, and French comedian Gad Elmaleh.

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The first season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee consisted of ten episodes, featuring Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Joel Hodgson, Bob Einstein, Barry Marder, Colin Quinn, Mario Joyner, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and Michael Richards.

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Re-Envisioned & Remodeled Autobots From Transformers 4

Check-out the re-envisioned and remodeled Autobots from Transformers 4on Highway 163 in Monument Valley near the border of Arizona and Utah. New vehicles include a completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America) plus two completely new characters: a special race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on Chevrolet’s upcoming 2014 production car and a classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million!

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Batmobile 66 Triptych By Staermose Posters

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This Gallery quality giclée from Staermose Posters features a sideview of the caped crusaders trusty vehicle. Made as a triptych poster. Get all three to display this classic movie car.

Printed on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Can be ordered in a variety of sizes. ($18 – $49)

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Spock Actors Zachary Quinto & Leonard Nimoy Face Off In An Audi Ad

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Spock actors Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy race one another to a golf club in a newly released Audi ad.

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