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Why so serious? Because Batman's most intimidating Batmobile ever is getting the LEGO treatment.
A LEGO Tumbler, the Caped Crusader's black armored vehicle of choice in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movie trilogy, will be on display at Comic-Con this week beginning Wednesday. Following the pop-culture convention, which runs through July 27, the Tumbler toy (1,869 pieces, $199) goes on sale at LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com in September.
Measuring 15 inches tall and 9 inches wide, the LEGO Tumbler has an armored exterior, adjustable wings, a detailed interior (with a console screen that reads "INTIMIDATE") and oversized rubber-tread tires. It also comes with a fact sheet about the vehicle from the movies.
If you're into character mini-figures, the stars of the set are a Christian Bale-styled Batman and the Joker, the first time Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight take on the villain has appeared in LEGO form.http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/07/20/lego-dark-knight-tumbler-toy-exclusive/12909645/
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An absolutely beautiful model!
Technic fans are gonna LOVE those tires! And Super Heroes fans will probably be very happy to get a TDK version of Batman that's neither grey nor an insanely expensive Comic-Con exclusive. His face looks new to me — I wonder if it will be showing up in other sets.
If this set could deploy the Bat-Pod then it'd be PERFECT. But I guess if that were going to be the case, the USA Today article would mention it.
so beautiful... my precioussssss
(Also, the Mini Cooper and Exo-Suit will be putting a dent in my wallet as is stands)
I really love the Joker minifig, and being an Aussie I kinda feel I must have it.
I believe the front hubs in the tumbler are the same ones that the 42000 uses in the rear suspension... They are just gold colored...
Sign me up for jumping head first!
Just seems like the tumbler was perfectly designed to look good recreated in lego form.
Even the treads on the tires are accurate!
And having measured the dimensions out on a table this thing is gunna be a beast!
Why? I'll tell you why...
For some reason I have never really been all that interested in the Tumbler, it just doesn't do it for me, horses for courses and all that, so I've never been bothered about the build up for it's release in UCS form.
In fact, i was somewhat relieved (understandably) that a big ticket model wasn't going to be clawing at my wallet. So when I saw the UCS reveal on the frontpage, once again - whilst appreciating the excellent design - I relaxed, still blissfully happy that this still wasn't on my 'to buy' list at all. Not one bit. No way. Don't need it. Got a regular sized one. I'm happy... yessiree.
So anyway, i just had a spare second, so figured I'd pop in to read the dedicated thread and enjoy the buzz.
Whereupon I saw for the first time: Heath Ledger's Joker.
With the UCS Tumbler?! (A veritable string of expletives issued forth like never before).
Oh, Lego. YOUUUUUUUUUU. BA-bleeeep-RDS.
(I love that fig).
To coin Commissioner Gordon: "I gotta get me one of these!"
The figs are going to go high dollar, which will be nice for those who are just interested in the tumbler. You will probably be able to recoup 25% + just by selling the figs.
Will have to wait to see it in person, but for now I think I like the previous smaller version better :-o
*nodnodnodnod* y'know... go CraYyYzZeEEeee
Julie Newmar is my Catwoman. Best Ever. Bar none. No contest. *Nods to confirm choice*
Right, carry on 'Tumbling'.