Last time we saw the Batmobile on screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight had just had a nasty run-in with the Man of Steel, leaving his armored vehicle bent and broken as it comes rolling into the Batcave smoking and shooting sparks. Needless to say, it needed some repairs, and if it’s going to face off against Parademons in Justice League, it’ll also need some upgrades. Thankfully, it’s getting both, and a newly revealed replica from Mattel details exactly what we can expect from the Caped Crusader’s new ride.
According to Mattel representatives, the toy revealed at Toy Fair 2017 is an exact to-scale replica of the Batmobile we will see on screen in the Justice League, and based on the features packed into this toy, it seems like they might also be attempting to replicate the vehicle’s functionality while they’re at it.
The remote controlled Batmobile can be driven via a smartphone app, and even features a camera that gives the driver a heads up display in the app. The guns themselves don’t shoot, but augmented-reality in the application does simulate the weapons firing. Aside from the weapons, it’s about as real as it can get. When the engine turns on, fake exhaust comes out the back of the vehicle, the guns all rotate, and the Batman figure int the cockpit also turn to match the motion of the guns.
Speaking of guns, there are a lot of them. The depiction of Batman in Batman v Superman obviously drew a lot of criticism for his use of weapons on the batmobile, which he used to dispatch quite a few of Lex Luthor’s thugs, but that configuration now looks weak next to this upgraded model, which almost resembles a tank. The main machine gun has been replaced with a bank of missiles, dual machine guns have been mounted over the front wheels, and main canon can be found mounted above the cockpit. Needless to say, Batman is ready to go to war with the Parademons.
While this upgraded version is clearly far more deadly, Batman at least seems to have come to his senses and has clearly labeled “DANGER” over each of the canons, presumably to ensure the other members of the Justice League know to give it a wide birth to avoid accidental injury. This toy will hit shelves this summer for $250 in a limited supply of 35,000, so it will obviously be in demand for most collectors.
Oh, and it only comes in one color: black.