Christian Bale Batman

Where does he get those wonderful toys? Superman may have the ability to fly, and The Flash can sprint around the world faster than you can say "Scarlet Speedster," but those abilities pale in comparison to the sheer coolness exuded by Batman and his custom-made vehicles. From the Batmobile to the Batwing, the Caped Crusader keeps the Batcave full of awesome Bat transportation for any given Bat scenario. Bruce Wayne has used a ton of insane vehicles over the course of his long career as a crime fighter, and now (for the right price) you can even own a Batpod of your very own.

We've just learned that a genuine Batpod has gone up for auction on Prop Store. This isn't a replica either; it's a legitimate prop that Christopher Nolan and his crew used on the productions of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the respective promotional campaigns for each film. It comes with all of the scars and scratches that such a prop would get on the production of a Nolan movie, and it's the closest any of us will ever get to filling our garage with a genuine Bat-vehicle. For some folks, this authenticity may very well make it worth the £60,000 - £80,000 (approximately $80,000 - $106,000) price tag. I know for a fact that I would place a bid if I had that kind of money.

Batpod The Dark Knight

Of course, before you place a bid on this piece of The Dark Knight's history, we should note that you won't get to zip along the streets on this Batpod. Although the bike did at one time run (Nolan loves his practical effects) the Batpod has since had its fluids, battery, and other vital components removed, rendering it useless for anything other than display. Regardless of this fact, it's still the sort of gift that any-self-respecting Bat-fan would love to receive.

The Batpod has become one of the most instantly recognizable items from Christopher Nolan's run on Batman during The Dark Knight trilogy. Premiering in The Dark Knight, the Batpod served as a secondary means of transportation once The Joker destroyed the Tumbler, because Bruce Wayne is always prepared. The bike carried over to the events of The Dark Knight Rises four years later, when Batman bequeathed it to Selina Kyle during the battle for Gotham City against Bane's forces.

However, obviously we all remember the absolute coolest moment in the Batpod's career:

That truck flip never gets old, does it? If you consider yourself a Batman fan (and you've got the money lying around) then you should seriously consider placing a bid on this piece of The Dark Knight's history. Batman's cinematic career is far from over, and we cannot wait to see what sort of vehicle he gets his hands on next.

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