posted Nov 5 2013 4:37PM
When it comes to holiday shopping, the name is nothing new. Hammacher Schlemmer. They have been in business since 1848 with mail-order services and then became even more popular with help from the internet. And it seems like in the last dozen years or so, they have made a name for themselves with over the top gift offerings. In the past, you could buy a personal submarine, a restored World War II torpedo boat, futuristic vehicles, and the list goes on. If you have the money, that is.
This year looks to be no different for the retailer. The offerings for 2013 will include a $90,000 submarine that mimics a killer whale, a $58,000 golf cart hovercraft, and the best one of them all... a $200,000 fire-spewing 1960's "Batmobile" replica!
The Authentic 1966 Batmobile.
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. 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. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. Batman and all related characters, vehicles, props, symbols, and other Batman elements, are trademarks and copyrights of DC Comics.
So... who's got $200,000?
posted Oct 15 2013 5:25PM
The latest in home cleaning products... THE SWISKER!
Courtesy of: Greatest Vines
posted Oct 9 2013 3:35PM
What could be better than another night of football? How about Tuesday Night Football... Brad Paisley thinks so!
Brad Paisley recently shared with Jimmy Kimmel his new theme song open for Tuesday Night Football. Check it out!
posted Oct 4 2013 5:41PM
Did you have that one house on your street that you swore was haunted when you were a kid? Well, you might have been closer to the truth than you thought!
With Halloween almost on our doorstep, let's take a look at some of America's most haunted houses! Click here!
Photo courtesy of: http://yesteryearsnews.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/the-haunted-house/
posted Oct 3 2013 2:29PM
Luke Bryan went fishing... and well... things didn't go too well.