Why the new Batmobile is
the best toy in the world
At 75 centimetres long, the new Batmobile is in signature charcoal grey and boasts giant spoilers and huge wheels, as well as a host of cool bat features, including cannons and Gatling guns that point in whatever direction you’re steering. In “jump mode”, the car’s chassis even lifts a few inches, though unlike the movie version, it doesn’t actually jump. It also features functioning lights and the more you increase the throttle, the louder the engine roars.
The really crazy features of Ben Affleck’s future racer are to be found under the hood - it’s almost as if Bruce Wayne personally invented it.
Into the cockpit
If you check out the cockpit you’ll notice a tiny Batman with his steely gaze fixed on the road ahead gripping the steering wheel. As you move the car around with the remote control, his arms will steer it accordingly.
See the world through Batman’s eyes
You control the Batmobile via an app on an Android or iOS-compatible device such as a smartphone or tablet. Thanks to the in-built POV camera, you’re also able to take a look from the driver’s perspective in pursuit of Gotham’s villains…
Possibly the coolest feature of them all is the exhaust, which spews real smoke. Of course, being a toy, the Batmobile doesn’t emit real car fumes - the steam is produced by a few drops of a sugar-based oil that is included in the box.
When can I buy it?
The Batmobile will arrive on shelves this October, shortly before Justice League hits cinemas. But you better start saving as it won’t come cheap, retailing at a cool £200.