I swept through the San Diego Comic Con like a child in a candy store. So many twinkly and shiny things. As I stumbled around (and into a few fanboys with poster tubes) I snapped pics of my two favorite areas.
Warner Bros broke out the Batmobile vault and wheeled them all down. Yes, all the Dark Knight’s rides dating all the way back to the Adam West years. Ogle and enjoy.
Adam West’s ride from 1955. It’s a Lincoln Futura featured in the 1960s TV series.
Redesigned batmobile for Val Kimer in Batman Forever, 1995.
Clooney’s batmobile actually had a top speed of 350 mph and a rocket burner.
Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins featured the “Tumbler” batmobile.
That wasn’t all. The folks at Disney were touting Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie everywhere. I grabbed my hall pass and peeked through the stop motion museum. Astounding on so many levels.
Frankenweenie himself, looking cute and a bit despondent. In the back, you can make out the skeleton used to move the figure.
The classroom, complete with Victor, Edgar (as Igor) and the teacher.
Victor’s attic where he jolts Frankenweenie to life.
Outside the official convention was a tent sponsored by Frankenweenie. Inside, I found this… a graveyard with carnivorous plants, gravestones, and mist.
If you’re still in the convention, check these out. If not, then view and drool. I know I did.
Ooo, I am so jealous! I’ve been to a couple of Comic Cons up here, but they didn’t have cool stuff like all those Batmobiles!
Batmobile # 1 is the one I remember best, having grown up in the 60s. The neighbourhood kids and I used to play Batman all the time. The girls and I were, of course, Cat Woman et al, who got to capture the boys and tie them up. 🙂
I really dug the batmobiles. I think people could have seen them for free even.