Thanks to a new baby stroller inspired by the Batmobile, a young boy can feel like he's saving Gotham from the Joker, Bane and other evil-doers — perhaps after a nap.
In a YouTube video posted Monday, Batman super-fan Josh Earl and his 2-year-old son, Collin, were surprised with the custom ride, designed by Tim Baker and his special-effects team at Tim Baker Creations. With more than 250,000 views, the video is the latest in the Super-Fan Builds web series by AWE me, a BREAK.com affiliate that aims to showcase "amazing feats, wow moments and fascinating phenomena from the world around us."
Earl's wife, Maressa, said she's always known her husband to be a super-fan, and it's rubbed off on Collin.
"I can already see the Batman nerdiness rubbing off on him," she said in the YouTube video. "When [Collin] was 18 months old, some of the first words he said were just singing the 'Batman' song [from the original TV series]."
Collin offered some proof, singing, "Na, na, na, na, Batman!"
Maressa asked Super-Fan Build to make something that Earl and Collin would both enjoy.
With help from shop foreman Stacy Henning, sculptor-jeweler Shawny Martin and sculptor-fabricator Erica Honles, Baker designed the stroller from scratch, starting with a steel frame, a child's car seat and foam PVC panels cut to match the design of the vehicle Batman drives in the 2005 movie, "Batman Begins." Finishing touches, ranging from mirrored glass panels to a fake exhaust pipe, allowed for next-level sophistication that even Bruce Wayne would appreciate.
Before revealing the sweet stroller to the Earl family, host Alison Haislip said, "You guys will definitely be the coolest family in the neighborhood now."
The family appeared to love the finished product, with Collin celebrating his first ride with a lollypop.
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