By Rob Beschizza at 5:02 am Fri, Dec 12, 2008
This is a bust of William Shakespeare which tilts back to reveal a remote control switch. See if you can remember where it came from–and hence why the makers believe they can get $315 a copy–before visiting the link!
Source [Redhotphones via Dethroner]
Doesn’t Batman use a switch within a bust to get to the Bat Cave?
^winner, winner, chicken dinner
@ Frank – the original Batman TV show (Adam West, et al) did use a bust that looked pretty much identical to this one. That was my first thought upon seeing it.
And that is why they believe they should get so much money for it….Limited edition collector series with foil covers…
Pretty cool, but I’d rather have the one from Mars Attacks.
I obviously fail for thinking it had anything to do with the Simpsons.
The trick, I think, would be to buy two standard busts. Starting about $45 for a resin.. so $90. remove one head from the neck up, scupt in resin filler ($20) and fabricate the base for the switch ($10). Add a hinge.. ($5)
repeat the process for the head, Paint ($10) to suitable finish.
I suggest two heads but a careful sculpter might be able to make it out of one.
Violent, but penny-pinching at a savings of one half the cost..
That’s some kind of ugly bust of Shakespeare. I’d rather have a bust of Eartha Kitt as Catwoman…
Oh man, why did you show me this? Now I have to buy one, dammit!
To the batcave!
This is not new. They’ve been selling this for years. I know this because I have one sitting on my bookshelf. It is 10 different kinds of awesome. I keep meaning to wire it to the garage door opener, but haven’t got around to it… yet. Looks much better than the picture, sometimes Will sports a cowboy hat.
Oh man, this would be SO good for the entrance to my secret superhero cav. . .er I mean. . .the lights. . .the lights in my bedroom. Yeahhh, that’s the ticket.
60’s batman. Do we get a prize?
Actually, I still make refernces to that show.
I thought it was from Get Smart…
I’d love one, but I’d have to build a hidden door behind the bookcases in my house to use it. And have visitors over to discover it or not.
Because its only cool if a secret switch itself reveals another secret.
Maybe it could hide the toilet paper roll puzzle in that other article, that you need to use the Bat Computer to solve.
To the batroom Robin.
Definitely Batman. Of course what should happen when you twist the switch is that your grandfather clock moves aside (swings? slides?) to reveal a bat-pole.
Darn it, my house just doesn’t have a good place to install a secret passage. Yet.
Pretty cool, but what would be truly cool is if they resolved the legal haggling over the rights to the show and put it out on DVD. Its never been available on DVD (or video before that).
/emo sad face
Yeah, this is definitely from Batman. Cool junk, love to have one.
I feel so lame for having remembered this from my “just starting to smoke weed” daze. BAM! POW!
@8 I’d rather have Eartha Kitt’s Bust!
Just the thing I need to open my hidden door bookshelf.
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