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    Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.

    Awesome Toy Picks: Montegrappa Limited Edition Batman Pen, Watch and Cufflink Box Set

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    Edited By gmanfromheck

    Each week we take a look at cool comic book collectibles. Usually we focus on action figures but we have sometimes looked at other items such as statues. This week we're looking at a Batman collectible. It's a different type of collectible. We're going to look at a Batman pen box set.

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    Warner Bros. and Montegrappa have teamed up for this product. Montegrappa is Italy's oldest manufacturer of fine writing implements. Let's just be clear, these are not ordinary pens. These are high quality. Montegrappa has been making these pens for 100 years.

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    You'll notice this box is pretty big for just a pen. While the pen is limited to 1939 pieces (get it, 1939, the year Batman was created?), the box set is limited to only 500 pieces. The packaging is very impressive. Opening this box reveals another box inside a bag.

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    Inside is an incredible looking sturdy box with a fancy Bat-emblem on it.

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    Opening the box reveals a backdrop of Gotham City.

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    The image is behind a piece of plexiglass.

    But the real question is, what's in the box?

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    Again, the box set is limited to only 500 sets. The cufflinks and watch are exclusive to this set.

    As for the pen, it's made of aluminium with a black anodized finish. The clip is ruthenium-plated brass and the surface is engraved with bats in flight.

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    The cufflinks are jet-black representations and are basically the Batman logo in three dimensions, with the bat shape cut out to expose a surface of carbon fibre. The back is also numbered.

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    The watch is based on Montegrappa NeroUno watches. It's powered by a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement.

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    The watch has a 42mm stainless steel case and the back is engraved with the Batman logo. The watch is also water resistant up to 50m.

    The side is also engraved with the Montegrappa name. This is a very solid watch. It has a nice heft to it that makes it feel nice and sturdy.

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    Underneath the display portion is almost a hidden compartment. Inside you'll find the certificat of authenticity along with a booklet describing how the pen was made as well as some history and art of Batman.

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    How much does all this cost? It's not cheap. These Italian Montegrappa pens are high quality. Dave "Captain Cascader" Snider did the fancy pen test with it on me. He took a sheet of paper, put it on my back and wrote. I didn't feel a thing.

    The pens can be found at retailers carrying Montegrappa products. Doing a search on Amazon.com, the pen itself retails for about $2600.00. The limited edition box set (limited to 500) retails for about $5000.00. Those are not typos. These are fine Italian-made pens (as is the watch and cufflink).

    This pen, watch and cufflink is something Bruce Wayne would proudly use.

    Here's a video look at the unboxing of the set:

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    #1  Edited By MACarpenter

    This is awesome but I could never afford it.

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    Geez, that limited boxed set costs more than my monthly holds would for 2 years straight...wayyy too much for my taste.

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    #3  Edited By turoksonofstone

    I have to hand it to these guys it takes a special kind of audacity to believe you make a pen worth 2-5,000 dollars. I am also kind of offended by this sort of "tie-in" merchandise. "Look! we put a Bat logo on it!" retails for about $5000.00???????? That would buy a whole lot of Comic books or food or a car or a vacation. the fact that it comes from Italy is also pretty lame. $5000.00 would buy a crapton of American pens.

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    #4  Edited By RedCoat83

    My penmanship is too ugly to spend $5000

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    #5  Edited By MrShway88

    If only I had $5000 to spare. *sigh*

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    #6  Edited By Cyborg6971

    I wish I had a disposable income for off the wall batsheet items like this, it looks incredible.

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    #7  Edited By dreamfall31

    Wow! That's pretty cool. Awesome to see you guys and the site are big enough to be sent something this expensive and extravagant!

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    #8  Edited By gmanfromheck

    Go to amazon and do a search for Montegrappa. There are other pens that are selling for way more than this one.

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    #9  Edited By Cavemold

    not worth 5k

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    #10  Edited By gmanfromheck

    @Cavemold: Only 500 sets in the world. Well, 499 other sets since we have this one.

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    #11  Edited By turoksonofstone

    if you can afford 5k for a pen you are rich to an almost comical degree IMO.

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    #12  Edited By Waddly_Hobbins

    5 grand pen, cufflinks and watch....or 5 grand worth of comics, hardcovers, statues, figures, and t-shirts.....

    Easy decision if you ask me.

    If I was a billionaire and couldn't figure out ways to get rid of my money fast enough, maybe the pen would seem like a decent way to dump a few grand.

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    #13  Edited By longbowhunter

    I was so game until I saw the price. I love superhero watches. Wearing this one right now. 
     

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    #14  Edited By YourCounterpoint

    5000 for… a pen, cuff links and a watch? no thank you.

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    #15  Edited By SavageDragon

    For 2600 I hoped that pen would shoot tiny tranquilizer darts.

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    #16  Edited By danhimself

    ERRMAHGERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would wear a suit everyday just so I could have them on me all the time

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    #17  Edited By Cavemold

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    @Cavemold: Only 500 sets in the world. Well, 499 other sets since we have this one.i

    just because theres low production number shouldnt raise the vaule. The watch does not look amazing either

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    #18  Edited By Fantasgasmic

    I gotta say, for the price, I am less than impressed. So much of it is very close to "perfect" but to me that makes it all the sadder that its not. The box looks nice, personally I'd like the old DC logo but the one on there is still way better than the crappy current one. The bag is a bag, no comment. The case looks NICE, but when you open the lid… this is where the phrase "close but no cigar" comes to mind. You know it's Gotham because there's a giant embossed bat-symbol on the outside but it's been depicted so many ways across the years you really can't tell where it is from the picture alone. I'm not saying put Batman on a rooftop but maybe the bat signal in the sky or signage for Axis Chemical or the Iceberg Lounge like in Arkham City. Cuff links look good, not black enough but that could just be the lighting. They'd look better with the bat-symbol raised, not cut out. The pen looks nice if oddly conical. I like pens that don't have a tapered back like that, more cylindrical, and with a more distinct tip. A gold plated one would go nicely, fountain tip would really up the snazziness, but its easy to go overboard. I don't really like the use of The Dark Knight bat-symbols on it, I'd prefer the one on the certificate. It's a minor change but I think TDK logo doesn't look as timeless. I do like the way the bats are laser etched on, and the vaguely bat-ish clip ( although that could just be the camera angle) I gotta say the watch is the one that I just plain don't like. It doesn't look black enough to me on the whole. A matte finish carbon fiber band would be more Batman-y than the shiny one. The hands look pretty dumb, the rotating symbol second hand especially seems like the kind of $50 Fossil watch I almost bought in 7th grade. I was hoping for something more subtle. Something classy, like Bruce Wayne would wear, but with some bat-embellishments. The watch face just seems too kiddy. I really wanted to love this but it got further from my ideal versions the more I looked at it. That's my subjective opinion. If you like it all the more power to you.

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    #19  Edited By mightypug78

    how did you get your paws on such an expensive piece???

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    If only I was as rich as batman I would buy this pen. I'm also glad to see you do some more unusual collectibles.

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    #21  Edited By fluffypigeons

    coool

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    #22  Edited By Trevel8182

    So Awesome!

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    #23  Edited By Loki9876

    5000 dollars hmm next time

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    #24  Edited By annafh

    Pffttt, I just want the box.

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    #25  Edited By WaveMotionCannon

    Screw the pen I'd get a Montblanc for less. How much is the watch ?$600?
    If it had a metal band I'd get it.

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    The watch looks cheap for something coming in a $5000 set. Love the cufflinks though, such a shame they're exclusive!

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    #27  Edited By Kiddevil

    Maybe if I sell my neighbors...

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    #28  Edited By geoff2005

    for $2000 + watch is a little childish looking. i like the pen and cuff links though

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    #29  Edited By Crimsonlord53

    So glad I,m not a batman fan.

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    #30  Edited By OmgOmgWtfWtf

    I will wait for the used versions to go on sale on Amazon or Ebay :P

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    #31  Edited By Dakens son

    You got to be a really serious bat-man addicted junkie to buy that!

    Just how many Bat-maniacals are out there?

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    #32  Edited By Tradewindrain

    Not classy enough, ironically enough.

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    #33  Edited By BritishMonkey

    That is one expensive pen...

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    #34  Edited By seanord

    Wow, now that's some margins on that 5k.

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    #35  Edited By KnightRise

    Awesome Toy Picks: G-Man is better than all of us edition

    ^.^

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    #36  Edited By gorillazman2012

    "A comic book collectible unlike any you've seen before. Something Bruce Wayne would definitely buy."

    Bruce Wayne would not buy this, it would draw attention to the fact that he's Batman

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    #37  Edited By ALFMutant

    Nobody touch it, it's mine.

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    #38  Edited By RedOwl_1

    @WaveMotionCannon said:

    Screw the pen I'd get a Montblanc for less. How much is the watch ?$600? If it had a metal band I'd get it.

    God, I would totally buy the watch if it was sold by itself. It's so gorgeous :D

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    #39  Edited By HollowPrince665

    I wants....but I am poor as hell....damn College....damn teaching salary that I'll get when I graduate...*sigh*

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    #40  Edited By Miss_Garrick

    This is all well and good, but putting the INSANE price aside, what would a female like me want with cufflinks?

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    #41  Edited By ReadItNow

    Tony, you get the best SWAG

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    #42  Edited By pikahyper  Moderator

    They sent you guys one of these for free???? Seems odd to give away something so limited and expensive, I'm sure this isn't the only site that got one and maybe some industry folks so between 5-10 would be given away 25k-50k worth of sales just gone o.o

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    #43  Edited By Joelislegend

    wow so expensive for a watch that looks like you bought it at Toys R Us.

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    #44  Edited By The_Vein

    That's a fancy pen and a nice pair of cuff links, but that watch looks like something I'd buy at the mall for $20.

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    #45  Edited By gmanfromheck

    @gorillazman2012: Pft, Batman Inc. Of course he would use a Batman pen.

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    #46  Edited By AWeekInGeekdom

    For my tastes it's not worth 5k for just a bat themed pen (will replacement ink be worth a fortune as well?) but kudos to whomever can afford it! :P

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    #47  Edited By sdunham818

    @turoksonofstone said:

    I have to hand it to these guys it takes a special kind of audacity to believe you make a pen worth 2-5,000 dollars. I am also kind of offended by this sort of "tie-in" merchandise. "Look! we put a Bat logo on it!" retails for about $5000.00???????? That would buy a whole lot of Comic books or food or a car or a vacation. the fact that it comes from Italy is also pretty lame. $5000.00 would buy a crapton of American pens.

    I would have to agree with turoksonofstone, this is over the top swag for people who have money to burn but probably are clueless on Batman Mythology. Simply buying something with a logo that is high end merchandise.

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    #48  Edited By Mandrewgora

    classy lookin.

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    #49  Edited By ScreamingGhost

    For 5,000 dollars I'd expect something far more classy and less gaudy. Thats cool that DC sent Comicvine this expensive gift/freebie but I just can't see why anyone of a modest income would spend the money. Before seeing the price I figured a couple hundred maybe but the watch and the pen just doesn't look that impressive. It would have been nice to see a more reserved and suddle approach to the designs. Getting rid of the bright yellow bat symbol in the watch and toning down all the bat symbols across each. Something where you wouldn't notice immediatley it was comic paraphernalia but just a fancy watch and pen.

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    #50  Edited By Smurfboy

    Guys, remember that once you buy it, it will likely to become more than $10,000+ in couple of years (assuming that the item is nearly 100% mint). Probably $1 million in 30+ years? Never know!!

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