The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #78

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1 of 6|Team Galag Lamborghini Batmobile
2 of 6|Woolsey Ping Pong Table
3 of 6| Escobedo Sea Dart
4 of 6|Döttling Fortress Luxury Safe
5 of 6|Lolo Beer Mat
6 of 6|1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

It’s time to get distracted with this week’s coolest gadgets and money-grabbers from around the world. From a Lamborghini-powered Batmobile to a classy maple ping-pong table, it’s time to break some piggy banks and do some damage.

#1 Team Galag Lamborghini Batmobile

The veterans of Gumball 3000 know how to put on a show and for this year’s event, Team Galag did just that with their Lamborghini-powered Batmobile. The Caresto team were recruited to help convert this Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 into the TGX you see before you. Taking inspiration from Nolan’s Dark Knight films, the car is actually a design from Batman: Arkham Knight and features carbon fibre panels and LED lights as after burners. The vehicle is even said to be easy to drive and comfortable so taking it through the drive-through shouldn’t be out of the question. What’s the retail? Given a base Gallardo costs around $200,000, you can expect this thing to command a figure north of that.


Price: $TBA/BUY

#2 Woolsey Ping Pong Table

Proving that not all ping-pong tables are made equal, the Woolsey Table Tennis set is a premium piece of recreational furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in the Playboy mansion. It’s fully convertible into a conference table or dining table and features a solid black walnut top with a sugar maple internal layer. The included racquets are made of walnut & maple and come with five 3-star Japanese balls as well as a powder-coated steel net.

Price: $8,200/BUY

#3 Escobedo Sea Dart

Whether it’s hanging on your wall or taking on the mild currents, there’s no denying that the Escobedo Sea Dart is a beautifully designed piece of watercraft. Boasting lightweight performance in a canoe-kayak hybrid design, the boat is made from Joubert Okoume marine plywood sourced from France and certified by Lloyd’s of London. This flash piece of kit is made using Viking era production methods by taking separate panels to be overlapped and then glued together. The outer-layer is then coated in fibreglass, sanded down and finished in three colours. room for a date? Don’t bet on it.

Price: $4,250/BUY

#4 Döttling Fortress Luxury Safe

Protecting the family jewels cannot get more serious than this. Presenting the Dottling Fortress Luxury Safe, a locking compartment that’s made in Germany from a brand who have been in the business since 1919. The three door safe boasts a main compartment which is accessible via keypad combination and includes eight integrated watch winders that are individually controlled by software. The jewellery drawer is lined with suede whilst the humidor drawer is decked out in Spanish cedar and is controlled with an advanced electronic humidification system. As reinforcement, the safe has 70mm thick steel walls and is waterproof and fireproof. Supple Italian calfskin completes this package designed to keep your packages safe.

Price: $155,000/BUY

#5 Lolo Beer Mat

Trick your friends into believing you’re a yoga junkie when in actual fact you’ve just got beer stashed away in this intuitive little pouch. The beer mat is at least made from recycled yoga mats (cleaned, we hope) and can hold up to 6 cans or 4 bottles whilst keeping them cold throughout the day. the only downside is that it can’t roll out as an actual yoga mat. Devo.


Price: $35/BUY

#6 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

Hold your horses, this is no normal Shelby Cobra and it does require an insane amount of cash to acquire. This is the SCCA winning car driven by Don Roberts during the 60s and 70s and it went on to take out the Monterey Historics four times in a row in 1980. It’s no longer owned by Roberts but the man still does maintenance on it. It will hit Sotheby’s soon for an expected auction price in the region of

Price: $2,200,000/BUY


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