Updated: March 17, 2005
BATMAN ORIGINAL BATCOMPUTER PROP
Holy Batcomputer, Batman!
The original Batcomputer from Batman. (ABC-TV, 1966-68)
This custom-made, one-of-a-kind console is the key set piece
used on the Batcave set in all three seasons of Batman.
Featured in every episode of the television series, it can be
seen in the opening credits as Batman and Robin descend from
the batpoles and race to the Batmobile. Used primarily as the
famous "Batcomputer", it was often re-labeled and fitted with
other ancillary parts depending upon the plot and set
requirements, in order to help Batman and Robin solve the
sinister crimes committed by their arch enemies.
Adam West and Burt Ward interact with this very piece in over
40 episodes of the series. In addition to the "Batcomputer",
some of these props many incarnations include the "Bat Calendar",
"Crime Computer", "Master Batfile" and "Bat Analyst", among other
"Bat"-titles. A free standing/rolling control panel, it was
modified from actual U.S. Air Force military surplus, and also
used extensively in Batman: The Movie (1966). The piece
retains its original dials, toggle switches, and console
lights, all of which illuminate exactly as it appeared
on-screen. A simple 110V two-prong plug powers the lights via
an electrical wall socket. Measuring 36 in. deep (at the
center shelf) x 55 in. tall x 47 in. wide, the Batcomputer is
mounted on the original casters for ease of movement on the
The piece remains in excellent restored condition and is
fully functional. Only two of the original front panels are
not present, but can easily be substituted for display
purposes. An icon of the show in-and-of-itself, this remarkable
set piece is one of the finest original Batman props.
(*) Photos and info courtsesy of Profiles in History!
Value: $20,000 - $30,000