Heath Ledger Holds Up a Joker Card in "The Dark Knight" (Photo Credit: Warner Bros.)
Update: That was fast! All of the props mentioned in the story below, including Joker's Card Combo, have sold out in less than four hours since posting. Do be advised there are still plenty of other cool perks available for donating, though.
Attention, Gotham fans: These are the instruments of your liberation.
An arsenal of props from Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has been added to the exclusive perks list for DC Entertainment's We Can Be Heroes fundraising campaign, including batarangs used by Christian Bale in "Batman Begins," Joker cards carried by Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight," and foam fingers worn by Gotham City Rogues fans in "The Dark Knight Rises."
The Joker Card Combo — a set of four playing cards (including the "Will the Real Batman Please Stand Up?" card pinned to the fake Dark Knight by Ledger's henchman, as well as the bloodied purple Joker card pictured above), and the "Batman Begins" batarangs (a bat-shaped version of the boomerang, but you already knew that) are the highest value rewards here, with donation price tags of $800.
Joker Cards Being Offered as Perk on We Can Be Heroes Campaign (Photo Credit: DC Entertainment)
Most of the other prizes added to the promotion — which previously included the chance to break bread with "Superman" greats Richard Donner and Geoff Johns, and all benefit humanitarian efforts in Africa — are from Nolan's climactic third installment.
Those include Gotham City Police Department badges ($600) and a choice of Gotham City license plates — those that are "clean" as well as those that were "dirtied for production" ($500) — while the aforementioned yellow-and-black Gotham City foam fingers are being paired with an official Gotham City football is going for $500.
(And if you're a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, you could even get real-world use out of the fingers… not that you'd want to risk the harm of spilled beer on them).
Batarangs Offered as Perk on We Can Be Heroes Campaign (Photo Credit: DC Entertainment)
It's not all Batman booty being offered up, either.
DC has also added a couple Superman perks into the mix as well: You can own a combination of a cover of The Daily Planet from TV's "Smallville" and a Smallville sheriff's badge from "Man of Steel," or a Metropolis police badge and news mug used in Zack Snyder's summer reboot. Both combos go for $400.
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