Lenny B. Robinson earned his fortune through starting his own businesses, and puts some of it toward creating as accurate a Batman as possible in suburban Maryland, with a $5,000 Batman costume and $25,000 a year in Batman comics and other goods he hands out on his visits. While the Gallardo Spyder with not-quite-legal Batplates and matching logos throughout might be sufficient for most real-life superheroes, Robinson has plans for an honest-to-Alfred replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile. (There are enough already built he could probably buy a nice one used.)Hope for Henry, an organization that throws superhero gatherings at D.C.-area children's hospitals to cheer the patients and support their families. He's been doing it for 11 years; his son used to join him dressed as Robin, and the suit is so accurate in its coverage Robinson can lose a few pounds of sweat every appearance:
"Eventually, it sinks in and you become him," Batman told [the Post.] "It feels like I have a responsibility that's beyond a normal person. And that responsibility is to be there for the kids, to be strong for them, and to make them smile as much as I can." He understands that might sound corny, but he doesn't care.
Don't ever let someone tell you superheroes aren't real.
- Gallardo Spyder