WATCH TODAY’S VLOG!! ARKHAM ASYLUM BATMOBILE ABANDONDED? – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 854 – Fireball and Kathie build something for the Ellen DeGeneres Show and deliver it to the WB. Then, Fireball spots an abandoned Batmobile from the Game Arkham Knight!


STRANGE WEEK IN THE 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS V – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 694 – All week, Fireball’s been driving the 2017 Toyota Prius V, finally culminating at Warner Bros Studios to deliver Kathie’s costume project to Ellen Degeneres’ Halloween Show.

The Toyota Prius v (for versatile), also named Prius A in Japan, and Prius+ in Europe, is a full hybrid gasoline-electric compact MPV/station wagon produced by Toyota Motor Corporation introduced in Japan in May 2011, in the U.S. in October 2011, and released in Europe in June 2012.

The Prius v was unveiled at the January 2011 North American International Auto Show alongside the Prius c Concept, and it is the first Prius variant to be spun off from the Prius platform.

According to Toyota the “v” stands for “versatility”.

The Toyota Prius V is offered in the Japanese market with a nickel–metal hydride battery at a price of (US$29,000), and the lithium-ion battery version is expected to sell for (US$37,000).

The Toyota Prius v base price in the U.S. starts at US$26,400 and is offered only with a nickel–metal hydride battery.

As of April 2016, global sales totaled about 634,000 units, led by Japan with 428,400 units sold, representing 67.6% of global sales.


Fireball Malibu Vlog 414 heads to Warner Bros Studios to check out the Collection of Batmobiles. Then to George Barris’ shop in North Hollywood. SHARE Today’s Vlog!


Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 5.39.45 AM

CUSTOM TAXI spotted on the WB lot…

Kathie took these as we pulled up to the set of ELLEN the other day on the lot at Warner Bros. (Ellen’s got her finished Christmas Mascot!) I think the Taxi was for her show, but who knows. It was covered in buttons and was totally weird, but… you have to appreciate the time and patience that went into putting those things on.

Driving means DRIVING…

Today’s what I would call a haul’n rear end day. Why? ‘Cause I’ve got a ton of places to go in one day that amounts to about 200 miles. Malibu to Long Beach to pick up a “unique” TV Stand for the Tahoe (Which is going in the San Diego Show), then back up to Warners for some more upcoming movie stuff, then to the north end of the valley to drop off a head. (Yes, I said drop off a head)

Oh… you want to know what that means? Really? Don’t most people drop off heads at some point in their lives? Well, …they do.

In my case, since my wife builds weird things, I get to run them around for her because I’m supposedly a good husband. But, it’s really about the fact that she manipulated me by using Cocoa Krispies. (That’ll be another story.) But she’s building a Frog… and I have the Frog Head sculpt. And it needs to be vacuum formed and blah, blah, blah. Just call me Frogman Tim…

Anywhat, it’s off to the LA Freeways in King Tahoe. If you see me, wave and say you want a toy. I’ll be glad to pull off and give you a 1 of 50 exclusive Johnny Lightning cars. Just don’t cut me off and send me into the bushes….

Oh, and today is EPISODE 2 day of Ride Along….

Been one of those weeks…


Yea, we all have ’em, eh? Like, no matter how hard you try, it just keeps getting more and more challenging.

My Mom was diagnosed with Cancer last week. Terminal, they said Monday. Then, by Friday after getting more detail, they said that it was treatable and she wouldn’t die. That was a hellava rollercoaster for everyone.

So began a chain that ended Friday of very unusual events concerning everything from my son moving away to San Francisco with a great job to unusual Tax stuff. But somewhere in all that muck, I discovered a satisfying treat…

At the CITY BAKERY in Brentwood I found those unbelievable  Hot Chocolate on the planet. Worth a trip from New York, this one. 26th Street and San Vicente. It went down like a warm blanket of chocolatey goodness. Ah, the simple things.

What else….

Oh, two shows confirmed coming up. The HUNTINGTON BEACH CONCOURS d’ ELEGANCE and THE RCX SHOW. Check the sites for info. I’ll be there, havin’ fun. Come say hi… (I may have some treats)

Reading Charles Haanel’s MASTER KEY SYSTEM. The book rumored to have launched Bill Gates. I can see why. Get it from Kallisti Publishing. It will be the most profound read you’ve ever done.

Oh, and a wee excitement in Malibu. Labor Day accident. No one seriously hurt, but a motorcyclist down for the count. He couldn’t win against an Infinity, but a MINI showed up to help as usual.

Oh, shot four new episodes of AUTO DISSECTION. Check ’em out here. They should be airing next week. 3 Episodes up now, but the four new ones will include the Dodge Challenger and the Audi R8.

Yea, it was a busy week, but like all things everything turns out well.

(0) Comments|Posted in Thanks

Sad day at WARNER BROS…

…Out the door at 9:30am today to head across town to Warner Bros Studios. Yes, the Batman Lot. Although, there was no sign of Batman today. Nor Speed Racer, nor a sequel to BLADE RUNNER. (But they were prepping TERMINATOR 4 SALVATION, but I can’t show you that..) Oh, and even the General Lees are off duty…

Point is, WB was a ghost town. With the writer’s strike on a full court press, the studio was void of virtually all activities. Bummer. Haven’t seen this in a lot of years. Way bummer because my brother, Ethan, and his wife Dee are writers. Good writers. No,… great writers. But, they’ve got to do what they’ve got to do and I support them. Even though I had to go onto the lot. My buddy, Ron Stansberry is head of Construction Services and I paid him a visit. Supposed to be a big layoff tomorrow. Grrr….

Then I was off to CINEMA VEHICLE SERVICES to check on the progress of this cool machine. Check out the before and after. These guys are good….

Then it off to my tax guy. But I don’t need to get into that… Talk about a bummer…;-) But, all in all, just another day in the life of dorkness. But, I do have a wee surprise coming tomorrow. Okay, a BIG surprise….

(0) Comments|Posted in Updates