Next Gen Cryptotank

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 23rd, 2009

Obviously, this cryptomobile has apparently been designed for stealth hunting of the Mongolian Death Worm. Half the problem is getting it transported into the Gobi Desert, but once there, it is well-equipped for night searching, as you can see from the photograph below. Avoiding running over Almas would be a challenge, however, during night ops.

This is an actual Amazon item for sale, one new, for $19,999.95. Whether or not the seller can deliver in time for your next expedition is entirely up for speculation.

The JL421 Badonkadonk is a completely unique, extremely rare land vehicle and battle tank, and has racked up 222 customer reviews.

Some people just can’t take anything seriously, however, and some have had fun photoshopping the JL421 Badonkadonk into other cryptohunting situations.

The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank is by NAO Design.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

13 Responses to “Next Gen Cryptotank”

  1. MountDesertIslander responds:

    Does it qualify for “Cash for Clunkers”?

  2. MountDesertIslander responds:

    I thought this thing looked familiar. Looks like I may have found the Cryptotank’s older brother. It’s funny how the more things change the more they stay the same.

  3. browwiw responds:

    You’re on the right track, Loren…but still no CryptoCopter.

  4. c.stark responds:

    This vehicle reminds me of the Daleks from Doctor Who. Exterminate!

  5. fossilhunter responds:

    Greetings All!
    That’s on E-Bay as “one new”??? It look like someplace I’d think of if I wanted to buy an R2 unit and a translator droid who could speak bocce! And yet I suspect they will have “luck” in finding the death worm, I myself saw it consume several of Jabba’s guards, and almost eat Lando Calrisian!
    Now if I were looking for a death worm, I think I’d just take a lamb on a l-o-n-g stick and mop it around in front of me like a bad landmine detector. Maybe that’s how I’ll make my millions:
    “For Death Worm bait that’s easy and quick,
    Lamb on a Stick! Lamb on a Stick!”
    Or not.

  6. MattBille responds:

    Putting it on the lake, it looks like the CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac). If lake monsters have weaponry, this should keep you safe.

  7. tropicalwolf responds:

    This POS looks like Jabba-the-Hutt’s Sail barge w/o the sail. I know our TRUE crypto-scientists..(and note I said SCIENTISTS – read – researchers)…could come up with something more practical. Really, how practical is this thing???

  8. shownuff responds:

    Now that’s funny…

  9. cryptidsrus responds:

    Looks like something out of the “Mad Max” movies…
    To me, anyway.

    All we need now is a soundtrack by Tina Turner to accompany the visuals of the CryptoTank.

    “We don’t need another heeero…” 🙂

  10. korollocke responds:

    Reminds of something I saw in Ice Pirates.

  11. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Hey! I remember this strange contraption. It was pictured in the Obsessed section of Wired magazine a while ago. The builder tried to re-create (as best he could) the Tatooinian hover barges that Jabba the Hutt and his retainers used to cruise the desert and watch some poor soul being thrown down to the Sarlacc.

  12. cryptidsrus responds:

    I also agree it DOES look like Luke Skywalker would be right at home on top of it.
    Can we get Bobba Fett to endorse it? 🙂

  13. lyndonnobles responds:

    Nice attempt at a hover barge.

    I saw this thing on Wildboyz. Steve-O and Chris were driving around “Beverly Hills”, ramming this thing into all kinds of old furniture, TVs, lamps, and assorted breakable things.

    20K seems kinda high. It’s really small. I think any redneck with a shadetree degree in electrical wiring, lawn mower repair, and welding could build this monster bigger for less than 2, maybe 3 grand.

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