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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (17 of 20)

General ZodMinifigure: #17 of 20 – General Zod
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
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There have been two other versions of General Zod released by LEGO. Both of those releases where in celebration of the Man of Steel film (for what it’s worth). While this particular Zod is from The LEGO Batman Movie, the figure is stylized after the Terence Stamp Zod from Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). It’s a very specific character played by a very specific actor. img_1976Therefore, the minifigure should be unmistakable and unforgettable; not like the other two Zod figures. Let’s see how they did!

The black, short, swept back hairpiece is a recoloring of the hair we’ve seen a few times. From The Twelth Doctor with the purple coat (ideas021) in the Ideas Doctor Who set (21304) in light bluish gray to the reddish brown version for Doctor Peter Venkman (gb005a) in the Firehouse Headquarters (75827), we’ve gotten this hairpiece in eleven sets, in three different colors since 2015. Now, in 2018, here it is again this time in black. We love it. We’re for it. We want to see it in more sets.

And one of the best parts is, the hairpiece element is big enough to cover an alternate face. That comes in handy, because General Zod comes with two faces. The primary face has a nice print. It has a good mustache and beard in black and nice muscle structure using the dark flesh printing. The secondary print has more of a disgusted look, but instead of the white on black print for the eyes, there is a white on red print for the eyes. It’s a fantastic option for a minifigure that’s ill or possessed; there have been a few zombies released previously this way.

The black torso is very plain and clean. On the front there’s the deep cut of the neckline with the hem in silver. The light flesh of the chest is printed on top, and that covers the black of the torso quite well. The character’s bracelets are printed on the arms in silver. img_1977On the back is Zod’s emblem, also printed in silver. The hips and legs are also pretty unremarkable; plain black parts with three silver stripes up the length of the hip piece.

As for accessories, the set includes the black 3×4 modified tile with yellow batsymbol printed in relief. Also, you get a printed 2×2 tile in white, made to look like a newspaper; The Gotham Gazette to be exact. The headline reads, “Kneel Before Zod in Polls.” This tile has already started to show up in MOCs, especially those of the newsstand variety.

And that’s it! This concludes our look at The LEGO Batman Collectible Minifigures’ Second Wave. We hope you enjoyed all of the reviews. We hope you found them informative. And we hope you come back soon. We have so much more to bring you. The best way to not miss a thing is to Like our Facebook page!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (18 of 20)

Doctor PhosphorusMinifigure: #18 of 20 – Doctor Phosphorus
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
Shop: LEGO

If you held a LEGO gun to our head and made us pick the least LEGO minifigure type LEGO minifigure out of the series, it’s Doctor Phosphorus, with Clock King rallying as a close second. Even the mermaid Batman has the humanoid styled upper half. Doctor Phosphorus is clearly a skeleton. Even though LEGO has made so many skeletons in the past, with or without skeletal elements, img_1918Doctor Phosphorus just doesn’t seem to quite fit the cartoonish feel of the rest of the line.

The figure doesn’t come with any hairpiece or any other accessory for the head. So, there’s a bare stud on the yellowish green minifigure with skeleton print. It’s a great print too. We look forward to seeing it used for other things. However, so far, the print is exclusive to this figure. It may be a little while before we start seeing Doctor Phosphorus’s head anywhere other than on the rest of his body.

The torso is just about identical front the front as it is to the back. The black printed dots are mirrored so that the figure has that see through look with some floating elements within his body. It’s really well done. And then there’s black printing on the arms, which is a nice touch that we like, as you can tell. We’re sure at some point the charm will wear off and we’ll be like, “Boo! That img_1919print doesn’t go all of the way to the top!” But until that day comes, more print on the arms, please!

The hips and legs assembly is interesting. What appears to be dual molding from the front is, indeed, not at all. The hips are blue. The legs are that yellowish green plastic as the rest of the figure. The shorts on the legs are printed over the yellowish green plastic, with the black printed creases. There’s also some black creasing on the hips. The blue is then printed to give that torn look, which, in retrospect, is why the legs can’t be dual molded. Either way, that printing is well done. And then, the blocky black print of the skeletal parts of Doctor Phosphorus continues, not just on the front of the legs but on the sides as well.

The accessories leave a bit to be desired. Of course there’s the baseplate, but then all you get are the rounded wave elements. This is the element that gets used as flames all of the time, in 203 other sets to be exact. They’re also usually one of the extra pieces in sets that they’re featured in. However, this is the first time they’ve come in this trans-neon green color.

And no, nothing about this minifigure glows in the dark.

Come on back! In a short twelve hours or so, we’ll be posting our twentieth and final look at The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure Second Wave Series. We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. We’ve complained a lot about printing. We’re excited to talk about different things, and we hope you’re excited to come back to more stuff! Feel free to Like us on Facebook and share us with your Friends!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (15 of 20)

Apache ChiefMinifigure: #15 of 20 – Apache Chief
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
Shop: LEGO

Apache Chief is an interesting entry into this wave of collectible minifigures. He’s one of the least interesting to open in the blind bags (feel for the hairpiece if you’re in need to finish your collection), and his figure is probably the most flawed you’ll find.

The long black hair piece with the red headband is new, but we’ve img_1895gotten it two times in a row from collectible minifigures. We also got it with Gong & Guitar Rocker (coltlnm17) from The LEGO Ninjago Movie Collectible Minifigures. As always, it’s nice to get a new piece more often, as it makes it easier and less expensive to collect.

The medium dark flesh minifigure head with the black and dark brown lines to make the firm or grim facial expression is nice to also get. It helps make for a diverse LEGO universe, and the face isn’t specific to the character where you could only use it with Apache Chief. You could easily use this minifigure head elsewhere if you wanted.

This reddish brown torso is far from perfect. The red printing of the belt comes all of the way down to the bottom of the torso. It is as flawless on the back as it is on the front. However, the red collar doesn’t quite make it all of the way to the top. img_1897Also, the print for the chest does not match the tone of the arms at all. The red print of the wrist bands are a nice touch, though.

The reddish brown hips and legs are well done. The print of the skin tone on the legs match that of the chest. And while the print on the hips exist, they don’t go all of the way to the top. They’re just creases though, so they really don’t have to either.

A 1×3 printed tile is included. The print is that of a photobooth strip. In movie, the character appears at the Justice League Anniversary Party. There was no photobooth in the Justice League Anniversary Party set (70919), and perhaps it should have been. But that could be easily made of one’s own creation if need be. And of course, the set comes with the 3×4 modified black tile with the yellow batsymbol print in relief.

Come back to The Big Kids Table later this evening for our look at Doctor Phosphorus! There’s only two more left in the series. We hope to see you then!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (19 of 20)

Black CanaryMinifigure: #19 of 20 – Black Canary
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 9
Shop: LEGO

Finally! A lot of places would leave the best for last. We’re not because it’s all subjective and random and fun! Right? Right. So, let’s look at Black Canary, shall we?

This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten the female mid-length hairpiece with the part over the img_1980right shoulder. It’s also not the first time we’ve gotten it in bright light yellow. However, the contrast between the hairpiece and the rest of the figure is fantastic. It’s a great part in a great color, and the more we get it, the less expensive it gets to be; it’s a win-win for everyone except sellers on the secondary market.

The minifigure head is amazing. The primary face print is fine. The light flesh minifigure head with the reddish brown eyebrows and the bright pink lips looks nice. Take a moment, and admire the secondary print. Look at it! That screaming face is perfect. Yes, it’s cartoony, but it’s perfect. Just amazing. We’re way beyond excited to get a second of these face prints to use in Downtown Diner (10260) or a band performance MOC.

The medium blue torso suffers from printing that’s too good and too small. As per usual, when you get these types of full bodied prints on a different torso, there’s a gap at the top and the bottom. So, at the neck line, you get a little bit of the light flesh showing through above the shirt and jacket, and above that is the medium blue of the torso piece. And then at the bottom, there’s the img_1981medium blue of the torso instead of the dark blue continuing on.

 The dark blue hips and legs have a phenomenal medium blue print with fishnet stockings that continue around the sides of the legs. The lines are well defined and follow the natural curve of the legs perfectly.

Black Canary comes with a great little build as an accessory. The three stud long black bar, the black bar holder with a clip on the end, and the black inverted 2×2 dish make a fun little microphone stand. That stand gets topped off with another microphone with the metallic silver screen pattern, that we’ve gotten a few other times since the Pop Star (col02-11) Series Two Collectible Minifigure. The stand doesn’t sit on on the black baseplate with the yellow batsymbol printing, but she can either hold it, or you can use some modificated element to make sure the stand doesn’t go anywhere.

Check back tomorrow, as The Big Kid’s Table serves two more helpings of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures. We’re almost done!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (14 of 20)

ZanMinifigure: #14 of 20 – Wonder Twin: Zan
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 9
Shop: LEGO

They’re twins, so we thought about just copying and pasting the review of Jayna. However, they’re different, because one is a boy and the other is a girl. They can’t be identical. Plus, we’ve been excited to talk about one single element with this set.img_1910 So here’s what you would find inside Zan’s blind bag!

The black swept back hairpiece with the light flesh pointy ears is the same as with Jayna. The light flesh minifigure head is almost the same. It’s the same eyes and eyebrows. The dark flesh print for the cheekbones is longer, and placed just off from Jayna’s. And there’s a black line printed for a grimace with a dark flesh print for the chin underneath, instead of Jayna’s open mouthed smile with lips. There is no alternate printed face on the minifigure head.

Also, the dark purple cape-collar cloth is the same with both figures, as are the hips and legs assembly. You can read about them HERE if you so desire.

The torso is bananas with print. Yes, it’s obviously similar to Jayna’s. However, the emblem is a “Z” instead of a “J,” in yellow. There are dark purple img_1911lines printed for muscles for days on this figure. The dark purple belt that is also featured on the back is a nice contrast to the medium torso. The arms are dual molded medium lavender over dark purple.

The real reason why we’re writing this and you’re reading it is this, though:

It’s a bucket. The handle that has also been used as a kickstand for scooters is in dark bluish gray. The bucket itself is in light bluish gray. Big deal. But what they’ve started doing a few years ago was including a round 1×1 tile piece, usually in trans-light blue, to sit in the bucket to represent water. It’s a nice touch right? Well, for this set, they printed a frowny face in dark blue on that tile to represent Jayna in water-form. How cool is that? It’s the little things.

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Come back soon. We’re finishing these things this week.