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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (9 of 20)

Vacation BatgirlMinifigure: #9 of 20 – Vacation Batgirl
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 8
Shop: LEGO

Batgirl’s other appearance in this series is far more recognizable this go around compared to Bat-Merch Batgirl. She comes with the dark purple Batgirl cowl with the recessed stud in the back. We’ve gotten this cowl in other LEGO Batman Movie sets; once in white for Joker Manor (70922). In conjunction with that recessed stud comes the ponytail element in dark red. We’re excited to see what people decided to do with this elements in MOCs as these parts become more and more img_1924prevalent. Also included with this minifigure is the yellow utility belt that has been in just about every other LEGO Batman Movie set. And before we move on to the exclusive and more interesting parts of this minifigure, baseplate.

Batgirl comes with a dark purple minifigure head. Her face is printed on top of that in the medium dark flesh print, and then the black lines, and then white pupils and lips. It may seem odd that we’re drawing special attention to that process. However, lately, LEGO hasn’t been very successful with the printing of a color swath for a face. There were a few figures from The LEGO Ninjago Movie figures where the color of the minifigure head bleeds through, or the color print of the face isn’t dark or thick enough. It seems as though, maybe, LEGO has figured out how to fix that situation. Good on them!

The torso looks great. It’s dark purple still, with great printing for Batgirl’s wetsuit. The symbol on the chest is very specific, and the gender specific printing lines make this torso incredibly specific. So, MOCing is pretty much out, unless you’re putting together other variations of Batgirl. The back of the torso has a great print, with a fine looking zipper. The arms are dual-molded with dark purple over medium dark flesh. That’s an extra mile that’s always appreciated, making for crisp lines from the clothing line to the flesh toned line. There’s never any bleed over.

The legs are dual-molded, too! Crazy, right? The hips and legs are dark purple over medium dark flesh, img_1925for the barefoot look. The printing on the torso continues into the hips and down into the legs almost seamlessly. There is an ever-so-slight gap at the top of the hips, but that will normally be covered by the utility belt that sits between the torso and hips. Just make sure you have the belt in there, right side up, and sitting in the right direction.

The surfboard is the standard version. For the first time, that we can find, it’s in yellow. That element has come in fifteen other sets, and has been produced in five other colors. More options are great. However, on the nose of this yellow board, there’s of course, a bat symbol in relief, in dark purple. So, again, because of branding, MOCs are pretty much out.

Be sure to come back tomorrow. We’re winding down this series and moving on to more, bigger things! And we’re excited to announce we’ve added more members to our table, and so you should be hearing from them soon enough. Pull up a chair to the Big Kids Table. Bring a friend.

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (11 of 20)

soccer-mom-batgirlMinifigure: #11 of 20 – Bat-Merch Batgirl
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 8
Shop: LEGO

Welcome back to The Big Kid’s Table! We hope you’ve had a lovely holiday season and are having a fantastic 2018 already. We’re picking up right where we left off with our abbreviated holiday break. Today we’re taking a look at the LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure from Wave 2,Soccer Mom Batgirl. It’s a figure that appears quickly in the film, when Batman is rifling through options for Barbara Gordon’s heroic alter ego. Here’s how LEGO translated the character into LEGO form.

img_1928From top to bottom, we’re starting with a new element that probably won’t see the light of day ever again. It’s a hood element that we’ve gotten numerous times before, but it’s altered to have lopsided bat ears with yellow print for the iconic bat symbol on the forehead. We appreciate LEGO going out of their way to make the collectible minifigures exclusive. However, to go through the expense of making a mold that probably won’t ever be used again seems like an unnecessary expense. Normally, the exclusive elements are used in the future in different colors to keep the exclusivity of the original elements. And we don’t foresee this piece being used for anything else, but we welcome the opportunity to stand corrected in the future.

Under that hood we have the minifigure head in medium dark flesh. The print is mask-like as the hood is open, unlike other Bat-characters where they have the mouth and eyes open. The print is underwhelming in its execution. While the color is solid and doesn’t allow the color of the mold underneath through, the shape isn’t sharp or impressive. It looks like an ordinary party mask in a matte paint that just lays on the the face.

On the torso there is that fantastic print, with crisp lines and great colors.
And then there’s the yellow printed lines on the arms, to make them look like a sporty windbreaker or jacket. img_1929There’s the usual utility belt that we’ve gotten so many times now, with all of the Batman figures since the movie sets came out. And then the tracksuit motif continues with the yellow striped print on the right leg and that crisp lettering.

Aside from all of that, included, are also two 1×2 tiles with an interesting print on them that we’ve also not received before. The tiles are being described as “Bat Bucks.” We’re not sure where they come from or where they would be used, but the prints remind us of something you would see from Batman Forever. And then you get the baseplate that comes with all of the figures of this series with that yellow print. She’s not our favorite figure in the series by any stretch of the imagination, but Soccer Mom Batgirl sure is collectible. And to further prove that, she comes with a secondary faceprint. The mask is the same, but the mouth is different than the one on the front.

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