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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.

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

Black VulcanMinifigure: #20 of 20 – Black Vulcan
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 7
Shop: LEGO

“Exclusive!” is the name of the game with Black Vulcan, a character that was a part of the now infamous Justice League dance party scene, in The LEGO Batman Movie. Everything in this pack is exclusive to this collectible minifigure, short of the baseplate in black with the img_1974yellow batsymbol print. So, from top-down, let’s take a look, shall we?

While we’ve gotten the headgear element before with previous releases of The Flash, this is the first time we’ve gotten it in black with the yellow print down the middle. The piece is made of a rubbery material that makes it slightly squeezable and a little difficult at times to apply. This would be good to use in an Evil Flash or a retro space MOC. Couple that with the cool little lightning bolt elements in trans-yellow, and there are all kinds of MOC possibilities. We’ve also seen these elements before in various Nexo Knights sets, but this is the first time they have come in this color.

The reddish brown minifigure head is exclusive with the with the dark brown cheek lines. It’s also the first time that the Domino black mask is printed on this rendtion of the minifigure head. There is no secondary face print, which is fine. The helmet element doesn’t come all of the way down the back of the head, so if there was one, that alternate face wouldn’t be covered.

The black torso is great. The print on the front is nice and clean, with that lightning bolt yellow “V” print, img_1975and what appears to be the light bluish gray muscle lines. And the same goes for the back of the torso, with different lines for the back muscles. And who would have thought you’d get a LEGO minifigure with yellow hands (teary faced laughing emoji)?! The hands represent the characters yellow gloves, obviously, however they are a very nice contrast to the black arms and torso.

Let’s take a look at the bottom part of this figure. It’s a lot. First, there’s the black hip element, holding the legs. The legs are dual molded in reddish brown and yellow. Black is printed on the reddish brown to complete the look of the shorts. And again, there are black lines printed on the yellow to add trim for the boots.

That’s a lot of attention to be paid to such a minor character, both in The LEGO Batman Movie and in DC history. We’re glad he’s included, though. That’s a lot of new stuff in such a small set. Stick around, we’ve got a few more to go!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (10 of 20)

Vacation AlfredMinifigure: #10 of 20 – Vacation Alfred Pennyworth
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 8
Shop: LEGO

We positively love Alfred Pennyworth. He’s a wealth of fatherly advice and his loyalty never fails. It doesn’t matter if he’s in LEGO form, a cartoon, or an actual human. Alfred is the best. What better way to top of a king than with that amazing bald head element? Look at it! Right, we know. We’ve already talked about it when we covered Disco Alfred Pennyworth. We still love the light flesh bald piece with the dark bluish gray hair around the edges.img_1922 We want that piece to be in all sets from now on, like red mugs in City sets, or brick separators. We want to put it on everything.

The light flesh minifigure head is great. There is no secondary face print, but that’s fine because the only face print here is action packed with detail. This face has five printed colors on this small space, from the dark flesh lines for the forehead wrinkles and cheekbones, to the metallic gold frames of the sunglasses, the dark bluish gray eyebrows and mustache, and all of the black and white print in between, the face is great. We were kind of hoping that the sunglasses dipping down on the bridge of Alfred’s nose were the same as the Disco Alfred, but we can’t always have everything.

The torso, in comparison, isn’t that remarkable. It’s a white torso with black printed horizontal stripes, and an ever-so-slight black print for a collar and buttons. The same stripes show on the back of the torso and the white short sleeves of the dual-molded arms, over the light flesh colored forearms. The black print stripes continue on to the hips and img_1923dual-molded legs pretty seamlessly; even on to the sides of the legs. The lower legs and feet are light flesh colored for a barefoot look.

Alfred also comes with that fun little bowtie element in white. It’s great and we love that too. We will be excited to get more of those, because up until now, it’s only come with an Alfred in either black or white. Complimenting the figure is a cherry element in red and the trans clear goblet element. We’ve gotten both of those pieces plenty of times in previous sets, in a variety of colors.

Black baseplate. Yellow batsymbol print.

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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 – (4 of 20)

Professor Hugo StrangeMinifigure: #4 of 20 – Hugo Strange
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 7
Shop: LEGO

In our humble opinion, Huge Strange is one of the more dangerous members of the Rogues Gallery. He rivals Joker in brilliance and is one of the first villains to know of Batman’s secret identity. He’s also not nearly as popular because, let’s be honest, he isn’t nearly as flashy. That img_1916shows with his collectible minifigure.

The light flesh minifigure head is has the exclusive print on the front, with no secondary face on the back. He’s always been featured as a bald character with a beard. This continues here, making the secondary printed face impossible. However, included, is the light bluish gray and short beard element that sits between the minifigure head and the stem of the torso element. That beard part has been in circulation since 2014; and more of that part makes MOCing easier and less expensive. We’re for it.

The white torso has the exclusive print on the front, that’s well done with light bluish gray and black lines. It is a great opportunity to use for doctors or dentists. That print is supposed to continue down into the hips and legs. However, there’s a very prevalent gap at the bottom of the torso, where the print on the torso looks complete. Yet, when the minifigure is constructed, that gap shows, making the print on the hips and legs look silly. The torso also comes with minifigure hands in black.

The legs are dual-molded, white over black. Again, at the bottom of the hip piece, the img_1917printing cuts off. Overall, it looks nice, the printing. But the gaps in printing on the complete minifigure is unfortunate. We hate to jump all around, but while we’re talking about printing, we would be remiss if we didn’t talk more about the print on that minifigure head. There’s a lot in that tight space. The wrinkles and the angry eyebrows surrounding the black frames and silver print of the lenses depict this character wonderfully. Hugo Strange is often depicted as an older man, angry and wrinkled. The face is unmistakable.

Huge also comes with two Erlenmeyer Flask elements, both trans-clear, one with trans-bright green fluid and the other with trans-purple fluid. They aren’t new parts. LEGO fans have been seeing them in sets since 2012 in anything vaguely scientific in nature. And yet again, there’s the black baseplate with the yellow batsymbol print. Let’s see if we can find better results in the last remaining figures.