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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 – (9 of 20)

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

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (13 of 20)

JaynaMinifigure: #13 of 20 – Wonder Twin: Jayna
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 8
Shop: LEGO

Wonder Twin Powers Activate! They made a quick appearance at the Justice League party when Batman wasn’t invited, so here we go!

The twins share the black hairpiece with pointy ears in light flesh, for those img_1908of you that wanted to MOC some Vulcans. That element is new in this series, and it sits on the light flesh minifigure head with exclusive printing. And all of that sits on the dark purple, pointed collar, made of the cape cloth reappears from the Alien Villainess (col128) from the eighth collectible minifigure series.

The medium lavender torso is nice, with gender specific printing and the “J” emblem printed on the chest. There’s also dark purple printing for her belt, that matches the dual-molded medium lavender and dark purple arms. The lines to specify gender and outline muscle is also in that dark purple. And the hips and dual-molded legs match, with black and gold printing to the edge of Jayna’s boots.

The minifigures for both twins pale in comparison to their accessories. The brother’s is more clever, whereas Jayna’s is far more in demand. Jayna comes with a yellow 2×2 tile printed with ‘Top 24 Party Songs!’ album cover, which is cool. However, you also get a 2×2 round tile in black, printed like a vinyl record, to coincide with the vinyl records from The Justice League Anniversary img_1909Party (70919) and The Joker Manor (70922). We really want all of those elements, and moreso, a bazillion copies of the element included with this minifigure.

You can send them to us at:

The Big Kids Table
1313 Mockingbird Lane
America Town, NJ 12345

The printing on this LP is described as being in white. Perhaps it suffers the same printing as some recent minifigure heads. The black of the element seems to shine through, making the printing look more light gray.

Baseplate.

Again, the twins are underwhelming. We want those records. Her brother’s accessory is awesome because it’s clever, but not really something you’ll be able to use anywhere else. And what insane person (besides us) is excited to get the Wonder Twins in their minifigure collection? Check back to learn about the nifty minifigure accessory next time, at The Big Kids Table.

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (7 of 20)

Tropical JokerMinifigure: #7 of 20 – Vacation Joker
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 9
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If you’re one of the cool kids, and what avid adult fan of a buildable child’s toy isn’t, then this minifigure is up your alley. Because, The Joker. And rightfully, so, too. This version, the LEGO Batman Movie version, of Joker has been well done, from the the printing all of the way to the detail of the molding in that hairpiece. The LEGO Batman Movie version of the Clown img_1920Prince of Crime is busy and even moreso, Vacation Joker, and so here’s why we’ll take a pass.

Again, the hairpiece is molded wonderfully; the lines of wavy hair show just fine in green. We’ve gotten the piece in this color eight other times in this color. By now, you can see it in your incepted dreams.

And then all of the things!

You get the minifigure head in white, with the green printing for the eyebrows, gold printed frames, and printed lenses in pink. There’s two faces, front and back (where the hidden face isn’t completely covered by the hairpiece), where the printed smile has the teeth open or clenched. When the teeth are open, the eyebrows are arched in elation. When the teeth are clenched, the eyebrows bow, and look more sinister. It’s just a lot to look at.

The medium azure torso has fine black lines to represent seams, with a white band of printing with red palm trees on top, in a Hawaiian style — front and back. The arms are dual-molded in medium azure and white, with the printing from earlier versions of this Joker with the ace and spades tattoos printed on the white. img_1921The hips are dark purple and the legs are dual-molded in dark purple and white, with black printing to look like flip flops on the white feet.

We’ve gotten the inflatable duckie device in yellow from Batman in the previous wave. Well, now it’s Joker’s turn. This duck comes in lime, with a green hair swirl, a purple patch to cover a hole in the rubber, and a red bill to match the Joker’s mouth. It’s a fun element, even in the yellow, but you’re not really going to be able to use it anywhere else. However, you also get a trans clear round 1×1 plate, a black camera element, and the trans neon green lollipop element that have been included in so many sets before.

That’s a lot! All of that printing and all of those parts! Exclamation points!

Listen, we don’t mean to seem ungrateful. We like getting stuff in our LEGO products, especially after the price of the blind bags went up. And the execution of this minifigure and his printing and molding is top notch. But he’s so busy, it leaves us to pine for something less. Like yesterday was nice. That Mermaid Batman was less and nice.

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