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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (5 of 20)

Mermaid BatmanMinifigure: #5 of 20 – Mermaid Batman
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 6
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Everyone needs a Batman dressed as a mermaid. You watch the LEGO Batman Movie and, real quick, you see a flash of him with the tail and the whatnot. How do you not clamor for that? Clamor no more, for this almost completely exclusive minifigure.

And then you get another exclusive minifigure head with Batmanimg_1926 cheesing a broad smile from light fleshed cheek to light fleshed cheek. There is no secondary face print on the back, but the black band with the white eyes is there as usual with Batman’s face. The cowl. It’s the same cowl as always.

The torso is all light flesh colored with great lines for muscles. The utility belt is a print this time; which is great. The print is great and we have a bunch of those belt elements all over the house. And those printed seashells over the Batnips are a nice touch, making Batman, officially a mermaid and not merman. Because, while we’re totally inclusive at The Big Kid’s Table, we need our fictitious Batmen to be gender specific. The arms and hands are also light flesh colored, but on the back there’s more muscle lines printed above the printed utility belt that continues on the back.

Look at that brand new merman fin element. It’s big and makes this figure hard to img_1927miss inside the blind bag, and it’s totally worth feeling out. The element comes in black and has the light bluish gray gills printed on the front. They could have stopped with the brand new piece, but to go the extra mile with the printing is a nice touch.

That’s where the exclusivity comes to a full halt, which is more than fine. That merman element is worth every penny. Anyway, there’s the baseplate in black with the yellow batsymbol printing, that we’ve seen with the rest of the line, and then the black trident as an accessory. While we’ve gotten the trident in numerous colors in numerous sets before, we’ve only received it once before in black. It first appeared in black with the Series 16 Collectible Minifigure Imp (col16-4), making it easier to find. I bet it would like nice as a fence post or some sort of detail on a haunted house or some such.

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (6 of 20)

Swimming Pool BatmanMinifigure: #6 of 20 – Swimsuit Batman
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 7
Shop: LEGO

If you have a tough time finding this figure out of a box of blind bags, we can’t help you. The medium blue dolphin takes up so much space, and is so unique to this and any other series, you should be able to see what you’re getting by looking at the squat and distorted packaging. However, if some resaimg_1900le genius has picked them all off of the shelf before you could get there, the dolphin and the red lifeguard float are not exclusive to this figure. You can also find the dolphin in that box of of minifigures from this past summer, Fun at the Beach (60153). You can also find the float in that same set, as well as two previous lifeguard collectible minifigures (col12-7 & col02-8), and Emma’s Lifeguard Post (41028) from the Friends line. There’s also two in Borkum Riffgrund 1 (4002015) from 2015 if you’re lucky enough to find that rare set.

Oddly enough, after getting so many of the same Batman figure in so many previous sets, it’s this one that is head-to-toe exclusive. For starters, the cowl is a new mold for the Batcowl headpiece. It comes with the goggles molded right onto the head in a nice light blue. The cowl is also molded in a softer rubbery material. Under that, there’s an exclusive Batman printing on the light flesh minifigure head. While the cowl doesn’t have the openings for Batman’s eyes, the headband is still on the minifigure head if you want to swap it out for a different figure. There is no secondary face on the back.

The light flesh torso and legs are also exclusive with the muscles printing on the torso (without the aforementioned ninth abdominal muscle from the movie). The hips assembly comes in black, with printing continuing onto the legs to create Batman’s bikini, with crisp gold linesimg_1901 on the seam and a Batsymbol on the hip, also printed in gold. The figure stands proudly upon the same baseplate, exclusive to this particular series.

He’s a happy little Batman. He would be fun to include in swimming MOCs, although his accessories aren’t all that impressive. Just about anyone can do better, we have no doubt. We’ve been working on projects of our own, but now we’re going to push through the rest of these guys until the end, so we can bring you different things. We’ll be looking at the Old Fishing Store and Downtown Diner, and then tell you all about what we’ve been working on that’s kept our attention. Fun things are coming. Check back often. And make sure to Like us on Facebook so you can get updates!

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LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure – Wave 2 – (8 of 20)

Vacation RobinMinifigure: #8 of 20 – Vacation Robin
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $3.99
Pieces: 8
Shop: LEGO

This is one of the lesser minifigures of the second wave. The hairpiece with the green-lensed glasses attached is the same that we’ve gotten before. It’s able to be used with other figures if you wish, but it’s so connected to this character that it would be hard to not confuse your own LEGO citizens with Robin, himself.
He does have that fun little surprised print on his face, but we’ve gotten that before. The star of this figure is the torso print. It’s a perfect little vacation print that can be used on anyone, of any gender in your city. The lines are crisp. The colors are clear. It’s wonderful.

img_1913 And the dual molded legs are fine. Such molding allows for the line between colors to be sharp, and there’s no printing. So, again, the legs pieces can be used on other characters. However, there’s nothing really to stand out about them. We’ve gotten the parts to make ice cream cones all of the times, and that boombox we’ve gotten before.

But before you start commenting angrily, the printing on this boombox is certainly different. The speakers have spots printed to denote texture and instead of the mp3 player printed on The LEGO Ninjago Movie’s Cole’s, Vacation Robin has a tape deck. That’ll be a fun little item to have featured at your skate parks, but you could easily just get that part on the secondary market. Yet, if the price gets too high there and you have great feeling in your fingertips, if you want this boombox, or this minifigure, they aren’t hard to feel out through the blind bag.

There’s a secondary face printed on the back. It’s a face. There isn’t really anything noteworthy. And of course, the baseplate is there in black with the yellow batsymbol printing. We promise to have more exciting things to look at coming up next time; when we look at things like The Old Fishing Store, Downtown Diner, or more LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures. Whatever it is, we invite you to join us at The Big Kid’s Table.

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LEGO Batman Movie The Bat-Dune Buggy (70918) Review

bat buggyThe LEGO Batman Movie Bat-Dune Buggy (70918)
Released: January 1, 2018
MSRP: $19.99
Pieces: 198
Minifigures: 2
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In all honesty, this set was purchased to get the Captain Boomerang minifigure. That’s it. The price of the set was small enough, I’ve got a million Batman minifigures from all of the previous LEGO Batman minifigures. I just wanted a version of Captain Boomerang that didn’t stink; unlike the version that came out around the same time as Suicide Squad. That reasoning may seem silly, and I’m not a fan of the character, but look at this little guy!

img_1957The camp just drips off of this guy. The color combination of the blue and the white and the black is perfect. The off-kilter hat in blue is wonderful to get, as we’ve gotten it plenty of times in white. The printing is crisp and wonderful. The white sash on the torso to act as a belt is great. The dual-molding of blue and black on the legs is phenomenal to get, and easily used in MOCs, because it isn’t necessarily character specific. The face has a nice print, with the light sideburns, is fun. There is no alternate face because of the style of the hat but it doesn’t matter. This minifigure is great. Great. Great. Great!

Now, that that’s settled, and there’s more to this set, let’s look at the Bat-Dune Buggy. For such a small little vehicle, it sure is a fun build. There’s four full sized tires on either side of a six-stud-wide build. There’s a number of sub-assemblies with studs-on-the-side building from front to back and side to side. There’s a stud shooter on either side and two stickers; the Batsymbol on the front and the “EXHAUST” on the top toward the back. img_1959 And even the rear wheels have a suspension that works with two red rubber bands that hide underneath, working together because of a dark bluish gray Technic connector in the rear.

And naturally, you get a Batman minifigure. The dual-faces are the same that we’ve gotten every time, the prints on the torsos are the same. And the cape is the newer, soft material that doesn’t wrinkle. Not everyone can afford the big LEGO Batman Movie sets. So, this little set, with the Captain Boomerang, is an inexpensive way to get that Batman minifigure, along with the Bat-Dune Buggy — a great little build that serves as a great little toy is worth every penny.

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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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