I was at LEGOLAND California this weekend and lo’ and behold at the Big Shop, they were offering the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman keychain polybag set for free with purchase. The signage said $75 in The LEGO Batman Movie sets were required to qualify, but at the counter the nice gentleman clarified that the threshold was just $55. Offer is good while supplies last, obviously. One other noteworthy thing to mention about that was a 10% discount on all purchases made before 12:00pm which I wasn’t aware that they offered before. It, unfortunately, does not stack with the passholder discount but for those of you in the area, this might be a nice way to get the keychain without being subjected to aftermarket prices. I am unsure if this deal is offered at other LEGOLAND parks or Discovery Centers, but it’s worth a phone call to find out.
In celebration of The LEGO Batman Movie debuting in theaters this weekend, Target is offering a $10 off savings for purchases of anything LEGO Batman Movie: LEGO sets, backpacks, clothing, you name it. Of particular interest is 70905 The Batmobile. It is already discounted to $53.99, down from $59.99 MSRP. The $10 savings brings it down further to $43.99 for a total savings of 27%! REDCard holders save an additional 5% off (bringing the price down further to $41.79). 70905 The Batmobile comes with Batman, Robin, Man-Bat and the Kabuki Twins.
So, I’m going to try and get a full-featured review for this moving, and use it as an excuse to go see it again, I think. But first, I figured I’d give us a spoileriffic thread to discuss the movie in, and also mix in some early impressions of how the movies line up with the sets we’ve gotten so far. So, obviously, below the fold, there will be some mild spoilers.
However, before that, there are several sets that are currently on sale for the movie. Almost all sets available on Amazon have some sort of discount, and Walmart has Scarecrow Special Delivery on rollback.
- 70900 The Joker Balloon Escape
- 70901 Mr Freeze Ice Attack
- 70902 Catwoman Catcycle Chase
- 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer
- 70904 Clayface Splat Attack
- 70905 The Batmobile
- 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider
- 70907 Killer Croc’s Tail-Gator
- 70908 The Scuttler
- 70909 Batcave Break-In
- 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery
Gosh, I can’t believe it’s LEGO Batman Movie day already. If you’re like me and haven’t bought your tickets yet, you should be aware of a couple of promotions that are going in at various theater chains. The attractiveness of each offer runs the gamut in my opinion, so without further ado here they are from best to worst:
And in case you didn’t have enough LEGO Batman Movie sets to try and collect, news comes from Market Watch about “The Ultimate Batmobile” set. Slated for a June 1 release with a $129.99 price tag, the set will include eight minifigures consisting of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Polka-Dot Man, Alfred Pennyworth in Batsuit, the Wicked Witch of the West, and two Flying Monkeys. Not only that, the Ultimate Batmobile can split into 4 separate bat-vehicles: Batmobile, Batwing, Bat-Tank and Batcycle. But wait, there’s more! The ultimate Batsignal will include a light brick to simulate an actual Batsignal.
You may think you’re all caught up on Batman minifigs but you’d be wrong ’cause you don’t have Tears of Batman and Disco Batman! Not yet anyway. You can now finally get your mitts on these figures by heading over to LEGO [email protected] and making any LEGO purchase of, brace yourself, $75 or more. The figures will be automatically added to your cart once your cart total reaches the threshold. If you do manage to hit the minimum, you’ll also automatically qualify for free shipping. And you’re not limited to just getting sets from The LEGO Batman Movie; you can make any LEGO purchase to qualify. Offer is valid from today February 10th until 11:59pm EST February 28th or while supplies last and I’m guessing supplies aren’t going to last.
In addition to the duo of minifigs, you can also get a free LEGO Batman Movie poster, pictured below. There’s a different poster for each week of February and a total of three different designs to collect. The promotion started a few days ago and this weeks poster is Batman and you can get him until February 12th. Batgirl is available from February 13th through 19th and Robin is available from February 20th through 28th.
Tomorrow is February 10th, the theatrical release date for The LEGO Batman movie. But that’s not all that’s going on that day. Tomorrow is also the day that the newest wave of LEGO Dimensions sets are going on sale. There are a number of timed retailer-exclusives this time around so here’s a quick post on who’s got what:
- 71264 The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack – everywhere including Amazon ($28.99)
- 71344 Excalibur Batman Fun Pack – Target exclusive until March 21st, 2017 ($11.99)
- 71285 Marceline Fun Pack – everywhere but is on sale for $7.19 at GameStop
- 71286 Knight Rider Fun Pack = GameStop exclusive until March 21st, 2017 ($7.19)
And we are graced with yet another LEGO Batman Movie building event. This time it’s at Toys’R’Us stores and this time you actually get to build something and take it home with you. I don’t know what happened at your Walmart stores last Saturday, but at mine they built 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer and one other Batman Movie set that I don’t remember because I didn’t stick around long enough to find out. They did give away a polybag though so that was at least something. But enough about the big W, this event is at all Toys’R’Us stores and you get to build Emmet’s Bat-car and take it home with you. There is also a scavenger hunt going on in-store and a free movie ticket promotion to go see The LEGO Batman Movie with a purchase of $40 or more.
The event is this Saturday February 11th from 1-3pm or while supplies last. Visit the Toys’R’Us events page to find a participating store near you.
Starting this week and continuing for the next seven weeks, McDonald’s restaurants is promoting The LEGO Batman Movie with a Happy Meal toy tie-in. There are a total of 8 toys in all consisting of a stereoscopic 3D glasses with a pictures, stickers, a puzzle, and sippy cups. My kids got the Batman 3D glasses set, and I don’t think any of them knew how to look for the 3d effect. It’s pretty trippy once you focus in correctly and just might be my new favorite toy. My middle kid kept running around the house holding the glasses in front of his face pretending he was Batman. That is, until he ran into a wall cause he couldn’t see. Good times.
Some restaurants are doling them out one week at a time, others will let you buy whatever stock they have, so YMMV. The toy is free with a Happy Meal purchase but can be bought separately if you want to forego the food.
This Saturday February 4th from 11:30am until 4:30pm local time, select Walmart stores around the nation will be hosting a The LEGO Batman Movie building event. The event is intended for children ages 6 and up with a free gift available while supplies last. The event facebook page has a list of all the stores that will be participating in the event. I took that list and organized it alphabetically by state and then by city to make searching easier. In the cases where there are multiple cities of the same name, like Las Vegas, NV, it would be advisable to call the store to verify the event is happening there. Full list of locations after the click.