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.
WB sent over some images early this morning for the next wave of Dimensions figures. This would be considered Wave 8 if you’re keeping track.
Included in this wave are Sloth in the Goonies Level Pack, Hermione from Harry Potter in a Fun Pack, and Chase McCain from LEGO City in a Fun Pack.
Sloth is the clear winner in this round. He looks, no pun intended, superb. But in the screenshot that shows the Goonies gang, it saddens me that they are most likely going to be like the Wizard of Oz characters and we will never get them as minifigures.
Wave 8 of LEGO Dimensions will be released on May 9th, 2017. Also, in case you missed it, Wave 7.5 consisting of The Hoff in a Knight Rider Fun Pack (a GameStop exclusive until March 21st, 2017), Marceline Adventure Time Fun Pack, are still on sale at GameStop for $7.19 each with free in-store pickup.
This image was sent to me last night. And color me surprised, but I had assumed that the BrickHeadz line was only for Marvel and DC Super Heroes. This Beauty and the Beast set basically opened the door for more possible themes to get the collectible/buildable figure treatment. More Disney is surely inbound, perhaps Star Wars isn’t too far off. I still don’t know how I feel about this line. While it may not appeal to most LEGO AFOLs, they do make nice desktop ornaments for fans of a particular franchise. It may introduce some new parts, but when it comes to the collectible figures, I think FUNKO has that market cornered pretty well. This is basically that, except you build it yourself. I’m approaching it with an open mind and want to see what else comes.
LEGO was kind enough to send over a slew of new images for some new sets based The LEGO Batman Movie. These sets round up the a few more members of the rogues gallery bringing Two-Face, Bane, and Scarecrow into the mix. These will all be available starting on June 1, 2017. Pictures, descriptions, and prices follow the jump.