11/25/14

Exclusive Batzarro Minifigure with LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League Movie :: Coming Soon!


Just when I thought I finally owned the coolest Batman LEGO minifigure ever conceived (at least in bootleg form), LEGO goes and makes a freaking BATZARRO MINIFIGURE and suddenly all bets are off.

Not only that, but they made it easily accessible! WOOHOO!


Available exclusively with the LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League Movie (available for pre-order now with a release date of 2/10/15) Batzarro is an exciting addition to what looks to be a fun little original LEGO movie.


You can bet I'm pre-ordering and will have myself a Batzarro LEGO minifigure as soon as my grubby hands can get a grip on him!

Me am so angry to get a LEGO Batzarro, me can wait!

11/24/14

Random Toy Pic :: LEGO Two-Face Custom

I found the LEGO Two-Face hairpiece at the flea market a couple weeks ago. t would be pretty useless if I didn't own the Jekyl/Hyde minifigure. But I do, so I replaced the top hat with the hair and voila!

Even though the look lacks the general two-color theme of Two-Face, the clean side/torn up side create an effective Two-Face. Maybe a seventies era Two-Face with those side-burns, but a Two-Face nonetheless.

BONUS: Two-Face enjoying a tea party with his princess friends. Even with only half a handsome face, that Harvey Dent is still quite the lady-killer!

11/22/14

Batman of Zur-En-Arrh LEGO Minifigure Bootleg

At San Diego Comic Con this past summer (2014) one of LEGO's super limited exclusives was The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh. I was at ComiCon but didn't realize this fact until after it had sold out. That said, I would not have likely gotten it anyways as the LEGO exclusives are painfully difficult to obtain even if you attend the Con. Not surprisingly, The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh LEGO minifigure is now going for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market.

Thank God for Chinese bootleggers!

Every so often I seek out what's new in the Chinese BootLEGO world, so imagine my joy when I discovered they are now making a Batman of Zur-En-Arrh minifigure!

He's not an exact duplicate of the LEGO version: The symbol is slightly different, he doesn't have his 'Bat-Radia' printed on his belt (but he does have printing on his back torso,) his head only has one face printed on it, and his cape is scalloped instead of flat at the base.

He also does not come with a bat (I borrowed mine from another LEGO minifigure.)

He does come with a Bat...umm...mobile?

As far as I am aware, this vehicle is a bootleg original, and not based off of any official (or unofficial) LEGO build.

I suppose the jalopy-esque cobbled-together nature of the Batmobile or Batscooter or whatever it is  does fit into the character as envisioned by Grant Morrison, so it is a fun addition to the minifigure. But honestly they had me at 'Batman of Zur-En-Arrh.'

I believe this set is by ShengYuan, and the quality is incredible. Seriously on par with LEGO at this point. The cape material is flimsier than official LEGO capes, but that's a minor quibble. In fact, if you wanted your Batman of Zur-En-Arrh to look even more like the official version, you can use the LEGO Magneto's cape, as it is an exact match for the SDCC exclusive Batman version's cape, no scallops and all.

I got this guy off eBay and so far this minifigure is only available in a set of four Batman minifigures/mini vehicles. I can't complain, I got the whole set for less than ten bucks shipped, making this guy no more than a couple bucks alone. An incredible alternative to 200 plus dollars for an official version!

The fact that the Chinese bootleggers made this guy makes me think they really have their fingers on the pulse of LEGO minifigure fandom, and it gives me high hopes for some incredible bootlegs based on the new LEGO Batman 3 video game. I expect some great and unexpected LEGO DC and Batman themed bootlegs within the next year!