A few weeks ago, LEGO officially announced that they will be coming out with Collectible Minifigures (71017) for The LEGO Batman Movie. LEGO was kind enough to send in a full box for us to review so let’s check out the minifigures in detail.There will be 20 total to collect and they will be available starting on January 1 for $3.99 each although I’m hearing that other parts of the world have price increases for them.
The packaging for the blind bags is yellow and black on the back just like Batman’s logo and the theme. Like with every previous Collectible Minifigures, each minifigure also comes with the black 3×4 plate as well as the leaflet that shows every minifigure in the series.
Upon opening all the bags, I can conclude there are three complete sets per full box of 60 so there are no minifigures that are more rare than others. There are three characters in each unopened box which I believe is a first for the Collectible Minifigures Series.
When the teaser trailer came out back in March, fans have been wanting a Batman minifigure wearing the red bathrobe and that’s exactly what we’re getting. The robe printing is pretty detailed on both the torso and legs which can be useful for other minifigure creations. The cowl is your standard black one. His accessory is a new red lobster piece on a printed plate that has some lettuce and butter.
Feel tip: The obvious items to feel for here is the lobster piece as well as the plate.
Glam Metal Batman
Glam Metal Batman’s look is very reminiscent of the band KISS. The torso is mainly black with some silver accents at the low crop area. The legs has a large bat on the buckle with the Batman logo printing near the knees. His cowl has some silver printing for the Batman logo across the face. He completes the look with some silver spiked shoulder pads and cape. Batman has an open-mouth expression as if he’s rocking out. His accessory is a black and silver electric guitar.
Feel tip: This version of Batman has an electric guitar that should be easy to feel for.
I’m not sure how Fairy Batman fits into the movie but he’s in it. He wears a pink and black leotard with a white Batman logo across the chest. There’s also a tutu piece that fits between the torso and legs which also originated from Series 15 with the Ballerina. To complete the look, Batman has a pink cowl with some trans-pink wings as well. His accessory is a trans-pink wand.
Feel tip: There are a number of things that you could feel for to find Fairy Batman including the skirt, the wings, and the wand.
Clan of the Cave Batman
I’m not too familiar with Batman lore but I’m not sure if Clan of the Cave Batman is based on anything from the comics but if you’re wanting a Neolithic Batman for whatever reason, here he is. The closest thing could be the version from Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne. Batman has on a some brown tattered leopard wrapping all around the torso as well as on the legs. There’s printing for the Batman logo which is made from a piece of rock. The arms are double-molded to have some printing on the forearms. The cowl is brown with some tearing on the top and side. The cape is brown to match the overall color of the minifigure. His accessory is a spiked club.
Feel tip: For Clan of the Cave Batman, the spiked club is the only thing this identifies this version of him.
Vacation Batman is having a good time near the pool and he’s certainly dressed for it. He has a black shirt with yellow Batman logos throughout. He also has on some black shorts also with the logo. The cowl is your usual black one but this one also has some blue goggles over the eyes. Batman has a sort of a smirk as his facial expression. His accessories include the new rubber duck float that goes between the torso and legs as well as some flippers.
Feel tip: The inflatable duck should be the easier thing to feel for with the little duck head. There are also two flat flipper pieces that you could also use.
Barbara Gordon is in her police outfit for this minifigure. She has a very detailed blue uniform with a red sash across the chest as well as on the back. There’s also badge printing on the arm. The hairpiece is new with her police hat attached to it. The hat is black with some blue on top. She has a normal stern look as her facial expression. Her accessories include a pair of handcuffs and the Batman signal.
Feel tip: For Barbara, she also has the handcuffs but shs also has her hat/hair piece along with the 1×1 round tile and 1×1 plate.
This version of Commissioner Gordon may be the best one for the character thus far. He has on a white shirt and red tie with a gray vest as well a shoulder holster. The legs are really detailed with belt printing and his badge hanging down on leg. Gordon has a very serious look on his face which is pretty standard when searching for the Joker. His accessories include a wanted poster for the Joker and a walkie talkie.
Feel tip: To find Commissioner Gordon, feel for the 2×2 tile piece along with the walkie-talkie.
Arkham Asylum Joker
This version of the Joker in the Arkham Asylum is slightly different from the one in the actual Arkham Asylum (70912) set. He’s still wearing the orange jumpsuit but he has double-sided head. For this version of the Joker, he has a somber smile with a tooth sticking out while on the other side, he has a very sad face on the other. The green hairpiece is also the same. Joker’s accessory is a pair of handcuffs.
Feel tip: The only things that stick out are the handcuffs and his somewhat spiky hair piece.
Dick Grayson is probably the most boring minifigure in this series but that may not necessarily be a bad thing. Dick wears a red sweater with some robin printing across the chest as well as on the back. The legs are some blue jeans with some belt printing on the waist. One of the more interesting new pieces for The LEGO Batman Movie is the hair piece that also has the glasses with the large eyes. He has a regular head with a side smirk as his facial expression. His accessory is the 1×1 round brick shark repellent which pays homage to 1966 Batman movie. The other side of it has a printed No Shark logo on it. Whether or not it is used in this movie remains to be seen.
Feel tip: His shark repellent accessory is actually two pieces which are the 1×1 tap and round brick pieces.
Pink Power Batgirl
Making an appearance in The LEGO Batman Movie is Pink Power Batgirl. It seems that she has been hanging around Fairy Batman a little too long. Her outfit is the total opposite of her normal one and it is now mostly pink with some silver accents for the logo and on the belt. She also has a skirt piece which was introduced for Alice in the Disney Collectible Minifigures series. The pink cape that Batgirl wears has sort of a shine to it, similar to the her cape in The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906). She does have a double-sided head with an angry smile on one side and a serious look on the other. Her accessory is a pink Batarang.
Feel tip: Be somewhat careful with Batgirl as she also has a skirt piece although it is different from Fairy Batman. Confirm by also feeling for her Batarang.
From the looks of it, this version of Red Hood is based on the Joker before he adopted the identity of the Joker from Batman: The Killing Joke. He has on a black suit with a purple tie, vest, and gloves. He also wears a new red armor piece and cape along with the new domed red helmet that fits snug on the armor. Be warned, the cape will be pinched by the armor piece. Red Hood has a red head piece with some white eyes. His accessories include a couple of guns.
Feel tip: The Red Hood could be misleading if you’re just feeling for the armor piece. Confirm it by also feeling for the cylinder piece as well as the two guns.
The Eraser’s costume is basically him dressed up as a pencil. He has a striped yellow torso and legs for his suit. The stripes go down the front and back of the torso as well as on the arms and legs. His head is a new 1×1 round brick piece that represents the ferrule of a pencil with printing for his eyes. The top of the head is a pink 1×1 round tile for the eraser. The accessory for Eraser is a printed 2×2 tile of a notepad.
Feel tip: Eraser can be found by feeling for the 2×2 tile and confirming with the 1×1 round brick with grooves and 1×1 round stud.
Nurse Harley Quinn
Nurse Harley has on a typical white nurse’s outfit with some some red throughout as well a stethoscope hanging down. Her hands are pink to represent some gloves that are also extended up the sleeves. The legs also have some printing for the outfit along with it being double molded for the red boots. She has the same hair piece as from The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906) and he also has a nurse’s cap piece to add to the top of the hair. She has a pretty happy expression on her face. Her accessory is a 2×2 printed tile with the Joker’s info and “H & J” in a heart.
Feel tip: The easiest thing to feel for her is the large pigtail hair piece.
Orca has a interesting look to her. The torso and legs are black and white with some designs for the underbelly. The dark red head is actually printing for the mouth of the Orca with the tongue and uvula. The large orca mold is basically a repaint of the one for the Shark Suit Guy from Series 15 that fits right over the torso.
Feel tip: The large Shark Suit Guy mold should be easy to find.
Zodiac Master is a pretty old school character but it looks like he’ll be making an appearance in the movie as well. The torso and legs are mostly light blue with the zodiac symbols printed throughout including the sides of the arms and legs. The head has him wearing a darker blue mask with a “Z” on the forehead. His accessories include a silver fish and crab which represents Pisces and Cancer, respectively.
Feel tip: For the Zodiac Master, the only defining items are the fish and crab pieces.
Catman is not a version of Batman but totally another separate character. The torso is more of a yellowish orange color with a claw mark across the chest. The legs are double molded with yellowish orange with brown for the the boots. He does have the new utility belt but in brown now. The cowl is the same one as the 1966 Batman with the open chin and shorter ears. The cape is the same one as for Batman but also in brown. His accessories include two claw pieces.
Feel tip: The easiest things to feel for are the two claw pieces.
March Harriet is an interesting surprise as her character is a part-time escort in the comics. She has on a nougat-colored rabbit outfit which close resembles her comic counterpart. The torso has a white bow printing at the collar while the legs have some black stocking printing. The rabbit head piece is the same molds as for the Bunny Suit Guy from the Series 7 Collectible Minifigures (8331) but now in nougat. Her accessory is a Tommy gun.
Feel tip: For March Harriet, the only thing you should be feeling for is the rabbit ear headpiece.
Calculator is another pretty obscure character from the annals of Batman history. His main colors are lavendar and white with some white squares on the sides of the arms and legs. He wears a large armor piece that we’ve seen before with previous minifigures. There’s a printed 1×1 tile of a calculator that attaches to the front of the armor. The head is a mask in the same lavendar color with him having an evil laugh. He wears a helmet with a printed visor that says “07734” which is “hello” written upside-down if you’ve ever played with a calculator.
Feel tip: For Calculator, his large armor piece is a dead giveaway along with the round helmet and visor.
King Tut is based on the 1960s version of the character who is portrayed by Victor Buono. He wears a red linen with some tassel printing along the chest and legs. There’s also some nice printing for the jewelry on the upper torso. He also wears a large white and gold Egyptian headdress along with a red cape. Again, the cape will be pinched due to the headdress. He has a pretty somber look on his face with printing of the beard at the chin. His accessories include a green snake and pearl gold cobra snake scepter.
Feel tip: King Tut should be easy to feel for as he has a large headdress as well as a snake and the long scepter.
Mime wears a black and dark pink bodysuit with some fishnet printing around the collar. Her head is mostly flesh colored with white paint over the face. She has a new blue mohawk piece as her hairstyle. Her accessories are a couple of lightning bolt pieces.
For the Mime, I suggest feeling for the two lightning pieces. Her mohawk is also helpful but not by much.
Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017) is a very interesting series, to say the least. There are a number of very obscure characters from the Batman universe but director Chris McKay did mention before that the movie will go deep into Batman lore which includes characters from Batman’s Rogues Gallery and that’s exactly what we’re getting in this series.
Some of the minifigures could be more sought after than others such as Red Hood, Nurse Harley Quinn, or even Lobster-Lovin’ Batman but each minifigure has equal footing as they have the same number in each unopened box. I think it will be pretty hard to tell which ones will be considered “hard-to-find” once they hit the streets since everyone will be searching for different ones.
I do have to note that there was a quality control issue with one of the Glam Metal Batman minifigures because I didn’t get any legs for him but I did get an extra cowl.
Although I did include notes on how to feel for these minifigures, I also have a separate post for it, without the review part.
Thank you to LEGO AFOL Relations & Programs (ARP) team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.