The LEGO Batman Movie Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman Keychain (5004928) Is Now Available at Target.

I wrote about the LEGO promotions outlined in Target’s 2017 Toy Book Ad a few days ago, so it’s quite well known that certain LEGO giveaways are free to snag on certain days of late October and most of November.

The first wave of these freebies, available from October 29 to November 4, is a particularly uncommon item off the merchandising of The LEGO Batman Movie. I am, of course, talking about the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928) keychain, something of an elusive find for LEGO fans of both the superhero and the film.

It’s so easy to like the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman. After all, it’s pretty much Bruce Wayne in a white tux who just slapped on his Bat cowl while forgoing the rest of the costume, and the lipstick marks all over his clothes are a send-up of sorts to the various female characters in his universe who have fallen for him. In the present DC Comics run, he and Catwoman are planning to marry (again). But I digress.

When The LEGO Batman Movie came out, this LEGO keychain was an exclusive on Cinemark Theaters that showed the film, and nowhere else. It’s therefore a big balm to dedicated collectors that Target is taking a turn in giving them out. Guests need only a minimum $30 purchase of any LEGO Batman Movie merchandise to have their very own Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman keychain. It’s as simple as that. The best part of it is that Target shoppers can also simply buy the item directly on Target online without the qualifying $30 purchase.

Please take note that as of this writing, Target’s webpage referring to the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman is currently unavailable. We don’t know exactly what are the reasons for its unavailability, or if it was posted by accident and therefore taken down, but the obvious thing is, there is a dedicated page for it and we as well hit that refresh button every now and then. We just have to see in the next few days if this page will be updated.

For now, it’s nice to know that this elusive TLBM minifigure keychain is still available for latecomers, and is something that LEGO has made available for everyone.

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures Now On Sale At Select TRU Stores.

This year’s LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 promotionals are now up, and as we reported from yesterday, this annual LEGO and TRU promo have already kicked off in some parts of the world and has just recently began in the US. For its first wave of offerings during this week (October 1 to 7), LEGO purchases of $50 and above at any Toys R Us stores will entitle you to a free LEGO Bricktober Minifigure set  which is from the Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu theme.  Week 2 (October 8 to 14) giveaways will be the LEGO Batman Movie minifigs; Week 3 (October 15-21) the LEGO City Jungle Exploration; and Week 4 (October 22-28) will be a selection of LEGO CMFs coming from past series.

According to some reports we’re receiving from our brick fans, certain TRU stores, particularly in Arlington, Texas, are now even offering Week 2 series which is yet to be released next week. Furthermore, store clerks are even offering them for sale for $19.99 per set even without any qualifying purchases, including The LEGO Batman Movie series, which is still due next week. Here are some images snapped by one of our friends.

What I find odd is the fact that there seems to be an absence of any active promotions or marketing for these minifigure sets. According to reports, there are no visible in-store signages of any kind that hints on these Bricktober promotionals. Unlike that of last year’s where flyers were given away to promote 2016’s Bricktober minifigs, this year is somewhat lacking. This is only me speculating, but it could be that TRU has underestimated how popular these minifigure sets are and is now doing some regulating of some sorts to ensure that there will be plenty of sets to go around during the next three weeks, OR in light of their recent financial crisis and bankruptcy, advertising is one of the company’s activities that are placed in the backburner. Couple it with a rather low morale from their frontline store personnel, then you can expect a relatively apathetic atmosphere where you can easily get products that are not yet supposed to be offered.

We just have to wait and see if TRU will be consistent in its announcements and promo, and for the mean time please let us know if these 2017 Bricktober Minifigure sets are now available in your local TRU stores. Drop us a comment below if you happen to spot them.

Thanks to Justin for giving us a heads up.

The LEGO Lester Minifigure (40308) Now Available in LEGO Store Leicester Square.

If you recall from last year’s grand opening of the largest LEGO Store in the world at Leicester Square in London, LEGO fans in the UK were thrilled to know that LEGO went the extra mile by offering a limited edition (only 275 pieces released), Lester minifigure to mark the occasion. However, it is not something that has gone out smoothly since most LEGO fans who visited were quite disappointed to know that they will only qualify to bring home this freebie after reaching a certain purchase threshold AND via a scratch card lottery system. Needless to say, only 275 visitors left the store brimming with smiles during that day.

Now a year later, LEGO Leicester Square has a treat for everyone, now that the store offers Lester once more and this time in a polybag version that you can buy right from the store. The new LEGO Lester Minifigure (40308) polybag is now on sale in the said LEGO Leicester Square, retailing for £5.99 (approximately $8) each, and with no qualifying purchases or conditions.

It is said that this new Lester minifigure offering seems to be a bit different from the original, particularly with regards to its hat element. Though last year’s Lester minifig still remains to be desired for its impressive packaging similar to Comic-Con offerings, this later polybag version is still a good catch if you wish to bring home with you a part of the largest LEGO store in the world. We just have to see later on if such differences from the original version do exist.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up. Images courtesy of CandidBricks via Reddit.

 

TRU’s Bricktober 2017 Minifigure Sets Comes in a Diorama Format.

A couple of weeks ago, we saw the official images of this year’s Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 minifigure sets and this time, more info is coming in from TRU’s outlets in south east Asia. Thanks to TRU Taiwan and Singapore, we have additional images that suggest that we’ll be expecting more than just the usual package of four minifigures.

TRU Singapore’s Bricktober 2017 ad.

TRU Taiwan’s blog site shares details on this year’s Bricktober minifigure sets which apparently includes a diorama for each of them. Each set comes with its unique, foldable diorama that complements the minifigs’ in them. Check these out.

LEGO Ninjago Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 (5004938)

LEGO Batman Movie Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures (5004939)

LEGO City Jungle Exploration Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures (5004940)

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Collectible Minifigures (5004941)

As  you can see, the LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures (5004939) comes with what it seems to be a facade of Gotham City, while the LEGO City Jungle Exploration Minifigures (5004940) is placed on a jungle themed background (that seems obvious), and the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (5004941) set comes in with a sea rescue diorama format. What I find rather odd is how the LEGO Ninjago Minifigures (5004938) set is packaged. Since it is clear that the set specifically refers to Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, the accompanying background is expected to be based on the recent season of the TV show. However, as you can see from the image above, its choice of diorama takes its cue from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which is quite out of place in my opinion. Nevertheless, the diorama itself is a nice addition to these limited edition sets and adds a touch of exclusivity to them. It reminds me of the LEGO Batman Movie Movie Maker Set (853650), and the LEGO Ninjago Movie Movie Maker Set (853702) which comes with their similar backdrops.

Though TRU stores in some parts of Asia and Europe have already announced their Bricktober release schedules, we still yet to see the same in the US and North America. Traditionally, these sets are released in the month of October, so we are expecting to hear some word from Toys R Us any time soon. Let us know in the comments below if you happen to spot these minifigs in your local TRU store.

The Final Wave of LEGO Dimensions Has Arrived!

Now that the hype surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) has simmered down a bit, and that the Falcon is seemingly taking a break from the spotlight now that it is out of stock from virtually all LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com, let’s take a look at another wave of LEGO sets that were quietly released by LEGO during the past week.

If you are following the recent developments about the future of this last bastion of the toys-to-life genre, then the above headline will not come as much as a surprise to you. We’ve reported several months ago that Wave 9 of LEGO Dimensions is likely to be its very last, and that the whole theme is now probably slated to be cancelled. Considering all the telltale signs that appeared during the past months, we have reasons to believe that this is going to be the case.

Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 is less to be desired now that it is officially available, featuring the iconic characters of Beetlejuice, the Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go! For those who are intending to add Wave 9 to their LEGO Dimensions collection, then you might be glad to hear that all of these characters are not exclusive to any retailer. It means purchasing them is relatively easy. Here’s a glimpse of these latest LD characters in action, followed by their official description and video spotlight.  As an added treat, you can complete the entire Teen Titans team by adding Robin from the LEGO Dimensions The LEGO Batman Movie: Play the Complete Movie (71264), and you can have his Teen Titans Go! version as a playable character on screen. Likewise, you can also scan Cyborg (71210) to gain access to a similar cartoon variant, completing the entire Teen Titans Go! ensemble.

Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

It’s showtime! Bring Beetlejuice™ to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse for an eerie adventure!

Turn on the juice to see what shakes loose! Get ready for some spirited fun in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with the Beetlejuice™ fun pack featuring Beetlejuice! Simply attach the minifigure to his LEGO Toy Tag and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game, and then activate his special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Saturn’s Sandworm for more ghostly powers, and then rebuild it into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider for additional combat abilities. This set includes a Beetlejuice minifigure, 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle, and a Beetlejuice Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Beetlejuice™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Saturn’s Sandworm into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider.
  • Place Beetlejuice and his vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Beetlejuice’s supernatural powers like Mind Control, Telekinesis and Spike Attack to scare away the living!
  • Unlocks the Beetlejuice™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Team Pack (71346)

Sugar, spice and everything nice! Bring Townsville to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™!

Fight crime and battle the forces of evil in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™ from The Powerpuff Girls™! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the iconic PPG Smartphone and Octi to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid and PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, and rebuildable PPG Smartphone and Octi.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the PPG Smartphone into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net.
  • Rebuild Octi into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Use ultra-super powers like Blossom’s Heat Vision and Bubble’s Rainbow Beam to fight crime and battle the forces of evil.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Buttercup Fun Pack (71343)

 

Save the world before bedtime in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter!

Fight crime and come just in time in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Mega Blast Bot to crush your foes, and then rebuild it into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar for extra-awesome combat abilities. This set includes a Buttercup minifigure, 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle, and The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Buttercup™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Mega Blast Bot into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar.
  • Place Buttercup and her vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Buttercup’s Super Strength and Flight to battle sinister evildoers.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Team Pack (71255)

Fight of villains with Raven and Beast Boy in the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack!

Enjoy more LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ gameplay with the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack featuring Raven and Beast Boy! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Forklift and T-Plane or Raven Wings and Giant Hand for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures and their accessories, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures, and rebuildable T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the T-Car into the Forklift and T-Plane.
  • Rebuild the Spellbook of Azarath into the Raven Wings and Giant Hand.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Activate Raven’s telekinetic powers and jump into action with Beast Boy’s transform abilities.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Starfire Fun Pack (71287)

Get ready to save the day in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Starfire in the Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack!

Enhance you LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ experience with your very own Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack featuring Starfire! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Titan Robot and then rebuild it into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever for even more fun! This set includes a Starfire minifigure, 3-in-1 vehicle, and the Teen Titans Go! Adventure World with a Battle Arena with an exclusive Teen Titans Go! episode!

  • Includes a buildable Starfire minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Titan Robot.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild Titan Root into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever.
  • Place Starfire and Titan Robot on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Unleash powerful energy blasts and regain health with Starfire.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.