Now that’s a lotta Batmans! 2017 is going to be a big year not only for LEGO, but also for caped crusaders with an affinity for bats. In February, The LEGO Batman Movie is going to hit theaters, and if the newly revealed LEGO minifigures are any indication, that film is going to be a much deeper dive into Batman’s mythology than anyone realized.
Over on the LEGO Facebook page, 20 new minifigures from The LEGO Batman Movie were unveiled, including several characters who have barely even appeared in the Batman comics. That includes the Mime, the Eraser, March Harriet, and Zodiac Master—none of whom are exactly well known names among comic book villains. Even hardcore comic fans would be hard pressed to identify them.
Naturally, not every Bat-villain is bound for glory like the Joker and Harley Quinn—both of whom are represented here as well—but it is nice to see some of the mid-level villains like Calculator, Catman, and King Tut lined up for figures inspired by their classic comic book costumes.
And, of course, LEGO didn’t identify every character coming in this wave of minifigures, so there are a few that we aren’t sure about. Like the below male figure holding a can of Shark Repellent—a clear callback to the Batman ’66 live-action film. But he sure doesn’t look like Bruce Wayne. Maybe he’s Robin? Or perhaps it’s someone new?
And there are also several iterations of the Batman to be found, including Vacation Batman, Bat Caveman, Tooth fairy Batman, and our personal favorite, Heavy Metal Batman, whose costume seems to be inspired by the band KISS:
You can find pics of the rest of the figures in the gallery below. LEGO will release The LEGO BATMAN Movie minifigures in January 2017.
Which of these LEGO Batman figures are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below!