With The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters a week before the 2017 New York Toy Fair, TLG had already spilled the beans and revealed the four upcoming LEGO Batman Movie Summer 2017 Sets before Toy Fair even began. But while we knew what was coming and had seen a teaser photo of the summer sets, I got to be up-close and personal with each of them at the Toy Fair–including the LEGO Batman Movie Bane Toxic Truck Attack 70914 set!
Having fallen hard in love with the Batman Movie, I’m seriously jonesing for the remaining major villains yet to be released, so I was thrilled to get to see the Bane set (plus Billy Dee Williams Two-Face and more!) at Toy Fair.
The main selling point of this set–no questions asked–is the LEGO Bane Minifigure (or more accurately, the LEGO Bane BigFig). With his comic-inspired mask, hulking physique, fluffy-rimmed jacket and huge Venom tubes of chemicals, this is one intimidating brick figure.
Along with Bane, two other Minifigures are included: a generic black Batman Minifigure a Mutant Leader Minifigure. Mutant Leader may not be exactly a household name, but he’s from the legendary Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns comic book.
The six-wheeled truck is neon orange and black, looks a lot like a huge ATV, and has a large cannister of Venom chemicals attached to the back and a mounted missile launcher in the center for Bane to attack from. I love the colors on this truck and also the idea of Bane driving around on a powerful ATV like this.
Unfortunately, of all the sets that I saw at New York Toy Fair 2017 last month, this is the one of the ones that struck me as being one of the worst values price-wise. LEGO 70914 contains 366 pieces and will retail for $49.99–nearly 14 cents per piece!
The Summer 2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets will be available for order online officially on June 1st 2017, and should follow in stores on or around that same date. Bane is among the most popular Batman villains and the movie is certainly a hit, so I’ll be curious to see if this set is a fast seller in spite of the price-tag. I’ll add official photos of the set to Brick Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages once TLG makes those available.
What do you think of the 70914 LEGO Bane Toxic Truck Attack set, brick fans? Is this a set that you’ll be buying at full price, waiting for a sale on, trying to just order Bane by himself from a reseller… or skipping altogether?