I have not seen the LEGO Batman Movie yet, so until I announce that, there won’t be spoilers in my TLBM reviews, and I ask comments be kept spoiler-free as well! 🙂
70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator is a 2017 The LEGO Batman Movie set. It has 460 pieces and 3 minifigures, plus a fabulous Killer Croc bigfig. It costs £64.99 in the UK and $69.99 in the US, as well as $129.99 in New Zealand. The four figures included are Killer Croc, Tarantula, Zebra Man, and of course, BATMAN!
Killer Croc is an absolutely fantastic bigfig. The Rancor hands are awesome on him, and the detailing is far better than the previous Killer Croc bigfig. The use of the old Killer Croc head is funny, but I would have preferred something more authentic that could be used outside of The LEGO Batman Movie.
Tarantula has been involved in some… more adult-themed storylines with Nightwing, so it’s surprising LEGO included her here (but they included March Harriet in the CMF line, and Joker is pretty much a psychopath, so I guess they couldn’t care less).
Zebra Man… not too familiar with this guy. His rubber mohawk sticks well onto his head, and the detailing on his body is on point. Very interesting figure.
Batman is… normal Batman. Good figure, but in too many sets.
If you see this behind you, run!!
Fortunately for you, Batman is here to save the day. His Bat jetski (batski?) has two stud shooters and a handlebar. It has two slider plates beneath so tends to lean sideways, but if you remove those pieces it’s ok.
Batman stands on the Batski and has a sticker control panel.
Killer Croc’s Tail-Gator has a lot of nice details and fun bits, which we will discuss. Firstly, there is a bull skeleton piece on the front of the truck, which looks good. I like the huge engine on the hood as well, it really fits the aesthetic of the Tail-Gator. There are Florida license plate stickers on both front and back, along with many swampy details. Stickers are used on the front to create a worn look, and some tiles with printed plank details are used as well. Another very interesting tidbit is that the steering wheel and stick shift extend from behind the cab into the bed of the truck, so Killer Croc can actually drive from the back of the truck! The 8-ball printed on the stick shift is a nice piece.
Another play feature is that, when the grey knobs on the back are twisted, crates fall off the sides to deter pursuers. The crate on the left holds frogs, while that on the right holds dynamite (though Zebra Man is waving that around now 😒)
There is also a suspension feature, as the back wheels are attached using rubber bands to the front wheels. They have a buffer (the two black balls) and thus do not move too far. Given the size of the truck, I’d hope for independent suspension, as the front wheels are completely rigid as well.
The yellow rubber bands are also very visible from some angles, and I wish they could be better concealed. Also note the swamp piece and the “KEEP OUT” sticker.
All in all, I think this is a great set, with nice minifigures, a great Killer Croc, and a cool truck.
But there is a HUGE flaw.
The price. £64.99 and $69.99 is extremely expensive for 460 parts. Arguably bigfigs raise prices of sets, but this should probably be around £54.99/$54.99 at most. $129.99 NZD is pricey as well (especially as you can get the Y-wing for the same price), I think $109.99 would not be too bad.
Check out THE BRICK SHOW’s review here:
Personal Rating: 3.5/5
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VaderFan2187 out! 🙂