It’s one of four The Batman sets arriving on shelves in November stateside, but won’t be available until January elsewhere – which technically makes this our first glimpse at a 2022 model in the flesh. YouTuber Ashnflash has sourced the smallest set based on Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie from Walmart in Canada, where it’s apparently already on shelves.
Alongside minifigures of Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, 76179 Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit includes – you guessed it – two motorcycles, as well as a glow-in-the-dark Bat-signal. In subject matter, it’s reminiscent of 2012’s 6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase, but the muted colours and designs here are wildly different.
Neither of the minifigures are unique to this set, as they both appear in 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-off, while Batman is also included in 76181 Batmobile: The Penguin Chase. But as Ashnflash points out, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because it makes those minifigures more accessible at a cheaper price point.
“I think that this is a really cute set for what it is,” he says. “I think the price is fine, and the most interesting part for me personally is the Bat-signal. But I get that people won’t be able to get the Batcave or the Batmobile, and this is a cheaper alternative for them to get maybe their new favourite Batman and Catwoman, so I understand that this set does exist for that reason.”
76179 Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit will launch on November 1 in the US for $14.99, while fans in the UK and Europe will be able to snag it January 1 for £12.99 / €14.99.