It’s the first minifigure-scale Tumbler since 2013’s 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase, the first black minifigure-scale Tumbler since 2008’s 7888 The Tumbler: Joker’s Ice Cream Surprise, and arrives a month ahead of the latest supersized version in 76240 Batmobile Tumbler. (Sorry if the word ‘Tumbler’ has lost all meaning to you by now.)
This particular version of the Batmobile draws on Batman Begins, including minifigures of both the Caped Crusader and Jonathan Crane, who’s better known as Scarecrow. This isn’t our first minifigure version of that character by any means, but it is the first one based on the design from Nolan’s trilogy.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t come with a separate, unmasked head – instead, it’s Bats who gets the alt head, representing the terrifying vision Scarecrow sees after inhaling his own fear toxins. It’s one of the most disturbing visuals in the entire trilogy, and makes for an equally disturbing minifigure.
76239 Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown is available to purchase from today, October 1, for £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99. It’s the second minifigure-scale Batmobile at this price point in 2021, following May’s 76188 Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile.