The next time you are in that one aisle at Walmart looking for your exclusive DC comics, you should also be on the lookout for Batman. DC has announced it is expanding its offerings to include the Batman: Black and White statues.

While I love the Batman: Black and White statues (I have a shelf filled with the figures, the ones appearing at the super-store won’t even stand up to the ones we have grown to love over the years as the Walmart Batman: Black and White statues will be in a new 4-inch scale – making them roughly half the size of the regular statues.

Now, this has some benefits. Instead of charging upwards of $70 for a statue, this smaller line of figures will come in at only $5.00 each. I know what you are thinking,”I can’t wait to get my hands on the Jim Lee Joker, or the Frank Quitely Robin for that price!” You would be totally right in your excitement, if DC weren’t shipping these as blind bag offerings – you’ll never know what you are going to get.

Batman Black and White

The first waves of DC Collectibles BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:

February 2019:
Batman by Amanda Connor
Batman by Darwyn Cooke
Batman by Jason Fabok
Batman by Patrick Gleason
Batman by Frank Quitely
Batman by Dick Sprang

April 2019:
Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
Robin by Frank Quitely
Batman by Mike Allred
Batman by John Romita Jr.
Batman by Gary Frank
Batman by Eduardo Risso

June 2019
The Joker by Jim Lee
Batman by Dustin Nguyen
Batman by Mike Mignola
Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman by Jim Lee

August 2019
Penguin by Brian Bolland
Robin by Carmine Infantino
Batman by Carmine Infantino
Batman by Chris Uminga
Batman by Jae Lee
Batman by Brian Bolland

At one point a few years ago, the blind bag LEGO figures drove me to the point where I finally broke down and decided to go online to buy a complete collection, and the loot box services kind of waned on me because while I knew what the theme was going to be, I never knew what items I would receive, and many of the items I had no use for. I think the same thing might be happening here, but that is just me. My kids still love the thrill of the find, and the anticipation that they might uncover an Amanda Conner or Mike Mignola Batman among the multiple Jim Lee statues that will wind up in their collection.

As far as the four-inch size goes, I think that is okay, too as it means you can fit more figures on your desk, allow you to signal to your co-workers how much of a Batman nerd you really are.

The first wave of figures is headed to 3,000 participating Walmart stores now. If your store carries the DC Comics, there is a good chance the Batman: Black and White statues will be there next to the Pokemon cards, and the Walking Dead action figures.

via DC Comics

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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