In its unstoppable quest to bring every piece of your childhood memories under its umbrella, LEGO has added another venerable IP to its stable with the 71030 Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures. Although LEGO has collaborated with Warner Brothers many times previously (The LEGO Movie was a WB production, after all, to say nothing of DC) Warner Brothers’ famous cartoon characters had not yet graced the LEGO aisle of your local toy store. The new series of 12 unique figures targets some of the best-known characters from the animated shorts with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Roadrunner, and others. And although the series is not explicitly marketed as such (there’s no reference on the packaging) it’s conveniently timed to coincide with this summer’s upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy with LeBron James, and Lola Bunny with a basketball is included in the series. The new minifigures will be available for US $4.99 | CAN $4.99 | UK £3.49 starting April 26, although some readers report already seeing them pop up in stores now.
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Brickset reports that one of their members, shima55, has purchased a complete case of the upcoming 71030 Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures, giving us the first real look at this new series of blind packs that’s dropping ahead of the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy this July. According to Brickset, they were able to purchase the set in an independent toy retailer in California. There’s no word yet on when the new figures are slated to be available, but given that some retailers already have them in stock it’s a safe bet it will be quite soon.
Although shima55 has not yet provided pictures of the individual characters, there are a few things we know from the information available. There will be 12 unique figures, and they will come in a case of 36 like 71029 Collectible Minifigures Series 21. The 12 characters are:
- Tasmanian Devil
- Speedy Gonzales
- Tweety Bird
- Lola Bunny
- Bugs Bunny
- Petunia Pig
- Porky Pig
- Daffy Duck
- Wile E. Coyote
- Marvin the Martian
Shima55’s receipt from the purchase shows that they paid $5.99 USD per figure, though it’s not clear if this is the MSRP we can expect or the retailer’s markup. Previous series have topped out at $4.99 each. We’ll be sure to bring you more on these figures as soon as the information is available.