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Nick Martin | February 5th, 2016 | LEGO Ghostbusters, News

LEGO Announces Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & Ecto-2 Set for New movie

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It’s kind of funny that we were just talking about this in chat the other day, but we now get word that there is a set coming up for “Ecto-2″ and today LEGO announces that the new Ghostbusters movie will get its own set. I was already fairly excited for this movie, and the set doesn’t change much of that… but I am now super excited for this set. And I still need to get the Firehouse set…

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Check out below the fold for more pictures, including a couple that may have some spoilery little details. Also, is this the first time we’ve gotten a woman of color minifig? We also get some details for the set itself, including price and some character names

LEGO Ghostbuster Ecto- 1&2

  • Available July 1st, $59.99
  • Based on the new Ghostbuster Movie from Sony premiering July 25th 2016
  • Includes the new ECTO-1 car, ECTO-2 bike, 1 red Daemon and 5 minifigures:
    • Abby Yates (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
    • Erin Gilbert (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
    • Jillian Holtzmann (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
    • Patty Tolan (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
    • Kevin minifig. (with a 2-sided head)
  • Features rolling car with opening side doors and opening top to place 4 minifigs inside, back opens with room for accessories, and 4 proton packs and traps.

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Ace Kim | February 4th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Expands Backstories

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The next installment of a LEGO Star Wars video game, The Force Awakens, will expand on some of the backstories according to this article published by GameInformer. They spoke with TT Games on the scope of the game and in addition to playing out the events of the movie the game is named after, there were will be six additional optional missions that can be unlocked that explain how certain story elements came to be. Not to say that LSW:TFA will be the source for canon backstory; they are simply making the canon accessible to younger fans. For example: the story behind how C-3PO got his red arm will be exposed in the upcoming one-shot comic on February 17th. It can’t be that involved of story considering it’s a single issue. They are already touting the extra content for PS3/PS4 owners as The Phantom Limb Level Pack.

It’s an interesting read and will give you a taste of what’s to come. You can pre-order the game right now from Amazon. Get the Deluxe Edition for Playstation 4 or Xbox One and get Sandy Finn minifigure polybag as a bonus. And if you don’t have a PS4 or Xbox One, you’re stuck with the regular edition. Booo.

via GameInformer

Nick Martin | February 4th, 2016 | News, Sales News

Dimensions Character Packs on Sale at LEGO Shop, GameStop, and Amazon

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The price war continues, and apparently LEGO wants to get into the mix for thing. Of course, the big benefit of LEGO offering these is that you can earn VIP points with your purchase. By the time you have enough packs to make the game fun, you might be able to get a free set out of the mix too! A few are out of stock on LEGO Shop, but are still available elsewhere. So, if you want to finally build that Cyberman and Dalek armies… now is your cheapest chance.

LEGO does also provide the best way to get some of the exclusives or harder to find sets, like the Ninjago Jay figure, without paying markup or having to hit up specific stores. Here’s a complete list of Fun Packs that are on sale for just $7.49 each with links to both Amazon, LEGO Shop, GameStop:

 

Ace Kim | February 3rd, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars

FBTB @ Toy Fair: Save the Date Saturday February 13th, 2016

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It’s that time of year again. The New York Toy Fair show is right around the corner. The powers that be at TIA have decided to push the event date back by one day. What was normally a Sunday through Wednesday affair has now turned into a Saturday through Tuesday. And yet it’s still during Valentine’s weekend. Not that I care…

We’ll be covering all of the licensed themes like Star Wars, Avengers/Marvels, Batman/DC, etc. and if time permits, anything else that catches my eye and makes me go “Huh” or “Ooooh” or “What the hell??”

Tune your browsers here in a week and a half on Saturday morning February 13th!

Ace Kim | February 2nd, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Jokerland Almost 20%

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Nineteen is almost like twenty. Amazon is offering a 19% discount on the newest DC Super Heroes flagship set 76035 Jokerland. It is normally $119.99 but can be had for just under the magical threshold of $100. It is now just $96.99. The set comes with the familiar villains from the Batman universe and also includes newcomers Beast Boy and Starfire. With Cyborg available in a Fun Pack (and at half off to boot), all we need now is Raven to complete the Teen Titans team.

Nick Martin | February 2nd, 2016 | MOC Spotlight

MOC Spotlight: Battle on Sullust

 

markus19840420 on Flickr has put together a couple of amazing MOCs based on levels from the relatively new game, Star Wars Battlefront. I saw this a few days ago in my Flickr feed… but I’m just lazy about posting things sometimes. There was a special little place for it in my heart, as I own Star Wars Battlefront on the Xbox One, so it was immediately recognizable for me. Well, sort of, because I don’t see any people shooting me in the back within a second of spawning. He has a second MOC that also captures the vehicle combat of the game.

The accurate follow-up here would be the AT-ST exploding followed by me plowing that snow speeder directly into the ground. Check out his whole gallery on Flickr for different views. If you’re curious about the game, it’s pretty fun, and you can grab it now for Xbox One and PS4 (PC too, but never for a great price). Right now, that PS4 version is on a pretty good sale too.

Ace Kim | February 2nd, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition with Finn

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This is how we’re getting the Finn polybag set.

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Nick Martin | February 2nd, 2016 | LEGO Scooby-Doo, Reviews

Review: 75904 Mystery Mansion

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One of the more sinister (but understandable, from a marketing perspective, I guess) things that LEGO does is spreading characters across multiple sets, so if you want to build an entire group, you need to buy every set in a series. In larger setups like Star Wars, I get that, or even in Super Hero sets… but for stuff like Scooby Doo and the Hobbit, where the group is the central focus of the story, it’s kind of annoying. I’m still not certain that all of the dwarves from the Hobbit were released, but there were like seventeen million different characters in that movie.

At least with Scooby Doo, you really only need to buy two sets to complete the gang, the fantastic Mystery Machine set, and this set. Of course, you’d miss some decent bad guys and you have to buy the most expensive set. I was rather indifferent to this set, initially. It looked interesting, but I didn’t know if it was $89.99 interesting. I figured I could grab Velma and Daphne on the aftermarket and be done with it. That plan was sort of dashed when my daughter went crazy for Halloween stuff last year (she’s three, so holidays are a big thing), and I wanted some decorations. So reviewing 75904 Mystery Mansion was suddenly on the docket.

It weighs in at a respectable 860 pieces and includes 6 (7 if you want to count Scooby) minifigs, which is frankly a lot better than some of the other sets in this price range. There are also a lot of things that stand out just glancing at it, like pumpkin heads, the clock, and plenty of windows and purple parts. So maybe $89.99 for a decoration and completing the Scooby Gang was going to end up as worth it.

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Nick Martin | February 2nd, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Surprising No One: LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Coming Soon

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Update: According to Xbox site, the game will be released on June 28, 2016. Maybe this is how we get the Finn polybag figure set. Also, official trailer below.

The only thing surprising in the leaked news that there’s a LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game coming out is that it’s not already out. Showing up on games sites like Destructoid and Kotaku, the leaked trailer is pretty basic, just using the Star Wars theme to cover LEGO-ified shots from the movie. It’s a leak, so see it now before it gets pulled and then inexplicably released two days later as if it was a total surprise.

Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the LEGO games in general. While I think they’re cute and capture the spirit well, they’re often terribly designed and lacking player cues or even basic directions for the player. That being said, I’ll still likely get this, because my daughter will be nearly four by the time it comes out, and my opinions of these games really don’t matter any more.

Also, I find it impossible to look at that sticker above and not hum the logical next line from one of my favorite Simpsons episodes…

Ace Kim | February 1st, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Did LEGO Toy Fair in Germany Give Away a Major Spoiler For Rogue 1?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the next chapter in Disney’s Star Wars Cinematic Universe, is scheduled to hit theaters in December of this year, December 16th 2016 to be exact if IMDB is to be believed. But a major plot point (or spoiler depending on your outlook) has already been leaked out at the Nuremberg Toy Fair last week.

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