Have you scored your Bane yet? While he may not be the movie-accurate version coming out next year, he is still a great interpretation of his comic book counterpart and you can score him as well as Poison Ivy, a Robin that’s not embarassing to look at, and Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman, in 6860 The Batcave. Amazon’s current price is a low $53.00 even, down 24% from $69.99.
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Nathan Sawaya was on hand to assemble and donate this brick built recreation of Jim Lee’s Batman: Justice painting to the We Can Be Heroes Darkness & Light Art Exhibition. ComicBook.com took one of very few photos of the completed piece and while that’s a shame, I understand why few people would be lured away from the main events of SDCC to wander into this small, underhyped art show.
Photoblogger Mayoress also stopped by to get a look and got this shot of Sawaya’s Catwoman scupture and one of his previous Clark & Hal sculpts in flight.
There are two more chances to catch this exhibit on tour in Atlanta, GA – August 4-13th at the Phipps Plaza and Chicago, IL – September 19-26th venue TBA. Fan of Jim Lee’s artwork? You can buy a signed lithograph of the above painting from DC Entertainment. It’s not cheap, but it’s limited to 200 prints and 75% of the price goes directly to the charities supported by DC’s We Can Be Heroes intiative.
I hope these pics will satisfy some of the comic fans out there who’ve been wishing certain figs would pop up asap!
First up on the DC side we have Mister Freeze, Aquaman, a white suited Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon with a SWAT flack jacket, hooded Robin, Scarecrow, Arkham jumpsuit Joker, Penguin and what I believe is Harley Quinn in a nurse disquise. I believe these may or may not be based at least in part on the popular Arkham Asylum/City games that I have not had the pleasure to play, though Gordon and Bane to look like they may be based on their movie counterparts.
Next up on the Marvel side we have Spider-man, Nick Fury (Finally!), Venom, Nova, J. Jonah Jameson, Victor Von Doom and I have no idea who the red winged guy is. Human Fly? A new character from the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon? Hopefully Ace can shed some light on him if no one else can.
Seems like a nice line up to me and I’m betting there will be some others who will pop up sooner or later. Check back tonight as Ace hopes to have some more pics of these figures as an update.
Update: Well, that was fast! Ace has secured official pics of all these figs and more and apparently that red winged guy is Beetle. Guess he got an update since his purple suited days in Web Of Spider-man.
I don’t play as many video games as I used to and the game time I do have is usually reserved for old favourites and anything I can play with my son. LEGO Batman 2 falls within both of these catagories and while it definitely follows the same formula we’ve seen in the previous LEGO games, it also strays into uncharted LEGO territory with a couple of new features. I along with many of you have been playing these games for years now across their many iterations and there have been few prior changes in the grand scheme, so do these updates hurt or hinder a game that already seemed like it had the potential to be an improvement over the original?
Amazon has a few sets on discount worth noting. Despite these reductions, I get the feeling everyone’s just waiting on the fall stuff to arrive. Still, now would be a good time to fill in those holes in your collection before they get discontinued and skyrocket in price in the aftermarket. Besides everyone needs more Ewoks:
- 7956 Ewok Attack down 22% to $23.36
- 7959 Geonosian Starfighter down 19% to $28.23
- 6863 Batwing Battle Over Gotham City down 17% to $28.99
And don’t forget, you can pre-order the LEGO Batman: Visual Dictionary from DK Publishing for the low, low price of $13.75. Authored by Daniel Lipkowitz, the book features the previously announced Electro Suit Batman exclusive minifig. The publication date is set for September 17, 2012. Pre-order it today:
There’s always that hard-to-find chase variant. 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape is the exclusive set in the first wave of DC Super Heroes sets. It can only be found in a LEGO Brand retail store, online at LEGO Shop@Home, or in a Toys R Us. Problem is, the LEGO store is always sold out, Shop@Home has shipping fees, and Toys R Us has marked up the set by $10. I’d been drooling over this set for months, hoping to find it in a LEGO stor. With some VIP points saved up and the Hulk minifigure promo, I was finally able to justify getting this set online.
It wasn’t until Calin’s (_Tiler) flickr stream was linked to in chat the other day that I finally became aware of his work. The above is his latest Batmobile, the Batrod. And yes, it fits the Batman minifig. He’s got a whole host of other incredible works, including microscale and minifig scale Tumblers. Check out his LEGO Batmobile flickr set for more.
Been a bit negligent on posting lately, let a lot of stuff slide by and that probably won’t change anytime soon, but Batman really doesn’t deserve that type of treatment. It’s easy for him to get lost in all the Avengers hype right now, so here’s a bit of a Bat-news roundup.
The LEGO Batman: Visual Dictionary (LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes) book from DK Publishing is now available for pre-order and the exclusive minfig that will come with it has been revealed to be Electro Suit Batman from the upcoming video game. I didn’t think there were enough sets and such to fill a book yet, but based on the images like the one below and the fig, I’m in.
Speaking of the video game, ComicBookMovie.com did a report on some info in the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine with some interesting new details about the upcoming LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes game. I’ve cobbled together the relevant info and included it after the jump and you can pre-order the book or the game from Amazon by clicking the pics above.
Brickset posted this pic and reported on this a couple of days ago and it’s been popping up in our contact feed and the FBTB chatroom, so it’s time to finally pay attention I suppose. I’ll just say that I’m extremely jealous at how cheap and easy it is to get these sets in the UK when The Sun just gives them away with purchase, but I do find it amusing when folks say they just put the papers back on the rack after paying for them. Take that newspaper I know nothing about! The giveaways apparently start on May 19th and run daily through the 27th and includes these great little sets. I haven’t seen any concrete info on where to get them, but they’ve been available from TRU and WH Smith in the past so those are the likely venues.
- 30160 Batman Jetski
- 30161 Mini Batmobile
- 30087 Ninjago Car
- 30150 Racing Car
- 30156 Star Destroyer
- 30018 Police Microlight
- 30010 Fire Chief
- 30086 Ninjago Hidden Sword
- 8028 Mini TIE Fighter
Thanks to the masses for the heads up, if you hear any relative details please share in the comments!
Actually, I guess it’s a jetski. Which is silly, but it’s out there in the world as spotted on the TRU website and probably making its way into the wild as we speak. Keep your eyes peeled because this is sure to be the least expensive way to get a Batman figure or two and other than the classic blue and grey comics version, this Keaton-esque costume is probably the best suited for LEGO. Now, let’s see that awesome Batmobile poly hit the shelves!