The thing with these trailers for the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they get me so excited to see the movie they are teasing, and the Age of Ultron trailer is no exception. I can only hope that the movie will not disappoint, but they rarely do anyway.
There was a leak of the trailer earlier today setting the interwebs on fire, but Marvel went ahead and officially posted it to their YouTube channel and tweeted their reaction:
Apparently news broke about this a couple of days ago but nothing made it across my desk until earlier tonight. On Monday October 27th at 6pm/5pm Central, Cartoon Network will air a special one-shot LEGO DC Super Heroes special called Batman: Be-Leaguered. The listing has the synopsis as follows: “Superman wants Batman to join his new superhero team, but Batman prides himself on being a self-sufficient loner.” There’s a 30 second trailer for the 30 minute special posted below.
Remember that Batsignal build event at Toys’R’Us? I didn’t make it in time but managed to scrounge up enough parts to make one thanks to instructions being posted in eBay auctions. I guess there was a comic book giveaway as well. Anyways, the reason I bring this up is because that build event was a promotional event hyping up the upcoming special if this tweet is to be believed.
Don’t go wasting your money picking it up on eBay. I received confirmation from LEGO today that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro minifigure polybag is scheduled to be a promotional figure at Toys’R’Us stores. There are no other details at this time about the promo other than it will be available later this year and that approximately 100,000 figures were made. There was no theme nor were there any sets made for the movie, which is a shame because a Gwen Stacy figure would have been great to have. Electro is it. The upcoming promotion is in addition to the the figure being given away at LEGO KidsFest events around the country. My fingers are crossed that it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get it.
Just a friendly reminder that this Saturday, Toys’R’Us stores will be hosting a build and take event where you can build the above pictured Batsignal. Now THIS I am looking forward to! The event is from 12-2pm but get there early because I’d like to believe that this would be more popular than the micro Ghost event last week. The event is for children ages 5 and up. Finally. Having kids is starting to pay off.
Also, Bricktober blah blah blah $75 micro CITY set blah blah rant blah.
Barnes&Noble is offering a limited time discount on select toys. From now until October 14, 2014 at 2:59am EST, you can get a Buy One Get One 50% off discount. Most LEGO is excluded from this promotion but if you search around you’re bound to find some that do qualify. Look for the “Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off — Select Toys & Games details” text in the box next to the price tag. After poking around a bit, I found some LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Friends, and LEGO Star Wars sets that do qualify. The pattern seems to be most if not all of the older sets qualify for the discount. So the newest stuff (summer wave) and/or the most popular items will not.
This deal will not stack with the BNFRIENDS 20% off coupon code.
Solar Suit Superman (this raises so many questions I can’t even begin)
Polka Dot Man
There will also be a total of six DLC packs, up from the three we already knew about. Although the panel was light on specifics, they did reveal that the name of one of the packs was the Arrow Pack, no doubt for Green Arrow related content. If I was a betting man, I’d bet a whole dollar that another one of the packs is going to be the Flash Pack in keeping up with the TV theme going on there. Yep, a whole dollar. The first set of three DLC packs will be available upon launch day of the game, November 11th. No release date has been set for the second set of three. Don’t forget to pre-order the game from Gamestop to get an exclusive bonus of a Plastic Man minifigure.
Attendees to the panel also received the following t-shirt and poster:
Couldn’t get enough of Will Arnett’s take on Batman in The LEGO Movie? Well Warner Brothers is preparing another helping of Batitude in the form of a LEGO Batman spin-off for the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter is detailing that the project is being fast tracked by director Chris McKay and may even take over the 2017 release date for The LEGO Movie 2 all under the supervision of much of the first films create team and written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
If you’re a fan of CW’s Arrow, you know it’s a much more adult offering then Smallville was. This weeks premiere of The Flash, brought some of the fun back to the DC comics adaptions and so I watched it with my son last night and he’s excited for next week. Because of the darker tone and more violent content, Oliver Queen’s cameo in the Flash was the first time my son saw him and though he was exited, it’ll be some time until he sees any more of him. Apparently the actor who portrays televisions emerald archer has the same problem and having a young daughter is part of what prompted him to voice Green Arrow in LEGO Batman 3.
He’ll be at the panel for the game this weekend at NYCC along with TT Games developers Arthur Parsons & Stephen Sharples, Troy Baker, Geoff Johns and Kevin Smith. Those last two guys will be playable characters in the game as you can see below. Hopefully we’ll find out this weekend if any other surprises are in store, if not we get to find out in a month.
So there’s a couple of new promotional polybags that I was recently made aware of.
First up is Electro from Amazing Spider-Man 2. As far as I know this was a promotional item given away at LEGO’s truck tour events known as Kids Fest. This is the only set ever made for the movie and as far as I’ve been able to gather, has never been made available anywhere else. There are a few on eBay with the prices going through the roof already so be prepared to mortgage your children to get one.
Next up is Rocket Raccoon in his Ravagers uniform holding a gun in one hand and a Groot sapling in another. First of all, yes, I did report previously that the Rocket Raccoon figure was exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con but that’s only because that was what was communicated to me by LEGO’s public relations representative. I’ve compared the picture on the bag with the one in my hand and they are identical. Second of all, I don’t care. Normally I’d be all up in arms about this saying LEGO’s pants are on fire but not so much. Could be that I’m just getting old. Could be that I have way too much on my plate to worry about insignificant details like this. Could be that I’m jaded. /shrug. Or it could be that I just want this set with the Groot sapling. And see, this is a proper way to do exclusives. For those that want the mini Warbird set with Rocket can go nuts trying to get the SDCC set. Or if you just want the figure, you can try to get this polybag which offers something a little different and arguably something just as desirable and yet is still an exclusive but at a much broader scale. It is just AWESOME. So far, all signs point to it showing up in Canada Toys’R’Us stores in the near future if it hasn’t already. No word yet on US or overseas availability.
Many thanks go to the peeps in the FBTB chat room for the news and lively discussion. Images by neoape.