FBTB fan Nuri sent in the above pic of his receipt and loot for the day: 70611 Batman: Man-Bat attack. It was purchased at a Toys’R'Us store in the Los Angeles area. Asking price was $24.99 before any tax. Given the TRU tax, I imagine MSRP for this set would be $19.99. FBTB has already reviewed this set and if you’re still looking for a gift to put under the tree, you really can’t go wrong with this set. 76011 Batman: Man-Bat attack comes with Batman, Man-Bat, and Nightwing along with the Batcopter and a jet pack for hours of fun.
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MAOS returns this week and it’s bringing back an old friend for backup. Spoilers! It’s Mike Peterson. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell had this to say about the shows build up to this point and how the second half of the season will have a more “Marvel” feel:
“I don’t think we should be led by fans, I think we should have fans follow. People saying, ‘faster, more, faster, more’ — you can never go faster, and you can never give them enough. You have to trust the stories that you’re wanting to tell, have a plan, and hopefully at the end people will go, “Oh, they knew what they were doing, that was cool, I didn’t see that coming, that was really satisfying.” That’s our goal. And we’ll find out! But we think we have cool stuff planned, and from 10 on out, we’re starting to turn over cards. If you think of 22 episodes as a movie, we’re at the one-hour mark in the movie. Things are picking up. We’re still building towards the climax before we get to falling action, but you’ve set the table for what’s going to happen.”
I’ll just be over in the ‘Waiting for the Payoff’ section.
The above image popped up on antman3001′s flickr stream the other day giving us the first official look at the Marvel Super Heroes sets for the January 2014 wave as well as the set names. It looks like most if not all of the sets are based on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon that’s currently airing on Disney XD. Of course the one fig I want, Purple Pants Hulk, is in the biggest set. No matter, I plan on getting them all anyway.
January can’t come around fast enough.
After taking a close look at the pic, it looks like two out of the five sets are coming out in March with the other three coming out in April. Looks like we’ll have a bit longer to wait for these sets.
Amazon is discounting a bunch of DC and Marvel Super Heroes sets ranging fom 25-35% off or more! Now’s the time for people like me who procrastinated on picking these up to stock up before they’re discontinued for good. If you haven’t picked up the Arctic Batman set yet, or if you did and you got the typo version, the ones that are shipping out now should be the ones with the corrected set name, “Arctic” instead of “Artic”.
DC Universe Super Heroes
- 76000 Arctic Batman vs Mr Freeze: Aquaman on Ice is 25% off at $14.99
- 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville is 38% off at $30.99
- 76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape is 30% off at $13.99
- 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown is 35% off at $8.49
Marvel Super Heroes
- 76006 Iron Man: Extremis Sea Port Battle is 25% off at $14.99
- 76007 Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack is 33% off at $26.99
- 76008 Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown is 25% off at $9.74
Like all of the other Super Heroes sets, 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack came with a comic and on the back of the comic there was a family portrait of all of the upcoming minifigs for the initial January wave for 2014. Featured prominently front and center are Batgirl, Scuba Suit Batman, The Flash, and a Robin minifig with short legs. Can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the sets.
Batmobile. Bat Ice Sled. Batwing. There was one major Bat-vehicle that was missing from the first couple of waves of DC Super Heroes and it was the Batcopter. New for 2014, 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack comes in to fill the gap and it does not disappoint.
Weighing in at a mere 184 pieces, it won’t win any awards for price per piece ratio. You do get three minifigs out of this set: a pretty standard issue Batman in a black outfit, and newcomers Man-Bat and Nightwing in red.
This weeks episode of MAOS has the team investigating a woman who may be a telekinetic, or haunted. Either way I’d bet she’d be fun at a diner party and look forward to finding out tomorrow. Also, it seems we may get some of the Cavalry’s backstory. Such as, why she’s called “The Cavalry” and why you shouldn’t call her that. Everyone on this show is so mysterious. Terribly mysterious.
Except Fitz/Simmons of course. They’re just really excitable nerd puppies.
A new polybag set has been spotted in the wild, the UK wild to be exact. Twitter follower @MickGreek tweeted us that he’s found the above polybag. Unfortunately, there are no other details, like where, but I assume the price is in line with what other polybags go for. We’ll update the forum thread once we get more info.
image via Brickset
Tonight’s episode of MAOS picks up directly where Thor: The Dark World leaves off and then apparently goes right off on a tangent. As a primer, I’m buying tickets online right now to take the family to Marvel’s Asgardian follow up. Hopefully, I can get caught up on all things RAFT afterwards. Peter MacNicol guests tonight as Dr. Elliot Randolph and the object they seek channels the power of the gods… maybe we’ll luck out and it’ll be Vigo.
LEGO is creating a new Juniors line designed to easier to build for younger kids. The “Juniors” name reminds of a period of time around the mid- to late-90′s where LEGO sets were being “juniorized”, a term coined by the AFOL community describing set designs being purposefully dumbed down with smaller piece counts and large, specialized pieces. It seems that LEGO is now embracing that concept and using the design approach to target a more laser-focused demographic as evidenced by the age range on the boxes indicating 4-7 years. I imagine the value of the sets having a price per piece ratio lying somewhere between System scale and Duplo scale.
So far only these two sets have been revealed. With Spider-Man headlining the Marvel side of the Super Heroes line, and, of course, Batman leading the way for DC, I would expect additional sets in the Juniors line to mimic their System scale counterparts and leverage the popularity of those characters more.