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[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels: Saturday Programming

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Once again I am here to offer a few select panels for Saturday at the San Diego Comic Con. There’s a TON of stuff going on but I’ve carefully curated the selection below based on what I want to see I think you the LEGO fan would be interested in seeing.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

[SDCC] The Statues of The LEGO Booth

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The LEGO booth is home to a record number of statues this year, totalling five in all. We’ve already posted images of the LEGO Batcycle and a few snaps of the other statues but I thought I’d try taking a few more.

Choppers head actually moves by rotating left and right and features its front wheel which was missing from the previous photos released of the statue. At first I thought its two legs were actually going into the table until I realized that the angle was built that way on purpose.

My favorite one is the of Spider-Man complete with webbed up camera.

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[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels – Thursday

Hello, Comic Con attendees! Like last year, I’ve compiled a list of panels that I think might interest you, fans of LEGO licensed themes! So if you’re looking for things to do and see that doesn’t involve a line to get some exclusive toy, take a peek below. I know I will be trying my best to go to some of these. I’ll be posting daily so that you don’t have to keep searching back for the schedule. Just check the site each morning and I hope to see some of you there.

Toy Story That Time Forgot
11:15am Room 6A
Calling all Toy Story fans! ABC and Disney•Pixar present an exclusive first look at the upcoming holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story OF TERROR!), director Steve Purcell (Brave), and head of story Derek Thompson (WALL•E) give you an exclusive inside look at the sketches, storyboards, and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special!

The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels
6:00pm Room 6BCF
The almost 20-year stretch of Star Wars history between Episodes III and IV is a dark time in the galaxy that has never before been explored on screen. The evil Galactic Empire has tightened its grip and only a select few are brave enough to stand against tyranny and ignite a rebellion. Join Star Wars Rebels executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg as well as series stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray for an exclusive preview of what’s to come this Fall on Disney XD in this eagerly awaited television series from Lucasfilm Animation.

The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – A Look Under the Shell
8:15pm Room 6DE
In celebration of the new documentary film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator Kevin Eastman will lead this fascinating panel including Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), taking fans behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets into the incredible 30-year journey and reveal the real origin story of four of pop culture’s most enduring heroes. Featuring clips from the documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion, fans will get to see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.

Ken Robichaud | July 21st, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[SDCC] Enter The Shredder As The Next LEGO Sculpture To Appear At Comic-Con

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IGN revealed another life sized LEGO sculpture that will be at SDCC this weekend, a 7 foot tall statue of the Shredder. Weighing in at 174 pounds and 35,322 bricks, it took the master builders 269 hours to bring Oroku Saki to life in all his vile glory. Probably too big and heavy to try and sneak him home.

I cannot look at this statue and not hear the voice of James “Uncle Phil” Avery. No disrespect to Kevin Michael Richardson, but this is the second cartoon character he’s voiced that I can’t help but still associate with the previous voice actor.

Ken Robichaud | July 9th, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sales News

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO Variant Comic Cover

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Loved the Marvel LEGO variant covers and wish you could get more then just the mighty Marvel characters in LEGO comic form, well you’re in luck. No, you won’t be getting any awesome DC covers… yet, but you can get your hands on this variant cover for TMNT New Animated Adventures #12 over at Midtown Comics for a really nice price. You could also check your local shop to see if they got this subscription cover that slipped past me a couple weeks ago. Still, it’s new comic book day and this was certainly new to me! There’s a LEGO TMNT comic inside, but if you don’t read this particular comic, it’s still a new cover to add to your collection.

Ace Kim | July 1st, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sales News

FREE LEGO TMNT Flashback Shredder Minifigure With Purchase

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From now until July 20th or while supplies last, get a free Flashback Shredder figure with your LEGO purchase of $75 or more. Also, $75 just happens to be the magical threshold for free shipping so you’ll get that too. Offer is good online at LEGO Shop@Home and LEGO Brand Retail locations.

Two additional notes of interest should you decide to make a purchase. First, it’s not advertised on their website, but the store calendar is advertising an extra 50 VIP points with the purchase 79121 Turtle Sub Undersea Chase. The bonus VIP points is already reflected on the item’s page. Second, the promotion dates are from now until July 20th, which happens to overlap with the VIP Early Access to the next exclusive set which should be 10242 MINI Cooper. Assuming supplies last until then, you can get the figure free with the MINI Cooper set. The overlap dates are July 18-20.

Ken Robichaud | June 19th, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gets Fourth Season And A New Voice

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Don’t look so surprised, guys. Before season three even begins airing on Nickelodeon this fall, the announcement comes that they’ve ordered a 20 episode fourth season. Great news for fans of the hit Turtle comeback and hopefully great news for future sets based on the show. With the beginning of the third season, Seth Green will be taking over the voice duties of Leonardo from Jason Biggs. Now, I like Seth and think he’s a funny guy, but he’s hit a saturation point for me. He keeps popping up as a voice actor everywhere and in some cases, to the detriment of the show. I have a lot of issues with Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. She-Hulk’s day job has been shifted from a lawyer to a stuntwoman (actually referred to as a walking green screen), the Hulk seems perfectly comfortable with his life and thoughts becoming a reality show, but the worst is Seth’s characterization of Rick Jones aka A-Bomb. Terrible.

Still, I think the show is strong enough to make the transition and I hope Seth fills Jason’s shoes as he goes off in search of new roles and, presumably, pies.

On the movie side of things, I still remain frigidly on the “Nnnnnnnnope” side of the fence and this latest picture of the Shredder and Splinter from the film continues to cement my position. The Silver Samurai suit from The Wolverine didn’t look that over the top. However the film turns out, I’ve got another couple of years of the cartoon at least, so I’m good.

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Nick Martin | April 2nd, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

Images of Movie TMNT sets

Well, I guess I can’t keep saying that Canada has never given us anything*… Canadian retailer Indigo has listed two of the sets from the upcoming Shrek-sequel by Michael Bay, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The fact that the box art is missing the critical “Teenage” and “Mutant” words worries me, but the sets are firmly in the “eh” category.

We get two sets, the 368 piece Turtle Van Takedown and 743 piece Big Rig Snow Getaway. The Turtle Van has a good name but strikes me as too small and not nearly turtle-van enough for my tastes (it’s like a big green tumbler that’s had too many pizzas). The Big Rig set seems like a decent big rig trailer, though the cab looks kind of phoned in. Maybe we’re kind of lucky that the Lego licensed sets seldom look like anything from the movie, and that’s why either of the sets could be dropped alongside the existing TMNT stuff.

But hey, I’m not even a big fan of the sets, so share what you think of them. And thanks to the several people that sent this in!

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*I realize that Canada gave us William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, and John Candy, but I think we can all agree that they’re cancelled out by Mike Myers, Jim Carey, and Hayden Christensen. That’s to say nothing of dumping Beiber, Celine Dion, and Bryan Adams on an unsuspecting US…

Ken Robichaud | March 27th, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

First Teaser for New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

While I’m still really enjoying the new Turtles toon and look forward to the new sets based on it that are hitting stores now, I’m not having a lot of luck in my attempts to keep an open mind regarding this film. The trailer has hit via CBR and you can take a look and see what you think. If the sets based on it are half decent, we’ve already sort of won, right?

Toy Fair Report: Set Videos

In case you weren’t aware, FBTB has a YouTube channel. It’s where we stick our video assets. We don’t produce much and I keep threatening to do video reviews but never have the time to get around it. Or the nerve to put myself in front of a camera. Yesterday, I finished editing and uploading video footage I shot of at Toy Fair showing off some play features of some of the upcoming sets. They’re not too long, averaging about a minute and a half each, but you can see bells and whistles of the sets in motion.

Enjoy!