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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Pirates of the Caribbean


I know, I was surprised too. My first comment when I saw them show up from Ace is “what, didn’t I dump on that line enough the first time?” Only a couple of things here thus far, a pair of Brickheadz and the wallet-denting 71042 Silent Mary.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Star Wars Buildable Figures

There were a few Star Wars Buildable Figures on display at Toy Fair this year, mostly around Rogue One, but also including a larger Scout Trooper build.

75523 Scarif Scouttrooper

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These always work better with armor than with characters. Doesn’t look bad at all.

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75532 Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike (SRP $54.99, 452 Pieces)

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This reminds me of a Target Exclusive 6″ Black Series pack from a couple of years back. I own two of those… a very high price for this, and the rest already feel pretty expensive.

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75531 Stormtrooper Commander

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I’m kind of curious about the sholderpads. Anyone out there buy these figures? Could you integrate those parts into regular LEGO builds?

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75525 Baze Malbus

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That head… looks like they popped the head of a completely unrelated doll and put it on this. Too clean, not scruffy enough.

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75524 Chirrut Imwe

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Um… should not have pupils that are so defined…

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Marvel Super Heroes


We’re getting into my favorite lines at this point… so hopefully there’s a lot of new stuff here to excite! We are getting our first looks at the Spider-man Homecoming sets, the Guardians of the Galaxy sets, and the new regular sets. There will be a couple of sets for Thor: Ragnorok, but they were not on display.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | Episode VIII, LEGO Star Wars, News, Rebels, Rogue One, Star Wars, The Force Awakens

[Toy Fair 2017] Star Wars

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Several LEGO Star Wars sets on display. Several of these will be available in a couple of weeks on March 1st, with the rest showing up June 1st. See the set pictures below the fold! One note, the Advent Calendar is at the end, so if you don’t want to see what they phoned in this year, watch your scrolling.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | News, The LEGO Batman Movie

[Toy Fair 2017] The LEGO Batman Movie

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Of course, there are several more sets to come for the LEGO Batman Movie (and hopefully they keep that up for awhile, so many possibilities). All of these sets are scheduled to hit stores on June 1st, so start saving your quarters.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | News, The LEGO Batman Movie

[Toy Fair 2017] LEGO Batman 70917 The Ultimate Batmobile

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70917 The Ultimate Batmobile. We saw this before, but our close up look at it. Interesting that they broke down the minifigs with their vehicles on the box. Also, biggest thing to note is that the Batsignal actually lights up in the set. Full batch of pictures below the fold.

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Ace Kim| February 18th, 2017 | News

Our New York Toy Fair Coverage Begins this Morning

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I have a feeling that these guys may be in a lot of it…
Ace Kim| February 14th, 2017 | Events, News, The LEGO Batman Movie

Target Stores Host LEGO Batman Movie Event This Saturday February 18


Just when you thought you were done with store events, they pull you back in. Target stores nationwide will be hosting a LEGO Batman Movie-themed event this Saturday February 18th from 10am to 1pm. The event is a scavenger hunt where participants can get a free sticker sheet and poster while supplies last. Event is at all Target stores except Target Express locations. Meh, not the most thrilling event but it’ll keep the kids busy for a while if you’re looking for something to do this weekend.

Ace Kim| February 13th, 2017 | Contests, The LEGO Batman Movie

ReBrick Hosts Best of Batman Building Contest


The fine folks over at ReBrick are hosting a LEGO Batman-themed building contest with some pretty impressive prizes. You can build against three different categories giving you three chances to win: vehicles, venues or locations, and super villain accessories. The deadline to submit your entry is March 10th 2017 at 10:00AM EST. You’ll need a account to enter. More rules can be found on the Best of Batman contest page. The prizes are pretty nice and include autographed plates from some of the voice actors from The LEGO Batman Movie:

– 70907 Killer Croc™ Tail-Gator
– 70908 The Scuttler
– 70911 The Penguin™ Arctic Roller
– 70912 Arkham Asylum
– Exclusive plate with Batgirl™ Minifigure and Rosario Dawson’s autograph
– Exclusive plate with Robin™ Minifigure and Michael Cera’s autograph
– Exclusive plate with Alfred™ Minifigure and Ralph Fiennes’ autograph
– A behind the scenes artbook, signed by the LEGO designers
– An exclusive winner’s brick certificate

I guess Will Arnett was not available to autograph a plate.

Ace Kim| February 13th, 2017 | News

LEGOLAND California Offers Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman Keychain Free With Purchase


I was at LEGOLAND California this weekend and lo’ and behold at the Big Shop, they were offering the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman keychain polybag set for free with purchase. The signage said $75 in The LEGO Batman Movie sets were required to qualify, but at the counter the nice gentleman clarified that the threshold was just $55. Offer is good while supplies last, obviously. One other noteworthy thing to mention about that was a 10% discount on all purchases made before 12:00pm which I wasn’t aware that they offered before. It, unfortunately, does not stack with the passholder discount but for those of you in the area, this might be a nice way to get the keychain without being subjected to aftermarket prices. I am unsure if this deal is offered at other LEGOLAND parks or Discovery Centers, but it’s worth a phone call to find out.