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Ace Kim | February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

[Toy Fair 2017] LEGO Star Wars Sets Videos

Here are a few more videos. To be honest the Star Wars line feels a little lacking. It could be because there are four current properties to draw from as well as the Original and Prequel Trilogies as well. That and the focus seems to be promoting the hell out of The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Ah well, at least I got my Quadjumper!

Above is 75172 Y Wing Starfighter, the rest of the Star Wars sets are below the fold.

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

[Toy Fair 2017] Videos of the LEGO Movie Batman sets in Action

These videos wrap up the coverage of LEGO stuff coming out of New York Toy Fair 2017, but wow, looking at the play features for 70917 The Ultimate Batmobile, and this set went from pretty awesome to shut up and take my money for me. That little moment where Robin just pops into the back, behind Batman? That’s a stroke of genius right there.

Above is the 70917 The Ultimate Batmobile set, and you can check out the rest of the videos after the click.

All of these sets will be available starting June 1, 2017.

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

[Toy Fair 2017] 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack



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Sorry about the blurriness on this one… I missed it before the event was done, and didn’t have a chance to get a message back to Ace. It’s obviously an early prototype (odd for a set that comes out in June), but there’s an important thing to note here. We are finally getting a 4LOM figure, which means that after 18 years, it’s now official that Zuckuss is the bounty hunter that LEGO hates the most.

Seriously LEGO, how long must we wait to do our full bounty hunter scum scene?

75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack comes in at $14.99 and 122 pieces, and manages to tuck four hunters not named Boba Fett into our collections.


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Nick Martin | February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Disney Princesses

[Toy Fair 2017] Disney Princess

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It seems strange that, given the near bottomless depths of the Disney Princess line in general, that we are already revisiting some of the initial sets… but luckily they were two good sets, and both have some real improvements. I always welcome more gold parts entering the market.

41146 Cinderella’s Enchanted Evening (SRP $39.99, 350 parts)

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I’m actually okay with this set showing up again. When I bought it the first time, it got parted out for the gold wheels. This time, it’ll be something for my daughter and I to build together, and then her immediately breaking it down to try and put a rocket on it. It makes an AFOL dad proud…

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41145 Ariel and the Magical Spell (SRP $29.99, 222 parts)

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So, a confession. The Little Mermaid is far and away my favorite Disney movie. I have all of the songs memorized, as well as the lines in general. And, with that framing… WHY DOES URSULA LOOK LIKE THIS! WHY! I’m glad a proper version of her was in the Disney line, but now I’ll need to buy an extra to sneak into the set when I pick this one up for us to share.

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

[Toy Fair 2017] 76081 The Milano vs. The Abilisk






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These pictures got over to me a bit later than the other Marvel sets, which is why they’re in their own post. I share the general sentiment of “I’m really glad I have the original Milano,” a set that I quite liked but took me down memory lane into jokes about Tony Danza. That being said, 76081 The Milano vs. the Sarlacc The Abilisk at least manages to come in at $49.99 for the reduced piece count and size. The big problem is htat nothing in the set is brand new… it’s just different outfits for characters we got before. Of the ones I’ve seen thus far, this is the hardest one to convince myself on.



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Nick Martin | February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Architecture, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Architecture

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I have some friends that just adore the Architecture Line, and you can’t deny how nice these look as display pieces. 21036 Arc de Triomphe has my attention for the little statues in white, and it comes in at 386 pieces and a somewhat hefty $39.99 price tag. Available starting on August 1st.

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Nick Martin | February 18th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[Toy Fair 2017] LEGO DC Super Hero Girls

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Next up is the next wave of LEGO DC Super Heroes Girls. Hopefully these are turning out to be a hit, because they’ve been marketed so oddly by LEGO thus far. Still, the Friends, Princess, and DC Girls lines have had some of the most part innovation in recent memory.

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Nick Martin | February 18th, 2017 | News

[Toy Fair 2017] LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17

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CORN MAN! Also, that weightlifter and the rocket kid. Kind of curious about the unrevealed “mystery” figure. Oooh, and that pie. A lot to love here.

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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