Someone managed to get their hands on a copy of tomorrows Uni-Kitty exclusive giveaway early and chat troll murphquake spread ijustine’s joy on his tumblr. It appears that she actually has two printed faces instead of a double sided one, but we’ll be certain when we see packaging. This is the figure that tops my exclusive envy for this year, with todays Tacky Batman being second. Good luck to those in the draw.
The other day brought news of Lucy Lawless joining the cast in an unknown role which has now been confirmed to be agent Isabelle Hardley. It isn’t known if this will just be a guest shot or a recurring character, but time will tell. Then the panel yesterday in Ballroom 20 at SDCC dropped even more teasers about the upcoming season. I’ll let Agent Billy tell you who is going to be dropping in…
In anticipation of Marvel’s big Hall H presentation at SDCC today, they’ve been trickling out teaser art for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. Last week came the first image of the films namesake villain, Ultron and the last couple days have seen these eight teaser posters pop, two at a time to create one massive scene of the movies heroes being completely over run by Ultron drones.
We just need Thor and the Hulk to complete this image, but the real stand out part is the inclusion of the floating caped Vision on Quicksilver’s panel. Man, am I glad he’s got the cape.
Meanwhile the Ant Man film that I now believe to be cursed released this concept art poster that shows Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, looking suspiciously like Kurt Russell. The film just lost the three recently added villains, Patrick (Nite Owl) Wilson left due to scheduling and Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman have also dropped out. Rumour is that they left due to the same creative differences that drove off the films original director, Edgar Wright.
You can expect more news as it breaks and as I get the time to post it in the next couple of days.
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.
Remember the LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sculpture we featured last week? When I got the pictures, it wasn’t clear at the time what was to be done with the sculpture, at least it wasn’t made known to my contacts. Not that it matters much though, because if you happen to be at the LEGO booth at Comic Con this weekend, go hit up the retail store section and check it out. They put it behind a glass case along with a small street section and 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set to make a pretty nice display. I LOVE this statue and would pay good money for it. More pics below.
The Comic Con news of flowing in pretty steadily, so here’s a friendly reminder that the open round of building in our current contest is coming to a close tomorrow night. Make sure to get those steampunkified starfighters submitted by 11:59pm PST on July 26th, because any that come in after the deadline won’t make it to the poll. If you’ve missed the earlier post and you’re feeling ambitious you still have time to put together an entry to participate so check out the full rules are in the submission thread. We’ve passed 30 entries at this point and it’s already shaping up to be a rough first round. Best of luck to all of you!
Today’s minifigure giveaway at the San Diego Convention Center is Marvel’s The Collector from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. He features a double-sided head with one side being angry and the other side being less angry. I wasn’t lucky enough to get one but my friend was and he let me take these pictures. I was curious what the cardboard insert looked like and was disappointed to see that the inside of the folded backdrop was just a picture of the minifig. One of the things that I liked about last year’s minifig was how the cardboard insert doubled as a cityscape backdrop for a quick and easy display. Not so much with this year’s backdrop it looks like. Instead, it turns into a mini poster.
I also took some out-of-the-package pictures of yesterday’s Bard figure. The backdrop has the same treatment: just a mini-poster of the minifigure. Bard, too, features a double printed head as well.
If you look closely at the bottom left corner on the two packages, the Bard figure does not have the words “2014 Exclusive” underneath the Comic Con logo.
A quick break from Comic-Con to bring you a bit of sales news. Forum member psycho013 has alerted us to a pre sale on Amazon for the summer wave of Star Wars sets in the US. The Scout Fighter and Cantina sets are available at about a 15% discount.
- 75051 Jedi Scout Fighter - $53.35
- 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina - $59.51
- 75054 AT-AT - $109.99
- 75055 Star Destroyer - $129.99
- 75048 The Phantom - $24.99
- 75049 Snowspeeder - $29.99
- 75053 The Ghost - $89.99
75057 B-Wing is still MIA for pre-order.
Comic-Con isn’t just about LEGO (or comics really), it’s about pimping the movies and tv shows that with any luck will translate INTO awesome LEGO sets. First up on the DC side of things is this Sears Portrait Studio picture 9just kidding, this picture’s good) of Ben Affleck’s Batman from the Upcoming court case: Batman v Superman. This time the picture is in colour, but it’s Batman so it really doesn’t matter and it’s closer, so there’s a lot less batsuit for people to complain about! He’s still looking pretty bummed about something, or maybe he’s just playing Angry Birds on his phone.
It’s Friday and here are some more panels you should check out:
None. At least none that I want to go to but I don’t want to speak for you so go check out what’s happening today panel-wise at the Comic Con website.
Keep in mind that Friday is Marvel day so they will be giving out The Collector on this day starting at 12:30pm in the upstairs terrace by the Sails Pavilion.
Also, the original Batman, Adam West, will be making an appearance at the LEGO Booth at 12:45. It is unclear if he will be signing anything or just hanging out for photo opps.