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Ace Kim | January 30th, 2017 | LEGO Dimensions, Sales News

Get The Hoff, Marceline For $7.19 Each With In-store Pickup at GameStop

Gamestop is having an early sale on the upcoming LEGO Dimensions Knight Rider Fun Pack. The price is just $7.19, down from $11.99 MSRP for a 40% savings. They also have the former TRU exclusive Adventure Time Marceline Fun Pack available for pre-order with the same discount, just $7.19. You’ll have to opt for in-store pick-up to skip the $5.99 shipping fee to maximize your savings.

As of right now, I couldn’t find an equivalent listing on Amazon for the same two sets so no price matching there. Yet.

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Nick Martin | January 29th, 2017 | News, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Movie

LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Pack – Gotham Police Department

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I ran across something interesting on a visit to the LEGO store today… there’s one of the blister minifigure packs featuring three members of the Gotham Police department. These packs have been around for years in the City/Friends line (and occasionally other LEGO original lines), but are usually more a filler spot on the shelf in LEGO Brand Retail stores and apparently at TRU and Target. Brickset is listing it as a LEGO Exclusive, so for now, you need to hit a store to find them. If they show up on [email protected] or anywhere else, we’ll get a post together, because there’s a whole lot to love in this $12.99 pack.

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Nick Martin | January 26th, 2017 | News, The LEGO Batman Movie

LEGO Batman Movie – Behind the Bricks Featurette

I remember when the LEGO Movie Behind the Bricks feature came out before that movie… it was the video that pretty much killed the skepticism I had for that whole movie. Whatever I thought about LEGO stuff before I saw that didn’t matter, I knew the humor was going to be solid. Turns out it was far beyond even that impression… the LEGO movie ended up with humor for kids, adults, and even us ice-hearted AFOLs. Apparently what they learned going in to the LEGO Batman Movie is to just do all that, except with the best Batman to hit movie screens in the feature role.

That and I think I saw at least four or five parts that I now need to go find out how to get…

Review: 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator

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You know, I own a truck, and while I’ve certainly used it to haul a number of things, I don’t think I’ve ever felt the need to extend all of the controls for the vehicle out the back of the cab and into the bed. If I needed to do something like that, I’d probably just reconsider my vehicle choices and go for more of a rocket-sled sort of affair. Look, practical doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish.

Killer Croc is a weird villain in the lexicon of Batman… I’m not sure any other character has gone through more physical and artistic revisions. Originally, he was just a guy with a birth defect that made him look like a crocodile (backstory is that he was a wrestler that wrestled crocs), and more than once over the years, he’s looked like that again. For all of the failings of Suicide Squad (and there were so many), one of the things I think they got right was the look of Killer Croc. I mean, he was basically a prop otherwise, but he looked close to his roots. In more recent years, he’s taken more of a look like a lizard over a crocodile… but I think that’s more the fault of the fact that crocodiles and humans just look really different.

One of the main reasons I decided to review 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator is that I haven’t picked up the other set that’s currently available with a version of Croc. I should, because it has Katana and Captain Boomerang, but it’s always been pushed to the side as I’ve been filling in my goal of having six hundred of the same Batman minifigure. This set is only $69.99 and a slight 460 pieces, continuing the unfortunate trend of a Bigfig costing us a good 100 or so parts off a set. This is the most expensive of the cars in the movie line, with the least number of parts… and it is sadly missing a Bat Kayak. In short, this truck better have some good 4WD, because it’s got a pretty tough hill to climb.

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Amazon Discounts LEGO Batman Movie Dimensions Story Pack

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It doesn’t come out for a couple of weeks, but Amazon has discounted the pre-order for the LEGO Batman Movie Dimensions story pack from $49.99 to $29.99. It includes Robin, Batgirl, and likely a whole lot of movie references and jokes.

It also looks like the Fantastic Beasts Story Pack and the Ghostbusters Story Pack are both down 20% to $39.99.

Ace Kim | January 23rd, 2017 | News

Disney Reveals Title For Next Star Wars Movie

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Disney revealed the title for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, and it is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Obviously, the title refers to Luke and Rey getting into high jinks as only force users can. You know, like tickling people’s ear from across the room. Moving someone’s chair just as they are about to sit down. You know, typical Star Wars high jinks. And if this isn’t in the next movie, I’m going to be a sad panda:

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The film will open in theaters on December 15th, 2017.

Review: 70902 Catwoman Catcycle Chase

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There are currently two different Batman sets available that have the words “cycle chase” in the name… one last year and this year’s movie offering, 70902 Catwoman Catcycle Chase. The other set is lacking in Catwoman, but the cycle is suspiciously similar. It’s in the pipeline to get a review once we wrap up the LEGO Batman Movie sets, so eventually I’ll be able to draw a few more comparisons, but it wouldn’t shock me to learn it’s the same designer.

I wasn’t sure what to make of this set when I decided to review it… I’ve owned every one of the Catwoman sets except the 66 Batcave (though I have purchased the Catwoman figure from that set), but I’d be hard pressed to remember any of them. I remember them usually having those absurdly oversized sport bikes, and Batman in some sort of small vehicle that makes me wonder why he’s not in the Batmobile. This set also seems suspiciously familiar… but looking back to the last Catgirl set, one of the original Super Heroes sets, it doesn’t seem to have much in common. Maybe I’ve just built one too many storefront sets.

At $19.99 and a very slight 139 pieces, this is barely larger than 70900 The Joker Balloon Escape, but has three minifigures… and most shockingly, no Batman. In fact, Batgirl and Batman never show up in same set… only Barbra Gordon and Batman do. So I’m calling the first spoiler of the movie… Batgirl is not Barbra Gordon, but just Batman in a purple suit.

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Ace Kim | January 18th, 2017 | The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Movie

70909 Batcave Break-in Down 30%

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Update: Amazon has matched the $69.99 price.

I honestly didn’t think we’d see such a nice price break on a The LEGO Batman Movie set this early before the movie is even out but I ain’t complaining! Walmart has the $99.99 MSRP set down to just $69.99, netting a savings of 30% or so, and that includes free shipping to your home. Amazon will eventually match the price; they haven’t yet but you can take a peek at their listing page for any changes. We’ll post an update if catch it.

Allen "Tohst" Carley | January 18th, 2017 | Marvel Comics, Site News

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set Images

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It looks like Amazon in Europe has pictures of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sets and prices if you happen to live in the right European countries.

Now I liked the first movie and I loved one of the Lego sets we got from it. Are the new sets winners? I’m trying to withhold judgement but first glance makes them look like Guardians of the GaLAZY! Am I right, folks? Is this thing on?

Pictures after the break for those who are spoiler sensitive.
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Nick Martin | January 18th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews, The LEGO Batman Movie

Review: 70912 Arkham Asylum

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Arkham Asylum is one of the more recognizable elements of the Batman mythos. Relatively modern, showing up in 1974, but usually designed after some very gothic or victorian “hospitals,” it is where the worst of the victims of the Batman get put to be… I guess tortured? Cause it doesn’t seem like anyone that goes there for any sort of medical care. I mean, honestly, the whole of Gotham seems to be one very long string of civil rights and medical violations, so I’m curious how this place functions.

I called dibs on reviewing 70912 Arkham Asylum as soon as the initial pictures were revealed last year. I owned multiple copies of the first one, which reduced the sanatarium down to a series of customized sheds. A new version was released in 2012 in the Super Heroes line, which I was never impressed enough with to actually purchase. It dropped the shed look to go for something more of a facade, but it didn’t feel like it had much style and only a couple of the minifigures struck me as interesting. The $160 price tag didn’t exactly help on that decision, either, even with eight minifigures.

Perhaps the most insane thing about this third version is that the price is lower, dropping down to $149.99 in the US, it has a few more parts (1628… 9 more), and a whopping twelve minifigures. More than that, it’s obvious that this thing is just dripping with a very specific style that the other big set, the Batcave, sorely lacked. While you can see some similarities in the build to the previous Arkham sets, there’s a whole lot more that’s new and unique that you don’t feel like it’s just another rehash… I hope.

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