The first wave of Toy Story sets based off the first two movies came in blue packaging with clouds, mimicking the wallpaper seen in Andy’s room in Toy Story. The package design changed to an overall white scheme with the release of Toy Story 3 sets to better visually tie in all the sets together.
In The News:
- 70909 Batcave Break-in Down 30%
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set Images
- January 2017 Assortment Now Available
- New Polybags Showing Up at TRU and Target in US
- Carrie Fisher is One with the Force, 1956-2016
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...(read more)
- MrCRskater writes:
Pros: Lots of character, looks fun and plenty of playability. Lots of great pieces in off colors.
Cons: Overall, the building spaces are a bit small, making playtime a little difficult even for small hands.
Comments: Great set for kids, modular build makes a pretty slick playset. Comes with lots of goodies like handcuffs, printed money tiles, snakes, and cool figs, not to mention neat play features. For older fans, there's still plenty of possibility here as it includes plenty of interesting pieces and colors.
- Draykov writes:
Pros: captures period; something for Wild West fans
Cons: stickers; somewhat pedestrian building design; mine shaft is a waste of brick
Comments: Interesting color choices and fun little building facades, if a little boring. The mine shaft design leaves a bit to be desired (only 2 BURPs though) and seems to be there to drive up price-point.