30160 Batman Jetski is the first of what will hopefully be many Super Heroes polybags. The best parts of the DC and Marvel lines are the minifigures, so a cheap way to get them is always welcomed. It’s not as cheap as it could be, thanks to Toys R Us, but it’s a start.
This is the second LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes set to be reviewed, and so far the line does not disappoint. Now, if you bought all the previous LEGO Batman sets and think the current DC releases aren’t up to snuff, then you would be right in some ways, but if you look at the sets on their own merits, you might actually enjoy them. I had set my expectations pretty low for this set, mostly turned off by the garish color scheme on Two-Face, his cronies and the truck to be honest, but ended up liking it in the end. The MSRP is $49.99 and for that you get 508 pieces, another set hitting that golden ratio but unfortunately this is where the gravy train stops as the other from the DC Universe sub-theme fare a little worse.
You can now pre-order the DC Universe LEGO Super Heroes sets from LEGO Shop@Home. Not every set is available, 6862 Superman vs. Power Armor Lex and 6860 The Batcave being the notable absentees. All sets are scheduled to ship on December 15th and if you place your order before the 19th and hit $49 or more you’ll score free shipping. Complete list is below with prices:
Toys’R’Us lists 6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase on their website. It shows out of stock for shipping but is sold in stores so you may be able to get your hands on these sets before Christmas. It’s the only set to show up on their site. Price is $49.99 which may or may not include Toys’R’Us’ holiday price gouge. If you can find it in stores before Sunday, it should qualify for their BOGO 50% off sale. Happy hunting!
Thanks to Australian toy website, Hobbyco, we now have a more complete picture of what 2012 will bring in regards to the other licensed themes. Please note that the prices you see in the screen caps above and below are in Australian dollars. Super Heroes is rounding out quite nicely with the Avengers’ Quinjet on the Marvel side, while DC’s offerings seem to be awash with Batman sets. There’s also a listing for the ‘Ultrabuild’ Hero Factory-type of Constraction sets that were shown at Comic Con. Cars doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon much to my delight. Assuming some of these are slated for January, they should start showing up sometime in December.