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Ace Kim | February 12th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

LEGO Toy Fair Exclusives 2012

Darth Maul Promo

I was wrong. This year’s exclusives from LEGO are actually exclusive. Or, at the very least, very difficult to come by.

First up as you can see is the Darth Maul minifigure. He’s packaged similar to white Boba Fett, Chrome Vader, etc, before him, so chances are he’ll be available through some other means later in the year. Possibly as a Shop@Home exclusive.

The next exclusives truly are exclusives. They are Iron Man and Bucky Barnes Captain America. The Iron Man is different in that the head is a printed minifig head piece, whereas the regular release figure will have a helmet with a flip up visor. This figure was specially made as a promo minifig like the Dark Knight version of Batman and the Green Lantern figures before it. Bucky Barnes Captain America was, if I recall correctly, produced while the script for the Avengers movie was being finalized. It was unknown if Bucky Barnes would play the role or if it would be Steve Rogers, so when it was determined that Steve Rogers would play the role of Cap, the Bucky Barnes version of the minifig was shelved. Until now.

Disclaimer: I’m a little under the influence as I post this, so the exact details of the origin of this special Cap figure may not be 100% factually correct, but that’s about as close as I can get it.

Iron Man, Bucky Barnes Captain America Exclusive Promo

Iron Man, Bucky Barnes Captain America Exclusive Promo

Ken Robichaud | October 11th, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

The Avengers Trailer Now Online!

You may or may not have noticed by now, but I really love super heroes so you can bet I’ve been anxiously waiting for this trailer to arrive. It’s just a teaser, but it’s great to see all the effort Marvel has put in to this massive undertaking finally pay off.

Thanks to Walter Boy for the heads up.

Ace Kim | August 23rd, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

War Machine For Your Viewing Pleasure

Following up his Iron Man custom, Kaminoan shows us his version of War Machine. Sweet stuff. They both need to be lit up to complete the effect. Though, I’m not sure if lighting up hand repulsors would be humanly possible.

Ace Kim | August 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

THIS Is How You Do Iron Man

We don’t feature a lot of custom minifigs on the front page of FBTB because….. well to be honest, I don’t know why. But, given the LEGO Superheroes license announced last month and after seeing the above, I couldn’t help but share. Jared “Kaminoan” Burks of FineClonier fame was commissioned to do the above set of figures. And in case you were wondering, no, they are not for sale.

A tough act to follow, LEGO is going to have a hard time making anything look as good.

Ace Kim | August 17th, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Superheroes Community Window at Costa Mesa

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Paul Lee, LEGO Ambassador for LUGOLA and all around good guy, set the theme for the Costa Mesa LEGO Brand Retail store for the next few weeks: Superheroes of Marvel and DC Comics. The display featured some large scale figs of famous superheroes from both brands, though DC Comics had a slightly larger presence. SandLUG member Matt Armstrong (monsterbrick), Mariann Asanuma (Model Gal) along with LUGOLA members Ezra (B. Ezra), Paul Lee (polywen), and myself helped fill out the display with miniland scale superheroes, miniature models, m-wings, and other items all to promote next year’s Superheroes license.

You can get a close up of Ezra’s contributions in his photostream.

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Ace Kim | July 21st, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Marvel and DC Comics Constraction Sets

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As part of the Hero Factory line, LEGO will be releasing a series of Constraction sets based on a few key Marvel and DC Comics characters. On display at Comic Con were The Hulk and Iron Man from Marvel Comics, and Batman and Green Lantern from DC. No other info available at this time unless I missed something. Anyways, I’ll see what else I can dig up.

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Ace Kim | July 21st, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

The Minifigs of DC Comics and Marvel Comics

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I was under the impression that the LEGO booth would have some of the actual DC Comics and/or Marvel Comics sets on display. Unfortunately, that was not the case. They did have what appeared to be near-final prototypes of DC Comics minifigs of Batman, Catwoman, Joker, Wonder Woman, and Poison Ivy. Marvel Comics minifigs were represented by Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, The Hulk, and Captain America, but those were in various early prototype stages. I didn’t realize until I finally got back to my room and downloaded the images how they actually looked, so I’m going to try and take some better pics tomorrow. Until then, enjoy.

Ace Kim | July 20th, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

LEGO Super Heroes Line Includes Marvel

LEGO + Marvel

According to this article on StitchKingdom.com, the LEGO Super Heroes line will not only include the previously announced DC Comics license, but will also include Marvel Comics as well.

The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man. Select figures will be unveiled in the LEGO booth (#2829) during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24.

My mind is officially blown.

FBTB will be there tonight snapping up as many pics as humanly possible. Keep your browsers dialed in right here for our complete coverage.

Thanks to Scott C. for the tip!