With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow, and Target having their exclusive version that comes with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins minifigure, and with the announcement of the exclusive Special Forces Commander Clone Trooper minifigure included with The Yoda Chronicles book, I figured now would be as good of a time as any to make a checklist for all the exclusive minifigs that came with a book, video game, or Blu-ray/DVD release.
Posts Tagged ‘LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean’
Walter Boy on Flickr has been posting a series of vignettes based on Disney’s Prates of the Caribbean ride and movies. One of my favorites is this gem from the ride’s expansion/revision that added Jack Sparrow to the mix in 2006:
I also love this other scene from the ride:
Check out more in the series here:
In the latest PotC movie, there apparently was an escape from London. I wouldn’t know, because I couldn’t bring myself to go see the movie. I know, it sounds strange that the guy who’s reviewing all of the Pirates of the Caribbean sets hasn’t seen the movie (I didn’t see the third one either), but you really only need to read my review on 4183 – The Mill, to find out why. I really did love the first movie, and that spirit is something that could have been captured in the sets. LEGO Jack Sparrow? It seems like a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t want that?
It’s strange how a LEGO set can give away the entire purpose of a movie before you’ve seen it. Apparently, they’re all looking for the Fountain of youth. Of course, if you’ve seen the movie, you know it looks absolutely nothing like what you see in the set. The question is, is what you get worth $20?
The first of two $20 sets, Isla de la Muerta is a familiar scene from the first Pirates movie. Like the majority of the line, it’s a scene/playset, and it focuses on the figures more than anything. We get four in the set: Jack Sparrow with “undead” face, Living Barbossa, Skeleton Barbossa, and Elizabeth Swann.
Gotta catch’em all? If it’s one thing LEGO knows about it’s customer base, it’s that they go nuts for minifigs. And as if including a different version of Jack Sparrow in every upcoming LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean set wasn’t enough, they’ve tilted their unscrupulous meter another notch by offering an exclusive version of Jack as a pre-order bonus of the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean video game through Gamestop. The game will be available for every major platform including the Nintendo 3DS on May 10, 2011.