New York Comic Con kicks off today and this year marks the first official presence of LEGO at the show, and they come out swinging. Tons of stuff being announced today. I’ll start with the biggest news piece: LEGO TMNT is a reality. The rumors were true and I couldn’t think of a better venue than the New York Comic Con to make the announcement. Two press releases after the jump:
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What comic con with a LEGO presence would be complete without some sort of minifig giveaway? As with San Diego Comic Con, LEGO is giving away a couple exclusive minifigs, but only one will be available at the show. First up is the Dark Turtle, pictured above, from the newly announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license. He will be given away via raffle on Thursday starting at 4pm, and again on Friday and Saturday at 11am. The second figure, below, is the new Krang Android also from the TMNT line and switching things up a bit, he will be available on Saturday through the Rockefeller Center LEGO Store.
This is preliminary information so visit the LEGO booth for exact details. Good luck!
It should come as no surprise that LEGO is spreading core characters from a license across multiple sets. It makes sense from a marketing stand point. TMNT is no exception as the four figures above come from three different sets, and two of which comes from the Shellraiser set. I can only assume that there will be multiple versions of each turtle with different face and/or body prints. We’ll find out more info when the sets launch next year.
This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con on Thursday October 11. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.
Before you slam the appearance of the Shellraiser, you should keep in mind the context in which the Shellraiser came to be. The turtles don’t have money or the resources that people like Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark have, so they make do with what they can find on the streets.
- $59.99 entry price point
- Five Minifigures
- Exclusive Villain
- Exclusive Michelangelo & Leonardo
I just received the official images for the Superman minifig that the DC booth will be giving away at New York Comic Con this weekend. I’m not entirely sure what the distribution method will be but I’m pretty sure it’ll involve a line of some kind, waiting around for an undetermined number of minutes, and will be repeated daily. I know, helpful right? Below are more official images of the Batman and Green Lantern minifigs that will also be given away; they are the same exact figs that were offered at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year.
Staff Writer Rick Theroux will be attending the con on Friday and will be providing his initial impressions of the Batcave set along with a slew of images so stay tuned!
Going to New York Comic Con next week (October 13-16)? Well if you are stop by the DC Comics booth. In addition to the LEGO Batman and Green Lantern minfigs they’ll be given away, you may be lucky enough to walk away with a Superman minifig as well. I’ve been told that it will be “packaged” the same way as the Batman and Green Lantern minifigs from San Diego Comic Con. Also, somewhere in their booth they will be debuting the upcoming Batcave set in all its finalized glory.
Will you be attending NYCC with a camera in tow? Or willing to pick me up a Supes minifig for trade? Hit me up if you are!