LEGO sent over some more assets of what’s in store for fans hitting up the their booth at next week’s Comic Con. Namely the LEGO statue of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.
Stay Puft is made up 2,654 bricks and took over 60 hours to make. His 25″ tall, 19″ wide and weighs about 18 lbs. They should totally sell this as a set. They also sent over a time-lapse video of Model Designers building Stay Puft:
Also, some more pictures of the Raccoon + Groot statue are below.
Once again, the Wall Street Journal is the place to be for they have spilled the beans partially on LEGO’s offerings for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Pictured above is The Collector from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. He is the first of four minifigures to be given away at SDCC and so far the only one to be revealed.
And that’s not all. The last paragraph of the article states the following:
The two other Lego sets that will be sold at the Lego booth are of a Batmobile from the classic television series, and of the Ghost starship from “Star Wars.” Each is priced at $39.99 and Lego will sell 1000 of each set during the show, capped at 250 per day
Oh. My. Freakin’. God. A classic tv series LEGO Batmobile would make my head explode. Based on the price point, it is feasible that it could be a regular set since the Ecto-1 and DeLorean sets were priced about the same. But looking at the LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird announcement from yesterday which features a mini ship at the same price, I’m left wondering. I can only hope that the Batmobile is regular sized but we’ll find out next week.
The article also shows off a lifesized Rocket Raccoon and Groot statue made out of Megabloks just kidding LEGO.
Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal revealed LEGO’s retail exclusive for the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird from Guardians of the Galaxy. The set looks to be a mini version of his ship. Without seeing the back, it’s hard to tell if it’s done in the same style as the chibi-style ships like previous years’ retail exclusives (there could be a set of handlebars a la Darth Maul’s cave racer) or if it’s just a MINI ship. Rocket Raccoon does feature a new set of threads though so there’s that. The minifig giveaways, if any, have yet to be revealed.
Rocket’s Warbird has 145 pieces, a new suit for Raccoon and will cost you $39.99. Yawns are free. The 2014 San Diego Comic Con kicks off next week starting with Preview Night on Wednesday July 23rd.
Today is the day to get your hands on issue 1 of the first ongoing Rocket Raccoon series and the Stan Lee LEGO variant that comes along with it. Canadian collectors, keep in mind that there may be a delay due to the holiday yesterday, but call your local shop and ask if they’ll be in and if they’re getting this magnificent cover. The Variant cover by Leonel Castellani, would make an excellent addition to any LEGO variant collection and I’ve no doubt the book will be a fun read with Scottie Young doubling up on art and writing duties inside.
I’ve updated the Cover Gallery accordingly and added more of the missing issues and release date for the super late Hawkeye #15 as well. Good luck hunting.
Our reviews of the Guardians Of The Galaxy sets not enough to tide you over until the movie comes out? Need more Gamora, Rocket and Groot in your life? Of course you do, so here are the newly released character posters to give you an even better look at them.
Rumours are rampant about the casting of brilliant neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Stephen Strange since the announcement of the (technically still officially unannounced) movie’s director dropped last week. One rumor that has gained steam is that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are the front runners for the role. I could see Cumberbatch, but as much as I like Hardy, I can’t see him in the role. It could be some time until we start getting much solid info, but perhaps it will start to flow when SDCC rolls around. Fingers crossed.
More news on the Ant Man front as the film has found another director after Adam McKay left the job at virtually the same moment it was stated he was the frontrunner. Peyton Reed, director of Yes Man and Bring It On, has taken the director’s chair (for the moment), but Adam McKay will stay on to do a rewrite on Edgar Wright’s script for the film. Not encouraging. Especially when you consider the film is due out on July 17th of next year, and hasn’t started rolling. I certainly hope this film about a scientist who invents a suit that lets him shrink down to the size of an insect won’t require too much in the special effects post production department.
Meanwhile, over at Netflix, Daredevil has found its villain. Marvel has revealed that Vincent D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin in the upcoming series and I’d bet he’ll pop up in other shows/movies too. He is described as “a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.” Sounds like the Fisk comic fans are familiar with and I’m optimistic about this show more and more. D’Onofrio has the skills to bring the Kingpin to life with a vengeance and for anyone concerned about the characters size… I wouldn’t wish the appropriate weight gain needed on any actor. I’m sure he’ll be fine.
Oh, and in the time it took me to put this together, they released the posters for Star Lord and Drax.
With the MCU growing at such a rapid pace, I think you can start expecting these roundups on a more frequent basis.
You’ve been warned.
For those that don’t pay attention to comics, you may have missed the Rocket Raccoon comic given out on Free Comic Book Day to get fans excited for his first solo ongoing title, written and drawn by Scottie Young. The big news for us is that Marvel has decided to dust off the old LEGO cover concept and give us one dedicated to the man himself, Stan Lee.
A million times yes. A true oversight last year in promotion of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes game, since Stan played such a fun part in it. Luckily, Leonel Castellani has been brought back to correct this oversight. I could do with a few more of these myself (key word being “few”) and I’d love to see one as a Guardians Of The Galaxy variant with the now released full roster of figures. Here is the press release on the comic for those interested in what’s inside this one:
This July, blast off with the smallest Guardian of the Galaxy (packing the biggest gun) in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – written and drawn by Eisner-award winning storyteller Skottie Young! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at this highly anticipated ongoing series launching ahead of one of the biggest movies of the Summer!
As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, and a protector the innocent. Not to mention a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the galaxy. But is he ready to be…a fugitive?!
Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Rocket and his pal Groot’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may be a thing of the past as he’ll soon find himself on the run and on the wrong side of the law. And the authorities aren’t the only one’s hot on his TAIL! (Too easy). An intergalactic boxing match, fierce alien creatures, and a deadly militia of Rocket’s ex-girlfriends known only as the Exterminators – and that’s just the FIRST ISSUE!
“Despite Rocket’s attitude and antics he has a heart under there, says Skottie Young, in an interview with Marvel.com. “He has some things he may or may not want to need in his life. He’s going to have to examine that. When you’re believed to be the last of your kind left in this galaxy or all the galaxies, that’s something you carry with you. That plays a role in the way you operate. We’ll see him explore that a little bit.”
“But ya know, right after that he’ll probably shoot some stuff,” he continued.
It’s one raccoon (but whatever you do, DO NOT call him a raccoon) against the entire galaxy this July as superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game! And the galaxy won’t even know what hit it! You do not want to miss the highly anticipated ROCKET RACCOON #1 when it blasts its way into comic shops and digital devices this July 2nd!
The only odd thing is that Rocket is one of the Marvel characters Stan had no hand in creating and he was almost not included as a cameo in the film, so him showing up on this comic is kind of funny. I personally, will be laughing all the way to the comic book shop.
Update: The first poster is online now too. You’re welcome.
Chris “The Special” Pratt as Peter Jason Quill aka “Star Lord”
Did you watch the Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer and have the same reaction as the guard when Star Lord told him who he was? Well these videos won’t answer all of your questions (or many at all likely), but they do give you a quick inside look at the characters and a little bit of behind the scenes footage. Oh and you get to hear Rocket speak, if you’re interested in that kind of thing.
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Batista as Drax aka “The Destroyer”
Vin Diesel as Groot
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
I always heard Rocket’s voice in my head as sorta Brittish, but I still can’t wait.
There is going to be A LOT of marketing around this movie. It may seem difficult to believe now, but Tony Stark was a second string hero in Marvel’s roster before he blew up on screen in 2008′s Iron Man. Prepare to be bombarded folks. These videos come within 48 hours of the first trailer and the movie is more then five months away.