Gamestop has updated their site for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes detailing their pre-order bonus, and it’s not as great as I was expecting. The pre-order bonus is a Spider-Man keychain. Yeah, I know. In case you weren’t aware, the keychain is available for purchase right now from LEGO Shop@Home. This is kind of good news and bad news depending on how you feel about chasing exclusives. The good news is that there won’t be another exclusive to chase down if you weren’t into the video game. The bad news is that this is a wasted opportunity to get an obscure character or a variant suit of a popular character. There is a tiny chance that the keychain could be of Black Suit Spider-Man, or another varient paint job, but if that were the case, why make it a keychain? Unfortunately, there’s no picture yet to verify the suit color. Promotional exclusives have more often than not been a channel to put figures out there that would not normally fit into a regular set. Considering the roster of the previous pre-order game bonuses (Power Suit Lex Luthor, Elrond, Voodoo Doll Jack Sparrow, and Chase McCain), this Spider-Man keychain is pretty much a pre-order cancel button.
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I’ve said before that I’m no real fan of the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon, but I’m a huge Spider-man fan in general. Seeing last year’s Spidey set got me quite excited, but in the end it failed to impress me and was a real disappointment. 2013 promised two new Spider-man sets in the first half and this one in particular caught my eye the right off, but I’ve been hurt before. I needed a set to come along and make me feel again.
Preferably one with Nick Fury.
When looking at Thorsten Bonsch’s (Xenomurphy) MOC of what I am sure is a McFarlane-era Spider-man, it’s amazing how he was able to capture the essence of ol’ webhead using LEGO elements to form the mosaic. Look a little closer and it’s even more mindblowing to realize that the pieces are just scattered on a black dropcloth and then photographed. It definitely showcases how LEGO can transcend from toy to art.
I wanted to love this set because of my life-long love of Spider-man. I am, admittedly, a fully realized and completey self aware Marvel Zombie and probably will be for the rest of my life. Marvel would have to screw something up big time for me to jump ship and they’ve screwed up so many times already I doubt they could really tick me off anymore than they already have over the years (I’m looking at you, Brand New Day!). LEGO’s announcement of the Marvel license was a joyous day in my household and while I did pick up a couple choice sets based on the movies years ago the thought of having more classically themed sets and characters was very exciting. Having the first Spider-man set pop up themed around a cartoon I’d never seen, that I assumed was based on the Ultimate Spider-man comic that I can’t stand was troubling, but I still wanted to love it.
As the man once said “You can’t always get what you want…”
Our old friend LegoManiac is back playing in the super hero sandbox and has reproduced this game in LEGO form for his daughter. I’ve never seen this game before, but it looks like my son would also love it so I may have to reproduce his reproduction so we can have a go at it ourselves. Being a big fan of the LEGO board games, I love seeing people make their own or even recreate existing ones out of brick. You can check out more pics of the game on LegoManiac’s family blog here.
This does give me another idea too, guess I’ll add it to the pile.
I hope these pics will satisfy some of the comic fans out there who’ve been wishing certain figs would pop up asap!
First up on the DC side we have Mister Freeze, Aquaman, a white suited Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon with a SWAT flack jacket, hooded Robin, Scarecrow, Arkham jumpsuit Joker, Penguin and what I believe is Harley Quinn in a nurse disquise. I believe these may or may not be based at least in part on the popular Arkham Asylum/City games that I have not had the pleasure to play, though Gordon and Bane to look like they may be based on their movie counterparts.
Next up on the Marvel side we have Spider-man, Nick Fury (Finally!), Venom, Nova, J. Jonah Jameson, Victor Von Doom and I have no idea who the red winged guy is. Human Fly? A new character from the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon? Hopefully Ace can shed some light on him if no one else can.
Seems like a nice line up to me and I’m betting there will be some others who will pop up sooner or later. Check back tonight as Ace hopes to have some more pics of these figures as an update.
Update: Well, that was fast! Ace has secured official pics of all these figs and more and apparently that red winged guy is Beetle. Guess he got an update since his purple suited days in Web Of Spider-man.
Xenomurphy keeps up with the swing of things in his latest super hero themed MOC as it appears that Sandman and the Lizard were just a warm up for the main event, Spider-man vs. Green Goblin. This scene is filled with some incredible details like the working fire escape, graffiti and that fantastic explosion. I encourage you to take a closer look on either Flickr or MOC pages and learn more about this latest creation in a series of amazing builds. I had to include the picture below, because I love seeing Spidey read his own comic book.
I posted Sara Hollin‘s pics from the back of the comic included in one of the Avengers sets after Brickmythic gave a heads up in the forum yesterday, but my laziness prevented me from posting it on the front page until now. Apparently the NA street date is April 8th for 6873 Spider-man’s Doc Oc Ambush and if that’s true I’ll be counting the days. I am not a fan of Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics, but some of the costumes are fantastic in general and the cartoon looks funny. Iron Fist may be about to make that leap from comic geek obscurity to more mainstream fandom.
Mark Hamill may be best known as the farmboy turned Jedi knight, but he’s had an incredible voice acting career as well. Having worked on such animated series’ as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Winnie the Pooh and multiple roles in both the Marvel and DC animated universes from Spider-man to Batman. The latter includes his most recurring and enduring characterization as the Dark Knight’s clown prince of crime, the Joker. If that wasn’t reason enough to wish him a Happy 60th Birthday on this site, then lending his voice to an official LEGO cartoon ought to do it.