Monday, January 30, 2012

Toy Fair 2012 Preview : LEGO DC Super Heroes Part 1

We've been showing off heaps of new toys and collectibles and in the weeks to come, there will be even more. Before we get buried in all those plastics to come, we thought we'd take a look at the latest toys you can score in stores right now. Let's kick things off with LEGO!

DC Super Heroes marks the first time LEGO is tackling an entire universe of comic book heroes and villains. We got a taste of what COULD be when LEGO last ventured into the Bativerse. Now LEGO builds (snicker) on that base and goes wild with the possibilities of what they could make and what we will scream for. We'll begin our photo sets with the larger scale figures, meant to offer the buildable function LEGO enthusiasts love along with the playability of an action figure, making it appealing to a wider audience. Has their math paid off? Only time will tell, but one visit to your local Toys R Us will reveal the only items left on the shelves from this line are these figures. This could be in part to the scalpers snapping up the other standard LEGO sets for resale on Ebay, so again, we'll have to wait and see if these are popular enough to warrant an entire Justice League and Legion of Doom! THAT thought should get you drooling.

For now, we've got the first three on shelves; Batman, The Joker and Green Lantern. We ditched the Lantern in favor of the Batman vs Joker face-off because..well..we had to draw the line somewhere!! These little suckers can get pricey. The larger scale figures assemble fairly quickly and have surprisingly tight joints, providing a stable system for maximum posability. I'll also note that you can do this posing without the figures falling apart in your hands. One detractor for hardcore comic fans may be the odd spider legs coming out of both figures' backs, as if they were manga mega bots of some sort. No can yank them out easily enough. For the sake of a complete view, we left our robo claws in. The Joker's weapon of choice is a sort of pop gun/ ray gun with appealing translucent parts while Batman gets a super destructo double edged sword. You are probably saying to yourself "these are for kids...where the hell would they fit into my collection?!" Our one thought was they ARE super mega manga bots you can pop your mini figures onto the backs of. I even had two little remotes to complete the look! GIANT ROBO WARRRR!!

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We've got loads more to show you so check back soon!

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