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LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: July 20, 2011, 01:38 PM »
Hot off the heels of their DCU announcement comes news that LEGO will be making Marvel sets too.

Holy totally compatible superhero sets!  LEGO Batman, JLA, Spider-Man, Avengers, and X-Men?  All on the shelves at the same time??  Going to be a busy, busy summer 2012 in the LEGO aisle! 

I'm really surprised by this... lots of industry speculation was that the license would move from Mega-Bloks to Hasbro's new Kre-Os... guess that didn't work out like Hasbro wanted.
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 08:14 PM »
Holy totally compatible superhero sets!  LEGO Batman, JLA, Spider-Man, Avengers, and X-Men?  All on the shelves at the same time??  Going to be a busy, busy summer 2012 in the LEGO aisle! 

Kinda brings a tear to your eye... can't wait!

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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 10:34 PM »
Awesome.  I don't know how I'm going to avoid picking these up unless the prices are ridiculous.
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 09:56 AM »
Good, Hasbro would have found a way to screw it up anyway. That's one less thing to distract them from fixing the godforsaken SW line now.
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 03:43 PM »
LEGO Hulk = awesome!  Also love LEGO Cap's shield and Wolvie's hair & claws.   ;D
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 05:44 PM »
LEGO Hulk = awesome!  Also love LEGO Cap's shield and Wolvie's hair & claws.   ;D

Okay, I'm going to have to get these.  Hulk is amazing.  I'll even get a lot of the DC figs (Batman, WW, and Supes are all solid).  But WTF is with Iron Man?  Seriously, his head is like 2x the size of a normal lego figure.  Just use a regular head and put a race car driver helmet on with the little visor and call it a day.  That figure will get redone in a better form sooner rather than later.  I think Cap should have a half helmet on too, but he's pretty great as is.  Will be interesting to see if these are just minifig sets or if we get some cool ships and playsets (Quinjet, Danger Room, Avengers Mansion, Blackbird, etc.).
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 12:20 AM »
Iron Man looks like horse****

Agreed.  I'll just scrap his ridiculously oversized helmet in favor of a Minimates fig though and all will be well.   ;)
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 12:59 AM »
They should have just used a "normal" head on Iron Man rather than a helmet.

LOVING that Wolvy/Deadpool set though. Just wish the Wolverine was in the Tiger Stripe costume

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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 10:14 AM »
They should have just used a "normal" head on Iron Man rather than a helmet.

LOVING that Wolvy/Deadpool set though. Just wish the Wolverine was in the Tiger Stripe costume

Remember the old space sets that had a racing helmet with a visor that lifts up?  Why not just do that?  Have Stark's face underneath and a visor that has the faceplate and be done with it.  I would have been very happy with just that versus this ridiculous helmet that is 3x the head size.  It's "Iron Man", not "Iron Noggin."
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 05:13 PM »
I saw one of the Avengers sets at Wally World yesterday...they are officially out, no?

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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 06:00 PM »
I actually saw these for the first time today at Target, on a new Avengers-specific endcap.  They actually had some pretty cool signage as well, with a big Hulk hanging from the ceiling :).

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Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2012, 11:13 AM »
I actually saw these for the first time today at Target, on a new Avengers-specific endcap.  They actually had some pretty cool signage as well, with a big Hulk hanging from the ceiling :).

And the large Hulk footprints going up the action figure aisle!
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