Monday, March 11, 2013

Iron Man 3 Playsets are here

Just saw over at the Lego website and on Amazon that the 3 new Iron Man 3 movie tie in playsets are now available.

Set 76008 - Iron Man vs The Mandarin Ulitmate Showdown - Price point aroudn $12.99

Two Minifigures
Iron Man in Heartbreaker Armor
and the Mandarin

Set 76006 - Iron Man: Extremis Sea Port Battle - Price Point $19.99
3 Minifigures
Iron Man - Mark 42 Armor
War Machine
Extremis Soldier

Set 76007 -Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack - Price point $39.99
5 Minifigures
Tony Stark
Pepper Potts
Extremis Soldier
Iron Man - Mark 42 Armor

Will there be a few more sets?  Who knows?  But I'll probably pick up the two cheaper sets getting both Iron Man Armors and War Machine and the Mandarin.  I guess the Pepper Potts and stand alone Tony Stark will be the ones to chase being only available in the more expensive Malibu Mansion Attack set right now.  It'll probably be close to the release date before I see these up here in Alaska, but one can hope.  And you can find all three for the price stated at

cb out.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lego to buy Blocko Blocks! or Lego in the works on licensing the Simpsons

I saw a small post over at the Brothers Brick and then I heard a blurb on NPR on the way to work this morning.  Appartently we can expect a deal sometime soon and Simpson based playsets and mini's to follow.  Probably a decade overdue, but as a big fan of the Simpsons I say bring it on.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Minifigure Spotlight Series 9 Cyclops

I've had a few Series 9 sitting in the collection for a while now.  I've just been a little busy and lazy to take some photos and to scan the Series 9 poster for the blog.  But that ends today.  I found a small cache of Series 9 Minifigures at my local Fred Meyers.  I ended up picking up 6 packs and getting 6 different mini's which is always nice.  My favorite out of the bunch and the first one I'll feature is the Cyclops.

I'm not sure what set this one would come from if it's the Monster Hunters or Castles or something else, but a nice looking oddball.  He comes with a nice big club.
Nice detailing on the back as well.

He also has two faces.
Full eye open and smiling.
And eye half closed.  I'm not sure why he has a mouth.  When you put the helmet on you can see it at all.