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Several years ago, Geoff Johns at DC comics introduced a concept that in hindsight seems stupidly obvious: what if there were lanterns of every color. Grabbing the rainbow, Hal Jordan soon found himself facing off against Yellow Lanterns, Red Lanterns, Blue Lanterns, the Star Sapphires (violet, I guess) and a single Orange Lantern. Read the rest of this entry »
An Action League wave wouldn’t be complete without the Batman. But in an unexpected twist, Batman is not only a brand new figure, but also a release of a figure originally shown off years ago for the Brave and the Bold Action League. Read the rest of this entry »
Out of the blue, the new wave of the DC Universe Action League (which in retrospect is a terrible name when trying to Google these figures) showed up at my local Wal-Mart… and already on clearance. This sixth wave was originally shown off at Toy Fair 2013, but something tells me Mattel wasn’t thrilled about making an entire series dedicated to Flashpoint, only to have DC introduce the New 52. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m at a crossroads with my toy collecting. Two of my favorite lines are either in decline or canceled, I can’t quite tell. Super Hero Squad sputtered out three more Avengers themed three-packs, but nothing else is on the horizon. Maybe New York Comic Con will finally show some items related to Iron Man 3 or one of the other sequels?
The other line that seems to have mysteriously ended is DC Universe Action League. After the odd thematic choice of a Flashpoint wave, the next round of two-packs never appeared at retail – or at SDCC. But while wandering Toys “R” Us, I stumbled upon the mythical 5-pack that was shown off almost a year ago! Read the rest of this entry »
GameStop and I have a messy history going back to when I was in high school. As an avid gamer, video game shopping in South Portland, Maine was oddly oversaturated. My friends and I would regularly make the rounds between three GameStops, Bull Moose, Toys “R” Us, KB Toys (back when they still existed), Wal-Mart, Target and Newbury Comics – and that was just in a three mile loop!
But overtime I realized I was just buying games and never playing them, so now I only buy games I know I am going to play. And while I’ve loved the LEGO games, I usually wait until they’ve been out a while before picking them up. Then GameStop tempted me a little too much with the inclusion of Power Armor Lex Luthor with LEGO Batman 2! Read the rest of this entry »
In the never ending battle between DC and Marvel, there is one area where DC has won hands down: secret bases. While the Avengers Mansion is cool, it has nothing on the vast, subterranean Batcave! So while Marvel has better characters, DC definitely has better houses. Read the rest of this entry »
After a few long years, enough figures have come out in the Action League line that we actually have something that resembles a Justice League. But someone at Mattel seems to be on a tangent that makes sure every super hero is wearing pants. Read the rest of this entry »
Repaints are an easy way for toy companies to produce a new figure without having to spend any money on new molds. If you want to really get technical, most LEGO figures and Minimates are just repaints! But every now and then, a repaint comes along that not only makes sense, but actually works better than the original. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been so long that I’ve only been reviewing LEGO sets that I started to forget what buying other toys was like. But amazingly, just after Christmas the latest wave of the DC Universe Action League arrived on shelves! And much like the Brave and the Bold Action League, Mattel has gone deep into the DC Universe to pull out a character even I don’t know anything about. Read the rest of this entry »
The announcement of LEGO Batman wasn’t nearly as groundbreaking as the notion that LEGO gets access to the full DC Universe. But LEGO is playing it safe with the first wave of LEGO DC Super Heroes and packaged three iconic characters together – Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor!
Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor has built a kryptonite-powered robot and has captured Wonder Woman. Can Superman dodge the strength-sapping power of Luthor’s kryptonite gun and make light work of his evil nemesis! Read the rest of this entry »