Category Archives: Toys
Some genius at LegoMe_TheOG have animated the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer in LEGO. I love this sort of thing! Lego is great, stop motion animation is great, and the internet can produce some great things.
I bet it was fun drawing or building all those alternate Spider-People in LEGO. I love how they run. This looks great, and I can’t wait to get another Across the Spider-Verse so this dude can do this again!
Once upon a time, we lived in a world where there were no action figures of my favorite superhero, Multiple Man. It made no sense. His super power is to make multiple copies of himself. That automatically means a person should buy multiple action figures! It makes so much sense! I wrote about this year ago, when we didn’t have such action figures.
Since then, we got a sweet Marvel Legends Multiple Man figure. And it looks like we’re getting another one, based on his original comic book costume!
It’s part of a classics line, packaged in old timey action figure packaging. That’s pretty neat. I used to buy X-Men action figures when they were packaged like that, and I would have loved to have a Multiple Man figure back then. I guess I’ll just have to settle for this one now.
The new figure goes on sale in April, I believe. Here’s hoping I can get a couple for my shelf!
LEGO is trying out a new thing called the Minifigure Factory, where you can custom-design and buy your own LEGO mini-figures. It’s only in the Beta right now, and I don’t think it’s open to everybody. I got an invite in a recent LEGO newsletter and for sure I was going to try it out! They only had some limited design options, but I managed to make a pretty good version of myself.
They got the design of the shirts I wear, including a little graphic to add a pocket, pen and ink splotch. They got the beard and glasses. They don’t let you pick the color or design of the arms, which is a shame. But perhaps things will get better when it opens for real. For now, I’ve got a LEGO me, and he’s pretty neat. Is adorning my office desk for the time being, because if I take him home, I’m probably gonna dress him up like a Ghostbuster or put him in a mech or something.
At the very least, I definitely recommend LEGO’s Minifigure Factory for a good time.
The LEGO Optimus Prime was released today and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. This is a set that’s existed in my wildest dreams, something I mentioned in a LEGO want list years ago. A LEGO Transformer that actually transforms? The future is now!
But Optimus Prime should just be the start. I don’t see why LEGO can’t do a whole line of these Transformers. It’s going to cost some money for the licensing, but this is a world we all want to inhabit. And I just so happen to have a list of Transformers I’d like to see turned into LEGO. Is this also a list of my favorite Transformers? Yeah, maybe.
Join me after the jump for six Transformers that need to follow Optimus Prime in getting big, fancy, fully transformable LEGO sets!Read the rest of this entry
Those mad geniuses at LEGO have pulled off another miracle. They’re producing an Optimus Prime LEGO set that fully transforms from robot to truck. And not by disassembling the model and rebuilding it. They found a way transform him without taking anything apart; and it’s similar to the original toy transformation as well!
Oh man, what a joy to behold. You can check out more pictures and information at the official LEGO site. I’m buying this baby as soon as I can — and I already just spent a bunch of money on that LEGO Tallneck from Horizon Forbidden West! C’mon, LEGO! Cut me some slack!
But yeah, this baby looks gorgeous. The detail is fine, the cool factor is through the roof and the fact that it can transform is unbelievable. Some knock-off brick brand made Transformers a couple of years ago. And here comes LEGO to show them how it’s really done.
LEGO Optimus Prime comes out on June 1, only a couple of weeks away. I’ll be out of town on that day, so I’ll have to hope I can snag a copy sometime later. The whole thing is going to cost $170, which is fine by me. Just give me transforming LEGO Optimus Prime!