Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:43 AM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:45 AM
e: yeah what he said
Edited by Bfahome, 22 July 2011 - 12:46 AM.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:00 AM
I think these figures are very early prototypes that can still be recolored and rebuilt; there's no way LEGO's going to leave gunmetal on a Hulk figure. I agree that they look pretty bad right now, but it's still way too early to make a final judgement. If they turn out ok, and at a reasonable price, I might get Hulk.
Regardless, I'm glad LEGO is attempting superhero action figures. A team-up with Marvel and DC is what I've been waiting for.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:21 AM
Edited by Zarkan, 22 July 2011 - 01:22 AM.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:33 AM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:11 AM
The pieces are not only horribly specific, they use knight kingdoms style joints (Actually, mega's version of them uses a single piece for both joints) which means that kids would be lucky to make any realistic pose with it.
And its piece count is under 10, I guess.
Edited by vexorian, 22 July 2011 - 03:17 AM.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:31 AM
- They're all midget heroes (let's face it, they should've been at least HF villain-sized)
- Megablok heads. Nuff said.
- What is that thing behind Batman's back? Is that supposed to be his wings??? Ugh, what happened to the cape?
- Green Lantern is just... ugh. That green mace-thingy totally limits possibility. This is exactly why I'm against LEGO making comic heroes. They're too lazy to make a hand with a ring.
- Inorganic feel. Human characters should never be made into LEGO action figures.
Credit to me for the banner.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:49 AM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:14 AM
Of us all~
Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:15 PM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:34 PM
Yes, I don't get it, but I like Batman too. There's something to it.
It is kind of early, for what we know then maybe the heroes are lacking tons of new molds that were going to be used for detail.
Iron Man looks good actually, but that's because he is meant to look mechanical, so the HF parts work best.
They have a TON of new molds!
And I agree about Iron Man!
I like Green Lantern and Iron Man the most, but I'm not buying these, I'll wait for the minifig sets.
Edited by Rufus, 22 July 2011 - 07:13 PM.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:41 PM
Even Iron Man, who's a robot, looks sorta funny with a Lego body.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:51 PM
Even Iron Man, who's a robot, looks sorta funny with a Lego body.
Ironically, one of the most mechanical-looking among them is the Hulk, who doesn't even have any excuse that could be used for the other characters like "power armor" or what have you. And believe me, I've seen plenty of action figures that use just that excuse for a radically-different costume than the classic character, usually with some sort of action features.
Iron Man's body, interestingly, doesn't use any pre-existing Hero Factory armor. Instead, he uses the new printed chest piece as well a new torso armor piece underneath that. So I suppose the designers decided that the regular Hero Factory torso armor piece didn't look mechanical enough-- at least, compared to the others.
Something else I noticed: while it's hard to be totally sure, it looks as though Batman's weapon is co-injected with Silver Metallic and Titanium Metallic plastic. It ends up looking pretty cool, with a lighter-colored blade than the rest of its structure.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:36 AM
On one side, they use the same building system as the 2.0 heroes. Since their design doesn't differ so radical as the design of the Ben 10 sets did in comparison to Bionicle (or to Hero Factory, for that matter), the Superheroes are slightly more appealing to me than Ben 10 (in addition to the fact that I know more about them - well, except the Green Lantern).
On the other hand, they look very skeleton-like because of the 2.0-Hero build. It looks even in Ironman's case kinda odd and reduces the likeness of the characters in general. The Ben 10 sets did definitely look a lot more like their TV counterparts than these Superheroes do.
But hey, those are still prototypes, so there's still room for improvement.
My thoughts on each one of them:
Iron Man - I like him the most so far, although his armour looks a bit too simplified to me.
Hulk - While he currently looks quite mediocre, he does have potential. I think with correct colours (green shoulders, blue pants), a few improvements on his face, proper feet and bulkier forearms he could look very good.
Green Lantern - I don't know much about the GL as I do about the others, but in terms of aesthetics he looks good. I like the little detail that he indeed wears a green ring on his hand. Oh, and Mata green parts, so yay!
Batman - Looks like some sort of special armour he's wearing there... maybe from The Brave and the Bold? I would prefer a regular Batman with a cape though.
I'd actually love to see (since we already got Marvel) a line of for Marvel Vs. Capcom, just because I want Zero as a Lego Set.
Edited by ZORK64, 23 July 2011 - 12:36 AM.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:56 AM
Credit to me for the banner.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:29 PM
But that's enough off-topic talk.
I forgot to comment on the other two who weren't showed yet. I'm kinda curious what Captain America will look in LEGO form, and I'm curious about his shield.
Concerning the Joker I don't see any problem why he wouldn't work, though I'm not much interested in him anyway.
I'd like to see Spiderman, Wolverine and Lobo as sets, though I'm quite sure LEGO won't make a Lobo.
What about you guys? Which of Marvel's or DC's heroes and villians should get the LEGO treatment in your opinion?
EDIT: btw, am I the only one who noticed the details on Batman's and Green Lantern's thighs? They look different from the usual limb pieces.
Edited by ZORK64, 27 July 2011 - 09:34 PM.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:43 AM
Don't jinx it, ya fraggin bastich
(it'd make a really cool vehicle set if you throw in his bike - and that'd just be a little bigger than #8892 Cendox V1)
but more they won't make that I'd want (and thusly will MOC, hooray Lego):
I'll be back to edit this
Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:39 AM
Iron Man - Probably my favourite of the lot, mainly because he's supposed to look mechanical. My only gripe is his huge shoulders, but that can be easily fixed, I guess. Definite buy anyway, just for that head and the belt piece, as you people are calling it.
Hulk - He would be my fave in place of Iron Man if not for those gunmetal bits. I do hope Lego replaces them with lime green ones instead, but something's telling me they won't...
Green Lanturn - Never liked the character anyway, although I like that trans-green effect thingy, and his delicious Mata green parts. Probably a pass.
Batman - Eww. The wings don't bug me as much as some people. For me, however, I would rather have him in black, although blue is kinda true to the comics, I never read those and have only seen the latest 2 movies. Those are minor gripes, however - my main peeve is his head. It makes him look so fat and pudgy. Eww.
Really hope to see Captain America and Joker. I hope Lego doesn't scrooge on those delicious purple pieces.
Edited by Lockon Stratos, 29 July 2011 - 09:36 AM.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:05 PM
I actually only doubt that LEGO will tackle the main man simply because he is way less family friendly than the "boring" heroes (since I only read the comics in German, I'm not sure what Lobo would call Superman and the others in the original US text).
But hey, maybe TLC feels one day crazy and gives us Lobo... and perhaps also Deadpool (though I've gotta admit I only know him from MvC3).
Posted 30 July 2011 - 04:34 AM
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If what this person says is to be taken at face value, SuperHeroes is going to be an ongoing theme (with an ongoing series of Constraction figures) that will not replace Hero Factory.
Following the links I was given, I came across this interesting bit in the Marvel announcement:
I wonder if there will be more buildable figures past this first series. Logic would dictate so, but if so, that means this will possibly be an ongoing series.
Just thought I'd pass this on.
Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:40 AM
Anyway, I think I'll wait to see what the Hero Factory sets are like before buying any of the superheroes. All the recolored parts may well be featured in the next wave, so no real point for me to get any of these if that's the case. Honestly, I hope there does end up being a green hero. Seems at least somewhat likely, glancing at Green Lantern.
Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:46 PM
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