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  1. Numbuh1Nerd

    Purist Superhero Figures

    A few more: DC's Icicle Jr. DC's Beppo the Super-Monkey DC's Magog DC's Terry Sloane (Earth 2) DC's Baron Bedlam
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    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    Aquaman pt2 is live!
  3. Numbuh1Nerd

    Purist Superhero Figures

    Got a brand new batch! DC's Aztek DC's Phantasm DC's Atom Smasher DC's Johnny Quick DC's Retro
  4. Numbuh1Nerd

    Purist Superhero Figures

    It's Fred's from Scooby-Doo! Who would've thought they'd have the same kinda attitude? Ah, thank you!
  5. Numbuh1Nerd

    Purist Superhero Figures

    Let's give this one more try! I uploaded a group shot of my classic Young Justice team in modern Bendis style yesterday on Flickr: DC's Young Justice by Numbuh1Nerd
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    Future DC Super Heroes Rumors & Speculation

    Let's look at that, actually. The only Marvel movies to be relegated to a single set are the Ant-Man movies - Black Panther, Spider-Man Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok, all of these got two sets. Ant-Man's the only one that gets the short end (no pun intended), and the Ant-Man movies are the least successful MCU franchise - sitting at the bottom with Thor, Incredible Hulk, and First Avenger in terms of box office sales. Barely escaping the bottom five is the only other MCU movie to get only one set - Doctor Strange (the best one, don't @ me). The only post-Avengers movie to go without a set is Thor: The Dark World, which also sits with both Ant-Man movies and the original non-Iron Man movies at the bottom of the financial totem pole. So, in terms of Marvel movies, LEGO's now giving at least one set to every movie, but how many seems to be based on how well they're predicted to do. On the other side - that being DC's movies - there's no clear correlation between financial success and number of sets. Wonder Woman did the best, followed by Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Man of Steel, and Justice League respectively. Every DC movie has had a wave of three sets (if we count the unlabeled tie-ins we got for Suicide Squad - which didn't get proper sets because of its title) except for Wonder Woman and now Aquaman (whose box office is yet to be seen). I think it's no real secret why Wonder Woman only got one set (and why Captain Marvel is only getting one set) - hint: it's institutionalized misogyny and the artificial gendered division of the toy industry (i.e. boys don't buy toys of girls and girls don't buy toys that aren't dolls or ponies). I'd say the reason that Aquaman got the shaft is because every other DCEU movie has left toy companies with too much unsold product, especially if it's not Batman - and from what I've heard, that was especially true of Justice League's most affordable set, which was a solo Aquaman set. DC's at a very chaotic place right now, where no one is really sure what to expect next. Surefire hits like a Batman/Superman team-up, a Suicide Squad movie, and Justice League missed, while their biggest successes are a female-led superhero movie (something studios only just recently realized wasn't a promise of financial failure) and making a joke from the Entourage come to life. Big names like Batman, Flash, and Superman are disappearing from production schedules and are being replaced with relative unknowns like Shazam and the Birds of Prey. A new movie is announced every twenty minutes and no one's terribly sure which ones are gonna die in early production or make it to theaters. Marvel, on the other hand, is selling predictability. Every company that seeks to profit from a Marvel Studios production has a pretty solid idea of how much they're going to make from it and that idea is rarely wrong. DC doesn't have that luxury, so it seems to merely be a guessing game for their merchandising partners. If Aquaman is a sign, and Shazam! turns out to be as popular as its trailer, then we stand a chance at guessing the numbers before it's too late, meaning more products for the movies we like and less for the ones we don't. tl;dr: Marvel sets are based on predicted box office success. DC sets are all just a crap shoot. Once Shazam! comes, we might get more sets for the movies we want them from.
  7. Numbuh1Nerd

    Future DC Super Heroes Rumors & Speculation

    Without talking spoilers, there's definitely gotta be a corporate reason we didn't get three Aquaman sets at least. Like, there are bare minimum four more great set-worthy scenes in this movie that are totally within their wheelhouse, so either Lego's not psyched on DC movie sets anymore or WB wasn't confident enough in the movie to do much merchandising. For those wondering, here are my 4 set ideas - SPOILER WARNING I'm more interested in discussing the first point than the set ideas, but I figured I should include them for the sake of proving my point that this movie could've easily justified a wave of sets.
  8. Numbuh1Nerd

    Purist Superhero Figures

    I just love that Circe! I never considered that torso for her but it really is kinda perfect!
  9. Numbuh1Nerd

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I'll give mine! It's probably best to let this level sit until you've seen the movie if you wanna go in completely dry (pun intended). This seems to adapt the first chunk of the movie - loosely, but closer than the DLC from LEGO Marvel 2, or so it seems. Of course, I haven't seen it yet, but it lines up with a lot of what we know already (including the line that made Amber Heard agree to play Mera!) and has some moments that feel more in line with a movie than a usual LEGO level. So, be warned there! Most of the characters (save for Manta) seem to have one of two powersets - either Aquaman or Mera. Mera's aquakinesis lets her use Lantern construct spaces, and Arthur's trident lets him use baton switches. The designs are all really nice (although I still think Mera's outfit is the wrong color) and make me wish we got more sets based on the movie. If you're minikit hunting, switch over to player 2 for most of the level. Mera doesn't really have anything to do in terms of progression, but nearly all the minikits and the graffiti poster are on her side of the level. Plus, she can complete most of them herself, so you can make some serious progress in the very first run-through! Voice-wise, it seems all they got was a decent impression of Jason Mamoa's Aquaman, as everyone else has been silent so far. Arthur narrates the level in Story Mode, so you get plenty of him. They cover up his drinking with hot chocolate (which I thought was pretty funny) and one of his voice lines when you call him in is the Justice League "My man!" which makes me feel like that DCEU character pack is going to reuse the same recordings for that Aquaman (which makes a lot of sense, not complaining). I don't know if Black Manta speaks or not, but his grunts are the same ones from the Black Manta we had before. Interestingly, Orm's title card thingy seems to be made of promotional art for the movie, with an "Aquaman's" over his name complete with movie logo. I think even the typeface for his name is from a poster. UPDATE: This level definitely adapts a scene in the movie, but without any of the important parts. It's only barely gonna give you more information than any of the trailers. Also: that line I mentioned from Mera wasn't in the movie after all - I think it might actually have been from the comics? Either way, it's a line about Mera that Amber Heard specifically mentioned as winning over for the role. I should also note that the movie starts out with some narration from Arthur as well, so that's a rather convenient little parallel! As far as major inaccuracies, all I can really point out is that Mera has a different outfit in that scene in the movie than her usual one as the game presents it, but who really cares, y'know? Otherwise, not much to else to say after having seen the movie. (Except, y'know, go see this movie it's so cool and fun and sweet, it's really the best possible version of an Aquaman movie and I'm not even saying that as a dig on the character it's just genuinely that good and unashamed of its source material and i couldn't stop smiling from the moment act 3 kicked off for about a half hour after the credits rolled just aahaahghghghahah AQUAMAN)
  10. Numbuh1Nerd

    LEGO DC Villains (Videogame)

    I just wanted to add some new perspective to these two bits of criticism: There are actually plenty of open world missions, and even open world boss fights! I was just a big ol' dummy, as they were hiding behind a couple of the races and gold bricks! Perfectly satisfied with that aspect! Brandon Routh apparently did record for Ray Palmer! I was only really hearing the one line, and he does in it in kind of a weird tone, so I thought it was an impression. Routh apparently is also the voice of Shazam in this game! I should also note that Vixen - while not patterned off of her television counterpart like Ray is - is in fact played by Megalyn Echikunwoke, who portrays the modern Vixen in the Arrowverse! Oh, and Billy Batson is played by the same kid who played him in DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!, which is also the same kid who plays Steven Universe!
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    Future DC Super Heroes Rumors & Speculation

    That definitely looks like the case, but the scary thing is that in both cases we don't know whether those are the exception to the main theme or the rule. It's not impossible that the only superhero sets we get from here on are Batman, Spider-Man, and whatever movie tie-ins come up.
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    Future DC Super Heroes Rumors & Speculation

    Honestly, that would've made all the sense in the world. The set's coming out after the movie releases, so they wouldn't be spoiling that chunk of the film (which they seem to want to keep under wraps). The builds would've been crazy-interesting. They could've recycled some of the same Aquaman prints from the current set, if not the whole figure, rather than making a brand-new Aquaman. Doing movie Ocean Master and a goon or two would easily fill out the set's minifig quota. There's no aquatic theme on shelves right now to compete with (or vice versa). There's just no reason not to, apart from a lack of faith in the IP. Do you think this is something we might see going forward? Fewer sets based on DC movies and more comic-based sets loosely tying into them?
  13. Numbuh1Nerd

    Purist Superhero Figures

    Great work! I'm only familiar with maybe half of those characters but I love the designs of all of them!
  14. Numbuh1Nerd

    Future DC Super Heroes Rumors & Speculation

    So, kinda surprised no one's mentioned this, but we've gotten leaks of a new Aquaman minifig and an Ocean Master! Ocean Master is basically the same design from the D2V movie, but Aquaman looks more like a combo of the DCEU Aquaman and the classic one, with the new dreadlocks hair in classic yellow, a new bearded face, and a new, simpler version of the classic torso. Word is the set will also feature the Caped Crusader in another underwater vehicle. This seems really odd to me, personally, since we've just gotten a proper movie-based set for Aquaman, and with a movie under his belt, it seems odd that Lego would think Batman necessary to sell an Aquaman set. Maybe DC wanted two Aquaman sets and Lego wasn't too confident about it after the Justice League Aquaman set didn't do so hot?