BrickSantorum

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  1. I've got plenty of Harleys already, and I'm not looking for another one. But she's one of the most popular DC characters with mainstream audiences, and definitely one of the most popular female DC characters, period. Remember that most consumers don't collect every last minifig that comes out. It would be silly of Lego not to find a way to work her into the line in any way they can -- not a waste at all.
  2. They already did a turkey this year and probably didn’t want to repeat. And Thanksgiving—particularly the “Native Americans and Pilgrims” version—is really only a U.S. thing.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Well, this is bricking disappointing if true. https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-marvel-bricktober-2018-5005256-set-may-not-be-available-in-us/
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    LEGO Dimensions Discussion

    There were a lot of problems that they just couldn't overcome. The biggest one was that they entered the toys-to-life game market after it had already peaked, and kids were losing interest in it (Skylanders, Disney Infinity, etc.). The other major problem was that it was just so expensive to get started, if you paid full retail price. The starter packs were almost twice the price of a regular game, and the Fun Packs were originally priced at US $15, which is crazy expensive for a non-exclusive minifig (as most of the early ones were) and two usually underwhelming mini-builds. If they had launched 18 months earlier and priced everything more aggressively, they might have had a chance. But instead, it just turned out to be a huge wasted opportunity.
  5. I wonder if this has anything to do with the use of the phrase "Super Heroes." It's a jointly held trademark of Marvel and DC. Maybe the two companies aren't playing as well behind the scenes as we might hope?
  6. The forehead/ear mold is... not great. What I’m more bugged by is the color, though. I feel like the LOTR goblins were much closer to the MCU Skrulls’ skin tone. Maybe that color just isn’t going to be in production for 2019 minifigs?
  7. Do the spider-mech’s legs move when you roll it along?
  8. It’s possible that they believe “Batman” is a stronger brand than “DC Super Heroes,” so they want to lead with that whenever possible.
  9. https://goo.gl/images/z9J172
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    And the November U.S. store calendar just dropped, and there’s not a single mention of any of the Bricktober sets. Starting to get pretty anxious about these.
  11. Nothing has been confirmed one way or the other so far.
  12. Blame the federal interstate highway system.
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    Lego and Nintendo partnership?!?!

    Excellent summary - thanks for posting! Your friend is right on the money about licensor approval. I spent 12 years writing books about various video games, and the approvals process for companies like Nintendo was rigid, to say the least, even when working with characters from different franchises that are all owned by the same company.
  14. Don't get our hopes up.
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    Lego and Nintendo partnership?!?!

    Pokémon is a separate company from Nintendo, with their own licensing deals. But yeah, this is definitely a fake rumor.
  16. Maybe not even a movie.
  17. I just came here to say that I had a dream last night that there was a Marvel CMF series announced for 2019. So if that happens, I'm officially psychic. Also, hooray, I just started a rumor!
  18. Seconded!! I can’t imagine it would be that difficult to retool a Chima head to a Spider-Ham head. And then something worthwhile would have finally come out of Chima.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    If I recall correctly, in the DC thread, there's also a rumor of a Solomon Grundy in the Winter '19 wave. If we don't get a Swamp Thing fig in the next 12 months, Swampy should fire his agent.
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    Future Marvel Superheroes Rumors & Speculation

    That’s not how spoiler tags work.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2018 - Set Discussion

    Those people are all in their 30's and 40's now and FINALLY ready to get back at Mom and Dad.
  22. I'm afraid you're right. I don't think it ever really caught on. I collected all of the sets, and I never paid more than 50-70% of suggested retail price for any of them, especially the bigger sets.
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    Future Marvel Superheroes Rumors & Speculation

    My guess (based on zero insider information) is that we'll have a pre-movie wave and a post-movie wave of sets. The first will focus on the characters who appear in the marketing, and the second will contain characters whose presence in the movie would be a spoiler.
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    Lego BrickHeadz 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I think it's his handheld game console.