thephantasm

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  1. I feel like playsets other than avengers tower and compound are just wishful thinking. I don't think places like Sanctum sanctorum or oscorp are the most iconic aspects of marvel.

     

    Edit: ok the sanctum is slightly more realistic but oscorp and non-minature rubble-related sets are still wishful thinking

     

    For all we know it could be thor's hammer but still sticking to gauntlet


  2. 2 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

    Falconfan is as reliable as they come so it's definitely not an MCU set. And without that MCU-context I'd say the Infinity Gauntlet is highly unlikely. 

    Well I mean no offense to falconfan but I think he may have messed up one dc rumor recently so...

     

    Also I would argue that the infinity gauntlet is still iconic without the mcu context but thats just my opinion


  3. I find it kinda weird that lego stopped producing dc superhero girls sets since that franchise seems to be doing ok and I just found out it has a new game. I would think lego would want to capitalise on its popularity with kids but...

     

     

    Not that I would buy the sets, unless they switched from minidolls to figures


  4. 1 hour ago, Anonknee Muss said:

    Because children are the target market!

    It feels like lego is focusing less on children with dc with less of these sets and more collectors sets.

     

    On a side note, since lego is so creatively bankrupt when it comes to making these comic based batman sets, I rather they just not make them in 2022 and instead make sets for gotham knights like how the sets for avengers and spiderman now are based on their games.


  5. I have trouble imagining the d2c will be avengers compound- the exterior is kinda bland and the building is not as iconic as avengers tower. Also, they are really gonna have to downscale it because it's just so massive with multiple sections. I'm afraid that it will just look too off in terms of proportions. 

    I mean, just look at ucs playsets in the past like hoth, endor, the batcave and the deathstar- there's still not enough bricks in those massive sets to build a decently sized avengers compound

    I also don't think it will be too much of the rubble/battleground from the final battle, because... its just rubble.

     

    If the set is based of the final battle I'd wager it would just be a miniaturised version of avengers compound + the rubble and portals, like hogwarts and the helicarrier

     

     

     

     

     


  6. 18 minutes ago, Donkeypunch said:

    I don’t mind the discussion of the snydercut after all there isn’t really much leak news and I assume some People here are dc fans. 
     

    I just don’t see the need to make everything so ‘edgy’ and ‘dark’ it’s a man in a bat costume (which can be brought to realism without being so dark and gloomy as we saw in the Nolan trilogy’ it’s like you just know because joker said ‘society’ all the fake deep posters are gonna be flocking to the cinemas and thinking it’s a work of art. 

    Batman can be portrayed as dark and edgy, but in a tasteful manner (matt reeves batman). Snyder is unrestrained. So much so that he no longer stays true to the character

     

     

    The survival of this theme hinges on the sucess/failure of the movies so I think some discussion should be permitted


  7. 55 minutes ago, hvader said:

    That is a very cool Batman figure. Can’t wait for the Joker. 
     

    Slightly off topic but what are everyone’s thoughts on the Snyder Cut trailer? Personally I think it looks just okay. 

    Wb execs paid someone to punch them in the face, then paid the guy to do it again.

     

    Thanks snyder and wb execs and Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins, Cathy Yan, David Ayer, Margot (for producing bop) and all you other guys for making dc the laughing stock it is today! You've somehow made dc less popular than before the dceu. Outstanding.

     

     

    Oh and the 66 batman looks the same aside from the gut line


  8. 12 hours ago, TheBatstan said:

    It is amazing that you said this a few days ago, because look at what Snyder revealed will be in his movie today. If Lego ever decided to make one set for the Snyder Cut, it'd 100% be this.

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    Is this even gonna be a big part of the film? Even then theres basically a 0% chance for more sets based on snyder/whedons film(s) or disaster.

     

     

    But a set for that would be epic


  9. 37 minutes ago, Lionbear8 said:

    Yes, its a great set! You might get it under the normal retail price! Great minifigs vehicles, and unique Batcave build!

     

    Yes, but Lego does advertise 'Adults welcome, 18 plus range', (war machine as ZS is calling it) but it would make more sense to release it under the DKR banner! That minifig selection would be nice!

    If DC where to release PG 13 comedy comic movies we might get it earlier! 

    Maybe one day done the track, but I see it most likely under the Batman banner and having at least one bat vehicle (which I honestly don't mind)

    I managed to snag a few sets under that theme (nearly sent me broke). I'm still hopeful we get a LBM2 in the next 10 years! The movie did make money! 

    Erm i think lego and wb split ways and now they are making movies with universal


  10. 13 hours ago, Do1633 said:

    I am a huge fan of '66 Batman, but I hope the D2C isn't a Batmobile. D2Cs are some of the only Lego sets I buy anymore, but I typically don't because I hate vehicles. 

    I wish we would get things like Metal Men, JSA, JLI, and the like. I'm suprised DC isn't having Lego make sets based on the animated movies though, since those are getting critical acclaim.

    I doubt lego thinks mamy people watch the animated movies looking at the sales

     

     

    If anything, lego should make maybe 1 set for gotham knights- I think the games have a larger reach


  11. 2 hours ago, Lego-Freak said:

    I blame the Snyderverse for the decline of interest in DC as a whole :tongue: While I’ve personally enjoyed every DC movie so far (because I try to focus on the positives of anything I watch), I can definitely see why the general public doesn‘t care any more. There’s only so much overly-serious grim-dark stuff you can take before getting sick of it. 

    We live in a universe where an Aquaman film grossed almost TWICE as much as a Justice League film, for crying out loud :laugh_hard:

    Looking at titans... its clearly an executive issue too. Also its not just snyder but all the writers they have brought on board- even Geoff johns doesn't seem to be doing well after ww84

    1 hour ago, scottypavarotti said:

    Cartoons are what could help, I think. If only LEGO had been releasing sets during the various Batman/Justice League cartoons.... LEGO is mostly marketing to kids...we get another good, popular Batman/DC cartoon, that might just generally boost sales. The Batman Animated series was absolutely huge in terms of merchandising back in the day, and there’s rumour of an extension/follow up in the works for HBO MAX. Batman is perennially popular for DC, there are always Batman toys (non-LEGO) selling well. DC LEGO just needs to see an updated “brand” to tag on to, at least...my opinion and all that.

    I think they should just stop making these nonsense vehicles- the public really doesn't care and unless you are a hardcore lego / dc collector, fans don't care for the vehicles either. Who wants to pay $100 for generic bat truck.

     

     

    Just go all in with smaller sets and cmfs- lets be real, unless its a batmobile or batcave, people only care about the figures


  12. 19 minutes ago, hvader said:

    Agree with the statements above that DC’s rapid decline of popularity over the years has harmed the brand. DC’s contents are now either adult-themed (Joker, Suicide Squad, Doom Patrol, Titans) or getting poor reviews (WW84). When you compare that to Marvel, it’s unsurprising to see why the general public may not care about DC that much anymore. It’s also not a surprise that Lego DC sets keep disappointing us year after year. You know things are not good when LEGO refuses to do sets for even family friendly DC films like Shazam.
     

    I know this may sound annoying to comic book fans (I’m a comic book reader myself), but the only hope for DC is the movies. Most of the general public watch the movies instead of read comics. DC, and all related merchandise, will do much better if DC movies (the more PG-13 ones) begin getting more popular again. Here’s to hoping that The Batman turns things around. 

    Lmao titans is both adult themed and poorly reviewed


  13. 23 minutes ago, spiderfan2000 said:

    It's a shame that WB lost the rights to make future LEGO films, because I really think the originally planned sequel to the LEGO Batman Movie would have been our best opportunity to get more obscure heroes and villains.  Unless that somehow gets made, the best option left is to hope for another CMF series.

    Meh lego batman movie chose to give us the super friends instead of b-c list leaguers. The only new leaguers they gave us were canary and hawkgirl (without any hair mould). 


  14. 2 minutes ago, ToaDraco said:

    Personally I like the cowl and think it's well done. It does suck they refuse to do anything that isn't Batman. It doesn't help that the best DC content (and the best looking upcoming content) Is not at all kid friendly aka Doom Patrol and the new Suicide Squad movie. Personally I'd just be happy to get a King Shark bigfig. I've wanted one for a long time and now that he's being featured in both a movie and a video game, hopefully that'll elevate him enough for LEGO to include him in a Batman set, maybe with a Bat submarine or something. 

    Yeah, very high chance for him to get some form of representation, provided  the dc theme doesn't die


  15. 51 minutes ago, cosmic said:

    Well I think DC is also partly to blame. Rushing to release movies to compete with Marvel has only harmed the brand and made audiences feel opposed to DC’s content. Couple that with the decline in quality of their animated movies and their lack of animated shows, and you have a new generation of audiences with either no access to DC content; or subpar content. I would love for Lego to release a set with Fire, Ice, Captain Atom, Red Tornado, Raven, or Trigon.
     

    But without any new animated shows (not like Justice League Action where its 15 minute shorts with no exposition or character development, and not Teen Titans Go where its so immature) Lego has no incentive to release these characters. Apparently Toy brands across the board see Batman as their best seller, and audiences don’t respond well to non Batman related merchandise. How will Lego branch out to risky properties when they’re not even receiving a cartoon at least.

     

    it does feel helpless, however. Regardless of who you blame, its a shame we get such few new characters a year. Bronze Tiger was the only new figure in the last summer wave, Batgirl needed both a different hairpiece and dual molded/printed legs. It feels like at the pace we go, we won’t get teams like the Doom Patrol, Metal Men, or Justice Society any time soon.

    I kinda don't mind not getting doom patrol or metal men. Also, to be frank, there's 0 chance your getting sets of them because even batman is struggling to sell now. The general public isn't going to clamour over metal men sets.

     

     

    I'm only waiting for the justice league dark and wally west. Tbh lego has produced a healthy amount of justice leaguers over the years- the iconic members at least, because dc doesn't have as many iconic heroes as marvel.

     

     

    1 hour ago, Robert8 said:

    Dude this is getting out of hand

    That looks awful

    There are so many characters or versions of characters we havent seen and they come and release this :/

     

    How is this happening before Ventriloquist? Or Mad Hatter

    What do you mean? You want them to get the 18+ helmet sets? Or minifigures? Anyways both aren't gonna happen unless Matt reeves decides to use them because dc sets are not selling well enough to be produced.


  16. 52 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

    Well that looks..... weird.

    Imo the ironman one looked clunky and clumsily assembled too.

    7 hours ago, cosmic said:

    I stand corrected the older Batman content has an audience. Still I feel at a loss of what even to say for this theme. Just tired of hoping the next year is better than the last. 

    It cant be worse than this year- at least we'll have the batman sets- this year we're just getting 66

     

     

    Maybe next year we'll even get a cmf

     

     

     

     


  17. 12 minutes ago, Guyon2002 said:

    The Suicide Squad is rated R.

    Yeah I meant they could have done the batman sets with the squad like for the first movie

     

    Gosh if young justice had caught on I could only imagine lego making sets for that show -appeals to kids + modern era looks

    On 1/3/2021 at 11:35 AM, Mountain Drew said:

     

     

    $130 for a flying tunnel with a Batmobile would be happy to explain why

    Lego kinda didnt learn their lesson by making a really expensive big bat truck. I have a feeling adult collectors don't want obnoxiously large generic vehicles and kids can't afford to have many large sets so they choose what they want carefully too.


  18. Good gosh the comic batman / suicide squad sets must have sold terribly for dc to opt to just make 1 66 set instead of a the suicide squad set.

     

    If lego wants to cash in on nostalgia with niche themes like 66 and 88, maybe btas or the dcau in general should have a shot.


  19. 3 hours ago, scottypavarotti said:

    Maybe we'll get the usual "standard" Batman set with the unexpected villain of Black Adam, kind of like how we got the Shazam figure.

    But as mentioned in my previous post, there are no upcoming batman comic sets... usually lego releases movie sets 2 months before the film so...


  20. Since black adam was supposed to release in 2021 and theres no rumors of any sets delayed or even comic book batman sets, that implies that we won't get any figures from black adam right? Shame. I thought Dwayne's name alone would have guaranteed at least 1 figure.