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  1. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I mean, it's clear that LEGO has little interest in producing non-film inspired sets for either company outside of each of their main heroes (Batman/Spider-Man). With the coming reset in the DC Universe, it makes sense that they'll temporarily retire anything non-Batman related. I don't think it really precludes the theme from returning in short order if/when Gunn turns it around, but why bother having designers attached to a theme that's functionally dead?
  2. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Because LEGO is averse to anything not film related. Even on the Marvel side, it's almost all MCU stuff. Some non-MCU 4+ Spidey stuff but even that's based on other media. I have a hard time believing that Eternals sets sell more than generic Batman sets but there's clearly some reason LEGO is pumping out stuff for even the worst MCU movies. Almost have to wonder if LEGO is contractually obligated to do at least one set per movie.
  3. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    How dare you suggest something that LEGO could sell to the masses instead of giving out as a promo at SDCC? …but yeah they actually did that.
  4. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    DC (ok, well, mainly Batman) has quite a few iconic locations that *could* be modulars, although I'm not necessarily saying that they should be. Arkham is the big one, but the Iceberg Lounge, the Daily Planet, and some others would work. They would need to basically just take inspiration from multiple sources but they could be done. It's not like the Daily Bugle has some definitive design to it that LEGO had to work with. It's just a building with the name on it, and LEGO filled in the rest. That being said, I think DC lends itself more to dioramas but like everything else LEGO if you aren't Star Wars, you're second tier. Joker going into the chemicals, The Trial from BTAS, really anything from the Nolan trilogy would all fly off shelves.
  5. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I've mentioned it before, but I think any Batcave needs to be diorama-esque, particularly at a high price point. The previous sets have always struck me as kind of weird because obviously it's difficult to capture the cavernous feeling of the Batvcave without walls/ceilings/etc. If you created three walls around it may be workable, but Batcaves with just a few floating pieces are best left to the lower piece count, child focused sets. Arkham however...well, there's untapped potential there for a large D2C with a Bugle-like fig selection. I know they've done a few in the not so recent past, but we also get a weekly Hulkbuster so why not? Make it BTAS themed and watch the money fly in. There's certainly a piece of the puzzle we're missing, be it low sales or some sort of understanding between LEGO/WB about the direction of the line. Doubtful we'll ever know.
  6. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Guess I’ll jump in on the rankings. Mine are live action only (Conroy is the GOAT but animation just goes in a different bucket for me). 1.) Bale. Despite the ridiculous voice and meh suits in the last two movies, he’s the closest we’ve come to someone pulling off both sides of the character while looking the part. He gets lost a bit in the latter two movies but there isn’t an actor in the world who wouldn’t have been overshadowed by that Ledger performance. 2.) I’ll take Keaton here. He’s not the ideal Bruce, but he’s a great Batman and his movies are the closest we’ll get to comics. 3.) I’m gonna take Pattinson here as a leap of faith. He may end up being higher or lower. His Batman was really good, almost an Arkham Origins take on the character. No Bruce to speak of hurts, but that’s on Reeves, not him. As long as his movies show some progression on the Bruce front, I suspect he’ll be up there fighting with Bale for too spot. 4.) Kilmer. He’s actually really solid but it is jarring to see a blonde Bruce. He suffers from the same thing as Bale where Batman’s villains are more interesting. Well, Jim Carrey is more interesting. Tommy Lee Jones is more…”interesting” 5.) Batfleck. So much potential, so little execution. This is nothing against Affleck as I think he’s great here, but his movies are so bad I can’t put him higher. He would’ve been so good in a comic-style universe that focused on Batman arcs and not universe ending nonsense. 6.) West. His stuff is so weird it’s almost hard to justify him on the list. Almost feels like he should be off on the side with Conroy. It’s just comparing apples to oranges and I didn’t grow up with the show so I have no nostalgia for it. 107.) Clooney. Whatever.
  7. NovaBricks

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    ItsAJoke.jpg But in all seriousness it isn’t a conspiracy to suggest that budget, resources, and time had to be dedicated to three Marvel D2C’s and those things aren’t Infinite. Had to come from somewhere and Marvel and DC share the superhero’s line. Not exactly a conspiracy to point out that Marvel got extra D2C’s this year and DC didn’t even get the usual Bat-vehicle.
  8. NovaBricks

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Lego DC died for...this?
  9. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    We’re getting the bat-cycle from The Batman next year. No chance we get two Batman themed bikes in a year.
  10. NovaBricks

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Hulkbuster is a set I’m looking forward to seeing in the store window but not buying. Could be really big and cool, but not something I’d be willing to shell that kind of money for.
  11. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    The Batman cowls are ehhh for me. The '66 is better cause it has multiple colors but the black one just looks weird because of the hole where the mouth goes. I guess they could do these type of busts, or just more detailed cowls, for each of the different Batmen. But they would have to be WAY more detailed than the two that have come out to make them discernable from each other. At the end of the day, I'm not really sure you could hold up Keaton's cowl next to Bale's in LEGO form and have the average customer tell the difference. The two we have now just feel like we got one generic Batman one to cover every Batman, and the Adam West one because it's the only truly distinct one. All of this being said, it's BAFFLING to me that LEGO put that much budget into a Black Panther bust and nothing into Batman this year. That set is going to sell terribly.
  12. NovaBricks

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah I’m with you. I’m biased as Batman is easily my favorite hero between DC/Marvel, but I’m at the point where I wish they would just give up the pretense of having a “DC” theme and devote the budget and time to Batman. There’s no way a large, mini-fig rich Arkham or Wayne Manor wouldn’t be in the top few sellers of either Marvel or DC sets. I would love to have Batman display piece opposite my Daily Bugle.
  13. NovaBricks

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    This almost certainly has to be a collection of vehicles, right? Vehicles is like the last thing I think of when I think MCU, but the use of the word "includes" means it's either a collection, or it's a scene that has a BP vehicle. A $500 UCS-type vehicle seems totally irrational. I don't think LEGO quite realizes that vehicles aren't really synonymous with superheroes outside of Batman. Like, sure they have them. But they're iconic to Batman because he has no powers. A $500 Marvel vehicle is already a huge stretch, but a $500 BP vehicle is just nuts.
  14. NovaBricks

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Maybe I just REALLY don’t have a good pulse for what vehicle would be considered “iconic” enough for a $500 set, but based on all these conditions I can’t think of a single thing. Something listed above either isn’t true, or LEGO is about to trot out a very expensive vehicle most people will just go “oh yeah I guess that was in the MCU” at.