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  1. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It might not have been anything special for Batman Day to a lot of people, but seeing the Batmobile chase from The Batman be animated (albeit condensed) and uploaded to an official DC channel brought a smile to my face. Though personally, I was happy because someone FINALLY built a MOC of the Penguin's purple Maserati Quattroporte that he drove in the movie. I've been trying to search for a MOC design of it online for months. The Batmobile set always felt like it should've included Penguin's car as well so that he wasn't immediately outclassed/screwed with just a stud rocket launcher. Now I just need to find out who animated this and to see if I could at least get a parts breakdown of how they built the Maserati. However, I can already see that some of the pieces don't physically exist in the colors that were used in the video like the "Wedge 2 x 1 x 2/3 Left/Right" pieces in Trans-Clear for the headlights. Oh well, there's always improvising.
  2. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well said, it's amazing how their mentality has changed in 15 years. The original Batman theme drew inspiration from almost every significant iteration of Batman that took itself seriously (sorry 1966 Batman). It wasn't just from one source that they based the sets off of, you could see the inspiration from the Burton movies with the Batmobile, Batwing, and Joker's helicopter, plus a bit of influence from The Animated Series and the recent comics of the time for the minifigures. Even though the Nolan movies were the big Batman thing at the time, the final 2008 wave featured Batman wearing the Dark Knight suit for 3/4 of the sets but against villains that were from the comics who never appeared in the Nolan trilogy like Mr. Freeze and Harley, with only 1 "proper" tie-in set for The Dark Knight being the Tumbler: The Joker's Ice Cream Surprise. And even then it was only half inspired by the movies since the Joker and his ice cream truck were comic based as well. Lego could've easily made a few sets based off Batman Begins (which we didn't get till last year with the updated Tumbler), but instead they stuck to being creative rather than this weird notion they have now about the movies being the reasoning behind why they're not making anything/barely making anything for DC.
  3. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Today marks 30 years since Batman: The Animated Series first premiered...and Lego somehow didn't capitalize on this by making a TAS Batmobile that would no doubt sell out multiple times like the 1966 Batmobile and Tumbler before it. I'd really love to get inside the minds of whoever decides on what DC sets to make because this seemed like the most no-brainer idea that could've existed. There's failing, and then there's what Lego has been doing.
  4. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well isn't this a surprise, I'll gladly take it. I didn't think we'd get any more sets for The Batman after it already came out, but since I'm such a whore for the movie, this is getting my money. I guess this means the Technic Batmobile sold very well if they're doing another Technic set (even though the Batcycle only appeared at the very end of the movie for 2 minutes). Either way, it's going to pair very nicely with the Batmobile.
  5. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    If you're hooked on the Robbie Reyes version, I'd also recommend picking up the Fast and Furious 1970 Dodge Charger set that just came out in the Speed Champions theme. I know the set that Robbie comes in also has his Hell Charger, but compared to the Speed Champions one, it honestly looks like a 4+ set. All you need to do is modify the front grille area (since the 1969 Charger that Robbie drives is slightly different from the 1970 Charger) and you're all set.
  6. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Do you mean the 76221 Flash set? 76022 is the X-Men vs Sentinel set that came out in 2014.
  7. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    If they could change the logo on the torso to be in the center as well as increasing its size this time, it'd be perfect. The 2016 version was pretty much flawless, but I never liked how the logo was moved to the corner so that the hoodie piece didn't cover part of it. Plus getting some side leg printing with the ankle pouches would make it look more complete over using plain red legs.
  8. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, we probably will see the symbiote suit in the MCU after No Way Home or maybe in Secret Wars if they're taking inspiration from the 80s version as well as the 2015 version. I just hope that Lego throws in a comic variant alongside the MCU design since I'd prefer something simple over what's probably going to be an over-designed take on the black suit with a similar white vein-y appearance to match Tom Hardy's Venom. It's crazy how Bagman has a closer chance of happening with that little easter egg of the suit on one of the screens in the Spider-Lair set. And now that the MCU Fantastic Four movie is coming out in 2 years, Lego could finally make a comic based F4 set and throw the Bombastic Bagman in it as a bonus (even though they probably won't make a comic set for a long time because the MCU takes top priority over the actual comics that created them).
  9. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I haven't seen Doom Patrol either, but Peacemaker is NOTHING like The Boys. The only things I'd say that Peacemaker has in common with The Boys is being able to show blood with the violence scenes, swearing, and one instance of nudity. But tone wise, they couldn't be more far apart. Peacemaker mainly relies on humor and has an actual heart to it, which is what a lot of people have come to expect from a James Gunn product at this point. Harley Quinn isn't anything like Family Guy either. It's more like a parody of all the DC characters with Harley at the center of it all, with some exceptions like Batman still being the straight man during all this, and it's actually funny instead of just using cutaway gags in every single episode. I'd say give it a chance before you write it off.
  10. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    With how much Lego loves Venom and Carnage judging by the both of them getting helmets and thrown into sets ad nauseum in the past few years, he definitely seems like a very likely choice if these figures end up selling well/decent. Black suit Spider-Man on the other hand, I wouldn't hold my breath (rant incoming). It's starting to get really annoying how Lego will make literally almost every alternate Spider-Man costume they can think of...except for the one alternate costume that's easily Spider-Man's most iconic and popular suit behind the classic red and blue. It has been an entire decade since SDCC 2012 where Lego made the brilliant decision of choosing the black suit as a Con exclusive figure (where the only exclusive thing about it is the head), and ever since then, they have avoided making a regular release black suit Spider-Man minifigure like the plague. We can get alternate costume minifigures that no one asked for like that knockoff looking Scarlet Spider design, or the Big Time/Stealth suit, or ANOTHER Iron Spider, but forget about ever getting a black Spider-Man head with big white eyes and no extra printing so that we can at least use a spare Venom torso to make one ourselves. It's gotten to the point where I'm considering just using the head from the Anya Corazon Spider-Girl minifigure and erasing the mouth since it looks absolutely perfect as a semi-purist custom.
  11. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I like the printing on the torso and mask for the Spider-Man figure, but this whole buildable figure thing is starting to feel like what Mega Construx/Bloks was doing with the Marvel license back in the mid/late 2000s and making buildable figures that were clearly their attempt at Bionicle-esque Marvel figures. Now I think this concept could work with the Marvel theme...if used with the right ideas rather than trying to dip their toe in the action figure market. Imagine an X-Men set to tie in with the upcoming X-Men '97 animated series that's a Sentinel build using this style. These figures basically look like giant robots anyways, so why not use it for the one thing that already IS a giant robot. Throw in a few minifigures (including the obligatory Wolverine), maybe a couple of new X-Men that we've never gotten before like Nightcrawler, Beast, or some updated designs for past figures such as Cyclops and Storm, and watch it sell like hotcakes. But that's just my two cents though.
  12. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, I slowly realized that when I took another look at Shuri and noticed that the Panther suit was the 2018 design.
  13. TheBatstan

    Marvel Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'm guessing the Black Panther figure that comes in the Lab set is supposed to represent an empty suit that's on display like how the Civil War suit was displayed in Shuri's lab in the first movie. The minifigure isn't a reuse of the one from the Black Panther mech either, it's completely new. It looks the closest like the 2018 suit judging by the torso design, but I could be wrong. Kind of funny that Lego still somehow managed to technically sneak in a T'Challa Black Panther figure in these sets after all, I was sure that it wouldn't show up.
  14. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    There's been rumors of her wanting to leave after Wonder Woman 3, but that's been unconfirmed for now. The only actual quote from Gadot has been her saying how she wants to make a third movie "to have a nice closure.", so take that as you will.
  15. TheBatstan

    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well we got our first leak of the Harley figure in the 4+ set...and it's sort of new? The head, torso, and legs are reused from the variant that's been around since 2020, but the hairpiece is from The Lego Batman Movie Harley with inverted colors this time. I guess it's better than giving her the pink and blue pigtails again, but this change is definitely going to irk me as Harley has always had red on her right side and black on her left, whether it be the jester hat or the dyed hair. If it were up to me, this would've been the perfect opportunity to make a minifigure based on her appearance in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad (as we'll never get actual sets from that movie), but I guess not. Throwing in an exclusive minifigure in this set would've been a great incentive for adults/collectors like what the Juniors sets used to do with figures like the Animated Series-esque Mr. Freeze. Now the worst part of the set: according to the comments on Instagram, the Batman included is the EXACT SAME black suit version that has been around since this theme's inception. It has been 10. YEARS. since that figure was first introduced in the DC sets and it just will not die already. This is officially worse than Lego reusing the same Ultimate Spider-Man figure from 2012-2019, I could army-build with the amount of times they've used this figure. If Lego is so adamant on using repeat figures, why not use the Batman that came in last year's Accessory Pack that's been retired now for a while? That set was on Backorder half the time on Shop@Home because of the amazingly updated 2006 Batman minifigure/the Hush suit, and not only is it STILL the current Batsuit that he's been wearing in the comics since 2018, it would give a lot of people more of a reason to buy this 4+ set since the Accessory Pack felt like it was released and retired in the span of a month. And if Lego really wanted to be pedantic and keep some form of "exclusivity" with the 2021 pack, they could swap the legs that had the trunks printing/dual molded boots with standard light bluish grey legs with a black hip piece instead. That'd be fine by me as long as I didn't have to see that black suit Batsuit ever again, at this rate it'll outlive us all.