DesignerCon Tells a Toy Story All Its Own

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By David Nieves Even though Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, ten years ago, you’d be remiss to find comic conventions, toy shows, or most other forms of pop culture gatherings. The monthly mini show at the Shrine Expo was at times more a flea market than a convention and Frank and […]

SDCC’13: Lego Time! Batman Lego, Star Wars Lego, Hobbit Lego…

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Lego have been making quite the splash at SDCC so far, as you may have seen from some of the various photos people have been taken. There’s a scale version of Hobbiton on-site, along with lifesize models of characters like Batman, Catwoman, and Joker. But Lego have also announced some new sets this weekend – […]

SDCC13: Watchtower: Road Trip!

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Henry “Hemi” Barajas gave you the particulars on the DC/KIA Justice League Sorento custom design, but there are many more Comic-Con car events happening!

Lego at SDCC – Green Arrow, Spider-Woman…

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A quick, important update before San Diego begins later this week. Superman analogue Brian Truitt over at USA Today has published the announcement regarding Lego’s plans for the convention. There’ll be four exclusive figurines available at the con, including Spider-Woman and Green Arrow. They’ll stand alongside panels publicising various upcoming projects, including the video game […]

Marvel show off screenshots from Lego Marvel Super Heroes

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After two games spent with Batman and chums, this year sees Lego turn their attention to Marvel’s roster of heroes. Coming later this year, Lego Marvel Super Heroes will feature all kinds of characters, and Marvel have released a whole load of screenshots showing off one of the many locations in the game – Asgard.

Review: All The Iron Man 3 Lego Sets

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Seen Iron Man 3 but want more? Looking to replay the best scenes over and over again? Or at the very least, do you want to put Pepper Potts into War Machine’s suit of armour and stick Tony Stark’s head onto a woman’s body? With the release of Iron Man 3 came three sets from […]

Resurgent TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES among Toy of the Year winners

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While we sort through our 600+ photos from Toy Fair, here’s the Toy of the Year winners, which includes both Lego’s girl-centric Friends line and Playmates’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line, which we saw previewed yesterday. It’s huge and no doubt the Turtles are back— although now owned by Nickelodeon and not creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Still, it’s a property that has stood the test of time to become a true perennial for kids — if Michael Bay’s live-action version doesn’t somehow kill it again, that is.

Lego Batman Review: Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape!

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As an early Christmas present for my cousins, who live far away in the south, ugh, I decided to give their mum a break and buy them some Lego Batman. They’re both 7, which means they’re old enough to not eat the caped crusader, but young enough that it took them a good afternoon to assemble […]

SDCC12: Watchtower Thursday: The Rest of the Story

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The other links from Thursday! Mitt Romney and the Mayor of San Diego! Science Fiction Libraries! E-books from Abrams! Finally, a sonic screwdriver which can open your car! LEGO superhero exclusives!

SDCC12: Watchtower Wednesday

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So, what did I find while I waited for Comic-Con to gather up steam for warp speed? LEGOs! Star Trek! Walking Dead! Margaret Atwood!

Toy Fair 2010 in photos

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So we wandered around Toy Fair for a bit yesterday, but missed most of the big presentations. Lego had a very early morning event showing off TOY STORY 3 Legos; we missed Hasbro’s entirely, but made the Mattel event. According to a knowledgeable observer, Hasbro and Mattel are going in slightly different directions — Hasbro’s […]