The Simpsons Collectible LEGO Minifigures Revealed

Posted 8 months ago by Toys

The Simpsons

We’ve already seen the amazing LEGO Simpsons house (which will be mine, I swear), but the series of blind-packaged, collectible minifigures based on the hit show hadn’t all been revealed yet until this week. And good news, not only did they do a great job on all the characters, but they replaced the heavy eyelids of the Simpsons family with better looking ones! These new versions of the Simpsons make me want the House set even more.

I never would have thought that Simpsons characters would look so good in LEGO form, but they do. Everyone from Ralph Wiggum to Krusty to Nelson look great, and I love that they come with appropriate accessories. A ‘Choo Choo Choose You’ valentine? Awesome.

I hope these minifigures sell like hotcakes so we can get one or two more series based on the show. There are so many more characters I need in LEGO form. Lenny, Carl, Barney, Moe (seriously, where’s Moe?), Comic Book Guy, Bumblebee Man, Skinner, Groundskeeper Willie….well you get the point.

Toy Fair 2014 Roundup: TMNT, LEGO, Super Powers

Posted 9 months ago by Toys

TMNT Half-Shell Heroes

I told myself I was going to go to Toy Fair this year, but it didn’t work out. Hopefully next year! I wish it could have happened because there is a metric shitton of cool stuff getting announced. I’ll be keeping tabs on all the cool stuff and rounding up a lot of links and photos this week.

First off, Playmates teased a ton of new TMNT toys and they all look great. I’m lagging behind with their current Nickelodeon line (I haven’t been hunting for new figures for a while), but I don’t know how much longer I’ll try to get every figure in that line. However, they announced a cutesy line of Turtles called Half-Shell Heroes and they are the cutest things ever, so I will be buying all of those up.

It looks like they’ll release Half Shell Heroes versions of just about every character, a few vehicles and playsets, and even some jumbo versions of the cutesy Turtles. I think I may actually like these more than the main figures in Playmates’ current line. They look so fun.

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Check Out This Geeky BTS Video from ‘The LEGO Movie’

Posted 10 months ago by Movies

I loved everything about The LEGO Movie, but one of the things that amazed me the most was it’s animation style. It feels like you’re watching the largest LEGO stop-motion movie ever made, and everything you see is made of bricks. It’s crazy.

This video from fxguide gets into the nitty gritty on how Australia based Animal Logic accomplished the design and animation of the movie. It’s long and gets into lots of stuff I don’t understand, but it made me appreciate the work that went into the movie even more. And how crazy is it that they just used the consumer LEGO Digital Designer software to do a lot of their work?

Via Cartoon Brew

The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome

Posted 10 months ago by Movies

The LEGO Movie

Holy crap you guys, The LEGO Movie is amazing. This was probably one of the movies I was most excited about this year, and I’d be very surprised if anything comes out that tops it for me. Seriously, Captain America 2 could be the best Marvel movie ever and I’m pretty sure my top movie would still go to The LEGO Movie. It’s that good.

It has everything. Top-notch writing, an excellent cast, and great pacing and action. On top of that, it’s one of the most visually pleasing animated movies in a long, long time. Even during parts where there wasn’t a joke (which was rare), I was just sitting there smiling because of how the movie looks.

I think this is going to make a bzillion dollars because I went to a 10pm screening and the audience was half adults and half kids. These kids were PUMPED to see this movie, but the adults were laughing harder. Chris Miller and Phil Lord are great at turning mediocre concepts into great comedy. There are some insanely funny jokes in this movie.
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Cool Stuff: LEGO Simpsons House

Posted 11 months ago by Toys

LEGO Simpsons House

I still can’t believe that LEGO is releasing a Simpsons set and a series of collectible minifigures this year. Even with their licensing frenzy of the past few years, I always thought The Simpsons would be considered “too adult” for the line of toys. I’m not complaining though, because I want this set very badly.

LEGO just unveiled the Simpsons House 71006 set and it looks so much better than I would have guessed it would. It comes out soon and will run $200, but it is huge, actually has interior rooms, comes with the whole Simpsons family plus Flanders, and even has their famous pink car. That seems like a lot for $200.

LEGO Simpsons House

The rooms on the inside look cramped, but I still give LEGO credit for cramming all that inside this house. I write about LEGO a lot on Top Hat Sasquatch, but honestly I don’t buy sets that often. They’re expensive, and once I put them together they’re not that easy to display. This house though, will fit right on a shelf and look awesome. I don’t even have many of the TMNT LEGO sets, but I will definitely be buying this one.

Head over to FBTB to see a ton more high quality photos of the set.