Hey Towelites! It’s Friday and it’s time for some toy news updates from this week past. A rollercoaster of emotions as TRU announces the end and at the same time we get a look at some amazing figures and collectibles down the pipeline. Check out our highlights below!
TRON: Legacy LEGO Ideas set arrives next week!
I’m a big fan of the LEGO Ideas initiative. We have gotten some amazing sets and this new TRON one is exceptional! Here’s the official product specs! Head on over to the official LEGO SHOP on March 31st to get yours!
Build, play and display with this futuristic LEGO® Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney, featuring 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid. This construction toy includes a booklet with information about its fan creator and LEGO designers, plus the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.
- Includes 3 LEGO® minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler.
- Features 2 buildable Light Cycles for Sam Flynn and Rinzler, and a TRON grid/display base.
- Sam Flynn’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-blue light-style elements, including power stream effects.
- Rinzler’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-orange light-style elements, including power stream effects.
- TRON grid/display base features 2 detachable parts, attachment points for the 2 Light Cycles and translucent-blue elements.
- Divide the grid to recreate the Light Cycle chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie, or use it to role-play the disc battle scene with the minifigures.
- Includes Quorra’s sword.
- Accessory elements include Sam Flynn and Quorra’s blue Identity Discs, and Rinzler’s 2 orange Identity Discs.
- Attach the discs to the back of each minifigure.
- This construction toy includes a booklet with building instructions, information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers, and the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.
- Each Light Cycle measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
TRON grid/display base measures over 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.
Who ya gonna call? MEZCO!!
This set needs no introduction but we can now finally preorder it! The Ghostbusters are getting the Mezco One:12 treatment and this week we got some great details on what will be included and most importantly the price. The brothers four will cost your $300 which is cheaper than we had originally speculated. What’s great is that for $75 per figure we get some great light up features and some amazing accessories. Oh and don’t forget Slimer is included! This is a no brainer if you are a fan of the franchise and you can’t quite take the leap and buy those crazy ass Blitzway ones. This set is due out this Holiday season and is available for preorder on Mezco.
DST TRU Exclusives headed to specialty shops
Casey and I just mentioned this in our latest episode of Towelite Talk. With the collapse of Toys R Us what happens to all of the exclusives that they carried from companies such as Diamond Select Toys. Well today we have some news thanks to Luke’s Toy Store, DST will be distributing the exclusives to specialty shops. This is something I really like to see happen and I hope that they see success. Head on over to Luke’s Toy Store for the TRU exclusive Infinity War Minimates!
Fully painted Jabba’s Sail Barge
God Damn it I wish I was rich and had the space for this monstrosity! Most importantly I hope that the Jabba’s Sail Barge from Hasbro gets funded and everyone who wants one gets it. What an amazing idea, I love these oversized sets! We got our first look at some looks at the painted model and it looks great. Also Hasbro revealed that backers will receive the upcoming Yak-Face Vintage Collection 3.75 figure free! Head on over to HasLab for more information on this project and maybe help fund it?