It’s been a little while since TT Games loosed some Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game images or footage online, but the company has more than made up for the dry spell with the latest drop of new screen shots and nearly seven minutes of gameplay footage featuring Iron Man, the Hulk and Spider-Man, squaring off against the Abomination and Sandman in New York City. It seems one of the cosmic bricks from Lego Silver Surfer’s smashed board has fallen into the wrong hands, leading to Sandman and cohorts taking over NYC’s Grand Central Terminal. Fortunately for the minifigs citizens of the LMSH world, Nick Fury is extra good at getting Marvel’s heroes to work together to fight evil and pick up the pieces.
On top of Playmates’ rejuvenated action figure line, Lego’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets are perhaps one of the greatest things to come out of Nickelodeons new CG animated series. As a principally “Pirate” and “Space” theme fan as a kid, I hadn’t paid too much attention to Lego’s Ninjago sets over the past few years, but when the bricksmith’s announced a proper TMNT line, I suspected the company was well prepared to arm Minifigs with the proper weapons and accessories to successfully bring Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s ever-adapted comic book world to life in plastic pieces. Lego recently sent CA the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser Street Chase set to check out, and I can unrepentantly use a silly abbreviation to report that it’s my
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By Ziah Grace
Yesterday was a big day for Man of Steel toy reveals, as Variety, USA Today and Hero Complex all debuted images of Superman, Jor-El and the villainous General Zod across a swath of prominent toy lines including Mattel’s 6” Movie Masters and 3.75” series, Funko’s Pop! Vinyl offerings, and Lego’s DC Super Heroes sets. The reveals are spoiler-free, although they arguably give fans their best looks at each of these characters as played by Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon. So far, no female figures have been officially previewed, but it probably won’t be too long before Kryptonian baddie Faora (and perhaps even Lois Lane or the potential gender-swapped Jimmy Olson) pops up somewhere.
You can check out a roundup of the assorted upcoming Man of Steel toys on ComicsAlliance!
Game Informer has followed up on its initial announcement of TT Games’ Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game with another new video giving fans a look inside a build of the upcoming release. Set to arrive on Playstation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and the Nintendo DS/3DS in the Fall, the game will follow the model of a number of other recent Marvel games and see Nick Fury and SHIELD launch a host of 100+ unlockable heroes on missions that will pit them against villainous threats like Loki and a blocky version of Galactus (I wonder if they’ll scale up to Duplo bricks for that dude?). The new video sticks to iconic Avengers, with LMSH Assistant Director Steve Sharples previewing a game scenario in which Tony Stark searches for a new suit of armor in Stark Tower in a room based on his home workshop from the Iron Man films. By his side are Captain America and the Hulk, both of whom demonstrate a few in-game abilities like smashing and shield-toting.
This would be way cooler without the Batman.
Come at me, Sims.
Benito you idiot.
Even Snowsuit Batman is cooler than Aquaman, and even LEGO knows that Aquaman’s primary role is less “crime-fighting” and more “cheering from a glacier.” Even the box says “Aquaman on ice!” Admittedly, that is a revue I would be interested in seeing, but let’s be real here.