London Toy Fair Report
Barry is at the London Toy Fair today and has just visited the LEGO stand that is there and here is what he has seen so far, this is taken from the bullet points he sent me. Firstly for the LEGO City theme the new Arctic theme will have a blue and orange colour scheme to it and the theme is “secrets of the ice”. Included in the theme will be Huskies, snowshoes, new articulated polar bear.
Also on display was the new white bullet train and new train station, £99.99 similarly styled to the Horizon Express. Station is sold separately, out in 2nd half of the year.
On to Superheros, the theme becoming an evergreen line. Means they’re as integral as Star Wars and City to Lego. Spider-Man in Marvel is the bestselling product line, and Batman for DC. For Marvel they had the X-Jet: It’s Cyclops in his Astonishing X-Men uniform. Storm in her debut black outfit. Magneto has white slicked back hair. The X-Jet doesn’t look like the classic X-Jet, or the one in the game. Blunt ended and much smaller than the Quinjet. £44.99
3 Guardians of the Galaxy sets. 76021, 76019, 76020. Only licensees could see these. Luckily Disney were on a tour behind us and I caught a glimpse of a brick-built Groot and a giant blue and yellow ship. For DC they’re moving the product range due for release in 2015 to 2016 to coincide with the new Batman/Superman film. And inserting a new range in 2015.
Star Wars I saw set 75052 £69.99 New Dewback in olive green. The Advent Calendar will have an Xmas tree droid and Darth Vader Santa. Imperial shuttle and mini tie fighter. Festive fire with a lightsaber holder and lightsaber on the side. 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer comes with a microfig of the Emperor. 50% increase in price over the original and part count is similar. Less of a technic build inside. £119.99
75053 Ghost ship from Rebels will be £69.99, 75054 AT-AT £109.99 similar size to old one but different leg construction. Snow Speeder comes separately.
TMNT movie sets will be Turtle Van Takedown, Big Rig Snow Getaway, Turtle Lair New figs: Leatherhead, Spiderbytez, Kirby Bat, Karai (movie and show versions). Differently styled Turtles in the movie sets, much darker. Splinter has short legs.
Hero Factory will be subterranean spider theme. Pieced together like the droids and skeletons. Barrel type technic carrier to hold the spiders?Spiders are one-piece rubber part with a shield on the top which you press down and it jumps into the air (to attack). Some pieces look glow in the dark.
Ultra Agents 2nd half, 2014 Spy storyline where the overlord is a clandestine figure. Every box you get a different mission with an online comic. Works with augmented reality to create your own comics. Agents Blaize, Phoenix, Bolt, Burns. Enemies Terror set are:70165 Mission HQ. Optimus Prime-esque. £79.99, 70164 Hurricane Heist £49.99, 70163 Toxikita’s Toxic Meltdown £34.99 (green hairpiece), 70160 Riverside Raid £9.99, 70161 Tremor Track Infiltration £17.99, 70162 Inferno Interception £24.99 (Inferno has a fire-based Lego hairpiece)
Collectable minifigures news, Series 12 is due October 2014. Each comes with a code to unlock something. Simpsons will all be unique minifigs in the series and price points staying at £2.49
Mixels dates are as follows Series 1: March, Series 2: June, Series 3: September £3 each. Show in the UK will air on Cartoon Network as Adam rightly predicted.
Legends of Chima, At the end of the fights against the spiders and the scorpions the continent splits and a piece of chi falls into the chasm and reawakens some of the legendary tribes. Mammoths! Including a big fig, Sabretooth Tigers, Phoenix tribe and Vultures best set was the Giant AT-AT style mammoth set the Phoenix playset that turns into a giant flying bird.
That is it for now, enjoy the news!!!
Update: More from the show
Ninjago the Terminator style theme continues and there is a Dojo set that hasn’t been released. Going to continue the theme into 2015 and beyond.
LotR/Hobbit There will be DLC for the game when the third movie comes out. There will be a Smaug similar-sized to the Castle dragon.The Witch King minifig glows in the dark. The Elrond fig looks like the polybag figure. The bargeman’s son comes in one of the sets (3 buildings, an addon to the Laketown Chase)
Technic Technic digger licensed from Volvo contains power functions. Will be the biggest (Technic) set released this year.
Movie No Sea Cow on display. Construct-o-Mech will be £49.99 and Spaceship £79.99 (Wyldstyle has a space outfit)