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Five other properties MEGA BLOKS should try and get …

by James


It’s no secret that with LEGO swallowing up just about everything with a light saber, or a Warner Brothers, Disney, or DC logo on it, and with Kre-O having a vice grip on Hasbro properties like Transformers, Star Trek and Battleship (ugh), that MEGA BLOKS has a tough road to hoe. So with news of MEGA BLOKS signing a deal with Mattel to carry brick construction sets wrapped around both Barbie and Hot Wheels, we thought we’d take a look at what other toy properties are out there ripe for the picking …

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Free DIY Universal Connector Kit adds more freedom to your LEGOs

by James

My son is really manic when it comes to brick building toys. He wants LEGOs, he wants MEGA BLOKS, he’ll take anything that snaps together and builds something. Which makes it quite the challenge to keep him focused on one brick maker so that he can get the most out of them by combining them together. But maybe that doesn’t have to be the case anymore … with this Free Universal Construction Kit. All I need is a 3D printer.

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Another candidate for Coolest Dad Ever builds his son a TIE Fighter

by James

When you’re a kid who loves Star Wars, you’re always seeking to live out the Luke Skywalker fantasy. Unless, of course, you don’t lean towards the Dark Side like this dad’s kid does. So when you want to help your son achieve his imperial ambitions, it only makes sense to build something from the Empire. And since the Death Star would be a tad too expensive or large for anyone to build, a life sized TIE Fighter can only be the next best thing.

This kid is lucky to have a dad that can built what looks to be a rather well put together plaything. And it’s built sturdy enough to hold 300 pounds on board. Dimensions of the TIE Fighter are 8x8x8-foot with cockpit that measures 38 x 38-inches – meaning a kid five feet tall could easily fit inside. Made of cardboard and plywood, the TIE Fighter is designed to break down into 5 pieces for “easy transport.” And it also has some fantastic details including a very impressive cockpit windshield, and twin laser pods.

And here’s the best part … if you live in the SEATTLE area, this front line Imperial space superiority fighter for can be yours for a cool $150 (or best offer). Just head over to Craigslist before someone else does!

Hat Tip – D’Vice

Hasbro launches NERF Double Your Darts offer

by James


For a limited time, Hasbro is once again offering a special “Double Your Darts” deal when you buy select NERF N-Strike foam dart fun toys.

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Rejected Star Wars toys

by James


When you’re George Lucas and you’ve created the all time greatest toy merchandising property of all time, you’re bound to get hundreds of toy pitches every day. Some are great, some are head scratchers, and some are way before their time. But you can bet that whatever they are, some are simply not going to make it to shelves of Toys R Us. Here’s a few we thought were interesting ….

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Toy Fair closes out with 12th annual TIA Toy of the Year Awards

by James


The annual Gotham Toy Fair is winding down and awards were given out by the Toy Industry Association at the 12th annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremony. There were awards given for toy of the year in twelve different categories, and two toy industry giants were inducted in the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Here’s a brief rundown of the winners …

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LEGO digs into Minecraft

by James

Earlier this week, we mentioned that MEGABLOKS was countering LEGO’s movie lines by releasing sets based on video games. Well, looks like LEGO has answered by digging into a licensing agreement with a video game property of their own … the 8 bit obsession known as Minecraft.

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MEGABLOKS picks up another video game property

by James


At this week’s annual Gotham Toy Fair, LEGO wannabe MEGABLOKS added another video game license to their growing quiver by showcasing kits based on the world’s leading MMORPG (massively multiplayer online roleplaying game) World of Warcraft. But where’s Mr. T and his Mohawk Grenades?

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Amazing Back to the Future LEGO creation would make a great set

by James


When I was in my mid twenties, I was a tour guide at Universal Studios. Great gig. Glamor of Hollywood and all that. And one of our favorite stops on the tour was the courthouse square from Back to the Future. And the maker of the MOC above has captured it perfectly.

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