The Dancing Baby Groot toy is real - it’s even got a bobble-head. The folks at Funko have turned super-popular underground interest in the Guardians of the Galaxy character Baby Groot into a toy in what must be record time. It was that or watch people rip the heads off their Adult Groot - good choice!
It’s time to pick up the landline and dial the Ghostbusters - the ECTO-1 LEGO set has arrived at SlashGear. This magnificent set comes from the same place several of the most web-popular LEGO sets from the past few years have come: LEGO Ideas. Here we’ve got all four of the team present as well: Venkman, Ray, Egon, and Winston.
The original Minecraft LEGO set arrived all the way back in the year 2012 - we reviewed it at launch. Since then several LEGO Minecraft sets have been released, each of them with super-miniature pieces. As awesome as they’ve been, we’ve still wished for a more natural release with real-deal minifigures to boot. This week we get our wish!
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of this summer’s most successful movies - so much so that people appear to be clamoring to own every tiny bit of media inside the film as well as out. One example is a bit of a spoiler for those of you that’ve not yet seen the film - so turn back here if you’re not already in the know - that’s an official [OFFICIAL SLASHGEAR SPOLER ALERT - go no further if you’ve not seen GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.]
An above-average unofficial look at Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived today in the form of a fan-made LEGO trailer. This trailer uses both official and unofficial LEGO minifigures to recreate one of the most recent short-form Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. Have a peek and see how the movie would look in the LEGO universe!
Hot Wheels' Darth Vader Car left us perplexed when we first saw the one-off, full-sized Star Wars themed monster the company had crafted for SDCC this week, but after seeing it in action on the road everything becomes clear. The gaping-mouthed racer - about which "distinctive" would be a decided understatement - stars in a new video for the company, looking every bit as intimidating as the Sith Lord himself.
Hot Wheels and Star Wars may not be the most obvious crossover, but Mattel isn't letting that stop it, producing a full-sized, working reproduction of its new Darth Vader car especially for San Diego Comic-Con. The outlandish vehicle - built, for the road-going version at least, on the guts of a Corvette C5 - not only bears the Sith Lord's gaping maw, but actually makes his distinctive breathing sounds, too.
There’s a whole collection of LEGO sets and minifigs appearing this week at San Diego Comic Con, perhaps the most exciting of which is the Batman Tumbler. This Batmobile is a reproduction of the Tumbler from the Dark Knight trilogy. This means you’ve seen it before if you’ve seen any of the most recent Batman films to have been released in theaters.
In an initiative called "SuperFanArt", Hasbro has teamed up with Shapeways to create a portal through which fans of Hasbro’s characters can create and sell their own 3D-printed toys. The first line to have its license opened to fans through this program is My Little Pony. This should appeal to some of the stranger fans out in the fan universe - but Hasbro’s collection has some far larger names in the mix as well.