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LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) Revealed

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LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

Blizzard has revealed the first LEGO Overwatch set to be available with Omnic Bastion (75987). This Blizzard exclusive has 182 pieces and retails for $25.00 each and it features Bastion in the orange skin from the Omnic Crisis. The set also includes his bird Ganymede.

Overwatch® fans will want to build and collect this exclusive Bastion figure in Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch toy can swivel at the waist, move its arms and features a small sub machine gun in the right arm. Fans will also appreciate Bastion’s friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch buildable toy is a Blizzard exclusive and only available in limited quantities.

-Build a LEGO® version of the Overwatch Bastion figure in the Omnic Crisis skin!
-This creative play toy construction set features Overwatch defense hero Bastion and friendly bird companion Ganymede
-Bastion building toy stands over 4” (12cm) tall; 182 pieces – For boys and girls aged 10+ and fans and big kids of all ages
-LEGO Overwatch characters and toys make the perfect gifts for fans of the game and are ideal Overwatch collectibles
-The LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion 75987 building toy can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

Toys R Us Rebranded as Geoffrey’s Toy Box

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Just a few months after Toys R Us declared bankruptcy and closed all of their stores here in the US, it looks like they have planned a comeback as soon as next month. Now going under the name of Geoffrey’s Toy Box, they are planning to open store-in-a-store shops and the first ones will reportedly be in a large Midwest retailer. My guess is that it could be in some Meijer stores since they are pretty popular in that part of the country.

This news may sound great as we do need a dedicated toy store but it also doesn’t sit well with some, mainly former employees. As one of those employees, I along with about 33,000 others lost our jobs with no severance pay while the the executives got paid bonuses. I honestly don’t care much about it anymore because I had something lined up before I left but it did leave a bitter taste in my mouth with how everything went down. From what I read, they are trying to rehire some of the former employees in the new stores so that’s good news I suppose. If I was somehow invited back, I most likely won’t be going back because it won’t be the same as before.

It’s still hard to say what Geoffrey’s Toy Box could be at this time. Most likely there will probably be some LEGO sold there but not to the extent of what TRU used to have. We’ll have to see if this new venture pans out or not but the investors are optimistic. Below is the press release from a few days ago.

WAYNE, NJ – October 2, 2018 – Geoffrey, LLC, Toys “R” Us, Inc.’s intellectual property holding company subsidiary, announced today that it is moving forward with a plan for substantially all of its assets to be acquired by a group of investors led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders.

The announcement was made following a five month marketing effort by Boston-based Consensus, an investment bank retained to market the assets of Geoffrey, LLC, that resulted in several formal and informal proposals to acquire the intellectual property assets. After considering such proposals, it was determined that the proposal from the existing term lenders was meaningfully higher and better than any other global bid or the sum of the bids received on individual assets. The transition of the business to its new owners is pending approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court and all major creditor constituencies are supportive. Geoffrey, LLC thanks all parties that participated in discussions with the company over the prior months, particularly those that submitted proposals, for their thoughtful and diligent engagement.

Geoffrey, LLC, as reorganized, will control a portfolio of intellectual property that includes trademarks, ecommerce assets and data associated with the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us businesses in the United States and all over the world, including a portfolio of over 20 well-known toy and baby brands such as Imaginarium, Koala Baby, Fastlane and Journey Girls. The reorganized company will own rights to the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us brands in all markets globally, with the exception of Canada. It will also become the licensor of the brands to the company’s existing network of franchisees operating in countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and in South Africa.

In addition to continuing to service these markets, the new owners are actively working with potential partners to develop ideas for new Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in the United States and abroad that could bring back these iconic brands in a new and re-imagined way. Geoffrey LLC will provide additional detail on this front as it becomes available.

LEGO Friends Friends Advent Calendar (41353) Amazon Sale

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LEGO Friends Friends Advent Calendar (41353)

If you’re looking for a good deal on one of the new LEGO 2018 Advent Calendars, Amazon currently has a sale for the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41353). The set has 500 pieces and it is better priced now than the original price of $29.99 simply because it does not include any minidolls or characters. There’s currently no sale for the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75213) or the LEGO City Advent Calendar (60201).

LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) Review

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LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359)

Starting next week on October 15 until the end of the month, LEGO will be running a new promotion at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] for the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359). The set has 55 pieces and you can get it for free with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last. The frame comes “packaged” in a slipcover and the bag of parts are taped on to the frame. Don’t worry, the tape won’t stick so much to the frame that it’ll rip it.

LEGO Ideas Chemical Plant Achieves 10,000 Supporters

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The Chemical Plant by Ymarilego is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The plant is set on two 32×32 gray baseplates and it consists of about 1,900 pieces. It has lots of detail of what you would typically see in an actual chemical plant. It joins the Dinosaurs Follils Skeletons – Natural History Collection as the projects to reach the Third 2018 Review Stage.

LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263) Review

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LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263)

The LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263) has just been released and LEGO was gracious enough to send over a review copy to see if it is a worthy enough set to add to your Winter Village. It has 1,166 pieces and retails for $99.99 which is a decent price for what you get. It has 10 total bags that are numbered from 1-3. The two instruction books are packaged along with a small sticker sheet.

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom Animated Special Coming in 2019

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LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Vexed by Venom

Marvel just announced at New York Comic Con 2018, there will be a new animated LEGO special called LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom that will be airing next year. The synopsis of the animated special is:

Tech theft is at an all-time high thanks to Green Goblin & Venom… So can our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man put an end to their mysterious villainous scheme before all of New York City is destroyed?

Some of the voice actors that will be in the show include Robbie Daymond as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Ben Pronsky as Venom, Josh Keaton as Green Goblin, Laura Bailey as Ghost-Spider/Gwen Stacy, and Tara Strong as Mary Jane.

There will be a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set that called Spider-Man Mech vs. Venom Mech (76115) that will include some of these characters but I’m not sure if it is tied to the animated special or not.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and Venom