Last week was New York Comic Con and The Brick Show was there with West End Toys, a company that sells legitimate LEGO products. However there are other “companies” there that also sell what appears to be LEGO but in reality, they’re just cheap knock-offs from China.
Stephen went around to a few booths showing what products they’re selling and found there were about “20-30” booths selling all kinds of counterfeit LEGO from bricks to minifigures. As LEGO fans, we know which minifigures are legit and which are not but parents and kids who aren’t enthusiasts can’t really tell the difference because they look so similar and are priced way cheaper. As one person at these booths states about selling fake LEGO,
“Doesn’t matter, that’s the best part. They fit on the thing and that’s all that matters to me. I’m all about capitalism.”
That statements bugs me because they’re all about the money. Notice they don’t even use the correct terminology when describing where the minifigures are standing on as they only call it “the thing.” Not a stand or on studs but “the thing.”
Note that this was at New York Comic Con, one of the largest fan conventions in the US. This is my first time hearing about booths selling fake LEGO products at these conventions as I don’t see them at San Diego Comic Con but then again, they are different organizers so they probably don’t care what is sold there.
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Earlier today at New York Comic Con 2015, TT Games did a panel for the upcoming LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game and it was announced that the game would be based on six Marvel films including The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There’s also a brand new trailer for NYCC which you can check out below. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available on January 26 and if you pre-order from Gamestop, you can get an exclusive Silver Centurion Iron Man minifigure.
LEGO has officially reveal their big announcement at New York Comic Con 2015 which is their new IP, LEGO Nexo Knights. There will be 14 sets in the lineup that will go on sale in January as well as a TV series starting in December. The sets will range from $9.99 to $99.99 and will also have a LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 companion app to go along with it.
Leg Godt has images of the two sets while TV Insider has images of some of the minifigures including Jestro, Clay, Macy, Axl, Lance, Aaron, and a Claybot. The first set seen below is Jestro’s Evil Mobile (70316) and it contains 658 pieces while retailing for $59.99. The other set is called Fortrex (70317) and that has 1140 pieces and retails for $99.99.
You can also check out the official press release and trailer for LEGO Nexo Knights below. Stay tuned as we’ll probably have more updates for the theme as NYCC rolls on.
LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ Catapults Into Action
World’s leading toy brand introduces new intellectual property that bridges physical and digital play with building sets, episodic content and digital gaming
New York Comic Con attendees get first-look at story, products and gaming app
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS,™ a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and
LEGO will again be at New York Comic Con and they hint of a big announcement sometime this weekend. They’ll be at booth #1436 and there will most like be large model builds that attendees can take pictures of. There’s no word yet on whether there will be any exclusives or not at the event.
Outside of the booth, there are some LEGO panels that you might be interested in even if you’re not attending. First is the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: Meet the Talent Behind the Videogame. It’ll feature some of the staff from TT Games talking about the upcoming game. We can also expect to see a new gameplay trailer and more character reveals.
Fri. October 9| 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
Go behind the scenes with the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers development team, including Arthur Parsons (Game Director, TT Games), Mike Jones (Executive Producer, Marvel Games) and Bill Rosemann (Creative Director, Marvel Games), for an inside look at the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and more. Moderated by Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (Agent M, Executive Editorial Director, Marvel Digital), this celebration of all things Avengers will provide fans with an exclusive look at a brand new gameplay trailer, in-game character reveals and the latest artwork/videos featuring content from across the Marvel Cinematic and Comic Universe, all told through the LEGO lens with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Be on the lookout for news on special guest appearances
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