Toys

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Mondo seems to be poised to take over the nerd world. It’s not enough that they already make amazing art and pop culture inspired clothing, nope — Mondo is making toys and they’re revealing them at SDCC.

They’ll be launching figures and collectibles for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock which you can see in person at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo’s booth (#835). Pricing and release date information will be revealed in the coming months.

Check out more pics and read the full press release after the break.

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Black Octopus Lego

In 1997, a Tokio Express container ship suffered an accident off the coast of Cornwall and released 62 containers into the sea. One such container held 4.8 million Lego pieces. Apparently, the shores of Cornwall have been the main landing ground for these lost Lego pieces which, coincidentally, are largely nautical themed. The manifest stated the container included: 4,200 black octopi, 13,000 spear guns, 97,500 scuba sets, 33,941 dragons and 418,000 flippers.

According to a report by the BBC, the locals of the nearby town of Perranporth have become very competitive about collecting the harder to find pieces. It’s kind of like a Lego fan’s treasure hunt.

That having been said, keep your eyes peeled while on the beach. Pieces could turn up just about anywhere.

More photos after the break.

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Is owning a replica of Batman’s Tumbler on your wishlist? You can at least get started on a miniature version thanks to LEGO. They’ve released a set featuring the vehicle along with Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version from The Dark Knight) minifigs, and it has a whopping 1,869 pieces. The bricky Tumbler is over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide and according to the LEGO website, it “features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires.”

Pre-order the set now to receive it in September.

See a few more pics after the break.

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Throg Diorama

If you think it’s odd that we’ll soon see a woman carrying the hammer Mjolnir and calling herself Thor, keep in mind that Thor was once a frog. And long after that, we met Throg, a Frog of Thunder who is so beloved, so darn cute, that you can now own a 6 inch statue of him from Sideshow Collectibles. The “Thor Frog Diorama” is available for pre-order and expected to be released in October. This is a limited edition of 1500, so get hopping! (shut up, that was funny).

Wait, you don’t know why there’s a Frog of Thunder? Ok, there’s a quick explanation (and more photos) after the break.

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Hold on to your giant gun because Sideshow Collectibles has Hot Toys’ Rocket Raccoon and Groot statues available for pre-order. Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t premiere for another week and a half but the two characters are already stealing the spotlight. The gun-toting raccoon and the giant tree might be thugs, but they help save the day. Also, they’re pals. The sixth scale statues come bundled together in a set, and they’re sold separately. I think they’re better together.

Rocket is 6 inches tall, and Groot is over 15 inches tall. The statues are expected to ship in March 2015.

See more photos after the break.

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LEGO makes Marvel minifigs, but they aren’t good enough for builder autorazr. He wants to make the blocky versions of superheroes and villains as accurate as possible, and to that end he’s designed a ton of minifigs. His gallery features characters like Kraven the Hunter (pictured above), the Runaways, and Hobgoblin with different accessories and in various costumes – he’s already made more than 100 Marvel minifigs. I’m drooling.

See more of his cool work after the break.

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Well, I have some good news and bad news for all of the Rocket Raccoon fans out there. It looks like this year’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con LEGO Marvel set is a take on Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, and yes, it comes with a mini-fig Rocket. It’s going to be a limited SDCC 2014 release, and the Rocket minifig comes with an extra special maroon outfit (instead of the orange outfit he wears in the movie).

Here’s the bad news: the set is a limited exclusive, and it’s going to cost $39.99 for a set that only contains 145 pieces. But the worst part is that if you can’t attend SDCC, folks online are already charging up to $180 for this set on eBay. So, you’re going to have to spend some dough to get this LEGO space raccoon.

Check out a close up of Rocket Raccoon after the break…

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The Millennium Falcon is coming to Walmart and Walmart.com this November as one giant-sized toy. It’s set to retail for about $59.99, measures over 2-feet long, and has a rotating radar dish and movable cannon. Maybe if you’re good you’ll find this under the tree this Christmas.

See more pictures after the break.

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Doctor Who has had many faces and many lives stretching all the way back to 1963. The first episode of the series, “An Unearthly Child,” was shaky, but it opened the door. It seems only fitting for such a historical occurrence to be commemorated in LEGO, and LEGO Ideas user Concore has done just that.

He proposes a set featuring the TARDIS, the junkyard from the episode, and four minifigures: the Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara.

See more images of the sets after the break.

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BioShock Infinite is packed with memorable structures and places, but the Bank of the Prophet stands out. LEGO builder Imagine Rigney focused on that location from the game and created a massive and beautiful diorama from LEGO. The finished piece was exhibited at Brickworld, and the mini set from Columbia is drool worthy. It even incorporated a rail system.

Check out some of the details after the break (including a video).

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