LEGO Worlds Announces Second DLC Pack – “Monsters”

LEGO Worlds Announces Second DLC Pack – “Monsters”

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced that LEGO Worlds is adding a Monsters DLC Pack in October, bringing scary quests, terrifying creatures and haunted houses to the game. Additionally, It was also confirmed that LEGO Worlds will be coming to Nintendo Switch on September 5 and is available for pre-order.

LEGO Worlds Adding “Monsters” DLC Pack for Strange and Spooky Adventures with the Undead  Nintendo Switch Release Confirmed for September 5, 2017

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced that Monsters, the second downloadable themed content pack for LEGO Worlds, will be available in October for $3.99. The Monsters Pack adds Monster Town, a peculiar place full of scary quests, terrifying creatures, haunted houses and ghastly vehicles sure to send chills down players’ spines.  In Monster Town, Halloween is celebrated every day! But delinquent zombies are taking their trick-or-treating a bit too seriously.  Players must use their LEGO brick building skills to repair the damage and scare away the zombies with tricks of their own.

It was also confirmed that LEGO Worlds will be coming to Nintendo Switch on September 5 and is available for pre-order. The physical version, priced at $39.99, will include two bonus packs of premium DLC, Classic Space released in July and the upcoming Monsters. The digital version, priced at $29.99, includes the base game with the DLC available separately on the eShop.  Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms.

LEGO Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is currently available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM.  

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Nintendo Download: Go on a Rampage with Retro Classics

Nintendo Download: Go on a Rampage with Retro Classics

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. (Photo: Business Wire ... The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Retro City Rampage DX – The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. Rampage the city, steal cars or play over 60 Story Mode missions. This remastered pop culture sendup features a full Story Mode of open-world missions, along with Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. Explore the city by foot or by car, and discover minigames, customizations, collectibles and special guest stars.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • I Am Setsuna – Download the authentic JRPG style of yesteryear on the Nintendo Switch console and save 33 percent for a limited time. Offer ends Aug. 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Activities

  • Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That’s worth celebrating! Fans can enjoy up to 25 percent off select digital Kirby games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8. The full list of games is here.
  • While we’re enjoying 25 years of Kirby, there’s another famous Nintendo series having an anniversary right now: The Star Fox 64 game was released a little more than 20 years ago! With the long-awaited release of Star Fox 2 coming on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system on Sept. 29 as well, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate all things Star Fox with some My Nintendo rewards. Check out some of the great stuff you can get with your My Nintendo points!
    • Star Fox Zero (Wii U) 30 percent off
    • Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent off
    • Star Fox Command (Wii U) 40 percent off
  • This month’s game picks are Nintendo exclusives from a wide variety of genres! With discounts of up to 50 percent off, now is a great time to try these fun titles you might have missed.

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switchhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

SDCC 2017 Exclusive Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ Battle For Asgard Box set

SDCC 2017 Exclusive Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ Battle For Asgard Box set

SDCC Marvel Legends Daredevil | SDCC Marvel Legends Battle For Asgard Box Set | IDW Revolution Set 

SDCC 2017 Exclusive Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ Thor Boxset
Marvel Legends, for the past many many years, has brought fun, imaginative box sets as their 6-inch exclusives to San Diego Comic Con.  Let us remember…. The Thanos Imperative Box, The X-Force Box, Heroic Age Thor (in a freakin’ Mjolnir!), The Thunderbolts set, The Book of Vishanti, The Raft!  Every year, it’s something new, something exciting, impressive, and Hasbro almost always thinks outside of the box…in a very literal sense, and that makes it even more fun.

This year, Hasbro visits upon us, a Thor-based Battle For Asgard box set featuring 5 heroes and villains from Asgard. Thor (Jane Foster), Thor (Odinson / King Thor), Malekith, Bor, and Ulik.  Each figure brings the intended character to life in beautiful plastic to be sure.  The box here is as much a part of the set as the figures though.  

For packaging, Hasbro gave us a pentagon shaped box that rolls out into attached pieces of a pie.  Kept together by an outer sleeve, the box is adorned in beautiful, just jaw dropping art featuring the five characters inside.  When you take off the sleeve, you have the same art, but each side has the words of a poem for you to read about the story the set intends to tell.  All are pictured down below.  Art to note as well, the runes adorning the top of the box reflective of the character within.  Opening the box, you “roll” out the pie pieces, and then can open each figure at the top.  Opening this was a really satisfying experience and it’s just about step by step in the Family Photos section.  

A very special thank you to Hasbro for sending this to us for free to review for you!

On to the box set, let’s take a look at all the sweet sweet figures we have now!

Thor | Odinson Thor | Bor| Malekith | Ulik The Rest | Availability | Family Photos

Thor (Jane Foster)

The Good

  • The first thing that stands out for me is the beautiful translucent hammer.  The lightening charged effect is perfectly captured here.  
  • No heels!  She can stand very well on her own.
  • Highly comic accurate helmet to boot.
  • Solid articulation allows whatever Thor-esque poses you need.
  • Intricate design work is present all over the figure, but stand out specifically on her waist cloth, emblazoned with the T.  The etching / gold on her helmet is perfect!
  • Tons of line work that you might not notice unless you look close, helmet, breast plate, most of her metal parts are packed with fine detail.
  • Comparing to the Thor Ragnarok set Jane Foster Thor (we don’t have one just yet, but we have the Internet), this Thor uses a slightly different color palate and the hammer here is translucent vs solid in the retail release.

The Bad

  • Greed wants a removable helmet.
  • Her cape hangs a little loosely out of the back connection point.  

 

Odinson Thor / King Thor

The Good

  • Chest hair…chest hair EVERYWHERE!
  • Cape sits perfectly across his shoulder, excellent fit, cut and design.
  • Metal arm could only look more metal if he was throwing up the horns.
  • Thor beard looks fantastic here.  
  • If you take off the cape, you can see that this dude is absolutely just ripped front and back.  
  • Good articulation, all that you’d expect to be able to move Thor into poses that are pretty cool.  
  • Take a look at his axe (Jarnbjorn), tons of detail on a relatively small piece in the axe head.  Lots of pretty line work here.

The Bad

  • While Thor’s hair itself looks good, the way it sits on his head looks a little wig-like, not helping that is the slight color variance between the hair, beard and…marvelous chest hair.  

 

Malekith

The Good

  • Hasbro has been nailing making Marvel Legends villains look evil for a long time, but this sinister grin may be my favorite.  He looks like he’s right on the edge about to jump off into Lake Crazy.  Capturing that on an action figure is more than impressive.
  • Really impressive paint work and clean lines throughout this figure.  Nothing stray, nothing out of place.
  • The paint is what makes up the bulk of Malekith’s look and Hasbro knocked it out of the park here, if you put this next to Malekith on a comic page, you will not be disappointed.
  • The tassled bottom of Malekith’s jerkin, gold necklace, shoulder pads, belt all complete the comic perfect look.  He’s even got silver / metal outlining around the shoulder pads! Amazing attention to detail here.

The Bad

  • I don’t think it’s character appropriate, but I’d love a holster / sheathe for his big bad sword.

Bor

The Good

  • With 5 figures in one box that are this awesome, it’s tough to pick one as a clear winner, but Bor is a staggering figure, and probably about as close as I’d get to naming one…until the next one, or the last 3…  
  • The detail work present on his armor is a marvel to behold.  Each “plate” fits perfeclty with the next and is packed with shading and line work.  Each pieces shows weathering and battle damage, it’s crazy what’s going on here. 
  • Horned helm is another piece packed with detail, marbling on the horns, line work and dings in the helmet to show damage.
  • There is more attention paid to the detail in Bor’s beard here than there are in some whole figures!  The braiding just looks great.
  • The chain mail skirt showing through under his fur skirt is another unexpected and incredible detail.
  • Fur texture on his boots and skirt is rich and shows great depth.
  • Included shield fits well in Bor’s back, and also looks battle damage awesome.
  • Shield harness, he doesn’t just have a hole in his back, it’s part of the design of the figure to have a shield harness!

The Bad

  • I don’t even have a nitpicky thing to say here.  Look at the pictures and get on  HasbroToyShop.com 8/14 to try and buy it!

Ulik

The Good

  • Believe it or not, this is Ulik’s second turn in Hasbro plastic, first coming by way of Marvel Legends 3.75″ 2016.  He made an excellent figure in 3.75 and at 6 inch he’s awesome plus bigger.
  • Ulik’s is another comic-perfect re-creation of the character in 6 inch plastic.
  • Studded and plated chest armor….the studs look great, but the show stealer here is the scalloped shimmering chest armor.  It’s even got a few dings and dents!
  • He’s got tufts of hair on his shoulders, forearms and feet, they all look dead on.
  • That is one bad belt buckle.
  • Iron knuckles don’t just look good, but are perfectly placed.
  • Another outstanding villain face captured here, he’s got that evil under-bite grin.
  • Solid articulation for a bulkier figure, they even captured the ab-crunch around the belt buckle. 

The Bad

  • I’m trying to reach for something to put here, and I got nothing.  Sorry folks.

The rest

The Battle For Asgard box set really is a beautiful piece.  It features 5 characters / variants that are incredibly well suited to the title of convention exclusive.  Characters that collectors and passionate Thor fans want, and not necessarily something that a 7 year old kid that likes the Avengers is going to be sad about not being able to get.  Call it the exclusive sweet spot, and this set hits it.  With exclusive decos on Thor and Odinson, some very deep library Thor baddies in Ulik, Malekith, and Bor, 

Availability

Available only as an SDCC exclusive, and in limited quantities after, The Battle For Asgard set will be a trick to get.  Yesterday 8/3 the link to purchase went live for about an hour, some orders got in.  Lucky folks that got orders in got an email apologizing, the links went live in error.  The true live date IS 8/14.  Orders placed yesterday would be honored and shipped on 8/14.  There you have it, these will be live 8/14, you can go directly on your own or click the following link.  HasbroToyShop.com.  There will be a limit of two pieces per household.  

Family and Packaging Photos!

 

MUReview received this boxed set for free for review purposes.