Sorry Eva - no Exo Force on display. As a matter of fact, according to the press material whatever was due in January looks to be it for the foreseable future.
Bionicle on the other hand appears to be getting a big boost. There are tons of new figures to be had.
Bionicle is also adding vehicles to the line, speeder bike looking vehicles that are huge. Figures stand about 7 to 8 inches tall, these are bikes that look like a cross between a speeder bike and a pod racer. I was very impressed and I am really looking forward to these hitting stores.
Speed Racer is on many retailers plate and Lego is getting in on the fun. It seems like a perfect match really, 5 to 8 year old boys love Lego’s and usually love cars. This should do well this year.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the major theme with everyone who has a Star Wars license; Lego was no exception with not only a bunch of smaller items but several enormous vehicle/play sets. I am very interested in getting my hands on the gunship personally.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the upcoming game from Lucas Arts and several toy lines are popping up for it, Lego is adding this Rouge Shadow that appears in the game.
Batman was shown with a few very nice pieces that reminded me of a mix of movies and comic book. I particularly liked the tumbler.
Sponge Bob was shown for “Bikini Bottom Express” – I’m not really sure what that means but I am sure Josh will enlighten me….
Indiana Jones is new to Lego this year and they had a nice mix of play sets and vehicles from the classic movies as well as the new film.
The Star Wars Lego games are some serious fun in a box and it looks like their new Indy Lego Game will be no different. We did not get to play the game but we did get to watch it being demoed on a nice HD screen. It looks like all the fun and humor of the previous Lego games is intact.
The fun thing about being invited to these special collector nights is the photo opportunities. My scrapbook is getting interesting.
Lego has always done some fun cool stuff and this year looks particularly good and I think they may indeed get some of my hard-earned money this year.