To wrap up our LEGO posts this morning we’ll take a look at two of their licensed properties – Minecraft and Scooby Doo. While they’ve relinquished the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license, they’re continuing to go strong with licenses that may not have fit the traditional mold.
Ever since the CUUSOO Minecraft set, LEGO has sunk their teeth into the property. That relationship seems unchanged in the wake of Microsoft’s acquisition of the game. And in Scooby Doo, LEGO replaces the TMNT with another animated property, though one not as current. We’ll have to see if this is a relatively short-term prospect, like it was with the Turtles.
Want to avoid the crowds on Black Friday, or resting your feet after spending all night at the stores? Kick back, relax, and shop for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of your home (or wherever you may be visiting from)!
From time to time I get questions from readers on where to find stands. Back in the day, McFarlane sold them online, but stopped several years back. Pro Tech stands have been the de facto stand-in, but start at 44 cents a pop, although they get cheaper in big quantities. But at 24 cents a stand, the EE deal is pretty damn good; the cheapest the Pro Tech stands get are 33 cents each, but you have to buy over 500!
EE has got five color options – clear, white, tan gray, and black. These should work with all your Hasbro 4-inchers – G.I. JOEs, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (although I don’t know many who have these) – and 4-inchers from other lines, like Playmates Star Trek figures.
Hopefully we’ll see some better deals as the week progresses, but for now, cheap stands are a decent start. Happy shopping!