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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,113
    edited June 2016
    One of favourites from the line-up is the sloth minifig.
    Would love the chance of one eyed Willy's pirate ship with built in traps.

    *****Eyes slowly glazing over in a nostalgic haze*****
  • ArtfulDodgerArtfulDodger Member Posts: 106
    Maybe Lego is expecting a surge of 80's nostalgia from the upcoming 'Ready Player One' movie.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,377
    bandit778 said:
    One of favourites from the line-up is the sloth minifig.
    Would love the chance of one eyed Willy's pirate ship with built in traps.

    *****Eyes slowly glazing over in a nostalgic haze*****
    Maybe Sloth is tied to one of the story packs. I have not seen Goonies all the way through (But I think I now will), but I would think that scene would make a good build for platform.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,319
    Amazing but unlikely thought for sonic - 
    3 packs;

    Sonic - Comes with LEGOfied version of Sonic 1
    Tails - Comes with LEGOfied version of Sonic 2
    Knuckles - Comes with LEGOfied version of Sonic 3/Sonic & Knuckles Combo.

    would love be that but I think my actual prediction is either Team Pack with Sonic, Doctor Robotnik, Robotnik's ship and the end of level capsule or just a Fun Pack of Sonic and the capsule
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 788
    So if I'm getting this right.

    This second wave of Dimensions is just an update. The entire second half of story that's being added (for free) can be played with just the starter pack, yes? And then all of these other add-ons just add to it, just like the original version of the game, right?
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 316
    edited June 2016
    Maybe Lego is expecting a surge of 80's nostalgia from the upcoming 'Ready Player One' movie.
    Im just waiting for them to announce support for the ps4  vr headset.  If that comes then dimensions will be the closest thing one can get to the OASIS.
    obi_g
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 782
    Man I wish they teamed Harry up with Snape instead with a Doe patronus build.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,377
    Man I wish they teamed Harry up with Snape instead with a Doe patronus build.
    I think there will be more Harry Potter packs...would love Snape. Right now it seems odd that they really have only shown 1 or two characters from each franchise, but I bet we are getting a few more from each (Like the fact they have shown the Gremlin and Raven from Tiny Titans in the banner on the Dimensions page).
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    So some of the new properties have me super excited: Adventure Time, Powerpuff Girls, and Harry Potter. Others have me utterly befuddled: The A-Team, Mission Impossible, Knight Rider, Gremlins... Do kids today (I assume the target audience) like these or even know what they are?

    I hope Harry Potter provides the opportunity to rerelease now rare and valuable minifigs (Bellatrix, Luna Lovegood, various Weasleys and professors) as well as maybe a new, proper Sirius Black?
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    edited June 2016
    I'm pretty excited about a lot of the new things coming out, like Harry Potter and Adventure Time, and seeing ET made me grin. But I'm in that perfect 30 year-old 80s nostalgia group too. 

    Really befuddled by Mission Impossible, Knight Rider, and Sonic though. 2 of the 3 figure into my childhood in some way, but honestly wondering where they pulled these from. There are a lot of bizarre properties going into this, but at the end of the day it looks fun. 

    I was also really unsure about the inclusion of Voldemort, because he's just such a baddie... but I'm willing to give it a shot, since the Wicked Witch of the West is my absolute favorite go-to Dimensions character for some reason.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,863
    So some of the new properties have me super excited: Adventure Time, Powerpuff Girls, and Harry Potter. Others have me utterly befuddled: The A-Team, Mission Impossible, Knight Rider, Gremlins... Do kids today (I assume the target audience) like these or even know what they are?

    I hope Harry Potter provides the opportunity to rerelease now rare and valuable minifigs (Bellatrix, Luna Lovegood, various Weasleys and professors) as well as maybe a new, proper Sirius Black?
    Knight Rider is being rebooted soon with the Hoff appearing to pass on the reins to a new protagonist, if I'm not mistaken. A-Team is also being rebooted for TV soon but I don't know if it'll have the same sort of continuity with the classic series and its characters.

    For me, growing up in the 90s, much of this new batch of 80s franchises weren't a part of my childhood to the same extent as, say, Ghostbusters or Back to the Future. But it's possible that with more kids of the 80s growing up and having their own kids now, they might be helping to introduce these franchises to a new generation. Kids also can learn about these series via the Internet, which is much bigger with kids today than it was in my childhood.

    The Goonies seems fairly timeless — I see reruns of it on TV rather frequently, though embarrassingly I've never seen it all the way through! Sonic, likewise, has managed to hold onto his relevance. Even though none of his recent games have really risen to the same prominence as the classics, back when he effectively the mascot for one of the biggest players in the console business, he has gained somewhat of a new following by embracing Sonic the Hedgehog memes on social media (the official Sonic the Hedgehog twitter feed is a TRIP)
  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    Maybe one day we will finally get a Clutch Powers 
    Tkattjuno_2023
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    Don't yout mean Sanic 
    matticus_bricksbobabricks
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,863
    Chubbles said:
    Maybe one day we will finally get a Clutch Powers 
    Maybe, but I don't think the Clutch Powers movie was all that successful, nor does it have a huge fan following. I've heard a lot of people crying out for more LEGO-developed IPs from the past like LEGO Island, Adventurers, Alpha Team, etc, but the reality is that LEGO brands that haven't had a new installment in years tend to have a somewhat niche fan following compared to either recent LEGO themes or classic movie/TV/video game IPs. Even Ninjago and Legends of Chima, two major, recent LEGO themes, seem to be regarded as the "black sheep" of LEGO Dimensions for players who aren't already fans of those series. So I can see why LEGO and WB are reluctant to delve too deep into the LEGO history books, even as they continue to pick up decades-old licenses.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    Don't yout mean Sanic 
    And his friend Dankey Kang?

    If A-Team and Knight Rider are being rebooted, then it makes a lot more sense to me. The Goonies and Gremlins are timeless, and being owned by Warner Brothers, it makes sense that they might be chosen. I guess this is the same case for Beetlejuice (though I think he seems a bit grim for Lego).

    Sonic is probably included because he's one of the most popular video game characters not currently tied to any console. There will never ever be expansions for Super Mario Bros or The Legend of Zelda, for instance. I'd really like to see a Pac-Man level at some point. 
    juno_2023
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 782
    dannyrww said:
    I think there will be more Harry Potter packs...would love Snape. Right now it seems odd that they really have only shown 1 or two characters from each franchise, but I bet we are getting a few more from each (Like the fact they have shown the Gremlin and Raven from Tiny Titans in the banner on the Dimensions page).
     That'd be good!
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 635
    i fell like their catering the people who play and the people  who want the figs
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,377
    I think this next wave will apeal to collectors as most of these will only be available in Dimensions. The ones that seem to be selling the best are the ones you can only get the figures in Dimensions (Cybermen) or in really expensive sets (slimer) as much as I love the in house IPs I can see the Ninjago, Chima, and even Movie figures are still around. This next group is almost all exclusive to the game and even ones like Harry Potter and Beastboy seem to have been updated and improved on.
  • TresillianTresillian Member Posts: 60
    Does anyone know the release details of the poly bags with Supergirl and Green Arrow for Dimensions, I was told it would be an E3 exclusive, but as that's happened now I don't think it's the case. Any ideas? 
    William_Townsley
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,377
    I hope they are not convention exclusives of any type. I would love it if they were free with purchase at gamestop or such. Something a little easier to get.
  • curiouscurious Member Posts: 36
    edited June 2016
    oops (made a duplicate post about the trailer from the 9th, can't delete)
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 542
    edited June 2016
    dannyrww said:
    I hope they are not convention exclusives of any type. I would love it if they were free with purchase at gamestop or such. Something a little easier to get.
    well, one says "limited" and the other is "exclusive", but there's been no announcement about them. it'd still annoy me if the only ways to get them was convention or ebay :( even retailer exclusives are frustrating. if they were B&M stores then that's fine, but it'd still need to be global!
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,377
    obi_g said:
    dannyrww said:
    I hope they are not convention exclusives of any type. I would love it if they were free with purchase at gamestop or such. Something a little easier to get.
    well, one says "limited" and the other is "exclusive", but there's been no announcement about them. it'd still annoy me if the only ways to get them was convention or ebay :( even retailer exclusives are frustrating. if they were B&M stores then that's fine, but it'd still need to be global!
    I agree with all of that...at least retailer exclusives will be easier to obtain and less costly....but yes still frustrating.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    Sonic is probably included because he's one of the most popular video game characters not currently tied to any console. There will never ever be expansions for Super Mario Bros or The Legend of Zelda, for instance. I'd really like to see a Pac-Man level at some point. 

    The only problem with Mario or Zelda packs is they would have to be exclusive to Nintendo consoles. To do this they would also have to come up with exclusives for the others, but what games would they have packs for? There are still other non-console specific games they could add. Wonder if there is any chance they could work with Capcom to add Mega Man.
    VorpalRyu
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    Aanchir said:
    Chubbles said:
    Maybe one day we will finally get a Clutch Powers 
    Maybe, but I don't think the Clutch Powers movie was all that successful, nor does it have a huge fan following. I've heard a lot of people crying out for more LEGO-developed IPs from the past like LEGO Island, Adventurers, Alpha Team, etc, but the reality is that LEGO brands that haven't had a new installment in years tend to have a somewhat niche fan following compared to either recent LEGO themes or classic movie/TV/video game IPs. Even Ninjago and Legends of Chima, two major, recent LEGO themes, seem to be regarded as the "black sheep" of LEGO Dimensions for players who aren't already fans of those series. So I can see why LEGO and WB are reluctant to delve too deep into the LEGO history books, even as they continue to pick up decades-old licenses.

    I'm not a fan of Ninjago, but wouldn't consider it a "black sheep" when there was enough demand for Lego to bring it back. I do like Chima and agree with that assessment. I agree most one and done themes aren't strong enough to bring back for Dimensions, but if they are going the 80s nostalgia route already some classic space could have enough to draw on. They could add Classic Space and Futuron guys (choose your color in the game), or Space Police with Blacktron as an antagonist.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    ^

    .....or


    The Care Bears!
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,863
    NeilJam said:
    Aanchir said:
    Chubbles said:
    Maybe one day we will finally get a Clutch Powers 
    Maybe, but I don't think the Clutch Powers movie was all that successful, nor does it have a huge fan following. I've heard a lot of people crying out for more LEGO-developed IPs from the past like LEGO Island, Adventurers, Alpha Team, etc, but the reality is that LEGO brands that haven't had a new installment in years tend to have a somewhat niche fan following compared to either recent LEGO themes or classic movie/TV/video game IPs. Even Ninjago and Legends of Chima, two major, recent LEGO themes, seem to be regarded as the "black sheep" of LEGO Dimensions for players who aren't already fans of those series. So I can see why LEGO and WB are reluctant to delve too deep into the LEGO history books, even as they continue to pick up decades-old licenses.

    I'm not a fan of Ninjago, but wouldn't consider it a "black sheep" when there was enough demand for Lego to bring it back. I do like Chima and agree with that assessment. I agree most one and done themes aren't strong enough to bring back for Dimensions, but if they are going the 80s nostalgia route already some classic space could have enough to draw on. They could add Classic Space and Futuron guys (choose your color in the game), or Space Police with Blacktron as an antagonist.
    I'm not saying it's the "black sheep" of LEGO in general, just of LEGO Dimensions. Even though Ninjago is one of the most popular LEGO brands these days, I can't tell you how many online comments I've seen from people who are interested in every LEGO Dimensions franchise EXCEPT the Ninjago and Chima packs.

    Mind you, I'm sure many of those online comments are from teens and adults, and that it's different with kids, who probably know Ninjago a lot better than they know many of these 80s brands. But still, there tends to be a lot more positive press focusing on LEGO Dimensions' classic pop-culture licenses than on any of the LEGO Group's in-house IPs.

    I have a feeling Benny might be the closest LEGO Dimensions comes to including Classic Space. Those classic themes might be really popular with the organized AFOL community, but I think they're fairly niche with the general public, old and young alike.
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 635
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited June 2016
    Tomorrow? I thought Lego got Day 3....

    #california #dreaming
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    Aanchir said:
    I'm not saying it's the "black sheep" of LEGO in general, just of LEGO Dimensions. Even though Ninjago is one of the most popular LEGO brands these days, I can't tell you how many online comments I've seen from people who are interested in every LEGO Dimensions franchise EXCEPT the Ninjago and Chima packs.

    Mind you, I'm sure many of those online comments are from teens and adults, and that it's different with kids, who probably know Ninjago a lot better than they know many of these 80s brands. But still, there tends to be a lot more positive press focusing on LEGO Dimensions' classic pop-culture licenses than on any of the LEGO Group's in-house IPs.
    Again it's purely about demographics though, Dimensions is focussed at the crowd that are the largest, most profitable consumers of media now and so is the video game industry in general for the most part. Even the people working on those products, and working in the entertainment media with increasing influence are likely to be overly represented by this demographic.

    Dimensions focus on these external IPs has brought it in a whole new customer base and that's a customer base that knows all about ET, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, the A-Team, and so on and so forth but have no idea what Ninjago or Chima is.
  • Captain_CravatCaptain_Cravat Sussex, UKMember Posts: 9
    obi_g said:
    dannyrww said:
    I hope they are not convention exclusives of any type. I would love it if they were free with purchase at gamestop or such. Something a little easier to get.
    well, one says "limited" and the other is "exclusive", but there's been no announcement about them. it'd still annoy me if the only ways to get them was convention or ebay :( even retailer exclusives are frustrating. if they were B&M stores then that's fine, but it'd still need to be global!

    Looks like Green Arrow is an E3 exclusive at the moment but they are teasing on the Lego Dimensions twitter account that there may be other ways to get them.

    https://twitter.com/LEGODimensions/status/742823969330475008?s=09

    There was some discussion on the reddit thread that Supergirl might be an exclusive for the PS4 base pack reissue, but I hope that's not true.
    chrisalddin
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 635
    Hope we can get him elsewhere since i whont pay $50+ for a base and a common fig.
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    According to FBTB.net  the Green Arrow is NOT an E3 Exlcusive and that it will be around at other places too.  They did not specify where, but like FBTB.net said, I can imagine seeing them at SDCC.  

    These should settle down after the convention circuit is over. 
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,319
    Logically I just don't think rare event exclusives make sense for Dimensions when you consider that the sales pitch has always been about being able to have any character in any world with any vehicle - if you start deliberately restricting availability of certain characters it flies in the face of that mantra too much.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    edited June 2016
    @Shib at least the figures arn't exclusive. I don't think anybody would be able to keep up!

    I wonder why they didn't have the new portal on display at E3, I remember PAX Prime having the portal up last year. I'm gonna be at PAX this year as well so hopefully Dimensions will be there.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited June 2016
    Pretty sure they're just starter pack figures....don't blow a wad of cash  on the inflated eBay prices!
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 316
    This is is a pretty good description of the year 2 sets...
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 635
    @Shib at least the figures arn't exclusive. I don't think anybody would be able to keep up!

    I wonder why they didn't have the new portal on display at E3, I remember PAX Prime having the portal up last year. I'm gonna be at PAX this year as well so hopefully Dimensions will be there.
    Their no new portal just a new dressing for your current pad.
  • AndorAndor United StatesMember Posts: 252
    edited June 2016
    I have a question regarding the starter packs, and that is,
       Do all the starter packs have the same contents aside from the game discs? (e.g. Ps3, ps4, Xbox one game discs)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,863
    Andor said:
    I have a question regarding the starter packs, and that is,
       Do all the starter packs have the same contents aside from the game discs? (e.g. Ps3, ps4, Xbox one game discs)
    Yep. However, there are rumors of a future special edition version of the PS4 Starter Pack which will include Supergirl. We haven't gotten very detailed info about that so no telling whether there'll be special edition versions of the other systems' starter packs, or what else would set that special edition apart from the standard version.
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 635
    ^^ portal compatibility is only thing difference 
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 316
    ^ yep.  Blame Microsoft for locking accessories to specific systems.  The xbox 360 version works only with xbox 360, xbone version works only with xbone, but the PS3,PS4,and Wii U versions are interchangeable with said systems.  The same is true with other toys to life games.

    Its not a huge deal at the moment because you can only get the software with the starter pack.  It would only be an issue if future versions of Dimensions are offered without the portal (for those who already have a portal)  Anyone planning to upgrade from/to a microsoft console in the process would then need to get a new portal.  Lots of speculation there so it is probably not worth worrying about.  I heard the Wii U version is nice because multiplayer uses the controller's screen for one player and the TV for the other.  All other consoles use split screen.
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 316
    Regarding Green Arrow, a new tweet indicates that there will be numerous ways to get him.  

    chrisalddinkiki180703Aanchir
  • GreendudeGreendude Member Posts: 58
    E3 is for over 17s only...Green Arrow has an age rating of 7-14...well done TLG.
    dannyrwwkiki180703bobabricksBumblepants
  • GreendudeGreendude Member Posts: 58
    @Bumblepants The point is it's a children's toy offered at an event where children aren't permitted.  Aren't TLG still claiming to make wholseome products for children?
  • sgeurekasgeureka Member Posts: 4
    ^More like, E3 is a trade fair to meet with industry partners and customers. Like, on a Toy Fair showcasing toys for toddlers, you wouldn't expect the producers to hand out adult-only exclusives either.


  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,377
    ^"That is just a suggestion. They have to put that on there!"
    Hey I got the joke...don't think anyone else did :D
    BumblepantsSumoLego
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,863
    sgeureka said:
    ^More like, E3 is a trade fair to meet with industry partners and customers. Like, on a Toy Fair showcasing toys for toddlers, you wouldn't expect the producers to hand out adult-only exclusives either.
    Yeah, it's not unrealistic to assume that many of the adults at E3 might have kids of their own. And of course, as has now been firmly established, the Green Arrow polybag is not an E3 exclusive (not like there was ever any reason to suspect that it would be). So it's kind of a moot point.
  • sonofabatmansonofabatman in the shadows...Member Posts: 34
    I was interested in the idea but i parted with lego games a long time ago... the lack of difficulty just made it to were they weren't worth my money any more. They are a good way to get some neat figures that are either exclusive or can only be found in larger sets. 
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