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Sorry for the low res just did them on my phone.
Saying this I wouldn't really recommend it, its a £15 set at most and although its an exclusive the only things that would stop you making your own are the 3 stickers. Also next year we are bound to get a bastion with the normal skin. I dont play overwatch but I did enjoy the animated short that was posted here and would have preferred normal bastion to start with.
Saying that I think this feels more like a sneak peak set and it did make me want more. Who knows which of the sets bastion will come in, this might be the cheapest way to get him. Also the colour scheme does look good and I'm a completist so I like to get in early on the one off sets just in case I end up liking the theme enough to pick them all up.
Overall I am very happy with it and it is more than the sum of its parts. Which is lucky because the sum of its parts are not worth £22.50 plus postage on their own!
Stick it on ebay with "WOW [email protected]@K SUPER RARE BOX ERROR" in the title and I bet it'll sell for a mint...or just end up referenced in the rediculous ebay thread.
Incidentally, that blog entry also seems to suggest some degree of time crunch in terms of getting it out in time for BlizzCon… which may explain some of the aspects of the model that feel shoddier than people often associate with premium LEGO products, like the flimsy packaging and stickered decorations. Not that stickers are unheard of in premium products, but it's rare for as few as THREE new printed elements to be outside an individual set's budget, even for much more limited items than this one and ones designed as free giveaways that can't directly recoup their production costs.
don't think any of them is a must buy, guess they are really for overwatch fans. though the shuttle looks pretty interesting.
I suppose nobody should be offended by the Widowmaker figure. It is comparatively very tame from the source material.
(I'm still interested to see if this gets cited as not family-friendly.)
Also that still doesn't explain why flying pickup truck...
looking at them purely as LEGO sets there isn’t much that I personally don’t interesting. Even the minifigures (normally my Achilles heel) just look quite dull for the most part. I can see me picking up the Tracer vs Windowmaker set mainly for the Tracer fig as I think that’s the only minifigure I’d have recognised as being an overwatch character and I like to have a bit of variety in my minifigures.
Im still hoping the theme does well so LEGO might look for other video game IPs to licence.
and on some level I still feel like LEGO moving into vide game IPs could be the main legacy of LEGO Dimensions.
I'll definitely grab the smallest #75970 Tracer vs Widowmaker set since it's battle pack price and comes with the two figures I would probably want most of all. #75971 looks pretty weak although I appreciate the low price point. I hope #75972 isn't unreasonably priced in Australia since it looks to be very good value for money, although the actual builds are kind of uninteresting so I'll hold out on that one too. The D.Va/Reinhardt set #75973 is very attractive but the huge shoulders are kind of dorky. Bastion in #75974, on the other hand, is amazing, and depending on its local price I'll probably get it at some point. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw #75975 because we were joking that the launch tower would appear in a set, and it indeed has! $90USD separates it as one for the hardcore fans, though. Overall, I think this line hasn't quite met my expectations but it's still a great addition and I'm sure it'll grow on me.
I've heard a few sources say January 1st, so they'll probably appear around and about a few days before...?
Think all the sets look great, not an overwatch fan so wasn't expecting much until the leaks started. But I like the near future vibe.
Then we get pictures of these sets... And now I have #75972 Dorado Showdown, #75973 D.Va & Reinhardt, #75974 Bastion and #75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar on my wanted list...
Sweet mechs and sets that can be modded in my city. Good job TLG!
(I feel so old - I know nothing about this theme.)
There are some really nice parts that have gone into these, especially in the shuttle set.
Like @stlux these have now been added to my wants list and look forward to seeing the real thing.
I doubt I'd know much about Overwatch either if I didn't see so much stuff about it shared by friends around my age on social media — not only do I barely play video games myself these days, but it's neither the type of video game I ever enjoyed playing, nor is it on Nintendo systems which tend to be the only ones my twin brother and I have owned. I've tried playing competitive fighting and shooting games with friends before and I'm just not very good at games that require those kind of fast reflexes.
That said, it has been a little bewildering to me that many Bricksetters who've never heard of this before haven't been curious enough about it to even ask other AFOLs who are fans what the characters are supposed to be, let alone to look them up on Wikipedia! Maybe that impulse to try and clear up unfamiliar or confusing stuff online is also something younger people are more into? Here's a Wikipedia link if anyone wants to give it a skim (some of the characters also have their own more in-depth articles): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Characters_of_Overwatch
However, these sets have some really nice qualities and there are definitely parts I would like from them. I can't see myself investing in the whole theme, but when funds and/or deals allow, I'll definitely get a couple of these sets.
For myself, I'm a big fan of mechs, so despite the lack of leg articulation I'll be getting the D.Va & Reinhardt and Bastion sets, and also Watchpoint: Gibraltar (because spaceship). I might get the little Tracer & Widowmaker set too as it's a mini-spaceship (or something) and because Tracer is both a Brit (allegedly, despite the in-game voice acting) and is on the cover of everything.
As far as sexuality is concerned, they all look like minifigs to me. Blizzard has been quite good in the past about acknowledging when a pose was overly suggestive and then changed it, and they have taken action against prolific rule 34 stuff. I don't think anyone should be offended by a couple of curved lines drawn on a minifig torso, but I know that there will be, inevitably.
@SMC - thank you for posting the images for Omnic Bastion, and the parts list. :-)
That big Bastion mech is great!
From this I think it's a light brick in the head - if it had motors it would almost certainly have some sort of power function branding on the box.