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Episode 011: Toys R Us Closings, Lego Mini Figures, Bucky O'Hare, Zbots

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The next episode of The Toy Talk Guys Podcast is live! We've had to migrate the cast to a new hosting platform, and, in the process, you may have come unsubscribed or you may be subscribed to the old feed. Use these links to resubscribe to the new feed - thanks for sticking with us!!

Amazon Deal: 38% Off - (70915) The Lego Batman Movie - Two-Face Double Demolition

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The Upcoming Lego Classic 60th Anniversary Walmart Exclusive Sets are Everything Fans Want

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If you haven't heard, Lego is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Lego Brick. To commemorate this occasion, there are several promotions and themes that Lego is releasing in 2018. So far, fans have been pretty underwhelmed with the Building Bigger Thinking line of Classic-style sets and the 60th Anniversary Promo Set got fans more hyped, but there has been a void; that is, until now.

Here's a Full List of Toys R Us Stores that are Closing in the US

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If you've been following toy news over the past several months, this may not come as a shock to you, but Toys R Us is shuttering 180 locations around the US (that is 1/5 of their entire US footprint). The specific reason why these stores have been chosen for closure is not completely clear, but we assume that these stores have the lowest revenue and foot traffic.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 18 Images Leak

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It seems that most sets coming in 2018 have leaked out and here is just one more to add to the list. Series 18 marks the 18th (go figure) wave of generic Collectible Minifigures to hit store shelves, but there is something a little new about this run. For starters, the theme for Series 18 is a Costume Party with most characters comprising of costumed figures and two figures relegated to the party guests. Secondly, the base plates that these figures stand on will be bright orange, which is a first for the CMF line.

Amazon Deal on The LEGO Batman Movie: 70906 The Joker's Notorious Low Rider

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Amazon current has the Best Price for Lego Batman: (70906) Joker Notorious Low Rider. Be sure to pick one up if it's been hanging out on your list.

Box Placeholder Images of Upcoming Summer 2018 Lego Harry Potter Sets Leak

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Nothing super exciting here, but some box sizes for the upcoming Summer 2018 Lego Harry Potter Sets have leaked and we thought it might be fun to speculate a little bit on scale and price.

A Lego Woolly Mammoth is Coming! and Other Summer 2018 Lego Set Images Leak

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More leaked Lego images are flooding onto the internet including 2018 Lego Batman Sets, 2018 Lego Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Sets, 2018 Lego Star Wars Sets, and Many More. This latest crop of images gives us our first look at what Lego has in store for City sets in 2018. You may have guessed from the title of this article, we are most excited about the upcoming Arctic sets, especially that Woolly Mammoth!!

New Podcast Episode 010: Nintendo Labo, Lego, Vintage Kenner, Ooze It, and More

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The next episode of The Toy Talk Guys Podcast is live! We've had to migrate the cast to a new hosting platform, and, in the process, you may have come unsubscribed or you may be subscribed to the old feed. Use these links to resubscribe to the new feed - thanks for sticking with us!!

Nintendo Labo is the Best Toy Line of 2018 and It's Only January

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We're calling this one early, Nintendo Labo is the Best Toy Line of 2018. Remember the Amiibo craze that drove parents nuts just a few years ago, well get ready for round two. If you're unfamiliar with Nintendo Labo, we highly recommend watching the video below.

Lego 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile Image Leaked and.. Yikes

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Update: More Summer 2018 Lego DC Superheroes Set Images Leak

The Toy Talk Guys are no strangers to hating on app-controlled toys and this latest leaked image of the Lego 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile is no exception. This looks like it could be the first foray into more app-controlled Lego sets, and that's something we're not super excited about. Why? Because anything that requires a smartphone to operate will eventually be unsupported, unreliable, and ultimately unplayable. That makes long-term collecting and future playability a serious issue. We hope this trend ends quickly, but we're probably in the minority.

New 2018 LEGO Powerpuff Girls Set Images Leak

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A user over on Reddit obtained and posted images of the two new LEGO Powerpuff Girl sets that are coming out this year. We are happy to report that the characters are in regular minifigure form and not minidolls (thank goodness)!

Without further ado, here are the images:

LEGO Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo Strikes (41288)
This set includes Bubbles, Buttercup, a unicorn character we are unfamiliar with, and the much anticipated Mojo Jojo! No pricing details yet, but we expect this set to retail for $30-$40.
LEGO Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles Playground Showdown (41287)
This set includes Bubbles, Princess Morbucks, and a little purple blob creature (we can't identify what it is). No pricing details yet, but we expect this set to retail for $20-$30.

The Best LEGO Sets to Buy for Investment in 2018

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Toy collecting and toy investing are often interchangeable descriptions for what we do as toy collectors. Most of the joy of collecting comes from the experience of ownership, but there is definitely an added bonus when you consider what your collection could be worth in the long run. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the best LEGO sets to purchase as investments in 2018. Important to note: these are sets that you should purchase in 2018, not necessarily a list of sets that were released in 2018.