Lego, this time you’ve taken the Helicopter thing too far

This is an image of the upcoming City set 60093 Deep Sea Helicopter. That’s right, Deep. Sea. Helicopter? Apparently it’s a handy little helicopter that will retrieve your submersible with a handy winch. There are a myriad of problems with this, obviously a helicopter is not the vessel you would use to retrieve a submersible from the sea. What if the hook gets stuck on a rock? Bad news. Also, this is the “Deep Sea” which you only find miles away from land – helicopters aren’t much of long range vehicles. And finally, you see that shark jumping out of the water? I don’t think I need to remind anyone who reads this blog of the dangers of Helicopters hoisting things from the ocean in the presence of sharks…

And from what I can tell, this set is not going to come with Shark Repellent Bat Spray™

Batman not-mini figures The Batmobile

And here it is – the jewel of my Batman Figures collection – especially since I got it for $24 from Amazon before Christmas. It’s sadly no longer available directly from them.

Batmobile 4

Pretty good interior detail, including the Batphone in the cockpit. And the antenna on the hood. The doors don’t open but are outlined.

Batmobile 3

Sadly it doesn’t shoot flames out of the back.

Batmobile 2

Batman and Robin fit nicely in the cockpit. All of the attachments to the Batmobile, including the pipes sticking out of the back are rubber, so they’re not going to snap off all of a sudden.

Batman Robin Batmobile

“Quickly, Robin, we haven’t a moment to lose!!”

Review: Lego 70164 Ultra Agents Hurricane Heist

Pieces: 589  Minifigures: 4  Retail Price: $69.99  Price I Paid: 50% off Target Clearance

70164 box f

70164 box b

Agent Jack Fury

70164 figure 1

Agent Caila Phoenix

70164 figure 2

Astor City Guard

70164 figure 3

Psyclone

70164 figure 4

With cool face and red beady eye

70164 figure 5

This is another set I bought on a whim since it was on clearance and seemed to have some cool colors and pieces. Turns out, the main model is HUGE.

70164 big thing

70164 big thing back

But what is it? Apparently some big machine for creating a hurricane. If you turn the black nob at the top both of the ferocious blades turn, so that’s cool.

70164 set

I like the set, it’s just kind of random. It’s a big model and the Agents figures are cool but all of the sets seem pretty random generally – it makes it easy to buy one here or there if you’re so inclined. This set in particular I’d give a 4. It’s still available from Amazon at a discount, not 50% off sadly.

And no matter how many times I look at this big “thing” I’m always reminded of this video (sorry for the poor quality):

Batman (not mini) Figures – Rogues’ Gallery

Holy Blogging! I’m back. Non-Lego items today, more of the 6″ 1966 Batman figures – this time it’s the villains. There were four released – the four main villains – pretty obvious.

There’s The Joker:
The Joker

Nice bit of detail, you get Cesar Romero’s real mustache painted over:
Joker detail
When I was a kid I just assumed the Joker was weird so he had a weird mustache outline or something.

The Riddler:
The Riddler

The Penguin:
The Penguin

and Catwoman – sans eye mask but it doesn’t really matter, she’s just Catwoman in the show, she doesn’t have a secret identity:
Catwoman

The figures are very poseable, lots of points of articulation, but they are pretty precarious to get to stand up:
Batman POW! Riddler
POW!

The Rogues’ Gallery:
Rogues gallery

As you can see they all come with stands with a different word of onomatopoeia on them.

The only figures in this line that I don’t have now as far as I’m aware is Surfs Up Batman and apparently there’s a Surfs Up Joker too. Also I guess we haven’t seen the last of these figures, Batgirl will be joining us, but you’ll have to buy Batman and Robin again. Ok, you got me.

If you look at the Joker’s surfboard you’ll notice that the decal is a cartoon Joker and in the show it resembles Cesar Romero more. This is exactly the kind of inattention to detail that makes me sick. I’m exaggerating, but only very slightly. It’s not that hard to get it right.

Review: Lego 76016 Spider-Helicopter Rescue

Pieces: 299  Minifigures: 3 + 1 Big Fig  Retail Price: $44.99  Price I Paid: 50% off Target Clearance

76016 box f

76016 box b

I bought this set because it was 50% off and comes with a big Green Goblin figure. You also get Mary Jane, Spiderman and a futuristic Geordi LaForge Power Man.

76016 minifigures

76016 green goblin

Of course, you can’t have a Lego set these days without a helicopter. This helicopter has big wheels on the side with extra rotors. But also some cool missiles and a net launcher.

76016 copter

76016 cockpits

I guess Power Man flies the helicopter and Spider Man swings out of it. His cockpit doesn’t have a floor so you can “launch” him out.

76016 launchers

76016 set

Overall, not a bad set, but definitely wouldn’t have been worth the original retail price of nearly $50 for 299 pieces. I’d rate it a 4 because of the high retail price. You can get it at a reasonable price on Amazon. And now I can’t get this song out of my head: