If you’re a comic book fan and a LEGO collector, then the last few years have been pretty awesome for you. The toy company has been making playsets and vehicles based on many Marvel and DC properties, featuring toys for characters as varied as Guardians of the Galaxy and more recently, even DC’s Suicide Squad. Although with those guys, the word “Suicide” isn’t actually on the box cover… this is still for ages “4-99” after all. Most parents would rather wait till after age 4 to explain what that word means. But I digress.
At Toy Fair this year, Mattel’s Mega Bloks introduced a series of buildable figures called Kubros, featuring characters from He-Man, Star Trek and The Terminator, as a kind of “you build ’em” version of Funko’s POP! vinyl figures. Now LEGO is getting in on the action with their own buildable figures, featuring little cute versions of well known pop culture icons, starting with comic book characters from the worlds of Marvel and DC.
Thanks to Kotaku, we’ve learned that making their big debut at San Diego Comic-Con next week, and then hitting stores everywhere in 2017, new BrickHeadz Marvel and DC buildable figures will be making their debut from Lego. They will be selling four two-packs at the con, starting on the DC side with Batman and the Joker on July 21, then Superman and Wonder Woman on July 23. Representing Marvel, you’ve got Black Panther and Doctor Strange on July 22, then Captain America and Iron Man on July 24.
The sets come at $40 a pop, so if you’re attending the con and want to purchase one of these, you’ll probably have to get to the con floor early and participate in a random drawing. You can see preview images of each of the 2-packs in our gallery below.
What do you think of LEGO’s cute new versions of these classic characters? Let us know what you think down below in the comments.
Images: LEGO, Marvel Comics, DC Comics