New "LEGO SUPER HERO" lines for 2012...
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LEGO surprised Comic-Con attendees with the shocking announcement that they have acquired the licenses for both DC Comics AND Marvel.
For DC Comics, LEGO now holds a multi-year licensing agreement that grants them access to the entire library of DC Comics characters and stories. Construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters and creatures inspired by the universe of DC Comics are slated to launch in January 2012.
The new LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES collection will feature 13 superheroes in LEGO minifigure form, including: Batman, Robin, Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bane, Bruce Wayne, Superman, Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman. Buildable characters will include Batman, The Joker and Green Lantern. The company will also revisit their previous collections like LEGO Batman that also inspired LEGO Batman: The Videogame.
For Marvel, LEGO holds the rights to develop a distinct Marvel branded construction toy collection - LEGO SUPER HEROES - which will bring the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel's renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection's initial construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters are scheduled to launch in May of 2012.
The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection will spotlight three Marvel franchises – Marvels The Avengers movie, and X-Men and Spider-Man classic characters. The LEGO Marvel's The Avengers movie line brings Marvel characters such as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Loki and Black Widow to LEGO minifigure form. The LEGO X-Men collection includes minifigure comic versions of Wolverine, Magneto, Nick Fury and Deadpool, while the LEGO Spider-Man sets offer minifigure comic versions of Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus. The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man.