Dollar Tree is generally not the first place you would look when searching for trading cards. Although, the retail chain offers repackaged packs of trading cards, such as Yu-Gi-Oh (sold in packs of 9), Magic: The Gathering(sold in packs of 10, pictured above) and Dragon Ball Z (sold in packs of six, pictured below) and only for $1. While none of the cards are particular rare or new, the price point certainly does provide a great sampling of what a trading card game can offer.
LEGO and Cartoon Network are introducing a brand new media franchise in the Spring of 2014 entitled LEGO Mixels. The new franchise, which will feature a new theme to be produced by LEGO and a animated show that will appear on Cartoon Network, will center around a group of small characters that combine to form larger creatures. The new concept seems to be a cross between Pokemon like creatures and Voltron or Transformers Combiners style combining ability. While only a few details are available about the new show and LEGO theme, expect to see the above sets in March, 2014 for € 3.99 each.
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The first sets featuring the new LEGO Legends of Chima characters have been unveiled. The new sets, 70133 Spinlyn’s Cavern and 70134 Lavertus’ Outland Base. The arachnid inspired Spinlyn’s Cavern features figures of Spinlyn, Eris, and Rogan while the “batty” Lavertus’ Outland Base set will feature figures of Lavertus, Laval, Blista, and Sparratus.
70133 Spinlyn’s Cavern
70134 Lavertus’ Outland Base
Expect to see both sets available in early 2014.
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LEGO will be returning to McDonald’s Happy Meal’s around the world thanks to a new promotion for the upcoming film, The LEGO Movie. The last time LEGO found itself inside a happy meal was in 2008, when LEGO Batman The Video Game figures were included with each meal. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the promotion will provide consumers of Happy Meals with an actual LEGO set, but rather, more likely, a figure of LEGO character that themselves are not compatible with the LEGO System. Expect the promotion to begin sometime in January, 2014.
LEGOLAND Malaysia is playing host to a massive Christmas Tree to celebrate the Holidays. Built in the Czech Republic, the tree is made out of 427,695 LEGO Duplo bricks and features 100 LED lit candles and 260 ornaments. Ornaments include snowflakes, pretzels, candy canes, bells as well as snowmen. Constructed around a metal frame, the tree took 20 people to put together. The tree is similar to ones on display at LEGOLAND Florida and California.
Source: The Star