LEGO Gives Employees A Nutcracker for Christmas

As they do every year, LEGO has presented its employees with a exclusive set as a Christmas gift. This year, employees have received a Technic based, 732 piece, Nutcracker set.

The set also features the mechanism you see in a traditional nutcracker, the lever to open and close the jaws that crack the nut. How effective ABS plastic is at cracking nuts still remains to be seen.

Last year, employees received the 50 Years on Track Set, which featured an assortment of non-scale trains that LEGO had released over the years.

As of writing, the 4002017 Nutcracker is going for about $200 USD on eBay.

Via CandidBricks

New Seasonal BrickHeadz Revealed for Valentine’s Day

A new seasonal BrickHeadz, a Valentine’s Day Bee, has been announced by LEGO. Available starting January 1st, the box for the Bee also revealed other seasonal BrickHeadz that will be coming out in 2018.

The other Seasonal BrickHeadz for 2018 include a Bunny for Easter, a Witch for Halloween, a Turkey for Thanksgiving, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus for Christmas.

The Bee will be priced at $9.99.

Via ZUSAMMENGEBAUT.COM

Ultra Prism To Be Newest Pokemon TCG Expansion

An image of the booster box of the newest Pokémon TCG expansion has recently appeared online. Ultra Prism, the fifth expansion of the Sun and Moon era is expected to have more than 150 cards. The set will include 10 GX cards and 6 newly introduced Prism Star card types.

The set is slated for release on February, 2nd, 2018.

Via bonebiggah075

Yu-Gi-Figma!

A Figma figure of Yami Yugi, the leading character of anime franchise Yu-Gi-Oh!, is now available for pre-order from comic shops affiliated with Diamond Comic Distributors.

Yami Yugi, the alter ego of Yugi Moto, will stand a bit over 5 inches, tall, the height that Figma figures tend to be.

As typical with Max Factory’s figures, Yami Yugi will come with a number of accessories, interchangeable heads and heads with different facial expressions and poses.

The figure of Yami Yugi will be priced at $85.99.

Via Toy Chest News

Iron Maiden Inspired Action Figures Now Available

Iron Maiden mascot Eddie the Head will be the focal point of a new set of figures released by Super 7 in collaboration with Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden.

Usually when metal and action figures are mentioned in the same sentence, one thinks of Chogokin, but these 3.75″ tall figures all feature Eddie as he appears on different Iron Maiden album covers.

The 4 varieties of figures include Aces High Eddie, Killers Eddie, Trooper Eddie and Pharaoh Eddie. The set of four is priced at $60, or individually at $15 per figure.

Via Toy Ark