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LEGO Reveals: “Tactical Batman” and “Superman” BrickHeadz Duo Kit

A couple of days ago, I was sent this news by the fine folks handling the press resources for the mighty LEGO in honor of the upcoming “National Superhero Day”. Dig it.

The Press:
This morning, the LEGO Group unveiled a new duo-pack of LEGO BrickHeadz inspired by the blockbuster Justice League™ movie – LEGO BrickHeadz Tactical Batman™ and Superman™. Available May 1, the set includes 209 pieces and recreates iconic details from the film, including Super Hero costumes and capes.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: I guess it was about a month ago that I shared some of the details and images from the LEGO Brickheadz collection from “Avengers: Infinity War” and if you missed that one click HERE to be up to speed. I don’t collect these particular creations myself but know quite a few LEGO-maniacs that love them and who could blame them. They all look so cool and if you are collecting them all you are going to have millions of creative possibilities. Perhaps merging these DC Comics film characters with that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ones will be a fun idea. The upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” looks amazing and let’s face it, “Justice League” was so far from a blockbuster it wasn’t funny. The film brought in the least amount of money across all of the shared universe films for Warner Brothers and they better get to work on fixing this but I digress. Do you like these newest LEGO BrickHeadz? Let me know down in the comments and feel free to order them care of the handy Amazon.com link down below.

Official Website: http://www.lego.com

On Shelves: “Marvel Fan Girl” Fashion Dolls by Madame Alexander

Though I believe I am a little late in sharing news and visuals about these items, when I saw them on a recent visit to the local Toys ‘R Us store, I knew that I had to advise our fashion doll collector friends about them. As you know, I am a HUGE supporter of Comic Book and Toys based on the Pop Culture angles that are discussed on PiercingMetal.com – If you click the preceding italics you will be transported to that section of the website.

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The “Marvel Fan Girl” line is perfect for those collectors who not only love high-quality fashion dolls, but also have a deep appreciation for the Marvel Comics Universe of characters. I don’t think that I need to outline the popularity of characters like Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Gwen as their rep speaks for itself. Take a look.

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LEGO Reveals 4 New “Avengers: Infinity War” BrickHeadz

The wonderful world of LEGO® has just announced a few more of the “Marvel BrickHeadz” from “Avengers: Infinity War” and these are all available on April 1 – Let’s check out the provided press release and images from the company. I’ll close out with some thoughts of course.

Iron Man MK50 (101 pieces | Ages 10+) $9.99 USD | $12.99 CAD

This Iron Man MK50 LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all of his iconic details from the blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War movie, including his electromechanic armor suit. He also has thrusters for a speedy getaway and stands on a buildable collector’s baseplate for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like. Buildable Iron Man MK50 LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character features BrickHeadz eyes and authentic details from the blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War movie, including thrusters and iconic armor and mask.

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Hasbro Reveals New “My Little Pony Equestria Girls” Friendship Power Assortment

We’ve just learned that the folks over at Hasbro have revealed the “MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER” Assortment in advance of this year Toy Fair. Check out the details on this line and when they will become available and I’ll close out with a couple of thoughts.

About The Collection:
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER Assortment: The EQUESTRIA GIRLS “pony up” when they tap into their individual strengths and join together to harness friendship’s power! This assortment includes SUNSET SHIMMER, RAINBOW DASH and TWLIGHT SPARKLE figures. Press the button on their torso for lights and sounds! Each 11-inch tall doll has 5 points of articulation, styled hair and colorful Cutie Mark-inspired fashions. See how magical the power of friendship can be! Each sold separately. LR44 batteries included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com (linked below). (Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2018)

Piercing Ken Thoughts: I think that they look terrific and I just love the vibrant colors along with their sizes and manner of articulation. Since so many of my friends have younger kids that LOVE the “My Little Pony” stuff, I can see where some of my Christmas Club money will be going in the coming months. As these get closer to their release date, I’ll check on Amazon.com and add the respective purchasing codes for those who are a little out of the way to get them easily. Hey we’re here to help after all. What do you folks with the little ones think of these? Let me know in the comments section below. By the way, it’s my pleasure to share with you that The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken will be in attendance at this years Toy Fair and its our eighth straight year exploring the trade show as a member of the press. Stay tuned to our Official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the highlights as we see them. Until next time.

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Exploring The 2018 NY Times Travel Show @ Javits Center (Part 2)

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Well hello again my friends and welcome back to my second and final installment from the 2018 New York Times Travel Show. As I mentioned in my first chapter (seen HERE), this was my first time ever attending this and I had gone during their Media and Industry Day. The vibe is different when its all the “working stuff” so with more of the Boat Show and BroadwayCon stuff under my belt, I took a wander for one of the consumer days. Let’s explore some faraway lands once more.

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