Retro News: March 11-20 2003 Posted by Richard on March 23, 2014 at 10:36 PM CST:
Dave finishes his coverage of Toyfair and builds a very expensive bohrok. The suspected composition of the White Metal krana Kal is revealed, and the official comic is returned to its former glory. A turaga kaita is imported from japan, and BIONICLE® takes the top spot for sales.
Retro News: March 1-10 2003 Posted by Richard on March 13, 2014 at 07:09 PM CST:
Dave continues his Toyfair coverage of other themes, the Bohrok Kaita are reviewed, the Proto Squad members receive gift cards to buy shoes, and another BIONICLE® video game makes it through the last paces of development.
K'nex TitanFall, You Have My Attention Posted by Richard on March 13, 2014 at 05:46 PM CST:
I've always enjoyed the original K'nex building system, and keep a bunch of parts around as a sort of toolbox. I use K'nex parts to build tablet docks, bridges to run wires across the ceiling of my room, and to make just about any odd tool I find myself in need of. They've made several attempts at action figures in the past, but nothing I found of more interest than the ones that came with my "Hyperspace Training Tower" years ago. After hearing about the K'nex TitanFall figures, and searching for more detailed images online, I'm actually impressed. Forum link.
Retro News: February 21-28 2003 Posted by Richard on March 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM CST:
The Rahkshi debut at Toyfair while Lewa and Gali show up in Spykids 2. Mark and Dave investigate the new Krana Kal packs, and LEGO® Bricks are cited as one of mankind's greatest inventions.
A More Functional Power Brick Posted by Richard on February 28, 2014 at 12:59 AM CST:
It was bound to happen, with everyone making docks for their devices out of LEGO® bricks, it only makes sense that someone would mold a platform for LEGO&bricks around a battery. You could of course build a box around one you already own but this streamlined buildable battery I saw on CNET is a good way to go if you don't have a battery already. I'm not certain its officially licensed, the power brick itself lacks the LEGO logo on it's studs but the bricks it comes with appear to be official. The shopping page appears to have honored The LEGO Company's fair use guidelines and even uses the logo, though not on the package of the power brick itself as far as I can see. Forum link.
Retro News: February 11-20 2003 Posted by Richard on February 22, 2014 at 10:05 PM CST:
The 2003 Toyfair takes place, giving us our first look at the previously faceless Makuta and his minions, Dave receives one of the 5000 White Metal Krana Kal while checking out the BIONICLE® Tour van. The Mask Of Light movie is getting closer to release.
Platinum Avohkii Changes Hands Once More Posted by Richard on February 18, 2014 at 10:26 PM CST:
Congratulations to "Mask Collector", who BZPower reports has finally managed to purchase the Platinum Avohkii for a mere $15,000.00 USD, roughly half the seller's original asking price if I recall correctly. Forum link.
Free "The Piece Of Resistance" Set With Purchase At LEGOŽ Stores Posted by Richard on February 17, 2014 at 11:25 PM CST:
I don't know what the exact requirements are, but after tax I spent about $70.00 USD at The LEGO® store today and got a free 30280 The Piece Of Resistance with my purchase. Also, my closest LEGO Store had several of the new Hero Factory sets. Forum link.
Retro News: February 1-10 2003 Posted by Richard on February 14, 2014 at 09:45 PM CST:
Among the more interesting articles, the missing Stanley Cup replica is found, we see an add on to the Quest For Makuta board game, the Sterling Silver Krana Kal and White Metal Krana Kal are announced, and BIONICLE® makes another guest appearance on Malcolm in the Middle
Retro News: January 21-31 2003 Posted by Richard on February 4, 2014 at 10:37 PM CST:
The LEGO® Brick is officially honored by the Toy Industry Association, new details of BIONICLE®'s creation are published, and The LEGO Company gets very creative with their Toyfair Invitations in this segment.