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Old 10th April 2015, 12:15 AM
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Lego is releasing a "toys to life" game this September (probably October for us) on all the major game consoles. For those that don't know about "toys to life" it's a type of video game that comes with a NFC reader in the form of "portal" that you put actual toys with a NFC chip in it on and the toy shows up in the video game. Lego will be selling special sets to use with the game and the portal. It's $99 USD, $40 more than Skylanders or Disney Infinity.

http://www.lego.com/en-us/dimensions
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Old 10th April 2015, 12:28 AM
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Yeah it does sound interesting. My daughter did some product testing for this a few months ago. She said you build lego sets. Put them on the portal and can play them in the game. She is 9 so did not get much info from her sadly.
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Old 10th April 2015, 11:20 AM
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Pricing will be key, Skylanders was a huge success but as we have all seen recently the shelves are full of figures that no one wants or can afford or both. Disney infinity flooded the shelves as well but the demand was not met. (Now the same with the inferior Mario Party versions of the Amiibo)

Hopefully the lego brand will be strong enough to not suffer the same fate as Skylanders and Infinity. Hopefully the gameplay will be good enough to bring people back and the models available will be strong enough on their own to also sell to those with no interest in the game.

Game itself should be good, especially if travellers tales are involved, I have enjoyed every lego game they have made (only not played Hobbit, as it only runs through the first two movies!)
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Old 10th April 2015, 11:32 AM
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Old 10th April 2015, 11:41 AM
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EB Orders are up

170 for the "game"
50 for Level pack
40 for Team pack
25 for Character "fun" Pack
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Old 10th April 2015, 02:07 PM
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For $170 I really hope it breaks the standard lego gameplay template.
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Old 10th April 2015, 02:57 PM
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Apparently you can build the portal, and because it's lego you can do whatever the flipping flop you want
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The key parts to it's videogame interactivity seem to be the RFID minifig bases and the scanner plate of the portal. Everything else is lego flavored window dressing.
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Are they regular minifigs on platforms? I hope they can be taken off. Could this be Lego's way of selling licensed minifigures while avoiding problems?
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Old 10th April 2015, 07:38 PM
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So last night when this hit aside from being tired I was like "F*** it's only Warner brands". But I did notice this morning they said more franchises to come. As someone that collects the Marvel Lego sets I hope Disney gets onboard with this, after all Warner, Lego and Disney are collaborating already on the Lego Avengers game coming out later this year.
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