Given the flurry of activity last night, I thought it worth summarizing what the early new year launches are likely to be:
Bricks and More, 6 sets.
These are branded 'For Young Builders'. We have images for two; both of which come in very smart looking carry cases.
City, 13 sets.
More fire, more police, but also three great looking trucks. The fuel tanker and the cement mixer look really cool!
Creator, 11 sets.
Other than the Horizon Express, we have no images yet of other Creator sets.
Duplo, 18 sets.
We haven't found any images of Duplo sets yet but we have 18 sets listed, including zoo-theme ones and Little Mermaid (Ariel) additions to the Disney Princess range.
Friends, 12 sets in January, 3 in May.
No pictures yet. Eight sets will be 'normal' boxed sets; the other six are foil pack collectables, three due in January and three more in May.
HERO Factory, 8 sets.
More of the same...
Legends of Chima, 18 sets.
Nine 'normal' sets, plus seven Speedorz, numbered 3-9, a Chi Battles set (the one that appeared on eBay in the summer) which presumably has numbers 1 and 2 in it, and an Ultimate Tournament set.
Ninjago, 6 sets.
Six regular sets, no spinners.
Star Wars, 11 sets in January, 3 in May.
Eight boxed sets, three Planet sets in January and another three in May-ish.
Super Heroes, 5 sets.
Four that will form the regular retail selection, plus Arkum Asylum.
Technic, 8 sets.
Some look great (the excavator), others are just more of the same...
TMNT, 5 sets.
We have pictures of three, the others have yet to surface.
Some of the above sets will almost certainly appear in the US shops just before, or after Thanksgiving, so you do not have long to wait. For us in Europe, we'll probably see some of them in brand stores the week before Christmas.
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