Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lego Agents Episode 1: Origins

Lego Agents: Origins

Date: Classified
Time: Classified
Location: Classified

My girlfriend and I were looking at a new piece of machinery she had built. We would be married the next day. I didn’t know what would happen next, but I never would have imagined what DID happen. We were both special agents for the government. I was the top-agent, she built special weapons. I was walking away from her, when I heard the bang and scream. I’ve heard plenty of screams after bangs. More than I want to, actually. I turned around and Claudette was lying on the ground, with blood spattered everywhere. My best “friend” , Codenamed Inferno, was standing there holding a smoking gun. Before I could speak, several more agents ,that where in the unit I was with, surrounded me.
“What is going on?” I asked.
“We are sick of you,’ replied Inferno.
“Why are y…’
“Shut up!” shouted Inferno. “Put out him of my, er, your misery, guys!
I grabbed the pistol, hidden in my vest, and fired away.
A bloody Inferno lifted himself up, and glared at me, with the one eye I hadn’t shot out.
“It not over,’ He mumbled, ‘You’ll still die.”
He pulled out a grenade, pulled the ring, and threw it at me, with his good hand.
I ran without looking back. I made it out of the building, without a scratch. My codename is Chase.

Lego Agents, an elite team of agents, always ready to fight evil. Go Agents!

Date: Classified
Time: 1523 hours
Location: Interalliance HQ

“Please Agent Chase, we need you,” said John Clancy, a rep for the Interalliance worldwide justice agency.
Chase sighed. Clancy had been nagging him, wanting him to lead a team to battle a new criminal organization.
“O.K., first tell me what you know,” said Chase.
This team is dangerous. They captured a small city in Arizona, and took every valuable the people owned. Then they left.”
“Did they leave any thing behind?”
“A letter.”
“That said?”
“You want me to battle these goons, right?”
“Then fill me in, already!”
“Very well, the letter said, ‘We have just begun, signed the Inferno Organization.’ We might know where their base is.”
“You got members for the good team I’m supposed to lead?”
“Yes, are you going to join or am I going to have to find someone else?”
“I’ll check it out.”
“That’s good, meet at these coordinates tomorrow at 0900. See you tomorrow.”

Date: Next day
Time: 0901 hours
Location: Classified

“Thank you for agreeing to this, Agent Chase.” said Clancy.
“I didn’t agree to anything,” replied Chase.
“What? But you said…”
“I know what you think I said, but if this is something I don’t like, I’m not joining.”
“No, but’s to it, Clancy.”
Clancy was silent.
They were riding on a elevator down to Agent’s headquarters. To get to the elevator, they had driven to an old parking lot that had a small dilapidated building in the corner. They had entered the building, stepped into a room, and opened a closet door, which was really the elevator.
The doors opened and the two men stepped out.
“Nice HQ,” said Chase.
“Thank you,” said Clancy. “Shall we meet the team the government has selected.
Clancy walked to a large, dark blue truck. Two men were talking.
“Chase,’ began Clancy,’ This is Agent Charge and Agent Fuse. Fuse is an expert in demolition and sabotage. Charge is a mechanic, and heavy weapons specialist.
“And don’t yo forgit it,” boomed Charge in a big, booming voice.
Ignoring the interruption, Clancy continued. “They are both expert pilots and vehicle drivers.
“And don’t’ dat either!” shouted Charge.
“With your big mouth, how could he?” cracked Fuse.
“Yo tried to tell me sumthin’?” asked Charge.
Clancy and Chase walked over to a man that was eating a sandwich, with his back to them.
“This is Agent Chomp,” said Clancy. “He’s a martial artist.”
Chomp turned around in his chair.
“YIKES!” shouted Chase.
Chomp had teeth like a shark!
“I was born this way,” said Chomp calmly.
“Weren’t we all?” replied Chase.
“Hey, man, I’m just in for the moola,” said Chomp,” That’s all that matters to me.”
“What else have you got for me, Clancy?” said Chase.
“One more agent. I’ll show you.”
“That’s what I’m afraid of.”
They walked into a room.
“Where the other guy?” asked Chase.
“Over there.”
Chase turned around and was staring at a pretty, young woman.
“How did on the planet she get here!
“Well, Agent Trace worked for a top security system manufacturer,’ began Clancy. ‘She was their top software designer, and built anti-hacker systems that even the most-wanted hacker could not crack. Her plans for a software project were stolen by a rival company. She used her own disguises to get into the company and get her software back, and bring proof that the other company stole her software. Upon hearing her story, I knew that she would be perfect for building security system and undercover systems.”
“A woman, huh?” scoffed Chase.
“Uh, yes.”
“She won’t be here long.”
Chase walked away, still smirking.
“Do not listen to him, Trace,’ said Clancy,’ he’ll come around.”
“Don’t bet on it!” hollered Chase.
“I think he’s kinda cute,” said Trace.
“Well?” said Clancy.
“Well, what?” said Chase, sarcastically.
Clancy pulled a pistol out of his briefcase, and began loading it.
“Are you in or not?”
“Clear the way, I’m jumpin’ in the pool.”
“Good,” replied Clancy.
Clancy handed Chase the pistol.
Chase clipped it into his holster.
“By the way.” Chase looked at Clancy. “If I had said ’no’ you would have shot me.”
“How did you know?”
“I know how the government works.”
Chase turned around, and walked away without looking back.

Date: The next day
Time: 0800 hours
Location: Agents HQ

“Okay, team this is it,” said Chase.
Clancy and the Agents were standing in the Mobile Command Center.
“Today, we strike. I don’t have a clue what I’m getting into, and nether do you. Okay, Clancy, let us have it.”
Clancy pressed a button on the projector. The lights dimmed and a picture of an armored, heavily-defended building was shown.
Crunch, crunch!
“Hey, no popcorn!” shouted Clancy at Charge.
“Why, yo dimmed the light and turned on a projector. That mean it a movie, right? And when you have a movie, yo gotta have popcorn.”
“This is no movie!”
“Party pooper.”
“Here,’ said Chomp,’ I’ll take care of that.” Chomp took the popcorn, and devoured it, kernels, bag, and all, in one crunch.
“Yuck,” and Trace.
“Now, you may continue,” said Chomp, calmly.
‘Um, where was I?’ asked Clancy. ‘Oh yes, as I was saying, This is Inferno’s base.”
Clancy pointed to the picture on the screen.
“Your mission is to find and capture their leader.”
“Agent Chase, tell the Agents your strategy.
“My strategy,’ began Chase, ‘Is to get in that base and kick Inferno good. Charge! Fuse! Chomp! You three are to cut through the fence, and dismantle all the power in the base. Take the motorcycle, supersonic jet, and mini-jet. Oh, don’t cut off the lights. It’s easier to do a job when you have light. The power MUST be cut by 1345 hours. Trace will sit in the truck and pick us up once we’re done. Does everyone hear me!
“Yes!” shouted Fuse, Trace, and Chomp.
“Uh, what yo say? I could hear cause everyone was screamin’, said Charge.
Chase groaned.

Date: Day of mission
Time: 1204 hours
Location: One mile outside of Inferno’s base.

The MMC (Mobile Command Center), Turbo Car, and Motorbike were sitting on the side of a highway. The Supersonic Jet (piloted by Fuse) and the Mini-jet (flown by Chomp) circled above. Chase fastened his seat belt.
“Okay, agents let’s roll!” shout Chase.
“Hey, fat boy,’ said Fuse to Charge,’ How well can ya keep up with jets.”
“Just watch me little man,” retorted Charge. “Yeeha!”
Charge began plowing down trees, bushes, deer, and anything else in his way.
“Sorry, Bambi!” shouted Charge.
Ping, ping! Chomp’s sonar showed something on radar!
“What on earth?” said Chomp.
Then there was a “boom,” and it was the last thing he saw.

To be continued next week...

Hey, be thankful for two reasons, one: this episode wasn't supposed to be up 'til Saturday, and two: It's thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving, Yo Joe, and Duke94 out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Lego Agents rule!

Okay, this isn't hype about how great the Agents are (Even though they are awesome!) Remember this post? The Lego Agents are in every nearly toy catalog, and that rules. Lego has outdone themselves on the advertising. If the company promotes their products well, the stores usually follow. Anyhoo, keep it up, Lego!
BTW, believe it or not, Hasbro is promoting the Combat Heroes more than the 25th! My brother found one of those display boxes in Wal-Mart today. It has the CH Duke and CC on it. Very cool looking according to the pictures he showed me.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Okay, I admit it...

I'm crazy. I've read that you are too involved with your toys when you start dreaming about them.
My Dad builds custom toy trucks and sells them for a living. Seriously, he goes to shows and brings back money that would make Chomp drool.
Anyhoo, Last night I dreamed that Lego had been sending Dad prototypes of future Lego sets. Dad couldn't tell me or anyone else about the prototypes, because I'd post about them here. And he got busted. Lego had sent him prototypes of the '09 Agents sets, so I got to play with them, and boy, I hope those prototypes are real. I've never had such fun in a dream. All, but one set wasn't built. That set was an Inferno tank, with Gold Tooth and two henchmen, who had the coolest machine guns.
BTW, my Dad does receive prototypes from a large truck company, so I guess that's where the dream came from.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

More Lego Agents news!

I found these a few days ago, and forgot to post it, sorry.

LEGO 8967 AGENTS Gold Tooth's Getaway Don't let him escape!For ages 8 and up.68 pieces!Set includes multiple pieces and figures. 68 pieces.

LEGO 8968 AGENTS River Heist Adventures on the river!For ages 8 and up.203 pieces!Set includes multiple pieces and figures. 203 pieces.

LEGO 8969 AGENTS 4-Wheeling Pursuit Drive along and catch the bad guys!For ages 8 and up.TBD pieces!Set includes multiple pieces and figures. TBD pieces.

LEGO 8970 AGENTS Robo Attack The robots are attacking!For ages 8 and up.414 pieces!Set includes multiple pieces and figures. 414 pieces.

LEGO 8971 AGENTS Aerial Defence Unit Danger by air!For ages 8 and up.TBD pieces!Set includes multiple pieces and figures. TBD pieces.

Well there ya have it!
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lego Agents fanfic bios!

These are for the fanfic. You'll want to read these before you read the fanfics.

Chase: Chase is the leader of the Lego Agents. He was the top-agent for another government agency. He had a “friend,” who was a fellow agent codenamed Inferno. He tried to kill Chase and his girlfriend two times. The first time Inferno killed his girlfriend, but was unsuccessful in injuring, much less killing Chase. The last time, Inferno threw a grenade and killed himself, but again Chase escaped without a scratch. Chase was asked by Clancy to start the Lego Agents, which he accepted. Chase has a personal dislike towards Trace, while she likes him.

Trace: Trace is the Lego Agents’ security and computer software expert. She also worked for a top security system manufacturer. She was their top software designer, and built anti-hacker systems that even the most-wanted hacker could not crack. Her plans for a software project were stolen by a rival company. She used her own disguises to get into the company and get her software back, and bring proof that the other company stole her software. She has a special liking to Chase, even though he doesn’t like her.

Charge: Charge is a Mechanic, driver, and pilot. He’s also a great machine gunner, who can pick-up and fire guns that most weightlifters can’t even lift. Most people are afraid of Charge, because of his size, but his friends know that he’s a real softie. Charge and Fuse are best friends, until Fuse makes a wise crack, that is.

Fuse: The wise-cracking demolitions expert is ready to roll in any mission. He’s also a driver and pilot, with skills that any pilot would envy. Charge is his best friend, even though they don’t act like it.

Chomp: When he was a boy, even the worst of the bullies were afraid of Chomp, even though Chomp was not a bully. Chomp was born with shark-like teeth. He grew up in a poor family, so his goal is to become a rich man and he loves money more than a millionaire. His father was a martial artist, so Chomp serves as the Agents’ martial artist.

The fanfic may be up sometime before Saturday, FYI.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Combat Heroes Firefly vs. Sgt. Bazooka review

Okay, with the Combat Heroes I'm gonna save the best for last.
When I saw the images of the SDCC Snake Eyes, I told my brother that Hasbro would have to make Bazooka. I'm not a fan of either character, but I thought Bazooka would translate well into the designs of the CHes (Combat Heroes). I was right, but if Hasbro is going to put out a character that isn't a core character, how 'bout Shockwave (or Shockblast), Dr Mindbender, or even Sgt Stalker? Oh, well kick back, and please put up with my raving and ranting.

Firefly is the main figure in the set. His design is great, but as I said I'm not a Firefly fan.

Firefly's backpack has great detail. It looks like the 25th backpack. (Maybe that was the idea.)
Like most Combat Heroes, Firefly has 4 points of articulation: The head, the waist, and the arms.

The TNT is okay, but nothing major here.

The rifle is a green version of the one that's with the 25th Firefly. (I know, I know.)

Sgt. Bazooka has the normal points of articulation. His figure is decent, but again not a character I'd really want.

He has the typical '85 backpack, complete with rockets.

The bazooka looks good to me, but it's like the weapons the Joe had in the 90's if you know what I mean. (too big.)

Overall rating: 2 out of 5
I think Hasbro could have waited to put out this set or not at all.
Next: Snake Eyes vs. Zartan!
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Agents fanfic coming next week!

That right, the Lego Agents fanfiction will be up (Providing everything goes right, therefore I wouldn't expect it to be up until 2011. That was a joke, people.) on Saturday (11/29/08).
Two characters ,that don't have mini-figs, will be in the story, so I assume you'll want to know what they look like.
Chomp is a martial artist, who loves money more life it self. I've already posted his pictures here. (First and third pics.)
John Clancy will be in the story also. (I've borrowed the character from the G.I.Joe Extreme cartoon, watch the first episode here, also the first appearance of Clancy.) His picture is shown below.

Anyhoo, get ready, 'cause when it hits, it will hit!
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lego Summer '09 sets list!

Got on BTW, I am ndb on the message boards. I removed the Bionicle, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones sets off of the set off the list, if you wanna know their names, go to Brickset.
8967 AGENTS Gold Tooth's Getaway
8968 AGENTS River Heist
8969 AGENTS 4-Wheeling Pursuit
8970 AGENTS Robo Attack
8971 AGENTS Aerial Defence Unit
7078 Castle King's Battle Chariot 103 pieces
7097 Castle Trolls' Dark Fortress 844 pieces
7079 Castle Drawbridge Defense 335 pieces
8169 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560
48182 Monster Crushers
8186 Street Extreme
7638 - Tow Truck - 129 Pieces
7639 - Camper - 165 Pieces
7641 - Life - 483 Pieces
7642 - Garage - 953 Pieces
7686 - Helicopter Transporter - 377 Pieces
7687 - Advent Calendar - 257 Pieces
5969 - Squidman Escape - 42 Pieces
5970 - Freeze Ray Frenzy - 80 Pieces
5971 - Gold Heist - ? Pieces
5972 - Container Heist - 282 Pieces
5973 - Hyperspeed Pursuit - 456 pieces
5974 - Galactic Enforcer - ? Pieces
Sounds like some awesome stuff for 2009.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Leaked Combat Heroes list!

Got it on These are rumors, and may not come out. Some of these we know about.
65356939067 Gung Ho vs CO
65356939179 Quick Kick vs B
65356939180 Mutt Junkyard
65356939181 Snow Job vs. Tor
65356939066 Lady Jaye vs. Ma
Shipwreck vs. CR
65356939063SE Commando vs. CO
65356937495 BBQ vs. Storm65356939182 Rock Roll vs. C
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Lego Agents sets in 2009!

Yep, according to a leaked list, there will be 5 new sets next year. No details given. Phooey. Anywho, good to know I'll sleep tonight. Oh, BTW the list mentions a new theme called Space Police, of course no details.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Combat Heroes wave 3 announced!

Yesterday, BigBadToystore put a listing on their site for wave 3. These will be out in Feb. 2009. Figures are as fallows.
-Commando Snake Eyes Vs. Cobra Viper
-Shipwreck Vs. Crimson Guard
-Lady Jaye Vs. Major Bludd
-Gung Ho Vs. Cobra Commander (Hooded)
Good to know Flint won't be lonely for long!
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

FOUND: Combat Heroes!

I'll review these ASAP.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Dennis Quaid (and Hawk) in Parade magazine!

Yep, someone sent a question into Parade magazine about how Quaid got ready to play Hawk. He said that for the most part he watched the cartoons. So if the movie has a comic book feel to it, why on the planet, did he watch the cartoons? (Not that I'm complaining, the cartoons rule, but the comic books aren't that great.) Anyhoo, it showed a 25th/Modern Era Gen. Hawk. Too bad it was 25th. Then again there isn't a fig of Hawk that isn't 3 3/4" to my knowledge. Otherwise, Parade would have had used a 8" figure of him. (Hey, as I recall, on the news article about the movie on FOX's web site, they showed pics of 8" figures.)
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

So the G.I.Joes weren't in the Toys R' Us catalog...

Warning! This will get pretty offensive to 25th "collectors."
Here's why. There is nothing to put in the catalog!
Okay, before you go nuts trying to figure out what in the world I'm rantin' and ravin' about, there was no Joe stuff in this year's Toys R' Us big toy book catalog. On large Joe talk boards, there are discussions about this. Most say that next year there will be a load of stuff, thanks to the movie. When the movie comes out, Hasbro will start putting out some toys! Now all we get is 3 3/4 inch ''collectibles" that no kid wants, and that have the worst sculpts ever. I mean ever! Plus there are no big sets, or vehicles. Even a vehicle like the Rolling Thunder might make it into the catalog, if Hasbro would make it.
What I'm saying is the G.I.Joe line is going down. Going down because Hasbro has turned it into a line of collectibles for collectors. Collectors should buy what the kids buy. Once that is established, the line will grow and return to it's glory. The glory that it had in the 80's.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Lego agents fanfic/dio preview and update.

Take a look at some images from the new fanfic. I've taken down the first fanfic, and I'll be posting a new longer one with pictures sometime soon.

Well that's all, folks. (BTW, I some pics might not be posted.)
Duke94 out.