Monday, November 26, 2007

The Final Joust


Brand: LEGO®

Product: The Final Jousticon

Summary: One good knight on his noble steed versus one undead knight on a black skeleton horse; also comes with parts to build a jousting rail and a holder for various weaponry.

Price: About $8, or $2 per minifigure and $2 per horse, with accessories as bonuses.

Parts from: Denmark, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Monday, November 19, 2007

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga Video Game - Nintendo Wii™


Brand: LucasArts

Product: LEGO® Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Summary: Delightful puzzle-adventure games combining the iconic Star Wars saga (both trilogies) and the equally iconic LEGO® brand; action is cutely comical and not break-neck difficult; Wii remote can be used as a lightsaber for Jedi characters; both trilogies released previously as separate games; this re-release contains some new and/or modified content; great deal for first-time LEGO® Star Wars players; tougher choice for those who own previous versions.

Price: About $50.

Obviously: Requires a Wii console.

Not so obvious: For one or two players; Wii remotes (about $40 each) must have associated Wii nunchuk add-on (about $20 each).

Also available for: Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.

Monday, November 12, 2007

LEGO® Castle Tic Tac Toe


Brand: LEGO®

Product: LEGO® Castle Tic Tac Toeicon

Summary: Five knights in shining armor vs. five undead knights in a cat's game; tic-tac-toe only fun for those who haven't figured out the limitation of this game; great minifigure army builder to augment other LEGO® Castle sets.

Price: About $15, or $1.50 per minifigure with a snazzy little storage case and tic-tac-toe board as bonuses.

Parts from: Denmark and China (presumably just the storage case)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Wii Zapper with Link's Crossbow Training

Brand: Nintendo

Product: Wii Zapper with Link's Crossbow Training

Summary: To be released November 19, 2007; a glorified cradle for the Wii controller and Wii nunchuk, reminiscent of the original NES Zapper; expect Link's Crossbow Training to be a $10 training game for the controls, in the same vein as Wii Sports and Wii Play.

Price: About $20.

Obviously: Requires a Wii console for gameplay.