Toy Fair 2016: LEGO Marvel Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap Photos!

Of the three LEGO Marvel Summer 2016 sets that we’d heard about from Nuremberg and London last month, there was one set that definitely sounded less interesting to me than the others. And so, I made it a point to take some time snapping a ton of hi-res photos at the New York Toy Fair 2016 this weekend to see if giving the LEGO Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap 76059 a little bit of attention would make me fall in love with it…

LEGO Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap 76059 Box

He may be one of Spidey’s oldest and greatest villains, but when he’s not possessing Peter Parker’s body as the Superior Spider-Man (don’t ask), I’m just not an Otto Octavius kind of guy.

So when I heard yet another Doc Ock set was to be released as part of the Summer 2016 LEGO Marvel Superheroes wave, I audibly groaned. But having spent some time hanging out with the set at the 2016 Toy Fair this weekend, I have to say: this set is really pretty neat–especially for the price.

LEGO Toy Fair 2016 Marvel Doc Ock Mech Robot 76059Until I saw the box up-close, it never clicked in my mind that this isn’t “just another” bipedal mech robot–it’s a four-legged, sea-faring “octopus” mech. That epiphany definitely put a more interesting spin on things!

LEGO Surfboard Spider-Man Figure from LEGO 76059The Tentacle Trap mech has a lot of features built into it, including a pair of multi-stud shooters and tentacle arms with several points of articulation. It’s a shame that this mech suit can’t float, because this looks like it would be wicked fun to play with in the bath tub.

LEGO Marvel Summer 2016 Sets Spider-Man Doc Ock's Tentacle TrapLEGO 76059 Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap includes five minifigures, and three of the five are characters that TLG has never created minifigs of before (and probably never will again).

LEGO Surfing Spider-Man Minifigure 2016The one obvious repeat is another in a long parade of LEGO Spider-Man minifigures. But hey–at least this time out, Spidey is a surfer dude! Gotta love Spider-Man on a surfboard! Hang ten, Spidey!

New York Toy Fait 2016 Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap Doctor Octopus MinifigureOn the villain front, we’ve got a classic Doc Ock Minifigure and the first Vulture Minifigure. I’m disappointed that Doctor Octopus seemingly doesn’t include any regular robot arms that can attach to him, but I always prefer these colors for Ock.

LEGO Vulture Minifigure Toy Fair 2016Meanwhile, the grumpy old man look on Vulture’s face print is the best! It’s a shame the flight stand TLG used to display the Vulture isn’t available for purchase, because I’d be all over it.

LEGO White Tiger MinifigureIf you’re trying to recreate Spidey’s group of teammates from the “Ultimate Spider-Man” cartoon in brick form, you’re going to need the White Tiger Minifigure.

76059 LEGO White Tiger & Captain Stacy MinifiguresI love the head and torso prints on her, and the “cat ears” and ponytail are cleverly implemented. The White Tiger minifig is a winner, and a character I’m shocked and overjoyed to see getting a release.

LEGO 76059 Captain Stacy Minifigure in Police Boat

Finally, we’ve got a Captain Stacy Minifigure. He’s old and doomed, but wow–this Captain Stacy minifig looks way friendlier than any iteration of the character I’ve ever seen before! I’m not especially pumped about getting him, but Captain Stacy is a neat supporting character to include. How about a LEGO Gwen Stacy minifigure, though, huh, TLG? Huh?

That said, the brick-built police boat with searchlights on the sides and stud-shooter up front is pretty neat for a little build.

New York Toy Fair 2016 LEGO Marvel Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap SetThe LEGO Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap 76059 set is scheduled to be released in July/August 2016, and will retail for $39.99. I was quite surprised by that low price–that’s less than 9 cents per piece for the 446 pieces that comprise this set! Solid value here!

LEGO Marvel Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap Price Release DateNow that you’ve seen it up-close and semi-personal, what do you think of LEGO 76059 Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap set? Is it actually the weakest of the three Summer 2016 Marvel sets, or do you have a new appreciation for it? Will this set be joining your collection this summer?

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Toy Fair 2016: LEGO Marvel Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap Photos! — 4 Comments

  1. I’m shocked at that price! It turns the entire thing around for me. I saw the article and instantly thought it’s another large mech I don’t have room for and while I’m desperate for a Vulture I’ve got more Spideys and Doc Ocs than I can manage in my theme. But for that price it is way more worth picking up this set than paying maybe $15 for a minifig on the secondary market just to complete my Sinister Six. It just feels like such a bonus. Authentic Captain Stacy – sign me up.

  2. You say that it seems that Doctor Ock has no attachable arms but in the lower left corner of the box we can see his mini figure does have attachable arms.