While Lego Dimensions remains a rumour Sick Bricks was released this month and offers a range of twenty or so collectable irreverent characters made of bricks. You buy these in the toy shop but they unlock the related individuals in the iOS game by simply placing them in front of the camera.
As a basic premise this ticks the right boxes, both in terms of the toy-game hybrid genre but also keep things firmly at the pocket money end of the value spectrum. However, Spin Master haven’t stopped there.
Because each character is made up of a head brick and a body brick you can mix and match the physical toys with each other to create new mash-ups. Place these in front of the app and it recognises the combination. This results in a Skylanders Swap Force style customisable cohort of heroes.