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Ace Kim | March 31st, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-disc Set Shipping Now

Remember this?

Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-disc Set

The 10-disc set above was set for a holiday release last year when Rimowa, the company that makes the suitcase, filed a suit against Marvel for illegal usage. They were okay with Marvel using it on-screen as Nick Fury carries the Teserac Cube in it; but they weren’t okay with Marvel selling a replica case for the 10-disc set. Either Marvel and Rimowa came to a licensing agreement or Marvel created a new case that was similar but different enough for the suit to go away. In either case, I just got a notice that Amazon has started shipping that 10-disc set to people who kept their pre-orders which I can’t imagine was a whole lot of people. In order to entice you to consider buying it, they are throwing in a sneak peek at the next movie in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man 3. I’m pretty sure everything in the case is intact, so to summarize, here’s what you get in the set:

  • Marvel’s The Avengers film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
  • Thor film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man 2 film (Blu-ray)
  • The Incredible Hulk film (Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man film (Blu-ray)
  • Top-secret Bonus Disc

Plus all the other goodies we previewed before. The official release date for the shelf spacer taker upper is April 2.

Don "Solo" Reitz | March 31st, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Final Day For Teenage Mutant Ninja Vignettes Contest Submissions

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Midnight tonight is the deadline and as usual it’s non-negotiable. If you’ve built a vig to compete be sure to submit it to this thread in the next 20 hours or you’ll be out of luck! Lots of great scenes so far. Looking forward to the last minute rush. Good luck everyone.

Ace Kim | March 29th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

May the Fourth 2013 Promo Minifigure: Hoth Han Solo

Han Solo Promo Fig May The Fourth

Pictured above is a polybag set of a single LEGO Star Wars figure, Hoth Han Solo, provided by the fine folks over at Hoth Bricks. The figure is this year’s May the Fourth promotional figure, like the TC-14 from last year. FBTB has an exclusive image to share with you folks:

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Ace Kim | March 28th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

76000 Aquaman On Ice Discounted

Target is having a summer toy sale including some LEGO items. One set in particular that stands out is 76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice. The set is seeing a discount of 20% to an even $16.00, down from $19.99, plus tax with free delivery on that item. I’ve been eyeing this set for some time now, waiting for a nice sale price to pick one up and this may be the time. Got a REDCard? Save an additional 5% off the price sale price. Amazon has not matched the price yet, but if you live in a state where they charge tax and you have a REDCard, Target will end up being the better choice anyway. For those of you lucky enough to live in a state where Amazon doesn’t charge tax, they will more than likely match Target’s price; it’s just a matter of time.

Ace Kim | March 28th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

75024 HH-87 Starhopper Revealed

German site eggersmann-modellautos.de has revealed a new LEGO Star Wars set slated for the fall: 75024 HH-87 Starhopper. This set was not shown at Toy Fair earlier this year so it may be slated for an account exclusive. According to Groove Bricks:

This set is inspired on the Friends and Enemies episode of the Star Wars The Clone Wars Series. This ship is commonly used by the Zygerrian Slave Empire and has two twin blaster cannons. The set will include a total of three minifigures Obi-Wan Kenobi (disguised), Cad Bane and Nikto Guard.

No word yet on US pricing or availability, but if the Eggersman-modellautos site is to be believed, the euro pricing is set for €39,99.

Thanks to Groove Bricks for the heads up.

Ace Kim | March 28th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle

Amazon is applying an awesome discount on 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle: 24% off. Yeah, yeah, not as awesome as the deals the UK is currently getting on some stuff but 24% is still nothing to sneeze at. Price rings up at $53.20, down from $69.99.

Ace Kim | March 28th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[UK] Amazon.co.uk Discounts 9516 Jabba’s Palace

Amazon.co.uk currently lists 9516 Jabba’s Palace at £67.50, 49% off the list price of £132.63. It’s actually MORE than that since MSRP is &pound119.99 according to LEGO Shop@Home. If I’m doing my math correctly, the actual percentage discount is around 56% off.

Ken Robichaud | March 27th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Iron Man 3 Wants You To “Unlock The Armors” On Facebook

Unlock The Armors on Facebook

The official Iron Man page on Facebook has a new game that let’s you play for the reward of a better look at some of the suits from the upcoming Iron Man 3 film that they don’t want you to forget hits theaters on May 3 (the day before Free Comic Book Day), so… don’t forget.

If you want to see the four sets of armour, hit the jump.
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Ace Kim | March 27th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

[UK] Amazon UK Discounts Super Heroes

Amazon.co.uk is having a pretty nice sale on some Super Heroes sets. Discounts range from 20% up to 43% off the list price. Full list below;

LEGO DC Superheroes

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Ace Kim | March 26th, 2013 | LEGO The Lone Ranger

Walmart Sells LEGO The Lone Ranger Sets

Walmart appears to be the first to pull the trigger on putting The Lone Ranger sets up for sale:

Shipping is 97 cents per item with in-store pickup available around April 2. Big thanks go to ufjason for the heads up.