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Ace Kim | October 30th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 75054 AT-AT by 18%

Amazon is discounting 75054 AT-AT down to $89.91 from an MSRP of $109.99. That’s an 18% savings. Free shipping automatically applies. This is the best price we’ve seen since the debut of this set.

The only other notable deal I was able to spot while skimming through other LEGO Star Wars sets was for 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge. That’s discounted 28% from a third party seller no less. It’s a mere $85.88, down from $119.99. The Amazon price is just slightly worse at $88.99 which is still a great deal anyone can appreciate. Of course I have no idea how long that set has been sitting at that price so this may be old news to some of you.

Ace Kim | October 28th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Announces Cinematic Universe Phase 3 Plans

I was going to make a post of the news that Buttercup Chickenstrips Benedict Cumberbatch was being considered for the role of Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, but I figured I’d roll it up into one post. Marvel has announced their timetable for Phase 3 of their Cinematic Universe.

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Ace Kim | October 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Batman Be-Leaguered Airs Tonight

Batman Be-Leaguered

Whoops. Totally forgot to post this but the LEGO DC Super Heroes TV special, Batman: Be-Leaguered, airs tonight at 6pm/5pm Central. Too late as a reminder for you East Coasters, but us West Coasters still have time to call our spouses to set the DVR up. And if you’ve missed it I have no doubt Cartoon Network will air it over and over again in the next few days.

Ace Kim | October 24th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Rocket Raccoon Polybag at Toys’R’Us Canada This Week

This week’s Toys’R’Us flyer for Canadians gives some details on how to get the Rocket Raccoon polybag set. Starting today through October 30th, if you spend $30 or more on any LEGO set, you’ll get the exclusive minifigure for free. Seems pretty simple.

Also, tomorrow, October 25th, will see Canadian TRU’s hosting the Batsignal build event. The event starts at 11am and goes while supplies last which in my experience is less than an hour.

Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the heads up.

Ace Kim | October 22nd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Releases Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer

The thing with these trailers for the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they get me so excited to see the movie they are teasing, and the Age of Ultron trailer is no exception. I can only hope that the movie will not disappoint, but they rarely do anyway.

There was a leak of the trailer earlier today setting the interwebs on fire, but Marvel went ahead and officially posted it to their YouTube channel and tweeted their reaction:

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.

Ace Kim | October 21st, 2014 | LEGO, News

Second Holiday Promo Set Revealed

The second holiday set for the 2014 season has been revealed, or received rather. LUGPol user len had the above pictured set included with his recent LEGO Shop@Home shipment instead of the expected 41006 Toy Workshop set. Parts 1 and 2 don’t really go together but this one should feel right at home in the larger Winter Village tableau.

Giz calls the set “Ice Skating.” I don’t know how they came up with that name cause it’s not printed anywhere on the box nor is there anything that resembles the title for me to throw into Google Translate. Also, I’m too lazy to investigate. It seems to be two small scenes crammed into one: a sledding scene and an ice hockey scene. And why that lamp post is there is beyond me because that girl is either playing ice hockey on a frozen lake like I used to do growing up or they’re actually in an ice rink, both places where a street lamp does not belong.

You can pick up this set as a free-with-purchase offer online or in-store starting Black Friday November 28th and is available until late Monday December 1 while supplies last.

via Giz

Ace Kim | October 19th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, Sales News

Target Restocks 21109 Exo Suit

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The good news: Target has restocked 21109 Exo Suit. And unlike Amazon’s limit of 2, you can order up to 3 sets at a time. Free shipping starts at $50 unless you’re a REDcard holder for whom there is no minimum for free shipping and plus you’ll get 5% off your purchase. The bad news: it is priced $5 higher than MSRP at $39.99. But it’s the only retail game in town and considering the alternative of picking it up from Amazon Marketplace or eBay, it’s not a bad deal. Time to stock up for Christmas.

Ace Kim | October 18th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Set Your DVRs: Cartoon Network To Air LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Special

Batman Be-Leaguered

Apparently news broke about this a couple of days ago but nothing made it across my desk until earlier tonight. On Monday October 27th at 6pm/5pm Central, Cartoon Network will air a special one-shot LEGO DC Super Heroes special called Batman: Be-Leaguered. The listing has the synopsis as follows: “Superman wants Batman to join his new superhero team, but Batman prides himself on being a self-sufficient loner.” There’s a 30 second trailer for the 30 minute special posted below.

Remember that Batsignal build event at Toys’R’Us? I didn’t make it in time but managed to scrounge up enough parts to make one thanks to instructions being posted in eBay auctions. I guess there was a comic book giveaway as well. Anyways, the reason I bring this up is because that build event was a promotional event hyping up the upcoming special if this tweet is to be believed.

Ace Kim | October 16th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Electro Will Be Available At Toys’R’Us Later This Year

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Don’t go wasting your money picking it up on eBay. I received confirmation from LEGO today that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro minifigure polybag is scheduled to be a promotional figure at Toys’R’Us stores. There are no other details at this time about the promo other than it will be available later this year and that approximately 100,000 figures were made. There was no theme nor were there any sets made for the movie, which is a shame because a Gwen Stacy figure would have been great to have. Electro is it. The upcoming promotion is in addition to the the figure being given away at LEGO KidsFest events around the country. My fingers are crossed that it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get it.

Nick Martin | October 16th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Warwick Davis Confirms He’s in Episode VII

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It’s been on record that one of my guilty confessions in my Star Wars-fandom is that I loved Ewoks as a kid… and as an adult, so the news that Warwick Davis is going to be coming back for Episode VII filled me with a great amount of glee. Of course, we don’t know if it’s as the great Wicket W. Warwick, or perhaps a still short version of Wald (who he played in Episode I, along with Yoda and Weazel) that’s all grown up now. Personally, I like to imagine that Wald grew up to be Greedo, but that’s less to do with my love of Warwick than it is my hate of Episode I.

The video reveal for this, which harks back to his hosting of the last Celebration, is just the kind of video you need to watch if the day is getting you down. Or if you’re already happy but can use more joy in your life. Because there are few things better than that fake beard and the idea of Warwick sleeping with an Ewok doll…