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Ace Kim | October 1st, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Site News

76017 Captain America vs. Hydra Discounted by 25%

76017 Captain America vs. Hydra

Both Amazon and Walmart are discounting the 76017 Captain America vs. Hydra set by a nice 25% margin, lowering the $19.99 set down to just $14.97. This beats our last mention by 3%. Free Super Saver Shipping applies on your order of $35 or more at Amazon so you’ll need to pad your order with multiples or with other items. Prime members will get free shipping with no minimum. Walmart offers free shipping with orders of $50 or more on this item, or you can pick it up in store or at a FedEx Office location for free with site-to-store. 76017 Captain America vs. Hydra has 172 pieces and comes with Captain America, Red Skull, and a Hydra Henchman.

Ace Kim | December 7th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Site News

Target Offers 75019 AT-TE With 36% Discount

75019 AT-TE

Did you miss out on the 43% off sale price that Amazon was selling 75019 AT-TE at? Target is trying to make up for it by selling the same set for $57.95, 36% off of $89.99 MSRP. There is one small catch though, and that it is no longer available for delivery. Instead, you can now purchase online and pick up in store. Use your REDCard for an additional 5% off, bringing the price down to $55.05.

Ace Kim | November 25th, 2013 | Site News

Thank You In Advance


Shameless plug time: If you’re doing any holiday shopping online this season, consider bookmarking our Amazon, LEGO Shop@Home, and other affiliate links. We here at FBTB depend on the referrals to keep this site up and running, everything from web hosting fees to contest prizes and everything in between. It also helps finance our trip to New York City for the annual Toy Fair event where we provide the most comprehensive coverage for the year’s upcoming sets. Simply bookmark any of the affiliate links below and click through them the next time you shop at Amazon, LEGO Shop@Home, ThinkGeek, or any of our other affiliate partners.

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We humbly thank you in advance.

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Ken Robichaud | October 9th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Site News

Marvel LEGO Variant Comic Covers Gallery Page Is Now Live


As promised a couple weeks ago, the page with all the available Marvel LEGO cover variants can now be found in the feature section here. In every possible case we’ve included the virgin art without titles and barcodes as well as final cover art. At the moment we are only really trying to nail down the majority of the Hawkeye art. Poor Clint, his book is critically acclaimed and more popular than any he’s had before and he’s still the last guy picked.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Marvel for sending us the file images and Leonel Castellani for doing such a great job with all these covers. Hope everyone interested has found the ones they’re looking for!

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Ace Kim | September 22nd, 2013 | LEGO, Site News

Massive LEGO Friends Sale

41005 Heartlake High

Amazon and Target are putting some pretty nice discounts on LEGO Friends sets, anywhere from 20-32% off. There are a handful of sets that are cheaper on Target but I imagine that Amazon will match their sale price sooner or later; I’ve linked to both just in case. If you’re a REDCard member and live in one of the handful of states where Amazon charges sales tax, you’ll probably wanna hit Target as you’ll save an additional 5% and score free shipping as well. I won’t list every set on sale, instead just list some of the highlights. Of particular interest are the two biggest sets from the fall assortment of Friends: 41015 Dolphin Cruiser and 41005 Heartlake High are both 20% off. You can check out Target’s search results for LEGO Friends or Amazon’s results to get more of a complete listing.

LEGO Friends

  • 41015 Dolphin Cruiser $55.99, 20% off MSRP of $69.99 Amazon | Target
  • 41005 Heartlake High $39.99, 20% off MSRP of $49.99 Amazon | Target
  • 3315 Olivia’s House $51.20, 32% off MSRP of $74.99 Amazon | Target
  • 3184 Adventure Camper $24.00, 31% off MSRP of $34.99 Amazon | Target
Nick Martin | July 28th, 2013 | News, Site News

Celebration VII Location Announced: Anaheim, CA


At the end of Celebration Europe’s, Lucasfilm officially announced the details of its next Celebration: Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California,  April 16-19, 2015. This will be a big one, timed with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, the 10th anniversary of Episode III, and the 35th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

Obviously, information is light right now, but expect to hear more about the celebration and activities as it gets closer.

Ace Kim | February 11th, 2013 | Site News

We’ll Return After A Brief Pause

We’ll be taking a break to get some sleep and will resume our coverage when we land in our respective homes tomorrow. Or the next night. We still have Chima, City, Creator, Hero Factory, and Duplo to cover.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support.

Ace Kim | August 2nd, 2012 | Site News

Email Issues Fixed

A few days ago, our hosting company changed their policy on how outgoing emails from the server are handled, which resulted in me scrambling to debug the issue and implement a fix. For those of you not receiving the activation emails to complete registration, please use the contact us form and let us know and we will resend the activations. Or if you’ve tried to send us an email through said contact us page and you don’t think it went through, please try again.

Ace Kim | June 14th, 2012 | Site News

New Site Sponsor: Brian’s Toys

Brian's Toys

Back in the day when I first started collecting Star Wars action figures, Brian’s Toys was one of the few well known stores for Star Wars collectibles. My impression at the time was that they were one of the few specializing in vintage items, which wasn’t really my cup of tea. My memory may be a bit fuzzy on that one. Anyways, fast forward a few years later and I’m actually glad to see that they are still around and going strong considering how many other stores I’ve seen shutter their doors due to the economy. With that being said, FBTB would like to officially welcome Brian’s Toys as a site sponsor! It’s a bit of a full circle moment for me. So if you take a look over at the right hand side bar, you’ll see an animated gif linking you directly to their site. Brian’s Toys sells new toys as well as vintage collectibles from your childhood. So hop on over and check them out!

Ace Kim | April 18th, 2012 | Site News

New Logo, New Look Under Construction

FBTB New Logo

That right there is our new logo, and if I did things correctly, you should be seeing it along with a brand new header up top. The threat of a redesign is now a reality and this is just the beginning. I revealed the new look late last week in this thread and went into the reasoning behind the changes in detail.

Ideally, you’d be using the latest version of Firefox/Safari/Chrome for your web surfing needs. The header takes advantage of the latest bleeding edge technologies of HTML5 and CSS3, but if you’re still using an older browser, like Firefox 10, or something less capable, like any flavor of IE, you should still be able to see almost everything.

The search function in the header is disabled for now, but the one over there –> on the right should still be usable. I’ll be cleaning up quite a bit in the next few days so bear with us while we make the transition.

Nick and I (and when I say Nick and I, I mean mostly, Nick) have been debugging and troubleshooting a WordPress plugin, hence the reason you’re seeing so many test posts. We’ve nearly got it back to working order. I appreciate everyone’s patience during all this.

Comments? Questions? Like it? Hate it? I’d love to hear your feedback. You can drop us a line at our contact page or leave a comment on the forum thread.