Both Amazon and Target put some hefty discounts on LEGO Super Heroes sets. Target’s prices on some sets were already reduced, and they’ve applied a 20% discount on top. Amazon has matched the reduced price, but bear in mind that if the item is out of stock online at Target, Amazon’s price usually resets itself. Also, you can go to a Target store and get the same prices in store as online.
LEGO Shop@Home is currently running a promotion where you can score a free polybag set of Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone. Just make a purchase of $50 or more and the set will be added to your cart automagically. Promotion lasts from May 16 through 11:59pm EST, May 31, 2013, or while supplies last. And in case you were wondering, this Iron Man is the same one you get from 6867 Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape. Now would be a good time to pick up those Man of Steel sets, or Iron Man 3 sets. Also, you still get free shipping if your order reaches $75 or more.
This deal is also good at LEGO Brand Retail except for the stores at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA and Disneyworld in Orlando, FL. Hey, I’m not making this up. It’s in the calendar.
So, the Avengers movie comes out on DVD/Blu-ray today, and if you’re like me you’ve been paralyzed by the myriad of purchasing options that are out there. I guess that’s one benefit of getting that suitcase 10-disc set that’s not coming out ’til the spring: you can buy it, be done with it, and not have to worry about missing out on any extras or goodies, ’cause anything else would pale in comparison. I think that whole lawsuit is really going to hurt the 10-disc edition sales as I can’t imagine a lot of people waiting long enough for it. The only other version that really appealed to me was the steelbook case that was a pre-order exclusive to Best Buy, but I totally found out about it too late so my chances are nil on getting that one. So now I’m stuck in circling pattern trying to figure out where to throw my money at to buy the movie. Having recently done a garage sale where I sold off a good majority of my DVD’s, I’m thinking digital’s the way to go, but you don’t get the cool extras like you can get with the Target 2-disc special edition version of the release. Rumor has it that the 90 minute bonus disc is the same bonus content you get with the 10-disc set. It’s only $19.99 and it comes with 2D Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie. No digital copy but I suppose that’s what Handbrake’s for.
You know, it’s always tricky to do reviews on sets for a movie or show that hasn’t come out yet. It’s even harder when you’re someone that is basically living in a virtual cave and refusing to watch any trailers or teasers for that same movie. Yes, that’s right… I haven’t watched any of the Avenger’s trailers. Sure, I’ve seen the promo materials, and I own the entire LEGO Super Heroes set line (just not those ugly super-sized figures), including all of the Avengers sets, so something here is kind of spoilerific.
Loki’s Comsmic Cube Escape is one of two $20 sets in the Marvel half of the LEGO Super Heroes line, and the only one that’s tied to the upcoming movie. The other one is the Wolverine’s Chopper Battle set, which, while delicious in it’s own right, is much more comic-inspired than movie-driven, so it looks quite a bit different from the Avenger’s line. And the first impression is that at $20, this set could be a steal…
Looking for a small price break on the new LEGO Marvel sets? Well look no further than Amazon as they have entire Marvel line up for order (sans account exclusives of course). Prices are at MSRP, free shipping over $25, and no tax. Happy shopping!
With too much anticipation the new LEGO Marvel sets are now available at shop.lego.com. Not all of the sets are available as of this post, most notably the Spider-man set and action figures (we’ll update as they become available). But, I ask, who is going to rush over to LEGO Shop and order these right now? No one. You’d be a madman (or madwoman) if you did. Not when you can wait 5 weeks and get a free Hulk minifigure. You have patience, right? It’s not difficult when you know that patience will pay off, especially in the form of a tiny Hulk with purple pants.
Of course, for those lacking in willpower, want to get their hands on the new sets sooner rather than later, and want to pay shipping, click the links below.
Target.com is the latest to offer the LEGO Marvel sets for pre-order and this apears to be further confirmation of the April 8th release date. I’d love to know the logic in waiting to release these sets ON EASTER instead of taking advantage of the holiday to boost sales. It seems the brick bunny will be bring these sets to only a small percentage of quick/lucky folks and the rest of us will simply have to wait. ONE. MORE. WEEK.
Thanks again to hassmyster for his vigilance/obsession.
Walmart.com is once again the early bird and has the full assortment of Marvel sets available to purchase online now. Taking into account the speed the DC sets sold out in some locations and the hype surrounding the upcoming Avengers movie, you may want to grab the sets you want when you can get them. I have a feeling the upcoming Easter holiday will wipe out these sets quickly.
Just a quick reminder that LEGO Shop@Home’s Free Shipping promotion starts today. And for the next three days it will stack with the Double VIP points promotion they have going as well. It’s the perfect time to pick up some of those high dollar items.
Also, if you’re living out in the UK you can preorder the Marvel sets from LEGO Shop@Home over there. Complete list with prices below:
Marvel.com published an article yesterday with some official promotional pictures of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers sets. Hulk’s face is purposefully shadowed out. The LEGO booth at New York Toy Fair had the same prototype Hulk that was shown at San Diego Comic Con. If a final painted version exists, it hasn’t been seen or photographed yet. This is probably as close as it gets, for now anyway. More pics rehosted below, hi res available on their respective flickr pages.