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.
I hadn’t originally signed up to review of Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout for two reasons, pricing and the uncertainty of how the Hulk would look in LEGO form. I volunteered for the Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape set with a certain expectation of what that set would be and then the first pictures surfaced. I jumped ship and swam for the Helicarrier as fast as I could and I’ve never looked back. Other than a decent assortment of dark blue parts and an exclusive Iron Man print variant (circular ARC reactor FTW), I’ve found nothing of redeeming value in that set that couldn’t be found elsewhere. This set on the other hand piqued my interest instantly and became the only ‘must have’ of the super hero line. Don’t get me wrong I wanted all of the Marvel sets for one reason or another, but I had to own this set if it meant saddling up my polar bear, riding all the way down to the US of A and laying seige to the nearest LEGO store. I opted to order it online, then I waited to see if the nine year old in me would get to revel in the realization of Marvel and LEGO coming together or be as crushed as he was when they cancelled The A-Team… (more…)
Argos has launched a 3 for 2 deal on selected Super Heroes sets and also discounted, by around 20% some of the sets too, so now’s a good chance to grab the sets if you want them. The Argos website seems to have some difficulties in categorising everything in this deal correctly, so it’s hard to place a link to all the sets on sale! So, here’s a link to the Quinjet set … from there you can click on the promotion, “Full Offer Details” and from there you can select to show all products in the deal!
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: