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Ace Kim | November 2nd, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

More Amazon Fire Sales

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If I were to take a guess, all of these recent sales on Amazon is to get rid of stock to make room for some upcoming 2014 product. Just a guess. The latest notable sets to get hit with the discount hammer are:

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Ace Kim | October 18th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Reminder: Toys’R’Us LEGO Building Event – Joker Mini Mech Bot

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Just a quick reminder that at Toys’R’Us stores are hosting a LEGO DC Super Heroes building event today, Saturday, from 12noon – 2pm. You get to build the pilot-less mech you see there. It’s unknown if a Joker minifig will also be given away to complete the look, but you could always bring your own Joker for giggles. Just don’t lose it. This event is free but limited to supplies on hand. I would advise getting there earlier rather than later. Hit up the store locator to find a location near you.

That free polybag offer we posted last time still seems to be valid. If you spend $20 or more on DC Super Heroes, you’ll get Robin and the Redbird Cycle, Iron Man Drone Attack something or other if you opt Marvel Super Heroes. Either way you’re screwed since you’ll be paying TRU tax. They’ll do a price match against their own website if the prices seem out of whack or if you bring in a printed ad from a competitor. But you know what is super annoying? The fact that you have to spend $20 or more, not $19, or $19.99 which is the actual MSRP that other stores will charge. You don’t have that extra penny in the sale? No polybag for you! Anyways, I digress…

Looking at the current selection, I think you’re best bet to get the Robin polybag is to either get two copies of 76000 Artic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice since it is actually a dollar less than MSRP at $18.99. OR, get 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase, since it is only $7.00 above MSRP at $46.99. You can think of the $7 bucks extra as the cost of the polybag. All the other sets have an outrageous markup, and I mean outrageous.

I’m too tired to get into what Marvel sets you could get but you’ll probably have better luck finding a reasonably priced set since they offer a few more at the $20 MSRP range. Besides, it’s an older polybag that was available previously through LEGO Shop@Home and Brand Retail.

There’s a couple of things you can try. You could try and get them to price match LEGO Shop@Home prices. Or, if you haven’t bought the LEGO Batman 2 game yet, see if the offer is valid on video games or accessories. If so, see if you can pick up a LEGO Batman video game or LEGO Batman DS accessory pack to pad your total. Or, and this is outrageous, see if they’ll just let you buy the darn thing. That’s what I’m going to try. We’ll see if I’m successful. Good luck to you!

Ace Kim | September 24th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

More Massive Discounts: LEGO Super Heroes 20% Off (at least)

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.

Some notable items:

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | October 16th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] Set Reveals and Previews

With New York Comic Con 2012 came the debut of a new TMNT, Marvel, and DC set. Here’s what I thought of each!

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Ace Kim | October 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase

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This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con either on Thursday October 11 or Saturday October 13. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.

My first impression? The Tumbler is tiny and makes the one from 7888 The Tumbler: Joker’s Ice Cream Surprise look like the crown jewels. The stickers used for the details actually make it look worse. The Bat is actually more impressive than I had thought but the way the ‘arms’ are built, with the exposed turbines along with the cannons, just screams laziness. It looks like something I would build, and that’s not saying a whole lot. I’m not crazy about all the blue; it reminds me of the original TIE Fighter set. Arms and blueness aside, I actually like the way it looks and can’t wait to build it.

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DC Super Heroes
76001
The Bat v. Bane™: Tumbler chase
$39.99
Piece Count: 368
Minifigures: Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon