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Ace Kim | December 7th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Super Heroes Sets

76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr Freeze: Aquaman on Ice

Amazon is discounting a bunch of DC and Marvel Super Heroes sets ranging fom 25-35% off or more! Now’s the time for people like me who procrastinated on picking these up to stock up before they’re discontinued for good. If you haven’t picked up the Arctic Batman set yet, or if you did and you got the typo version, the ones that are shipping out now should be the ones with the corrected set name, “Arctic” instead of “Artic”.

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Nick Martin | July 9th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: 76002 Superman – Metropolis Showdown

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If anything can be said about the new Superman film, it’s that it’s certainly polarizing of Superman fans. The previous Superman set we had, 6862 Superman vs. Power Armor Lex, was in my mind an absolute stand-out from the first Superheros DC wave. It featured a classic comic-style Superman, his ultimate villain, Lex Luthor, and a cheaply-made Wonder Woman to boot.  Of course, back when that set came out, Man of Steel was still a prepetual rumor, given that the franchise had more-or-less died after the stinker that was Superman Returns.

The thoughts about the film are varied, ranging from awful, to okay, to best thing since bacon-flavored socks. Regardless how you feel about the movie, though, the sets can stand alone. We saw this before, with the Iron Man 3 and The Avengers line, as direct tie-ins that came out before the movie hit. The Avengers sets were absolute gangbusters, and the Iron Man 3 sets I’ll cover in my upcoming Malibu Mansion Dreamhouse review, so how do the Man of Steel sets stack up?

Just as a warning, there will be some spoilers in this review, because these are movie tie-in sets. You’ve been warned. No crying in the comments because I revealed that Superman is killed by a giant spider in act III.

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Ace Kim | June 28th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Super Heroes

Star Wars isn’t the only theme getting hit by the discount hammer as Amazon is also discounting many Super Heroes sets. The discounts may not be as great, ranging from 10-15% but there are a few sets worth mentioning outright.

LEGO Superman sets are brand new, and I’m assuming they’re on sale to help promote the movie. In any case, if you were waiting for a sale to pick them up, maybe now’s the time. The best deal is on the cheapest set. They have 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown discounted down a whopping 23%, down to $9.97 from $12.99 MSRP.

They also have the other two on sale: 76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape is down to $17.00 (15% discount) and 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville is down to $42.97 (14% discount). Still looking for non-movie Supes? 6862 Superman Vs Power Armor Lex is also discounted 15% down to $17.00.

On the Marvel side, 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle is discounted 24% down to $53.19 from $69.99 MSRP.

And finally, 6866 Wolverine Chopper Showdown. I’ve been keeping my eye on this one and this set is finally seeing a decent sale price of $16.14, a 19% discount off of $19.99 MSRP. You get Wolverine, Magneto, and Deadpool all in one set with a great dark red parts pack helicopter model.

Most everything else hovers around a 10% discount, so check out LEGO Super Heroes on Amazon for more deals.

Ace Kim | May 8th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Man of Steel Sets Available at LEGO Shop@Home

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Okay, I’m dumb. I didn’t check to see if Shop@Home had the Man of Steel sets when I did last night’s post. Durrr. So if you don’t feel like waiting til the 14th, you can order all three sets directly from LEGO right now. They’re free shipping promotion is still in effect too, so you can order all three sets, get free shipping, and VIP points.

For more immediate gratification, you can also pick up the sets at LEGO Brand Retail, and most if not all of the big box stores as well.

Ace Kim | March 26th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville Revealed, Backorder from Amazon UK

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FBTB Fan Anonymous Tipster sent me the above and below images from Brickipedia (here and here) showing in detail 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville. Five minifigs, no idea of piece count, but I’m going to take a guess that it’ll cost you about $40 bucks, the same as the Iron Man 3 set, 76007 Iron Man: Malibu Mansion Attack, since they both have the same number of minifigs and are comparable in size.

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Amazon.co.uk has the set listed for preorder. Price is £39.99 with free delivery inside the UK. They also have 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown listed for £11.99.

Argos has the two sets listed on their site for reservations. No stores seem to show any stock levels however.

The Man of Steel movie’s theatrical release is set for June 14, 2013.

Ken Robichaud | February 18th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Spieletest Videos Presents Iron Man & Superman Sets

UPDATE: The video has been made private, little doubt through a request from LEGO.

I know people have been wondering what the Iron Man and Superman sets looked like at Toy Fair and I’ve tried to give details, but it’s difficult. I didn’t spend much time looking at them because of the photography embargo, so this video popping up is a definite help to all the curious fans. Spieletest posted this and another quick video featuring Iron Man sets on Toyark.com and another comment on the post indicates the Iron Man sets may be trickling out already. Taking another quick view, I can tell you that the smaller Black Zero Escape set had Zod emerging from the building/doorway and Lois Lane was in the escape pod/containment cell thing. The Smallville set, as I mentioned previously, focuses on the Kryptonian ship and it does have a number of nice parts. Take a look at the video and I think you’ll see why they chose to stick a bright yellow car in the smallest set as the theme seems to have a generally dark palette and seems pretty meh overall. The video also shows the new Kryptonian battle armour that I’m sure will be popular with the customizers out there.

So with this video, you’ve seen pretty much everything LEGO offered at the Toy Fairs. I’ll do up a post highlighting Hasbro’s contribution/dilution to the brick wars and I think that’ll wrap things up for this trip.

Ken Robichaud | January 30th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

First ‘Man Of Steel’ Set Revealed

76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown

Update: You can now view the hi-res images on flickr.

USA Today has dropped exclusive pics of the first set from Zach Snyder’s Man Of Steel which hits theaters June 14th. Just two figs in 76002 Superman’s Metropolis Showdown the smallest set, which will retail for $12.99US. Reports are these two appear in almost every set, so I’m hoping for variants. Expect pics of the entire line from our Toy Fair NY coverage next weekend.

76002 Superman's Metropolis Showdown

Here’s a snippet from a press release made today:

In anticipation of Man of Steel, global master toy licensee Mattel unveils its wide ranging toy line including action figures, vehicles, playsets and collectible figures, highlighted by the fan-favorite and much-anticipated Movie Masters™ line, which captures the superior accuracy and details of the film’s characters. Mattel will also introduce Man of Steel QuickShots™, a new way to play with Superman with elements of flight and strength incorporated into the toy. Also supporting Man of Steel are global licensees such as LEGO, with exciting construction sets inspired by memorable scenes from the film; and Rubie’s Costume Co. with a new line of Man of Steel-inspired costumes and accessories for both kid and adult fans.

I’m glad they kept the new hair piece, even though he’s captain slick in the new movie.