Ultimate Showdown. The name inspires visions of an epic battle between the Armoured Avenger and his megalomaniacal archenemy that would tax the limits of the two foes abilities and resources, ending in chaos, destruction and a spectacular defeat for one side or the other.
Title says it all. Amazon has restocked and also discounted 76008 Iron Man vs. The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown. MSRP is $12.99 but you can pick up this set for just $10.92. And this is where being an Amazon Prime member pays off. No minimum order for 2-day shipping. Amazon has also restocked 76007 Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack but it’s still full price at $39.99. The War Machine set is still sold out, only available via third party, but Shop@Home still has it.
Did you miss out on the Iron Man 3 sets when they went on sale at Amazon the other day? Fear not cause LEGO Shop@Home just listed the three sets. If you order all three sets, you’ll be a few dollars shy of reaching the $75 dollar free shipping threshold. Throw in a keychain and you’ll be good to go.
Iron Man 3 sets have appeared on Amazon. Unknown if the official on sale date has passed or if Amazon is jumping the gun a little. If the latter, don’t expect the products to be available for very long. Links and prices are below:
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.