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Ace Kim | December 5th, 2013 | LEGO, Sales News

Amazon Offers $5 off $35 Credit

Amazon is offering a promotional credit of $5 off a $35 purchase simply by sharing a wishlist on Facebook. The credit will appear in your account and will be applied on your next qualifying purchase. The credit must be used by 11:59pm PST December 15, 2013. And who knows, maybe a Facebook friend will surprise you with your wished item for the holidays.

Ace Kim | December 24th, 2012 | LEGO, Sales News

The No-Brainer Last Minute Gift Idea

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Amazon Gift Cards! Like, duh. Was there anything else I could have possibly suggested? I suppose you could hit up a big box store and deal with parking, the crowds, the long lines, but is it seriously worth your time? I ended up having to go to Toys’R’Us yesterday to pick up some diapers (and space marines *cough*). I consider myself lucky that I was in and out in 45 minutes from the time I entered the lot to the time I left. 45 minutes. For diapers.

Amazon has a variety of delivery methods for their gift cards: Facebook, email, even print and color your own. With crayons! And the gift card recipient can turn around use that gift card to preorder the newest LEGO sets or whatever else catches their fancy.

Do I love Amazon? Yes I do, I link to them a lot. And I was totally ready to write up this whole other paragraph about how LEGO Shop@Home Gift Cards would just as nice of a last-minute gift idea, but their site only lists physical gift cards even though their ‘Redeem Gift Card‘ page alludes to the existence of an e-gift card. Confusion abounds! Maybe they exist in another country.

Oh well. Hit up Amazon and you can call it a night.

Ace Kim | October 23rd, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

LEGO Lord of the Rings Extended Play Clip

Do you remember that part in the Lord of the Rings movie, the Fellowship one, where Frodo, Samwise, Pippin and Merry were led to the top of Weathertop? And they set up camp? And do you remember when Aragorn left them to go scouting? And do you also remember the part where there was that crow that kept flying around and kept dropping turds on them nearly killing them? Wait, you don’t? It’s in the video game, so it must have happened in the movie. Right? I’ll tell ya, I don’t think any game play footage from any game made me not want to play it faster than the one embedded above. Heaven forbid should a character be idle for more than a second before being rained on by crow turds that’ll kill you. If I were planning on picking up this game, I’d study the above sequence so that I can turbo through it.

The game’s release date has been pushed back to November 13th. You can pre-order from Amazon and get a free $10 voucher good towards the purchase of a game. You’ll also get bonus “Middle Earth characters” for PS3 and Xbox versions. I have no idea what that means but that’s what they’re throwing in. Or, you could pre-order from Gamestop and get an exclusive minifig of Elrond.

Ace Kim | September 25th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Avengers Comes Out Today, Sets on Sale

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.

In other news, to celebrate the release of the movie, Amazon has price matched Target’s sale prices on the LEGO sets based off the movie. The best deal is 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle, down 14% to $59.99. Full list is below:

Ace Kim | September 17th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Avengers Box Set Pre-orders Open Again

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Amazon has opened up pre-orders again for the 10-disc box set. The price is the same at $139.96. There are no additional details regarding the repackaged set but those details will probably hit the entertainment news sites/blogs before Amazon updates their page.

Did you already place your pre-order at Amazon and did you place it between June 1, 2012 and August 28, 2012? If so, you might have received the following email from Amazon like JamesBenjamin did:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

We’re writing to let you know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One-Avengers Assembled Collection will not be released by Marvel as originally expected. Instead, Marvel is planning to offer a similar collection in new packaging. The new collection will include the original titles offered with the first version of the item, and is expected to be available in the spring of 2013. To make this easy for you, we updated your order for the original collection and will ship the new collection when it becomes available. The price of the new collection will be the same as the original collection.

To show our appreciation for your understanding, we are providing you with a promo code to receive a free copy of Marvel’s The Avengers (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging). To be eligible, you must have placed your order between June 1, 2012 and August 28, 2012. Any cancelled orders are not eligible to receive the free copy. Codes must be redeemed by October 15, 2012

Ace Kim | September 14th, 2012 | Sales News

Amazon’s Last Tax-free Day For Californians

Just a reminder that today is the last day that Californians will be able to shop from Amazon.com without being charged sales tax. If there are things sitting in your cart, now would probably be a good time to hit the ‘place order’ button.

Ace Kim | August 30th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor Again

If you missed out on the last time this set went on sale, now’s your chance to pick up arguably the best set of the summer release on the cheap. Amazon has 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor discounted 22% down to $70.25.

On a side note, September 15th marks the day Amazon will start charging sales tax to California residents unless a bill or two passes in Congress before then, which is not likely to happen. Even then, it would only delay the inevitable until January 13th but for now, let’s assume that September 15th is dooms day.

Ace Kim | August 20th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

LEGO LOTR Game to Feature 85 Playable Characters

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VG247 reported last week that the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings video game will feature 85 playable characters. Now if that isn’t replay value I don’t know what is. With the game’s more linear storytelling approach, it’ll be interesting to see how many times you’ll want to play through the same story over and over with different characters. The other question is whether or not those new characters will offer anything new in terms of gameplay that you haven’t seen ten times over with the other characters.

LEGO: The Lord of the Rings game will be released this October 30. Pre-order your copy today from Amazon or Gamestop. STILL no word on that Elrond figure…

Ace Kim | August 18th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 6860 The Batcave

Amazon discounted 6860 The Batcave enough to be considered worth picking up, down 16% to $58.99. Ninnymuggins finally picked one up at that price and he’s been monitoring the price for awhile now. So, you know, if HE thinks it’s worth it, so should you. Do what Ninny done, and get one for yourself. You’ll thank him later.

Ace Kim | August 13th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

New LEGO Lord of the Rings Game Trailer Out

Warner Bros. Interactive and Traveler’s Tales have released a new trailer for their upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings video game ahead of Gamescom happening this week from August 15-19 in the Republic of Korea. From everything I’ve read and seen, the gameplay makes a departure from their usual hub-centric style to a more linear approach following the events of the film.

The game is set for release on October 30, 2012. You can pre-order the game from Amazon or Gamestop. No word yet on the Elrond minifig for US customers, but my bet’s on Gamestop getting the exclusive.