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Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | September 20th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 6868 Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout

1. Set Overview

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…
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Ace "onions" Kim | August 28th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Avengers Box Set Pulled For Now

For those of you who pre-ordered Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set) [Blu-ray] from Amazon, there is a bit of news regarding its release. According to VideoETA, Disney pulled the listing due to a legal dispute regarding the design of the suitcase used to house the set. Amazon still has the page up but aren’t accepting any more preorders at this moment. It’s only a matter of time until the design of the case is changed or an agreement can be made but being this close to the release date though, I’m thinking the latter will most likely happen. Stay tuned here for updates.

The Avengers arrive on Blu-ray/DVD on September 25th, 2012.

Thanks to Morgan19 for the heads up.

Ace "onions" Kim | August 16th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Avengers Sequel Gets Dated

Avengers 2015

Disney announced today that a date has been set for the Avengers sequel: May 1, 2015. The sequel will see the return of Joss Whedon to write and direct the film. A series of Marvel universe movies will be released between now and then including Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, and Ant-Man.

via Marvel

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | July 21st, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

MCU Phase One: Avengers Assembled Box Set Trailer

Marvel brought their Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled 10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set to SDCC for a little show and tell before they released this trailer on Thursday. It’s a great looking set with a whack of extras and the price for pre-order on Amazon at the moment is $139.96 which is only $23 per movie. This set and the anticipation I’ve had for it is the reason I never bought any of these movies after Kevin Feige began to talk about the long-term plan for the MCU. It will also be the straw that breaks the camels back and forces me to buy a Blu-ray player…
Damn You 21st Century!

SDCC Avengers DVD Pre-order Poster

Our intrepid field reporter/head honcho type took these photo’s of the set in all its glory at SDCC where if you pre-ordered (for $189!) you’d get the sweet limited edition poster of the dvd packaging seen above.

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Ace "onions" Kim | June 7th, 2012 | Marvel Comics, News

Marvel’s Avengers on DVD/Blu-ray Details

Marvel's Avengers 10-disc set

While I’m still basking in the afterglow from watching the Avengers movie, I was surprised to find out a few days ago that some details for the DVD sets have been “released”. Most of the details have been gleaned from Amazon.com so I’ll just summarize the key points here for you along with their current pre-order price. And if you pre-order now, you’re guaranteed the lowest price should it drop any further between the time you order and the time it ships, which is rumored to be around September 25th.
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Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | May 6th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: The Avengers

The Avengers Review

Marvel has been building up to this point since Nick Fury made his first appearance at the end of Iron Man in 2008. There have been ups and downs in the outings of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but for the most part they’ve been strong offerings with any blemishes (I’m looking at you Iron Man 2) being forgivable when you look at the the franchise as a whole. To say I’ve been excited about this movie would be an understatement, but even more than the characters individual films this one has a lot to prove. So does it live up to the hype, the legacy and this long time comic fans expectations? The short answer is…

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Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | March 29th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Avengers Poster LEGO-ized

Avengers PosterLEGO Avengers Poster

Once again LEGO has chosen to hand out it’s exclusive media to a non-LEGO site and MTV.com posted this LEGO-ized Avengers poster this afternoon. It’s funny because when the original poster was released I thought it looked like a bad photoshop job compared to some excellent fan creations, but in LEGO form it looks great and I really hope they put out that Nick Fury fig soon.

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | October 11th, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

The Avengers Trailer Now Online!

You may or may not have noticed by now, but I really love super heroes so you can bet I’ve been anxiously waiting for this trailer to arrive. It’s just a teaser, but it’s great to see all the effort Marvel has put in to this massive undertaking finally pay off.

Thanks to Walter Boy for the heads up.

Ace "onions" Kim | September 20th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Walmart Blu-ray and DVD Deals

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Let it be known that I prefer referring sales to Amazon if the price for a particular item is the same as another retailer since they offer both free shipping to your home and no charges for sales tax to most states. But Walmart’s affiliate program gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse, so I figure I’d make a post to try and push some sales. So, if you live in a state that doesn’t charge sales tax or you don’t mind paying it to support the state you live in, and you don’t mind supporting Walmart, and you want to support FBTB, and you don’t mind picking up your order with free site-to-store shipping, then maybe there’s a deal or two here for you.

If you haven’t picked up Star Wars on Blu-ray yet, Walmart is offering the complete saga for $79.99. They also have the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy both for $39.99. And lastly, LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is a Walmart exclusive and can still be had for a measly $13 dollars. If you have little ones that are into LEGO Star Wars, a small investment will provide hours of entertainment.

In Cars 2 news, there is a Walmart-exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack that also comes with a diecast car of Finn McMissile. No details yet if this version of the British spy is any different than the one that’s clogging up the pegs everywhere you go, but if it is we’ll let you know. The combo pack + car will run you $29.96. If you care more about 3D Blu-ray than a collectible, the 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack might suit you better at $31.96. And if you don’t care about either and just want the movie, there’s a deal for that too for $24.96. All of the Cars 2 preorders will ship free to your home on the day it’s released on November 1, 2011.

For all you Pirates of the Caribbean fans, there’s a Walmart-exclusive release of the Blu-ray/DVD for On Stranger Tides that includes a Pirate Tin Bank. The tin bank set will set you back $24.96. This item will ship free to your home on October 18, 2011.

And finally, for you comic book movie fans, there’s Thor on Blu-ray/DVD for $22.96 plus a 3D version for $7 dollars more ($29.96), both with free Site-to-Store shipping. I think it’s funny that Green Lantern on Blu-ray/DVD costs more ($24.96) than Thor considering how terrible Green Lantern was. There’s a 3D version as well for $29.96. Green Lantern stinks up the DVD aisles on October 14, 2011.

Ace "onions" Kim | July 21st, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

The Minifigs of DC Comics and Marvel Comics

Poison Ivy - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics
Joker - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics Catwoman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics Batman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics Wonder Woman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics Superman - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - DC Comics
Captain America - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - Marvel Comics The Hulk - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - Marvel Comics Iron Man - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - Marvel Comics Wolverine - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - Marvel Comics Thor - LEGO Super Heroes Minifigs - Marvel Comics

I was under the impression that the LEGO booth would have some of the actual DC Comics and/or Marvel Comics sets on display. Unfortunately, that was not the case. They did have what appeared to be near-final prototypes of DC Comics minifigs of Batman, Catwoman, Joker, Wonder Woman, and Poison Ivy. Marvel Comics minifigs were represented by Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, The Hulk, and Captain America, but those were in various early prototype stages. I didn’t realize until I finally got back to my room and downloaded the images how they actually looked, so I’m going to try and take some better pics tomorrow. Until then, enjoy.