May the 4th be with You: LEGO Shop Star Wars Deals this Weekend

Admiral Yularen, A New Hope poster, free shipping, and VIP sneak peeks May 2 – 4

LEGO Star Wars Sneak Peaks for VIPs

I’ve still got Avengers on my mind, but LEGO was kind enough to remind me that it’s Star Wars Day on Monday. This weekend, they’ve got special deals for on shop.lego.com, including something extra for LEGO VIP members. With any LEGO Star Wars purchase, you’ll get a free mini-figure of Admiral Yularen, who appeared in Episode IV: A New Hope and the Clone Wars animated show. LEGO will also throw in the Episode IV poster from their collection of Star Wars posters recreated with LEGO.

You’ll also get free shipping on orders over $75, which you’d get if you pick up the new Collector Series TIE Fighter set, which just went up for sale. VIP members will also get a shot at one of ten TIE Fighters that have been signed by Kjeld Kristiansen, the owner of the LEGO Group. May the 4th be with you!

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Don’t Miss the Avengers Week Giveaways at Sideshow

Sideshow Avengers Week Social Media Giveaways

I’d love to take a tour of Sideshow Collectibles giveaway storage room – they’ve always got great contests and giveaways underway! This week has been no exception. Leading up to the Avengers: Age of Ultron opening today, they’ve been running Avengers-related giveaways for most of the week. In case you’ve missed any of them, I’ve collected them here:

These contests require that you follow Sideshow’s social media accounts, so be sure to like and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

They’ve also got a Captain America Premium Format Figure going up later this morning on Facebook. I’ll send an update out later today (probably in the afternoon after seeing the movie), but if you can’t wait, just keep an eye on the Sideshow Contest and Giveaway page.

Good luck, and happy assembling!

Weekend Toy Run: The AFP “Obey” T-Shirt Edition

Obey Tribute Tee

With the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie opening today (woo woo!) I felt a tidal wave of megalomania coming over me. So what did I do? Naturally, I designed a t-shirt to soothe my overloaded positronic synapses. The “Obey” t-shirt is available on the until-now unknown Fan Tribute T-shirts page on AFP.

You see, I’ve had these feelings before, and designing t-shirts has been the only cure. Until now, I’ve never had any desire to make my t-shirts public – but I figure if I sell enough of them now (it would require enslaving the whole planet to enforce my robotic will) I’d be able to pay for our movie tickets to Avengers: Age of Ultron. After all, I’m taking my wife and my mother-in-law, and we’re seeing it in 3D. I might even be able to spring for some popcorn, too! 😉

If this is not motivation enough for you, our T-shirt partner has a free shipping code (FREE2LOVE) if you buy two items. This applies across the entire Spreadshirt site, so feel free to head over there… after you Obey, of course. Happy shopping, and happy assembling!

Masters of the Universe Classics Beasts of Burden One Day Sale 5/1

Up to 20% off Battle Cat, Battle Lion, Griffin, and Arrow

Mattycollector MOTUC Beasts of Burden sale

Mattel is holding another one-day sale to help clear out remaining inventory. Starting tomorrow at 9AM PST, four Masters of the Universe Classics steeds will go on sale at Mattycollector. Individually, they’ll be 15% off, but if you buy three or more, the discount gets bumped up to 20% off. The scaling discount works in any combination. That means if you want to build out your flock of Griffins for Skeletor, Beast Man, and the rest of the Evil Warriors, that’s fair game. Want an army of pastel-colored horses? You have the power!

Personally, I think this opens up some options if you wanted to use Battle Lion’s armor on Battle Cat to complete a 200X style steed for He-Man, for example. It’s still a steep asking price though. Normally, Battle Cat and the Griffin are $35, while Battle Lion and Arrow are $42. The Beasts of Burden sale will go for 24 hours, ending Saturday at 9AM PST.

Note: Our email digests are sent out once a day (we don’t want to clog your inbox when we post more than that), and some subscribers can miss out on these one day only sales. Please consider following AFP on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter for more timely updates. Happy shopping!

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Win Four Hot Toys Avengers from Sideshow

Sideshow Hot Toys Avengers giveaway

To celebrate the opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron this week, Sideshow Collectibles is hosting a giveaway of four Avengers figures from Hot Toys. Up for grabs are:

In addition, they’ll also be hosting more Avengers giveaways via social media, starting this afternoon. We’ll be tracking those too, so please follow AFP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the heads up on those giveaways. Good luck!

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