How do you know you’re a true comic book geek? When you splurge on a fancy Blu-ray set of comic book movies even though you own the individual releases.

As the resident comic book geek around TechnoBuffalo, it naturally falls on me to handle the tough jobs like unboxing the new Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled limited edition Blu-ray set. While this isn’t the type of product we normally unbox around here, we just thought it would be a fun divergence from the norm to unbox because who doesn’t love a physical media set that includes a glowing display case?

True, physical media may be dying a slow death, but it’s boxed sets such as this one that can still grab your attention on store shelves. With a list price of $219 – you can find it much cheaper online at sites such as Amazon – it’s probably not going to get in to many hands, but for those of you that are considering it, here is a full list of what you will find inside.

  • Marvel’s The Avengers film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
  • Thor film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man 2 film (Blu-ray)
  • The Incredible Hulk film (Blu-ray)
  • Iron Man film (Blu-ray)
  • Top-secret Bonus Disc
  • “And Then Shawarma After” featurette
  • Never-before-seen deleted scenes, extended scenes, featurettes, animatics and more from each film
  • Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia (prop reproductions and artifacts) from the motion pictures
  • Exclusive inside look at Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and other films from Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

If you are unsure why this is called “Phase One,” Marvel viewed all of the movies released prior to, and including, The Avengers as making up one story arc. Iron Man 3, which comes out next month, is the first entry in the Phase Two story line. Other films in the second phase will include Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2. Ant-Man has already been announced for Phase Three as well.

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MARVEL’S CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: PHASE ONE – AVENGERS ASSEMBLED LIMITED EDITION 10-DISC – 6-MOVIE COLLECTION

Synopsis: On April 2, 2013, fans will be able to immerse themselves in every aspect of Marvel’s elite Super Heroes with this limited-edition, 10-Disc “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection.” Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exciting collection includes stunning Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ presentations of Marvel’s “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” as well as Blu-ray™ versions of “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2” and “The Incredible Hulk” in exclusive collectible packaging.

In addition, to possessing level 7 security clearance, fans will also be granted special access to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most confidential archives, including a top-secret Bonus Disc filled with never-before-seen deleted scenes, extended scenes, featurettes and more. Also featuring exclusive memorabilia (prop reproductions and artifacts) from the motion pictures, the must-own “Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection” will verify owners status as the world’s greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos!

Collection: “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Limited Edition Collection” includes the following:

· “Marvel’s The Avengers” film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

· “Captain America: The First Avenger” film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

· “Thor” film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

· “Iron Man 2” film (Blu-ray)

· “The Incredible Hulk” film (Blu-ray)

· “Iron Man” film (Blu-ray)

Top-secret Bonus Disc: “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray) includes:
· “And Then Shawarma After” featurette

· New deleted scenes, animatics and more from each film

· Collectible packaging with memorabilia from the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

NEW BONUS MATERIAL – JUST ADDED – Exclusive inside look at Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and other films from Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Street Date: April 2, 2013 (Direct Prebook: Now Available/ Distributor Prebook: Now Available)

Suggested Retail Price: $219.00 U.S. / $239.00 Canada

For More Information: www.AvengersAssembled.com