Amazon is offering a modest discount 75184 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar: just a little over five bucks off at $34.76. No doubt they are price-matching Walmart to compete.
I saw this on this on the news the other night, this being LEGO-compatible tape that no one asked for. Nimuno Loops, its official name, by Team Nimuno – Division of Chrome Cherry Design Studio, is making this flexible, cuttable tape in several widths and colors, with a sticky back that they claim is reusable. I’m curious how reusable this tape would be, especially in the hands of kids. They are making tape in both the stud and tube sides, so they can bind together. The actual clutch power to LEGO bricks remains to be seen. You can check out more information on their Nimuno Loops Indiegogo page. The crowdfunding phase has closed, meeting an astonishing 20055% of their original goal. You can pick some up on Amazon along with other LEGO-compatible tape that seems to have already existed. So why it’s a big deal now, I have no idea, but it seems like a pretty stupid idea if you ask me.
I freakin’ loved Wonder Woman! I don’t get to see movies in the theater very much but made the effort to see this one and was I glad I did. I loved it so much, I’m trying to see if the Amazon retailer exclusive version with that sweet-ass statue (pictured above) is within my budget.
Every other major retailer has their own exclusive, and the next appealing offer would have to be from Steelbook Central aka Best Buy with their Steelbook case and 4k Blu-ray / Blu-ray / Digital combo pack:
Although, the artwork on that cover looks a bit off. And is she doing her best impression of Spider-Man swinging through the air with her lasso? Anyways, Best Buy also offers a Blu-ray with collectible cards.
And if you’re in the mood for some Wonder Woman LEGO, there was only one set that came out specifically for the super heroine, but not marketed exactly as being movie-related, so don’t look for comparisons cause you’ll just be disappointed if you do. 76075 Wonder Woman Warrior Battle is available directly from LEGO [email protected] Price is $29.99.
Happy Wonder Woman day, y’all!
Update 2: Completely selfish of me to think this considering there are people’s jobs on the line, but I seriously hope this doesn’t affect SNES Classic availability. I struck out on the day pre-orders went live so brick and mortar stores are my only option. TRU took no online pre-orders and has confirmed they will only be selling it in stores on release day.
Update: And so it begins.
I guess the TRU tax wasn’t enough to keep it in the black. Bloomberg has a good article on it explaining how the retail giant found itself in this position.
I remember when Toys’R’Us was THE place to go to. Now that big box stores are competing at the brick and mortar level and the juggernaut known as Amazon ruling the online space, it’s hard to compete. They closed down a few locations a couple of years ago, restructured a bit, introduced the infamous Toys’R’Us tax, and they are still struggling.
This, following the news of LEGO laying off peeps, it’s not looking good for the toy industry as a whole.
The bankruptcy filing is Chapter 11, giving it protection from creditors while it restructures. It’s not as bad as Chapter 7. Chapter 7 is bad news.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors behind The LEGO Movie, are back in the drivers seat for the sequel and will be rewriting the script. There’s a ton of details revealed over at this Collider article but the gist of it is that the movie will pick up a few years after the first movie’s ending, where Duplo was seen attacking Bricksburg. The movie will explore the differences between how boys and girls play. The article is definitely worth a read and echoes a lot of the same thoughts I had while reading it.
The LEGO Movie 2’s release date has been pushed back all the way to February 8th, 2019.
So, I mentioned this before, and you may or may not be aware of this, but we actually have a twitch channel! You can find us at twitch.tv/fb2b. We tried streaming LEGO Dimensions, and by we I mean Nick. I think we tried it two times, but realized that it’s not a very fun game. It seems counterintuitive to say that right before I say this but we are going to resurrect our channel and try and stream The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game when it releases. I’ll nail down an exact day and time when we start streaming the closer we get to release day. It might be a combination of a weekend day and a couple of nights, depending on the family schedule and all that.
And hey, while I’m self-promoting I might as well mention my own personal twitch channel, yesonions, where you can watch me play games averagely. Been on a Splatoon 2 kick but will probably expand that to other games sooner or later. I’ve been told I need a mic and webcam, but I’m pretty sure no one wants to see my face… working on getting a headset though.
Anyways, join us/me on twitch.tv and let’s play!
Now that the Falcon fiasco is over, let’s talk about something else, like the latest trailer for the upcoming The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game. It shows off the Battle Dojo! I have no idea what that means but it must be pretty important! Here’s the bit of text that came with the email:
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game features eight large, action-packed, open locations based on the movie story, as well as iconic locations and characters from the LEGO Ninjago TV series. Each location includes a host of hidden secrets to collect, as well as its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test, earning high scores and battling with increasingly tougher enemies.
That last bit, about battling with increasingly tougher enemies, makes me think there’s either a “horde” game mode, or a escalation battle mode to see how far you can get.
The game launches on September 22nd, the same day the movie comes out. It will be available for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. You can still pre-order from GameStop and get their exclusive bonus of a LuhLoyd minifigure.
Update 2: It’s sold out now and listed as “temporarily out of stock”. Your best bet at this point is to wait it out until October 10th when double VIP points promotion starts and get 1,598 points for your purchase which translates to… at least five bucks. And in case you’re wondering, no, I couldn’t get one.
Update: Assuming of course the site will even work for you. Been trying to purchase for about an hour now? Site won’t keep me logged in, checkout fails at pretty much every step, I’ll randomly get logged out. It’s as if there’s a newly released product that’s high in demand that would cause the site to fail or something…
This is all I can think about right now:
You can now
drain your bank account purchase 75192 Millennium Falcon directly from LEGO [email protected] for the princely sum of $799.99 plus whatever taxes that may apply. You’ll need to be a VIP member for the early access so make sure you’re logged into your account. You’ll for sure get free shipping and I think that mini green dragon mech from Ninjago. And you’ll also get the problem of trying to figure out where to put the damn thing, built or unbuilt.
I know, I know, first world problems and all that…
If you were like me and planning on picking up a UCS Falcon in person at a LEGO Brand Retail location tomorrow morning, you may want to rethink your plans. It’s been reported that each store will have extremely limited stock, like 6-8, maybe less, available for purchase tomorrow. So the heck with that. You’re better off buying online directly from LEGO [email protected] or waiting until the October Double VIP points promo starts, which is October 10th through the 25th. Don’t worry, the special Star Wars-themed VIP card is all year long.