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Archive for February, 2009

Ace Kim | February 13th, 2009 | Sales News

Amazon’s Having A Sale

I was just browing’s clearance section, and they have a couple of LEGO Star Wars items for sale, including LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s 10179 Millennium Falcon for $100 off. Hit the banner and do a search for “LEGO Star Wars” to see all their items.

Ace Kim | February 13th, 2009 | News, Sales News

Toys’R’Us Acquires eToys

eToys is like the killer in horror movies. You don’t know where he’s been, what he’s been up to, and why he just won’t die. Well apparently, Toys’R’Us decided to acquire eToys. This is an interesting move on TRU’s part. Maybe it’s just me, but I never got a strong impression that eToys was that strong of a brand. They were absorbed by KB*Toys during their last struggling days of online toy selling. I haven’t read the article completely but I’m guessing KB*Toys is struggling enough to sell off the brand. Thanks to Chat room member Tohst for sharing.


Ace Kim | February 12th, 2009 | Site News

RSS Fixed

If you were trying to use your favorite feed reader to subscribe to the FBTB RSS feed, I’m happy to report that the feed has been fixed and all the links are now absolute paths. Yay me.

Ace Kim | February 12th, 2009 | News

Fine Clonier’s Having A Contest

Team KAM at is hosting a contest of epic proportions. If you’ve got some time, a great idea, and the skills to craft a custom Clone Wars themed minifig good enough to win, this contest is for you. They are offering huge prize packages for 1st through 4th place.

You can read all the details in the contest thread, or talk about it here on our forums.

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 12th, 2009 | Forum

Forum: 400 members and counting

Just thought I would drop a post that we’re already at 400 registered members… and as far as I can tell, no spam among them!

We’re continuing to help new folks who have joined up and need to troubleshoot their memberships, so not all those 400 are posting quite yet, but still, I’d say this is a remarkable number to hit after launching the new site just 2 days ago!

Stop in and leave your feedback here, or offer suggestions for site or forum improvement here!

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 11th, 2009 | Forum

Forum Registration FAQs

Q: Why can’t I log in?
A: If you’re using your account information from the old forum, there’s your first problem. This is a brand new forum, and thus all members require a new registration.

Q: Okay guys, I knew that. I registered on the new forum. I still can’t log in.
A: Did you get the Activation Email? If not, check your spam folder. Many people have found the admin email there.

Q: Hmm. Nope, no emails anywhere. What do I do now?
A: Email [email protected] and we’ll try to help you. Like the two dozen forum registrations I just activated because I recognized the usernames from the old forum and saw they were inactive.

We understand the first week or so is going to be hectic around here, so we’re going to be doing our best to get you in, but we can only hold your hand for so long ;) And your hands are chapped from building so much Lego, and ew you have cooties, too!

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 11th, 2009 | News, Sales News

2009 SW Magnets (Now Available in US!)

Thanks to Firespray on the forum for letting us know that 4 new magnet sets are now available in the US (after an earlier release in Europe.)

Yoda, Count Dooku, and Mace Windu

It’s worth noting that all three of the figures in this pack come in expensive sets in the SW line, so at $15 this magnet pack is a steal!

See the other new offerings below, including sweet Slave Leia (sadly fleshy, not beautiful yellow) and Darth Maul magnets:

Boba Fett, Slave Leia, Royal Guard Chewie, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader

Anakin, Naboo Pilot, Darth Maul

Discuss this on the forum, or shop now by clicking on any of the images above!

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 11th, 2009 | News, Sales News

The TRU 25% off Thing

Please accept my apology for the previous post about the TRU 25% off sale. There were some crossed wires in the tip line; apparently the sale was only in Canada, as posted below by Jeremy.

To anyone who rushed out and came home empty handed and with tears in your eyes (and there are several already who contacted me,) I profusely apologize. :(

Pepa Quin has just shared, however, that Power Miners are 25% off, so maybe that could be some consolation to you.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | February 11th, 2009 | Sales News

Deal in Canada: Toys’r’Us 25% off LEGO (incl Star Wars)

Another great deal hit my inbox today, and I thought I’d share it! All you Canadian FBTB’ers can thank forum member Daz Hoo for pointing this out:

From Friday, February 6th, through Friday, February 13th, get 25% off any Star Wars, Power Miners, City or Pirates set when you buy two or more. Also, if you order online for more than $49.99 (before taxes), you get free shipping!

Check out this flyer for more info. I am sorry also that this got to the front-page somewhat late. I’ll be more dilligent in the future.

Discuss this in the forums!

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | February 11th, 2009 | Sales News

UK Deal: Argos 25% Off Star Wars LEGO

All you UK LEGO and Star Wars nuts out there, check this out:

Argos stores are having 25% off star wars toys right now… including Star Wars LEGO. There was no information how long this will last, so if you want to grab a good deal or two, you better be quick. Included in the sale are the 2009 assortment, including Battle Packs!

EDIT: The deal is valid through Feb 23rd.

Thanks to bigospedros in the forums for pointing this out!

Discuss this in the forums!