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Archive for December, 2009

Ace Kim | December 12th, 2009 | Sales News

Amazon: Buy Xbox 360 Winter Bundle, Get $50 Gift Card Free is offering the Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle with LEGO Batman and Pure and a free $50 Amazon gift card. Hit the link, add both items to your cart, and a $50 discount will be applied at checkout. This offer is valid until 11:59pm PST December 18 and both items must be sold and shipped by

Ace Kim | December 12th, 2009 | Sales News

Toys’R’Us In-Store Deals

There are two Toys’R’Us in-store only deals worth mentioning:

  • Download the doorbuster coupons for 12/12 and there’s a coupon for 40% off 7680 The Twilight. The coupon is only good today, 12/12 from 3pm to midnight.
  • If you weren’t lucky enough to nab 7754 Home One for 33% off plus the $15 dollar off coupon, they have a special on it for $89.99 until 12/24. That’s $20 off TRU’s price.
Ace Kim | December 12th, 2009 | Sales News

LEGO Star Wars On Sale At

Just a quickie note to let you all know of some sales going on at

All items qualify for free Super Saver Shipping and based on Amazon’s Holiday Shipping Schedule, you have until the 17th to order with Super Saver Shipping to get things in time for Christmas delivery. Odd thing though, is that 8017 requires Standard Shipping for Christmas Delivery.

Ace Kim | December 11th, 2009 | Sales News

10186 General Grievous 50% off at is featuring LEGO Star Wars 10186 General Grievous for $44.99, down from $89.99. The set ships for free with Super Saver Shipping.

Thanks to SWLegoFanatic for the tip.

Ace Kim | December 11th, 2009 | Sales News

10198 Tantive IV at; Free Shipping and 10% Off lists 10198 Tantive IV as being in stock. The set qualifies for free shipping and if you applied a 10% off coupon to your cart previously, it should still work. If you haven’t, the code is A2VBT487. The 10% off will cover tax and then some. Hit the button below and do a search for LEGO Tantive IV to see the product:

Ace Kim | December 11th, 2009 | Sales News Gold Box Lightning Deal For The Day is featuring another LEGO deal in their Gold Box Lightning Deals for 6:00pm PST today Friday December 11. The description reads as follows: “Help your child build a new house out of LEGO for a great price. This classic set will be a family favorite!” Sounds like another Creator house to me. Lightning deals tend to sell out within the first 5 minutes, so set your alarms and have your mouse clicking fingers at the ready.

Thanks to Tohst for the heads up.

Ace Kim | December 11th, 2009 | News

Not Looking Good…

Pepa Quin found the entire 2010 LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Toy Story line up at his local Toys’R’Us, and it’s not looking good:

PepaBroke: Freeco Speeder – $29.99
PepaBroke: for 177 pieces
PepaBroke: TIE Defender – $54.99
PepaBroke: for 308 pieces
PepaBroke: ARC-170 – $64.99
PepaBroke: for less then 400 pieces
PepaBroke: what a ****ing rip off
PepaBroke: (I may not have remembered the piece count exactly)
PepaBroke: got the two battle packs ($12.99) and the tri-droid fighter ($29.99)
PepaBroke: they had RC ($21.99), army men (12.99) Buzz Statue ($25.99) and Woody’s Roundup ($54.99)

Mind you these are TRU prices, which tend to be higher than actual MSRP. Take for instance the TIE Defender set. TRU Price: $54.99, actual MSRP: I would guess to be $49.99. Still, with the markup in mind, one has to wonder how much more fleecing the fan base can take. With what we had to endure from the outrageously, and I mean OUTRAGEOUSLY, and you know I’m being deadly serious when I use caps, overpriced MINIFIG packs that were this year’s San Diego Comic Con exclusives, I guess LFL and TLG are expecting everyone to just bend over for next year’s assortment.

This is getting ridiculous.

My only hope is that the LEGO Toy Story release is a lot closer to something called reasonable. When Woody’s Roundup was exposed at for $49.99, it later rose to $54.99, leading one to believe that the first price tag was actual MSRP. And for just over 500 pieces, 3 minifigs and Bullseye, it really hit the sweet spot, something the LEGO Star Wars line has been lacking for a long time. As soon as more real data becomes available, it would be interesting to see which would be the better value for the money. But I’m placing my bets on Toy Story.

Ace Kim | December 10th, 2009 | News

Hi-Res 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter Box Image Revealed

Revealed by ToysRUs.comicon no less. MSRP appears to be $59.99. You can click through the image to the flickr page, but if you want to save a few clicks and view the hi-res image (2000×1034) directly, hit this link instead.

8088 ARC 170 Starfighter

Begone blurry, artifacty images!

Almost forgot, images for LEGO Ben 10icon are also on, but I didn’t bother with the photo stitching cause let’s be honest here, I’m pretty ho hum about this line and didn’t feel like it was worth the effort. You can click through to see them in all their glory.

Ace Kim | December 10th, 2009 | Sales News

1 day sale: AOL/Target 50% Off Sale

Head over to and take a look at the top right hand corner. You should see an ad for Target where, if you click through, you’ll get 50% off select toys at Highlights of this sale include:

  • Indiana Jones 7197 Venice Canal Chase
  • Agents 8969 4-Wheeling Pursuit
  • Agents 8968 River Heist
  • Space Police 5971 Gold Heist
  • Castle 7078 King’s Battle Chariot
  • City 7685 Dozer
  • and some miscellaneous DUPLO and other bulk sets

There seems to be a quantity limit on the items and the promotion won’t stack with the 10% off coupon. But you get free shipping. Items are selling out fast, like Endor, Echo Base, and Vader’s TIE. Good luck!

Thanks to l44l44 for the heads up.

Ace Kim | December 10th, 2009 | News

2010 LEGO Toy Fair Invitation

LEGO Toy Fair 2010 Invitation

FBTB will be in attendance of the 2010 Toy Fair and will report back with images and possibly video like we do every year. I’ve already set up the Toy Fair 2010 page if you care to add another bookmark.