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Archive for September, 2011

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | September 21st, 2011 | Sales News

[UK] Boots 3 for 2 deal starts …

… but, they’re lacking in many of the latest sets!  This is a little strange, based on comparing to previous years, but there ya go.  They do have some of the newer Star Wars sets, such as 7956 Ewok Attack (as pictured) but not a lot else.  You can check out what they have to offer here.

Don’t forget you can get around 2% cashback (or 4%, if you’re a new customer) from sites like Quidco.

Ace Kim | September 20th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Walmart Blu-ray and DVD Deals USA, LLC

Let it be known that I prefer referring sales to Amazon if the price for a particular item is the same as another retailer since they offer both free shipping to your home and no charges for sales tax to most states. But Walmart’s affiliate program gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse, so I figure I’d make a post to try and push some sales. So, if you live in a state that doesn’t charge sales tax or you don’t mind paying it to support the state you live in, and you don’t mind supporting Walmart, and you want to support FBTB, and you don’t mind picking up your order with free site-to-store shipping, then maybe there’s a deal or two here for you.

If you haven’t picked up Star Wars on Blu-ray yet, Walmart is offering the complete saga for $79.99. They also have the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy both for $39.99. And lastly, LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is a Walmart exclusive and can still be had for a measly $13 dollars. If you have little ones that are into LEGO Star Wars, a small investment will provide hours of entertainment.

In Cars 2 news, there is a Walmart-exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack that also comes with a diecast car of Finn McMissile. No details yet if this version of the British spy is any different than the one that’s clogging up the pegs everywhere you go, but if it is we’ll let you know. The combo pack + car will run you $29.96. If you care more about 3D Blu-ray than a collectible, the 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack might suit you better at $31.96. And if you don’t care about either and just want the movie, there’s a deal for that too for $24.96. All of the Cars 2 preorders will ship free to your home on the day it’s released on November 1, 2011.

For all you Pirates of the Caribbean fans, there’s a Walmart-exclusive release of the Blu-ray/DVD for On Stranger Tides that includes a Pirate Tin Bank. The tin bank set will set you back $24.96. This item will ship free to your home on October 18, 2011.

And finally, for you comic book movie fans, there’s Thor on Blu-ray/DVD for $22.96 plus a 3D version for $7 dollars more ($29.96), both with free Site-to-Store shipping. I think it’s funny that Green Lantern on Blu-ray/DVD costs more ($24.96) than Thor considering how terrible Green Lantern was. There’s a 3D version as well for $29.96. Green Lantern stinks up the DVD aisles on October 14, 2011.

John "jallenuk" Moore | September 20th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

The Clone Wars – Prisoners

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The Rupublic and Gungan armies have been captured, and the Mon Cala enslaved. Can the young Prince Lee-Char and Ahsoka save the day?

The Clone Wars continues Friday 23 September with Prisoners, if you cannot wait check out the video preview

You can also watch full episodes of 4.01 Water War or 4.02 Gungan Attack if you missed them the first time – or just want to watch them again (and again)!

Ace Kim | September 19th, 2011 | LEGO, Reviews

Review: LEGO Minifigure Display Case

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We first broke the news about LEGO Licensing producing a series of minifigure display cases back during our Toy Fair coverage. I never did follow up with the rep but regardless, when I ran across these at Toys’R’Us over the weekend, I immediately bought the two that I found. So here’s my quick and dirty review of the Large and Small Minifigure Display Cases.


Ace Kim | September 18th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia In Hand

LEGO Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia

I received my complimentary copies of the LEGO Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia yesterday but finally got around to posting this tonight. Did you get yours yet? What do you think? I’ll have a review done shortly with a giveaway tied in. Stay tuned.

Ken Robichaud | September 17th, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

Tomar-Re Joins The Fine Clonier’s Corps

Kaminoan continues his current trend with another experiment in LEGO Superhero scale by heading back to the DC camp. If you’re not a comic book fan you may not be familiar with Tomar-Re, but he has been a part of the Green Lantern mythos since the Silver Age revival of the superhero genre. I can only hope that LEGO will keep the line going long enough to provide the fans with classic secondary characters like this, even if they do give him a rubber head. Come to think of it, if you’re reading this Jared, I’ve always thought the large LEGO trolls kinda look like Kilowog.

Bernie "MrCRskater" Brink | September 17th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

New LEGO Star Wars Zipbins

LEGO and Neat-oh! teamed up back in 2009 to create the first LEGO Zipbin, a soft storage container that folds out into a playmat. This summer, they expanded their line with the introduction of three new LEGO Star Wars zipbins, including this beauty in the form of Vader’s TIE Advanced. Though they retail from $12 – $20 US, you can pick one up now on Amazon for just $10.60.

Gabe | September 17th, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

[USA] Toys’R’Us B2G1 Free 9/18 – 9/24

Toys’R’Us will be having B2G1 Free on all LEGO construction sets and games from September 18 – 24.  Excludes Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Also, from Sept 16 – Oct 8 you can get a Free 2856134 Ninjago Shrine when you buy one of the following sets:

-LEGO Star Wars At-At Walker (8129)

-LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor (8038)

-LEGO Star Wars Hoth Echo Base (7879)

-LEGO Disney Pixar Cars 2 Tokyo International Circuit (8679)

-LEGO Ninjago Lightning Dragon Battle (2521)

-LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter (6212)

-LEGO Star Wars Battle for Geonosis (7869)

-LEGO Belville Horse Stable (7585)

-LEGO Ninjago Skeleton Bowling (2519)

-LEGO City Police Helicopter (3658)

-LEGO Star Wars Republic Swamp Speeder (8091)

-LEGO Duplo Stone Quarry (5653)

-LEGO Duplo Disney Pixar Cars 2  World Grand Prix (5839)

-LEGO Duplo Disney Pixar Cars 2 Tokyo Racing (5819)


Casey "cas" Scott | September 17th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 30052 Mini AAT

30052 Mini AAT

How awesome would it be to go out trick-or-treating and receive a Mini LEGO set instead of flavored high fructose corn syrup? It may not necessarily be the point of Target exclusive 30052 Mini AAT, but since this and other polybag sets are typically found in the seasonal department mixed with other seasonal items, I couldn’t help but imagine the possibility. Of course, with the economy being as it is, I can’t see too many people willing to purchase this $3.99 MSRP set for every kid who may traipse up to their front door. (more…)

Ken Robichaud | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Floating Away With The Rest Of The Garbage

"You do have your moments."

Blockaderunner shows off his photographic prowess once again with this cat and mouse escape scene from ESB. It’s not his first time in the FBTB spotlight and if he keeps this up I highly doubt it’ll be his last. Do yourself a favour and take a peek at his photostream, I guarantee* you won’t be disappointed.

*NOT a guarantee.