Just a reminder to all the Canadians out there that Star Wars: The Complete Saga is finally Available on Blu-Ray today. If you were still on the fence about this nerd rage inducing latest release, keep in mind that Amazon.ca has it listed at $79.99 the same price Amazon.com is offering our American neighbors and it’s a $100 savings from the Canadian MSRP.
Archive for September, 2011
Toys R Us Canada has finally extended its month long 20% off sales to the Star Wars line. Unfortunately it only covers a few specific sets, though there is at least one stand out in the crowd.
- 7879 Hoth Echo Base
- 7959 Geonosian Starfighter
- 7869 Battle For Geonosis
- 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter
- 6212 X-Wing Fighter
Amazon is currently taking preorders for Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three [Blu-ray]. Currently, they’re offering the Blu-ray version for $39.99, down from $59.99, and the DVD version for $29.99, down from $44.98, so now’s the time to get them. Remember, this season contains the episodes “Clone Cadets” and “ARC Troopers” which form the backstory and follow up to the Season 1 episode “Rookies,” generally considered one of the best episodes of the series. Along with the Nightsisters, Guardians of Mortis, Citadel Rescue, and Trandoshan arcs, this season proved to be an exciting addition to the series.
Reminder: Season 4 Episodes 1 and 2 “Water War” and “Gungan Attack” premiere tonight at 8/7c.
“When the king of Mon Cala is assassinated, talks break down between the Mon Calamari people and the Quarren, co-inhabitants of the aquatic world. To stop a civil war, the Republic sends Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, but unbeknownst to them, the Quarren are already being backed by the Separatists. Now the Jedi must protect Mon Cala’s new leader, the young Prince Lee-Char, from the attack.”
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Walmart has snuck out an exclusive LEGO Star Wars book collection. For $11.04, you get:
>>LEGO Star Wars: the Visual Dictionary (abridged version)
>>LEGO Star Wars: Heroes Ultimate Sticker Book
>>LEGO Star Wars: Villains Ultimate Sticker Book
>>30051 MINI X-Wing
Take note that the Visual Dictionary is a much condensed version that does NOT include the exclusive Ceremonial Luke minifigure. In all it’s not a bad deal, as the sticker books alone run about $6 each, and a 30051 X-Wing retails for $3.99 by itself.
SPARKART!, creator of the greatest LEGO R2-D2 I’ve ever seen, has taken it upon himself to supply some much needed mayhem to the Superhero theme with M.O.D.O.K (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing). The addition of a group of expendable A.I.M scientists makes great use of the LEGO HAZMAT suit. Most importantly, minifig Captain America will now have someone to throw his mighty shield at!
According to the Amazon page, the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia is available now! Our previous report had it pegged at September 19th, but it looks like the books are coming off the presses a little earlier than anticipated! If you haven’t preordered one yet, the price is still at a low, low $11.71. Huw Millington from Brickset and I both consulted on the book and I’m really excited to finally get my hands on the final product. Included with every book is a minifig of Ceremonial Han Solo with Medal as he appeared at the end of Episode IV, to match the Luke minifig you get from the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.
I’m not sure if this is an homage or an upgrade. Building a copy of someone else’s MOC is not uncommon, but why put the time and effort into re-doing a SHIP of such massive proportions as the one Eric Varszegi’s built? Well, this Venator is 100% LEGO. No glue, no metal support system and an increase of almost 10,000 parts to help strenghten it.
Sylvain BALLIVET (iomedes) laments that at 43,000 pieces and almost 3 meters in length he found it difficult take cool pictures of such a massive model, but includes a video link that thankfully shows the detail put into this recreation. Impressive, most impressive.
Update: As evident by the picture above, iomedes has had help in sprucing up his existing shots.
rant even handed address about the need for LEGO maxifigures the other day comes along two examples of opportunities for TLG to step up. Firstly, Jared “Kaminoan” Burks AKA The Fine Clonier brings his creative flair to the infamous Hank Pym and creates Giant Man and Ant Man in three different scales. Utilizing official LEGO products he’s managed to prove a great point about the ease of simply increasing the size of the standard minifig shape to better create a sense of scale. The only thing missing is a large scale 20″ Giant Man which would put him in near perfect comic book proportions with a minifigure. He says it was the look of the new Hulk figure that got the ball rolling and I’d have to agree that the Giant Man he created would be a great scale for old jade jaws.
But could they do the Hulk justice with an upsizing and a print job?
It appears customizer CHRISTO‘s got that part covered. Excelsior.