This Friday, September 30th, is Force Friday, when all the new toys for the upcoming Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, go on sale to the general public at all major retailers. LEGO [email protected] and Brand Retail locations are getting in on the fun and are offering a couple of deals that may be worth checking out.
Update: Amazon has matched Best Buy’s price. Prime discount does not apply, unfortunately, since it is discounted by more than 20%. Thems the breaks I guess.
Best Buy is offering a decent pre-order price for the LEGO Dimensions Supergirl Playstation 4 Starter Pack. It normally retails for $89.99 but Best Buy is offering it for just $49.99. But wait there’s more! If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, you’ll save an additional 20% off bringing the price down to just $39.99. Amazon hasn’t price matched Best Buy’s price yet, but I think that’s just a matter of time. You’ll get free shipping regardless if you’re a GCU member or not, and if you’ve waited this long to get into Dimensions and have a PS4 system this isn’t such a bad entry point. For those of us that have already bought into the system, though, how does a $50 dollar Supergirl figure float your boat?
Knight freakin’ Rider. Soon you too will be able to fulfill your dreams of holding a minifig of the Hoff in your hands while you try making that cool wooo-wooo sound that KITT’s cyclopean eye made. WBIE sent over these images showing some of the new expansion packs coming out on February 10, 2017. Joining the LEGO David Hasselhoff minifigure and mini KITT from the The Knight Rider Fun Pack are two different packs for The LEGO Batman Movie: a Fun Pack with a silver armored Batman minifig and a Bionic Steed, and a Story Pack with Batgirl, Robin, and a Batwing. Check out Robin’s glasses! For those of you keeping score, you’ll need both packs to complete the LEGO Batman Movie gameplay experience, that is unless there are more unannounced Packs for that property.
You can preorder The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack right now off of Amazon. The two Fun Packs aren’t available yet, but we’ll be posting once they become pre-order-able.
One great thing about the design of the TIE-series of starfighters is its modular design. One can attach any number of wing configurations to the standard ball cockpit with arms and boom, instant fighter. Imgur user jazzbass’s son did just that and adapted his UCS TIE Fighter set into a UCS-style TIE Interceptor MOC. The proportions look spot on and looks fantastic next to the official TIE Fighter set. 75095 TIE Fighter is still one of my favorite UCS sets ever, and this mod to the official set makes me love it even more for its potential of making other TIE variants a reality. Bring on the TIE Defender!
Check out the full gallery over on imgur.
Amazon has put a number of LEGO Star Wars sets for sale applying some decent discounts that’s worth a look. Of interest is the one set I was waiting for a deal on, 75149 Resistance X-Wing Fighter. It’s currently discounted 15% and sits at $67.99, down from MSRP of $79.99. 75102 Poe’s X-Wing Fighter is also seeing the same discount. Other notable discounts include 75105 Millennium Falcon (20% off for just $119.99) and 75150 Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter (20% off for just $71.99). The only bummer about the sale is that it does not include the Advent Calendar. It’s still full price at $39.99 but perhaps they’ll adjust that later today or this weekend.
Today is September 1, and that means new sets are now available for purchase.
Following up on the public posting of the images by Amazon Italy last month, LEGO sent over the an official set of images for sets based on the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There isn’t much new here that we haven’t seen already, but in case some of you missed it from before, here they are again. They also provided full product description and prices so that’s new. All sets will go on sale on Force Friday September 30, 2016.
LEGO is not hosting one but TWO, count’em, TWO building events based on the LEGO Disney Princess theme. And if you’re a fan of the theme, you’re not going to want to miss it. Based on the picture above, it looks like you’ll be able to build Cogsworth on September 17th and then Lumiere on September 24th. What makes these build and take events a can’t-miss event is that you get printed faces for each character. This may be the one and only time we will get these as buildable characters. Mark your calendars and get there early!
Thanks to Mos Eisley for the tip!
We’ve gotten a bit behind on posting some sales stuff (stupid real life), but this one was a good enough deal that we needed to post it. 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle is already 20% off, sitting at $79.99 (TRU has a similar sale, but I think we can all agree that Amazon is better than TRU for everything). This set was an early standout just for getting us a few more spider clones (though, sadly, none of the current Web Warriors… I need my Spider-Ham and Spider-Gwen and Spider-Noir and… this list could go on for awhile), as well as a couple more towards a Sinister Six.
I’ve already purchased one to review within the next couple of weeks. Go pick up your 76057 Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle right now!
Selling to kids is a lot different than selling to adults. There’s a limited window for that customer, where they are coming in and leaving the market. At the same time, there are new kids coming in right behind that customer, looking to pick up the hobby. That means that re-releasing a set every few years is trying to make sure that the new batch of kids can find something recognizable to purchase… and regardless of how we feel about those prequel movies or cartoons, they are more popular with kids than they were with the adults that grew up with the original movies.
Of course, all of that being said… there has got to be some more popular stuff to release than Stumbles McSpiderwalker here, last seen in the 2013 set of the same name, 75016 Homing Spider Droid, which it feels like I just reviewed a couple of months ago. That was in that little gap where I wasn’t putting point totals on there, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the set despite my love of walkers.
The price isn’t different, though the minifigure lineup has changed… and that’s pretty much what I wrote about the set last time. I asked Ace if I could just copy/paste the old one, and he told me to shut up and watch BvS again as punishment (actually, I didn’t, I just like making up fake responses from him). So instead, I’m going to review 75142 Homing Spider Droid as if it was some brand new set I wanted, and not just a $30 filler set that got me to above a certain price target when trying to get a promo item at my LEGO store (this is a TRU exclusive in the US, otherwise).