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Ace Kim | October 21st, 2011 | LEGO Cars, Reviews

Review: 8486 Mack’s Team Truck

8486 Mack's Team Truck

Simply put, 8486 Mack’s Team Truck is a great set. I can’t find a lot of fault to it, and it’s pretty much everything you’d expect from a Team McQueen set.

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Ace Kim | October 20th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, Reviews

Review: 8206 Tokyo Pit Stop

8206 Tokyo Pit Stop

It’s a little unfortunate that the LEGO Cars theme is centered around the second movie. I personally would have enjoyed location based sets around Radiator Springs to build my own little town. But despite that, there are some expectations on how the second movie would translate to LEGO sets. I mean, you’d have to have a set with Luigi and Guido, right? And 8206 Tokyo Pit Stop does not disappoint.

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Ace Kim | October 20th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, Sales News

Disney Store 25% off Sitewide Today Only with Free Shipping over $75

DisneyStore.com is taking 25% everything site wide with coupon code THANKYOU25 today only, October 20. The discount applies to everything, including LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and LEGO Cars sets. Some LEGO sets are already discounted and the coupon stacks on top of the discounted price. Disney Store doesn’t carry every set, but I’ve listed the ones they do with the prices below. They also offer free shipping on all orders over $75. You pay tax where applicable. Stock is limited so act fast! Happy shopping!

Set Name MSRP / Disney Store price / Discount after 25%

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

LEGO Cars

Ace Kim | October 17th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, Reviews

Review: Rod “Torque” Redline

Rod "Torque" Redline Event Kit

You won’t find Rod “Torque” Redline in any official LEGO Cars set. Rod “Torque” Redline is an homage to the muscle cars out of Detroit, right down to the Michigan license plate. As a LEGO set, he was a promotional item from a Toys’R’Us LEGO Building Event held on Saturday October 15, 2011. By some of the things I’ve heard and read, I should consider myself extremely lucky that my daughter and I were able to walk away with a set for each of us.

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More 2012 Set Images: Star Wars, Cars, DC, Spongebob

9494 Anakin's Jedi Interceptor - 1

Courtesy of German toy website SpielwarenHegmann.de, we now have pictures of some of the 2012 assortment of LEGO Star Wars, Cars, Super Heroes Ultrabuild figures, and Spongebob Squarepants. Keep in mind these are just a few pictures of the 2012 assortment. There are more headed our way but that weren’t uploaded by the site. We’ve seen some of the Star Wars sets, but now we get some nice clear pictures. The Cars and Spongebob sets, to my understanding, have never been seen before. Hit the jump for the complete thumbnail gallery.

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Ace Kim | October 13th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, News

Toys’R’Us News

LEGO Cars 2 Toys'R'Us Building Event

I have two items of news regarding Toys’R’Us.

First up, if you haven’t heard by now, TRU is celebrating Bricktober all month long featuring a different deal every week. In addition to the current offerings of a free Rob N. Hood minifigure magnet with a LEGO construction purchase of $20 or more and the free Ninjago Battle Arena with a LEGO construction purchase of $50 or more, Toys’R’Us brick and mortar stores will be celebrating LEGO Cars 2 by hosting a building event this Saturday October 15 from 2pm to 4pm where kids “can build and decorate their own version of Rod ‘Torque’ Redline.” I’m not entirely sure what building and decorating their own version exactly means. Is it an official promo set? Do they just mash bricks together from a basic assortment of parts? Eh who knows. I’ll be there with daughter in tow to see exactly what the deal is.

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Secondly, in a stroke of the unexpected, TRU’s affiliate program extended an offer for FBTB to become an affiliate again, and we’ve accepted. So, we’ve added the button back to the left sidebar and, as usual, will still be reporting sales and deals like before. Thank you, TRU!

Ace Kim | October 12th, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Cars, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

2012 Set Lists for Super Heroes, Cars

Super Heroes Set List

Thanks to Australian toy website, Hobbyco, we now have a more complete picture of what 2012 will bring in regards to the other licensed themes. Please note that the prices you see in the screen caps above and below are in Australian dollars. Super Heroes is rounding out quite nicely with the Avengers’ Quinjet on the Marvel side, while DC’s offerings seem to be awash with Batman sets. There’s also a listing for the ‘Ultrabuild’ Hero Factory-type of Constraction sets that were shown at Comic Con. Cars doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon much to my delight. Assuming some of these are slated for January, they should start showing up sometime in December.

Ultrabuild Set List
Cars Set List

Hat tip to BrickTuts for the heads up.

Ken Robichaud | October 7th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, Sales News

[Can] Toys R Us Bricktober Week Two Giveaways

The second week of Toys R Us Canada’s Bricktober celebration sees a really nice 30% discount on all Cars LEGO, which is a vast improvement to the stingy four Star Wars sets they discounted last week. You can also get 20% off on all Ninjago & Technic sets and the now standard $5 off ALL (POTC included for once) non-clearence LEGO videogames.

In addition to the free LEGO Forestman Magnet *cough*glued*cough* with a $35 purchase, if you spend that amount on one of the three sale themes you’ll also recieve the 30042 Atlantis Mini Sub gratis. Still not the greatest deals thus far this year though they are improving and the freebie double up is pretty sweet. I`m keeping my fingers crossed for an end of the month BOGO50%off.

Ken Robichaud | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[Can] Toys R Us Star Wars Sale Starts Today

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.

These selections are in addition to the 20% discount on Cars (ends Sept 28th) and Pirates of the Caribbean (ends Sept 22nd).

They’re still offering $5 off all LEGO Video Games excluding POTC and have dropped all Star Wars: Clone Wars DVD’s by 20%. Not a bad warm up for the coming Bricktober.

Ken Robichaud | September 9th, 2011 | LEGO, LEGO Cars, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[Can] Pirates Of The Caribbean Now 20% Off @ TRU + More!

Toys R Us Canada is now offering 20% off on all Pirates Of The Caribbean sets for two weeks, starting today and running until Sept. 22nd. All Cars LEGO is still 20% off until the 28th, so get your Pirates sets first. The 20% offer also includes all Atlantis, Pharoah’s Quest, Kingdoms, Racers & Technic sets which means that there’s a good chance Star Wars will be up the last week this month.

Also, for the gamers in the crowd, TRU has knocked an additional $5 off of their LEGO video game selection (excluding POTC for some reason) bringing games like LEGO Star Wars III down to just $14.97. That’s quite a savings considering it’s still $20 on Amazon in the US and still $25-$50 most places in Canada.

Additionally, you can hit the store on Saturday between Noon & 2PM for a FREE back to school LEGO build. They’ll only have between 50-100 per site so the early bird gets the worm, just be sure to bring a kid or a convincing excuse that your nonexistent kid is stuck in dance class.
Free brick is free brick.