Archive for the ‘LEGO Star Wars’ Category
German site eggersmann-modellautos.de has revealed a new LEGO Star Wars set slated for the fall: 75024 HH-87 Starhopper. This set was not shown at Toy Fair earlier this year so it may be slated for an account exclusive. According to Groove Bricks:
This set is inspired on the Friends and Enemies episode of the Star Wars The Clone Wars Series. This ship is commonly used by the Zygerrian Slave Empire and has two twin blaster cannons. The set will include a total of three minifigures Obi-Wan Kenobi (disguised), Cad Bane and Nikto Guard.
No word yet on US pricing or availability, but if the Eggersman-modellautos site is to be believed, the euro pricing is set for €39,99.
Thanks to Groove Bricks for the heads up.
Amazon.co.uk currently lists 9516 Jabba’s Palace at £67.50, 49% off the list price of £132.63. It’s actually MORE than that since MSRP is £119.99 according to LEGO Shop@Home. If I’m doing my math correctly, the actual percentage discount is around 56% off.
The latest installment of the unofficial LEGO Star Wars comedic animated series, The Empire Strikes Out comes out today on DVD format only. I received the above and below meme’s from their marketing department as promotional material. Not sure if they’re supposed to convince you to buy it or avoid it, so take’em for what they are.
Still haven’t ordered? Amazon still has it for $9.99 as of this writing. And don’t forget about Medal Ceremony Darth Vader. The only way to get him is through the DVD.
Just a quick reminder that double VIP points starts today and lasts through April 8 just in time to stock up on some Easter treats. Double points are good on all purchases both online at LEGO Shop@Home and in store. Unfortunately, free shipping has ended. Fortunately, the MINI Republic Frigate promotion is still valid until the end of the month. Spend $50 or more on LEGO Star Wars items and get a free polybag of 30242 Republic Frigate while supplies last.
Army builders, rejoice! Amazon has discounted 9488 Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid Battle Pack by a nice 27% margin, dropping the price down to $9.44 from $12.99 MSRP. Free super saving shipping starts at $25 so pad your order with a few more or add something else to hit that threshold unless you’re a Prime member in which you’d get free 2-day shipping then.
In other battle pack news, Amazon still has 75001 Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers on sale 20% off at $10.44
Businessweek published a five-page article How Disney Bought Lucasfilm—and Its Plans for ‘Star Wars’ a few days ago and it is a fascinating read as to how the $4 billion dollar deal came about. It’s told mostly from the point of view of Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney, the man responsible for their acquisition of first Pixar, then Marvel, and now Lucasfilm. I did not know this but he and George had actually worked together in the past on Young Indiana Jones when Iger was at ABC. Fast forward a few years, Iger’s running Disney, Lucas is ready to retire, and they meet for breakfast:
You can forget my earlier report on this set being marked down a paltry 22%. 22% is nothing, it’s the dirt on your shoe, the booger in your tissue. The real deal is 35%. Yessir, 35%, that’s what “>Amazon has it at right now: $16.15 If you don’t got Prime, order two to reach the free shipping threshold. Or get a book or DVD, like this one.
Thanks to murphquake for the tip.
Amazon’s running some kind of wacky sale. I hesitated reporting on this sale because a) it’s only 20% and b) I usually find out about it only for it to revert to a higher price before I hit the publish button. Some of these deals seem to be sticking around though.
- 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter on sale for $33.13, 26% off MSRP of $44.99
- 75004 Z-95 Headhunter is 20% off at $39.97, down from $49.99
- 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor is 21% off at $70.97, down from $89.99
- 9499 Gungan Sub is 20% off at $55.96, down from $69.99
- 75001 Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers is 20% off at $10.44, down from $12.99
Amazon still has 9496 Desert Skiff marked down 22% down to $19.44.They’ve also lowered the price once again on 9516 Jabba’s Palace down a whopping 27% to $87.97.
- And finally, a reminder that 75003 A-wing Starfighter is 20% off at $20.00 even all week long.
With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow, and Target having their exclusive version that comes with an exclusive Bilbo Baggins minifigure, and with the announcement of the exclusive Special Forces Commander Clone Trooper minifigure included with The Yoda Chronicles book, I figured now would be as good of a time as any to make a checklist for all the exclusive minifigs that came with a book, video game, or Blu-ray/DVD release.