Brickadeer over at Eurobricks posted some images of the upcoming January 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets. No price or piece count information is available yet, but there are other things that can be gleaned from the images. LEGO, in a continuous effort to create projectile weapons to shoot at your eyes, are introducing blasters that shoot 1×1 round plates AND spring loaded missiles that look to be a replacement for the much-panned flick fire ones that have plagued Star Wars sets for years.
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The deadline for sign ups is Saturday and we have a total of fifty four contestants so far. That means if you want in you still have a chance, but you’re running out of time. All you have to do to participate in our biggest contest yet is build yourself a minifig pilot and submit it to this thread. That earns you a slot on the bracket and a chance to fight your way through the ranks of fellow builders in the coming weeks. Ace has his doubts that we’ll hit the limit of sixty four by this weekend, but I think the odds are pretty good. I’m looking forward to seeing the final ten so we can get this rolling!
Both Amazon and Walmart are fighting for your dollars by matching each other’s price on 75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Though if I had to guess, Walmart slapped down the discount first and Amazon matched. This beats our previous mention by .99 cents. The discount is 27% off of MSRP of $39.99 which is a GREAT price for the set. This is, so far, the cheapest method to get the new style Scout Trooper minifig that is until they add him to a battle pack… IF they add him to a battle pack that is…
StarWars.com has dashed some of the rumors and speculation on delays for the next installment of Star Wars by announcing that Episode VII will open worldwide on Dec 18th, 2015. For the especially nerdy among us, this is significant for a few reasons…
- Every Star Wars movie ever released has opened in May
- They just change scriptwriters, which would say shooting isn’t anywhere near ready to start
- Christmas release dates always kinda stink for the common movie goer
- This now happens well after Celebration VII (scheduled for April of 2015)
So, on one hand, we’re breaking tradition on the release times. On the other hand, this probably means that Episode VII will be competing with early-release Oscar films and whatever terrible holiday movie Tim Allen is in in 2015. No matter what though, I’m willing to bet there’s at least one person that’s already waiting in line somewhere to buy tickets for this.
For today only, Toys’R'Us brick and mortar stores are slashing the price of 9526 Palpatine’s Arrest by 50%, down to $59. A few caveats: the 50% price is off of TRU’s marked up price of $119.99, so the sale price of $59 is actually a 33% discount off of the MSRP that LEGO Shop@Home was charging ($89.99 for those of you who don’t want to do math). Again, this deal is good in-store only. LEGO Shop@Home has listed this set as sold out so if you’ve been procrastinating on this set now is the time to strike. Plus, with every purchase over $50, you’ll get a $10 gift card. You’ll need this coupon to get the gift card.
Don’t live near a TRU store or don’t feel like driving? Toys’R'Us online has the price listed at $74.99, which is still discounted well below MSRP.
Thanks to murphquake for the reminder.
If I were to take a guess, all of these recent sales on Amazon is to get rid of stock to make room for some upcoming 2014 product. Just a guess. The latest notable sets to get hit with the discount hammer are:
- LEGO Star Wars: 75019 AT-TE for $65.99, down 27% from $89.99
- LEGO Star Wars: both 9492 TIE Fighter and 9493 X-Wing Starfighter are clocking in with a 35% discount applied, resulting in some of the lowest prices we’ve seen for them. TIE fighter ends up being $35.99 and the X-wing is $38.79
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: 76005 Daily Bugle Showdown is now $36.99, down 26% from $49.99
- LEGO DC Super Heroes: 76001 Tumbler Chase is a low $26.99, down 33% from $39.99
- Ninjago: 9448 Samurai Mech is $27.49, down 31% from #39.99
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It’s time to launch our final contest of the year. We’ve had this one in the works for some time now: a new twist on our annual Moc Madness Tournament that will really put you builders to the test. The theme itself is a classic for Star Wars fans and a perfect way to try out the new format. Please see the full rules for the latest crazy scheme and sign up in the forum if you want to participate. (more…)
YoYo.com is offering a 30% off coupon code good for a single toy item with a maximum cash discount of $30. The code is TOY30Y. This coupon appears to work even if you are a repeat customer. One good buy would 75019 AT-TE for $58.65 after discount. The other big sets also yield nice prices. 75020 Jabba’s Palace is already discounted down to $111.29 down from $119.99 MSRP which drops down to $81.29 after the maximum $30 discount is applied. 75021 Republic Gunship? Just $82.29.
Hit the banner above and enter the coupon code at checkout. You’ll get free shipping if your order is $35 or more before any tax, if applicable, is applied.
Thanks to James for hooking us up.
When I saw the leaks of the second-half sets for this year, it wasn’t the RGS that excited me (I didn’t like it at first, and I was totally wrong about that), or the Sail Barge (still think it’s awful), or even Jar-Jar’s Taco Truck. It was this simple little set, and for a very basic reason that I’ve decried in a lot of other reviews: because of a mini-figure. Jango Fett is one of those figures that I never managed to pick up.I disliked Episode II, and didn’t invest in many of the sets, being both freshly out of college when they came out (and as such, poor) and investing in other things like rent.
The sets I did buy, like Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter or Bounty Hunter Chase were on the cheap side. I have gone back and filled in some of those gaps, like the AT-TE, but never wanted to pay the price to get Jango or his little, totally ineffectual, clone. Of course, I’ve been very hard to Boba Fett in my reviews, mostly because I think he’s just terrible at everything other than playing hide-n’-seek (R2-D2 has more confirmed kills than the most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy).
Jango, on the other hand, actually managed to kill a few Jedi, had an entire army created from his genetic code, and actually managed to live up to the “coolness” that was the Mandalorians. His only mistake was trying to take on Samuel L. Jackson… something that is never a good idea. The only thing that can kill SLJ is terrible writing (see Episode III).
At $20, this set is downright budget, and makes getting Jango easy (young Boba is in the Advent Calendar, so hopefully those old figures will drop in price). This is also one of the easiest sets to get a Clone Trooper in, something that’s missing in a lot of sets that need them. The droid tank itself is forgettable at first glance, though it did exist in Episode II (right up until it was blown up by a lot of Clone Gunships)… worst, it’s based on a design that was absolutely horrible when first introduced in the first Episode III wave and later revised in the first Clone Wars. It was fragile, flimsy, and kinda ugly looking. So for that part, there are reasons to be skeptical about building up your armies here…
Amazon is applying a solid 20% discount on 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge bringing the price down to $95.99 from $119.99 MSRP. This beats our last mention by $8 dollars. Jabba’s Sail Barge comes with Jabba the Hutt, R2-D2, Princess Leia in slave outfit, Max Rebo, Weequay and Ree-Yees.
They’ve also applied a 25% discount on 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor bringing that price down to $67.92 from $89.99 MSRP.
Most of the other prices noted in our previous post are still good, too!