That is mind-bottling [sic], the retirement of 9489, which is a no-brainer accessory to 10236. First thought was maybe LEGO didn't want to traumatize little kids into thinking the Ewok village (the idea of home) was a battlezone and was unsafe. But if you check the box art of 10236, there's laser blasts and explosions, and lots of flame elements, so LEGO isn't afraid to burn the Ewoks to the ground. I heard mango chutney goes real good with fire-roasted Ewok.
The sinister suspicioner (did I just make that word up?) in me is thinking that LEGO is playing the DeBeers/Sideshow game of creating hype and value by throttling supply. Maybe they don't have to throttle supply, maybe there's a million boxes of 9489 stashed in a warehouse next to The Ark of the Covenant, and they aim to sell them by truly stating, "We're not making them anymore (we made too many)."
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