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May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby Staff » Thu May 21, 2009 9:58 pm

This might be slightly off topic, but after reading reports of the Space Police assortment now available at Toys'R'Us, I decided to take a trip down to my local b&m store to take a look myself. Tons of stuff available from pretty much all the themes: Power Miners (2 sets), Space Police (4 sets), City (3 sets including the awesome camper), Agents (3 sets), and Racers. No Indiana Jones or Star Wars though Indy's been reported as being seen at some locations. Star Wars is still a no show at the prom but maybe they'll be making a more fashionable entrance. Could be contractually promised for August but who knows.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby Puddleglum » Fri May 22, 2009 4:32 am

I wonder if these will show up soon (say, the next month or so) at S@H, LEGO stores, etc, as well, or if we'll have to wait until August for that.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby Andi » Fri May 22, 2009 4:55 am

The Star Wars Sets must somehow be available too. Someone at 1000Steine.de offered them. (I hesitated too long though).
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby frorider » Fri May 22, 2009 12:56 pm

Hello, I've seen all the following sets today at Toys R Us in Switzerland:
8036 ,8037, 8038, 8039, 7749 and 7748
I've bougth the Echo Bace and its a very cool set.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby bluemoose » Fri May 22, 2009 1:12 pm

They are starting to turn up at TRU in Germany too.

http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=297

(Andi - are you reading this !!!! )

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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby Andi » Fri May 22, 2009 1:52 pm

Yes Ian, I am reading it.
It's great! :)
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby bdc » Fri May 22, 2009 4:37 pm

Here is hoping they have them for sale at LEGOLAND California for Star Wars days on June 13th-14th. My birthday is in July, I hate those August availability dates. :)
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby GrayMattR » Sat May 23, 2009 6:29 am

Out of randomness I went to TRU yesterday but they didn't have anything new. However, Indiana Jones and Power Miners were 10% off as reported in the Finds/Deals forum.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby gratefulnat » Sat May 23, 2009 9:22 am

I dropped by the TRU outside of Zürich, Switzerland on Friday, picked up SW sets 7748/9, 8036-39 (got five free chrome vader's with my purchase :lol: - o.k., no more moaning from us in Europe that we don't get any of the extras that always appear in the USA), saw some of the new farm/city/space police sets, but no indy jones. There were, however, 2 large pallets of unpacked LEGO boxes sitting around - hmmm... maybe I'll drop by there again soon.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby buriedbybricks » Sat May 23, 2009 2:12 pm

I hit my local TRU in Canada today and they were just unpacking them. The sets look great especially the Agents and Space Police. I was worried that the Agents sets would have the same villains but they have a few cool new ones.
Some great pieces in new colors too! Can't wait for the first sale. lol
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby Aharown » Sat May 23, 2009 5:55 pm

It looks like the new City, Racers, Castle, Power Miners and Agents sets are now out at S@H:

http://shop.lego.com/WhatsNew/Image

No Space Police, Star Wars or Indiana Jones stuff yet, although Space Police will likely be out soon.

Lots of nice stuff here!
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby NicoloPicolo » Mon May 25, 2009 10:44 pm

Hi,

you should see this ;)

http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=5971

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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby Qzak » Tue May 26, 2009 9:17 pm

Saw the new Spac e Police, Agents, Power Miners & City sets at TRU today.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby rogueang » Fri May 29, 2009 9:10 pm

I stopped by my local lego store (Chicago) Monday, and they said they'll probably be getting the new Star Wars sets in June.
I sure hope so.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby BrickSith206 » Sat May 30, 2009 6:44 am

rogueang wrote:I stopped by my local lego store (Chicago) Monday, and they said they'll probably be getting the new Star Wars sets in June.
I sure hope so.


I'm not going to say that it wont happen, but it probably wont happen. There is a reason that Lego released their own themes early (1 week before the June 1st release still is not too early, but by definition). There is a reason that Indy and SW have not been released in the states yet. I do not know any of the ins and outs, but I'm assuming that it has to do with licensing. Also, if history is any indicator...I can only think of one time in the past 10 years that I saw sets out before their "official" release. It was last August before all of the Clone Wars sets came out, and it was at Walmart. They would not sell me a Magna Guard Starfighter before the release, even though a stock person had put some out in error a few weeks early. Keep in mind this was Walmart enforcing Lego's release date. That is how seriously those things are handled. Of course, every location is different, and I'm 100% certain that these sets will start showing up before their official release, but it will be very fragmented. I doubt a Lego retail store will be the one to do it.

Furthermore, if TLG does rush the August release of the licensed themes, what is that saying about their current financial position? Have they finally felt the recession? I doubt it, but you would have to wonder why they would break tradition on the 10th anniversary of the theme.

I was at my local Lego store yesterday, and the new lines are all out, minus IJ and SW.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby drfeelgood » Sun May 31, 2009 3:48 am

If you go to the lego website, they already have all the new SW sets in there reletive sections, however there are no pictures and there not avaiable yet. However...exciting times lol
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby BrickSith206 » Sun May 31, 2009 6:11 am

drfeelgood wrote:If you go to the lego website, they already have all the new SW sets in there reletive sections, however there are no pictures and there not avaiable yet. However...exciting times lol


For every other country page this is true. Not true for the USA/Canada country pages. I honestly do not know why they have not made it to the NA pages yet, and seriously, it's ok to show the pictures now. It's not like they weren't widely circulated after Toy Fair.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby enigmapc » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:55 pm

Do we have a U.S. release date?
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby BrickSith206 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:56 pm

The smart money is on mid to late August.
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Re: May Is The New August, Fall Assortment Now Available

Postby rogueang » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:54 pm

YESSSSS!!
My lego rep was right!
Just in the nick of June.
I ordered mine on Lego S&H, but there were already some sets back-ordered (and they weren't available yesterday, I checked.) Time to keep checking my TRUs n Targets. (not that I haven't already been doing that for the last month....)
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