The first signs of winter are on the way (well they're always on the way in Canada, but you learn to tune them out). The days are getting short, the kids will be heading back to school soon and new toys are trickling out onto the shelves. Nothing says winter is coming like the release of the new LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar that so many have a hate/love relationship with. Our intrepid NY chat troll murphquake has found the beastie at a local TRU with a whopping $58 price tag. It isn't up on the TRU website yet, or anywhere else it seems, but it's only a matter of time and we'll let you know asap when it does. It looks like this one has codes on each Sunday window that unlock surprises online, undoubtedly themed around the Yoda Chronicles. If you want to spoil the surprises, he's taken all kinds of photos of the daily bits here.
They actually had them at my local lego store (Denver) when I was there yesterday, I thought it was a bit early for the advent calendar... anyways I didn't check the price but I assume it's cheaper than the TRU markup
They also had them at my local Lego store (Concord NC) when I was there on Monday. They told me they had just gotten them in that very day. The Star Wars one was $39.99, and the City and Friends were each $29.99.