The last few days have been an improvement on the month, but what will the final week bring us?
We’re sliding down the hill towards the big day now, picking up speed as we go!
Two thirds of the way through this years calendar and we are on a bit of an upswing, let’s see if that streak continues.
75149 Resistance X-wing Fighter is currently on sale for just $54.99 at Target.com and an even $54.00 at Walmart. This set can be had for just $39.42 before tax! Its regular retail price is $79.99 so you’re looking at a 50% discount. A couple of caveats to get that discount is that you have to go inside a physical Target store, have a REDCard, and buy two copies. A single copy price is $41.80 so you save more if you buy more. I know that’s oxymoronic but it’s true.
Step 1: Go to your local Target store that has the set in stock. You can check out the listing page, add to cart, and see what the stock levels are for stores near you. Don’t buy it online though. You’ll need do a little more legwork once you’re inside the store.
Step 2: Grab the set(s), go to guest services to get a price match to Walmart. It knocks off 99 cents.
Step 3: Text TOYS10 to 827438 to get a $10 mobile coupon good for toy purchases $50 or more. If you’re getting more than one, you can text TOYS25 for a $25 mobile coupon good for toy purchases $100 or more. This coupon’s better if you plan on getting more than one copy. You’ll save more too!
Step 4: Save! With the $10 mobile coupon, your new X-wing comes out to just $41.80 and if you decide to get two and use the $25 coupon, each set’s cost is $39.42 before any taxes. And that is a nice price.
This deal is wholly dependent on Walmart keeping their rollback price on the set at $54. That may end at any time. If that deal goes south, Target’s sale price at 99 cents more is still pretty good but that price expires tonight at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
After seeing Rogue One, I now want all of the sets, and happened across several of them being marked down at Walmart.com (and Amazon matching others). These are going to dry up for a bit with Christmas and the movie both hitting, so now is your chance to get them at a nice discount. Especially nice if you have a Walmart nearby with them in stock, since you can pick them up in store.
Yesterday was a breath of fresh air, will today be even better?
We posted about some Star Wars deals early in the week, with Target applying some discounts depending on what you spend. That sale, combined with 75105 Millennium Falcon, gets this set into some incredibly low territory (the ~$80 range, depending, with the coupon). I generally liked the set, and it is close to the end of its life, so now is the time to grab it if you’ve been waiting.
This set is actually in the backlog of reviews that I need to go write up and process, but I’ll give you all a little bit of spoilers: I liked it (and my daughter loooooves it). It’s one of the pricier Super Hero sets out there, but delivers a whole lot of unique figures and play features in the package, and makes for a good display piece. Seeing it on a discount right before Christmas is huge, and you can get it through Target.com and use Store Pickup if you need a last minute gift idea. I’d suggest grabbing one before all of the LEGO sets vanish in the week leading up to Christmas. Since this is Target, Red Card holders also get an additional discount on top of this too.
Go buy 76057 Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle at Target.com before this offer is gone!
I haven’t anticipated a CMF release since… I don’t know when but The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigure Series had me giddy like it was 1999.
So let’s get some non-character specific notes of interest out of the way. First off, there are 20 different figures in the assortment, the most out of any line so far edging out the Disney’s line of 18 by two. And since there are 60 figures a in box, you get a nice even distribution of three of each figures to make three complete sets. Thank God. When I was halfway going through the box I was afraid that LEGO might have done something dumb and included 4 of one and 2 of another for some illogical reason. So one 60-count box will net you three full sets for easy splitting and sharing.
Now, I went into this review completely blind, no pun intended. I don’t know what the official names are for some of these characters so I just made it up as I went along. I think it was more fun this way. I’m sure there’s a list out there that has the names and whatnot but maybe I was just lazy ’cause other than asking the gents in our chat room, I didn’t really have time to google. So you’ll have to forgive me for any inaccuracies that may arise.
Out of the 20 figures, there are a total of just 6 Batman figures, which seems criminally low. And I’ll just say this now to get it out of the way: I still don’t like how they did the Batman cowl with the weird bandana print over forehead. The minifig head is pretty useless with that bandana, especially now that they are starting to print eye patterns over a colored background. There are very few hair pieces that can cover it up making it’s utility strictly limited to just Batman minifigs. They should have done a double-sided printed head so that the cowl-friendly face is on one side and a regular minifig expression on the other thereby doubling its usefulness. I’ve griped about it before and I suppose in someone’s mind it’s too late to make any changes to an already established design pattern but they’ve done it multiple times before with Star Wars figures. People cry and whine about the change but life goes on. Anyway, they probably could have filled a whole set of just batsuits but I understand the need to get certain characters out there without sticking everyone into every set. If The LEGO Movie series was any indication though, there will be a couple that probably could have been skipped without anyone really noticing.
This is an exhaustive review. So you might need to get a coffee, schedule a bio break, or take a nap in the middle of it. I’m not saying I did any of those things while writing it. Nope, no sirree Bob. And with that, let’s get right to it.
I’m ready for a change of scenery, hopefully day 15 will provide.