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Ace Kim | December 12th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 12: ???

Ace Kim | December 11th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 11: ???

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Yesterday was a TIE Fighter even though I thought it was going to be a Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker. Will we be getting a TIE Pilot or some other random build today?

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Ace Kim | December 10th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

YoYo.com Discounts Select LEGO By Up To 30% Off

YoYo.com is applying a range of discounts to select LEGO sets on their site until December 28th or while supplies last. This combines with their free 2-day shipping promotion for orders of $49 or more. The discounts range from 10-30% off (according to them) and cover a variety of themes. The X-men set above is 14% off at $43.12. That’s probably one of the better deals to be honest. Scanning the sale page, I noticed that a lot of sets are marked up before applying a discount, making the discounted price the same or nearly the same as MSRP. Still, you may find a few things that may be worth picking up, like that X-men set. Just make sure you double check what MSRP is before checking out so you know if you’re getting a discount or not.

Ace Kim | December 10th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 10: ???

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There’s a pattern so far of paired days: E-Web and the Snowtrooper, Clone Trooper and a weapons rack, etc. So I’m half expecting a Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker behind the little door today.

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Ace Kim | December 9th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Guardians of the Galaxy Out Today

Today is Tuesday December 9th, also known as Guardians of the Galaxy day. And yes I realize it was released digitally a few weeks ago but some of us still like buying tangible media. Besides, buying a hard copy usually nets you a digital copy as well. Anyways, it’s out today on disc. There’s the Blu-ray combo pack for $19.99 on Amazon which includes a Blu-ray disc, 3D Blu-ray, and a digital copy. And I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a combo pack for a major release not include a DVD copy. You can buy it separately for just $9.99. I guess it was inevitable as more people adopt Blu-ray and head toward the eventual 4k standard.

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If you live near a Best Buy, are lucky, and like having special packaging, Best Buy has a steelbook version of the Blu-ray combo pack. It’s designed to look like a (GIANT) walkman with the Awesome Mix tape visible in the faux cassette window. It’s $19.99 and supplies are limited. It’s sold out online and only available for pick up in-store at this point. If anyone happens to grab an extra copy…

Ace Kim | December 9th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Discontinued Star Wars Sets That Are Still Available At MSRP

I was browsing Shop@Home yesterday and noticed that a fair number of LEGO Star Wars sets are now listed as “Sold out” and, typically, when that happens, it’s a sign that the set is discontinued and will no longer be made available through LEGO Shop@Home or its Brand Retail locations. If you do manage to find them at a LEGO store it is probably the last remaining stock the store has. If you’re like me you probably do the year end scramble trying to fill the holes in your collection before it’s too late and you’re paying out the nose for some set you saw go on sale a long time ago but was too lazy to pick it up right then and there. God only knows how many times that’s happened to me.

Fear not, for this year I’ve decided to do something about it. I have assembled a list of the discontinued sets and links to where you can still purchase the item from a retail establishment at MSRP, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more (but not too much more). Some locations may involve a purchase online/pick up in-store one-two punch to get it.

The following sets aren’t listed as “Sold out”, instead they are labeled as “Call to check product availability” which means that the product is discontinued and that they have really low stock and don’t want to oversell.

Ace Kim | December 9th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 9: ???

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Bring on the OT builds!

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Ace Kim | December 8th, 2014 | LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

The Hobbit’s Battle of Five Armies Sets Now Available

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I think this is news but only because Shop@Home is telling me it is but right now all four of the sets based on the upcoming Hobbit movie, The Battle of Five Armies, is now available for purchase. I’m confused because I’ve seen some of them already on the shelf at Target stores in my area. I guess they aren’t sticklers for street dates like some other retailers. Potential spoilers in the sets so be be warned: I’ve posted the box art with each listing so avert thine eyes.

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Ace Kim | December 8th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 8: ???

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So if yesterday’s appearance of the E-web blaster is any indication, then I would guess that today we might be getting something Hoth related, maybe even a….

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Ace Kim | December 7th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar Day 7: ???

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Today is Day 7 and with any luck, we might be treated to something that’s not based on the Clone Wars. Cue drumroll.

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