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Nick Martin | October 15th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers

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When I reviewed the Sith Fury and the Republic Striker-Fighter, the basic worry I had was that Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) had a big jolt of freshness to add to the somewhat used up Star Wars palette. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing updates of sets (at least when they’re done right, and not just an excuse to hide a cannon somewhere), but sometimes, it’s nice to see something unique. Sure, sometimes that’s a risk (like the TIE Crawler), and sometimes, it’s just awesome (like the Fury was).

Sadly, SWTOR was pretty much the duck that any of us who played it knew it was going to be. It could have been an amazing single-player (or even co-op) game, or it could have been a slick MMO, but they tried to make it both. It’s gone Free-2-Play, and managed to alienate just about everyone (okay, I don’t know that, but when I logged in, I was quite certain I’d have to pay a fee to try and log back out).

The ideas are all still there, though. The ships for the characters are all great, as are the general character ideas. And that led us to one of the Battle Packs released at the beginning of the year, Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers, tapped into some of that. For the first time in the history of ever, I think the throw-in speeder for a battle pack actually existed in the source material, so we’re in uncharted territory here. Then again, the Sith Troopers were also NPC-only characters, usually that you were just mowing down for fun (be it Jedi or Sith, lots of equal opportunity murder in the Sith Empire).

Obviously, the SWTOR based sets aren’t for everyone, but seem to be decent sellers (even though most people buying probably never played the game, given it’s terrible subscription numbers). At $13, this is one of the cheapest sets, but the real question out there is that $13 better spent on this battle pack, on getting more Clone Troopers (the other pack this year), or on Elite Troopers and Commando droids (last years pack). Sadly, if you waited on Endor Troopers, it’s sold out and discontinued, so you’re out of luck.

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Ace Kim | September 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 9488 Elite Clone Troopers BP by 34%

Amazon has heavily discounted 9488 Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid Battle Pack. It is currently $8.55, down 34% from $12.99 MSRP.

I also noticed they have a few other Battle Packs on sale. Both 75001 Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers and 75000 Clone Troopers vs Droidekas are $10.00, down 23% from $12.99.

Ace Kim | June 25th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Republic Vs. Sith Battle Pack

Amazon is discounting The Old Republic inspired set 75001 Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers down to $9.97 from $12.99 MSRP. Obviously this is in response to Walmart pricing the same set down to the same price. Amazon offers free 2-day shipping with Prime, otherwise you’d need get three to hit the Free Super Saver Shipping threshold of $25 which shouldn’t be hard to do since these ARE indeed battle packs. They also do not charge sales tax to most states. Walmart has free in-store pickup or .97 cents delivery to your home but chances are you’ll pay tax. Pick your poison.

Ace Kim | March 23rd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Elite Clone Troopers

Army builders, rejoice! Amazon has discounted 9488 Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid Battle Pack by a nice 27% margin, dropping the price down to $9.44 from $12.99 MSRP. Free super saving shipping starts at $25 so pad your order with a few more or add something else to hit that threshold unless you’re a Prime member in which you’d get free 2-day shipping then.

In other battle pack news, Amazon still has 75001 Republic Troopers vs Sith Troopers on sale 20% off at $10.44

Ace Kim | March 20th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon’s 20% or More off Sale on LEGO Star Wars

Amazon’s running some kind of wacky sale. I hesitated reporting on this sale because a) it’s only 20% and b) I usually find out about it only for it to revert to a higher price before I hit the publish button. Some of these deals seem to be sticking around though.

Ace Kim | December 27th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

New Star Wars In Stock at LEGO Shop@Home

I was more or less offline the past few days enjoying the holidays with the family, so I don’t know exactly when this happened but LEGO Shop@Home now has almost the entire January 2013 assortment online for LEGO Star Wars; no sign yet of the Planet Series 3 sets. Looking at the list, only one set hits above $50 and that’s 75005 Rancor Pit. Everything else is $49.99 or less. Dare I say that this wave seems affordable? Of course, that’s not taking into account the price/piece ratio, but that’s a whole other argument.

Now I know why 75013 Umbaran MHC (Mobile Heavy Cannon) never showed up at Amazon: it’s listed as “Hard to Find” which means it’ll either be a Walmart or Target exclusive set since 75014 Battle of Hoth is exclusive to Toys’R’Us. My money’s on Target for this one.

On to the list!

Ace Kim | December 14th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

75005 Rancor Pit, Others Now Available at Amazon

Did you pick up the $99 dollar deal on 9516 Jabba’s Palace from yesterday’s mention? Did you wish you had 75005 Rancor Pit to go underneath it? Well you’re in luck since Amazon just stocked up on the big ugly beast. Price is $59.99 with free shipping and no tax to most states.

A quick search yields more 2013 sets are available:

No sign of that 75003 A-wing Starfighter set or the 75013 Umbaran MHC (Mobile Heavy Cannon), yet but keep your eyes peeled. It might show up in the next few days.

Big thanks to Steve for writing it in! Now to try and find some more money to spend at Amazon…

Ace Kim | November 16th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars January 2013 Images

75013 Umbaran MHC (Mobile Heavy Cannon)

Dutch etailer bol.com listed all of the January 2013 assortment for Star Wars on their site and included some pretty good sized images. I’ve rehosted them on our flickr account and posted them below.

Thanks to Richel Rijnbergen for writing it in.

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