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Nick Martin | October 4th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars

Review: 75002 AT-RT

Full Set

There is nothing more absurd in the Star Wars universe than the idea of a walker as an effective and terrifying weapon of war. Not midichlorians, not Gungan fart jokes, not the idea that a bunch of Gummy Bears defeated an Imperial battalion. Not even the fact all it takes to redeem someone who spent a few decades murdering and torturing everyone he could find, including a whole bunch of children and more than a few officers, is a single action of not being a jerk and turning your murder-y tendencies to your boss (really, who hasn’t had that temptation before).

Walkers are structurally compromised, they put the pilot often out in the open or in an exposed place. It’s true that you always want the high ground in any fight, but it’s not so true that you stand on top of said high ground and hold a big banner that says “put lasers here” and expect to win. After all, those Ewoks managed to fell these walkers with the basic arsenal of any elementary school kid that’s looking to play a prank on a friend.

Yet, knowing all of that, I loooooooooooove me some Walkers. Sure, the B-Wings, A-Wings, and X-Wings are all cool (Y-Wing, you get back in your room and you stay there), but when you’re a little kid, something about the menace of an AT-AT walking towards you, blasting everything, is just awesome. Sure, it was eventually taken down by a jump rope, but it was still awesome.

The AT-RT set from the beginning of this year is the latest in a long line of expansions of the idea of the walker that came with the PT and Clone Wars. In the movie, these were seen in Revenge of the Sith as delivery mechanisms for jedis to get fragged, but were still cool. This is the second version of this particular walker (the original was 2005’s “Clone Scout Walker”), and is considerably bluer and more sticker-y than that old version. It’s also twice the price, about 50% more parts, and distinctly more Yoda. The real question is would something like that be worth it?

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

Amazon Discounts 75002 AT-RT

Both Amazon and Target have discounted the excellent 75002 AT-RT down to $16.15, down from $19.99 MSRP. It’s a penny less at Amazon. Target offers free shipping on the item; REDCard holders will also see an additional 5% off. Amazon has free shipping if you’re a Prime member, but let’s be real here, epic ground battles played out on your living room floor require more than one walker to stomp around, so you can’t just order one now can you? Order 2 to hit free shipping if you’re not a Prime member.

I would have done a fourth post for the Desert Skiff set, but Amazon raised its price on that set back up to $18.19. Target still has it listed for $16.15 but in store only.

Ace Kim | February 28th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor, 75002 AT-RT

It’s funny in a way. Some items seem to be on perma-discount on Amazon, like 9496 Desert Skiff. That thing will not budge past $16.97. Others seem to fluctuate with no rhyme or reason. 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor is a perfect example of this. Its price is now at $65.90, a 27% discount off of MSRP. It might be the best price we’ve seen on this set so far.

The other notable mention is 75002 AT-RT. I’ve personally been waiting on this set to see a price drop and 15% isn’t too shabby of a discount. It’s now $17.00.

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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