These are probably one of the most significant discounts we’ve seen on this pair of sets since their debut back in August. Right now, Amazon is applying a 29% discount on both 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge and 75021 Republic Gunship bringing their prices down to $84.99, down from $119.99 MSRP. Amazon usually applies a discount to match another online retailer but checking the usual suspects yields no competitive match. This one seems to be all Amazon.
Also, if you’ve missed this the first couple of times we mentioned it, 75019 AT-TE seems to be on perma-discount at $60.99, a 32% discount off of $89.99 MSRP, thanks to Target selling it at that price.
It’s holiday shopping time. Can you feel it yet? I’m sure we’ll be seeing more posts like this where etailers try and out-price each other for your hard-earned dollars.
Today’s fight brings us two deals. The first deal is for 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine, aka the Back to the Future set. Normaly priced at $34.99, Amazon and Walmart both have it just $29.97, a 14% discount off of $34.99 MSRP and probably the lowest price we’ve seen on the set.
The other item is 75021 Republic Gunship, the finest gunship to date. Walmart currently has it listed for $79.97! That’s a 33% discount off of $119.99 MSRP! Amazon hasn’t matched that price yet, but it’s just a matter of time so keep checking back.
Amazon is swinging their discount hammer all high and mightily and is offering some sweet discounts on new sets. Like the title says, they are offering 75019 AT-TE for 32% off, just $60.99, down from $89.99.
YoYo.com is offering customers two coupons that stack which well net you a savings of about 37% once everything is said and done:
20LABORDAY will save you 20% 20OFFTODAY will save you 20%
Yep, stackable 20% coupons. The critically acclaimed 75021 Republic Gunship and the critically condemned 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge are both $119.99 MSRP, apply both coupons and the price drops to $74.99 before tax. Free shipping threshold is at $35 or enjoy a $4.99 flat rate if your order is less. The catch is 20LABORDAY can only be used by new customers. Otherwise, you can only use 20OFFTODAY which is still pretty nice.
Title says it all. The fall assortment for LEGO Star Wars is now available through LEGO Shop@home and Amazon.com. I’ve set up links below for quick and easy access to the products you’re looking to buy. Amazon has Free Super Saver Shipping on orders of $25 or more if you’re not a Prime member. Amazon doesn’t have every set in stock yet, but that should change over the next few days/weeks. Also, don’t forget, that LEGO Shop@Home now offers free shipping on all orders of $75 or more all the time.
Anyone who’s been on the forums for more than a few years can tell you that about every six months, a new thread pops up (or the old one is revived) that asks a fairly basic question for collectors: “What is your favorite Star Wars set?” There are a lot of variations on the thread (favorite minifigure, least favorite, set you’d most like to be stranded on a desert island with), but it always ends up back to that same question.
And there are always two sets that dominate the list in the LEGO Star Wars line… 2006′s Jabba’s Sail Barge and 2008′s Republic Gunship. Both of these sets are showing up in the second-half of 2013, and share the same $120 price point. Apparently, LEGO has declared war on our wallets (especially since the Tower of Orthanac is here and the Ewok Village is coming soon). I have, and love, the last version of the RGS, and that’s saying something since it was a Clone Wars set.
I never cared for the Clone Wars sets or the demonic Clone Wars faces in general, but I can respect the 2008 RGS for being a very good set. When I first saw the previews of this set in the FBTB Toy Fair coverage, I came to the same conclusion that a lot of our readers did: “just another rehash to make some money.” While LEGO has proved that they can remake a set and greatly improve it (see the Second Slave I, the latest X-Wing, the B-Wing/Y-Wing remakes, etc), they’ve also had some mindless cash grabs with them (the last Slave I, umpteen million Jedi Starfighters).
So the real question is, at $120 (US), does the first Republic Gunship in five years fit into column A or column B?
Oh, and before we get started… I realize that I have a couple of pieces reversed on one of the engines. I’d popped it off to take it apart to check out the interior again, and put it back together wrong. Oops!
The exclusive demonstration videos of the new Star Wars sets at the New York Toy Fair are now uploaded and ready to view over on FBTB’s Youtube channel. The demonstrations were graciously provided by Erik Varszegi and include a closer look at each set on the tail end of the videos. This process is quite time consuming, but I’ll do my best to get the rest out asap. Asap is starting to feel further and further away though. *Yawns*