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

TRU Has a Decent Sale; Also, 2013 Sets Spotted

The headline is tru. (See what i did there?) Toys’R’Us is actually having a decent sale despite their usual holiday price gouging mark up. Example: 7879 Hoth Echo Base MSRP is $89.99, TRU price is normally $94.99, sale price is $63.64, about a 30% discount. Only the items on this page seem to qualify but the kicker is that most of the sets on that page are actually pretty cool.

In other TRU news, it seems that 2013 Ninjago and TRU sets have been hitting the shelves. Proof? Proof is below. Assuming the price tags are correct, that A-wing set is marked at $27.99, so I’m thinking it’s either $19.99 or $24.99 regular MSRP.

Hat tip goes to Tohst this time.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | June 30th, 2012 | LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[US] Toys R Star Wars Sale, free Ninjago Polybag

Echo Base

For the 4th of July weekend, Toys R Us is offering a sale on “All Star Wars and Hero Factory.” Now, most of the deals are essentially null considering the “TRU tax” mark-up. However, there are a couple of actual discounts.

>>7879 Hoth Echo Base- was $89.99, now $66.49 (about 25% off)
>>10188 Death Star- was $399.99, now $359.99 (about 10% off)
>>10212 Imperial Shuttle-was $259.99, now $233.99 (about 10% off)

They’re also giving away a free 30086 Ninjago Hidden Sword ($4.99 value) “with ANY LEGO construction set purchase of $20 or more!” It looks like you might have to add it manually when shopping online. Watch out for that.

Sales are valid through July 2nd. Yeah, that’s right. TRU’s 4th of July sale ends on July 2nd.

Ninjago Hidden Sword

Ace Kim | November 18th, 2011 | LEGO, Sales News

BOGO 50% TRU Sale


There’s some sort of strange online-only BOGO 50% off sale at TRU right now for some LEGO sets. It also includes some Star Wars. And the discount stacks on top of the already existing sale price. For instance, 7879 Hoth Echo Base’s MSRP is $89.99. TRU price is $94.99 but it’s currently on sale for $84.99, five bucks cheaper than MSRP. It qualifies for the BOGO deal. 7962 Anakin’s and Sebulba’s Podracers is the same story, $84.99. Add both to your cart, or two of one, and you can walk away with them for only $127.48. You’ll score free shipping or you can do a store pickup on the item. You can browse all their LEGO; items that qualify will have the BOGO offer in red below the item name. I have no idea when it expires but it’s not a bad sale for some sets.

This is way better than the virtual Brick Friday deal at Shop@Home happening today, unless you’re jonesing for some polybags and/or Shadow ARF Troopers.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | October 14th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[UK] Toys R Us 20% off Weekender returns

Yes, it’s back … another 20% off discount code / voucher for Toys R Us, for this weekend only.  Available online and instore.  Get the voucher here.

Ken Robichaud | September 16th, 2011 | LEGO Cars, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

[Can] Toys R Us Star Wars Sale Starts Today

Toys R Us Canada has finally extended its month long 20% off sales to the Star Wars line. Unfortunately it only covers a few specific sets, though there is at least one stand out in the crowd.

These selections are in addition to the 20% discount on Cars (ends Sept 28th) and Pirates of the Caribbean (ends Sept 22nd).

They’re still offering $5 off all LEGO Video Games excluding POTC and have dropped all Star Wars: Clone Wars DVD’s by 20%. Not a bad warm up for the coming Bricktober.

Pete "bigospedros" Croxson | September 9th, 2011 | Sales News

[UK] Toysrus 20% off Voucher for this weekend

Toysrus in the UK are offering 20% off this weekend by using this voucher.  Valid online (using the code on the voucher) or instore if you print the voucher out and take it with you.  A perfect opportunity to get their store exclusive sets, such as 7879 Hoth Echo Base, as pictured.

Nick Martin | August 1st, 2011 | Forum, LEGO Star Wars, News, Reviews

Review: 7879 Hoth Echo Base

Full Set

Empire Strikes Back, and Hoth in general, has always been a somewhat neglected area of the LEGO Star Wars line until recent years. But, starting with the somewhat infamous Hoth Rebel Base back in 2007 (has it really been that long?), the Ice Planet has been getting a little more love. The new base is the 3rd in a line of successive “bases” (2009’s 7749 – Echo Base would be the other), and is the first one that actually looks like a base.

At first glance, there’s a whole lot to love about this set. There is a gaggle of minifigs, almost all of them new or modified (our stalward Snowtroopers, thankfully, are unchanged). A lot of potential play features, and of course, a Tauntaun. Now the real question is, does all of that add up to $90, the same amount as the new Podracer set?


Ace Kim | July 25th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Hoth Echo Base Now Available

LEGO Shop@Home now has the Toys’R’Us exclusive 7879 Hoth Echo Base on their site available for ordering. It’ll cost you $89.99, five bucks cheaper than TRU, and you get VIP points. It’ll still cost you shipping since their free shipping promo ended a little bit ago, but you can still get the free Kingoms polybag set to help ease the sting.

Thanks to Jon for the heads up.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | June 1st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

7879 Hoth Echo Base

7879 Boxed

7879 Echo Base

Eurobricks member Supersonic discovered a new set on the German LEGO Star Wars site. That’s right. We’re getting an Echo Base set… again!

Here’s a translation courtesy of Babel Fish:

Ready the attack! The Imperial troops discovered and prepare to attack the secret Rebel base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia are ready to defend the base, while Luke Skywalker is treated in the Bacta tank by the medical droid 2-1B. Also includes R-3PO and two Snowtrooper minifigures, base with Tauntaun stable and Tauntaun, functioning crane, two radar dishes, case of ice ice trap (thanks Oky Wan Kenobi) and Speeder Bike.

The box says limited edition, so it’ll probably be an exclusive. It’s a step above anything we’ve gotten before, but I still wish it had an Ion Cannon. I mean, COME ON!