Posts Tagged ‘8095 General Grievous Starfighter’
You may have seen the post I made in the forums last week about LEGOSantaYoda.com pledging to donate up to 1 million gifts to the US Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots program. The catch is they only donate one gift for each e-greeting sent from the website and so far the total is limping along at just over a hundred donations a day.
Let’s see if we can’t kick that number up a notch. Ace has generously offered a MISB 8095 General Grievous Starfighter set to one lucky winner chosen at random who sends an e-greeting from LEGOSantaYoda.com to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the message reads FOR THE TOTS! and feel free to send as many as you like. The more you send, the more chances you have and the more donations get made to a great charity. The giveaway ends when they shut their program down, so be quick and get those greetings in!
As an added bonus, I’ll send a little extra something to the person who sends the most greetings so let’s get to work spreading the holiday cheer!
Earlier this year when we were planning Bothcon we decided to run some building contests for attendees, specifically a speed build and an alternate model challenge, with the same set that they would each get to keep. After comparing what was available we decided that for the size the General Grievous’ Starfighter would suit both tasks well. The night before I got to build one as a control model to check the speed build results and was pretty surprised by the set itself.
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.
- 7879 Hoth Echo Base
- 7959 Geonosian Starfighter
- 7869 Battle For Geonosis
- 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter
- 6212 X-Wing Fighter
Target.com has a few sets on sale, all 30% off and all with free shipping:
- 8038 The Battle of Endor is down to $69.99
- 8037 Anakin’s Y-wing Starfighter is $41.29
- 8087 TIE Defender is $34.99
- 8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) is $34.22
- 8036 Separatist Shuttle is $20.99
- 7748 Corporate Allliance Tank Droid is $17.49
- 7749 Echo Base is down to $17.49
- 8095 General Grievous Starfighter is only 15% off, $42.49, with no free shipping but a sale price is a sale price.
Many thanks to yakkotank for the heads up.
Bill Toenjes (TooMuchDew) from flickr posted a pic he took at his local Sam’s Club showing a few sets they are carrying for the holidays at a 20% discount off of MSRP. All of the following are $39.88:
- 8095 Star Wars General Grievous’ Starfighter ($49.99 MSRP)
- 7596 Toy Story 3 Trash Compactor Escape ($49.99 MSRP)
- 5891 Creator Apple Tree House ($44.99 MSRP)
- 8077 Atlantis Exploration HQ ($49.99 MSRP)
Toys’R'Us is finally giving some sale love on LEGO Star Wars. Right now through October 2, you can get 20% off the following sets:
- 8095 General Grievous Starfighter $43.99, down from $54.99, regular MSRP $49.99
- 8089 Hoth Wampa Set $35.99, down from $44.99, regular MSRP $39.99
- 8093 Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter $23.99, down from $29.99, regular MSRP $24.99
Deals are good in store and online. TRU online also offers free shipping on orders above $100. While the potential savings are reduced since TRU adds their own markup above MSRP, larger orders that take advantage of the free shipping will yield a bit more of a savings.
One more thing: TRU in store is offering a $10 gift card if you spend $50 or more on Star Wars, and a $5 gift card if you spend $30 or more, making the deal a little sweeter. The only exclusions are books and electronics, so LEGO should qualify.
Various reports are coming in that the August wave of LEGO Star Wars sets are starting to appear at Toys’R'Us stores. Below is a list of the MSRPs so keep in mind these prices when shopping, as TRU may and most likely will add their infamous markup:
- 8098 Clone Turbo Tank: $119.99
- 8097 Slave I: $79.99
- 8096 Emperor Palpatine’s Shuttle: $59.99
- 8095 General Grievous Starfighter: $49.99
- 8093 Plo Koon’s Starfighter: $24.99
- 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave: $39.99
The 8129 AT-AT Walker set is a TRU exclusive and their price is $109.99.
Target and Walmart stores are also clearing out some older stock, presumably to make room for the new wave, so you can probably score some nice discounts on stuff like the Pirate Tank, Venator, and other various sets. Happy Hunting!