Amazon is applying a solid 20% discount on 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge bringing the price down to $95.99 from $119.99 MSRP. This beats our last mention by $8 dollars. Jabba’s Sail Barge comes with Jabba the Hutt, R2-D2, Princess Leia in slave outfit, Max Rebo, Weequay and Ree-Yees.
Methinks Amazon is trying to make some room for the summer wave of sets by discounting a bunch of older sets. Rather than make 1 post for each set I’ll just a list a bunch of them here. Nearly everything is on sale 20% off or more. I’m not sure if Walmart’s or Target’s prices are comparable or if either of them discounted their own stock to trigger Amazon’s discounts, but no matter the reason, now would be a great time to fill the holes in your collection on the cheap.
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.
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.
Right now, Amazon has a pretty respectable discount on a handful of sets, all of at least 20%. If you caught 75005 Rancor Pit on the cheap last week, you can now pick up 9516 Jabba’s Palace for 23% off, $92.44.
Since 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge has been confirmed for an fall release, you should pick up 9496 Desert Skiff and complete the the Tatooine scenes from Return of the Jedi. It’s still 32% off at $16.97.
Well there goes my paycheck. This tidbit comes to us via the forums. Forum member DarthBuilder reports that 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor has been discounted yet again. The set is down 17% to $74.97.
Amazon is starting off the new year with a nice discount on 9500 Sith Fury-class Interceptor. It’s down 22% to $69.99. Not as nice as previous discount; it was seen at one point down 27%, but still worth a pick up if you’re like me and haven’t gotten it yet.
Don’t like the new stuff? Still need to catch up? Looking for the old stuff on discount? Well this post is for you as Amazon has put some of the current wave of sets as well as some long-in-the-tooth exclusives on the discount rack. I’m kind of not surprised at the discounts we’re seeing for some of the current sets. With all the new themes and sets coming in, they’ve gotta make room somehow. Today, we’re seeing a few discounts that are worth mentioning, assuming, of course, that you didn’t break the bank/max out the credit cards/incite the wrath of your significant other already.
Once upon a time (okay, until like a week ago), I was a Star Wars: The Old Republic (TOR) player. But life has a funny way of getting in the way of things (baby, work, other games), and I was never really able to devote the time I’d like to the game. I played it in beta, and for months after launch. I even got a couple of characters up to 50, including a Sith Warrior, which flew around in the Sith Fury.
Okay, fly is kind of a misnomer… space is a minor and insignificant portion of the game. The “missions” you do in this ship are on-rails affairs that feel like a Facebook or iOS game more than something in an MMO, but hey, at least the ships look cool I was very excited to see Old Republic stuff hitting the lineup, if for no other reason than giving us some new minifigure variety and a break from Clone Wars.
Bioware did a good job establishing the setting around the game, including a look and feel that was a good mix of Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic. There’s also a lot more potentially untapped resources in the game, assuming it can actually regain some subscribers and survive long enough to spawn a few more sets.
So how does the Sith Fury stack up in the mix of so many other EU sets? At $90, it obviously is continuing LEGO’s disturbing habits of escalating prices and shrinking sets, but there’s something about this set that merits a deeper look.