Target is offering a modest 15% discount on 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine bringing the price down to $29.99. Use coupon code “TGCDNTUZ” to apply an additional $5 discount, bringing the price to $24.99. REDCard members will save an additional 5%, bringing the price down even further to $23.74 before any taxes. REDCard members will also get free standard shipping; otherwise, shipping starts at a little under $6.
They are also discounting 9516 Jabba’s Palace by applying a temporary price cut. The sale price is $78.29 ($74.27 if you’re using a REDCard), a 35% drop from $119.99 MSRP. This item ships for free since it reaches the $50 minimum required for free shipping to kick in.
Ahead of the holiday shopping blitz, Amazon is discounting an oldie but a goodie, 9516 Jabba’s Palace, dropping the price down to $81.99, down from $119.99. That’s a 32% discount on MSRP. This is in response to Target.com lowering their price on the set by the same amount.
It’s companion piece, 75005 Rancor Pit, seems to be on perma-discount. Amazon is asking for $44.97 for that set, a 25% drop on MSRP. Target’s price for the Rancor set? $40.99, a 32% discount! Give it some time though, and I’m sure Amazon will match that price.
If you buy from Target and are a REDCard holder, you’ll also get an additional 5% off those already low prices and free shipping!
Meijer’s got some deals going on that you should be aware of. First up, they’ve discounted two sets: 79111 Constitution Train Chase from the Lone Ranger line is discounted $30 down to $69.99, and 9516 Jabba’s Palace is also seeing a flat $30 discount down to $89.99. Secondly, if your cart total adds up to $149 or more, you will automatically receive an additional $30 off your total, $15 if your total is $99 or more. Shipping is free to your local Meijer store if you’re lucky enough to live near one. Otherwise, it looks like they charge a flat $7.99. Two Jabba’s Palace sets, with tax and shipping for me living in California came out to 171.47. Obviously, you’ll save more if you live in a state with no tax and/or can get the free shipping. This beats Amazon’s current price for the palace by about 6 bucks for me anyway. And no, we’re not affiliated with Meijer, just passing the good deal along. Happy shopping!
Why should us Americans be the only ones to enjoy a sale? For our friends north of the border, Amazon.ca has you covered offering a 20% discount on 9516 Jabba’s Palace. It is now CDN $119.99, down from CDN $149.99.
It was 1983 when I got my first taste of Star Wars on the big screen in the form of Return of the Jedi. I had seen Star Wars a couple of times at that point, but never in a theater due to the fact that I was too busy not being born in ’77. When I think back to that trip to my town’s old Paramount, I am quite often surprised at how much I remember of the experience. I still have the orange bordered Tribute magazine that I picked up in the lobby on the way into the largest of the two theaters. At five years old I was incredibly excited to see the movie and my older sister who had gone to see it opening night came home immediately and told my mother that I HAD to see it. The die was cast and from the moment of the opening crawl to the end credits I was treated to an experience that I would never be able to repeat. It wasn’t just that seeing it again during the rerelease in ’97 was a pale shadow of that years earlier, but I actually went again the very next week back in ’83 and it wasn’t the same. The magic just wasn’t there and I had my first taste of what millions of movie going geeks had done and would continue to do (at an increasingly frequent rate since then, thanks internet!), I analysed the movie I’d loved unconditionally just a week before.
Still, I always look back with great fondness at Return and it remained my favourite for two years until I happened to notice a little film called The Empire Strikes Back at my local video store. Questions were answered, dots were connected and I simultaneously had a complete story and an understanding of where each movie fit in how I thought and felt. Of course that ranking had changed and breeds internal conflict to this day, but there was one thing that I never questioned and has remained constant since that viewing 30 years ago: getting the band back together on Tatooine is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in a movie.
Jabba’s Palace is big, expensive and chock full of nostalgia wrapped in tan coloured plastic, but just because something is big doesn’t mean it’s good and just because something is expensive, certainly doesn’t mean it’s worth your hard earned dollars. Thirty years worth of memories is a lot to live up to, so let’s request an audience with the mighty Jabba the Hutt and see what happens.
Warning: This review may contain: Opinions, Analogies, Spoilers, Random Musings and Futile Attempts at Humour. Translator not included.
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.co.uk currently lists 9516 Jabba’s Palace at £67.50, 49% off the list price of £132.63. It’s actually MORE than that since MSRP is £119.99 according to LEGO Shop@Home. If I’m doing my math correctly, the actual percentage discount is around 56% off.
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.
Amazon has slashed the price of 75005 Rancor Pit down to $44.07, 27% off of MSRP. At prices like this, you could potentially build a Rancor army. He’s no Space Marine, but get a couple of them and you got your heavy infantry… just sayin’…. also, 9516 Jabba’s Palace is also still marked down 27% at $87.99.
Once again, Amazon is discounting 9516 Jabba’s Palaceb by 27% off MSRP. It now sits at $87.99 with free shipping and no tax to most states. The companion pieces are also still seeing a slight discount: 9496 Desert Skiff is 21% off at $19.79 and 75005 Rancor Pit is 13% off at $51.97. This deal didn’t last very long the last time we reported it; hopefully more of you will be able to take advantage this time around.