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SW sets 9678, 9679, and 9489 "Retiring Soon".

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SW sets 9678, 9679, and 9489 "Retiring Soon".

Postby DarthBuilder » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:25 am

Looks like [email protected] has updated some sets to "Retiring Soon" status. Very curious is that two SW sets are Endor specific. Given that 10236 Ewok Village is coming out in September. Why would you retire a small set like 9498 that could go well with a new large play set? Also retiring is Twin Pod Cloud Car Bespin 9678.

AT-ST Endor 9679
Endor Rebel Battle Pack 9489

Some other sets of note not SW related retiring soon:

Captain America's Avenging Cycle 6865
Orc Forge 9476
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Re: SW sets 9678, 9679, and 9489 "Retiring Soon".

Postby sparkart » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:48 am

That is mind-bottling [sic], the retirement of 9489, which is a no-brainer accessory to 10236. First thought was maybe LEGO didn't want to traumatize little kids into thinking the Ewok village (the idea of home) was a battlezone and was unsafe. But if you check the box art of 10236, there's laser blasts and explosions, and lots of flame elements, so LEGO isn't afraid to burn the Ewoks to the ground. I heard mango chutney goes real good with fire-roasted Ewok.

The sinister suspicioner (did I just make that word up?) in me is thinking that LEGO is playing the DeBeers/Sideshow game of creating hype and value by throttling supply. Maybe they don't have to throttle supply, maybe there's a million boxes of 9489 stashed in a warehouse next to The Ark of the Covenant, and they aim to sell them by truly stating, "We're not making them anymore (we made too many)."
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Re: SW sets 9678, 9679, and 9489 "Retiring Soon".

Postby onions » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:54 pm

or maybe they need to remake that battle pack with the new style scout trooper
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Re: SW sets 9678, 9679, and 9489 "Retiring Soon".

Postby Lego Dad » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:32 am

9489 was our first foray into Star Wars Legos along with the Lone Ranger/ Cavalry set. I bought another Star Wars set the other night that had 2 battle droids an Arc Trooper and another trooper with a gun platform. Excuse me for not knowing proper names just yet. I have been out of the Lego loop for around 20 years and am just now starting to get stuff for my 11 monthbold daughter. The Lone Ranger Serie will be her first full series but I am pickiny up smaller Star Wars sets alng with them. The next will be the AT-ST set at our local store as they had several in stock.
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