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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

I put together the new Snowspeeder the other day, fun little set. Not worth $30 though.

Thanks for the tip! Yeah - I'll definitely wait then - I still have $20 in rewards points sitting too...

Agreed on the Snowspeeder - interesting when I picked it up, it's spot on the shelf was right next to the AT-RT set which has only 57 or so pieces less and sells for $19.99 - so those 57 pieces are worth $10? Seems a bit extreme, at most this set should have been $24.99 or this wave's $19.99 set.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:30 AM »
Received my Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper Mini-Figure - fun little set, fits in great with the other Microfighters...

I also grabbed the new Snowspeeder set...

Down to just the AT-AT, Mos Eisley, Star Destroyer and MTT sets from this round of Star Wars Lego...

I'm hoping to be caught up before the Advent Calendar and new Hobbit sets come out.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:13 PM »
My local Target finally reset this weekend and put out the new Star Wars sets.

Grabbed the B-Wing set from there.
I also won an auction for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper...


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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: August 6, 2014, 01:53 PM »
Grabbed the SDCC Bard the Bowman mini-figure off eBay this week. Probably paid more than I should, but since it's still unknown whether this version of the character will show up in one of the four Hobbit sets coming later this year, I took the gamble.

I never got the Azog figure from last year's SDCC, but that ended up being okay since he showed up in the Dol Guldur set - if that ends up being the case with the Bard minifigure as well, then I'll just keep it for what it is - a nice memento from SDCC...


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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 6, 2014, 09:59 AM »
So far I've picked up:
Jedi Scout Fighter
The Ghost
The Phantom

I've seen all of the new 2014 sets at my local Toys R Us - but nowhere else. Since I don't have a Lego representation of it yet, I'll probably grab the B-Wing next.

I'm also circling some eBay auctions for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper.

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I'll second that...  If you wanted mint, why didn't you order from EE or BBTS?

You buy Amazon, you get Amazon.  I'm not a carded guy so I'm maybe not being very thoughtful, but I am an "I'm tired of paying so much for figures" guy, and I'd rather not see the $35 nets you free shipping deal go away on "collectibles" or something.  I just want to open the stuff and get a reasonable price.

Agreed - I only ordered some Stormtrooper Commanders from Amazon so I could get a few more openers of him - and that's exactly what they will be - openers. My MOC ones came from the case I ordered from EE.

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Got my Wave 4 case from EE today.

Luke isn't as bad as the pictures made him out to be. Yes, his elbows are horrible, but I can certainly appreciate what they were trying to do - and that was enable him to bring his hands up and grab the shoulder straps of the backpack - and really, the type of joint they used is the ONLY way to achieve a near 180degree bend in the elbow.

Glad to finally have some NEW figures in-hand.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:15 PM »
Let's see..... that would be NONE!  Well, the only one that might be considered halfway confirmed was the Han Solo in Hoth gear, which likely refers to the 6" Deluxe figure.  But I just have to shake my head at sites that should know better running rumors like this as news without any sort of independent verification

Agreed. With Hasbro producing large numbers of figures in years past, I have always wondered if Stan was doing nothing more than just guessing at where Hasbro would go next with figures and just throwing it out there and seeing what sticks.

But now with the breadth and depth of the line being almost non-existent, he's going to be getting less and less accurate with his guesses.

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LEGO / Re: CUUSOO
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:24 PM »
Anyone else interested in this Exosuit set? Comes out next week and supposedly will only have a single production run.

Yeah, I'm thinking about picking it up. I won't be upset if I don't get it though. I got $20 VIP rewards, might put them towards that.  :-\

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Tiny Death Star app
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:22 PM »
I don't think they have any plans on updating it anymore. I guess the number of players didn't meet what they were expecting. Wish they would just open up the reward levels and characters and make them purchasable.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2015
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:35 PM »
I hope they find a way to re-release the Wookiee Catamaran someday.  This is an old set I've never been able to track down for a reasonable price.

+1

Would love to get that vehicle, as well as the Wookiee "helicopter" (or what ever that vehicle is called)

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:34 PM »
The Hollywood Reporter has a story up now about a new Lonely Mountain set coming later this year - looks pretty good...



Here is the link to their story: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/comic-con-lego-unveil-smaug-720681

Seems like a bit much for $130, but it looks like they've cut off part of the set for the picture, so it's hard to tell...

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:31 PM »
Picked up a bunch of sets since my last post:

Spider-Trike vs. Electro - the trike does indeed stink, lousy vehicle, like I said before, picked this up purely for the Electro mini-fig
Avengers: Captain America vs. Hydra - grabbed it using my Kmart Shop-Your-Way Rewards, had enough to cover the whole purchase
Captain America's Avenging Cycle - grabbed in an eBay auction, haven't received it yet
Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape - grabbed in the same eBay auction as above
Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown - my site-to-store order from WalMart is ready for pick-up, getting it tonight on the way home
Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash
X-Men vs. The Sentinel - these last two sets picked up using the TRU Buy-one-Get-one-40%-off today

I have another $15 in Kmart Rewards that I'm probably going to put towards the Spider-Helicopter Rescue set and I'll grab the Doc Ock Truck Heist set from WalMart since they have the best price.

Once I do that, I'll be down to just needing polybag sets, remaining sets from 2012 and the convention exclusives (which I have no intention of ever getting, no way can I afford one minifigure for $300).

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:09 PM »
Good to see as expected the Snowtrooper is a carry forward as I will be buying scads of him.

It looks like that entire wave is carried forward into the new package line, right? Jedi Luke, Clone Wars Obi-Wan, Snowtrooper & Darth Maul - am I missing anyone from the wave that so far has only hit in non-US markets?

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Conventions / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:20 PM »
Anyone going that wouldn't mind trying to pick up for the me the Lego Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy or the Mini-Ghost w/Chopper sets that were just announced?

I would be willing to throw in polybag "Good Morning Bilbo Baggins" or "Darth Revan" in addition to the cost of the item and extra $$$ for the effort.

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