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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: March 2, 2014, 05:40 PM »
I started collecting LEGO right at the time the other set was being retired.  That being said if this is going to be $350 then I can probably keep living without one unless I find a good deal on it.

My estimate would be somewhere between $200 and $250. It looks big, but not as big as the Death Star or Super Star Destroyer sets.


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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: March 2, 2014, 12:44 PM »
I didn't recall seeing them at Toy Fair, but were there any new sets shown/announced for the Hobbit or LOTR lines, or do we already know everything that is on the way this year?

The only thing I saw was a little poster that said "more sets coming" or something like that for The Hobbit.

Here is the pic from ToyArk's coverage:



Back in October-ish there were some rumored Lord of the Rings sets coming this year:

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The Mirror of Galadriel Includes Frodo in a plain shirt and Galadriel. There is a small mirror and a statue. $12.99

Amon Hen Ambush Includes 2 Uruk Hai, Boromir, and what he believes is Merry. Small set of steps and the palantir tower. $25.99

The Defence of Osgiliath Includes 2 Orcs, a Gondor Knight, and maybe a Ranger. Small orc boat and ruins. $40.00

Witch King Showdown Includes the Witch King, Theoden, a Rider of Rohan (Eowyn), a white horse, and a Nazgul. Also includes a Fellbeast and small grassy area. $60.00

The Battle of Minas Tirith Includes Gandalf, 2 Gondor Knights, maybe 4 Orcs, a troll, and possibly Pippen. Set has 1 large gate at ground level, 2 smaller levels with a small house and the citadel. Also includes an orc catapult outside the city. $120.00

And I think a lot of folks expected to see them on display, but there was no presence of Lego: Lord of the Rings at Toy Fair. So maybe SDCC (if these rumors are even legit)...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 2, 2014, 12:38 PM »
Defensive much? 

As much as we, the fans who take part in discussions on a Star Wars collecting website, are into Star Wars... NEWS FLASH!  Not the rest of the world is.

I can't help but think of what a complete and utter waste of time it is to give a flying **** what Lena Dunham of all people thinks about Star Wars.

If you think it was a waste of time, why did you give a flying **** and defend her?

I'm not the first person on this thread to express a strong dislike for her or her show.


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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 2, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Lena Dunham is too young to appreciate/understand Star Wars.  I'm not going to fault her for that.  It's just not her thing.

According to Wikipedia, Lena Dunham is 28 years old this May.

When Episode 1 came out, she was 13.

Whatever you want to say about the prequel trilogy, kids who were 5-15 when EP1 came out, SAW it.

This is nothing more than an actress/"writer" who thinks her s**t doesn't stink, acting like she is "above" Star Wars - nothing more, nothing less.

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: March 2, 2014, 10:01 AM »
Looks like the REALLY BIG set this year will be the Sandcrawler:



As has been pointed out on the Lego collecting sites - the Set Number (75059) can be seen in the lower-right-hand-corner of the image.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: March 2, 2014, 09:57 AM »
Picked up Anakin's Yellow Jedi Starfighter set yesterday while I was out running errands.

My local Target did finally put out the new 2014 sets yesterday. They didn't have anything I hadn't already seen, but there was a "wish list" type catalog dedicated to Lego in the aisle so I started thumbing through it.

Sure enough - on the page that was labeled as Target exclusives - there was the Droid Tri-Fighter set.

So for the 1st half of 2014, here are the brick-and-mortar retailer exclusives:

Toys R Us - Coruscant Police Gunship
WalMart - Republic Anti-Vehicle Canon
Target - Droid Tri-Fighter

Online you can get them at LegoShop.com and Amazon.com - so I believe the exclusivity is to store-fronts only.



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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:44 AM »
I bought them off Amazon as well. Like I mentioned in the Recent Acquisitions thread, the $23/each price-tag wasn't great, but it was still better than the $90 for a set of three that they are getting on eBay.

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LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:43 AM »
Are these sets exclusives to the different retailers listed below (and Lego.com)?

75013 - Umbaran UHC (Target)
75024 - HH-87 Skyhopper (WalMart)
75025 - Jedi Defender Class Cruiser (TRU)
 
I must have missed the memo and thought that these were going to be available through all retailers.  :P

Correct. The BARC Speeder w/Sidecar was also exclusive to WalMart in the US.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:42 AM »
How does Lego get away with this, but Rocket Fett or hard plastic guns from Hasbro are considered a chocking hazard?

I think it's due to size.

Those round clear blue/red studs that the new guns "fire" are very pill-like in that if a child were to swallow one, since it is round and features no sharp corners would cause no harm to the child.

Just a guess...

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:06 AM »
Picked up the Coruscant Police Gunship this morning at Toys R Us using the 15% coupon they sent out this week.

Also picked up two of the large Minifigure display cases so I can put all my loose Star Wars mini-figs in SOMETHING that will make it easier to display them.

I also pulled the trigger on the Wave 4 Planet sets via Amazon today - while the order was from three different sellers, because they were all being fulfilled by Amazon, it was only $68 for the set of three - which sucks since they were only supposed to be $10 each, but it's still way under the $80-$90 price tag a set of three has been getting on eBay.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:08 AM »
I personally just want to see them do a good Fantastic Four movie - I really don't care if they make changes to race/gender. Start it off with Reed Richards and Victoria Doom being lovers/partners for all care. Have both the Storm siblings be African-American. Ultimately who cares. If the movie has a good plot and the actors do a good job, it should be an entertaining film.

If you want to get upset about this movie - get upset about the fact that this production may end up being complete garbage because it's a rush-job to help 20th Century Fox retain Fantastic Four rights.

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Disney Droids are, for some odd reason, some of my favorite pieces I have.  Love sneaking them in with random figures like they're following them around or something.

They are for me as well. Even though I have 57 unique droids in my collection (x2) plus the body I designed to work with the dome from Yoda's JSF mini-rig, I definitely would probably continue to get AT LEAST one 2-pack every time I visit WDW.

I can't imagine going down there and not coming home with any droids. The only thing I might do differently before my next trip is waste an afternoon, pulling all my current droids apart and seeing if there are any other color combinations I might want to build.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:29 PM »
This week - I picked up the following sets:

V-Wing Starfighter (Red/Gray from ROTS)
AT-AP

I have seen Anakin's Jedi Starfighter but I have yet to see the Droid Tri-Fighter and Coruscant Police Gunship.

So far though, the only place that has put out 2014 Lego Sets in my area is WalMart - so my thinking is that one or both of those two sets are going to be "soft" exclusives at either Target or Toys R Us. Toys R Us has been running the Buy-One-Get-One-50%-Off through, I believe yesterday, so my guess is that they have been purposely holding back to the 2014 sets for that sale to be over.

The Old Republic Jedi Defender Cruiser was exclusive in brick-and-mortar to Toys R Us, the Clone Wars BARC Speeder w/Sidecar & Starhopper sets were exclusive to WalMart, and the Umbaran Canon was exclusive to Target - so it's conceivable that those two remaining sets that I haven't seen aren't going to be carried by WalMart and are exclusive to either TRU or Target or both - only time will tell I guess....

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2014
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:28 PM »
Yeah I saw these too.  I'm so bummed planets are dead.  I don't like these little ships.  I do want the set of guards and gunners though.  Very nice.

The Microfighters aren't all that bad - they are kinda cute and fun little sets to build. As far as cheap $10 Lego gift for the Star Wars/Lego fan you know, they can't be beat.

Getting them have made me want to bite the bullet and pick up some of the Comic Con Microfighters that have come out in years past - would be cool if they re-released them in this format, but I doubt it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:19 PM »
Really looking forward to this! Trailer looks great. Does seem a bit campier than the other Marvel stuff, but that's okay. Hopefully they will make it all work.

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