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TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« on: March 1, 2005, 01:24 PM »


When the Official Site said "coming in March", they meant it!

The Toys R Us exclusive Imperial Inspection LEGO Set was spotted by yours truly in Minnesota today!

For $49.99 plus tax you get: 
the Imperial Shuttle, four all-new stormtroopers, two Imperial Guards, two Imperial Officers, the Emperor, and Darth Vader.

I like the new-look for the Stormies, very nice!  Too bad the rest of the set is re-hashed stuff...  :(

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #1 on: March 1, 2005, 01:28 PM »
It's a nice set and had I not picked up the Shuttle last fall for $25, I likely would have been really thrilled to see this.  It's a great ship and a great assortment of figures but no thanks. 
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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #2 on: March 1, 2005, 01:33 PM »
Very nice set but I also have the shuttle from when it came out. I would just like to have the Stormtroopers.

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #3 on: March 1, 2005, 01:40 PM »
I want new sets, not rehashed ones, so I'm passing on this as well.

I wouldn't mind getting a few of the stormtroopers and officers though.
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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #4 on: March 1, 2005, 05:06 PM »
I guess I'll be the only one trying to pick this up - I never even saw it at retail the first time.

Um, what exactly is different about those Stormies?  Is it just the rifles that are new?

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #5 on: March 1, 2005, 05:42 PM »
I don't think this is necessarily a TRU exclusive.  I saw it at a LEGO store today.
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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #6 on: March 1, 2005, 07:57 PM »
I don't think this is necessarily a TRU exclusive.  I saw it at a LEGO store today.

From the official site:

"On the subject of updated sets, Bruns offered a tantalizing glimpse of a surprise Toys R Us exclusive coming in March."

Meaning TRU gets it as the retail exclusive, BUT LEGO can sell it via their stores (retail and on-line) like they do every set.  The same way that Hasbro can get away with selling store exclusives at their "Once Upon a Toy" store at Disney.

What they mean by "exclusive" is that it is not going to be available at Wal-Mart, Target, etc.   I guess, technically, it should be a called a "shared" exclusive. 

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #7 on: March 1, 2005, 08:07 PM »
Um, what exactly is different about those Stormies?

Ditto.  I'd like to know this as well, and if there's any other changes to the minis, or the Shuttle, in this set.  No way in hell I'm paying $50 to get a couple slightly altered Stormtrooper figures.  I can tolerate $10 for a couple Hasbro rehashed updates, but not $50 for an all new (mostly old) Lego set.

Same **** can be said for that damned Tie Fighter set with all-new light-up saber Vader.  That sucks donkey dork as well.

Lego's really running their OT product into the ground of late.  Granted, I'm excited about the UCS Death Star and purported Sandcrawler, but that's about all there is on the OT front it sounds like.

Not to mention, I'm exceedingly annoyed that most new/high-end Lego sets are no longer available at regular retail.  That pisses me off.  I much preferred when I could nab the uber-expensive sets on clearance at Target.  Hence, I've fallen way behind with this line (Cloud City, UCS SD, Snowspeeder, etc).   :-\

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #8 on: March 1, 2005, 08:48 PM »


Same **** can be said for that damned Tie Fighter set with all-new light-up saber Vader.  That sucks donkey dork as well.


You could be like the people where I live and just use an exacto knife to extract the Vader, leaving behind a useless Tie >:( ::)
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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #9 on: March 1, 2005, 08:51 PM »
Seen that plenty out this way as well.

Good tip though.  Thanks!   :P

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #10 on: March 2, 2005, 09:19 AM »
Um, what exactly is different about those Stormies?  Is it just the rifles that are new?

Looks like more than just the weapon. Both legs have markings, also has markings below the waist line.

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #11 on: March 2, 2005, 12:28 PM »
Thanks for the pics Dale.   8)

Well, I hardly think that a little extra paint on their legs is worth getting too excited about. 

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #12 on: March 2, 2005, 10:44 PM »
Those new Stormies are badass. But $50 for them? Geez, thanks a lot Lego. :-\

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #13 on: March 3, 2005, 09:57 AM »
You could try your luck and find them loose on eBay. Theres none out there right now but there were a couple of auctions a few days back that ended.

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Re: TRU Exclusive "Imperial Inspection" LEGO Set
« Reply #14 on: March 4, 2005, 05:36 PM »
I know there used to be a site where you could order Minifigs seperately. I think it's called Bricklink? Not sure, and I don't know if it's still around. I may search around to see if they have any.