If you’re looking to fill another glaring hole in your collection, now’s your chance thanks to yet another killer item from Yakface forum member Raylen! Head on over to the forums for a closer look, and place your orders here!
The LEGO Group has officially taken the tarp off of their UCS Sandcrawler (75059) available through shop.LEGO.com this May. Click the image above to check out their intro video and click on through to the full details and image gallery for this great set!
This week we are featuring new PreOrders like the Starfire Bishoujo, Rocket Raccoon ArtFX+ statue & Ultraman Ginga action figure! Plus new arrivals included Luke and Darth Vader Light Up Chopstick and Black Series 6″ wave 3 figures. Click on through for the full list!
While many of us are losing more and more passion for the hobby due to Hasbro’s distribution problems, there is a glimmer of hope when you see a report like this, where forum member Jedighost009 just scored the latest wave of Black Series figures at Kmart. Reports are also coming in more of these figures making appearances at Target the past week, so don’t give up and keep sharing those finds in the forums.
Personal Note: Can you imagine if Hasbro had a better plan in place and had launched the first wave with what’s packed in Wave 3? Geeze… it’s hard to not accuse of them being completely responsible for their own problems sometimes.
By now you’ve probably heard reports of Marshalls and TJ Maxx stores marking down the MTT to ridiculously low prices – if you’ve been waiting for your local store to mark one down, better head out quick… the Marshalls in my area had four of these marked at $59.00 as recently as Monday, then last night I swung by and they only had one left, for $39.00. So don’t delay, be on your way!
Reminder: Your mileage may vary. Just because many stores have marked these down doesn’t mean your local store has yet.
Hasbro is attempting to get some feedback from their consumer base in terms of buying habits for their product lines. They are mostly looking for more insights as to where consumers are buying Hasbro products, and why they are choosing online stores vs. retail. If your email is on file at Hasbrotoyshop, chances are you are on the survey list.
So check those email boxes and share your thoughts in this study… and be aware there isn’t much chance here to share “open end” comments so if you want to explain the Star Wars hobby situation, take advantage of every open comment you see because we don’t get many chances like this to voice our concerns through “official research.”
Personal Note: I think the survey is pretty dry, personally… I work in the research industry and don’t feel this gets to the heart of the matter… but that’s probably me being an unhappy collector and showing bias against the questions that are actually asked.
Yahoo Movies has posted an interesting article regarding a short 25-minute fantasy epic that was shown for a brief time back in 1980 in some overseas theaters before fans viewed The Empire Strikes Back. According to the article, George Lucas had instructed 20th Century Fox to create something that would complement the dark nature of this Star Wars film.
This is a pretty fun read, and the short film sounds interesting. You will even see some trees that look a bit like the ones on Dagobah here – check it all out after the jump!
Note: It also sounds like there may be a chance that this short film could be included as a bonus feature on an upcoming re-release of The Empire Strike Back on DVD/Blu-ray.
Intrigued? Click on through for what may be old news to some but was new to me.
Andrew’s Toyz has posted via their Google+ page a couple great images of the upcoming Mission Series: Senate Duel 2-pack featuring Darth Sidious (new) and Yoda (repack). Despite its limited articulation, that Sidious looks AWESOME! Click the image above to check them out.
As part of their Daily Deals promotion, Entertainment Earth is offering a sizable 35% discount in the Sandtrooper on Dewback Animated Maquette from Gentle Giant. This statue is limited to only 375 pieces worldwide making the $260.00 pricepoint all that more attractive. Get yours before it’s gone.
CHICAGO (Feb. 26, 2014) – LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago unveils a newly redesigned Center giving the thousands of families who visit an even better brick experience. The renovation includes improvements to the Center’s highly popular play areas, cafe and all new model display areas , including LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland – a large-scale, interactive LEGO model display chronicling the adventures of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
UPDATE: Now with images
DisneyParkMerchanside.com has updated their announcement of the Rebel Rendezvous package with their full catalog of random selection and pre-purchase merchandise.
Forum member and photonovel genius Lance Quazar returns to the scene with the beginning of an adventure for all you Indiana Jones fanatics… Indiana Jones and the Mayan Secret!
This storyline is all part of a contest he has entered at The Indy Cast, and regardless of how this places, it’s a fantastic start to a new ongoing series that looks very promising. So kick back for a few minutes and appreciate the hard work he’s put into this – because I’m guessing if you do, you’re going to enjoy the ride.
Forum member Raylen continues to deliver great 3.75″ scale diorama items, offering collectors a way to fill the void that Hasbro has ignored for almost 20 years now.
After an unsuccessful Cuusoo campaign last year, fans of the Sandcrawler now have an official set to budget for coming this May. An image from the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded hit the web via Flickr a couple days ago which confirms a leak from back in December by Chowren Toys. The UCS Sandcrawler (75059) includes a ton of play features and several mini figures including Uncle Owen and a complement of disgusting Jawas. Look for the price to be in the $300-$400 range here in the US.
Thanks to Chris S. from BanthaSkull for the reminder.