As seen at The Brothers Brick, this feature on 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets shows how much more fallout we have from the abrupt changes brought by the 3D reissues being dropped. One set of Death Star Troopers is sure to delight pretty much everybody, while the other 10 sets are completely from the final prequel.
If you've been feeling that Hasbro's offerings have been a little lacking lately, Bloomberg has an article with some proof. Headline: Lego Beats Hasbro as World’s No. 2 Toymaker Amid Asia Sales Jump. According to the article:
Ewok lovers rejoice! Just in time for Return of the Jedi's 30th anniversary, LEGO announces their new Ewok Village playset complete with tons of movie inspired play features and 16 minifigures plus R2-D2. The set includes 1990 pieces and will retail for $249.99. Detail, official images, video and more after the jump!
Did you know Mattel made a die-cast car that's compatible with LEGO figures? It's true! The Hot Wheels Fig Rig is a new release from the company and likely at a store near you right now. The hood has 2 studs for LEGO connections, there are two more in the truck bed, and several locations have 3mm bars on which figures can grip their hands. And as luck would have it, a LEGO stud is the same size as the hole in most Fighter Pods figures.
ToysRUs stores will be hosting a special Star Wars Day event this Saturday, May the 4th, from 12-2 pm. Fans of all ages can build an exclusive mini version of Jek-14's Stealth Starfighter as featured in the Yoda Chronicles on the Cartoon Network airing May 29th.
Don't forget to add the new LEGO: The Empire Strikes Out DVD on your Easter shopping list this weekend. It's chock full of great entertainment and gags and even includes an awesome Darth Vader minifigure with medal! Order it here now for only $9.99!
The May the 4th LEGO exclusive for this year is good. Receive a FREE Hoth Han "Brown Coat" Solo in minifigure with a LEGO purchase of $75 or more. The minifigure plays on the much debated "Brown/Blue" coloring of Han's parka from The Empire Strikes Back.
The folks at LEGO are always generous and creative with their goodie bags for their Toy Fair media guests, and this year is a good one for Star Wars.
From Bricks To Bothans have posted images of Series 3 and 4 of LEGO's Planet Series planned for 2013.
ToysRUs has listed a "shirtless" Darth Maul minifigure for an as of yet undetermined gift with purchase promotion (Big Book?). The minifigure is listed for $4.99 which opens up the possibility that you can just buy on its own.
Autumn in New York is a beautiful thing. For fans of pop culture, the season brings their own east coast Comic Con. It's Preview Day, and because it's in Mid-Town Manhattan on a Wednesday, the foot traffic was not the critical mass that San Diego normally is. For this website, not having to cover Hasbro on a show of this magnitude is a little weird, but Hasbro's absence are DC and Mattel's gain, particularly if you're a Batman fan and collector where new figures from DC Direct and Arkham City were prominent. There were some Star Wars reveals from other licensors like Kotobukiya and Diamond Select, and they're not bad at all. But Gentle Giant and Sideshow were also absent and there was clearly less Star Wars than the show last year.
New York Comic-Con's Instagram feed reveals the next LEGO convention exclusive to be a Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder in Collector's Tin for next week's NYCC. The third in a series for this year's conventions, with Darth Maul for SDCC and Boba Fett for Celebration VI, the tin is a limited edition of only 1000 pieces with quantities limited for each day on a first come first serve basis.
Hoth Bricks has posted a listing of what's coming up for LEGO in 2013. Highlights include an AT-RT and Republic Trooper vs. Sith Troopers Battle Pack!
LEGO has come a long way from yellow only mini-figures. Their new Rancor set is pretty spectacular and includes a Rancor monster, Jedi Luke, Rancor Keeper, and a Gamorrean Guard for pork rind snacking purposes.