Starting today through midnight St. Patrick’s Day Monday, March 17th, 2014, K & C Collectibles is offering 15% off all in-stock merchandise for those orders over $35.00. The discount coupon is “Green2014” and must be keyed into the Redemption Code field during the check out process. Offer valid while supplies last. K & C Collectibles has Black Series Wave 3 in-stock, Mission Series Wave 2, Saga Legends Wave 2, more LEGO sets and much more. Click on through for a list of recently added items.
Few first time Star Wars novelists get the promotional push that Joe Schreiber received in 2009 for Deathtroopers. The first unabashed horror story set in the Star Wars universe the combination of zombies and the galaxy far, far away inspired cosplay even before the book hit shelves. While somewhat controversial for its more R rated gore and violence, the book became a fan favorite and just one year later the sequel Red Harvest was released.
Now after a four year absence from Star Wars fiction Schreiber is back in bookstores with the new novel Darth Maul: Lockdown. This prequel era tale follows the Sith apprentice on a mission for his master before the events of The Phantom Menace. Lockdown is a departure from the author’s previous horror stories but the hard action and flare for visuals remain–as does the promotion. From the graphics flaunting Darth Maul fighting a Yuuzhan Vong to the news that this new story ties in closely with James Luceno’s 2012 book Darth Plagueis fan expectations couldn’t be higher.
In this bonus episode of Star Wars Action News Arnie talks with the author about what he’s been working on since 2010, what stories influenced this prison story, and what continuity landmines he had to avoid when setting a story in this era. Listen to get all the behind-the-scenes details of this new book.
With Johnathan back hitting the bricks for a special LEGO focused “On the Pegs” segment, this is one podcast you won’t want to miss!
Not much in the way of Hasbro news this week but Flyguy and I hash out the bevy of LEGO news that has been assembled, chat a bit about the Clone Wars on Netflix (no spoilers) and discuss our recent acquisitions. Click on over to YouTube to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.
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!
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
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.
While you may have a better chance at winning the lottery than finding new Hasbro figures these days, it’s refreshing to know that LEGO Star Wars products continue to arrive at retail at a good pace – and this week, the 2014 sets have started to show up at various retailers. So head on out and see what you can score!
In this special episode, Arnie and Marjorie look at all the new Star Wars toys coming from LEGO, Kotobukiya, Uncle Milton, and more!