Is this a new series of “megafig” money banks?

As soon as I saw the pic in the local Toysrus (TRU) catalog when I visited Hong Kong, I wanted one.  Unfortunately the stock had not arrived when I left Hong Kong. TRU calls it the “LEGO Ninjago Collectible Money Bank”.  Measures 34 cm according to an eBay listing.  Will be great for displays or as presents for little (or bigger) boys. I can only hope that we’ll get it in Singapore soon, and have more designs to pick from… Imagine a clone trooper version. The SW fans will go crazy…

SKN# 933503

Price (each) : HK$299.90 (approx SGD50)

 

Why TRU Singapore sucks

I’ve just read about the TRU Hong Kong pre-launch offer and now I really think TRU Singapore sucks…

Yep, 150 lucky HK fans got a white Boba Fett.  And a PAB bag as well.   What’s more, their sets are cheaper than in Singapore!  And, they also get to participate in a lucky draw!  With prizes being the full assortment of SW, Kingdoms & City sets respectively…

Grrr… anyway, if you wanna feel depressed, you can check out the TRU site here and the blog here for 1st hand account of the pre-launch.

On pre-launch day, with purchase of LEGO® Star Wars new products at or over HK$1,000, customers can get a free pack of Collectable Star Wars Boba Fett.
* While stocks last. (150 Packs Only)On pre-launch day, with purchase of Any LEGO® new products at or over HK$300, customers can get a free LEGO® Pick a Brick gift pack.
* While stocks last. (250 Packs Only)

7848 TRU Exclusive

Xwingyoda did a review of the 7848 TRU exclusive and I must admit the set looks good. Not that I really need yet another truck (is this some evil TLG plot to sell roadplates??), but the shop is cute.

You can read the full review over at BrickHorizon: www.brickhorizon.com/boardz/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2254 

I’ve copied some pics from Xwingyoda‘s review, do pop by his review for full descriptions. 

Can’t wait till the TRU arrives in Singapore.  Am saving my TRU coupon for it! 

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TRU shop with weapons and Lego corner.  So cute!!!
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Truck interior with bed and TV.

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TRU offer for Toy Story 3 Garbage Truck Getaway

I bought a new set today, it’s the Toy Story 3 Garbage Truck Getaway (7599) exclusive to Toysrus in Singapore.  While it’s at a so-called ‘discount’ of S$89.90, it’s actually selling for US$49.99 so it still more expensive than USA, as usual… (grumble grumble…)

If you are curious, usual price is S$119.90.  

I guess if you are not willing to wait and see if better deals come along, this is as good as it gets (or unless you have a trip to the USA). 

One more thing, the Western Train Chase (7597) sets have arrived in Singapore retailing at S$189.90 (saw it at Bricksworld Takashimaya but not in Metro, Toysrus or Takashimaya toys department yet).  The pig looks great and so does the T-Rex and train, but  think I’ll wait for a sale before buying.  It’s only US$79.99 in the USA…

 

As usual, pics link to Brickset for details and reference.

USA Discounts on SW and Toy Story 3 Sets

Sigh, I wished I started collecting Lego when I was in the USA… apart from not having one or two advent calendars, I think the USA is the best place to be for an AFOL. Prices are cheap, they have Legoshop.com, prices are cheap, they have Lego stores that have pick-a-brick, prices are cheap, they get sets ahead of other countries, prices are cheap… you get the idea…

Case in point: Toysrus US is now having 25% off new Toy Story 3 and all Prince of Persia sets and free shipping on purchases over US$100… there is more… shop.lego.com is having discount on several Star Wars sets too…

Unfortunately, still not worth the effort to buy in US and then ship over to SG… so…

Anyways, prices below for easy reference, and pics are links to the sites.  Grab them before they are all gone!

From Toysrus:

  • Toy Story 3 Garbage Truck (7599) – now $33.74 (List Price: $44.99)
  • Toy Story 3 Trash Compactor Escape (7596) – now $37.49
    (List Price: $49.99)
  • Toy Story 3 Western Train (7597) – now $59.99 (List Price: $79.99)

  • Prince of Persia Desert Attack(7569) – now $8.24 (List Price: $10.99)
  • Prince of Persia Quest Against Time (7572) – now $37.49 (List Price: $49.99)
  • Prince of Persia Fight for the Dagger (7571) – now 22.49 (List Price: $29.99)
  • Prince of Persia The Ostrich Race (7570) – now $14.99 (List Price: $19.99)
  • Prince of Persia Battle of Alamut (7573) – now $59.99 (List Price: $79.99) 

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From shop.lego.com:

  • Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser (7754) – now $76.98 (List Price: $109.99)
  • Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker (10195) – now $187.48 (List Price: $249.99)
  • Ultimate Collector’s Millenium Falcon (10179) – now $374.98 (List Price: $499.99)

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Update:  Missed this earlier. There is a shop.lego.com offer only for 3 & 4 May –

– FREE Shipping on all orders over $75*
– Receive an exclusive LEGO® Star WarsTM sticker sheet with any LEGO Star Wars purchase on May 3rd and May 4th!

– Every purchase enters you for a chance to win a solid bronze Boba FettTM minifigure!

Buy ’em all!

30042 Mini Sub offer at TRU

 

 

Toysrus Singapore is having a special offer for Star Card members from May to June – a 30042 Mini Sub with every purchase of a 8079 Shadow Snapper at S$49.90.  Not a bad deal if you consider that 8079 is selling at US$29.90 in the US.

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I think 30042 is a nicer set than the 8072 Sea Jet, cos the sub design is really quite nice, so if you are in Singapore, do go and grab a set.

Happy shopping!

(All pics are shortcuts to Brickset for easy reference)

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