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May the 4th (2015)

graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
Sorry if I missed it but haven't seen anything yet.  Do we know what the promo is this year?
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  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,672
    It is on the front page of BrickSet
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    It is on the front page of BrickSet
    Ah, I see it now. It was posted under the "shop.lego.com (General)" topic, which for some reason was not being displayed for me.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    If you spend $75 on Star Wars, do you get both Yularen and the Spider-Man jumper?
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited March 2015
    ^I think that's the case (or at least it was in the past). Get'em while you can...

    I have a couple SW sets that have been in my queue for some time.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited March 2015
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    Any reason why Lego continues to release minifig polybags of characters that nobody has heard of or wants?  Hell, Aunt Beru would probably sell a few Sandcrawlers over Admiral "I was onscreen less than the B-Wing" Whatshisname.
    Drmnez
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ he also says Lee-ah instead of lay-ah when he says her name =)
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    Hoth Han is often ridiculed, but at least it made me want to buy something to get it. As promotions, both Darth Revan and Admiral Yularen are failures for this customer.

    One wonders if they don't release particularly desirable characters as promotions because they don't want to be seen as fueling the secondary market.
    TheLoneTensor
  • MathiasMathias United StatesMember Posts: 94
    I'm actually kind of excited about the admiral. Have a MOC I'm working on of the Death Star conference room. He will fit in nicely. Besides, wasnt he the admiral Anakin was paired with in the clone wars quite often?
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,407
    ^ he did appear in the clone wars show, so is a great crossover figure, as I want the tie fighter this is a win win for me :)
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    @binaryeye Darth Revan actually has huge appeal to the Old Republic Fans and has been one of the most commonly "customed" characters of the EU/Legends. I understand many people are devote to the OT and that's fine but the demand for Revan was palpable to those that enjoy the EU (Lego ran out of Revan figs in the first day, some places in the first few hours) and Lego had probably received numerous requests for Old republic sets long before the new game even arrived.

    so again, demand high, but understandable that not everyone is a fan. just as I am not a fan of near nobody characters, I'd rather see unique print main characters than... let me get the quote right.... "Admiral "I was onscreen less than the B-Wing" Whatshisname. " ~ mathew
    BACbrixVorpalRyu
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    Lol.  I thought this was a different person.  Was thinking of General Dodonna. (Rebels)
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    @binaryeye Darth Revan actually has huge appeal to the Old Republic Fans and has been one of the most commonly "customed" characters of the EU/Legends.
    I think it's great those fans got something they wanted. But I'm not one of them, hence my qualifier "for this customer".
    just as I am not a fan of near nobody characters, I'd rather see unique print main characters than... let me get the quote right.... "Admiral "I was onscreen less than the B-Wing" Whatshisname. " ~ mathew
    I'll have to check later, but I think Yularen might have been in the scene where Han and Luke are escorting Chewbacca into the elevator. I'm fairly sure one of the people walking by is in an admiral's uniform but I don't know if it's specifically him.
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    edited March 2015
    Um, I'm kind of confused (which happens a lot).  Was he an admiral in OT?  Wookiepedia said he was an ISB colonel, even though he was an admiral in the Clone Wars.
    gmonkey76
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    While I'm not a huge Darth Revan fan, I managed to get a few between [email protected] and the store, and now they are apparently 30 USD 'failures'.
    Hoth Han on the other hand, can be had many times for 5-10 dollars.
    So 'failure' is really in the eye of the beholder.
    Just like ARF Troopers in black that were a polybag promo are now climbing.

    The Admiral will probably get people to buy a SW item or two, though my purchases will likely be the minimum purchase (likely cantinas + another small SW set), but hey, a 75 purchase is still a substantial purchase for LEGO I think.


    BACbrix
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    While I'm not a huge Darth Revan fan, I managed to get a few between [email protected] and the store, and now they are apparently 30 USD 'failures'.
    Hoth Han on the other hand, can be had many times for 5-10 dollars.
    So 'failure' is really in the eye of the beholder.
    Yes, this is precisely why I wrote "As promotions, both Darth Revan and Admiral Yularen are failures for this customer.", not "As promotions, both Darth Revan and Admiral Yularen are failures."

    And anyway, my use of "failure" was in the context of promoting sales, not resale value.
  • MathiasMathias United StatesMember Posts: 94
    @Poochy This is the guy. Probably a few seconds screen time in episode 4.
    brickupdatePoochyBACbrixsnowhitieaimlesspursuits
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,073
    edited March 2015
    If you need a giant red arrow to point out a character - probably not for the mainstream person buying Lego.
    gmonkey76
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Mathias  WOW! Did not know that. How cool. Thanks for the photos.
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    edited March 2015
    I actually know him very well from the Clone Wars (currently rewatching it), but I was curious as to why Lego thinks that he is an admiral in the OT version when he was not supposed to be one (according to Wikiepedia anyway) :).
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Yularen is pretty good. Revan was amazing! One of the best ever. I feal the polybags are a bit random though. Maybe an OT jedi with a yellow Saber would be cool to pair with revan and to add an amazing collectors market to fuel sales. Yularen is a ehhh. Most who get it will want it just for poly collection and resellers will still ask crazy amounts for him on the AM.
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    @madforLEGO yeah shadow arf trooper was dead in the water and suddenly 40$ is cheap for him. eBay is higher like 60$ average selling or higher depending in availability. I am suprise it has taken this long because black on a clone/stormy is so much more intimidating.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    Personally, I'd welcome more KOTOR/TOR stuff, Yularen isn't likely to get me spending on SW. Missed the promo for Revan, just lucky I found one seller asking $20 when I went looking.
    xiahna
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2015
    I quite like the Yularen fig, will sit nicely on my Death Star. But strictly speaking in regard the Death Star scene in which Yularen features- correction - briefly appears in the background, I wish they would make the other guy (google-fu later)... Admiral Motti... he has lines, not just any lines, actual exposition... and gets force choked (possibly the very first display of such a power?).

    Or at least include a comedy-strangulated minifig head at some point (with brown wig piece to hide his alternate-option 'smug' expression) when they next do an Ep-IV admiral.

    Lego! RELEASE him!

    (...as you wish).
    MathiasBrickDancersnowhitiemessygmonkey76
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    ^Wow that was deep. What a juxtaposition
    VorpalRyu
  • ChgoMattChgoMatt USAMember Posts: 108
    The May calendar says: "May 2 - 4: Take advantage of exclusive LEGO Star Wars offers and activities."    Anyone remember what last years offers were? 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,902
    ^Usually 20% off keychains and other junk that aren't bricks like the clocks. Then there tend to be some 10% discounts on a few SW sets, usually the stuff from the previous year. Best bet is to look at what is still on [email protected] from the Winter and Summer waves and you can probably make a pretty good guess as to what might be on sale. Last exciting deal was the UCS B-Wing, at least in the US. I will probably bite if there is a sale on the Red 5, other than that I am probably not interested.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ChgoMatt said:
    The May calendar says: "May 2 - 4: Take advantage of exclusive LEGO Star Wars offers and activities."
    I forgot to add that people also "take advantage of me." :wink: 
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    A little off topic but which one would you guess would yield more in the AM: Yularen or Stormtrooper Sergeant? Also where was stormy available?
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited March 2015
    Clone Lt. Is already a dead fish. If they stick to just the 3-day period for Yularen, he'll come out at $18 and climb slowly, but consistently from there. Yularen all the way.
    BACbrix
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    mathew said:
    Any reason why Lego continues to release minifig polybags of characters that nobody has heard of or wants?
    If I was going to pick a minifigure to personify me (in a SW outfit), it would be this Yularen dude...sadly enough. Nobody's heard of me, nobody wants me, my body falls apart from time to time, my wife thinks I'm made out of plastic (the credit card variety), and I'm not expected to do well after I retire.
    We know who you are. You are the one who started that F'n thread that has consumed our lives for 3.5 years. 
    Farmer_JohnBrikingRonyarsklambdougtsminicoopers11
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,651
    While I'm not a huge Darth Revan fan, I managed to get a few between [email protected] and the store, and now they are apparently 30 USD 'failures'.
    Hoth Han on the other hand, can be had many times for 5-10 dollars.
    So 'failure' is really in the eye of the beholder.


    Hoth Han would be expensive to buy now too, if he was only given away for the May the Fourth promo period.

    TC-14 remains popular, and was a similar short-time giveaway. It was not so well policed on a one per household / person, and some people got huge numbers. Revan they managed a bit better. If they try to strictly enforce one per person in store / household online, then the value is likely to hold up even more. However, this is then down to supply, rather than demand.
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    I still cant work out why Han's jacket is blue in set hoth echo base 7879, but brown jacket in the recent polybag ( I think I made a post about that at the time!). Still a great minifig though.  
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    ^Down to the fact that in shooting he was wearing a brown jacket, but in processing the images look blue. there is often ridiculous amounts of debate over what colour he jacket was.
    gmonkey76madforLEGOchuckpbluemodern
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    How well the Lego Stores have been stocked as May the 4th? I'm gonna visit Berlin Lego Store. The campaing begins May 2nd so will there be anything left on Monday May the 4th? Discounted and exclusive sets? Do they get replacements on Monday?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    ^^Hmmm...sounds familiar? Just like that awards ceremony scene where no-one can figure out whether Princess Leia's dress is white and gold or black and blue. It's divided the community for over 30 years...
    sidersddgmonkey76BumblepantsGoldchainslegomattpharmjodklatu003
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    As I was typing I thought of the similarity, but didn't want to point it out. I find it funny how people get so worked up about stuff that ultimately doesn't matter.
    TarDomoplasmodium
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Brown Jacket Standing By!!!
    Bumblepantslegomatt
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    As far as policing the number of promotional polybags go; I don't think there's a problem making separate purchases and getting another polybag. I have heard of stores giving out more than one polybag based on the amount you purchased in store. Let's say you spent $200; they would give you 2 polybags. I don't see a problem coming back later and making another purchase of $75 and getting another polybag.
    gmonkey76
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    With past May the 4th celebrations, have there been announcements from TLG on new SW sets, or surprise releases???

    @Shib, it looked blue (didn't realise back then how heavily blue tinted that part of the movie was) & my original Kenner Hoth gear Han had a blue jacket on, so I always thought it was blue. :smile: Doesn't help that he had a blue jacket on while on Bespin (or could be the blue tint strikes again lol)...
    xiahna
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    I know what you mean, it was only on seeing the hoth Han poly that I looked it up, on set photos show it quite clearly, and watching the film now that whole part everything looks oddly blue.
    VorpalRyu
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    VorpalRyu said:
    With past May the 4th celebrations, have there been announcements from TLG on new SW sets, or surprise releases???
    Once upon a time, they used to have some decent sales. A couple years ago it was the UCS B-Wing at 50% off. Before that you could often get selected sets for 20% off. This year the new UCS Tie Fighter will be released, but haven't heard anything else in the rumor mill.

    I just have to wonder how well SW-themed sets are doing these days with all the other licensed sets that TLG is releasing. Sure...there will definitely be a bump in sales once the new movie is released, but I know I'm only interested in the larger SW sets now. Clone Wars does nothing for me.
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    I like the fact that lego produced Han in both the blue and brown jackets. I have both versions and they are great.  I might go and watch ESD now and form my own opinion of what colour the jacket is !!   I suspect that the prevalance of snow in the shots and the lens filters are what is causing the blue colour saturation.   Who cares anyway?!!!  :smile: 
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited March 2015
    Wait, what color coat was Han wearing?

    Farmer_JohnDrmnezbrokenapathy23
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    @TheLoneTensor - It was actually an indigo summer dress, not a coat at all. ;-)
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    TarDomo said:
    How well the Lego Stores have been stocked as May the 4th? I'm gonna visit Berlin Lego Store. The campaing begins May 2nd so will there be anything left on Monday May the 4th? Discounted and exclusive sets? Do they get replacements on Monday?

    TarDomo: Are you German/some other nationality living in Germany/Tourist?

    Reason I ask is because i'm from Newcastle, North East of the UK, but I will actually be in Berlin on a City break on the 4th to the 7th of May.

    Are you familiar with the Berlin store?
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    edited March 2015
    @monkeyhanger I'm Finnish and just travelling to Berlin from 3rd to 6th of May. Never visited the store or Germany at all so really excited :) .
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    That blue/black gold/white dress almost caused a significant domestic when my wife assumed i was just winding her up that i saw it totally differently to her on the tv programme 'the last leg'. She got proper mad at me.
    SirKevbagsscrumper
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    TarDomo said:
    @monkeyhanger I'm Finnish and just travelling to Berlin from 3rd to 6th of May. Never visited the store or Germany at all so really excited :) .
    I'll be paying the Lego store a visit, along with a few of the German beer halls for some serious drinking (and the tourist traps). Lots to see and do in Berlin (been twice before - but always in December for the Christmas markets).

    As well as the usual famous tourist magnets, if you like your cars and you're a VW group enthusiast (or a Bugatti/Lamborghini admirer), you could get yourself to the huge VW AG "department store" near the Brandenburg Gate - we saw the Bugatti Veyron there back in 2006, closely guarded, you couldn't get within 10 feet of it.

    It is one of the cheapest capital cities in the EU for eating and drinking too, great city to visit (I always feel like i've been mugged when i'm paying £5.50 a pint in Amsterdam!).

    Enjoy the trip!
    TarDomo
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