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[CAN] Galaxy Squad Sets Found at TRU Canada

CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
edited November 2012 in Shopping USA/Canada
Seriously apologize for the poor quality pictures, I had no idea this was the first time they have been seen. I may return tomorrow and buy them to take better pictures and review them. But here they are in all their Bug Glory!

Bug Swarmer 70700
2012-11-19 19.13.10

Bug Obliterator 70704
2012-11-19 19.13.21


  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    edited November 2012
    Wow! Didn't expect Canada to be the first to get any LEGO set. I'll check my local store. But $99 is quite expensive for a 711 pcs set.
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    edited November 2012
    Finally, a series I don't have to worry about wanting~HOPEFULLY! :)

    But I can see my stepson wanting them lol
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Ya.. No desire for me.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    Orange astro marines. Excellent. These guys will be fighting alongside ADU at my house.
  • yys4uyys4u Member Posts: 1,093
    That robot looking dude in the middle of the 2 orange guys on the bottom looks pretty cool
  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 257
    Look cool, I wonder what prices will be without the TRU mark up. I love the orange helmets
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    Appears I made a typo, the second set number is 70705 not 4. Can the mods update that for me? Thanks
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917

    Look cool, I wonder what prices will be without the TRU mark up. I love the orange helmets

    TRU Canada does not mark up their LEGO, but it is the holiday season so they might start, if they haven't already. :(
  • fourstudfourstud Member Posts: 1,378
    WANT. I'm in MN, it'd be awesome if someone could snag the small one for me :P
  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    ^ TRU Canada does mark up their Lego... and it actually wasn't all that long ago that they started. Take a look at the Lord Of the Rings set prices:

    Toys"R"Us is becoming a disgusting place. I looked at a Canadian Tire flyer and they were advertising 20% off their stock of Starwars sets! Now if a store like Canadian Tire, who only orders small quantities for a limited time of the season, can afford to discount Lego sets AND STILL make a profit... can't a store like TRU, who ordering several 0 digits more Lego, afford to do better? So why has there been year long sales of only 20% off in Canada? Why does TRU decide to mark up certain Lego themes? We all know the answer. It's because people will keep buying Lego from them anyway. Screw the rest of us.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 788
    edited November 2012
    These better come out during the spring in the US, because I seriously can't afford all this January 2013 goodness!!!
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    So jealous, not about the Galaxy stuff, but there's some 2013 City sets there!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    Ma1234 said:

    So jealous, not about the Galaxy stuff, but there's some 2013 City sets there!

    I didn't notice the 2013 City until you mentioned it! I'm even more excited.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca Member Posts: 619
    Well, the bug stuff looks cool, as do the human and robot soldiers. Nothing immediately jumps out at me, but neither am I turned off by anything. Space is my favorite theme, so I hope the Lego designers have cooked up something awesome for the other sets yet seen (as well as for future waves).
  • mressinmressin Member Posts: 843
    edited November 2012
    Red and clear canopies, jay! Not bad for a space theme.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,551
    Note the female trooper!

    70700 reminds me of Atlantis, just that now the bugs have got the vehicles. Very similar colour scheme too. Then again, it is also very similar to AC. They could easily have called this "Alien Conquest 2. Man Fights Back."
  • YioYio Member Posts: 4
    Looks epic, finally get to see the galaxy squaddies. My one prob: they're not wearing the armor that was first released with the Galaxy Patrol figure. Sad face :(
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    These look cool! Although, I notice I think that of most new LEGO sets; let's see how amazing I think they look when they are sitting around on the shelves month after month...
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,000
    Yio said:

    Looks epic, finally get to see the galaxy squaddies. My one prob: they're not wearing the armor that was first released with the Galaxy Patrol figure. Sad face :(

    I'm surprised at this too. I totally expected them to reuse this piece. My initial reaction is 'mission to mars' or whatever it was called, which IMO looked hideous. If this had been space marines I'd have been tempted.

  • cozycozy Member Posts: 157
    i want
  • just2goodjust2good Member Posts: 247
    Lucky you! These look pretty good!
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Member Posts: 999
    I loved the Insectoids theme as a kid, so these are really tickling my nostalgia bone!
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,987
    edited November 2012
    CCC said:

    Note the female trooper!

    Not only did I immediately note her, I like how on that bottom right corner, they really 'featured' the troopers, including her. :-)

    I wonder if this will be a new element on box design. I know they have previously had the minifigs on the top of the boxes, but to have them prominently displayed in a corner, it seems like it is another way to really sell the boxes.

    Yes, it does have some of the Atlantis/AC look. I will need to see more of the sets, but if the insects come across as more alien than insect, this may be a winning line over here. If they are too insect like, it may be a dud.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,551
    ^ In fact, it looks a bit like the HP box below it, just replacing the real people with minifigs in a prominent position.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    Here it is, the holy grail. I went back and purchase set 70700 and low and behold inside the instructions was the pictures of all the sets. I've also uploaded tonnes of pictures of the complete set and Minifigures of 70700 and More pictures of the Box art for 70705 so check out my Flickr.

  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    edited November 2012
    Here's the direct link to My Galaxy Squad folder
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    #70704 doesn't look too bad. Thanks a lot @CupIsHalfEmpty!
  • StuBoyStuBoy Member Posts: 623
    I like how each set has different coloured troopers, and as @tamamahm said with the figs featured in the corner of the box-art they really help give the figs an identity, rather than just generic grunts.

    Not too enthused about the alien vehicles, but the human ones look like they have some cool play features, and quite swooshable.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @CupIsHalfEmpty, you're the best pessimist ever! Thanks for the preview, need to go look at the city sets, missed that!
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    Looking at the pics you put up... the 1x2 plate with the technic pinhole above it... are those new? the two printed tiles in that set are awesome (the hexagon display control panel and the mouth of the alien ship)
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,551
    It's such a shame they didn't make the galaxy patrol armour in matching colours.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    edited November 2012
    ^Yep. Some nice elements to it, although reusing the galaxy patrol armour would have been much better. Not reusing the AC blue would have helped too.

    Are we assuming this to be a one and done series like AC? It has that feel and look to me. Perhaps its heading more down a related releases route - ADU on earth last year, these guys in space fighting insect aliens now. Perhaps next year similar good guys but fighting a blacktron style enemy. All black with black GP armour or the robot(?) armour above would be awesome.

    To me the spaceships (subs in atlantis) are always the best parts and the creature like vehicles pretty rubbish. With a blacktron enemy we could double up on the good and eliminate the bad.
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226

    Looking at the pics you put up... the 1x2 plate with the technic pinhole above it... are those new?

    Yes that's new I'm pretty sure. And looks SUPER useful!
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @cheshirecat is it adu blue (dark azure in bl colors IIRC)? @CupIsHalfEmpty is it regular blue or one of the many blue shades we all enjoy?

    @caperberry i was thinking that... I wonder if they'd click neatly onto the male side hinge brick
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    ^True, perhaps I was too quick to judge that. Perhaps it is a lighter blue.

    I do like the different colours though - harks back nicely to the classic space and futuron days.
  • CrackseedCrackseed Member Posts: 90
    Love these new sets - very stoked to get my hands on them :) It's gonna be another pricey LEGO year for me!
  • AanchirAanchir Member Posts: 3,043
    As far as I can tell, the colors are Bright Red, Dark Azur, Bright Green, and Bright Orange. Nice spread of colors IMO. I know a lot of people might have preferred Bright Blue and Dark Green (classic blue and classic green), but it's neat to see how the sets are making use of these rarer colors. Bright Green is underappreciated IMO, and I'm glad it's been showing up so much more often than it used to in the past couple years.
  • fxdl96fxdl96 Member Posts: 3
  • mressinmressin Member Posts: 843
    Is it just me, or is that red-headed, big-eyed robot (see image) in #70702 just a mechanical Admiral Ackbar? :)
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