May the 4th Promotion 2013

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  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    My guess is they start on the 3rd as a lot of people will be online shopping (from offices etc.) on a Friday and hitting bricks and mortar on the Saturday, as a trend. I don't know stats but my guess is Sundays are lower trading days than Friday and Saturday.
  • FenrisAkashiFenrisAkashi Member Posts: 242
    @cloaked7

    Ya 10am is when the store nearest me always opens.
  • NellyNelly Member Posts: 77
    Any more information about the supposed rumor of #10179 being discovered in some containers and subsequently being offered for sale again?
    hantotLegoFanTexas
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    Nelly said:

    Any more information about the supposed rumor of #10179 being discovered in some containers and subsequently being offered for sale again?

    ....dude. Let it go XD
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Nelly said:

    Any more information about the supposed rumor of #10179 being discovered in some containers and subsequently being offered for sale again?

    That was last week?! Don't tell me you missed it!!
    epyon396LegoFanTexas
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited May 2013
    Eu is live. Same levels as Oz.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    It´s live in Germany:
    SSD 369.99€ (instead of 399.99€! What a bad joke!)
    DS 389.99€ (419.99€ another Joke!)
    R2-D2 159.99€ (179.99€ hmm)

    Key-Chains are 2.99€ (instead of 3.99€ woohoo...NOT)

    A couple smaller sets are 10% off!
    NO B-Wing offer yet!
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    P.S.:
    You know what TLG? Screw you big time!!! I ain´t gonna buy anything these two days from you! I´ve got a couple of Han Solo Polys from a Czech seller already, HA so what now hmm?!?!

    P.P.S.: the Sith Fury Interceptor is 10% off! This set doesn´t even move for 40% off at other Online-shops!
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    'Gets @Diggydoes a stiff drink' :)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited May 2013
    @Diggydoes, for the sake of your own health, please look away when the US site goes live!

    On the 4th, I want you to visit someone you like, someone you trust and perhaps take them to a calm and tranquil place to be. Listen to the birds, smell the fresh breeze skimming the top of the poppy fields. You are with people that love you.
    DiggydoessidersddBrickDancerhleonffu
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    DS 7% off
    SSD 7.5% off
    R2-D2 11% off

    Some other non-exclusive sets around 10% off.
    9491 Geonosian Cannon 15% off.
    Some key chains and Series 2 planet sets around 30% off.

    That's basically it. And it's beyond pathetic. I can buy all three exclusives cheaper any time of the year in at least 5 different Hungarian webshops. I've counted it: right now there are 11 cheaper offers on the DS than the sale price. Lowest offer is 8.5% under [email protected]'s price. Similary numerous options on the SSD, the best offer being about 15% cheaper than the sale price. Cheapest R2-D2 is 16% cheaper than the discounted [email protected] price.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    edited May 2013
    @Diggydoes, your avatar seems relevant.
    Legoboy
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited May 2013
    epyon396 said:

    @Diggydoes, your avatar seems relevant.

    I think @indigobox's might seem more appropriate for @Diggydoes right now. ;-)
    indigobox
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    edited May 2013
    Legoboy said:

    @Diggydoes, for the sake of your own health, please look away when the US site goes live!

    I think there's a good chance that the B-wing will be seriously discounted here in Europe as well, only later. If it's not selling in the US I see little chance that it is selling well here. 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter for example went on a 50% off clearance sale in Europe in June 2012 while in North America it was sold out by March 2012 (in another sale I presume).

    This doesn't make the current May 4th any less disappointing though. 2012's wasn't much better either though, but then at least there were several non-SW sets on 50% off sale right then so I could patch together two orders from those. This year, nothing. Even the Kingdoms Chess Set went EOL a month ago, which I would have bought 2 more of to army build if it was still available. Maybe I'll make a PAB order only to get a Han polybag.
    Diggydoes
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    Aaaaaaaaargh...need i say more?!?!?!
    Well i´ve just placed a 58€ PaB order, that´s going to be it for this year!
    On the other hand i´m glad that this years 4th Promo-poly is such a lame Figure!

    But i wanna thank ya´ll for your warm words :)
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    graphite said:

    It probably has to do with overall cost to get/sell something in each country. If there are no import fees and getting product to the US is cheap compared to other countries then it makes sense.

    I don't know the actual costs etc but it could be something like that.

    Unfortunately most of this does not apply, for Australia at least.

    TLG already takes all the above in to account when pricing locally. We get the privilege of a paying $359 USD for a B-Wing. We have no Lego stores and [email protected] orders are all shipped directly from the US I believe.

    I'm not asking for a $100 B-Wing, but one at 50% off, so $175AUD. I think they will still do ok.

  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    epyon396 said:

    @Diggydoes, your avatar seems relevant.

    When i´ve changed my Avatar i somehow knew how May the 4th would turn out...
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    edited May 2013
    ^^^^ Given the breaking news on likely deals, I've just spent the last hour entering my PAB order with just that in mind...

    I agree with you on the potential for a discount at some point, maybe they just want to have a go to see if they can shift a few with the other May 4th offers first.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    The daft thing is, I have absolutely know idea why I'm waiting up. I know what the levels are at and I know that I'm not going to be placing an order! Glutton for punishment!
  • CheekaCheeka UKMember Posts: 236
    An employee in a UK store today confirmed 10% off lots of SW sets, including SSD, DS, R2 and possibly the Tie Fighter (might have made that last one up though). No mention of a large discount on anything, but I didn't ask specifically.

    Interestingly, she said the event has been moved to 3rd/4th this year because German stores don't open on a Sunday, and Lego want the event to be open to everyone at the same time. Sounds quite plausible to me, though my knowledge on Germany's shopping hours is admittedly non-existent.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    Cheeka said:


    Interestingly, she said the event has been moved to 3rd/4th this year because German stores don't open on a Sunday, and Lego want the event to be open to everyone at the same time. Sounds quite plausible to me, though my knowledge on Germany's shopping hours is admittedly non-existent.

    That´s true, shops are closed on sunday over here!
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    edited May 2013
    @Legoboy, what you said before needs to be said again:
    Legoboy said:

    Sadly, the only way @Legoboy is likely to be full of it is if @TLG are also full of it and provide @USA with unwarranted discounts that the @restoftheworld won't see.

    From your posts, I'm confident that

    1. UK will get 20% off B-wing
    2. US will get 50% off B-wing - in store and on-line
    3. EU, The Rest of the World - jackcrap

    Thank you, TLG, for being 'full of it.'

    Someone at TLG dropped the ball and hard on the B-wing. This set came out a scant 7 months 'ere and already it's been abandoned? A UCS dead on arrival? Unprecedented.

    Did someone come up with the brilliant idea to flood the set in the US, thinking that the US market would save it, and since that didn't happen, will now have to eat it by offering an unprecedented discount for a USC? What a mess.
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    edited May 2013
    in europe it has been began... but, It is terribel. Not full of 10 % off!! ridiculously....
    DS: from 419 to 390 EURO (8%)
    SSD: from 400 to 370 EURO (8%)
    R2D2: from 180 to 160 EURO (11%) wow...)

    any thoughts? maybe us/aaustralia has more luck .)
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    Hardrada said:

    Legoboy said:

    @Diggydoes, for the sake of your own health, please look away when the US site goes live!

    I think there's a good chance that the B-wing will be seriously discounted here in Europe as well, only later. If it's not selling in the US I see little chance that it is selling well here. 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter for example went on a 50% off clearance sale in Europe in June 2012 while in North America it was sold out by March 2012 (in another sale I presume).

    This doesn't make the current May 4th any less disappointing though. 2012's wasn't much better either though, but then at least there were several non-SW sets on 50% off sale right then so I could patch together two orders from those. This year, nothing. Even the Kingdoms Chess Set went EOL a month ago, which I would have bought 2 more of to army build if it was still available. Maybe I'll make a PAB order only to get a Han polybag.
    Wasnt the UCS IS and SSD discounted by 20-25 % last year

    So far last year was certainly better than this year
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I would like to bring up once again... The B-Wing was on screen for 10 seconds in a movie 30 years ago, never to be seen again.

    Making a $200 LEGO set of that ship that isn't playable, isn't swooshable, isn't perhaps the best business plan, but kudos to TLG for trying.
    epyon396FollowsCloselyRomanticWarrior
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited May 2013
    streeker said:


    @Legoboy

    From your posts, I'm confident that

    1. UK will get 20% off B-wing

    Not online we won't be. I'm told we'll have more luck instore. :-/
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    How would a $200 UCS TIE Fighter with a similar part count have done?
  • CheekaCheeka UKMember Posts: 236
    Diggydoes said:


    That´s true, shops are closed on sunday over here!


    Thanks for confirming! Sounds like a decent explanation to me then - I guess this is the first 5th May that's fallen on a Sunday. Wonder what they'll do next year, when May 4th itself falls on a Sunday...
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439



    Wasnt the UCS IS and SSD discounted by 20-25 % last year

    So far last year was certainly better than this year

    Sorry, forgot about those. And not a huge thing but a few SW key chains were half off last year. Not -30%. And then the half off non-SW sets I mentioned. 2012 was indeed significantly better.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    UK´s got the same discounts as Germany(Rest of Europe?)!
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    So in the UK we have some very similar numbers... can you have an expected anticlimax?

    R2 at 133.49 (vs 149.99)
    DS is 254.99 (vs 274.99)
    SSD at 329.99 (vs 349.99)
    B-Wing at 169.99 (vs 169.99)!!
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,293
    Prices just dropped on the UK [email protected] site, but nothing for the B-Wing.
    R2-D2 down to £133.49
    SSD - £322.99
    DS - £254.99

  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    Legoboy said:

    streeker said:


    From your posts, I'm confident that

    1. UK will get 20% off B-wing

    Not online we won't be. Possibly instore!
    o

    Not even you guys caught a break!?

    Why the hell are we still up??
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    What makes me laugh is theyve limited it to two per person, did Lego think the HUGE price drop was going to make resellers jump on them ? LOL
    jasonord69a
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    streeker said:

    Legoboy said:

    streeker said:


    From your posts, I'm confident that

    1. UK will get 20% off B-wing

    Not online we won't be. Possibly instore!
    o

    Not even you guys caught a break!?

    Why the hell are we still up??
    Personally, just to see the reactions.

    In...........store! Egg on my face if I'm wrong.
  • JessyDooDahJessyDooDah UK Member Posts: 228
    Looks like hoth Han is added to your basket for non sw items over £50 in the uk
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Legoboy said:


    In...........store! Egg on my face if I'm wrong.

    Sucking Legoboy.
    LegoboySirKevbags
  • psychopuppetpsychopuppet Member Posts: 71
    I am going away on a fishing trip this weekend. Hopefully I can find a place to use the internet to check. If the deals are to good I can always ask my parents to place a order since I don't trust public wifi .
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374

    How would a $200 UCS TIE Fighter with a similar part count have done?

    Tie Fighter would have done better. I think a Tie Bomber would have done better.

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702

    Legoboy said:


    In...........store! Egg on my face if I'm wrong.

    Sucking Legoboy.
    Beautifully delivered. :-)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Oh...damn you autocorrect. What a Berk
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702

    Oh...damn you autocorrect. What a Berk

    You didn't do it on purpose?
    caperberry
  • ZathrasZathras Member Posts: 70
    Though the TIE bomber is a personal favorite of mine second only to the A-Wing, I believe it wouldn't sell much faster than the B-wing. It too suffers from limited screen time in a 33 year old movie.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    A tie fighter is pretty much a no brainer, pair it with the new x wing on a shelf and theyll look fantastic together :)
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    I'm not sure why everyone loves the tie-fighter so much. It's such a basic looking ship and there isn't much that can be done with it beyond the current model except make it bigger.

    To be honest, I think Lego should be a bit more consistent with the UCS scale. I think if the B-Wing included a few minifigs and was to the same scale as the Imperial Shuttle then it would of done a bit better. That and it should of been $180 RRP.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    mathew said:

    I'm not sure why everyone loves the tie-fighter so much. It's such a basic looking ship and there isn't much that can be done with it beyond the current model except make it bigger.

    To be honest, I think Lego should be a bit more consistent with the UCS scale. I think if the B-Wing included a few minifigs and was to the same scale as the Imperial Shuttle then it would of done a bit better. That and it should of been $180 RRP.

    Hmm really?

    If it was to look something like this id buy it in a heartbeat :)

    image
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    I'd like them to "pad" the wings out a bit, brick built give them a little more padding and texture, but I suppose they would need to make it huge to achieve this. The TLG might be waiting until the new movies before releasing one?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Yea, you really do have to compare the system to UCS level sets to see what could be done, that picture is a good one.

    Try this, here is the system set for Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, and then the UCS Vader's TIE Advanced:

    #8017
    #10175
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    Yea, you really do have to compare the system to UCS level sets to see what could be done, that picture is a good one.

    Try this, here is the system set for Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, and then the UCS Vader's TIE Advanced:

    #8017
    #10175

    And one of the few UCS sets that can still be picked up for a realistic price, even sealed :)
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    mathew said:

    I'm not sure why everyone loves the tie-fighter so much. It's such a basic looking ship and there isn't much that can be done with it beyond the current model except make it bigger.

    To be honest, I think Lego should be a bit more consistent with the UCS scale. I think if the B-Wing included a few minifigs and was to the same scale as the Imperial Shuttle then it would of done a bit better. That and it should of been $180 RRP.

    I know this probably falls into the realm of the extremely geeky, but I think a lot of people simply don't realize that UCS versions of the one-man fighters done to 'minifig scale' would be much smaller than you'd think. A B-Wing to the same scale as the Imperial Shuttle, for example, would barely be larger than 6208, which I think would have a lot of people up in arms.

    Personally, I do wish they'd stick with a more consistent scale where it's feasible, but I can also understand why they don't.

    I would like to bring up once again... The B-Wing was on screen for 10 seconds in a movie 30 years ago, never to be seen again.

    Making a $200 LEGO set of that ship that isn't playable, isn't swooshable, isn't perhaps the best business plan, but kudos to TLG for trying.

    And I would like to bring up once again... screen time isn't the B-Wing's problem (it clocks in at about two minutes) - the relative obscurity of the ship is. Once the big B-Wing scene was cut from Jedi (and how did that not make it back in once Lucas had the means to complete his 'vision' of what the trilogy was 'supposed' to look like?), I think the B-Wing essentially fell in with any number of EU ships that are featured once or twice only to never be heard of again.

    As a point of reference, Slave I (the non-ridiculous Boba Fett version, that is) has less than 45 seconds of screen time, most of which it spends sitting on a landing platform doing nothing... but the expanded mythos of that ship and its pilot is what would sell it.
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