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LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) Polybag Review

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)

A few days ago, I reported that the new LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi DJ (40298) minifigure polybag has shown up at various Toys R Us locations. I check the inventory when I went to work and saw that they did indeed have some on the floor available for purchase at my nearest TRU. Unfortunately, they were street dated until January 9 but the manager on duty allowed the purchase to go through. They retail for $5.99 each but I got an employee discount on it. The item number is 379276. There are potential spoilers after this point but it’s been almost a month since the movie has been out so it’s up to you if you want to proceed or not.

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)


Minifigure

As mentioned before, the character for this polybag is DJ portrayed by Benicio Del Toro. The name DJ is actually short for “Don’t Join” as he real name was never revealed in the movie. He has on a black shirt with a black long jacket with some brown fur on the collar. There’s also some printing of his belt on the torso. The legs are also black with some brown for the bottom of the jacket.

The facial printing shows him with a short stubble with a stoic expression. The hair piece is the short brown one and it’s the one that we’ve seen before previously.

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)


Stand

Like with the others in this series of LEGO Star Wars minifigure polybags, DJ also comes with a little stand. It is the exact same stand as R3-M2 (40268) and the Scarif Stormtrooper (40176). The background card shows the inside of The Libertine. Unlike the background cards of the other minifigures, this one doesn’t show the copyright on the left but instead it has it on the bottom of the card which is covered up by the base. I like this change as it makes it a little less intrusive. Like before, there are a couple of holes for the Technic axles to hold it in place.

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)


Results

DJ isn’t a major character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi but does play an important part in the plot and it is interesting for LEGO to create a whole polybag just for him. He is exclusive to his set so he is a fairly rare minifigure at this point. Even though it’s a simple mechanic, I’m still liking this whole connective base for all the minifigures in this series.

Like I said before, he is available at Toys R Us for $5.99 each. Technically he won’t be available until January 9 but you may or may not be able to get it depending if the store manager allows it to go through or not. The manager on duty at my location pulled the rest of them after I purchased mine. There’s no word yet on if it will be part of a promotional sale but I have feeling that could be.

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298)



  • CadeSky

    Cool. Thanks for the info! I’m hoping to be able to pick this up soon, and would really look forward to any kind of deal that TRU might have along with this! I was a little disappointed to see that my local TRU has none of the 2018 Star Wars sets right now. I did see one of the new Darth Vader constraction figures a little before release date, but yesterday the shelves were pretty bare. I thought the rollouts were usually a lot stronger…Lego says they come out on Jan. 1 and you can get them. Not the case this time!

    • The Anonymous Hutt

      Oh, I’m sure they’ll be out in March here in the US, just like the last two years.

      • The Anonymous Hutt

        In terms of physical copies in stores, of course.

      • CadeSky

        I’ve seen a couple of Jan. 1 Lego sets at Target now. One Star Wars, one Lego Batman. I was really surprised when I was in a Barnes & Noble on 12/27 and saw that they had a wide selection of the 2018 sets…did they break street date there?

  • chewymurphy

    Do You have the R Web number for it?

    • It’s in the post. 379276

      • chewymurphy

        Oh sorry i missed that. Thanks!

  • Riddler22

    I’m not really a fan of the face print

  • Gomek

    Two comments:
    1. Why aren’t you the manager?
    2. I’ll get this despite the fact the DJ sub plot was one of the major problems I had with the movie. If I was TRU i’d be pushing to do as many of these types of promotions as possible.