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The LEGO Movie 2 Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet Exclusive Minifigure Revealed

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The LEGO Movie 2 Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet

Amazon has updated their listing of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet which includes an exclusive Emmet minifigure with the book. The minifigure is hard to see but it looks like the one on the cover of the book which shows Emmet’s outfit all tattered. Since it’s hard to see the minifigure through the clamshell glare, it’s hard to see if it is the same one as the ones shown in a few of the sets that were revealed for SDCC.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet will be released on January 3 and it retails for $11.33. You can pre-order it now and you’ll get the lowest price if it drops between now and then.

Thanks to Michael for the heads up!

Let Emmet teach you how to be AWESOMER with his guide to life!Includes an exclusive Emmet Minifigure. THE LEGO MOVIE 2 – in cinemas February 2019! JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET AWESOMER… Remember when everything was awesome? Now get ready for even bigger, awesomer, and more action-packed adventures with Emmet and all his very best brick friends from THE LEGO MOVIE! When we last saw Emmet, he was the most positive, caring, super-duper guy in Bricksburg. This time, Emmet’s eternal optimism and master-building abilities will be put to the ultimate test: The very existence of play is at stake! Can Unikitty and Lucy help him stay positive? Can Benny the spaceman finally get a new helmet? Will Batman work in other colours than black? Will Metal Beard build new multi-purpose legs? Why are you still reading all these questions? Just buy the book!

LEGO Creator Tower Bridge (10214) Sale at Walmart

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The LEGO Creator Tower Bridge (10214) is one of the oldest sets that is still currently available at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] but there is a sale going on at Walmart that is probably the better deals that I’ve seen for it. The set is selling for $194.99 which is about 18% off the normal price of $239.99. Considering that it has 4,287 pieces, I would say that the sale makes it a great price with the $0.04/piece ratio. Walmart does offer free 2-day shipping or you can do a pickup at your nearest location.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) Sale at Walmart

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144)

Continuing with some of the fall sales on LEGO sets, Walmart has discounted the LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144). It is now at $169.99 which is 15% off the regular price and we usually don’t see prices like these unless you use VIP points on it.

Amazon is also price-matching Walmart on the price but on the Frustration-Free Packaging. This means that Amazon could just slap the shipping label on the box itself and ship that way or it ships without the LEGO box itself and you just get the contents in a box. It’s risky but sometimes it works out fine.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) Releasing Late October

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LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315)

LEGO China has revealed that the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) will be releasing later this month. On a post about some upcoming LEGO promotions, there’s an image that says the set will be coming October 26. The image shown isn’t the final product as it just used one of the images from the original project on LEGO Ideas. The release date is just a few weeks away so the official reveal of the set will probably be really soon.

**Via Promobricks**

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) Revealed

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LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

Blizzard has revealed the first LEGO Overwatch set to be available with Omnic Bastion (75987). This Blizzard exclusive has 182 pieces and retails for $25.00 each and it features Bastion in the orange skin from the Omnic Crisis. The set also includes his bird Ganymede.

Overwatch® fans will want to build and collect this exclusive Bastion figure in Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch toy can swivel at the waist, move its arms and features a small sub machine gun in the right arm. Fans will also appreciate Bastion’s friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch buildable toy is a Blizzard exclusive and only available in limited quantities.

-Build a LEGO® version of the Overwatch Bastion figure in the Omnic Crisis skin!
-This creative play toy construction set features Overwatch defense hero Bastion and friendly bird companion Ganymede
-Bastion building toy stands over 4” (12cm) tall; 182 pieces – For boys and girls aged 10+ and fans and big kids of all ages
-LEGO Overwatch characters and toys make the perfect gifts for fans of the game and are ideal Overwatch collectibles
-The LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion 75987 building toy can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

Toys R Us Rebranded as Geoffrey’s Toy Box

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Just a few months after Toys R Us declared bankruptcy and closed all of their stores here in the US, it looks like they have planned a comeback as soon as next month. Now going under the name of Geoffrey’s Toy Box, they are planning to open store-in-a-store shops and the first ones will reportedly be in a large Midwest retailer. My guess is that it could be in some Meijer stores since they are pretty popular in that part of the country.

This news may sound great as we do need a dedicated toy store but it also doesn’t sit well with some, mainly former employees. As one of those employees, I along with about 33,000 others lost our jobs with no severance pay while the the executives got paid bonuses. I honestly don’t care much about it anymore because I had something lined up before I left but it did leave a bitter taste in my mouth with how everything went down. From what I read, they are trying to rehire some of the former employees in the new stores so that’s good news I suppose. If I was somehow invited back, I most likely won’t be going back because it won’t be the same as before.

It’s still hard to say what Geoffrey’s Toy Box could be at this time. Most likely there will probably be some LEGO sold there but not to the extent of what TRU used to have. We’ll have to see if this new venture pans out or not but the investors are optimistic. Below is the press release from a few days ago.

WAYNE, NJ – October 2, 2018 – Geoffrey, LLC, Toys “R” Us, Inc.’s intellectual property holding company subsidiary, announced today that it is moving forward with a plan for substantially all of its assets to be acquired by a group of investors led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders.

The announcement was made following a five month marketing effort by Boston-based Consensus, an investment bank retained to market the assets of Geoffrey, LLC, that resulted in several formal and informal proposals to acquire the intellectual property assets. After considering such proposals, it was determined that the proposal from the existing term lenders was meaningfully higher and better than any other global bid or the sum of the bids received on individual assets. The transition of the business to its new owners is pending approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court and all major creditor constituencies are supportive. Geoffrey, LLC thanks all parties that participated in discussions with the company over the prior months, particularly those that submitted proposals, for their thoughtful and diligent engagement.

Geoffrey, LLC, as reorganized, will control a portfolio of intellectual property that includes trademarks, ecommerce assets and data associated with the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us businesses in the United States and all over the world, including a portfolio of over 20 well-known toy and baby brands such as Imaginarium, Koala Baby, Fastlane and Journey Girls. The reorganized company will own rights to the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us brands in all markets globally, with the exception of Canada. It will also become the licensor of the brands to the company’s existing network of franchisees operating in countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and in South Africa.

In addition to continuing to service these markets, the new owners are actively working with potential partners to develop ideas for new Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in the United States and abroad that could bring back these iconic brands in a new and re-imagined way. Geoffrey LLC will provide additional detail on this front as it becomes available.

LEGO Friends Friends Advent Calendar (41353) Amazon Sale

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LEGO Friends Friends Advent Calendar (41353)

If you’re looking for a good deal on one of the new LEGO 2018 Advent Calendars, Amazon currently has a sale for the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41353). The set has 500 pieces and it is better priced now than the original price of $29.99 simply because it does not include any minidolls or characters. There’s currently no sale for the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75213) or the LEGO City Advent Calendar (60201).