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#1 gylman

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:58 PM

I was able to find two of the three new Star Wars keychains at “Bricks and Blocks”, which is a Lego-only outlet store in Canada.  These are the Y-Wing Fighter and Vader;s Tie Fighter.

They were announced a month or so ago, and you can see a picture of them here
http://eurobricks.ho...2&hl=millennium

Sadly I did not find the Millennium Falcon keychain, which was clearly the best of the three IMHO, but I assume it will be out soon too.

The Lego Company calls these “Exclusive Bag Charms” for some reason. Maybe because they realize that these are not practical as keychains.

They come in slightly fancy packaging as pictured here.
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They are quite firmly glued together. I didn’t try my hardest to break them, but clearly they will survive in a pocket. Now, whether my gonads will survive having something this big and sharp in a front pant pocket is a different story.  This is clearly NOT a male friendly product.

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From underside
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And dangling in a safe location
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I think the Millennium Falcon one will be the most realistically usable of these. The other two are great for collectors, stocking stuffers, but otherwise…


Incidentally, this week also saw the release of new minifig keychains (MUCH more to my liking): Scarecrow (GREAT!!),
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Mr. Freeze (OK),
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and Emperor Palpatine (MEH,all the black robed Star Wars keychains look alike to me).
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#2 Starwars4J

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:10 AM

Well it calls them "bag charms", so maybe they're more meant to be hooked onto straps and whatnot than in your pocket?

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Edited by Starwars4J, 30 July 2007 - 12:11 AM.


#3 gylman

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:23 AM

Good point. I can see kids hooking these on their school knapsacks and sports bags.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:25 AM

Thanks for that info and those nice pics, gylman.  *y*

Yeah, put it on straps, Starwars4J....  X-D
I can see this working fine, very promising indeed....   :-$
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:53 AM

Looks very nice. Oh, and the LEGO stuff is ok too  >:-)

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#6 gylman

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:44 AM

pics updated.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:34 PM

Great find Gyl, our Key chain true madman  X-D

Those are really cool and I really like the packaging of those "bag charms" (what a retarded name though  *wacko* )
I shall keep my collection MISB  >:-)

Now Gyl you need a new "bag charms" custom holder  ;-)

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:03 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on Jul 30 2007, 12:34 PM, said:

Now Gyl you need a new "bag charms" custom holder  ;-)

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Well, I thoughtI already had a "bag charm" holder that I carried with me at all times,   :-D but it certainly won't accomodate these new "charms". I'll work on something...

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:09 PM

View Postgylman, on Jul 30 2007, 01:03 PM, said:

Well, I thoughtI already had a "bag charm" holder that I carried with me at all times,   :-D but it certainly won't accomodate these new "charms". I'll work on something...
Oh Behave  X-D  And for once I won't post overboard pics  :-P
You'll work on something Lego related I suppose  :-D

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:46 PM

I'll have to buy these! My favorite is the MF. (Millenium Falcon, not Mini Figure  :-D )

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:20 PM

really nice! :-)  I am going to have to get a set of these!

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on Jul 30 2007, 01:34 PM, said:

Great find Gyl, our Key chain true madman  X-D

Those are really cool and I really like the packaging of those "bag charms" (what a retarded name though  *wacko* )
I shall keep my collection MISB  >:-)
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I'm thinking of keeping mine MISB too. I don't know what I'd do with them otherwise. I'm looking forward to the Millennium Falcon the most, though.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:46 PM

Not that keen on the keychains. I would make the minis out of spare parts though but will keep them brick-build. Don't think it is worth the $3.99 to buy them when I can build it for cheaper. :-D   I got a luke, darth vader and astronaut key chains but never really like them since I can't really use them for anything other than hanging accessories. I like magnet mfs though. Those are great. :-P

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:09 AM

The Y-Wing and Vader's Tie are now available at German S&H for EUR 8.99 each!




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