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[Review] 66308 Star Wars 3in1 Superpack


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#1 KimT

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:08 PM

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Set#: 66308
Set Name: Star Wars Superpack 3in1
Parts: Contains 8017, 7668 & 7667
Minifigs: 9 (Darth Vader, 4x Rebel Trooper, Shadow Trooper & 3x Stormtrooper)
Release: 2009 (In Scandinavia)
Price: 399,- DKr
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Suddenly "out of the blue", TLG treated us with this co-pack of 3 Star Wars sets.
I belive the idea was to make an "OT" Superpack with Stormies, Rebels and the improved Vader's Tie in black and grey.
I still haven't figured out why they put the Shadow Trooper in the Imperial Battle Pack as it is from the Expanded Universe.

The Box:
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A really nice box design that shows very well what you're getting.
A "10 Year Anniversary"-badge, good large pics of the figs included and the sets as well.
All is nicely incorporated on the box graphics. And using the 8017 Vader's Tie as background is really nice.
Only thing I would have liked them to have added is the classic Star Wars logo with the minifigs.

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The rear of the box shows the different features in Vader's Tie and again the included sets are shown, along with this "funny" little notive :laugh:
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One the side of the box, we're shown the "Full Monty" of minifigs included, scaled 1:1 :wub:

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Sadly this is one of those "tear-the-box-open" boxes. :hmpf_bad:
And opening it will definately scar the box. :cry_sad:

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The box leaves a lot of space for hot air and could certainly have been a lot smaller.
Especially when considering that the 8017 Vader's Tie is included as polybags.
Also I think they should have added the Chrome Vader to make this a really special Superpack :wub:

The Verdict:Would I have bought this if I wasn't a collector? No I don't think so. I might have if I hadn't already bought the sets before. But the price is not "reduced" enough if this was intended to be a good bargain. Also the lack of something "special" also makes it a little "meh!" :laugh:
Still I'd like to see more of these in the future, even though it smells a little like they did this to get rid of the battlepacks.

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#2 Skipper 24

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:12 PM

If I see this around I will probably get it. I don't have any of the sets and I want to be sure to get the rebel battlepack before TLC stop producing them. Otherwise this set isn't to appealing IMO. Possibly only the collector would buy this over just the normal sets. Thanks for the review  :thumbup: .
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:27 PM

Didn't know this existed. Looks like a good gift for the new collector, maybe. :sceptic:

View PostKimT, on May 25 2009, 07:08 AM, said:

The box leaves a lot of space for hot air and could certainly have been a lot smaller.
Especially when considering that the 8017 Vader's Tie is included as polybags.
Considering that they could have put the battle packs and TIE in the box that the TIE originally came in, minus the battle pack boxes, it's shameful that they pumped this up into an even bigger box.

I'm kind of tired of the marketing excuse since they've only used it when it suits them and overlooked the lessons of the past. The best marketing ever was the flip top box. You could actually see the contents laid out before you in all their glory. Those boxes didn't seem vastly oversized, either, and sold just fine. A big box of air only fools people for so long.

This, however, is not the thread for packaging crapping, which is what I just got done doing. :blush:

So, bottom line... ok set for the right customer, crappy packaging. :wink:

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:35 PM

A waste of a set, who doesnt have all if not part of this set.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:06 PM

View PostDarthSion, on May 25 2009, 01:35 PM, said:

A waste of a set, who doesnt have all if not part of this set.

Me :hmpf_bad:. I think these combo sets are a good idea. Combing small sets together from different factions allows you to create small battles and IMO a great opportunity for TLC.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:10 PM

This is kind of an odd combination of sets. I would have thought that Lego would have done this back in 2007/2008 with these BP's and the Imperial Dropship. Still, nothing wrong with more BP's.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:12 PM

I think the combination of sets is meant to be Original Trilogy.
It would have been really odd to have a Clone Walker Battle Pack there since Vader is a little later than that, wouldn't it? :tongue:
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 02:43 PM

A very nice review KimT.
And I think its good LEGO makes these packs.
I don't know the conversion of Danish Kroner, but I assume buying the collection will be cheaper then buying the sets separatly and that's a good thing (else there would be no point in making them).

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for the review, KimT.
These super packs seem pretty good.
All they need to improve on is the box size.  :hmpf_bad:

By the way, I think that 399 Danish Krone is around $75 USD (but my currency converter gadget for Windows Vista might be wrong :grin:). :look:
Those three sets together would cost only $50 USD...
Are LEGO sets in Denmark overpriced?

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:54 PM

View PostILikePi, on May 25 2009, 12:37 PM, said:

Thanks for the review, KimT.
These super packs seem pretty good.
All they need to improve on is the box size.  :hmpf_bad:

By the way, I think that 399 Danish Krone is around $75 USD (but my currency converter gadget for Windows Vista might be wrong :grin:). :look:
Those three sets together would cost only $50 USD...
Are LEGO sets in Denmark overpriced?
BPs-DKK130 each + Vader's TIE-DKK329 =DKK589

So the superpack would be cheaper, at least for Denmark :grin:

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:24 PM

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Minifigs: 8 (Darth Vader, 4x Rebel Trooper, Shadow Trooper & 3x Stormtrooper)

Little mistake there, it's 9 minifig not 8.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:49 PM

View Postgreen dewback, on May 25 2009, 08:24 PM, said:

Little mistake there, it's 9 minifig not 8.
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View PostILikePi, on May 25 2009, 05:37 PM, said:

Are LEGO sets in Denmark overpriced?
Not necessarily.
When converted, yes, then the prices are around twice the US prices.
But then there's taxes, income, real-estate value and stuff like that to consider, before making judgments on overpricing or not.
And let's not go there.
Let's keep it at the fact that this Superpack is cheaper than buying the three sets individually.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:22 PM

Nice review Kim.

I know that there are a few up on Bricklink but can anyone lay their hands on one of these sets at retail for me please?

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:44 PM

good "review" but it's more of an unboxing. I wouldnt mind getting this set

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:20 PM

Hey, just realized three of the reviews you cited are mine. ^^

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:45 PM

7668 is my favorite Star Wars set in the last several years, it's the only one I have bought too, it has such a great minifigure design.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:43 PM

Costs about 71 dollar here in sweden on sale now, normal price like 100.

Is this a good package 3-1? Or is 71 dollar still to mutch?

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:56 PM

Lol in LW I could buy it for 40 euro's.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

View Postsegambit, on Oct 27 2009, 06:43 PM, said:

Costs about 71 dollar here in sweden on sale now, normal price like 100.

Is this a good package 3-1? Or is 71 dollar still to mutch?

Well, I'd buy it for that price!

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View Postfilip skywalker, on Oct 27 2009, 07:06 PM, said:

Well, I'd buy it for that price!

Btw, nice to see another Swedish lego fan on EB!

ICA Maxi has it for sale, also the Anakin Y-ving :)

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:19 PM

View Postsegambit, on Oct 27 2009, 07:14 PM, said:

ICA Maxi has it for sale, also the Anakin Y-ving :)

Thanks for telling, I'll check if it's in the Maxi store near me too.  :classic:  :thumbup:
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:24 PM

I tell you the situation in Spain...

Normal price for the superpack is 60 euros. If you have the checks of "Toys R Us", it would come down to 54 euros.

The normal price for a 8017 is 36 euros, and 13 for 7667 and 7668, which makes 62 euros, and if you have the checks it would come down to 56 euros.

That depends on you, but I think that any sale on that super pack would make it suitable for buying.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:27 PM

Sounds like enough of a savings to scoop it up.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:20 AM

I think its probably cheaper if you buy it separatley. Don't know the retail cost in sweden, but in canada... its better off to purchase each set instead of buying this package on bricklink.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:40 AM

segambit Welcome to EB! :sweet:
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View PostBlueDragonZ, on Oct 28 2009, 01:20 PM, said:

but in canada... its better off to purchase each set instead of buying this package on bricklink.

For us in NZ it costs about the same to get all the three sets seperatly, then to get them in this super-value-pack thingy :grin:

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