Mandalorianknight

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    star wars, specifically the original trilogy, rogue one, mandalorian, and clone wars. I also like bionicle and occasionally purchase superhero figures off bricklink.
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    bought 30% of 8924 and fixed it up for an overall cost of half it's market value

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  1. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Um, I think the battle packs are coming back AS the minifigure packs. Everything about the snowtrooper pack (increased price, subject matter, display stand) when taken together strongly indicates it's a special case and meant as a UCS add-on pack. The $15 blister packs for other themes pretty much just ARE battle packs for other themes, with the main difference being that the composition is usually 2-3 army-builders and 1-2 named characters. But consider the themes (ninjago, superheroes, harry potter): they usually lack armies for the good guys, at least ones of any iconicity. And even then, we do get "battle packs" of entirely unnamed characters (Oni ninjago pack, GCPD pack, probably more I'm forgetting). I'm pretty sure the SW ones are just going to be battle packs packaged differently. Interesting, as the set (and the 187th airbourne) are from battlefront 2005, and AFAIK only the tank is canon (battlefront 2017). Depending on the price I might get it, I already have a nice MOC I made of the tc-130, but if the figures are good and it's cheap maybe I'll get it.
  2. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The Obi-wan had a stand, and I believe it was around the time this supposed contract renegotiation took place anyway. "The action figure theory is convoluted" It's something lego actually stated.... This is offensive to conspiracy theories. (But actually, conspiracy theory is a blanket term. it can be "lizard people control the government", but it can also be something real. Example: the USSR's genocides a few decades ago were once derided as conspiracy theories). This has literally no basis in anything. No motive on the spokeman's part, or the company's part, and potentially huge downsides for doing it, if true. If it was a lie, hasbro immediately would have said so (they wouldn't want fans of SW merch thinking it was their fault, because that could impact sales).
  3. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Not necessarily. There have been DC and Harry Potter packs consisting primarily of unnamed characters, and many ninjago and marvel ones are 50/50 between named charcters and army-builders. Considering those themes are a lot more focused on the main heroes as opposed to armies, I think there's a good chance that these are the "Triumphant return" to battle packs. 1. Yeah, it's the major rebel capital ship, I really hope we get one in the next couple years 2. Technically speaking, we got the speeders and imperial crosshair . (I get what you mean, but if they were gonna do one set I think they'd have to do the shuttle, and aside from the bounty hunter ships pretty much every other vehicle appeared in TCW)
  4. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Speak for yourself, I've wanted ranking rebels for forever. Still hoping for a home one cruiser sometime, partially so we can get mothma and/or madine. No, we've even had leakers hint it's more exciting in response to all the "ugh it's OT" comments, so it might not be dagobah at all. Keep in mind the minifig packs which honestly might just be BP replacements. Keep in mind that Mando only had 2-3 sets origionally planned, one of which being a battle pack that, given the colors, honestly seemed closer to TCW or Rebels, and that Bad Batch, while a good set, is nowhere NEAR as popular as mando. They'll wait to put stuff out until they can ride season 2 hype.
  5. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Yeah, it hurts to see it, it's tough to ignore. You've got one other. My most wanted SW sets are a trash compactor/detention block, coruscant guard battle pack, exogol, and gnk droid statue. Crimson Corsair is a great fig, but I don't see us getting him until another Maz's castle comes out, or a star wars CMF. It's definately based of BoBf according to the leakers, and at that price point, I'm thinking it'll actually have some solid stuff from the show, not just the Mando S2 post-credits. I doubt it, even as an 18+ set I can't see that at $80.
  6. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I honestly don't mind the complaining as much, people going "I prefer clone wars sets" or "these sound bad and I'll skip" don't bother me as much as the comments that sound like they're entitled to the sets they want, or that not liking the sets is emblematic of lego being against their fans or films. Oh thank god. I can't see a Kef Bir set at $60 (or $80 I forget), so I'm going to keep hoping for the detention block/trash compactor.
  7. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Yeah, TROS has a couple good sets to choose from, but not that one, that's not a good option compared to exogol, especially not at that price. Yes I really want this, this is one of my most-wanted sets (I mean for star wars it's this, a Coruscant guard troopers battle pack, and a gonk statue) I mean there's a few different things pointing to it not being disappointing. One, that they meant it for the majority of SW fans, who don't generally think the original films are "garbage" (If you just meant the set choices, sorry). The other is that the same leakers have hinted "Yoda's training" and "death star battle" are more than they appear to be, and of course there are like 5 other sets we haven't seen yet. @jdubbs definately has info, but he usually gives out hints and clues instead of straight out saying "the set is _____". He had some fun ones around the time the cantina started leaking. I'm assuming he doesn't want to risk losing his connection by giving out all the info, so I kinda like the hints.
  8. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Hence why I said any legal way. Those guys may have the figs directly, but my lord, is it it's not legal. (Scalper growls *I will make it legal* ) No please no I want my trash compactor/detention block scene don't do this to me please oh god not the IX duel And now that we're at 4 sets...yeah, he's got info.
  9. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Interesting... I hope not, but I can't see what it would be. Here's how I think they stack up. Saying the AT-ST raider is an AT-ST would be like counting Rex's AT-TE from rebels as a stock AT-TE. The AT-ST's last real set was the RO one in 2016. At a $50 price point what major missing prequel thing we were gonna get? Another AT-AP or HMP gunship? As it's a pretty iconic vehicle, I think this one is justified. Maybe not the most exciting choice, but one that's certainly a solid choice. Yoda's hut: I'm with you on this one, we had it recently enough, and the only way I can see it being that expensive is if they threw in the 2021 x-wing (especially since it's $50 more expensive than the last one and the x-wing is $50.) I've wanted a remake of the 04 set for awhile, but not a year after the last red five. This is definately a bad choice IMO, they're gonna be splitting their x-wing sales down the middle. Death star battle: three what, death star sets? Those were three completely different scenes from two different films. My guess is it's the cell block and trash compactor, which is something I've wanted for literal years, so I'm actually very happy about this one. Also seems like it could be a way to get the "big three", chewie, and even obi-wan, vader, or the droids in a single, sub-$100 set, which would be a godsend for kids who don't have huge disposable incomes. When I was a kid I didn't have a standard han solo (or padme, but that's a problem we still have ) IMO this is a really good concept, and if it looks good and has a solid chunk of the main cast could be one of the best sets of the year. Most likely he either bought 30 sets and pulled them out and just hasn't inventoried the gunship parts yet, though it's also possible he bought all the cheaper listings for them and is reselling them. AFAIK there's no legal way to get large amounts of specific SW figs alone from lego, though you can buy the parts needed for figs from in-house themes on their bricks and pieces site.
  10. Mandalorianknight

    Wishlist: Future Star Wars Sets and Minifigures

    Bad Batch wave: Microfighters: Republic shuttle ($9.99): shock trooper Havoc Marauder ($9.99): Tech Republic V-wing vs AAT ($19.99): Tank droid pilot and V-wing pilot Battle Packs: Mess hall clones ($14.99): 2x p1 clone trooper, 1x kaminoan security clone, 1x clone (red plainclothes). Build is a lunch table with food launch feature Proto-empire ($14.99): 2x prototrooper, 1x republic commando, 1x elite squad trooper. Build is a BARC. Duel: Duel on Bracca ($14.99): Bracca landing pad with Hunter, Cad Bane, and a function where the figures flip over after being "shot" System sets: V-wing ($24.99): V-wing with an imperial pilot, prototrooper, and Scorch. Pandora chase ($39.99): Hunter's speeder bike, a small version of the airspeeder, and a small stall build. Comes with Hunter (plainclothes), Fennec, and Omega. LAAT/le ($69.99): Imperial gunship with imperial crosshair, 4x elite squad troopers, saw gerrera, and a partisan trooper. AT-TE ($99.99): AT-TE with 4x p2 clone trooper, Captain Bragg, Hunter, Echo, and the droid from that episode. Republic Shuttle ($119.99): Republic shuttle with Tarkin, Rampart, 2x shock trooper, a shock commander, Wrecker, Omega, Tech, and 2x clone pilot. 18+: Cid's Bar ($69.99): Large build of Cid's bar with Cid, Hunter, Omega, Rex (cloak), and the 2 patrons that show up in every episode. UCS: Havoc Marauder ($399.99): Massive Havoc Marauder with all the rooms shown onboard in the show. Includes Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Echo, Republic Crosshair, and Omega (all armored clones have arm printing and hairpieces if they have hair in the show, and echo has a new arm mold). helmets: Hunter ($59.99) Imperial Crosshair ($59.99) Wrecker ($59.99)
  11. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    That does make the data a bit different, though I'd say if we count them it'd half to be on a set-by-set basis, nearly. A good number of the RO sets are very similar to OT ones, but many of the solo sets, for instance, are only connected to the OT through han solo, and since the main chunk of the film takes place almost exactly halfway through the ROTS-ANH gap, that's a pretty tenuous connection. Plus, yoda chronicles and the other lego-ip sets are weird to count. Jek-14's fighter isn't in the prequels or clone wars, but it comes with clone and mandalorian characters, so while I personally wouldn't count it as part of anything there's an argument to be made. Some of the mando sets are close enough to OT (imperial vehicles), but others honestly seem closer to PT (colorful mandalorians), and some really seem more on their own (Razor crest). Clone wars sets pretty much all fit as prequel sets, but rebels is a weird one. Sure, many sets are OT styled, so it'd be a boon to that count. But how do you count rex's AT-TE? It's a Clone wars vehicle with clone troopers, but it takes place closer to the OT. TLDR it gets pretty subjective on a set-by set basis, but I think overall the OT did get a solid percent more sets in that 2015-2019 period of the new films, again because they were the safest bets to sell well. So this is almost entirely focused on the landspeeder, so I'll just say: The landspeeder IS one of the most iconic vehicles in the saga. It's also a way to get luke, obi-wan, c-3po, and r2-d2 in a single, cheap set, but the main point is on the iconicity of the vehicle. Yeah, it's not in the series all that much, but it's more than slave one, almost all republic vehicles, etc. It is one of the definitive star wars vehicles. If you ask people on the street to name 5 star wars vehicles, I guarantee it would be "x-wing, tie fighter, millenium falcon, imperial walker, luke's speeder" a solid 90% of the time. Yeah, the idea that CW needs to be counted separately from prequels really doesn't make sense for many of these.
  12. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Thank you for finding all the stats, though I think some of your conclusions aren't correct, and a bit of the way you distribute them is slightly askew (why are RO, solo, and Mando OT, but clone wars is it's own thing?) Namely, if you look at the distribution, we got massive prequel waves in 2013 and 2014, and the literal wave after the new films stop, we suddenly start getting a much more even amount of sets for each era. During the flux of new films, since about half their sets went to the new ones (And it's important to remember that two of the new films we got are classified under OT.), so with the remaining spots they took the safest possible bets in case the new films didn't do well. I might come back and crunch the numbers for it in a few hours, but I suspect if you pull out all new films and series from 2015-2019, classic OT sets aren't all that far off number-wise from classic prequel sets. If anything, the major takeaways from the data are that lego leans heavily into new films, and that in "off-season" between them we tend to get a more balanced mix of eras. I think the reasons for that are drastically different than those for the system sets, though. Adult collectors are the basis there, and they HATED the prequels (and clone wars, hellogreedo has a great video where he just goes back and shows all the hate the clone wars got in it's early days), so there was no money in prequel UCS. The gunship vote was a test to see if prequel UCS could sell, and if the gunship's selling well, maybe we'll get more prequel UCS. I agree, though more about clone trooper/Mandalorian sets than strictly clone wars. Lego is starting to see the demand for these characters, not just from some grown adults online, but from actual sales figures, so I think we'll be seeing them more frequently. With the shows, lego got super cautious about them after the clone wars series ended and their mishandling of the rebels sets led to poor sales. I've gone over it before, but they also mishandled resistance, what with not releasing the MAIN HERO SHIP (I haven't seen much of the show, but the fireball was the most prevalent in the marketing and definately a nice design), which further reinforced the idea that animated series sets wouldn't sell well. Obviously that led to only the one mando set, which along with the baby yoda situation emblematic of 1977 star wars merch, was quickly resolved with a solid amount of sets, but it's status as not only live-action, but baby yoda's show assumedly is part of what kept them cautious about bad batch. The shuttle appeared to do well, so my guess is we'll get more sets in summer 2022 with season two, as while well-liked I'm not sure bad batch was popular enough to get sets 6 months between seasons when they could just wait until season 2 premieres and have sets out to ride the hype there. My guess is BoBf, due to it's mandalorian connections, will start with a couple sets, then have a mandalorian-like distribution after. Obi-wan and andor will probably get one set, if any, especially considering the tone of andor.
  13. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Well, not exactly. First off, if we're talking about the clone wars, it DOMINATED release-wise for years, because, like you said, there was no other media at that point. I don't think the examples you specifically chose are great, as the venator had been around for what, 3-4 years at that point? and the ARC-170 had been released beforehand. And really, especially in recent years we have gotten a fair amount of prequel era sets. I'm pretty sure it is, but luckily aside from the plaque and packaging it'll be easy to replicate for cheap.
  14. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Something tells me that if the new battle packs are blister packs, they would no longer be exclusive to lego stores. I think they're the same price as battle packs, unfortunately.
  15. Mandalorianknight

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I mean, in general we do tend to get OT set remakes more frequently than PT sets, but once you take out the ones that are just the literal most iconic star wars vehicles (falcon, landspeeder, x-wing, tie fighter), it's not that far off between them. Luke's x-wing is released more or less as frequently as anakin's starfighter (delta-7 or eta-2), and much like the landspeeder, we constantly get at-rts. Spider-droids are pretty frequent (lego's spider-man obsession bleeds into the star wars line? ), as is the aforementioned grievous spider.The kashyyyk at-walker i forgot the name of and the HMP gunship are released disturbingly frequently relative to their amount of screen time, possibly due to the price range they can be made at (but still, there had to be SOME better options, right?) The star destroyer and gunship haven't been released since 2014 and 2013 respectively. (in system form of course, we got UCS of both of them). The walkers are a bit different, with 6 years between AT-ATs and at minimum 8 between AT-TEs. To be clear, I think we're well overdue for a system gunship, star destroyer, and AT-TE, though if I had to guess the next one we'll get is an AT-TE next year. Given the UCS sets of the other two, we could legitimately not see system ones for years. Part of the problem, which they seem to be starting to solve, is that the larger system models are getting so expensive, and we only get around 2 $100+ system sets a year. And you've got the falcon, AT-AT, AT-TE, gunship, both star destroyers, jabba's palace and sail barge, an endor bunker, echo base, and so many other sets vying for those spots. Then add in that for the past 6 years many of those spots were used on tie ins for new films that then create more vehicles necessitating more large system sets... and we've got quite a problem. It's sort of three-pronged: star wars needs new content to stay relevant, and those new designs require new sets. You could partially pin it on disney-lucasfilm for having them make some less iconic sets at large price points for new content (galaxy's edge transport), but at the same time with all the new designs, it's nice to get more obscure ships sometimes. You could also pin it on lego themselves depending on how much freedom they have in set choice, or even for their amount of $100+ sets, but market forces can impact that to an extent; people don't have the money for too many $100+ sets, and spending the capital, new molding costs, more/larger factories, and more designers to cover more sets being produced at once would make the sets yet MORE expensive. Wow that went on a complete tangent that doesn't even really have a point. TLDR we do get some frequent prequel remakes, they're just weird choices? Makes sense. I can see this wave being different, but there weren't any microfighters or battle packs there, and I don't believe we'd only get one microfighter (razor crest), though I guess the "normal" battle packs may be the blister pack ones now. Personally I'd like that more than the standard ones if they keep the other blister pack's standard of normal weapons and 2-3 small system scale environmental/supplementary builds rather than a random speeder and stud shooters.