For those curious to know what went on at the Toys R Us Midnight Sale last night, I took a ride to my local store to check out the frontline action. The Midnight Sale, hosted by participating Toys R Us stores, celebrates the release of new Star Wars Clone Wars toys, such as action figures, LEGO Star Wars sets, and other miscellaneous Clone Wars items.
Participants at the event received the limited edition holographic General Grievous action figure and Clone Wars poster for their purchases.
The picture below was taken last night at my local store near Dallas, and you can see how many people showed up. Inside the store was a marked section dedicated to all the brand new merchandise, and I’m excited to see that the LEGO Clone Wars sets dominated about a third of the space.
Almost half of the shopping carts I saw contained LEGO products. However, to my chagrin, Toys R Us has marked up prices on all of these new LEGO sets by $5-10. In the end I used coupons to purchase two Republic Gunships, definitely one of the must-have LEGO sets of the year.
If you missed this event, good news is that you didn’t miss too much.
Just today LEGO Shop at Home has listed all of the new Clone Wars sets fresh for sale. Don’t forget that your order qualifies for a free gold brick keychain with purchases over $75 until the end of July.
Here’s the full list of LEGO Star Wars Clone Wars sets available from the LEGO Shop:
- 7673 MagnaGuard Starfighter: Includes two Magna Droid minifigs (44.99 USD).
- 7674 V-19 Torrent: Includes a clone pilot (54.99 USD).
- 7675 AT-TE Walker: Includes Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, a clone trooper and battle droid, plus that weird “Huttlet” Rotta (89.99 USD).
- 7676 Republic Attack Gunship: Includes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Asajj Ventress, Commander Cody, and a clone trooper (119.99 USD).
- 7678 Droid Gunship: Includes two battle droids (29.99 USD).
- 7680 The Twilight: Includes Anakin, Ahsoka, R2-D2, and Rotta (99.99 USD).
- 7681 Separatist Spider Droid: Includes Commander Fox, a clone trooper, battle droid, super battle droid, and battle droid commander (29.99 USD).