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Why is the Republic Tank not on sale in US? Oh wait, it is!
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Big Cam



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etcknight wrote:
Called the Lego Co store yesterday. They said they have them in stock but won't start selling them until Oct 19. Not sure what the significance is, but hope the info helps. Very Happy


it's available on LEGO S@H today 10/16/08 hooray!

http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=7679
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I called my local LEGO Store a few minutes ago and they said they would be selling it on Sunday
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stopped by Downtown Disney and picked up two today. They had a bunch this evening, but who knows how long the initial shipment will last.

Good hunting!! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked the set up at a Target slightly out of town for me yesterday.
However, my local Target still does not have it in stock and when I asked they hadn't even heard of it or had any dates for when Lego was sending them any exclusives. (All the other exclusives mentioned in this thread were also absent.)
Seems, we're just stuck in the stone age in Dublin, OH. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I picked the set up at a Target slightly out of town for me yesterday.
However, my local Target still does not have it in stock and when I asked they hadn't even heard of it or had any dates for when Lego was sending them any exclusives. (All the other exclusives mentioned in this thread were also absent.)
Seems, we're just stuck in the stone age in Dublin, OH. Rolling Eyes



haha i know Darth- the best luck i have is with stores closer to downtown, like i said before, i found my tank at the Target on High street past campus.

same store where i found the batcave for more then 50% off
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incase it has not been mentioned already.

This set is availble on S@H for Canadians as well for $69.99. Just bought one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished building my set tonight. I have to agree with some of the other members - it really is bigger than it looks! With such a large tank, I'm curious how the AT-TE feels sitting next to it.

It's certainly a lot "beefier" than the Clone Turbo Tank. But, I think the "tank" cannons should be more menacing and larger. They look as small as the snow speeder cannons and certainly not very threatening. Why such a large tank body for such small cannons? Confused

My other gripe is that while the gun turret chair is a cool feature, it prevents me from loading up troops into the cockpit. Wink

Certainly there's going to be some modding on this set - but overall a fun build. I really like all the angles! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

etcknight wrote:
With such a large tank, I'm curious how the AT-TE feels sitting next to it.

Tank being chased by the dung beetle:


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neko_li



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well this is the first time i've been honestly disappointed in lego distribution.
Target and online only? Which works...if your target has it. Mine doesn't have it nor even a slot to indicated it was there or will be. Sad Also no fun since target never had coupons/shipping discounts/etc. Forced to pay full price, whaa Razz

I'm suprised, this is the first time i've ever "had" to go to online sources exclusively to get my legos.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost bought this yesterday at the LEGO store, but went for the Republic Cruiser. I may get it for my birthday. Is it worth paying? Or should I get the AT-TE?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neko_li wrote:
Target and online only? Which works...if your target has it. Mine doesn't have it nor even a slot to indicated it was there or will be. Sad Also no fun since target never had coupons/shipping discounts/etc. Forced to pay full price, whaa Razz


I'm sure all targets will have them sometime within the next month. As far as sales go, there's black friday (you never know if they'll have it half off) and then there's clearances a year or so from now when they get rid of them...just like the tie crawler.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ki-adi-windu wrote:
I almost bought this yesterday at the LEGO store, but went for the Republic Cruiser. I may get it for my birthday. Is it worth paying? Or should I get the AT-TE?


I've seen it in Az, and yeah I would say it's worth it. Piece ratio to price is better than most SW sets now.
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neko_li



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone order this from starwarsshop.com yet, and get it?
they still say "ships in october", on their website, and couldn't give me an answer when i asked if its in stock via e-mail. already not loving their customer service. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, this may sound like a stupid question. Is this Limited Edition? I'm pretty sure it's not, but my friend says it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard or read it being limited edition.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be...the tie crawler wasn't out very long; it clearanced after christmas at target.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Limited Edition had to do with release target, not release amount. Last year, LEGO said anything that launched to a specific store or vendor was a limited edition. Some stores got more than others, some were available longer (supply and demand being what it is), but ultimately, the limited supply was created by limited sellers.
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neko_li



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phew. thank goodness they're already coming down on ebay. Got mine today for under retail. Smile

And here i was worried about paying over full price...
Actually pretty excited about this set. Still don't have any space to store it tho. Guess it'll go in the closet with a pile of my other bigger sets i've never built because of lack of storage space for the finished sets. For now... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay. Now my friend got it. I'm jealous now. I have to hold out until Christmas, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already mentioned this in the appropriate thread, but I thought this was a significant enough event to bump an existing thread in the LEGO SW forum...

Available once more via Shop@Home US:


7679 Republic Fighter Tank
Backorders Accepted

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