I was walking through the LEGOS aisle at Target on Tuesday, looking around, trying to decide if I truly needed Darth Vader and the Emperor, when I noticed a spaceship I’d never seen. Pretty cool, kinda small. It was right next to the Cloud City red bipod-type things from Empire, so I dismissed it as some obscure Slave I-type vehicle.
But on a second pass, I noticed the name - Jedi Starfighter. Odd. I don’t remember a Jedi Starfighter. The only ships piloted by a Jedi were Luke’s X-Wing, Anakin’s Naboo Starfighter, Darth Vader’s Tie Interceptor, Maul’s Sith Interceptor, and Luke’s Hoth Thingy (I think that’s it). Anyway, it was different, and I’d never seen it in a movie.
And looking on the backside, was a picture from a scene that vaguely reminded me of the Episode II trailer. And there were pictures of other Star Wars Lego vehicles, and all of THEM were different too!
So I guess if you want to get a leg up on your Episode II marketing purchases, the time is ripe at your local Target stores.