Best-Lock Construction Toys, Inc. is getting ready to send tiny plastic SG-1 teams into the world to do battle with tiny plastic Jaffa.
After eagle-eyed fans discovered the officially licensed Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis construction sets on the Sears Canada Web site (story), we contacted the company to find out their plans for the new line and whether fans would be able to get them in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s the full scoop.
Hong Kong-based Best-Lock is officially launching the line this fall with four different sets. The names and images currently on the Sears site were just preliminary, and will be replaced with these:
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- Stargate SG-1: Abydos
The largest set has over 900 pieces to build a death glider, F-302, pyramid, sphinx, Stargate, D.H.D., obelisk, and Anubis statue — plus a few Serpent Guards and a small army of S.G.C. soldiers.
- Stargate SG-1: Death Glider Attack
Over 250 pieces to build the death glider, Anubis statue, and obelisk, plus a couple of S.G.C. soldiers.
- Stargate SG-1: Battle Over Abydos
Over 750 pieces to build a death glider, F-302, pyramid, sphinx, Stargate, and D.H.D. — plus the SG-1 team figures and a handful of Serpent Guards.
- Stargate Atlantis: BC-304 Daedalus
Over 230 pieces to build the BC-304 battlecruiser!
The “Battle Over Abydos” box art shows figures that are clearly modeled after the original SG-1 team, including glasses for Daniel and Teal’c's gold forehead seal and staff weapon.
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Additional sets will be unveiled at the Dallas Fall Toy Preview trade show in early October, and roll out next year.
The two larger sets retail at $39.99 each, and the smaller at $19.99. They come with instructions and are recommended for kids ages 5 and up.
The Stargate sets will be sold at Sears and Family Dollar stores in the U.S., likely expanding to other retailers next year. Family Dollar will have two, exclusive SG-1 theme sets available for the 2012 holiday season, which will show up in stores from mid- to late October. The sets will retail for $10 and contain between 230 and 250 pieces each.
The bricks are compatible with LEGO and other brands. One of the company’s distinguishing features is that, unlike LEGO, Best-Lock does military-themed sets. They even have sets licensed by the U.S. Army.
Best-Lock distributes worldwide, but it may take time before we know just which retailers will stock them in the U.K., Germany, and elsewhere (and when). Stay tuned to GateWorld for updates.