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#61 videriant

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:26 PM

I was hoping to wait for the Troll Castle to go down as 3 targets around me had about 10 of them together. Ended up buying one a $70 just in case and a good thing because TWO DAYS LATER I went back to see if the rest had dropped to 50% and they were all gone.

I wished I had gotten in on some of the Castle and Kingdom sets also. And some of the Indiana Jones ones. I hope they do a re-release of those down the line.

#62 IOIHUMMERIOI

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

This is the Lego set we all have been looking for...

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#63 PANZERGRENADIER

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

Now thats a real lego at-at.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

Color analysis and applicable marketing ruined LEGO Space starting in 1990, IMHO. With the discontinuation of Blacktron I/Futuron/Space Police I/Classic Space and the start of M-Tron. LEGO has been able to redeem itself in recent years mostly with Castle and modular sets, but I feel we will never top the space pinnacle of Blacktron I/Futuron/Space Police I/Classic Space. If you took the Blacktron II sets and replaced all the trans-neon green with trans-yellow, kept the old logo, the white with black, and gave the figures their original suits, then we would have had awesome sets. Unfortunately, there is no way to do this since the 10 x 6 x 11 panel nor the 6 x 6 octagonal windscreen was never made in trans-yellow. Trans-yellow pieces in general are bloody expensive.

The designs were cooler with less available parts, the colors were simple but perfect. We do have the new NASA sets, but they are more of a City sub-theme than Space. Space Police III failed to impress me even though they are using the Futuron colors. The mix with the bad looking aliens and the skewed design fail to hit the mark. (I still bought the sets, but must change the outcome.)
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:20 PM

so, finally got to a kmart .. the only one anywhere near me is 30 mi into nowheresville. i was sure everything would be long gone, but lo and behold, there was *one* clearance set left .. a quest before time (7572) for three bucks. made the whole trip worthwhile.

at a new target, finally found the S3 minifigs in the valentine section - grabbed 10 random bags and came up with a fisherman, two elves, and a samurai. they didn't have the kingdoms polybag yet. only clearance set left was a lonely ben 10 set, and galactic enforcer was 70 bucks.

all in all, a good lego day!

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:34 PM

Color analysis and applicable marketing ruined LEGO Space starting in 1990, IMHO. With the discontinuation of Blacktron I/Futuron/Space Police I/Classic Space and the start of M-Tron. LEGO has been able to redeem itself in recent years mostly with Castle and modular sets, but I feel we will never top the space pinnacle of Blacktron I/Futuron/Space Police I/Classic Space. If you took the Blacktron II sets and replaced all the trans-neon green with trans-yellow, kept the old logo, the white with black, and gave the figures their original suits, then we would have had awesome sets. Unfortunately, there is no way to do this since the 10 x 6 x 11 panel nor the 6 x 6 octagonal windscreen was never made in trans-yellow. Trans-yellow pieces in general are bloody expensive.

The designs were cooler with less available parts, the colors were simple but perfect. We do have the new NASA sets, but they are more of a City sub-theme than Space. Space Police III failed to impress me even though they are using the Futuron colors. The mix with the bad looking aliens and the skewed design fail to hit the mark. (I still bought the sets, but must change the outcome.)


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#67 GoingIncognito

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

There shall be no M-tron bashing as long as I'm here.


I concur! I liked M-Tron legos :P. It helps I'm partial to the prominently red color-scheme. Also, my rose-colored glasses of nostalgia are on tonight :)
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#68 scp89

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:02 AM

anyone else get the 20% off any one item coupon in their email from Toys R Us??? not sure what I'll use it on...maybe NinjaGo set...anyone else have any suggestions?

#69 IOIHUMMERIOI

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:26 AM

anyone else get the 20% off any one item coupon in their email from Toys R Us??? not sure what I'll use it on...maybe NinjaGo set...anyone else have any suggestions?


Cool! I'll have to check to see if I got that when I get home. I know I could use it. They have all the sets there that everyone else has had on clearance. Although, this 20% might just knock off the mark-up they put on their Lego sets. :cry:

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:47 AM

I stopped by a walmart today and they still had a few sets at 50% off - echo base, hyena bomber, zurg, and a couple of small atlantis sets. I also saw a few sets in boxes marked "return to walmart for credit". The boxes were shrinkwrapped to the top but I was able to 'rescue' the Neptune carrier and a lunar limo. They rang up at 50% off too though so does anybody know what the deal with those are?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:59 AM

The boxes were shrinkwrapped to the top but I was able to 'rescue' the Neptune carrier and a lunar limo. They rang up at 50% off too though so does anybody know what the deal with those are?


It means that they didn't sell, survived on the shelf through clearance prices, and will now be going back to the warehouse/possibly LEGO for some amount back.

Also, hello, first post.

Last week in West Hollywood I was lucky enough to get the Galactic Enforcer for $25.48 at Target. Very pleased.

Shot in the dark, but has there been ANY word regarding this year's modular building besides the rather flimsy idea that it will be a post office because the Grand Emporium had a postal box?

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#72 180husher

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:00 AM

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#73 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:40 AM

Finished the Troll Mountain Fortress before. Awesome set.

#74 TheHelix

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:37 AM

isn't the Lego Indiana Jones minifig collection discontinued? I bought it at TRU for 10 and the Snowman creator for 40 cents to use my Rewards R Us.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:53 AM

I got one of those 20% off email coupons from TRU, but I don't think I'm going to use it. I don't think these have to be used with my rewards card so if anybody wants it let me know. And it's one use only so only one person can use it.

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#76 ireladd

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:54 AM

I got one of those 20% off email coupons from TRU, but I don't think I'm going to use it. I don't think these have to be used with my rewards card so if anybody wants it let me know. And it's one use only so only one person can use it.


I know I'm new to this thread, but I wouldn't mind it.

#77 The Green Giant

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:58 AM

I know I'm new to this thread, but I wouldn't mind it.


We like new people, TRU just marks their prices up 40% so the coupon is useless.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:59 AM

We like new people, TRU just marks their prices up 40% so the coupon is useless.


True, although the Ninjago stuff was still MSRP when I was there today.
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#79 GoingIncognito

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:29 AM

According to Toys N' Bricks Lego stores may have Venators for $65 and Home One's for $36. Anyone willing to buy and do a bags only shipping :D.

Forgot to note specifically these deals were at Rockefeller Center Lego Store.
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#80 IOIHUMMERIOI

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:31 AM

isn't the Lego Indiana Jones minifig collection discontinued? I bought it at TRU for 10 and the Snowman creator for 40 cents to use my Rewards R Us.


What Indiana Jones minifig collection? Sounds like something I must have, especially for $10!

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:31 AM

True, although the Ninjago stuff was still MSRP when I was there today.



That's because it's new, after about a month out they normally increase it.

#82 TheHelix

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:36 AM

Ambush in Cairo. I also saw the bigger sets last month at a TRU Express but I was broke.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:44 AM

Ambush in Cairo. I also saw the bigger sets last month at a TRU Express but I was broke.


Ah. Okay. I have that one. I saw the other three sets at the TRUs near me recently as well. Wish they'd find some Batman sets lying around! :)

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:00 AM

Ah. Okay. I have that one. I saw the other three sets at the TRUs near me recently as well. Wish they'd find some Batman sets lying around! :)



Wait a few years and IJ might be worth as much as Batman. Batman wasn't really hard to find and then all of a sudden they disappeared and the prices went through the roof.

I'm hoping for more LEGO Batman and IJ and Harry Potter games just to continue the sets and cheap the prices for the parts and minifigures down. Plus I really like Batman. :)

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:13 AM

Wait a few years and IJ might be worth as much as Batman. Batman wasn't really hard to find and then all of a sudden they disappeared and the prices went through the roof.

I'm hoping for more LEGO Batman and IJ and Harry Potter games just to continue the sets and cheap the prices for the parts and minifigures down. Plus I really like Batman. :)

I actually really liked the Harry Potter game, probably my favorite of the LEGO games.
And the IJ sets are starting to go up already. Nothing like the Batman sets are now, but I could easily see these sets (that seemed to sit around for so long) ending up quite the collectible in a couple years. The terribleness of the most recent IJ movie I think really hurt sales of the classic movie sets, which should be in demand for years to come because the first three IJ movies are fucking amazing.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:18 AM

*Bow's down to husher, I'm that bad too though >_< I don't have an eclectic collection as yours though. I stick with a few themes to make sure I don't overbuy because I will buy and continue to buy the entire theme.

I wish Lucas would have put Indiana Jones on Blu-Ray first instead of Star Wars.

#87 TheHelix

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:22 AM

The other day at Wal-Mart I picked up a Lego watch for 7 bucks, but I didn't look at the packaging hard enough to realize the Count Dooku minifig was stolen. fuuuuu

I also got an Atlantis Wreck Raider for 5 bucks. The tanker truck was in the clearance aisle but came up regular price, along with the Mega Bloks and knockoff bricks.

I bought a Midi Scale Star Destroyer last month for 16. Think it will appreciate in value in the next couple years?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:26 AM

The other day at Wal-Mart I picked up a Lego watch for 7 bucks, but I didn't look at the packaging hard enough to realize the Count Dooku minifig was stolen. fuuuuu

I also got an Atlantis Wreck Raider for 5 bucks. The tanker truck was in the clearance aisle but came up regular price, along with the Mega Bloks and knockoff bricks.

I bought a Midi Scale Star Destroyer last month for 16. Think it will appreciate in value in the next couple years?


Star Wars usually hold it's value, that sucks on the watch. I don't think Wal-Mart will give you a problem giving your money back. I noticed a bunch of them like that when I was buying them.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:55 PM

It means that they didn't sell, survived on the shelf through clearance prices, and will now be going back to the warehouse/possibly LEGO for some amount back.

Also, hello, first post.


Welcome, and thanks for the info. So I guess that means they probably won't drop lower than 50% off either...

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

borders 33%-off good through the 27th -

http://www.bordersme...110125sa33.html

just one so far...