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#991 salty tbone

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

Beanie Babies were a fad, unlike Lego. That said, I can't imagine the insane markups will last forever. And while I'm registered on that site, the whole investing angle makes me feel a little dirty.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:24 AM

I'm not real fond of the superhero sets, or the TMNT sets. Just not my cup of tea I guess. Mainly I'm big on the Star Wars stuff and a couple of the City sets catch my eye here and there (I really like the Mining Truck I got for $17 last week). I do like the sets for The Hobbit and a couple Lord of the Rings sets.

I realize I'm about to sound stupid, but what's the story behind the girl on girl jet ski set everyone keeps referring to?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

I found that site during Christmas and registered. I was going to post it here but I forgot. It's cool because you can import your bricklink collection and it will show you the value. Apparently my collection is worth $15,000 but I haven't changed from sealed to used yet, so I'm sure that will decrease.

The girl on girl is a few pages back. There's a new jetski set coming out. Here's the page:
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:53 AM

Ah, I know the set you're referring to.

Also, by far my best Lego deal ever was the Anakin and Sebulba's Podracers for $30. This was back in November, and it showed up for $30 in a Target ad. Both of my Targets were out, so I got it price matched at Walmart with no questions asked. Went back to Target a few days later and found a notice hanging in the Lego area that said the Anakin's Jedi Interceptor was supposed to be $30, not the Podracers.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

Ah, I know the set you're referring to.

Also, by far my best Lego deal ever was the Anakin and Sebulba's Podracers for $30. This was back in November, and it showed up for $30 in a Target ad. Both of my Targets were out, so I got it price matched at Walmart with no questions asked. Went back to Target a few days later and found a notice hanging in the Lego area that said the Anakin's Jedi Interceptor was supposed to be $30, not the Podracers.


Yeah that deal was funny because TRU was claiming that Target told them not to honor the price (price matching during the holidays). Like Target doesn't have anything better to do than email Toys R Us.

The jet ski set became a joke because someone here thought I said "girl on girl jet ski" because he hasn't been laid in awhile. I only brought that set up because certain (stupid) groups still complain that LEG Friends is sexist.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

Yeah that deal was funny because TRU was claiming that Target told them not to honor the price (price matching during the holidays). Like Target doesn't have anything better to do than email Toys R Us.


They probably did the same thing to other retailers, I just got the deal before my store got the email.

Wandered over to Walmart for the heck of it. Got the Satellite Launch Pad for $9.50. Box is pretty beat up, but it's for my collection so I don't mind.

They had the Sith Infiltrator for $27. I passed for now, as the only interesting thing in it for me was the Captain Panaka minifig, and I just don't find the ship that interesting (plus it's on screen for what? 5 seconds total?). My Walmart is also loaded with Battle of Naboo and Ewok Attack sets for $12. I sort of feel like they won't be in high demand though.

Also had the Black Pearl for $50. I'm not a huge PotC fan, but the set looks awesome, and at $50 is a good deal. I could always get two and resell the one I guess (although I have done no reselling ever).

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

My kids attend the monthly Lego store events. And it's amazing how many parents are banking on Lego sets to pay for their kids college. Kinda feels like the comic book "investing" crazy of the late 90's.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

My kids attend the monthly Lego store events. And it's amazing how many parents are banking on Lego sets to pay for their kids college. Kinda feels like the comic book "investing" crazy of the late 90's.


Which is precisely why this bubble is eventually going to burst....

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

whoa whoa whoa, what a great find - brickpicker!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

My kids attend the monthly Lego store events. And it's amazing how many parents are banking on Lego sets to pay for their kids college. Kinda feels like the comic book "investing" crazy of the late 90's.


Probably thousands "invested" in Lego, and $0 in a 529 plan. :roll:

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Some Lego fans spend thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars a year. There used to be a website called Lugnet and the people there would spend $20,000 a year on Lego. Does not make sense.

If parents are investing in Lego for their childrens' college funds we are all screwed. Those people shouldn't have children. Horrible parenting, but I don't expect anything from parents today.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

The new Mindstorms robot looks like a douche.

Lots of stickers and a mohawk. I'm sure the new NXT is incredible, but that design is terrible.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

The new Mindstorms robot looks like a douche.

Lots of stickers and a mohawk. I'm sure the new NXT is incredible, but that design is terrible.



Don't use stickers or put the mohawk on the guy. Or build one of the 16other models. :lol:

But he does also shoot balls... big douche!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

It also looks like he is saying "up yours" with that left hand :lol:

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I'm expecting a price drop on most second hand Lego sets at some point, but I think some of the sets will continue to increase in value.

Basically, I could see the modular buildings come down in price but the UCS Millennium Falcon is going to stay high.

Bit on the Black Pearl. Good value, plus it looks like an interesting build. My local Target had one Uruk-Hai Army for $21, but I don't like that set enough (except for the Eomer minifig). Also found a Creator Mini Fire Truck. My Target's were selling the Mini Creator sets for $5 before Christmas, and clearancing them out at $4.18 after Christmas, but this one rang up as the $5.99 retail price.

Anyone think the Droid Escape set may start getting clearanced anywhere soon?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

I don't usually pick up Star Wars polybags but found a TIE Fighter and Star Destroyer for $1.50 each at Walmart this morning. This has been pretty much the only thing I have found on clearance. Saw maybe one or two items (Cars oil rig) in all the Walmarts and Targets I've hit since the day after Christmas. I've found in recent years that soccer moms have become some of the biggest resellers in my area and buy up anything and everything the day after Christmas at 15% and 30% off.

I was also one of the few who got the Anakin/Sebulba podracer at Target back in November. I had to drive to the next town over and when I got there, there were only two left. On the shelf was a giant sign that indicated that Anakins Jedi starfighter should've been the item on sale. I took the podracer to the scanner and it still rang up at $30 so i took it to the register and it rang up there for $30 as well but I also had a $5 off coupon.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

I'm expecting a price drop on most second hand Lego sets at some point, but I think some of the sets will continue to increase in value.

Basically, I could see the modular buildings come down in price but the UCS Millennium Falcon is going to stay high.

Bit on the Black Pearl. Good value, plus it looks like an interesting build. My local Target had one Uruk-Hai Army for $21, but I don't like that set enough (except for the Eomer minifig). Also found a Creator Mini Fire Truck. My Target's were selling the Mini Creator sets for $5 before Christmas, and clearancing them out at $4.18 after Christmas, but this one rang up as the $5.99 retail price.

Anyone think the Droid Escape set may start getting clearanced anywhere soon?

I picked up 6 of those mini sets for $4.18 a piece. I think it was only the digger that was clearanced out and I got 3 of those. The manager discounted the fire trucks I bought as well.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

I picked up all the Series 8 Minifigs I could find from my Walmart. I ended up with 2 extra football players, 2 extra DJs, and an extra fairy. Send me a PM if anyone is interested in trading any other Series 8 figs for them. I have Actor, Cowgirl, Santa, DJ, Football Player, Fairy, and Cheerleader - so anything other than those I would be interested in. Would prefer to trade at least 2 at a time to make postage worth it.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

I picked up all the Series 8 Minifigs I could find from my Walmart. I ended up with 2 extra football players, 2 extra DJs, and an extra fairy. Send me a PM if anyone is interested in trading any other Series 8 figs for them. I have Actor, Cowgirl, Santa, DJ, Football Player, Fairy, and Cheerleader - so anything other than those I would be interested in. Would prefer to trade at least 2 at a time to make postage worth it.


How much were they...I just saw two boxes at my store.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

How much were they...I just saw two boxes at my store.


They should be $1 a piece on clearance at all Wal-Marts. Load up, man!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

They should be $1 a piece on clearance at all Wal-Marts. Load up, man!


Oh shit really? Thats not fair. My walmarts are cleaned out.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Oh shit really? Thats not fair. My walmarts are cleaned out.


Despite my scouring of many Wal-Marts looking for clearance Lego starting the day after Christmas, I only managed to find three (Pirate, Cheerleader, and DJ). At $1 a pop, I'm guessing people grabbed them by the boatload.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

Despite my scouring of many Wal-Marts looking for clearance Lego starting the day after Christmas, I only managed to find three (Pirate, Cheerleader, and DJ). At $1 a pop, I'm guessing people grabbed them by the boatload.


Well scratch all I said. I decided to make a late night run to check and see if they had any. They sadly didn't but they had a shitload of the little Polybags for $1.50 and...*drumroll*




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Found this sucker stuffed behind a Malevolence!


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:43 AM

Well scratch all I said. I decided to make a late night run to check and see if they had any. They sadly didn't but they had a shitload of the little Polybags for $1.50 and...*drumroll*




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Found this sucker stuffed behind a Malevolence!


The full priced Coke ruins the deal!!! ;)

Congrats, I'm jealous. I wanted that set bad. It's one of my favorite designs from the prequels. Alas, despite hitting close to a dozen Wal-Marts, I didn't find one on shelves.

I think I've convinced myself to take the day after Christmas off work next time, just to hunt for Wal-Mart clearance deals.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:16 AM

The full priced Coke ruins the deal!!! ;)

Congrats, I'm jealous. I wanted that set bad. It's one of my favorite designs from the prequels. Alas, despite hitting close to a dozen Wal-Marts, I didn't find one on shelves.

I think I've convinced myself to take the day after Christmas off work next time, just to hunt for Wal-Mart clearance deals.


I had a bad case of dry throat lol.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:11 AM

What set was it? Picture isn't showing up.

@husher180, if you can find them too, series 7 is also $1 at Wal-Mart.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:16 AM

What set was it? Picture isn't showing up.

@husher180, if you can find them too, series 7 is also $1 at Wal-Mart.


Republic Frigate 7964 for $50.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:30 AM

Republic Frigate 7964 for $50.


That is a great find. Some of the large prequel sets are nice. Most are just recycled crap, how many Starfighters are there really? There are more in lego form than the movies.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

That is a great find. Some of the large prequel sets are nice. Most are just recycled crap, how many Starfighters are there really? There are more in lego form than the movies.


Well its all lore based really. The newer sets though like the infiltrator come from The Old Republic.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:00 AM

Well its all lore based really. The newer sets though like the infiltrator come from The Old Republic.


I really want the Infiltrator and Republic Strike-class Fighter. I'd also like to pick up the Republic vs. Sith Troopers set, but not at $13 for only 63 pieces.

I think I'm done with my Lego shopping for a while. I got quite a bit in the last two weeks, and most stores by me are cleaned out. Only one that isn't is Kmart, but nothing is discounted. They had an Ambulance and a Space Shuttle, which I was hoping they'd clearance. Sadly my Kmart usually doesn't clearance things out until they're about two years old it seems.