This actually pisses me off a bit. Not at you, but at Lego, since I ordered mine at like 12:05 AM right when the sale went live and it hasn't shipped yet (the Han Solo mini-figure has though).
Oh, don't be. I misread the email. Like you, they just shipped Han Solo and the poster. That's...weird to me. Why would they do that?
Found a fresh-looking end-display of Series 10 at Target. No Mr. Gold. Waste of time looking for him. I don't know if I'll do that again, but how often will I run into relatively fresh displays? I also wonder how fast I could get at identifying blind bags.
Question 1: What do you think of the sets in general?
Question 2: What do you think the long term availability will be in stores and online.Will they either sell well or bomb and will they have a short run in stores or be on store shelves for a year like Prince of Persia.
I really like the Lone Ranger sets, and I agree with dualedge2
-- they work as excellent Western sets. I don't care about/have no interest in the movie. Given that it's only because of Lego that I even know about it, it doesn't point to it being a big success.
I don't even like Westerns, but I like these sets. I don't want to wait for the Stagecoach -- usually I don't care for vehicles, but this one is terrific and the figures are also, and there are a ton of them.
As for the market, who knows? Will kids like a Western theme or will they pass? I think the sets will appeal to parents and grandparents, but if the movie is a giant bomb, that may affect their purchases, too.
I am waiting for a sale, only because I have no time for Lego right now anyway, so it doesn't matter if I get them now or months from now. So, I'll wait for a decent sale on the small sets and a substantial sale on the bigger ones.
Now playing: Some Game I Last Played Months Ago (DS), Ancient Game I Tried Once (PS3), Why Do I Never Update My Signature? (360), Backlog Assassins (iPad)