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#124651 moonknight80  

moonknight80

Posted 07 January 2022 - 12:24 AM

I grew up moderately poor, but had buckets of Legos (actual name brand) to play with. I must have missed the point in time when Legos jumped to being more expensive then my automotive hobbies. 

Legos got expensive when they started getting super big licenses, I think. I didn't notice a spike in them til they started getting like, Star Wars and such. I worked for TRU in the early 2000s and I recall there being some pricing differences between the others and then the SW legos.



#124652 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 07 January 2022 - 12:34 AM

My final haul:

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#124653 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11452 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 12:36 AM



#124654 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6176 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 01:07 AM

My final haul:

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The friends you made along the way?

#124655 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11447 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 07 January 2022 - 02:46 AM

I ended up just picking up Demon's Tilt as I've had it on my wishlist for a while now. 

I'm sure it'll now end up in a bundle, but it's not on Gamepass. 

If I get a couple hours of nostalgia out of it (I played Devil's Crush and Alien Crush on PC Engine/Turbographics 16), I'll be happy with the purchase. 



#124656 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6186 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 07 January 2022 - 02:49 AM

Microcenter in Overland Park has had some video cards lately if you are still around the area. Hit or miss obviously but probably better chances than anything else.

My work schedule makes going there a huge clusterfuck. If I had some guarantees it would be great but you cannot even depend upon their website for a snapshot on what's in stock.

There's a discord setup to help but it's info is usually from the day before or updated after it's too late for me to contemplate running out there.

#124657 Lithium Flower   Just about to bloom CAGiversary!   144 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Lithium Flower

Posted 07 January 2022 - 02:58 AM

My final haul:

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I bought the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy. Yours is better. 



#124658 beenaround  

beenaround

Posted 07 January 2022 - 03:19 AM

My work schedule makes going there a huge clusterfuck. If I had some guarantees it would be great but you cannot even depend upon their website for a snapshot on what's in stock.

There's a discord setup to help but it's info is usually from the day before or updated after it's too late for me to contemplate running out there.

Yeah I just drop in once every couple weeks when I have a free hour. I've actually seen 3090s there several times but no 3080s. 



#124659 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1469 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 05:15 AM

I grew up moderately poor, but had buckets of Legos (actual name brand) to play with. I must have missed the point in time when Legos jumped to being more expensive then my automotive hobbies. 

do they still sell those generic blue buckets of legos, or is it just the overpriced, nostalgia driven sets that morans swoon over? cuz it's a genius move by lego to take advantage of all the man babies that have.....

 

ah, Fuck it, who the hell am i to criticize someone's hobby? enjoy your legos, but don't go crying when one of the pieces get stuck up your nose.



#124660 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1170 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 02:05 PM

I grew up moderately poor, but had buckets of Legos (actual name brand) to play with. I must have missed the point in time when Legos jumped to being more expensive then my automotive hobbies. 

Maybe you weren't as poor as you think. Legos have always been insanely expensive, but are by far the least expensive now that they've ever been.

 

We had just a handful of pirate sets we'd be lucky to get on Christmas. One year all my brothers shared a single pirate ship, and considered it the nicest thing we'd got for Christmas. 

 

It retailed for $110 in the 80's. That's $250 in today's money. The most comparable pirates product today is bigger, with more pieces (and no, not just smaller pieces: more value by every metric), and retails for $100 in today's money. 

 

The classic creative buckets, with 790 pieces, retail for $60 and are usually around $40 on Amazon. You can go up to 1500 pieces for just $74 retail. Legos are less expensive than ever.



#124661 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1755 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 07 January 2022 - 03:22 PM

Maybe you weren't as poor as you think. Legos have always been insanely expensive, but are by far the least expensive now that they've ever been.

 

We had just a handful of pirate sets we'd be lucky to get on Christmas. One year all my brothers shared a single pirate ship, and considered it the nicest thing we'd got for Christmas. 

 

It retailed for $110 in the 80's. That's $250 in today's money. The most comparable pirates product today is bigger, with more pieces (and no, not just smaller pieces: more value by every metric), and retails for $100 in today's money. 

 

The classic creative buckets, with 790 pieces, retail for $60 and are usually around $40 on Amazon. You can go up to 1500 pieces for just $74 retail. Legos are less expensive than ever.

He may be talking about the resale market. Many older, out of print lego sets are very expensive to buy. 



#124662 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5844 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 05:04 PM

I was aware of all of the insane detail Valve put into the L4D series from listening to the developer commentary in-game. And I knew Turtle Rock (especially after Evolve) wasn't in possession of some magic game development talisman, but rather stumbled upon a good basis for a game. But that video really did a great job of hammering home the difference between the average game developer and one that understands how to make great games.



#124663 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1553 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 07 January 2022 - 05:21 PM

I ended up just picking up Demon's Tilt as I've had it on my wishlist for a while now. 

I'm sure it'll now end up in a bundle, but it's not on Gamepass. 

If I get a couple hours of nostalgia out of it (I played Devil's Crush and Alien Crush on PC Engine/Turbographics 16), I'll be happy with the purchase. 

 

It actually was on Game Pass back on release but left after a year. Didn't play much but I enjoyed it. Such a good aesthetic. Completely forgot it was on GP back when I got my monitor so I regret not trying it out in TATE mode.
 



#124664 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1170 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 07:05 PM

He may be talking about the resale market. Many older, out of print lego sets are very expensive to buy. 

Yeah, I don't think that's what he's talking about. 

 

"What's up with these baseball cards, back in my day you could go into the corner store and buy the mickey mantle rookie card with a pack of gum for a nickle. How could kids ever afford gum these days if it costs $5.2 million?"



#124665 ToddManG   The one with the cape CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 07:37 PM

cross posted in the humble thread:

 

 if anyone wants any of the trash fine quality products that have been sitting in my keys for any number of years let me know.

 

Battle Islands Commanders - E3 Exclusive Crate
Call of Duty®: WWII - Call of Duty Endowment Bravery Pack
Call of Duty®: WWII - Call of Duty Endowment Fear Not Pack
Evergarden
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
HAWKEN – Prosk Starter Bundle
Hacknet
I'm not a Monster
Kingdom: New Lands
Life Is Strange™ - Episode 1
Metrico+
Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
Outward - Soundtrack
Oxenfree
Purrfect Date - Visual Novel/Dating Simulator
Riders of Icarus E3 Heroic Ranger's Fury Pack
Rock of Ages 2 – Classic Pack
SNOW Pro Pack
Shoppe Keep
Snake Pass
Splasher
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
The Corporate Machine
The Political Machine 2016
Tiny & Big in Grandpa's Leftovers
 



#124666 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11671 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 07 January 2022 - 07:40 PM

The King's Castle in 1985 cost $43 for 664 pcs.  That's $122 in 2021 dollars.

Lego Hogsmeade Village (Harry Potter) costs $80 on Amazon right now for 851 pcs

 

The 427 pc Galaxy Commander Set was also $43 in 1985 so, again $122 in adjusted dollars.  Guess you weren't exactly paying per piece.

 

That and some more lazy browsing leads me to believe that Legos are less expensive these days.  But this has nothing much to do with what someone's parents were making those days.  For one thing, housing costs, education and medical were much lower so you could be significantly poorer in raw adjusted income and still have more money to put towards Christmas.  Also, people tended to throw away or garage sale more stuff then as opposed to people being convinced that their storage box of Legos is a retirement fund so someone could collect a bunch of random mixed Legos for cheap/free.

 

(Also, I'm basing this off sets I remember from way back when.  If you're some dirty Millennial kid, go find your own Sears Wishbook archives)



#124667 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3424 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 07:59 PM

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#124668 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9983 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 08:07 PM

Legos are absolutely more affordable now than they were in the 90s when you take inflation into account.   The only outliers now are all of the $199-$299+ premiums sets and collections, ones that often have royalty fees associated with their costs. 

 

One thing is for certain though, Legos are absolutely thriving during this booming 'stay-at-home' economy.  Lego has really upped the quality of their merchandising, their associated brand name crossovers, premium lines, and the general appeal of their products.  They remodeled about half the Target stores in my area two years ago to feature Legos more prominently with boutique style shopping displays.  The sell-through is impressive. 



#124669 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 08:36 PM

My final haul:

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#124670 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9407 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 08:51 PM

cross posted in the humble thread:

 

 if anyone wants any of the trash fine quality products that have been sitting in my keys for any number of years let me know.

I'd take Slime-san if still available.

 

Thanks either way.



#124671 jboy   redcross.org CAGiversary!   942 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 09:44 PM

Could I have Jydge, ToddManG?



#124672 georgebot84   Steamboy CAGiversary!   944 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

georgebot84

Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:08 PM

Good deal on Bravely Default II

 

also Cheapfox, Soy Link, and some of those loosers in that hoard feelings discord group are online bullies, harassers, liars, and pretty evil IMO.

 

Funny I used to play cards with an asshole that called himself Jesus too.

 

I will be starting a real discord for gamers and artists eventually.

 

Hope you will join MysterD.



#124673 Blade   This is the way Silenced   15480 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:23 PM

cross posted in the humble thread:

 

 if anyone wants any of the trash fine quality products that have been sitting in my keys for any number of years let me know.

Could I get UAYEB? Also, I might as well ask for Puss, since now might be the only time I have even a remote chance of getting it.



#124674 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6548 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:27 PM

I was aware of all of the insane detail Valve put into the L4D series from listening to the developer commentary in-game. And I knew Turtle Rock (especially after Evolve) wasn't in possession of some magic game development talisman, but rather stumbled upon a good basis for a game. But that video really did a great job of hammering home the difference between the average game developer and one that understands how to make great games.


Yeah, I thought I was being overly harsh when I played the beta and then final version of Back 4 Blood and found it to be severely disappointing … but that video shows that I’m not entirely crazy and it really was a huge step back. That’s a shame because L4D was one of the best multiplayer game experiences I think I’ve ever had.

#124675 Linkachu  

Posted 08 January 2022 - 12:04 AM

Yeah, I thought I was being overly harsh when I played the beta and then final version of Back 4 Blood and found it to be severely disappointing … but that video shows that I’m not entirely crazy and it really was a huge step back. That’s a shame because L4D was one of the best multiplayer game experiences I think I’ve ever had.

Yeah, I tried B4B and after a hour I went and bought L4D2 again.



#124676 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 08 January 2022 - 01:27 AM

cross posted in the humble thread:

 

 if anyone wants any of the trash fine quality products that have been sitting in my keys for any number of years let me know.

 

Action Henk
BATTLESLOTHS
Bastion Steam Key
Battle Islands Commanders - E3 Exclusive Crate
Call of Duty®: WWII - Call of Duty Endowment Bravery Pack
Call of Duty®: WWII - Call of Duty Endowment Fear Not Pack
Chasm
Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX)
DreadOut Soundtrack & Manga DLC
Else Heart.Break()
Endless Space - Collection
Evergarden
Fallen Enchantress
Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition
Fluffy Horde
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault Online - First Connection Crate
GoNNER - Press Jump To Die Edition
Goodbye Deponia

Gotham City Impostors Free to Play: Professional Impostor Kit
Gyromancer
HAWKEN – Prosk Starter Bundle
Hacknet
I'm not a Monster
JYDGE
Kathy Rain
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Kingdom: New Lands
Life Is Strange™ - Episode 1
Metrico+
Mr. Shifty
N++ (NPLUSPLUS)
Nongünz
Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
Outward - Soundtrack
Oxenfree
Oxenfree
Purrfect Date - Visual Novel/Dating Simulator
Puss!
Q.U.B.E. 2
Riders of Icarus E3 Heroic Ranger's Fury Pack
Rock of Ages 2 – Classic Pack
Rollers of the Realm
SNOW Pro Pack
Saints Row 2
Shoppe Keep
Slime-san
Snake Pass
Sniper Elite
Sonic Adventure 2
SpellForce 3 Beta Access
Splasher
Super Rude Bear Resurrection
The Corporate Machine
The Darkness II
The Final Station
The Political Machine 2016
The Walking Dead
Tiny & Big in Grandpa's Leftovers
Tumblestone
UAYEB
Windward
Wuppo

The Darkness II, Fluffy Horde, The Final Station.
That would be my final haul. PLZ!



#124677 MinDRioT   slipping through the cracks of a stolen jewel CAGiversary!   5020 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2022 - 02:02 AM

 

The 427 pc Galaxy Commander Set was also $43 in 1985 ...

That set was so badass



#124678 weretable   is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise CAGiversary!   1137 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 08 January 2022 - 02:34 AM

Legos have always been expensive but it was easier to find Lego sets and other toys on sale at places like Sears or Wal-Mart and sticking them back for Christmas in the 80s than it is these days too.  There were not hordes of resellers and online forums causing sale/clearance items to be grabbed up instantly.  My parents were always big on keeping boxes stuff came in so when I finally decided to sell my Star Wars stuff I had boxes for most of the larger toys and almost all of them had stickers on the boxes where they had been marked down.  I remember having a conversation with my mother at one point about how she used to have to watch year-round for toys and have them stored until bdays/xmas.   



#124679 Lynxx  

Posted 08 January 2022 - 03:45 AM

cross posted in the humble thread:
 
 if anyone wants any of the trash fine quality products that have been sitting in my keys for any number of years let me know.
 


I would love Bastion and Kathy Rain. Thanks.

#124680 ToddManG   The one with the cape CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2022 - 04:07 AM

I'll get back to the requests tomorrow but anyone that posted here or pm'd I think there haven't been any repeats so it's working out nicely