I'm more upset about the people who broke into the NYC Lego store.
I'm more upset that another black man was murdered by the terrorists cops. the LEGO Store.
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Posted by biggdaddy on 04 June 2020 - 05:03 PM
What I find funny is that it's a single set and not a very big one. So many questions. Why just the one set? Is it a set he's had his eye on for some time and just couldn't scrape $50 together to buy? Was it the only set on the shelf? Was it a gift for someone else or for a younger sibling?
We need answers!
But doesn't that say a lot about America if he couldn't afford a smaller set? Like the media is so pissy people steal some junk yet won't report on the 12 trillion dollars that the big banks and corporations looted from us just this year.
That size box now-a-days is $80.
Posted by biggdaddy on 26 May 2020 - 08:25 PM
I've been selling a bunch of retro games from my backlog that I have finally accepted I will never get around to playing. I assumed prices would tank for the same reasons you cited above. Instead video games have been selling. I also sold my copy of the Undertale soundtrack on vinyl for what I considered an obscene amount of money. My guess is that there are still people working and they need something to do because they can't go out. My goal is to clear out all my stuff I won't play before economy really goes down the crapper
That's a good idea. I have a ton of 3DS games I never got around to playing and probably never will. Plus I bought Pokemon Y because a friend / ex told me to try Pokemon. I hated it. Plus a lot easier to ship than LEGO.
Posted by biggdaddy on 26 May 2020 - 02:03 PM
The last City space shuttle LEGO made 5-6 years ago went for $146+shipping the other day on eBay. I got one for $64 at Walmart. It was a $120 for 550 pieces, it was insane. Like right now 25%+ of the work force is unemployed with no hope of every finding a decent paying job again, yet LEGO is selling at insane rates. At what point is LEGO no longer a hobby or a toy? We used to come here and make fun of silly shit or question what LEGO is doing. But clearly they know their market doesn't give a about what's going on around them, they know a select few just want LEGO no matter the cost.
Posted by biggdaddy on 16 May 2020 - 02:01 PM
Just in time for another stimulus check. I saw a ton of empty tv boxes at the curb after the last checks went out. Maybe Legos will be what everyone ends up buying this time.
You think that will happen?!
That will never pass, and if it does it won't go to about 50 million Americans because Nancy the fucker doesn't want people on unemployment getting a stimulus because that's 'double dipping'. She's fine with several trillion dollars going to huge corporations but heaven forbid people get $1,200 every few months.
My unemployment is capped at $10,000ish. So yeah I'm double dipping by getting another $1,200. I could retire!
And did you read the lamest 'press release' LEGO said about why their website is sold out of everything?
"During the past few months we have seen a strong demand for our products as families and hobbyists turn to building to help them get through this difficult period. As a result, we have been working incredibly hard to make sure that our products are available online, in our stores, and our retail partners’ e-commerce sites.
"We have been fortunate that our factories in Europe and Asia continue to operate. Our factory in Mexico has been closed for the past few weeks after the Mexican government ordered all non-essential manufacturing sites to close while the country focussed on preventing the spread of the virus. We have been using our full global supply chain to ship products to all markets and fulfil orders as much as possible.
"While COVID-19 has created a very dynamic and uncertain environment, at this stage it hasn’t impacted decisions about when to retire products."
That doesn't actually explain why they have so much product OOS. But it means that some sets that were to be retired probably already are.
Posted by biggdaddy on 16 May 2020 - 02:12 AM
These just look like Ninjago sets. Kind of a letdown.
Yeah. I figured that's exactly what LEGO would do, so I'm not let down really. Nexo Knights and Chima at least had their own feel to it, but LEGO wants a megahit like NinjaGo so they figured if they just make similar sets and charge 75% more it be a hit. They will sell out because we live in a world were 5% of people can (and will) buy overpriced plastic when 95% of people are worrying about where to get food and not freezing to death next winter, or simply not dying.
Posted by biggdaddy on 13 May 2020 - 03:21 PM
That's a pricey ride. Looks pretty cool though. I will probably still stick with my Scooby Mansion for a Halloween decoration though
All the rides really pricey. 600-800 more pieces than the carousel or ferris wheel and only $50. If you can sneak into Canada it's only $213.
I do the same with the Scooby castle, also added the Harry Potter and Hidden Side cemetery sets.
Plus the new Hidden Side castle looks awesome from the front. (The back is really bad). and will hopefully be $60 by Christmas. However in 2020 maybe we should have Christmas in July, we will not make it to December.
Posted by biggdaddy on 10 May 2020 - 01:12 PM
Posted by biggdaddy on 08 May 2020 - 02:17 AM
I don't like Technic and don't think I could bring myself to spend $350 on LEGO but the azure and dark blue make the set look awesome.
And an interesting thing has been posted for sale on CA LEGO Land, some store exclusive minifigures. Chocolate bunny, butterfly boy, pin elephant and such, 6 for $20. I always thought that was the normal price anyways. $5 a figure is a fucking insult.
Posted by biggdaddy on 17 April 2020 - 07:06 PM
I hope that catches on. I have a lot of new, out of box, assembled sets I would love to sell.
One other trend I noticed was "official" Lego sets listed as new without a retail box. Can't help but think you're just getting a pile of Lepin bricks. It was most notable with the Chinese New Year sets that came out only in Asia last year.
I agree on both accounts! I will gladly build all the sets I still have on ebay and then sell them as new!
Also some of the sets that are sold as 'new' without boxes means they were taken on of the trash. Was it someone here who said LEGO Store returns would be thrown in the trash? So some of them are real LEGO and people are dumpster diving. Which I'm more than willing to do, just make sure that the dumpster isn't one that smashes things.
And LEGOLand sales...
Posted by biggdaddy on 17 April 2020 - 05:58 PM
I was going to build a modular, I have 4-5 of them new in box and check prices for them.... yikes. They will stay in the boxes.
But it lead to... This week's 'WTF eBay?!' we have a 'new, out of box, assembled' set. Because as we all know it you took it out of the box and assembled it's new.
Posted by biggdaddy on 10 April 2020 - 06:14 PM
Hopefully they come out with some more traditional sets with regular size minifigs in it
What I don't get is the designer even admitted there will be 'normal' sets of different LEGO themes in the future. So why start with this thing and not regular sets? All I can think of is that the Minecraft license ends soon and regular Mario sets are similar and will take it's place.
And in this week's WTF eBay... 13ish Star Wars figures for nearly $1,000!