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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 28, 2016, 01:56 AM »
Grabbed the following sets over the past couple of days:
30277: First Order Star Destroyer (eBay)
30279: Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle (eBay)
75148: Encounter on Jakku
75149: Resistance X-wing Fighter
75151: Clone Turbo Tank

Gonna hold off on the other five Summer Sets for now, there is bound to be a Toys R Us promotion for the 5004406: First Order General polybag - so I'll want something to be worth buying so I can get that for free...

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Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: May 28, 2016, 01:52 AM »
Picked up the following sets recently...

10724: Batman & Superman vs. Lex Luthor (Juniors Set - bought it mostly for the Lex Minifigure)
6858: Catwoman Catcycle City Chase
10937: Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout

I'm eyeing up getting 76023: The Tumbler - just to finish off the "big" DC sets, might hold off on that just because I have all of the Star Wars summer sets to get, plus there are Marvel and DC Summer Sets coming soon... UGH

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Picked up 4-day tickets for my step-son and myself just now. Was toying with the idea of the Jedi VIP ticket for myself, but those appear to have sold out pretty fast. REALLY looking forward to finally attending a Star Wars Celebration!

Already booked my stay at a Disney Resort too - so it'll be a nice mix of Star Wars and Disney!

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Some people on Reddit ordered this from the Disney Parks app, and it was shipped to them in a bag. MOMC collectors beware!

This doesn't surprise me at all. I sent back home a total of 10 droids broken into two shipments - one of four and one of six - all Disney did when shipping them home was to take the bag they were in and put them into a box with a modest amount of packaging. I feel like I got lucky that those 10 arrived in as good condition as they did.

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I saw Adam Pawlus called the R5-M4 droid "just different enough to make you mad", but I gotta say that's way off the mark...  This droid is pretty significantly different.  The orange isn't even the same shade/tone as the orange on any of the BAD parts.  It's got all the very noticeable silver highlights (which I mistook for white in the pics before I owned it), and almost every panel/detail is painted differently in one way or another.

Gotta say this doesn't fit the bill on that one for me.  You can't build this droid at the park, at all, or come even close to it really.  :-X

Agreed - unless he's referring to the fact that you can (or could) have built an all-black R5 droid at Disney in the past, then, yeah sure, it's "different" - but to me, the second the color changes on a part that makes it different enough to make me want to add it to my collection.

There is only ONE droid combo where he "just different enough to make you mad" might apply and that is the white w/yellow R6. In wave 1 (2012) it was a orange-yellow color and then when wave 2.5 came out with TFA droids, it was more of a lemon-yellow to go with the white w/lemon-yellow parts from wave 2 (2015) - sure some of the panels were painted differently and there was more silver in the wave 2 trunk, but yeah - those are two fairly "close" droids, but if you're going for all of the versions of the parts, you HAVE to include them.

At the end of the day, the Build-a-Droids at Disney are so varied, it really does come down to collect what you want - if you want all of the parts go for it, if you want 2x of each dome on two different body designs, go for it, if you want just a handful of droids made up from your favorite colors, go for it and if you want none of them at all, that's an option too, they aren't technically "Hasbro" so you can play the "Hasbro purist" card and skip them altogether.

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: May 12, 2016, 04:57 PM »
That same polybag will be free with $35+ purchases at LEGO Stores (and LEGO Shop) during Memorial Day weekend.

Good news for people like me, whose TRUs never stock the exclusive polybags. ::)

The typical situation at my local TRUs is that they don't have the item during the promotion and then one day after the promotion has ended, they'll dump a bunch of them into a bin near one of the ends of the Lego aisle.

I think the reason they do this is because if one of the polybags gets onto the floor during the promotion, when trying to purchase it, it rings up as $0.01. When I got the BvS Batmobile polybag, I saw one in the Lego section during the promotion and I was like "okay, I'll get it" and when I went to the register it rang up for $0.01 - the clerk didn't notice since I was buying something else so that's how much that polybag cost me...  :-\

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Was I still on the list Pete?  I know you're juggling lots of people and figures, but I wanted to check.

Yes, sorry - didn't mean to leave you off the list - I had picked up yours separate and since you indicated it could be loose, I detached it from the cardback and stuffed the two separate pieces (cardback and droid in bubble) in my luggage.

Sorry for the confusion...

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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: May 11, 2016, 02:26 AM »
Toys R Us currently has the Captain America w/Motorcycle polybag available as a free gift with Lego Construction purchase of $30 or more. I finally pulled the trigger on the Lego Ideas Big Bang Theory set to qualify, they had the Disney Blind-bag Minifigures in stock and I was tempted to grab 10 of those and see if they would qualify but the lady working the customer service desk said they wouldn't.

Starting on Sunday, if your local TRU has any left over, apparently they are allowed to start selling the Cap polybag for $3.99.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 11, 2016, 02:23 AM »
That's quite a haul. I was honestly surprised to hear the Hoth UCS set did so well in sales, since it has the lowest rating on LEGO Shop's website.

If you don't mind me asking, Pete, how much did the Space Slug set set cost you? I had heard they were going for a few hundred dollars due to the scarcity (and $150 MSRP).

I don't mind you asking at all - I paid $239 in a Buy-it-now from a seller with good reputation. There are some sellers that have it for cheaper Buy-it-now - but their feedback was either non-existent or had some blemishes, so I am okay with paying a bit more.

I am curious as to what the criteria was for getting the invite, not that I feel that I should have been entitled to one or anything, but if there is something I could do, purchasing behavior-wise, to put myself higher up in the running, that would be great to know. For example, when I buy from Lego it is a mix between going to the nearest store and ordering online, was this based purely on frequency of purchasing from my nearest store? If so, maybe I need to make the trek over to that store more often.

I'm not going to open this set, I'm probably going to buy the parts from another seller so I can have the set built and then leave the official set from Lego MIB/unopened. I've done the same thing with some of the other convention/event exclusive sets I've picked up (like Rocket's Warbird and Ultron's Throne). I have a sneaking suspicion that the set will end up being the Star Wars Celebration Europe exclusive as well, but I suppose it's entirely possible that it will be a different set entirely. They seem to be doing this micro-environment scenes lately so now we have one from ANH and two from ESB, I wouldn't be surprised if a ROTJ one isn't around the corner at some point.

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I received the six R5s I shipped home from the park today. They all arrived in good shape so I am now in the process of trying to find a reasonably sized box so I can ship the figure MOC. Unfortunately the small flat rate priority mail box does not fit the cardback and the next size up is a flat rate of $13.45, so I have to find something smaller that will work.

Here is the list of folks who reached out asking for one:
  • GrandMoffNick (MOC)
  • JediMoses (MOC)
  • Jimree (MOC)
  • Jedi Idej (Opened)
  • Darth_Anton (Opened)
  • Master_Phruby

So like I mentioned before these are $13.85 plus shipping to you. Paul - let me know how you want the figures either MOC or with the bubble cut off the card and the figure loose (plus whether or not you want the cardback). Anton & Jedi Idej - let me know if you want the cardback or just the droid.

If anyone backs out on me, I'll let the thread know.

Thanks.


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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 10, 2016, 04:50 PM »
Ordered the following from Lego Shop since I was out-of-town on vacation, did it during the May the 4th promo weekend so I could get double VIP points:
- Assault on Hoth UCS Set
- Poe Dameron Buildable Figure
- AT-DP Microfighter
- Rebel Alliance Battle Pack
- Galactic Empire Battle Pack

Those last four items were in a 2nd online order so I could get two of the May the 4th Polybag First Order Stormtroopers.

I didn't make it to a Toys R Us on the Saturday the 7th so I picked up the Toys R Us Millennium Falcon mini-build from an online seller.

I also pulled the trigger on the Escape the Space Slug set from an eBay seller.

Lastly, I picked up from a UK seller the April 2016 & May 2016 UK Lego Star Wars magazines so I could keep that collection going...


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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: May 10, 2016, 12:55 AM »
Found the Takodana battle-pack (or whatever the correct term for it is) tonight at my local Target. I don't know why I was expecting the box to be bigger, but I almost overlooked it due to it's small size. Glad to be "done" with the 5POA line for the moment...

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Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: May 8, 2016, 07:40 AM »
Found a reasonably priced eBay auction for four Batman sets from 2012:
6860: The Batcave
6863: Batwing Battle Over Gotham
6864: Batmobile & Two-Face Chase
6857: Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape

I also grabbed from the same seller the Batman Jetski Polybag...

So now from 2012, I'm left with the Constraction figures, the Catwoman set, two polybags and the convention mini-figure exclusives. Might go ahead and just finish off the "reasonable" aftermarket priced items from that year with the Catwoman set and the two polybags. I haven't pulled the trigger on any of the constraction figures (Marvel or DC) so I'll definitely hold off on those and with regards to old convention mini-figures, I still can't bring myself to pull the trigger on a $200+ minifigure purchase so those stay well out of reach for now...

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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: May 6, 2016, 05:51 PM »
Got home to find some stuff I had ordered waiting for me - among the stuff was my HTS order of the Nien Nunb/Unmasked Kylo Ren/Stormtrooper Squad Leader wave.

I bought three of each figure, one to keep MOC and two of each to open - they threw all 9 figures into a box with ZERO packaging/padding in the box, tossed in the order summary sheet and taped up the box - and shipped it just like that.

Thankfully there is one of each figure that I can accept as the one I'm going to keep MOC, but if all 9 had come completely smashed, I would have been super pissed - I haven't ordered from HTS in a while, but the last time I did, I could have sworn that they put in at least SOME packaging materials with the stuff to keep it semi-protected.

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Looks like I missed out on that one. I've been sick the last two days. No worries.

Paul - I hope I will be able to help you especially considering that you've helped so many of us in the past.

Give me the time to receive them and I'll let you know when I do and if I can help.

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