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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...

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.

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.

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.


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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Ok - I now have 4 MOC requests, I don't feel comfortable taking any more since I do not know how these things are going to be packaged and shipped. So if you don't care about card or bubble condition feel free to get in the queue, but until I have them in hand, no more MOC requests, sorry.

Ok guys - it's our last day and the wife and I hit up Hollywood Studios to get a few more rides/attractions in. On my way out of Star Tours I purchased 6 more R5-M4 droids and paid the additional fee to have them shipped home. With that shipping charge but with my annual pass holder discount they come to $13.85 each (plus shipping to you). So PM me if you want one and please indicate whether you want it MOC or opened and how they are packed and what condition they arrive in, I'll let everyone know how many of each type those 6 break down to... (Apologies if I'm making this over complicated)

Let me know if you have any questions. I don't have an ETA when my purchase will reach my house, probably not until some time next week.

And with that they are all spoken for. Here's a shot of them in my villa yesterday morning...

I'm glad I was able to help everyone who asked. I still haven't heard back from Mikey D, so there is a slim chance I might get home with a single spare, I'll let everyone know as soon as I know one way or the other.

Got it, PM sent back as well.  :)

And with that all 16 of the droids I picked up are now spoken for - unless someone backs out (I haven't heard from Mickey D or Jesse yet - but I doubt they'll back out)

You got it Diddly, PM sent.

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