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Granted, the fact that we have a strong, long-established and multigenerational scalper-parasite culture that refined the art of beating everyone else to everything good and flipping it on the secondary market to an exacting science back in Beanie Baby Craze days doesn't help either...
Grab a couple to hold for the future sure, but when you suck up the entire inventory and list each piee on eBay for 10 times the price... here's one I actually SAW when my mother was in the Beanie Cult. Scalperdouche was laying a line on her re one critter that had caught her eye about "super rare variation, last one," and as soon as he had her money and her back was turned he pulled an identical beanie up from under his table and started trying to lay it on me too... didn't like it much when I told him loud enough for three tables away to hear "I just WATCHED you run that scam on my mother, don't try it on me."
There were quite a few folks who turned away from his table at that point...
I'm in this hobby because I enjoy collecting and building with Lego bricks and so do my wife and son. We're not in it to resell. If I'm caught with a sh*t-load of "worthless" Lego, I won't care...and I'll be happy that reselling hoarders who hopped on the bandwagon when they saw all those news reports about how it's "a better investment than gold" will finally go away. They have no love for Lego and it's all about the money to them.
If I was in this for the money, I never would have opened that MiSB #10197 and #10211 a year or so ago. I had been storing those since I bought them 10 years earlier and knew what they were worth...but I cared more about my own personal building experience. I still have a bunch of old 1980s Classic Space landing plates that are still shrinkwrapped that I found in the mid-1990s on clearance at Toys R' Us. Never put them up for auction because I knew I'd need them when I finally had space to build things. ...and now I do and I'll be opening those up in the next few months as I FINALLY assemble our spaceport!
...but this is off topic, so I digress.
Hey, polys in the wild everyone! Gotta go find some! :)
But yeah, have we heard anything about when and where #30435 is gonna drop? And do any of you Potter diehards have any idea bout fitting the three different build options together into a better representation of the complex?
That one, my aunt's gonna need one to build each way...
Also, I must have missed where people managed to suck up millions (typically an 'entire inventory') of a LEGO set to sell for 10 times the price? When did this happen exactly?
Target didn't have the Atroci Bike Chase set today, so I'll check again Wednesday on my way out from another defoliation session. As noted previously, will followup with pic once the complete "Malta group" is in hand and assembled.
And reassembled around it...
Sadly the only place I heard them be around me, and saw them, was the LDC in Schaumburg IL. Hopefully they should up in a store, but I have noticed that many of the stores around me (Walmart, Meijer, Target, etc) have been notably threadbare when it comes to polybags lately.
I now have a Scheels 5 minutes from my temporary new place (15 minutes once the house is finished being built). Might be dangerous...
So they were not in the hard cardboard packs?
I did see a new batch of 32x32 baseplates at Walmart in paper sleeved bags.
Still looking for Birthday Bear and Hogwarts... :(
The train is presumably the Holiday Polybag this year. I've only found it in Scheels so far but expect it will show up in Target and maybe Walmart before the holidays. I got mine a couple of months ago along with the Scarecrow & Hogwarts ones & the Classic 90th one. I'm still resisting the Birthday Bear because I think he looks a bit creepy like the clown did. My Walmarts finally just started getting the Jurassic World poly. My Walmarts mostly still have tons of the Friends Sunflower one and one store is still loaded with the Shang Chi one. I ended up ordering the Elsa one & Spidey Tower Bridge from Target.com. I'm still waiting for the Friends Market Stall one to maybe show up in Target eventually. Only ever saw it once in Joanns & when I went back for it they were sold out. I used VIP points on the Parrot when it became available that way but I'd like to pick up another if I can find it somewhere. And I still need two more of the Hogwarts one.
Would you be willing to consider trades from other forum members, @Switchfoot55?
Shoot me a message with what you're looking for. My personal funds to spend may be somewhat limited, so not sure if I'll be able to accommodate a ton of trades as opposed to just buying/shipping, but we'll see what we can manage!
Assuming the shipping goes smoothly enough, I'd be more than happy to do this again for others!
I'll send out confirmation messages tomorrow morning for everyone I bought for to confirm what I was able to get.
Curious if this will deplete their stock or if they'll reload?