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That is just me and I know that people are crazy enough to buy them and more power too them if they have that kind of disposable income and want keep justifying what I consider bad actions by toy resellers, and not fans of LEGO, who solely get the figures and multiples to sell to off set costs for the con prices. But again that is just my opinion on this.
I guess the other question is: Where are these manufactured, are they from China (in which case expect cheaper knockoffs) or are they from Billund/Europe?
'That is just me and I know that people are crazy enough to buy them and more power too them if they have that kind of disposable income and want keep justifying what I consider bad actions by toy resellers, and not fans of LEGO, who solely get the figures and multiples to sell to off set costs for the con prices. But again that is just my opinion on this. '
That being said it does bother me a bit when I see people on here talking about getting multiple copies of a figure and then talking about selling it (for whatever reason) when many on here could not afford to go or maybe went, but did not get a figure. I have really tried not to bring it up, and I get it is their right, but I consider it a bit brag-ish to be honest getting in a thread and talking about getting multiple copies and then selling them. Again, just my opinion.
I was hoping other attendees could join me, but we all have our avenues to sell and have different collecting demands.
Sorry for bragging. I have purposefully not posted my raffle on the Marketplace also to limit the views to those that have been following this discussion.
I agree that these items should end up in the hands of LEGO collectors and fans, but how they get there is not important in my opinion. If you are lucky enough to live in or near San Diego and can attend the Comic Con, fair play to you. I have to get these exclusive items by buying them online, and that is the end of it, there is no reason to complain as it is not going to change unless I emigrated or saved up to make the trip.
And technically I didn't win 2 prizes all myself each day, when my gf is the rightful owner of 1. I asked her what she wanted to do with the Bats and she wanted to sell it, so that happened with a fair BIN price just to move it quickly. Next day, she kept the Kitty since she's a big fan of her. While I didn't need a copy, so sold it to a kind bricksetter here for a 'name your price'. As I had promised ahead of time should the good fortune befall me on the last day.
The fact that I'm even explaining and unneedingly justifying such, is a sign that I respect all the folks on this fine board and wanted my perspective known. Whether that is accepted as kosher or not. I just hope I didn't rub anyone the wrong way whilst bragging.
you really don't need to come on here and justify why you are selling your additional minifigures. I have enjoyed reading all of the updates and for me it was interesting to read whether you managed to get any minifigures. Of course if you're attending with a child (or wife/girlfriend/husband etc) and can get additional minifigures, then why not?! They have the same right to try and get a minifigure, and whether they want to keep it is up to them as well. Its all within the rules and at the end of the day it's a raffle so there's never a guarantee anyway....! I don't take any of this as bragging.
I don't believe that all people selling these are somehow corrupt and/or not fans of Lego. Hell, if I could sell one minifigure for £100 then I could spend this on Lego sets (or anything else for that matter) then I would.
Please do not be dissuaded from talking about your experiences so that others can get a better idea of what goes on at these events (especially since I will probably never be able to attend). As others have said, people that really want these minifigures have to weigh up the costs of travelling, accommodation and attendance.
The thing that I find most bizarre is that you aren't forcing people to buy these things either. Its not like you are monopolizing the industry or selling vital medical supplies or food that people can't live without.
I think its crazy that LEGO do this, it makes no sense to me, but thats a different matter all together!
Oh, which reminds me of another song, "You can't always get what you want" by the Rolling Stones.
Tis life folks, we cannot have it all, so to quote what Richard Pryor said to Bill Cosby, "have a coke, a smile, and shut up"
Funny, when trading cards were big back in the day, we did not hear too much when O-Pee-Chee was only releasing a handful of Gretzky rookie cards in their boxes. Same thing folks!
I commend @vwong19 for how he handled his extras. Very generous in my mind.
1) Side of face 1 and front printing
2) Side of face 2 and front printing
3) Back Printing with cape off
4) The Collector on Inside of Insert
The printing on the Collector is extremely detailed and very well done. The printing on the back is very similar to the front with the exception of a few details. I think I would have preferred a bit more difference in the two facial expressions, however I appreciate the fact that LEGO gave us two in the first place as opposed to just one. The cape is unique and a nice addition to the figure. I really like the fact that the inside of the insert is a bigger picture of the figure, and I hope they carry that new design into next year's clam shell inserts.
1) Side of face 1 and front printing
2) Side of face 2 and front printing
3) Back Printing
4) Bard the Bowman on Inside of insert
5) Bard the Bowman and Collector on inside of inserts
The front printing on Bard is absolutely top notch. I really like how you can see the armor underneath his cloak. Even the belt has printing on it showing the level of detail LEGO is putting into its minifigures these days. Unfortunately, the back has a lack of printing, although that's not overly surprising considering it's just the back of the cloak. The printing on the belt is carried all the way around, which is a nice touch. The two different facial expressions are akin to the Rohan troopers, with one standard, expressionless face and the other as a angry expression. Bard is accompanied with his bow.
1) Cutseykitty Expression
2) Cheerykitty Expression
3) Unkitty Insert
4) Unikitty Collection
5) Back of Unikitty Clamshell
The only exclusive part of the SDCC Unikitty are the two different expression bricks and of course the clam shell insert. The two expressions are quite charming and quite different from all of the other 5 Unikitty expressions. The pieces are sealed in a plastic baggie, and I was to much of a wimp to open it. It is sealed just like a normal baggie from a LEGO set, and not taped like in the $40 SDCC sets. The inside of the insert is the instructions on how to build the unikitty minifigure.
If these mini reviews with pictures were hopeful for those who haven't opened their clam shells and wanted to see the figures up close with their inserts, or for people who were trying to decide whether or not to purchase the figures or not, let me know and I can do Batman when I get him in the mail this week.