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LEGO at SDCC 2014

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203
    vwong19 said:

    Sorry to keep those in the raffle in suspense but I am waiting for the number to be picked between 1-13.

    How about 2?
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474
    Or 6? :-D
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    You have to go with "unlucky" 7, my favorite number :D
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,425
    graphite said:

    ^ Sounds more like the NYCC did a poor job of managing lines. Their event so they should be organizing that shouldn't they? Or do they just let each vendor run wild within their space?

    My guess is NYCC had no idea the mess LEGO was going to generate. Smaller cons (than SDCC) will have this issue. SDCC only does not because of experience and the fact that it is basically a large toy and Hollywood exhibition now.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,702
    This was also on display at Comic Con.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Lucky 13 was picked by a new member @gr8t1bobo... @CapnRex101‌ knows where that came from, which means the winner is @sweetness34‌ again. This was not rigged. @sweetness34‌ cannot participate in future raffles... Unikitty
    sidersddCapnRex101
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    @doubledbrick Yes, it does take ebay some time to show completed listings. I don't know exactly how long it takes, but it's within 24 hrs, definitely not in real-time.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    @vwong19‌ - I can vouch for that, congratulations @sweetness34‌ :o)
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 369
    Unbelievable. I usually never win anything.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 369
    @vwong19‌ I will not throw my hat in the ring for unikitty.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Forgot to mention that shipping included (domestically)... international are welcome, but shipping cost not included.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,976
    I am not too interested in getting Unikitty in the aftermarket unless the prices dip below $100. I love the figure design, but I'd want to be able to play with it. I don't know if I'd even be comfortable opening and building it if I paid a hundred dollars for it.
    yys4u
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,425
    I think no minifigure is worth more than 20 dollars. Period. (bad enough I had to pay around that for the other kitties (Seasick, Angry, and Space). As much as it would be nice to have, I would not want to pay that much for something I would be afraid to handle.
    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?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203
    Expect cheaper knock offs in both cases. As soon as images are out there, the fakes will follow.
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 599
    vwong, are the raffles your extras or your only ones? Just curious as I saw families of five all winning and have seen families of five all losing. funny raffle.
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890


    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.

    Can't you be a fan of Lego and still sell these off? I know if I had gotten any of these, I would have sold them off so I could then buy the exclusive sets I wanted, which were pretty much impossible to get this year.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    I am selling my brothers winnings and my Unikitty and Bard. I collect Super Heroes and try to stick to that. I am only keeping a Collector and Batman.
    Drmnez
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432

    I was real happy with how they carried it out this year. Higher ratio of winners versus losers, a significant change that flipped the ratio completely plus more. More consistent enforcing of '1 chance per day' with the badge scanning, keeping the bulk volume out of hands of scalpers. And efficient 'green/red' winner notification setup with the dual iPad stations that kept the 2-3 hour long moving quickly. And even immediate prize compared to previous years of "check back at 4pm for winning numbers".

    The only thing I would've changed would be to drop the Hobbit and add another Superhero.

    Be sure and provide your feedback, being asked for, here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LEGOatSDCC2014
    BrickDancer
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    It comes down to cost for me it is cheaper to buy off eBay then to take off work, fly to comic con, get tickets for comic con ect, ect. I was looking into pricing last year not that cheap and you are not guaranteed one if you go.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,425
    edited July 2014
    Bandit said:


    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.

    Can't you be a fan of Lego and still sell these off? I know if I had gotten any of these, I would have sold them off so I could then buy the exclusive sets I wanted, which were pretty much impossible to get this year.
    That is why I specifically said:
    '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.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    I see no problem with people obtaining multiple copies of an exclusive, or any item really. If the opportunity presents itself to acquire more than one and make some money, why not take it as long as you abide by the rules?

    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.
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  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited July 2014
    Well I usually don't let the opinion of others to change the way I feel or act in general. So I didn't think that I needed to down play my joy at winning on the last 2 days of the raffle. But I certainly understand that one person's joy can cause others to turn green if they weren't able to win or even be there to be in the race. So I'll keep that in mind for the next time.

    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.
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  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    As I mentioned in my long post (not sure if anyone read it since it's several paragraphs lol) I did manage to win get 3 Batman and 2 of the other figures. I'm a huge fan of these exclusive figures and they have become my primary goal when I go to the con. Yes I have listed 1 Batman on ebay, but my intent is to sell it, and use that money to buy the Collector, the only figure I missed. My other spare Batman I will be holding onto to use to trade in future cons if I miss out on one of the exclusives. I did that a couple years ago when I had another spare figure. I just stood outside the line and asked if anyone wanted to trade for the last years figure.
    Brick_Obsessionchuckp
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,017
    Hey guys,

    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.


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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,467
    ^Very true, unfortunately those that miss out are always likely to be dissatisfied by the situation. there are a few comic con mini figures I'd love but can't justify the spend on so I just accept that that's how it is...maybe one day I'll win the lottery and be able to buy all the Lego :-P
    msanders
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,017
    ^ I agree. It would be lovely to be able to have/buy one of these but as my wife always says to me - you can't have everything! There has to be a limit on the number of people than can get things (not just Lego).
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^ and ^^^ totally agree. Its nice that they've been offered on brickset for what seems like a decent price (reinforced by the fact a number of people wanted them at that price) and as pointed out a chunk of effort goes into getting them - I wouldn't queue 3 hours for a minifigure, or even a chance of a minifigure. I also wouldn't pay $100 for one but thats just me.

    I think its crazy that LEGO do this, it makes no sense to me, but thats a different matter all together!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203



    I think its crazy that LEGO do this, it makes no sense to me, but thats a different matter all together!

    Economics. How many people attend SDCC to try to get their hands on them. No doubt if lego gives exclusives out to bring punters in, then they get better stand rates than they would otherwise.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Indeed that was my assumption too, although I doubt it would make any difference to LEGOs bottom line if they just didn't attend any CCs
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    SDCC weekend reminds me of another song, "I want it all" by Queen. Dedicated to the spoiled kid mentality of a society we are living in today.

    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.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,203

    ^ Indeed that was my assumption too, although I doubt it would make any difference to LEGOs bottom line if they just didn't attend any CCs

    Who knows. Presumably there is a wider financial benefit for attending them. If they stop going then maybe the Studios don't see them as such a big player in the toy market and contracts go elsewhere.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,467
    ^in every industry there's a bit of this. 'oh they're not here so they must not be doing so well.' Its a very inaccurate assumption but it often happens.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I doubt it - Disney etc won't be making those kind of decisions based on presence at a comic con when they have plenty of hard figures in front of them (especially as the decision makers probably aren't even there themselves) - its possible that LEGO are encouraged/required to attend as part of the licencing deals, its also possible that they genuinely believe that it provides a good platform to create news.
    Drmnez
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    @sweetness34‌ selected 8... @threepwood1138‌ is the winner of the Unikitty raffle.
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  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    @vwong19‌ i tip my hat to you, very fair another example of this good community
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  • threepwood1138threepwood1138 United KingdomMember Posts: 38
    Yay!!!! Whoohoo!!!! My little girl will be so so happy about this. Thanks so much!
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  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 599
    If you were at the con and lucky enough yo get a rocket raccoon warbirds, I would very interested if it was #150. Please pm me if you have that one. Thanks!
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    I don't know if this the place really, but I'm looking for a Unikitty and/or the Collector. If anyone is offering these for a fairer price than typical eBay rates, please PM me? I was reading this thread and saw that this community sticks together to try distribute these exclusives among real LEGO fans, so I thought I'd ask.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    @matticus_bricks‌ - I just checked eBay and the prices have dropped to fair prices. I don't know how much cheaper you can get them for, but if you wait long enough it will bottom out before they go up again.
  • addemlitaddemlit CaliforniaMember Posts: 118
    So I just got The Collector for $150. Fair price guys?
    yys4u
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416
    edited August 2014
    Thought I would post a quick review of 3 of the figures (Batman is still in the mail) including pictures to give people a full overview of the figures for those who are to scared to take them out of their clam shells ;o)

    The Collector:

    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.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416
    Forgot to attach the pictures!
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  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416
    Bard the Bowman:

    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.
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  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416
    Unikitty- Cutseykitty/Cheerykitty

    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.
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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,348
    Thanks for the overview @samiam391, I have Bard in hand and a Unikitty on its way, but am holding out for the other two at the moment.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416

    Thanks for the overview @samiam391, I have Bard in hand and a Unikitty on its way, but am holding out for the other two at the moment.

    Glad you found them useful @CapnRex101‌. Once Batman arrives I'll probably go ahead and do a quick overview of him too just for the sake of completion.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,251
    I have an opportunity via eBay to purchase all 3 sets and all 4 minifigs from the same guy for $1500 with free shipping. My plan would be to keep what I want and sell or maybe trade off what I don't want. Is this a good idea? Anyone want to go in on it with me?
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited August 2014
    That seems overpriced from what I've seen. Maybe Sam can weigh in. You can get 3 sets for $500. Unikitty and Bard around $100 each, Collector around $150, and then whatever Batman goes for.
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