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  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Yeah unikitty looks like it might be the cheapest one. A lot of them under 100 which says nothing cause they still have 20 hours but we can hope.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    $100. You want some of the comic books free?
    samiam391
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,251
    Can someone tell me if $500 and free shipping is worth is for a Batmobile set and alien Batman figure?
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416

    Can someone tell me if $500 and free shipping is worth is for a Batmobile set and alien Batman figure?

    Yes, and the answer would be no! :o)

    Wait, and you will be rewarded!
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Day 4 at SDCC.... My youngest son won Unikitty, the oldest had enough of waiting in line the past few days. Success rate dropped to 50%. SDCC really became a Lego convention more than anything else. Following the raffle they had a Lego Batman 3 panel and Adam West was there. They gave out 3 Exclusive SDCC Batmobile sets to some antendees asking questions and West signed each. They also gave out exclusive posters to all in attendance.

    Would have loved stay for the Lego Movie panel, but I had a birthday party to attend. Exhausting few days, but overall another good SDCC. Next year I can't let Lego get in my wAy of Hall H (if there is a next time).
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    sidersddyys4u
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    If they put the minifigs illustrated in the poster in the exclusive set I could see it fetching $1000.... But also death threats for not releasing it to the public... We dodged a bullet.
    chuckp
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474
    vwong19 said:

    If they put the minifigs illustrated in the poster in the exclusive set I could see it fetching $1000.... But also death threats for not releasing it to the public... We dodged a bullet.

    A future, general release set maybe?
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited July 2014
    ^^ That 'Batman 3 Beyond Gotham' image: clearly a cameo appearance (at the very least) in an upcoming video game yet to be released (TT games logo at bottom)... but That Batmobile build & Those Figs exactly as illustrated forming a tie-in Set? PLEEEEEEASE, please-please-please-please-please.
    Shibchuckp
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    I personally think TLG should stopped the exclusives. Everyone's wallet would thank them.
    Or if they keep making exclusives just do what they did with superman for nycc 2011. Exclusive card back,but mf is widely disseminated.
    madforLEGO
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    I think this has been the fairest/best year for sdcc. Aftermarket prices are alot lower, they spread the news daily over a week before.
    Drmnez
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,467
    legomatt said:

    ^^ That 'Batman 3 Beyond Gotham' image: clearly a cameo appearance (at the very least) in an upcoming video game yet to be released (TT games logo at bottom)... but That Batmobile build & Those Figs exactly as illustrated forming a tie-in Set? PLEEEEEEASE, please-please-please-please-please.

    Completely agree, it would be an amazing set!
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    I am pretty sure the characters are in the game. They showed a video clip of them sort of recreating a scene from the original show. If the SDCC Batman set is any indication of popularity and demand, and since they have done Ghostbusters and BTTF, this set would seem like a no brainer. Am I over thinking ...
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Plus on the exclusive there is a different batman logo, so the licence is set up
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,467
    ^The only problem with that comparison is that the Ghostbusters and BTTF sets were Cuusoo/Ideas sets, and therefore made without any new moulds. To be spot on that Batman needs the new cowl.
    Sadly I don't see it happening any time soon, otherwise I'd imagine they'd have included the new cowl piece in the SDCC set to help justify the new mould. Just my take on it at least.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Of course, and they have only just changed the cowl mould for 2015, unlikely to have 2 moulds on the go!
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    I guess it would also be wise for Lego to spread the wealth a bit considering they are releasing the Tumbler with movie minifigure. Wouldn't want to go too crazy in the 75th Batman anniversary. Perhaps release the set in 2016 for the 50th anniversary of the show....
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,976
    Haven't seen a whole lot of in-depth reporting on the various panels, but there are some things I've picked up in various places:

    There will be more LEGO Movie sets in January 2015 besides the one we've seen, including more Unikitties. The Brick Fan shared this design, with one sad expression and one confused expression. D'awwwwww! (Maybe... dare I ask... a submarine set?)

    Next year's Ninjago storyline will involve the Ninja discovering they're not the only ones with elemental powers. There will be a new villain and a new color of ninja (hoping for a female Ninja, possibly even a new version of P.I.X.A.L.)!

    Haven't heard anything new about next year from the Chima panel, although Mariann Asanuma did share this pic showing concept drawings of this year's ice zombie characters.
    Bumblepants
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 599
    vwong19 said:



    Next year I can't let Lego get in my wAy of Hall H (if there is a next time).

    I say that EVERY year!!! Stupid Lego. I would have liked to see GoT and WD on Friday, but i'm actually okay missing it b/c they were online.

    But I'd have liked to see TMNT on Saturday.

    Too bad I don't know what any of you BS'ers look like. I was there w/ the gf too and she too wants to sell a Collector. ROFL. Women. :)

    Sounds like I didn't miss too much at the Lego Batman 3 Panel. I'd have liked to get my Batman set auto'ed by West, but no big deal.

    What do y'all think overall? 1500-1750 figures is great. I got my set, I'm happy that it wasn't stupid low like last year. The lines were long, but they moved super fast.

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    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.
    Shibsidersdd
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    From my observation amongst others, I did feel it was about a 60% - 70% for winners. I saw 6 winners in a row a couple times before a loser came up. Then maybe only 2 losers back to back before winners started again. It really helped to keep the disappointment low for all the folks who toughed it out for the Lego line. Nothing worse than waiting 3 hours only to get whammy.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    My SDCC debrief of the Exclusive sets and figures.

    Preview Night:
    Skipped Lego, didn't realize they were selling exclusives that early. Arrived an hour late anyways so probably wouldn't have got one.

    Day 1: Thursday
    Arrived at around 730am to get in line for exhibit hall that opens at 930. (they let people in line in a little early by entering through the back doors not the front) Got There were a good amount of people in front of me, several hundred. By the time I got to the Lego booth around 915, the line was capped for buying the exclusive set.
    Did manage to win 1 Bard, waited in line for about 2 hours. 1030am-1230.

    Day 2: Friday
    Camped out at 2am! When they move people from outside to inside the convention center they form different lines (lines for other exclusives that you need a ticket, for different halls, and the exhibit hall). I went straight for the exhibit hall line, was about 25 people from the front. Again got the lego booth around 905, line capped. Later that day waited in line for 90 mins for the collector and lost.

    Day 3: Sat
    After hearing that some people snuck in through the front and made it to the lego Line, I decided to try. Managed to get in right after 9, got to the Lego line, and it was capped. This day I did manage to get 3 Batmans, since I had more people in my group this time. Total line wait, maybe 3 hours.

    Day 4: Sun
    Decided to try and meet with a guy who had an exhibitor badge who he got from a friend, and try to get in early (since that's the only possible way people were getting in line so early) Arrived at 8, couldn't find him due to reception problems. Later we met up and he said he found someone else to team up with. (You need an exhibitor pass to get in early, but need a regular badge to purchase the sets)
    Scored 1 unikitty after a 3+ hour wait.

    Sorry for the long post, I know this forum isn't meant to be a personal blog, but I'm sure there are some of you who would like to know how SDCC works, and the difficulty in getting exclusives. Happy I got lucky with most of the figures though.
    vwong19
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    Anybody finding instruction scans for the 1960s Batmobile from the show? Hoping some nice AFOL will get those posted.
    LostInTranslationchuckpGothamConstructionCo
  • husky96husky96 Member Posts: 46
    In the past, I hadn't bothered due to the horror stories of getting a ticket so our family tried this year and we were fairly successful and can't complain. I do have extras we are willing to sell, but don't want to get flamed for asking too much or whether to sell as a 4-pack or individually.

    As a brief story, we got in line Thursday at noon and waited in the hot sun down by the water for what it seemed like was 2 hours. We got extremely lucky and won 3 Bard's using the same iPad.

    Friday, we got in line at 10:15 and they started letting the line through around noon. We used different iPads and won 1 out of 3 attempts.

    Then on Saturday, the line started moving about 11:45. We were 1 level down from the main lines but it went fairly quickly. We all used the same iPad again and won 2 out of 3.

    Then on Sunday, we got in line early as this was our last mission for SDCC2014 and the security guy told my son to use the iPad we didn't want to use. He lost, then my wife lost (using the right one), so then I thought there is no way we would lose 3 times with the same machine, so I used the same one and won!

    A lot of people used the booth exclusives to trade for the minifigures it seemed like but whatever floats your boat.
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Does anyone know if LEGO will be at NYCC?
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    I've been looking for instructions (or at the least rear pictures) of the Ghost from SDCC. anyone know where I might find something like that. usually the sets are interesting enough for me to outright buy, but Ghost is lacking so I was just going to clone it. if only I could find enough resources to do so.

    also, the info on luck of getting in early enough for the exclusives is very helpful seeing as I plan to attempt to go next year, I think 2 am sounds about right as long as you make a bee line to Lego/any other exclusive you are after.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,425
    So, how long before these become Chinese knockoffs that can be purchased for 10 dollars vs 100-200 (or higher) on eBay? Again, I think LEGO really is hamstringing themselves with this archaic giveaway system and only apparently doing it at one con, and not other major cons as well (like Chicago and New York).
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092

    Does anyone know if LEGO will be at NYCC?

    I was talking to someone at the Con, they said that New York actually banned Lego from the convention because of how bad and unorganized the lines were. NYCC from what I hear is far less organized than SDCC and when LEGO was there last they were still new at figures out their whole exclusives/giveaway thing that they do. The guy I spoke to also said that LEGO covered up that story by saying they blew their budget by building that X-wing at NY that they couldn't attend NYCC.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ 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?
  • JoeZilchJoeZilch Member Posts: 6
    Just got back from SDCC and this exclusive nonsense has helped ruin the whole show. If you have any positive thoughts on the exclusives you're delusional.

    There are north of 115,000 people at the convention. A comic book convention mind you. It costs $200 for the four day pass. Rooms can average north of $300 per night. There's parking, gas and the like and then people are waiting in line for hours to eBay a product that supposedly is "for the fans". I had an exhibitor badge so I would have been locked out of the exclusives had I cared to even wait but the notion of buying a toy I'd be stupid to keep for market reasons negates the whole joy for me.

    Comic con used to be about the media and the fans. Now it's about the collectors and the scalpers and Lego is partially to blame for it.

    Here's what I don't understand. Let's say there are 115,000 fans and TLG makes 500 of a set. There is then enough sets for less than 0.005% of attendees and due to the demand outside of the convention the price will spike on eBay to several hundred dollars for a $19.99 set. How does TLG win here? How do the fans win here? If I wanted that Adam West batmobile for my kids I have to give up a day (or more) of my nearly $1000 con experience to waiting in lines for something I can likely pick-a-brick. TLG is losing sales and doesn't make anything off of the secondhand market and more and more people know to not even waste their time with these companies. How is that good for them or us? They could have sold three of those to me for friends and two more to my booth mates. Instead we all said no, it wasn't worth the time.

    Something shouldn't be so exclusive as to completely take you away from the convention.

    They don't need to fill the market desire but why makes things so "rare" artificially just to make a let scalpers profit? I'd be willing to bet you that nobody here or in line for the exclusive batman knew that character variation before it was announced as an exclusive but the guys that did probably didn't have the time or the chance to get one and now they're relegated to eBay because TLG, like most vendors, artificially makes things ridiculously "exclusive".

    /rant.
    madforLEGO
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    May I add that anyone who wants to go to Comic Con next year with someone else's badge is free to do so without any threat of getting thrown out.... You can be an asian female and wear Robert Smith and they wouldn't care.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^^ Small correction. 500/115,000 is 0.5% not 0.005%.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    @graphite - so your saying there's a chance
    sidersddsweetness34BrickDancerprevere
  • husky96husky96 Member Posts: 46
    On Saturday, there was a family of 6 where the "child" was male, 5' 6", and had a facial hair. Yesterday, I saw a "child" that was like 5'9" and looked more like he was in high school. It's ridiculous that these are "children", but I know there are a lot of families that have more than 3, which is the ticket limit.
  • massimogrossimassimogrossi Member Posts: 4
    Today I bought my sdcc kitty on ebay, 150 + 25 USD international shipping is a lot of money, I know.
    Later I saw the images on legoupcoming of the new double faced sad and sat kitty, and I had the strange feeling that the one I just bought could be in some future set...
    This time I really hope I'm wrong!
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,976

    Today I bought my sdcc kitty on ebay, 150 + 25 USD international shipping is a lot of money, I know.
    Later I saw the images on legoupcoming of the new double faced sad and sat kitty, and I had the strange feeling that the one I just bought could be in some future set...
    This time I really hope I'm wrong!

    Unlikely. The package says "2014 Exclusive" underneath the SDCC logo, like Batman of Zur-En-Arrh and The Collector but unlike the Bard the Bowman preview fig. I'd LOVE if this Unikitty were to appear in a set, but I don't think it's remotely likely.
  • massimogrossimassimogrossi Member Posts: 4
    I hope you are right... I didn't noticed the "Exclusive" tag so I went to check last year Azog exclusive and it had the same tag even if it has been released in a set.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,976

    I hope you are right... I didn't noticed the "Exclusive" tag so I went to check last year Azog exclusive and it had the same tag even if it has been released in a set.

    Perhaps the LEGO Group started selectively omitting that tag this year in response to the amount of confusion there was over Azog last year?
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    Well another SDCC in the books. Some love this time of year, others seem to dislike it. As mentioned before, I like to have the opportunity to own something that is not common and easily found. It adds that "exclusive-ness" to my collection.

    It's a great time when I can chat more often with some of my friends I have made here and discuss over the week and a half leading up to and including the SDCC weekend as to how much these exclusives will go for and whether they are worth it or not.

    I too leave this SDCC weekend (via Ebay) without getting everything I wanted. I do feel somethings were insanely priced (ie Batmobile with common mini-figs). I will continue with my Ebay endeavors to try and secure a good deal on that set in the future. If it does not work out, tis the facts of life.

    I am currently planning on attending SDCC next year so I can take in all the B.O., have the opportunity to feel like cattle walking around in a crammed barnyard, having no sleep what so ever from standing in ridiculous long line ups to have my chance to get my hands on an exclusive the hard way. Whether or not a get an exclusive, I will still enjoy my time and know that there are always other avenues to get a hold of one.

    Next year, if fortune smiles on me perhaps I will be a double "wynn"er

    I am sure I will leave with lots of stories and memorable times.

    Just my thoughts...
    samiam391vwong19chuckpBrickDancersidersddyys4u
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416


    Next year, if fortune smiles on me perhaps I will be a double "wynn"er

    There's our new SDCC catchphrase.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    @Brick_Obsession‌ - I hope you get your badge next year. If this is your one and only Con, make sure you do Hall H and don't let Lego get in your way. Last year I had more fun at Comic Con but I didn't win. This year I won, but I regret not choosing Hall H on Saturday.
    BrickDancer
  • willu707willu707 Member Posts: 2
    Anyone know where I can trade my minifigs I got this year at SDCC? I have an extra Batman And the Collector minifigs. I would love to trade one for a batmobile, or older SDCC exclusives.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,416
    @willu707‌ - You can trade them here. I'd be interested and do have the older SDCC exclusives.

    You will need to provide some other source of feedback though, considering that this is your first comment on the forums :o)
    yys4u
  • willu707willu707 Member Posts: 2
    @samiam391‌, I agree since this is my first post. What do you prefer for feedback? I only have an eBay account to refer you to if that helps. Never had a touch of negative feedback on there, with about 70 transactions. Same username on there. Which do you have for trade? I already have the Phoenix, Bizarro, and Black suit Spider-Man. Thanks for the reply.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 369
    I initially wanted the bat mobile set but after seeing it, it just looks too much like a junior set. I hope they do one more on the scale of the bat mobiles that come in the batman system sets.

    That way the comic con version can still be an exclusive much in the way the micro scale bag end set is an exclusive even though we have it in a much better set.

    Thanks to Vwong I now have the Bard figure. Just need the Batmen and the collector figures now.

    Vwong is a great guy to deal with if anyone gets the chance.
  • massimogrossimassimogrossi Member Posts: 4
    Aanchir said:

    I hope you are right... I didn't noticed the "Exclusive" tag so I went to check last year Azog exclusive and it had the same tag even if it has been released in a set.

    Perhaps the LEGO Group started selectively omitting that tag this year in response to the amount of confusion there was over Azog last year?
    Maybe you are right, it could be a big step ahead to avoid to waste money.
    I'd be really pissed off if I bought Azog last year, and trust me I went really close to do it.
    My Super Heroes collection is already spoiled by the Toy Fair and SDCC exclusives, impossible prices for me, so I decided to quit with Super Heroes.
    I try to keep complete LOTR/HOBBIT and TLM collections.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    @JoeZilch I feel your frustration, however I did think Lego finally made a system that is fair for the minifigure giveaways. They increased the number of figures by about 7 times that of last year and are the most figures they've ever given away at a convention. They also made the line outside (which sucked cause it was either really sunny, hot and cloudy, or raining for a bit) so there's no crowding of the exhibit hall. Finally it was also completely random and seemed to have about a 50% success rate. Sure the lines were long, and wasting time sucks if you lose, but you didn't have to wake up super early for it, and there's a good chance you win, especially if you have multiple people in your group. With that many figures too, expect to see a good decrease in ebay prices.

    However, as they fixed the figures, they fumbled with the sets. Since these are not being given away for free, and are in actuality over priced for the amount of pieces they contain, there's no reason for them not to make plenty of the sets and sell them. I'm sure selling them first thing in the morning was to keep lines from forming during the day, but the only people that were able to get them where exhibitors with 2 badges and maybe disabled people and professionals since they get in a little earlier. Even the latter two I'm not sure about.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    @vwong19‌ building suspense?
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Sorry to keep those in the raffle in suspense but I am waiting for the number to be picked between 1-13.

    @sweetness34‌ is great to deal with. If anyone is concerned I have other references.

    Unikitty raffle will start as soon as I settle the Collector, which hopefully will be soon.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I have a question am I missing it or does it take a while for eBay to add sold items I was watching a unikitty last night and it sold for 122 also I saw another sell for 117 does anyone know why I can't find those on the sold listing?
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