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Was thinking likely no more batman figures in there but after opening them up, surprised to get 1 complete full set of 20 minifigures. :D
I wonder which is the highly sought after figure, the shark guy?
Btw, paid the equivalent of US$1.4 for each packet. :D
Now I'm waiting for the packages to arrive. It's ridiculous that it's cheaper to mail them from USA, than to buy domestically.
I'll pick up the Diner modular now that I can get double VIP points. Might pick up a couple of other things as well. I've got almost $300 in gift cards, so it should be a pretty good haul.
Didn't really go in with a plan other than picking up pieces that I thought I could use and pieces that filled the empty spaces. I also got a $5 sand base plate and 2 #40271 Easter Bunny to get the freebie along with the double points.
Vacation Batman is the valuable one; Orca is on the low end. What else is worthwhile depends on the discount; there's a lot of variance in this series. Lobster Lovin' Batman and Glam Metal Batman are okay, maybe Fairy Batman or Nurse Harley Quinn
@BillyBricks84 stack bricks to fit more in the cup. I used a baseplate to help make an [email protected] order big enough. CMFs also help. I thought about 40271, but it was out of stock online.
I think this is the largest number of sets I've bought in one day. Hence the photo.
The observant amongst you will notice there's a couple of IW sets missing - the Sanctum and the Thresher Attack. Leeds had run out of the Sanctum, so that's coming later this week from [email protected] and I'm not quite convinced of the Thresher set. We'll see how the Amazon price does...
I'm continuing the 'not very complete but they're the ones I like' range of Speed Champion sets, and the Spinjitzu sets are for my boys.
The Mighty Micro set is actually from John Lewis - I saw a post on the Lego Reddit where someone had used it to MOC a mini gauntlet and I thought that looked cool, but when I looked online no-one had it :( But we were having our free tea and cake from JL, and I thought I'd just take a look, ant it was there for £7.20!
I may have too many Easter bunny minifigs now! There'll be another one arriving with the Sanctum later on...
For those interested in such things, it was really well packed and has arrived in perfect condition. And now I have 4 Easter bunnies.
Those that only have one out of the 40 packs are Joker, Ocra, Bat Girl and Mime.
seems to fit pretty well. looks slightly less good maybe. of course it's not closed in the back and far less deep.
good thing there is the possibility to get iron man in another set, it's my fav 2018 fig so far.
the 2x vip points are nice aswell.
i will be sad to see it go.
on the other hand it will be 1 less theme that i have to buy.
it's also the only theme that i set out from the start to own them all......
make sure it gets rung up as a refill for the 50c discount, sometimes LEGO Store employees accidentally put it in as new. also, $4.99 baseplate with PAB cup isn't automatically applied for a refill
Maybe there really is a surplus (i.e. lower than expected sales) and TLG is trying to get rid of selective stocks?
Below are from our local TRU store, the Star Wars Battle pack is discounted to S$12.50 which is around US$10, wheras the 3 City battle packs are on buy-2-get-1-free offer.
For the 40% to 50% clearance sales, it is also triggered by them but targeted at the LCS, monobrand Lego Stores and other department stores etc.
Lego SG controlled the prices here very tightly and most stores can't even have their own clearance sales without getting approval from Lego SG else they'll face consequences.
Amazon is a whole different animal, and I haven't a clue how that relationship works. I have surmised from bits and pieces of information that the supply chain works similar to [email protected]
@SumoLego what do you mean Amazon's supply chain being similar to [email protected]?
Independent toy sellers with a presence on Amazon or eBay for that matter, are governed by the traditional independent toy retailer agreement. (There are volume requirements, certain disclosures as to the relative volume of LEGO vs. non-LEGO sales, a site visit, etc.)
[email protected], despite being owned by LEGO, also logs product 'sales' in the same manner. Product is charged and 'sold' internally, and then when the product is sold to the end consumer the additional profit margin is logged. This way, LEGO can accurately track the levels of profit each unit is responsible for. (The profit from factory production is differentiated from profit at the retail sale.)
It has been awhile since I have seen an independent toy retailer agreement with LEGO, but I remember them imposing very stringent srandards.
I've rediscovered Technic this past week, and after ordering #42078 Mack Anthem I wanted better cargo for a planned MOC of a longer trailer. So, in addition to the Mack, I also got two more models of real vehicles from Amazon: #42053 Volvo EW160E and #42054 CLAAS XERION 5000. Both retired within the past six months, the Volvo was still at RRP, and the CLAAS was $50 off. Then, after perusing old Technic tow trucks looking for something in scale with the other sets, I bid and won an eBay auction for #42008 Service Truck at the original retail price.
Now I'm gonna need more Technic figs.
I picked up two light cycles yesterday and the little Creator dragon to get the Minifig set.
There was also a member of staff offering a free minifig bag feeling service, so also picked up a Cactus Girl (I hope) as my wife seems to have a cactus obsession at the moment.