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  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 179
    Thanks @pharmjod just ordered one for pickup.
    pharmjod
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 354
    I also ordered one for pickup. My last LEGO purchase for January. Thanks for sharing, @pharmjod!
    pharmjod
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Back to $45 from what I can see.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    Crap, I wish I had seen the lowrider deal earlier!
  • beachbumbeachbum usaMember Posts: 33
    Dedgecko said:
    #41178 for $13 bucks !? How can I get someone to ship that to me!?  
    oooh that looks like a pretty set
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited February 2017
    Participating locations for the Walmart TLBM event tomorrow,I'm guessing the free gift will be a lame cardboard Batman mask similar to what was given out at the Lego stores but we can still hope it's a polybag

    Celebrate with us and build some of our NEW LEGO Batman Movie sets!

    Free gift (while supplies last)

    Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 11:30 am – 4 pm local time at select Walmart stores!

    Event intended for children ages 6 and up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last. Limit one per child. Quantities limited, no rain checks.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/962078797227366/


  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    I'm loving the multiple of same cities, but nothing even saying store #. 

    Thanks though!
    KingAlanI
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Yeah, most are in the interior of CA.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 700
    ^ 4 in Iowa and 3 of them are in Des Moines and the other in SE Iowa/Illinois border.  Still 2hrs away.
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    For anyone whose going, can you please snap a pic of the "free gift" quick please? I really don't want to go out the house with crutches, but if it's something cool, I'm willing to. :)
  • groundedgrounded Central OhioMember Posts: 73
    My 4 year old and I are heading out in two hours. I expect this to be a well oiled Walmart operation, so this could be anything from a coloring book, to a polybag, to getting to dress up as Batman and run the loss prevention department for an hour.

    I'll post a pic if no one has posted anything.
    ClutchPower
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    The free give away is the batman accessory polybag,just got ours
    ClutchPowermadforLEGOgrounded
  • groundedgrounded Central OhioMember Posts: 73
    madforLEGOClutchPowerDeeC2_JoshjosekalelTXLegoguy
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    edited February 2017
    There is a sign up at our walmart but no one knows anything about the batman giveaway. Anyone else having this problem? The managers say the lego vendor said nothing despite the obvious posters.
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    Appreciate it a lot @MrJ_NY and @grounded
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,706
    There is a sign up at our walmart but no one knows anything about the batman giveaway. Anyone else having this problem? The managers say the lego vendor said nothing despite the obvious posters.
    Managers do not know whats going on? Not surprised. I would say call to other local Walmarts, if you have them, and see if they are doing anything today.
    Pumpkin_3CK5
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 772
    Lol just got our polybag...and had a blast!
    MrJ_NYDeeC2_JoshClutchPower
  • DeeC2_JoshDeeC2_Josh SoCal Member Posts: 64
    I stopped by my closest Walmart right before the 11:30 start time. It didn't look like much, the employees weren't any help but I asked a lady wearing a Lego shirt about the poly bags and she handed me 3! Made it worth walking into a Walmart on a weekend for sure.
    ClutchPowermadforLEGO
  • DeeC2_JoshDeeC2_Josh SoCal Member Posts: 64
    Contents of free poly

    MooreFXClutchPower
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 772
    Anyone get the comic or crayons or any of the other swag?  I didn't see any...already looked for the comic on eBay to no avail...
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Nothing but polybags at my location
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 319
    We didn't have polys at either of my 2 local walmart stores.  The one store did have a table with the comic, 4 valentine's and the crayons.  
    It seemed like the polys were only in Walmart stores in and around cities.  Guess the rural customers don't rate a poly, unless they can drive several hours to a store. :-(
    Oh well, I guess I will go read my comic now.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Walmart's FB link listed specific stores.

    So if you visited one of them that wasn't on that list, then that would explain why you didn't get or see one.
  • groundedgrounded Central OhioMember Posts: 73
    Walmart's FB link listed specific stores.
    The store listing was rather odd. I assume it was opt-in by each store, because the one store the promo took place at in the Columbus area was almost out in a rural area. Not a high traffic, high income area at all.

    Plus, I think the promo people were contractors, since ours was asking a store employee where she could set up and if they had a folding table (still didn't have one an hour into the promo window)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,904
    Yes - typically there are third-party event vendors that handle large-scale make-and-take events.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    To follow up, the promo people are indeed a third party. The asst. manager at Wal-Mart actually took the time to call their LEGO rep and found out that the third party co. cancelled their store literally the night before. He was apologetic and gave us a number to call to find out which stores actually had the promo going on. He then gave the employees in toys copies of the number and told them what to say to anyone else who showed up. Way to go, useful manager Derek!

    We had another one in the city that we found the polys at, so a good ending for my boys too!
    ClutchPowermadforLEGO
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Interesting. I thought it'd be one of the duties these retailer jobs performs for Lego.

    https://www.lego.com/en-us/careers/search-jobs
    ClutchPower
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,847

    Decent stock of stuff yesterday at a nearby Walmart. The find of the night was several bins full of #30523 Joker Battle Training. There had to have been at least 100 bags. I picked up one...seriously considering going back and grabbing a bunch more.

  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 319
    Walmart and Amazon are both selling the Caterham 7 for $67.99.  Interesting that Walmart shows the original price at $89.99.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439
    Legogram said:
    Walmart and Amazon are both selling the Caterham 7 for $67.99.  Interesting that Walmart shows the original price at $89.99.
    i was thinking about that  but since i have nothing to buy for the two Batman free gift, and save the Assmebly Square for next month double VIP point
    Legogram
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,935
    ^ In the immortal words of The Tick: THAT'S JUST WRONG!
    BillyBricks84
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    The problem is much of the theft happens outside of the store.
    How so? Return with the wrong stuff in the box?
    SweepyD said:
    I'm loving the multiple of same cities, but nothing even saying store #. 

    Thanks though!

    I sometimes mention store location (the WalMart near me is on Hudson Avenue) but hadn't thought of using store number.

    -

    Whether to take current price or wait for (further) discounts is a challenge of LEGO shopping. I wanted a few of this year's sets and was willing to wait until they went on clearance, but ended up getting them at full price to get [email protected] promos.

    Haven't been to WM lately, going for something else, so of course I'm going to check for LEGO.


  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 800
    edited February 2017
    KingAlanI said:
    The problem is much of the theft happens outside of the store.
    How so? Return with the wrong stuff in the box?



    Yes! That's how it happens. I actually stood behind a guy at the customer service counter returning 3 Star Wars sets. After he left and it was my turn, I asked to look at them and each box had 1 bag from the Lego Minecraft Tree House set. Some people are dirtbags!
    madforLEGOdspigelKingAlanI
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,706
    IMO 'wrong stuff' implies the buyer made an error. These scumbag thieves know exactly what they are doing.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    I can see your point about choice of words, add a 'deliberately' in there?

    -

    Lots of rollbacks at store 03280 but nothing spectacular. 1 batman cmf that I'm confident is King Tut. 1 rogue and no babysitter in 7 s16 bags. Some new sets are 50c to a couple bucks off rather than a few cents like they often do.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    ^^ I remember a couple of years ago when someone returned a Forest Animal set distinctly full of Lincoln Logs...and they put it back on the floor to sell.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    I've taken boxes with broken seals or other such damage to the service desk only to often see them put back out.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,706
    KingAlanI said:
    I've taken boxes with broken seals or other such damage to the service desk only to often see them put back out.
    This is why I made a big stink about the 'seals' in the Packaging survey that is out there for LEGO, they really need to address this. I would feel far better buying a set in a brick and mortar store if I had the confidence in knowing no one is screwing with the contents in the boxes.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    Experts like us can recognize hack job seal tampering (some of the box cardboard pulled away, for Pete's sake); my intent was to protect casual buyers. I suppose I could miss a higher quality job. I feel similar about counterfeit currency, but governments put more effort into making that difficult.
    josekalel
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,706
    KingAlanI said:
    Experts like us can recognize hack job seal tampering (some of the box cardboard pulled away, for Pete's sake); my intent was to protect casual buyers. I suppose I could miss a higher quality job. I feel similar about counterfeit currency, but governments put more effort into making that difficult.
    There are hack jobs and expert ones. I always check the seals, but still got burned by two LEGO passenger train boxes (seals looked perfect). The only reason why I knew they were tampered with is that they were not the same weight. Opened them both and found Clone tank parts. Since then I rarely buy LEGO sets in a store, and if I do I weight them against another sealed box of the same set (if I have it).
    Like others have said, If LEGO would simply use the same type of seals they put on electronics that  is super sticky and when you try to pull it up it separates, I think you would stop most of this kind of theft.
    77ncaachampsKingAlanI
  • SweepyDSweepyD USMember Posts: 78
    Yeah, I just received a brand new set via online order yesterday that came with seals basically off the box already.

    Set was all there, but its sad to have to check a brand new set because of poor seals.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    edited March 2017
    @madforLEGO Bricklink set weights seem to include packaging, so there's that to check against at least if you don't have your own copy
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 800
    #70595 Ultra Stealth Raider is $75.92 through Walmart.com.
    MooreFX
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Not a lot of my Walmarts have baseplates, but one of the few that does has the sand ones for $5. 
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    edited March 2017
    Yoda they're still $7.97 at my store, and gray at $14.54, I really wish I could get those on sale

    For CMF, just 2 TLBM and a S16 bag lying around

    Lots of rollbacks mainly on Star Wars nothing spectacular

    On clearance shelves
    #75151 $69 box beat up but looks intact
    #70327 $19 box cut open (stockboy went too deep with box cutter on case?) looks complete will get for general value and king minifig. Will put with S15 Queen I already have rather than get Nexo queen
  • sa1sachicasa1sachica SoutheastMember Posts: 30
    edited March 2017
    So excited that I found 2 #10697 for $5 today!! 1/4 sticker tabs was off but all the bags were sealed :-) 
    BumblepantselspankdogKingAlanIAanchirmadforLEGOClutchPower
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    Why couldn't I get the opportunity to ignore loose tape for a 91 2/3% discount? I thought getting those half off on Thanksgiving was hitting the jackpot. "Lord, give me the chance to prove winning the lottery won't spoil me."
    Since that doesn't have any minifigs, let alone licensed characters, it seems like less of a theft target.

    sa1sachica
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    None of the stores have said yes or offered any discounts. I know it's annoying for us on the look for a good sale (and who do not mind open boxes), but still. 
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,014
    Probably so hierarchical the grunts don't have the authority for discounts, and WalMart is already cheap so have less room to come down.
    No new deals when I went there last night.
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