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Some info on 30303 Joker Bumper Car

wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
edited February 2015 in Collecting
Since these never showed up at any Toys r Us around me, having also dropped off their site, and their customer service saying the set is now nowhere in their database I decided to do a little research. Armed with the UPC number, I went to Target since they're the only mass retailer were I regularly find Polys. A manager looked up the number and it was in their system as a vendor placed building set, meaning when it shows up it'll be found in their check lanes. With these sets already being offered on ebay! And the seller I asked saying they weren't bought at TrU, I'm thinking they should be showing up soon.

I wish I'd thought to get the DCPI number, but the knowledge itself is great so I don't have to keep spinning my wheels in vain elsewhere. Hopefully, this info can help others out as well! Sorry Canada! Hope Target doesn't close up shop too soon for you guys to see these!
vwong19LegoKipCombeemadforLEGO

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  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Hopefully they'll make it across to the UK as I'd live a Joker Dodgem.
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 483
    Interesting- thanks for the info. I've been dropping by TRU once a week or so to check for this. I find it annoying to shop for Polys at Target...'cutting' folks in line just to get on my knees to look for a polybag just feels rude, so I refrain. Typically, I just check out the stock available in the line I check out in.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,294
    ^at my Target they have 40 lanes and maybe 2 are open at the same time. So I usually have 38 other lanes to check without bothering anyone. I just have to wait forever to check out.
    gmonkey76madforLEGO
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    @waynegg : can you provide the UPC number?
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    I send my 7 year to look, I tell him I will buy him any new ones he finds. Ha ha. I've seen him reaching through people's legs in the lines to grab some. funny watching him blow by the same 2 Chima sets. He did find a few galaxy sets last time. We will be watching for the bumper cars.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    The current sellers are getting them from legoland discovery centers.
  • Mars_Needs_LEGOMars_Needs_LEGO USAMember Posts: 23
    Thanks for the tip, waynegg! I'll keep an eye out for these at my local Target (although they let me down big time on the Valentine's sets, never stocking them anywhere in store).
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
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  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    @waynegg Too many numbers there.
    It should be 9 total in the format: 000-00-0000.
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    LegoKip said:

    @waynegg Too many numbers there.
    It should be 9 total in the format: 000-00-0000.

    It was a UPC code not DPCI
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,479
    I'm guessing TRU has to have these at some point though right? Otherwise why would they appear in their system (even if gone now)?
    It is interesting that Target can get them too. It will be a sought after bag, and my guess is it will appear around the same time as jokerland comes out, but that is just my guess.
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    @madforLEGO perhaps. Talking to some of the management at my local stores, they claim they and LEGO were at odds over the Bricktober sets when they started selling them as they were intended for give aways. They had to pull them from their shelves. Maybe there was a bit of a falling out? I don't know, but the "Only at Toys r Us" logo is definitely gone from the poly. That much is for sure.
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 483
    ^Interesting. I've noticed several of those sets sitting around several TRUs shelves as of late. $20 a pop is just too much for me to swallow...
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    waynegg said:

    @madforLEGO perhaps. Talking to some of the management at my local stores, they claim they and LEGO were at odds over the Bricktober sets when they started selling them as they were intended for give aways. They had to pull them from their shelves. Maybe there was a bit of a falling out? I don't know, but the "Only at Toys r Us" logo is definitely gone from the poly. That much is for sure.

    That doesn't bode well for TRU as their footprint in the toys sector is shrinking.

    I can only imagine that Lego and Amazon may just have a promotion (i.e., buy $50 Lego get ____ free) since Amazon probably moves as much (if not more) Lego as TRU. (Just a gut feeling here...)
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    ^ What's really hurting TrU is their over pricing. Sure, they have a very lenient price matching policy, but why drive out of your way passing the stores you will be matching to get to their store and buy the same thing you could have gotten 20 miles ago?

    When I worked for them, I heard that multiple times from customers. That and the fact that TrU was a last resort when they couldn't find it anywhere else. There's just little incentive to make it your first stop for most people. For a company, I would think its bad to be known first for having high prices.

    It saddens me, because I'd rather buy from Toys r Us than from Target because of customer service. It just doesn't make financial sense to do so. With the volume of LEGO they stock, if there's any discount for bulk product they'd surely be getting it, so it comes off greedy to knowingly ask $10-20 more for the same set as a competitor.

    I have mixed emotions about the change in distribution from certain polys being TrU exclusive, but at the end of the day it'll be a more convenient change if that's in fact what it is.
    madforLEGOMrJ_NYTXLegoguy
  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    I still shop at toys r us because they generally have much better inventory than target or walmart. I price match 90% of what I get there but sometimes they do also have decent clearance sales too.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,780
    Last time went in with a Lego catalog to toys r us to price match they said no. I only buy/go to toys r us is when they have an exclusive or building event.
    Drmnez
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 351
    ^The words confidential and preliminary image aren't too blurry to be read.
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    gmonkey76 said:

    Last time went in with a Lego catalog to toys r us to price match they said no.

    I can see them giving you trouble with the catalog, but you should have no problem with lego.com, as that is specifically listed in their PM policy: http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11949070&sr=1&origkw=pricematch.

  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited February 2015
    One TRU told me I could not get the promo poly they were giving out if you spent X amount of dollars after I asked them to price match,even tho the amount I spent was still over the X amount needed for the poly.She told me that would be double dipping.
    I went to another TRU & they gave me no hassle at all with the "freebie" so I no longer go to the stingy TRU . Your shelf prices should not be 10-30 dollars more than your own website prices either:smiley:
    Drmnez
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    Ok. I got the DCPI today. 204-00-0479
    MrJ_NYjadeireneHokieJoe99chuckp
  • just2goodjust2good Member Posts: 247
    waynegg said:

    Ok. I got the DCPI today. 204-00-0479

    So it's at Target too?

  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    It's in their system so it's pretty safe to assume it will be.
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    Thanks @waynegg !
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,479
    I have heard this will be released in March or April. Like anything else it is speculation, but it is a time frame.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    It wouldn't surprise me if it is a newspaper give-away in the UK, about the time the new sets hit the shelves. It is already a common minifig with fairly common parts, so some prices for them seem crazy - some on ebay go for £25. I guess just about understandable if you keep a copy sealed, but otherwise it seems cheaper just to bricklink the parts.
    andhepaul_merton
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    How much is the spoiler piece? I think it's only available in the bumper car and the Gorilla Grodd set.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    It's in quite a few sets, 20c or less on bricklink.
    waynegg
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    I have read that it "seems it is headed to Toys’R’Us stores as part of a promotion to start on August 9th"
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited June 2015
    I went ahead and ordered it from the UK when I was ordering some other parts for an MOC. It ended up being about $6 shipped after the shipping was spread out across my entire order. It's a neat little set...
  • CavalierEternalzCavalierEternalz MiamiMember Posts: 2
    MrJ_NY said:
    I have read that it "seems it is headed to Toys’R’Us stores as part of a promotion to start on August 9th"
    Is that in the US or?
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Yes it pertains to the USA,it may coincide with the availability of Jokerland
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,479
    Yeah Im guessing people will start seeing them in US TRUs in late July. The official release date is Aug 8th from the sound of things but I know that the official date of release for Electro was one week later than when many TRUs started putting them out for sale, so be forewarned.
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