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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    gmpirate said:

    ^^^ Cool, another list! What about the DS?

    Oops, totally forgot that one ;-)

  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    Yes, the DS is sure to go this year so get them while you can.
    UKtsumiLegoFanTexasPenkid11
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    This is the third anniversary of us all assuming Death Star is retiring!
    :)
    Penkid11Dougouttiminchicago
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    @FatMatt

    Awesome, I just purchased 20 of them.
    Penkid11FatMatt
  • momof2boys99momof2boys99 Member Posts: 322
    I think this is the first time that I don't have a Death Star in inventory and am not ordering any at the moment. So.....that should be a sure sign that they will go. :0)
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    y2josh said:

    cloaked7 said:

    Jango is? I thought the general consensus was that he was one of the most absurd characters in the SW universe, with no real purpose other than to ruin the mythos of Boba.

    I disagree @Y2josh, Jango was good for one thing. And that was dying so awesome!

    I am with you, there is no way if a UCS Slave I is produced that it is not Boba's.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002

    I disagree @Y2josh, Jango was good for one thing. And that was dying so awesome!

    "Dying so awesome" in that he was decapitated, or "dying so awesome" in that he was a highly-experienced, galaxy-renowned bounty hunter that somehow thought the BEST plan of action against a Jedi was to haphazardly fire at him while slowly backing away?
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    ^His rocket pack was damaged from that rhino attack so he couldn't escape. Still, you would think such an experienced fighter would have more tricks up his sleeve.
  • wilburwilbur Member Posts: 49
    edited December 2012
    Jango who? Isn't that a Tarantino movie coming out soon?
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    That would be Django :)
  • migrainejonesmigrainejones Member Posts: 0
    Its a competition prize & my little boy has much more interest in Arkham Asylum.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    Back on the Architecture sets, which we rarely write about - noticed a lot of the older "1st wave" are out of stock with expected shipping dates in January. Are some of these finally going in the first quarter of 2013, perhaps?

    http://search2.lego.com/?q=architecture&lang=2057&cc=US
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,689
    Your set has an RRP around twice that of the new Arkham Asylum set, so you'll certainly raise enough by selling it to buy your son what he wants and then some. If you can't be bothered to sell then it should be easy to find someone willing to trade 1:1, although you'll obviously not be getting the best deal.
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    If you can find spare funds then get the Arkham Asylum with it and try and keep hold of the Imperial Shuttle as it will most likely be double its current RRP in 12 Months time.
  • makmak Member Posts: 300
    Or you could always sell it to me at RRP :-)
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    Is TB going? Its seems to be out of stock in the larger retailers at the moment. Would seem strange to EOL it without a replacement though. Was TB announced before the last set went (Taj Mahal I presume?)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,230
    TB is still at Amazon.com at 9% off.
    As for it being sold out, it all depends.. LEGO could always change that back to backorder'ed
  • 111ins111ins Member Posts: 265
    9% off is better than 300% over!
    actually, don't get one, I will and let you know the price in a couple of years :)
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    prevere said:

    Back on the Architecture sets, which we rarely write about - noticed a lot of the older "1st wave" are out of stock with expected shipping dates in January. Are some of these finally going in the first quarter of 2013, perhaps?

    http://search2.lego.com/?q=architecture&lang=2057&cc=US

    You answered your own question. They have an expected shipping date. They are staying.

    We now know what is EOLing pretty much: look at the after-Xmas LEGO Store sale list. It's essentially an EOL list. Lots of City sets gone after a year...
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    ^Not necessarily. Just because they have shipping dates into January, doesn't mean they'll be available through 2013.

    And with city sets, that's a pretty obvious conclusion. City sets have a very consistent timeline from launch to EOL. Very, very rare for those to last longer than 24 months.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,089
    Renny said:

    ^His rocket pack was damaged from that rhino attack so he couldn't escape. Still, you would think such an experienced fighter would have more tricks up his sleeve.

    Don't forget though that Boba's performances weren't exactly amazing in Ep 5 & 6 - He was given Han at Bespin, and battling on the Skiff he was pretty inept. Again, the rocket pack malfunctioned, maybe they should've both done without.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,089
    I was just in Prague for a few days, they had 3 x Tantative IV limited edition set available for €300 each, also there were 2 x ATOT dropship sets at the Lego museum there.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    edited December 2012
    prevere said:

    ^Not necessarily. Just because they have shipping dates into January, doesn't mean they'll be available through 2013.

    And with city sets, that's a pretty obvious conclusion. City sets have a very consistent timeline from launch to EOL. Very, very rare for those to last longer than 24 months.

    Yes, it pretty much does mean they will be, as they are in the 2013 production batches.

    City sets actually have extremely inconsistent timelines and it's very common for them to be out for three or more years. The surprising thing this year is that many are being discontinued after only one year. Sets like the airport and city car lasted three; the fire pickup is finally leaving and was introduced circa 2006-07, and the train sets are entering year four. Many police sets are entering year #3.

    City set #7741 is in the 2013 assortment, entering its sixth year on the market.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002

    Renny said:

    ^His rocket pack was damaged from that rhino attack so he couldn't escape. Still, you would think such an experienced fighter would have more tricks up his sleeve.

    Don't forget though that Boba's performances weren't exactly amazing in Ep 5 & 6 - He was given Han at Bespin, and battling on the Skiff he was pretty inept. Again, the rocket pack malfunctioned, maybe they should've both done without.
    Boba's jetpack malfunctioned because he underestimated the deadly precision of the greatest smuggler in the galaxy...........

    On the other hand, Episode II was so brutally bad, I don't even remember how Jango came to be rolling around under the reek to begin with... but I'm sure it made as much sense as picking a fight with a Jedi.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ It doesn't make any sense, but it was all an attempt to explain why the clones were able to defeat the Jedi.

    The truth is, the Jedi's abilities are so wildly all over the place that it is hard to tell just what they can and can't do.

    There are times it seems like they can take on a room full of baddies single-handedly, other times they are completely inept.

    It is Fantasy of course, not meant to make sense, but the fact is, the Jedi are all powerful one minute, useless the next.

    Whatever the story that day needs.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    ^ the best explanation I've heard is that using the Force to augment your abilities drains you the more you use it. It helps explain why Obi-Wan didn't use superspeed to catch up to Darth Maul in Ep. 1 before he killed Qui-Gon.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,089
    Or maybe the Jedi like a sly night out on the drink without Yoda knowing, and when that happens their force powers are way out of kilter until they sober up. We already saw in Episode 2 and 4 that Obi-wan likes to go to pubs looking for a bar fight.
    y2josh
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited December 2012
    Jedi can levitate huge items, but when they are falling they can't levitate themselves... It's always bothered me, but I'm finally over it and can sleep now. :-)
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    ^ Ah, they can force-jump. I guess they always need something to push off/levitate against, though.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    edited December 2012

    Jedi can levitate huge items, but when they are falling they can't levitate themselves... It's always bothered me, but I'm finally over it and can sleep now. :-)

    This has always made sense to me honestly. I can lift a 240 pound rock and hold it off the ground, but I can't lift myself and do the same. I realize the Force is involved with a Jedi... but it's an extension of the user in that case, so I feel like the same logic should apply.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    edited December 2012
    I can lift a 240 pound rock and hold it off the ground
    I'm impressed ;-)
    FollowsCloselyPenkid11pcironeTitus
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ The flaw of course is that Jedi can sometimes fall great distances and land softly.

    Mace Windu jumped off the balcony in Attack of the Clones and fell at least a dozen stories, and landed as if it was a few feet.
  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    The same could be seen in the opening of Episode 1, where Qui-Gon and Obi Wan also made a huge jump into the hangar.
  • thehockeyboythehockeyboy Member Posts: 97
    To change a topic from all this Jedi talk...

    Do you guys think the 2012 Star Wars Advent Calendar is EOL?
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    For what it is worth I went to the Lego store Saturday and they were fully stocked on all the modulars and TB.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    US post-xmas sale
    www.fbtb.net/2012/12/23/lego-shophome-post-christmas-clearance-list/

    All the good stuff is already sold out.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,230
    What you do not want to talk about how the Jedi powers affect the secondary market? Ohh thats right I forgot.

    I will say I hope LEGO has learned its lesson with their prices on Advent calendars this year (at least the SW one) that there IS a ceiling and they apparently hit it because I had to sell off their calendars at a 50% discount.

    Tower Bridges would be interesting IF they were discounting them, otherwise I think Amazon has them still for 9% off.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    I'm sure the TB will do well in the after market, but dollar for dollar I would rather put it on the IS and MMV (which I have done). I think they will out perform the TB, especially based on what I was able to purchase them for relative to RRP.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,230
    ^ agreed, I think those that managed to get the TB at around 180 will have an easier time . But I'm sure there were those who saw the Effel tower and Taj Mahal on clearance thought they would never make any money. I think it may be something you will need to sell globally though.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    Nooooo... I just realized the Shuttle Expedition is now sold out on Amazon. I was gonna spend my Christmas money on it along with the MMV.

    I know the MMV is still available on [email protected], but they don't ship to 3rd party retailers. :( Target does have it for $89.99. :)

    Where can I find the SE at American MSRP?
  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332
    ^ TRU
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited December 2012
    Toys are us still has it a RRP ($99.99). Get it quick. I think it will be retired relatively soon.
  • natron20natron20 Member Posts: 6
    Hi everyone,

    Received the VW Bus lego (10220) set as a gift, however, I really think I want to exchange it for something else. I am really not looking at collecting in terms of an investment but am more curious about what sets are most likely to retire soon so I can make sure I have one to build before they go away.

    Right now I am considering Tower Bridge (10214), Haunted House (10228), Space Shuttle (10231), and the Sopwith Camel (10226). Any of these have the potential to be on the chopping block soon? If you were new which would you suggest for an AFOL looking for a good time?

    Thanks!
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk DenmarkMember Posts: 170
    None of those sets are about to retire. I got the Space Shuttle two years ago (earlier, more brittle model), and enjoyed it immensely. It brougt me back into collecting LEGO, and it is a fun build, a great model, and even a bit educational - if a tad nerdish ;)

    I've been told that the Tower Bridge is a bit tedious build, but would be great for two people to build together.
  • natron20natron20 Member Posts: 6
    Thanks for the input! Glad to know these will be around for a while. Now, I have to decide to what to pick up tomorrow at TLS tomorrow. Of course, I guess that depends on what they have in stock.......I hate being indecisive.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    My understanding is that Tower Bridge and Shuttle are both going out this year.

    Or perhaps not, but both are sold out on shop.lego.com, or were yesterday anyway...
  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332
    TOYS R US has 10231 on line for list price and free shipping.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    10231 is on the LEGO EOL list, so that one will be gone before you know it.
  • natron20natron20 Member Posts: 6
    Well, it looks like 10231 will be my primary objective tomorrow. What if TLS I visit tomorrow does not have any in stock? Will they allow me to order one and have it shipped to my house or will they refund my money so I can just order 10231 from TRU?

    Thanks, again.
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 445
    Quick question here, do you guys know anything about the first LoTR sets?

    Are they going soon, gonna stay?
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