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Should Lego put an end to blind bag minifigures?
I’m posting this to gather some people’s views on blind bag minifigures. Trying to figure out if I’m just being an old grump or if others share some of my views.
I would really like a complete set of the series 2 Disney Minifigures but to be frank I really can’t be bothered with the whole fiasco of either having to stand in the shop for a lifetime feeling a ton of bags to try to find a complete set. Nor do I fancy ordering a complete box and doing the same at home, then once I’ve got a complete set sending back the remaining for a refund or trying to sell the other bags, at potentially a loss. Also there is the option of buying opened bags on eBay, but again this isn’t ideal in my honest opinion.
It it got me thinking, overall do people actually like and find enjoyment in feeling bags in stores to try and find the desired minifigure, or is it just a pain to everyone. Maybe it’s more fun for kids, really don’t know. I’ve been in the Lego store countless times and seen people doing this and have often wondered how much enjoyment they are actually getting or it’s just sheer determination to get that complete set or the figure they desire. I’ve also witnessed countless times Lego store colleagues doing the same for customers, and have often thought that while this is fantastic customer service is this really good use of their time.
Now don’t get me wrong, Lego minifigures sold in this way must clearly work for Lego due to the number of series that have been sold, and there’s been no sign of a change to selling in blind bags but I’ve began to wonder how many people actually buy loads of blind bags and get involved in swapping sessions. Do Lego actually run these in stores?? Is it really that much of a money earner and they sell more minifigures that way?
Just thought id gather some thoughts. Personally if the blind bags and feeling bags works for most there must surely be others that feel the same as me. Perhaps Lego could continue to sell as blind bags but also offer the option of a complete set, perhaps at a higher price than say 18x £2.99.