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Reviews for sets not yet "released"

jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
edited April 2011 in The Database
I was looking to write up a quick review of (It's excellent, by the way) that I just got in the mail from TRU, and I noticed that the Review, Info and eBay tabs were disabled on the set info page.
I think I understand why these are disabled - to prevent people using the "reviews" page to make comments about sets that are not yet released, no?
The question is:
Is there a way to enable these features for sets that have been released into the wild via retailers, but are not yet available direct from [email protected]?


  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    edited April 2011
    From what I know, @Huw and @bluemoose just have to click a few buttons to enable it. It usually gets done when there are places selling them. (like Tesco selling the new HP sets last August)
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Yup, as soon as we know a set is definitely available (from anywhere), we enable it. It's to reduce the 'preview' reviews that we used to get a lot of. Anyway, #7051 has now been enabled.

    Everyone - do let us know when you see the summer 2011 sets out on the shelves anywhere; it only takes a couple of seconds to enable the Database entries for reviews :-)
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    edited April 2011
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,088
    edited April 2011
    I've marked all AC sets as released: I'm told that they'll be officially available in TRU UK from today but I won't get to one myself to check.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    @Huw, Did they mention HP or City?
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    Are there any other pieces of information that need to be entered manually into the database?
    I'm guessing the Price/Availability dates are based on [email protected], not other retailers like TRU.
    How about the piece count, or number of minifigures?
    Again, I would guess that piece count is a manual entry, because that seems to be different on Bricklink, but maybe the # of minifigures is something that is pulled automatically from Bricklink?
  • StormsworderStormsworder Member Posts: 107
    They should disable the review facility for a lot of not-yet-released DVDs on Amazon if you ask me. Alright if you've seen whatever it is on TV or at the cinema, but there were people reviewing Dr Who DVDs before the episodes were even screened on TV, giving it five stars and saying how great it was going to be. This just helps no-one.
  • LuciusMalfoy7LuciusMalfoy7 Member Posts: 107
    I believe HP won't be coming out until later in the year... FBTB reported that they would come out in June, but on closer inspection of their own Toy Fair images, one of the cards clearly says one of the sets will be released in August. I have no idea if they'll be having two waves, or if there's a discrepancy.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    According to the cards, Battle for Hogwarts and Knight bus are coming in June, and Forbidden Forest in August, no idea why...
  • LuciusMalfoy7LuciusMalfoy7 Member Posts: 107
    Perhaps its a typo? (Hoping.) Or two waves... of two and one set each. They'd do better financially if they came out together.
  • wander099wander099 Member Posts: 114
    Regarding the Harry Potter sets, all of them are listed on with prices, but I'm not sure if that is a mistake because it's the first I've seen of them and walmart isn't usually the first to get Lego on their website... On Wednesday I'm going to the physical store, so I'll let you know if I find anything there.
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