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  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    Sounds like the rarity just increased on: Waiters, Hollywood starlets, roller derby girls, fortune tellers, forest maidens, plumbers. In my opinion, they just became more collectible and rare.
  • RTORTO Member Posts: 73
    bricksan said:



    Seriously!!

    A backlink and credit to the source is common courtesy and that is what I did. Christ most people don't do that.

    Off topic:

    Sorry - I didn't mean that as a criticism regarding your post (are you Rich?). I just thought it ironic the post quoted Kim, but not the various people in the relevant thread (a special thanks isn't necessary, just quotation marks).

    As I said, I'm married to a librarian, so it's been pounded into my head to give credit when possible. I appreciate that Huw does the same here on Brickset, and the mods on TnB do as well.

    The updated post looks great however!

    On topic:

    Changing the distribution this way makes sense when regarding boxes of 30, but as pointed out by CCC, why not boxes of 32 with two complete sets?

    Six of several figs and only two of several others is even more limiting than three and five - and we know Lego wasn't aiming for a rarity factor...at least initially.

    I don't want to imagine what will happen if a fig like the Elf, Zombie, Spartan or Roman (highly desirable army builder) was only available two to a box. As a reseller, I salivate, but as a collector and enthusiast, I am disheartened.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    I don't get the collector vs afol vs consumer argument. Different collectors want different things. Same for afols and consumers. Some collectors like the thrill of the chase. Think how boring these would be if they sold complete sets of 16 in a box. Some afols will want an army of female elves, so will some 10 year old boys. Others will want an army of plumbers, others the space figures.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    ^^ as a reseller you would do better if the Spartan / roman was in multiples of six not two. The price would be similar but you'd have more of them.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    @CCC, I would suspect there are those kids, though, that would like one complete set, without having to search. On the flip, not as many kids or parents, would pay for an entire box of 60 minifigs... but 30 minifigs, especially if they target them particularly to boys, and chuck the girls down to negligible numbers. To me that set starts targeting the 'kid' group.
    Yes, obviously, everyone uses Legos differently, but as everyone is fond of saying, and much to my chagrin, Lego sells to boys, targets to boys, focuses on boys. It makes sense that this mini-box is targeted to that boy market and not necessarily the collector/afol/reseller/adult market, that are more prone to buying a big box. Because of that they specifically cut the number of girl minfigs.

    The argument that 3 is an odd number is a lame one, because it doesn't explain WHY they suddenly stuffed all the female minfigs down to 2, after all this time.

    Is it because they thought a army-building box would sell better? Does Lego really make most of it's profit from boxes over packs? Is it because they wanted to bring out this 1/2 box, and in order to make it sell to parents and boys, they felt they needed far more males in it? Is it because the leftovers are female minifigs? (That hasn't been my experience at stores...) Is it because they decided the girl focus should only be on Lego Friends?

    I don't think we can figure out the real reasons, but at this point, I'm going with the shift in females was due to this 1/2 box targeting kits/parents, combined with the need to be 'even'. I may be completely wrong, though. Who knows. I only know it will be that much harder for me to find what we would like.


  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ but theres no need to worry, the friends collectables are coming next year so girls will be happy. ;)
    andhe
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979

    ^ but theres no need to worry, the friends collectables are coming next year so girls will be happy. ;)

    You're funny.

  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    Is it because the leftovers are female minifigs? (That hasn't been my experience at stores...)
    Around here, about the only females that don't sell are slope skirts.
  • Dread_PirateDread_Pirate Member Posts: 184


    Around here, about the only females that don't sell are slope skirts.

    And this series has 3 females with that stupid piece!

    What is the complaint about the female figs in this series? There are 5 of them, granted 3 need legs, but that is right on the mark with what is in all other series'. Actually there have been an increase in the number of female characters in each series as the CMFs have been made.
    Series 1-4 = 3 Females
    Series 5 = 4 Females
    Series 5-9 = 5 Females.

    Looks pretty well balanced to me, and so long as Lego prices the new 30 pack box at 1/2 the price of the 60 pack box then the average person could afford to buy a whole box and get at least one full set and a few extras. Random extras is just that random, this box may have 4 extra females while another box may get 6 or even none.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 505
    edited December 2012

    I have never seen full boxes for sale in Target, where I usually buy the CMFs. Where is the best place to find them?

    anyone??

  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^ I dont think the extras will be random, just like they aren't in a box of 60.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    edited December 2012
    tamamahm said:


    Yes, obviously, everyone uses Legos differently, but as everyone is fond of saying, and much to my chagrin, Lego sells to boys, targets to boys, focuses on boys. It makes sense that this mini-box is targeted to that boy market and not necessarily the collector/afol/reseller/adult market, that are more prone to buying a big box. Because of that they specifically cut the number of girl minfigs.


    Is it because they thought a army-building box would sell better? Does Lego really make most of it's profit from boxes over packs? Is it because they wanted to bring out this 1/2 box, and in order to make it sell to parents and boys, they felt they needed far more males in it? Is it because the leftovers are female minifigs? (That hasn't been my experience at stores...) Is it because they decided the girl focus should only be on Lego Friends?

    I don't think we can figure out the real reasons, but at this point, I'm going with the shift in females was due to this 1/2 box targeting kits/parents, combined with the need to be 'even'. I may be completely wrong, though. Who knows. I only know it will be that much harder for me to find what we would like.


    First off, how will normal parents even know what the distribution is? Ask any non-AFOL parent buying random bags for their kids what the distribution in a current box is. I bet they will not know which ones are more common.

    If the marketing to boys only is true, then surely Lego should just be cutting the number of female figs in the series. If these are being marketed only to boys, then why not just remove the female figs completely. They could even go the route of playmobil, and do girls bags and boys bags (which is partly what they are doing with the friends line). But this would probably mean more girly girls in the female side that are not attractive to boys. That said, I don't think girls have to have girls and boys have to have boys.

    Boys (at least mine) really want the female elf and the mermaid and the fortune teller - it is not down to the gender of the minifig, it is down to the subject matter. My kids loved the cleopatra from S5 and space girl and surgeon from S6, but hated the zoo keeper and fitness girl from S5. They like the viking woman and little red riding hood but not the swimmer (as it is a near dupe of Team GB) or the bride from S7. They are not so keen on the fairy, but like the other S8 female figures. I don't believe their likes and dislikes are anything to do with gender, it is whether or not the subjects fit in with what they are playing. As I see it 4/5 of series 9 female figs are going to fit in quite well with castles / fantasy themes, albeit with a change of hairstyle for Marilyn. If any of that is also true for a wider audience and lego want to market just to boys, then lego should be making more female figures but in themes that fit in with boys play - so fantasy, castles, space, etc. That would also mean ditching the other boring male figures too.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,492

    I have never seen full boxes for sale in Target, where I usually buy the CMFs. Where is the best place to find them?

    anyone??

    Bricklink, or amazon has done it sometimes (think it was .fr), or get lucky when you walk into a store after they've just restocked and pick up a unopened case and get dirty looks from other shoppers :D

    Back on topic, I wondered if this smaller case size is a response to stores (especially smaller ones) that struggle to sell entire multiples of 60? I still see loads of old series and wonder if stores are getting a little bit hesitant to stock up on loads of new series?
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    CCC said:

    ^^ I prefer the chicken suit guy to have wings and no hands, rather than try to modify the wings so he can hold something.

    I'm definitely going to do something with an army of plumbers. They will be great for a city addition. Now we need an up-to-date milk man too.

    Plungers now always remind me of either Daleks or Rabbids :/
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 505
    thanks @andhe
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    Boys (at least mine) really want the female elf and the mermaid and the fortune teller - it is not down to the gender of the minifig, it is down to the subject matter. My kids loved the cleopatra from S5 and space girl and surgeon from S6, but hated the zoo keeper and fitness girl from S5. They like the viking woman and little red riding hood but not the swimmer (as it is a near dupe of Team GB) or the bride from S7. They are not so keen on the fairy, but like the other S8 female figures. I don't believe their likes and dislikes are anything to do with gender, it is whether or not the subjects fit in with what they are playing. As I see it 4/5 of series 9 female figs are going to fit in quite well with castles / fantasy themes, albeit with a change of hairstyle for Marilyn. If any of that is also true for a wider audience and lego want to market just to boys, then lego should be making more female figures but in themes that fit in with boys play - so fantasy, castles, space, etc. That would also mean ditching the other boring male figures too.

    Honestly, I couldn't agree with this more, and something I've mentioned many a time. This is how my son is. With the CMFs, he always picks several of the female minfigis he likes, and then several other minfigs. It is exactly as you said, it is down completely to subject matter and not gender. Again, it is as you said, it depends on how the subject matter hits their playing. If anything, the ones all my kids truly dislike are the 'boring' male minfigs. In this line, nobody is going to care about the poor plumber. (My kids are far more into fantasy, and not boring plumbers...)

    I'm glad to hear it isn't just my kids that play this way.

    Anyway, the response I hear over and over is along the lines of 'it will be the demise of Lego sales if Lego so much as increases female minifigs' (which I disagree with). Looking at the 2013 release, though, it just seems that Lego keeps going in the direction of fewer female minifigs (or in the direction of no increase), so either they are doing it without recognizing they are doing it, or they have reasoning behind it.

    First off, how will normal parents even know what the distribution is? Ask any non-AFOL parent buying random bags for their kids what the distribution in a current box is. I bet they will not know which ones are more common.

    This is a good point. My assumption was that they would market 1/2 boxes, such that people would know, but no, thinking on that more, they probably would not, so good point.

    Whatever the reason, though, and as I mentioned, it could be many of the items I mentioned (or others I didn't), there is a drop this go around.
    *shrug*




  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979


    Around here, about the only females that don't sell are slope skirts.

    And this series has 3 females with that stupid piece!

    What is the complaint about the female figs in this series? There are 5 of them, granted 3 need legs, but that is right on the mark with what is in all other series'. Actually there have been an increase in the number of female characters in each series as the CMFs have been made.
    Series 1-4 = 3 Females
    Series 5 = 4 Females
    Series 5-9 = 5 Females.

    Looks pretty well balanced to me, and so long as Lego prices the new 30 pack box at 1/2 the price of the 60 pack box then the average person could afford to buy a whole box and get at least one full set and a few extras. Random extras is just that random, this box may have 4 extra females while another box may get 6 or even none.

    I will agree Lego has continued to go 'up' or maintain the number of females per set. We had several drops this go around, though.

    a) There was an overall drop in the ratio of female minifigs per box. Having 12/60 female minifigs per box goes back to the range of numbers we saw in series 2-4, where the range was 10-11. In the last 4 series, the average has been higher at 16.5.

    b) This is the first time in any of the series where we are seeing the individual ratios of 2/60 for any female minifig per box. (In fact, I think the only time we saw 2 of any minifig per box was with the mad scientist inititially, and I believe they changed that box distribution...I may be mistaken on that, since I haven't verified my recollection on that.) Not only are we seeing that low ratio, but we are seeing it for 80% of the female minifigs, or 4/5. In addition of the items that are at 2/60, ~66% are the female minifigs or 4/6.

    The first change is a fairly big changes compared to the previous 4 series. The second change, is unprecedented in any of the series. Without even considering female minifigs, the drop to a ratio of 2/60, for 6/16 of the minifigs is a huge change.

    As another stated, I don't think the extras are random extras, but simply a box split. I may be wrong on that.


    series female/box #females/series ratios of individul females
    series 9- 12/60 (5 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 1, and 2/60 for 4)
    series 8- 17/60 (5 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 2, and 3/60 for 3)
    series 7- 16/60 (5 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 1, and 3/60 for 4)
    series 6- 18/60 (5 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 3, and 3/60 for 2)
    series 5- 15/60 (4 total) (ratios fo 5/60 for 1, 4/60 for 2, and 3/60 for 1)
    series 4- 11/60 (3 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 2 and 3/60 for 1)
    series 3- 10/60 (3 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 1 and 3/60 for 2)
    series 2- 11/60 (3 total) (ratios of 4/60 for 2 and 3/60 for 1)
    series 1- 6/60 (2 total) (ratios of 3/60 for 2)

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    tamamahm said:

    In this line, nobody is going to care about the poor plumber. (My kids are far more into fantasy, and not boring plumbers...)


    I'm looking forward to the plumber, with his plunger. They will be great for City collectors, and that plunger looks like it is going to get stuck on someone's head. I plan on getting at least 6-8 of them.
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 502
    On a store-stocking side thought, being able to open and shelve only 30 packets of CMF instead of 60 is great for the stores. It is easier to sell individual packets if you can reduce the number of an item rolling around the shelves.

    Also, a smaller box means less space dedicated to this one box = fits on the impulse shelves at the front of the store better.

    I won't get into the female-male minifig battle... I've been ornery at Lego about the lack of playable females for years (role playing is what kids do - just give them powerful and active female characters (female elf vs. hollywood starlet) and you've got a sell-able product.

    In the end, it is smart to not place perfect set counts into these boxes, and though early run might have certain figures as the "extras" in the box of 30, we've also seen in the past that the "extras" vary in later runs of the CMF boxes. The only weakness being that the female minifigs never increase during those later runs :(
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923
    It is frustrating that the female minifigures get the short end of the stick with this new distribution, but I won't claim that TLG is just making a wild guess as to which figs will be less successful with their core audience. I was a boy in that age range once, and even then the "girls are icky" attitude my peers had at the time was ridiculously over-the-top (as a point of reference, a common recess "game" in elementary school was the boys teaming up and chasing the girls around en masse-- take from that what you will).

    As for why TLG doesn't eliminate female figs from the series altogether, that's creating a false dichotomy. It's not like TLG can market only to boys or to boys and girls equally-- rather, they can market primarily to boys if that's who they think their most reliable audience is. And time and time again, that strategy seems to have worked for them. It's not pretty, but you can't expect them to sacrifice the success they've had with their core audience for the sake of trying to attract a new audience that they can't count on in the same way.

    I agree with a lot of people that the ideal solution would be to sell boxes of 32 and 64 rather than 30 and 60, and thus allow for equal distribution of the figs. But it's not totally clear how easy that'd be to market to retailers. It might mean pushing the cost of a box up by a certain margin, which might upset retailers (then again, I have no doubt they already do this every couple years, just as they have done with the RRP of individual bags, so it's not like it's something the retailers wouldn't be used to). Also, perhaps retailers might prefer lots divisible by 10 for inventory purposes. *shrug* In any event these misgivings seem minor to me and I agree this is probably the direction TLG should move in.

    I don't think LEGO Friends needs to be brought into the discussion at all. Regardless of how successful it's been, TLG isn't mad enough to think that its success makes their previous successes with girls in the CMFs and licensed themes superfluous. Girls are still a bigger audience for the CMFs than for most play themes, which tend to be more boy-focused, and I think TLG knows that it's in their interest to capitalize on that.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    I don't think LEGO Friends needs to be brought into the discussion at all. Regardless of how successful it's been, TLG isn't mad enough to think that its success makes their previous successes with girls in the CMFs and licensed themes superfluous. Girls are still a bigger audience for the CMFs than for most play themes, which tend to be more boy-focused, and I think TLG knows that it's in their interest to capitalize on that.

    I think anytime that a company makes as large of a change as Lego did with adding Friends into their line-up, one does have to consider what a companies thoughts and reactions will be and how it will impact it's future products.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    I don't really get the anger towards the new boxes and their "female-ratio"when pickin up previous series (or even ordering online) without feeling the bags i always got multiples of figures like the female ice-skater,the flamenco-dancer or skateboard-girl so i always felt like these are the less desirable figures compared to the "army-builders"! So with the new ratio TLG delivers far more of the army-builder figures per package (both the 60 bags package and the 30 bags) which seems to be more likely for most AFOL's doesn't it?!
    Even if you check BL-prices the expensive figures of each series are always the army-builders and not the female figs!!!
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    in most shops you can just ask them. otherwise bricklink or ebay.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    It's funny how impressions can be so different when you have the figure in hand. I was so keen to get the forest maiden as an army builder. Now I have one, I'm not so sure.

    Her torso and dress are so plain compared to what we have been getting used to in CMF. Comparing her to the fortune teller, the print is so minimal. The other thing (for me) is the head/hair. She really doesn't look like an elf at all. I should have read the description clearer - she is paired with the S1 forestman, not with the S3 elf. The shield is nice, similar to S3 elf's, which is probably why I thought of her as elf-like. I'm glad I got one to go with the forestmen and maybe I'll get a couple more and replace the head / hair for variety, but I'm not so sure about building a whole army now. Looks like my money will be going on Hobbit elves instead of chasing this one too much.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,492
    ^ You're just saying that so you can get them all for yourself! :P Kidding, but think it's going to be a difficult one enough as it is, with only 2 per box.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    ^ Yeah it's a double bluff!

    No, really, this is the one figure from the series that I am disappointed with - probably as I was a bit hyped up about it. Just having elf ears on that hairpiece would have been so much better.

    I have just tried out Legolas's hair on her ... and it makes an improvement although the ears are obviously the wrong colour. It's a shame to lose that nice hairpiece, but with elf ears she looks nicer already. Now she just needs a sterner face.

    The torso printing is still a bit too plain though. And why did they have to put yellow on it. It could have been a good one to swap to a fleshie head, but the yellow printing stops that.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    So what about this new smaller box then? has anyone actually seen one yet? Where can you get them?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,329
    I found the Minifigures in my local Toymaster in the UK, a great selection, but no sign of this smaller box...
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    edited December 2012
    CCC said:

    It's funny how impressions can be so different when you have the figure in hand. I was so keen to get the forest maiden as an army builder. Now I have one, I'm not so sure.

    @CCC We often experience this phenomenon. We manage to accumulate a set, and the ones we thought would be our favorites, often are not.

    In this case, we were more more on target than the norm. We loved the Cyclops, Dr. Splitz and 4/5 females going in. Those are still the top favorites, just the order has shifted a bit. The big surprise for us was the knight. That has been one of our favorites from the series.

    I will say, though, my daughter does love the forest maiden's hair. I agree the outfit is plain. Usually within about 5 minutes of opening and having looked at all of them, my kids immediately start mixing pieces. :-) They have made at least three females I adore more than the originals.
  • wertyjjwertyjj Member Posts: 64
    @tamamahm, why does everyone have those faces for their profile pictures?
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    I assume those are default pictures for those of us that do not put an avatar up.
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 579
    I managed to obtain two empty boxes for S9, and they're the same size as the others. They also appeared to contain the usual 60 figures, although I haven't gotten a full box.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I believe someone said the smaller box was just an option for retailers with limited space or to put near the cash register. They said that the minifigs don't actually come in the smaller box, but instead those come empty with the retailer's order for them to assemble and fill themselves for space issues.
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,430
    I believe I saw the smaller box at WHS Christmas Eve.
  • wertyjjwertyjj Member Posts: 64
    Are CMF done after Series 11?

    At first the CMF were a must have, but after a while the series just got worse after the last. I wonder if this is the end for CMF.
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 272
    Just saw the smaller boxes of CMFs at Five Below in western PA. They had them by all the registers which probably amounted to at least a regular size case worth. They are probably packaged that way so it is easier to place them by registers or in check out lanes where space is limited.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    wertyjj said:

    Are CMF done after Series 11?

    At first the CMF were a must have, but after a while the series just got worse after the last. I wonder if this is the end for CMF.

    I doubt it. They sell well. They get kids into lego for a small price. They are bringing out similar little packs at similar prices for the Friends line. Why stop them?

    People have been predicting the end of CMF since series 5. If they continue to do their job, I doubt they will stop. Just because some figures are redone in different versions, it doesn't stop kids wanting them, especially kids that missed out on the first ones a few years ago. A couple of years in terms of a kids life is large. (Non-AFOL family) five and six years olds now weren't old enough to get S1. Older kids that weren't into lego a few years back might now be.

    I say let them continue as long as they can, even with similar reissued figures. People that just collect them for display can decide whether they want to continue or not. If they don't , they just need to break their completist habit. Personally, I use them for MOCs and army building (also for MOCs). Every time there is a new character I like, I have to make a MOC to fit them in.

    I find them a great inspiration, especially if you get a character that lego has never made a set for. You then have to think about what you are building, where the character would fit, rather than rely on knowledge of what sets lego has built before you.
  • wainwribwainwrib Member Posts: 23
    Plus we have a lot of figures that are still waiting for their 'other halves' e.g. the bride needs a groom, I hope we'll get a male ice-skater, a bride of Dracula, rival soccer player, drummer for the band etc.

    I'm loving the Minifigs, long may they continue! So much variety and fun without paying for a big set with a building or mode of transport you don't need.
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    I do love looking forward to a few cool looking figs without breaking the bank on big sets.

    I think depending on how many new series they make, I might have to abandon completing every set for a while, simply because I'll run out of space haha.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    wainwrib said:

    a bride of Dracula

    We essentially have that in the MF range and I don't think they can improve on her. I'd prefer to see a bride of Frankenstein.
  • wainwribwainwrib Member Posts: 23
    CCC said:

    wainwrib said:

    a bride of Dracula

    We essentially have that in the MF range and I don't think they can improve on her. I'd prefer to see a bride of Frankenstein.
    True, but we had the series 8 'bat' that was in MF too (so I believe), and the Alien Queen was a crossover. I didn't collect MF but do have the 'horror' minifigs out for Halloween so would like all of the horror crew to appear as Minifigs at some point. I'd like there to be separation so you can get everything from the minifigures without having to branch out into other themes, but with the option to expand there if you want to go down that route.

    A bride of Frankenstein would be superb though, great shout!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,836
    ^ The bat was the same mould but different colour. If they made a female vamp in different colours, I'd get one.
  • wainwribwainwrib Member Posts: 23
    ^ Thanks for clarifying. Besides, if they carry on at this release rate it'll become mathamatically impossible NOT to do a female vamp at some point. I've predicted a CMF of an actual me at some point in 2148, give or take.
    andheBrickDancersidersdd
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    Managed to get some off of legoshop.com. Got a knight, cyclops, judge, plumber, and a police guy. Found out the closest target has them in so i'm going to go there some at some point in the near future to go for the mermaid, fortune teller, forest madian, and most likely a mr good/mr evil guy.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    My TRU and Meijer (midwest chain) still have boxes of Series 9 left. The bins always get replenished.
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    tensor said:

    My TRU and Meijer (midwest chain) still have boxes of Series 9 left. The bins always get replenished.

    Series 9 was really slow to get here. When i called that target about 2 weeks ago, they only had series 8, target #2 when i visited about 3 weeks ago didn't have them and while target did have them, i wasn't willing to spend 3.50 a piece plus the box looked pretty well rifieled through ontop of that.

  • mobilelinkagemobilelinkage Member Posts: 49
    71000 shows as Sold Out on US and Canadian Lego.com
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,175
    edited March 2013
    now it shows check for product availability, at least in the US site.
    My guess is this is a mistake. But then again Series 10 is slated to be out soon isn't it?
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534

    tensor said:

    My TRU and Meijer (midwest chain) still have boxes of Series 9 left. The bins always get replenished.

    Series 9 was really slow to get here. When i called that target about 2 weeks ago, they only had series 8, target #2 when i visited about 3 weeks ago didn't have them and while target did have them, i wasn't willing to spend 3.50 a piece plus the box looked pretty well rifieled through ontop of that.

    Oops. Last target should of said TRU. And as far as series 10, not until april for uk and may for us
  • plantmanplantman Member Posts: 97
    I have yet to see these in my area (central Wisconsin).
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