I came across the following ad today on craigslist:http://lansing.craigslist.org/wan/3614900524.html
My heart immediately broke for this little boy. When I was young I had a few things stolen from me at school and I never forgot it.
I contacted the mother and received the attached picture with circles around the minifigs that were stolen. I also spent the last few minutes compiling the following list of the figures with their corresponding sets:
Lloyd ZX Elemental Robes b12dkNJ
Jay (normal?) 2263, 2257, 2506, 2259, 30084, 30082
Cole (shoulder pads?) 9447
Kai (Kendo) 9456, 9558
Is there anyone out there in brickset land that can help me pick up a few or all of the figures? I was originally hoping that most of the stolen ones would be from the same set, and I could just buy the set and give the boy the figures, but these seem to be from all over the place which is why I'm reaching out to other collectors.
Caveat: I know NOTHING about Ninjago and don't collect it, so some of the above may be very valuable, I really don't know. But I'd like to help this little guy out if I can. I'm willing to pay up to a reasonable amount to help him get his figures, but the better deal I can get the more figures I'll be able to replace.
Thanks for reading.
Also, think I may have a spare #30082 which contains the blue Jay figure and possibly a #30087 which contains a Cole but without the shoulder piece - they are on my trade list at the moment but don't think they are on any of the ongoing negotiations.
Also on my trade list is a nisb Lasha spinner #9562
So, between them I may be able to cover about half the list?
Only challenge is I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic so shipping would be more expensive? Could save a little by opening sets and only sending the figures and obviously the same with the book, particularly with the spinner etc.
Let me know what you think and what sorts of prices you were thinking and I will look for the book while I'm out and about this weekend?
Thanks for getting in touch with us.
I'm very sorry to hear about the story of (the boy) whose Ninjago minifigures were taken from him.
We are more than happy to send him the minifigures he needs right out to him absolutely free. I have gone ahead and sent along most of the minifigures on the list but unfortunately the pieces to Pythor and Lizaru are no longer available. A few of the pieces he needs for the characters are currently on backorder until 02/21/13. Once they become available again (the boy) will receive his minifigures in 7-10 business days.
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HOW ABOUT THAT?!?! TLG stepped up and went above and beyond to help the little guy out! We all knew their customer service was good...very good...but this is AWESOME!!!
This response coupled with the generous people here on Brickset who were willing to open their hearts and wallets and help out a stranger makes me feel like we really do share a special hobby.
I'm going to go ahead and purchase a Lizaru and Pythor to complete the last two missing minifigs. Hopefully within a couple of weeks the little guy will have all of his little guys back!!!
I suppose mods can close this thread. Thank you everyone!
The letter is definitely fridge-worthy!