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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • GodspeedGodspeed Member Posts: 14

    Can everyone alert Amazon that IS is $220.00 at Target. :-)

    Done :)
  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu UKMember Posts: 368
    SiE said:

    so chuffed I snagged a couple of extra imperial shuttles for £169 each last week.

    Great deal and timing! Where from?

  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @thornie there's gotta be more than one Target in all of Brooklyn, no? Is Erskine/Gateway the only one? They had a good selection when I went a couple weeks ago.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    Cam_n_Stu said:

    SiE said:

    so chuffed I snagged a couple of extra imperial shuttles for £169 each last week.

    Great deal and timing! Where from?

    Amazon (italy) all thanks to bricksets link on the homepage.
  • thorniethornie Member Posts: 245
    @murphquake You're right. I totally forgot about the one off of Erskine. The location I was referencing was the one in the Atlantic Center by the new stadium.
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 137
    For your entertainment:

    Found this on my ebay feedback site. These weren't my best business decisions...

    Mar-20-10 06:26 Lego 10196 Großes Karusell NEU (#260562923218) EUR 202.00
    Mar-13-10 08:50 Lego 10190 Marketstreet neu in Orignalverpackung (#260558170713) EUR 276.75

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Actually, that is fine. You sold them 2.5 years ago for several times RRP. Could you sell them for more today? Sure, maybe, but it would take time. In that time, you've done other things with the money.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    It looks like the MF zombie-set is gone for good (in germany)i knew a lot of sellers who had it in stock couple weeks ago now they don't! Pretty strange!
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,412
    I never saw them in the US (South Florida). My father's nieghbor is from Germany and had family coming into town so he said he'd have them pick one up. (and then just gave it to him in exchange for picking them up from the airport) :-)

    I'd probably pick up a couple of extras if I found them around here. You can never have enough zombies.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    ^they were largely available over here,now it seems they're all gone at the same time!
    Too bad:(
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    They are still available at [email protected] You have to search them by set# though.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 783
    So based on the BF discount list for Lego Stores, the sets listed will tipically EOL. It seems a bit early fo the Mini Modulars. Will there be any demand after EOL?
  • allmybricksallmybricks Member Posts: 156
    IS is back to $260 at Target... I'm not sure where else Amazon is price matching at $230 but it will probably being going back up shortly if it was Target. It was a coin flip for me to order this from [email protected] with Free Holiday set vs. no tax.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,827
    Minecraft is very odd. Its available on & off from [email protected], yet people are paying a 35%+ premium on ebay. I just dont get it.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    ^Well, it hasn't been in stock anywhere for 3 weeks, and hasn't been readily available for longer than that, so I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't want to chance waiting for it to come back.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,827
    ^ I checked [email protected] yesterday, and it was available. Its still available right now, but ships Dec.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    Well then, I'm sure there are many others as myself who do not know that:) Thanks.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    edited November 2012
    Just checked, shows sold out. Are you US? UK I presume?
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,827
    I like to be of help.

    Here's the link.

    http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Minecraft-21102

    I know from a few friends who are dad's, that this is massive with boys in the age range of 8-16, so I guess its a 'hot' brand right now, hence the mass interest.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    Glad I sold my last yesterday.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    its been like that for days. ebay is still active as most people need it before mid December. It doesn't half sell though. Would love to know how much the creator has made off it seeing as they receive 1% of sales.

  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    What are peoples thoughts on 21101 Hayabusa. Its limited in quantity and a real chance of being a quick climber in the future.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,216
    ^ But likely to be a relatively tiny market. It is a fairly specialised subject.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    ^Agreed, at 20% off I probably would have bought a few.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,883
    Are there any other Cuusso sets out there besides Hayabusa and Minecraft?
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    @prevere, yes #21100 but only released in Japan
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    And since we're way beyond the "review" period for the last round of Cuusso sets, it makes me wonder if they've given up on the whole thing.

    It is taking too long between items hitting 10,000 votes and hearing anything back, perhaps the whole thing has been quietly dropped? Can't imagine why, but has anyone heard anything since Summer? Aren't we like 6 months past the last round of sets that hit 10,000 votes?
  • tk79tk79 Member Posts: 329
    Not saying much, but I think it's at least safe to say it hasn't been quietly dropped...

    http://legocuusoo.posterous.com/status-of-the-summer-and-fall-lego-reviews
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Thanks for the post...

    Of course, that is a month old now, and they haven't finished with summer sets and they claim they have started fall reviews.

    It might be in "beta", but this isn't reflecting well. The Curiousity Rover project got to 10,000 very fast, now no one cares anymore.

    They needed to have something designed and out the door within a few weeks, that project missed the mark. They could have sold tens of thousands of them this past summer when it was all over the news.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    I think they are struggling with some kind of license there, either Back to the Future or Zelda.

    I think at some point Minecraft will not even bring retail anymore. I have never heard someone who genuinely wanted it for themselves. It seems the only people buying it are second hand retailers...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,216
    ^ Well they fly at well above RRP on ebay. Is this just down to resellers buying from resellers?

    This is happening in the UK, where it is available on backorder easy enough, so resellers looking to put them away could easily buy now for delivery at a later date.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    Nadana86 said:

    I think at some point Minecraft will not even bring retail anymore. I have never heard someone who genuinely wanted it for themselves. It seems the only people buying it are second hand retailers...

    I have shipped 14 minecraft sets in 2 days. They are easily the most wanted lego set on ebay at the moment.

  • tk79tk79 Member Posts: 329
    edited November 2012
    ^ agreed, and I think it's safe to say that most ebay buyers are getting them for family for building or collecting and not for reselling (based on feedback I've seen).
  • kim43235kim43235 Member Posts: 165
    ^ I agree. I've sold a few and most of them are parents who buy them for their children.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Double agree...
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,827
    I don't re-sell, but I think this set might have rather a bell curve of value, as at some stage, kids generally move on to the next big thing. It is indeed very hot now though.
  • SharifaSharifa Member Posts: 9
    I would love to have one of the Minecraft sets to keep! I don't play the game but my husband does, and I think it looks pretty cool.
    Hope no one minds me chiming in here, I'm new to the forum- it was this thread that made me want to join! Took the time to read thru all of it and want to thank everyone for all the great information!
  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    Sharifa said:

    I would love to have one of the Minecraft sets to keep! I don't play the game but my husband does, and I think it looks pretty cool.
    Hope no one minds me chiming in here, I'm new to the forum- it was this thread that made me want to join! Took the time to read thru all of it and want to thank everyone for all the great information!

    Well I had the same. After reading this thread over and over again, I decided to join. It was a good decision.

    To leave some comments on the Minecraft hype, I bought one extra set, put it up for sale online, and all the responses came from people who wanted to buy it for either their child or grandchild.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    Hmmm, maybe I'm too old (26 lol) To me it's a square made out of Lego.
    But if you all tell me people want it to keep it I will believe you ;-)
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    Nadana86 said:

    Hmmm, maybe I'm too old (26 lol) To me it's a square made out of Lego.
    But if you all tell me people want it to keep it I will believe you ;-)

    Totally agree, it is the most boring, uninteresting Lego model ive seen, i honestly don't care what after market value it brings i know id neverspend my money on one.
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    ^same here!
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    ^same here!

    Just goes to show what Lego have got to do these days to get kids attentions, release a product based on a video game.

    Shows you how many kids are addicted to video games, when i was little video games were the last thing on my mind, i loved playing with toy cars, action figures and ofcourse Lego :)
    GothamConstructionCo
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,216
    Nadana86 said:

    Hmmm, maybe I'm too old (26 lol) To me it's a square made out of Lego.
    But if you all tell me people want it to keep it I will believe you ;-)

    It's 3D, so it's a cube.
    BrickDancerCam_n_Stu
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,216

    ^same here!

    Just goes to show what Lego have got to do these days to get kids attentions, release a product based on a video game.

    Shows you how many kids are addicted to video games, when i was little video games were the last thing on my mind, i loved playing with toy cars, action figures and ofcourse Lego :)
    It's a 10+ set. At that age I started giving up on toy cars for computer games.
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    edited November 2012
    CCC said:


    It's a 10+ set. At that age I started giving up on toy cars for computer games.


    I still don't understand why its so popular, if i was a kid of 10 again i sure as hell wouldnt want that, give me an exclusive, themed or city set anyday, yes they are more expensive but in the long run the play value is much better, the minecraft looks like a set you would play with for 5 minutes(if that) then get bored of it.

    It just looks too small to have any meaningful play value.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    edited November 2012
    Good price on 10225 R2D2 at Amazon....$140
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509

    CCC said:


    It's a 10+ set. At that age I started giving up on toy cars for computer games.


    I still don't understand why its so popular, if i was a kid of 10 again i sure as hell wouldnt want that, give me an exclusive, themed or city set anyday, yes they are more expensive but in the long run the play value is much better, the minecraft looks like a set you would play with for 5 minutes(if that) then get bored of it.

    It just looks too small to have any meaningful play value.
    My nephew is 8 and loves Minecraft.. I think it does not matter how the graphics are or how bad the game play is, it is catching kids attn. I still have an issue since Id much rather play with bricks, but I think on Minecraft they are (roughly) more abundant than what some kids may have access to..
    To each their own and I agree with you, I think it is a lot of hullabaloo over what essentially could be build on BL.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Yeah, if you don't understand the draw of Minecraft think of it this way. Take your favorite hobby, board game, book, sports game, etc. Now, what if LEGO made an exclusive set based on that 'insert your favorite something' of yours? You would probably want to have it. And, if it were hard to find, you'd want it even more. (funny how we humans are about that) That is the draw of Minecraft.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,955

    ^same here!

    Just goes to show what Lego have got to do these days to get kids attentions, release a product based on a video game.

    Shows you how many kids are addicted to video games, when i was little video games were the last thing on my mind, i loved playing with toy cars, action figures and ofcourse Lego :)
    Were those action figures based on movie characters? (Mine sure were... Star Wars!) How different is that than basing a product on a video game character? How many people here would have loved to have seen a Zelda Lego release?

    I don't think this has anything to do with video game addiction. It would be like saying that kids like Ninjago because of their TV addiction. People, including kids, can enjoy video games (or tv or movies) without being addicted.

    Basing a toy on a video game character is no different than basing it on a movie character or tv show character, except I'm surprised it has taken Lego this long to do it.
    Thezoofox
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,216

    CCC said:


    It's a 10+ set. At that age I started giving up on toy cars for computer games.


    I still don't understand why its so popular, if i was a kid of 10 again i sure as hell wouldnt want that, give me an exclusive, themed or city set anyday, yes they are more expensive but in the long run the play value is much better, the minecraft looks like a set you would play with for 5 minutes(if that) then get bored of it.

    It just looks too small to have any meaningful play value.
    First off, I don't think this set was ever aimed at lego fans. It is aimed at minecraft fans. Some people (both adults and kids) like playing computer games and wouldn't care less about the latest exclusive lego set. Those people are buying this. It is literally a tie in to their little world.

    Most lego fans know you can get much more lego for your money and better play value - but their idea of play value is very different to a minecraft fan.

    As a 12 year old, I would have loved to have had a tie in toy with Lunar Jetman / Manic Miner / Jet Set Willy / Technician Ted .... (many UK games in case anyone in the US doesn't know what I am talking about).
    SiE
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