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I could use 30213 as well if anyone has it.
^That 6 digit code seems to be 909592
@HELLRAZR_28 If you have not received the email by now the store has likely cancelled the order. The employees who fill these orders by finding the items in the store to put the order together have many other tasks and are not going to spend a lot of time looking for items for an $8 order at this time of year.
I did make the trek up to my local TRU last night to see if I could get more to send to a few people for some more Uruks, but they didn't have really ANY polybags of any type out (except for a couple older City ones.) All the Mirkwood Elves that had been there on Wednesday last week were gone, and there were no Gandalfs to be seen. Perhaps some stores just won't be getting them at all?
One of these may also be a free promo item in the future, which may be why Mirkwood Elf was pulled from the site and/or store inventory. TRU stores often set items like this aside until the promotion takes effect, but Lego polybags often end up being put out early, then pulled from the pegs until the promo starts.
I called my local TRU store and gave them the R# provided above (909592) which I can confirm is correct. The associate told me that they had plenty in stock, but I asked her to check the shelves before I came in and after 5 minutes she came back and told me they weren't on the shelves because they aren't authorized to be sold until December 16th.
Maybe this has something to do with this particular polybag qualifying for the BOGOHU sale? The sale now specifically indicates that 'Hobbit' sets are excluded from the sale, so I'm assuming this is unintentional. Still, seems an odd practice to ship product and have it held in the back, especially so close to Christmas?
I guess considering that the ones currently on sale in the marketplaces are technically pre-releases it's not as bad that they're overpriced, but I'll save my money and wait a few weeks.
For some reason 30213 didn't ring up as part of the BOGO sale, but it was also $3.99 vs. the usual $4.99 poly price at TRU. The clerk overrode the price and gave it to me for $2, so I was happy.
Nope, it only has the UPC code number.
It has Lego in the name now; I wonder if that means they added it to the system entry and thus will qualify for sales that don't exclude hobbit sets.
I called my local TRU today and confirmed that they had 30 of the Elf polybags in stock, though the woman rather rudely told me she wasn't able to hold any for me. (Maybe I'm more naive than I thought, but every retail place I've worked at has had no problems with holds. Huh. Must be a toy thing.)
So...I drive all the way out there to be told that the polybags are being held in "overstock" for a promotion. The customer service woman couldn't tell me what promotion, or when the promotion would start, or well, anything really. She just wouldn't sell them to me.
So, typical TRU experience, really.
I may be driven to paying Bricklink prices, lol.
This time, the manager told me they were on hold until the 16th. There is supposed to be a promotion starting on the 16th where you get a free Elf with a purchase, but she no additional details about the promo. The only bright spot was that she said they should still be available for individual purchase, but I don't trust anything they say at this point. I swear a team of drunken circus monkey's could run that store better!
Are these going to be generally available at some point or only available at TRU? I'd like a few, but they seem to be very elusive!
I don't know if TRU has any chain-wide product hold policy or not. My store usually does product holds, but not during the holidays. Probably in part to avoid a situation of customers seeing a hot item being held for a customer when they want to purchase the same item.
Though if some members of the local motorcycle gang wanted to act as a distraction while I 'liberated' some elves from their storeroom prison...
FREE THE ELVES!
On Wednesday, went to a different TRU and located an unopened box of 50 stowed away in the board game aisle. They rang up without a problem (nope, not rich enough to buy all 50). So, no system hold... no issues... just not on the floor but high in the rafters.