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[USA] Series 5 Minifigures Available at TRU

typocorrectotypocorrecto Member Posts: 196
edited August 2011 in Shopping USA/Canada
They are now available online at TRU and in stores in the USA...But they still have that 3 per order limit online... http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11807192

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  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Yea I found them in my local store, got 15, missing cleo.
  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    The stores in my area show them in stock but on the truck... UGGGHHHH
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Side question...does anyone know what the 48mm on the snowboard means?
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    edited August 2011
    Side question...does anyone know what the 48mm on the snowboard means?
    The length? 48 millimeters?
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    edited August 2011
    The length? 48 millimeters?
    Yeah I guess... it is 2 inches. To me it doesn't make sense though, unless REAL snowboards have their length printed on them? o well
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    ^ Real snowboards do have their length printed on them.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    ^ Ah ok, then that's pretty cool attention to detail. I never knew because I haven't been boarding in years and was never really into it, would always rent boards.
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    Anyone have the TRU item number for the S5 Minifigures?
    @yys4u, @kylejohnson11 where are your local stores?
  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    @jwsmart Portland and the item number is 691144 is it sick that I have it memorized? :)
  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    Series 5 not yet available at Appleton, WI TRU. Manager said within the next couple weeks.
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 261
    Picked up a box in the Dallas area at TRU.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    @jwsmart My stores at San Diego, I'll mark it the map
  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    Found them at the Portland, OR stores. Updated on the rollout map
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    edited August 2011
    I ventured out to a TRU today to pick up the Marina for $35... And found Series 5 at the customer service desk. Multiple boxes. Lake Grove, NY. I've marked it on the map.
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 807
    Oh snap Will. Guess I know where I am going later today.
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    One thing I will say about this series, is that quite a few of them don't have easily recognizable accessories, so feeling around in the package for them is quite tricky.

    Has anyone seen a dot guide posted? I don't see one on the main page, but I labeled all the packaging as I took the figs out, so I should be able to put a guide together if one doesn't exist...
  • achillespdxachillespdx Member Posts: 106
    edited August 2011
    ^I completely disagree. I groped bags for 5-10 minutes and was able to correctly feel the 11 unique figures they had left.
    Here's some of the items I felt for:
    Cave Woman: Club
    Graduate: 2x2 diploma plate and cap
    Evil Dwarf: helmet
    Lumberjack: Axe
    Detective: Magnifying glass
    Boxer: Torso with boxing gloves attached
    Royal Guard: hat and long rifle
    Fitness instructor: long hairpiece and boom-box
    Gangster: gun and violin case
    Snowboarder guy: Snowboard

    I've also been labeling my bags and will put together a dot-code guide assuming my codes are different than the ones already posted for the UK figures.
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    ^I found the short clown to be a bit difficult, admittedly because I expected the pie to be concave on the bottom - it is not. Maybe I'm just out of practice...
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 261
    The clown is the only character with a brim around the whole hat. That is how I identified him.
  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    @NicksBricks the Gangster has one too.

    For the small clown, I noticed finding the legs to be the easiest (one of two with short legs). If you can find the short legs then it is pretty easy to rule it to either be a Dwarf or a Clown.
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 261
    edited August 2011
    @NicksBricks the Gangster has one too.
    I should clarify, the clown hat is very small compared to the gangsters' so it's easy to tell the difference between the two. Anyway, that was the method that worked best for me. For the gangster, I used the carrying case.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    Confirmed in Fairview Heights, IL, although the box was sold out by the time I got there.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Tigard, OR store had them yesterday, but they have apparently sold out for now.
  • achillespdxachillespdx Member Posts: 106
    ^I only bought 11 of them from there at about 3:00... left a handful in the box.
  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    @dougts that's suprising. Their inventories showed 240 on Saturday night. I was there first thing on Sunday and they had 1 box out. I'm guessing they have 3 more out back.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    edited August 2011
    I even asked at the counter and the lady called back to somebody on the radio who said they were all out. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about (I could hear him), but he didn't exactly go look, and I didn't push the issue too hard. I'm not in any real hurry since I don't collect these and only want 4 or 5 certain ones.
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    I just called a different TRU today (Riverhead, NY) , and they still had not received them.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    Picked up 10 at the Fairview Heights, IL TRU. Left about 1/2 a box. Didn't take the time to feel the packages. $2.99 was the going price.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Lego Store in Kenwood mall Cinicinnatti had 9 boxes to start. I think they were down to 4 to 5 boxes as of today.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    This is the reason why I just get a box.. yeah you have extras, but I want one set to open, my gf wants one set to have, I want one set sealed (or extra open set in the case of the 'bump' packs, I do miss the codes) so I have a few extra...
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    Buy a full box, feel out the ones you want at home. Take back left overs = done with search and no unwanted figs. BTW this series was much easier for me to use the feel method than 4 or 3. I bought two boxes the first day they arrived at TRU in the afternoon and someone had already picked out many dwarves and gangsters, plus a full set. but being two full sets per box i got my two full sets and a couple extra dwarves too so i cant complain. now for series 6 lol
  • mikeyobmikeyob Member Posts: 26
    hope they show up at Target in the Madison/Milwaukee area this weekend as I drive through
  • SutterCaneSutterCane Member Posts: 21
    Picked 3 up today at TRU, got 2 lizard man and a royal guard, ugh.
  • mikeyobmikeyob Member Posts: 26
    bought the last 9 they had at the TRU in Brookfield near Milwaukee
  • SutterCaneSutterCane Member Posts: 21
    How quickly to these things become discontinued/rare/can't find anymore?

    On of the TRUs near me still had a number of Series 4 and the Lego Store near me had tons and tons of Series 3. Pick up 6 Series 3 for $15 when I was there yesterday.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    How quickly to these things become discontinued/rare/can't find anymore?

    On of the TRUs near me still had a number of Series 4 and the Lego Store near me had tons and tons of Series 3. Pick up 6 Series 3 for $15 when I was there yesterday.
    Mercifully Lego fixed it production numbers with Series 2 and I think really achieved what they wanted, which was a Lego mystery pack that a child could find to buy.. It is a shame that it also took a price of 2.99 USD retail to also stop those hoping to make a quick buck on nothing but hording the minfigs....
    But I found Series 4 packs at a TRU (But some ....'person' bought a box and actually told the store they were going to return what they didn't want back to the store) so I could not just grab a few random packs or Series 5 to use for my TRU reward bucks.
    I really hope TRU institutes some sort of non return policy on these....
  • datkiddedatkidde Member Posts: 108
    My son is very disappointed when TRU tells us someone bought two complete boxes. Kids aren't even given an opportunity to collect these sometimes.
  • jmill801jmill801 Member Posts: 1
    My wife found them at the Canton MI WalMart so I'd expect to see them show up at Target as well.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    I'd say expect them at Targets starting this weekend as they will likely place them in the Halloween sections being put together. One Target I went to had them in the stock room and wouldn't bring one box up when I asked because they were "...scheduled to be on the floor on September 4." He also said they couldn't sell them early because they were "collectable." Rrrright.
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    Price at my local TRU went up to $3.49 - glad I had a $5 coupon.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,616
    edited September 2011
    I was at the BabiesRUs tonight and they were having a sale where you got $10 off a $50 purchase or $25 off a $100 purchase. I asked a store employee and he said the CMF's were not included so I bought some any way. When I checked out they were ringing up at $3.49 and the tag said 2.99. When I questioned the clerk she said they were ringing up for $2.63 so I just took them and was glad they weren't $3.49. There were 2 partial boxes when I left at the Lakewood store. Cleopatra's head was missing though.
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    One of the TRU by me had series 2 marked up to 4.99 a pack just before they sold out! wow I'm glad i only paid 1.99 for them right before. All others i have bought since @ BOGO for 2.25 a pack so no grumbles here. Series 3 jumped around from BOGO 2.99 to 3.49 then get one free with 30 dollar purchase. Good luck with the hunt.
  • datkiddedatkidde Member Posts: 108
    Cleopatra's head was missing though.
    Funny you mention that. I got one that maybe was missing the graduate's head. I thought maybe my son lost it after he opened it but I searched the packs and the only areas we were when when we put them together and found nothing. So maybe it did come missing.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    Price at my local TRU went up to $3.49 - glad I had a $5 coupon.
    Usually TRU bumps prices in lieu of having BOGO sales because BOGO50 for Series 5 packs would be too good of a deal for people.
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 345
    Well, this may help some folks... they've started showing up at Target for 2.99... true, there's no sale, but at least they're there, and folks may feel more comfortable feeling them up on the toy aisle instead of at a customer service desk.
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Ohio USAMember Posts: 357
    Went to the TRU closest to me here in Columbus,OH and they had 3 boxes out in the Lego section and within a 20min period I managed to pick out all 16 figures just by feeling them. I also grabbed an extra Grad and Boxer. The most difficult one to figure out was the Gangster IMO and easiest being the Cleopatra figure.
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