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[US] #76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack $16 at Walmart

TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
edited April 2014 in Shopping USA/Canada
In-store only (online out of stock).

You want the next Wolverine's Chopper Showdown? Here it be.

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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    TheLoneTensor
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    LOL .. you are funny... its been like that for almost 3 weeks...

    why would it be like #6866 ...

    In-store only (online out of stock).

    You want the next Wolverine's Chopper Showdown? Here it be.

  • SquareSideSquareSide Member Posts: 170
    I gave up waiting for Wolverine's Chopper Showdown on sale because I could never find it, lol. When I actually did see it there was only one left and now I'm glad I bought it at retail price. I also picked up this one for $16 for Nightwing alone.
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    #6866 was on discount for 16.16 on amazon for more than few months... of 2013 around june

    #70011 just came out in december 2013.(reason i said dec 2013 is because i saw it in target during xmas time)

    it has a good year left on it no?

    I gave up waiting for Wolverine's Chopper Showdown on sale because I could never find it, lol. When I actually did see it there was only one left and now I'm glad I bought it at retail price. I also picked up this one for $16 for Nightwing alone.

  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    LOL .. you are funny... its been like that for almost 3 weeks...

    why would it be like #6866 ...

    In-store only (online out of stock).

    You want the next Wolverine's Chopper Showdown? Here it be.

    Yeah, well why didn't you post about it then?
    pharmjodYellowcastlejasor
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    I think to call this the next chopper showdown is a bit of a stretch. Unless you are solely referring to how long it may be out for.
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    @TheLoneTensor‌

    that's because i learned about that from another poster in another thread... i think it was @margot who posted in http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/14303/us-tru-20-off-coupon-3-7-14-thru-3-29-14/p1

    LOL .. you are funny... its been like that for almost 3 weeks...

    why would it be like #6866 ...

    In-store only (online out of stock).

    You want the next Wolverine's Chopper Showdown? Here it be.

    Yeah, well why didn't you post about it then?
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 735
    It's been $16 for 2 or 3 weeks now...since Walmarts Rollback Madness. There's more sets on 'rollback'. Mostly some of the $19.99 City sets now down to $16 and the Friends Bakery #41006 down to $24.88. I never posted anything because I normally don't get excited for $3.99 discount.
    FollowsClosely
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    scotty12 said:

    It's been $16 for 2 or 3 weeks now...since Walmarts Rollback Madness. There's more sets on 'rollback'. Mostly some of the $19.99 City sets now down to $16 and the Friends Bakery #41006 down to $24.88. I never posted anything because I normally don't get excited for $3.99 discount.

    It doesn't look like much, but it's a 20% drop, and that's pretty good. If the Riddler Chase or Joker Steamroller dropped 20%, people would get excited.

    Also, I'm not sure how it's like a Wolverine Chopper Showdown, either. Maybe for Nightwing? This is his only set, right? It sure couldn't be for Man-Bat, could it?
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited March 2014

    @TheLoneTensor‌

    that's because i learned about that from another poster in another thread... i think it was @margot who posted in http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/14303/us-tru-20-off-coupon-3-7-14-thru-3-29-14/p1

    LOL .. you are funny... its been like that for almost 3 weeks...

    why would it be like #6866 ...

    In-store only (online out of stock).

    You want the next Wolverine's Chopper Showdown? Here it be.

    Yeah, well why didn't you post about it then?
    Right, a smallish Walmart sale buried somewhere in a TRU sale thread, identified by neither the actual name of the set, nor the number. How on Earth did I miss it?

    I have an idea. How about we promote a sale for those who might be interested in it, or might have missed it in some other thread. I think that might be better than making fun of it. I wonder how many sale posts get not-posted because people are not interested in getting poo'd upon if they happen to post a sale that everyone apparently knows about, or didn't think it's worth posting because it's not wow enough*. The admins around here are smart enough to know when to merge threads.

    For those thinking this is "only $3.99" and wondering why I'm calling it the next WCS, I'm not afraid to toss out a bold prediction. Nightwing is a character in a very unique space - obscure enough from mainstream but enormously popular in comic circles, just like say...Deadpool. Given it's also a $20 set, it's not hard to draw a comparison. Buy it or not, it's up to you.

    * Everyone didn't know about it; Some people think it's a good deal.
    Thanos75sidersddBrickapolisdougtshewmanSquareSideYellowcastlejasor
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    yeah sure... it might be a hit but not right now may be in mid/late 2015 when it might reach $50 range... that's a whole lot of another 9 month at least..

    if one is in love for a set then any price/time is justified for buying it.

    but if one is talking from purely reselling perspective, which i think you are alluring to we still have a whole summer left and etc... and for the set that just came out 3 months ago i don't see any point to run down the hill to hoard it just now... :D .. its just my feeling..

    fwiw, i do own 3 sets of #70011..... that's because i like the set and not to resell :D.
    i would say the same for #6866 .. but if it reaches $100.. i will surely sell those 3 as well :P

    @TheLoneTensor‌

    that's because i learned about that from another poster in another thread... i think it was @margot who posted in http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/14303/us-tru-20-off-coupon-3-7-14-thru-3-29-14/p1

    LOL .. you are funny... its been like that for almost 3 weeks...

    why would it be like #6866 ...

    In-store only (online out of stock).

    You want the next Wolverine's Chopper Showdown? Here it be.

    Yeah, well why didn't you post about it then?
    Right, a smallish Walmart sale buried somewhere in a TRU sale thread, identified by neither the actual name of the set, nor the number. How on Earth did I miss it?

    I have an idea. How about we promote a sale for those who might be interested in it, or might have missed it in some other thread. I think that might be better than making fun of it. I wonder how many sale posts get not-posted because people are not interested in getting poo'd upon if they happen to post a sale that everyone apparently knows about, or didn't think it's worth posting because it's not wow enough*. The admins around here are smart enough to know when to merge threads.

    For those thinking this is "only $3.99" and wondering why I'm calling it the next WCS, I'm not afraid to toss out a bold prediction. Nightwing is a character in a very unique space - obscure enough from mainstream but enormously popular in comic circles, just like say...Deadpool. Given it's also a $20 set, it's not hard to draw a comparison. Buy it or not, it's up to you.

    * Everyone didn't know about it; Some people think it's a good deal.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I'm not talking about reselling, because it's not kosher to talk about that kinda thing in these threads. I'm simply talking about getting a nice set at a nice price that will likely be much harder to get when it does retire, which could be tomorrow, or could be years down the road.

    Not all sales have to be about retiring modulars.
    Yellowcastle
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,006
    edited March 2014
    I realized I didn't own #6866 set and decided to place a Buy-It-Now bid on eBay to secure the set. Sometimes, I get confused on if I own a set or not. In this case, it's one I wanted but never got around to purchase. Paid more than I wanted, but that's the price you pay when you miss out on buying when in stock.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    edited March 2014
    The saddest part of this thread is that my mother is an assistant manager at a Walmart and yet I have no idea about ANY Lego sale or clearance. I rely on these posts to learn about ANY sales going on at Wally-World.

    So, I thank you for the post @TheLoneTensor.
    SquareSideYellowcastle
  • SquareSideSquareSide Member Posts: 170

    #6866 was on discount for 16.16 on amazon for more than few months... of 2013 around june

    #70011 just came out in december 2013.(reason i said dec 2013 is because i saw it in target during xmas time)

    it has a good year left on it no?

    I gave up waiting for Wolverine's Chopper Showdown on sale because I could never find it, lol. When I actually did see it there was only one left and now I'm glad I bought it at retail price. I also picked up this one for $16 for Nightwing alone.

    Guess I should of meant in stores. xD
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    It's too bad that Margot decided to leave Brickset. She's a much bigger asset to the forum than I am. I know I ticked her off, but that's the internet. Some of us say things harshly and others take things too literally and personally.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    edited March 2014
    ^Maybe someone should post in the Marketplace:

    WTT (US): @mathew for @margot.

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  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ^ Lol, don't push @mathew to leave too now! :o)

    It is indeed really too bad that @margot left Brickset :o( she was a positive voice and a huge help to the community.
  • HELLRAZR_28HELLRAZR_28 Member Posts: 61
    Confirmed $16 price tag in-store today, so you don't have to do store pickup from the website. Thank for the heads up @TheLoneTensor‌ ! I wasn't planning on getting this one right away, but that price is too good to pass up.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    ^ I didn't see it on the Walmart.com website earlier today but did find some in-store.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    edited March 2014

    Confirmed $16 price tag in-store today, so you don't have to do store pickup from the website. Thank for the heads up @TheLoneTensor‌ ! I wasn't planning on getting this one right away, but that price is too good to pass up.

    My hinge bin is getting packed full. Not sure it can take any more.
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    I missed out :/ I was looking for a new pair of work pants, so I went to 4 different walmarts today. All had the sale, but none were left to purchase.
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 342
    Amazon has price matched at $16.
    madforLEGOstarwarfan77Pitfall69
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    Nice now let's see if target follows through :)
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Target will match if you take it to the customer service desk. As long as it's a true Amazon price and not a third-party.
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    thanks @Yodalicious.

    i was mentioning thinking that target online might do the same..

    ^ Target will match if you take it to the customer service desk. As long as it's a true Amazon price and not a third-party.

  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    @Mandalorian_Builder

    its available to buy from walmart.com now... that must be the reason amazon.com matched the price.

    you should be able to get it from both .. even if its not in the store...

    i still don't think this set will run out.... so soon. and i still think this set has full if not another 9 months of life left...

    I missed out :/ I was looking for a new pair of work pants, so I went to 4 different walmarts today. All had the sale, but none were left to purchase.

  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    It might not run out soon, but 20% off a set with two unique figs is a pretty good deal.
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    Thanks for the tips! I had no idea they price matched at Target and Walmart.
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    Got it from Amazon! Gotta love having a prime account.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    Yeah, right now Id rather get my LEGO from Amazon.com They price matched and I pounced on a few
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    njoy :D @Mandalorian_Builder‌ and @‌madforLEGO

    Yeah, right now Id rather get my LEGO from Amazon.com They price matched and I pounced on a few

  • busumoe1busumoe1 Member Posts: 194
    edited April 2014
    Well, just in case someone here is a Kmart-smart shopper...

    Quick run down:
    - Kmart also have the set for $16.
    - (YMMV) Several coupons available including $10pts-for-$50, 5off50, etc.
    - (YMMV) Surprise points (I got $5)
    - (YMMV) 20% off gift cards (stock up at Chase Ultimate Rewards or DiscoverCard)
    - Of course, cashback websites

    For me, I got 4x sets for almost 50% off (that's including tax).

    Disclamer: Ok, if there isn't enough YMMVs, I want to clarify that I know most people cannot replicate what I did above. I got thumbs downs in deal sites cause folks are mad, implying I'm providing useless info for them. I'm just sharing... so please be kind. ^_^

    Side note: since Kmart RARELY price match other retailers, it makes me think that $16 price is going to be the new "normal" price for the set.

    pharmjodKumbazopreverestarwarfan77
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    ^Kinda like $66 on Amazon for the AT-TE #75019...
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    we will see in time (2015) how the bold prediction of this faring like #6866 :) ..

    i seem to think that from reseller's perspective this looks like the dud of the new super heroes that's why all retailers are discounting @ least for now. it has to be the non-seller.....

    but its a fine set to own and build....
    busumoe1 said:

    Well, just in case someone here is a Kmart-smart shopper...

    Quick run down:
    - Kmart also have the set for $16.
    - (YMMV) Several coupons available including $10pts-for-$50, 5off50, etc.
    - (YMMV) Surprise points (I got $5)
    - (YMMV) 20% off gift cards (stock up at Chase Ultimate Rewards or DiscoverCard)
    - Of course, cashback websites

    For me, I got 4x sets for almost 50% off (that's including tax).

    Disclamer: Ok, if there isn't enough YMMVs, I want to clarify that I know most people cannot replicate what I did above. I got thumbs downs in deal sites cause folks are mad, implying I'm providing useless info for them. I'm just sharing... so please be kind. ^_^

    Side note: since Kmart RARELY price match other retailers, it makes me think that $16 price is going to be the new "normal" price for the set.

  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2014
    ^ I think you calling it a "dud" is far bolder than what I predicted. By that token, after this thing retires, you are implying that people who missed out on Nightwing will be able to pick it up for $16? What is your basis for this? Retailer pricing? That's one of the weakest speculative tools we have. Plus, you are reading the discount as that retailers have deemed it a dud, rather than maybe they are trying to just move stock, or get people excited about Lego by designating it a loss-leader, or maybe it's retailerS simply because of competitive price matching, and not that everyone has designated this set to be a dud. To draw a comparison, Amazon had the Fire Brigade sitting at $119 for a very long time. Is that a dud?

    And, not to imply that one way is "bad" or another "good" but @starwarfan77‌, why do you put your response first, then the thing you're quoting later. I'm honestly curious. I ask this because I find that I read your comment, then the quote, and as a result, I'm comprehending your discussions in a reverse manner than what I normally read...well, most everything else in this world.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Lets not start with this again :o)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    ^Nobody is starting with anything. It is a discussion that is ongoing. Although, probably should be in the Reselling Thread.

    I always wondered why his comments were first and then the quote. I thought maybe @starwarsfan77 was in some sort bizzaro world or something.
    KanohiTheLoneTensor
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ^ These discussions seem to quickly turn into arguments... :o)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,108
    I have to say, this thread should only be about the set being available at a good price. Anything more than this and it is likely going to turn into a reselling thread piece. Especially if the sale is over and the thread stays open.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2014
    I am consciously keeping my comments out of the reselling mode, so anyone suggesting otherwise is looking further than I was taking it, so let's not make it something it's not. I'm simply talking about people picking it (it being one or a couple) up now for themselves as opposed to being gouged later. Honestly, this is actually an anti-reselling discussion.
    rancorbait
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341

    i have also mentioned before that if one wants to own and build then any price can be justified i.e. $19.99 or $16.00. don't make a difference.

    ^ I think you calling it a "dud" is far bolder than what I predicted. By that token, after this thing retires, you are implying that people who missed out on Nightwing will be able to pick it up for $16? What is your basis for this? Retailer pricing? That's one of the weakest speculative tools we have. Plus, you are reading the discount as that retailers have deemed it a dud, rather than maybe they are trying to just move stock, or get people excited about Lego by designating it a loss-leader, or maybe it's retailerS simply because of competitive price matching, and not that everyone has designated this set to be a dud. To draw a comparison, Amazon had the Fire Brigade sitting at $119 for a very long time. Is that a dud?

    depends of one's definition of dud. it was available @ $119 from amazon. it was @ december of 2012. It was available from S&H till nov 2013. RRP was $149.

    Today i.e 2014.04.05 = amazon lowest price = $287.99 after commission, fees, shipping one would net about $220.

    @TheLoneTensor Preferred Scenario:
    Purchased on 2012.12.01 = $119.
    Sold on 2014.04.05 = $220. ($287.99 after commission, fees, shipping one would net about $220.)
    Profit = $100
    its invested over 16 months and annualized ROI = 57.952%

    Second scenario:
    Puchased on 2013.11.01 = $149
    Sold on 2014.04.05 = $220. ($287.99 after commission, fees, shipping one would net about $220.)
    Profit = $71
    invested over roughly 5 months and annualized ROI = 148.747%

    refer to calculator @ https://www.dinkytown.net/java/AnnualReturn.html for more details. this should give a very good perspective on which method of investment is preferred.... for me the first way is a "DUD" and i would prefer second.


    i don't think the tommy and sammy care much nor their parents and grand-parents.
    I am not sure that majority of parents and/or grandparents would looks for a discount to buy something which are meant to be a discretionary spend to splurge on their loved ones. lets not talk about the exceptions i.e. those few percentage who might be doing that. on top of that give it a break its not a $100 set so i don't think much of the people are thinking about the cost and saving on this one.

    whoever wants one and wanted one they bought it @ 19.99 from the retailers during x-mas and etc...

    now me calling it a DUD from resellers perspective is guided by the same explanation i gave above. this set has good 6-9 months or even more of life left. so why would any reseller would buy this @ 16.00 wait till 2015 locking their investment. i am pretty sure most of them would prefer to buy @ 19.99 closer to nov-dec time.

    there is no way this will be close to #6866 that's all i am infering. #6866 is one of a kind and no one saw it coming probably same with #6868 that's why the appreciation.

    with regard to super-heroes after that, i am pretty sure they are being hoarded in tons tons and the return won't be close to what we saw with the first wave. i am pretty sure this aspect and everything i said above are covered in some other thread hence i truly apologize for not including citation...



  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2014
    Ok, thanks for taking what everyone just said about not making this a reselling discussion and crapping all over it.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Mods just move all the reselling comments to the Reselling thread and we can discuss further :)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I can only speculate that the "bold" comment was referring to the fact that people waiting for Wolverine to go on sale waited too long because once it did,there were none to be found. The suggestion that one might want to grab The Man-Bat attack now while it is one sale, was just to alert people to the fact that this "might very well" go the way of Wolverine Chopper Showdown. To me, it was just an inference...an educated guess based on previous data. All of a sudden, it turned into a reselling discussion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If one doesn't like the opinion, maybe one should message the person asking them why they think the persons opinion is wrong instead of publicly lambasting the person in the thread.
    sandtherapyadol7SquareSide
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