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LEGO at SDCC 2014

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  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Got to wait a couple days prices are crazy on eBay
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    ^

    Exactly, wait until at least Tuesday when everyone is back and they have flooded the market with them. Only the tards are in panic mode right now and spending the top dollar because they have no sense.

    Prices will fall rapidly by the middle of the week.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited July 2014
    You too @vwong19? Just heard something similar from my buddy who's there right now. He said the Lego booth was insane and didn't even have a shot at getting the micros. And he got there at 5am also, just not sure if the Lego booth was his first choice. But also stated that the Exclusives are being raffled by badge scanning.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Was my first choice... Hopefully those that got was there at 12am... I am not even disappointed since it appears I wasn't even close. I hope rocket is a wide release like everyone is speculating. Attending SDCC does not in anyway give you a significant advantage....
    madforLEGO
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    That is very discouraging to hear, to say the least. I was counting on Saturday & Sunday to try and score on some Rockets, but that doesn't sound promising at all considering 5am is already quite extreme for a start time and being still not adequate.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,921
    vwong19 said:

    Was my first choice... Hopefully those that got was there at 12am... I am not even disappointed since it appears I wasn't even close. I hope rocket is a wide release like everyone is speculating. Attending SDCC does not in anyway give you a significant advantage....

    I wish more people would understand this. I've seen a lot of complaints from people about how LEGO's presence in SDCC and NYCC is unfair because "it's difficult for people outside the U.S. to get these exclusives". News flash: it's difficult for people inside the U.S. to get these exclusives! It's difficult for people at the event to get these exclusives!

    SDCC is one of the largest international pop culture conventions in the world, and tremendously expensive to attend no matter where you happen to be from. But some LEGO fans talk about it as though being an American gives you a huge advantage when it comes to getting exclusive sets and figs.
    LostInTranslationmadforLEGO
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    No dought I have an advantage by attending, but there is a real cost that is reflected by how expensive these things are.
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    vwong19 said:

    No dought I have an advantage by attending, but there is a real cost that is reflected by how expensive these things are.

    At least you have the opportunity though lol. I'd love to be able to just go to SDCC, the chance at getting LEGO or any other swag stuff would just be a bonus.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    Living in the US the cost for me to attend just 1 day at SDCC is well over 600 dollars. that's not counting in food or souvenirs at all. now granted I want to attend SDCC one of these years for reasons outside of Lego, that doesn't sway the fact that paying 200-300 through eBay is vastly cheaper than a flight both ways, hotel, cab/car rental, and tickets to the event. Of course there is still the final cost of buying the exclusive sets if you are lucky enough to get that chance.

    so really the only thing that most US citizens have going for them is likely a shorter flight (there by cheaper flight) and no need for a Passport.

    fortunately this year didn't hit on my "gotta have lists" so I'll just put that cash towards next years and save myself some cash over all.
    Aanchir
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I hear just to get ticket for comic con is extremely hard
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,921

    I hear just to get ticket for comic con is extremely hard

    Doesn't surprise me. I looked up the number of attendees SDCC gets, and apparently attendance has been capped at 130,000 for the past few years because it was growing every year (and thus becoming less manageable). If public interest in attending SDCC has continued to grow like it had been before they put a cap on the number of attendees, then naturally you're going to see more and more people competing for the same number of tickets.

    I can't find any stats on the number of attendees at other multigenre conventions. Anyone able to help?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    One of the biggest UK shows states 70,000+ I've been in their Saturday crowd, it's horrible! ( http://www.mcmexpogroup.com/shows/london-comic-con/ )
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited July 2014
    $600? I would like the fig, but I'm going to be nice and let someone else have the first crack at that. ;)
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,375
    Numbers confirmed, 1,500 of Bard the Bowman.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    Well I am glad I don't need that one I am looking for the other three but 600 is crazy.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I got a bid for .01 going lol
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,375
    One just went for $200. I expect them to go for way less. Let the storm calm.
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474
    Buy it now for $300 / £175 just went :-S
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Hold the line! prices are falling men (and women) hold hold
    DoubleDLostInTranslationGothamConstructionCo
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,318
    This is tense...
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474
    I'm seeing a reasonable proportion of them with squashed blister packs :-(
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    rocket set is already down to $150 and Bard is down to $250...I wonder how low these will end up.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    i know 140 and im very tempted
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    edited July 2014
    they accepted a best offer for the one that was $150, i wonder how much it went for. i didnt really want to go over 100 for it but who knows, I actually wanna open it haha.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    he wanted $140 + shipping, im thinking about $100
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    Yep I asked, he took $140. I think I am gonna hold out until around $100 and if it never happens ill try to build a similar one with parts and hope that they actually release another set at some point with GotG figures, just depends on how popular the movie is I guess...that and how much Marvel incorporates them into the future movies.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,375
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-The-Hobbit-Bard-The-Bowman-SDCC-2014-Mini-Figure-Comic-Con-Minifig-/131250971586?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item1e8f2ae3c2

    Prices are dropping a lot faster than in years before. Bard is also probably the least popular at SDCC. Hopefully it will lower scalpers expectations correlating to decent prices on the other 3 to come :o)
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    Hopefully.
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    samiam391 said:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-The-Hobbit-Bard-The-Bowman-SDCC-2014-Mini-Figure-Comic-Con-Minifig-/131250971586?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item1e8f2ae3c2

    Prices are dropping a lot faster than in years before. Bard is also probably the least popular at SDCC. Hopefully it will lower scalpers expectations correlating to decent prices on the other 3 to come :o)

    Hah doubt it, I think of the 4...Bard is probably the most likely to be in a new set, and he might be in one thats coming out here at the end of the year. Not only that but he isnt drastically different than the print thats already out. The others, not as much...especially Batman and The Collector.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Confirmed that tomorrow will be the Collector and Saturday is Zur-En-Arrh Batman.

    I'm happy with the price trending right now. All the ingredients are there to see them get down to $100 or even less maybe. Traditionally prices should crater after 1 month. Must stay strong.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    This video confirms that the Unikitty fig is two different prints, and not double sided printing!



    I think with the wide appeal of that character this may be the toughest (most expensive) exclusive. I know it's the only one I want!
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Happy to report that my day was not completely wasted after an unsuccessful morning. After some shopping at Marvel I went to wait in the Lego raffle line at 11a and met a fellow Bricksetter @yys4u. We waited until 12:30p in the heat (I kid you not it was actually hot in San Diego) and went through the raffle process. There were 2 iPods and you had to touch the screen to determine if you were a winner or loser. My son and I won and @yys4u won. From my limited sampling I found that the odds of being a winner was 5 of 7.... Probably about 75%. We were probably among the first 100 people, but by the time of the raffle the line was probably 2000+. Anyway I can see these figures resting at $100 easy.... Maybe less.

    Last year the odds were probably 10%.
    samiam391sidersddchuckpBrickDancerAdeelZubairLostInTranslationmagri
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    I am bowing out the next 2 days on buying Lego exclusive sets... After waking up at 5a with no pay off it is not worth it to me. Much rather take my chances on the raffle later in the day or paying the premium on eBay in favor of sleep and enjoying the rest of the convention. Priorities, priorities. Best wishes to those who want it more.
    sidersdd
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,375
    @vwong19- Thanks for all that information, I was curious on how it was being distributed. And congrats on winning!

    I'm really stumped by the incredibly high prices of the '66 batmobile set. Do people not realize the minifigures aren't exclusive to the set?
    Drmnez
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited July 2014
    samiam391 said:

    I'm really stumped by the incredibly high prices of the '66 batmobile set. Do people not realize the minifigures aren't exclusive to the set?

    Apparently the resellers do. I just posted this link in the ridiculous Ebay thread:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-SDCC-2014-Batman-Robin-TV-Classic-1960s-Minifigs-Minifigures-No-Batmobile-/281394065670

    I thought the Batmobile might have more appeal to the non-FOL crowd than the other two box sets. Could be why there is a "bit" of a cost bump. The SW Ghost is definitely the least popular of the 3.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    The Batmobile is the set I am least concerned about for the exact reasons @samiam391 and @chuckp mentioned. THEY ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE. People panicking again and not making informed decisions. You can pick those two figs for a reasonable price.
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited July 2014
    ^ Yeah, the Batmobile auctions are crazy. This one ends in 15 min and it's already over $300:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SDCC-2014-LEGO-BATMAN-66-BATMOBILE-WITH-BATMAN-AND-ROBIN-IN-HAND-/371107723957

    Anyone have an idea if any of the parts are unique to that set?
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    On the topic of exclusive sets, it would seem like a marketing mistake by Lego NOT to include as many variations of Rocket Racoon in as many sets as possible. That little dude is the face the Gaurdians of the Galaxy from a kids perspective. If they fail to produce another set without him I think it would be a mistake.

    The Batman set is $10 more at retail perhaps that explains it being more. It does look cooler than the other sets.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Wow... Still not enough for me to wake up earlier again.
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited July 2014
    @vwong19‌ Since you're at SDCC, maybe you could answer a question for me? Is attending SDCC actually fun? The pics I've seen make the place look jam packed. Is most of the time spent waiting in lines or does everything move swiftly enough to say, grab an exclusive you want and then move on to one of the panels?
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I bet the smell is horrible all the b.o. from thousands of people.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    @chuckp - yes and no. Do you play golf? I suck at golf, but once in a while I make a great shot and that is what I take home from the day.

    Also it is like American football. Most of the action happens during a small portion of the game. The rest is spent in the huddle or sideline. A lot of nothing for the spectator.

    For example, today I woke up at 4a. Took the trolley and arrived at the convention center at 5:15a. I was in a moving line until 9a, only to find out I was too late. Did some shopping at Marvel but waited in line for 1 hr (relatively fast by SDCC standards). Walked around the crowded exhibit hall and decided to wait for the raffle from 11-12:30p and won (the great shot in golf). Went to eat at a nice pizza restaurant and chilled until 2p. Went to to a video game exhibit and watched my son play a new Skylanders game. Went back to the exhibit hall again until 4p to check out displays, toys and comics. After that I was drained. Usually Thursdays and Sundays are weak.

    My favorite SDCC moment was last year attending Hall H (the grand daddy of panels) and saw all my favorite actors from Marvel and heard cool announcements from DC. For that I camped out all night to attend the 8 hr panels. That was worth it. The energy of a Hall H is awesome and worth the price of admission. Plan to do the same again this Saturday.

    If you have never been, I would recommend it, but be warned that you need to be prepared and have certain expectations. Overall it is one of the most fun things to do, but also the most disappointing.
    CCCsidersdd
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited July 2014
    @vwong19 Wow, thanks for the info. Sounds like going to SDCC is worth it and if you're willing to put in the hours, you get to experience some really cool stuff. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    BTW, I used to golf, so I know what you mean about the feeling after a great shot. Now I spend my money on less frustrating hobbies. :-)
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    Why is the NSA tracking wear I buy a coffee but not looking for this crook that posted a picture of 50 Collectors that he stole? shameful. I say we start the LCSI (Lego Crime Scene Investigator)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    vwong19 said:

    Happy to report that my day was not completely wasted after an unsuccessful morning. After some shopping at Marvel I went to wait in the Lego raffle line at 11a and met a fellow Bricksetter @yys4u. We waited until 12:30p in the heat (I kid you not it was actually hot in San Diego) and went through the raffle process. There were 2 iPods and you had to touch the screen to determine if you were a winner or loser. My son and I won and @yys4u won. From my limited sampling I found that the odds of being a winner was 5 of 7.... Probably about 75%. We were probably among the first 100 people, but by the time of the raffle the line was probably 2000+. Anyway I can see these figures resting at $100 easy.... Maybe less.

    Last year the odds were probably 10%.



    Congratulations on your win, good to know your time wasn't wasted! :-)
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684

    Why is the NSA tracking wear I buy a coffee but not looking for this crook that posted a picture of 50 Collectors that he stole? shameful. I say we start the LCSI (Lego Crime Scene Investigator)

    Only if we get our own theme music by The Who. Since "Won't Get Fooled Again" is already taken by another CSI, might I suggest "Bargain".

  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    chuckp said:

    Why is the NSA tracking wear I buy a coffee but not looking for this crook that posted a picture of 50 Collectors that he stole? shameful. I say we start the LCSI (Lego Crime Scene Investigator)

    Only if we get our own theme music by The Who. Since "Won't Get Fooled Again" is already taken by another CSI, might I suggest "Bargain".
    Surely it has to be 'Plastic Man' by the kinks... will anyone ever catch him?

    chuckpbobabricks
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    Oooh, seen pics on FBTB of the Lego Movie set next year - Super Angry Kitty and Batman!
    Looks really small so hopefully it is part of a larger range. We must get The Dog and/or Submarine!
    ShibAdeelZubairchuckp
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