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It can't JUST be for publicity. I mean, their movie did do pretty well.
I think it is the fact that a figure such as this is "EXCLUSIVE" that doesn't make sense to me. If it were a "preview figure in special packaging," meaning SDCC people can get it 3 months early, and in exclusive SDCC packaging, THAT would make sense to me. There is "collector value," in it, but others will soon have a chance to have this figure in their collection.
But what is the value of making the character exclusive when they know it just becomes a $300 aftermarket item?
Sorry if this is ranty or whiny, I really am just trying to understand the logic.
The caveat is the case is a little dinged.
flic.kr/p/oqZW9o// If no one likes it then pm with best offer.
1. Will immediately become aftermarket fodder above $100 for a minifig
2. Make regular fans (millions of them) envious that they can never access these minifigs.
SDCC is attended by people from all over the world, not just the US, How bad people want to go is your real question.
Sadly, all this is now is a giant PR campaign for Hollywood and its stars to get their ego stroked and for toy/game/comic manufacturers to give out impossibly hard to get promos for people to try to trample each other over. It is not what it was intended to be anymore, and sadly nothing more than a status symbol for people to lord over others.
My issue is they are likely not fans who want the figure, but want to grab one so they can sell it to someone that does.
In any case, i get it is in the eye of the beholder, but I see @brickupdate's point. LEGO is theoretically doing this for FANs of LEGO and of the promo itself. not some toy hunter/reseller that just wants to pay off their con tickets.
Also doing LEGO Movie stuff as exclusives is a bit mean spirited of LEGO IMO, considering how many fans of the movie, and the kitty there are
Pretty happy I got mine! I was really worried when I saw the line. It went back hundreds and hundreds of people... I dragged my girlfriend and our friend just in case, and luckily we managed to get two.
I struggle with the GPS as I am in Canada and I just do not have enough KY to ease the pain. I will only purchase from people who do not use that program. You just have to be patient and put some "leg work" in and you will be able to come to some kind of a compromise. We also have to realize that there are only a certain number of these, so no matter how bad we want then and how much money is being charge for such a small item you still have to come to terms that these are in demand (hard to find / limited) so you will have to spend more than normal.
Good luck to the other Bricksetters here!
"Here kitty kitty..."
Lego Staff: "I will say this only once! If you get out of line to avoid the rain, you WILL lose your spot!!"
So far I have had some success. I picked up a Bard the Bowman for just $70 yesterday morning on a 'best offer' deal. The asking price was $130, but my cheeky offer was accepted, although the postage is quite expensive to the UK. Other than that, I have been beaten on two Collector Minifigure auctions and am watching a few others.
What does everybody think of this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/San-Diego-Comic-Con-Exclusive-2014-Lego-Batman-Of-Zurr-en-arrh-Mini-Figure-/161378037127?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item2592e16d87 At the moment the price is low when compared with others (though that could change), but the seller has almost no feedback. I am tempted, but it would be taking a risk.
Burnard and Globert look like they could belong to existing tribes (Infernites and Wiztastics, respectively), but hard to tell what's up with Nurp-Naut. He's got some wacky colors for sure.
Clever things are being done with the eyes — Nurp-Naut has a new half-closed eye print on a 2x2 round tile, Burnard has this year's ball joint eyes inside 2x2 inverted domes, while Globert has a 4x4 glowing dish with a printed 2x2 round tile as the pupil!
The wave that includes these three is launching February 2015. Price remains $4.99.
Hooray for a double score again!
The Gf's Unikitty collection just got a bit bigger with these 2 variants. Considering it comes with 2 separate faces so can be split if there's a spare body & tail handy.