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Rocket Raccoon polybag?

margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
I see these are being given away as a promo at TRU in Canada. Anyone know upcoming details for the US?
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  • ZonZon Member Posts: 214
    I read elsewhere that according to a TRU rep, TRU US doesn't have a date determined yet. Possibly November?
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    TRU U.S. and Canada do not often match their promotional campaigns or giveaways. There's been NUMEROUS really nice mini set events in both countries with no overlap. Seems strange to me. And I think EU misses out on pretty much all of it.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,316
    The oddest one was the Captain America building event in Canada but not the US....that being said I hope we get Rocket in the US
    AndorprevereRonyarBuriedinBricks
  • Zeldafanatic15Zeldafanatic15 Member Posts: 106
    Someone claimed they were told by a Lego rep that this will not be available in the US, so we'll see. I actually wouldn't be too surprised, considering how much the promos differ between countries. It'll be a shame, considering how sought after this figure is.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    ^Grr, that's frustrating. It really plays on my OCD to see that the other three Minifig Guardians are readily available in their red uniforms, but not Rocket.

    On a similar note, does anyone know anything about the Electro polybag? I recall reading someplace that it might be a TRU giveaway later this year.
  • ZonZon Member Posts: 214

    Someone claimed they were told by a Lego rep that this will not be available in the US, so we'll see. I actually wouldn't be too surprised, considering how much the promos differ between countries. It'll be a shame, considering how sought after this figure is.

    Surely it was a Canadian who has a bunch to offload on eBay who reported this! ;)


    minicoopers11
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,354
    Another thread around here said it was a Canadian and UK promo? No idea if that is true, but at least the ebay price is already dropping. I grabbed one shipped to the UK for £25, which is a snip compaired to the first one that sold for over £100 a few weeks back.
  • ZonZon Member Posts: 214
    Debating over buying on eBay or waiting to see if they come to the US... $30+ seems a bit too high though considering they are free with a $30 purchase.

    (Unless there's a Canadian Bricksetter out there who wants to trade for an Iron Patriot poly? :) )
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 136
    Ugh, I really want this poly...I was hoping it would be available in the US. At least it has went down to $30, lol people basically getting their $30 purchase covered on these.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217
    Zon said:

    Debating over buying on eBay or waiting to see if they come to the US... $30+ seems a bit too high though considering they are free with a $30 purchase.

    (Unless there's a Canadian Bricksetter out there who wants to trade for an Iron Patriot poly? :) )

    I just have a hard time buying a polybag for this amount, specifically when there still is a chance it could be released in the US.
    AndorAngel_C
  • ZonZon Member Posts: 214

    Zon said:

    Debating over buying on eBay or waiting to see if they come to the US... $30+ seems a bit too high though considering they are free with a $30 purchase.

    (Unless there's a Canadian Bricksetter out there who wants to trade for an Iron Patriot poly? :) )

    I just have a hard time buying a polybag for this amount, specifically when there still is a chance it could be released in the US.
    I know, same here. At the same time, I don't want to miss the boat if prices start to rise. I have been watching eBay the past couple days and the price has been creeping up.

    I also read that they were limited to 50 a store.

  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    I see this going the same route as the Robin and Redbird Cycle polybag #30166 . It launches as exclusive in Canada but then launches everywhere else in time. I can't think of a single Canada only Polybag, other than maybe Ganrash #30170 , but what the heck was that poly anyways?
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    The only polys that did a half-step that come to mind are: Shirtless Maul and TC-4 (and the Brown Ninjago so far).
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    I hope that these do launch everywhere else in time. It is okay if they use it as a premium in one country, but within a few months, it should be made available in other countries. Otherwise TLG is just feeding the frenzy and losing the profits that resellers claim. I love polybags....they are just so darn cute. And I own a lot of the little buggers, but refuse to pay over 5US most of the time.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Just looked up this little guy....he is adorable!

    http://brickset.com/sets/5002145-1/Rocket-Raccoon
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    One of the things that makes this look different for me is the 'only at toy r us' how many polysbags have we seen like that. I think the Robin cycle made it to Europe but not sure where as I got it on ebay. We could see this in the UK so I am having a hard time know what to do as I do really want it, most of the time it is best to wait although it getting to the US wont help me much but if I do buy it next week it could be free in the mail.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    BTW the price is going up on ebay at least those that ship to the UK and bricklink only has two at around $25 then a bit of a jump. I snapped and got one on bricklink just under £20 sent to UK. Hope I don't see it show up now but it really should, lego need to make sure people can get hold of theses. Rocket is an important one too because they chose to put all the others in there red uniforms, so Rocket is needed for the set. I would say if you are not going to wait and see if it shows up near you be quick to get one.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217
    I would say this. There will likely be enough of them in the world that even if they do not show in the US the price will likely not rise that dramatically I think. I thought I recently saw a TC-4 on eBay that was 20-25 dollars and no one was buying it. Now it is a minor character in SW, but still sought after (because it is SW).
    Will Rocket Racoon really be THAT 'sought after' 6 months from now? Undetermined, as you can also get a version of him in sets (even if not the exact figure), and most polys seem to raise in price to about 30 USD tops then stabilize, and sometimes fall back to earth. Though there are exceptions, like Hulk, and Iron Patriot but both I think have leveled off at least. And if you are willing to pay 15 for one, is it a stretch if you have to pay 30? I think we have established that paying another more than 5 dollars for a minifigure is zany to most people already.
    And TC-4 was released earlier this year and I think you cannot assume they will not be available in the US ever as I am fairly sure Robin and red bird came out some time after the Canada only release. (at least Robin also comes with his bike)
    So Again I'm will to hedge and wait.
    Andor
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    ^ I think that's a fair point but for us in the UK TC-4 was not that hard to get and Robin was a repeat from 2 other sets. I think if it does not show up again we will see it go for a lot but there will be a limit. I still think it is likely to show up again and then it will go down but the fact they printed toy r us on the bag makes me think that will be the only place to get it. And unlike TC-4 it really does complete the team and fit with the sets so I know a lot of AFOL will 'have' to have it.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    Bricklink now up to $35 US ebay $40 US from what I can see from the UK but that will all change if it shows up in other places.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,354
    I have to say, for anyone think about this one, go for it. Mine arrived today at he is great. For such a small thing it has bought so much pleasure... :)

    Seriously the figure is great and if you are a bit of a GoTG fan then this one is a must have to get the full team in the red suits, the Groot 'twig' is a lovely touch and given you might end up spending £25+ on Lego in TRU just to get this guy you might as well take the plunge now.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    Still waiting for mine to come, how long should it take from US to UK? I don't have the Milano yet still waiting for a good price. This does look like a really great fig and the team will look good together.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217

    I have to say, for anyone think about this one, go for it. Mine arrived today at he is great. For such a small thing it has bought so much pleasure... :)

    Seriously the figure is great and if you are a bit of a GoTG fan then this one is a must have to get the full team in the red suits, the Groot 'twig' is a lovely touch and given you might end up spending £25+ on Lego in TRU just to get this guy you might as well take the plunge now.

    Id rather pay that much in LEGO at TRU because it means I am also getting a set with that figure. IMO 25 pounds, or dollars for that matter, for a figure is crazy. Especially when it could very well be released by TRU either this fall or next spring (like I believe Robin and Redbird were in the US)
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,354
    Buying from TRU makes sense if there is stuff you want and the deal and promo stack up, but that isn't always the case, The TRU markup is annoying so you might knowingly overpay for an item to get a promo?

    I know it is a gamble buying high and betting the item won't appear in other area, I have read on this forum that Canada and UK will be only markets to get this, but even so I went for an ebay purchase as the last TRU exclusive in the UK was a right pain to track down.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217

    Buying from TRU makes sense if there is stuff you want and the deal and promo stack up, but that isn't always the case, The TRU markup is annoying so you might knowingly overpay for an item to get a promo?

    I know it is a gamble buying high and betting the item won't appear in other area, I have read on this forum that Canada and UK will be only markets to get this, but even so I went for an ebay purchase as the last TRU exclusive in the UK was a right pain to track down.

    Say there is a mark up (which is easy cause its TRU) then you are paying retail for that set, and what 5-10 dollars then for the figure?
    Again I see what die hard fans are saying but I think there is a frenzy going on driving the price up, but that is only my opinion.
    Lots of luck to anyone that wants it. I'll hedge my bets and wait though.
    Angel_C
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 654
    The interesting thing about this poly is that it is not available all over Canada. Where I am (Calgary) I have not seen any of them at the 3 TRU's. They know nothing about this, so in my mind this is limited to only portions of Canada, which in itself is more frustrating.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    ^ Great news. I was initially skeptical seeing as how the image does not have the standard hole for hanging on pegs. But then I was reminded of all the #5000245 I have seen sitting in a box at TRU.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Wow! That us great news for us in the US! It looks like a really cute fig, and polybags rock. Will it only be in TRU in the US? I am against paying more than $5US for a polybag, so this sounds fantastic to me.
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 136
    Sweet, glad i did not drop $30+ on ebay
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 580
    Any Canadians able to post the upc/sku for the rocket? Perhaps it's the same in the US. :)
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 136
    From brickfan:

    Update: Jason from The Brick Show has confirmed that the Rocket Raccoon will be a stand-alone polybag at $4.99 each but they won’t be available for purchase until the “strict” 11/16 street date. Below is a picture of the bin they were in while the LEGO rep was putting them out. - See more at: http://www.thebrickfan.com/more-details-about-lego-marvel-gotg-rocket-raccoon-5002145-polybag/#sthash.Xm3anQNl.dpuf
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    listening to the sound track to GotG, and reading such uplifting news as this... its about the best feeling there is while working ;)
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 136
    Heads up on these, walked into my local TRU in TN and they had a bin of about 50-100 of these already out. Went to buy 4 and they were flagged with the 11/16 street date. The manager held 4 of them for me since they couldn't sell them. I got a pic but meant to get the SKU and forgot.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    Any ideas whether this will be a limited edition polybag? Like, should I bolt to my nearest TRU ASAP on 11/16 and buy a few, for investing, or will they stick around for awhile and end up not worth a whole lot?
    AndordannyrwwThirdBuckEye
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 483
    does anyone know if they will be available to purchase online from the TRU US website? have other poly bags been available this way?
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    ^ Yes they have in the past
    obi_g
  • MiniFigHunterMiniFigHunter Member Posts: 113
    #Quiddity can you find this for me....
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    obi_g said:

    does anyone know if they will be available to purchase online from the TRU US website? have other poly bags been available this way?

    Yes but with limited purchase quantities like 4 or 5.
  • minicoopers11minicoopers11 USAMember Posts: 104
    legogal said:

    Wow! That us great news for us in the US! It looks like a really cute fig, and polybags rock. Will it only be in TRU in the US? I am against paying more than $5US for a polybag, so this sounds fantastic to me.

    And some TRU will, undoubtedly, sell it for US$5.99.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    If anyone can come up with an "R web number" for it please post!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217

    legogal said:

    Wow! That us great news for us in the US! It looks like a really cute fig, and polybags rock. Will it only be in TRU in the US? I am against paying more than $5US for a polybag, so this sounds fantastic to me.

    And some TRU will, undoubtedly, sell it for US$5.99.
    Guessing it is still better than 10,15,20,30 dollars that I'm sure people were getting from US buyers on BL and eBay..
    margotminicoopers11
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    The Tru# is 084829
    The SKU# is 673419218139
    margot
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    It's hard to make consistent money on the TRU polys.

    25% of the time it's a limited run and you can sell for $10 or $15 and it's a great quick return (MF polys, Mirkwood and Robin Redbird Cycle as examples)

    25% of the time it's a limited run but heavy quantities online keep the price under $10 (Spider-man glider, Thor w/ Cube, are recent example)

    50% of the time it's available so widely and continuously that it stays around $5 (there are dozens of examples for this one).

    So Rocket is likely at in the best tier here, but you never know.
  • JessyDooDahJessyDooDah UK Member Posts: 228
    Spider-man glider & Thor w/ Cube were freebies with newspapers in the uk - that will definitely keep the price down in the secondary market.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    ^ And were figs you could get in a lot of sets.
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    I think the big difference between polys is wether the figure is exclusive or not. Exclusive figs are rarely going for less than about $13 on bricklink. I would not hesitate on this one if I could buy it!
  • GuroooGurooo Member Posts: 268
    But I would buy for trading, not resale (I hope you lucky Americans will help us poor Europeans out!)
    :)
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,614
    This is the thing if it makes it to Europe some where then the price is not as bad even if it does not make it to the UK.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,354
    I still think this is good news that the figure is going to get a wider release, even though I have bought of ebay at the higher price. Being in the UK there is still no news of a release and if there is a release there is no guarantee of obtaining it, but if it does end up that way I will probably still grab another at the RRP and not worry too much about the ebay price I paid for the one I have, the fact I have it in hand now and part of my collection is worth it.
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