Please use our links: LEGO.com • Amazon
Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Is it just supply and demand for areas that don't have them?
The price is due to people like you how go buy out whole store at a time then just hoard them. Why would you need 160 figs if not for resale?
Some i keep and trade later for older ones that iI don't have.
From what I've seen there isnt a shortage. Every store here has them and no we didn't buy them all. Many stores have many cases of 13s, 12s and Simpsons. I would buy more when they go on sale but that hardly ever happens. One store has 12 cases of Simpsons and 6 12s
They have had them for a long time and they don't seem to be selling at all.
It's a simple matter if supply and demand, and the philosophy of never sell anything for less than you paid for it. Subsequently, you aren't paying $3.99 for them either; more like $4.30 each cause you're paying tax as well. Seventy cents is nothing. Then the ones with less per box, such as the Unicorns and Hot Dogs, get bought up first leaving you to go from store to store trying to find the handful you're missing. Time and gas are then expenses on top of the retail price. To add to that, many people can't feel the difference between a Goblin and a Hot Dog and a King and a etc. It's then easy to see how for some it's more cost effective, and much less of a hassle, to pay the relatively small extra premium to the kind person who's already done all that work for you.
That's the complete reason why things are worth what they are worth, and not just in minifigures but in life in general.
I cannot image hot dog guy can be that hard to find. Feel for the giant hotdog.
I tried to find more series 13 at Targets, as my GF wants a set, but it appears cherry pickers are in overdrive and buying all the stock right now to weed out the rares. Really disappointing and I hope something stores stop simply by reporting the CMF packs can no longer be returned once purchased.
Just one more reason to stop collecting them.
I hate resellers, let someone who actually want the set to purchase it and not snatch them away from the kids :/
^ As the Lego stores don't sell CMFs by the box I highly doubt it was resellers buying them up. More likely kids with Christmas/pocket money burning a hole in their purses or Afols who have been waiting (im)patiently for the next series to come out.
I've got about half of Series 13 now, going to try and trade away my spares from previous series to get the rest.
That's around $7.88 just to break even! Not to mention how much you value your time feeling the packs or the shipping it, and gas driving around. So anyone thinking of buying packs to resell, I hope you think twice :)
I used to buy extra to sell, then when I was barely breaking even, I quit. I'd rather enjoy the hobby than worry about if I made a profit/loss on some sale.
I'm sure Lego would not support it, since we wouldn't be "blindly" buying more figures then we need just to find the ones we want....this way we'd just trade and swap them!
(shake*shake*-I think this one sounds like the Hotdog Guy)
Admittedly they are listed as coming soon so they could still change their mind.
I like the idea because I suck at feeling the bags.
Problem is I don't have overstock to trade. But if I knew of a local group that wanted to do this, I would buy a random assortment of current CMF in hopes of being able to trade for others.
Problem was, [email protected] in the US was somewhat weird with series 12--said they were sold out relatively soon, so I panicked and bought *everything* on BrickLink. Then a week or two later they reappeared on [email protected], and now they're even on sale. Oh, well, every system breaks down now and then.
Anybody who blinked, will have to wait for the restock. Seems like a very popular series.
I scored a full box of 11s the other day at wallmart for $2.99 each. Have no clue where those came from. Got 2 complete sets for me and the wife out of it and now have some trade stock.
I'd buy some more Simpsons or 12s if the price was lower
It's cool that you painted a picture of your life and lifestyle to a simple question. Props to you my man! Plus, I mix guns with Lego too. :)