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[Master thread] Help identifying parts, sets and minifigs

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  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 310
    I didn't know what was in the Brickmaster books, so the Hyena Bomber was what first came to mind.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,780
    Okay, here are the images. Anyone seen one before?
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 310
    It may be redundant, but those are Bionicle Bohroks.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,780
    Yes, but what about the box?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    edited July 2015
    It just looks like packaging for a six-pack of Bohrock. That said, it does say "FAO Schwarz exclusive" at the top left. I've never heard of FAO Schwarz before, but I'd guess they were a supermarket/shop of some sort and in the country of origin, they were the retailers of this 'collection'.

    If you're looking for a specific set number for the collection, it may be difficult. Brickset doesn't always keep note of product collections in great detail, and sometimes they don't even have a number anyway.

    Are all the Bohrock complete? Is there any indication of there having been a 'freebie' thrown in with the package, cause that would narrow things down.

    [Edit]: Just in case, I looked back through the Brickset database for Bionicle sets in 2001-2002, and no collection is mentioned. Though I do remember offers in catalogues back in the day for all 6 of certain Bionicles for the price of 5 (though not specifically the Bohrok), so that'd be my guess as to what it was.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    That said, it does say "FAO Schwarz exclusive" at the top left. I've never heard of FAO Schwarz before, but I'd guess they were a supermarket/shop of some sort and in the country of origin, they were the retailers of this 'collection'.
    FAO Schwartz is America's oldest toy shop, although it's now owned by Toys'R'Us. It' a bit of 'an institution'.
    plasmodium
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    TigerMoth said:
    That said, it does say "FAO Schwarz exclusive" at the top left. I've never heard of FAO Schwarz before, but I'd guess they were a supermarket/shop of some sort and in the country of origin, they were the retailers of this 'collection'.
    FAO Schwartz is America's oldest toy shop, although it's now owned by Toys'R'Us. It' a bit of 'an institution'.
    Thanks. I'm from the UK, which explains why I've never heard of it! I assumed it was German/European because of the name...but then it wouldn't have English writing on the box, would it!
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 310
    I saw a six-pack collection on Brickset somewhere, but I can' tinder it back now.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Thanks. I'm from the UK, which explains why I've never heard of it! I assumed it was German/European because of the name...but then it wouldn't have English writing on the box, would it!
    So am I. But Americans have heard of Hamleys...

    English printing no longer tells you very much - many European countries now use English on packaging and in advertisements, although that wasn't the case when these were printed.
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 310
    I've never heard of Hamley's.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    I've never heard of Hamley's.
    Why doesn't that surprise me?
  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,314
    Heck I've never heard of Hamley's but I live in the UK (okay, I'm a transplant, but I've been here a while now...)
  • AanchirAanchir Member Posts: 3,044
    I'd never heard of Hamleys until a few years ago, to be honest. I think Brickset's the only place I've seen it mentioned. I think F.A.O. Schwartz and Hamley's might be a good comparison in that they're both classy specialty toy stores from major cities.

    Movie buffs might know F.A.O. Schwartz from the movie Big starring Tom Hanks. It's the toy store from the giant piano keyboard scene.
    77ncaachampsandhe
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 310
    I have heard of F.A.O Schwartz, I'm happy to say.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    Flipping heck, I didn't mean to start a discussion about whether or not we've heard about each other's shops! And, in my defended, I grew up in Africa, and I expect very few of you have heard of Bamag or Rayan...
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Flipping heck, I didn't mean to start a discussion about whether or not we've heard about each other's shops! And, in my defended, I grew up in Africa, and I expect very few of you have heard of Bamag or Rayan...
    FAO Schwartz and Hamleys (no apostrophe) are slightly different from others, being the oldest in America, and the oldest in the world, respectively. They're both tourist attractions.
    plasmodium
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,780
    It just looks like packaging for a six-pack of Bohrock. That said, it does say "FAO Schwarz exclusive" at the top left. I've never heard of FAO Schwarz before, but I'd guess they were a supermarket/shop of some sort and in the country of origin, they were the retailers of this 'collection'.

    If you're looking for a specific set number for the collection, it may be difficult. Brickset doesn't always keep note of product collections in great detail, and sometimes they don't even have a number anyway.

    Are all the Bohrock complete? Is there any indication of there having been a 'freebie' thrown in with the package, cause that would narrow things down.

    [Edit]: Just in case, I looked back through the Brickset database for Bionicle sets in 2001-2002, and no collection is mentioned. Though I do remember offers in catalogues back in the day for all 6 of certain Bionicles for the price of 5 (though not specifically the Bohrok), so that'd be my guess as to what it was.
    As others have said, FAO Schwartz is a pretty big, though rare, toy store in the US. The Bohrok are all complete in their canisters, but there isn't any room for a freebie in the box.

    Would the FAO Schwartz exclusivity increase the value of the boxed set? Keeping in mind, the box is in rough shape. I've just never seen anything like this sold before on ebay or the like.
  • tigerfishtigerfish Member Posts: 2
    I have a couple of sticker pieces that I am struggling to identify. Can anyone help with either of these?

    Thanks
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,004
    edited July 2015
    @tigerfish the 1x4 stickered tile is this:
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=2431pb379&in=S

    the 2x2x2 stickered slope is this:
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3678bpb072&in=S

    (on a side note, I read that the FAO Schwarz flagship store is to close in New York
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33483247 EDIT: Having now watched the video, it's slightly mis-leading. The store is merely moving location dues to high rents.)





  • tigerfishtigerfish Member Posts: 2
    @andhe thanks!
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 728
    4 I'm not sure on here. I don't think the far right one is Lego, but I'd like to know where it's from anyway!

  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    @bobflip 3rd from left is a Hinge Coupling: http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=650#T=C

    I am not familiar with the other 3.
    Bobflip
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 728
    Oh yeah, a couple of tyres I'm not sure about as well!
    n.jpg 3.4M
  • NorlegoNorlego Member Posts: 449
    I keep getting those little orange/red things in my job lots. Annoying as I have no idea where they are from.
    Tried search for flexible tube, but nothing came up for purple.
  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,712
    I doubt it's a lego flex tube, it's too long, also mines have cones at the extremity. I think the red yellow thing is lego and I've seen it on brickset, but I don't remember where. probably a bionicle thing or something.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 728
    Yeah, I tried the flexible tube purple search as well, but found nothing! It definitely looks and feels pretty similar to the official ones, but no cones. Probably a Mega Bloks one as there was a bit of that in the lot as well.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    For the tires, something for scale (like a standard 2x4 brick or something) would be useful. It's a bit hard to tell how big they are from the picture!
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    those tires, look an awful lot like the old K'nex tires, but without scale I cant say for sure.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    Need assistance recognizing this brick.
    Thank you in advance!


  • FauchFauch Member Posts: 2,712
    edited July 2015
    looks like something for wheels. I have black ones with red tubes inside. wheels have a metal rod for inserting them.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Member Posts: 2,442
    oldtodd33 said:
    Thanks! Looks like a wheel brick that may be from a Samsonite set (?).
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 728
    For the tires, something for scale (like a standard 2x4 brick or something) would be useful. It's a bit hard to tell how big they are from the picture!
    Won't be necessary, that's what they are, thanks!

    But will do for future things that need it.
  • jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
    Any ideas on this large dinosaur piece. It has 3265 on it but I can't match it to any sets. Stamped 2004
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    jamiew
  • NorlegoNorlego Member Posts: 449
    When is this set from? It says 050, but does not appear to be the set 50. A friend is selling this and wants to now the value of it. I am thinking around £20.


  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    There is a set 050 in BrickLink matching this one : http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?S=050-1
    Norlego
  • NorlegoNorlego Member Posts: 449
    Thanks. I did a search for "50" and got something else up. But searching for "050" and it comes up. Should of done that. Not worth much it appears.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    @Norlego price is hard to say for old set like that, there are none listed in BL just a box. Recently I came upon set #003 also hard to put a price tag, there was only one available on eBay for $100.
  • NorlegoNorlego Member Posts: 449
    The main problem is that the bricks themselves are common. The box was not in good condition so wont have a value for collectors unless they would like a bad box until they stumble over a mint one. I suggested she sell it for £20. She has had it since childhood so need to give it away for nothing, might as well keep it a few years longer.
  • sdetskysdetsky Member Posts: 35
    I thought I was pretty good at looking through Bricklink to locate parts/sets/figs/etc. but this minifigure has me stumped.  If it is knockoff brand, it is an extremely high quality knockoff.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    edited July 2015
  • sdetskysdetsky Member Posts: 35
    ^ Thanks!  For some reason, there is no inventory for this minifigure on Bricklink so searching via his parts (e.g. dark orange tousled hair, dark red short legs) turned up nothing.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,004
    sdetsky said:
    ^ Thanks!  For some reason, there is no inventory for this minifigure on Bricklink so searching via his parts (e.g. dark orange tousled hair, dark red short legs) turned up nothing.
    I'd hazard a guess, that due to the rarity and high price of the item, no-one has parted it out as such. Don't know if that effects whether the individual parts are catalogued. I'm guessing parts only get catalogued when a seller submits the info for sale.
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 533
    Bobflip said:
    4 I'm not sure on here. I don't think the far right one is Lego, but I'd like to know where it's from anyway!

    The tube on the left is definitely not Lego anyway. I remember it from a TMNT toy from the 90's. Here it is connected to the pink stopper on its head http://bogleech.com/images/tmnt-mutagenman.jpg

  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six Member Posts: 491
    Stupid question: is posting parts from LEGO videogame digital models that don't have a physical counterpart yet fair-game? I'm working on recreating the rollcage Jeep in LDD,  and it's giving me fits--the middle of the crossbar and the rear flex-cable sections specifically are giving me fits.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    Most video game parts are actually available but possibly not in the color shown in game. I personally don't see anything wrong with asking if a part is available physically, but weather that is the intent of the thread or not isn't my call.
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