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CMF series 14 / Halloween Monsters

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,281
    Don't forget the Toy Soldier as well...
    VorpalRyu
  • legogrrl4legogrrl4 Member Posts: 42

    I only have seen them at one Target in my area so far, so today I checked Walgreens. First time I've ever checked their for CMFs...

    ...and possibly the last. $4.59!

    I happened to stop into the walgreens near my house and saw that the CMF's series 14 were 3.99 so I grabbed two and took them up the register with the rest of my stuff. I was surprised  that they rang up for 99cents! I went back and grabbed all the rest of them (12 total). So moral of the story is that it doesn't hurt to have them price checked. You may be surprised.
    jesirose
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    When I bought some at Wallgreens they didn't even have a price. The guy asked me if I knew how much they cost. Without hesitation I told him $3.99 and that's what he put in. I would've felt guilty if I told him anything lower. Damn honest streak...
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  • legogrrl4legogrrl4 Member Posts: 42
    Brew said:
    When I bought some at Wallgreens they didn't even have a price. The guy asked me if I knew how much they cost. Without hesitation I told him $3.99 and that's what he put in. I would've felt guilty if I told him anything lower. Damn honest streak…
    Yeah they tend to do that a lot at Target. 
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 329
    Found them at walgreens in northern indiana
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    That's how it was when they weren't on the shelves at Target. The cashier said these aren't ringing up, do you know how much they cost? Then another employee chimed in saying they were selling them at $1.50 or something crazy low. Then my cashier said he had to check with the manager, so I got charged the full price (boo hoo for honesty haha) instead of what they were selling them for to other people. So honesty vs dishonesty. I can have a clear conscience when I sleep at night, but I'd love to get a LEGO deal since they don't happen super often.
    SumoLegojesiroselego007
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,552
    edited September 2015
    after not eating and drinking for 2 days, it must not be pretty anyway
    Brew said:
    When I bought some at Wallgreens they didn't even have a price. The guy asked me if I knew how much they cost. Without hesitation I told him $3.99 and that's what he put in. I would've felt guilty if I told him anything lower. Damn honest streak...

    do US shops even give a damn? oO here, they would go check, even if other customers in the line have to wait for 10 min while they do so. well, actually more like sethro's story
  • The_Mad_VulcanThe_Mad_Vulcan SeattleMember Posts: 162
    Not really, no. I have found that many people just don't care at all about the business they work for and its success/failure. Can't tell you how many times I have gotten the distinct impression that the person selling to me would rather I didn't come through so they did not have to do any work or specifically told me to go elsewhere so they didn't have to do any work.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,561
    Anybody  seen  these posters yet? Got them in smyths  in ireland  free with  series  14 minifigures. 
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    SumoLego said:
    I hate that there is another frankenstein, but you can't have a Halloween collection without one.
    I feel the same about the fact that this series is 19% zombies.
    Dedgeckopharmjod
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    I found seven at a local Walgreens. Not only where they each different, but they rang up at $2.99. Also found a zombie businessman at another store, so already half way there. 
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    I finally got one! Frankenstein's bass player! My wife bought him online for me as an anniversary present. Haven't been able to find any in the stores around me yet.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,365
    Finally found them in MN! Got 11/16, literally every other packet (1 and 1/3 full boxes) were either rockers, scientists, or pirates.
  • afireinsideafireinside MichiganMember Posts: 38
    Ive been finding a ton of the girl and guy banshee/ghosts
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,292
    ^ I love the guy banshee... I don't have many S14 yet but I know I want dupes of him... or more specifically, his glow in the dark head! 


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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Found a shelf hanger at a local Wal-Mart. Haven't opened them yet, but pretty sure I got a full set and then some.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    Found a ton at a CityTarget. Got the eight I needed and completed a set without duplicated. They were $4.79, but used my Citi card instead of Red Card and I'll get the $6.40 difference in 60 days credited to my account. 
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited September 2015
    I went to a target today with 10 full boxes of series 12. Still full price. A display of Simpsons series 13 but no series 14. My son modified the plant guy. 
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  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 350
    SumoLego said:
    I hate that there is another frankenstein, but you can't have a Halloween collection without one.
    I feel the same about the fact that this series is 19% zombies.
    Would 27% have been better?
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  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 350
    SumoLego said:
    Don't forget the Toy Soldier as well…
    Not sure if anyone posted this yet but I found a set of Lego ideas books that have the toy soldier included. It is like 9 thin books packaged together.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,281
    SumoLego said:
    I hate that there is another frankenstein, but you can't have a Halloween collection without one.
    I feel the same about the fact that this series is 19% zombies.
    Would 27% have been better?

    I don't think I would have been impressed with some other Dracula iteration.  

    A Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers or Jason would have been fantastic instead of two rather pedestrian zombies.  Is there an iconic zombie cheerleader or zombie pirate?  I think not.

    'Guy with a chainsaw' would also probably have been one step too far with Lego.

    One too many zombies for me.  12.5% would have been ideal...
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 350
    SumoLego said:
    SumoLego said:
    I hate that there is another frankenstein, but you can't have a Halloween collection without one.
    I feel the same about the fact that this series is 19% zombies.
    Would 27% have been better?

    I don't think I would have been impressed with some other Dracula iteration.  

    A Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers or Jason would have been fantastic instead of two rather pedestrian zombies.  Is there an iconic zombie cheerleader or zombie pirate?  I think not.

    'Guy with a chainsaw' would also probably have been one step too far with Lego.

    One too many zombies for me.  12.5% would have been ideal…
    Sorry, I was just playing off the 27% thing from a while back.

    But I agree as far as too many zombies. The Zombie buisnes suit guy has been done before. A zombie clown or zombie nurse would have been better. Maybe I will have to make one with a spare. 
    SumoLegojesirose
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    @scoiltreasa Those posters are news to me, how big are they? And is there one for every series 14 fig, or have they only done those three pictured? Official lego product, or smyths own efforts do you think?

  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,561
    @legomatt Hi! The posters are A3  size. My local  Smyths  had just these three but said that other smyths may have  different  ones. They seem  to  be  official  lego as they are printed on the same  paper as the star wars ones currently  in promotions. I'm going  to  see if I  can  pick up a few more today  at another  smyths 
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  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,561
    Just back  from another  Smyths!  They only have  the same  three. I picked  up  a few extra sets. I'll  be  looking  to  trade them in marketplace  later :)
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,552
    SumoLego said:
    SumoLego said:
    I hate that there is another frankenstein, but you can't have a Halloween collection without one.
    I feel the same about the fact that this series is 19% zombies.
    Would 27% have been better?

    I don't think I would have been impressed with some other Dracula iteration.  

    A Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers or Jason would have been fantastic instead of two rather pedestrian zombies.  Is there an iconic zombie cheerleader or zombie pirate?  I think not.

    'Guy with a chainsaw' would also probably have been one step too far with Lego.

    One too many zombies for me.  12.5% would have been ideal...


    maybe vampire cheerleaders. though I doubt they would be iconic. when it comes to iconic zombi pirates, PotC comes to mind.

    two steps too far would probably have been zombis nazis XD

    demons could have fit the theme too

  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 800
    edited September 2015
    Aren't "demons" too religious and therefore against TLG's rules about what themes they will generate models for?

    as I understand it, mythology and pop culture are ok.  But straight religious themes are out.
  • ricardo616ricardo616 Member Posts: 44
    I picked up a full sealed box yesterday, after my local Lego store sold out, I wasn't taking any chances in missing these. It's funny, I've only picked up a few of each series before this, but I'm such a Halloween fanatic I couldn't resist! 
  • jesirosejesirose McKinney, TXMember Posts: 52
    I think it's kind of rude for some people to be buying the entire stock out of a store. I was told today at toys r us that a guy had come in multiple times to buy their entire stock.
    I wanted 1, to surprise my sick kid.
    Maybe don't buy every single one the store has, eh.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,281
    ^ I'm sure in a few days you'll have your choice of Pirate Zombies, Pirate Zombies and Pirate Zombies.

    Although I think the larger retailers should get sufficient stock to begin with.  How can a Lego Retail Store only have five cases?  How can TRU send once case per store?
  • jesirosejesirose McKinney, TXMember Posts: 52
    I agree they should have more stock.  The store in my area had many boxes, and tried to limit the buyer but he just returned over and over until he had all the boxes.
    I don't even see the point in that.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,281
    edited September 2015
    That's like the 'Less-Than-Ten-Items' line at the grocery store.

    As I was recently applauding a cashier for telling a complete jackass that his five cases of beer, ten bags of chips, 20+ 2-liter bottles of pop AND 20+ cans of soup along with a loaf of bread and dozen eggs was MORE than ten items and that he couldn't use the express line (after he had been rebuffed from the self-checkout area, which had a similar item limit), I was shocked that a store manager started scolding the cashier.

    The manager forgot that the point of the express line was to literally express patrons out of the store quicker, so their experience would be better.  Me being a vocal patron directly in front of said jackass.

    You'd think there is an easier way to buy a case of CMFs without revolving-door Target or TRU to defeat a purchase limit.  That's just dumb on the store and consumer.  Why bother with the unecessary pagentry?

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    This lack of supply for the first wave out vs demand is not new folks. This has occurred which pretty much every CMF set since Series 1 (with series 1 having no 'second wave' of supply going out). To top it off many times you have those people that clean out a store so they can try to 'profit take' online and take advantage of desperate people who cannot wait to find them in a store.
    Then you have those that buy the box, take it home to clear out all of the rares to sell, or all of the sets, and return the common and uncommons. These really should be 'non-returnable' everywhere, which I think would stop this business of abusing good faith return policies. Plus, it is a 3.99 USD package, there should be no need to return them once purchased IMO (unless again you wanted to take home and felt that it was not the figure you wanted, which you could do in the store).

    However, in the end I think if this is like series 13, or 12 (where a Target by me had about 6 boxes-with rares still in them- sitting there forever) you will eventually see them all over, at least enough to not have to rush from store to store to find your set or even a pack. People are finding them now in Walgreens so I'm sure they are not far from appearing in Five Below stores either.

    jesirose said:
    I agree they should have more stock.  The store in my area had many boxes, and tried to limit the buyer but he just returned over and over until he had all the boxes.
    I don't even see the point in that.

    Yeah, if they have a policy and they as the store manager know the person are trying to circumvent it, they should stop them. Even if by the letter of the rule they came back in and are not buying them all in one move. I mean if it is obvious as to what they are doing the manager should stop them in their tracks. The problem is that managers are no longer those that take care of issues sometimes with a hard line stance, and disappoint someone. They are now there to appease everyone and avoid conflict at all costs, which is sad IMO.
    VorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,281
    edited September 2015
    ^  This conversation on social etiquette feels like a Seinfeld episode.

    (Had another nice fight with my Android auto-correct that was insisten that 'ediquette' was correct. Which may be correct, if your name is Edward or Edwin.)


    jesirose
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    I've always felt, from a store perspective, as long as you are selling them through the front door, if you have them sell 'em to whomever has the money.  That is about as fair as I can think of.  If you stop and think about it, one reason we want them us because they are hard to find.  

    BTW, I've seen plenty at the Targets in California.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    edited September 2015
    SumoLego said:
    ^  This conversation on social etiquette feels like a Seinfeld episode.

    (Had another nice fight with my Android auto-correct that was insisten that 'ediquette' was correct. Which may be correct, if your name is Edward or Edwin.)



    ryjay said:
    I've always felt, from a store perspective, as long as you are selling them through the front door, if you have them sell 'em to whomever has the money.  That is about as fair as I can think of.  If you stop and think about it, one reason we want them us because they are hard to find.  

    BTW, I've seen plenty at the Targets in California.


    Well, If there was no limit then I would say you are right and agree, it sucks but if there is no limit there is no limit. They can sell to whomever. However, in the post above (as I understood it) it sounds like they (the store) have imposed the the limit themselves.
    If the store imposes a limit that someone can only buy x of something, then they should enforce that hard line regardless of any tactics someone is using.

    So basically, either limit the purchase, and enforce that limit regardless of what the person tries to do to avoid it, or do not limit and let them buy all at once.
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  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    @madforlego...I do like the no return policy idea.
    VorpalRyu
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,552
    edited September 2015
    they could do like in some socialist countries, where government issues coupons for people to claim their portion of food. one coupon = one minifig :-p
  • ricardo616ricardo616 Member Posts: 44
    To be fair, you can't put everyone in the same boat, for example, I bought a sealed box since, as well as being a huge Lego fan, I'm also a huge collector of Halloween and classic horror merchandise, so it made sense to cutout the stress of finding a full set by the usual feeling method, and now I've got my set, plus the doubles I wanted for parts/mocs, I'm planning on putting the rest aside for the Trick or Treaters wearing the best costumes this year. Hardly making a profit am I?
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  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 483
    Completed my set today!  Took me a trip to the Lego Store (they had two fresh cases in late August, if I'd stayed long enough I could've had a complete set...my wife and I got tired of feeling bags...haha) and two trips to Targets in the area (there were several fruitless Target trips...)

    I am most proud that we bought no duplicates!

    I'm all for capitalism, but the guy buying case after case at TRU should stop buying things in bulk at retail and figure out how to setup his own company and buy at wholesale prices...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,813
    ^ But how do you buy Lego at wholesale prices? That is something many people would like to do, but can't as Lego don't want people doing it.
    SumoLego
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 483
    CCC said:
    ^ But how do you buy Lego at wholesale prices? That is something many people would like to do, but can't as Lego don't want people doing it.
    Honestly no idea. I would just assume if you have a reputable toy store with the sales to prove it, there has to be a way.
  • montreidmontreid USAMember Posts: 11
    LegoTT said:
    CCC said:
    ^ But how do you buy Lego at wholesale prices? That is something many people would like to do, but can't as Lego don't want people doing it.
    Honestly no idea. I would just assume if you have a reputable toy store with the sales to prove it, there has to be a way.
    There used to be a way, like via EE, but that went away a few years ago -- so resellers forced to compete with regular buyers at the retail level now thanks to LEGO own policy (or better or worse).
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    If the rest of the U.S. is anything like my area (Tampa), they'll be plenty around very soon. Earlier last week, they were near impossible to find. Over the last three days, they've shown up everywhere. With plenty to go around. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,281
    If wholesale were an option, we'd all figure out a way to set up an entity.  

    Lego is really limiting their wholesale channel to major retailers (and even some retailers have issues getting product) and their own retail stores.

    Although... if that's an option I'd be happy to offer my services.
  • montreidmontreid USAMember Posts: 11

     These really should be 'non-returnable' everywhere, ... (unless again you wanted to take home and felt that it was not the figure you wanted, which you could do in the store).

    ..
    Even if by the letter of the rule they came back in and are not buying them all in one move. I mean if it is obvious as to what they are doing the manager should stop them in their tracks. The problem is that managers are no longer those that take care of issues
    Once we start placing restrictions that are at the discretion of human interpretation, we get situations of bias, and eventually that goes awry--ask Arby's how that's going in Miami.   If it's a hard limit, make it a hard limit policy corporate wide.

    IMHO, like the fairest policy I've seen for Brick and Motor is Limit x on day or release--to allow for most people with the gumption enough to get out of bed for it to obtain.  Then after day or lease, let capitalism ride.   If one has a problem with supply curves in this market economy, bring it up with the manufacturer.    Funny thing is I never hear complaints about items going on clearance and paying lower prices or limits on those--market economy cuts both ways.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    We also have to keep in mind that the Targets and Walmarts of the world could care less about these. They get a box of items they sell for $3.99. That's it. They're not going to limit them because it's not some big ticket item or some special sale. LEGO stores could be a different case, but the Targets and Walmarts barely have these on their radar. 
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 483
    edited September 2015
    Wow!   I had no idea Lego was so restrictive. I did some searching after my post and saw where they really limited their policy in 2012/2013. And honestly, it sounds like it wasn't really great prior to that. 

    Even in 2013ish it sounds like there was an 8k-10k minimum buy, and now it sounds like it may be even more restrictive. 

    Honestly, giving resellers a fighting chance with potential minimum sales each quarter (to thwart a large buy-and-hold of one item) might help cut back on some of the "bigger resellers" (ie folks that buys and hold from retail chains). Would, at the very least, keep a little stock on the shelves for folks to browse...

    Sorry for for making the assumption that it was easy....you know what assume means :)
    CCC
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    montreid said:

     These really should be 'non-returnable' everywhere, ... (unless again you wanted to take home and felt that it was not the figure you wanted, which you could do in the store).

    ..
    Even if by the letter of the rule they came back in and are not buying them all in one move. I mean if it is obvious as to what they are doing the manager should stop them in their tracks. The problem is that managers are no longer those that take care of issues
    Once we start placing restrictions that are at the discretion of human interpretation, we get situations of bias, and eventually that goes awry--ask Arby's how that's going in Miami.   If it's a hard limit, make it a hard limit policy corporate wide.

    IMHO, like the fairest policy I've seen for Brick and Motor is Limit x on day or release--to allow for most people with the gumption enough to get out of bed for it to obtain.  Then after day or lease, let capitalism ride.   If one has a problem with supply curves in this market economy, bring it up with the manufacturer.    Funny thing is I never hear complaints about items going on clearance and paying lower prices or limits on those--market economy cuts both ways.
    With all due respect. Not sure what you are ranting about. If you are going to quote someone to make an argument, ensure you read/quote all of what I was saying in regards to your argument and not cut out a pivotal pieces of my argument, which is if the store already had some policy in place to stop someone from buying them all, then they should not let a person circumvent it with a mickey mouse maneuver, that is it. Not sure where Arbys and Miami come in..

    Also, whether anyone likes it or not, a store has a right to limit if they choose (that is why you see ads, at least in the US, 'limit one' of these or those. It is to stop those from ensuring others cannot buy at that good price, or in this case if they know there is demand for the product just released). The poster of the situation implied the store did have a limit already. However, the poster also implied that the store then let the person buying move to circumvent their own placed restriction. What I said, which I repeated later, if you impose a limit then stick to it, not go against yourself because of some tactic the person was trying to use to obviously try to avoid the limitation. If there is no limit then everyone have at it. Just saying 'pick a lane'.
    To be fair, you can't put everyone in the same boat, for example, I bought a sealed box since, as well as being a huge Lego fan, I'm also a huge collector of Halloween and classic horror merchandise, so it made sense to cutout the stress of finding a full set by the usual feeling method, and now I've got my set, plus the doubles I wanted for parts/mocs, I'm planning on putting the rest aside for the Trick or Treaters wearing the best costumes this year. Hardly making a profit am I?

    If this is directed at me, to be fair, I did not say everyone. Re-read what I put, I said 'many' and then 'there are those'. This is not based on my speculation either. I hear many folks doing one of these two activities. I did not place everyone in it by saying 'all' though.
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