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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Availability

Post by jsnweitzel » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:13 pm

I've spotted Lego S2 minifigs at Target in the Cleveland, OH area. Walked through the Halloween area yesterday even though it wasn't set up yet. Saw a label for MiniFigure Vol 2 $1.99. Stopped back today and they had two open boxes. Not anymore.

I stopped at two other Targets on the way home and both had the label on the shelf but had not stocked much of the halloween stuff yet.

Also picked up 30032 and 30042.

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Post by vynsane » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:09 am

jsnweitzel wrote:I've spotted Lego S2 minifigs at Target in the Cleveland, OH area. Walked through the Halloween area yesterday even though it wasn't set up yet. Saw a label for MiniFigure Vol 2 $1.99.
Interesting. Glad to see they learned from their folly re: CMFs1. This should even the playing field quite a bit for those who don't want to pay TRU prices but have no LEGO Store close-by.
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Post by JabbaT » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:44 am

strongholds wrote:Minifigures are now already on backorder for shipment in 30 days. That was fast.
How can Lego have these on backorder? So are they making more of them? The first series never got backorders. It was either available or sold out.

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Availability

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:08 am

JabbaT wrote: How can Lego have these on backorder? So are they making more of them? The first series never got backorders. It was either available or sold out.
They're not quite as popular in most other countries so maybe they're having them sent to USA/Canada.
I noticed that USA and Canada are the only countries that have them on backorder, and the only countries besides the UK that have them at the top of the 25 best sellers list. Some countries don't even have them on the best sellers list.

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Post by legitimatealex » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:58 pm

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Darn, I thought I was first with this info. So it seems pretty confirmed that they're at Target in the US. They haven't put up the Halloween shelves to completion yet so I doubt they have them out where I live yet. They just had the shelves and pricings but no items. I hope I can get some in person. My shipment from LEGO went through Fedex for some reason...I hate Fedex.
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Post by vman100 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:01 pm

The guy on the phone at shop at home said they had switched their shipping from UPS to FedEx - happened sometime in July as I received a shipment from UPS that was overpacked and damaged, and when I called to send them back they had FedEx come pick them up.

On minifig availability, Toys R Us in Fair Lakes VA had a bunch of minifigs this afternoon. Saw some on the customer service desk and asked about them - picked over but there were 7-8 different ones, with a few duplicates (no spartans). They had no problem with us using the cheat sheet. I wanted to buy 9 to use my $5 off $25 coupon, but the woman said she had to ask the manager if she could sell me that many - he said sure, and pointed out there was an open box back in the lego section that still had some as well! Nothing different there though. Bought 10 for $26.xx after coupon and tax. Not too bad. Still about 10-15 there.

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Post by r4-g9 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:39 pm

i brought one of my opened packeages to zellers, and it rang up as: lego minifigure 2 $2.99 so i asked someone their and they said that they don't have them yet, and if you are in calgary discovery hut should have them on the 16th.

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Post by hardtravelinghero » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:34 pm

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hardtravelinghero wrote:My understanding is that Diamond Comics Distributors (where all comic book stores in the US get their comics and a lot of their other merchandise) offer the minifigures, but since they are an expensive middle man to the comic book stores, the minifigures would probably be costly at any comic book stores that carry them, but it's worth a shot to see if your local comic book shop can pre-order boxes of future series and maybe even back order the older series. I worked in two different comic book stores over the past 11 years.
Yeah, CMFs1 was in Previews. I talked to the buyer at Midtown Comics in NYC about ordering a box through them, but like you said - since Diamond is an expensive middleman, the end result was really exorbitant. I can't remember what the price he quoted me was, but it was ridiculous. Looking back, I'm not sure if it was for a case or a box - but either way it wasn't a great deal.
Forbidden Planet (Comics Shop) in Dublin had Series 1 for I think 4.99 Euros, whereas Argos had them for something like 2.79 Euro in mid-May. One Euro was about $1.26 at the time, so I paid nearly $4.00 for my Forestman. So if the markup is similar for stateside comic shops, then the comic book store option, unless you can an awesome discount and even then, is probably not worth it and they probably were allocated since Diamond does that when limited supply is available.
slacker wrote:wow, I didn't think of checking with my local comic guy. If it's in the Comic Previews, it might be a Cat 4 which they may not be able to get or very limited. I'll check up on that.
Who knows if Diamond is carrying the newer series, but limited quantities get allocated, so even if your store orders or ordered any, doesn't mean they'll ever get them, but give it a shot and let everyone know how it turns out.
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Damn, I thought I was first with this info. So it seems pretty confirmed that they're at Target in the US. They haven't put up the Halloween shelves to completion yet so I doubt they have them out where I live yet. They just had the shelves and pricings but no items. I hope I can get some in person. My shipment from LEGO went through Fedex for some reason...I hate Fedex.
I am psyched. I guess I'll be visiting Harrisburg Target daily. Do any of the Toys N Bricks users also reside in the Harrisburg area? I haven't had a chance to see if there are any LUGs here.
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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Availability

Post by SpaceLego » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:23 pm

r4-g9 wrote:i brought one of my opened packeages to zellers, and it rang up as: lego minifigure 2 $2.99 so i asked someone their and they said that they don't have them yet, and if you are in calgary discovery hut should have them on the 16th.
I mentioned this earlier here about that and got a similar answer. Told me its out of stock. But it could mean Zellers will get them later (like Target).

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Post by gabriellee11 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:36 pm

I can confirm this!!! I saw 2 cases at Target in the Halloween section (not lego section). They were next to the promotional sets 30032 and 30042.

Have pictures, but dont know how to put them...if someone give me instructions how to upload them...I will upload them.

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Post by gabriellee11 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:06 pm

Here are the pictures that I took!!
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Post by legitimatealex » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:05 pm

Quick, buy them all! :D
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Post by sidersdd » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:12 am

legitimatealex wrote:Image

Darn, I thought I was first with this info. So it seems pretty confirmed that they're at Target in the US. They haven't put up the Halloween shelves to completion yet so I doubt they have them out where I live yet. They just had the shelves and pricings but no items. I hope I can get some in person. My shipment from LEGO went through Fedex for some reason...I hate Fedex.
Which Target was this?

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Post by hardtravelinghero » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:04 am

sidersdd wrote:
legitimatealex wrote:Image

Darn, I thought I was first with this info. So it seems pretty confirmed that they're at Target in the US. They haven't put up the Halloween shelves to completion yet so I doubt they have them out where I live yet. They just had the shelves and pricings but no items. I hope I can get some in person. My shipment from LEGO went through Fedex for some reason...I hate Fedex.
Which Target was this?
The Target in Harrisburg, PA on Rt. 22 had the shelf bar code in the Halloween section, but no minifigs. Had an employee scan for them, but said they were "sold out" and didn't agree with me that they probably hadn't gotten them yet and most of the displays for candy and related stuff were also empty. The Target off of I-283 hardly had any of their Halloween display stuff up and no minifigs.

I think I'm done hitting TRUs since Target will have them soon enough. I wonder if this means series 2 won't be at all hard to find. So 300 Spartans for those of you who are attempting that may be no trouble. I'd rather have 300 zombies.

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Post by gabriellee11 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:00 pm

I called another Target store. They said that they already have them, but they wont put them on the shelves until September 12. They have something in the system that says to put them on Sept 12. If you want, call your local Target store and tell them the item number to see if they have it or any store around you has it. The item number is 204000360. So, probably the other target store messed up!

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Post by chicagorando » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:07 pm

For those of you in north Chicagoland, the Target in Niles on Touhy has them! They have two cases that are about 80-90% full back in the Halloween section near some other toys (must be the Halloween equivalent of "stocking stuffers"). I was tempted to buy an entire case, but I figured that would be selfish since I already got a set from the Lego Store in Northbrook. So I just picked up a spare Spartan, Mexican, and Pharaoh and left the rest for other minifig-seekers.

I think we should make an effort to buy our minifigures at Target. I think if they see a good demand for the minifigs, it will make it all the more likely that Target will stock Series 3 and 4 next year. Plus Toys R Us keeps jacking up the prices higher and higher, and Target should be rewarded for keeping them at $1.99.

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Post by vynsane » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:04 am

chicagorando wrote:I think we should make an effort to buy our minifigures at Target. I think if they see a good demand for the minifigs, it will make it all the more likely that Target will stock Series 3 and 4 next year. Plus Toys R Us keeps jacking up the prices higher and higher, and Target should be rewarded for keeping them at $1.99.
Yeah, I've already made an effort to NOT buy them at TRU, so I'll go along with that. We can show Target it is a fruitful venture to stock these, so hopefully we'll see them keep it up with CMFs3 and beyond.
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Post by natelite » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:56 am

vynsane wrote: Yeah, I've already made an effort to NOT buy them at TRU, so I'll go along with that. We can show Target it is a fruitful venture to stock these, so hopefully we'll see them keep it up with CMFs3 and beyond.
with the limited availability nature of the CMF, i kinda doubt it's going to have an impact on TRU. don't forget each target store only gets 2 boxes. sooner or later it will get sold. ;)

the only way is to produce unlimited quantity, which is contrary to the promotion, since they specifically mention these are limited quantity in order to hype them for sale. :lol: take 6212 x-wing for eg. when it first came on it was limited edition sold in TRU. after 4 years (it first sold in 2006), it is still around...and scalpers got burned badly. anyone who wanted one already got plenty of chance to buy one. :lol:

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Post by vynsane » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:00 am

I've already bought a total of 32, and plan on buying more - and not at TRU. It will have an effect on them, because they're not getting my money. Sure, maybe someone else will buy them, but since I have the choice, I choose not to.
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Post by evilempire22 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:18 pm

Target stores in Richfield and Bloomington, Minnesota have their minifigs ($1.99) out in the Halloween section, but the store in Edina did not.

I grabbed enough to complete my Series 2 collection, plus some extras for trading.

I promptly returned the extras from TRU I was hanging onto.

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