I love Lego, but DAMN! Oh and TOY SALES! (Mmmm…Exclamationy)

Well as usual, I slacked in getting something up. On the podcast I talked about a Lego Master Builder event in the good’ole Mile High City. I promised I would put up a scan of the flyer. So here you go…

Master Builder Event Flyer

The back was pretty boring, but here’s the good stuff:

  • You need the card to get the keychain
  • There’s a drawing for a $50 gift card
  • If you’re interested, the event goes approximately 11 am - 6 pm Friday, April 17th - Sunday April 19th, at least at our store

We’ll be there on Friday to kick it off and maybe Sunday to see it end. If you’re planning on attending, let us know when, we would love to meet up with some readers/listeners.

Speaking of Lego, we just got our new Lego Club Magazine, and WHOA! And not some half-ass Joey Lawrence whoa, but a $249.99 WHOA! That’s right, the most impressive new piece in the mag is also the most expensive. You remember the Republic Dropship with the AT-OT we saw at Toy Fair, well here it is in all of it’s marketing goodness.

Lego Star Wars Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker

It’s not online yet, so this will have to keep you satisfied in the interim. For some this will be an easy pass, as it should be for me, being a semi-frugal collector. Unfortunately for my bank account, but fortunately for my joy, this features two of my most favorite Star Wars vehicles and one military-esque/Transformer-style gimmicks I LOVE, combining two equally cool things into an even cooler bigger thing.

When I first saw this at Toy Fair, I was hoping for maybe $149, but damn $249? That’s more than an AT-TE and Gunship combined. This won’t be a pre-order or even necessarily a first day buy. Given the price I will need to see reviews and more likely have to see it in person.

All is not lost though, because it is the week before Easter and you know what that means, TOY SALES! We wanted to get a cast out this week, but it’s not looking good. I decided, that I had to at least review all the big sales this week.

  • Kmart: $4.99 Star Wars 3.75″ Action Figures
  • Toys’R'Us: $8 Transformers Animated and Universe Deluxes, 2/$10.99 Star Wars 3.75″ Action Figures, Lego buy one, get one half off
  • Target: Target has so much it gets its own secondary list
    • Transformers: $8 Animated Deluxes, $7.99 Mighty Muggs, $18.99 Animate and Universe Voyagers (including Safeguard), $21.99 Ultras, $29.99 Leaders, Universe Deluxes are clearancing at $8 at some of my stores
    • Star Wars: $6.99 3.75″ Action Figures, $17.99 Vehicles, and Ultimate Battle Packs are clearancing from $38 - $27, and most Star Wars Lego sets are on sale

The big debacle this week was that the Target Exclusives G1 Shockwave and Sunstorm were marked down to $4.99. Of course collectors jumped on this. I myself, when out to score me a pair and what was plentiful a couple weeks ago was gone and I mean gone. By today, they had changed it to what is assumed to be the correct sale price, $22.49. While that was amazingly fast for such a large chain, the damage was done. I only found 3 yesterday after going to four Targets. I hope no one lost their job over that one. At least they can rest assured that collectors and unfortunately scalpers, everywhere thank them.

May typos be with us (they make the world seem more human)…Slick

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5 Comments on "I love Lego, but DAMN! Oh and TOY SALES! (Mmmm…Exclamationy)"

  1. Slick McFavorite
    Sabertron
    20/05/2009 at 1:52 pm Permalink

    (Transforming from barely awake/overworked human to a very HUN-GRRRY BOT Sound Byte)

    Good Morning Mr. & Mrs. McFavorite! Can’t wait for your next 10 book day long installment of what I now jokingly in my head call: “The Ramble/Frenzy CassetteCast!” Yeah, yeah so I crack myself up, sue me. But definately looking foward to hearing it…I would even pay a marked down price of $4.99 to pick up your Podcast 2 Pack! ^editor note^ Don’t get any ideas, don’t be McCapatilists! ^

    AND…speaking of $4.99. Debacle? That’s the understatement of the Solar Cycle. The only Debacle is, not only have I NOT picked up a Repaint Shockwave or Sunstorm 2 pack…I HAVE NOT EVEN SEEN ONE IN REAL LIFE!!! Therefore, they don’t exist! So what if pictures of the box sets are splattered all over the web? Ever heard of PHOTOSHOP?!?! Ack, but if they do exist, and they do arrive in my area…~$~ ~$~ (That’s money proudly flying out of my pocket.)

    AND…speaking of money not flying out of my pocket. Did my McFavorite couple happen to see my Twitter image of the Animated Figures on sale at my local Kohl’s in good ol’ West Palm Beach, FL? $12.99!!! THAT’S MCMADNESS! Although I owned all of those figures anyways using Sabertron’s traditional method of collecting (1 for box & 1 for play - YaY!) I couldn’t help but feel bad for the bots, which included Bumblebee, Ratchet, Prowl & Blazing Lockdown. Bad because, at that price, 2 years down the road after ToysRUs releases the Repaint 10 Pack of the Arcee’s Clones (A GUY CAN WISH CAN’T HE?), those figure’s packages would, by now, be fused to the store shelves all moth-ridden…Sigh.

    AND…speaking of Moth -Ridden…I have some Grand Moth Tarkins running around that one part of my brain that used to be Star Wars intensive. Ever since the Transformers Movie came out, I have devoted my life to it and everything has gone to the dark side. But trust me, I still know my Star Wars stuff. After all, I did buy my wife the Mighty Mugg of Asajj Ventress. She is big R2D2 fan, but not a toy fan. She just likes cute things. Anyways, my wife’s name is Aja, and she likes to Vent. So I thought that Asajj Ventress would fit her well as they are both similar, errr, but my wife has HAIR!

    AND…speaking of Legos. It’s been the better part of 15 million stellar cycles since I bought a box of legos and put them together. One thing I don’t get is, the purpose of legos is to try to make something out of nothing right? But through the years, after passing by overpriced box after overpriced box, I’ve noticed an evolution in Legos. You used to have to fight to get that rare grey lego that had the 90 degree swivel back in the ol days. But now, they have lego pieces that move every which way and are shaped better to fit the mold of whatever it is that you are trying to build. Isn’t that cheating?

    AND…speaking of cheating. I am cheating myself out of breakfast, got a late start this morning. Gonna make some EnergOmlettes. Take care McLovebirds! Eagerly waiting your next installlment of “The Ramble/Frenzy CassetteCast!”

    (Transforming from HUN-GRRRY BOT to barely awake/overworked humanSound Byte)

  2. Slick McFavorite
    Tris Spencer
    29/09/2013 at 4:18 am Permalink

    I am looking for potential supporters for my Lego E.T. project. If you think it is worthy of your time, any mention or support would be fantastic.

    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/49729

    Many thanks,

    Tris Spencer

  3. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    01/10/2013 at 6:51 am Permalink

    Hey Tris,

    Thanks for posting a comment. I supported your project. We haven’t recorded a show in awhile, but I’ll post this on my socials and see we can garner some support.

    Great looking set by the way…Slick

  4. Slick McFavorite
    Myths
    20/04/2017 at 8:19 pm Permalink

    And this was when it was in production. Finally thinking I could justify the $250 only to find out it’s going for $950 these days! Game over, man. Game over.

  5. Slick McFavorite
    Slick McFavorite
    24/04/2017 at 12:28 am Permalink

    You’re telling me! Yeah, Lego man, never sleep on that. It never looses value :)

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