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Postby RichardAM » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:15 pm

Jacob C. wrote:I'm hoping it will only be like $2. We're just getting one fig and some accessories, so it shouldn't be more than $3.


Yeah, but there's packaging costs to think of et al.

They look great and I do plan on getting a lot. Hopefully TLG doesn't rip off the Europeans because of exchange rates. :roll:
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Postby Blixen » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:20 pm

Dr. J wrote:And Blixen, what is this sliver beard you speak of?


I mean printed on the face. I haven't seen it on a minifig head before.
I agree with the above statement.
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Postby Dr. J » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:02 pm

Those heads have been around since the first round of KKII. I have one of them, and they do lookrather odd. Most heads don't have that sort of "color blending".
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Postby Blixen » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:29 pm

Oh. Thanks for clarifying.
I agree with the above statement.
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Postby Asterios » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:39 pm

Jacob C. wrote:
So does anyone know if the price point will be closer to $3 or to $5 ?

I'm hoping it will only be like $2. We're just getting one fig and some accessories, so it shouldn't be more than $3.

I hope TLC didn't waste money to include directions for this tiny set.
You can put everything together by just looking at the box.


the the US the price point will be about $3.99 - $5.99 depending on where you get them.
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Postby Jacob C. » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:17 pm

Yeah, but there's packaging costs to think of et al.

Yea, unfortunately they decided to package this in a box instead of a bag.
I think it would be cheaper to just package tiny sets like this in a plastic bag....for example:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/daoudbazaar/Sets/4992-small.jpg
the the US the price point will be about $3.99 - $5.99 depending on where you get them.

I certainly hope you're wrong.
I won't pay more than $3.99 for these sets.

For comparison, the fire car town set has 1 fig and 46 pieces total and is priced at $3.99:
http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=7241&cn=381&d=9

The knight impulse set has 1 fig but only like 20 pieces total.
Based on that, I'd say it will be $3.99 or less.
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Postby Asterios » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:23 pm

Jacob C. wrote:
Yeah, but there's packaging costs to think of et al.

Yea, unfortunately they decided to package this in a box instead of a bag.
I think it would be cheaper to just package tiny sets like this in a plastic bag....for example:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/daoudbazaar/Sets/4992-small.jpg
the the US the price point will be about $3.99 - $5.99 depending on where you get them.

I certainly hope you're wrong.
I won't pay more than $3.99 for these sets.

For comparison, the fire car town set has 1 fig and 46 pieces total and is priced at $3.99:
http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=7241&cn=381&d=9

The knight impulse set has 1 fig but only like 20 pieces total.
Based on that, I'd say it will be $3.99 or less.


how quickly they forget the little SW micro vehicle sets very few pieces but high price,as it goes the sets should retail for about $3.99 at most places but $5.99 at TRU albeit these prices are circumspect and a possibility of them being as high as $4.99 retail and $6.99 TRU
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Postby HeartOfDarkness » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:50 am

You're kidding. These things should be like alternates to candy bars in grocery stores; putting them at such a high price point would ruin the purpose. :(
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Postby Dr. J » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:47 am

Asterios, those SW bag charms are license sets, which means they will always cost more than another set of the same size.
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Postby Morgan19 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:11 am

To shed some light on the question... I picked up a couple of the Castle impulse sets today at a LEGO store; they were $3.45 each.

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Postby HeartOfDarkness » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:01 am

:shock:


Yay! The new Castle line is trickling in!

Darn! It's way more expensive than I had imagined!

Man... here I was hoping for $2 Impulse sets. Now, I might be able to purchase two or three dozen soldiers at best, as opposed to a hundred or so.
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Postby Crazylegoman » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:23 am

Morgan19 wrote:To shed some light on the question... I picked up a couple of the Castle impulse sets today at a LEGO store; they were $3.45 each.


It's not quite as cheap as I'd hoped, but it still isn't too bad. I'll have to get a couple when I go up to the LEGO stores in Chicago at the end of December.

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Postby kelderic » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:45 am

I just checked my Walmart, and they have no idea when the impulse sets are coming in. They did say though, that the Lego sets are flying of the shelves, particularly the castle sets, which I was happy to hear.

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Postby Asterios » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:38 am

well the only impulse set i want to get is this one here http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=2855380 and maybe the wizards for the 4 x 4 round plate.
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Postby Emp.Justinian » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:56 pm

kelderic wrote:I just checked my Walmart, and they have no idea when the impulse sets are coming in. They did say though, that the Lego sets are flying of the shelves, particularly the castle sets, which I was happy to hear.

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Now that's interesting. I'm actually kind of surprised to hear that, with that big Chinese paint scandal going on. My local newspaper showed testimonies from several parents saying that they would categorically refuse to buy anything made in china. And while we all know that Lego is safe and made in a different process, many do not, and would boycott Lego along with the rest of all other Chinese made toys. If you factor in an estimate for how many people are choosing against Lego for something "safer," then this new line could turn out to be incredibly popular. Also it's interesting to notice that now, after the "original" themes have some sort of counterpart (town, castle, and space) Lego is selling very well.

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