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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Zupponn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:56 pm

morganm wrote:Now the football dweeb I got a couple weeks ago? Not cool.... not cool at all :evil: Maybe I can rub off the number and dye the pads a cool color to have some neat armor?

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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:18 pm

Or you can make some Blood Bowl players.

Also, I made a S@H order for Lego's Brick Friday thing, when they gave it to VIP members a week early. Picked up Medieval Market Village (since it appears to be going out of circulation soon), which qualified for the free shipping and little holiday set. However, it was $135, and if you made an order of $150, they'd take 10% off your order. Spending $15 to get $15 off? Yes please. So I got some free windows, arches and SNOT bricks from PaB. Pretty good haul, I'd say.

I also picked up some series 8 guys today. I managed to feel out the diver and conquistador, and randomly picked the alien queen because I just felt for big, round pieces.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby morganm » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:53 pm

That market village is pure awesome; you'll love it. One of my favorite sets of all time.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby aoffan23 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:26 pm

Yeah, I've already received it and the little holiday set. It's so good, and their attention to detail is unlike what I've ever seen in any other set. I'm glad they designed the buildings to work as both solid buildings and open-backed ones. The PaB hasn't arrived yet, since it takes longer to ship.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby lorbaat » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:05 am

aoffan23 wrote:Or you can make some Blood Bowl players.


I have a Necro team using the Frankenstein and WW from the old series, skeleton heads for Wights, on bodies from the old euro football line. Fun.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby lorbaat » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:34 am

Birthday money + stumbling on a cache of Series 7 = 11 more Galaxy Patrol. Total: 66, if I'm counting right. I truly expect to pick up no more. I also grabbed a random handful of series 8 that once again demonstrated to me that I should always feel up the bags- two businessmen, an Evil Robot, a Conquistador- all of which I already had- and a football player, which I couldn't care less about. Oh, and that polybagged Hobbit Mirkwood-guard set.

I've been remiss in not reporting picking up a couple big Pharaoh's Quest sets and the big Alien Conquest saucer at a discount store, the little Galaxy Squad jet thingy, the Ninjago 'mech, cult woman's cycle chase, the recycling/garbage truck, and the trailer with the dirt bikes. That's it, I think.

I have spent way, way too much on Lego recently.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby morganm » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:53 am

Always feel up the bags!

Even if everyone at Toys R Us in the customer service line is staring over at you like your some fucking weirdo... it's totally worth the effort and shame =)

Nice haul btw =^.^=
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby lorbaat » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:18 pm

I feel up the bags 99% of the time. I even help people find stuff. Last night I just decided to spin the wheel for some reason. Mistake!
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby IVhorseman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:20 pm

I actually love red's basket - I twisted it around a gattling gun and it looks like a big goofy battery pack for lazers.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Silverdream » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:44 pm

IVhorseman wrote:I actually love red's basket - I twisted it around a gattling gun and it looks like a big goofy battery pack for lazers.


I like her little cape. Good for tank snipers.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby stubby » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:11 am

lorbaat wrote:I have spent way, way too much on Lego recently.

You should have driven out to Enfield, I'd have snuck you in for secret discounts. Too late now though, the good stuff gets cleaned out fast with holidays coming up.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Apollyon » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:36 am

stubby wrote:Too late now though, the good stuff gets cleaned out fast with holidays coming up.


That's what i have been wondering about for a long time now. Does Lego just shredder overstocks?
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby stubby » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:16 pm

Nope. Damaged shipments get sent back to us and sold to employees at a big discount, but they're surprisingly rare. When toy retailers have overstock they usually move to an overstock aisle for awhile, and then to an overstock store. I remember most of the big retailers had their own overstock stores, but it's been a while since I paid a lot of attention to the retail side of things so I can't remember the names of them off the top of my head.

A lot of stuff changed when everything went internet and Toys R Us bought up KB Toys and FAO Schwartz and consolidated the whole market; maybe they don't have physical toy overstock stores anymore.
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Apollyon » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:09 pm

Certainly not over here in Germany.
Only once about two years ago i have seen a bunch of small Exo-Force sets ending up in a bargain store and i hardly believe the large retail stores, which often sell overstocks of larger sets at ridiculous prices after the holiday season, really do sell all sets they ordered. :mystery:
On the other hand some afols might just buy everything they can find (i know for a fact they have private forums for that) which is a shame because we know all they will build with the bricks are trains and other boring mocs. :-(
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Re: The official LOOT topic

Postby Strider » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:35 pm

Got two of the space swarmer sets. Will probably get the rest of the galaxy squad soon. Got to say, one of my favorite themes released so far
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