Tyrant wrote:Not to side track, but I have seen the impulse sets at Wal Mart before. Not all Wal Marts. Just one I occasionally go to (because it's in a city that's over an hour drive). They had tons of the Troll Impulse set for Christmas. They kept them hanging around at full price forever when I kept reading reposrts of them clearancing every place else. They must have finally knocked their price down because the last time I was there they were gone. I love my local Wal Marts that either don't know what clearance is or make sure they don't even have enough stock to last through Christmas, much less afterwards.
As it happens, I just saw one at a Wal-Mart here last night (in the wee hours of this morning, actually). It was the Firefighter, and there was a tag for it on the shelf - one that specifically referred to the Firefighter set, rather than a price tag for impulse sets in general, and there were no other such tags for other impulses. It was as though they were selling just that one particular set, but my understanding was the impulses are offered to stores only in case assortments that contain a mix. Huh.
Anyway, this was being offered at $3.67. It's bizarre to see Wal-Mart
of all places offering LEGO at above MSRP, even if just by a tiny amount. I was amazed to learn of it last year with the Indy set Temple of the Crystal Skull, but since then I've seen it with several sets.
But at least now I've seen the impulses at one more store...