I've had a very busy week this week, so I haven't had a chance to reply until now. So just to put it out there, that even though I've been whining about this particular issue and why haven't replied lately. It's not because I'm leaving or that I was upset over this discussion. One of my embroidery machines went down and I've been working this week to fix that and learning to do so on the fly. Couple that with the fact that business suddenly skyrocketed (which is great), I've just been working long hours to get all of my commitments met. So you guys are still stuck with me.
I want to start off by saying Thank you to the responses about this topic to the staff and Pete.Pete
: I've started a putting aside any change I get at the end of the day and I'm starting a LEGO fund like you suggested. We'll see how it goes. Since my LEGO activity as of late has been just taking apart old sets cleaning all of the piece individually, and then building them again. It's kind of like methadone for building.Onions
: I see you as my "inside" guy on LEGO news. I do appreciate the efforts that you make to that news, despite the fact that you have a other resposibilities including a job and the starting of your new family. That one question about "what do you really know..." was without a doubt was stupid. I'm sure that as time goes by, and your little girl gets to moving around more, it will be increasingly more difficult to set aside time to devote to getting that news. As a parent, I can understand that family is really important. Being out in the sticks I just feel more isolated on subjects like this. I did have a big analogy all planned out with your car theme, but I thought about it and didn't want to come across as like... Glenn Beck.*shudders*Solo
: For the record I wasn't offended by you answer to the "Why promos like this?" Disappointed, yes, but offended... not at all. I didn't mean any disrespect to you, in my wanting of a better outcome to my question. As far as feeling entitled to this White Boba, I don't feel that way either. Well maybe for the community at large, but for me as an individual, I don't feel entitled at all. Look, I've made my peace that there are certain sets that I would really like to have, but can't get because of price at this time. I'm able to make those desisions and choices and live with them. If I wanted to get the brickmaster exclusives (which I would like to get too), I'd already have a subscription. I guess where I draw the line at is those are situations that I have control over. This minifig and the chrome C-3PO are ones that I feel a decision was made for me by LEGO. As much as I like the sets, it's the little plastic characters that are near and dear to me. So it's more of a control issue intead of entitlement (which is probably worse). This discussion would be easier for me if we were sitting around a table and talking to each other directly. I think much faster in my head than I can type. Thanks for the invitation to whine, since this forum is the only place for me to vent, rant or rave about LEGO. I can appreciate that we are both people that speak honestly and frankly about anything. I get the feeling that we are both a little brash about how we state things, but we still mean well. I can respect that and your opinions on subjects dealing with collecting. I'm still on the learning curve when it comes to this hobby and the forums. I singled you out on this subject, but I still have a lot of respect for your posts. I hope that you didn't take anything I wrote personally. Again my frustration is really with LEGO not the staff.
So in closing, I think this particular promo still stinks. This fig would have made a great impulse buy. I would would happily pay 5 to 10 bucks for it. Really, I just wanted to say that I would've liked to at least have a greater chance to get this at a reasonable price. To me it should be about LEGO not a Lottery. Hopefully, the remaining Bobas that we don't know about will be distributed in a way that is better for fans, and not just about creating buzz. So, at least I still have hope.