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Ace Kim | October 18th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Reminder: Toys’R’Us LEGO Building Event – Joker Mini Mech Bot

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Just a quick reminder that at Toys’R’Us stores are hosting a LEGO DC Super Heroes building event today, Saturday, from 12noon – 2pm. You get to build the pilot-less mech you see there. It’s unknown if a Joker minifig will also be given away to complete the look, but you could always bring your own Joker for giggles. Just don’t lose it. This event is free but limited to supplies on hand. I would advise getting there earlier rather than later. Hit up the store locator to find a location near you.

That free polybag offer we posted last time still seems to be valid. If you spend $20 or more on DC Super Heroes, you’ll get Robin and the Redbird Cycle, Iron Man Drone Attack something or other if you opt Marvel Super Heroes. Either way you’re screwed since you’ll be paying TRU tax. They’ll do a price match against their own website if the prices seem out of whack or if you bring in a printed ad from a competitor. But you know what is super annoying? The fact that you have to spend $20 or more, not $19, or $19.99 which is the actual MSRP that other stores will charge. You don’t have that extra penny in the sale? No polybag for you! Anyways, I digress…

Looking at the current selection, I think you’re best bet to get the Robin polybag is to either get two copies of 76000 Artic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice since it is actually a dollar less than MSRP at $18.99. OR, get 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase, since it is only $7.00 above MSRP at $46.99. You can think of the $7 bucks extra as the cost of the polybag. All the other sets have an outrageous markup, and I mean outrageous.

I’m too tired to get into what Marvel sets you could get but you’ll probably have better luck finding a reasonably priced set since they offer a few more at the $20 MSRP range. Besides, it’s an older polybag that was available previously through LEGO Shop@Home and Brand Retail.

There’s a couple of things you can try. You could try and get them to price match LEGO Shop@Home prices. Or, if you haven’t bought the LEGO Batman 2 game yet, see if the offer is valid on video games or accessories. If so, see if you can pick up a LEGO Batman video game or LEGO Batman DS accessory pack to pad your total. Or, and this is outrageous, see if they’ll just let you buy the darn thing. That’s what I’m going to try. We’ll see if I’m successful. Good luck to you!

Ace Kim | October 4th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes

Upcoming LEGO Event and Polybag Deals at TRU

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There is another Create and Take building event at your local Toys’R’Us stores on Saturday October 19th. The ad says “local” so I assume it’s at most if not all TRU stores and not the select ones in IL and TX for the other Create and Take events in the past. The model this time is a DC Super Heroes Joker Mini Mech Bot. Not very exciting looking and by the looks of it, the purple plate that’s protruding from its waist looks like the Joker minifig is supposed to go there, but since it’s not pictured perhaps you’ll have to supply your own fig. But hey, that’s not such a bad thing because on the same day, if you buy at least $20 worth of LEGO Batman products, you’ll get a free 30166 Robin and Redbird Cycle, polybag set. This was previously only available at Toys’R’Us Canada stores with a similar promotion.

DC not your thing? Spend $20 on LEGO Marvel Super Heroes products and get an Iron Man polybag set for free! This is the same set that was previously only available as a promotion through LEGO Shop@Home and LEGO Brand Retail stores.

The markup over MSRP that Toys’R’Us charges, affectionately known as the TRU Tax, is insane. Miraculously enough, they currently have two sets on sale for below MSRP but no telling if that price will hold come October 19th. We’ll post an update the night before or the day of the event with suggestion on set you can buy so you’re not feeling completely ripped off trying to get the Redbird Cycle set.