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Ace Kim | October 24th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Rocket Raccoon Polybag at Toys’R’Us Canada This Week

This week’s Toys’R’Us flyer for Canadians gives some details on how to get the Rocket Raccoon polybag set. Starting today through October 30th, if you spend $30 or more on any LEGO set, you’ll get the exclusive minifigure for free. Seems pretty simple.

Also, tomorrow, October 25th, will see Canadian TRU’s hosting the Batsignal build event. The event starts at 11am and goes while supplies last which in my experience is less than an hour.

Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the heads up.

Ace Kim | March 29th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie Building Event Returns To Toys’R’Us stores

Mark your calendars because it’s back by popular demand! Toys’R’Us stores will once again be hosting The LEGO Movie building event where you can build Emmet’s Car and “transform it into something awesome.” The event is scheduled to return on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm or until supplies last. Did you go to the first building event? I never made it but I heard that the crowds at each store were beyond anything they’ve seen before and that it was generally perceived as a giganto failure. Hence, the event’s return to try and make things right. Gotta say, I’m impressed that TRU is willing to try this again to smooth things over with their customers. I might try and go to this one and bring the kids along but if I see a line out the door before noon, I’m Audi 5000.

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

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

TRU Event

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 | September 25th, 2013 | LEGO, News

Toys’R’Us Bricktober 2013 Minifig Packs Revealed

Bricktober 2013
Week 1

October is nearly upon us and that means that Bricktober is nearly upon us as well. This year’s Toys’R’Us promotion sees the return of the minifigure 5-pack with a different pack each week for three weeks. Not sure if there is another promo item for the final week, but we’ll find out soon enough. Retail value for the sets is $19.99, but I imagine they will be free with a minimum purchase.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the pics.

Bricktober 2013
Week 2

Bricktober 2013
Week 3

Ace Kim | September 26th, 2012 | LEGO, News

LEGO Sends Press Release to AFOL Sites, Flying Pigs Sighted Over Frozen Hell

TRU Bricktober Promotions

In an unprecedented move, LEGO has sent over assets and information to FBTB and other AFOL sites regarding a store promotion involving LEGO.

Unprecedented!

Okay, enough of the cheekiness. You might have seen this thread already on our forums started by ufjason. It’s about Toys’R’Us’s month-long Bricktober promotion for the month of October. We’ve been given the above image and the press release below. There are also two in-store events scheduled for October 20th and 27th, the latter for a Monster Fighters themed build and giveaway just in time for Halloween.

TRU Events

Celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores this October!

It’s time to celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores! This October, make a qualifying LEGO® purchase in a Toys “R” Us store and you’ll be able to take home an exclusive vintage minifigure collection! There are a total of four unique volumes; a different set available each week during October. Collect all 20 vintage minifigures!

Take a trip down memory lane with the opportunity to bring home four volumes of the vintage minifigure collection! Each collection features 5 unique and famous LEGO minifigures from the past. Venture into space with the astronaut, explore the Wild West with the cavalry colonel, sail the seven seas with the pirate, and even protect the castle with the brave knight! There are lots more classic minifigures ready to join your collection. These friendly, smiling characters have always made building fun! Quantities are limited and will only be available in October from participating Toys “R” Us stores. Please note that the exclusive vintage minifigure collection is only available in participating stores during the month of October while supplies last. A qualifying purchase is required and this product is not available for individual purchase.

For more details please visit your local Toys “R” Us Store.

Ace Kim | June 13th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Free LEGO Lord of the Rings Project Case, Buildable Batman, Captain America Shields

LEGO Lord of the Rings Project Case

Toys’R’Us seems to be the place to be this week. First up they are offering a free LEGO Lord of the Rings “Project case” with any LEGO construction set or board game purchase of $60 or more. You may be tempted to try and pick up some LOTR sets to go along with the case, but be warned that their markup is atrociously high, even by their standards. Case in point: the MSRP on 9472 Attack on Weathertop is $59.99 (Amazon); TRU’s asking price is $79.99, a full $20 more. If you’re not interested in trying to do math and figure out what sets to purchase to get the case for free, you may be able to just buy it outright for $13.99.

They are also offering a free Aragorn poster with any LEGO LOTR purchase, but the markup doesn’t make it worth it. A $20 markup for a $5 poster? I’ve seen better deals on fake bridges.

And finally, this Saturday June 16th from 2-4pm, Toys’R’Us stores are hosting a LEGO build event where you can build a Batman and/or a Captain America Superman shield and then take it home with you. Hopefully it will run much more smoothly this time around than it did for the Cars 2 build event. If anyone finds any pictures of what they might look like, please add it to the forum thread.

Update: forum member ufjason provided us with the following image:

I stand corrected: it’s Batman and Superman, and not Captain America like I originally thought. I have no idea where I got Captain America from. Maybe I saw the word “shield” and switched out Superman’s name since, you know, he doesn’t use a shield. Why couldn’t they use the “symbol” or “logo”? Anyways, thanks ufjason!

Ken Robichaud | April 17th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Batboat Polybag Available @ TRU

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Actually, I guess it’s a jetski. Which is silly, but it’s out there in the world as spotted on the TRU website and probably making its way into the wild as we speak. Keep your eyes peeled because this is sure to be the least expensive way to get a Batman figure or two and other than the classic blue and grey comics version, this Keaton-esque costume is probably the best suited for LEGO. Now, let’s see that awesome Batmobile poly hit the shelves!

Casey "cas" Scott | February 24th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

[Toys R Us] New Marvel Sets Assemble for Pre-order + New Pics

Thanks to forum member Pro_Ice for pointing out the new LEGO Super Heroes Marvel Universe sets have appeared at Toys R Us for pre-order. They’ve listed an estimated ship date of April 10th, but given The Avengers is a tentpole film release you can bet these sets will be widely available on or around that date at most major retailers. But, if you’re that impatient, the “TRU Tax” doesn’t appear to be in full effect yet, with the larger sets still at MSRP, so for the time being TRU is just a good a place as any (and if you spend over $75 you’ll qualify for free shipping). Check out the forums for a run down of all the new pics (no high-res yet) and links to the sets.

Ace Kim | December 7th, 2011 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

6863 Batwing Battle over Gotham City Now Available

It’s with great hesitancy that I report this bit of sales news, but Toys’R’US online now has 6863 Batwing Battle over Gotham City available for shipping. It’s also labeled as available in stores as well, so you may get lucky there. The price? $39.99 for 278 pieces, which may or may not include TRU’s HPG (holiday price gouge). I suppose it’s great if you really want something new to put under the tree but the price is hard to swallow. I would rather wait to see what the actual MSRP is once LEGO puts the set on sale. Hopefully, it will be soon.

Ace Kim | December 1st, 2011 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Super Heroes Shows Up At TRU

Toys’R’Us lists 6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase on their website. It shows out of stock for shipping but is sold in stores so you may be able to get your hands on these sets before Christmas. It’s the only set to show up on their site. Price is $49.99 which may or may not include Toys’R’Us’ holiday price gouge. If you can find it in stores before Sunday, it should qualify for their BOGO 50% off sale. Happy hunting!

Thanks to Jason for writing it in.