Posted by Huw, 26 Mar 2013 11:42. Filed under
Now listed for pre-order at the Walmart website. Due to be available on 2nd April, apparently. (Article rewritten following comments).
Thanks to Grogall for the news.
I will certainly check.
It says they are available for in-store pick-up as soon as April 2. Isn't the releases date for Lone Ranger April 1?
I didn't recognise 4/02 as a date, but yes, you are right. False alarm!
Lego CS wouldn't give me a date, but my nearest store said they will have them 4/15.
Great to see them in the stores next week. :)
Those listed prices are quite low in my eyes. I'm in contact with a European toy retailer and they are expecting to ask a lot more. Example: starting retail price for the stagecoach could be over 50€. Those might come down to adjust for market competition, but still. If these price differences appear to hold true, I might consider buying them through a US web shop myself. Even with shipping internationally, it might be cheaper. Anyone else notice large price differences between Europe and the US.
^^^Quite right too Huw, I've always thought the US custom of going month/day/year is very odd, and of it's just 4, not 04 it's even worse! I'm also aggrieved whenever I see a misplaced apostrophe, aren't I an interesting fellow! ;)
^I feel the same when someone misuses commas and exclamation marks.
^^ I'm actually a member of the S.A.S. That being the Syntax and Apostrophe Service.
Why do you think European prices are higher? It's because you guys use two digit month when one digit would suffice. It's just not efficient. Back on topic. I don't understand why LEGO releases these new sets a week or two after a major Holiday. I would probably have the entire lineup of TLR sets for Easter since I would have an excuse with the wife to get them if they were released now. As it stands I might be able (allowed) to get one or two of the smaller sets. LEGO is also missing the increased foot traffic in the stores looking to buy candy and presents for Easter. The same thing happens with new sets around Christmas. Sure you can find them in a few places, but imagine how many of the brand new sets would sell if they would have a wider release in early December.
So when Europeans say dates, do they always say the day first "2nd April?" In the US, we usually say the month first. For Easter, Walmart has polybags at $3.47 & $3.97 as Easter Basket fillers. 30213 Gandalf at Dol Guldur was available!
@klatu003 - It varies, we often say the second of April, but April the second is equally acceptable.
Thanks! I just ordered the sets that I can afford right now! :-) We don't really add in a 'the' in the States. April 2nd, just how it is written out, is also how it's typically spoken.
If only those US prices translated directly into GBP at the current $1.5/£ exchange rate. The stagecoach would be £24 incl VAT. That would be an instant purchase for me. But somehow I don't see that happening. I'm expecting it to be more like £35-£40. So I'll be waiting for a sale ( or a trip to the US ).
I went ahead and ordered all 6. Probably could get them cheaper later ,but really I am fine with the prices. Plus one less thing to worry about looking for. These are all listed as in-stock for shipping says at normal shipping I should have them Monday according to the email. Rush shipping said Thursday March 28th. Now just need the Man of Steel sets and series 10 mini-figures .
I ordered under the impression I could pick them up in store on 02April2013. Now my order confirmation says 08April2013. If anyone chooses ship-to-home and gets a date sooner than that AND gets a shipping confirmation please let me know.
Thanks for the tip-off! I'm definitely going to get Comanche Camp and Stagecoach Escape.
My order went to all shipped this morning . Hopefully it's coming from the closer distribution center. Should know tonight.
All six Lone Ranger sets are now OOS.
The Cavalry Builder set, Stagecoach and Colby City are now back in stock. I should be expecting the Train Chase for Saturday, in time for Easter :)EDIT: Silver mine Shootout is now back in stock too.
Got one of my orders! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXjzelZSK8I
@just2good - Thanks for the video review!
^Thanks for the thanks! :)
Hmm. All traces of the sets seem to have been removed from the Walmart site...
They are still there, on my reminder list (to track for future price drops) each now just temporary labeled as unavailable, you just can't search for them anymore with the link above.
Got my order today from Walmart. Thinking about putting the the Constitution Train Chase together tonight. Surprised they shipped all six in the same box. It was packed about the same as S@H orders are . Which surprised me as usually Walmart packing leaves something to be desired. Box art looks nice all together. Now I guess I need to keep a eye out for the poly bags.
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