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april fools in LEGO

 


The Snake Charmer.


I found some series 13 minifigures today. I knew exactly with whom to pair the snake charmer. The LEGO Snake Charmer meets his greatest challenge.

 

the snake charmer tries his luck on medusa

 

 

 


New comic


april fools in LEGO

You know I had to do it.


Year end review. Tale of the K-mart Medusa


This tail begins back on April 23 when I spotted the Series 10 blind bags in K-mart A full week before the release date. I blogged on it then but there’s more to the story. Here’s a recap.

I was running errands today. I stopped at the nearest K-mart for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.

I waited in line for an extremely long time. There’s only one register running. When I finally get there the cashier scans the bag, she scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Can’t sell them, look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.

I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and says they can’t sell till May 1st.

LEGO minifig Medusa series 10

So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.

   The Saga continues.

A few days later I’m reviewing my bank account. There’s a charge from K-mart on it. I didn’t but anything that day so there’s no reason for the charge. Then I remembered I slid my card when The cashier started scanning. She never ended the transaction so I was paid $21.00 for whatever the next customer bought.

The only proof I had, was my bank statement. I knew from my retail past you can get better service if you are nice and have full details. I printed the relevant info from my bank account. I drove back to K-mart and talked to customer service. They called a manager. She was interviewing a job seeker. while waiting I checked to see if the minifigs were still on the salesfloor. No they had put them back. So I waited. The manager arrived. I gave her my story and was able to tell her the time and register I was at. She asked if she could have a copy of my paper. I told her she could. She said it could take a couple of days to research. and she would call me.

A couple of days passed and no call. Since it’s on the way home I stopped by. I waited a longer time. The CS person even told the manager that I was waiting patiently.  Another manager came by and said they we looking in to it. Finally the store manager come out says they checked the cameras. Saw me slid my card then walked to customer service. But I needed to wait and see if the payment actually hit my bank. The copy I gave her said pending. If it hits the bank we will refund it.  I checked the bank when I get home the $21 has been deducted from the account. It’s the weekend so I wait till Monday.

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Monday I take the updated statement back and wait another twenty minutes. Finally a customer service member brings me a refund slip to sign showing I’ve been refunded. I finally got money back.

A few days later it’s the first and I run to Toys R US at lunch. I searched for a Medusa but didn’t find one. I didn’t want to spend any time or money at K-mart So I don’t check there. I finally find a Medusa at Target a day or two later. But I really want that Medusa I was denied. I stop there a few days after the first still no figs out. A week or so goes by I’m still collecting series 10. I stop there on a mission. I spent so much time here waiting in line that going to find it. But I don’t want to give that store any extra money so I’m buying, Nothing but THAT Medusa. The figs have finally been put on the floor. The box looks fairy untouched. A few minutes of searching and I finally I find the K-mart Medusa. This time I get through the check out without incident.
I’ve only been to that store a few times since then. I rescued a second Medusa from there.


Classic Toy Museum LEGO Minifigure Trading Event


Thanks to the Brick Fan for this information.

There will be a Minifig trading event in Burlingame, California on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Classic Toy Museum. Follow link for full information! Classic Toy Museum LEGO Minifigure Trading Event.

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Fantasy Faceoff Don’t look or Don’t look away


So who would win?

Look at Medusa and turn to stone. The Weeping Angel is stone until you look away. But how does Medusa know if the Angel has been turned to stone? Don’t look, don’t look away, don’t even blink, stalemate, checkmate?

lego medusa face weeping angel.


Why people fear clowns.


Frodo experiences Coulrophobia.

LEGO Lord of the rings Lego minifigures sad clown, Hazmat guy, Frodo experiences Coulrophobia


Monday Medusa, not quite her self.


Medusa is not quite her self today.
lego medusa minifig


From the set of Transformers 4!


transformers 4 preview

Bumblebee’s new look Stars: LEGO series 10 Bumblebee girl and a mystery face. Can you guess it?, plus Titanium Transformers Generation one Optimus Prime die-cast and die-cast G1 Bumblebee’s gun.


Sad Clown found!


I finally have the Sad Clown. It is a great looking figure. LEGO got some exceptional expression with minimum painting. Just two colors, some black on the torso and legs, plus a cool hat makes another awesome minifig. This would not have worked if it was the standard Yellow minifig skin.

Sad clown lego minifigure from series 10.

The LEGO minifigure enclodeis says sad clown was inspired by Pierrot, an Italian pantomime thae preformed in 17th century France.


LEGO Mechanic


Here the Series 10 mechanic. I really like the paint on this one. The shades, front and back Jacket, and the tattoo makes a cool minifig. Plus I can use him with all the various motorcycles from the LEGO Superheroes sets.

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Battle on Warrior woman!


lego warrior woman vs medusa

Battle on! stars LEGO Minifig series 10 (71001) Warrior Woman and Medusa.


Warrior Woman


lego warrior woman

Another series 10 minifigure, the Warrior Woman.


Bumblebee Woman


LEGO Bumblebee woman

Had time off and good weather so I went on a photowalk with some minifigures.
Plus my minifigures Character Encyclopedia arrived today. I still think the Toy Solider should have been in series 10 for army building. Grandpa, Librarian, or Sea Captain should have been included in the book. They are single character not good for groups. Grandpa has unique hair part and is used in the book to show haw a figure is designed from concept to final figure. The Librarian cause she ties into books. The sea Captain is colorful and
would attract attention.

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See previous post about the Character Encyclopedia. Minifigures Character Encyclopedia.


I’m sick of these snakes.


LEGO Medusa and Nick fury

Sick of Snakes stars LEGO Minifig series 10 Medusa and Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car from LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Cycle Chase 76004. Based on Samuel L Jackson’s Snakes on a Plane.


Gorgons attack! and Ebay suggests what?


I found another Medusa.

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The Medusa tail has been used in Ninjago snake minifigs. I remember seeing some of the figs before and thought they were cool. I checked E-bay to see how much the figs costs. I hit search and boy was I surprised. Look what showed up as a related search. Woman’s home companion cookbook. What does Ninjago have to do with cooking? Or is it the snakes that matched the cooking theme? I haven’t searched for cook books.

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Giving benefit of doubt maybe Moms search Ninjago for their kids and eBay marks recognized the same user had looked at cook books.


More Medusa.


Another Medusa shot.
medusa-cave


LEGO Medusa!


LEGO minifig Medusa series 10

I finally had time to shoot the Medusa minifig. She looks even better than the pictures. The tail is really big as it should be to keep it in scale. I want more of these. I don’t know what I’ll do with them but these are cool. This is my favorite from the collectible series.


Series 10 in Stores


LEGO mini figures series 10 is finally in stores. I ran to toys r us during lunch hoping to find some figures. I was there at eleven just an hour after they opened. They’d been hit hard. Two boxes on the shelf one had a dozen or so figures the other was empty.
I did a felt the bags for a Medusa and didn’t feel the tail. I didn’t have much time so I just grab a couple bags.
I tried Target they didn’t have any figs. So what did I get?

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The Sky diver and the decorator. Neither of these were on my must have list. But the sky diver’s facial expression is hilarious.

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Need help findings a figure check my page What’s in the bag? for tips and links to help. the Brick Blogger has a great feel guide for series 10.

UPDATE: I found a Medusa. Looks even better than I thought it would. The tail is huge.


Series 10 spotted and denied


Look gold LEGO mini bag! Series 10 on the shelf cool!

So I was running errands today. I stopped at the store for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.

I waited in line for an extremely long time. When I finally get there the cashier scan the bag, scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Cant sell them look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.

I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and say s they can’t sell till May 1st.

So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.