The Rocket Raccoon (#5002154) polybag is finally available at Toys R Us in the US. It is not a gift with purchase either you can just buy the Rocket minifigure for $4.99. Rocket is in the red uniform the Guardians wore in the later part of the movie. The set also has a baby Groot figure, and some alternative stickers for the Milano (#76021) ship. Previously this figure was part of a ComicCon exclusive set.
I like this version of Rocket. I almost had him early. I was at a Toys R Us the other day. The bags were hanging on an end cap with a price label. But when I got up front the register wouldn’t allow the cashier to ring it. She called a manager who said they couldn’t sell it till the 16th. He said they weren’t suppose to be out yet and asked where I found it.
I made a trip today to pick it up. I went the TRU that is closer to home. They didn’t have them on the slaesfloor. Instead they were at the service desk you just have to ask. I’m guessing they kept the there to avoid theft and scalpers. I’ve already seen people posting bags of them online and reselling them. I’m ok if you pick up an extra one or two but really leave some for everybody else.
UPDATE: I checked the TRU that had stocked them early. They had them on the salefloor instead of behind the counter. Also there are some reports that some TRUs are holding them off the floor till this weekend.
TRU TMNT LEGO Promo
Toys R us does have a LEGO Polybag promo this week. Buy $30 or more of LEGO and get a free TMNT mini Shellraiser polybag (#084594). I was able to walk out with spending $30 on LEGO mainly because I couldn’t find Rocket on the floor. One I went up front and got him I didn’t return to the main store. They also have but one get one 40% on Mega Bloks ‘s, Halo, ans Call of Duty sets and the McFarland Toys Walking Dead sets.
You know I had to do it.
New year same joke, same pie too. I would have used a pizza but I cleaned up and can’t find my brick food.
No Raphael, you cannot keep him. We do not ride our turtle friends.
The big Turtle is from Mega Bloks WoW line. It is the Dragon Turtle set and came with a Panderan Monk rider. (#91204)
I finally made the brave trek to Target today. I knew they had a LEGO polybag I wanted I just haven’t had the time to make the trip yet and didn’t want to be anywhere near the place last week. Target usually has small gifts for most holidays. Christmas is the big one so I want hunting polybag. Sure enough they has a Christmas train (#40034). The set has 82 pieces and was $4.99. It’s an engine pulling a car with some gifts.
They also have a Friends Ice Cream cart polybag (3106) and the TMNT Kraang Laser Turret set (30270)I posted back in October.
Plus a surprise from brick clone. Target had two Best-lock Star Gate SG-1 Polybags. One was a Glider and the other was Jack on Abydos set. When word got out about SG-1 building block sets, I though cool I can get the instructions and build the gate with LEGO bricks. But it turned out the gate was a molded piece so I didn’t go hunting for it.
I’ve built a couple Best-locks sets before.They brick don’t click well. The paint job and figure likenesses are not near at LEGO’s level either. The minifig in the set was broke. They did replace it though.
But I had to get a Stargate and DHD set for under $5. So I will build it soon and give a full review.
Another neat item they had was a Spot the dog PEZ dispenser. It’s part of a gift card set so you have to buy the gift card to get it. I’ll think about getting it. I missed the LEGO spot set a couple years back. I used to collect PEZ so it might be neat one to add.
Welcome to Robot Tober. I decided to challenge myself to do a post a day for this month. The theme for the month is Robots. each day I plan to post a pic of a robot, mech, or power suit action figure.
Today’s toy is the Kraang in his battle suit. He is from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kraang Lab Escape 79100. The minifig version of Kraang appeared in this blog back on Oct 7.
Grimlock of the Dinobots meets a mouser from LEGO TMNT set Robot Rampage. This is the Transformers Animated version of the Dinobot leader.