A worrying trend
Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:17 PM
Over the last few months I have been out and about with my 2 yr old, we tend to visit a lot of toy shops :$
I cant help but notice the amount of torn, half destroyed and messed up Lego boxes that contain the LULS minifigs.
Birmingham today, the Entertainer...there was a Clone Turbo Tank sitting out on the floor on its side, I turn it over and both minifigs are gone.
Two more sets on the shelves were the same.
I visited Beatties the other week, there was the TIE fighter, no figures..just a gaping hole.
I have seen hoodless Obi Wans, weapon less Mace's, no headgear on Luminara.
So obviously someones nicking them..duh..but the sets still on display, still up for grabs.
The shop cant send em back for extra figs (or can they) and if you contact customer service with the "oh... my box was ripped send me a Light up Mace please as it was missing" you may or may not get a result.
What im trying to say is does Lego actually look at the boxes they are putting out on the shelves and think that the mini figs are safe?
You would buy the Turbo tank for Mace, other sets for the light up figure but they seem easy picking for anyone really.
Anyone else noticed this on their travels??
All the best
...move this if its in the wrong forum, didnt know where to post :'(
Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:23 PM
I haven't seen any damaged boxes / stolen LULS here in Germany, but here aren't many toy stores left that have many Star Wars sets in there shelves...
Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:42 PM
So its not just there.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:31 PM
Just kidding. ;)
Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:34 PM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:26 AM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:47 AM
but I agree it is unsafe to have let such small figures out in the open...Everyone agreed that it was dumb to put NON REPLACEABLE BATTERY OPERATED FIGS in try me formats...It was super dumb. If im lucky to find a box with a non missing Mace, Or Luminara or Anakin/Obi-Wan, their lightsaber lights are almost out...
Posted 13 October 2005 - 10:49 PM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 11:16 PM
Dino_Bot, on Oct 13 2005, 08:47 AM, said:
Posted 13 October 2005 - 11:29 PM
**However, if you are not careful, you might damage your minifigure!!**
Posted 16 October 2005 - 05:40 PM
I have noticed that the Dino Attack boxes are poorly constructed. I saw one they other day, and where you click on the Dino's head to light his eyes up, there was a bag of LEGO bricks hanging out of a gap. I could have snagged me a bag of free bricks! No. I stuffed 'em back into the box. But I wasn't impressed by this. The figs and bricks are not safe in these open cover boxes!
Posted 16 October 2005 - 07:52 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 12:20 AM
jipay, on Oct 16 2005, 07:52 PM, said:
Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:06 AM
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:14 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:38 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:03 PM
Anyway, it's not like I actually use the light-up function, I only display my SW sets anyway;) I am really into completion though, so I'd likely go crazy if even the headgear was missing from the LULS;)
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