6253 Shipwreck Hideout discontinued?
Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:18 PM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:58 PM
I don't know where you're located, but if you're in the US I think your best bet is to first check out as many TRU stores as you have access to, just in case. If that doesn't turn one up, I think you'll have to go to Bricklink or eBay or the like.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:20 PM
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:27 PM
Really? That's odd; the impulses were the first sets to disappear from everywhere I found them (including Shop at Home), well before Shipwreck Hideout.
My own local TRU still has a large chunk of the Pirates line, including Cannon Battle, Kraken Attackin', Loot Island and (IIRC) Soldiers' Fort, and still had Brickbeard's Bounty until just a few weeks ago. Shop at Home still has all of those plus Imperial Flagship and a few of the accessory items, as did the LEGO Store at Downtown Disney in Orlando when I was there a month ago. Also note the Brickmaster Pirates book / set from DK and LEGO is in TRU and various bookstores (and indeed, wasn't even released until the latter part of last year, IIRC).
In fact, my own TRU even has a small display with tear-off sheets containing instructions and suggestions on how to throw a LEGO Pirates-themed birthday party. This wasn't there until fairly recently.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:03 PM
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:45 PM
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:49 PM
In the case of 6253 Shipwreck Hideout, like Andre said it was a limited set which was exclusive to Toys R Us. So you're unlikely to them at other retailers.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:24 PM
However, when I got paid, it will be mine.
Edited by josykay, 06 July 2010 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:40 PM
I think this applies to Northern America, UK and Australia, but in other regions the situation is probably different.
I've heard stories of small independent toy stores in Europe still stocking MISB Pirate sets from 90's, which is inconceivable in my part of the world.
It would appear the distrubution of LEGO is quite different. So use this to your advantage and buy 10 6253 Shipwreck Hideouts and sell 9 of them to buyers who can no longer purchase them locally.
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