ResIpsaLoquitur, on 26 January 2013 - 02:32 AM, said:
Just to warn you, I ALMOST bought a set until I noticed the tape was loose, checked the inside, and found that the minifigs had been swiped. However, I have found intact sets at the clearance price as well. So, get it while it's cheap and save it for next December, I guess!
Funny you should mentioned this; I had part of a minifig missing from my calendar as well, but it was a much more bizarre situation. I bought mine at a Lego store during the Brick Friday 50% off sale. The bag that contained the Snowtrooper was cut open, and the head and helmet of the minifig were missing, but everything else was still there. I checked the tape on the box when I bought it and it looked fine. Either somebody did a really good job resealing the box or the bag was opened before it was even put into the box. Who would steal only the head and helmet of a Snowtrooper and leave everything else (including the exclusive figs!) anyway?
I really don't understand it. Fortunately Lego customer service was kind enough to send me a replacement free of charge.
On a side note, I find it hilarious that TRU stores are still trying to sell these at $60!