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1 hour ago, THELEGOBATMAN said:
I know it's off-topic, but it would be so dope if we got a The Mandalorian set like this. It would sell like hot cakes.

This really belongs in the wish-list thread. Not here.

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Out of curiosity, what sets do you think could sell out on the first day of sale? What would be the most popular? 

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1 hour ago, Prometheus87 said:

Out of curiosity, what sets do you think could sell out on the first day of sale? What would be the most popular? 

Gunship goes first thanks to scalpers, then it’s tied for Mando fighter and Cruiser. Slave 1 has limited appeal being a VERY recent remake but the Marauder is a contender with its army building potential. The Shuttle and Vader’s Chamber will not go out of stock for a solid week between preorders and just being bad sets. Duel on Mandalore will probably drop off by the second or third day bc that Maul fig is prime scalper real estate but it’s the smallest set so there’s probably more copies in the warehouse. 

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6 hours ago, hondohnaka said:

Question: Was this year’s January lineup typical or is it usually bigger? Just wondering for budgeting purposes 

This year's January was TINY compared to other years, and still lower than average even after adding in the march sets. 

2 hours ago, Prometheus87 said:

Out of curiosity, what sets do you think could sell out on the first day of sale? What would be the most popular? 

Here are the chances I give:

Shuttle: 70%. I don't know how lego deals with  pre-orders, which is the only reason I'm not putting this at 100%, since they could increase stock based on the amount of pre-orders. But the main ship of a super popular show, with the entire main cast? It'd be almost like the razor crest if it sold with Cara, Kuill, and Gideon added, so I anticipate it'll sell out fast.

Gunship: 50%. This is a wild swing. Either it doesn't sell out at all or it sells out almost instantly. This will depend on how many of the average UCS fans buy it, and how many of the voters put their money where their clicks are (since we already know a good percent are using the figs as an excuse not too).

I don't see any other sets selling out anytime soon. They're good sets, but they don't have too much. The Marauder is more expensive and not as good for army-building as the 501st set, the duel's only draw is a new maul, and the sets with the most desirable figures (fennec, dark trooper, bo-katan), are expensive enough that a chunk of people will bricklink it instead.

Personally I'm going after the duel, and have a pre-order secured for the shuttle.

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This is also highly dependent on region. Here in Australia I reckon the Mando starfighter and Duel sets have a good shot at going to backorder within the first day if not half a day. But then the retailer shops will have them within a couple of weeks hopefully and there will be a chance to get them for a little while.

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7 hours ago, Prometheus87 said:

Out of curiosity, what sets do you think could sell out on the first day of sale? What would be the most popular? 

I'd guess the Gunship for the imperial logo mistake but from the play-scale sets I think the Mando Fighter and Shuttle will sell out by the end of release day because the figs are really cool and the BB finale should be on the 13th of August leading to more focus on the toys (IMO). Also I think the Duel set figs and price could help it sell out but not on release day. 

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3 hours ago, kidtheboss611 said:

I'd guess the Gunship for the imperial logo mistake but from the play-scale sets I think the Mando Fighter and Shuttle will sell out by the end of release day because the figs are really cool and the BB finale should be on the 13th of August leading to more focus on the toys (IMO). Also I think the Duel set figs and price could help it sell out but not on release day. 

Good point, scalpers will love the first lots of boxes to resell at insanely large prices later on.

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9 hours ago, kidtheboss611 said:

I'd guess the Gunship for the imperial logo mistake but from the play-scale sets I think the Mando Fighter and Shuttle will sell out by the end of release day because the figs are really cool and the BB finale should be on the 13th of August leading to more focus on the toys (IMO). Also I think the Duel set figs and price could help it sell out but not on release day. 

I don't know about packaging, as the blue box/black box sets were before my time, but misprinted parts at least have never been rare or valuable, so idk how well scalping would go. (I may be mistaken, in which case I have some clone and imperial helmets with misprints for sale :laugh:)

Agreed about the bad batch shuttle. I'm less sure about the mando fighter because it's pretty expensive with just 3 figs, and there are cheaper options to get mandos on the market right now. (for instance, you could get over 4 times as many mandos for the same price by buying the battle pack). I'd guess mostly afols will buy it, and while I'm sure bo-katan's price will be pretty bad on bricklink for awhile, I don't think it's a massable enough set for it to sell out fast.

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I doubt the gunship sells out.  If they thought it would, there would be a VIP early access.

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6 hours ago, Mandalorianknight said:

 

I don't know about packaging, as the blue box/black box sets were before my time, but misprinted parts at least have never been rare or valuable, so idk how well scalping would go. (I may be mistaken, in which case I have some clone and imperial helmets with misprints for sale :laugh:)

Depending on the severity of the misprint......worse the "better", there is actually a market. And prices that would probably make your eyes pop out 😅

I'd suggest having a look on some of the Star wars selling pages on Facebook etc 😉

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7 hours ago, Mandalorianknight said:

 

I don't know about packaging, as the blue box/black box sets were before my time, but misprinted parts at least have never been rare or valuable, so idk how well scalping would go. (I may be mistaken, in which case I have some clone and imperial helmets with misprints for sale :laugh:)

I know mini-fig misprints don't sell well but the "exclusivity" is what is valued in this case. I think since it will be such a limited run the imperial box versions will be a sort of collectors item for some SW and lego fans. I know the resistance bomber is a different situation but the exclusivity of that version is what give it more value in my eyes. 

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On 7/22/2021 at 10:55 PM, Prometheus87 said:

Out of curiosity, what sets do you think could sell out on the first day of sale? What would be the most popular? 

I will be on the lookout from day 1 for 3 mandalorian fighters and duel on mandalore, from what i saw ton of people are going for mandalorian fighter day 1 and the bad batch shuttle and they will just take duel on mandalore with it cause it's only 20$ even though it would be much smarter to wait for the shuttle till we get leaks for january wave especially if you only want it for figures. Gunship will be taken by scalpers cause of the box. I really don't think any other set will sell out first day even though almost every single set has something cool about it like Boba figure, Mortar trooper figure etc. 

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I just hope I can get my hands on one cruiser, one fighter and one transport but I’m scared the Gunship’s gonna break the freakin site. Then again it handled the Bugle just fine from what I remember, and I’d argue the Bugle has a wider appeal. The Covid days of bots trying to get their hands on Trouble on Tatooine of all things may be behind us, but I’m still gonna be up til midnight. 
one week til d-day, folks. may the force be with you all. 

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16 hours ago, hondohnaka said:

I just hope I can get my hands on one cruiser, one fighter and one transport but I’m scared the Gunship’s gonna break the freakin site. Then again it handled the Bugle just fine from what I remember, and I’d argue the Bugle has a wider appeal. The Covid days of bots trying to get their hands on Trouble on Tatooine of all things may be behind us, but I’m still gonna be up til midnight. 
one week til d-day, folks. may the force be with you all. 

Dude, if it handled the bugle, the 501st pack, the razor crest, the star destroyer, and even bionicle's return way the hek back in 2015 (bionicle gen 2 was bad but we didn't know it yet, lol. Now I'm stuck with half a Toa team with no corresponding story), then it'll survive the gunship. Could be a popular set, but it's not a 501st battle pack or mando battle pack.

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1 hour ago, Mandalorianknight said:

Now I'm stuck with half a Toa team with no corresponding story

No, you’ve got 3 of the best Bionicle figures ever released and complete creative freedom to tell your own story :tongue:

I doubt the site will crash this time but be prepared for it to happen, as well as all the new stuff selling out even if we don’t think it’ll be popular.

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3 hours ago, Mandalorianknight said:

Dude, if it handled the bugle, the 501st pack, the razor crest, the star destroyer, and even bionicle's return way the hek back in 2015 (bionicle gen 2 was bad but we didn't know it yet, lol. Now I'm stuck with half a Toa team with no corresponding story), then it'll survive the gunship. Could be a popular set, but it's not a 501st battle pack or mando battle pack.

I’m just having flashbacks to January and doomering a little is all :laugh: It probably will be fine, especially since after the disaster that was January they allegedly went full upgrade mode to prevent botting and proof of concept is the Bugle being still available the day after release. Lego is learning, slowly but surely. 

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Kinda curious how it goes, I can see a lot of these selling out for a short period, a lot of them ARE desired, but no way a 501st situation happens.

Man why is everyone's attitude on the gunship either "it'll crash the site" or "it'll not sell a single copy and rot on shelves forever"? I'm kinda thinking day 1 for the gunship gonna sell out, especially with the misprint. It's AFTER the initial sellout period where I'm curious how it'll sell. 

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I plan to buy two Imperial Troop Transport sets & a Bad Batch Shuttle set as soon as released.

I may also buy the Duel on Mandalore set straight away too, as the Darth Maul minifig looks really nice. :classic:

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I've just rewatched AotC and I have no idea why they went with orange for the clone commander. The 2013 one was a perfect representation.

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4 hours ago, Gremer2 said:

I've just rewatched AotC and I have no idea why they went with orange for the clone commander. The 2013 one was a perfect representation.

That was probably a lose/lose for Lego; If they didn't change anything about the fig then they'd get even more complaints like "They reused a figure for a UCS Set" so I think adding a bit of color and changing the torso print is ok.

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7 hours ago, Gremer2 said:

I've just rewatched AotC and I have no idea why they went with orange for the clone commander. The 2013 one was a perfect representation.

It's yellow flame orange. Just like the Lieutenant isn't just blue (but more of a teal), I think the commander has an orange tint to the yellow striping (likely due to the orange surface/lighting of Geonosis) It's probably a lighting issue.

Which I find funny, since the 2013 212th Trooper (from the MHC) was criticized for "not being orange" (used this same color), now Commander Ponds is "too orange". Like what? :wacko: :laugh:

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54 minutes ago, ARC2149Nova said:

It's yellow flame orange. Just like the Lieutenant isn't just blue (but more of a teal), I think the commander has an orange tint to the yellow striping (likely due to the orange surface/lighting of Geonosis) It's probably a lighting issue.

Which I find funny, since the 2013 212th Trooper (from the MHC) was criticized for "not being orange" (used this same color), now Commander Ponds is "too orange". Like what? :wacko: :laugh:

People are finding any excuse to not buy a set they voted for IG. Maybe I'm being too cynical and it's just the standard "complain about everything lego does". 

Honestly neither are that bad to me. Ponds is the perfect color, and the 212th troopers, while not orange enough to be movie 212th troopers, fit the more yellowy colors of the clones in the show.

4 hours ago, kidtheboss611 said:

That was probably a lose/lose for Lego; If they didn't change anything about the fig then they'd get even more complaints like "They reused a figure for a UCS Set" so I think adding a bit of color and changing the torso print is ok.

Yeah, any figures here would get them criticized. If they're subpar or re-uses, they're, well...subpar or re-uses. If they're exclusive or new, it's spun as lego being "greedy" (if you buy a $350 set because of two figs, it's not the company's fault IMO)

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I'm still buying it regardless, the figures don't matter to me at all. It's just that during the scene with the clone commander, the coloring looks like yellow. It looks identical to the 2013 figure. Maybe it's lighting, maybe it's something else, but that's how it looks to me. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, I'll take a new color clone any day of the week, it just seems odd. 

 

Edit: Nevermind. There is one in the command center that's pure yellow, but Ponds actually does seem to have orange-ish coloring. I just completely missed him.

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31 minutes ago, Gremer2 said:

Edit: Nevermind. There is one in the command center that's pure yellow, but Ponds actually does seem to have orange-ish coloring. I just completely missed him.

I looked up still shots after my previous post and came to the same conclusion. Like I said, it's likely a lighting issue.

1 hour ago, Mandalorianknight said:

Honestly neither are that bad to me. Ponds is the perfect color, and the 212th troopers, while not orange enough to be movie 212th troopers, fit the more yellowy colors of the clones in the show.

I've been of the same opinion since 2013. I love those figures precisely for that reason.

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The promotional pictures with neutral lighting show that the yellow markings of the commander should be slightly lighter than the pilot's. I think regular yellow for the commander and bright light orange only for the pilot was more accurate.

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