Markalus

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  1. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Great! In warehouse is what you want!
  2. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It definitely said “Pre-order this item today; it will be in by 1 Sep 2018" initially and then it changed it to “available now”. It’s wasn’t a sign-in thing.
  3. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Let’s hope so. Pre-orders is a great step towards pre-empting demand. I still think they will be overwhelmed with orders though.
  4. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    If it’s anything like the UCS Millennium Falcon release (and I suspect it will be) then I doubt there will be stock available come Sept 1st. In my region they are allowing 2 per customer too, which is crazy!
  5. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It looks incredible! I expect this will be the next UCS MF in terms of availability for a while once it goes live. It’s 1.45am in Australia and it’s not available yet. Sets usually release around 8-9am here.
  6. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Limit of five bags...that’s a bit rough by Target! I haven’t heard of any limits where I’m from. In fact buying sealed boxes is very common here and then people just sell off the duplicates via FB groups.
  7. So can we expect official images of the next SW UCS set soon? Is it thought to be the early access set in the Sept. LEGO catalogue? It’s an expensive time to be a SW and Harry Potter fan!
  8. The MF is so iconic and the holy grail of most SW LEGO collectors. I think the demand was also driven by the exhorbitant secondary market prices of the original. TLG also seemed to grossly underestimate demand...$800 was really new waters for them. Short answer is no, I doubt they will have the same ‘problem’ as last year.
  9. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow, this forum has turned into a CMF feel guide and hunt report. I was just glad to get the sets I wanted; Great Hall, Whomping Willow, Quidditch Match and Aragog’s Lair at amazing prices in AUS. And Hogwarts Express ordered from S@H.
  10. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Apparently it was scheduled for a Toys R Us exclusive here, hence the delay for local retail. Some other smaller retail stores are also expecting stock in Nov. Best bet is S@H though.
  11. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    There is a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest The Wizarding World will continue as a theme for 2019 and beyond. As others have said, HP fandom is experiencing a renaissance at the moment as ‘older’ fans now have disposable income to buy sets for their kids (and themselves). I haven’t seen this level of anticipation for a Lego theme before. The Great Hall was THE set eveyone was talking about at the New York toy fair in Feb when it was revealed. There are more pages of comments in this forum than the equivalent Star Wars EB forum. The D2C Hogwarts is being reported all over the internet, not just LEGO-centric sites. And it appears that the new sets have sold like hot cakes in the US and I expect the same will happen in Europe and other parts of the world come August 1st. I wouldn’t be suprised if Harry Potter ends up being the biggest seller for TLG in the second half of 2018. Just my 2c.
  12. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I wouldn't get too excited for the 'value' at $400 USD. If you look at the scale in the pic with the founder minifigs its not actually that big. There are a ton of 1x1's in this build.
  13. I suspect it will be viewed as an iconic set in the years to come. And great value too, considering what you get for the price.
  14. The most interesting thing about the black VIP card offer email was the announcement of the lucky winner of the 1 of 1 18k gold R2-D2. The guy has posted an unboxing video. He’s made it public and judging from the deliberate walkthrough of his storage unit he has a massive collection of LEGO!
  15. Markalus

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I suggested (not very popularly) back on page 86 in March that Hogwarts D2C needed to be a stand-alone set and judging from the reaction to the microscale news it still doesn’t seem popular. Personally, I’d prefer a smaller than minifig scale Hogwarts if it’s fully fleshed out and accurate. There will be plenty other sets released over the coming years for minifig scale playsets.