WH Smiths now selling polybags

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Here's some interesting news for UK readers, courtesy of Rich at BrickFanatics: WHS has started selling polybags! Apparently they are packaged in cartons labelled 'Mini Builds' and will probably be found near the tills.

They are priced at £2.99 and the sets available are said to be:

30230: Mini Mech, 30231: Space Insectoid, 30221: Fire Car, 30150: Racing Car, 30224: Ride on Lawn Mower, 30225: Coast Guard Seaplane, 30242: Republic Frigate, 30254: Razcal’s Double-Crosser.

I guess these are in store to capitalise on the Daily Mail promotion at the weekend.

Update: I've just been to my branch. After talking to the staff there, I *think* they have some in the stock room but they said they weren't putting them out until the weekend. There was some confusion about what exactly they had, whether it was these or the freebies for the Mail promotion, but I'm hopeful that they will have both.

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By in Sweden,

looks like the same packaging as they did in Sweden a couple of months back, with different references though

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By in United Kingdom,

popped into my local store in Thirsk (small Branch) and they knew nothing about it but said it was more likely to be in the bigger stores that sell toys normally. also mentioned that they think they have six boxes of each for the weekend promo.

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By in United Kingdom,

My goodness, is that me or is that Lego in WH Smith that isn't ridiculously overpriced? :-)
Either way, well worth a look for them in my nearest big Smiths in Uxbridge. Do you know how much over £2.99 people are paying for #30230 on Amazon!? :-)

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By in Denmark,

It's getting a bit of a habbit to sell polybags like this. The same happened in DK some month's back.

WOULD IT BE RIGHT TO SAY... that if this trend continues LEGO has picked up the small boxed "impuls sets" idea, but now it's being sold in polybags instead. Around same price, but I'm pretty sure they save lots of money with this packing - and save even more in shippings costs since they are taking up so much less space.

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By in Denmark,

And... they are taking up less shelfspace in the shops... and might even get a space on the counter, which increases sales.

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By in United Kingdom,

At last and at a reasonable price no less.

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By in United Kingdom,

Cool, certainly want the mini mech and Chima bags and I will be interested to see if other polys appear over time (hopes for Krang TMNT bag with fingers crossed).

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By in United Kingdom,

Had these in my local store as well. It's not 30321, it's 30231 - Seems like I bought it without realising.

Part of me wonders if this is also a way for WHSmiths to legitimately sell off any leftover polys following newspaper promos. Ironically I was also given a free Daily Mail as I'd spent over £1...

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Thanks for the correction. Few if any of these have been in past promos AFAIK, but maybe in future they'll sell their excess off like this.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Only 30150 has been part of a previous newspaper promo.

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By in Canada,

If snybody gets ahold of these I would be thrilled to buy them off you.
Will they have an offer like this in Canada?

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By in Puerto Rico,

Hopefully that promotion is expanded to Puerto Rico Walmart.

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By in United Kingdom,

That is excellent news! I will be picking up lots of these.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is a relief, I prefer MFs with a mini build, the best news I've read all year.

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By in United States,

Oh please USA, fingers crossed. I have such a hard time finding polys in my area, having something like this at Target, TRU, or Walmart would be great. Excellent selection also.

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By in United States,

And NOT at $4.69, please Target. (That's what they sell them at my place)

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By in {Unknown country},

Isabella, try $5.24 or $5.99 in Target and TRU here in NYC

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By in Australia,

Hopefully we get these in Australia...

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By in Germany,

Sadly Germany is a Black Hole regarding poly's nothing here ever gets out! :(

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I'm surprised to hear that - I know of Friends, Galaxy Squad, Monster Fighter and City (at least, those are the themese I can remember off the top of my head) polys being found in German toy stores, because I've acquired them from a contact in Germany :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

These are on sale now in the Sheffield branch - Fargate. They only had one box out though so not sure what availability is going to be like...

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By in United Kingdom,

Popped into my local branch and none of the girls knew about it. Luckily one of the managers overheard the conversation and said a box had just come in, so I bought the whole lot.

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By in United Kingdom,

My local branch, Newark, has a box on the counter at the back of the store and another box near the front till.

And they have the SW planet sets at £13.99 each!!!! Even with the buy one, get one half price offer they are still more expensive than buying from any other retailer.

I really hate WHSmith.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Not really something to show off about. Kids picking up the Daily Mail freebie tomorrow wont get a chance to see these in your store let alone buy them now, thanks to your greed.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I agree, a bit selfish if you ask me. There was me thinking lego was a children's toy, people like that are becoming more regular and it's starting to really annoy me :-( like taking candy from a baby as they say

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Agreed. Of Course LEGO Should be for all ages. But for buying whole Boxes, just like the Minifigures Series 10, it's a bit selfish. Nevertheless, i'm going to my Local WHS tomorrow or Sunday for the Polybags and the Promotion.

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By in Canada,

^Hopefully not to buy ALL the promos and pols. Right?

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By in United Kingdom,

Well I have to say WHSmith has excelled...... Just been to my local branch and they had 2 boxes, so 8 of each set, I bought 7 different ones and they came under the 3 for 2 on toys offer so two were free. Marvellous. And of course a free Gandalf with the Mail.

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By in United Kingdom,

^No such luck with the 3 for 2 at my local. But I did notice it has series 1 on the box, so this may be the beginning of WHS and polybag sales. Makes me a happy AFOL.

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By in United Kingdom,

Odd that the 3 for 2 is some stores and not others. Mine has that promotion on at least. Does say on front of display box Mini Builds only at WH Smith so for now this arrangement looks to be exclusive to them. Already wondering what Series 2 may bring..

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By in United Kingdom,

Is it true that after this weekend they will be 4.99?

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