Toys R Us Canada: LEGO Star Wars Minfigure Trade-in Session

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The event in this weeks flyer states:

"LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Trade-in Event, on Saturday September 7th. Bring in a LEGO Star Wars minifigure and trade it for a new one. Look for a store associate wearing a LEGO Star Wars badge."

There are no doubt many questions to be had with this event, but it's worth checking out.

I can confirm this event is active for Toys R Us Canada locations in western Canada. Please let us know in the forum if it is also occurring out East as well. Also, I am unsure if it is age restricted.

28 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I didn't see any signs when I was at TRU today and I'm in Ontario.

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I just checked the flyer for my area and it is advertised.

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By in Canada,

It was a big hit with my little guy last year. Looks like they're doing it east again.

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By in United States,

Everyone is so lucky in Canada!!! I wish I lived in Canada!!! United States gets none of these promotions at toysrus

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By in Norway,

lol..USA have the cheapest lego prices in all the world..and still they are complaining :)

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By in Canada,

I've never been to one of these things before and was going to bring my son. Does anyone know what the minifig you trade for is? Is it random loose figs or is it a polybag special one?

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By in United States,

@arvekvaloy,They get all kinds of promotions! And it pretty much balances out the same when tax and everything is included! So all in all it is pretty much even

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By in United States,

Sounds cool. Too bad this isn't in the US or Europe. I think it would work fine there. I'll have to wait for a report of what this turns out to be!

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By in United States,

Wish I was in canada

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By in United States,

Interesting idea. So, can I trade a Chewy for Specialized Trooper? Random draw? Fresh polybag? So many questions!

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By in Canada,

My sister worked at the store last time they had a minifigure swap. Basically certain employees have tags with a minifgure on it, and when someone asks to trade, they swap minifigures. Apparently the original selection was nothing I would've found special, but she brought me back an assassin droid that she'd been left with at the end of the day.

I don't recall the last minifigure swap being themed, so who knows what kind of selection the employees will start with or whether the kids coming in will only have generic or damaged minifigures. From what I heard from my sister, it's really nothing special us adults would be interested in.

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By in Canada,

I am in Lethbridge, Alberta and the minifig swap is in my flyer, so Western Canada has it too.

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By in Canada,

I talked to an employee about the last time they did this and he said that right when they opened an older guy came in with a box of old junk minifigs and traded them for all of the ones on the employees badges. I think he said it was a Chima or Ninjago special figure that was sent out. They couldnt say no and it ruined the day for all of the kids who were looking forward to getting a cool new figure so hopefully this doesn't happen like it did.

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By in Canada,

I think snophone nailed it. If it was to do this I would bring one of my old Star Wars minifig and hope for something better. I think everyone else would do the same; heck just grab any old random legs, torso, head and headgear and trade for it. It's an interesting idead but I just don't see it working the way it's suppose to; the only way it could work if the employees had a bundle of new figures people could trade for.

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By in United States,

Yes I could see a lot of older people going in and trading junk for all the new ones as fast they can.... ruining it for all the kids. It really a shame...

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By in Canada,

It says only 1 trade per person in the flyer so I guess they'll learning from last year.

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By in Canada,

The last time my TRU had this it was not theme specific. My daughter and I brought in old crappy minifigs and got to pick out new ones from a bag. The employees took our old figures and put them behind the desk away from the new ones. The new ones were a mix of themes and were not used.

I witnessed them do this will several others around me, so they must have been shipped a large amount, or use figures from damaged sets/nasty returns. I picked out Obi-Wan Kenobi and my daughter got a Friends figure. I thought it was a great promotion!

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By in Canada,

I'm in central Canada (closer to geographical center, not Toronto) and am planning on going to trade today. I've had some extra SW figs kicking around for a while so it works out well. Plan to bring my daughter so maybe she can pick up a fig or two.

I am wondering why there is a Star Wars theme? Can't imagine them handing out SW figs when they'd want you to buy the sets to get them. I'd rather some of the newer Chima characters myself. I guess we'll find out.

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By in Canada,

Haven't head out there but talked on the phone with the employees and learned that there are 5 different ones. They dont know the names well but said there are a clone trooper and a droid.

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By in United States,

Man, I wish we got that kinda event in the US. I would bring in my battles droids and trade for clone troopers. hehe

Ps. Whoever says US has the cheapest LEGO clearly haven't check out the prices in other countries or gone into a TRU. TRU consistently up charge 20% or more on LEGO sets regardless of age or theme of the set. You're better off shopping at LEGO S@H for the bonus mini sets or mini figs, or do your shopping at Target where they consistently have clearance sales, giving you between 30% to 50% savings. I never shop at TRU anymore. I would rather get caught shopping at Wal-Mart than giving my money to those greedy people at TRU.

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By in Canada,

Hi all, reporting from tru the 5 figs are battle droid, a wing pilot, 2 different kinds of clone troopers and the tie fighter pilot. I traded my battle droids for the a wing pilot and 2 clone troopers. I believe one of thm is the blue one from the sept s@h promo. The other one is olive green.

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By in Canada,

^ I too took in 5 figs to trade (3 of them Jar Jar's) and walked out with the Battle droid, Blue-striped Clone, a white-hatted Rebel and the green A-Wing pilot. Gave the 5th fig to a friend of mine for her son to trade.

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By in Canada,

I can report near the same thing as Dodge, An Olive Green Trooper, Blue Trooper, Regular Trooper, Tie Pilot, A-wing Pilot and I saw an R-unit(possibly traded in).

Traded a Cad Bane for an Olive Trooper, and a Mandalorian from last years battle pack for the A-wing Pilot.

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By in Canada,

Pretty much the same haul as mentioned above

BUT!

I managed to snag a 'Celebration Han', that someone had traded in, for a Commando Droid!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Are the clones standard ones or special release?

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By in United States,

@FuzzyBallz
My local Targets actually doesn't have sales very often and it's usually just 20% off although I have snagged a few 30%s. I guess up here the LEGO deals just aren't as good as other parts of the US... And, as far as TRU, no Walmarts carry CMF, and the Target section is usually pretty slim so I'm usually forced to pay the extra 20 cents at TRU, which really annoys me...

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By in Canada,

The blue clone was the one from:

75002 - AT-RT and 75004 - Z-95 Headhunter

I grabbed the A-wing pilot :)

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By in Canada,

It was a good event. Each employee had three of five different characters to trade and most people respected the event and only traded minifigs in good condition. I got the Clone Sergeant (green one), A-Wing Pilot and an Elite Clone Trooper (I think it was a trade in because it was the only one anyone had).

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