Toys R Us Bricktober PromotionPosted by Huw, 26 Sep 2013 03:54FBTB has posted pictures, taken by flickr user Ninnymuggins003, of the freebies that'll be available in TRU stores during their 'Bricktober' promotion. Don't get too excited; they are of far-east origin :-) 23 comments on this article By CCC in United Kingdom, 26 Sep 2013 04:09There's nothing special in there anyway is there? As in unique parts. By Andhe in United Kingdom, 26 Sep 2013 04:14They look like the sort of thing you'd make in the Build-a-minifig section of a Lego store. Haven't previous Bricktober freebies been re-released 'classic' figures? By lloki1 in United States, 26 Sep 2013 06:26Ya I liked them more when they were classic re-release By murphquake in United States, 26 Sep 2013 09:08literally every single part except the rightmost figure (jester/astronaut/wizzard) are current or very recent build a mini parts. you could probably build 10 of these from parts in the BAM by me right now, if not all 12. Very weak sets, hopefully they have something good planned for week 4 as none of this will be getting me in the door at TRU By chrismajor2124 in United States, 26 Sep 2013 09:11What do you mean by "far-east origin" - are these cheap Chinese plastic as we've been seeing lately? By Aanchir in United States, 26 Sep 2013 09:36If they're free, I don't see why anyone would care where they come from. None of these figs have the same novelty value as when they were remakes of classic figs, but the sheer number and variety of figs here is something to be marveled at, and they'd be great for simply diversifying one's collection. I believe the rarest parts here are from the blue wizard in the last kit, who was previously exclusive to an advent calendar if I'm not mistaken. I can respect that fig since I have great nostalgia for Majisto/Merlin from the old Dragon Masters/Dragon Knights sets, and this guy is practically a modernized version of that character.Overall, this is something some fans can pass up, but I'm sure many kids and adults will love the opportunity to expand their collections so much over the course of a month. The only thing that really remains to be seen is how big a purchase it will take to get one of these minifigure packs. Toys 'R' Us isn't known for their pricing equity, and so if it takes too big a purchase that might discourage some AFOLs. By Civic Bossman in Australia, 26 Sep 2013 10:48Be happy you get them at all - Australia never gets anything like this By Wagnerml2 in United States, 26 Sep 2013 11:21Anyone know what the threshold will be to get the promo? I think its been $50 in the past if memory serves. By Sethro3 in United States, 26 Sep 2013 13:45Thanks for sharing. There is not one figure here that I'd be interested in. I liked the idea of the classic remakes, but everytime I went in (on a Sunday no less) they'd be sold out already, so I never picked any up. Plus, I don't particularly care for the pricing at TRU, so I rarely step foot in there anyway. I did hear they are price matching this holiday season, but I don't know how that works. You probably need an ad showing the price, which most retailers don't advertise every single set that is on sale.But I will easily pass on these again. I'll stick with the freebies that S@H offers us instead. By bmwlego in United States, 26 Sep 2013 17:43@murphquakeReading the first sentence of your post I immediately knew it was you. I checked to see who wrote it and laughed.I agree. Nothing special here at all. By Samurai in United States, 26 Sep 2013 19:39in the past it's been free with $50 purchase, but most stores got 1 or 2, so getting one was near impossible. By sinfanti in Taiwan, 26 Sep 2013 22:06@ Civic Bossman - Gotta agree with you. And it's not just Australia. By The_Chosen_1 in United States, 26 Sep 2013 22:15Ugh...I'm sick of seeing Lego partnering with TRU for these high-profile types of promotions, despite their sketchy pricing practices. By The Green Brick Giant in United States, 26 Sep 2013 23:22With the Magnets wasn't it $30 and last year with the minifigures $75?Either way it's $60 this year.LEGO doesn't care about TRU prices. LEGO sells to TRU and what TRU does after that LEGO doesn't care. If fact they might rather like the higher prices because then people might buy directly from LEGO. By SWLCW in Canada, 27 Sep 2013 19:44I work at Toys R Us, they are free when you spend 75$ and also when you spend 30$ you get a mini polly bag set.One is a witches head, a Pumpkin and a street cleaner I believe and you get both of them when you spend 75$ or more. By ilikebigbricksandicannotlie.blogspot.com in United States, 28 Sep 2013 07:27Wait, they're of "far east origin"? Does that mean China? AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! By madforLEGO in United States, 28 Sep 2013 11:23Thats for the pics and the heads up.However, they really are not 'free' .. You are paying 20-40% more on LEGO at a TRU vs most other stores. So, really, you ARE paying for them. While I think it is nice that they have some interesting figures in these, I would not think it is worth it to buy overpriced LEGO from a TRU to get them. Especially since, like others have noted, you may be able to build them at a BAM (if a LEGO store is near you, otherwise go to PAB online as they have minifig parts there too). By Packer221 in United States, 28 Sep 2013 11:37Does anyone know the day/s that these will be available in the US? By Packer221 in United States, 28 Sep 2013 19:49@Sethro3- For the price matching, you can pull up a website (I.e. Walmart) and show Toys r Us their price for the set you're buying. They will then charge you the cheaper price. It's easiest to do this with a smartphone. By DarthWalle in United States, 28 Sep 2013 23:57I was just at TRU and they had they buy one/get one half off sale - I looked at the sets I was interested in and the mark up is so high that all the "sale" did was bring it down to almost exactly the retail price charged by Target or the Lego Store.... By The_Creator in United States, 30 Sep 2013 09:44Dat be pretty lame considering how much you usually have to spend to get 'em... By evansciver in United States, 30 Sep 2013 17:19" Posted by DarthWalle in United States, 28 Sep 2013 22:57I was just at TRU and they had they buy one/get one half off sale - I looked at the sets I was interested in and the mark up is so high that all the "sale" did was bring it down to almost exactly the retail price charged by Target or the Lego Store.... "I HATE TOYS R US!!! By iancam33 in United States, 09 Oct 2013 06:47Just get TRU to price match amazon. That's what I did to get my free minifig set. @Huw or anyone who inputs part numbers into the database vol 1 is: #5002146 Commenting has ended on this article.