Minifigs spotted north of the border; Canada welcomes diminutive immigrants!

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Chris 'powerpig' McVeigh has emailed & posted to tell us that the Series 2 collectable minifigs have started appearing in Canadian WalMart stores for Can$2.86 each.

Chris reports that he's taken full advantage of the availability already, so I'm looking forward to seeing the Series 2 figs pop up in his Flickrstream very soon :-)

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By in Canada,

has anyone seen them in calgary?

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By in Canada,

Hurray! Finally I can get them! I've been heading to my local Wal-Mart several times, hoping they were there (just last Thursday I went to Wal-Mart).

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By in Canada,

Yup My walmart confirmed their availability :)

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By in Canada,

Has anyone seen them on Vancouver Island yet?? I never found the Series 1 on the Island too!

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By in Canada,

@exo-man: good to find a neighbor :-)
Lanford is going to have them in september

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By in Canada,

Hey exo-man! Some of us found Series 1 at the Walmart in Langford and after a while Kaboodles downtown got a couple of boxes. The Uptown Walmart was in the process of moving and is still not totally moved in so they may or may not get series 2. Langford is your best bet. Let us know if you spot them: http://www.viclug.ca.

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By in Canada,

Has anyone seen them in Vancouver? I might go to Walmart tomorrow so wish me luck! lol

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By in Canada,

Walmart in Halifax NS has them! Just sorted through 1 1/2 boxes and found the complete set :-) :-)

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By in Canada,

if i can add to tedward, TRU in mayfair had it one month after it was released everywhere, but was gone in a day...also cherrybomb toys are selling them opened for 5 bucks....hope that helps to anyone in vancouver island!

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By in Canada,

Any one know how much it will be for a box of sixty? Will it be $2.86 x 60= $171.60 CAD or will the box be cheaper than buying one by one? lol

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By in Canada,

No Series 2 at North Vancouver Wal-Mart this evening. I did find some Series 1 downtown at Urban Oufitters for $6 each though.

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By in Canada,

Yes! Woo hoo! Althought they didn't have them at my local one when series 1 was out.. hmm, I'll have to check...

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By in Canada,

lol why would a place that sells clothes have lego???

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By in Canada,

I checked 3 Wal Marts in my area yesterday and 1 TRU. No mini-figures. It's either they haven't arrived in my part of the country yet or the sold out as soon as they were put on the shelves.

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By in Canada,

I wouldn't check TRU for anything new. I've went twice to my TRU already and didn't find CM's. Once when I went, I saw the staff sorting through the last 3 CM Series 1! Even the staff wanted them. I guess they have a better advantage if they work there.

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By in Canada,

tru's won't get them until sept 1

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By in Canada,

I went to Wal-Mart and Zellers this morning, and sadly, none of them had them. Oh well. Guess I'll go back to Wal-Mart September 10th.

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By in Canada,

you can always call your local walmart.

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By in Canada,

I'll try that next time. I seem to always have Charlie Brown luck with Lego.

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By in Canada,

Good to know that there are other Brickset members on the island :D
Anyways, thanks for the info, I'll check them out ASAP!
By the way, does anyone know how much a full box costs?

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By in Canada,

I just came back from Walmart and no luck. :(

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By in United States,

You guys can get a pack a lot cheaper than 2.86 each over at bricklink

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By in Canada,

I checked my local Wal-Mart. No luck! They didn't have them before, so I really wasn't that surprised to see that they didn't have them. Oh well, have to go back to that other store that had them before... (Haha, a rhyme!)

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By in United States,

When you have found them at WalMart, are they at the toy isle or at the registers?

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By in Canada,

they were in the toy isle.

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By in Canada,

i just got back from my local walmart in calgary, and they had two boxes worth of them, they were out of there boxes at the begining of the isle with the tiny turbos, i bought three spartians, and every other one, but i ended up with two pharohs, and no ring master!

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By in Canada,

Just came back from Walmart. Woo-hoo! Series 2 has arrived in Vancouver!! They had 4 boxes, just like last time.

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By in Canada,

Last Friday I went to walmart in Ontario, Canada and they were out on the shelf. I scanned them and nothing came up. The kid working in toys saw me going througth them, said they shouldn't be out yet, but that I could buy a few so I whipped out my barcode sheet and proceeded to scoop up vampires and spartans before he took them to the back. Not only that, He said he didn't know the price and sold them to me for $2. Walmart for ya...

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By in Canada,

That is an awesome story. I wish I was that lucky. So they do have them they just haven't put them out yet. I checked two more Wal-Marts today and nothing.

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By in Belgium,

Not really relevant but: I spotted them at the Lego-store in Cologne, Germany!

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By in Canada,

R4, how are you so on top of this? I just checked two wal-marts in Calgary, and none. Not even empty boxes.

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By in Canada,

@hailwind-o - woah in VANCOUVER?!?!?! which store?????

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By in Canada,

call the walmart: 403-235-2352
but do not post which walmart this is.

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By in Canada,

There are still a good 40-50 bags there. I grabbed a full set, and an extra vampire, witch, and Mexican. Was looking for Spartans too but at least found one.

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By in Canada,

Was at the Halifax Walmart earlier this evening. Still lots of minifigs left, but the Spartans have been cleared out. Every last one of 'em.

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By in Canada,

Wow looks like the Spartan minifg is really popular... now I just need to know which Vancouver store has the minfigures...

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By in Canada,

Sorry, brankell, logged off brickset for a bit. The figs were at the Surrey Walmart. Just in case they're gone, I would suggest you check the other walmarts as often as you can, they should be getting them in too.
BTW, Yeah, I think the spartans are really popular, there was only two left when I got there...

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By in Canada,

Just checked at a local Wal-Mart in Vancouver (Lougheed) after work, and all I found was one empty box of minifigs...and it was ripped apart. Wonder how often and when they ship and stock the items. I will have to keep trying I guess..!!

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By in Canada,

wow thanks! Im gonna ask if I could go there, but by now I guess they'll be sold out. I ususally go to the Walmart in New Wesminster... But no luck, :(

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By in Canada,

Re:otter - "Wonder how often and when they ship and stock the items." - Well, from what I saw with series 1, they got one shipment in and that was it. But if they do have more in stock, they could stock it any night, check as often as you can and preferably in the morning.

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By in Canada,

Aww it sucks... and if you order is from LEGO Shop @ Home they might send you 5 of the same minifigure like series one ... I probably will not ever have a chance at getting these minifigures... :( But congrats for those who did!

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By in Canada,

People in vancouver island: Get ready to go to TRU in mayfair because I caught a glimpse of em! Unfortunately they refused to sell any until Sept 1st :-(

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By in Canada,

LEGO has several times said that this series of figures would be more widely available - I wonder why they still seem to be in small shipments. Supposedly the Series 1 was a pilot project to convince the marketing people they were a worthwhile idea - I suspect they have been well convinced. I hope each store gets more shipments after this one.

And hi to all other Victorians! Thanks for the tip about TRU in Mayfair; I'll certainly have to head over there.

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By in Canada,

Hey otter, my friend just called me from Lougheed walmart, he said they put 3 new boxes out, 2 still unopened, get there as soon as you can!

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By in Canada,

Woah looks like lots of Walmarts in Vancouver has the minifigures except the on in New Westminster :( Im going to go check in a few days.

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By in Canada,

I was told yesterday at a Calgary Walmart that they would not be there for 2-3 weeks. I ignored their advice and stopped again this morning and found several boxes sitting out!

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By in Canada,

@ hailwind-0: Many thanks for your info - I found them exactly how you described! :-) There were 3 boxes total and one of them was open and nearly full. I haven't opened any of the ones that I got yet, but hope I picked them alright.
@ brankell5566 and anyone else who is looking for Series 2 around the Vancouver area: Try the Lougheed one when you can, hopefully sooner, before it is sold out again.

Finding Collectable Minifigs is like some sort of national competition...GOSH!! Though, it is great & sweet sharing info with everyone who has a common goal. Good luck for those who are hunting for Collectable Minifigs!!

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By in Canada,

there is another store in calgary that has them other than walmart and tru and i'm not telling!

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By in Canada,

@otter & hailwind-o: I went to Lougheed Wal-mart this morning but couldn't find them. The staff said they hadn't seen them. Any idea where in the store they are? I spent 20 minutes wandering the aisles...

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By in Canada,

Thanks @Otter! Yea I would really like to go the the Walmart in Lougheed but im just a kid and my parents are always working... It would be nice to just SEE a box of minifigures but bad chance for that lol. Good luck to everyone! :D

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By in Canada,

@ timeo: I believe it was at the LEGO section of the toy aisle (sorry, can't remember the aisle #) close to the entrance inside of the mall. The boxes were next to the CITY products. Hope this helps.

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By in Canada,

@ otter: Thanks! I was at the Lougheed/Grandview Highway and Boundry store. That will explain it then!

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By in Canada,

Any sightings in the Ontario area?

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By in Canada,

@ I like Lego: Yes. I just bought the entire set from Wal-Mart. They had two boxes. They are NOT in the Lego section at the Wal-Mart I went to. I found them in the action figure part of the toy section. Also, someone from Ontario is selling the entire set for $85 on Kijiji. Since Wal-Mart is just starting to put them on their shelves I would suggest getting them from there since you can get the entire set much more cheaply. $51.71 from Wal-Mart with tax versus $85 on Kijiji and that doesn't include tax and shipping and handling. I messed up the bar codes and ended up getting two duplicates.

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By in Canada,

Thanks Brixton! Maybe my Charlie Brown luck is over...

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By in Canada,

Hi, I have 4 boxes at my local store and they've been sitting there all day. I'd like to help out you collectors but I don't want everybody emailing me, so if someone knows how to communicate through this board privately, let me know. They are 2.86 each with tax. so if you're only looking for one or two I could mail them to you in Canada sealed for $8 (costs $2.27 to mail plus $1 for a bubble mailer and a couple bucks for my time). Let me know if I can help anyone. Maybe you want a set!

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By in Canada,

@steeplejacks: where is your store?

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By in Canada,

The Walmart in Burlington, Ont. (Fairwiew St.) had them yesterday. I managed to get all 16.
There were around 30 or so left.
Happy hunting!

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By in Canada,

Sarnia, Ontario Wal Mart has them. Does that help you or anyone?

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By in Canada,

For those in the Vancouver area. Keep your eyes on the TRUs and Chapters stores in the weeks to come. They got series 1 shortly after Walmart did. The smaller toy stores got them a week or two after that. Happy hunting. oh and has anyone else found their Mexican had a chewed up head? My Adventurer is missing part of his mustache aswell.

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By in Canada,

Jut came back from the Walmart in New Westminster BC, Still no sign of the minifigures... :(

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By in Canada,

has anyonee seen them on vancouver island yet?

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By in Canada,

@steeplejacks -Sarnia!!! My Dad works in Sarnia !!! Yay!!!

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By in Canada,

one of the Walmarts in Winnipeg has them, 5 boxes. got my set!! :D

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By in Canada,

I feel so despate for these mingifigures... I just wish I can get my hands on at least one of them.

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By in Canada,

@ Sarcastigirl - There are a few of us on the island, some said to look at the Walmart in Langford.
Hope that helps.

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By in Canada,

@exo-man - We've been checking Walmart in Langford (either in person or by phone) daily, no luck yet. :(

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By in Canada,

@ brankell5566 - Both the Vancouver and New Westminster location still do not have them yet. Meanwhile, the Burnaby location just got 4 boxes yesterday but are all sold out on that day. However, we have been told that the the Surrey location in 88th Avenue still has them.

For more information on Wal-Mart availability, please check this link (http://toysnbricks.com/blog/can-lego-minifigures-series-2-more-news).

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By in Canada,

@ a-corb: The head for my Mexican minifigure appears to be fine. My Adventurer's mustache is intact too so it's not a widespread problem with all the minifigures of that type. Sorry to hear your minifigures aren't in mint condition. Hopefully you can get them replaced.

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By in Canada,

Thanks @Toys N Bricks! I go to your site daily for the latest news on LEGO! But do you have any information if the New Westminster store will ever get at leats a couple of boxes of minifigures?

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By in Canada,

@ brankell5566 - From what we've been told, all Wal-Marts should get them eventually. Since the New Westminister store have not receive any yet, you should call them everyday at 7 A.M. Good luck!

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By in Canada,

@Toys N Bricks - Thank you so much for the help and the tips! Im curios if you called the New Westminster store to give me the right answer? By the way my name on your website is Legobrandon! Thanks again for the help I really appreciated it!

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By in Canada,

I just called the New Westminster store and they had no Idea what i was talking about, but they said a delivery truck is supposed to be there in 3-4 days. Does anyone know what im supposed to say if I call and ask them but they have no idea???? I dont have the walmart item number for the collectible minifigures because it is not listed on the website if you do have an exact item number please tell me! thanks!

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By in Canada,

Hey this may help when you call- The number that came up on my receipt is 067341913048. Happy hunting.

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By in Canada,

@a-corb thanks for that!

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By in Canada,

Just called New Westminster again, and I asked them to transfer me to the "Toys" department and when a lady answerd I asked about the minifigures, and she was like I have no idea and just hung up... :( She had like no manners at all...

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By in Canada,

brankell5566-Next time ask for her name first. They think twice about being rude when you know their name.

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By in Canada,

I think she said it but she had like an indian accent so i couldnt really understand...

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By in Canada,

Hey brankell, I was at the New West Walmart around closing time and they had 10 cases out. Better get there ASAP!

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By in Canada,

OMG REALLY?!?!??!

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By in Canada,

any in sarnia or london 0nt area still? I still need the vampire

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By in Canada,

I have to go tonight... :( Becuase my parents are working so they cant take me there right now. Lets just hope there will still be some minifigures left at Walmart. 10 boxes!!!! Thats the most ive heard yet. Great thanks to @Hailwind-o for the great news! :)

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By in Canada,

Which Wal-Mart locations in Calgary are you finding the series 2 minifigs in? I have looked at the one in SW Calgary right on Macleod Trail and one down in Shawnessy/ Midnapore and haven't found any.

Any info is appreciated!

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By in Canada,

Jango, Macleod is the only one that Ive seen that has had them. Im on the move in my job so I go to the NW Locations (royal oak/northland/deerfoot) on a daily basis and no sign of them there, they dont even have a space for it on there planning sheets that they hang on the aisles for there employee's.

Series One never showed up at them last time around either.

R4-G9 seems to have the scoop (or he just gets around more than me) on where they show up, but he is secretive so no one steals his spartan army lol j/k.

But seriously, If I find them, I will post where I see them, the minute I see them from my Android phone. But based on how it went for Series One, dont hold your breath..

P.S. How did you find this site? (just curious if any of the people I've talked too at TRU's actually came here)

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By in Canada,

i only found out where they were by calling the walmarts, the ones in the nprth west will most likely not be getting them in, and the walmart in airdre has them, but they have no spartans, the lego store had 11 boxes, and they sold out in three days with the 16 per person limit, and the lego store has the advent calenders, for $39.99 each.

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By in Canada,

I guess I could go back and check the Macleod location again. Thanks for the info!!!
I have had my account here for a while - I just haven't ever used it.

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By in Canada,

Found the minifigs in Edmonton, got 1 of 4 boxes, plus a few extra Spartans and Pharohs

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By in Canada,

I just came back from New West and got my share of the minifigures. They were sold out of the Spartans though :( But there's probably around 150-200 packages left? Thanks again @Hailwind-o for the heads up! :)

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By in Canada,

I'm only allowed to go to Wal-Mart once a week now. I used that chance on Sunday. I'm gonna go to a Wal-Mart in Ontario and see if they have them. Hopefully my Charlie Brown luck doesn't come back.

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By in Canada,

im going to a walmart in ontario today to see a movie.Im going to be checking all of the walmarts and TRUs because i am hoping to get the only one i am missing...the vampire

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By in Canada,

I wouldn't trust TRU to have anything on time. I've gone to TRU for new things in the past, and they've never had them. I'm hoping to go to a my local Wal-Mart supercenter near the Cineplex Odeon.

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By in Canada,

Has anyone seen the serie 2 in Montreal so far? I've called a couple of WalMart but they couldn't say when they'll be on the shelves...

By the way if some of you are still looking for series 1, the Omer Deserre on Jean Talon has the equivalent of a full box priced at $2.99 each.

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By in Canada,

they have them again, they have 8 boxes worth! no spartans. They have two spartans hidden by me with squidmans escape!

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By in Canada,

When I go tomorrow, I'll remember to get Spartans first.

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By in Canada,

Didn`t find any last night in Ont. The Wal Mart employees knew what i was talking about though

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By in Canada,

Hold on R4-G9, EIGHT boxes at the Macleod Trail Wal-Mart in South Calgary? Or is this another Wal-Mart?

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By in Canada,

no the walmart was in marlbroulgh mall and i went their earlyer in the week had eight boxes worth of minifigs, but only four boxes, they were with the lego, and they were spred throughout the isle.

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By in Canada,

this might interest a few people, S@H south korea still has collectable minifigures series 1, limit of 16......

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By in Canada,

Earlier this week ToysToysToys still had series 1. I found the cheerleader (one of the three figures I don't have) based on the bar codes but didn't buy it since the price is still $10/pack.

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By in Canada,

10$ a pack?! Whoever put up the price probably is mentally insane. That's uping the price 233 1/3% (Two hundred thirty-three and a third percent).

P.S: Did anybody happen to go to a Wal-Mart near a Cineplex Odeon movie theater to buy CM's?

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By in Canada,

On bricklink $10 seems to be the average price for Spartans.
I just went and picked those 2 Spartans @ Walmart R4. If i find you. I will kiss you, or not.. but The sentiment is there.

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By in Canada,

For those in Victoria, Wal-Mart Langford had them today but as of just a few minutes ago are sold out. Maybe they'll restock?
I was impressed that one of the employees remembered me from when Series 1 was out when she saw my barcode sheet... :-)

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By in Canada,

@J1A3L5 really?? when did they have them?? I was in there three times today and didn't see them! I spoke to a manager this evening who said they hadn't received them yet.

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By in Canada,

It was posted to VicLUG last night, and I picked them up right after opening this morning - Myself and a fellow LUG member were there ~8:15 and left about 9:00 and no one else come and taken any until then...I wouldn't be surprised if other VicLUG'ers didn't soon show up after and continue the feeding frenzy. (Remember, AFOL's in stores are best described as wolves...)

I stopped in again at about 5:00 (maybe closer to 6:00) and the area they were in was totally bare. They had been set up at the entrance to the LEGO aisle, on one of the side-of-aisle-end racks all hanging individually. I'd estimate about 3 racks wide, 8 high and about 10 per rack...so 240, or 4 boxes. There's maybe a chance that more will show up tomorrow, if they got more than 4 boxes...

Were there any you were specifically looking for?

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By in Canada,

@J1A3L5 bummer! my son will be so disappointed...we've been in or called daily...he's deperate to get his hands on some! He's hoping for a full set and especially the surfer, pharoah and spartan (like everyone else!)

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By in Canada,

Sorry to hear that, I hope ToysRUs works out for you (supposedly) on Wednesday. My other advice would be to scout out the Duncan Wal-Mart, with Series I that is where I understand they lasted a bit longer there.

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By in Canada,

From your experience with the manager (and the fact it's Wal-Mart) I'm not sure if calling is effective - I never bother myself. It's a pain to go visit the store, but it's the only way to be sure the person on the other end of the phone still has firing synapses.

There's also the other Wal-Mart, I checked there today also and they were a no-show - But they might just be getting a differently timed shipment. They're LEGO is also spread allover the place if you look closely...I wouldn't be surprised if the figs showed up somewhere weird there.

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By in Canada,

Hope it works out for you...maybe you should send me a message if you want to discuss further, we've kind of taken this over. ;-)

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By in Canada,

@J1A3L5: Darn this is the second time I missed my chance with walmart...the fact that it's a 30 min drive to there kinda makes it hard
but their call services are good (better than TRU actually). I will try to get some in TRU, did you get what you wanted?

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By in Canada,

By the way, how much were they?

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By in Canada,

Yep, I got all that I wanted. They were priced at $2.86, just like last time.
Which ones are you after? I have to say, I was afraid the Spartan might be overrated...but he certainly isn't!

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By in Canada,

@Sarcastigirl Hey you should check every asile of the Toy section at your Walmart. Because the minifigures might not be on the LEGO asile... Just go slowly and take a look you might just be lucky! :)

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By in Canada,

Not even half the collection actually, the spartan, mime, egyptian, vampire, disco guy, mexican and karate master...and its good the price hasnt gone up like some were saying..

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By in Canada,

I got everything BUT the pop singer, Spartan, Disco, Egyptian, Cop, and the adventurer.

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By in Canada,

@ I like Lego: I agree. $10/pack is insane which is why no one is buying them. I did end up buying the complete set of series 2 at a Wal-Mart next to a Cineplex Odeon! I was surprised that location had them since they did not have series 1. I hope the info helps if you're still hunting for minifigures.

Does anyone have a strategy for buying series 3? I had two ideas. Buy 5 packs with a 25% chance of getting one duplicate but hoping that I get 5 of the 10 minifigures I want. The second option is to buy 30 random packs and hope I get a complete set. Not sure what to do to get a complete set for series 3 without the bar codes. I think buying an entire box is a bit too much even though the box itself is a nice collectible.

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By in Canada,

@ brixton: Oh well. Guess I didn't get there in time. I went there yesterday, and found only twelve. I went completely insane when I saw them. One packet had claw marks in the pack. I managed to get the Judoka and Skier, but nothing else. The first time I went ('round five) I didn't have the Barcode sheet. I headed home, picked it up, came back, and got those 2. I plan to go visit other Wal-Marts next week in hope's of finding some.

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By in Canada,

Depending on what is in Series 3, and how many of the minifigs I want duplicates of. I might just considering going in on a whole box with one or two other people,since there is usually 3 sets per box with extras. That will save time and frustration of having to track down the minifigs seperatly without barcodes.

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By in Canada,

@Brixton Hey you have a great idea for Series 3 but before I got my barcode sheet for series 2 I spent like 1 and a half hour feeling the bags... it wasn't fun and I went home with really sore fingers...lol

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By in Canada,

Oh and my Walmart didn't have Series 1 so I guess it is true that LEGO is making bigger shipments of these so more people can get their hands on them!

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By in Canada,

So the Macleod Trail Wal-Mart in Southern Calgary does indeed have the Series 2 minifigs. I stopped by a few days ago and they had four boxes. There were no Spartans in any of the boxes, so someone has been there and has sorted through the boxes to build a Spartan army. I got all the minifigures that I wanted, and there's still plenty there!

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