Series 2 Minifigures Now Available at Target Stores

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Thanks to the headsup late yesterday from roar15, I checked a few of our local Targets this morning and did indeed find Series 2 Minifigures in the Halloween section. They are $1.99 and there is no limit, unlike Toys R Us (now $2.99 and limit of 2 at some stores) or Borders ($3.99 but no limit). If you happen to have an empty Series 2 wrapper, just scan at any of the PRICE CHECK scanners located around the store and it will tell you where they are located and if there are any in the storeroom. It appears each of the stores I visited had only 2 boxes, though 2 of the stores had yet to put out their Halloween supplies so the Minifigures were still in the stockroom. The third store, however, had already put out its 2 minifigure boxes but the boxes had already been pretty well picked through. It's also unclear if Target stores will be replenishing these minifigures once these first boxes are depleted, so don't dilly-dally. :o)

UPDATE: It appears that many Targets have not yet put out their Halloween merchandise, including the minfigures. It is my understanding, though, that most of these stores will likely catch up sometime this week.

409 comments on this article

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By in United States,

THANKS YELLOWCASTLE

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By in United States,

And after I already picked them up at TRU for $2.99 each last Friday. Maybe I'll get a few extras though. At least there's someone else carrying them now so there's a greater chance of finding them.

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By in United States,

Thanks for the tip! I went to my local Target and found two boxes one picked over the other almost full. Picked up all the extras that I wanted, seems the hunt is over, it was almost too easy. Oh also, right next to the mini figures were the bagged World Racer and Atlantis sets 30032 and 30042, never would have thought to look in the Holloween candy for Legos. So glad Yellowcastle is looking out for us.

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By in Canada,

I think the biggest issue right now, in Canada anyways, is not the actual finding boxes of minifigs, its finding Spartans.

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By in United States,

I'm Going to Target tommorow. And (If Possible) Get The Remaining 11 I Need. (I Was too Stumped to Fork over The Extra Dollar at TRU) ;).

@Shijima: Why Do you Canadians Want Spartans so Bad? My CA Freind on Wikia Would Kill for ONE Spartan. & I Hate to Be Depressing But.......I Have 2. :D

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By in Canada,

I think that there is either few, or no Ebay sellers in my area. So all the 'unpopular' Minifigs are still there because the collectors in the area have already got there hands on a full set and then some. After the Series 1 catastrophe up here it looks like distribution was a little wider spread this time around, so there is lots of 'full' boxes Ive found without Spartans.

Spartans are just badass as well, cant put it past that, I have a 4 spartan squad and it looks pretty darn sweet. Should mix well with my castle theme as Mercs.

I ran into a family looking only for Spartans and lots of Judo Champs for the kids karate class they teach, because they had got the full set for both of there kids plus a set for dad minus the Spartans.

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By in United States,

Just went to my target in Rocklin CA and they didn't have them. They don't even have a haloween section yet.

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By in Canada,

if you are in canada try zellers they have them in their system but they don't have any yet, and discovery hut should have them on the 16th.

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By in United States,

I went by 5 Targets today and only one had any minifigs. 3 stores didn't have a halloween section set up yet.

@Shijima: Spartans are scarce here as well (at least near me), I was at TRU yesterday and they had nearly 5 full boxes and not a single spartan in the whole place.

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By in Canada,

When I bought the entire set of series 2 minifigures at Wal Mart in the last week of August I was lucky enough to find a Spartan. The store only had two boxes. I checked that same Wal Mart two days ago to see how quickly the minifigures flew off the shelves and I couldn't find the two boxes. I guess they sold out already. I had no idea Zellers would get minifigures. I'm waiting until January for series 3 when the madness starts up all over again for me.

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By in United States,

Got mine yestrday. Picked up a few for fun ... I got:
2 vampires
1 spartan
1 karate guy
1 bike cop
also got 5 of the world racers and 5 of the atlantis divers

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By in United States,

The Targets in my area are only beginning to put together their Halloween displays/aisles. I could not find a single clerk who wasn't too lazy to help check the stockroom, so as far as I'm concerned, I'll have to wait until next weekend to check back again. Otherwise, in terms of stores besides Target, still no Series 2 in Pennsylvania for the...what now?...fourth week running?

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By in United States,

went to TRU and target today, found only one at each. good thing i already have all of series 2. unfortunately im still missing half of the first. the 2 i found today were the weightlifter and the traffic cop. left the weightlifter but bought the cop as im building a city and have all the police sets. also picked up the bagged atlantis and world racers sets which were only 2.99.

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By in United States,

hey yellowcastle, thanks for the news. i also went to my nearest Target store and got a witch, a karate master, a spartan, and a vampire. no Mexican Man there. i have to get him!

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By in United States,

Grrr......Since I live in southern CA, We'll probs get them last. It's the furthest away in shipping and stuff, if my Geography is right.

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By in Canada,

Tomorrow I'm going to a different Wal-Mart in search of the other 9 I need.

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By in United Kingdom,

I found some of the series 2, around about 10, in my gamestation, just next to where all the cards are. I think they are the usual price, but are they rare in the uk?

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By in United States,

Great! I can't wait to buy these, and I placed an order of 16 online, but I'm waiting to go to the store till I get a call from one of two local toy stores I called a couple months ago....

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By in United States,

@NOBODY: 9? Did you Get More or are You Not Getting Them all?

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By in United States,

Didn't have them in south cal

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By in United States,

Yellowcastle Thank you! I went to Target and picked up the spartan! Finally! And yes the box was in a Halloween aisle.. I don't know why whould they put it there.

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By in Canada,

@Crt2: I need the other 9.

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By in United States,

when i read this i almost dropped my laptop as i hurried out to target! but i called and they dont have their halloween stuff up yet :/

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By in United States,

@lovelyuba - Actually, it makes some sense as to why they put them in the Halloween area. Last year, Target put some City and Star Wars promotional polybag sets in their Easter display aisles. I suppose the powers-that-be running Target assume any small, bagged Lego sets make for appropriate goodie bag stuffers, be it Easter baskets or Halloween treat bags.

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By in United States,

North Texas area Targets don't have their Halloween stuff up yet.....I am sure they will in the coming week.

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By in United States,

I have my figs and I am not going to get more of them. I guess I can be like every other jackal out there and get only the Spartans and clean out stores. But I'd just rather let others have a chance to get the Spartans too, as it seems like a lot of #$%@! are just cherry picking the Spartans and leaving the rest.

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By in United States,

For those of you in the north Chicagoland area, the Target on Touhy has them. (Tried at the Target on Howard first, but they don't even have their Halloween aisles up yet.) They are in the Halloween section near some other toys (I guess the Halloween version of "stocking stuffers"). I would say the two boxes are 80-90% full. After contemplating buying a whole case, I just ended up grabbing a Spartan, Mexican, and Pharaoh.

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By in Canada,

Has anybody in the Edmonton (Canada) or surrouding are seen them? I've had zero luck and I've been to multiple stores multiple times :( I expected Wal-Mart to have them by now but I've seen none so far

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By in Canada,

in calgary i've seen them in wal-mart, and the lego store, but they are sold out, you might wnat to try calling walmart.

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By in United States,

I'm going to check my local Targets here in Columbus tomorrow to see if they have anything up yet. I'm only missing 4 figures: Pharoah, Mexican, Skiier, and Vampire.

I have duplicates of: Surfer(2), Mime(2), Life Guard(3), Ring Master(3), Witch, Martial Arts Champ, and Spartan. All are still sealed in their bags and willing to trade for Series 1 figures since I couldnt find any at all. Mainly looking for Zombies, Cheerleaders, Ninjas and 1 Clown

Also it seems like TRU are getting more than 1 shipment of these in from looks of it.

Also when will we find out info on Series 3?

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By in United States,

I know the running assumption was that Series 1 and Series 2 were manufactured at the same time, so the availability of Series 2 would be scarce like it was for Series 1. However, now that multiple cases are showing up at Targets, I'm wondering if something changed - perhaps more Series 2 figures were manufactured, or cases were shifted to the US from other countries? How can Target be getting cases of Series 2 when they didn't have Series 1?

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By in United States,

None in the Target stores near me in Mesa AZ, there was a space for them though and a clerk they hadn't got all their Halloween items in yet.

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By in United States,

man right after i got everyone i wanted. but hopefully target will have the spartan because thats the only one i didnt get. im gonna get at least 2 spartans.

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By in United States,

@ chicagorando - I'm under the impression that both series 1 and series 2 were manufacted at or around the same time. Since series 1 was released months ahead of series 2, the presses continued to roll with series 2 minifigures. Looks like we have an abundness of series 2 minifigures here in the States and abroad compared to series 1.

The demand surpassed the supply for series 1, so maybe Lego limited series 1 minifigures on purpose to create a frenzy to buy up the next series' releases.

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By in United States,

@ wildcherry- What Target did you go to in Mesa. I went to the one on Power Rd. and Mckellips and they are just setting up their Halloween stuff. I looked for a spot for the minifigs but couldn't find it.

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By in United States,

Down with TRU up with Target!!!

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By in United States,

Yesterday I went to my local toysrus and they had 3 full boxes of them and they had only 2 spartans 1 for me and 1 for my uncle because he really likes a movie that has spartans.Today I got the police officer and the life gaurd girl.3 down 13 to go to get the spartan feel around in the bag for the spear thats how I got mine.

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By in Canada,

@R4-G4 How are you sure that Zellers has the Minifigures? I live really close to one so I may be able to check every day just in case... Im only missing the Pop star, Disco dude, and a Spartan!

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By in Canada,

i'm not sure that they have them instock, but they have them in their system, if you bring a package to some who works there they can check if they have any, or if you call them that might be easer.

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By in United States,

Legoland is selling complete boxes!

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By in Canada,

@R4G4 Thanks for the tip!

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By in United States,

I know where I want to go. :)

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By in United States,

Just a FYI Seal Beach Target in California has one box left, I know got the other. Also both Targets in Cerritos do not have displays up along with the Targets in Anaheim or Cypress

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By in United States,

I went to my local Target and they said that they are not carrying the minifgs

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By in United States,

@native1, I checked both Target stores on Power Rd. the one on McKellips is closest to me, I didn't see a spot for them there but I did at the Target opposite Superstition Springs Mall near the 60.
The lady in that store said they should have their Halloween section finished within a week, so I would keep checking back or call the store. If I see them at either store I will post on here.

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By in United States,

I went to Target the other day and noticed the label for LEGO Minifigures vol. 2, unfortunately they weren't out yet. I'm gonna have to go back and check.

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By in Ireland,

Just a note for Irish readers that they are indeed in-stock at Smyths Toys. You can check your local store with the online stock checker at www.toys.ie

When I visited there were boxes at every till and some extra boxes too, so I had no problem finding a full box to get the full 16 and a couple of spares. Hopefully as plentiful as last time (series 1 lasted until about 2 weeks ago!). I'd like to pick up some more Spartans (I only took 3 as it wouldn't have been fair to go through all the boxes!)

Incidentally, if they pack Series 3 (no barcodes) into the boxes in the same way - then if you come to a full box you should be able to sample every third packet (20 packets) and get the full 16 minifigs. Getting extras will be trickier but you can actually feel for certain elements in the bag if you are looking for a specific minifig.

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By in United Kingdom,

After I saw post on Brickset, I went to the closest Target to me in Arizona:

I-17 & Beardsley aka Deer Valley aka Phoenix North Central

They had two boxes one that looked slightly picked and one that looked "fresh". These were both in the Halloween isle(next to candy) and the trick to scan an empty bag worked to direct me to the aisle.

I then went thru to see if I could find another Spartan to have as an extra(luckily I have one opened), but it seems that someone beat me to the punch and picked thru both boxes and more than likely grabbed the 6 spartans in the two boxes.

I then grabbed about 44 relatively random selected packages as it was about 15 minutes to close and my droid camera bites for barcode scanning.

My son picked up that Atlantis bag for $2.99. I returned one of the boxes crammed with extras to the halloween aisle. I now have one full set and quite a few extras which I will probably return tomorrow to TRU and Target respectively.

Extras:
4x Maraca Man
1x Ringmaster
3x Witch
3x Vampire
3x Motorcycle Cop
3x Explorer
2x Mime
1x Weightlifter
2x Pop Star
3x Skier
2x Disco Dude
7x Karate Master
4x Surfer

Happy Hunting.

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By in United States,

Heading there this morning!!! Maybe I'll find the ones I want extras of. Target getting these figs is great news!

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By in United States,

Why can't you be open 24 hours, Target????

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By in Israel,

Awesome! This is much better than Toys R Us's $3!!

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By in United States,

good I get some since I missed out on series one

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By in United States,

So thats what i saw two days ago at target while we were passing by the halloween section.
HAPPY LABOR DAY!

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By in United States,

Went to my local Target yesterday, they were just getting their Halloween stuff up. They still had some seasonal stuff (backpacks and school supplies) so I'll check back later this week.

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By in United States,

Where exactly is the Halloween section next to the toys?

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By in United States,

Yay! I went down to the Target in Boulder Colorado. They had two full boxes. I bought up nearly a full box, and took all the Spartans I could find, which was 6.

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By in United States,

thats awesome I've had a target gift card with 2.50 and know Idea what to spend it on for so long SWEET!
thanks yellow castle

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By in United States,

Yayyy! Thanks to this heads up, I dashed out to my closest Target this morning. Looked for a halloween display, and found only candy set up next to the Back To School display area - showed my empty packet to a clerk and asked her if she'd seen these, and she said firmly "Downstairs. In the Toys." So I dashed down there and found a (picked over) box, but was able to get the last ones I needed. SO exciting! Thanks to everyone for your help!

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By in United States,

thank you parker for the seal beach hint i got the 7 i needed and there's still a lot more there. 1 box but no spartans

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By in United States,

Alright, looks like I'm off to Target! I called, and they have large numbers of them in my local store. :-)

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By in Ireland,

in the Halloween section? why there? bit creepy surrounded by scary things. some kids certainly won't be chancing entering the halloween section to get these toys

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By in United States,

With Target stores now getting these in and keeping the price at $1.99, I returned 23 of them to my local TRU this morning. I most certainly will not hunt for these anymore. If I'm lucky to come across any of these, I will probably just pick up any Spartans that I find, and maybe a few Surfers..

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By in Ireland,

thanks brickzone for updating the Irish news that I'll need. off to smyths on saturday

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By in United States,

Another Thank You to PARKER4782. I Went to SB Target early this morning. There was still a full box and I managed to sort out all 16 for myself, and I left the rest for the next collector! :D

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By in United States,

Target stores in Richfield and Bloomington, Minnesota have their minifigs ($1.99) out in the Halloween section, but the store in Edina did not. I grabbed enough to complete my Series 2 collection, plus some extras for trading. I promptly returned the extras from TRU I was hanging onto.

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By in Canada,

I guess they put this in the Halloween section because Target employees thought some people will give these out to Trick- Or- Treaters! Haha, But I dont think I'll see that happening...

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By in United States,

I saw 2 full boxes in a Germantown, MD Target. They were in the back of the store between school supply and Halloween candy aisles. Anyone in the Washington DC area can check it out.

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By in United States,

I'm back from Target! I got some, but it was a major disappointment. I searched the whole store, and there was only a picked-through box of 13 figures left over. I got the box, and the following:

4x karate master
4x motorcycle cop
1x surfer
1x lifeguard
1x witch
1x vampire
1x disco stu

Someone obviously does not want the karate masters and motorcycle cops. In my opinion, the tiny golden minifigure trophies that come with the karate master are very cool - there's two with every figure. Now I've got eight - great for MOCs! But I'll probably sell three of the four karate masters....

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By in United States,

I went to my local TARGET and there was a box about 90% full I bought the full thing, I think they over-did it with the ringmaster but makes great costumes for ushers at theaters but SOMEONE STRIPPED IT OF THE SPARTANS!!!

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By in United States,

Well I went to my local Target this morning when I got up and they had just put out 4 boxes cause each one still had all 60 packs in them all nice and neat(yes I counted). I managed to pick up the 4 remaining ones I was missing plus a few extras of other ones. I was also nice enough and only grabbed a total of 5 Spartans from the cases, which gives me 7 now, but 6 are still sealed.

So now I have a complete set with 2 extra Cops, the rest I have are sealed, here are the extras I have and they are for trade:

Pharoah
Vampire x2
Spartan x6
Ringmaster x3
Lifegaurd x3
Karate Master
Surfer x2
Witch x3
Mime x3
Mr Maracas
Downhill Skier

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By in United States,

checked 12 stores, no spartans

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By in United States,

does anybody know if they got them in the skyline target, they dont have the hollowweenie stuff out but i havent been there yet.

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By in United States,

Thanks for the heads up..... found everything I needed. One of the boxes at the Target I went to yesterday was still taped shut....... so tempting.... but, since I'd already gone overboard at TRU, I just picked up the few I needed and a couple for some of my buddies who still don't believe me when I tell 'em to check here for info....... Thanks again!

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By in United States,

Phoenix, AZ PEOPLE & @spaceghostpirate - I too went to the I-17/L101 and Beardsley Deer Valley Target. Fresh box this morning. I found 14 out of 16 unique figs. Literally stood there comparing each barcode on the bags until I had 14. (Data is broken on my DROID). Now only missing the Spartan and the Pharoah. Scanned it and found they had none in the stockroom. About 30 or so left in the box. 79th and Bell did not have any and neither did Happy Valley and Lake Pleasant Parkway.

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By in United States,

Oops! I made a mistake and it turns out I got a downhill skier and a ringmaster instead of a vampire and disco stu! Now I really want the vampire, spartan, pharoah, Mr. Maracas, and mime. If anyone has those five to trade, that would be welcome, but my shipment of 16 from Lego also has not come yet....

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By in United States,

Just got back from Target (Germantown, MD). They had two boxes open and almost completely full. I went through all of the ones there and was only able to find 1 spartan out of about 100 packs. I picked up 8 unique ones (fingers crossed). Seems like LEGO really did make less spartans/pharohs then the rest.

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By in United States,

Did anybody else get two capes with Maraca Man? Are they supposed to go on top of each other, back and front? or is the second one just an extra?

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By in United States,

Yes he comes with 2 capes

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By in Germany,

@jinxjinx550: Yes you get 2; I put the back one on first then the front (just to cover up around the neck)

Was able to get the last Minifig I still needed at the Target in Newburgh, NY today. Also got the Atlantis and World Racer sets too. I'm sure I would've looked at the Halloween stuff eventually but going today and finding 2 untouched boxes of Series 2 was awesome

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By in United States,

2 stores in lexington kentucky, each had 2 boxes. i was the first at 1 store and picked up all the spartans and the pharaohs . the second store had been well picked before i got there. I still have a total of 64 coming from lego online; from 4 separate 16 count orders . should have 5 or 6 sets now so i'm done with series 2. Good luck to all.

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By in United States,

Anyone having trouble matching the barcosed on the packs with the barcodes on the sheets? Seems to take me foever to match them. Is there an easier way besides getting the phone app?

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By in United States,

I did stop at my local target late this afternoon after getting my oil changed. Walked in around 4:30 pm and wasn't expecting much. Found 2 boxes with a few packs missing from each. Walked out with 6 Spartans, 4 Pharoahs and 5 Surfers.....

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By in United States,

Wow! It sounds like everybody pretty much got what they wanted at Target except me. I guess there's just too many eager AFOLs in my area....

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By in United States,

@gamerguy90 - I have the phone app, and i do NOT use the scanning option on it. It is a great idea but not practical unless you have optimal scanning conditions (ie lighting). I eyeball it all the way. For fun I try for about 5 minutes to get the app (on my htc evo android) to read the barcode while I was at target today, no luck.

The android app is great in one respect you can choose to just browse the barcodes and scroll up and down to see the different ones very fast, but it is nothing you can not do with a printed barcode sheet. In fact a printed barcode sheet would be easier if you are looking for just say a few figures: as you could cut and tape 3 or 4 codes together on a very smal sheet.

And Yes, a couple of the barcodes look darn similar

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By in United States,

Does anyone have the Target product number? The store near me first didn't know what I was talking about, and then after pushing the matter they then knew about it.

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By in Germany,

@ AZFIREWOLF: this is the number from the Target receipt- 204000360

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By in United States,

@azfirewolf it is 204-00-0360 Don't know where you are at but a lot of the Target either have none or limited characters. I live in Phoenix. All the ones around me have been wiped of all the Spartans.

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By in United States,

The trick to getting the figures out of the storeroom.

There are three types of price scanners at Target that I have seen.
A. Scans barcode and will tell you the price only.
B. Scans the barcode and will tell you which isle or if their in the store room.
C. You will have to type in the barcode number. 204000360 . Then it will tell you which isle, or if in the storeroom.

1. Walk up to a price scanner.
2. If the scanner says which isle, go check... usually halloween candy section or the card section.
2a.If it is not in the said isle, look and see if there are pallets for the halloween section (if they are stocking that section) then go to the toy isle and look for it on the pallet or on the isle floor.
2b. If you get N/A for isle location or storeroom, the figures have not arrived yet.
2c. If there not on the floor do #4.
3. If the scanner just gives you a price, go check anyway. If there not there do...#4.
4. If you cannot find them (which means their in the storeroom or on the truck) go find a stocker (not stalker...lol) w/ a scanner device on their hip.
5. Say "I scanned this (this meaning your already have a Minifig Package in hand) and the {mounted} scanner say it is here but I cannot find it". He will scan it and tell you if he/she can get someone to pull it from the storeroom or if they will only put it on the floor around the middle of the month. If you get "middle of the month" answer, do...#6.
5a. If the stocker gives a funny face and is confuse and doesn't know where they are, say "maybe there in the store room". By default they will either say "ill go check" or will call someone to check for them.
6. If that does not work, go find someone else with a scanner and say the same as above. If that doesn't work, do... #7.
7. The last resort is Guest Services.
8. Approach them and say "I scanned this on the barcode scanner, can you help me find where they are" or "Could you help me find out if these are in stock?"
9. Generally they can (do not ask) and will call the stockroom and repeat the 2040003

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By in United States,

number and ask if one of the stockers can bring the box up front.
9a. If you start explaining what they are, make sure to say "its one box with two cases in them" if you say "it is two boxes" it will confuse Guest Services and the stocker in the stockroom.
9b. If the Guest Services ask how many do you want say "I only need two to complete my collection and was hoping to look at the UPC to find the figures". Generally the Guest Services will say to the stockroom "just bring the whole box up".
9c. Please do not say "I want to buy the whole box" for that mean EPIC FAIL! You will more than likely not get jack squat!
9d. If Guest Services say "they will be on the floor in the middle of the month" move on to another Target or come back when there is another shift working.

What the box looks like.
There are 3 white shipping stickers on the top. The biggest sticker will say the city where it shipped from in big black bold letter and Series 2 in small black letter. The box itself has the usual color stripe on it but it is pink, not purple like the other boxed toys.

Good luck and happy hunting!!!

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By in United States,

I had no problem getting mine! I went this morning, looked for the seasonal section (at this time of year it's the Halloween stuff) and there they were, with the small Atlantis and WR sets too. Another man arrived soon after I did and between us pretty much cleaned out that particular Target. Thanks Yellowcastle!

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By in United States,

I got 50 at a suburban Target, near Chicago. Most of the stores I called, did not have their Halloween stuff out yet. I met a dad & son that visited 15 targets today searching for Spartans & Vampires. I have 32 more coming from S@H and I'm sure I'll be able to get more at Target in a few days.

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By in United States,

Could someone tell me how many different Poly bag sets there are thanks a lot!

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By in Australia,

16 Mini figs in the set.

Oooo Looks like my S@H order has shipped. I ordered through the Australia S@H before they put the limit of 16 up. I put in QTY as 99. So looks like I'll be getting 99 mini fig series 2! :)

Hope they arent all the same. :(

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By in United States,

@d00dz- That wouldn't be good

BTW, why are the in the Halloween section?

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By in United States,

I picked up 21 at my local target and got one of every fig but the pop star. The doubles I got were all good as well, save the second weight lifter. Felling the bag + barcode ID = 95 % confidence in purchase for me! Thanks for the tip off yellowcastle! Getting the Whole box seems to be a little overkill if one can figure out what one is getting beforehand via feeling the bag and barcodes though... There were a lot of $2 figs in that box.

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By in United States,

The boxes of minifigs are on the Halloween shelves next to other toys that are only a dollar or two in price, so I think Target sees them as grab-bag gifts (perhaps to put in Halloween baskets for your kids or to hand out to special trick-or-treaters). It wouldn't surprise me if future Series are released during other holidays to serve as goodies for an Easter basket or as stocking stuffers at Christmas.

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By in United States,

Manteca Target Doesn't Have Them. :(

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By in United States,

For those interested, I use the following mnemonic to identify the Series 2 figures by eye.

Don't forget, the first 2/3 of every barcode is the same so you're only looking at the last 1/3. The first number corresponds to the number of solid lines and the the second number denotes the number of thin lines AFTER the last solid line. (i.e. 54 = 5 solid lines and 4 thin lines at the end). Lastly, for any numbers that are not unique, I simply add one more notation. (i.e. 54 triplet = 5 solid lines, 4 thin lines at the end, and the last bunch of thin lines is a threesome/triplet). It sounds more complicated than it is. Most importantly, you can identify every figure with just a quick glance.

Skier - 17 Mix
Vampire - 17 Doublet
Karate - 17 Triplet
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Spartan - 22
Witch - 24
Mime - 25
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Weightlifter - 32 Even
Disco Stu - 32 Gap
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Singer - 33 Mix
Surfer - 33 Triplet
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Explorer - 34 Doublet
Police Officer - 34 Triplet
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Ringmaster - 42 Even
Pharaoh - 42 Gap
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Lifeguard - 43 Doublet
Sombrero Guy - 43 Triplet

Mix = Last bunch of thin lines is a single and doublet together
Doublet = Last bunch of thin lines is a twosome/doublet
Triplet = Last bunch of thing lines is a threesome/triplet
Even = Evenly Spaced Solid Lines
Gap = Big Gap between Solid Lines

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By in United States,

I saw the minifigs in the Target near me (Albuquerque, NM), as well as a couple little impulse sets, 30032 and 30042.

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By in United States,

if a target doesnt have their holloweene section up does that mean they havent put up the figs?

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By in United States,

I checked my local Culver City, CA, Targets today.

The one on Jefferson near Sepulveda had 2 cases in the Toys section.
I bought 15 at random, I haven't opened them yet.
Their Halloween section wasn't up yet.

The one in the Westfield Culver City/Fox Hills Mall had nothing, and their Halloween section wasn't up yet.

The one at La Cienega and Rodeo had nothing and the Halloween section wasn't up either.

I also ordered 16 minifigs from Lego.Shop.Com so hopefully I'll have a full set. :)

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By in United States,

They probably have them in the stockroom. An empty pack works the best in trying to locate stock. Either use one of the machines or ask an employee to see if they have that item in stock. Also we used my husbands IPhone to read the bar codes. It gave you the number of the item and we just used the list to match the number to the figure. Worked 100%. I don't read barcode lines.

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By in United States,

lol @ yellowcastle's post. In a little while we'll all become professional barcode readers, or just really good at pattern recognition :)

@gamerguy90 - I went back to that same Target in Germantown and was able to get 15/16 of the figs for my collection. I saw quite a few pharaohs in the boxes, but no spartans or jungle explorers. Luckily I already had a few spartans. I don't think Lego made less of any minifigure, I bet someone just cherry picked those particular figures out of the boxes in the store.

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By in United States,

Had a good run in San Diego Target!!!

Pharoah x5
Vampire x5
Spartan x4
Karate X2
Surfer x1
Witch x2
Mime x1

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By in United States,

You guys have got to be kidding me. The Barcodes should be used to help you get the figures your missing, NOT WIPE OUT ALL THE SPARTANS IN 50 MILE RADIUS!!! Its not fair for the kids that don't have a bar code and are legitimately having their mom and dad drag them from store to store to find the ones they are missing. Come one guys have some self restraint, its really unfair. And Zybak, thanks a lot. I went to 6 different targets in San Diego looking for a spartan, and I went TWICE throughout the day, once in the morning before they were stocked and once in the afternoon. Today was really my only day off, cause of the holiday, to go looking. Please guys, stop being greedy. At least leave ONE for someone else to have a chance instead of clearing it out.

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By in United Kingdom,

@yys4u - //Agreed.

@SillyQuack, llanowarsoldier, BoobyToy, Legowomen1980p, Zybak - //Face Palm

On a side note after completing my full set, I took back a good mix of the figures(30+) so others might actually have a chance once the mania settles and they restock the returns.

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By in United States,

I called my local Target this morning and they informed me they did not have their Halloween section up and they did not have the mini figs in. I decided those at Target are not in the know and checked anyway! Lo and behold there they were, a beautiful little box tucked away nice and neat for me. I scored 20 of these little rascals (getting 10 for the collection and six assorted duplicates) for my trouble! My advice? Check anyway, sometimes the staff aren't quite clear about what we are fanatical for!

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By in United States,

I have noticed a very sad trend running through this thread. I did not think to read before I posted previously. We need to remember, these are toys. Toys are meant to be played with, not collected or hoarded. My God, people, wiping out the Spartans? That seems more than just a little lame to me. My family is striving for the collection because they are fun and they are cool. Remember the 90s? Remember how action figure collecting went to all kinds of stupid extremes because of mistakes and variations? Let us not drive these collectibles to the same point because we cannot exercise a little self control. For those of us with kids, or limited incomes, or limited time, or just have a lot going on, let us not be total jackwagons and get the ones we want and not deprive others of their opportunity to enjoy Legos. It does mean play well, remember? So, in the immortal words of the famed cowboy "Play nice." Nuff said.

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By in New Zealand,

Series 2 are out now in New Zealand at The Warehouse. Picked up a set today from Milford branch. About a box and a half there and the lifeguard and the singer were in scarce supply-pretty sure I got the last of each.

Big thanks to Brickset- couldn't have done it with out the barcodes- cheers people.

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By in United States,

@chertik - You have no idea how much grief I get when I post the mnemonics. But there's always 3 or 4 people that find it helpful so I just take it on the chin and smile. :o)

@spaceghostpirate/RagingCelt/yys4u - Please note that many people share your sentiments and it can definitely be frustrating to be missing that one figure in a collection. Let's just try not to judge other Brickset members. I would suspect that most who collect duplicates do so because they love that figure and/or have plans to incorporate them into some MOC. There are those, of course, who simply want to corner the secondary market but I imagine that they're in the minority. Unfortunately with Series 1 and 2 having limited supply, limited distribution, and with some of the more interesting figures being less available than others (i.e. just 3 Spartans and Surfers per box), demand for these specific figures is going to quickly outweigh availability. I'm sure there are a ton of good stories out there where Brickset members helped others find specific figures. I myself have seen people leave their barcode cheat sheets on the shelves in order to help out the next person. And as you can see above, there are also many Brickset members willing to trade, which was likely one of the goals of Lego for these figures in the first place. As frustrating as finding these has been, I think we can all agree that it's been an exciting ride thus far.

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By in United States,

For all those that are taking shots at spartan collectors. Face it alot of people will single out a figure that a collector will want multiples of (stormtroopers for a platoon, cheerleaders for a squad, etc.) and buy what they visualize (10 in cheer squad, a platoon of 50, and how many dudes were there in that 300 movie???.)

The concept that someone should not buy any more than they 'need' is a bit socialist, also the assumption that if you leave a highly sought after item in the store that some child will find it is a bit pie-in-the-sky. I wish it were like that, but If you leave 5 spartans in the store, your likely going to be leaving them to the next afol collector, which will likely buy them all.

Further, let us remember that the rebel blockage runner, Falcon, Deathstar are $400 retail. A comic book collector drops $3-$4 per issue. Premium trading card boxes are $100+ . TRU and Border are selling sets of Lego Minifigs at $48-$64 per set. Spanky and the cast of The Little Rascals aren't buying this stuff with their Lemonade stand profits.

Remember this problem is all gone in series 3.

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By in United States,

Cool, I might go to Target today so I will see if they have any there.

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By in United States,

Has everybody forgotten who primarily pays for these things ? It's the adults. My kids don't have alot of money to spend or a car to drive to the various stores. They go to school! I asked my boys which ones they wanted and have gotten them all using the barcode sheet. Thank you again to who ever posted it. I also got a full set for me.
As for the Spartan thing. Even if the box was 50% Spartan, people would still be upset because someone would still swipe them all either for themselves or for resale on eBay or bricklink or wherever else.
As for the ones trying to get 300 Spartans good luck with that, I am sure there are others trying to do the same and at a hefty price.

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By in United States,

You can recreate Baywatch or make a Halloween diorama . Last year we saw at our local Lego store a diorama of a haunted house and trick or treaters.

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By in United States,

@yys4u - I only went to 1 target in San Diego and if you need a spartan just PM

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By in Canada,

@Legowoman1980p Agreed. But some families need to save money, so they may not be able to afford a LEGO Set. But its still sad to hear that.

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By in United States,

Some parents may not know or think there is a difference in quality. They may just see the price tag. I have had legos since I was 12 years old, always loved the various sets so I am bias to Lego. Plus since they have the Star Wars and Harry Potter sets I like them even more.

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By in United States,

The price point for many sets is just way crazy in a parents eyes, especially on a budget. I think that a kid should buy what a kid wants, if ok'd by mom and dad prior. Mega Blocks are not all that bad, but kids are very savy and know what the better product is anyways. It is sad when one is that young and has to buy what mom and dad says. But I've seen kids turn down Mega, and say that theyll save their money, or just wait for a birthday, special event, or Xmas.

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By in United States,

With respect to quality, I was cleaning up the other day and stepped on several different pieces. The ones that were mega blocks broke and the lego just hurt my foot with no impact to the bricks.

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By in United States,

Sorry guys I was just frustrated, I really feel bad for the kids cause I just remember when I was in love with legos and action figures as a kid and would ask the sales people when the next shipment would arrive so I could show up early and find the ones I was missing. I'm just worried kids are gonna miss out.

@Zybak sorry new to brickset couldn't figure out how to PM. T Hanks for the offer but there are still some targets that don't have their Halloween stuff up yet so I'll try again. I wonder if I saw you, you wouldn't by any chance happen to have been shopping at the Target in Lemon Grove?

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By in United States,

I was at the Champaign, IL Target for not more than two minutes scanning one of the two boxes when another collector came up with his sheet. I was able to find the five I wanted with his help (Mime, Witch, Vampire, Karate and Pharaoh) and he was about to leave when I scanned the last one that was a Spartan he was looking for, so it was a good thing he did not leave earlier.

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By in United States,

I think it is awesome hearing about people helping other people. Hope this will continue when/if series 3 comes out.

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By in United States,

i found some boxes of series 2 at target on power road near toys r us ... someone just bought all the spartans and surfers ... what nice guys

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By in United States,

i will check out target later today, i hope there arent just weight lifters and circus trainers :D

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By in United States,

@erol312006- Yeah I was at the Target on Power and the US 60 across from TRU yesterday at about 2pm I got a couple of minifigs that I needed but noticed that all the Spartans and Surfers were gone too.

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By in United States,

Yeah... apparently when people talk about buying Spartans for building MOC's they must be referring to an eBay 'MOC'....

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By in United States,

I Just Checked 2 Modesto Targets. One had One Empty Box. The Other had No Halloween Stuff at All. *Sigh*

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By in United States,

@ madforlegos - LOL!!! Good for those who drive around and hoard the figures they want. But I'm convinced that the majority of these folks purchase these for their own personal use. That's why I'm glad that Lego decided not to barcode the minifigures starting with series 3. So, instead of these phone apps and sheets....folks are now going to "feel up" the minifigures. Pervs!!!

As far as being, "limited'. I see series 2 being produced 15 to 20 times greater than series 1.

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By in United States,

I only need (2) Pharoahs (1) Vampire and (1) Spartan to have two complete sets. One of the Target stores I went to was all out of them but they let me have the two empty boxes that were left. Woo! I'm running out of stores in Phoenix to search. Happy Valley and Lake Pleasant Parkway; Grand Avenue and Bell Road; 91st Aveunue and Northern; 79th Avenue and Bell; I-17 and L101; 7th Street and Bell; Tatum and Deer Valley; Frank Lloyd Wright and L101; Indian Bend and L101; McClintock and Rio Salado Parkway;..... Too much time on my hands.

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By in United States,

I hope that by the time my local Targets stock the minifigures and I go to buy some, the figures I want will not be the ones selling out quickly. Right now, I get the impression the Spartan (obviously) but also the Surfer are the most popular? So long as the Mariachi Player / "Maraca Man" isn't, I'm happy since I want to collect enough of those for a whole band!

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By in United States,

@ yys4u - I was in the Mira Mesa target. They also sell them at Legoland!!! You can ask for a shopping pass (Its Free). Parking is $12 bucks but its reimburse with a $20 min purchase...btw- they only sell Mini Fig in the big shop. I hope this can help you.

Happy Hunting!!!

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By in United States,

Went to my Target and they had them in a generic cardboard display on the bottom shelf. I have no bar code reader on sheet so I used my eyes. I grabbed 14 packs and got 13 diff. I would have kept looking but my eyes were getting tired. I would say they were unpicked as I did get a Spartan. There were prob more of that one but I had no sheet, which is ok. I just wanted one of each to collect. Love them!

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By in United States,

@Zyback

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY'RE AT SAN DIEGO AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankyouthankyouthankyou so much!

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By in United States,

randyrsx- I hit up the surprise, goodyear and north phoenix and peoria ones this morning after work. No luck, they all say they have them in inventory but dont know where they are at. A manager said that they must be in transit and arriving to the stores in the next we. The odd thing is that the Happy valley target has them on the shelves... that is one I did not go to. My friends wife did and they had two boxes so she grabbed her kid some and picked up five for me.

Oh and just a side note to anyone who whats to know TRU online worked out. I order 99 of them in hopes to get a good chance at the spartan the fair way so the stores would have theirs to sell to the kids, and I was hoping for four complete sets. (for me, myself, son, and friends kid) Here is the break down of 99.

spartan-4
explorer-5
mime-8
pharoh-4
judo master-14
mexican-8
traffic cop-7
ringmaster-7
singer-7
weightlifter-8
disco dude-3
witches-5
skier-3
surfer-3
vampier-7
life guard-6

No I am not an ebayer. The extras all got returned to my local TRU this morning in Goodyear. Ask Darin at the service desk he was glad to get them back because the past two days they were out of stock and had tons of people asking for them.

Are any of you metro-Phoenix people part of the local LUG?

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By in United States,

I am not, but recently received an email about Cactus Bricks? I'll recheck Happy Valley and head to Goodyear if that doesn't pan out. Good deal sir.

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By in United States,

Yes I am a member of AZLUG/ Cactus Brick.
I want to know one thing. Who ticked the manager at the Target on Thomas/44th st. off this morning? He was ticked when I went in. Started off by limiting me to buy only 10 figures. Then changed it to 6 figures. Then I talked him into letting me get 20 of them. The box was already cleaned out of the surfers and spartans. So thanks to whom ever it was. I really appreciate it as well as all of us that are not buying the items to resell them.

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By in United States,

I went to target yesterday and to my dissapointment they were sold out, later in the store I saw some random guy carying both boxes! so none that day. today I got the skier, the lifeguard, the ringmaster, and the adventurer.

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By in United States,

Update on my purchase:
3 DISCO
2 KARATE
4 WITCHES
2 LIFE GUARDS
2 PHAROH
1 SURFER : I WAS SHOCKED
1 MEXICAN
1 DRACULA
1 WEIGHT LIFTER
2 MIM2
1 EXPLORER

They are all bagged for trading or using in a build on day.

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By in United States,

Thank you! I just printed off a barcode sheet. Tomorrow I'm going to my local Target. I hope to get the Adventurer,The Spartan, And The Pharaoh. Also, any one got pics of seires 3?

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By in United States,

voypro- so the fear that a AFOL will get more spartens then you would make someone want to clear the store of them? what lego should do is make a LOT more of these things, and limit them 5 to each customer, yes i think they should limit it. just because it will let more people get minifigs.

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By in United States,

does anyone knnow if the skyline target has them?

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By in United States,

@itsaturkey

I would hardly call buying 4-5 of the same minifig "clearing the store".

@all
What I am saying. If you want a several of some figure, buy it. The concept of leaving something you want to purchase in hopes that little Billy who has wait his whole life for Spartan or a Pharoah, is a bit of a pie in the sky notion, and by you leaving them for him you will make his little life complete (insert sad violin music here) is likely not going to happen.

Do not misunderstand me. If you want something buy it, you are not robbing children. The retail chains that paid a $1 each and are selling them for $3 and $4 are doing that already. But that is Capitalism. And like it or not, so is some person selling figs on ebay. (after $1 per figure goes to ebay, and gas and time involved finding, posting and shipping; most sellers will find they are not making a fortune. Then of course they are stuck with pile of Mexicans, and surfers they assume would sell cause they were only 3 per box)

I think this will all get solved with increased production, and the elimination of the barcodes.

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By in United States,

If you want to help out kids, talk to them or their parents in the Lego isle. Tell them about sales, online coupons, THIS WEBSITE, promotions (poly bag promos...chrome stormtroopers, toy story aliens, etc.)

I saw a couple of kids at Wal-mart yesterday, the were discussing Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter for $24.99 vs. the Luke Landspeeder $24.99. I spoke to them and after I told them the Luke Landspeeder was a Wal-mart exclusive and hard to find; and then weighed the concept of 2 figs vs 5(6) classic star wars figs. The kids quickly grabbed the Lukes Speeder and bought it.

None of them had heard of the mini-figs and when i described them and the price one kid said "Three dollars for one guy? What a Jip!" .... I tell you, out of the mouths of babes.

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By in United States,

San Diegan News anyone

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By in United States,

Can't find any at grossmont target

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By in United States,

I have already figured out how I am going to identify the series 3 without having to "feel them up". And no I'm not telling.

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By in United States,

Um I think you are going to feel for the big peices and then just buy a full box and open all of the bags.

Legowoman: There are a number of people that work for all types of companies that leak information about new products and such. I think that Lego does a pretty good job of keeping the super secret stuff off the internet until it is suppose to be released.

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By in United States,

@Thatlegoguy - Weighing them.... right? (and ebay cheaply sells plenty of chemistry scales that would do the job)

Good idea but the problem is the occasional missing or extra piece, would make the process too much of a pain.

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By in Canada,

Just came back from Zellers, the same division of Target but in Canada, I bought my own Minifigure packet to the barcode scanner and they were selling them for 2.99$ each CDN. But the minifigures were no where to be seen so I guess they are still in the back or just sold out.

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By in United States,

to my fellow mesa az collectors - I went to target on longmore near fiesta mall tonight; I asked one guy working in the toy dept and he was nice enough to go in the back and bring me 2 sealed boxes. Then he said for some reason on the scanner he used it said the release date was Sept 12th; I showed him a receipt I had from another target were I found 1 lone lifeguard and he said he'd help me out. He wouldn't let me go through the case so I gave him my print out of the upc's. He pulled out 1 surfer and 2 spartans for me. The guy was real nice about it, it was like hanging with a friend talking about stuff.

Anyway he printed out a list of all the targets that had these in, but they might not have them out yet. He said all stores had 120 or more; here is what he gave me -
- both tempe target stores 120+
- chandler 2150 arizona ave 120+
- 1135 south gilbert rd 120+
- 3425 frye rd -120+
- 1515 warner road target 120+
- ahwatukee target 120+
- 2880 s alma school 120+

Hope this helps. The guy did say that sep 12th was with the upc. If they don't have them out yet just ask the stock people/guest services, they might help you out

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By in Ireland,

voypro - I think your comments are very pessimistic. How are you to say that if someone is reasonable and doesn't say clear out a single figure, that an AFOL will get the remaining ones. How is that a problem if they do? Then two AFOLs have been served instead of just one.

It may be capitalism to just forget about other people, but it is a failing of the system that is demonstrated, not a positive thing. I fail to see how it is supposed to make people feel better to say that this is all just capitalism in action.

Whatever about calling it socialism to tailor ones purchasing to the situation, I call it just basic consideration for others.

I don't think there's a need to demonise those buying up as many minifigs as they can get, but neither is there a need to ridicule those suggesting people could think of others.

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By in United States,

I am really glad they are selling them at Target. I got two yesterday.

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By in United States,

After reading through all 158 comments I have spotted some common occurrences throughout.

1-If you are going to add to the conversation, please do so by providing us with the important information of the town you shopped at looking for the minifigs. So many posts read something like "went to Target today and they weren't out yet." That is of no help to anyone at all! Please include this information as it would be of great value to your fellow Bricksetters. Also it might help you meet other FOLs in the area through Brickset posts.

2-Someone asked about whether or not (enter town name here) Targets had any minifigs. There have been numerous posts regarding this particular town. Read the posts before commenting! Sheesh!

3-Interesting division between people who want to buy multiples of certain (Spartans) figures and those who want to leave some on the shelves for others to find. I buy for myself and friends in my small, very small LUG. After that the figs are left for the next person. If I can help someone with the bar codes I will and have done this many times for series 1 and the one time I've actually seen the 2nd series in TRU. The guy I helped was an employee at a different TRU who collects and is a FOL. Share the knowledge because if it wasn't shared with you in the 1st place then you would be feeling up packs in the aisles or buying them blindly too!

Sorry for the long post but couldn't let this pass without saying something!

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By in United States,

Bottom line people is first come first serve. You aren't going to be able to convince those that hoard, or "stock up" as they might call it, to stop. The only thing you can do is get there first.

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By in United States,

I believe that hard work pays off. If someone is willing to do the research, and go out of their way then they have earned the option to cherry pick. Plus we are all playing legos game. The Lego Group are masters as supply and demand, so if you are going to be mad be mad at them.

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By in United States,

THIS JUST IN. TARGET IS LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF FIGURES YOU CAN BUY TO 6. I just got off the phone with Customer Service and they informed me that the company has decided that you will be limited to 6 minifigures per day. Now I don't know if that means that if you come in, buy, leave and then come back if you can get 12 and so on. However I think we all knew this was going to happen.

They have deemed the item as a collectable item and therefore it is a limited purchase. I have never heard of Target ever doing a limit on purchases, but I guess it is a sign of the time.

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By in United States,

@brickzone - Firstly, it is tempting to counter all of your comments but i will not. I will keep them all relevent to the supply / demand issue of these figs.

I honestly try to keep comments realistic, not pessimistic. But yeah, i guess they can sound pessimstic.

"It may be capitalism to just forget about other people" this is not close to what capitalism is; it is when some TRU suit realize they can add 1 million dollars to there bottom line by jacking up their $1.99 retail item to $2.99 to their 1 million units of minifigs. This is basic supply and demand this is pure capitalism, but that concept does not come without a price. Many, like me, view TRU as price gouging, but they have that right.

Target could have raised their price to $2.99, they did not. They are ultimately making a greater profit (in my opinion) as I will go to Target first when looking for minifigs from now on (while I am there I will likely buy other items). Further, when some guy thinks he can make a few dollars on a figure buy spending his time putting it on ebay... again capitalism. As much as many would have you believe otherwise, capitalism does not equal greed.

My comments regarding socialism (a system i do not agree with), If you leave some particular figure for the next guy because you "want to" is not socialism, leaving particular figure in a store because you are "forced to" because all people deserve an equal share, that is a socialist concept. (Did we forget, "the early bird gets the worm?")

Of course I could be wrong, and Margaret Thatcher may have then instead said: "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's legos."

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By in United States,

RE: Target limiting - The good news on this, this means the "halloween" figures are not just a one time purchase. Looks like they will be stocking them in the future.

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By in United States,

I am in Southern California and one of my local Target's (Temecula) said they do not have a "shelf release" date yet and could expect sometime in the next week to be on the shelf. They were kind enough to bring 6 to the customer service desk for me to buy. They would not let me see the entire box to pick which 6 I want. Every store will have a different "shelf"date. I know this scenario was lucky. Most Targets would not bring something out for sale before it is on the shelf. I am sure all of you in the Temecula Valley are now going to flock to that Target. I wish you good luck. I can only tell you that the guy who brought them up seemed irritated when I asked questions about the actual release date. I hope they extend the same courtesy to others about bringing some up from the back.

I also bought a box from Germany. I have 2 boys and 2 friends with sons that want a set too. The figs are obviously identical but, the packaging is slightly different. I seems like the craze is much more intense in the USA.

I know most of you don't have passes to Legoland California but, they are selling complete boxes. Guaranteed 3 sets!

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By in United States,

They are available again on lego.com

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By in United States,

Limiting them to 6 per day kinda defeats the purpose of having them in the halloween section as a suggested trick-or-treat item. Unless you only expect 6 kids to come to your house.

If we're to believe that these had the same production run as Series 1 as the LEGO reps have said, then I would think they must have diverted some of these figures from other countries in order to increase U.S. distribution. These certainly seem to be more widely available than Series 1.

As for the Spartan debate, you may also want to consider that the Spartan is probably the best value in all of Series 2 for LEGO collectors, at least where parts are concerned. If you factor in just newly produced pieces and not recolors/new prints, it breaks down as:

Spartan: 3 brand new parts (and a regular red cloth cape)
Skier: 3 brand new parts
Maraca Man: 2 brand new parts, 1 brand new cloth piece

So if someone is buying just for parts, those three would be at the top of their list.

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By in United States,

"If we're to believe that these had the same production run as Series 1 as the LEGO reps have said, then I would think they must have diverted some of these figures from other countries in order to increase U.S. distribution. These certainly seem to be more widely available than Series 1."

They couldn't have diverted figs from another country to the US because the packaging is different. They could have re-arranged store allotments though: taking them out of Borders and into Target, or perhaps less to Lego brand stores and more to Target. I'd guess they're going to go just as quickly, then we'll see restocks happening with series 3.

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North Texas area Targets have them......i went to 2 stores and only found 2 Spartans at one of them
The stores that "show them in stock" are:
Richardson Sq Mall - plano rd
wylie - FM 544
Plano - W Parker
Rowlett - Lakeview pkwy
North Dallas - Coit Rd
Dallas NE - Skillman St
Allen - McDermott
Medallion - Medallion Shop Center
North Dallas - Montfort Dr.

happy hunting....

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By in United States,

I am honestly shocked at how passionate everyone is getting about these things.

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By in United States,

Anyone have any news on Legoland CALIFORNIA???

After legowomen1980p said hers has 10,000 in stock I'm thinking it may be worth going to my local legoland, maybe grab some extra spartans since I wont feel bad seeing as how they could possibly have so many.

Then again, if they only have a couple boxes out and I'm only able to snag a couple spartans, I dont think it would be worth the drive...

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austin, tx SW target had a bunch this sunday (the 5th), but was seriously depleted by monday.
and austin south (ben white) hadn't put out their minifigs yet ... i'd check there if i was you.

word/rumor from the barton creek lego store is that they're getting a shipment on monday the 13th.

yes, i took my share of spartans, and yes... historical accuracy be darned, i went home and started on a Roman temple, guarded by spartans, and featuring a Mon Mothma/Old Obi Wan combo as a Caesar-esque emperor.

I made myself feel better about taking the four Spartans by helping a clueless mom pick out 10 different good ones (skipping the mime of course!) for her two kids. edit... not clueless... just without a cheat sheet. :)

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Went to my 2nd closest target store today. They were just starting to put up heir Halloween decoration and didn't have the minifigures out so I went to the toy section. They weren't there either so i kindly ask one of the stockers if they could go in the back and check for me. Sure enough out came 2 brand new completely unopened boxes. Finally completed my set and got some extras.

From my expierience it pays to go to the stores while they are still stocking the shelve from the night before, then they are more likely to help you out because you reminded them of something that they are probably gonna have to stock eventually.

Anyways might go back again tonight and see whats left of the 2 boxes and my local Walmart suppoed to get their shipment in on Monday. *fingers crossed for sparty's*

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@yys4u - Yes, Legoland California is selling them (They had several boxes this last weekend) They are behind the counter though and they will not let you use the barcode to pick certain ones. I recommend buying a box. For series 1 Legoland started selling boxes and then limited it to 10 per person. I assume that will be the same with series 2. I think Target will be your best bet (if you can beat all the other people already sifting through the boxes as we speak).

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Went to a different Target at lunch and found two mostly new boxes of minfigs. There was no limit. :o)

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thanks BRICKDAD saved me a lot of time, I was considering going today. I have been checking various targets in SOCAL but many about a 3rd i checked are sold out the other 3rd have already been cherry picked and the last third haven't stocked.

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By in United States,

do they have them at the skyline target?

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By in United States,

The Target's near me aren't limiting them either. I am in metro-Phoenix.
@ gamerguy90 where are you at, because I didn't know Walmart was going to be selling the mini-figures.
I think Lego may have produced more of these minis than we all think. I only saw 1 count them 1 figure from series 1. And that is because my husband found a packet hiding behind a lego box. This time around I am still seeing them at TRU and at Target. I definitely don't think there will be a shortage.
As for "hoarding" certain characters, I say all is fair in love and war. If you want 10 mimes, or 20 surfers or by golly 300 Spartans than so be it. I don't think we are robbing kids of anything, when I am seeing these things everywhere.

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@Starfire - Lego did not increase the number of minifigs that they produced.

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@starfire2 - I live in Maryland. Went to my Germantown Target when they opened and they were wiped clean so i thought i'd check the Walmart accross the street and they said they were on order and would be in within 3-4 buisness days. from the looks of it most stores are only being allocated 2 boxes(120 packs).

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@ AZFIREWOLF - Disagree. The availability and increased quantity allowed to purchase tells it all. My local Lego store rep said they have received 5x as many as series 1. Plus the Toysrus around me have been receiving a higher quantity than last series. Than add in Target.....the amount of figures greatly exceeds series 1.

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oh and btw, if S@H says they are "available now" then why did I gt a E-mail saying that one of my orders is on back order and will ship in 30 days? typo?

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@1265 - I think I know more. I have contacts.
With that said: Evereyone call Jennifer at Legoland. (760) 918-5497 She has plenty of cases. I just ordered mine. With shipping it comes to 132 and change. Which puts it at $2.2 per unit. NO TAX if you are shipping out of CA. Oh baby. Guess I don't need to look anymore.

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@ yys4u - yes they still have them @Legoland...A box at Legoland is $120 and save 10% off if you have a Legoland Land membership

If you are interested in just shopping at LEGOLAND, simply stop by the outside Guest Services window and request a Shopper's Pass. An imprint of your credit card will be taken and if you return to the outside window within 1 hour, your card will not be charged (please note that a 1 hour Shopper's Pass must be initiated a minimum of 2 hours prior to Park close and a ½ hour Shopper’s Pass may be initiated a minimum of 1 hour prior to Park close)

If you spend more than $20 while in the Park on a Shopper's Pass, your parking will be refunded when you present your paid parking ticket. Note that parking refunds will be issued only to official Shopper's Pass guests. General Park admission guests are not eligible for parking reimbursement, regardless of amount spent inside the Park.

And they also have the best section of pick a bricks!!!

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@azfirewolf - I don't know who your "contacts" are but Lego did something to make them more widely available than series 1. Like I stated before, My husband was only able to find 1 in a TRU. So either people "hoarded" them more with that series or maybe Lego "did" make more.

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I don't know how this happened but my Target in Memphis had a complete box of Series 1 minifgs yesterday! Needless to say, I splurged and bought the whole box. Went to another Target down the street and picked up a large selection the Series 2 minifigs, but much to my dismay, no Spartans. Drove to another Target today and picked up my missing Spartans from a brand new box. Woohoo! And, yes, I plan to be giving away most of the Series 2 minifigs at my son's birthday as party favors. Thanks Target!!!

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Target at 7th Street and Bell stated that they would be putting new boxes out tomorrow. (Thursday) Happy Valley and Lake Pleasant Parkway has at least 100 (including 1 Pharoah). Just need one more Spartan...

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@rruddick - what awesome luck. I wonder if Lego goofed up and sent the box of series 1 to Target by mistake

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@starfire2 - Yeah, what an awesome mistake!

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I agree with starfire2 - Lego had to have done something to increase supply for Series 2. All these boxes at Target alone - and there are a TON of Targets across the country - seem to indicate there are more Series 2 figures than there were for Series 1.

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@rruddick : sell me an Indian, a forest guy, a cave man and a nurse for $15 including shipping if you don't live near Phoenix - wink wink!!!

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The Same Day after I Checked the Two Targets I gave up. But Then we Went to The Modesto Target on Sisk. No Halloween, But I Scanned my empty Package and It Said in Stockroom. The Clerk was (Not to Happy) to get The Box down from the backroom. But She let me Take My Time and Get The Remaining 11 I Needed. Now I Have 1 Complete Set - and an Extra Spartan - of Series 1 & 2!

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I'm super disappointed right now... I took a specific trip to two different Targets to get the series 2 minifigs, and neither of them had them in stock! However, I did pick up a SW Wampa Cave while there, and I also swung by Walmart and found a Luke's Landspeeder, so I'm happy now...

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Hah, at this time only 10 left at TRU.com!!!
And either my browser is acting funny, or TRU is wanting to charge me 24 dollars for shipping and handling

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Why would you pay $2.99 at TRU.com? BTW if the Target you are at is out of stock on an item all you have to do is give Guest Services the dpci number 204-00-0360 and ask them to give you a printout of all Target's that have them. It will print out on receipt tape with address' and phone numbers for all of them and how many they have in stock. Then instead of driving around you can call the Target that has them and ask them to put them on hold at the service desk. I know this works because 1: I used to work for Target for 7 years and , 2: I had the Target near me put a case on hold. I got the ones my kids still needed.

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Someone else posted on another thread that the figure production was dictated by the chains themselves in the form of how many figures they wanted to purchase, and that Target did not order any series 1 from Lego (for the US anyway)..Not sure if this is true or not, if it was maybe after hearing the buzz on Series 1 they realized the error of their ways and purchased these for their stores in the US this time.

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@Starfire2: thanks.. again, not sure if I really want to go hunting for these any longer, but good to know !!!

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I managed to pickup 2 Pharoahs to complete 2 sets yesterday by going to the Lemon Grove Target. I was hoping to pickup another Spartan, but I must have gotten there too late. It looks like there are a bunch of people in San Diego like myself who are mad about these collectibles. Maybe we can form a network for when Series 3/4 comes out. Also concerning weights of each package, if you have a sensitive enough balance, you might be able to tell what is inside without feeling or barcodes....
- Motocycle Cop = 10.17g, 10.16g (2 different bags)
- Weightlifter = 10.35g
- Skier = 11.04g
- Witch = 11.97g

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@Legowomen no I didnt ask because they were closing up so i ahd to leave early, but I might go and check another time mabye in a weeek

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Found 1 case (partial) at Target today, no limit at the register, and two full cases at TRU, just grabbed a few without really going through the numbers, but snagged 6 Spartans, 6 Maracas, and a few others. Good day. Cheers.

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@didgeboy wow you're lucky you got 6 spartans!

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@brankell5566, yes, very as I really was not hunting for them. Very fortunate indeed. Lets hope that all of us are equally as fortunate and that everyone can get what they want. Cheers.

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Just came from Target in Murrieta California. They said they had 118 in the system. Turns out some guy came in last night and bought both boxes FOR $1.99 EACH BOX!!!!!!!!!!

That's right each box! Which explains why they show 2 missing from the 120 they had. The manager was furious!

Whoever that was got the deal of all time!

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@Bjv ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! What was the cashier thinking...? $1.99 a BOX? Wow. I wish I was him. Wow that must suck for the Target manager.

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That almost happened to me and my husband. We had to tell the cashier that there was 60 in the box for $1.99 each bag. She said she was glad we said something otherwise we could have gotten it for way less. Whoever that person was that did that, shame on you!!! And whoever the cashier was, shame on you as well for not realizing a box of lego figures isn't really $1.99 for a box!! Hopefully that manager along with AP will look over the surveillance tapes and find out who purchased them, if he bought them with a debit/credit card. Hope he gets charged with theft!

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No luck at the Dublin or Livermore, CA Targets. Both Halloween sections are in similar unfinished states and have almost identical items missing from that aisle.

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@bjv - Oh...Is Murrieta more on the southern side of California? I'm a kid so I can't travel wherever I want cause I got no car :(. But is it on the south?

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i was like totally waiting for that and i was totally waiting for the pharoah like CRAZY!!!!

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i went to the target in skyline but they didnt have them, but i did notice they reduced the price on the star wars battle packs from 10.99 to 7.99!

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@legowomen1980p - Thanks so much! Now to ask my parents if I can buy 'em online....

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For Minnesotans in The Twin Cities -- Hub Hobby has quite a few boxes. They are selling the figures for 1.99!

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Just came back from TRU Canada. I bought my own package again to the barcode scanner and just like the Zellers one it said it was available for $2.99. But I couldn't find it anywhere so I asked the man at the customer service desk and he said they are not in stock yet and he didn't know when... Maybe soon but i'm not sure.

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@ San Diego Lego Fans - Roll Call Please

Zybak - Mira Mesa / Poway (Target) and Legoland Membership (10% off)
Sword2221 - TBD
yys4U - TBD
Lobesterwarrior- TBD
vmong19 - TBD

Willing to trade any figures (Series 2) to help complete sets **Looking for Pop Star. Cheers!!!

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RE @San Diego Lego Fans - I am in the San Diego region, I guess college area. Just north of Lemon Grove. I have been checking quite a few Targets in the area slightly north and down to the border. Lemon Grove was out of Spartans a long time ago, probably out completely by now too. The only reason they put them out is because I asked for them to bring them from the back, I was excited to see her bring both boxes and I thought I would get first dibs, but she only let me take one and didn't let me pick because they "Weren't Supposed to be out yet" She said come back in a couple at night or the next morning but instead I came back mid-day, she probably put them on the floor as soon as I left and when I got there they were pretty much untouched, except missing spartans.

I went to almost all the locations south of lemon grove, I.e. Chula vista, national city, I got a couple stores to pull them from stock, I only picked out a couple because I felt self conscious about the guy looming over me while I went through them.

So all the ones south of me are untouched, with the exception of me, and I only looked at one box so there's definitely spartans to be found. Don't worry I didn't horde them, LIKE SOME PEOPLE, just hope no one gets there between now and when you go.

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I'm sure I can find a Pop Star. I frequent the 2 Kearny Mesa Targets (not sure why there are 2 Targets within 2 miles of each other) and the Lemon Grove Target. I have a few extra packs and am willing to trade. My extras are listed on Bricklink, http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=vwong19. I'd be willing to trade with any fellow San Diegans to promote networking...

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yys4u - I guess I have you to thank for getting the Lemon Grove Target put out packs because I was able to get a 2 Pharaohs, 1 Surfer, and 1 Explorer to finish 2 sets. It would be great if we can network when Series 3 comes out.

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vwong19, and other San Diegans - Yeah, we should def network, As of now I am planning on buying a whole box for series 3, but I am worried that without the barcodes the boxes might not be evenly distributed and there may be a chance of not even getting one whole set. So maybe trading is the way to go on this next one

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to make trading and networking easier in san diego, let's befriend each other on brickset and share our collections.

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The Target in Bainbridge Ohio finally put there 2 boxes out yesterday. Of course, after my visit, they now only have 1 box for sale.

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Zybak - Your San Diego roll call idea takes what I mentioned to the next level! Great idea and execution. I think Brickset can become a resource for AFOLs to use when trying to meet other AFOLs. Like the FOLs from SD are doing, Brickset can also be used to help others in your area when trying to find CMs or other LEGO sets.

If people state where they are trying to find these CMs then others in the area won't waste time checking the same stores that day. Letting people know the general area (name of town or geographic area-no addresses of course) of where you live can also help you meet up with other AFOLs.

Any other Bricksetters here living on Long Island in NY?

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For anyone in the Washington D.C. metro area, best places to find S2 are:

Rio Target in Gaithersburg- 2 brand new boxes as of 9/8/10
Target in Germantown- Sold out as of 9/8/10. (Should be getting more anyday)
Walmart in Germantown- Getting 2 boxes by 9/12-13/10

I wouldn't bother checking TRU's since it seems they are jacking up the prices and limiting them. Haven't seen any at Borders in the area either. Good luck and happy hunting!

P.S. I should have anywhere between 40-70 packets coming from various orders from S@H so if anyone wants to trade any, I'd be more then happy to take a look.

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Lego Brand Retail will be getting more product in the next couple of weeks.

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Does anyone have the breakdown as to how many of each fig there are in a box? I thought I saw it, but I can't find it.

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Went back to my local Target today and picked up even more figures...it was still same 2 boxes as yesterday but abit more picked over. Someone must not like the Spartans or Skiers because I managed to grab 2 more Spartans giving me 11 total now. Im currently working on getting 5 complete sets(1 set opened, other 4 sealed). can't believe the Aventurer is so hard to find.

Anyways I talked to one of the employess and they said since they are with the Seasonal Items they more than likely won't be receiving anymore cases in since the Halloween stuff will be down at end of next month. So if thats the truth, grab them while you can!!!

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Yeah, I'd be really surprised if Target re-stocked these. Whenever they have the little polybag sets they tend to get them once and that's it (like the "Easter" mini x-wings).

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I went to my local Target yesterday and picked them up. Of the two I went to, one was just putting out Halloween stuff and one was working on taking down back to school stuff to swap into the Halloween display. At the one w/ half the Halloween stuff out I just used the little information computer, typed in Lego Minifig and they came up showing that they were in the stockroom. An employee was more than happy to bring them out for me. Two untouched boxes. Nice!

So your best bet for finding these are likely Targets that are just now switching to the Halloween display and haven't put them on the shelf yet. Also there was no limit on how many you could purchase. These were the Targets in Springfield, PA.

I agree with others in that I doubt Target will be re-stocking these. My guess is each Target got a case (2 boxes) to add to the Halloween display and once they're gone, they're gone.

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I second that!!! I used to work at Target and they only receive one shipment of Halloween stuff. So get them while you can. They also make great stocking stuffers.

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@ Zybak - Also in SD area. Mission Valley Target had 2 boxes, but Spartans were already picked out. Managed to get 17 with a few duplicates. Could use a Spartan myself, but got most of what I wanted. May have an extra Pop Star if you want to trade.

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Thanks Target! I have now doubled my spartan collection, total 22!
I am in the Denver Colorado Area, the target on
I-25 and Arapahoe had figures but no spartans,
Arapahoe and Parker has them but I got the 5 spartans they had.
Havana and Mississippi had two fresh boxes, got all 6 spartans
Sable and Alameda couldn't find any
Buckley and Quincy has them but no spartans

any one else in the Denver area want to trade for series 3?

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LegoKenny, call this number---> Plastic Underground 303-754-3472 they just got them in today. 6 boxes. I've acquired enough and have no need to stop by there. BTW I'de probably hurry....most of the collectors out here in Metro know about it.

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Thanks to Target, I was able to get all the minifigs I needed and cancel my pre-order for series 2 minifigs from BigBadToyStore. If you want a case of 2 boxes of Series two, you can pre-order from here ...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=LGO10124&mode=retail

The price per minifig is very reasonable and definitely less than what TRU is trying to get away with.

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I can answer some general questions about the minifigs at Target. So ask away and I will try to answer.

I am in the San Diego area and all the stores should have set their mini-seasonal Halloween areas by now. This goes for across the country. Purchase limits are set by the stores and not by the company. Because they are in the Halloween section, they will only be carried as long as they are in stock.

If the distribution center has the Minifigs in stock, they will replenish to the stores within 2-3 days depending on the volume of the store.

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Abridged comment:
I might have had the opportunity to buy a box for $1.99. Couldn't do it.
The Target in Eden Prairie, MN has them. 117 of them anyway -- I only bought three (half) of the Spartans.

Full comment:
I called around to some Target stores further out. One (Eden Prairie, MN) store said they had 120 so I raced out to get some Spartans. The Halloween section was only partially set and the figures were not out. I gave the item number to a worker and her scanner said the section wouldn't be set until the 12th, "Sorry". She said she'd have to dig through pallets of boxes just to get at them. I made the comment that I wished the guy on the phone had told me, but it didn't sway her.

I guess I must have had a disappointed gait as I left because she yelled to me after I was some distance away, "I guess I can check -- maybe they're easy to get to." After waiting a few minutes she came busting out of the stroreroom in triumph with the box held high over her head. She said, "You're lucky, we only had two," and handed me a box. I thanked her and walked away thinking I would dig through for the Spartans once I was out of sight. The way she made it sound like she thought it was just one item, though, made me think I should keep it sealed and give the box a scan. Although the barcode looked different from the barcode on the packets, it scanned up as being $1.99.

I proceeded to the checkout wondering if I could get away with buying the whole box for two dollars. Then my stupid conscience kicked in. Grrr. So I fished out the three Spartans and brought the box back to the stock girl. She smiled and apologized.

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so what i said about the 12th in my earlier post was correct.... cool deal man....
i bet they will be all over the place soon

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@AudiGuy - How many stores are grouped to a distribution center?
Does every store have the ability to look up stock at every other store or just certain stores?
The mini's aren't available online, can store availability be checked online if I add them to a gift registry in store?
One group of Target stores in my area (grouped by geographical location) all got the figures on the same day. Another group never seemed to have received them even though at least one has a label on the shelf for them, will they get them before the 12th or will some stores just not get them?
What's with the 12th date? It's obviously in the Target system when you scan a minifig up.
Is there any way to check on the stock at a distribution center to know if the area is all out?

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@UKver2.0 - I think I would have purchased the unopened box... at $119.40 of course. Good score on the Spartans though. If only I can get my hands on a few more of those...

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My Lego.com order just arrived:

1x Pharaoh
1x Spartan
1x Mexican
1x Surfer
1x Mime
1x Skier
1x Vampire
1x Karate Master
3x Body Builders
5x Traffic Cops (grumble)

10 of 16, I'm pretty happy with that. The Body Builders will stay so I can custom a couple and have a little Venice Beach-ish set-up, but I definitely want to find these at Target so I can return 2 or 3 of the cops and get my hands on the witch and Disco Stu. Happy happy!!

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can i return the figs i get from lego.com to the lego store? becus by the time i receive them id probably already purchased them at target

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@minifever yes you can, just make sure you bring the receipt/packing receipt that came in the box. Also you will not get back your shipping if you had to pay for it.

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To all my fellow Lego fans in the Phoenix area I was just at the TRU in Goodyear and they got four boxes this morning. Plenty of figs there, when I left they still had four spartans for those who care. Also, I talked with an area director at Target and he stated that next week all the stores should have their Halloween stuff out.

Now for all my other Lego fans**********WAL-MART is getting them!

The Wal-mart item number is: 0070051934

The both ladies at two different stores gave me the number and told me they are getting within the next 1 to 2 weeks 120 non-restockable units. Basicly two boxes.

Good luck to us all and happy hunting.

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By that time everyone will have them! But thank you for the heads up as I too live in Phoenix. Do you know if they will be in toys or by the trading cards?

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Wow.... series 1 should be more valuable than series 2 at this rate, with the exception of the spartan. I think we now have saturation in the market with Target AND Walmart in play. The outlook looks good for future series.

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Yeah but if series 3 doesn't have bar codes people will be buying up boxes to gaurantee figures.

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I would love to collect the security footage from all the Targets across America (“must be free money in those blue packs on G42…I heard one guy talking about lines and bars, what's so special about line, bar, double bar...”)

Glad to see the spread of product hitting Walmart as well, I suspect due to the immense popularity of series 1, TLC must have had time to up the order (or –reproduce) Series 2 in time for the holiday. I Got my series 1 from Entertainment Earth. I guess EE figured that the popularity would allow them to raise the price on series 2 so I gave in and preordered for a hefty price. Now that Target and Walmart has them, I can cancel my order. I prefer just picking up packs and guessing what I get. I wish production was large enough to keep the stress level down. Getting a Spartan is more fun when you get one random pick, rather than scavenging thru with folks breathing down your back.

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Hey BJV, was that the Cal Oaks target in Murrieta? I ran into the same thing at Temecula and Lake Elsinor targets. I actually checked all 5 targets in the area today and 3 of them had 118 on hand but can find them and the other 2 have nothing at all. Yesterday all 5 of the stores had 120 each in the backrooms when I called them on the phone around 10am.

I bet whoever is buying cases for $1.99 is the same person taking minifigures out of the Star Wars and Toy Story sets at targets and wal-marts.

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I want more legos: Are you saying that someone is buying the sets, taking the minifigs out of them and then returning the items to Target and Wal-Mart?

If there is a guy doing that it is not fair to any of us.

Also I don't know if anyone is up in Fort Collins, but my friend informed me that all of the Targets are out of the minifigs and the Atlantis poly bags.

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That's why I prefer to buy at the Lego store when possible. There is someone here in Phoenix doing the same thing at TRU. I wish people would check the boxes more carefully when they are buying. I doubt the guy is Criss Angel or Houdini. You can tell when someone has messed with the boxes.

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Also I wonder when Halloween is over if we can pick them up at 50% off ( that would be $.98 each).

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Yes, someone is buying lego sets from targets in my area (I've only noticed Star Wars and Toy story sets so far) and returning them with bags missing. They are also just opening up sets at Wal-marts and taking the minifigures. At one Wal-mart someone opened all 15 Toy Story trains when they 1st showed up and took every figure out of them. I personally bought a set 8039 that was missing like 6 bags of parts from Target, that is how I started to notice the re-glued or retaped factory tape. The person is very prolific I've seen his/her work at several stores and on lots of sets.

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I'm minus one Surfer Dude. I just handed him over to my pretty blonde co-worker with a Jack Johnson fixation.

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Starfire2, they guy in my area is pretty good. He removes one side of the factory tape and then glues it back on. The only way to tell is a slight film around the edge of the tape. They also sometimes just put clear tape over the factory tape, if he lines it up good it is hard to see.

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I guess but that's why I said I buy from the Lego store. I like the VIP points plus there are so many people and employees in the store you can't open things without someone seeing you! They are opening the new one at Arrowhead on October 22-24. Look up the info on Lego.com to see about their give aways.

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Series 2 is getting out of hand...from hoarding, cheating, and/or stealing.

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^ I totally agree. These are just toys, people. Calm down.

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whkim75 thesse aren't just toys they are LEGO'S

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@ legowoman1980p - I see he's finally selling Series 2 minifigures individually but at terrible prices. I recently bought two sets of the 16 figures from that Bricklink seller since my region still has yet to see any Series 2 figures. I see he's now down to only 290 Spartans.

Lego, if you read this, could you kindly send some Series 2 minifigures to Pennsylvania (besides the solitary Lego store). We're -still- waiting.

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Sword2211 ==> At any rate, that doesn't justify what 1265 is saying. I realize these are collectibles, but if you look up the category that Lego's fall under, they are listed as toys. Nothing wrong with collecting toys as adults, though. I do it all the time. ;)

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@ I want more legos - The 118 figs that the Clinton Kieth target says they have in the system, they do not have. Some guy came in and bought both boxes. Which explains why they show 2 missing from 120. They made a mistake and only charged him $1.99 each box!. The Target on Cal Oaks just told me today when I called that they will not release them until the 19th!. That seems unlikely. It looks like we are in direct competition with each other at these targets. I really only need a couple more to complete my set. Maybe we will see each other walking rapidly towards the Halloween isle!

The Target in Temecula brought out 6 figs for me to buy 2 days ago. Ask for Gilbert! Be careful though. The managers at Target are acting like they will fire any employee that brings something from the stockroom before they are released for the "shelf".

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@captain blockbeard: what figures for series 2 do you still need?

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BRICKDAD, we are not in direct competition anymore. A friend called me a few minutes ago to tell me he has a set for me (minus the surfer) that he got at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney. I'm done dragging my kids around stores looking for these things if I only need 1 figure. They have suffered through enough Target, wal-mart, and TRU stops in the last few weeks.

Don't believe the targets when they say they won't bring it out until a date. It is never true.

Have you noticed all the lego theft going on in our area too?

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@I want more legos - No, I have not noticed the theft yet. That is pretty sad though. For series 3 just go to Legoland and get a "shoppers pass". It is free and they credit your parking if you spend $20 or more in the store. I plan to do that in January when Series 3 is released. Plus buying a complete box will probably be the only way to get at least one set without spending too much money. I was actually kidding about the "competition" thing. I think in reality there are many people doing the same thing we are at the same stores. The Cal Oaks Target girl told me I was the 4th person to ask so far.

I am going to Legoland this weekend to get a box. Legoland California will ship a box out of state too. So, just call them.

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@I want more legos : contact me, I have an extra surfer. It is still in the package, just opened to verify figure but I don't need. Will send to you no strings attached.

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the target theft is mostly at Menifi and Lake elsinor. The wal-mart at lake elsinor and hot springs rd is where I've seen all the opened or retaped lego sets...I guess it is more or a northern problem in our area. I'm convinced it's a ebay or bricklink seller because of the quantity that it being stolen. Who needs 15 sets of toy store minifigs?

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@ starfire2 - Technically, I won't need any to complete the Series 2 set since I gave up waiting for them to arrive in my area and chose to import from Germany. (It's in the mail as I type.) Otherwise, any Lego collectors in my region are either taking a similar route or are still waiting since absolutely no boxes have arrived in Pennsylvania besides at the Lego store (which I haven't actually confirmed if they even got any yet). No TRU, Target, Borders Bookstore, Walmart, etc. in southeastern/eastern PA has received a single shipment yet. (Or if Target has them, the clerks refuse to confirm if they have any in the stockroom.) I check regularly both over the phone and through store visits on shipment days.

Actually, I didn't even intend to complete the set since I only wanted 9 particular figures with a duplicate or two on 4 of them. However, since the most efficient/cheapest route was to buy Bricklink lots, I guess I'll have a whole set anyway.

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Just got my frist shipment from S@H. here's what I got.

Pharoh--1
Disco Stu--1
Pop Star--1
Ringmaster--1
Lifeguard--2
Karate Master--1
Witch--4
Mr. Maracas--1
Downhill Skier--1
Weightlifter--3

Expecting another 16 from S@H tomorrow, will update when they arrive.

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@yys4u - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! I live EXTREMELY close to both those cities. Guess all I have to do is convince my parents.

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Stores may not have them located in the back, with Halloween all the merchandise is staged in the back til the area is set.

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i was able to get my complete set from the lego store in downtown disney about 2-3 weeks ago. i only saw one box at first but then spotted another brand new box behind the checkout counter. the lego employees were nice enough and even joked with me that i was "cheating" since i had the barcode crib sheet. if the store wasnt so busy i wouldve bought 2 complete sets...but i tried to help a few little kids find "the one" they were looking for. also picked up both advent calendars while i was there.

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Got mine from S@H. I ordered 16.

2 - Vampire
1 - Spartan
1 - Disco Stu
2 - Lifeguard
1 - Karate Master
2 - Surfer Dude
3 - Witch
2 - Mime
2 - Mexican Man

I'm pretty happy with what I got. My GF has 16 more on the way for me.

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i think they should drop the price to $1.50 or $.99 per bag since target and walmart and other stores are selling them now, theyre a cheaper plastic after all,

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From Lego.com

1 - Pharaoh
1 - Vampire
1 - Spartan
1 - Disco Stu
1 - Ringmaster
1 - Lifeguard
2 - Karate Master
1 - Surfer Dude
1 - Witch
1 - Mime
2 - Mexican Man
3 - Skier

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Starfire2- Wow thanks for the heads up about the Lego store opening in Arrowhead. My wife can not believe her misfortune..... no seriously she can't believe the fortune that will be missing. I drive past it everyday on my way to work. Wow again, what is so great no more hour drives one way and mandatory stops at IKEA and Lakeshore. Also, I can sign my son up for the activities. That is just great news. Thanks

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The store is going to be great. All of you on the West side of Phoenix can save the enviroment now.

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I am very happy about it as well. It is alot closer to me than Chandler. Plus they have an Apple store there for my husband. I hope we can do the monthly club builds. Did you see the new calendar? It shows a t-shirt with a wampa on it.

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@BRICKDAD Since some guy bought a whole box for $1.99 each is the manager from that store going to track him down or something? Because I feel like that is theft even if the cashier wasn't thinking properly... Im still so shocked how that guy could get a whole box for $1.99 He got lucky, I guess.

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Yes Starfire2 they are going to have the same club meetings at the Chandler store and the other Lego Brand Retail stores.

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@ Captain Blockbeard--> an Eastern PA TRU has Series 2 for 2.99 each. I got 1 set plus one spartan...Love that crib sheet.

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Target and TRU in Bayshore had Series 2.

I recently bought a SW LEGO set that upon returning home I took the set out of my Target shopping bag and this set sounded different than other copies of the same set I took out of the bag. It sounded like the pieces were out of the little polybags they come packed in. I shook the box and shook another boxed set. The pieces were making a much different sound in the box I thought had been tampered with.

I inspected the tabs and tape and they were in tact, perfectly sealed. The box itself however (where it is glued on the back panel) looked as if it had been pulled up. I returned it to Target with my receipt and told the Guest services rep why I was returning the set. I explained to her my suspicions about the bags sounding like they were opened and that probably a collector removed the figures from the set and she asked me how I knew this. I told her to look at the receipt, that I spend a LOT of $ on LEGO (the receipt was for about $400.00 worth of LEGO). She opened the box in front of me and sure enough there were opened bags and no figs! I probably shouldn't have said anything but I didn't want someone else buying the set and then having an upset child at home because pieces were stolen.

Noticed a Star Wars Endor set that was opened so I looked inside to see if all the bags were sealed. They weren't and not only that there were NO Minifigs in this set!

Was at TRU in Bayshore tonight and picked up a Farm Tractor/Pig set and it felt very light. I picked up another copy and it weighed much more. Yet another example of someone either stealing pieces from the set or buying it and opening it up to remove what they want and then returning it.

Toys R Us has a list of the most stolen items which is called "shrink" in the retail industry. LEGO is in the top 10 along with other items that are commonly stolen such as video games, dvds, game systems, ipods, etc.

LESSON TO BE LEARNED:
Always inspect the LEGO set box/seals/tabs to make sure it is still in the shape that LEGO shi

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@starfire2: the grand opening of Lego store at arrowhead is in October. However the soft opening of the store is September 17 according to one of the senior staff from Chandler fashion square. Also tomorrow from 10am to 2pm they are conducting interviews and I'm thinking about applying.

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I'm also in San Diego! I would love to swap with you other San Diegans! I need two skiers (I'm keeping a sealed set and one for my son to open!). I have weight lifter, karate guy, patrol officer, and pop singer if anybody is still looking for those! And thanks for the heads up about the shopper's pass to Legoland! I can't wait to do that!!

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@ San Diego Lego Fans (Update)

Roll Call:
Zybak: LF Pop Star (Legoland Membership (10% off)
Sword2221: TBD
yys4U: LF Spartan/Pharaoh
Lobesterwarrior: TBD
vmong19: TBD
Mariwood: LF Skiers

@ Mariwood - I can trade a skier for a pop star if needed.

**Legend**
LF - Looking for
WTT - Willing to Trade

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@Zybak - San Diego here as well. I have extras of all. I ordered a box from Germany. I also work for Target

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By in United States,

I wonder if they can create a forum here so we can talk about this stuff based on our area?? or have a way of separating San Diego from Texas to New York stuff.. that would help out soooo much..

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@spaceghostpirate : Thanks for lettling me know about their "soft opening" I think I might wait until their grand opening to go though. Lego is doing double points from October 1-31, and they are doing give aways on the opening weekend. Right now I am a little wiped between mini figures and pre-ordering Harry Potter and my new Ipod touch tonight.
I hope you get the job there. I heard it is a good place to work, especially if you know alot about Lego products.

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Brick N Stix - Exactly! This is something I just reached out to Brickset about yesterday. We'll see what the response is. In the past, the admins here have been great regarding new ideas for Brickset, even incorporating many of our ideas here and each time the website is revamped, the admins ask users for input. Perhaps if enough people ask/inquire about this type of geographical grouping capability then it could be a part of Brickset! This website could also be a way for AFOLs to contact other AFOLs that live near them!

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In the past they've said that there are plenty of Lego forums on the web already. I think they even have one they recommend Bricksetters to use, but I forget which one.

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Monroe, MI target had 2 partial boxes as of last night.

They were out on Monday, not sure if it is good or bad they are still there.
Hope it doesn't mean they wont carry series 3 since they are selling very fast.

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IM From SD and can trade any pack from either series ,except for a robot clown spartan and zombie.

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I'm looking for anypack that you have available

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@AudiGuy - As an employee of Target, are you allowed to purchase a box immediately after release to the public or before? Also do you get any employee discounts on items you buy from Target? Do employees cherry pick? Just wondering.

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@ San Diego Lego Fans (Update) - sorry for monopolizing this forum, but it's kind of fun. Everyone listed below I checked you as "friend" on this site so that I can see what you have or want (for those of you who share that info).

Roll Call:
Zybak: LF Pop Star (Legoland Membership (10% off)
Sword2221: LF Series 2
yys4U: LF Spartan/Pharaoh
Lobesterwarrior: TBD
vwong19: LF Spartan, Series 1; WTT/S http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=vwong19 (ignore the prices)
Mariwood: LF Skiers
AudiGuy: WTT Series 2

**Legend**
LF - Looking for
WTT - Willing to Trade
WTS - Willing to Sell (Series 1 $2.49, Series 2 $1.99)+Tax

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Has anyone spotted these at WalMart yet?

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@ Didgeboy- I was just about to pose the same question. If anyone has verified that they are indeed at Walmart and if so does anyone know the item number that Walmart is using.
Also this form is great I was able to meet up with Starfire2 and swap some minifigs.
@ Brickdad- Were you satisfied with your order from Germany? I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered.

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I called a local WalMart (Eden Prairie, MN) and gave them the number listed by @schvatts (0070051934). The WalMart guy said, "Nothing happened when I put that number in." Anyone else try that item number?

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Austin folks, the target at the arboretum- 183 & great hills has 120 of them. minus the 16 I just took. :) ohlen road had zero.

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@NATIVE1 - Yes, I did recieve my box from Germany. It came this last Tuesday. You can track that # he gave you on the usps website too. It took about a week and a half for mine to arrive. The usps tracking info is terrible. They only had one update the entire time of transit. It took them 4 days AFTER THEY RECEIVED it to post an update showing that they had it. So, don't worry you will get your box.

I can tell everyone that the box and the bags from Europe are slightly different than the USA box and bags. I bought a box from Germany and a box from the USA. I plan to keep a set of each sealed and let my sons each have 1 set. I wonder if either set will be more valuable based on where it came from. One example is the "WARNING" label on the front of the USA bag that is NOT on the Europe bag. The USA is so sue happy! It makes me sick. If your 2 year old chokes on a Lego, SHAME ON THE PARENT, Not Lego.

I plan to buy a box of series 3 from Legoland in January if anyone wants to go in on a set with me. I am in Southern California (menifee). I already have one Brickset member taking one set. So, the other is still up for grabs! 60 to a box. So, basically $45 each after tax for a complete set and 4 extra figs. I just hope and need to confirm that even though series 3 will be unmarked that Lego will still have at least 3 sets per box.

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@BRICKDAD - I don't really see how they could make sure each box has an even distribution without a code of some sort on it. So if there really is none, a box would not guarantee a full set, let alone 3. Will be interesting to see when it happens.

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@ axalonark - Was this recently? (As in within this current week?) As I said before, I've been both calling and inspecting in person every TRU in the area for the last 4 weeks on each store's delivery days. (They differ. Some get shipments Tuesday. Others on Thursday.) Then, more recently, I began inspecting Borders and Targets. No one had them, and from speaking with clerks, they hadn't gotten some in and already sold out prior to my visits. At this point, it's too late, and besides, I won't pay TRU's $2.99 price when I have new options of either buying at Target or on Bricklink for less.

Thanks anyway for informing me that Pennsylvania has finally received its first shipments of Series 2.

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@ Vwong -- Willing to buy or trade for any extra series 1 you have...

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I was at a local Target on Tuesday and there was a stockroom cart with several boxes on it in the Halloween section. No one was around so I peeked in and saw the Lego box inside. I needed to run home, but I figured by the time I got back they would have unloaded the boxes to the empty space on the shelf. I came back 20 minutes later and... nothing. There were other boxes on the cart too (Hot Wheels, Hello Kitty) so I don't believe the Minifgs got sold in the few minutes I was gone. Not sure what happened, but they still haven't put them out yet.

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I went to Target in Princeton today, after I called them to make sure them had the mini figures. I got to go through 2 recently taken out of the stockroom boxes. The first box had no witches or body buiders but the second at a good selection except for the lack, or very limited amount, of spartans and skiers. People walked by while I was checking the barcodes to see what I was doing. They were amazed at what was going on. I helped them find what they wanted. One woman even downloaded the app for her droid so she could join in the hunt.
I'm now a proud owner of: vampire, witch, spartan, mime, lifeguard, surfer, pop singer, karate guy, body builder, and maraca man (aka mexican).
I've been on this hunt since Wednesday. I had went to Targets in East Winsor (Hightstown), Princeton, and East Brunswick. My advice, call the Targets around you to make sure they have them. Give them the barcode 204000360 and they will help you out as much as possible.

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@minifigleaf - my guess is someone came behind you and bought both boxes. You probably wont see them at that target.

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I was in Southern Utah on vacation with my wife this past week, I picked them up at Target. They had 2 boxes, my brothers and I picked up about 1 set each.

I think I'm about done with my excursions to pick these up, the competition with yellowcastle here in VA is a little bit too intense for me! :)

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@ncbarret- on a whim I just cruised back by there and the scanner is reading that the boxes are back in the storeroom again. Another Target near me has not put theirs out yet either. No real biggie as I'm mostly just satisfying my curiosity while I wait for my box from Germany to finally show up.

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@ Captin Blockbeard - Saw them for the first time 09/09/10. Looks like they were put out on 09/08/10 cause it was picked thru a little and I was there when they opened. 2.99 is worth my sanity. I have all 32 mini figures sitting on top of my TV in the game room. Guess I will need a bigger TV to fit series 3.

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@ieatdinosaur would you like to trade when series 3 comes out?

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@vwong. I can't speak for other stores, but employees do not cherry pick at my store. We can buy things right when they are released. Yes there is a discount but it isn't much. I would like to buy series 1 from you if you still have any available.

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I called the closest target to me (30 minutes away) and the lady had no idea what I was talking about! After about 3 or 4 attempts at explaining what they were, and what they looked like she said "oh, we don't carry those here". Luckily I called TRU last night and they had 2 boxes, picked up my set this morning with no hassle. (the only down side was that they were $2.99 . . . Grrr. Whats odd is that there would usually be people lining up at the door, waiting for them to open, then make a mad dash for the closest box and start grabbing. But with series 2, people aren't doing that, it takes 2-3 days for them to sell them all. I think people got disappointed that they didn't know what they were getting with the first series, and didn't want to wast any more money. I only had one guy come up while I was rummaging for my set and grab a handful. Then looked over my shoulder and asked what I was doing. I helped him make sure he didn't get duplicates.

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@Yayko543. I think at this point not many people (except apparently those wanted to hound Spartans) are really racing to stores anymore, I think most got their fill, plus with Target getting these it is going to be even easier to find these. That and 3 bucks a piece seems to slow people down some...

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I was wondering if people would to trade how would it be done? Would both people ship their item to the other person?

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It is great to have friends in other states. My friend just called me from Loveland, CO he visited all of the Targets in Loveland and Ft. Collins. He scored 49 of them at one store. He is such a good friend that he is sending them all to me. Thank you!!!!!!! He also scored all of the 30042 Poly Bag sets in both towns. I wonder what he is going to be doing with those.

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@sword2211: you can do that if you want (ship), I would suggest using delivery comfirmation on both ends. That way you can ensure you will get the item.
@azfirewolf: show off! ;)

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I just called a Target store that had 0 yesterday and they now report having 118. Anyone want to bet someone walked off with two boxes and not two figures? Also, Richfield, MN Target just restocked. They have two boxes minus the Spartans. Hub Hobby in Richfield, MN still has the figures. Lego store at MOA said they expect more, but don't know when they will get them.

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@Starfire what happens if one person ships and the other doesn't? Then one person would get both of the packs

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@sword2211: unfortunately it is a risk you have to ask yourself if it is worth it. I have done 2 trades in person with success but not by mail, but am willing to give it a try.

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starfire2: It looks like another store got hit and there were no more spartans, pharohs, or Vampires. At least according my friend. He got 5 life guards. I guess I can build LegoWatch on day. LOL

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I think with all the thefts of the mini's at Target, they may decide not to carry series 3. If they are smart, not only will they catch these scumbags, but they will keep the figures somewhere safe and educated their team members to not sell a whole box for $1.99. But I won't hold my breath on any account!!
@my AZ peeps: I was at the Arrowhead mall today and saw where the new Lego store will be. Next to Build a bear litterally. They were also doing job interviews today and again tomorrow from 10a- 3p. If you need a job you should go apply!!!

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@azfirewolf: it's ok. I have a complete set and my kids got the ones they wanted. I also have extra Spartans, vampires, mr maracas and pharaohs. Saving them for trades of series 1 or 3 or sell.

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By in United States,

So whats up with wal mart? I'm done hunting at Targets, went to a lot in my area, but I wouldn't mind going to a walmart or 2...

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My distribution of 16 from lego.com

2 - Pharaoh
1 - Vampire
3 - Spartan
1 - Ringmaster
1 - Karate Master
2 - Witch
1 - Mexican Man
3 - Traffic Cop
1 - Weightlifter
1 - Surfer

Cant complain about 3 Spartans but wish I might have gotten more than 10 distinct figs...

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By in United States,

Heh,
Did anyone notice that not only is TRU.com limiting the packs you can buy to 10, but when I put in ten packs it comes up with 24 dollars for shipping and handling alone?

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it might be a gliche with their system. You should try ordering over the phone. If they quote you the same price, then they are gouging you for shipping.

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@Minifever but I dont think any LEGO fan would be giving these out to tricker treaters... lol. so kids dont get your hopes up too high. If you do get one, then your a really lucky kid! haha

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Went back to the Target by my parents house today and they had just put out 2 more new boxes of mini-figs as the other 2 they put out this past sunday already sold out. So its safe to say some Targets may restock them afterall.
Alas, I think I am done with Series 2 now as I almost have 7 complete sets. Also my order from Lego finally arrived today, which I ordered before the news of Target came out. Here was my breakdown:

Spartan x2(gives me 19 now)
Pop Star x1
Ringmaster x1
Lifegaurd x1
Adventurer x1
Karate Master x2
Witch x1
Mime x4(wtf?)
Mr. Maracas x1
Weightlifter x2

Not a bad assortment but 4 Mimes, c'mon thats absurd.

So any news on Series 3 yet?

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WOW!!! I just got back from TRU in Minnetonka, MN. They had 2 boxes out in the usual spot, 8 boxes up by the cash register and more individual packs hanging from hooks in the main Lego isle. All boxes were completely full -- some with extras piled on top. I think they're going to have to put the price back to 1.99 if they want to move them all.

Surely they made more (or at least packaged more for North America) this time around.

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@yys4u, as far as Walmart is concerned, just take an empty pack up to the barcode scanner there and scan the pack. If the item is in the system, then ask a sales associate if they know where they are located. If they aren't on the floor yet you can ask a stocker with the scan gun to scan it and see if they are on order or in transit. This is what I did and got a 3-4 day shipment window, so I'm going back Monday.

On another note, anyone in the Germantown/Rockville/Gaithersburg area of MD know any stores, besides the Rio and Germantown Targets, that are carrying the figs? Everytime I call up/check my local TRU, there are always out and have no clue when they are getting them.

And one more question: Is Legoland really gonna be selling by the box when S3 is released? And if so, do you have to call Legoland directly to get them shipped to you or can you just place a call order to Lego?

Anyways, thats my two cents.

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@ San Diego Lego Fans

We should plan a Mini Figure trade day @ Starbucks, Barnes or Noble etc.

What do you guys think?

Roll Call:
Zybak: LF Pop Star (Legoland Membership (10% off)
Sword2221: LF Series 2
yys4U: LF Spartan/Pharaoh
Lobesterwarrior: TBD
vwong19: LF Spartan, Series 1; WTT/S http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=vwong19 (ignore the prices)
Mariwood: LF Skiers
AudiGuy: WTT Series 2

**Legend**
LF - Looking for
WTT - Willing to Trade
WTS - Willing to Sell (Series 1 $2.49, Series 2 $1.99)+Tax

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I might be down. I finally got my set complete. The only thing I guess i could use is more spartans/zombies. But i got extra jungle explorer, mexican, vampire, and some others to trade if anyone needs help with their sets.

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@UKver2.0 - Stopped in at Hub Hobby in Richfield, MN, tonight and they had only one box on the counter that was pretty picked over. Guy was amazed at how popular they are, and said the big sellers are the Spartans and the Mexicans. Said he was expecting new stock on Monday.

No minifigs left at the Target in Edina, MN, and nothing out yet at Target in Plymouth, MN.

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Long Island NY:
Bayshore Target and Toys R US each have figs out as of Friday

The following do not have them out yet or are out of stock
Copiague Target (as of Friday)
Levittown Target (as of Tuesday)

Not sure about:
Massapequa TRU (they received original shipment 2 weeks ago and sold out within days but haven't checked since last week)

Are there any other people here on Brickset from Queens or Long Island NY? (Other than you Mike!) If so then contact me through Brickset.

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@UKver2.0 and evilempire22 - I went to the Hub Hobby in Little Canada (off 36 and Rice) and they had a nearly full box... I grabbed 1 Spartan to complete my collection and they cashier was asking about them and he said that Series 1 sold out in an hour or 2... Roseville Target didn't have any last night when I checked.

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My sources tell me that Series 3 will be out in Jan 2011 and Series 4 will be out in Mar 2011. Now the only question is what will they look like? I am thinking it would be cool to have a tennis,football (USA), and baseball player.

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ithink that with the way things went with series one and two, series 3 will start showing up around dec, and series 4 will start showing up around feb. also my local trus were expecting the minifigures in on thrusday and the truck with them on it was cancled, now they are expecting to get them in on oct. 1, with a shipment of series 1.

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@r4-g9: I agree somewhat. I think series 3 will be out in early December and series 4 will be out in early March. Just in time for the holidays (x-mas and Easter).

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@Tervlon - Who me? :o) I actually picked up the majority of my Series 2 figures from Toys R Us and the Tysons Lego Store. But it is a lot of fun checking all the local Targets. :o)

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@gamerguy90 So are you saying that you actually tried that at a WalMart and they told you 3 to 4 days for delivery on the series 2?? Please let us all know if this is true. Cheers.

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@didgeboy i like the sound of wal-mart getting them. Perhaps I'll have another chance to find the spartan!

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San Diego fans - Just made a run to Target on Mira Mesa Blvd, and they probably had 2 boxes worth. All the figures were out of the boxes, and there are Spartans there. I randomly picked 3 and found 2 Spartans. Already have all that I need so just bought mime and surfer for my wife. Good luck on Spartans (I put them in the left row, last 2 packs)!

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@didgeboy. Yep, that exactly what I did at the Walmart. Although they don't have a Halloween section, so I'm assuming the Figures at Walmart will be in the toys section instead.

GL and Happy hunting!

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does anyone know if the target in va skyline has them?

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i did get two figures from a TRU.... but ONLY 2.

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Just went to the Walmart on 19th &Bell rd Phoenix and they are scanning at $1.97. The manager said according to the scan on the register it will be in the toy section. They don't have them yet but will probably have them Wed morning. They get a large trailer every Tues. Just a heads up for anyone out here in Phoenix looking for them.

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Target Elmhurst Queens, NY all sold out of Series II figs...but they still have some of the mini World Racers (30032) and Atlantis (30042) sets in the Halloween Candy section. I'll be checking again next week to see if more mini-figs come back in.

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Kero, thank you SO much! I just got back from Mira Mesa Target and got all of the ones I was still missing. There are still HEAPS of them there!! Thanks again for your help -- I had driven to Vista Target, Escondido Target, Escondido TRU, and Poway Target all in the last two days to no avail! So greatly appreciated! I'm so relieved my search is over!

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San Diego news update. Just came back from Grossmont target, Completely sold out, had one box on display which was empty and when I tried to scan there was none in the storage room...

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@marniwood - congrats that your search is finally over!

San Diego update. I believe there are minifigs available in the Balboa Target. I saw there were 1.5 boxes left. I didn't check if there were Spartans.

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I got two circus trainers by mistake and was set to take one back, but then I realized the torso is pretty cool when separated from the rest of the figure -- movie theater usher, bellhop, cocktail server. Might be nice to have a uniformed staff. Hmm, I think I just talked myself into picking up a few more.

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two of my local trus have the minifigures in one of them had about one box worth, it had about 14 different minifigs no spartans, and the other one said they have 1-2 boxes.

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I wonder if TRU Canada will be selling them online?

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Bayshore NY Target had a handful, about 6 of the figs left today at noon.
Bayshore NY TRU had about 1.5 boxes left!
Now have all I'm looking for plus extras of the ones I think are cool like witch, vampire, mime, skier, and spartan.

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Reporting on some finds:

Denver international airport concourse b has a toy store above the concourse level... They have 2 1/2 series 2 boxes.. No spartans but good selection otherwise... Pricey though.. 3.95 each

Target in Manhattan Kansas.. Inventory said it was in the halloween aisle, but none were there. Did have the atlantis and world racer polybags.

Target in Garden City Kansas.. Still in the backroom, they havent set up the hallloween display yet. I asked a stockperson nicely and they let me pick 3 spartans from one of the boxes before returning the boxes to the back room

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I went to my local target today and found open bags of mini figs. It was very disappointing, but I did walk out of there with world racers 30032 and atlantis 30042.

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My local TRU in northern new jersey has 4+ boxes out, ,filled with figures. No Spartans though!

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My order from S@H arrived yesterday here are the results:
1 Vampire
1 Karate Master
2 Surfer
3 Spartan
1 Witch
2 Disco Stu
1 Pop Star
1 Maracas
2 Lifeguard
1 Skier
1 Weightlifter
Not bad still need a few to round everything out, let's hope the WalMart rumors are true. Cheers.

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@Didgeboy, From what Ive seen posted on here, it looks like some of the shop @ home orders do include 2 or 3 spartans! maybe TLG is making more spartans than another figure to make their customers happy ;-)

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have=disco, weightlifter,mime,circus trainer,spaceman,cop.
need=forestman,wrestler, popsinger,

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So that's not what i saw at are local target store but last time me my mom and my brother were in (We were last in on 9/11/2010), THEY DID NOT HAVE THEM!!!

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WHY!!! i went to target and got : mime, pharo,and weight lifter. pretty good day,but.....i got a bar code sheet and guess what? all the barcodes are the same! and there each different figures!

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@gjamesaustin2000: You probably looked at the wrong barcode. (There are two different ones) Or you might have only looked at the first part of the right barcode because the first half is the same on all the 'figs. It's the second half you have to look at. Hope that helps!

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didgeboy: You got 3 Spartans from S@H?!?!? Cool!

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some time last year, the two bagged PM sets were at target in the candy isle.

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Minifigs are back in the Germantown, MD Target, as of this morning. There are two almost full boxes in the Halloween section, sadly missing spartans. World racers and Atlantis impulse sets are nearby as well for anyone who is interested.

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Hey CHERTIK...where are they keeping the World Racers and Atlantis polybag sets? Thanks for your help. Both Columbia, Md. Targets are out of Series 2....toy lady told me someone bought both boxes.

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Checked again today in my region (southeastern Pennsylvania). The local Target had the 2 polybagged sets in the Halloween area, but only an empty spot on the shelf labeled Series 2 Minifigures. A clerk checked and none of the Targets in the surrounding area have any in stock yet. Fortunately, I went to the nearby TRU and found 1/3 of a box remaining in a very obscure location in the store. Apparently, locally, no one knows how to identify the figures since despite there being so few remaining, I still got 2 Spartans, a Pharaoh, and 2 Mariachi Players as well as noticing some of the other more-coveted figures remaining. Limit of 5 per customer.

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Anyone have confirmation on a walmart sighting?

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@legowomen1980p There's not a legoland in IL is there?

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@Sword2211 -- It's a Legoland Discovery Center.

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No Sword2211 there are only 4 in the world at this time. There will be 2 more in the next 18 months and then 2 additional by 2015.

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@ gjamesaustin2000 - The target near me (Highlands Ranch, CO) had a ton. However, the bar code was also the same on all of them. I was confused as the barcode was not on the cheat sheet. There were some open packages so I peaked in and they were different.

So, I just bought a bunch and ended up with 10 unique ones. Figure I'll go back tomorrow and hope I get lucky.

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@Darth_brown I ended up getting confused with the barcodes too, but you dont look at the UPC code with numbers, you look at the one next to it. the smaller one with no numbers. I have no idea why they put numbers on the barcode sheet :P

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I went in yesterday and they did not have there haloween section up but I asked the manager and they had 234 in the BACK!!! I took 30. Six unique figs to go I hope they come with the 16 I ordered from lego.

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Does anyone have a handle on the production run for Series 2? Looks like it is way more than Series 1. The resellers on Ebay are really taking it on the chin.....prices are way lower than they were for Series 1. You can buy a complete set of 16 for the same price you would pay at TRU....and you don't have to waste the gas. Can't wait for the next series to come out.

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Just went to my local WalMart and checked with their computer, 120 on order, none in transit. Price comes up at 1.97$ if you use one of the barcode readers in store. Their response was check back in a week and things might be moving. They are expecting this to be part of the Christmas toy stuff. What will be really interesting is if Series 1 shows up with it. . . .Cheers.

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Fyi: Target stores are now replenishing. Only 120 at a time.

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I haven't been able to find any at my local Target since the Halloween section hasn't been put out yet. However, I did get my s@h order today:

2 Pharaoh
1 Vampire
2 Karate Master
2 Witch
4 Spartans
1 Ringmaster
1 Motorcycle Cop
1 Mr. Maracas
2 Adventurer

I guess the Spartans aren't in short supply anymore. I had hoped to get the Lifeguard & Skiier. I've bought 48 packages & only have gotten one each of those two.

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the LEGO store in Northbrook Il has S2 mini's. i think with what we have got, we will run out tomorrow evening. im sure if you check with other LEGO stores, they should have them too.

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I got my box from LegoLand. Now comes the joy of going through all of the bags. Oh yes.
Rumor has it that the Chandler store is going to be having some figs tomorrow. Who knows.

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@ legowomen1980p - I disagree with prices of series 2 skyrocketing. Series 2 has been plentiful compared to series 1. Series 1 came and went quickly.....unlike series 2 where it's got staying power and the stores' stock are replenished greatly.

IMO, this is a great thing. People have a chance to get what they want and keeps the secondary market down.

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Targets in the Portland, Oregon area seem to have finally got them in, went to Wilsonville today and they had 2 fresh boxes as of 3:30 or so. Picked up 2 complete sets!

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Wow thanks everybody

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We placed two separate S&H orders

First package:

Maracas - 3
Ringmaster - 3
Witch - 2
Vampire - 1
Lifeguard - 3
Pop Star - 1
Judoka - 1
Surfer - 1
Pharaoh - 1

Second package:

Spartan - 1
Ringmaster - 4
Witch - 2
Patrol Officer - 3
Disco - 2
Surfer - 3
Pharaoh - 1

This leaves us two shy of completing our first set, and six shy for completing the second, with 14 leftovers... Is there a trading forum/thread out there somewhere?

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Sorry maybe I missed this...whats S@H? Shipping and handling? Are these orders from lego.com?

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@yys4u s@h mean LEGO Shop At home... www.shop.lego.com

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@greenhare seven ringmasters? i ordered only 5 from lego.com and they still managed to send me 2 weightlifters and a ringmaster. i got all the minifigs i didnt like and sold them on craigslist, im so glad i got rid of ringmaster-disco-weightlifter-cop(gbye cop)-mime, i think series 1 had more cool figs, but w/e, i just need a pop singer

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@MiniFever - oh yeah... 3 in one, 4 in the second... I was pleased with the first package getting 9 characters, I guess it's not too bad that I have 12/16 between the two. I'll probably throw whatever I can't trade out on eBay, but not for any greed. I have a few strays from series 1 up there now, opening bid is only what I paid for them.

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If anyone wants to trade let me know.

Here is what I have to trade. All are opened.
Mariachi - 1
Weightlifter - 4
Pop Star - 3
Skier - 2
Karate Master - 4
Witch - 2
Vampire - 1
Cop - 5
Explorer - 2
Lifeguard - 3
Mime - 2

Here is what I need.
Spartan - 2
Pharaoh - 2
Ringmaster - 1

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Over 400 comments on this article, it must be a record :-)

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Found them at my local Target. Was able to get 13/16. No spartans! There was already an empty box so whoever got there first must have gotten the spartans from both boxes. Just need Karate Master and Mr. Maracas...I actually thought I bought them but mistook the skier and lifegaurd for them. Need glasses maybe. Haha.

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@Chertik. Gotta be faster next time lol. I got there when the Germantown Target opened and got to rummage through both brand new boxes, 6 spartans and 3 pharohs lol.

As for Walmart update. I went back to the Germantown Walmart on Sunday morning before I hit the Target there and they had no S2 mini's on display. I took the opened package I had to Customer Service and they told me, after 10-15 minutes of checking the computer, that they had none. I ask if she knew when they would be getting any in and the lady behind the counter told me she didn't know. So as of now I have gotten mixed responses from Walmart. I'm again heading to Germantown Wed. morning to check them again and see if the Target will have any more new cases.

Got my second shipment from Lego on Sunday and got another 3 Spartans! 9 spartans in 1 day bring my total to 16 so I think I've gathered my fair share. Still expecting another 3 sets of 16 from S@H and all of those will be up for trade alond with the extras I already have. If anyone in the Germantown/Rockville/Gaithersburg Area is looking for any in particular let my know :)

Good luck all and happy hunting!

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I scanned my pack at a US Walmart today and the price is $1.97 (already confirmed in several posts above). Asked stocker about inventory delivery. Confirms 120 in the WH, non replenishable, but none on order for that store. I admit I've learned a lot about inventory systems (TRU, Target and Walmart) just having to pre-empt the arrival of these minifigs, I don't know if that is sad or not... but anyhow, Walmart seems to have them in the system (like a place holder for WHEN they arrive). Now this...did LEGO put in a second production run to fill US Walmart orders? In that case it would be a good time to collect minifigs for the accessories (wigs, hats and heads) as was my original intent when the minifigs line was launched. The only minus is begin non replenished. So the experiment falls this way:
Series One, test market, test production, select stores only
Series Two, mass market, one run only, test viability in kiosks
Series Three, mass market, multi replenish, volume based on kiosk success and TLC production capacity.
Series Four, same as series three, now with data used to develope new collections? I foresee Spartan molds and prints used in a series of Greek and Roman lines, sports (cheerleaders and ball players), and a circus (why let a good wig go to waste), do you agree?

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The Dublin, CA Target had two new, untouched boxes out in the Halloween section and the TRU across the parking lot has at least one at customer service. I bought 8 bags from Target. I couldn't wait to open the Witch, so I fumbled her hat right into a small hole near my parking brake. I guess I'll be breaking out the tools this week to see if I can retrieve it. On the upside, I saw 36 cents and a pen cap when I looked in the hole, so happy days!

1x Witch (hatless)
1x Ringmaster
1x Disco Stu
1x Spartan - makes 2 for me, just because all the other kids are doing it
1x Singer
1x Surfer
1x Lifeguard
1x Cop. I already have 5 of these from Lego.com, but the Android app kept coming up "Unknown", so I figured what the heck? Yeah, one more to return.

That makes 15 of 16 for me, just missing the Adventurer. That's 13 more than I have of Series 1, wheeeeee!!

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Well, I found the minifigs at Walmart today. They are in 120 pack vertical boxes and the distribution appears to be different than the 60 pack boxes at Target ... time for a new thread Yellowcastle?

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I think by the time we all see them in Walmarts, it will be a little too late. They have been out for over a month now. I think most people got what they wanted.

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Target in Alexandria, VA @ Potomac Yard had them and sold out. I just saw the tag but none of the figs. Despite what you say I'm blaming you, yellowcastle. :)

No worries here though, I've got all I want but could use a vampire or two more. I'm interested to see if people have more details on Wal-Mart distribution.

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Stopped at the TRU that I pass every day on the way home from work and was looking for something else, when I spotted 2 boxes in the In the Lego area. 6 Spartans!...... I'm up around 20 of these now.

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I don't get why so many make a point on saying how many Spartans they have. I'll be more impressed if you have 5+ Death Stars.

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Just Got another Weight Lifter at Target today.

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AZ members Target on Power & McKellips finally has them out, I got the last 4 that I needed, helped a guy and a lady out while sorting. Worried about Series 3 but it'll add to the fun without barcodes.

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I think if it is true that Legoland will ship an entire case, then when series 3 comes out, I am so on that!! I think that will be the only way to gaurantee a whole set at least.

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My shop at home results

5 Vamps
2 Skiers
1 Pharoah
2 Ringmasters
1 Cop
1 Mime
1 Witch
2 Karate
1 Weightlifter

Weak!!

I did swoop ten from target the other day and did alright. I have multiples in most, All i need is the Spartan to complete the set!!

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@rruddick: were they in the toy section at Walmart? or up front by the registers?

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I was told by a manager that according to the register, the department code shows it will be in toys.

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@legowomen1980p: I think you need to go to Legomaniacs anonymous! Don't be afraid. Just stand up and say "Hello my name is (fill in blank) and I am a Legomaniac".

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@legowomen1980p I cant believe you have 64 spartans....

Im just glad you dont live in my area. But as much as I have preached to people about NOT hording spartans, I do feel what you mean about the excitement of searching all the targets in your area.

Ive gone out on probably 4 or 5 different target runs where each time I hit at least 2 or 3 different targets and return to others. Its pretty exciting, trying to see how many stores you can go to before 10pm, the thrill of walking to the scanners hoping they are in stock, coming up with better techniques to ask the stockers to pull things from the back, but the best is walking in and finding the isle all on your own and seeing the little blue bags staring at you from down the isle, and digging through it finding exactly what you need.

Sadly, this best case scenario I described only happened once with me :( and yes I have found myself picking up a couple extra spartans here and there since no one else in San Diego seems to be posting they are looking. So I'll grab a spare occasionally. I stopped searching targets now because it seems to be dying down, either they are completely sold out or the employees just have no idea. Between sunday and yesterday I went 5 different targets, and didn't find any with them, except the Balboa target and there wasn't much there. Its sad but it was fun while it lasted, maybe when walmart is up and running we'll all get to go hunt a little more?

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@legowomen1980p @yys4u -- I'm right with you guys. Although my excitement is tempered by the fact that I always call around before going out. It's still fun and with Spartans being so sought after, it makes for a good goal to try and collect as many as you can (whether limited by being able to find them, money, or conscience). The only time you know they have them in the store is if they tell you they have 120 on hand. Of course, that means you have to get them to pull them out for you, but at least you know, you know? And then there are those times in which they say they have like 94 and you just assume all the Spartans are gone, but you go anyway and blamo -- add two more to the collection.

I think I'm one of the few that actually likes to hear how many Spartans people have. Grogall's over 150, but he's in Germany and says it's easier there. 150 means 50 boxes with no Spartans which would probably bum a lot of people out, but maybe they don't care about them as much over there. He said the boxes are almost never riffled through.

@legowomen1980p -- Funny, I've opened exactly 18 as well. I'm lagging a bit behind your total count though. I also thought your line, "one that the hoarders haven't touched yet," was funny. Should be, "One that the OTHER hoarders..."

Looking forward to seeing the display at Walmart.

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No spartans!!!! URGH!!!

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I got a spartan at my local Target! My Target had a bunch of the figs in the Halloween section.

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Targets in the Denver, CO area have raised their prices to $2.99. I hope Walmart doesn't do the same thing.

@legowomen1980p I will trade you a sealed spartan for a good wizard 5614.

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Target store @ Power & McKellips in Mesa AZ hasn't any minifigures left, but I did notice that they had raised the price to $2.99. Booooo to you Target, I'm glad I got mine before the gouging.

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I noticed not all targets have moved to $2.99, it seems regional...ie, one counties target may all raise them, while another county may still have them at $1.99

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Glad I Got The 11 I Needed From Target Before The Mark-Up. :D

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@Legowomen1980p:Geez, You Spartan Collectors! I Only Got 2 & I Really Don't Know what People see in Them! There Minifigures after all! I Can Imagine wanting 30 of Them, but 50! Come on! Leave some for Other Prople! You Hoarders Have Gone Crazy with These spartans!!!

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