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6 minutes ago, jeff_14 said:

Listed as retiring soon. Only available on Lego website and sporadically in TRU in Canada. Might have to order a few since he'll be appearing in the Thor movie this year and Avengers next year.

In Canadian shop at home?

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Just now, Legojona said:

In Canadian shop at home?

Yes. Could be another attempt to induce panic buying. Even still, I'll likely bite for 2-3 and qualify for some giveaways next month.

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On 31/12/2016 at 3:34 AM, pete411 said:

Overproduced. This will also be available for at least another year. The last Target superhero set, Brainiac Attacks, is still at RRP after two years of availability. This is another superhero set loser. Superheroes line is like putting your money into a savings account but having to wait 2-3 years to get your money back.

Finger on the pulse.

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11 minutes ago, Val-E said:

Finger on the pulse.

Superman set < Any other SH set

It's not really a fair comparison.  Nobody likes Superman sets.  He is an albatross.  His stink cannot be removed.  It would perform better with just Supergirl and Brainiac.

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Just now, Sfcommando14 said:

Superman set < Any other SH set

It's not really a fair comparison.  Nobody likes Superman sets.  He is an albatross.  His stink cannot be removed.  It would perform better with just Supergirl and Brainiac.

Here SH = giant steaming turd. All of them, no exceptions, except for Ant Man, and  even then it´s not doing that well.

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2 minutes ago, Val-E said:

Here SH = giant steaming turd. All of them, no exceptions, except for Ant Man, and  even then it´s not doing that well.

I mostly agree, though there are other outliers.  And there is a such thing as the stinkiest turd.  Even the dung beetles avoid some crap.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00IANUDRE/ref=sr_1_4_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1485296223&sr=8-4&keywords=lego+venom&condition=new

 

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38 minutes ago, Val-E said:

Finger on the pulse.

Duh. If this is really retiring after 6 months of production, everyone should go ahead and try to stock up. Will it triple up like Antman? Probably not, but it'll easily double up. Also, the biggest discount I've seen on these is 20% so I don't think this set has been stockpiled by that many.

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1 minute ago, pete411 said:

Duh. If this is really retiring after 6 months of production, everyone should go ahead and try to stock up. Will it triple up like Antman? Probably not, but it'll easily double up. Also, the biggest discount I've seen on these is 20% so I don't think this set has been stockpiled by that many.

No they shouldn´t. It´s a turd, SH is like throwing away money and it is overhoarded. Move on, there is nothing to see here.

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Ant-man went out at the right time (Q4) and did not get a heavy restock once the writing was on the wall.  Dr. Strange is loaded on Target shelves across the country and will be much more hoarded.  My hope is that Target decides to clearance it soon.  Then I will put a little money in it, but not at full MSRP.

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Where did I see DSSS the other day? Ah yes, it was everywhere.

Ant Man came and went quietly just like Arctic Plane and RE. For this one, the cat is out of the bag.

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DR SSS film performed very well worldwide, is a very good unique build, good playset, unique minifgures, fast seller etc, so it ticks all the boxes.

I agree that Superheroes don't perform well in UK compared to USA, but this should be one set that will buck the trend. 

Note for anyone buying in UK, this set worked out to be 50% when buying in the multiple 3 for 2 in 2016, so there will not be a ant man scenario, however with the "short" production life if it does go soon that should be a good sign. It will definatly perform better than Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter. 

 

It seems like theres no real point in stocking up sets early now lego puts retiring soon tags on everything. This was on my radar for buying up later in the year, however this set is still availble everywhere so I'll just try buy if I get good enough discount, but I won't be buying that many.

As this set is showing retiring soon in North America, it could be a couple of months delay till retired in Europe. This could result in BPer's buying all stock for investment in  Europe, which already isnt that popular for superheros sets, causing a mini exo-suit supply>demand scenario.

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43 minutes ago, Mhd747 said:

DR SSS film performed very well worldwide, is a very good unique build, good playset, unique minifgures, fast seller etc, so it ticks all the boxes.

I agree that Superheroes don't perform well in UK compared to USA, but this should be one set that will buck the trend.

this superhero set will do fine even in the UK because he's Sherlock ;)

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seriously, this is just about the only superhero set i would buy 20 + of if I wanted to take on risk. i think it will be gone soon.

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16 hours ago, jeff_14 said:

Yes. Could be another attempt to induce panic buying. Even still, I'll likely bite for 2-3 and qualify for some giveaways next month.

I love superhero sets. My best seller after Star Wars. They are not very available up here in my experience so getting a few with a discount and promo give away is a no brainer if it's fading fast. I like that Lego seems to be regularly throwing in a few short life sets across the themes. Adds a nice casino element to this game.

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Seems like the Brickpicker effect is in motion (in UK anyway). All places online that were selling for £22 / 23 are sold out. Amazon still has for £25.

Went to my local TRU and they had 8 on the shelf, I usually just price match and use coupons but no point buying now as cheapest available elsewhere is £25 and with coupons would only work out to be only 25% off. If this was a year ago I would have bought but now I rather risk it and wait for bigger discounts.

I've stopped buying now outside of 3 for 2 deals as there seems to always be a deal on the horizon and no point buying full price or less than 40-50% off (for non Exclusives / non hard to find sets)

As this set hasn't officially been marked as retiring soon in Europe it should be around for next few weeks anyway. 

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1 hour ago, Villager Chris said:

Emailed Lego. Reply said retiring in UK on July 31, subject to change. 

Wow. A straight no BS answer from Lego for once. Let´s see if it is true.

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1 hour ago, Villager Chris said:

Emailed Lego. Reply said retiring in UK on July 31, subject to change. 

Can you PM me the name and email address as I'd like to ask them about the T1 & TB. However, they'll be unlikely to spill the beans on any long-lived sets.

It'd be interested to see if the Strangled Scrotum Sanitarium is discounted next July?

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If we apply the general rule of misinformation from Lego employeses it will retire when stocks are down to 0. Subject to change is the key phrase.

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