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dirge 31st July 2008 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 36720)
Goddamnit. Now one shopping trip will have me posting in three threads...

You could always take three photos ;)

iceburn 1st August 2008 12:02 AM

i would just post on the main acquisition thread though pic must have TFs in it.
ohh who's doing the August one??

Fungal Infection 1st August 2008 12:14 AM

My acquisition for today (from the Legoshop.com):


Haven't built the Devastator yet but will post pics of all built models when I complete the Devastator. What did surprise me about this order was that it was shipped to Australia from Denmark, then shipped from the Aust. NSW warehouse to me. The boxed was marked with Lego Denmark stickers and had postage paid for in Denmark but had a sticker stuck on additionally that said Postage Paid Australia from Lego Australia. Talk about doing things the expensive way!

TheDirtyDigger 1st August 2008 08:55 PM

Well I really, really wanted to get the Sandcrawler as I've wanted it for a while but something I wanted even more was the original Rep Gunship and AT-TE Walker as I have piloted and driven them many a time on SWBF2. Didn't have enough disposable income for them all so got the ones pictured.
Secondary market prices for these have generally been ludicrous to say the least so I am very happy with these new 're-issues'. Just had to get them as soon as I saw them.:)

Oh yeah...X-wing for someone special to my heart.;)


Golden Phoenix 1st August 2008 10:33 PM

How much were the Clone Wars sets?

Autocon 1st August 2008 11:56 PM

how many in the exo force set altogether??

STL 2nd August 2008 01:33 AM


My first Lego acquisitions in the lego acquisition thread:


In love with Exo-Force at the moment.

The 7721 looks very awkward online but in RL it looks quite lovely and menacing. I might be able to use it to make a Black Zarak at some point! And likely it'd be the closest I'd ever come to owning a Black Zarak.

Oh, and the 7721 will be a very fond memory for me (beyond the fact that my gf got it for me so I didn't have to pay a cent!). Lots of craziness. When I bought the 7721 for Jaydisc and Fungal, there were a couple in the line in front of me. They were running some poor girl ragged by basically using an old receipt and then asking if they could change the items they'd previously bought with the ones they now wanted. The girl was really not sure about this but the two clowns in their suits pressured her and pressured her. The first item I thought "okay, maybe a once off" but then the second item was a DVD. The girl told them it wasn't the same barcode as the original receipt and the woman started imposing themselves saying they're the same price and she doesn't want to pay for a DVD she no longer wants. At this point I the checkout chick was going red with a massive line forming behind her and then said she'd do it. Pissed off, I intervened and told her that she shouldn't feel pressured b/c it's not really her job. There's a good reason why there's a returns desk and she has every right to ask them to do returns/exchanges at the proper location. The couple then stared at me with a look that could melt the north pole. The guy told me this was none of my business and I should shut up. I told him I was just being courteous b/c I felt they were unfairly pressuring the girl. The guy told me to butt out of it and again to shut up. I told him he lacked the intelligence to properly communicate with other human beings in non-derogatory words of more than one syllable which I found rather saddening. He told me I was a smart ass and I told him I just possessed the requisite vocabulary without having to drop down to his level. He told me to repeatedly shut up. At that point, I told the checkout chick that she should ask the manager. But by this time, the manager had noticed the commotion and come over. I explained that I was just trying to explain to the couple there's a reason why there's a returns desk and furthermore it's way too easy to walk into a store grab two items (one on the receipt and the one they want) and then walk to the checkout asking to exchange the items without ever bringing in the original item. It's a check and balance. Otherwise, hell I'd walk out with 10 Lego sets for every just having bought the one. The couple stared at me with a look that could kill and I just smiled blankly at him while the manager told them they'd done the wrong thing and asked them to come to the exchange counter with her. They were not happy. After they marched behind the store manager, I apologised to the checkout chick for making a scene and But it annoyed me that there were poeple like this. This was Camberwell... one of my favourite areas to shop. :(

On top of that, the box I grabbed for Fungal ended up not having instructions and I ran around like a headless chook on crutches trying to grab a second one. In the end I just replaced the missing instruction booklet w/ one of my own so all that worrying for nothing.


Originally Posted by Autocon (Post 36948)
how many in the exo force set altogether??

About 31 sets all up but in my opinion only about 24 of them are worth chasing down.

Jaydisc and I have sourced out the missing 8100 one we really want which is 8103 and I'm now turning my attention to 7709 and 7712 but it looks like eBay may be the only way to go for the latter. I really really want 7709, especially since Fungal confirmed what I expected which was that the blue bot in 7709 is one of the best in the line.

And Fungal's helping us out too to get 7714 Golden Guardian (the best of the line from everything I've seen/read) as well as 7713.

The other great thing about Exo-Force is that it's finite... which makes me sad... but at least I know it won't be a long running addiction like say TFs. :D

TheDirtyDigger 2nd August 2008 06:44 AM


Originally Posted by Golden Phoenix (Post 36939)
How much were the Clone Wars sets?

$189.99 for the Gunship
$149.99 for AT-TE

And sorry GC they had no Force FX sabres there As far as I know coz the sweet young thing I asked about them didn't even know what I was talking about.
Such untrained, uninformed staff at TRU. She was cute though.

Golden Phoenix 2nd August 2008 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by TheDirtyDigger (Post 36972)
$189.99 for the Gunship
$149.99 for AT-TE

And sorry GC they had no Force FX sabres there As far as I know coz the sweet young thing I asked about them didn't even know what I was talking about.
Such untrained, uninformed staff at TRU. She was cute though.

That's alright. Jay picked me up 2 the other day. He said Obi-wan's and Mace's I think.
It is a shame about the pricing for the 2 Lego sets. I would have liked to grab at least one, but I am not going to drop $189.99 for the gunship

TheDirtyDigger 3rd August 2008 07:27 PM

My third train set that shall hopefully (space permitting) be part of my own Lego city one day.

Couple of Exo Force.


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