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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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So a friend and I were talking about Star Wars: A Cash Grab Story

I actually have a ticket to go see it in a couple hours. Yeah, I'm a hypocrite so what. I have a fascination for train wrecks.

I mean most kids movies are just commercials to sell toys, that's a given. And I like theater hot dogs.

But OMFGTSBSTASO!!!

When did this happen?! When did toys cost more than a mortgage payment?!

#NotMyMandela

www.target.com...





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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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For $800 that better be life size and fly.
This is why mega blocks are a thing.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:44 PM
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a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

Or you could just be cheap and get a 500 dollar Death Star kit instead.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha


So a friend and I were talking about Star Wars: A Cash Grab Story

I actually have a ticket to go see it in a couple hours. Yeah, I'm a hypocrite so what. I have a fascination for train wrecks.

I mean most kids movies are just commercials to sell toys, that's a given.

But OMFGTSBSTASO!!!

When did this happen?! When did toys cost more than a mortgage payment?!

#NotMyMandela

www.target.com...






Well, when you have a cult following you might as well take all they have in the process...

Winning!!!!




posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

For $800.00 I better be able to at least live in the damn thing.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:49 PM
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But...it has 7,500 pieces and it's AWESOME!

Also an investment if you keep it in the box.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: Admitted
But...it has 7,500 pieces and it's AWESOME!

Also an investment if you keep it in the box.


Yeah, I collect Lego USC models. The first one was selling upwards of $5k new in box.

I have a bunch of kits on display in my office. These aren't really for kids.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
These aren't really for kids.


Well my mama once said in this generation the kids want to be adults and the adults want to be kids.

And the marketing surely knows it.


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posted on May, 24 2018 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

Yeah, my brother has a display case in his basement with I-don't-know-how-many collector kits in. It's a cool thing to collect, I think.

Very frustrating for his kids as they grew up though... Yes, dad has a case full of awesome toys....NO YOU CAN'T PLAY WITH THEM!



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

That particular LEGO set is as old as time itself and it’s always been expensive.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

Or you could just be cheap and get a 500 dollar Death Star kit instead.


www.target.com... up=SC_Toys&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=m&location=1013962&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqNKc0_6f2wIVjPhkCh1hvAZcEAQYAiABEgIlwvD_BwE&gclaw.ds

4,000 pieces! The millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror? Yeah, thats not the people of alderaan. Its the owners of all the feet that unwittingly find these legos.



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 11:15 PM
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a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

Haha good one



posted on May, 24 2018 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: Whoisjohngalt

My wife has banned legos until our youngest turns 5, for just that reason.
We have not conceived our youngest yet. . .



posted on May, 25 2018 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

*chokes*

SERIOUSLY?????????????????????????? $800?????? *falls over dead*



posted on May, 25 2018 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Admitted
a reply to: Edumakated

Yeah, my brother has a display case in his basement with I-don't-know-how-many collector kits in. It's a cool thing to collect, I think.

Very frustrating for his kids as they grew up though... Yes, dad has a case full of awesome toys....NO YOU CAN'T PLAY WITH THEM!



Yeah, I have the Death Star. Fun build. It replicates every scene in the original star wars movie. It is in my garage on a table because I don't have anywhere to put it in my office yet. My son is fascinated by it and is constantly going over to look it. I have this nightmare he is going to knock it off the table and it will be "4000 pieces suddenly crying out in terror!" when it hits the floor.

I'm going to buy the Millenium Falcon this summer for my Father's Day gift to myself.



posted on May, 25 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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Got it a few years ago, the whole family chipped in for the grandson. Think it was only $300 at the time?
Building it was the true adventure!!

Got a bunch of other Star Wars lego kits.
The Adat thingy, the clone wars ship, the Endor kit with the Ewoks. Plus more I'm blanking on right now.

Since the kiddo actually carefully plays with them it was all worth it!!


Glad we got this crap when it was "relatively" more affordable. $700 bucks? No Freaking Way!!!



posted on May, 25 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

That costs more than my first car.



posted on May, 25 2018 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: ntech
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

That costs more than my first car.


I know, right?

Apparently the only ones who can afford it are high-stakes Legos investers.




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posted on May, 25 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: Admitted
a reply to: Edumakated

Yeah, my brother has a display case in his basement with I-don't-know-how-many collector kits in. It's a cool thing to collect, I think.

Very frustrating for his kids as they grew up though... Yes, dad has a case full of awesome toys....NO YOU CAN'T PLAY WITH THEM!



Yeah, I have the Death Star. Fun build. It replicates every scene in the original star wars movie. It is in my garage on a table because I don't have anywhere to put it in my office yet. My son is fascinated by it and is constantly going over to look it. I have this nightmare he is going to knock it off the table and it will be "4000 pieces suddenly crying out in terror!" when it hits the floor.

I'm going to buy the Millenium Falcon this summer for my Father's Day gift to myself.


Well you did say it replicates EVERY scene. I guess as it hits the floor, its the last scene.




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