The Hogwarts Express Is Going To Be Delayed

What is it with trains and long annoying delays?

It seems that 75955 Hogwarts Express was originally destined to be a Toys R Us exclusive. With Toys R Us coming to a close it means that we won’t see a retail release of the Hogwarts Express until November, and then it seems only at specialty toy stores.

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This information comes from Outer Rim Trading Co, one of those specialty retailers that will eventually be stocking the set.

Buying this set directly from LEGO online may be an alternative, although at $139.99 you’ll need to spend more to get to the $200 free shipping threshold. The set will be released online here at some time tomorrow.

Both the Dreamworld Certified Store and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne should also have stock of this set.

12 Responses to The Hogwarts Express Is Going To Be Delayed

  1. Hooray! We’re (temporarily) relevant again!

  2. Mark says:

    Why Hogwarts Express was ever going to be a TRU exclusive is beyond me. It’s clearly going to be one of (if not the) most popular set in the wave.

    • Tim says:

      That is kind of the point. If it is not going to be popular then big companies would not want to pay extra to have it exclusive.

      • Mark says:

        Umm. Did you ever notice some of the more recent TRU SW exclusives? Combat frigate from SW Rebels or Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive were never going to be big sellers!

        • You can’t strike gold with every release or even exclusive for that matter. One of the main points of having a retailer exclusive is to create a point of difference between the different retail categories, to give the customers a reason to shop with you.

          • Mark says:

            As an independent retailer who will (eventually) get it then of course it works out well for you. My point is that this will bring out the worst in people. It’s already sold out on LEGO S@H…cue flippers who got their 5x limits with multiple accounts to take advantage of limited supply and gouge people on EBay.

  3. Dave says:

    Is there any official word that this is going to be the case with the rest of the TRU exclusives? It seems to be the case in the UK and US, where it also seems to be the case that the new HP sets are selling out before they hit the shelves. More time for me to save, I guess.

  4. Peace says:

    Any word on the Harry Potter cmf at Australian stores?

  5. Victoria says:

    I can confirm that it will be independent Toy stores that will be getting in the train :) (I work at one and our LEGO rep has told us so)

  6. Alan says:

    lego store melbourne have plenty of them today

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