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Myer Toy Sale Updates

Myer Toy Sale 2014 Logo

The Myer Toy Sale has kicked off in-store today, and we have heard reports that a lot of stock is flying off the shelves. Online stock levels seem to be a little better but we suspect that a lot of the larger exclusive sets will not last until the weekend, let alone until the end of the sale.

In the interests of making sure our readers don’t miss out on a deal, we thought we would provide a quick update.

The Extra 10% Off

There have been reports that some buyers have been able to get the extra 10% off, even though this is supposed to exclude LEGO. We suggest that Myer One members take along a copy of the voucher with them, and try for the extra discount. Be prepared for the extra discount to be denied, but you never know what will happen. Remember that retail staff are just following instructions, so don’t get mad at them if they won’t apply the discount; after all the voucher does exclude LEGO.

Stock Levels

We have heard multiple reports that stock is selling out quickly, particularly the larger exclusive sets.

  • The Simpsons House – Sold out online, and we have received reports that most stores only received a few of these. We suggest calling your store in advance. Sold out online.
  • The Sea Cow – Again, limited stock of this one in-store. Still available online.
  • Parisian Restaurant – Limited stock in-store. Still available online.
  • Sydney Opera House – There seems to be better stock levels of this in-stores. Still available online.

Alternatives

We suspect that a lot of the larger sets will sell out before the end of the sale. We have had another look at the products that may be worth buying from Amazon if you can’t get them from Myer. The Millennium Falcon is actually cheaper from Amazon than from Myer.

 
Set
Sale Price
Amazon Price
Price Difference At Amazon
71006 The Simpsons House$259.00$262.87 Link~ $5 More
10243 Creator Parisian Restaurant$199.99$208.47 Link~ $10 More
7965 Millennium Falcon$199.00$180.87 Link~ $15 Less

2014 Toy Sales: 20% Off LEGO At Myer

The first of the 2014 mid-year toy sales has just started online.

Myer is kicking things off with a reasonable 20% off all LEGO. The big news isn’t so much the discount, it is the sets that they have got in stock for the sale. We have a list of the larger sets included in the sale below.

The sale is available online now (Tuesday 10th June 2014) and starts in store this Thursday (12th June 2014). The sale ends on the 20th July 2014.

In previous years there has been an extra 10% off for Myer One members, but we have not heard anything about this offer being available this year. If we do find out anything, we will update the article.

Click here to shop online, or here to view the catalogue

Official Details 10242 MINI Cooper – Including Australian Price

10242 Mini Cooper Box

Following on from our sneak peak earlier we have more official details of the 10242 MINI Cooper set including the official Australian price.

We predicted that the set would retail in Australian for $139.99, and unfortunately we were slightly off. The official price for this set in Australia is $149.99. The markup is a little more than we would have liked. It is possible that this is a result of additional licensing costs involved in the Mini brand.

As we previously mentioned the set will be available for via shop.LEGO.com in August this year.

Check out the official press release below, and designer video

10242 MINI Cooper

Ages 16+. 1,077 pieces.

Take this MINI Cooper for a nostalgic drive down memory lane!

US $99.99 – CA $119.99 – AU $149.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £74.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Experience the iconic MINI Cooper first hand, with its classic lines, detailed interior and fun picnic theme.

Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO® brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a cozy day in the countryside!

• Features opening doors, hood and trunk, spare wheel in separate compartment, detailed engine and 2 fog lights.

• Accessories include a picnic basket, bottle and blanket for nostalgic picnic theme.

• Authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII.

• Classic green and white color theme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes.

• Lift the hood to reveal the detailed engine.

• Remove the roof and access the detailed interior.

• Go on a countryside picnic with this iconic classic!

• MINI Cooper measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
August 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:

US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

The MINI logo, the MINI word mark and model designation are trademarks of BMW and are used under license.

Designer video via FBBT.net

70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Buying Options

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 01

We are really excited for the 70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow set, which is slowly making itself more widely available. After learning that the set was now available on Amazon, we decided to look at the options.

Amazon

LEGO Movie 70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow is now available for pre-order, with a shipping date of June 8 2014.

We have done the maths on the Amazon pricing, and  based on Amazon currency conversion (as of time of publication) and shipping to our Brisbane Address the set works out at AU$ 349.50. This is a saving of 10% off the Australian RRP. This is not as good as a local 20% off sale.

Shopforme

Australian retailer Shopforme have the set available for pre-order for $350.99. This price is on par with the Amazon price, and will possible have a quicker delivery time.

Other Australian Retailers

We have received reports of a few sightings of this set at other retailers. It looks like it is slowly making it’s way to stores. With toy sales (hopefully) just around the corner the best option could be to wait. We couldn’t find the set listed online anywhere at this stage.

If you have spotted the Sea Cow anywhere, let us know in the comments.

On Sale – Various Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

toysrus-logo-lge

Toys ‘R’ Us are having a sale that runs for most of June, and there are quite a few sets reduced. The sale runs from Wednesday 4th until Saturday 21st June 2014. It’s not a broad 20% off LEGO sale, but there are savings to be had.

There were so many different offers we have broken it down in to the following table

 
Item
Price
Discount
Note
LEGO City Starter Set, Cargo Set, Airport Fire Truck Or Auto Transporter$29.99$10.00VIP Club Price
20% Off Selected LEGO City Sets$23.99$6.008 Sets included
20% Off Selected LEGO Duplo sets$23.99$6.008 Sets included
20% Off LEGO City Cargo Terminal Or Fire Station$103.99$26.00
20% Off LEGO Technic Black Champion Racer Or Desert Racer$23.99$6.00
20% Off LEGO Duplo All-In-One Box Of Fun Green Or Pink$39.99$10.00
20% Off Lego Marvel Super Heroes Spider Helicopter Or Doc Ock Truck$31.99$8.00Apparent pricing error, see below
LEGO Creator Sunset Speeder, Highway Cruiser, Super Racer Or Red Rotors2 for $25
LEGO Star Wars Utapau Troopers , Kashyyyk Troopers Or Death Star Troopers$22.99$3.00
LEGO Star Wars Vulture Droid, Grievous' Wheels Or Jedi Interceptor$31.99$8.00VIP Club Price
LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella's Dream Carriage Or Rapunzel's Creativity Tower$39.99$10.00
LEGO Friends Heartlake Juice Bar$31.99$8.00
LEGO Friends Stephanie's Beach House$47.99$12.00
BONUS Stephanie's Mail Box set when you spend $30 or more on LEGO Friends.

Details on 76015 Spider-Helicopter Rescue – This set is listed as reduced from $39.99 to $31.99. The actual RRP for this set is $79.99. If Toys ‘R’ Us honour the catalogue price, then this is a bargain.

You can view the catalogue here

On Sale – 10% Off Storewide At Big W This Weekend

Big W Logo

It is starting to look like sales are drying up before we get to the big toy sales, but we do have a small offer from Big W.

This weekend (31st May – 1st June 2014) Big W is having a “Friends and Family Sale” with 10% off store wide.

There is a minimum spend of $50 to redeem the discount, and you must have a copy of the barcoded voucher when you go through the checkout.

You can download a copy of the voucher here (PDF Link) or you can read more about the sale here

On Sale – Amazon Promotion 40% Off Second Toy

We know that we already posted an Amazon offer today, but this sale looks like a pretty good deal.

Buy One, Get One 40% Off on Select Toys
For a limited time and while supplies last, buy one, get one 40% off on select toys. Discount will be applied at Checkout

We saw this offer this morning but we were unable to get the discount to apply, but we have just got a tip that the deals are currently working.

You will need to go through the checkout process to see the sale details. You don’t need to actually place the order, just get to the final confirmation page as per the screenshot below.

Amazon Offer

This example is for two 7965 Star Wars Millennium Falcon sets. Be sure that the promotion is correctly applied.

Click here for the included sets

LEGO 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine On Sale At Amazon

LEGO 21103 DeLorean Time Machine

This is a great offer for those Back To The Future fans who have yet to pick up the 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine set.

Amazon has reduced their price for the set by 20%, bring it down to $27.99 US. This works out to be just $41.75 AU delivered which is a good deal compared to the Australian RRP of $59.99. Even after a 20% off sale in Australian you would still be paying a few dollars more.

Click here to view the offer – LEGO 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set

All prices based on standard Amazon shipping option to Brisbane address and Amazon currency conversion option on the date of publication.

On Sale – Target Offering 20% Off Toys Today Only

Target One Day Super Sale

It looks like we may have an explanation for the Simpsons House pricing we saw online last night.

Target has just started a surprise One Day Super Sale. For today (Saturday 24th May 2014) only they are offering 20% off all toys. This sale is running in-store and online.

Click here for the LEGO deals

On Sale: Buy 1 City Set, Get 1 Half Price At Toys R Us

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price City ToysRUs

We were worried that we may not see any more sales until the big Toy Sales coming up, but Toys ‘R’ Us have come to the rescue with an offer on LEGO City sets.

From Wednesday 21st May 2014 until Tuesday 3rd June 2014 if you buy a LEGO City set you will be able to pick up a second one for 50% off. The second item must be of equal or lower value.

If given a choice we would prefer broader sales, but if you are in the market for City sets it does work out better than a 20% off sale.

View the catalogue here