2014 Toy Sales: Making The Most of The Toys R Us Price Beat

Toys R Us Price Beat 2014

In case you missed it, the Toys R Us Toy Sale kicks off on Wednesday. While there are no stand-outs in the catalogue, they do have an offer that may be of use to LEGO fans.

Spot a lower price on anything in the catalogue and Toys R Us will beat it by 10%

With so many toy sales on at the moment we thought we’d look at how you can capitalise on this offer to get the best price. We have compared the prices of everything in the Toys R Us catalogue to the other catalogues.

  • We checked Myer, Kmart and Big W catalogues
  • We only looked at prices listed in catalogues. For example Myer has 20% off all LEGO, but only a limited selection are in the catalogue.
  • You may be able to use the Myer 20% offer for the price beat, check the percentages on the sets in our breakdown See note below.
  • The various Toy Sales run for different periods, check that the sale you are using for the price beat is still running when you go to Toys R Us.
  • Toys R Us price beat only applies to sets in the Toys R Us toy sale catalogue

Now that we have the specifics out of the way, here are the sets that you can take advantage of the price beat offer;

Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Best Price
From
"Price Beat" Price
Original RRP
RRP Discount %

Creator

31024Roaring Power$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
31023Yellow Racers$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%

Duplo

10526Peter Pan's Visit$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10515Ariel's Undersea Castle$31.99$32.00Big W$28.80$39.9927.98%
10575Creative Building Cube$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10544The Joker Challenge$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10532My First Police Set$31.99$29.00Big W$26.10$39.9934.73%
10525Big Farm$79.99$68.00Big W$61.20$89.9931.99%

LEGO City

60047Police Station$98.99$95.00Big W$85.50$149.9943.00%

Chima

70132Scorns Scorpion Sting$49.99$38.00Big W$34.20$59.9942.99%

Friends

41015Dolphin Cruiser$78.99$75.00Big W$67.50$99.9932.49%
41039Sunshine Ranch$79.99$75.00Big W$67.50$99.9932.49%

UPDATE: We have found the relevant terms and conditions for the offer.

Toys”R”Us Price Guarantee is available for products advertised only, on purchases during our Toys”R”Us Sale, Wednesday 25 June to Tuesday 15 July 2014. Excludes online purchases, nappies, wipes, baby food, baby formula, game consoles, iTunes Cards, Prepaid Cards, Gift Cards or non merchandise goods and services. Competitor’s product must be in stock at a retail outlet within the same city or town. Product must be identical (e.g. same brand, model and colour). Competitor’s advertised price must be current. Price Guarantee is not available when the competitor’s lower price is due to category or storewide discounts, conditional sales, package deals, trade-ins, damaged stock, demonstration or discontinued lines and loyalty or third party offers. We will not match online retailers, fire or liquidation sales, clearance and warehouse outlets. Competitor’s price will be matched, and a further 10% discount will be taken off the matched price.

Here are the important parts that you’ll need to know

  • Competitor’s product must be in stock at a retail outlet within the same city or town
  • Not available when the competitor’s lower price is due to category or storewide discounts – This means you can’t use Myer’s 20% off.
  • Competitor’s price will be matched, and a further 10% discount will be taken off the matched price. – This is the formula that we have used above.

As more toy sales catalogues become available, we will update accordingly.

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2014 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Toys R Us

Toys R US Toy Sale 2014

Another Toy Sale catalogue has just appeared. This time it’s Toys R Us bringing us our annual mid-year LEGO deals.

There is a decent selection in the catalogue, but nothing in particular that screams “must have”. Our highlight would probably have to be the VW Campervan.

The best part of the Toys R Us sale however is their price beat guarantee. You can save an extra 10% off if you manage to find a better price for anything listed in the catalogue. We will try and run the numbers on the various catalogues that are out and about to see if we can spot any cheaper deals.

The sale runs from next Wednesday 25th June until Tuesday 15th July.

Check out the catalogue here

Here is our breakdown of all the deals

Set #
Set Name
Sale Price
Discount
Discount %

Creator

10220VW Camper Van$129.99$40.0023.53%
31024Roaring Power$31.99$8.0020.01%
31023Yellow Racers$31.99$8.0020.01%
31021Furry Creatures$23.99$6.0020.01%
31022Turbo Quad$23.99$6.0020.01%
31019Forest Animals$23.99$6.0020.01%

Duplo

10526Peter Pan's Visit$31.99$8.0020.01%
10515Ariel's Undersea Castle$31.99$8.0020.01%
10575Creative Building Cube$31.99$8.0020.01%
10544The Joker Challenge$31.99$8.0020.01%
10546My First Shop$31.99$8.0020.01%
10532My First Police Set$31.99$8.0020.01%
10525Big Farm$79.99$10.0011.11%
10507My First Train Set$53.99$16.0022.86%

Bricks & More

4630Build & Play Box$69.99$10.0012.50%
10681Creative Building Cube$31.99$8.0020.01%

Juniors

10675Police - The Big Escape$31.99$8.0020.01%
10667Juniors Construction$23.99$6.0020.01%
10668Princess Play Castle$23.99$6.0020.01%
10671Fire Emergency$23.99$6.0020.01%

Super Heroes

76017Captain America VS Hydra$34.99$5.0012.50%
76011Batman Man-Bat Attack$34.99$5.0012.50%
76018Hulk Lab Smash (VIP Price)$69.99$10.0012.50%
76013The Joker Steam Roller$69.99$10.0012.50%

Star Wars

VariousStar Wars Microfighters (2 for 24)$24.00$7.9824.95%
75043AT-AP$78.99$21.0021.00%
75046Coruscant Police Gunship$69.99$10.0012.50%
75025Jedi Defender Class Cruiser$119.99$20.0014.29%

City

60045Police Patrol Boat$38.99$11.0022.00%
60044Mobile Police Unit$38.99$11.0022.00%
60009Helicopter Arrest$69.99$10.0012.50%
60047Police Station$98.99$51.0034.00%
VariousAny 2 (Light Repair Truck, Monster Truck, City Race Car or Fire Chief Car)$25.00$6.9821.83%

Mixels Series 2

VariousAny 3 Mixels For $15$15.00$2.9716.53%

Chima

70134Lavertus Outland Base$89.99$-0.00%
70014The Croc Swamp Hideout$89.99$-0.00%
70132Scorns Scorpion Sting$49.99$10.0016.67%
VariousAny 2 Legend Beast Sets$20.00$5.9823.02%

Ninjago

70727X-1 Ninja Charger$47.99$12.0020.00%
70721Kia Fighter$23.99$6.0020.01%
70722Overborg Attack$23.99$6.0020.01%

Friends

41015Dolphin Cruiser$78.99$21.0021.00%
3186Emma's Horse Trailer$29.99$10.0025.01%
41057Heartlake Horse Show (VIP Price)$47.99$12.0020.00%
41039Sunshine Ranch$79.99$20.0020.00%
VariousAny 2 Friends Animals$10.00$1.9816.53%

On Sale: 50% Off Your Second Toy At Myer This Weekend

Myer logo

Despite their main toy sale still running Myer has chosen to run a weekend special as part of their stocktake sale.

June 21 & 22 2014 you can receive 50% off your second toy.

The website says that this can not be used with other offers so things may get a little messy with the 20% off sale on LEGO. Registers should default to the better offer, but it may be worth doing the sums yourself before parting with your cash. We don’t want anybody getting charged more than they expected.

View more info here.”

LEGO Fusion: Bringing LEGO Building And Digital Play Together

LEGO Fusion LOGO

LEGO has just shown off a new range of innovative products called LEGO Fusion. These sets combine the LEGO building experience we all know and love with electronic gaming on tablets. LEGO is taking the view that a physical and tactile building experience can complement, rather than compete with, the digital experience. LEGO are building on their own work with Life Of George, as well as concepts such as the popular Skylanders series of games.

The sets come with a moderate selection of bricks and a special capture plate. The capture plate enables the related app on your iPad or Android tablet to scan and recreate your construction in virtual form. There are four different sets to be released

LEGO Fusion Town Master

In this simulation game, players create and rule their own LEGO town, first by building it with LEGO bricks, then by capturing it and importing it to the game. Children build everything from houses to a pizzeria, fire station and bike shop while completing errands and missions like catching robbers, fighting fires and skateboarding. To keep the minifigure citizens happy, players solve problems through physical building and earn points to gain access to more structures, and even run additional towns.

LEGO Fusion Town Master

LEGO Fusion Battle Towers

Players build a tower and defend it against attack so they can rule the kingdom. First, players design the Battle Towers with real LEGO pieces, then capture them and import them to the game. Next, players choose tower defenders like wizards and archers and battle against evil warriors, skeleton armies, and more. If a tower is damaged in battle, players can repair the damage with a timed build with the game’s real LEGO bricks.

LEGO Fusion Battle Towers

LEGO Fusion Create & Race

In this racing game, players get behind the wheel and virtually drive the cars that they create with real LEGO bricks. Once a custom vehicle is digitally designed, physically built, and imported to the game, it can be optimized for success in racing, demolition or stunts. Players learn that every brick shape and color on the vehicle matters for performance. Three themed courses offer endless challenges unlocked by physical LEGO builds, and children can even ghost race against friends to top the leaderboard.

LEGO Fusion Create and Race

LEGO Fusion Resort Designer

Players help the LEGO Friends design new vacation houses, shops and activities for Ambersands Beach. After building 2-D facades, capturing them and importing them to the game, players can design the interiors of 3-D digital structures, such as an aquarium, surf shop and beach houses. Children can unlock new levels and build more resorts by completing missions like rescuing dolphins, riding horses, surfing and other resort activities.

LEGO Fusion Resort Designer

It is certainly an interesting concept, and we are interested to try it out.

Check out the official press release and details of each set below.

LEGO FUSION Town Master, LEGO FUSION Battle Towers, and LEGO FUSION Create & Race will launch in August 2014; LEGO FUSION Resort Designer will launch in September 2014. US Price for these sets is $34.99, we do not currently have an Australian price.

On Sale: The Simpsons House Reduced At Kmart Online

The Simpsons House Kmart Sale

You may have to get in quick to grab this deal; Kmart have reduced the price of 71006 The Simpsons House in their online store to just $259.00. This is a saving of $70, or around 21%

The website lists this offer as available in-store and online, but in-store stock appears to be very limited (if it exists at all).

Be sure to factor in the delivery costs if purchasing with the home delivery option. When we checked the delivery costs it was coming up as $0, but this may have been an error.

We believe this is the best price currently available for this set. It is certainly cheaper than $298.00 at Big W.

Check out the offer here

2014 Big W Toy Sale Update

Big W Toy Sale 2014

This is just a friendly reminder to our readers that the Big W toy sale kicks off online tonight at 7PM AEST. The site is currently offline in preparation, so hopefully Big W have measures in place to handle heavy traffic.

We also received an email this morning from Everyday Rewards, and it had some pretty great news; Everyday Rewards card holders can get the sale prices in store from today 19th June 2014 (Tomorrow). That’s right, you don’t need to order online or wait for the sale to start later this month. According to the email all you need to do is scan your card at the checkout to purchase items at the sale price. We haven’t been able to test this in-store ourselves, so it may be worth calling your local store before heading out. If you have an Everyday Rewards card we suggest checking your emails for more information.

Even though the Big W website is currently offline, you can check out the sale catalogues here

We have also included our breakdown of the sets again below.

On Sale: 20% Off LEGO Today Only At David Jones Online

David Jones One Day Online 20pc Off

We were a little disappointed when the most recent sale at David Jones excluded LEGO, but it seems they are going to make it up to LEGO fans with a one day online only sale.

Today only (16th June 2014) David Jones is offering 20% off all LEGO.

You can check out all of the LEGO they have here.

It looks like they have quite a good selection in their online store, including modular buildings and other large sets.

The prices listed on the David Jones site are the regular prices. To see the discounted price you will need to add items to your bag.

Michelangelo & Lincoln: History Cops

Abraham LEGO

What better way to ease into the weekend than with a LEGO video.

One of the extra features of The LEGO Movie Blu-ray release has been uploaded to the official Warner Bros. YouTube page.

Join Michelangelo and Abraham Lincoln as they team up to fight crime in “History Cops”

Bricking Around Turns One!

Birthday Clown

Happy Birthday to us!

One year ago today the first ever article was posted on Bricking Around. It’s been quite a year. Since that first post Bricking Around has grown into one of the biggest Australian LEGO news sites. We hope that over the last year we have been able to save you money and bring you lots of exciting news.

We would like to thank everybody that has supported the site. Our readers are some of the best LEGO fans around.

Year in review

  • 229 Articles
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Here is to the next year of LEGO news, sales and giveaways! We have a competition scheduled for July, but we can’t give too much away just yet…

2014 Toy Sales: All The Deals From Big W

Big W Toy Sale 2014

We were starting to get worried that we weren’t going to get a Toy Sale from Big W this year, but they have just surprised us all and released the catalogue online.

There is a LOT of LEGO in the catalogue, and we have included a full listing below.

The sale runs from Thursday June 26 2014 until Wednesday July 9 2014.

You can view the catalogue here

Some notable items included in the sale are

  • 10240 Red Five X-Wing – $248. This is listed as an exclusive to Big W. Discount of 11.1% isn’t great, but if it is an exclusive that may be the best price we see.
  • 10188 Death Star – $598. The most expensive set of the sale, with a decent 14% discount. ~ $70 cheaper via Amazon.
  • 71006 The Simpsons House – $298. This set is a bit hard to find, so hopefully they will have a lot of stock. Around $30 cheaper via Amazon, and Myer.
  • 31313 Mindstorms – $448. We haven’t seen this in many retail stores. 10% isn’t too bad of a discount. Also ~ $30 cheaper via Amazon.
  • 70810 Metalbeard’s Sea Cow – $328. Not as good as Myer, but still a few dollars better than Amazon.
  • 31026 Bike Shop & Café – $66. At 22% off this is likely to be the best price we’ll see for this set. The US RRP on this set is actually US$ 89.99.

The catalogue is listed as a “preview”, so if there are any further developments we will let you know.

On to the deals…

Set #
Set Name
Price
Discount
Discount %

DUPLO Disney Princesss

10515Ariel's Undersea Castle$32.00$6.0015.8%
10542Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Castle$40.00$8.0016.7%
41052Ariel's Magical Kiss$38.00$10.0020.8%

Disney Princess

41053Cinderella's Dream Carriage$38.00$10.0020.8%
41054Rapunzel's Creativity Tower$38.00$10.0020.8%
41055Cinderella's Romantic Castle$78.00$20.0020.4%

Friends

41015Dolphin Cruiser$75.00$13.0014.8%
41039Sunshine Ranch$75.00$13.0014.8%
3315Olivia's House$75.00$23.0023.5%
41037Stephanie's Beach House$44.00$10.0018.5%
41006Downtown Bakery$34.00$4.0010.5%
41035Heartlake Juice Bar$28.00$6.0017.6%
41003Olivia's Newborn Foal$10.00$5.0033.3%
41010Olivia's Beach Buggy$10.00$5.0033.3%

DUPLO

10575Duplo Building Cube$29.00$6.0017.1%
10538Planes Fire and Rescue$29.00$10.0025.6%
10526Peter Pan's Visit$29.00$10.0025.6%
10532My First Police$29.00$10.0025.6%
10544Joker Challenge$29.00$10.0025.6%
10539Beach Racing$29.00$10.0025.6%
10525Big Farm$68.00$20.0022.7%
10580Box Of Fun$68.00$-0.0%

Juniors

10672Juniors Batman$29.00$9.0023.7%
10669Juniors Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles$24.00$5.0017.2%
10676Juniors Castle$58.00$10.0014.7%

Super Heroes

76014Spider-Trike VS Electro$15.00$4.0021.1%
76015Doc Ock Truck Heist$29.00$9.0023.7%
76016Spider-Helicopter Rescue$59.00$16.0021.3%

Ninjago

70726Destructiod$48.00$-0.0%
70728Battle For Ninjago City$118.00$30.0020.3%

Chima

71035Cragger's Fire Striker$58.00$-0.0%
70132Scorn's Scorpion Stinger$38.00$10.0020.8%

Star Wars

10240Red Five X-Wing$248.00$31.0011.1%
75045AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon$68.00$-0.0%
10188Death Star 10188$598.00$100.0014.3%

LEGO City

60062Arctic Icebreaker$128.00$21.0014.1%
60057Camper Van$20.00$8.0028.6%
60058SUV With Watercraft$20.00$8.0028.6%
60002Fire Truck$20.00$8.0028.6%
60017Flat Bed$20.00$8.0028.6%
60056Tow Truck$20.00$8.0028.6%
60059Logging Truck$20.00$8.0028.6%
60043Prisoner Transport$20.00$8.0028.6%
60047Police Station$95.00$24.0020.2%

Creator

31020Twin Blade$15.00$4.0021.1%
31005Hauler$15.00$4.0021.1%
31023Yellow Racer$29.00$10.0025.6%
31024Roaring Power$29.00$10.0025.6%
31026Bike Shop & Café$68.00$20.0022.7%

The LEGO Movie

70802Bad Cop Pursuit$29.00$6.0017.1%
70804Ice Cream Machine$29.00$6.0017.1%
70805Trash Chomper$29.00$6.0017.1%
70806Castle Cavalry$29.00$6.0017.1%
70811Flying Flusher$29.00$6.0017.1%
70810Metalbeard's Sea Cow$328.00$40.0010.9%

Other

31313Mindstorms$448.00$50.0010.0%
71006The Simpsons House$298.00$30.009.1%
10662Creative Bucket$38.00$-0.0%
42025Technic Cargo Plane$148.00$40.0021.3%