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New Details On 4 Former Toys R Us Exclusives

When Toys R Us closed down the question that I got asked most of all was what is happening with the Toys R Us exclusives. I can assure you that I have been doing my best to keep on top of this including regularly bugging LEGO for information.

Thankfully we now know where four of those former exclusives are going. Here’s the list…

 
Set #
Name
Theme
RRP
Exclusive To
75205Mos Eisley CantinaStar Wars$69.99Myer
75933T-Rex TransportJurassic World$99.99Myer
60196Arctic Supply PlaneCity$99.99Costco, Toyworld
41345Heartlake City Pet CenterFriends$79.99Costco, Toyworld

The two Myer exclusives are currently listed on the website

I can’t find an online listing for the other two exclusives.

What you may need to know is that according to the information provided by LEGO these exclusives are single drop. Once they are gone then you are likely going to have to resort to LEGO online to get them. Obviously plans can change though.

I know that isn’t all of the exclusives that Toys R Us had. I have been told that negotiations are on-going for anything not mentioned above.

Exclusivity Information For August 2018

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August features some popular releases but as usual there are few sets that you’ll have to go to a little extra effort to track down. Here’s your guide to what sets are exclusive to what retailer for August 2018.

Big W manages to snare two interesting exclusives. First is the latest UCS Star Wars set 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter. The second is 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile. I suspect that these sets won’t show up until after the 20% off sale ends.

The Bugatti Chiron should be available from Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores this month. Hopefully Myer don’t exclude this one from their sales.

As usual the new BrickHeadz are exclusive to Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores.

Interestingly the data that I was provided said that Hogwarts Express is an August release to the mass market – meaning everyone. I am not sure when this will actually arrive in stores and if this information overwrites the November date I had heard previously.

Of course the question that everybody keeps asking (I think LEGO are sick of me asking them) is what is happening with Toys R Us exclusives. The answer unfortunately is that there is no answer. The only update on Toys R Us exclusives at this stage is that 75955 Hogwarts Express is now available at mass (meaning all LEGO retailers). All other products are still in planning and negotiation.

You can see the full list of exclusives below.

Exclusivity Information For June 2018

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Despite what a calendar will tell you June officially kicks of the second half of 2018 for LEGO. That means that there are a heap of new sets coming out.

I have previously done up a list of sets that are on the LEGO website but thanks to LEGO Australia I have information on who will be stocking what sets.

Big W will be home to the huge 76105 Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition from June and fingers crossed they offer a good discount on this set during their toy sale.

The new BrickHeadz continue to be exclusive to Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores.

Target gets an exclusive Creator set (31078 Treehouse Treasures) and an exclusive Friend set (41343 Heartlake City Airplane Tour). Joining the Hulkbuster at Big W is Friends set 41350 Spinning Brushes Car Wash.

The 76109 Quantum Realm Explorers set from Ant-Man will be available from Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores which is great considering the original Ant-Man set wasn’t released here at all.

Myer will also be exclusively getting 10875 Duplo Cargo Train, for the younger LEGO fans.

Perhaps the most intriguing part of the list is that Toys R Us will be getting 5 exclusives (see the list below). If Toys R Us can’t find a way out of it’s current situation then it will be interesting to see what happens to their exclusives.

You can see the full list of exclusives below. If there is something not on the list then it is either a general release or not yet decided.

Updated Exclusivity Information For April

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I have been in touch with LEGO this morning and they were kind enough to send through a bit of an update on retailer exclusivity for some new sets. This list should help you plan out some of your purchases.

There are a heap of new BrickHeadz out – Go Brick Me, Infinity War, Solo, Jurassic World and The Incredibles II. All of these are exclusive to Myer, David Jones and Specialty toy stores. They are all April releases so should be out by the end of the month.

The latest modular 10260 Downtown Diner is hitting Myer this April. Hopefully it arrives when there is a 20% off or better sale.

21313 Ship in A Bottle should be easier to find as it is coming to Myer, David Jones and Specialty toy stores in May.

Jurassic World will have a $99.99 exclusive T-Rex Transport set coming to Toys R Us later this month too.

New Star Wars buildable versions of Han Solo, Range Trooper and Darth Maul will be available from Myer, David Jones and Specialty toy stores in April.

You can see the full list here. If you don’t see something on the list it is either on the earlier version, yet to be determined or general release.

Your Exclusivity Guide For 1HY 2018

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Every year there are certain sets that are exclusive to certain retailers. Usually tracking down who is stocking what is a bit of a pain but with help from LEGO I have been able to get all of that information and collated it into an easy to read table that you’ll find at the end of the article. Here is a bit of an overview first….

The list consists of some new 2018 sets as well as sets launched previously that either have new or continued exclusivity. However note that this list doesn’t cover LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne or Dreamworld as those stores have access to the full product range.

The Architecture sets will be exclusive to Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores for at least the first half of 2018. This includes the new Shanghai set.

The LEGO Batman Movie set The Bat-Dune Buggy is not listed as specific to a particular retailer but is listed as being exclusive to the first half of the year, which seems to indicate that it won’t be available in the second half of the year.

Disney Castle continues to be exclusive to LEGO Brand retail (Dreamworld and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre).

The new 2018 City set Mountain River Heist is a Toys R Us Exclusive.

Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores will be stocking the Taj Mahal set in the first half of 2018 but there is no set date specified.

Moana’s Ocean Voyage becomes a Kmart exclusive.

One of the biggest surprises to me on the list was two Amazon exclusives – the Ghostbusters HQ will be moving from Big W to Amazon and it will be joined by the Slave 1.

The 2018 Star Wars range features some exclusives too – the buildable Darth Vader and Boba Fett sets are both exclusive to Myer, David Jones and specialty toy stores. Mos Eisley Cantina will be a Toys R Us exclusive while the Sandspeeder will only be coming to Toyworld stores.

Ninjago City is listed as a Toys R Us exclusive but no concrete date is given but as this is a 1HY list it hopefully will show up sooner rather than later.

The BrickHeadz, which aren’t in the retail catalogue, were not in the list so exclusivity on those is still unconfirmed.

Update: Just to clarify: This list is not every set that will be coming out in the first half of the year. There are still unannounced sets, sets that were recently announced (e.g. Ship in a Bottle) and sets where exclusivity hasn’t been decided. I will be doing my best to keep on top of this information as it becomes available.

You can see the full list below.

Target Slashes Prices Of Their Large Exclusives

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Unfortunately it seems Target have put these prices back up. – Michael, 17/03/2017

I have had a few people email about this offer and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you all.

Target have reduced the prices on three of their large exclusive sets; 75098 Assault on Hoth, 75095 TIE Fighter and 76052 Classic TV Series Batcave. The new lower prices are below.

Exclusives like this aren’t always discounted so these prices are tempting. The only catch is that these are likely to be clearance prices which means stock is limited. At the time of writing only the Batcave is available from Target online.

Update: Jason in the comments below has let me know that the Batcave is currently listed on the Target eBay store. That means with the C10AU code you can get a Classic TV Series Batcave for just $269.10. You can view the product page here

Good luck to everybody out looking for these sets in-store. It might be worth calling your local store before heading in.

 
Set #
Set Name
Theme
Price
Full RRP
Full RRP Discount
Discount %
75098Assault on HothStar Wars$299.00$399.99$100.9925%
76052Batman Classic TV Series - BatcaveDC Comics Super Heroes$299.00$399.99$100.9925%
75095TIE FighterStar Wars$199.00$299.99$100.9934%

Thanks to blockstoabrickfight, Anthony and Brett for telling me about this.