I saw these sitting on the shelf at a Toys’R'Us store the other day. They are the exact same size and dimension as the other half-sized LEGO minifigure display cases but just in prettier colors: purple, light blue, and a plum red. They don’t come with a figure, just a sticker of Stephanie to represent what it would look like with a minidoll inside. Each case holds 8 figures and according to the sticker on the shelf will run you $17.49. I haven’t been able to find them anywhere else in a store or online either. If you do happen to find them at a Toys’R'Us, they are running a promotion right now where if you buy one case, you get a second one at 40% off. Now’s the time to stock up! These would make a great gift for the Friends fanatic that has every set. Give them a display case or two to organize their minidolls!
No pet in today’s offering to go with yesterday’s assumed pet bed. Instead, today’s advent calendar item features a 20-piece set of all purple hair styling tools and accessories. The set includes blow dryer, a comb, a brush, a mirror and an assortment of bows, stars, hearts and butterfly accessories. There is nothing to build…just a large collection of single pieces.
A friend of mine just sent me the above pic and told me that he bought the above sets from a LEGO store. So if you’ve got one of those in your nighborhood, head on over and see if you can score some for yourself. I’m pretty sure if you gifted one of these for Christmas you’d be the best Mom/Dad/Aunt/Uncle/Grandparent ever!
Looks like my plans for the weekend have been set!
This 19-piece has me completely stumped. I have no idea what it is supposed to be. The pieces make up two elements – the bigger one appears to have a pink open container with a decorative holiday wreath on the front; and the smaller one is brown and squarish and has a pink decorative piece on the front. They could be a pet bed and some other pet accessory. Last year’s calendar included a puppy and some puppy accessories on the next day. So this may be that: accessories for a pet that we haven’t gotten yet. Only time will tell…
Maybe you’re like me and the thought of stepping inside another Toys’R'Us store gives you the heebee jeebees. After what I went through to secure that Beach House set, I’ve pretty much sworn off stepping inside another retail location until January. But hey, you’re in luck: this week through Saturday, Target stores and Target.com are having a Buy One Get One Half Off sale on select toy brands. It says so in their weekly ad. Included in that sale are LEGO Friends and LEGO City so you can take care of that LEGO fanboy and fangirl in your life at the same time. There is a slight restriction that the BOGOHO discount only applies on toys of the same brand, so you can’t mix the Nerf with the LEGO set and get one of them half off. Both items have to be Nerf, or both LEGO, or whatever else is included on that sale.
Unfortunately, all LEGO Friends are “currently unavailable online”. BUT you can now purchase the item online and do a store pickup. That feature is currently in beta so I can’t say how reliable the system is yet. I’m tempted to try it out though.
If you’re still doing some Christmas shopping and are having a hard time finding a good gift for that LEGO Friends maniac in your life, keep your eyes peeled for some of the 2014 sets. They sometimes trickle out onto store shelves early depending on when they get their shipments. 41037 Stephanie’s Beach House is new for 2014 and was found at a Toys’R'Us. We went ahead and purchased it and will be doing a review of the set real soon.
If you do venture out to a Toys’R'Us store in hopes of finding some new sets, please be aware of the “TRU tax”. Toys’R'Us stores typically add an additional markup on top of MSRP, and this markup increases the closer it gets to Christmas.
We’ve reported before on new Friends sets for January 2014 so take a look at the images in that article to know what to look out for.
Today’s advent calendar item features two mugs (one in red and the other in yellow) for some delicious heart-warming hot cocoa. There is also a carton of milk and some kind of stacked element which I am interpreting as some other condiment for hot cocoa…a container of marshmallows perhaps? Or a cupcake? A really big cookie?
I’m not completely certain what today’s advent calendar item is supposed to be. There are eight pieces that combine to form four elements which I am guessing to be ornaments, bottles, or some kind of bejeweled decor. As usual, there are some extra pieces, three to be exact. I am hoping that there will be a tree of some kind in the coming days…otherwise today’s item is simply baffling.