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Day 1 purchase for me no question.  This makes up for the whole Super Mario theme.  This is like Christmas for me as an adult.  In July!  Man, I stoked.

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Merge with Exciter1's thread please.

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So interesting and unconventional. I was actually about to post on here, what is expected as the next big exclusive set, hoping it was the Harry Potter Diagon Alley, but this answers that question.

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I was talking with my wife about I don't know what and then saw this and we were both blown away by how good this is. Day one buy if only to get it for my video game collecting friend.

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I like it. Absolute buy . Not sure what the price will; be but I'd bet there's a bit irony compared to the actual NES. :)  

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1 hour ago, spener90 said:

I was actually about to post on here, what is expected as the next big exclusive set, hoping it was the Harry Potter Diagon Alley, but this answers that question.

Speaking of the expected HP Diagon Alley

Does anyone having info as to whether the set will be minifig, or microfig scale? I've seen 4,000+ pieces, so it seems it could go either way.

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This set more than any other i can see being under-produced in the first wave, and it will drive sales for the starter kit (required for SoundFX)

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1 hour ago, Ecto said:

This is the kind of Nintendo stuff my wallet was afraid of.  Day 1 buy.

Not my price range for reselling, but yes, that were the products I hoped for as well. A shame the smaller sets are not the same way.

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I like the idea but man with that piece count this set will cost more than the system and tv did in 1986. I’d prefer something smaller scale in the $60-80 range. 

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3 minutes ago, Mathew said:

 I’d prefer something smaller scale in the $60-80 range. 

I don't think you are considering the target market for a set like this.  

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57 minutes ago, $20 on joe vs dan said:

I don't think you are considering the target market for a set like this.  

The same market that was for the NES mini?  That’s me. It’s neat but I’m not seeing the the same appeal you guys are.  If this comes in at $250 you’d need to flip it for $350. I don’t see it. The retro gamers are spending their cash on the actual systems and games. Just my opinion. 

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7 minutes ago, Mathew said:

The same market that was for the NES mini?  That’s me. It’s neat but I’m not seeing the the same appeal you guys are.  If this comes in at $250 you’d need to flip it for $350. I don’t see it. The retro gamers are spending their cash on the actual systems and games. Just my opinion. 

I sent this to my retro gaming friend as soon as I saw it and he was like :maninlove:.  He's not a Lego guy, either. Just a middle class, childless collector of old RPGs and the like.  Given our forum's universally positive reaction, this is going to be an in-demand set and probably scarce AF.

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1 minute ago, keymomachine said:

I sent this to my retro gaming friend as soon as I saw it and he was like :maninlove:.  He's not a Lego guy, either. Just a middle class, childless collector of old RPGs and the like.  Given our forum's universally positive reaction, this is going to be an in-demand set and probably scarce AF.

Did you tell him how much it would cost?  Most non-LEGO people **** bricks when they hear the price. 

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let's also remember a recent auction had a NES Mario Bros Cartridge go over $100K

LEGO does their marketing research (albeit implementation and execution typically is wanting) Nintendo and Mario Bro nostalgia is big for the target market...the only issue is saturation

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3 minutes ago, Mathew said:

Did you tell him how much it would cost?  Most non-LEGO people **** bricks when they hear the price. 

Him "I'm sure it'll be $1000"

Seemed pleased to hear it would be like $300.

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I'm in the minority here. I don't see the appeal of this. Neat display piece I guess, but I'm just not feeling the same hype. I grew up in the '80s and still have my original NES hooked up and play it from time to time, so I understand the fandom. Anyone looking to spend that kind of dough on a NES Lego set would probably rather just buy a real NES that you can actually play. The reseller in me will probably buy a few just because, but I don't think I'll be loading up on these unless there is a steep discount. I think there are safer options at or below that price range to invest in. I'll enjoy watching from the sidelines. 

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10 minutes ago, terrymc4677 said:

Anyone looking to spend that kind of dough on a NES Lego set would probably rather just buy a real NES that you can actually play.

I don't think this logic makes much sense. I can see how this won't appeal to all NES fans, but I'm approaching this from a "Oh my gosh...this is such a cool thing to do with LEGO" mindset. I could buy an NES, I guess. But I have little desire to play any of those games. I don't really get why it would be one or the other, I guess is what I'm trying to say.

As for investing, I'm not going to bother. Above the price point I dabble in for that and I don't like dealing with quick flipping.

Edit: maybe this a really good set for fairweather NES fans, like me?! Is that what it is? :smile:

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