You may have heard by now but there was a mysterious Azog given away randomly at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Nobody knew when it was given away since it was just handed out by casual clothed employees. Only 100 of Azog was given out and the exclusiveness of it has driven the prices on the minifigure to unheard of amounts on eBay.
As of this writing, there are at least $13,000 worth of Azog minifigures that have already been sold on eBay, including one that sold for $299.95 which is a steal compared to the others. Although another fairly exclusive minifigure have been going for a lot, Mr. Gold, none have match the highest Azog minifigure at $1750. For the completists, this amount is most likely unattainable and their collection will now have a blemish. The difference is that there are 5000 Mr. Gold minifigures compared to only 100 of Azog.
The question is, who is to blame for the absurd amounts that they’re going for? Is it LEGO’s fault for giving out the exclusively exclusive Azog and limiting them to 100 and only attendees had a chance to get it or is it the sellers greediness that has made the prices so inflated?
Some may say that the blame goes to LEGO because they gave it out to random attendees and the people who couldn’t go will never have a chance to get it. Others say that it’s the sellers’ fault because they’re just there to make a quick buck. It … Continue
On the second day of the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, it went mostly well at the LEGO booth. The main concern was how the LEGO staff was planning to control the overcrowding issue for the exclusive minifigure giveaway that was stopped abruptly yesterday. The management team figured out one way to deal with the issue was to hold the raffle outside in the West Terrace of the Convention Center. From what it looked like, it was a pretty successful raffle. The only thing that was bad about it was that it was outside and the sun was beaming down on our heads. The line moved pretty quickly and there were two staff members handing out the raffle tickets. After that, you just have to wait until 3:30pm for the LEGO booth to announce the winners. There was also a bonus drawing for the rest of yesterday’s Spider-Woman minifigure. When the winners were announced, I tweeted that I was one of the winners of exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man minifigure! After I calmly picked up my prize, I posted an image on my Instagram account to prove that I was actually a winner. Above is the picture I took after I got back home. In other giveaway news, there another minifigure that was given out to Comic Con attendees. FBTB reported that an Azog minifig was given out somewhere that was not the LEGO booth. We’re still not sure where or how to get Azog as of this time.
Today, LEGO also revealed the new LEGO … Continue