It must be off-putting, maybe even unbearable for some, in the US to read about what special events and promotions are carrying on in overseas Toys R Us stores, when their main stateside brethren have already closed down. Nevertheless, here’s a LEGO-related event happening in TRU Germany that we’re going to take a look at.
Perhaps one sorely missed period in a year at Toys R Us is the Bricktober special where some exclusive sets are released for a limited time only. German LEGO news source Promobricks has managed to score information on their TRU Bricktober 2018 edition sets thanks to a local promotional flyer.
Thus far, four LEGO Bricktober sets are set to arrive on Toys R Us Germany, all collectible minifigures from four prominent franchises. First is the LEGO Harry Potter set (500254) with minfigs of Madame Hooch, Professor Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and Snape-form Boggart. It will be available for a week from August 27 to September 2.
Next is LEGO Jurassic World set (500255) with Dr. Ian Malcolm, Claire Dearing, Owen Grady and baby raptor Blue, available from September 3 to 9.
Week 3 of Bricktober sees LEGO Ninjago (500257) including various baddies from the show. TRU Germany shoppers can get it from September 10 to 16.
Finally we have the Marvel Superheroes set (500256) featuring War Machine, Wong, Tony Stark and the Winter Soldier. It’s on from September 17 to 23.
Hopefully LEGO realizes that these collectible minifigures for Bricktober 2018 would still find eager customers in the now TRU-less USA. In the meantime, these sets when they arrive in TRU Germany will be available free for every minimum LEGO purchase of €40 each. It’s not known yet if they also could be purchased regularly there.