It finally happened – one of the flagship LEGO DC Super Heroes sets, 76023 The Tumbler has been officially retired on LEGO.com’s Australian, UK and European stores.
The Tumbler is still available on the American LEGO online store, so those in the US still have time to pick it up. I expect it to properly retire in the US when the new 2016 sets become available on LEGO.com.
The 1869 piece behemoth based on the iconic vehicle from Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed trilogy of Batman movies barely lasted 2 years before being hit with an early retirement.
For Australians, the set only made it to retail at Target as an exclusive in 2015 during the mid-year toy sale so the sudden retirement doesn’t bode well for collectors.
If you missed out on The Tumbler, I highly recommend getting the set online before the price inevitably skyrockets. I fully expect this set to hit the AU$700 price point by June next year on the secondary market.
UPDATE: Looks like the Tumbler has sold out at Barnes and Noble. Hope you managed to snag one!
You can get The Tumbler shipped to Australia (and most other countries worldwide) for a relatively affordable price from Barnes and Noble. Inclusive of shipping (second fastest option), it only currently costs about US$216.
Do note that because the set comes from the US, there is a slight risk that the box might get damaged en route. If you’re particular about having a pristine box, I’d recommend paying extra for Express Shipping.
Hope this helps! Let me know in the comments if you were lucky enough to get The Tumbler before it retired!
Nagy laci says
I have two of it….;-)
Matt Newcombe says
Hi there, just now learning about lego investment. Not sure what is involved, but I’m interested. Cheers Matt
Hey Matt, I’m not too sure if I can help as I don’t really invest heavily in LEGO. have you tried checking out Brickpicker? The forums would be a much better resources to learn.
Hey Jay, thanks again for the Barnes & Noble tip. I never realized they ship to Australia! It was cheap too, at ~$15 USD shipping for such a huge heavy box they must be making a loss there. It arrived in perfect shape in an original Lego shipper less than a week after ordering.
Hey Mark, that’s brilliant! Yeah, I used to buy heaps from them when our dollar was at parity with the US and saved heaps. They have very favourable shipping terms too – each additional item is only a couple of dollars.
I’m new to this Lego investing…
I’m just wondering; looks likebits still available on Target.com for 199 (and free shipping)
Am I looking at the wrong item ?
That sounds like it’s the American Target store. As far as I know, it hasn’t “retired” in the US yet.
Tumbler is OOS at BN.
Thanks for the heads up! Certainly didn’t take long!
Explains how the local target went from 10 to none in 6 hours…..
Wow 10 Tumblers? Sounds like you live near an awesome Target!
Thanks Jay. Ordered from B&N. With shipping it was still cheaper than the lego AU price
You’re welcome, I hope it arrives all right!
BTW, a little over a year (August 2014) is a very short life cycle for such an iconic and beautiful set.
Yup, I was expecting it to last a few more months, but my suspicious is that LEGO was pressured by Warner Bros/DC to disassociate The Dark Knight trilogy from their upcoming new cinematic universe.
Peter Smith says
The Tumbler is still on the shelves in a Toyworld Store in Christchurch, New Zealand at a 20% discount for Boxing Day sales.
Oh cool – it seems to have been retired on the NZ store too. You guys are so lucky that stock in NZ seems to be a lot more plentiful than here in Aus.
Thanks for th heads up Jay! Ordered from Barnes & Noble.