This is going to sound like complete and utter blasphemy coming from me, but I was sort of hoping that there wasn’t going to be a SDCC 2014 LEGO Marvel exclusive this year. The San Diego Comic Con LEGO Marvel minifigure exclusives have traditionally been both difficult and extremely expensive to acquire, so I would have been just fine with LEGO forgoing any Comic-Con exclusive LEGO Marvel sets this year. But with a week to go until Comic-Con, they just had to go and announce an exclusive I can’t live without–it’s the SDCC 2014 LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird set exclusive!
LEGO exclusives are among the most annoying Comic-Con exclusive sets to acquire, so I’m both thrilled that another LEGO Rocket Raccoon item is on the way and frustrated that it’s a SDCC 2014 exclusive.
Not only is the LEGO Warbird ship itself exclusive to this LEGO SDCC 2014 exclusive set, but the LEGO Rocket Raccoon minifigure included is actually an exclusive variant as well. Instead of being in his very-marketed orange costume, the SDCC 2014 Rocket Raccoon LEGO minifigure is in an interesting maroon costume that I don’t recall seeing in any of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers.
I’ll have to get this set, as I’m “all-in” for Guardians of the Galaxy–particularly Rocket Raccoon toys–but I’m none too thrilled about the small fortune this little set is going to end up costing on the aftermarket. Online scalpers are already charging about $150 for this SDCC exclusive LEGO set on ebay, so if you want one… well, good luck…
What are your thoughts on the SDCC 2014 exclusive LEGO Rocket’s Warbird set, Marvel collectors? Are you prepared to fight the hordes of LEGO fan (either online or at the con itself) for what’s unquestionably going to be the single hardest-to-get LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy set?