It's 2022, and scalping is still unfortunately a thing online shoppers have to deal with. It's not just video game consoles they are trying to make a profit on, it's also items like LEGO. In fact, worlds have now collided with the 'Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk' Minifigure skyrocketing in price online.
Blue milk Luke, in case you missed it, is the exclusive minifigure included with the Deluxe Edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In other words, if you haven't been able to secure this particular version of the game in physical form, the only option to get this figure (at least right now), is to pay top dollar on the net.
It's got so bad that blue milk Luke is now going for higher prices than a copy of the game (thanks to the LEGO fan YouTube channel MandRproductions for highlighting this). If you head over to websites like eBay, you'll see this minifig is being listed for hundreds of dollars. It's being bid on for lower prices but is still going for a reasonable sum, which is not what you really want to see with a brand new product like this.
As you can see below, some of the higher listings are around $200, and the ones being bid on start at around $40 to $50. In the UK, Amazon sellers are currently shifting new copies for around £100.
Fingers crossed LEGO does something or this particular version of the game gets a restock. Rumour has it that this particular minifigure will be given away as a May 4th promotional item (via r/Legoleak).
Else stay strong and try your best not to give in to the temptations of the dark side. Did you manage to secure your own blue milk Luke Minifigure? Leave a comment down below.