I was searching around on the official Lego website, and I stumbled on something that might possibly mean bad news for US AFOLs. According to this page
, the 7984 Deep Sea Raider and the 7985 Temple of Atlantis "aren't available in the US". So if you, like me, live in the US and you had your heart set on these particular sets, looks like you're out of luck. I hope I'm wrong here, maybe the US release was simply pushed back (?), but I can't seem to find any information that suggests that. According to Brickipedia, 7984 & 7985 "were released in January 2011", and are available in the UK and Australia, but not here.
I also saw an eBay listing for 7984 with a going price of $77.00!
So we get the lame Ninjago series, but no 7984 or 7985? Great, the first sets in 25+ years to have significantly large clear yellow elements and those are precisely the ones we don't get. I can understand if the Atlantis theme isn't selling well in the US, fine, but couldn't these be offered as lego-dot-com exclusives?
I apologize in advance if it turns out that I'm overreacting, I guess I get a little passionate about my hobby. Hopefully somebody else out there who knows more can shed some more light and set me straight on this.