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Pirate331

Member Since 08 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2021 04:36 PM
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In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

19 June 2021 - 05:22 PM

I more like the shoebox outfit and classic face on the minifig.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

11 May 2021 - 05:41 PM

Some sets just aren't ever getting marked for clearance too, I think... February/March they marked down the few remaining LM2 sets, but for the Rexcelsior. I stopped at 3/4 different Targets in the Greater Boston area looking for something else, and saw at least 2-3 of those things at each store still for full price.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

03 April 2021 - 09:15 PM

This set isn't for me, but no Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam? They omit the two characters that might look the least ridiculous as minifigs from the first series in favor of Petunia, who I can't recall having ever actually seen in a cartoon but knew her name, and Lola Bunny who didn't exist until Space Jam?


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

02 April 2021 - 09:13 PM

Can we talk about how none of the VIP rewards are the actual thing that the company sells? How are there never any sets up for redemption - the mini VIP store hasn't been in stock for eons/isn't even listed anymore. I do the Marvel VIP thing too, and same problem. A company that built an empire on physical comic books doesn't offer any physical comic books for its VIPs to obtain.


In Topic: LEGO Deals 3

23 January 2021 - 04:27 AM

Ugh ... sorry man, controversial opinion, but Bionicle and all the other weird sets with oversized figures can stay dead. Every 5 to 10 years it seems like LEGO tries to get creative and does something weird to appeal to non-LEGO kids ... I feel like Bionicle is one of those failed experiments.

Bionicle stuck around for a long time though; I wouldn't call it failed, despite having no love for it myself. As I recall, it got hot right when Lego was having money issues right? Getting nontraditional fans interested, and dumping resources into world-building around the sets (I know they had comic books, and they were one of the first themes to have videos, right?) no doubt contributed to the rebound around 99/00 along with Star Wars.

 

All that said, not a controversial opinion. Really vocal factions for and against Bionicle in the Lego community. I'm just a little surprised that it's allegedly #1, considering how Castle, Space, and Pirates were bedrock core themes for ages, but not surprised at all that it's in the top 3. So much for that Ice Planet 2002 comeback... :cry: