Jump to content


New old Bluecoats!


21 replies to this topic  – Started by mediaprobe , Jul 11 2009 08:44 PM

#1 mediaprobe

mediaprobe

    Posts: 46
    Joined: 18-June 09
    Member: 6435
    Country: England

Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

For all those that missed bluecoats :pir_bawling:  

Well...

Posted Image


They are back in the 3rd minifigure collection! :pir-classic:

Source? my local lego shop  :pir-blush:  :pir-skull:



Lets hope this hasn't already been said...   I'm new!


The other hint that blue coats may return was in the LEGO Battles Trailer.

Edited by Mister Phes, 11 July 2009 - 09:26 PM.
Giving this thread a better direction to encourage discussion

Stuff Red Versus Blue! We all know i'm the one who should rule!

To stop arguments over lego themes, lego should just make one brand, known as 'Lego'

Lego is made from plastic

View PostStealth Hunter, on Feb 16 2008, 11:10 AM, said:

Owning noobs would be way more fun with a tank. *sweet*

On red versus blue:

View PostRick, on Jul 22 2009, 01:37 PM, said:

An army fighting another division of the same army...  :pir-tongue:
this sig sucks

#2 Spyder

Spyder
  • Minifig Identikit


    Posts: 877
    Joined: 28-February 09
    Member: 5419
    Country: USA

Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:51 PM

Already been posted. :pir-wink:
"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." -Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

Long Live The Nizam!

Quoting Charlieboy:

Quote

Be carefull playing lego in the nude,those small parts can get everywhere!!!

#3 MrTools

MrTools

    Posts: 510
    Joined: 02-December 08
    Member: 4572
    Country: United States

Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

im sure i have seen this somewhere.... :pir-sceptic:

Edit: Beat to the post!

Edited by MrTools, 11 July 2009 - 08:53 PM.


#4 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:57 PM

View PostSpyder, on Jul 12 2009, 06:51 AM, said:

Already been posted. :pir-wink:
Indeed it has!  But it seems we don't have a thread for this in the Pirate Forum so I won't merge them.

Does anybody think this may be another hint an updated blue coat sub-theme will appear in the future?  We saw them in the LEGO Battles Trailer.


Posted Image


#5 mediaprobe

mediaprobe

    Posts: 46
    Joined: 18-June 09
    Member: 6435
    Country: England

Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:18 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 11 2009, 09:57 PM, said:

Indeed it has!  But it seems we don't have a thread for this in the Pirate Forum so I won't merge them.

Does anybody think this may be another hint blue coats will return in the future?  We saw them in the LEGO Battles Trailer.


Maybe, but definetly NOT the old ones... most likely reverse versions of the new ones. ( Just think of what appeals to kids. Lego scrapped man vs man for trolls Etc. in castle and who knows if they will return? Some things wont happen, i mean red and blue were seprate, and lego has not done imp V imp. weel have to wait and see...
Stuff Red Versus Blue! We all know i'm the one who should rule!

To stop arguments over lego themes, lego should just make one brand, known as 'Lego'

Lego is made from plastic

View PostStealth Hunter, on Feb 16 2008, 11:10 AM, said:

Owning noobs would be way more fun with a tank. *sweet*

On red versus blue:

View PostRick, on Jul 22 2009, 01:37 PM, said:

An army fighting another division of the same army...  :pir-tongue:
this sig sucks

#6 Spyder

Spyder
  • Minifig Identikit


    Posts: 877
    Joined: 28-February 09
    Member: 5419
    Country: USA

Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:18 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 11 2009, 04:57 PM, said:

Does anybody think this may be another hint blue coats will return in the future?  We saw them in the LEGO Battles Trailer.

I doubt it. Lego would make a new torso for them like they did with the red coats, and the bluecoat has the old torso in the vintage minifigure collection. Besides, I think just the redcoats and pirates is selling well for the kids. Add in bluecoats and it would probably confuse them of who's the bad guy and good guy and all that. I think this is just Lego's way of saying, you got Lego pirates back and now you want blucoats too. (Which is a reasonable request) So they stuck a bluecoat in the 3rd VMC for all of those who missed out on the original pirates and wants a bluecoat. It's for the adults, besides, how many children do you know who point a VMC out in the magazine and put it on their wishlist. Lego even put the VMC on the order page in last year's Christmas catalog, which every child skips over. OK, so after all of that ranting, I'm not saying that I do not want bluecoats, in fact I would love to own an entire army of new, redesigned ones. I'm just saying that they won't come out this year. Hopefully next year though. :pir-classic: Hope that all made sense. By the way, VMC stands for Vintage Minifigure collection, in case you were wondering.
"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." -Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

Long Live The Nizam!

Quoting Charlieboy:

Quote

Be carefull playing lego in the nude,those small parts can get everywhere!!!

#7 Emperor Claudius Rome

Emperor Claudius Rome

    Posts: 1187
    Joined: 01-June 09
    Member: 6263

Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:19 PM

I posted the lego battles one
REAL MEN WATCH MLP
*Edit by Hinckley: While this may be true, the Site Guidelines require text no larger than size 3 in your signature. Thank you.

Like History? If so, this is your kind of thread!

#8 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:25 PM

View PostSpyder, on Jul 12 2009, 07:18 AM, said:

I doubt it. Lego would make a new torso for them like they did with the red coats
That's actually what I meant, it wouldn't seem logical to reintroduce the old torso given the style of torso in modern sets has changed significantly over the past 20 years.



View PostSpyder, on Jul 12 2009, 07:18 AM, said:

I think this is just Lego's way of saying, you got Lego pirates back and now you want blucoats too. (Which is a reasonable request)
Well we're the consumers, so if the LEGO Group doesn't manufacture products that we want to purchase then their business won't be as profitable.  But apparently, AFOLs only represent a small perfectage of the overall LEGO cosumers anyway, though I'm curious how far into the future this may extend.

Nonetheless, there is always a possiblility for a blue coat themed Shop@Home exclusive aimed specifically at AFOLs, and now that we have a LEGO Ambassador to relay information back to the LEGO Group, it's not something we should overrule completely.


Posted Image


#9 Ratshot

Ratshot
  • Thank you for your contributions!


    Posts: 3156
    Joined: 24-December 08
    Member: 4799
    Country: Canada

Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:00 PM

Its not a sign at all.
The Lego company added the Blue Coat to the collection because it is was so important/popular, and yes, I think we will see some new Blue Coats in about 2 years.

Quote

Nonetheless, there is always a possiblility for a blue coat themed Shop@Home exclusive aimed specifically at AFOLs
I agree 100%, if we don't see any in the regular shelf sets.

The Lego company is not going to let Blue Coats slide just like that. They are WAYYYY to popular and profitable to ignore

Edited by Ratshot, 12 July 2009 - 09:02 PM.

My flickr

Posted Image
1969 Dodge Charger RT


#10 blueandwhite

blueandwhite
  • Sandwich Stealer


    Posts: 1607
    Joined: 12-September 05
    Member: 481
    Country: Canada

Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:28 AM

These days everything is  a "clue".  Clues for elves; clues for a new monorail; clues for bluecoats.  While I think it's possible that LEGO might introduce bluecoats next year, I certainly don't see the classic minifig packs as being a clue.  It certainly isn't a clue for the return of the Black Falcons, Western or Classic Space.

#11 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:13 AM

View Postblueandwhite, on Jul 13 2009, 03:28 PM, said:

These days everything is  a "clue".
Yeah, its all the Davinci Code's fault - ever since that became popular people are over speculating everything and seeing things where there is really nothing at all   :pir-grin:


Posted Image


#12 Shadows

Shadows
  • Awesome, brilliant, not redundant.


    Posts: 14529
    Joined: 30-April 07
    Member: 1558
    Country: USA

Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:39 AM

Just as likely as the return of the Black Falcons and Cavalry. :pir_laugh2:

Seriously, it isn't likely. They've already upped the standards for pirate minifigs with double-sided torsos and the printed shakos, so we'll never see a simple figure like this return, as much as we wish they would.

If pirates continues into 2010, I do expect a new faction and bluecoats would work fine for that, but I think they would definitely match the new ones as said earlier.

Shadows is looking for stalkers. Yep, you heard me right. CLICKY!



New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#13 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:49 AM

When I asked the question "Is this a hint the blue coats might return?" I wasn't referring to the original blue coat mini-figures.  I meant an updated blue coat sub-theme, with updated torso designs, similiar to what's been done with the red coats.

So now everybody can stop writing "the old blue coats will never return" because that's not what I was actually asking!


Posted Image


#14 mediaprobe

mediaprobe

    Posts: 46
    Joined: 18-June 09
    Member: 6435
    Country: England

Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 13 2009, 10:49 AM, said:

I meant an updated blue coat sub-theme, with updated torso designs, similiar to what's been done with the red coats.

Like in the lego battles trailer. But it may have been like that so the little kids  :jollyroger: won't get confused by whos who

But they put in the guy with redcoats in the new fort...

But he did have a red stripe...

I anwser my own questions dont I? :pir_wacko:

Edited by mediaprobe, 13 July 2009 - 03:44 PM.

Stuff Red Versus Blue! We all know i'm the one who should rule!

To stop arguments over lego themes, lego should just make one brand, known as 'Lego'

Lego is made from plastic

View PostStealth Hunter, on Feb 16 2008, 11:10 AM, said:

Owning noobs would be way more fun with a tank. *sweet*

On red versus blue:

View PostRick, on Jul 22 2009, 01:37 PM, said:

An army fighting another division of the same army...  :pir-tongue:
this sig sucks

#15 martinsuper

martinsuper
  • Black Sheep


    Posts: 743
    Joined: 02-March 09
    Member: 5443
    Country: USA

Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:39 PM

I think that the saber in the Indiana Jones set proved that pirate was coming back. I think the updated blue coats in the LEGO battles trailer is also proving that updated blue coats will be back as well.

#16 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:31 PM

View Postmediaprobe, on Jul 14 2009, 01:43 AM, said:

But they put in the guy with redcoats in the new fort...  But he did have a red stripe... I anwser my own questions dont I? :pir_wacko:
According to the LEGO Battles game that mini-figure is Broadside.  So what if  this proves the red coats and blue coats are the same facton, just different divisions?  I.e.  Red = marines.  Blue = Navy.

Posted Image


Posted Image


#17 Rick

Rick
  • Wants to be important too! (but already is)


    Posts: 7798
    Joined: 11-February 09
    Member: 5261
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:37 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 22 2009, 02:31 PM, said:

According to the LEGO Battles game that mini-figure is Broadside.  So what if  this proves the red coats and blue coats are the same facton, just different divisions?  I.e.  Red = marines.  Blue = Navy.
And you mention that right before the start of the "1st Annual Redcoat vs. Bluecoat Tournament of Retribution"? An army fighting another division of the same army...  :pir-tongue:

#18 mediaprobe

mediaprobe

    Posts: 46
    Joined: 18-June 09
    Member: 6435
    Country: England

Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:27 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 22 2009, 01:31 PM, said:

According to the LEGO Battles game that mini-figure is Broadside.
Posted Image

Who has obviously been promoted...
Stuff Red Versus Blue! We all know i'm the one who should rule!

To stop arguments over lego themes, lego should just make one brand, known as 'Lego'

Lego is made from plastic

View PostStealth Hunter, on Feb 16 2008, 11:10 AM, said:

Owning noobs would be way more fun with a tank. *sweet*

On red versus blue:

View PostRick, on Jul 22 2009, 01:37 PM, said:

An army fighting another division of the same army...  :pir-tongue:
this sig sucks

#19 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:42 PM

View PostRick, on Jul 22 2009, 10:37 PM, said:

And you mention that right before the start of the "1st Annual Redcoat vs. Bluecoat Tournament of Retribution"? An army fighting another division of the same army...  :pir-tongue:
Yes, a good old civil war right here in our Pirate Forum!

View Postmediaprobe, on Jul 22 2009, 11:27 PM, said:

Who has obviously been promoted...
He was Governor Broadside in the original Pirate theme and it appears he's still Governor Broadside in the new new Pirate theme.  Only his uniform has been updated, which is to be expected because fashion does tend to change over the decades.


Posted Image


#20 Zorro

Zorro
  • Farewell Dieter!


    Posts: 5757
    Joined: 17-September 08
    Member: 3951
    Country: Belgium

Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:43 PM

This all looks promising, and I am quite certain the bluecoats will return at some point, but I'm rather afraid they will be new-styled (and double-torso printed :pir-wub: )

#21 Rick

Rick
  • Wants to be important too! (but already is)


    Posts: 7798
    Joined: 11-February 09
    Member: 5261
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 22 2009, 04:42 PM, said:

He was Governor Broadside in the original Pirate theme and it appears he's still Governor Broadside in the new new Pirate theme.  Only his uniform has been updated, which is to be expected because fashion does tend to change over the decades.
... and he's gone gray, which also tends to happen with the passage of time.

#22 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20254
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:22 AM

Yes, indeed you are correct Rick - and his facial hair appears to somewhat unkempt compared to 20 years ago.


Posted Image




Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links