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#1 Hor

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:20 PM

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I found today in local supermarket (it's Russia) several Nestle products packed with various KK related items. So far I found three variants:

1. With paper catapult (made from box)
2. With shileld which shots with paper disks
3. Plastick knight figure

I was not impressed by first two options. The third one is more interesting. I've uploaded pictures to brickshelf (most info on the box is in Russian, I can translate if needed):

1. Figure front
2. Figure back
3. Shield front
4. Shield back
5. Weapon
6. Sticker
7. Complete front
8. Complete back
9. Box front
10. Box back

Some comments:

Knight figure is made from one-piece, hollow from the back. It is about the same height as Tigura or Yeti from Oriental Expedition sets. It is not articulated, but its back is flat, so I think that figure can be used for various castle decorations. It comes with shield, weapon and sticker sheet (gray baseplate is NOT included). All items are original LEGO pieces (copyrights are everywhere on pieces and box). Seems to be made from the same plastic as Bionicle/Large Knights (softer than standard bricks). There are a few studs and tehcnic holes, so pieces can be connected to other LEGO pieces. Connections seems to be firmly. And yes, shield is new light gray (aka stone/blay).

There are six different figures - 4 knights, Vladek and Dark Knight (no King Matias).

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#2 Wolf04

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:41 PM

Disgusting...
but thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 02:20 AM

Thats ehh well eeehhh.... eeehh... Errmmmm... but... ermmmm... ehhhhh.... *sick*

#4 xwingyoda

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:42 AM

Me feel bad, me want to................. *sick*

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:42 AM

Yeah well........................

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:59 AM

That hardly even looks like Lego  *sick* did you eat the cereal after this fell into it?
Thanks for the pics though!.. and the warning, no more nestle for me! ;)

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#7 xwingyoda

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:59 AM

It kind of looks like those new crappy Bionicle "minifigs" but bigger and uglier :-D

#8 Bloody Jay

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:30 PM

That's almost down to 'Galidor' level.

#9 xwingyoda

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:35 PM

Bottom line who cares because we dont live in Russia :-D

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:51 PM

xwingyoda, on Mar 21 2005, 05:35 PM, said:

Bottom line who cares because we dont live in Russia :-D
But as LEGO is spending money on this, it affects their budget and it gives us an idea of what they think appeals to kids - two things that seriously affect all LEGO fans worldwide. ;)

#11 xwingyoda

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:58 PM

Unfortunatly true, but its a kid crappy little plasic rubbish toy!!!

At least TLC should do like in Japan, much more interesting for us ;)

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:51 AM

AWSOME I WANT THAT SO BAD!!!!!!!!

Joking ;).  Man I'd rather get Dino Attack!

#13 Hor

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:44 AM

It seems that I caused strong anti-LEGO feelings here. Sorry, for that 8-|

But I do not agree with most arguments:

1. I do not think that these pieces are "bad-tasted". They are good as far as it could be possible with such budget. I do not think that LEGO donates Nestle. The complete box costs ~70 RUR or just €2. So pieces can not cost more that a half of Euro.

2. My son liked it. He has a number of Bionicles, Large Knights and we share with him much more System sets. He was not disappointed -quickly mixed all the [brand LEGO] pieces and played with a great pleasure.

3. LEGO is not very popular in Russia (BTW, do you know that MSPR's in Russia with current exchange rates are about 10-20% higher than in Europe?). Nestle has much better presence. So I see here for LEGO a very good opportunity to increase its share and get more fans (to buy "standard" sets). So TLC will earn money here, not just spend.

If anyone don't like such a pieces he has just do not buy them. Others (who like) will do  :)  I personally do not care - I bought them not for myself, but for my son. He is happy, its enough. But even if I do not like such single-piece figure, I think is can be also used in MOCs (they are brand LEGO pieces and connection quality is good), its all about creativity. You may blame Bionicle (in the past) or D.I.N.O. Attack (now), but its how commerce works. TLC must be profitable. I do not say, that all means are good, but in these Nestle bundles I see much more positive, than negative.

P.S. Sorry for too serious reply :)

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:39 AM

Damn i think you are our first russian member here ! that's great  *satis*

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 10:00 AM

Hor, on Mar 22 2005, 03:44 AM, said:

It seems that I caused strong anti-LEGO feelings here. Sorry, for that 8-|

P.S. Sorry for too serious reply :)
No need to apologize here our russian friend ;)

Its just I (and the guys posting there) really don't like it, thats it. Those sets are not intended for AFOLs, thats for sure. If kids like it, good for them.
On a marketing point of view, I would rather have a mini Tie Interceptor (like Kabaya in Japan) than those, but you know taste vary...

Don't worry, there are never too serious replies, no need to apologize once more.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:27 PM

xwingyoda, on Mar 22 2005, 09:00 AM, said:

No need to apologize here our russian friend ;)

Its just I (and the guys posting there) really don't like it, thats it. Those sets are not intended for AFOLs, thats for sure. If kids like it, good for them.
On a marketing point of view, I would rather have a mini Tie Interceptor (like Kabaya in Japan) than those, but you know taste vary...

Don't worry, there are never too serious replies, no need to apologize once more.
Thank for kind words!  :')

It's not problem [for me] that somebody do not like something. Mostly I tried to say, that it is not reason for this thing to not be good for TLC. I'm sure everyone here wishes to TLC to be healthy and profitable.

I agree, any mini would be far better, but I sure that it production cost more money. I expect that Kabaya promos are allowed to be more expensive because the main goods (are they candies?) are more expensive too.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:34 PM

Wow, those things are awful. As if the Russians haven't had enough, Lego goes and does this to them. First the Mongols, then the Soviets, then the Germans and now this abomination. They are probably all asking, when will it all stop. |-D But seriously, that is just awful.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:52 PM

Hor,

Yes Kabaya sell candies. For your info check the following linck (has all Kabaya sets produced ;) )

http://www.brickset....px?Query=kabaya

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:35 PM

As much as I try to give things the benefit of the doubt....I guess it might be usable as a suit of armor display in a hallway...maybe....sorta.

Hrm.


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Posted 28 March 2005 - 07:18 PM

well, despite the negative comments left for these "knights", and the disapproval associated with it, i feel it is my duty to report that apparently nestlé is now also having this promotion in central europe. at least this seems true for germany.
my reason to post this here is the recent commercial i just witnessed between two episodes of spongebob.
short synopsis: grinning children waving around these "knights" (obviously having fun, or pretending to have such...) and an obnoxious hysteric off-voice announcing the "greatness" of this promotional product contained in nestlé's cereal products...

...let's just say, i won't eat such cereal normally, but i will even less NOT think about eating those NOW...
This is Cutty. You are not Cutty. Not at all...

#21 tindwcel

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:06 PM

These things have also now reached the UK.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:09 PM

tindwcel, on Apr 12 2005, 01:06 PM, said:

These things have also now reached the UK.
My condoleances :-D

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#23 Bloody Jay

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 10:55 PM

xwingyoda, on Apr 12 2005, 08:09 AM, said:

tindwcel, on Apr 12 2005, 01:06 PM, said:

These things have also now reached the UK.
My condoleances :-D

Hi tindwcel, our lucky 300th member ;)  Welcome to our boards, I hope you appreciate your time with us ;)
I think you're abusing your title tool a TAD bit... ;)

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#24 Wolf04

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 02:44 AM

If he's member 300, why is his member number 301?

*Back to puking over the horrible sets.*

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#25 xwingyoda

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:05 AM

Bloody Jay, on Apr 12 2005, 10:55 PM, said:

I think you're abusing your title tool a TAD bit... ;)

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