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#1 Phantoka_Chirox

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:39 AM

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Not nescessarily HF but they're lego and they're action figures nonetheless. They are built almost simmiliar to the heroes though. Some usefull HF repaint parts :o

#2 Mesonak

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:58 AM

I'm impartial to these, though not a fan of them overall, especially Hulk. I welcome the prominent return of Medium Green with open arms, however.

I also find myself liking Iron Man and Batman in spite of myself. Perhaps it's the recolors.

I worry about the price, however. Obviously it will be higher than normal due to the fact they're licensed, but taking Ben 10 into consideration, I fear a $20+ price for these guys.  :thumbdown:

I hope these do not replace Hero Factory in the 2012 lineup; all signs point to Hero Factory continuing, but I can't help that lingering feeling in the back of my head that tells me Lego doesn't need two superhero themes.  :sceptic:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:01 AM

I think the sets will cost around the same as a villain or more but not 20.0.

Yes, I don't get it, but I like Batman too. There's something to it.

It is kind of early, for what we know then maybe the heroes are lacking tons of new molds that were going to be used for detail.

Iron Man looks good actually, but that's because he is meant to look mechanical, so the HF parts work best.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:11 AM

With the announcement of Superhero Minifigs, I'd been hoping that something like this would come along as well!  :wub:

Firstly, I hope that these aren't the only four action figures for the first wave of sets, as this will likely replace Hero Factory temporarily at least. I'd have suspected Superman and a regular Batman, but the Blue Batman gives me doubts.

I'm very excited about the very concept of this theme, and I'm sure it'll be very popular and successful - it's like Ben 10 but with real pieces* and a hook on the AFOL market . As a whole I'm not sure that there are quite enough new pieces to properly represent the superheroes (such as using 2.0 Hero feet and armourless forearms), but the likeness is definitely there.*I personally love Ben 10 pieces, but many people disagree... :look:

The biggest thing that has me excited are all the recoloured and new pieces! Mata Green, Gold Villain pieces, 2 new torso pieces and what looks like a 2M bone on Batman's legs. I suspect that there are new finger pieces for Hulk as well, or at least hope.  :sceptic:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:26 AM

OMG.  I could understand minifigs.  These "Hero" line figures are on par with those Megablok knock-offs.  Not that happy with them.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:28 AM

View Poststarstreak, on 21 July 2011 - 07:26 AM, said:

OMG.  I could understand minifigs.  These "Hero" line figures are on par with those Megablok knock-offs.  Not that happy with them.

Aside from the odd-looking heads, I fail to see how they can be compared Megabloks.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:36 AM

I love that you can tell some of these parts are still early prototypes. Hulk's head and chestplate as well as Iron Man's head (and possibly Batman's too) are all 3D rapid prototypes - that's why they look kind-of sand-like and rough.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:45 AM

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:46 AM

I'm glad that LEGO is working with them but these "action figures" aren't worth getting in my opinion. Sure there may be a few cool pieces but it may not be worth the price. Who knows?  :wink:
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:09 AM

View PostAchillesPDX, on 21 July 2011 - 07:36 AM, said:

I love that you can tell some of these parts are still early prototypes. Hulk's head and chestplate as well as Iron Man's head (and possibly Batman's too) are all 3D rapid prototypes - that's why they look kind-of sand-like and rough.
BIONICLE and Hero Factory sets at Toyfairs have usually used such prototyped and painted pieces, but these are especially rough and possibly missing altogether. But this is nothing compared to some of the preliminary minifigures.  :laugh:  

View PostCarsonBrick, on 21 July 2011 - 07:46 AM, said:

I'm glad that LEGO is working with them but these "action figures" aren't worth getting in my opinion. Sure there may be a few cool pieces but it may not be worth the price. Who knows?  :wink:
In general there seem to be a similar/slightly less quantity of pieces than the villain sets of the past two waves, so hopefully they will stick to the same price range.

Probably not though.  :sceptic:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

*facepalm* In my opinion Hulk and Batman are horrible. The only decent ones are Iron Man and Green Lantern. No offence to the people that like Batman and Hulk though. But I do love the new molds and recolors.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

View PostMesonak, on 21 July 2011 - 07:28 AM, said:

Aside from the odd-looking heads, I fail to see how they can be compared Megabloks.


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I mean when compairing to the Halo line.  I don't like those, but at least they look better than these "Heros" with marvel prints on them.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:28 AM

I always wish that there will be sth like this but in Star Wars theme. Probably I will buy Iron Man and Batman. They are nice and have got cool parts for MOCing with my hero factory sets.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:32 AM

The recolours here would certainly make for great HF parts packs. As representations of the superheroes in question... not so much. As far as licenced LEGO goes, this is the most questionable rendering I have ever seen. I find myself completely perplexed why the Lantern and Iron Man have these enormous shoulderpads, or why Hulk has this big strip of silver armour across his shoulders. And come on, there has GOT to be a better way to render Batman's capewings; this is just lazy even by the dreadful standards of HF. At this point I'd say the Lantern is the most well-done here, since he could pretty much just do with losing/trimming down those unspeakable shoulderpads and rotating the thigh plating to the front (all of them need that, from the side it just looks awkward). The Hulk desparately needs armour plating on his shins and forearms, and by extension the longer shin pieces; at this point he just looks silly.

I guess it's prototypical and the sets will be refined before they hit production and sale, but still... not a promising first look. Come on, LEGO, pick up your game kthx.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

Some of the pieces are really nice, but the sets are just horrible!

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

What is THAT?! Are you SERIOUS?!

What is THIS? It's a really short post.  :sceptic:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

A SUPERHERO came out of the Bionicle office, ehh, I mean Hero Factory office.
Ammo belt piece is fantastic.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:36 AM

View PostFront, on 21 July 2011 - 10:28 AM, said:

A SUPERHERO came out of the Bionicle office, ehh, I mean Hero Factory office.
Ammo belt piece is fantastic.

Any pictures? :P
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

Sorry, Brickthing!..

Those action figures are crap! But Green Lantern not so bad as others. I especially dislike Hulk and Batman.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

The recolors are nice, but... THIS is replacing Hero Factory? I will have to discreetly order them online and never assemble them.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

View PostFront, on 21 July 2011 - 10:28 AM, said:

A SUPERHERO came out of the Bionicle office, ehh, I mean Hero Factory office.
Ammo belt piece is fantastic.
I hadn't even considered the reason that Iron Man's torso armour had those holes, but now I'm very intrigued.  :sweet: Seeing as Batman is the superhero that absolutely must have a utility belt piece, this goes to show just how preliminary these sets are. So the final sets will have a lot of changes, and there is lots of hope for the weaker sections of these sets.  :thumbup:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:37 AM

Sorry, but... These are horrible. I'd take HF 4.0 over any of these any day. Especially Batman and Hulk, just... Ugh.

I'll grow on these in time, definitely, but now they're as bad as Ben 10 for me. Iron Man is the only one with the potential to be slightly decent.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

The Hulk fists and chestpiece are full of scifi MOC potential.  I guess Bats is missing some fabric wings?  The concept is awesome, and I'm sure the execution will improve before launch
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

View PostJouster, on 21 July 2011 - 10:36 AM, said:

Any pictures? :P
Well, half of the pictures on page 1 in this thread.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:41 PM

View PostFront, on 21 July 2011 - 12:38 PM, said:

Well, half of the pictures on page 1 in this thread.

I don't suppose you could clue us in as to whether Hero Factory will be running alongside this come 2012, or whether HF has been canned in favor of this? That's the question that I really need answered, because I just don't see these sets as a viable replacement for HF.




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