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#26 Super Fish Oil

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

View PostScaryScarecrow, on 28 December 2011 - 03:05 AM, said:

I'm wondering, are the figs made in China? I'm not sure how to tell.

I find that if the torso is not blank and has a little bit of paint (doesn't matter which color, but usually black or white) is on the neck of the front side, the torso is at least made in China. I think that the figs are made in Mexico though, since that's where they popped up online for sale before release.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:27 PM

View PostAlexScammer, on 26 December 2011 - 06:21 AM, said:

That is so sad...   :cry_sad:  Look what the traveling of the box did to my comic book...

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View PostSuperficial Username, on 28 December 2011 - 05:19 PM, said:

I find that if the torso is not blank and has a little bit of paint (doesn't matter which color, but usually black or white) is on the neck of the front side, the torso is at least made in China. I think that the figs are made in Mexico though, since that's where they popped up online for sale before release.

Can anyone confirm if the minifigs in the Europe sets are indeed made in China?
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:52 PM

View PostDrNightmare, on 28 December 2011 - 06:54 AM, said:

Wow, horrible prints, they look like pixelated customs  :sceptic:

Anyway, thank you for the pictures, this has been very helpful.

Torsos are actually not that bad, but the faces are...
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View Postjust2good, on 28 December 2011 - 06:27 PM, said:

When I opened this set today, a corner on the comic was ripped, and a part of the top of the instruction booklet was bent. :sad:

I am very unsurprised, what else do you have to expect?

View PostEsurient, on 31 December 2011 - 01:51 PM, said:

Can anyone confirm if the minifigs in the Europe sets are indeed made in China?

I can't confirm it, but my opinion is that they are. Because they are horrible.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:04 PM

I ordered this set the moment it was available, so I didn't wait for any reviews. But thanks for the review, seeing new photos of an existing set is always welcome.

I think it must be an unfortunate mistake on printing and packaging for you because my instructions/comic came out as crisp as can be and none of my printing had any problems. The only thing I have noticed, the white on Harley's torso does have a slight pinkish hue similar to the early Kingdoms torsos. But I wouldn't say it is as bad as they were. Just not a brilliant white is all.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:44 PM

View PostTheLegoDr, on 31 December 2011 - 05:04 PM, said:

I ordered this set the moment it was available, so I didn't wait for any reviews. But thanks for the review, seeing new photos of an existing set is always welcome.

You did the right thing, because I knew the set will be sold out pretty soon...


View PostTheLegoDr, on 31 December 2011 - 05:04 PM, said:

I think it must be an unfortunate mistake on printing and packaging for you because my instructions/comic came out as crisp as can be and none of my printing had any problems. The only thing I have noticed, the white on Harley's torso does have a slight pinkish hue similar to the early Kingdoms torsos. But I wouldn't say it is as bad as they were. Just not a brilliant white is all.

I guess it's just my luck, or "unluck"... I will get to customer service somehow.

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Good luck with customer service.

I am sure I'll need some.  :sceptic:

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:01 PM

I just ordered this as it came back in stock on S@H, and I think it'll probably get here around Wednesday. I can't wait! :wub:
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Nice review) (I saw it on RFFL) Why you didn't like this head?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

Thanks for the review.  I own the 6858 Catwoman set.  This one might be next!
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

View PostK-nut, on 31 December 2011 - 07:01 PM, said:

I just ordered this as it came back in stock on S@H, and I think it'll probably get here around Wednesday. I can't wait! :wub:

You are lucky! It's gonna go back out of stock in about 1-2 days!

View PostZoomZoom, on 01 January 2012 - 12:44 PM, said:

Nice review) (I saw it on RFFL) Why didn't you like this head?

Because it has the horrendous print on it. And not just one, but most of them!

View Posthtbomb, on 01 January 2012 - 01:42 PM, said:

Thanks for the review.  I own the 6858 Catwoman set.  This one might be next!

You're very welcome, hope to get my hands on 6858  :wub:
And this one should be next. I know it sounds crazy, but most of the new "Super Heroes" sets are not worth buying.
This one is MEGA value. It have 3 villains and 2 good guys. Not even the Batcave has 3 villains! It only has 2!
Other sets just have 1 villain and henchman(men).

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View PostAlexScammer, on 01 January 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

And this one should be next. I know it sounds crazy, but most of the new "Super Heroes" sets are not worth buying.
This one is MEGA value. It have 3 villains and 2 good guys. Not even the Batcave has 3 villains! It only has 2!
Other sets just have 1 villain and henchman(men).
I agree that this set is of great value, but so are some of the other ones. In the Robot set, you get two new heroes that we've never seen, in the Batmobile, you get a main villain with two of his henchmen, (making the Batwing the only set to have on henchman) and in that you get two pretty cool vehicles plus some great figures. In what I've stated, it seems that the Super Heroes sets are worth buying, but this is your opinion, and I'll respect that, even if I don't agree with it, though this set does have the greatest value of all of them. And it seems that the Funhouse is already sold out o S@H! :oh: Glad I got one, or I'd probably be kicking myself for weeks.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:52 AM

View PostK-nut, on 01 January 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

I agree that this set is of great value, but so are some of the other ones. In the Robot set, you get two new heroes that we've never seen, in the Batmobile, you get a main villain with two of his henchmen, (making the Batwing the only set to have on henchman) and in that you get two pretty cool vehicles plus some great figures. In what I've stated, it seems that the Super Heroes sets are worth buying, but this is your opinion, and I'll respect that, even if I don't agree with it, though this set does have the greatest value of all of them. And it seems that the Funhouse is already sold out o S@H! :oh: Glad I got one, or I'd probably be kicking myself for weeks.

Agreed about the value.

I think it's only on backorder, the Batcave is at least.

Edit:They all are, except the Ultrabuilds of course :grin:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

View PostEsurient, on 31 December 2011 - 01:51 PM, said:

Can anyone confirm if the minifigs in the Europe sets are indeed made in China?

Alex, could you take a look at the box you have around, what countries are listed as manufacturing places? It should be in the small print somewhere. Since I don't see any obvious China-parts (correct me if I am wrong) we might have a clue there..

Btw, great review, great pics, great flickr of yours! Was a pleasure to browse through it! Keep on the good work!


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

View PostZzz, on 02 January 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Alex, could you take a look at the box you have around, what countries are listed as manufacturing places? It should be in the small print somewhere. Since I don't see any obvious China-parts (correct me if I am wrong) we might have a clue there..

I find that when the minifigures don't have any paint on their necks (and the torso isn't blank) that the torso at least is made in China. So if the box does say components made in China, that could give a further hing, but I think textiles are anyway, so saying components made in China might be referring to the capes.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

View PostSuperficial Username, on 02 January 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

I find that when the minifigures don't have any paint on their necks (and the torso isn't blank) that the torso at least is made in China. So if the box does say components made in China, that could give a further hing, but I think textiles are anyway, so saying components made in China might be referring to the capes.

Sorry, I remember there was something with the capes. I didn't have too much time this year and this just flew by. Let's stick to the necks, then!
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

Great review Alex, cements my desire for this set! The printing issue is a bit of a concern though, let's hope TLC irons that one out. I'll probably hold out buying until I think that's likely or someone reports it.

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View PostK-nut, on 01 January 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

I agree that this set is of great value, but so are some of the other ones. In the Robot set, you get two new heroes that we've never seen, in the Batmobile, you get a main villain with two of his henchmen, (making the Batwing the only set to have on henchman) and in that you get two pretty cool vehicles plus some great figures. In what I've stated, it seems that the Super Heroes sets are worth buying, but this is your opinion, and I'll respect that, even if I don't agree with it, though this set does have the greatest value of all of them. And it seems that the Funhouse is already sold out o S@H! :oh: Glad I got one, or I'd probably be kicking myself for weeks.

Yes, I guess you are right. But The Joker's is totally not. I know that there's the henchman's jacket, and I will get it, but not in the set, obviously.

View PostZzz, on 02 January 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Alex, could you take a look at the box you have around, what countries are listed as manufacturing places? It should be in the small print somewhere. Since I don't see any obvious China-parts (correct me if I am wrong) we might have a clue there..

Btw, great review, great pics, great flickr of yours! Was a pleasure to browse through it! Keep on the good work!


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View PostSuperficial Username, on 02 January 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

I find that when the minifigures don't have any paint on their necks (and the torso isn't blank) that the torso at least is made in China. So if the box does say components made in China, that could give a further hing, but I think textiles are anyway, so saying components made in China might be referring to the capes.

View PostZzz, on 02 January 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:

Sorry, I remember there was something with the capes. I didn't have too much time this year and this just flew by. Let's stick to the necks, then!

China is on the list, and it is kind of obvious. If the part has it's own packaging (like Harley's hat) it IS made in china. Sorry I didn't make any side views.

View Postpedro, on 03 January 2012 - 12:47 AM, said:

Great review Alex, cements my desire for this set! The printing issue is a bit of a concern though, let's hope TLC irons that one out. I'll probably hold out buying until I think that's likely or someone reports it.

I am sure they will do something in a few complaints!  :wink:
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:54 AM

I put this set together yesterday trying to pay close attention to all the tell-tale signs as to the minifigs' place of origin.

According to my research (which consisted of looking at someone else's research), non-China figs have the word LEGO printed on the bottom ledges of their feet (china figs are blank) and two dots on their plastic butts (china figs have rectangles around the dots). All of these are present in these figs, so, non-China figs...

However, China figs have a rectangles with writing inside of their armpit (I think it says LEGO). There is writing in the armpits of these Super Heroes figs, but I did not notice a rectangle. The writing looks different than the CMFs. The figs also feel tight and LEGO-like (unlike the CMFs).

My verdict: Figs are Non-China.

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View PostJahab, on 03 January 2012 - 03:54 AM, said:

I put this set together yesterday trying to pay close attention to all the tell-tale signs as to the minifigs' place of origin.

According to my research (which consisted of looking at someone else's research), non-China figs have the word LEGO printed on the bottom ledges of their feet (china figs are blank) and two dots on their plastic butts (china figs have rectangles around the dots). All of these are present in these figs, so, non-China figs...

However, China figs have a rectangles with writing inside of their armpit (I think it says LEGO). There is writing in the armpits of these Super Heroes figs, but I did not notice a rectangle. The writing looks different than the CMFs. The figs also feel tight and LEGO-like (unlike the CMFs).

My verdict: Figs are Non-China.

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I know that most of the parts aren't made in China. I am saying that the parts with their own packaging, like Harley's hat are PRINTED in China. But the CMFs are only the Collectable Minifigures, and some of the special sets. Figs are Non-China, some parts are.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

Thanks for the review.  Looks like a fun set with a lot of play and display value.  The price is also decent with a good mix of minifigures.  However, I find that batcycle incredibly lame.  I am really scratching my head about it and wondering how that design got approved for release.  Looks very unfinished and something a kid would build with his spare parts bin.  I would seriously knock the design score down a peg just for the batcycle alone.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

Thanks for the great review :thumbup: .I Have just taken delivery of all the new Batman sets and in my opinion the quality of some of the minifigures is not quite good enough I'm afraid. I'm particularly disappointed with the face print quality on my two-face figure. It is very very faded and almost looks like a counterfeit! The torso of the black Batman in this set is also faded. I have several of all the Batman figures including one of the SDCC ones and it doesn't compare too well to any of those. I'm just finishing this set off then I've the Batwing to build and check the figures, then I'll be dropping Lego customer services a line. I do hope this isn't the shape of things to come because in the past I've always been delighted with my purchases from Lego and have getting on for 1000 minifigures, mostly licenced and it's the first time I've come across this problem. On the positive side, I'm delighted to see the Batman line return, I do like the sets and I'm sure Lego will help and I will report back if anyone is interested. :classic:
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View Postsharky, on 04 January 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

Thanks for the review.  Looks like a fun set with a lot of play and display value.  The price is also decent with a good mix of minifigures.  However, I find that batcycle incredibly lame.  I am really scratching my head about it and wondering how that design got approved for release.  Looks very unfinished and something a kid would build with his spare parts bin.  I would seriously knock the design score down a peg just for the batcycle alone.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:33 PM

Thanks for a really good review!  :thumbup: This set was at the top of my list of things to buy and, quelle surprise, as soon as I had enough in my account post-Xmas, it's out of stock on S@H. So looks like I'm gonna be left in the lurch with this one for a while...

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View PostJaHawk2009, on 04 January 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

Thanks for a really good review!  :thumbup: This set was at the top of my list of things to buy and, quelle surprise, as soon as I had enough in my account post-Xmas, it's out of stock on S@H. So looks like I'm gonna be left in the lurch with this one for a while...
Do you have a lego store nearby? When I got it they were way overstocked on it.
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View Posthalomaster96, on 05 January 2012 - 12:53 AM, said:

Do you have a lego store nearby? When I got it they were way overstocked on it.

Kind of. I live about 2 hours drive from the Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester, but it's a case of finding 4 hours for travelling and another two hours to get lost in Manchester on the way there and actually parking ang buying the thing, couple that with a Maths A-Level Module in 2 weeks and I won't wake it there until February at the earliest. :L



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