Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:46 AM
Agreed. At least you know these figs are turtles. Chima figures look kinda like hedgehog-men (at least the ones I've seen so far). Rather peculiar...
Back on topic: I am excited to see the play features of the Lair and the Shellraiser. I think the Shellraiser's convertability to a train car is awesome, though I don't think I will be getting it at that price. Also, I am not a fan of Dogpound, especially
I think the only superhero set I'll be getting is The Bat v. Tumbler and only because I liked the movie.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:14 PM
From my perception, a lot of AFOLs like this theme. And many people who dislike this theme don't like Chima either. Of the ones that both dislike this and like Chima, the majority probably just prefer original themes to licensed ones. Personally, I fall into that category; while I have nothing against this theme, I have no intention to collect it, whereas I'm very tempted to collect Chima sets.
Also, there's no need to post Chima hate in topics that aren't even about Chima. I assume you're broken up about Ninjago ending, but there are productive avenues to express a love of Ninjago without bashing its successor. Honestly, it's like the Bionicle vs. Hero Factory crowd all over again.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:48 PM
79100 Kraang Lab Escape $14.99 (wasn't expecting this one- a bit too high)
79101 Shredder's Dragon Bike $24.99 (eh...)
79102 Stealth Shell in Pursuit $19.99
79103 Turtle Lair Attack $49.99 (good)
79104 The Shellraiser Street Chase $59.99
Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:23 AM
And boys and girls...NEVER preorder from B&N. You will be sorry you did.
On another note, my thoughts were turning to potential summer sets as they often do. Since Leatherhead is already confirmed to be in the new show (some nice moc-up art here)
I was pondering how incredibly awesome he would look as a Lego megafigure. Eh? Eh?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:40 AM
I noticed that the Roller Derby Girl from the CMF Series 9 has printed elbow pads...I really wish Lego would have done something like this on the Turtles:
Photo credit goes to WhiteFang
Edited by The_Chosen_1, 04 December 2012 - 01:41 AM.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:06 AM
Oh, and down time deleted one of my earlier posts: the Hobbit poster came out in TRU a month before the sets, so this TMNT poster doesn't indicate that the sets will be out next week. But, judging by the patterns for licensed sets, they should show up in TRU next week or the week after, anyways.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:52 AM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:40 AM
Photo credit goes to WhiteFang
When I saw series 9 I thought they should have used this colour for the Turtles.
Photo credit also goes to WhiteFang
Edited by CorneliusMurdock, 04 December 2012 - 05:08 PM.
Removed quoted picture
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:33 PM
Thanks for listing the prices. I know it is Licensed, but some of those seem high. I was expecting the lowest three to be priced in lower brackets. Kraang is way too high. And I thought Shredder's bike would be where the Stealth Shell would be. I may need to rethink which sets I want to get. I may end up getting the Lair now instead of bricklinking Splinter/Leo and skip some of the other sets.
And I agree, that new olive green color is amazing. I can't wait for more bricks to be in that color. Maybe a modular sometime??
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:11 PM
(I live in Coral Springs, Florida by the way)
Edited by just2good, 04 December 2012 - 11:19 PM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:42 AM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:47 AM
I'm hoping they come out Friday. I'll be checking everyday though. The TMNT sets are just too good to miss.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:29 AM
From Family Guy... Peter: "You've got Legos? Cool! Lois only gets me Mega Bloks."
Lois: "It's the same thing."
Peter: "No, it isn't."
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:00 AM
I think opinions on both are pretty well split. Although in the case you describe with AFOL's you have two things going on.
On One level Chima is really not a theme targeted at AFOL's nor one they have any real strong opinions on either way. It has some neat parts, figs and designs that will grab the attention of some. And it's overall animal war theme may turn others off, but outside of a small group, it really isn't anything deeply argued. Many AFOL's will pick up some Chima sets and figs. But there are plenty of other new sets they will get first.
Now TMNT is an entirely different situation. There is no ambivalence here. The problem is less Chima and more this interpretation of the Turtles. It's kind of taunting the AFOL's. AFOL's have no mental investment in Chima. It's something new for the younger target audience. But the Turtles! Well that strikes right at the nostalgic heart of AFOL's. but the problem is while kinda close and similar, these really aren't the AFOL's turtles. These are these newfangled retread Turtles, with a pink fish guy, and some sort of Crash Bandicoot stupid lookin guy, and a Krang that just isn't their Krang, and no Rocksteady and Bebop and... Well Shredder is still cool. So the sets are cool, and they are something that the AFOL's have wanted for years, but at the same time something is not quite right for them. On some level, and for some AFZoL's its like listening to Mozzart played very well on an untuned piano. It's great stuff, but still not right to your ear.
Is that making any sense?
Edited by Faefrost, 07 December 2012 - 03:02 AM.
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