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2 minutes ago, Captain Britain said:

 

What store did you use? Could you post pics when they eventually arrive please? :). Still need to order up an SDCC Atom and Captain America.

I will happily post pictures when they get here. The shipping usually takes forever to get to me : (

I used the store Bricks Minifigures https://www.aliexpress.com/store/2006008?spm=2114.13010608.0.54.if94Ie

The SDCC Captain America is pretty good. I got a few of them to bet the best print. As Mattyj82 said, the SDCC Atom has not been properly done yet.

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6 minutes ago, kid said:

I will happily post pictures when they get here. The shipping usually takes forever to get to me : (

I used the store Bricks Minifigures https://www.aliexpress.com/store/2006008?spm=2114.13010608.0.54.if94Ie

The SDCC Captain America is pretty good. I got a few of them to bet the best print. As Mattyj82 said, the SDCC Atom has not been properly done yet.

 

Cheers guys. Could you post a pic of your Cap (apologies if I missed it).

 

Ah ok, to get the best version do you have to mix up the two Atoms that they've released (helmet/head from one, body from another?).

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1 minute ago, Captain Britain said:

 

Cheers guys. Could you post a pic of your Cap (apologies if I missed it).

 

Ah ok, to get the best version do you have to mix up the two Atoms that they've released (helmet/head from one, body from another?).

Yeah - If you use the Xinh Atom head/helmet on the POGO body it is pretty good.

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2 minutes ago, Captain Britain said:

Cheers chaps

I happen to have two of those very figures here that are ready to be sold

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4 minutes ago, Robianco said:

I happen to have two of those very figures here that are ready to be sold

 

Well well well! Shall we take this to private messages? :wink:

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29 minutes ago, Robianco said:

I happen to have two of those very figures here that are ready to be sold

I'm guessing you're not quite pleased with what you got. Printing issues ?

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1 hour ago, lglh said:

I'm guessing you're not quite pleased with what you got. Printing issues ?

I was perfectly happy until I got a genuine SDCC figure. :)

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Posted on Brickset:

 

An interesting bit of news from the Community Engagements team at LEGO:

Dear RLUG Ambassadors,

We would like to confirm that the LEGO Group have recently filed civil actions in China against the manufacturer and distributor of LEPIN/?? branded construction toys. Our cases have been accepted by Chinese courts and are now pending for trials. We expect the 1st instance decision to be handed down in approximately one years’ time. Please note that LEPIN will not be legally barred from marketing and selling its products while the case is being heard by the courts.

We deeply appreciate and share the LEGO community's concern and frustration about passing-off or imitation of LEGO® products. We are committed to do whatever necessary to protect the LEGO brand and products against undue exploitation, and to minimize the risk of consumers being misled via improper use of LEGO Group intellectual property assets.

We want to thank all of you for your loyalty and support. Please feel free to share this message.

On behalf of the LEGO Group,
LCE

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I think that won't affect bootleg figures as much. Seems to me more of a matter of them getting their set designs stolen.

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I'm not surprised they've gone after Lepin though. The sheer amount of set cloning they've been doing recently is ridiculous and they've gone firmly for modulars and large expensive sets.

4 hours ago, Captain Britain said:

 

Well well well! Shall we take this to private messages? :wink:

 

Consider one yours along with the ZEA figure.

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They're going after Lepin since Lepin mainly does entire sets and waves of Lego sets that are currently selling and the larger sets in particular as opposed to other companies that aren't doing as large sets. I do find it funny, but the problem is the lawsuit is being held in China so nothing is probably going to happen. Lego can be extremely serious of this as a starting point, but c'mon explaining bootleg Lego figures to the general people is a joke, a customs agent would more than likely go after the bootlegger trying to bring in 1000 versace belts rather than the 1000 Lepin sets being brought in. 

 

A problem with my SDCC Cap is that the shield is 2 separate pieces and the connection is frail, but super glue fixed that problem. Props to POGO with this wave.

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1 hour ago, Kire said:

They're going after Lepin since Lepin mainly does entire sets and waves of Lego sets that are currently selling and the larger sets in particular as opposed to other companies that aren't doing as large sets. I do find it funny, but the problem is the lawsuit is being held in China so nothing is probably going to happen. Lego can be extremely serious of this as a starting point, but c'mon explaining bootleg Lego figures to the general people is a joke, a customs agent would more than likely go after the bootlegger trying to bring in 1000 versace belts rather than the 1000 Lepin sets being brought in. 

 

A problem with my SDCC Cap is that the shield is 2 separate pieces and the connection is frail, but super glue fixed that problem. Props to POGO with this wave.

Lepin has been doing a few of the sets they're currently selling. But a lot of them are older sets that aren't made any more, and let's be honest. If someone could actually afford to buy the larger sets they're making directly from Lego, they probably aren't trying to buy them from Lepin, especially inside China where these sets are mainly sold. Lego might get an export ban, or they could go to other countries to get import bans, but given how long bootlegging has gone on in China, yes, they're unlikely to stop it.

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4 hours ago, BrickHat said:

I think that won't affect bootleg figures as much. Seems to me more of a matter of them getting their set designs stolen.

Even if they only go after Lepin, I think this could still effect the other companies too, because it could scare some of them off.  At worst some companies may decide to shut down to avoid any issues, or they might just put a delay on any new products until this all blows over.

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12 hours ago, Robianco said:

I'm not surprised they've gone after Lepin though. The sheer amount of set cloning they've been doing recently is ridiculous and they've gone firmly for modulars and large expensive sets.

 

Consider one yours along with the ZEA figure.

Nice one. I'll drop you a direct message.

EDIT: Scrap that - I think the message failed? I clicked send but it just went blank. Let me know if you got it?

Edited by Captain Britain

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2 hours ago, Captain Britain said:

Nice one. I'll drop you a direct message.

EDIT: Scrap that - I think the message failed? I clicked send but it just went blank. Let me know if you got it?

Yeah... Message hasn't come in. I'll try and send one to you so just respond if it works.

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16 hours ago, Robianco said:

I was perfectly happy until I got a genuine SDCC figure. :)

Excuuuuse me, Sir ! ^^

3 hours ago, agoodfella77 said:

Got my big fig Colossus set. Kind of bummed that they available on single sale now but nonetheless it's an awesome fig, well worth picking up. I modded the hairpiece. 

29722387542_fe1e7e0f8d_b.jpgColossus v.2 [CUSTOM] [MOD] [X-MEN] [bIG FIG] by agoodfella minifigs, on Flickr

Where or how did you get this hair for him ??

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24 minutes ago, lglh said:

Excuuuuse me, Sir ! ^^

Where or how did you get this hair for him ??

I modded it. 

16 hours ago, Robianco said:

I was perfectly happy until I got a genuine SDCC figure. :)

For someone who left the Marvel scene, you certainly are quite active! 

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24 minutes ago, agoodfella77 said:

I modded it. 

As it's not my native language, you mean modded like you modified it yourself from the initial part, don't you ?

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28 minutes ago, agoodfella77 said:

For someone who left the Marvel scene, you certainly are quite active! 

Just the Atom figure... Very firmly still in DC territory! ;)

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Everyone aware of the chrome golden c3-po and iron man that will be released in the near future? I hope they'll do a silver surfer as well. 

 

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I've seen a chrome C-3PO by customisers but wasn't aware a bootleg version was coming?

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2 minutes ago, Robianco said:

I've seen a chrome C-3PO by customisers but wasn't aware a bootleg version was coming?

https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Chrom-Golden-C-3PO-Star-Wars-R2D2-Minifigures-Single-Sale-Limited-Edition-Collection-Building-Blocks-Best/32737342047.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.287.EQD0vh

I think it's Pogo's. 

There'll be a Mk 21 Midas Iron Man as well.

If those are like Mr. Gold, it'll be ace !

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