So, I bought these little dragon sets, Sembo Blocks brand, sets 8600-8604. They are neat, so here's a minireview and some pics for anybody interested. Images linked because size.
minifigs, and color comparison with genuine lego legos on the right https://flic.kr/p/YqBK8c
Overall quality is a little below Lego, somewhat better than Enlighten I'd guess. The plastic feels a shade softer, part edges sharper. The ball joints are quite tight, which causes a bit of an issue: the ankle joints' clutch is tighter than that of the lower leg assembly, so the legs work themselves loose while playing/posing with the things. It's the worst on the green dragon, for some reason, where I ended up fixing the issue by adding a 1x1 round Lego plate. Aside from that, I've had exactly one part with a bit of excess flash, and that's really the worst of it for quality issues.
The bar between the toes is thinner than a standard bar, crushing my dreams of adding claws.
The printed parts' printing is pretty unimpressive.
Blue Ninja looks like a douchebag.
These are really excellent parts packs. Yes the mixel joints are compatible with Lego, rather on the tight side, though.
Decent color matching. But I'm one of those people that mixes old and new grays deliberately, so take that with an appropriately sized grain of salt.
Some really neat building techniques, like the wings being integrated with clawed paws.
They're just fun, poseable, expressive, lots of points of articulation, room for a ninja to ride on top - standing room only and it looks kind of dumb, but still, the option is there. Durable enough to fiddle and play with, even with all those pointy bits sticking out in every direction. I had planned on putting them together, taking pics an immediately breaking them down for parts, but they're somehow still on display, and taking turns being desk toys.
The set of four cost me $15 on aliexpress. Very worth the price. 10/10, A+ would buy again and since I bought two sets, I guess I already did. The sellers are incapable of using proper titles, so good luck searching for Sembo Blocks; instead these are, ahem, 4pc/set Ninjagoes dragon knight building blocks kids hot toys ninja bricks mini action figures enlighten toy for children friend
Right. I'll just leave the store link here if anybody's interested.
edit: aaaaand I made the thread in the wrong forum. Could someone move it to community please? edit again: thanks!