JekPorkchops

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    Star Wars, Bionicle, Marvel & DC Super Heroes, Racers, Speed Racer, Hero Factory

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  1. The weird thing is, these figures should have been priced lower from the start. I’m sure they still would have made a profit. Yet they keep raising the price every year. It’s as if they want the line to be cancelled.
  2. The Maul figure has an additional 5 €/£/$ on top of the already absurd raised pricing of the other figures of this year no matter in what country you are, simply because it’s Maul.
  3. The rumored minifig selection of the V-19 was great but the price was not. It is even more expensive than the 2008 version. I’d like it to be smaller than that one, it would be more accurate. Definitely excited we’re getting even more TCW stuff, I’d take any remakes of that over new Disney material.
  4. I hope this mini buildable BB-8 scales well with the constraction figures. R2 was nice but he was too small for that purpose, though he did scale well with UCS sets like Obi-Wan's JSF and the Snowspeeder.
  5. [RUMOR] Bionicle might be returning in 2019

    I’m hoping they bring back Hero Factory. While they should stay away from those unresolved cliffhangers, it really is mostly a mission of the week (in this case year) type of thing that offers good new parts and cheap sets. They don’t need a reboot, they can just start a new adventure in G1. They just need to introduce more Hero teams and more parts packs to build your own heroes.
  6. [RUMOR] Bionicle might be returning in 2019

    Am I the only one who likes the Bionicle 05-07 system sets? Sure, they could’ve been better. Many of them were vehicles and the only playsets that were there were mostly structures and no landscapes. Even then, the 2006 buildings were evocative of the feel of that year and the use of large scale Bionicle pieces and masks in conjunction with the ‘minifigures’ were consistent with the large statues and sculptures usually seen in the worlds of Bionicle. Most of the 06 sets were canon, the 05 sets felt like Metru Nui for the most part and the top of the Tower of Toa even looked like the balcony of the spire on the Coliseum. 07 consisted of only vehicles unfortunately, and no underwater scenery, but the Toa terrain crawler is great. Overall the different scale was a great way to get some more of the worlds and locations instead of just the figures. That being said, they did lack the environments and the sets were mostly big but empty and lacking in details in some places. The brickonicle sets look very lush and it would indeed be great to see the world of 01 translated to brick form. However, while I like the visual style a lot and think it is unique enough, I don’t think the playsets would really stand out all that much to new Lego customers when compared with other action themes. I probably wouldn’t buy them if they didn’t have the Bionicle logo slapped on them, but that’s also because I don’t collect original Lego themes (Star Wars takes up too much of my budget).
  7. A BB-9E is way too similar too the existing BB-8 though. It is not nearly as iconic but it would conflict with BB-8’s sales.
  8. A UCS Porg... what’s happening to the world?
  9. Star Wars Buildable Figures Wish List

    ^ Are those troopers some type of shadow / imperial airborne trooper?
  10. Its proportions make it look more like a SW Rebels TIE Fighter.
  11. It's still using that awful rebel pilot face. I hope it's a stand-in. Love the added side printing on the helmet though.
  12. Future Constraction Lines

    I think that if even the SW line of constraction has failed, constraction in general is doomed. I don't want to sound too negative but apparently constraction is not something of today's market anymore. (Though I should also admit that 'even the SW line doesn't sell' isn't too much of a bold statement, considering what has happened to the brand. I guess Lego SW still sells well, just not constraction and all of the other SW merchandise). System pieces are definitely more expensive. It takes up a lot of plastic when using bricks to take up the same volume as a CCBS shell. That's why the shells were made in the first place and that's why they are sometimes still used in system sets (in the Hulkbusters for example, it was just way more convenient to use a bone and a shell rather than trying to build all of that shaping up in such a small space. They already had the constraction pieces and it gives all of the range of motion that was needed for that particular system set design).
  13. Unfortunately the media that they chose to promote G2 with did not reach the main target group: today’s children. I think a cartoon network show may have helped to get G2 through its first three years, though I agree the extra sales would probably not counter the extra investments and G2 would’ve lasted only 2 years either way. I’m also super disappointed that we knew of the set names and then later on the prelims of the SBD and AT-RT. If I didn’t know they were coming I would’t have that feeling. It would just be a shame that constraction is over, but now we’re missing out on some of the most innovative sets. I would’ve loved that SW constraction was all about CW stuff, as the Clones vd droids aspect lends itself really well for constraction. The sets would also be quite colorful. Unfortunately Disney only pushed their own (mostly disappointing) characters resulting in drab monochrome sets and the same humanoid build and way too many human unhelmeted characters. Granted, I like pretty much every set, also the human faced ones, but more variety was welcome and it’s really weird we got so many of those drab characters instead of more classics from the OT and PT.
  14. Really weird that these sets are cancelled though. I mean, constraction as a whole wouldn’t last that long anyway, but these specific sets already had prelims and a ton of behind the scenes work put into them. With Bionicle G2, they noticed very early on that sets weren’t selling, so some promised sets like a new Makuta and the Mask of Ultimate Power weren’t even designed, but they still released the 2016 summer wave as a means of not loosing all the investments in that wave and at least try to make some profit. I can’t see why these two SW sets can’t see the light of day, surely there is some market for it? Just cancel SW constraction after these two (not that I’d want that to happen, but it’s inevitable).
  15. Han's speeder is really nice, and the TIE is an obvious buy. Regardless of what I think of the film, I will get the speeder and battlepack.