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  1. Also, I'm not one of the people who thinks basically every minifig ever needs arm/leg printing, but I will say that it's easy to swap a printed piece out for a plain one, but you can't swap a plain piece out for a printed one that doesn't exist.
  2. Whenever this point is brought up, the counter is always "well they should've added something that needs new molds then". I don't agree, if all of the molds used in the sets suit their purpose I'm satisfied, just playing a bit of devil's advocate here.
  3. I would assume the budgets are set by Lego themselves, not the owners of the IP, so they can pretty much do whatever they want.
  4. True, but with the exception of Greedo those examples were from UCS/MBS sets, and even Greedo only lost his arm printing after a 10-year absence from the theme. It doesn't make sense to give Vader printed arms in a $100 retail set one year and then take them away in a $80 retail set the very next wave. I can see why people are upset, sure arm printing isn't really standard for Star Wars, but the fact that Vader did get them only to have them taken away already and in a set that only costs $20 less is very disappointing and a clear step backwards for his minifig specifically.
  5. Two TIE variants in two waves is a bit much though, don't you think? Going back a few years, the last time we had two system-scale TIEs in one year was 2016, when we got Vader's TIE vs. A-wing for Rebels and the TIE Striker for Rogue One.
  6. It's the same Mandalorian helmet mold that's been in use for a while, it's definitely printed.
  7. BigGuy4U

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    It's always possible, and we have had a few X-Men sets before, but I wouldn't expect any until they make their MCU debut.
  8. BigGuy4U

    DC Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Each Lego theme has its own budget, and things like dual molding and new molds and prints cost more to produce. Larger and more complex pieces also cost more than smaller and simpler ones. Because of this, while price per piece is a good starting point, it's not necessarily a perfect measure of a set's value. For example, in the Marvel set you mentioned, Hulk is a bigfig with new printing (and I believe a dual-molded piece), which is at least partially the reason for why it's so expensive - though I do agree with you that it feels overpriced anyway, comparing with other Marvel sets this year it should be around $30 by price per piece alone.
  9. You can, but then I'll have to complain about you complaining about complaining about complaining about complaining about complaining about complaining, of course. I'm fairly certain we already knew about the Child statue, but no images ever leaked of it. The image of the set in the store was the first time we saw it.
  10. Yeah well, I'm going to complain about you complaining about complaining about complaining about complaining! Take that! In an effort to stay on topic, this looks like a nice set. Is it the greatest thing ever, no, but I don't have either the Mando or the Child yet so getting both of them in a relatively cheap set is nice.
  11. BigGuy4U

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    So far your point started as "kids don't like or want villains"/"kids are too dumb to remember villains so they won't buy them" (this was specifically what was referred to as the "worst take"), has since shifted to "kids do like villains but the Thanoscopter is a bad business decision", and has now arrived at what seems to be "toy companies think kids are dumb but they aren't". So not only has what you've been saying changed dramatically several times but you've also contradicted yourself at least twice. What is your actual point, because I'm very confused what you're trying to say and I'm sure I'm not the only one?
  12. BigGuy4U

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, no, absolutely not. Child me and my Emperor Zurg toys beg to differ. If what you were saying was true, then Lego wouldn't be producing TIE Fighters, AT-ATs, countless other villain spaceships and other vehicles every year, and battle packs consisting solely of stormtroopers and other bad guys in the Star Wars theme. Just look at the Marvel sets released this past year alone and see how many of them include a villain in their title (and how many of those don't include a hero in their title at all), including the Thanos Mech, a set whose only selling point is, hey look, a villain! Also, whether you like villains or not has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, why do you even bring that up?
  13. I think everything's pretty much been covered at this point. The only ST set I can think of that hasn't already been done (not counting ships with minimal screentime) would be the duel on Exegol.
  14. BigGuy4U

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Villains are basically the bread and butter of the superhero genre, and characters like Darth Vader are as popular as they are for a reason. I think it's way off the mark to say that kids don't like/want villains or things associated with them.
  15. Well, the Mando isn't just the main character, he's the title character. Han was available in half of the system sets released for Solo, for example, and that was only two waves. In contrast, there's only four system sets for the show, none of them have been part of the same wave so it's better to have Mando in all of them to make sure he's available, and it really doesn't make sense to skip Mando himself in any of the three sets he's been in either (and he's already getting a new variant).