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  1. leafan

    Unpopular Opinions about LEGO

    I also know first hand as I've seen the kids in my life gravitate directly to the minifigs in sets, not just in Castle, but across the board. I don't think it's just kids either. At a certain point, you have enough Lego - but the minifigs are mostly unique and remain collectible.
  2. If I'm right, then the leaker of those previous pics used to be a member here, and if that is the case; then the person I knew would not charge for leaks. I did reach out to try and get a glimpse of the whole leaflet, but I've had no response.
  3. leafan

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    Jesus h christ. Nitpicking at it's finest. If you don't believe that the minifigures are key selling points, I don't know what to tell you. Tell that to the people selling rare Castle minifigs at stupid prices on Bricklink or any other platform right now. Rare minifigs are in demand; and I'm not getting into a essay war with you again.
  4. It *is* an image of the Snow Warrior, yes. Not a very good image, but an image non-the-less. The poster of the image is also very reliable and has posted pictures of the CMF 22 building instructions too, which showed the new robot amongst others.
  5. Snow Warrior: https://www.picuki.com/media/2689030784901874835
  6. The Snow Warrior: https://www.picuki.com/media/2689030784901874835
  7. https://www.picuki.com/media/2687355253239768645
  8. leafan

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    Lego is far too expensive for what it is, and the business costs that contribute to that high price are not my problem. The CMF series should be £2 each, not £3.49. Lego doesn't understand how to market Castle/historical products, or they're indulging in underhanded selling practices. There is a huge market for this type of product but they constantly fail to accentuate the key selling points - the minifigures. 3 minifigs in the upcoming 3-in-1 Viking Ship. ...3! That's either not understanding the selling point, or purposely reducing the minifigs to create artificial scarcity. Same with the recent 3-in-1 Pirate Ship and Castle. I know these are the 3-in-1 Creator line, but why is that an excuse? Before you think about cost, read my first comment in this post again. Why will the ship have a sea serpent instead of more minifigs? To create a throw-back to the old Viking Ship that nobody asked for? Why do all of these types of sets have crappy side builds yet lack minifigures? If it's because of the alternate builds, then reduce them in size or drop them altogether; it never mattered for the old Castle sets that had alternate builds shown on the box yet still had a plethora of minifigures. Why not sell battle packs of historical armies? People want to collect them but TLG makes it so hard and expensive. You would think a Danish company would have a greater understanding of the importance of historical sets. Those Vikings got everywhere.
  9. Apparently not for Playmobil though. I don't care where its sold - I just want Lego to make it again. Until they do, my money goes to Playmobil.
  10. All of this is missing the point. I said that Lego could licence a magazine and have exclusive historical minifigs on it. Just because they aren't doing that exact thing right now does not mean that it can't, or should not, happen. As MAB pointed out, it's happening on the collectible books. My point in suggesting it in the first place was just a singular idea on how Lego could offer historical themed products today, like Playmobil are doing - and seem to be thriving doing.
  11. Either kids or kids/adults. Right off the top of my head - a tie in with Horrible Histories. Some of the magazines have exclusive minifigures. I'm pretty sure that the old Nexo Knights one had some. Doesn't cost much to make a new print.
  12. Yeah I already know about that as I'm in the UK, and it's not exactly what I had in mind. A magazine tied into true history with an associated minifigure. It doesn't - whilst Playmobil does a bit of Western, it's not common like the other Historical eras are. LOTR and GoT are franchises, and can go out of date too; but comparing that to how Western is now irrelevant to most is a bit disingenuous. One hasn't been popular for 35-40 years, the other is very recent in comparison. At the end of the day, if anyone is mainly into Lego for the historical themes; it wouldn't hurt to expand your horizons a little and buy a Playmobil set. Waiting for TLG to release more is not going to be fruitful.
  13. What sales records are you taking that information from? I hear that said a lot but nobody seems to have any hard proof of it. That wouldn't surprise me, but it was based on a film is was factually, a massive flop. Also, Western, outside of America, isn't that popular (even though I personally like it). Those days of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne being household names are long gone. Back to the OP; Lego could approach this in so many ways, from licensing a magazine series on world history (with a free minifig included on every issue), to releasing a full theme of educational historical sets; but they choose not to. For a long time I held off buying Playmobil, but the options are just too good, and it's pretty cheap by Lego standards. My boy doesn't care if it's Lego or Playmobil, so why not.
  14. No, but they have Aphrodite! They have many others too. Just click the link and scroll down. If you have a friend in the UK or Europe however.... https://www.playmobil.co.uk/athena/9150.html
  15. It's not: https://www.playmobil.us/shop-online/shop/history And there are more.