ApocSlay

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  1. ApocSlay

    Post Your Superhero Minifig Collections Here!

    In some countries it is. In New Zealand it is definitely illegal to sell it, and I've personally seen the police remove stock of off-brand blocks from a pop-up stall in a mall. IP theft and product counterfeiting is dealt with appropriately here.
  2. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Would be great to find out, but Afaik LEGO does occasionally skip set numbers and this might just be the case. Think there was one missing in the IW set number run (76106) that never appeared, and reasonably sure that wasn't the only time that's happened. I believe there are some sets that get pretty far down the development path that end up getting pulled, and that is why we have these "unallocated" numbers.
  3. ApocSlay

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Silver Sable and Elektra would round out my top 5 Marvel characters in LEGO form
  4. ApocSlay

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    3/4 Top favourite superheroes appearing in a single set. Still feels too good to be true, and 14 minifigs - that is awesome!
  5. ApocSlay

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    How do we know which posts are April Fool pranks and which aren't? These seem to good to be true, so not buying into it unless it is confirmed tomorrow :P
  6. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    My DC Collection so far. No knock-offs or customs. I have a purist Smallville Clark Kent I created myself on the left-hand side. Sorry, don't know hot to embed Insta pickshttps://www.instagram.com/p/CNHUC7FJ0fU/
  7. ApocSlay

    Post Your Superhero Minifig Collections Here!

    My DC Collection so far. No knock-offs or customs. I have a purist Smallville Clark Kent I created myself on the left-hand side. I have a decent number of Marvel figs that I'll post later. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNHUC7FJ0fU/ 1) The minifigure is a LEGO trademark. Copying the minifigure infringes on that trademark and that alone is illegal in most markets. That goes without saying that the IP for the bootleg minifigures is held by DC Comics and Marvel, so that doubles the IP theft count per minifig 2) LEGO has not refused to sell minifigures in sets. That implies that they have stockpiles of minifigs just sitting there that are going unsold. LEGO has to work with the IP owners (in this case DC and Marvel) in order to design, create and release products. LEGO does not get to pick and choose what minifigs they will release in a given cycle. They also need to consider what will sell if they include it in a set 3) Encouraging other people to engage in an illegal transaction is wrong
  8. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I need the genuine thing too. Didn't bother going the refund route. Even though it was several hundred dollars I really dislike conflict and didn't want to deal with trying to get negative feedback removed. I am fortunate in that a few hundred dollars is enough to make me unhappy about the purchase, but not unhappy enough to have to deal with negative feedback and trying to get refunds. My way of dealing with it is to make others aware of the risk and also to report listings that are blatantly a scam. I have been successful and had a few of those removed. This is why my preference is for the sought after minifigs to be released in sets. Really dislike when really sought after minifigs are locked away in the expensive sets, or worse, made as exclusives. My argument has always been that it costs LEGO money when they make exclusives. I've spent a bit of money on SDCC minifigs that would have gone straight to them. Sure, it is a marketing gimmick, but surely they would have benefited from releasing Black Lightning/Arsenal/Vixen/Spider-Woman in a limited release retail set after the fact. Wish we had the numbers, but I reckon that the Batman set featuring Shazam has sold well because it has what was an exclusive figure in it. The repeat Batcopter and police car alone wouldn't have been enough to keep the set of shelves still. Glad someone else views customs the way I do. *****RANT***** Not to have a dig at anyone, and you all are welcome to your own opinion, but when a minifigure is printed by someone other than LEGO, and the IP holder does not get a cut of the profits then it is bootleg. The only difference is that LEGO has at least received their cut for the minifig, but other than that it is no different to the off-brand bootlegs. The downside to this too is that they are then passed on as the genuine thing, and some poor soul that has for saved months to get something that they would not have paid that amount of cash for otherwise, and the seller gets money that they are not actually entitled to. This is why I don't like customs. I wouldn't mind them as much if they were blatant copies of the exclusive figures. I do find it ironic that the customisers get annoyed at their designs being copied when they have done the same thing to LEGO. *****RANT OVER***** It is really hard to prove because they print on genuine LEGO parts. When people see the LEGO logo they typically assume genuine, and taking that on when there is an ocean between you and the seller it is often easier just to suck it up. You honestly can tell the difference when you see the minifigs in person. Sorry if I have rambled on a bit. You can probably tell I am still annoyed about it
  9. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    There are legit ones out there, but I did BL one of the SDCC exclusives and found it was an obvious custom. The print was very grainy and also the minifigure has a different texture compared to the genuine artefacts - very noticeable when holding them with other SDCC and LEGO minifigs. The printing is also a piss poor effort and on par with the bootleg stuff coming out of China. Also had a BL Deadpool custom that was sold as genuine, and it was a very good custom but the ink had run on the leg which gave it away. Ended up buying the set and then comparing the two figures side-by-side, this made it easy to tell it wasn't real. When I went back and read shop reviews there were a few complaints about the same MF by multiple other buyers in the store. Both did ship from the US, which I consider a reputable market. Have also found custom Phoenix and SDCC Green Lanterns for sale in NZ as genuine, so it is not a country/region specific issue. Another Superhero collector purchased a Zebra Batman exclusive and also appears to be custom based on the smudged and grainy printing that I saw. This was sold as genuine with the SDCC packaging too. Sometimes there are people that will do anything for a quick buck, and other times it is a case of someone trying to recover their own cost of acquiring the real deal. The best time to get the minifigs is right after they come out, but before the customs are made. It leaves a very short window to make the purchase, and it also means you are probably paying a premium for that peace of mind. Unfortunately I only started collecting in 2016 when I got my first LEGO set, so either had to take the chance or accept living without. Personally, I wouldn't buy Spider-Woman. Jessica Drew was released in her Spider-Girl costume in the bridge battle set - get that one of her instead. The thousands of dollars it costs, IMO, is just not worth it if it is a custom, unless you are okay spending that and willing to take the chance. All you are getting is an alternate costume of a character that has been released in a cheaper set already. Phoenix - unless you can visually inspect the MF in person AND it comes with the backing card I wouldn't buy it. I've seen blatant duds being sold on Ebay as genuine, and I wouldn't assume all BL listings are genuine either. Bizarro - get the Mighty Micro version and stick regular MF legs on him - he looks quirky either way and will save you a ton of cash. I'd be happy to upload some of my collection photos if that is within the rules of this thread.
  10. ApocSlay

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Pretty sure there was a $30 price tag rumoured for that set, so that hints to it being a retail set of sorts. Think it was mentioned to be a store exclusive. It may have been intended to be April/May when the rumour broke, and could potentially have been delayed due to COVID - it's hard to know exactly how the dates were all determined without all of the facts. With factories all around the world being shutdown at short notice and distribution not having started yet I think release dates would be hard to lock-in for any leakers until the sets are actually released. As excited as I am for the set I guess patience is in order, at least until we start seeing it in the wild. On that note, thanks @Falconfan1414. I'd rather be remined now that it might not happen until then than be disappointed next month when it is still not on the shelves.
  11. ApocSlay

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I'd be surprised if we didn't get a new print because of the price of the set and it is a Spider-Man set after all. So hoping you are right and it is a new one That would make this my all-time favourite set if they did.
  12. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    @thephantasm - only 6 of them. Supergirl was the only one I bought that wasn't an exclusive once-off character, but that is because I am a fan of the show. Not buying Phoenix because so many sellers are trying to pass off the custom figures as the genuine artefact, and I am reasonably certain we'll end up getting her some day. Forgot that I didn't buy Maria Rambeau either, so also missing her, but a purist one could be made more than easily enough, just with the wrong head (I used Mae Jemison's). Didn't think it was worth the money just for a head. I have 260+ unique DC and 280+ unique Marvel minifigs. My three favourite characters are Marvel (Daredevil, Punisher and Elektra), but the Batman universe makes for my favourite comic book setting My favourite DC characters are Aresenal, Green Arrow and Huntress - so was really pleased to have Huntress in the DC CMF. Really hoping rumours about the Daily Bugle hold true
  13. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I have at least one minifig of each character LEGO has released, except for Mayor McKaskill and Phoenix. Don't do knock-offs or customs (which to me are no different to knock-offs)
  14. ApocSlay

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's why I'm curious. It was a huge relief being able to buy at least some of the sets last year without needing to fork out stupid sums of money. Hoping personally that there aren't any such exclusives this year seeing its is cancelled. Need every cent I can save with the amount of sets we are already getting
  15. ApocSlay

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    No, I'm a fan too. Looking forward to getting it as I let the kids play with most of my LEGO collection. The '66 Batcave being one of the very few exceptions, so this would be a great way to get one for playing with. @thephantasm I've been saving the info in a spreadsheet as I've found it, and seems we don't know much about that set yet so you could be right; 76179 The Batman 14.99 76180 Batman '66 Batman and Joker Vehicles 4+ 29.99 136 76181 The Batman 39.99 76182 Batman Cowl 59.99 410 76183 The Batman 69.99 76188 Batman '66 batmobile 29.99 76239 Batman 39.99 422 October 76240 Batman 229.99 October