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  1. Gorilla94

    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Thanks! :)
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    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    Where did promobricks say that there would be another unknown princess? In the article on their page they just say that it COULD be that we see Snow white and the 7 dwarfs in an additional set, because it feels strange that she is not included. Snow white is pure speculation and they don't mention anything else in the article. Is that information from IG or something like that?
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    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    I doubt that. The 2 animals of the little mermaid for example already existed and they didn't include them. I assume they just knew the selection of Disney characters was popular enough so they didn't have to go the extra mile.
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    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    The list feels strange to be honest... Pocahontas alone, Queen of hearts alone, evil Queen alone... there was already a Stich figure... Aurora is nice to get because I own Malificent. No new characters from Duckburg is a huge dissapointment :/ I also don't get the inclusion of Kiss the frog. The only two I look really forward to are Robin Hood and Prince John, but without Little John and Maid Marian it feels so incomplete... :/
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    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    This. Lego wants money and really everyone can see that making them silver would make the cmfs completely worthless for pretty much any target group. That won´t happen.
  6. In Germany I found them at any little toy shop I visited.
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    Disney Properties 2023 - Rumors & Discussion

    There are quite cute brickbuild Moc-Wall-E figures in minifigure scale. With the (quite) new robot eye piece from friends and a print on the body those would look even better. EVE would 100% have to be a special mould on a transparent bar piece. With the tea can and hat piece in the 100 years Disney logo I think we can say there will be a Mad Hatter - something that Batman fans would like, too, I guess.
  8. Well, I think it was clear that there would be one at some point. I don't see it as relevant, if it is the third of 2023 or the first of 2024. It will allways take a spot that could have been used for something in my opinion better. I'd prefer Simpsons 3 over anything else. I am just glad the Marvel series isn't the last one I can feel for and hope for some cool classic Disney characters. I am by no means underestimating their willingness. I just doubt the amount of them is big enough to compensate all the people, who stop buying cmfs in blind boxes completely.
  9. Sorry, I don´t get it. Where is the problem with that? Are you worried of Lego getting so close with Disney, that they won´t produce licences from other companies at some point, or something like that? Will be expensive with blind boxes.
  10. To be honest I don't see a problem with Disney owning both IPs. Classic Disney characters and this Marvel superhero stuff is something completely different just like a Star wars and Simpsons Series would be. Personally I just think it is great that I can still feel for the Disney ones I want. I guess there will be at least one of the classic characters from Duckburg. And the fact I don't care about Disney's Marvel at all makes it less frustrating to boykott those blind boxes.
  11. Will be interesting to see how it sells. Marvel is still popular. There will surely be kids getting one or two figures. I can't imagine many adults buying complete boxes - or single blind boxes until they get a whole set. Super hero figures are rarely usefull for army building or other settings, so getting figures more than once is quite unpleasant especially for that price. A Potter series could have worked out a bit better, I guess. Most would be happy to get more than one character wearing school uniform with medium legs from different houses for example.
  12. The Koala seems to be a separate piece than the stick. Only bought an Orc, so I did not open the bag.
  13. I am sorry, but what is a MandR? I don´t demand anything. I just don´t buy things I don´t care about or even dislike. My whole point was: Microscale Rivendell with golden minifigures would probably be the least successfull - and so least likely - set Lego could come up with. Not because I would dislike it, but because it is absurdly niche in it´s target group. If they don´t want to get the "it has pretty minifigures of the whole fellowship you can use for display, mocs and stop motion" argument for the set (and let´s be real: it is a bonus, but a very, very strong one for most customers) they would choose a more iconic/popular setting, that is also working much better in microscale, if it really needs to be microscale (which already is limiting the number of people interested in it drastically). So I doubt it will be microscale strongly and I would bet all my money, that even if it is, there will be normal figures included. That´s all. I never said a word about Cody? Well, I guess not? Why should he? It is a Episode 2 anniversary set. I´d have made the UCS Gunship a 199,99€ Minifigure scale set with the most accurate details possible, nicely hidden mechanics and a bunch of cool figures (for example the one jedi with horns and black hair, who was in the arena and who´s figure is super expensive now). There is also no reason to think anyone who bought the UCS Gunship we got, would not have bought a minifig scale version, that pretty much any fan of the ship would have loved. Well, I never wrote the final model was ugly. I´d say it is an extremely niche product with an unnecessary limited target group. That overblown scale makes the set much more expensive excluding lots of people. It makes it completely wothless for play as well as stop motion videos with minifigs. You can´t put a pilot in the cockpit so even the use for pure display is higly limited. The scale is an objectively bad decision because it makes the set irrelevant to most potential buyers without getting any target group more interested in it than they would be anyways. The only reason I could come up with for the gunship to use that higher scale would be a higher possible level of detail. To be honest I can´t see that in the final build. This level of detail should have been possible pretty much in minifig scale, too. And the thing is: Who cares so extremely about even the most minor detail does most likely not buy Lego anyways. He buys for example a resin model. Rating the final product is mostly subjective, of course. But what I can say for sure is that nobody from the target group (no children) of this set likes stickers. At best they don´t care ... and will likely later get angry, when they crumble off in a few years. For a very, very limited audience it is a fantastic set. That´s why a few bought it even day one, while it doesn´t sell well in general. More power to you, if you enjoy it. I am unironically happy for you.
  14. I´d say the project is "making money". A set does not need to target at pretty much every possible customer like Wall-E did (in my opinion one if not the best lego sets of all time), but it has to offer at least something to make enough people buy it or it will end like the black panther bust, of which not a single store I know did sell a single copy of. The price point shrinks the target audience drastically. Micro Scale thins it out much more. Rivendell is not the most interesting thing to make a set of. Those potential customers left will still have standards (probably even higher ones, if they made compromises with the points mentioned before) and I am just honest, when I say that I can´t imagine lego being able to make a gorgeous microscale representation of Rivendell. "It´s somewhat ok for that scale, I guess" won´t be enough for that price tag. There are quite a few people, that would still buy the set for minifigures no matter how bad the build is... or buy the figures from resellers for a crazy price, because they want them for many different reasons. Some are some sort of collector, some want to make lotr-MOCs or stop motion videos... If they are golden, they become worthless for practical use, which shrinks the target group to a very, very, very limited amount of niche collectors who still desire them badly... The result would be at best a set so appealing as the new UCS Gunship. I bet at least the minifigures will be regular fleshies. Everything else would have to be sabotage by an undercover mega construx agent or revenge by a vengeful employee. They can´t be that incompetent.
  15. I can't imagine the Set being microscale with golden/silver figures, unless the decision makers are in fact saboteuers trying to damage the project. There is exactly one reason to choose Rivendell over more popular/iconic locations, which would also be much easier to represent in micro scale: there is the whole fellowship. Making them golden/silber is basically no fellowship.
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    DC Superheroes 2022 - Rumors & Discussion

    It was xD I think we should not worry that much. I expect a huge Wayne Monor and a cmf squeezing some money out of the licence before ending the theme. Even the decision makers at Lego can't be THAT incomprtent after the succes of the minifig scaled batmobiles. Good play sets would sell to kids as well as collectors, if they put a new villain (Mad Hatter, Black Mask, Azrael...) besides the standard Jokers, Harleys and so on. If Lego is not willing to do so anymore they could at least end the whole thing cashing in on the worst gaps.
  17. I don't know about the battle pack... The Specialist visor needs printing. The Commander is "ok"... the Heavy troopers are the only ones I really like. With a custom pauldron and gun they will rock.
  18. I really like your Balrog! The sword, whip and legs especially. There is the perfect face for a Balrog from Bionicle. The piece is a mix of black and orange plastic. Only problem is that it is difficult to integrate into a brickbuild figure. I have it somewhere but had no time trying to make it into a Balrog yet xD the latest Ninjago Fire Dragon has those printed cloth wings that would work well, too. The only thing missing for a perfect Balrog until now are the latest horn pieces in black.
  19. I loved Galadriel and Saruman with those slope pieces. Looked gorgeous and made them a bit larger then other characters. The limited movement was no issue in my opinion because they are standing in pretty much any sceene. Not much movement needed. Gandalf on the other hand moved quite much, climbed mountains took steps in Moria, rode his horse, sat on chairs. That is a character that needs movable legs in my opinion... of course the best way would be to put both into such an expensive set for adults, which won't happen, of course. I say the figure will have legs so he can sit in the council. Oh my gosh... just saw the brickheads... I don't want to be rude but those are just pathetic :/ Another member made such gorgeous Mocs a few weeks ago, so it is certainly possible to make good ones. Whoever is responsible for these products should go to his room and think about what he or she has done. It reminds me of pupils who forgot their homework and made up some rubbish within 2 minutes. If there are several designs from which the best gets chosen, I am really scared of the others...
  20. What would you change? Legolas looks great with viking cmf 20 arms. Gimli could use Arm Printing, too, but looks good without it. I'd like to see him with printed medium legs, but that won't happen. Maybe side printing or Dual moulding for Aragorns legs? He doesn't have the Gondor armour piece until Amon Hen. Except for the Dual moulded legs the Hobbits are just perfect in my opinion.
  21. The shards would certainly be a sticker on a tile xD But no, it isn't too much to ask for at that price point. And Dual moulded short legs for the Hobbits as well as a new hat-mould with hair for Gandalf. Besides that the old minifigs are fine.
  22. Thinking about it... If Lego puts the cmfs into boxes next autum - which is a terrible idea -, the chances for a Lotr cmf series could in fact rise at least a bit. Most of the figures are generic enough so Castle builders would buy a whole box just for torso prints, flesh faces and some cool accessories. On the other hand few people want 3 Zombie Captain Americas.
  23. Dual moulded Hobbit feet as well as Dual moulded printed arms for Boromir. That's two of the 3 things I really want and can't make myself. The third is Faramir with silver belt buckle. Personally I think Rivendell is likely. Winnie Pooh was a huge success. The tree house seems to sell well until this day. The ewok village was a hit and exploded on the second hand market. Well made trees/nature sceenes work. The sceene also features the whole fellowship, which would not be included in Minas Tirith.
  24. Well, he has this new jaw piece and arm printing. I can't see much difference to the cmf 13-Goblin, which pretty much everyone liked back then. To be honest that is why I like him. In my opinion the Middle Earth Orcs looked terrible. Especially the mouths are really creepy, so they compelety lack the goofy/cute vibe a minifigure should have to some degree in my opinion no matter what character it is supposed to be. Nexo knights had in my opinion great orcs. I'd have preferred them in olive green, but they still work in red. They are quite cartoonish, but well... like I said: minifigs should be like that in my opinion^^ They look good next to Castle trolls. If the chima aligators die not have these strange blue or yellow symbols ok their chest I could see them as pretty orcs, too. My little orc horde consists of completely unique figures and not a single one shares a piece with the next one - except for a few elite Uruk-Hai. I will certainly add that little guy. For people less picky than me It is a great chance to combine him with different chima legs, which are very cheap and get at least a bit of varriation. There are also some olive green heads available to give him different eyes. That was a huge problem with the Sand green Castle Trolls.
  25. Nope they are still bags (info by Promobricks). They will switch to boxes in Autum 2023, which is the day I stop buying them xD