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2-23-2012 @ 5:38PM
I would be surprised at 15. Not counting his weapons or clothes it looks like he's made out of 6, counting the pieces that snap together.I don't follow MegaBloks lines, nor do I follow Legos outside of the occasional mention of a gaming-related tie-in here or on Joystiq. So maybe they do more figures than blocks, but the entire point of a block company doing mostly non-block figures seems crappy to me. Same with the Halo figures. Less block figures and more angular figures.And the Lego jet example was just random. And those pieces are fine. Because in between those custom pieces are actual bricks. That's my entire point. Custom pieces are fine, but when the kit is JUST custom pieces, and only a few at that, with zero blocks involved, it seems lacking, and crappy coming from a block company.You got a Horde Zepplin coming up (from the list of WoW products) and it's made out of a ton of pieces? Fine. It's made out of 5 custom pieces? That's kind of cheap.Now, granted, in this case there are no other ways to get a Horde Zepplin since unlike the figures, there isn't another source, but when it comes to a Thrall, or other lore character figure which has already been done, what's distinguishing it from the others? It's three inches shorter and made out of a handful of pieces? That may do it for some, but if these licensed (i.e. usually expensive) figures are coming out, something should distinguish them more than being somewhat angular.You may want it because you collect MegaBlok figures, and that's fine. But where's the imagination, or the gimmick that makes this interesting? It's just a collection of pieces that snap together, with zero construction after simply aligning "left arm with left side of body."Block figures have been done, both in Lego and MegaBloks, which have been much better in the "built with blocks" aspect. If MegaBloks had an entire line of "non-block" figures, and this was part of it, you wouldn't have more than "not interested in this" from me. But sticking it under the main MegaBlok name seems wrong to me.
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