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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 9th, 2012 @ 12:31am

LiQuid wrote:Is there a resell market on Lego? Gotta imagine missing pieces in those gigantic licensed sets would be an issue, but there are so many ways to get replacement pieces and anything's gotta be better than dropping the MSRP on that bullshit.


I think you can get some cheaper options off of ebay, but it doesn't seem like too deep of a discount. Plus, if I buy from the LEGO store, I get points on my LEGO VIP card. Yeah, I'm that sort of dork.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 9th, 2012 @ 12:34am

Coctopus wrote:LEGO VIP card

This is unacceptable.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 9th, 2012 @ 12:36am

LiQuid wrote:
Coctopus wrote:LEGO VIP card

This is unacceptable.


Meh, it was free and seeing as I spent $100 already, I automatically get $5 off. I also get access to exclusive kits. I'm not sure if they will be too exciting, but they have a mini city block kit that looks pretty cool.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Creep » Feb 14th, 2012 @ 3:23pm

To this day, I still go to the toy aisle of whatever store I'm in to look for any all black hot wheels I can find. .99, cheap. I can't let go of my childhood.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby dr mrs the geekbox » Feb 15th, 2012 @ 6:09pm

I still have all my Playmates brand Star Trek TNG action figures from the early 90's. I have about 70% of the first 3 assortment and few stragglers from later sets. for some reason i was only concerned with getting the crew and never bought many aliens. my dad had the bridge but we weren't allowed to play with it. I remember my mom buying herself a second Riker and painting it to make a Tom Riker then Playmates came out with one in the next series.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 15th, 2012 @ 7:36pm

My friends had Power Rangers or TMNTs, but I had those same TNG toys. That bridge set was awesome:
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I had more fun with the Type 6 Shuttle though, strapping in my dudes and taking them on away missions. I had that Tom Riker toy as well, and tried to get just about every minor character they came out with. I think I might even have a Luxanna Troi somewhere. :lol:
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby dr mrs the geekbox » Feb 15th, 2012 @ 7:43pm

I've got Luxanna. my dad had the shuttle but again we weren't allowed to play with it. he had more toys then my brother and I put together but he never shared. and its not like he kept them mint in box or anything.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 15th, 2012 @ 7:45pm

Kenzo, I imagine your family growing up as the Asian family from Senior Trip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmvvgsn7_2k#t=0m58s
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby dr mrs the geekbox » Feb 15th, 2012 @ 7:53pm

No, that was my family, but, you know... white.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Fade2Black » Feb 15th, 2012 @ 9:57pm

dr mrs the geekbox wrote:No, that was my family, but, you know... white.

Oh God, do I know.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 12:30pm

Buncha Lego shit:

http://comics.ign.com/articles/121/1218837p1.html

I personally don't care about Lego blocks, but it would be really rad if this lead to an eventual Lego X-Men video game. I haven't cared about one of those since Lego Star Wars Complete Saga (thought Lego Batman 2 sounds pretty dope).
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby dr mrs the geekbox » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 7:39pm

I still have all my Legos in a box in the closet. I have a ton of the old 80's medieval sets (i'm old) and i had this set which ruled.

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and I know this isn't the video game thread but Lego Indiana Jones was awesome.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 8:08pm

What the fuck? I knew 4 kids that had medieval Lego sets as a kid (which I was extremely jealous of) and NONE OF THEM WERE CHICKS.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 8:12pm

Oh man, I remember saving up my pennies to buy medieval legos. And I mean, literally saved up my pennies. I paid the cashier at Walmart with nothing but spare change. I pissed off so many people waiting in line behind me, but it was worth it!
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby dr mrs the geekbox » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 9:25pm

I was also always stealing my brothers proton pack or my dads rancor. All the coolest toys were marketed to boys. But, I never thought of Legos as gender specific.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Robobear » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 10:42pm

dr mrs the geekbox wrote:I was also always stealing my brothers proton pack or my dads rancor. All the coolest toys were marketed to boys. But, I never thought of Legos as gender specific.


My sister played with our Legos as much as we did. I never thought they were a gendered toy, but that seems to have changed...

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby dr mrs the geekbox » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 10:58pm

Cause who wants Robin Hood's tree hideout when you can play with...a hot tub and a daiquiri. :roll:
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 16th, 2012 @ 11:39pm

My wife has shown marginal interest in the Friends Lego's, but I think it's more of that there weren't any sets when she was little that appealed to her. I've managed to restrain myself from picking up anymore sets beyond Fallingwater, but who knows how long that will last.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby flufflogic » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 1:27pm

Probably until the Batcave?
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 1:29pm

flufflogic wrote:Probably until the Batcave?

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby flufflogic » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 2:53pm

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 3:56pm

All these Batman, or Star Wars, or Harry Potter Lego shit is kinda dumb. I miss the OG sets. But I do appreciate that Legos are still relevant to kids today because of it. Legos are easily the best kids toys ever created, and it would be a travesty if they ever went away.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 3:59pm

kenzo wrote:All these Batman, or Star Wars, or Harry Potter Lego shit is kinda dumb. I miss the OG sets. But I do appreciate that Legos are still relevant to kids today because of it. Legos are easily the best kids toys ever created, and it would be a travesty if they ever went away.

The inclusion of all the special pieces required by all the fancy sets diminishes the entire basis of "blocks" in my opinion. I remember as a kid I had a big ass bucket full of 1x2-8's, 2x2, 2x4 and some basic platforms. Took effort and imagination to build anything worthwhile. I never followed no damn instructions either for that matter.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 4:04pm

I would try to go sans instructions as a kid, but was a perfectionist and always got frustrated when it didn't turn out perfect. Following Lego instructions was, IMO, helped me to hone critical skills in following and understanding instructions.

And I totally agree with you when it comes to modern lego sets. It's kind of discouraging to see legos that don't resemble legos in the slightest. But there's still more complicated sets for every POS Friends Legos, and I'm sure that when kids grow up, like us, they'll begin to hunt down the more complicated sets to seek more challenge. Also, those simple sets are probably the best for shitty little kids like 5 year olds.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 4:12pm

No I meant I never even had "sets" of Lego. It was all just a collection of loose 1x1-8's and 2x2-6's and stuff. Maybe the occasional Lego tree and some generic townspeople. The closest I had to "special" pieces were 4x3 pieces that looked like roof shingles. My Lego collection was ghetto as hell.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 4:30pm

My collection was pretty ghetto too (I think most of them were hand-me-downs or goodwill legos) until I saved up my pennies from doing chores around age 9-10. But that phase of my life ended prematurely when I rediscovered console gaming around age 11-12.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Robobear » Feb 17th, 2012 @ 11:46pm

I agree with the sentiment that 'special' pieces (blocks that could not be replaced by a series of 1x1 blocks) make sets unimaginative. Lego did try to limit the number and amount of these pieces at one time, but said screw it once they realized how much money they could make selling set based on licensed properties.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby flufflogic » Feb 18th, 2012 @ 1:45pm

The Minecraft set is pretty impressive. It's like the Architecture range, bur with a mini Steve and Creeper. Pretty much all standard blocks.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 22nd, 2012 @ 6:42am

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 26th, 2012 @ 7:40am

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