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Post Icon Posted: Jul 15th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Funny thing is, these will crush Kubros sales-wise for two reasons:

1)Distribution. I have yet to see a single Kubros set out in the wild.

2)Slavish LEGO fanboyism.

Kubros are more in my wheelhouse if only because of the themes. Halo, He-Man, Terminator and (hopefully still) Aliens are more my speed these days than Marvel, DC, and presumably Star Wars eventually.
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Post Icon Posted: Jul 15th, 2016 at 01:22 pm

Jul 15th, 2016 at 12:53 pm, Deinonychus wrote:
Funny thing is, these will crush Kubros sales-wise for two reasons:

1)Distribution. I have yet to see a single Kubros set out in the wild.

2)Slavish LEGO fanboyism.
As soon as I heard of these, I had the same two thoughts.

Two corollaries to #2 are:
2a. If LEGO had made these first, Mega would be accused of ripping them off.
2b. Since Mega made them first, LEGO will be praised for "doing them right."

But let's be honest--the LEGO BrickHeadz look like crap. Well, maybe not crap, but they're about on par cutting edge designs from the late 70s.

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Post Icon Posted: Jul 21st, 2016 at 11:22 am

I HATE how every other brand is held to ridiculous standards while Lego gets a free pass because they were first* to do the bricks. Mega grab a license that Lego used to have? Cashing in on Lego's success. Lego grab a license that Mega used to have? *tumbleweed passes by* Nope, nothing.

The same thing goes for missing or faulty parts. Lego mess up and it's a bad batch, but anyone else? Nope. It just shows how bad they are.

(*if you exclude the company that actually designed them in the first place or the other European clone brands** that were on the market around the same time Lego bricks first appeared)

(**it's unclear how many there were considering some of them were released in countries where the bricks were patented and at least one of the clone companies - which some people have pointed out used the exact same shades and similar packaging as Lego at the time- never officially existed)
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Post Icon Posted: Jul 26th, 2016 at 11:09 am

While I certainly don't side with the fanboys...I must admit [from. recent experience] that LEGO has got the quality check on MEGA by a far margin; with honorable mention for their instruction layout and build experience.

From the TMNT sets, to terminator, to this year's HALO sets I've either had faulty figure bits, broken weapons, or missing pieces across the 5-10 sets I've assembled.
Contradictory to that - I've amassed about 15 LEGO sets in the past 3 weeks without a single flaw or missing piece (only extras that appear to have been deliberately placed as 'bonus' bits like the FO snowtrooper's backpack and neck-ring post). Now in all fairness I concede that the more texturized and complex a figure is - the higher risk of paint app flaws and mis-molding.

That's not to say I think LEGO is superior in every way -- as MEGA's final products certainly look far more complex and better represent the IP of the license...but getting to the final review is much less cumbersome when dealing with LEGO.

.....now as far as these brickheadz things? I'm putting my money on them being PAB fodder within 6 months; especially given the falling appeal of POP! already.
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