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Why I will never buy another Grafix Block Tech set again. - (Read 5,450 Times)
 
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Post Icon Posted: May 24th, 2012 at 03:50 pm

Block Tech are a brand Grafix use to sell various City themed brick sets. A little while back I bought a few of their car sets, because they were cheap and gave me something to write about on my comic's blog section. The quality was really variable. Some parts wouldn't go together, some parts were missing and the colours were all over the place, but then I've had all those problems with other brands and I'd still pick up more if I'd get my money's worth in usable parts anyway.

What I've never had before is anything like this:



When things start growing on the pieces, that's when I decide never to touch a brand again.

So, yeah, consider this thread a public health warning and purchase at your own risk.
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Post Icon Posted: May 24th, 2012 at 04:42 pm

Yuck! That's just nasty!
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Post Icon Posted: May 24th, 2012 at 04:55 pm

Chiablocks!

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Post Icon Posted: May 24th, 2012 at 05:12 pm

Throw that away as fast as you can!!! Or burn it! That is discusting.
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Post Icon Posted: May 24th, 2012 at 08:14 pm

Most building toys only try to grow imaginations. Looks like Grafix is a bit more ambitious.

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Post Icon Posted: May 25th, 2012 at 01:07 am

May 24th, 2012 at 04:55 pm, LOKACollector wrote:
Chiablocks!

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Hahaha, that was great!

This must be what those Lego Fan boys think our Mega Bloks do to their Lego sets. Infecting, and slowly transforming them into useless hairy pieces. That though, is seriously disgusting. Isn't that white wheel well/fender piece with the brown splotches on it in your blog from the same brand? I seriously would never buy those sets. That's really disturbing that things like that could get by their quality assurance, if there is any.
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Post Icon Posted: May 25th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

May 25th, 2012 at 01:07 am, bravefish90 wrote:
Isn't that white wheel well/fender piece with the brown splotches on it in your blog from the same brand? I seriously would never buy those sets. That's really disturbing that things like that could get by their quality assurance, if there is any.


You mean this one?



That was from a Weagle set. I do have a theory that they're made by the same company though, not just because of their massive quality issues, but also because their packaging is so similar. Either way I wouldn't touch either brand again, not even just as cheap review fodder.

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Post Icon Posted: May 26th, 2012 at 09:03 am

That's worse than a used pile bloks from a yard sale!

I hope you disposed of this with a Hazmat team Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: May 26th, 2012 at 02:33 pm

May 26th, 2012 at 09:03 am, Valo Sweet 666 wrote:
That's worse than a used pile bloks from a yard sale!

I hope you disposed of this with a Hazmat team Smiley


No hazmat team I'm afraid. Just a trip to the bin and a full scrub and disinfect of the space I use to shoot my comic and reviews.

The other Weagle and Block Tech parts are waiting to be sorted into a pile of decent parts on one side and a bin bag full of rubbish on the other. Then I'm going to leave the surviving parts in a bowl of cleaning solution for a day just to be on the safe side.
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Post Icon Posted: May 26th, 2012 at 02:48 pm

Shame you didn't have a team of MB Alien Agency guys to shoot examining it.

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Post Icon Posted: May 26th, 2012 at 02:50 pm

First, ew.

Second, very cool comic and brick review.
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Post Icon Posted: May 26th, 2012 at 06:04 pm

May 26th, 2012 at 02:48 pm, LOKACollector wrote:
Shame you didn't have a team of MB Alien Agency guys to shoot examining it.

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If I'd thought about it I could have done something similar with a couple of the comic's cast. Ah well, I'll have to do something like that next time, if there is a next time, which I'm hoping there isn't of course.

May 26th, 2012 at 02:50 pm, jarod wrote:

Second, very cool comic and brick review.


Thanks. Smiley
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