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Post Icon Posted: Jun 12th, 2012 at 04:48 pm

I figured I'd let you guys in on the fun. So I posted this picture on the Red vs. Blue forum, and a few otherwise intelligent posters occasionally drag the topic back to how Mega Bloks "sucks."

Here's the topic: http://roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2234345&page=525 (continues on to page 526)

I've already pointed this out:

Figures: Lego - 7 points of articulation, Mega - 13 points of articulation, 5 of which are ball-and-socket, and more sculpted detail
Clutch: about the same on smaller sets, but Mega's large vehicles and ships are more solidly built and are not plates on a technic skeleton like Lego's
Price: Mega Bloks sets cost about 2/3 the price of a comparable Lego set
Theme: Mega Bloks has Halo
Name recognition: Lego wins this one

anything I missed in case someone brings it up again?
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 12th, 2012 at 05:46 pm

I tend to stay out of them in the first place. Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 12th, 2012 at 05:58 pm

Ignore 'em, pure and simple.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 12th, 2012 at 05:59 pm

Seconded. At this point it's like politics or religion. You're never going to change anyone's mind no matter how rational or well-reasoned your argument is, so it's not worth even expending the effort. You'd have better luck convincing a cat not to lick its own cloaca.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 12th, 2012 at 06:03 pm

Yeah, there's no winning an argument like that. I sometimes chime in if I see someone telling blatant falsehoods about Mega Brands, but I no longer seek out such discussions. I'd rather let them stew in their own misconceptions, because they certainly wouldn't ever admit that they were wrong, even if they were made to see the real (and ever-improving) value of the brand.

And for god's sake, don't engage in brand-bashing!
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 13th, 2012 at 05:33 pm

Its really hard to win at an opinion based argument, like others above said, when it comes to stuff like preferences on brands, politics, or religion, just know that your right in your viewpoint, and others are right in theirs. Now as for my opinion on the matter, I used to think mega bloks were lower quality (and for a while they had that rep) but I think we have seen a major improvment and at the same time Lego is making more parts over in china rather than denmark. so when it all comes down to it, its what you like, just know that you will get more for your money with mega, but lego sets are just as cleverly designed and almost always good for kids who want to play.

I want to thank both Lego and Megabrands for both making toys that I loved as a child. They both still make great products, but since I'm not a child anymore they are called "collectors items" and "stuf for display" Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 14th, 2012 at 08:25 am

Jun 12th, 2012 at 04:48 pm, W2daERN wrote:
a few otherwise intelligent posters occasionally drag the topic back to how Mega Bloks "sucks."


Don't forget to point out that black holes also 'suck' - but that doesn't stop them from being awesome! Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 14th, 2012 at 09:16 am

On the bright side, debates of this type seem to be the rare exception to Godwin's Law. So far... Smiley

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Post Icon Posted: Jun 14th, 2012 at 09:29 am

Jun 14th, 2012 at 09:16 am, Deinonychus wrote:
On the bright side, debates of this type seem to be the rare exception to Godwin's Law. So far... Smiley



lol - bing thanks you for making me look up today's bit 'o knowledge Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 14th, 2012 at 09:34 am

Jun 14th, 2012 at 09:16 am, Deinonychus wrote:
On the bright side, debates of this type seem to be the rare exception to Godwin's Law. So far... Smiley



Once you mention that, it's hard (nay, impossible!) not to compare LEGO snobbery to Aryan supremacy - unfounded, unreasonable, and surprisingly malicious at times. That, and LEGO did try to "exterminate" sales of MB in North America. LEGOS ARE TOTAL NAZIS, MAN!!!

guano, I think I just ruined your point Smiley. 500th post! WOO

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Post Icon Posted: Jun 15th, 2012 at 09:10 am

De gustibus non est disputandum.

Of course I also feel that such disputes are of little value in that I personally prefer diversity in the marketplace. A little competition spurs innovation and encourages developement of lines that would otherwise never see the light of day.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 15th, 2012 at 11:51 am

Jun 15th, 2012 at 09:10 am, mwcarlson wrote:
De gustibus non est disputandum.


See, I want to believe that, but then I see things like Ke$ha, Twilight, and Nicholas Cage.


Although, to be fair, Nic Cage can actually be pretty unintentionally hilarious at times (NSFW).
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 15th, 2012 at 01:15 pm

And that is the entire point of the Latin phrase. Precisely how you can account for one having any sort of affinity for that which you listed? You can't. It's an irrational and entirely subjective matter that one would be hard pressed to understand let alone dispute.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 15th, 2012 at 01:31 pm

Good point. I guess I misinterpreted the meaning of that phrase to mean "everyone's taste is good".
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 15th, 2012 at 02:36 pm

It's like Wargames, the only way to win is not to play.

I collect Halo because it's fun. Nothing to hate other people about. The vast majority of people don't collect Halo, I'm not insane enough to hate people who dislike what I like.

Lego fans who hate MB do not seem to enjoy it as a fun hobby. It's like when sports teams hate each other, and fight. I'm thinking british football thugs mostly.


You won't change anyone's mind, but it's valiant to at least state what you like.
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