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Postby outcast » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:22 am

fine, you win.

But only with the indian and timmy. I will be dead (again) before I consider the others as lego

Back on topic now please
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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby LegoLord. » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:30 pm

Orcs technically are Elves gone bad in LotR. ;-)

Personally, I think the crown line is good as is. I'll echo the others and say that when sales on the Crown line go down, Lego might bring the forestmen/elves back.

The Knights Kingdom line is a good example of this, is was real popular there for awhile, but then it died and the Crown took over.
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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:39 pm

Wow, lot of debate here. I don't think elves are girly. That notion most likely comes from the toy/cookie making elves. The first dwarves I ever saw were from Snow White. (Blinky, Sneezy, Wheezy, Lefty etc.) Yet I never thought they were girly.

As for the problem of making them distinguishable from humans, make headgear with elf ears. We could get a couple helmets, along with a female hairpiece, and a male hairpiece. This would cover soldiers and civilians.


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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Blaze Ryder » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:01 am

TLC really doesn't have to do much to make Elves in my opinion. When I need an Elf for any reason, I just use one of the peach-heads (which I hate in all other circumstances). This would make Evels extremely easy to make, since the peachies are already out there in both male/female form. All TLC would have to do is make make the torsos, heck they can even use forestmen ones, and design banners, weapons and sets, which shouldn'y be too hard to get some ideas going. I personally would like to see some Elf/Treehouse-oriented sets. Just my two cents.

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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby thedevil44 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:31 am

I decided to finally give my two cents because I read this thread all the time, but have never responded. I have liked Elves since I was a child and have always made my own. Much like Blaze Ryder I have also used fleshies to represent elves in recent years. Unlike most AFOL's I don't really mind fleshies so much, especially since they have so many nice faces :D . Despite this I am still a little bit of a purist and would not like fleshie characters in anything but licensed themes. I feel this would just be a slippery slope and I have always loved my yellow friends. That said I would really like elves as a part of the current castle theme. I still remember when I first saw the image in the Lego magazine and I was so excited. I hoped they would come by the end of 08, and now i hope they come by the end of 09. If they don't arrive by then I will keep my fingers crossed for 2010. If not by then I'll keep hoping for the next 20 years. All I can really say is, Elves? Yes please.
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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby deathdog1 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:12 pm

Steve Witt, in his opening remarks at Brickworld, made it seem pretty clear that elves are not coming. At all. I was at the back of the room, but he seemed definite about that.
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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:08 pm

deathdog1 wrote:Steve Witt, in his opening remarks at Brickworld, made it seem pretty clear that elves are not coming. At all. I was at the back of the room, but he seemed definite about that.

Awww man... Oh well, time to get an exacto knife and start customizing.
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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:43 am

Deathdog,

I was told the context was for 2009 not at all but eh... I was not there.

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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Blueandwhite » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:10 am

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:Deathdog,

I was told the context was for 2009 not at all but eh... I was not there.

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Over at Eurobricks several members who attended Brickworld were told that there were no plans for Elves period. Given that it is already 2009, I very much doubt that such an anouncement would be just for 2009. Perhaps there are some members here who can confirm/deny the validity of the statement.
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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:10 pm

B&W,

I agree. We need someone who was there and actually heard it as well... Several people who were there and ‘heard it’, when asked what was exactly was said were less sure and did not have any specifics or details that it meant forever over this year or whatnot. I am just going by those who feel confident they got the whole story or second hand. I am still waiting for a first person account that he said ‘never ever’ from those that keep saying that....

I do not see how 2009 being nearly over limits a future release for elves.... we had several surprises no one saw coming a year previous.

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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby architect » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:24 am

Steve Witt did say that LEGO never planned on releasing elves and the map image was creative license taken by a graphic designer. I would like to point out that LEGO can make whatever products they would like in the future. However, the very fact that Steve denied elves instead of saying "I can not talk about potential future products" is not a good sign for those who want elves. Either way this thread is quickly reaching beating a skeleton horse status.

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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:55 am

Thanks Ben. Works for me. As the saying goes the devil is in the details.

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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby AhabDarab » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:02 am

Hello all. Not only was I there, I was the person who asked the question. After the Q & A was over, I spoke with him further at the back of the room. I explained the situation here and on Eurobricks. He said essentially " No elves, and there were never going to be any elves. The picture on the castle map was only artistic license taken with some empty space in the illustration." He also said he was glad to allow me to quote him on this or anything else he said. He seemed very direct, no funny business. He was very nice though.


Let me end by saying that due to a strange twist of fate, I won a package of custom elves in the BrickWorld final raffle. :twitch: Very strange.




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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby puddleglum » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:32 am

AhabDarab wrote:Let me end by saying that due to a strange twist of fate, I won a package of custom elves in the BrickWorld final raffle. :twitch: Very strange.


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Re: Profitable Elves?

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:42 pm

Ahab,

The horse mouth eh... What he seems to be saying is not ‘never ever’, but that they are not planned currently in the works which is a whole different situation. Sad nonetheless, as the fantasy line may get a bit dry with the same 4 factions in 2-3 more years.


Lucky you having won the custom elves though.

And thanks for the info!

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