Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Pink Knights?

Open message to The LEGO Company. We make no guarantee that anyone from LEGO will actually read them, let alone respond!

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Blego7 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:49 pm

JPinoy wrote:
Blego7 wrote:I just managed to stop in at TRU today but because of their INFLATED prices I didn't purchase any CK sets. However I am waiting for them to pop onto Amazon for some free shipping. Does anyone know if they have started appearing in LEGO stores, or the new minifigures? I am going to a store this weekend and I want to know if I should bring some extra money for them. Thanks,


The Kingdoms sets arrived in some LEGO Stores (like mines in NJ) on May 17th, nearly 2 weeks ago. The battlepacks and the foam weapons arrived on the 19th.

You might wanna check your local LEGO Store sometime... Aside from Kingdoms, new sets for Power Miners, Space Police 3, City, and World Racers arrived. aka "parts themes" for your Castle collection.

Hey Thanks! I am looking forward to the PaB wall though (perhaps even moreso than the sets) because I have the op for a LEGO store like once a year!
User avatar
Blego7
Master Builder
Master Builder
 
Posts: 944
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:40 pm
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Count Blacktron » Fri May 28, 2010 3:26 pm

So far from what I have opened, if the box-top shows contents made in China then you have figures with good coloration. If the country "China" is left out, then you get pink. :oops:
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. -Willy Wonka, 1971-
User avatar
Count Blacktron
Sheriff
 
Posts: 1412
Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:20 am
Location: Cave of Caerbannog

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby OverLoad » Sat May 29, 2010 12:25 am

After opening my copy of "Knights Showdown", I took a look at the checkered torso of the Lion Knight, and what do I know! A pinkish hue. Personally I like it. :)
User avatar
OverLoad
Steward
 
Posts: 589
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:34 am
Location: Windfall Island

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Blueandwhite » Sat May 29, 2010 2:26 pm

Count Blacktron wrote:So far from what I have opened, if the box-top shows contents made in China then you have figures with good coloration. If the country "China" is left out, then you get pink. :oops:


That's really unfortunate as it seems that both the bardings suffer from poor paint application. I really wish somebody at QC had stepped in to fix this situation. I would rather have figures with no back printing if LEGO is going to go on the cheap for paint when doing double-sided figs. Back printing is a nice bonus, but quality paint aps are an absolute must.
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch Batman!!

My Brickshelf Gallery
My Flickr
User avatar
Blueandwhite
CC Mascot Maker
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:12 pm
Location: Bolton, Ontario

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Sat May 29, 2010 3:40 pm

Blueandwhite makes an excellent point. I'd rather my bardings came new out of the box with two broken clips than shoddy printing.
Trevor

Trust me, I think I'm funnier than you do.
Why do I have to add the word "minifig" to my spell checker every time I use it?!

flickr
My blog
User avatar
Ye Olde Republic
Marquis of Brique
Marquis of Brique
 
Posts: 1222
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:50 am
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Username » Sat May 29, 2010 11:24 pm

Sad to report that my Knights' Showdown had a pink knight.
User avatar
Username
Councilor
 
Posts: 1048
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:15 pm
Location: Texas! YEHAW!

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby JoshWedin » Sun May 30, 2010 2:25 pm

I picked up Knight's Showdown yesterday and it had a Pink Lion.

I also bought the Jester and he wasn't pink. Not sure if anyone has gotten a pink Jester, but I'm just saying.

Later,
Josh
AFOL and his money are easily parted.

Image The Brothers Brick
User avatar
JoshWedin
Chevalier de Chèvre
Chevalier de Chèvre
 
Posts: 5642
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:35 pm
Location: Pondering what you are pondering

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Username » Sun May 30, 2010 3:12 pm

JoshWedin wrote:I picked up Knight's Showdown yesterday and it had a Pink Lion.

I also bought the Jester and he wasn't pink. Not sure it anyone has gotten a pink Jester, but I'm just saying.

Later,
Josh


My Jester was nice and white. You can really see the pink knight's pinkness if you put white legs on him.
User avatar
Username
Councilor
 
Posts: 1048
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:15 pm
Location: Texas! YEHAW!

Postby Robin Hood » Sun May 30, 2010 11:04 pm

I got the jester, and he was white, a good sign I would say. Since the actual fig isn't made in China, just the hat, possibly the pink was contained in only certain sets? Or a certain batch?

Dan :wink:
I build, therefore I am.

Brave words coming from a guy called grapenuts.
User avatar
Robin Hood
Knight Templar
Knight Templar
 
Posts: 2084
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 2:35 am
Location: An empty room.....somewhere.

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Athos » Mon May 31, 2010 2:06 pm

I got a pink soldier in the catapult set, but my jester was pure white.

Steve
User avatar
Athos
Councilor of the Realm
 
Posts: 4160
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:33 am
Location: Nevada

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Forestboy » Mon May 31, 2010 2:55 pm

And with three reports of pink knights in a row, I think it's safe to say that maybe every single knight has pink printing.

Unless, someone says they have a perfectly fine white knight. I'm definitely buying the Jester, but not any knights. I'll wait 'till July or even August just to hope it's a "bad batch".

Why, Lego, why? :cry:

EDIT: Is there anyway we could possibly talk to someone from the TLG, like Steve Witt to get this problem fixed? Sorry, I don't really know much about AFOL interaction with TLG, but I think maybe we should do something about this. :wink:
User avatar
Forestboy
Steward
 
Posts: 592
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: In the treetops learning from Robin himself...

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Shadowviking » Mon May 31, 2010 3:24 pm

Oh man I want me some pink knights! :D

Does anyone have more pics? How does it look with pink pieces?
...and that's how Equestria was made!
flickr | tumblr | teller's tales
User avatar
Shadowviking
Councilor
 
Posts: 1066
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:04 pm
Location: Holland MI

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby JoshWedin » Mon May 31, 2010 3:30 pm

Shadowviking wrote:Oh man I want me some pink knights! :D

Does anyone have more pics? How does it look with pink pieces?


Its faint pink, not like the actual pink pieces.

I'm at work right now, but I'll try it out tonight. ;)

Josh
AFOL and his money are easily parted.

Image The Brothers Brick
User avatar
JoshWedin
Chevalier de Chèvre
Chevalier de Chèvre
 
Posts: 5642
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:35 pm
Location: Pondering what you are pondering

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby architect » Mon May 31, 2010 6:59 pm

Forestboy wrote:Is there anyway we could possibly talk to someone from the TLG, like Steve Witt to get this problem fixed? Sorry, I don't really know much about AFOL interaction with TLG, but I think maybe we should do something about this. :wink:


Your friendly neighborhood ambassador has already passed this information to Steve Witt and LEGO. I will post an update once we hear back from the LEGO Quality departments. Thanks.

Ben Ellermann

Image
User avatar
architect
Baron von Ellermann
Baron von Ellermann
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:10 pm
Location: Saint Louis, MO USA

Re: Pink Knights?

Postby JoshWedin » Mon May 31, 2010 8:15 pm

Ben, you are awesome. I don't care what Bruce says.

Josh
AFOL and his money are easily parted.

Image The Brothers Brick
User avatar
JoshWedin
Chevalier de Chèvre
Chevalier de Chèvre
 
Posts: 5642
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:35 pm
Location: Pondering what you are pondering

PreviousNext

Return to Dear LEGO

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest