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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby SSchmidt » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:00 am

Bluesecrets wrote:Did you ever think that maybe the "rare" figs are the ones that didn't test as well as the ones with more numbers in them with kids, who are the target market?.


This is pure speculation, but I think they would make rare figures because they will be harder to find, not because "they didnt test well with kids." If they didnt "test" well with kids, why would they even make them, if kids really are the target market? It don't think that adds up from a business standpoint.

Its business. Harder to find CMF means you are going to have to buy more (if you don't feel, which appears to be the majority of kids). Buying more means TLG makes more money.
Lego is a business. Their goal is to make money. Sure they want people to be happy, but as a byproduct, not a prime product.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Bluesecrets » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:30 pm

This is pure speculation, but I think they would make rare figures because they will be harder to find, not because "they didnt test well with kids." If they didnt "test" well with kids, why would they even make them, if kids really are the target market? It don't think that adds up from a business standpoint.

Its business. Harder to find CMF means you are going to have to buy more (if you don't feel, which appears to be the majority of kids). Buying more means TLG makes more money.
Lego is a business. Their goal is to make money. Sure they want people to be happy, but as a byproduct, not a prime product.


Oh I know they test products with kids. As far as testing is concerned, there have been whole lines, developed, and tested...and did not make it to market because they didn't test well with kids. And I also know that the suggestions of ambassadors and online communities have been taken into account with these figs.

But what you say is in fact true, this is a company whose purpose is to make money so of course the goal is exactly that. Which has been my point in this thread. It is not about making fans happy. It's about doing whatever business decision they have made.

But be happy, because this series of figs is NOT going to be available to a large area in Europe specifically Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:00 pm

Why is that, Blue? They don't like Bavarian girls in that part of Europe?
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Bluesecrets » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:00 pm

We were not given a reason, but it is not going to be available in those countries. Although they can buy them through other LEGO venues.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Karalora » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:59 pm

How bizarre that they would suddenly decide not to sell the minifigs in a particular swath of countries. Triply bizarre that one of them is Denmark...

Anyway, Series 11 is up on the LEGO website now. Looks like we've got some of the official names wrong--they're showing as Pretzel Girl, Island Warrior, and Saxophone Player.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby SSchmidt » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:15 pm

It seems that these minifigures are far more popular here in the United States.
Could it be that the interest level of series 11 in that part of Europe just isn't as high?

Pure speculation, but I am interested in knowing how well received the minifigures are outside of USA.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Karalora » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:08 pm

Or maybe they've been declining in popularity in that region for a while and it only recently hit the point where it was deemed not worth stocking them.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby SSchmidt » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:47 pm

That could be the case. I'm sure information like this is not made available to the public, but rather stock holders. However, I wish we could see some insight or statistics relating to the the series minifigures, and why series 11 will not be sold in some countries.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Daken the Bladesmith » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:20 am

I'm excited for the welder, as a welder myself I could use a mini-me for my shop and that oxy-fuel torch looks pretty sweet. :D
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby SSchmidt » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:15 am

He is a very unique figure, and one that I like, albeit I don't want to find 20 :)
My brother thinks the welder is the coolest one in the series.


When can we expect to see series 11 in stores?
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Justin M » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:38 pm

Though I'm a bit late to jump into the boat, I must say I'm pretty impressed my Series 11. :)
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Kev » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:02 pm

Bluesecrets wrote:We were not given a reason, but it is not going to be available in those countries. Although they can buy them through other LEGO venues.


It's probably because of the horrible, stereotypically sexist "lady" robot. I have to admit I'm kinda embarrassed to be a lego fan once I saw it - the front torso printing is the worst! I couldn't believe they actually printed that on top of the whole pink thing. Ugh. Neither little boys or little girls should ever be subjected to a "toy" figure like that.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:27 pm

How exactly does one depict a "lady robot" without it having some makeup on? I think it will look cute next to the "boy robot".
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Kev » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:33 am

AK_Brickster wrote:How exactly does one depict a "lady robot" without it having some makeup on? I think it will look cute next to the "boy robot".



Exactly. It's something they shouldnt be doing in the first place.
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Re: Collectible Minifigures Series 11

Postby Ferretclaw » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:22 pm

If someone, anyone, likes the minifigure, then its good lego made it. Obviously every theme/figure lego has made has had people who like it and people who dont like it. It is not the nature of humans to agree. But if there are people who like it, then let them derive joy from it and just avoid it yourself.

Personally, I am not a huge fan of either robots, but I was not "embarrassed to be a lego fan" once I saw it. Every series has held one or two minifigs in it that I dont particularly want, so I just get the other ones, or get a box and sell the ones I dont want.
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