CJXXX wrote:has anyone laid substantial claim to the fact that these figs are racialized? from looking at the photos, they look yellow to me, under poor lighting. The other colors in the photos look somewhat strange as well, and in some shots the figs are definitely yellow. I wish lego would stay "race-neutral" (since nothing else in the world seems to be) but I don't think we have an issue here. Anyone have any press releases or definite statements that we've got non-yellow people here? Or are we going off these sketchy quality photos?
Blasterman wrote:Where do you see, on the new male figs, any form of
a "package"? So why would we need proper anatomy
for the women exactly? Or was that just sarcasm?
This isn't about realism. It's about properly portraying
licensed characters through the use of different colors.
Well... Anatomically correct minifigs would also be
about properly portraying licensed figures as well...
Blasterman wrote:If I could only count the number of times that
someone said -
"Well, Lando was played by a black guy, so his minifig
should be brown."
I couldn't agree more, however...since when was Luke
yellow? Another statement of color interest -
"If I have 100 minifigs on a table, how would I tell which
one is Lando if he wasn't brown?"
Hmmm...how indeed? Tell me, how exactly would you
tell where Luke is in that sea of minifigs? It certainly
wouldn't be from his color, would it? No. It would be
by recognizing the overall minifig, or his costume.
Blasterman wrote:My only concern is for the licensed characters , of course.
There's no need to "color" generic themes because yellow
has always worked for no-name(not based on any real
1. I prefer not to bring race in to my LEGO world.
2. I do not feel that the "coloured" figures will fit in with my regular LEGO people. I find that the "sun-burnt" figures do not fit very well in to the general LEGO colour palette. At least the brown was a somewhat "basic" colour.
3. I do depend (and still will) on SW for the fantastic torsos for my peasents and magi. I also depend on HP to a lesser extent for my books, creatures, and some pieces.
4. I doubt the "racialization" will stop with licensed lines. Why would it? After all, SW and HP together make up the biggest of the minifigure lines.
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