rogue27 wrote:Let me clarify:
It does look fun for a kid. However, I get the impression that gimmicky non-LEGO stuff like this is part of the reason their financial statements are so bad lately. A giant foam sword certainly isn't one of their core products. It makes me sad to see them continue branching out in such non-LEGO ways.
On the bright side, it is a good deal if you like this sort of thing, for it is the same price as the tournament set without the sword. It is likely to become a semi-rare collector's item like 6099 which is just 6047 with a large plastic cave included.
this is just making available to the public that which was only available at the legolands.
I still have an adventurers sword and a wolfpack sword (Ok my son has them.. but I bought
them.. their mine
I tell you!) from the times we went to legoland CA.
the foam stuff has been around for years and years.
and also for the gimmicky stuff, remember the alien mask?
I never got one of those but I wanted one. (they wouldnt fit me so I never got it.) (my head is to big