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Postby rogue27 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:42 am

Set No. 65642:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... s&n=185012


It looks like it's just the tournament set with a kid-sized sword and shield included.

I am sad.
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Postby Bruce N H » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:07 am

Hmm, I liked the prevous sword and shield that were available at Legoland and the official stores much better. These could be fun, though.

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Postby TheOrk » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:13 am

YAY!!!!!
TLC are finally giving us weapons to smite the evil jelly bellies with! :mrgreen:
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Postby forester3291 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:54 am

First off this isn't a terrible set if you're a kid. :P Second, the torunament set sin't taht bad. The horses on wheels isn't a bad idea. I think it's a creative idea. THat's what LEGO is all about. My younger siblings LVOE the horses on wheels.

But I must agree that the previous life sized swords and shields were better.
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Postby The Josh » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:31 am

I hate to admit it, but I have that set :oops: . I bought one a local Toys'R'Us about a week ago. The sword and shield are made of foam.


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Postby Dragon Master » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:32 am

That's certified poop!
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Postby Dark_Avenger » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:07 am

Yeah, I saw that at TRU two weeks ago, but you can get that sword and sheild (as well as Jayko's) at any brand store, not to mention some other life-scale accessories.
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Postby rogue27 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:10 am

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.
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Postby ottoatm » Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:32 am

Heh heh heh...

I had a He-Man sword and sheild just like this when I was younger... that thing got miles and miles of play with both me and my friends (we had some classic duels). Also, it made me love He-Man all the more...

Personally, if I was a kid and got this from my parents, it'd make me jump into KK2 further and further ~
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:00 pm

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? :D I never got one of those but I wanted one. (they wouldnt fit me so I never got it.) (my head is to big :( )
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Postby Umgarla » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:43 pm

Isn't this just some sorta KK2 bashing? Think about what's positive in KK2 instead of just hating it...
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Postby Rubberchickenknight » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:18 am

my little brothers fight all the time with pillows, plastic swords, anything... this could make it safer for them :D
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Postby Sir Vincent » Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:14 pm

I posted some poorly taken pictures of my sword and shield...in my Shadow Knights gallery...and don't any of you ask for the link...
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