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Pink Knights?

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu May 20, 2010 4:06 pm

Dear LEGO,

The 2010 Kingdom/Castle assortment is out all around the world now and we thank you for these sets. However, there seems to be a serious problem with paint applications to the red/white knights. The overcoat of white on the red torso is simply not thick enough or not the proper mixture as the color underneath is visible clearly on these minifigures. It causes them to appear pink.

I would like to purchase these fine assortments for myself and children in my home, but I expect a higher standard from LEGO because you have set the bar so high in the past. My purchasing of the 2010 Kingdoms line is met with some trepidation as I cannot tell whether these figures will appear poorly from sealed boxes. Please correct the color error in the 2010 Kingdom sets; the red/white Lion faction appears to be slightly pink from embarrassment. :oops:

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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Count Blacktron » Thu May 20, 2010 4:09 pm

The same Pink Error seems to affect the horse barding accessory in sets 7946 and 7947 as well making for an unacceptable pink/red Lion faction that should be white/red. :oops:
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Forestboy » Fri May 21, 2010 4:59 am

:? Man, now I'm scared to buy the Kingdoms sets with Red Lion Knights... :(
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Athos » Fri May 21, 2010 2:34 pm

Forestboy wrote::? Man, now I'm scared to buy the Kingdoms sets with Red Lion Knights... :(


No one is going to call you less of a man, because you have pink knights... at least no one will say it out loud... We'll all be thinking it though... :P

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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Forestboy » Fri May 21, 2010 4:31 pm

Athos wrote:
Forestboy wrote::? Man, now I'm scared to buy the Kingdoms sets with Red Lion Knights... :(


No one is going to call you less of a man, because you have pink knights... at least no one will say it out loud... We'll all be thinking it though... :P

Steve


:roflol:

No, I just don't want bad quality figs. :wink:
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Thunedar » Fri May 21, 2010 7:39 pm

I have purchased all but the two larger sets, multiples of the smaller ones.

All the ones I have handled look red. Not a hue of pink to them.

I hope this helps.

Side note.

The TRU in Tacoma, WA is hiding the impluse Kingdoms sets behind the City impulse sets deep in the dark regions of the shelf.

I wouldn't let my wife leave until I got those two.
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Forestboy » Fri May 21, 2010 7:57 pm

Thunedar wrote:I have purchased all but the two larger sets, multiples of the smaller ones.

All the ones I have handled look red. Not a hue of pink to them.

I hope this helps.

Side note.

The TRU in Tacoma, WA is hiding the impluse Kingdoms sets behind the City impulse sets deep in the dark regions of the shelf.

I wouldn't let my wife leave until I got those two.


Hooray! Looks like there was only a "bad batch". When I go to the Lego store June 1st or 2nd, I'll see if I get pink or white.
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby architect » Sun May 23, 2010 9:35 pm

Thunedar wrote:I have purchased all but the two larger sets, multiples of the smaller ones.

All the ones I have handled look red. Not a hue of pink to them.

I hope this helps.

Side note.

The TRU in Tacoma, WA is hiding the impluse Kingdoms sets behind the City impulse sets deep in the dark regions of the shelf.

I wouldn't let my wife leave until I got those two.


I agree that the torso plastic is red in all new lion figures. However, the white printing is not thick enough to cover the original red plastic. This creates a pink hue on the "white" quarters of the new torsos. Do your knights exhibit this trait?

In 1995 TLG avoided this problem with the Royal Knight's by printing red on white torsos. This may be the one case where the China produced impulse set jester torso is higher quality than the European produced torsos...

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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Count Blacktron » Sun May 23, 2010 11:48 pm

Oh, you two have me all confused on pins and needles. We need a broad sample from all available markets with pictures to get to the bottom of this.
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby architect » Mon May 24, 2010 2:43 am

Count Blacktron wrote:Oh, you two have me all confused on pins and needles. We need a broad sample from all available markets with pictures to get to the bottom of this.


Please check out this photograph comparing the jester and an archer:

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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon May 24, 2010 3:25 am

Those darn poor quality figs coming out of China. I tells ya, LEGO needs pull their socks up and make sure those thing have a better quality than what we're getting...What's that you say?...The fig with the bad printing is a made in Denmark piece?...Oh...Um...OK...
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby stuifzand » Mon May 24, 2010 7:18 am

I purchased the castle sets last week in Germany, and the figs I have are fine.
At least, those that are in the big castle set, since that is the only box I've opened so far.
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby DaleDVM » Mon May 24, 2010 10:41 am

I am definately concerned about the paint issue. I have one of each of the sets at this point. I recieved pinkish looking knights in King's Castle, and Knight's Showdown. I got a good white torso in the Outpost attack set. The Barding in King's Castle and Prison Tower escape both had the same problem. Strange that I got both good and poor quality figs right off the bat like that.

I have not called LEGO about the quality issue as of today. I plan on contacting customer service after I see how this pans out here at CC. Hopefully this can be solved very soon. I always purchase multiples and will be waiting eagerly to see what happens with this quality issue.
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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Jojo » Mon May 24, 2010 1:04 pm

Hello!


No pink here.
So far I got the jester from 7953 and the knight from 7950. White is white and red is red.


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Re: Pink Knights?

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon May 24, 2010 2:48 pm

It is heartening to see that some of you have got some that have 'good' printing. It hints that there may have only been relatively few come off the line with light printing before it was discovered. With luck, the pinkish ones will bevery much extinct with future production runs.
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