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Duplo Castle?

Postby Athos » Wed May 26, 2004 4:47 am

Don't know if this has been seen before but there appears to be a new Duplo Castle line. Check it out here:

Can't tell much from the picture. Looks like there is a double bladed battle axe. New shields. Maybe an arabalest. Red Dragon (though it looks quite childish). Seems to be slated for an "Oktober" release.

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Postby mfuss903 » Wed May 26, 2004 5:27 am

The set itself looks cool - but other than having the 'Duplo' name on it that is in no way Duplo. It really goes against everything Duplo is and stands for. I do not think I see a single brick in there. Sure there is some studs on some of the elements, wheee. This is such a blatent rip-off of other toy lines its a shame.
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Postby The Blue Knight » Wed May 26, 2004 7:25 am

Lego has been lowered to cloning the clones! This becomes "This week's sign the Apocolypse is upon us."
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Postby Dada » Wed May 26, 2004 1:59 pm

People who imagined that are not very gifted !!! :x

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Postby Formendacil » Wed May 26, 2004 2:35 pm

Duplo!!!! That isn't Duplo, that's some sort of a new Jack Stone sort of thing (except that is even more ridiculous and un-Legoish), except that where Jack Stone displayed a ludicrous original idea, this is a magablox ripoff! Lego, I am almost ashamed to have your logo on every stud I own.
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Re: Duplo Castle?

Postby footsteps » Wed May 26, 2004 4:22 pm

Despite the complaining of others, I look at this and think "parts pack" :wink: -- provided of course that there are truly some interesting parts in this. In lieu of a parts list at the moment, I'd say it looks pretty interesting.

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Postby rogue27 » Wed May 26, 2004 5:19 pm

It looks very much like a rip off of MBD. Sadly, it has a much more authentic medieval look to it than KK2 does.

I don't like the fact that it's all custom parts, but I wish the emblems and general castle shapes were used in KK2 instead of the stuff KK2 has.

Oh well.

Maybe in a few years TLC will take the best of both and give us a really good castle line.

Anyway, those DUPLO sets are pretty useless. The few interesting parts they do have would be too large to use with minifig scale stuff.
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Postby porschecm2 » Wed May 26, 2004 5:28 pm

Hey kool! A new Playmobil line...

Err...what's this got to do with Lego?

That's just sad...I mean, it's not Lego, nor Duplo. Playmobil is kool, but they don't need Lego competing.

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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Wed May 26, 2004 7:48 pm

Yes, it almost does look like playmobil. And yes, I agree - this has nothing to do with duplo. I believe that duplo was meant to be more "freestyle" - no specific themes or anything. Just some simple building Blocks to get kids going.
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Postby Sir Smittens » Wed May 26, 2004 10:44 pm

It seems to me like TLC is trying to copy Playmobil. The set in general looks like PM, but at some parts there are normal Lego bricks.

As for the stuff being compatible with the nice-sized figs, I know that a lot of the PM stuff does fit in a minifig's hands, though a lot of it is out of proportion.

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Postby Robin Hood » Thu May 27, 2004 4:28 am

I don't know about cloneing or copying, but you all must consider that appearances aren't always what the things are really like. For instance, you do realize that every thing is much bigger than regular lego. It looks like it is the same size, but it is at least twice the size.
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Postby st1920 » Thu May 27, 2004 12:21 pm

I don't think that most users of Duplo are old enough for that Castle-uplo
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Some of those pieces aren't bad...

Postby Kev » Thu May 27, 2004 3:07 pm

...but yeah, why does the duplo set get cooler and more historically accurate heraldry?
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Postby Lord Resta » Thu May 27, 2004 7:19 pm

What would you rather have, some little guys to addto your ranks in LEGO or Megablocks? And think, it'd be just like megablocks in a slightly different scale and with better quality! :P
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Postby Red Bean » Fri May 28, 2004 8:55 pm

Ack... it's finally reached the point that I can't tell who's cloning who anymore. :(

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