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Unread 02-20-2017, 07:27 PM   #926
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I'll be a seriously sad panda if none of that civilian stuff makes it to market.

Just looking at some of the other toy fair videos of all the other MB lines, there seems to be a real lack of vehicles and big sets like in the past. Halo, CoD, Destiny, Turtles... they're mostly very small vehicles, mechs, and troop packs. No big tanks, choppers, HQ's, or other playsets. CoD is getting a Willys Jeep which is cool, but for the most part, the reveals seem very.... tame for lack of a better term. Maybe "lackluster" is what I'm looking for.

And I guess they just gave up on Star Trek? I really don't like ST, but some of the sets had good fodder. I figured they'd make some other sets of non-OG trek, like Next Gen or others. Did it not do well, or was it a limited-time engagement?

Aside from the Beyond, which now seems questionable, I didn't find much to get excited over. I guess I'll slowly open all the stuff I bought on clearance last year? WTF Mattel!
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Unread 02-21-2017, 05:00 AM   #927
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The good thing about Mega is that they have a habit of releasing sets throughout the year with little or no warning. Lego always releases their small sets this time of year, so maybe Mega is following suit and for some reason didn't show sets for later this year? That or maybe we just get less since there are so many damn lines now like Pokemon and Minions?

My guess is they are really focusing on the brand internally to get it up to snuff with QC to take a shot at the big L. Mattel has a winner, now they just need to polish it. Makes sense with the name change and the QC improvements I have witnessed over the past 2yrs.
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Unread 02-21-2017, 05:19 AM   #928
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Maybe... but if this is a show to get retailers excited about ordering a year's worth of product, what they displayed was just sad. Unless feedback from retailers said that all they wanted was high-margin, low-cost small sets, then this was a dud showing.

I'd like to think that there is something big that will drop mid-year, but what did CoD get last year that wasn't announced? Nothing I can recall. The arctic troop pack shown last year just dropped a few weeks ago. Still waiting on the Office Zombies from who knows when. Zombie Nuketown has been shown on their site for six months, but I've never seen it available anywhere.

So at least from the CoD perspective, we've been trained to expect less than we're shown, not more. And if that's true, it's going to be a lean year, but I'd love to be wrong. All I can say is that the Beyond stuff better not be a big tease
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Unread 02-21-2017, 09:07 AM   #929
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It does appear we're getting some single-pack carded figures for CoD, including a pilot, minesweeper, diver, arctic guy, and a different version of a character that came with the riverboat. Several have pieces I can use, so this is a welcome surprise.

I also watched a video that stated there was a good chance that there was another CoD display, as there were for Halo and Destiny, but no photos are available. So maybe something more exciting than these little sets really is in the works. Of course, the guy in the video was a millennial idiot, referring to the willys jeep as "a WWII variant of a humvee". I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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Unread 02-21-2017, 11:51 AM   #930
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Pics of single-card pilot?
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Unread 02-21-2017, 11:53 AM   #931
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He's just a redeco of the Harrier pilot as far as I can tell.

Try not to listen to the video, as the guy is a total millennial stoner fucktard. He has no clue what the mine-detector is.

I fear when that generation is in charge.

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Unread 02-22-2017, 03:55 AM   #932
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The P-51 Mustang was one of their surprise sets for COD. I sure hope the big box stores not wanting to carry COD since the mom petition hasn't killed the line beyond figures and small sets. My Walmart looks like it has most of last year`s line now, but it took them until Christmas season to get stuff like the Bradley.

Sadly, it doesn't bother me all that much since there are not many vehicles I'd buy beyond an MRAP, T-72 variant or of course an A-10. I just pick up figures as I find ones I like since they are cheap and do not take up any room.
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Unread 03-15-2017, 04:57 PM   #933
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Lego compatible tape,..


https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/nimu...tnr=someecards

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/l...nimuno-loops#/


Looks neat imo. I'm going to look into buying some would make great mold box material combined with Lego's to connect prefabricated walls.
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Unread 03-16-2017, 05:17 AM   #934
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Been seeing that all 9ver FB the past few days and I have serious doubts. The soft rubber can't possibly have the same clutch strength.
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Unread 03-23-2017, 07:07 AM   #935
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Found the Call of Duty Paratrooper for the first time this morning. Can't wait to get him home and see what it looks like in person. The review appeared pretty impressive.
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Unread 03-24-2017, 09:47 AM   #936
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Yet to see him at TRU.
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Unread 03-24-2017, 05:59 PM   #937
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Actually found my two at WM. First time in months they've had anything new.
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Tan team gets a choppa this fall.



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Unread 04-12-2017, 07:58 PM   #939
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I like the pilot's helmet. The chopper is a bit of a letdown though, very plain. I already have 4-5 of the Little Birds, but yeah, it's slightly different and tan!

At the very least it indicates that there's more coming than what we saw at toyfair, so that's good.
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Same helmet as the Apache pilots and I wish I could get them fot the lil bird and blackhawk.

That middle guy is pretty cool, too bad the helo is so weak. And that's what I was saying during Toyfair, mega has been randomly releasing stuff for awhile now.
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Unread 04-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #941
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In six months, Amazon will have these at $15, and I'll probably be tempted.

I hear what you're saying about surprise releases, but there are things that were shown nearly a year ago that still haven't come out. It's really bizarre and poorly communicated. It's almost as if this company is run by Mat.... er, wait a minute....
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Unread 04-27-2017, 07:39 AM   #942
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I don't suppose anyone will be ordering from Brick Arms anytime soon? They have a pistol I want to order for a completely different custom, but feel a bit silly only ordering one or two.
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I'm because I just saw the clip of Robot Chicken Lego skit, World War B. I still find it hilarious though.
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New CoD sets, in addition to what we saw a NYTF:

Anti-tank Gun (WWII) - assume this is mean to go with the Willys.
https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/w...tank-gun-fdy73

Surface Troops - couple of new noggins, some blue bodies. Good fodder if nothing else.
https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/w...e-troops-fdy74

Arctic Recon Armory - blue shipping container!
https://www.megaconstrux.com/en-us/w...n-armory-fdy76
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Well, I went ahead and ordered two guns from Brick Arms....cost me $5 and change.
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Unread 06-14-2017, 08:33 AM   #946
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Ouch.
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KO Technics R/C tanks and humvees:

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Unread 07-22-2017, 03:52 PM   #948
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Mega is not holding back.
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Yeah, they're gonna be little $5 packs. I'm kind of torn. They're nifty, but Mega has burnt me with the shit plastic they use on their blind bag turtles.
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I just want an Aliens dropship and APC.
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