More like mega bloks General
More like what the fuck Casey Jones general
I was dubious, but this thing is awesome. And it's probably the best figure of Iran's android body apart from that one third party one.
And the turtles are seriously awesome little figures. Hopefully they do Mikey and Donnie in these more muted colors unlike the single figure sets.
I mean, they did Rafael and Leo in the bright colors too. I figure muted Donnie and Mikey are coming in future sets. If they make each one a little different or variant color characters, it encourages people to buy more of characters they already might have.
I don't have any. However, he is 8.5 inches tall at the top of his head (not counting his little antenna), if that helps.
>tiny mega bloks figs more articulated than 5" playmates toys
You can put any color bandana, etc. on one of those darker green bodies and have whatever turtle you want. There should be 4 shades of green to really be able to properly represent the turtles as I know them.
That said, even the brighter green collector turtles are AMAZING and I'm thrilled to have them.
I do wonder if they're gonna come out with Playmates colors for the collector Turtles.
They already have the show-accurate darker colors in the Krang set, and merch-accurate bright colors in the single packs. Getting the toy skin tones would be neat (although it would kill the ability to exchange heads).
>Are there any CoD figs with brown arms?
Not sure if they're compatible but there's always the WoW tauren If you don't mind large bracers.
I want a set of four Turtles wearing their trenchcoats. Pile of comics optional.
Tried to do the turtles in time pose, just realized one of the panels for Raph fell off. I feel like I should build a tv using the pics to put on display.
Also funny there are pics of April and Shredder and they don't have actual releases yet.
"Collect all the figures in the series and build the full, illustrated story" - Mega Bloks site.
Apparently you can make a coherent story if you buy all 4 Turtle singles + Rocksteady and Bebop.
Also anyone tried the half shell hero ones? They look cute and have some sort of rolling gimmick.
You can also see Splinter in Bebop's panels.
When the hell is the next wave gonna be revealed?
So what are my parts options for building Krang a scrander?
Try the Assassin's Creed Mega Bloks from either the Borgia Guard pack for sleeves in brown plastic arms.
also you know what needs a Mega Bloks set:
>good representation of the character
>fits in with any set of figures due to character's nature
>comes with detailed little Krang piece
How is it any less fun than a Bionicle set?
It's also bigger than Lego's Hulkbuster set from last year, which costed 30 USD.
But more parts doesn't always mean better.
It looks like something's hindered. Maybe it's those ball and socket joints they love so much that makes it look off
Also that HB set at least has quite a few minifigs even though we all know the MB minis are miles above lego's.
I really think I'd consider buying the krang set more if it had mikey or I wasnt so tired of how worshiped the original toon is.
>tired of how worshiped the original toon is
>letting your opinion of a thing be affected by what other people think of that thing
You ever hear a song that you like at first but then it's played way too much everywhere and you start to just want to avoid it? That's exactly what's going on here.
A few years ago the 80s turtles started getting merchandise for the older generation like crazy and it's everywhere and has gotten old to me. At first I was happy. They were my childhood, but I've since realized that the show has far from aged well and is only good to watch for how bad it is (great voice cast aside). Same thing goes for Mighty Morphin. Its worshipped even though it's one of the worse, if not the worst, seasons of power rangers yet that's all the fucking merch we get and just like with the turtles they always use the same shit art.
All for nostalgia.
So yeah. I'm tired of the 80s toon. I will never not be grateful for what it did for the turtles though.
Alright i'm coming here looking for advice. I recently purchased the skylanders megabloks set with Eyebrawl in it because I thought he looked pretty rad but he had some weird clear layer over him when I took him out of the baggies. I was wondering if you guys have ever experienced this with Megabloks. Is it plastic leakage, should I be worried, anyone have some advice? Should I just return it? I've bought a decent amount of them over time and this has never happened and i'm OCD with taking care of my figures so I am desperate for help.
gonna link this in the MB, and Lego threads, since I'm not sure if it's been shared before.
not too expensive, and the easiest way to have a toy "you". I know I'm gonna have one made.
Also I got these rude dudes. Five bucks on amazon.
So, I got a Star Diamond garbage truck a while ago and I was really surprised how good the clicking and everything was.
Can someone recommend me more Star Diamond sets or other Chinese brands who can get to the Lego quality level?
I grabbed all of the blind-bag turtle packs for my son.
Totally dig the four-armed foot soldier - I'm going to grab any I can find (stupid fucking useful chase figure).
Halo Heroes came out at my walmart. I grabbed one of each. Not that impressed, especially for the cost. They -are- super pretty in general, and I totally dig that Buck has an actual CoD accessory peg on his armor for a knife - makes me wish they'd actually implement that more often in the other lines (okay, mostly just Halo).
I REALLY want the 90's turtles sets, out of pure nostalgia. And the obsessive-compulsive need for my MegaBloks figures to all have the CoD-level articulation. Bebop and Rocksteady, man. Bebop and Rocksteady.
I'm really, really hoping that the local discount stores get the same amount of MegaBloks from the big retailers this year as they did after Christmas last year. I scored most of my MegaBloks for 50-75% off the original prices last year, mostly from Ross stores.
You know what I hate?
Stickers that need to go across multiple parts...
The three Chinese brands that I have encountered are Star Diamond, Sluban, and Enlighten. I would say you started off with the best brand of the three. Sluban isn't too far off from Star Diamond, though. I think most of their sets are copies of old Oxford sets. The more recent Sluban sets have proprietary minifigures, and they're not half-bad. Early Enlighten sets are a little dicey in terms of quality, but they've recently showed signs of stepping up their game. They just rolled out a new "City" theme, a fantasy pirates theme, and a "Fast & Furious" racing theme.
Borgia Knight set is actually in stock at amazon for a reasonable price for interested anons.
>>not just getting an X-acto to correct the issue.
I did, problem is two of them go on those cylindrical booster builds, and are thus impossible to cut without fucking up everything; see the original pic and >>5393631
>You are one step away from cutting the bricks to fit.
>I never apply stickers. No thank you
Eh, they're not bad elsewhere, three are single piece affairs that aren't bad as long as you get them on right, while the four on the "wings" only require a slice down the middle.
Is there a good catalog of Chinese brands and their sets? I mean with shit like Star Diamond they have these weird hidden kits where they are sold in Thailand toy stores and shit
Anyone have this set? The car and Donnie look badass, but I don't like the chopping action gimmick. I won't mind it if it doesn't affect posing.
This couch has worked out great for the brothers. I'm tempted to get the other 2 just to fill it out.
That's something I'm not a fan of with these first wave blind bags. Leo is the most normal one since the rest all have some kind of marking on their shells.
I'm hoping we get a wave of one's in ninja mode with the white eyes.
I hated building it. I got the whole classic TMNT mega bloks line. The figures are incredible and fun, but MB still has a long way to go on bricks compared to lego.
It was missing pieces, parts had mold flashing and wouldn't fit, the clutch power is bad a lot of the time, the joints don't work with the clutch of the bricks (try to move a foot aand it will come apart before the balljoint moves, etc).
That being said I like the finished product, despite hating the build. I will buy any Krang's android body tho, even one with elbows and hands this terrible.
Fuck me, I still love it despite my complaints.
Nah. It's Donnie that does. The set nick turtles like that do. At least some kind of gimmick. I know for sure with Leo in the lab and Donnie there. I know the mouser set has mikey with a zip line thing but Idk if it's molded on.
Star Diamond - http://www.lhtoys.com/en/Default.aspx
Sluban - http://m.sluban.com.cn/en/main.aspx
Enlighten - http://qmjm.com (Chinese only)
Qiaoletong - http://cn.taishengtoy.com/en/main.aspx
BanBao - http://us.banbaoworld.com
The last two are going to be of limited interest to most folks since the pieces are not compatible with leading brands. Dunno about any others.
Funny enough I tried today but not at all. The feet are big enough for 2 let's so I figured I could maybe at least get a standing thing, but with the feet also being round it doesn't fit. Now I'm sure I can move some pieces around and what not, but they can't fit in a straight build Emmet car. Maybe if you take the legs off.
>just got Mikey and Raph Classic megakeks
Holy shit these are the most impressive figures I've ever seen from Megakeks.
>Dat removable everything
>Dat weapon holsters on belt
I rely wouldn't mind larger scale versions of these guys.
>classic TMNT are 7.99 each
>nick TMNT are 6.99 each
They fucking know.
Now to wait for a restock on Leo and Donnie Wahlberg.
Yeah, none of these companies do the greatest job managing their website content. I can only assume the "Creator" sets are older and OOP, which is why Star Diamond doesn't list them on their site. It's still pretty much all you've got.
bricker.info has some limited information on a few other Chinese brands. Nothing on Star Diamond, it seems.
They probably are OOP but then they don't have like some of their newer military sets with the Hoverboat or the tiny Fighter Jet sets.
Oddly enough, I can't find most of their sets on their site on AliExpress.
What can you expect from the chinese, I guess.
some one combined two party wagons already to make a bigger awesome one
I don't have much of an interest in owning Donnie and raph blind bag versions, but l do own the other 2 Because mikey is my favorite and Leo has the awesome comic. Am I missing out?
Also what does the 4 armed foot look like?
The leg on my Fred Wolf Mikey keeps popping off. I tried using pledge, and it didn't help. Should I consider exchanging next?
My greatest fear is the leg will pop off and the kneepad will fall off and forever be lost.
You're missing the point. That tiny figure isn't "collector level" either.
Playmates has no excuse not being able to meet the standard of a toy a third the size that ALSO is for kids and not "collector level"
I dig. Minor nitpicks being that I wish they came with alt heads/masks instead of needing to mix and match to get the looks I want, no painted footwraps on these blind bag ones, Nick Mikey not coming with two chucks, and no elbows but not as much of a problems as I'd originally thought.
Some guy in a knockoff thread a while back recommended MGB. I confirmed that they have comparable clutch quality but slightly better finish than the likes of Star Diamond. If parts is all you need and bland set designs doesn't bother you then MGB it is.
I have to find me one of those Fast & Furious themes.
Does anyone have this Lego set as well as the MB Nick Shredder? I wanna see how he fits in that throne.
>captcha is pizza
So can like anyone help me with this? Have any of you guys ever had older megabloks that had a clear looking odd coat on them right out of the package? Or even over time in storage?
Sorry anon, I'm just a Legofag who's interested in those Turtles. Won't be of much help here.
But I highly suggest taking some pictures in good light so everyone can provide better analysis of that issue you're having.
The door setup looks like it's accurate to the one in the cartoon though.
>painted surface on left side
>classic door on right side
Besides the lack of a skull face bumper in front, it's a damn good resemblance.
i just find it weird that there's always only one door that's meant for sideswiping enemies. Like what if they were on the left side?
>2003 turtles would like to have words with you.
Nah man, that's why the 2012 version rocks so hard, they take stuff from EVERYTHING that's come before them.
Hell, right now their rocking through space fighting Triceratons with a Professor Honeycutt voiced by David Tennant.
I like the 2003 version, but 2012 is still better. 2003 kind of went off in a haphazard direction and couldn't pick itself back up. 2012 is a love letter to the franchise.
Yeah they do. Its for young kids. The only standard they need is that kids can play with them and have fun.
Okay. But more pieces doesn't always mean better.
>Okay. But more pieces doesn't always mean better.
Wasn't your statement that you didn't feel the price was worth it? Amount of pieces definitely doesn't equate to how good it is compared to other sets, that is true.
However, it's always been a handy measure of whether or not the plastic volume was good value for the price it's at.
Also I very much agree that 2012 is the current best of the Turtles shows.
That makes references and is heavily influenced by every incarnation of the turtles including next mutation?
Yeah it's great for kids, but also made heavily with long time fans in mind.
Honestly, the car builds don't look all that great. They still look a thousand percent better than what Block Tech has been pooping out, and Block Tech has the official F&F license.
Does anybody have experience with COGO blocks?
This shit is so awesome. I really want the Rocksteady set now for a whole army of Foot Soldiers.
Made this from a COGO set and some other parts; holds really well. The tires get oily when stored for long periods.
Both COGO and Sluban's blue is some kind of darker blue and their yellow is orange-ish. The other high-quality knockoffs have blue and yellow that matches Lego.
COGO Minifigures are ugly.
Ugly and they don't into sitting very well. Still, I like the missiles.
My Walmart got a new Charlie series box and was finally able to get the green gummi spartan, he came double packed with another orbital guy
The green guy I got was bagged on his own but brown guy was double-packed with an orange, was pretty happy to find all of Charlie between 3 Walmarts in a single day. The replacement toe for my Flood infected Cyclops came today too as well as my Brick Warriors order, life is good.
They also have a 80s wagon in development as they had it at the first show display but human scale
Well you did try to con them for weapons... but maybe it was delayed cuz of the holidays, I got the Broadsword for Christmas but alas my poor Master Chief was without a leg. Made a request promptly but didn't hear a word back for about a week, was starting to worry I'd made too many orders in a short time (simultaneously with the Cyclops toe I had an ODST from the ODST vs Drones pack with defective ball joints for the legs) but I finally got an order approved email.
It's rather difficult to take a steady photo with a comfortably corpulent cat sitting on one's shoulder, heh.
>6 orange Hayabusas
>only came in the first Wraith set
Someone had 6 Wraiths?
>Well you did try to con them for weapons...
I just wanted some extra Assault Rifles...
Now however I'm torn, since I'm missing a piece from the UNSC Attack Gausshog I got for Christmas, and was thinking of also getting some extra suspension springs for my Flame Warthog.
I wish they would just go and get the Metal Gear license already
I'm about to get back home from a radical trip from toys r us
I bought the motherload of turtles merch
I bought mostly the nick ones
Where as they had Donnie and Mikey from the old cartoons even though I grew up with them and shit I find the 2012 line way better and passed up on all that nostalgia shit
I am awaiting some flames bros
Just like GTA? Just like Red Dead? Just like GhostZilla? topkek, Neca has zero creed and Konami will never ever work with stupid gaijins ever again, feels great that PAK is the only top tier action figures on the market. I doubt Neca would make a quiet that'd fetch over 9000 dollary doos on ebay, because the company is full of sexist straight white men.
>Neca is working on remaking the disaster McFarlane their parent company did all those years ago
>trust me it'll work great like the time they declined The Walking Dead license that McFarlane has instead
no thank you, lol
Pics of everything together? Kinda wanna see the sewer playset with that water tower connected at the top and the Leo sewer section also added plus whatever else would look right connected together.
Went for it...
Couldn't find the super rare figure though.
Someone showed a tv from that cutesy bean version of Disney characters blindbag stuff and showed the full wave and there eadba stitch. Now I wanted stitch because I've always liked him and the movie.
But this rocket is SO worth the $3.
You would think with how common female Muhhhrrreeennzzz seem to be in the Halo games, they'd have them sprinkled in with the blind bags or army builder sets.
Same with the more recent CoD games.
Let me know how some of those sets will go.
I've never been super into Mega Bloks, but a lot of these tmnt sets are fucking tempting. I'll build Krang this weekend. I pray my fingers don't get sore.
Why do the blind bags have better paint apps? Almost all the regular nick turtle sets have missing paint apps on the elbow pads.
same guy who posted Nickelodeon turtles haul
I ended up getting bebop and rocksteady sets with krang rampage and 2 single packs Mikey and Donnie
Saving money is fuck ass hard for me
I got a lot of bills to pay and shit so I'm left with little
I gave up on amiami shit
So slowly but surely I saved enough for toys
I just blew that whole shit on these turtles
It feels so fucked but so good
The whole fucking haul
Mega better send me an exclusive April figure right yesterday
Neither franchise is meant for kids so this line was aimed at teens-adults from the get go.
Nick TMNT is a kids franchise just like their power rangers, minions, and spongebob. All of which the minifigures are nothing like the halo, cod, and assassin's creed lines which are made for older people.
>They did show some prototypes for he-man so that might also come out.
Those were mock ups using WoW parts as a proof of concept. No official word on MOTU bloks, though I would like them.
Any one have the Combat Vehicle Attack set? Is it worth picking up?
Check TRU. they keep putting lego movie sets on sale. Got it for around $10. Probably even try looking up instructions. There's no unique pieces.
Just a word of warning. Its fairly easy to get them to sit on the bottom couch, but not on top. If you can't tell in the picture I have the coffee mug against mikey's knee to hold him up.
Do they have variants or is this a factory error? I'm leaning towards error.
I just received the terminator spider tank and I'm sold on the line. It's fucking amazing.
They need to make this vehicle and put Shredder and minifig Krang with it.
Just got this in the mail. It's supposedly brand new. Should I build it or keep it as a souvenir?
Yeah I was a kid/teenager when they started filling up these games to be aimed at my demographic. It was pretty disgusting when they started advertising the US Military in them or with them.
They are made for kids. The ESRB or PEGI merely rate the content of the game. Just because Wreck It Ralph is rated G doesn't mean it's not for adults. Same for Pixels. Its an adult movie wrapped up in "children's" video games.
Crappy elbows aside. I really like Krang.
Any ideas how to remedy the shit elbows?
Also the extra pieces I got was a flesh colored single square stud, a third TMNT sewer lid, a vent piece, a connector piece, and a yellow single stud.
Don't be butt hurt because your video games are targeted to children and you can't see that, is all I'm saying. Just because the ESRB slaps a M rating on the product does not mean it wasn't manufactured with children in mind to be a large population of the userbase.
What's wrong with the elbows? I keep reading this.
> Giving a shit about game ratings
My son hates that I locked out a d he can't play M rated games. He just goes and plays at his friends houses.
No one gives a crap about ratings.
You mean the Playmates Classics? Here ya go.
It's funny that Lego's been the only one to make a human Karai so far.
and we get shitty old tmnt no one cares about when the new cartoon is up and about? if they refuse to make movie style figs then they are super byast butthurt fanboys who need to learn a lesson or two from Lego, ie the superior company.
You know, I am curious about what MB will have on offer for when the second movie rolls in. We know that they do movie tie-ins (Sponge Out of Water), so a Bay Turtles 2 line is definitely happening.
Also, that's actually the second Will Arnett minifig ever made.
You guys fucking seeing this?
Has there ever been such a cock tease?
Yeah I was in a hurry to post and just felt like posting.
What I meant to say was there's a lot of the April figure teased than I imagined.
Would be nice to see an actual prototype of some sort in the upcoming toy fair.
That's like saying Bob Kane Batman was the best Batman.
Everybody grew up with the animated series of Batman or equivalent comic, or Burton movies (unless they're filthy youngfags still praising the Dark Knight)
All these bazinga posters can keep their crummy jaggy potato Nick Turtles as long as they keep putting out superior Classic turtles.
quick question to all of you
if you had to have 4 of classic turtles
would you want krang rampages color or the single packs?
i just saw that the metallic shell on the krangs rampage is like a brown
compared to the single pack which is a green
I don't really mind either color scheme. As long as I have a full quartet with the same skintone, I'm good.
Although I'm waiting to see if the inevitable Party Wagon set comes with Don and Mikey before I get anything.
I hope there's a normal shredder released outside of the vehicle set.
Target has the patrol buggy sets mispriced at $2.99 on their site and there's a 20% off coupon on Cartwheel if someone wants to try and see if they'll price match in store.
My new grail.