Draykov wrote:I don't trust anything that's not in a dedicated set these days when it comes to minifigs.
Inzane wrote:So fill me in here please. The magnet set mini-figures are NOT the same as the minifigs that come in building sets?
This is confirmed fact? And there is a noticeable difference in the quality?
deco_droid wrote:BWAH - HAH - HAH - HAAAA
i love it! about freaking time. now maybe people will actually BUY the sets those "rare" minifigs come in, and, you know, BUILD THE SETS. because lego is all about BUILDING. HELLO?!?
selling figures individually as magnets (chinese plastic or not) was a stupid business model. good for you, lego - you've seen the error of your ways!
HARDEE HAR HAR
Draykov wrote:Basically, any minifigure that doesn't come in an official set has the potential to suffer from quality issues. We're talking non-licensed battlepacks, Vintage collections (except for early production runs of Vol. 1), collectible series, minifig based games, magnets, keychains...that sort of thing.
Draykov wrote:The issues that have been reported are brittle plastic, translucent plastic, weird coloration/sheen, misaligned printing, indentations on the inside of minifig arms and (this is more of an easy identifier than a quality issue) lack of the black mark on the front of the minifig neck at the top of the torso.
All Extended Line minifigure magnet sets will as of Jan 1st 2011 be glued.
Based on new requirements, the magnet base and the minifigures will have to be permanently fixed together on LEGO Star Wars magnet sets.
To ensure a consistent consumer experience across all LEGO minifigure magnet sets we have chosen to permanently fix the minifigure to the magnet base on all magnet sets moving forward from Jan 1st 2011 (incl. Pharaoh’s Quest launching Dec 1st). This decision has been carefully considered and was not taken easily as we know that many consumers will obviously not like this change.
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