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New Space Police = OT Empire

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New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby micro » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:22 pm

Anyone else find it odd that all of the Space Police are humans and all of the bad guys are aliens?
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Turkguy19 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:31 pm

Nope, because aliens can't be good guys, it's not in their genes.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby ccjwprongs » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:31 pm

Yeah, it's totally species-ist.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Turkguy19 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:32 pm

No, no. It's LEGO's way of saying they only like White people, and everyone else is evil.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby ccjwprongs » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:34 pm

That works too.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby GIR3691 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:56 pm

It's because the aliens all have weird shaped heads and can't fit into the regulation SP helmet.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Iare Tosevite » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:14 pm

No there was human criminals, but human government have become expert on reprogramming humans. Unfortunately they haven't learned how to do so on non-humans.

The research is underway. I am happy to report that there is fewer casualties this year.

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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Captain Typo » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:31 pm

Turkguy19 wrote:No, no. It's LEGO's way of saying they only like Yellow people, and everyone else is evil.
That would be more accurate, wouldn't it? ;)
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Mr.legoman123 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:34 pm

hey, not all lego aliens are evil, did you people forget chewbacca, aayla, yoda, jar jar(shudder) ahsoka, ki adi mundi, kit fisto, micheal jackson, plo koon, the list goes on and on
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Iare Tosevite » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:42 pm

We are talking about space police universe, not star wars or any others. :P
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby micro » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:35 pm

I don't think any of the aliens in Space Police are bad at all. I think they are all rebels standing up to an oppresive regime out to imprison all non humans. XD
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby RocketClone » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:53 pm

I dont find it odd at all hey at least i can use squidmans cape for a clonetrooper.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby SuperDave » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:27 am

Maybe it's like the Green Lantern Corps, with each sector protected by a group of natives of that sector. In Kranxx's home sector, maybe all the space police are like him and all the criminals are human.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby PocasNuckie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:51 am

It may be odd yes, but this way it's simple. And things for kids are better to be simple.

It's not that I wouldn't like to see some sweet alien on the SP side, and some criminal bad guys on the Aliens side, but then again that would probably to much for kids to understand, and so LEGO kept it straight and simple.

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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Zekk » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:04 am

micro wrote:I don't think any of the aliens in Space Police are bad at all. I think they are all rebels standing up to an oppresive regime out to imprison all non humans. XD


My thoughts exactly. Equal rights for aliens!
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby onions » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:29 am

This theme could mirror that film D9 pretty well.
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Kranxx is awesome!

Postby ShockZap » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:04 pm

I read somewhere that there'll be a set with Kranxx's biker gang. Maybe there'll be a couple human bikers?
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Daz Hoo » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:52 am

It's not racism or "species'ism", it's called marketing!

Children will want things they can identify to, especially in a toy involving role-playing. To an American or European child, it's easier to identify with a human minifig than a alien one.

Does this strategy portrays and encourages many stereotypes (like the famous "us VS them")? Absolutely! But you can't blame LEGO for going down that road when other toys like Barbie, Polly Pocket or Power Rangers blantantly do so as well.

There's the higher road, and the profitable one. Sometimes, companies take the one in the middle, but most of the time, they take the profitable one.
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Brickwright » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:35 am

Humans suck. Lego obviously has started a xenophobic campaign of hate by heading straight to the market that will respond the most: children.

I will say this though, Space Police probably needs to rethink their undercover agent methods, since they might not work very well, but at least they are doing better than those hippie Space Police II officers. They never even caught anybody. Now SP I, they put those Blacktron punks in their place. With Blacktron graffiti on the SP III sets, you could make up some backstory than Blacktron and the aliens work together, or at least both occupy the intergalactic criminal environment. Eh? Ehh??
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Re: New Space Police = OT Empire

Postby Coret » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:33 am

Excuse me, SP II did catch people.......

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6984-1

One of my favorite designs for a ship, too. But I do agree we need Blacktron III to show these new guys how to beat the Police.
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