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Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:54 am

The classic spacemen of the 1970's and 80's had the space logo printed (or stickered) on their chest, ie. at the upper end of the torso. The red spaceman in Vintage Minifigure Collection Vol. 1 was a faithful reproduction, ignoring the new helmet for which there is an acceptable explanation.

Comparison of stickered and printed 70's spacemen with VMC Vol. 1 red spaceman.

Vintage Minifigure Collection Vol. 2 contains two spacemen, white and black. Both have the space logo printing centered on their torso.

Comparison of red Vol. 1 spaceman with white and black Vol. 2 spacemen:
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What is the reason for this change which makes the figures look weird (and less authentic)? Does it make production easier or cheaper, or did somebody simply goof up and it was too late to change?
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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby Solo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:54 pm

I thought something looked off about them, interesting question...
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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby natelite » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:19 pm

The eyeballs are also larger for the vintage 2 spacemen. Seem like they are on drugs or something. Definitely worse than vintage 1.
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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby onions » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:12 pm

natelite wrote:The eyeballs are also larger for the vintage 2 spacemen. Seem like they are on drugs or something. Definitely worse than vintage 1.


Omg you're right. Now that's just straight up creeping me out now. I can't look at that picture gah
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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby Solo » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:42 pm

OK, that's just weird. It's feeling like someone went out of their way to make those unsettling.
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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby ellerb » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:55 am

Eyeballs used to be larger on early minifigures. I do agree that the space logo is too low on the torsos. In addition, the color of the red spaceman's helmet is considerably different from the torso (in my copy).

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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby Morgan19 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:43 am

Now that you mention it, the re-positioned logo and drugged-out eyes look wrong and creepy, respectively. D'oh.

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Re: Position of logo on Vol. 2 vintage spacemen

Postby speaknspell » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:23 pm

EWWW!

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I mean, it must be you...the LEGO Company doesn't make mistakes...sigh.

I'll pass this along. :(

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