Draykov wrote:My understanding is that LEGO moved production of "supplemental minifigures" (i.e. figs available outside of traditional sets) to China because plastic or taxation in Europe is expensive...something like that...the main driving force being the demand for more minifigs and making an effort to meet that demand in an affordable way....
Erica - LEGO Direct Customer Services wrote:Customer Services does not receive reports from the quality team regarding each parts they receive back. Therefore we would not be able to update you on what they thought about the problem. However if the quality department notices a trend, then they would update our system, so that we can let our customer know about the problem.
Drock wrote:Has anyone else found suspicious cases of the lower quality figs being in regular sets? Awhile ago, I bought my son the Toy Story 3 garbage truck. Today while we were playing, I looked at the Jessie fig and noticed there is no black marking on the front of the neck. Then I saw the rectangle on the arm. It's hard to tell since that's his only Jessie. Still, it's frustrating to find this, especially in a licensed set.
Flynn wrote:To my knowledge, all the "special" minifigure parts (IE, the longer arms and legs, molded heads, ect.), are produced in China, hence the rectangular markings and lower quality. I believe this was addressed a while back, but I can't remember where it was, else I would link you there.
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