Flynn wrote:I don't dislike the figures because they're different from when I was a kid, I dislike them because they go against the aesthetic quality that LEGO sets are all about. LEGO sets and figures shouldn't be 100% accurate representations of real-life things, they should be their own thing. Which they were, at least until 2008 or so.
You should let LEGO know that they aren't allowed to make up their own mind about their set aesthetics are and what said sets are "all about". They must've missed that memo.
Robzula wrote:Now that's all fine and dandy, until these people start droning on and on about how it's such a crime. How LEGO has lost who they are. How it is objectively wrong that this toy should ever deviate from their view of it.
I don't understand the need to differentiate these from action figures, because that's exactly what they are. Mini Action Figures. LEGO and Hasbro both seem to think that's what they are and these little guys see a lot more action than most figures on the market these days. Some figs work and some don't, but I haven't seen any that I would consider to have too much detail. Unless that detail, as Nick pointed out, hinders the ACTUAL quality of the fig or its printing and not some personal bias against the evolution of an iconic toy.