The Phantom Menace wrote:The_Chosen_1 wrote:The Phantom Menace wrote:Lego know that most of the Star Wars Lego sets are bought by adult fans (otherwise you wouldn't have the UCS)
Uh....most Star Wars sets are bought by adult fans? You might want to rethink your logic on that one. Lego Star Wars is the #2 bestselling theme because it's extremely popular among kids, first and foremost.
I think you meant to say "secondly", Lego wouldn't even consider creating $300+ sets if it didn't know adult fans would buy the stuff. Lego Star Wars is such a high selling theme because it's popular amongst adults, first and foremost. They wouldn't be slapping 16+ age ranges on those products if it wasn't.
Well, firstly, no, I believe our friend here is correct in saying number 2. Additionally, to try and keep this moderately on topic, adults really do not make up that much of a share of the user group who buys LSW. Yeah, it's significant in some ways, but at the end of the day, kids who want something bad enough will pester their parents or save up, or whatever. As you can see in the link below, AFOLs actually consist of about a 5% taking in the market. I understand there is probably some variation in that number, but I'd say that's a fair-ish idea.
Anyway, to be honest, I'm a little let down by this. I mean, yeah, it's a figure, and yeah, it's kinda cool. But it really does lack that wow factor. I think it's been pretty well said already. Also, does it seem like Lego is starting to pointlessly pump out 'exclusive' figures? I mean I love it when they're good, but it seems recently the standard has been slipping. Darth Vader with Medal? Really?