LEGO keychains is a whole product line that baffles me. They only serve two purposes for me and neither are related to actually attaching to keys. I only see them as stuff to add to your cart if you’re trying to reach a certain threshold, or stuff to pick up when they’re on sale to give away as tchotchkes to my kids’ or their friends. They themselves have a different use for them, again, not related to keys in any way. But they attach them to the zippers of their backpack turning them into zipper pulls.
I know there are some people who would get a particular one and then pull the pin out that attaches it to the actual keychain. The last time I actually participated in a conversation about that practice was years ago so I don’t know how feasible it is to do today. I do remember it requiring a bit of elbow grease to detach the minifig; the pin isn’t really screwed in. I’ve never pulled one out myself because the minifig would just end up with a giant hole in the head and that’s not something that I can look past.
Brand new out of the bag, the minifig is a bit odd. The head doesn’t quite turn very easily. There’s a fair amount of resistance and besides that the most it can rotate is 90° in either direction. The arms and legs rotate fine though.
As far as keychains go at a retail level, most of them can be found at the LEGO store hanging off a peg. Why this one of Teen Groot was put inside a polybag is beyond me, seems like a waste of plastic. If my memory is correct this was a GWP at some point so maybe that was the justification for bagging the thing. Lipstick on a pig as they say.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! LEGO keychains are dumb. Making one of a licensed character doesn’t make it less dumb.
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