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God-Emperor Thrawnie

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#231071 Bionicle

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 08 May 2010 - 02:51 PM

This board's practically dead, reviving topics in here is not that big a deal.


#222372 NEW Halo Figs!

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 01 April 2010 - 04:16 AM

Exil, you're suspended for a day and a half to cool off. Stop playing mod and being a condescending jerk.


#222131 If you were a Lego minifig.....

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 31 March 2010 - 09:39 AM

Exil, cool it. Dead topics being revived are not that big a deal, especially in the Lego boards, since there aren't that many active topics in here anyway.


#219835 Lego News thread

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 24 March 2010 - 05:37 AM

Prince of Persia sets are now available through Lego Shop @ Home, as those of you who've received the Spring '10 catalog likely already know.


#206819 Lego quality discussion

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 09 February 2010 - 04:10 AM

Don't get me wrong I love lego and will not stop buying it but I believe that rather than creating Ben 10 'lego' if you can call it that. Imagine if they recreated the old ice planet sets:

Father and son walk into shop. Son sees lego set. Father recognises the theme from his childhood and buys it for his son and maybe another one for himself to see how they have developed. Satisfied on how lego have remade it father returns and buys more sets. Thus an AFOL is born. An adult fan of lego has more money than a child and that will therefore increase profit of sales as more are sold. the sets are also appealing to a younger audience so it targets a wide market audience.

And the Ben 10 sets:

Father and son walk into shop. son sees lego set. Depending on circumstances Father will buy the set or tell his son no. They leave the shop. this only targets a small market audience thus reducing profit.

This is why I said Lego are going down hill. They could be maximising their gross profit, but instead they just create sets like toy story and Ben 10 which hardly even retain the lego style or look. IMHO lego could do so much more yet they continue to produce sets with a rigid storyline. I think they should redes ign the Ice planet background while still retaining the inital goals. By keeping some of the classic pieces and also introducing some new ones these sets will entice Adults and Children alike.

The problem with your logic there is that (correct me if I've completely missed your point) you seem to be assuming AFOLs make up a very large chunk of Lego's sales. They don't, and they never will. Lego is, first and foremost, a toy. (something that a lot of AFOLs seem to forget, which ticks me off to no end, but I could rant about that all day and it's completely irrelevant, SOOO...) Lego is always going to release things that are going to attract children. To use that example you gave, for every sale they'd make on nostalgia value by re-releasing old themes from the 80s and 90s, they'd lose ten sales from kids looking at them and going "man, this looks like crap" and wandering over to the Megabloks Halo schlock.

Now don't get me wrong here, if they did re-release a bunch of old themes, I'd buy them all in a heartbeat. But I recognize that Lego won't do that because kids aren't going to have nostalgia value from them, and the adults that would are a far too small demographic to justify doing it. Note that whenever Lego does something to cater to adults, it's always a relatively small-scale release that they only sell through the catalog: The Star Wars UCS stuff, the Medieval Market Village, the Legends sets, etc.

Now as far as Ben 10 goes, even in the context of catering to kids I think that was a somewhat boneheaded move on Lego's part, (though I dunno, maybe that show's more popular than I think; it wouldn't surprise me given the crap kids watch nowadays) but saying that Lego's going down the tubes because they release one crappy line (that's essentially Lego-in-name-only, they don't look like they're compatible with anything else) while they release a bunch of other great stuff just seems awfully pedantic to me.

Anyway, this topic seems to have completely jumped the tracks, so I suppose it's time to split it.


#206564 Nova Refuge TCG

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 08 February 2010 - 07:06 AM

So, why exactly would that be a bad thing, and how would that be any different from every other TCG ever?


#203172 THE NEW LOOK OF SSL 2010!

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 30 January 2010 - 07:45 AM

Oh, and Thrawn, I have blurred up the background a bit, which I hope will help. Try refreshing and see if you can read more easily on the sand now. I'm going to use it on the background of my site too, so I want it to be readable.

Much better. I'd still suggest adding a flat tan skin when you get around to adding more skins, though.


#203133 THE NEW LOOK OF SSL 2010!

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 30 January 2010 - 07:07 AM

Also why is the original post like, always shown on every page, it kind of bugs me since some topics OP are really long.

Go into your control panel and set topic display mode to Standard, it'll get rid of that.


#203129 THE NEW LOOK OF SSL 2010!

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 30 January 2010 - 07:04 AM

Interrogative: is there any way to disable or hide that "Featured Entry" thingy? I've been poking around my settings and I can't find anything.

EDIT: Also, I have a suggestion: disable the sand texture in the post display area, it'll make posts easier to read.


#142796 NR Movie

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 01 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

If he were still alive, I would say Nicholas Worth for the part of Roscoe O'Donnell. He wouldn't have fit the role that well appearance-wise, but personality-wise(0:30 onward) he'd fit like a glove.


#110878 LEGO 09

Posted by God-Emperor Thrawnie on 26 February 2009 - 10:30 AM

Oh wow, this the most hilarious flame war I think I've ever read. And I've seen some pretty dang hilarious ones.

Bravo guys. Bravo.