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    Note to LEGO - no more smiling minifigs in SW!

    I love LEGO to death, they've been a part of my life since as long as I can remember, but one thing they do which I can't take anymore is this thing of putting out smiling figures in Star Wars sets, such as Imperial Officers and Rebel Troopers. These are Star *Wars*, not Star Parties, there's no smiling, nobody's happy that the galaxy is in turmoil, but you wouldn't know that from LEGO's generic pilots who look like they're having the time of their lives, or Imperial officers that couldn't be happier to see an A-wing about to take out their Star Destroyer, or Jedi who have just been told they won the lottery. The only SW minifig that can get away with a smile is Han, who has that smirky grin which works on that minifig, but that's *it*.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    I actually think the smiles work on Lego figures. Shouldn't you at least accept a grinnin' Kit Fisto?
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    And what about Lando? Boy, you didn't think that statement out very well JT.

    As for the smiling figures I think it would be stupid to change something that you've done for decades just for one particular line. I think they work well with the minifigs and should stay as is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks
    These are Star *Wars*, not Star Parties, there's no smiling, nobody's happy that the galaxy is in turmoil
    I cracked up laughing when I read this post, JT you're hilarious.
    You'll be sorry, Pee-Wee Herman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    I actually think the smiles work on Lego figures. Shouldn't you at least accept a grinnin' Kit Fisto?
    I agree. Why change a good thing? Legos have always been like this and probably will be forever. Why try to "reinvent the wheel"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    I actually think the smiles work on Lego figures. Shouldn't you at least accept a grinnin' Kit Fisto?
    They ain't doing him, so it's a non-issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slicker
    And what about Lando? Boy, you didn't think that statement out very well JT.
    I wouldn't know, Lando only comes in the expensive sets, so I've never seen one in person.

    As for the smiling figures I think it would be stupid to change something that you've done for decades just for one particular line. I think they work well with the minifigs and should stay as is.
    Uh, hello? They already have changed it for figures like Luke who has a stoic expression, and look at the horrors wrought from the goofy faces on the NBA line - granted, those were awful, but it proved they could change things on a large scale. They make lots of exceptions to the happy classic face all the time in other lines, SW ain't the only one.


    Thanks Quack, I did kinda work on that one a bit.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    My bad. Kit's in the video game, so I assumed he'd been produced already. What a crock of doondoon.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Hey, at least Vader and the Emperor aren't smiling. I just noticed today that the little Guido-looking mechanics from the OG A-Wing and X-Wing sets look pretty stoic too.
    "I'm just a YES man trying to make my way in the universe." - Jango McCallum

    "Good dialogue and smooth editing are no match for a good YES man by your side, kid." - George Lucas

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    FBTB has a new comic that covers it: http://www.fbtb.net/greg/swlego47.gif
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks
    FBTB has a new comic that covers it: http://www.fbtb.net/greg/swlego47.gif
    Sounds like a smiley face backlash to me.
    "I'm just a YES man trying to make my way in the universe." - Jango McCallum

    "Good dialogue and smooth editing are no match for a good YES man by your side, kid." - George Lucas

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