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    Why I think Hasbro is better than lego

    For me I like the realistic look of Hasbro's stuff. You can instantly tell it's from Star Wars. The figures are pretty accurate, especially clone troopers and stormtroopers. The alien species really look good too. You cannot say this for lego figures which look short and child like. Same goes for the ships, the lego ships are not as elegant and the little bumps make them unrealistic and blocky. Sure you can build things with them and customize, but the look just isn't as attractive. Not to mention legos fall apart at the drop of a hat.
    I'm not even going into price here. It's clearly a win for Hasbro.

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    Thems fightin' words here mister. Shall we say pistols at dawn? Who ever build the best looking pistol wins.

    Personally I think your argument is childless and petty at best. If you don't like Lego don't post in this section.
    "I'm sick and tried of these motherfrakkking Sith on this motherfrakkker plane!"
    Mace Windu - Episode 2.5: Sith on a Plane

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    You got nothing, I let the Hasbro toys speak for themselves. I became drawn to star wars toys (Kenner) when I was little. The vintage toys and playsets especially were magical, though the newer stuff is more movie accurate. How would you make dagobah or hoth with legos? The only knock on Hasbro is that some toys are cheaply built, and rushed to get them released but when they want to make a quality toy the results are amazing - look at the big m. falcon, republic gunship, new x wings and tie fighters.

    I remember cool pirate ship and knights/castle lego sets years ago. They are fun until you start playing with them and things become disassembled. You lose a few pieces and it's not the same. After playing with legos for a while they get loose and won't fit together. I think it's funny when you try to actually play with a ship or something and it falls apart. How careful do you have to be just to pick up a lego ship? I don't think legos are worthless, they're just inferior. Come on there is no comparison.

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    my Legos seem to have fewer design flaws than many of the recent Hasbro vehicles (and I haven't run into problems with the Legos falling apart despite repeated episodes of play). i've yet to find a battle droid that can't stand more than a few days with Lego, versus Hasbro were they wilt like last year's prom corsage.

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    [FONT=Courier New]My argument for LEGO over Hasbro (and I collect both, so no disrespect to Hasbro here) is this:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]- New sets on a more regular basis. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]- BIGGER sets because of common and shared pieces (The LEGO Death Star and Dropship+AT-OT sets are perfect examples of this).[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]- Consistency. Figures all fit different vehicles. Figures have the same specs and there's no "sculpting issues".[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]- LEGO sets are fun to build and customize and improve on.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]- LEGO sets get RETIRED and not trotted back out in new packaging. If they do put out a Star Wars set that's previously been done before, they change it (at the very least) or improve it (like the newer AT-TE which is compatible with the Dropship.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]I believe there is a new Turbo Tank set and a new ARC-170 set coming in 2010. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]I like Hasbro's stuff, but it's apples and oranges compared to LEGO. Hasbro has to tool up for EVERY NEW TOY. LEGO just adds a few new elements here and there. And cost wise, LEGO's are about $0.08 - $0.12 per brick/piece when you break them down. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]PLUS, LEGO stores have a rewards program where you get a stamp for every $25 you spend and there are 16 spots for a stamp on the little card they give you. And you get a $10 gift card for the first $200.00 you spend and a $20 gift card for the second $200.00. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]My wife and I bought the Death Star set over the summer as a joint anniversary gift and it was automatically $369.99 because the purchase filled up one card in one purchase so it breaks down to $0.0973 per brick for that set.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Courier New]And in my experience, the employees will be cool and round up to the next dollar or two if you're close to getting a stamp. i.e. a $40-$45 purchase gets you two stamps, and not one stamp and a upsell or a "bummer, sorry".[/FONT]
    [FONT=Courier New]"First of all, never bad mouth synergy..."[/FONT]

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    battle droids do fall over, I wish they'd make sturdier legs. But there are stands you can get that work well. I use the clear round ones. I must point out that the Ep. 1 battle droids stand up fine. For some reason the Ep. 2 droids had weaker legs.

    The varying figure size issues for cockpits also bugs me, I think they are improving in that area though. 99% of the time it's not much of a problem.

    by the way I've seen the lego death star, the one that looks like several cubicles of an office, with an elevator in the center. It's too undersized and goofy looking, I'd rather have a full size and accurate playset of just one area (the prison cell block/trash compactor for example).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IG 8D8 View Post
    You got nothing
    Awe, I've made no argument against your point of view other than to say that I disagree in a humus manor. What amuses me the most is that you actually believe you're going to convince people of your point of view. It's like computers. You're never going to convince a microsoft monkey to join the Cult of the Mac, just as you're not going to convince a cultist to grow their hair back and put on a business suit. If you're not seeing red yet, bang your head against the wall a little longer and a litter harder.

    I think Ando's point is closet to mine. I have collected both (currently just Lego though) and like both for two totally different reasons. Those reasons are mine and mine alone. I could careless if people agree or disagree with me.

    Quote Originally Posted by IG 8D8 View Post
    They are fun until you start playing with them and things become disassembled. You lose a few pieces and it's not the same. After playing with legos for a while they get loose and won't fit together.
    I can't say I've ever really lost a lot of Lego elements as a kid. Over all I lost more action figure accessories than legos. Legos have to be played a ton before the really get too loose to fit together. My guess is that a kid you were really hard on your toys. I also know a kid who doesn't have much of an imagination when I see one. (Monkey, monkey! I see a monkey.)
    "I'm sick and tried of these motherfrakkking Sith on this motherfrakkker plane!"
    Mace Windu - Episode 2.5: Sith on a Plane

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    I only have one Lego set, some special edition X-Wing. Perhaps I didn't put it together right, because the wings on one side don't stay as open as the set on the other side.

    I might have bought more Lego sets, but the ones I would have bought are so expensive, and I'm already spending a lot on all the action figures and such.

    I've never had much issue with Legos becoming loose. We had a bunch when I was a kid and played with them for years, and my nieces and nephews played with them too.

    I guess what makes one better than the other is what you get out of it. For me, I collect the figures because I like getting all the characters in somewhat realistic form. I'm not as much of a completist on vehicles because of the size. This is becoming more of an issue lately as I run low on space, and there are fewer vehicles that excite me. That's why the Titaniums are nice to have. They were able to put out a lot of vehicles that they wouldn't do in the larger scale, and you can use less room to display them all.

    Legos have their appeal as well. I spent a good portion of New Year's Day that year putting together the X-Wing. It was a fun challenge to put it all together. If I decide I don't want to display it, I can take it apart and put the pieces in a box. They are also versatile in that you can build other things with the pieces as well.

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    Can't we all just get along?


    Well, good, 'cause you suck.

    I used to buy both Hasbro and Lego products. Around 2002, I quit getting Lego (I only have one AOTC set and a few of those mini-ships) since it was getting really expensive and I started to use my own money as opposed to having my parents buy everything for me (I mean, I got allowance and such, and it's not like it was a free-for-all before that, but still). The Lego sets are fun and can bring more variety than it seems Hasbro sometimes can, due to the aforementioned factors, but as I've always been a Hasbro completist then dropping Lego was not that big of a deal. There's just so much stuff out there - Hasbro, Lego, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, etc. - that there's room for everyone to have their own niche, and there's really no reason to insult any of them or the people that buy their products.
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    No, JabbaJohnL, you suck.
    That's my jacket!


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