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Lego CUUSOO cartoon

edited February 2012 in Everything else LEGO
Some may have seen this over on FBTB.net. They've recently started a regular AFOL based cartoon strip, which has been pretty spot-on so far, and very current in it's themes. The latest one tackled CUUSOO and probably sums up the popular opinion and reaction quite well...

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For the others so far, see here http://www.fbtb.net/category/studs-comic

Comments

  • Very funny. Real shame about the classic space, I miss it...
  • "Some restrictions apply" indeed...Notice how there was a valid reason (or at least a reasonable reason) for every denial EXCEPT Classic Space and Monorail?
  • ^ Well, we've had explanations from LEGO on those before, despite what the comic says :)

    Bringing back old sets (like the Legends line) wasn't very profitable. Essentially, kids aren't interested in (let's be honest) boring-looking spaceships with no good guys or bad guys. And *some* AFOLs are interested, but many AFOLs already own the old sets, and therefore don't want to bother buying the new ones. Further, the ones that DO want to buy the originals want to buy PRECISELY THAT. They don't want classic spacemen with the new style visored helmets, or in new light gray, or whatnot. They want the sets EXACTLY they way they originally appeared, which isn't feasible for LEGO... at least not feasibly CHEAPLY.

    Monorail's a matter of profitability. LEGO's tested monorail designs with kids, and it just doesn't do as well as other things. And again, making monorail the same way that they made it in the 80's and 90's is WAY too pricey. They never (supposedly) made any real profit from the PREVIOUS monorails either, so it's not overly likely to make them tons of money going forward.

    DaveE
  • Haha! this comic is great. I saw it on FBTB but didn't read it, glad I finally did.
  • "Some restrictions apply" indeed...Notice how there was a valid reason (or at least a reasonable reason) for every denial EXCEPT Classic Space and Monorail?
    "Some restrictions" usually turns into "Multiple tightening-the-grip-on-us-AFOLS restrictions." Sigh ...
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