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Odd Lego figures seen at carboot - looked like large action man style figures

NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
I saw some action man style Lego figures at the carboot today. They were priced at £15 for the bundle, so a bit pricey I thought to sell on. The figures came with a pod like thing that you could fit one figure in, maybe 2. The box said Lego, but could be fake. Never seen Lego figures that are factory built, but could be aimed at younger kids.
Just curious to know what they were. Next time I will just buy it, rather than wonder what they were for the rest of the day....

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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    Galidor?
    Pitfall69Norlego
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
    Yes that would fit with the guys age. The pod thing was 8315: TDN Module.
    Fun to see Lego you never have seen before.
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    Yikes those are hideous!
    And who among ye have betoggled the "want set" button?
    Ha! Think any Bricksetter will confess?
    Just MHO.
    Before I'm beset myself with angry Bricksetters, yes, I know the saying, paraphrased, one Lego collector's junk is another Lego collector's treasure.
    Norlego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,651
    I've tried a few times to get some cheap on eBay, but always get outbid.
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
    @ccc you need to go to your local carboot and have a stall. I have yet to be outbid on any Lego I have bought. Often the Lego is free, you only pay for the plastic box it comes in.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    Shib said:

    Galidor?

    Somebody get the soap. He said a bad word.
    Brickmanandhe
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,899
    I think the new constraction Luke Skywalker is giving Galidor and the Scala/Belleville Baby (whatever that thing was) a run for their money
    LegoKip
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942

    I think the new constraction Luke Skywalker is giving Galidor and the Scala/Belleville Baby (whatever that thing was) a run for their money

    Not AS bad as Galidor, but he's getting there. Why on earth they choose a human character when there are so many robot characters that can be represented really well with the Bionicle-style construction is beyond me...
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,921

    I think the new constraction Luke Skywalker is giving Galidor and the Scala/Belleville Baby (whatever that thing was) a run for their money

    Not AS bad as Galidor, but he's getting there. Why on earth they choose a human character when there are so many robot characters that can be represented really well with the Bionicle-style construction is beyond me...
    Well, there are going to be other sets that feature robot characters (like General Grievous), but there are some good reasons to include human characters. For one, it helps set the theme apart from BIONICLE, which is more overtly mechanical. But perhaps more importantly, none of the heroic robot characters in the original trilogy actually did much fighting, so sticking to fully-armored characters or droids would mean basically not having anybody for characters like Boba Fett or Darth Vader to fight.

    But all things considered, I don't have a huge problem with constraction sets of human characters, and I think the new Luke is one of the better ones. For me, Galidor's fatal flaw wasn't how the characters looked. As action figures, they were pretty high quality aside from their clunky click joints. Rather, it was the theme's pitiful creative building potential, and these new Star Wars figures avert that by using the same versatile Character and Creature Building System as all other post-2011 constraction sets. As simple as he is, Luke has at least twice as many pieces as any Galidor set, judging only from this picture. And many of those parts are basic shells, beams, and Technic connectors that can be easily repurposed for other creations — not highly-detailed single-piece limbs that will look out-of-place in any other theme.
    plasmodium
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    I know that the Luke figure doesn't 'look very Lego' but the construction element of the figures is still lightyears better than that of Galidor. Personally I have no interest in the constraction stuff, but I do appreciate the way it can be incorporated into regular system stuff to add additional play features (I think similarly of technic) and appreciate that it needs it's own line to develop those parts and techniques. I don't blame Lego for trying something new and I definitely don't think it's anywhere near as bad a Galidor.
    epyon396 said:

    Shib said:

    Galidor?

    Somebody get the soap. He said a bad word.
    I was provoked ;-)
    Aanchir
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,651
    Vader looks fine to me. Luke looks plain weird, his hips are just wrong.
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