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I think the time is ripe to unload my POTC ships. I'm not sure exactly when the new movie is coming out and Lego might rehash the Black Pearl.
And hey, remember that Chima freebie "CHI Battles 70113" set Lego included with every order back in the summer. You should all be so excited that it is sold out. Haha.
I'm comfortable that this is a set that will be made for a while, probably 2 years at least.
And I'd really like an email alert option when something is back in stock. That's a pretty basic feature that is really lacking on the site for a company as large as TLG is.
BTTF is a head scratcher. I just saw another commercial featuring the Delorean. Michael J.Fox has a new tv show coming out. I still don't think it will do as well as Minecraft because many people under 25 probably have never seen the movies.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but I find that many movies today are lacking that special ingredient that makes them magical and memorable. What has been gained in effects and animation seems to have come at a cost of great story telling. I really liked the movie Super 8 that was out a couple of years ago - mostly bc it reminded me of the movies I watched coming up.
That and movies rely too much on special effects and not enough on story due to the crowd who cannot pay attention apparently unless something is exploding in their visual range.
While there are some movies that are an exception to this, sadly it is not the norm any more.
For example, I doubt Alien would work today, it would be viewed as 'too dull'. And this is why Abrams and Bay are still making movies.
I weep for the future.
I think the key for kids is exposing them to a variety of films early on so they can later appreciate films like Alien when they are old enough. If they've only been exposed to recent films then the pacing of older films will be too slow.
Besides, the Lego film is going to great (please let this be true).
Sorry... That door was left wide open :)
Ask a group of 6-12 year old kids what they would rather have...
A minecraft toy or a BTTF toy.
BTTF is nostalgic. Minecraft is current.
Just a true example where kid chose the old over the new (in theme terms). :-) But there was something about that that made me smile inside.
He also chose the new over the old in terms of release. :P