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Some 'fans' think you're not a proper 'fan' if you don't have a strong, intransigent view on the issue. There are plenty of issues that I can get fired up about (translucency in solid colour bricks, bricks that crack, colour inconsistencies between batches, etc.), but fleshies ... not so much an issue for me :-)
With this new Potc line my my whole pirates collection is about to look like a miss mashed box of crayons. Not happy with the changes that collection will undergo.
So I have a big ziploc bag of about 150 top quality yellow heads, including over half of the collectible minifig heads, including two cheerleader heads, two spartan heads, lots of cool expressions, etc...
Would any one be interested in acquiring them? I can take a picture of all of them and post it under "Marketplace" if someone is interested. Or I can just put them on E-BAY and let anyone bid.
i think if lego was to pick one color over the other i would rather see them choose flesh.
I have to say I'm nostalgic for the old yellow heads.
However, my favorite is the Orange/Jack-O-Lanterns... only because I have a fascination with pumpkins and the autumn season ;)
The minifig "stiffs" of 1975-77 (no moving arms and legs) all had faceless yellow heads.... except for 1 exception. That was the 215 Indians (Building Set with People) of 1977. It came with 4 large red heads for that genre of Homemaker scale sets... but it also came with 1 minifig head in red for the Papoose (with black pigtails type hair).
That 1977 set was the first variance from the standard yellow minifig head for decades... even though it predates the regular minifigs by 1 year (intro 1978).
But speaking of changes midway through a product line, I wish they had kept the old guns for the Star Wars series. Yes, the new guns are more real, but there was just something about those old blasters with the orange tips...SIGH.
And Lego's done it right, go with the yellow on their own sets, and flesh for the licensed sets.
Like someone posted already, the classic smiley faces are still available in quantity, so replacements are always an option.
I love the variety of new expressions that MFs are getting. However classic, I am annoyed with the large number of simple smiley faces that stare up at me every time I pull out my bricks. I'm fine with getting them here and there, especially in smaller sets that are more geared towards younger builders, but when I'm paying over $100 for a 14+ or 16+ model, it'd be nice to see the figs match the quality of the set.
suport this project if you would like to see more fleshies
I kinda wish they would stop making hundreds of special yellow heads anyway.. I miss the old days of you have a choice, standard grin, or standard grin, I can understand the use of the eyepatch for Pirates and female heads (with eye lashes and or lipstick), but all of these new heads coming out is just crazy IMO.. but I guess that is just my old school way of thinking
On an interesting side note. Fleshy colored heads have been around the entire time my children have played with LEGO, and they all prefer the flesh colored heads. In fact, when they are playing, they always switch out the yellow because they don't want their minifigures to be "sick." I always find yellow heads and hands laying around. My 4 year old is always asking me to switch out the yellow hands for "peach hands." :)