RedRover wrote:Can lego just make some freaking yellow elves aside from the collectible minifigure series?!?!?
Word. I mean, the LotR elves are nice but expensive. And the whole Friends Elves line is bust ass. But you know, not regfig. I'd love to see another crack at Fantasy Castle with some more races. I loved the Dwarves...be cool if they had legs that moved.
Captain-Camper wrote:Oh the one's with the Warhammer rip off orcs!
Yep. Games Workshop, founded just before the turn of the century fifteen hundred, was originally a subsidiary of da Vinci Studios. Moving up from Italy to Great Britain, GW was a game changer in the industry and really brought a lot of that original da Vinci innovation to the global market. Perhaps their most valuable early contribution came in the form of "fantasy races," a wild imagining at the time that transformed humans into different kinds of vaguely humanoid monstrous crossbreeds. It is, of course, from the fevered imaginings of these early works that "orks" and their ilk sprang and have endured to inspire the many thousands of incarnations we know today. Several years after GW formed, two wargaming neckbeards had the funny thought of playing just one man in an army and roleplaying was born. Their sad little derivation would later go on to inspire an army of neckbeards who would help spread the idea of "fantasy races" far and wide. Many hundreds of years after all that, a small, virtually unknown Danish studio borrowed the concept and mold injected into into one of their cheap plastic toy lines. As we can see, the concept surely has had its ups and downs. Luckily, GW learned from their early enthusiasm and the mistakes it led them into. Having been one of the first ever gaming studios, they had nearly five hundred years to dream up the idea of "Space." This time, though, they were very careful to copyright their very specific and very original creation, the Space [Name Redacted].