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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby Silverdream » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:00 am

My guess is they want people to buy more sets instead to gather minifigs.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:23 am

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My efforts just resulted in the collectible minifigures thing, so it was like a 20% victory.



I can't understand why they've given up on that, those were the best things ever, a real bang for your buck if you needed a couple more figs to whichever theme you wanted.

Indeed, I loved those sets as a kid!
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby OneEye589 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:39 am

Scarapis wrote:Well it looks like the Uruk-Hai set could be considered a battle pack, its got <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> of figs and a small set which will be awesome, but on another note it looks like it might be more then $10 which is sad.

The Uruk-Hai set also has good guys in it, not just the Uruk-Hai. It's basically just like any other set.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby Scarapis » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:46 am

OneEye589 wrote:
Scarapis wrote:Well it looks like the Uruk-Hai set could be considered a battle pack, its got <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'><a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a></a> of figs and a small set which will be awesome, but on another note it looks like it might be more then $10 which is sad.

The Uruk-Hai set also has good guys in it, not just the Uruk-Hai. It's basically just like any other set.



Yeah but its the closest thing we'll get to a battle pack, since its asmall to med. set with a lot of minifigs in it.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:43 pm

OneEye589 wrote:
morganm wrote:That said... I'm not sure there really is a correlation between sales and battle packs.  They made a battle pack for the brand new Alien Conquest theme.  That line didn't have to prove itself with sales and revenue before it got a battle pack.  They released castle theme battle packs even though, and again I agree with you here...

By Battle Pack I mean the sets that literally had "Battle Pack" in their name. They have 4 or 5 figures from the same faction in them, have no conflict going on, and used solely to increase one side of an army:



I think what you're referring to is what most people refer to as "impulse packs," with only one figure. I fully expect them to make those for orcs, elves, and humans.

If you're talking about the $10 sets with one from each side, or one with 3 from one side and 1 or 2 from another, those are just regular Lego sets, not really Battle Packs. At least in my opinion.


I was referring to actual battle packs; not matters of opinion on what are, or are not, perceived to be battle packs.  They do have battle pack in the name so I consider them to be battle packs.

853176-1: Skeleton Mummy Battle Pack http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=853176-1
853219-1: Pirates of the Caribbean Battle Pack  http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=853219-1
853301-1: Alien Conquest Battle Pack http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=853301-1
852701-1: Troll Warrior Battle Pack  http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852701-1
852271-1: Knights Battle Pack  http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852271-1
852272-1: Skeletons Battle Pack http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852272-1
852702-1: Dwarf Warrior Battle Pack  http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852702-1
852747-1: Pirates Battle Pack http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852747-1
852921-1: Battle Pack (Kingdoms Lion Knights) http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852921-1
852922-1: Battle Pack (Kingdoms Dragon Knights)  http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852922-1

Now... there are far MORE Star Wars battle packs than any other line; true enough.  But I think there's a fair chance LotR may get a battle pack at some point.... hopefully several =^.^=


ps:  853176-1: Skeleton Mummy Battle Pack is on sale right now for like $8.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby Ross_Varn » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:46 pm

I think it's all going to depend if they sell well enough to warrant a second run. We'll see.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:08 pm

Well then everyone needs to do their part here and buy lots of LotR sets!  :warhead:   I told my wife about these and her response was "OH GOD....  "   :roll: I'll take that as an implicit agreement that I will be spending stupid amounts of money on these 'for the children'
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby OneEye589 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Ooooooh, I didn't know those were also called Battle Packs. The only time I've ever seen those was the times I went to a Lego Store, so it slipped my mind. You are correct sir.

I was thinking of Battle Packs as in the boxed ones with Clone Troopers, Storm Troopers, Mandalorians, Battle Droids, etc.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:07 pm

Ya now that you mention it... I don't remember seeing those other battle packs at major retail stores either.  Just at the Lego store at MoA.  Weird....
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby enders_shadow » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:23 pm

The ones in plastic packaging usually don't sell in very many places, but they are plentiful on the internet for about 1-3 months... then they become 20$ :cry:
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby Killer Karetsu » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:24 am

How did I miss this?
Awww I have been crossing my fingers for this for  many years! Eventually I lost hope but now it is (almost) real!
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby ForlornCreature » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:13 am

The only thing I got from this:

They're splitting the hobbit into two movies? The book is tiny and not even that interesting!
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby OneEye589 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:01 pm

The Hobbit is way more interesting than Fellowship of the Ring.

But yea, this isn't really news. They've been saying they were making it into two movies since they announced it a year or two ago.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby stubby » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:27 pm

ForlornCreature wrote:They're splitting the hobbit into two movies? The book is tiny and not even that interesting!

I get the impression that they're adding a lot more of the surrounding story into the movie than was covered in the book.  I don't think either Galadriel or Saruman were in the book for instance, except as side mentions, but they've both got roles in the movie.
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Re: one ring to rule them all

Postby Ben-Jammin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:44 pm

ForlornCreature wrote:They're splitting the hobbit into two movies? The book is tiny and not even that interesting!


I get the impression that they're adding a lot more of the surrounding story into the movie than was covered in the book. I don't think either Galadriel or Saruman were in the book for instance, except as side mentions, but they've both got roles in the movie.


I thought the Hobbit was actually a little boring except for the battle with Smaug and Mirkwood (I think that's what it was, I haven't read the book in a while). Hopefully the movie will clear up a bit more than the book did.
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