The Mega Construx Mega-Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by jestermon, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. BlackHawkOmega

    BlackHawkOmega Artist with a Temper

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    I mean, they basically invented this genre of toy, right?
     
  2. lars573

    lars573 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, stole it from a British guy. Sort of. :D 

    Basically three or four people in Britain, Denmark, and like the Netherlands (?). All developed interlocking brick toys (first of wood then plastic) at the same time. Lego just strong armed the others into submission, or sued them into oblivion. Which they spent the 90's trying to do with Mega. In almost literally almost every jurisdiction on the planet.
     
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  3. Macross7

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    I guess I don't see how Lego is a monopoly. Multiple other brands out there. Not their problem most of those just suck quality-wise. Mega Construx is found in Walmarts & Targets, pretty much the largest store chains here in the US.
     
  4. Hicks_Royel

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    ... No? They just refined and branded it the best.


    As for the comments of the Lego Rep in the aisle, without having been there to hear it firsthand... I don't know. Every company of a market wants to be the one on top. And it's easiest to do that with no competition.

    That said, I would suspect that the rep may've been somewhat tongue-in-cheek with his brazen declaration.

    But there's truth in the fact that few play for the honorable mention ribbon.

    What this means for everyone else is that they'd better step up their game. Mattel can't blame piss poor distribution on Lego. Nor can they blame selling less for more on Lego. Or a lack of proper marketing.

    So... there's that.
     
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  5. nacho

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    No and barely.

    WM no longer carries MC at the moment, and Target barely qualifies, carrying only pokemon, halo singles, and one sub-$20 halo set. If you're looking for Destiny, Call of Duty, Turtles, MCX Heroes, or anything in the probuilder line, you'll find exactly zero at national brick & mortar retail. Some regional chains still carry a tad more, but for most zipcodes: amazon, ebay, and some scalper-y online stores are essentially the only options.
     
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    Ebay:
    Hey did anyone else order Castle Grayskull from Amazon and have it delivered with NO BOX?

    Like, they stuck the mailing labels on the f'ing package. Thinking about demanding an exchange.
     
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  7. NeilJam

    NeilJam Resident Audiophile

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    Some Walmarts still carry Pokemon sets, as does Gamestop.



    Odd that they would do that when there is only one per case. Why take it out instead of putting the label on the outer box?
     
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  8. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    Yeah, there's a certain toxicity, even Cult Mentality there. Lego is the Scientology of toys, particularly Eurobricks--despite a long history of contributing useful engineering techniques, I was thrown out because I wasn't a happy little The-Brick-Is-NEVER-Wrong koolaid chugger over some decisions they made to quit making the kinds of sets I wanted to buy, not to mention the whole thing about "juniorization" and creating one huge new piece to do things that in generations past would have been built-up from bricks and plates.

    Now, the only things they get my money for are Jurassic, the SW Microfighters line and the odd polybag mini-model. Maybe I'll come back if they roll out another Pirates line in 2021, since they only seem to do them every six years.
     
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  9. Armageist

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    They're doing that more often now. Did it with my frostraven a couple weeks ago.

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    Straight from the horses mouth on twitter from someone who took the tour.
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  10. jestermon

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    New master with old ninjas
     

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    My castle also had no outer box when it was delivered last week.
     
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    Ebay:
    "Supposed to stop all the waste of boxes"
    How so?
    Some of us are still gonna trash the box.
    Not me, but damn. That is a shitty way of shipping things.
    Another reason to say "fuck you, Amazon!"
     
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  13. Diamondback

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    What if you're trying to order a surprise for Christmas? Gee thanks, Bezos, you suck sweaty balls. AGAIN.
     
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  14. Armageist

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    Agreed. Ent Earth is pricey, but they'll ship the box in the mega shipping box, IN a bubble cushioned box! 20190328_181633.jpg
     
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    Dude, this is ridiculously awesome.
     
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    Dude makes like a million dollars a hour or something stupid like that....cost cuts on boxes.
     
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    And stuff like that is what helps him make a million dollars an hour. :p 
    They already send stuff like ML in an unpadded bag. How soon until everything is delivered with no extra packaging?
     
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  18. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I ordered mine from WM when they first hit they shipped in the case with tons or air packs.
     
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  19. Diamondback

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    Or no packaging at all, not even factory and if you don't get everything Sux2BU?
     
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    Damn. I ordered greyskull the other week when it was on special, and because I live in NZ at the bottom of the world when the option came up to add it wrapped in another box for shipping (I’m guessing it would have shipped with the labels on it) I added it. Hoping that mine turns up wrapped with an outer box.