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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:59 pm 
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Omicron wrote:
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except I can make my own for about 25%

Good luck finding olive drab. :)

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don't need luck, or did you forget I was the first one to post pics of Olive Drab colored items? and then there is always sponsoring a color too.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:08 pm 
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don't need luck, or did you forget I was the first one to post pics of Olive Drab colored items? and then there is always sponsoring a color too.

I see stuff way before anyone gets their hands on them. :P

But whatevs. Some people don't seem to appreciate the value of customs. :/

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Omicron wrote:
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don't need luck, or did you forget I was the first one to post pics of Olive Drab colored items? and then there is always sponsoring a color too.

I see stuff way before anyone gets their hands on them. :P

But whatevs. Some people don't seem to appreciate the value of customs. :/

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thats the problem the customs are appreciated, the prices are not, you can sell those customs for half price and still make a tidy profit, but the prices your charging are way too much and doubt you have sold more then a dozen minifigs all told, its all about what people are willing to pay for minifigs, if their authentic LEGO SW figs sure people are gonna spend alot, but thats because you have the SW collectors and the LEGO minifig collectors, but when it comes to custom minifigs $10 is about the top accepted price on them.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:17 pm 
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Asterios wrote:
Omicron wrote:
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don't need luck, or did you forget I was the first one to post pics of Olive Drab colored items? and then there is always sponsoring a color too.

I see stuff way before anyone gets their hands on them. :P

But whatevs. Some people don't seem to appreciate the value of customs. :/

-Omi



thats the problem the customs are appreciated, the prices are not, you can sell those customs for half price and still make a tidy profit, but the prices your charging are way too much and doubt you have sold more then a dozen minifigs all told, its all about what people are willing to pay for minifigs, if their authentic LEGO SW figs sure people are gonna spend alot, but thats because you have the SW collectors and the LEGO minifig collectors, but when it comes to custom minifigs $10 is about the top accepted price on them.

I'm not going to turn this into a debate, and I'm not the one even selling them. I am just spreading the word, because that is my job here at BF. If you have a problem with the prices, take it up with shmails.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Thanks for the great review!

Yup, we don't make cheap figures.

Now that's out of the way I want to mention a few things.

First off, you're getting at least 5 BF accessories with each fig. Next, you're getting the figure itself + any official accessories, which if you ordered on your own would cost an average of $3 + whatever shipping is involved. Lastly Shmails does the work for you and uses good ol' fashioned waterslide decals and professional overcoat methods to seal it all up nice and shiny - not stickers printed out on that cheap EPSON label paper using a $100 HP.

We feel the prices are right on par (even slightly under) with what other custom houses offer. Shop around if you don't believe me.

With limited edition BF stuff, along with a few surprises, these are highly collectible. I will guarantee these will sell out at 2011 shows so if you want them, you need to get them before the show starts.

If anyone emails us asking if we 'have any more of that one figure you made last year' I'll personally hunt them down and pour a gallon bag of Old Gray Technic pins into their LEGO bin.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:39 pm 
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don't need luck, or did you forget I was the first one to post pics of Olive Drab colored items? and then there is always sponsoring a color too.


Don't get cocky or you won't be the first again. And as for screen printed items, nobody can sponsor those. We're not out to make a bundle, we do it for fun and to experiment how BF components can interact with each other. As long as we cover our costs we're happy campers.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Armothe wrote:
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don't need luck, or did you forget I was the first one to post pics of Olive Drab colored items? and then there is always sponsoring a color too.


Don't get cocky or you won't be the first again. And as for screen printed items, nobody can sponsor those. We're not out to make a bundle, we do it for fun and to experiment how BF components can interact with each other. As long as we cover our costs we're happy campers.

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meant sponsoring of a color, and what is sad I have been unable to make a BF order in so long I forget what its like to get BF in the mail.

:~( :~( :~(

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
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Armothe wrote:
If anyone emails us asking if we 'have any more of that one figure you made last year' I'll personally hunt them down and pour a gallon bag of Old Gray Technic pins into their LEGO bin.

-A

Expect an email next year, I always have trouble finding technic pins.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:49 pm 
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Also as I have said before I'd rather spend $20 buying BrickForge items that I can use to customize several minifigs then to buy 1 custom minifig.

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 Post subject: Re: CustomMinifigs Wave 2 Review
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Also as I have said before I'd rather spend $20 buying BrickForge items that I can use to customize several minifigs then to buy 1 custom minifig.

The minifig is technically Brickforge. :P

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