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MegaBloks - What's your opinion?
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

Here are some of the responses I've received already:

Quoting Mark Kelso
I personally despise Megablocks because they are a knock off of Lego, and take away from true Lego sales. Whether we think about it or not, the Lego Group is in business to make money. We the buyers keep them going. Megablocks comes along and says "hey that's a good idea, we'll do that, too." So they rip off the building system created by Lego (ever looked at how similar they are - the pieces even fit together), and then take away from Lego's business, putting us at risk of loosing the product that we've come to love. That's my beef with Megablocks or any other copycat building product out there. And that's my reason for capitalizing the word Lego, and respecting their trademark, too.


Quoting Chris Phipson
When I first started coming out of my Dark Age, I actually bought a good amount of MegaBloks. Now, being as I didn't know one from the other as far as quality goes, I feel I can state an honest opinion here. I didn't have any preconcieved notions going in when I got them.

The quality of "MB" is just so sub par to that of Lego that there really isn't any comparison. The bricks don't fit together as well and the detail on things like the minifigs is... to say the least... poor.

When I first started, I had no issues with MB but soon, though personal experience, found out the awful truth.

Again, just my two cents.




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| January 8, 2010, 11:53 am
DOWN WITH MEGABLKS!!! DESTROY!!! DESTROY!!!

Oops, I kind of got carried away there. Megabloks do have a pore quality like Chris said and personally, I despise of them. I mean, Lego had a copyright. It expired. And when it did, megabloks jumped into the room and started coping Lego... Now Where did I put that firecracker... Darn.
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| January 8, 2010, 4:30 pm
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

How DARE you mention that name?!

*SMAK*
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| January 8, 2010, 4:32 pm
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!



GAAAH DONT MENTION THAT WORD.

Lets see, mega blocks, eh, if your wondering i'm the guy who ruined there wikipedia page, putting it's crap...



That explains alot...


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| January 8, 2010, 4:35 pm
Judging by my passion for anti megablok comics, you should that I obviously hate those evil scumbag ripoffs of the greatness of Lego. I encourage you to stay away, and look at some of my stuff to see why. I also hope to make blok-burning t-shirt decals for minifigs to use in an upcoming MOC (title given away). Now be a true Lego fan and hate megabloks! DOWN WITH MEGABLOKS! DOWN WITH MEGABLOKS!
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| January 8, 2010, 4:36 pm
I don't hate Megablocks -- I just don't USE them. The quality of the product is questionable, although the company does produce some pieces that Lego fans would love to see from TLG, such as the studs on both sides plate and certain hinge/special elements. The clutch power of Megablocks is extremely poor, and the color tends to fade at a faster rate than Lego (my opinion).
The figs are weak, and in the one set I did buy (by mistake)the hand of the fakefig snapped in two when I tried to fit an accessory into it. When I come across Megablocks mixed into yard sale finds or something, I dump them into a bin and we use them at school for stop motion animations.
(Yes, I'll gladly take your donations of unwanted Megablocks, Tycobricks, or even Lego for the cause!)
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| January 8, 2010, 4:43 pm
The only good things about mega-blocks are the figs, plates, weapons, and banners and such that lego doesn't make.
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| January 8, 2010, 4:51 pm
Quoting Thomas N
But I think there are good things they can do. I have amassed a couple hundred megablocks from ebay lot orders of lego. sellers don't know any better and they stick megablocks in with legos. I have a plan though. Once I amass enough, I'll make an ebay sale of pure megablocks. The money I make off whatever unintelligent soul decides to bid on that lot, I will use to buy more lego!

That's why I started the thread. I've got boxes of the little buggers... But when logging on to EBay and browsing under the Megablok auctions I didn't find many... I figured they just wouldn't sell.

Quoting Dennis Price
I don't hate Megablocks -- I just don't USE them... When I come across Megablocks mixed into yard sale finds or something, I dump them into a bin and we use them at school for stop motion animations.

My thoughts exactly. I've amassed large quantities of Megabloks by purchasing large brick bundles on EBay, or at yard/garage sales... And I'm tying to figure out what to do with them... Because they're so shunned I wouldn't dare post a MOC made completely of MBs here. Yet I hate to see such a collection of plastic go to waste, like 'J.C. Stewart [5700]' or 'Ryan Degener' would...

Quoting Doctor Maxim
How DARE you mention that name?!

*SMAK*

Megabloks... Megabloks... MEGA - BLOKS!
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| January 8, 2010, 4:54 pm
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

Here are some of the responses I've received already:

Quoting Mark Kelso
I personally despise Megablocks because they are a knock off of Lego, and take away from true Lego sales. Whether we think about it or not, the Lego Group is in business to make money. We the buyers keep them going. Megablocks comes along and says "hey that's a good idea, we'll do that, too." So they rip off the building system created by Lego (ever looked at how similar they are - the pieces even fit together), and then take away from Lego's business, putting us at risk of loosing the product that we've come to love. That's my beef with Megablocks or any other copycat building product out there. And that's my reason for capitalizing the word Lego, and respecting their trademark, too.


Quoting Chris Phipson
When I first started coming out of my Dark Age, I actually bought a good amount of MegaBloks. Now, being as I didn't know one from the other as far as quality goes, I feel I can state an honest opinion here. I didn't have any preconcieved notions going in when I got them.

The quality of "MB" is just so sub par to that of Lego that there really isn't any comparison. The bricks don't fit together as well and the detail on things like the minifigs is... to say the least... poor.

When I first started, I had no issues with MB but soon, though personal experience, found out the awful truth.

Again, just my two cents.




There is one thing good about MegaBloks: They now actually have a Halo theme.....
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| January 8, 2010, 5:00 pm
Quoting Ryan T.
There is one thing good about MegaBloks: They now actually have a Halo theme.....

Their attempt at making HALO just makes it even worse!
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| January 8, 2010, 5:23 pm
in my opinian they are only good for one thing... FIRE FUEL!!!!
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| January 8, 2010, 5:54 pm
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

Here are some of the responses I've received already:

Quoting Mark Kelso
I personally despise Megablocks because they are a knock off of Lego, and take away from true Lego sales. Whether we think about it or not, the Lego Group is in business to make money. We the buyers keep them going. Megablocks comes along and says "hey that's a good idea, we'll do that, too." So they rip off the building system created by Lego (ever looked at how similar they are - the pieces even fit together), and then take away from Lego's business, putting us at risk of loosing the product that we've come to love. That's my beef with Megablocks or any other copycat building product out there. And that's my reason for capitalizing the word Lego, and respecting their trademark, too.


Quoting Chris Phipson
When I first started coming out of my Dark Age, I actually bought a good amount of MegaBloks. Now, being as I didn't know one from the other as far as quality goes, I feel I can state an honest opinion here. I didn't have any preconcieved notions going in when I got them.

The quality of "MB" is just so sub par to that of Lego that there really isn't any comparison. The bricks don't fit together as well and the detail on things like the minifigs is... to say the least... poor.

When I first started, I had no issues with MB but soon, though personal experience, found out the awful truth.

Again, just my two cents.





My response. YUCK!
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| January 8, 2010, 5:55 pm
Quoting Ryan Degener
Judging by my passion for anti megablok comics, you should that I obviously hate those evil scumbag ripoffs of the greatness of Lego. I encourage you to stay away, and look at some of my stuff to see why. I also hope to make blok-burning t-shirt decals for minifigs to use in an upcoming MOC (title given away). Now be a true Lego fan and hate megabloks! DOWN WITH MEGABLOKS! DOWN WITH MEGABLOKS!


WOOT WOOT DOWN WITH MEGABLOCKS!!!
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| January 8, 2010, 5:58 pm
I definitely have to agree with people now about Mega Bloks. My neighbor's kids got a set for Christmas and the bricks are already cracking! He's pretty upset about it, too.
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| January 8, 2010, 6:07 pm
For Xmas I got a HALO MegaBloks set, it wouldn't stay out together. Well "quality" is "quality".
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| January 8, 2010, 6:39 pm
well, before you people track me down and shun me, I actually sort of kind of in a way LIKE the MegaBloks Halo Wars. *gasp* I know I know! The quality isn't that great, but because of LEGOs' lack of getting the right to Halo, MB has made a couple bucks off of the HW sets. I have the warthog. THEIR peices kinda fail at staying together, but all in all, the some of the sets AREN'T that bad.
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| January 8, 2010, 10:00 pm
There's one thing no one here's considering. The fact that Megabloks DOES provide competition. If there were no competition, Lego wouldn't have to keep their standards as high as they do. They could then raise prices as much as they wanted because they'd be the only ones producing a building toy like this. Plus, they also put it into perspective just how high quality lego really is.
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| January 8, 2010, 11:10 pm
Quoting Ryan T.
There is one thing good about MegaBloks: They now actually have a Halo theme.....


Quoting Walter "Sand Raider" Bryan
well, before you people track me down and shun me, I actually sort of kind of in a way LIKE the MegaBloks Halo Wars.

Those larger brick-built Spartans are pretty cool... I'm not very impressed by the other sets, though...

Quoting Doctor Maxim
Their attempt at making HALO just makes it even worse!

Halo is not bad. It's people like you who give it a bad name...

Quoting Joseph Phillips
in my opinian they are only good for one thing... FIRE FUEL!!!!

But burning plastic gives off bad air... You don't want cancer, do you?

Quoting Commander Flare ...
My response. YUCK!

I don't think Megabloks are anywhere near as great as Lego, either. But I was asking WHY people don't like them not if you like them or not.

Quoting robert ball
I definitely have to agree with people now about Mega Bloks. My neighbor's kids got a set for Christmas and the bricks are already cracking! He's pretty upset about it, too.

That's strange... I've always known Megabloks to hold together better then Lego, making it nearly impossible to take apart, whether you want to or not...
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| January 9, 2010, 12:38 am
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

Here are some of the responses I've received already:

Quoting Mark Kelso
I personally despise Megablocks because they are a knock off of Lego, and take away from true Lego sales. Whether we think about it or not, the Lego Group is in business to make money. We the buyers keep them going. Megablocks comes along and says "hey that's a good idea, we'll do that, too." So they rip off the building system created by Lego (ever looked at how similar they are - the pieces even fit together), and then take away from Lego's business, putting us at risk of loosing the product that we've come to love. That's my beef with Megablocks or any other copycat building product out there. And that's my reason for capitalizing the word Lego, and respecting their trademark, too.


Quoting Chris Phipson
When I first started coming out of my Dark Age, I actually bought a good amount of MegaBloks. Now, being as I didn't know one from the other as far as quality goes, I feel I can state an honest opinion here. I didn't have any preconcieved notions going in when I got them.

The quality of "MB" is just so sub par to that of Lego that there really isn't any comparison. The bricks don't fit together as well and the detail on things like the minifigs is... to say the least... poor.

When I first started, I had no issues with MB but soon, though personal experience, found out the awful truth.

Again, just my two cents.




AHHHHH!! MeagBloks are a copy of lego!
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| January 9, 2010, 10:44 am
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

Here are some of the responses I've received already:

Quoting Mark Kelso
I personally despise Megablocks because they are a knock off of Lego, and take away from true Lego sales. Whether we think about it or not, the Lego Group is in business to make money. We the buyers keep them going. Megablocks comes along and says "hey that's a good idea, we'll do that, too." So they rip off the building system created by Lego (ever looked at how similar they are - the pieces even fit together), and then take away from Lego's business, putting us at risk of loosing the product that we've come to love. That's my beef with Megablocks or any other copycat building product out there. And that's my reason for capitalizing the word Lego, and respecting their trademark, too.


Quoting Chris Phipson
When I first started coming out of my Dark Age, I actually bought a good amount of MegaBloks. Now, being as I didn't know one from the other as far as quality goes, I feel I can state an honest opinion here. I didn't have any preconcieved notions going in when I got them.

The quality of "MB" is just so sub par to that of Lego that there really isn't any comparison. The bricks don't fit together as well and the detail on things like the minifigs is... to say the least... poor.

When I first started, I had no issues with MB but soon, though personal experience, found out the awful truth.

Again, just my two cents.




AHHHHH!! MeagBloks are a copy of lego! I HATE MegaBloks!
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| January 9, 2010, 10:44 am
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I've been asking around a bit, and it turns out not many people like MegaBloks. I don't really either, but why don't we? I'd love to hear what the rest of you think!

Here are some of the responses I've received already:

Quoting Mark Kelso
I personally despise Megablocks because they are a knock off of Lego, and take away from true Lego sales. Whether we think about it or not, the Lego Group is in business to make money. We the buyers keep them going. Megablocks comes along and says "hey that's a good idea, we'll do that, too." So they rip off the building system created by Lego (ever looked at how similar they are - the pieces even fit together), and then take away from Lego's business, putting us at risk of loosing the product that we've come to love. That's my beef with Megablocks or any other copycat building product out there. And that's my reason for capitalizing the word Lego, and respecting their trademark, too.


Quoting Chris Phipson
When I first started coming out of my Dark Age, I actually bought a good amount of MegaBloks. Now, being as I didn't know one from the other as far as quality goes, I feel I can state an honest opinion here. I didn't have any preconcieved notions going in when I got them.

The quality of "MB" is just so sub par to that of Lego that there really isn't any comparison. The bricks don't fit together as well and the detail on things like the minifigs is... to say the least... poor.

When I first started, I had no issues with MB but soon, though personal experience, found out the awful truth.

Again, just my two cents.




if i could smack you silly right now I would...but thos will have to do....SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK....there....whoo remind me to never do that again.
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| January 9, 2010, 10:50 am
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Quoting Ribbits M
If there were no competition, Lego wouldn't have to keep their standards as high as they do. They could then raise prices as much as they wanted because they'd be the only ones producing a building toy like this.


I think they would still have we, the buyers, to answer to, regardless of Megablocks or other competitors, regarding quality control. As far as price is concerned, it's the old balance of supply and demand. If it's too expensive, people won't buy. If it's too cheap, then inventory will move too fast and they'd know to raise prices.

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| January 9, 2010, 10:55 am
Lego's quality has always been high -- even in the days before competition. You can take bricks made nearly 25 years ago and mix them with brand new parts and have no problem whatsoever. In fact, I do it all the time (Thanks to my nephew, who kindly donated the remains of the two classic space sets I bought him for Christmas in the mid 80s!)
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| January 9, 2010, 10:59 am

Quoting J. V
if i could smack you silly right now I would...but thos will have to do....SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK SMACK....there....whoo remind me to never do that again.

I'm sorry, Skipper, I just lost my head back there... won't ever happen again, Sir!

Quoting Elite Commando Striker
AHHHHH!! MeagBloks are a copy of lego! I HATE MegaBloks!

Yes - that's very nice, and all that, but why? That's what this topic is about... Not IF but WHY.

Quoting Mark Kelso
I think they would still have we, the buyers, to answer to, regardless of Megablocks or other competitors, regarding quality control. As far as price is concerned, it's the old balance of supply and demand. If it's too expensive, people won't buy. If it's too cheap, then inventory will move too fast and they'd know to raise prices.

A very good point - I like the way you put that. And I, for one, agree full heartedly...

Quoting Dennis Price
Lego's quality has always been high -- even in the days before competition. You can take bricks made nearly 25 years ago and mix them with brand new parts and have no problem whatsoever. In fact, I do it all the time (Thanks to my nephew, who kindly donated the remains of the two classic space sets I bought him for Christmas in the mid 80s!)

Yeah - Lego IS quality...
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| January 9, 2010, 11:56 am
I still think a little healthy competition never hurt anyone.
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| January 9, 2010, 5:50 pm
I shun Mega Bloks due to rarther bad brick quality. However, when my younger cousins come over, they play with my faded MB Bricks instead of demolishing my precious limited Lego collection!
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| January 15, 2010, 1:50 am
Quoting Ribbits M
I still think a little healthy competition never hurt anyone.

Eh - still...

Quoting Architect of Vonthako
Iíve always seen mega-blocks as inferior to LEGO, and unless they prove me wrong in the future (unlikely), always will.

Yep - same here. They have always been treated like dirt by me... Until lately...

Quoting "Kurai Kage" Matthew Nguyen
I shun Mega Bloks due to rarther bad brick quality. However, when my younger cousins come over, they play with my faded MB Bricks instead of demolishing my precious limited Lego collection!

Not a bad idea - keep the MBs for when small children come for a visit...

Isn't it ironic that we try so hard to keep toys from children? Heh... If I had ever thought of what I'd become, back when I was younger...
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| January 15, 2010, 11:35 pm
I think that Mega-Bloks suck up every idea.Lego,they stole when their license expired.We did lego halo,so they came along and asked to do official sets.As well as that,they copied other things.I live in the UK so you might of not heard of it,it's basically beyblades with magnets.Fail!So for me,Mega-bloks gets a negative face from me!
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| January 16, 2010, 6:06 pm
Quoting The Master of Mario
One thing about MB though, they have pieces that LEGO just didn't make. Built to Rule started then failed. I have the biggest Gi-Joe set. LEGO towers them because:
#1. LEGO is sturdy.
#2. LEGO will always be number 1!
#3. Great minifigs.
#4. Colors don't fade.
#5. They keep making new sets.
#6. Robots and RCs.

Yep - I think it has been decided why MegaBloks are inferior...

Quoting Sam Draco
I think that Mega-Bloks suck up every idea.

I wouldn't be surprised if they did!
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| January 16, 2010, 7:43 pm
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