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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:39 pm 
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Napoleon wrote:
This is exactly what me an S133 were getting at. Why use China when they have those laws?

Why use America? Why use Mexico? Because when you are a company of that size, another thing you think about, aside from quality, is being cost effective. Resources are cheaper elsewhere, and with the world as it is (yes the global economy does effect this), you have to take the best route. Otherwise, Lego would be spending more money then they should, and we probably wouldn't have has many unique pieces that we have now.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:45 pm 
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Yep, on whole, Chinese plastic is worse than any other kind. I wish they'd consider how much people hate their products and try to do a better job.

Because People keep buying it. If we stopped buying it, someone else would.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:02 pm 
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I haven't noticed any change in my minifigures. For companies other than Lego, all they care about is quantity over quality, so they pump out low quality products for cheap. Some companies even deliberately put a cap on the amount of time a product works so consumers keep money flowing into the company by replacing the broken product over and over. It is sad how the world works, but with Lego, quality is what keeps the customers coming, so it wouldn't be like them to worsen the quality any.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Baylego wrote:
I haven't noticed any change in my minifigures. For companies other than Lego, all they care about is quantity over quality, so they pump out low quality products for cheap. Some companies even deliberately put a cap on the amount of time a product works so consumers keep money flowing into the company by replacing the broken product over and over.

Our A/C unit hasn't been around more than 2 years, and its motor had to be replaced. Yet one of my dad's coworkers has a washing machine that's 40 years old and the motor son it works fine.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:22 pm 
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The thing about outsourcing is that there is a trial and error period. Lego is aware of it and are trying to fix the problems. If they decided to up the quality control from the beginning, Lego sets might increase in price at a faster rate. For a guy like me and many of you that do not have jobs, my pay rate does not increase fast enough to make up the difference as it is. So I'll take the trial and error over the increased prices. As far as battling with Omicron about Chinese plastic.......you guys are on your own, Quickblade is sitting this one out ;)

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:34 pm 
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The thing about outsourcing is that there is a trial and error period. Lego is aware of it and are trying to fix the problems. If they decided to up the quality control from the beginning, Lego sets might increase in price at a faster rate. For a guy like me and many of you that do not have jobs, my pay rate does not increase fast enough to make up the difference as it is. So I'll take the trial and error over the increased prices.

And that works for me, if Lego can bring the label 'Made in China' out of the realm of low quality, I'll be happy.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:43 pm 
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Omicron wrote:
and we probably wouldn't have has many unique pieces that we have now.

-Omi


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For companies other than Lego, all they care about is quantity over quality.


;)

@QB: Don't worry, I'm not taking it too seriously; friendly debate is good and fun. :D This has become a most interesting topic...

@S133: Yep! Boycott is the only thing that will bring them to their senses. When the allegorical kid behaves poorly, you don't reward him by giving him allegorical presents. :D

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Napoleon wrote:
Omicron wrote:
and we probably wouldn't have has many unique pieces that we have now.

-Omi


Baylego wrote:
For companies other than Lego, all they care about is quantity over quality.


;)

@QB: Don't worry, I'm not taking it too seriously; friendly debate is good. :D

You mean like those times when we go off on Comunism?
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This has become a most interesting topic...

Won't argue with that.
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@S133: Yep! Boycott is the only thing that will bring them to their senses. When the allegorical kid behaves poorly, you don't reward him by giving him allegorical presents. :D

Allegorical...Hmm, at least you see my point. I think.
edit: Oh I see, that makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:50 pm 
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sentinal133 wrote:
Baylego wrote:
I haven't noticed any change in my minifigures. For companies other than Lego, all they care about is quantity over quality, so they pump out low quality products for cheap. Some companies even deliberately put a cap on the amount of time a product works so consumers keep money flowing into the company by replacing the broken product over and over.

Our A/C unit hasn't been around more than 2 years, and its motor had to be replaced. Yet one of my dad's coworkers has a washing machine that's 40 years old and the motor son it works fine.

Well, older things are better quality because the techniques that limit how long a product is useful for have only been implemented recently.

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 Post subject: Re: LEGO Minifigure Change
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Baylego wrote:
Well, older things are better quality because the techniques that limit how long a product is useful for have only been implemented recently.

Still, I'd be much more loyal to a company that builds things to last but gives them a higher price as opposed to a company that builds thing like they do now. It's just really hard to find companies like that.

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