LEGO Friends vs. Minifigs

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  • Bill Ward PRO 4y

    Look here for a review of one of the sets, showing how the hair *is* interchangeable:
    It also shows the weird oval shape connection between the hips and torso.

    I haven't seen any commentary about the similarity of the hole in the hair on the Friends figs (and the little hair accessories that go with it) and the holes in some System hair and hat pieces (like the pirate hats, the Indiana Jones movie fig with the tiara, etc.)
  • Bill Ward PRO 4y

    Ah, something that does address my comment about the holes in the hair - yes it does fit.
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  • Captain Redstorm PRO 4y

    ted @ndes
    According the article from Businessweek, girls didn't like the regular minifigures. I don't know why, I find it rather silly, but there we are. Overall, these new girl figs are several steps back from the Belville ones, that had bending knees and elbow joints, like the Technic figs.
  • Victor Fernandez PRO 4y

    Captain Redstorm I am guessing they are reaching out for the girl demographics. I mean lets be real how many female builders do we know? hand full?
  • Captain Redstorm PRO 4y

    Victor Fernandez
    This is true, but the female demographic they're reaching for, must be rather different than Ted's niece or my sister. When my sister and I built towns growing up, she never showed any sign of hating the minifigs that I remember. If she wanted wanted to play with dolls, she got out her Barbies.
  • Dan Sabath PRO 4y

    Do the legs move independently?
  • mcjimmybingo 4y

    I'm also curious about skintone. TLG had said in the past that the yellow was purposefully ambivalent. We only got different skins with movie figs. Will Friends have a broad palette of flesh colors?

    EDIT: I guess it pays to scroll the photoset before posting. Friends come in more than one skin tone.
  • Victor Fernandez PRO 4y

    Captain Redstorm I know what you mean, just cause they are reaching doesn't mean they will grab them. lol

    Thought these kinda resemble those "Bratz" mixed with lego.

    Shrugs* who knows how long this line will live if they dont grab the girls like they imagined.
  • Captain Redstorm PRO 4y

    Victor Fernandez
    Yeah, they do look a tiny bit lik the Bratz dolls.
  • polywen 4y

    No they don't. Bratz dolls looked skanky. These look like Polly Pockets, rather wholesome. I find all this grousing about why they changed these figures for girls fascinating. You're all overlooking the fact that System Lego is largely perceived as a "boys" toy both by the consumers and Lego. While obviously a handful of girls play with system, Lego hardly has the market dominance of the girl market. This is another step in their on going efforts to invade the other aisles in the toy store. First GAMES and now, the pink aisle.
  • Julien Andries 4y

    Do you think the arms can be plopped out and then put on lego minifigures? :D
  • The Original Barbie-Boy 4y

    can you put the girl hair on the regular minifigs?
  • Captain Redstorm PRO 4y

  • aBraham 4y

    Catsy [CC] it seems to be a new type of connection ..... its the same as the bottom of this
  • Bill Ward PRO 4y

    Ooh, I hadn't noticed that... I will have to try that out when I get home.
  • M.R. Yoder 4y

    @Kaitimar- your prediction came true!
  • The Original Barbie-Boy 4y

    i bought the cheapest set I could find...$5.99...gasp! it came with pieces to put together a girl, a chair, plant, and jacuzzi
  • Angus McCoy 4y

    i won't even bother to judge these until i get one of the sets, and i won't get any of the sets until i have a clear use for one.
  • Gorazd Vahen 3y

    @Mike- It comes naturally to me : )
    I just got my first Friend yesterday and I love her! And I want more!
  • Paganomation PRO 3y

    I just noticed... Isn't the height of the minifigure's neck bar one plate shorter than it should be?
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