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Is Galidor Worth it?

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#1 Offline The Phantom Terror

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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 07:01 AM

Hi guys,

 

I might be picking up some Galidor sets from a friend soon, and I would like your opinions on the sets. Whether they're fun to play with, etc.


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 07:44 AM

Galidor are horrible LEGO sets. If you want something like Bionicle, don't even think about it. If you're getting them because they are LEGO, and for no other reason, stop right there and don't get them.

 

However, they are very good action figures. If you look at them, and don't associate them with LEGO, they are quite good.

 

In short, bad LEGOs, good action figures.


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 08:00 AM

Honestly Galidor isn't as bad as everyone says it is. I mean, it's not amazing, certainly, but it's all right.


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 12:39 PM

Just looking at them, I see something completely different to what Lego does. In fact they look nothing to what Lego does. Right now I see action figures that could have been made by another company, other than Lego.

 

But if you want them go ahead. But I I'd say they are not for it, since if i bought one, I'd sell it.


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 12:49 PM

Galidor was basically designed not as a building toy, but as a series of action figures with an interchangeable parts gimmick which doubled as a slight building component. The parts are compatible with LEGO (they attach with integrated Technic pins in a "click hinge" style similar to the click hinges in the Bahrag/Makuta sets or the Knights' Kingdom II constraction sets), and have even been expertly integrated in some MOCs, but buying the sets for their building potential is not a very good bet unless you're one of those builders who delights in creatively using awkward and specialized parts.Searching "Galidor" on Brickshelf or Flickr brings up some examples of creative MOCs using Galidor parts.The story was all right, so if you look up recordings of the TV episodes on the Internet you might even see some value in buying the toys for the characters themselves, as you might do for any other brand of action figure. In truth they're high-quality as far as action figures are concerned, though I imagine the click hinges could be somewhat distracting during role-play. If you imagine a large action figure with interchangeable parts and the material, mold, and color quality you'd get in a LEGO set, that's more or less what Galidor parts are.If there's a TDN Module among the sets, could you take some pics for me? I've been wanting to build one in LEGO System and the pics available on the Internet are not all ideal for reference. For instance, I think there's a hatch in the back, but have never found any pics of it open.

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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 01:07 PM

Galidor is amazing. Don't believe the haters.

 

Lego killed Galidor for Bionicle. Never forget.


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 01:17 PM

If you're getting them for free, you might as well accept them and see what you think. You'll be a better judge of that than other people with different preferences. :P

 

If play value is all you want, then honestly the usual criticisms you'll hear people give are probably irrelevant -- they move and stuff like any action figure. If MOCing is what you want it'll be much more of a challenge but I've seen a few good uses online.

 

Edit: And oh hey this goes in Sets... moving...


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 01:26 PM

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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 03:26 PM

If there's a TDN Module among the sets, could you take some pics for me? I've been wanting to build one in LEGO System and the pics available on the Internet are not all ideal for reference. For instance, I think there's a hatch in the back, but have never found any pics of it open.

No, sorry. It would be (these are doubles, BTW) Nepol, Gorm (McD promo), Kek Powerizer, Jens, and Jens (McD Promo). The sets altogether that my friend has (some are incomplete) are: the previously mentioned sets, Gorm, Gorm deluxe (incomplete), Nick (incomplete), Ooni (incomplete), Nepol McD Promo, Euripides (incomplete), and Nepol and Shimmel.

 

EDIT: Actually, he might have the TDN module. After closer inspection to the photo, the wings that I saw don't go to Nick deluxe, but rather to the TDN module.


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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 05:27 PM

Galidor is amazing. Don't believe the haters.

 

Lego killed Galidor for Bionicle. Never forget.

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Posted Jul 03 2013 - 07:05 PM

Galidor is good.  Not great, but not horrible as everyone says either.  It's a line designed around Nick glinching ability from the show.  In short, it's a gimmick line, but the figures aren't sacrificed.  I say take them.


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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 11:11 AM

Galidor is amazing. Don't believe the haters.

 

Lego killed Galidor for Bionicle. Never forget.

The other day a thought occured to me. Do you think Galidor might have been slightly more successful if Bionicle hadn't launched first? Lego came up with Galidor to follow up on Bionicle's success, but it's possible many potential customers may have passed on it due to Bionicle already satisfying their demand for Lego action figures. I don't expect it would have been a success in that case (too many other issues with the theme, not the least of which was the delayed television debut in countries other than America and Canada), just perhaps less of a failure.


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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 11:18 AM

I used to think Galidor was just a heap of blah, but having acquired a few Galidor pieces at BF NE, my opinion has shifted slightly.  The giant torso pieces are ridiculous and I can't vouch for how they'd look or function as assembled figures, but the design of the pieces is actually pretty good and I want to incorporate some of them in future MOCs.


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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 06:38 PM

Well, as far as the construction aspect goes, they're horrendous. They're practically standard one-piece action figures. So, in that regard, I guess they're okay to play with. Not sure why anyone would want to play with toys based on that awful tv show, though...


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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 08:02 PM

Galidor is love, Galidor is life. The sets are fun to mish-mash, and the MOCing possibilities are actually not bad.

 

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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 08:59 PM

If there's a TDN Module among the sets, could you take some pics for me? I've been wanting to build one in LEGO System and the pics available on the Internet are not all ideal for reference. For instance, I think there's a hatch in the back, but have never found any pics of it open.

My brother has the TDN, There is no hatch on the back, but there is a hollowed out section used to grip it.


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Posted Jul 04 2013 - 11:00 PM

(No Tom Lynch is not paying me to say these things how desperate do you think I am to repay my student loans?)

Very, very desperate. :P


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Posted Jul 20 2013 - 10:57 PM

Play with: no

Building MOCs: no

Weapon pieces for MOCs: yes

The Ship thingy: maybe


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Posted Jul 20 2013 - 11:05 PM

It really all depends on what you like to collect! Galidor sets may hold greater value in the future. You never know.


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Posted Jul 22 2013 - 04:47 AM

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Posted Jul 22 2013 - 05:28 AM

Man, I always liked Galidor. I'd say get them, and if you don't like them, find someone to sell them too. 


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Posted Jul 24 2013 - 03:40 PM

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P

 

The look so much like MegaBloks. XD


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Posted Jul 24 2013 - 05:43 PM

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P

 

The look so much like MegaBloks. XD

They don't look like any sort of blocks at all, actually. They're action figures.


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 05:45 AM

 

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P

 

The look so much like MegaBloks. XD

They don't look like any sort of blocks at all, actually. They're action figures.

 

I think what he was trying to say was the fact that they looked similar to the Mega Bloks action figures (i.e. Halo).


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 10:24 AM

 

 

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P

 

The look so much like MegaBloks. XD

They don't look like any sort of blocks at all, actually. They're action figures.

 

I think what he was trying to say was the fact that they looked similar to the Mega Bloks action figures (i.e. Halo).

 

 

Yes, exactly. Dat stuff is just... guh. :P


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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 11:47 AM

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P The look so much like MegaBloks. XD

They don't look like any sort of blocks at all, actually. They're action figures.

I think what he was trying to say was the fact that they looked similar to the Mega Bloks action figures (i.e. Halo).

I didn't even realize Mega Brands' Halo action figures were even still being marketed under the Mega Bloks brand name. I guess it's just my age talking... when I was growing up, Mega Bloks action figures (Blok Bots, Neo Shifters, etc.) were more along the lines of either BIONICLE sets or the Knights' Kingdom constraction sets from LEGO.

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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 01:33 PM

 

 

 

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P The look so much like MegaBloks. XD

They don't look like any sort of blocks at all, actually. They're action figures.

 

I think what he was trying to say was the fact that they looked similar to the Mega Bloks action figures (i.e. Halo).

 

I didn't even realize Mega Brands' Halo action figures were even still being marketed under the Mega Bloks brand name. I guess it's just my age talking... when I was growing up, Mega Bloks action figures (Blok Bots, Neo Shifters, etc.) were more along the lines of either BIONICLE sets or the Knights' Kingdom constraction sets from LEGO.

 

 

They actually have a very little MegaBloks logo on the corner. The Halo logo stands out much more. 

 

And talking about NeoShifters, I used to believe they were BIONICLE sets too. lol


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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 01:42 PM

 

 

Are you getting paid for it? Then ask your friend to double the price and then take them. :P

 

The look so much like MegaBloks. XD

They don't look like any sort of blocks at all, actually. They're action figures.

 

I think what he was trying to say was the fact that they looked similar to the Mega Bloks action figures (i.e. Halo).

 

Yes... definitely not as attractive. I didn't like the ones I got. 


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Posted Jul 31 2013 - 02:19 PM

I don't think you'll like Galidor toys unless you liked watching the Galidor television series. http://www.youtube.c...ube.49EUR6LSUCY Usually, people don't like Galidor toys because they think they're the worst kind of Legos ever created compared to every other lego set ever invented. But I hope you like them though. Galidors are cool figurines. B-)  What I like the most about Galidors is mixing and matching different parts.


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