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  1. Hi
    Just to let you knwo that it seems to be a seciond AT-AT from lepin (05051) based on the more recent lego 75054 ;-)

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  2. Creator assembly square not out until jan 1st is on pre sale on ali. Crazy.

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  3. OMG, I'm so happy to have found this website! I've been into bootleg LEGOs since January, this will definitely help me out keeping up with new releases. Seeing how really hard it is to find real pictures and reviews of a lot of these, you should make a user-sumbmitted (make you're own too) review section. I've been looking to talk about the stuff I got and would definitely participate. I have many of the small and large SY Ninjago dragons, some of the Sembo ones as well, nearly all Enlighten Legendary Pirates and Castles sets and SY Nexo Knights mechs along with many minifigure sets too.

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    1. Glad to be of service! :) You should also check out reddit.com/r/bootlego and reddit.com/r/lepin for other stuff in case I'm late or anything :)

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  4. Look what I found on AliExpress
    http://s.aliexpress.com/bE3qAr2u

    New Wonder Woman!

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    1. Woah cool! I'll update the blog! Thanks :D

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  5. Don't know if you've ever seen these before but they are super cool, they are LARGE (~3.5in tall) minifigs, not sure how or where you would buy them single sale. https://xujiatoy.en.alibaba.com/product/60546298672-803864305/SUPER_HEROES_Series_Children_s_Creative_DIY_Plastic_Building_Blocks_2015_42.html?spm=a2700.8304367.0.0.YJQlJA

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    1. I've seen those and I've seen people customize them into characters like Giant-Man, etc etc. basically the big characters. Never knew it's brand though, so thanks for this! Maybe i'll update the blog with it soon! :D

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  6. http://downtheblocks.blogspot.com/2017/05/pogo-pg8054-4-of-8-star-trek-minifigs.html.
    These are actually Star Trek Enterprise Figures. pg-950 is either Captain Jonathan Archer or Lt. Trip Tucker. Pg-951 is T'Pol. pg-952 Ensign Travis Mayweather. pg-953 is Captain Jonathan Archer or Lt. Trip Tucker

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    1. Oh alright I'll update the post! Thanks! :D

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  7. For Castle fans, XINH does not just release these horses, there's also a set of eight soldiers / knights X0148 (e. g. on Aliexpress).

    It consists of one knight of the Lion fraction of 2011 (the guy has already been copied in SY 166 and in LOJO AX9809), four of the Dragon fraction of 2011 (which has already been copied in LOJO AX9806 before, but it is XINH's set which comes with the second armour piece variant as well), and two knights from Lego's Collectible Minifigs Series: Frightening Knight from Series 15 (the one with the boar heraldy) and Heroic Knight from Series 9. Heroic Knight has already been copied before by SY.

    Enjoy, Oederland

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    1. Oh I just saw that! Thanks! I also saw those AX minifigs before but didn't know their brand but now I do so thanks again! :D

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  8. Thought you might be interested in this. Did not see it here and I stumbled on it surfing aliexpress. https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/32817919472.html#autostay

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    1. Oh nice. It's like another wave of KAZI's warcraft clones. Thanks for these! I'll update soon! :D

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    2. Nevermind. Apparently it's the same as the one I posted before haha

      https://downtheblocks.blogspot.com/2017/05/kazi-ky81030-legend-of-warcraft.html

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  9. Here are some high-res pictures for Sembo's Ghost Tribes (Ghost of Tribes?) sets:

    https://de.aliexpress.com/item/Knight-Devil-mini-action-figures-building-blocks-Ghost-Tribes-series-Skeleton-Magician-Shooter-war-enlighten-bricks/32814577862.html?isOrigTitle=true
    https://de.aliexpress.com/item/65pcs-Ghost-Tribes-Series-Knight-Skeleton-war-mini-action-figures-building-blocks-Soldier-Devil-enlighten-brick/32817599404.html?isOrigTitle=true
    https://de.aliexpress.com/item/179-pcs-4-kinds-Dragon-knight-devil-monster-model-mini-action-figures-Ghost-Tribes-Series-DIY/32815318642.html?isOrigTitle=true

    I really like them to release sets of different sizes, although it wouldn't have been bad to have a somewhat greater variety. Anyway. I might end up with SD3051B for the knight and the soldier, as I'm not too much into fantasy stuff, but I'm still happy this way. No need to buy large sets to get certain minifigs. That's how toys should be ;)

    Best regards, Oederland

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  10. Some pictures for Enlighten's Creation of the God theme https://world.taobao.com/item/553262568820.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a230r.1.14.16.9aQsL2&ns=1&abbucket=19#detail The quality is certainly not superb, but at least somewhat better than the pictures available on their site / the catalogue PDF version.

    Best, Oederland

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  11. For those into medieval / fantasy sets, the new theme by Sluban should be available. See https://www.sluban.co.uk/producten/legend-warriors.html for the sets. Note that their minifigs differ from the usual Lego design; the bricks, however, are compatible.

    Enjoy, Oederland

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  12. Look what I found on AliExpress
    http://s.aliexpress.com/RbuyQRVZ

    TMGT WM219 Laura Kinney X-23 2017 Movie Logan X-man Single Sale Super Hero Building Block Best Children Collection TOYS GIFT

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    1. Oh I just saw this comment now but I did post about her a few minutes ago. Thanks though! :D

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  13. I usually don't follow Ninjago related sets, but these might be nice little sets for some of you: Bozhi 168-1, -2, and -3, see https://kknews.cc/news/4mq3qrg.html and https://kknews.cc/news/9yybr3q.html . It seems they are unique design. There are various other sets released by Bozhi, which seem to be unique sets, just search for Bozhi Ninja ;)

    Enjoy, Oederland

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    1. For example Bozhi 177-1 to -4 https://world.taobao.com/item/548713544686.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.Rzruzu#detail looks funny, four creatures that can be combined into a single dragon.
      Or Bohi 105, a miniature version of Lego's Temple of Airjitzu.

      Oederland

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  14. You think Lego City Police is boring? Then you might want to buy these sets to upgrade your police ;) https://world.taobao.com/item/530676627445.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a21m2.8232368.0.0.hG7p0U Not sure whether they are new though.

    Enjoy, Oderland

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    1. There are four more sets with motorbikes and such, in any case the set numbers are 11301 - 11308, and the theme is called City Vanguard.

      Best, Oederland

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    2. Oh I'm not sure but I think I've seen that before, long before. But I'm not sure if it's exactly the same. Thanks though! :D

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  15. Few more from Kopf: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/20Pcs-Super-Heroes-The-Antiheroes-Ink-Blot-Chemistry-Teacher-Terminator-Bricks-Action-Building-Blocks-Children-Gift/1613002_32820699248.html

    All the sources figures are listed at www.herobloks.com

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    1. Oh yeah I saw them but I was too busy a while ago, sadly. Interesting characters despite being very random.. Hahaha

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  16. Deep into a random Ali browsing session last night I stumbled upon this weird set, never seen it before! https://www.aliexpress.com/item/6pcs-Super-Marios-Bros-Luigi-Mushroom-Game-Let-it-go-Assemble-Building-Doll-3D-Model-minifig/32793153933.html

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    1. HAHAHA I think i've seen those before but they weren't good. Don't know if it's the same brand though..

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    1. Oh I just saw this now but thanks for the heads up! :D

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  18. This seems to be a new one https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12pcs-lot-DC-Marvel-Super-Heroes-Avengers-Batman-Deadpool-Iron-Man-Hulk-Building-Blocks-sets-Figures/32821464398.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.262.OYaIvU

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    1. Oh I want that.. I always wanted those Mighty Micros but I didn't want the mini cars they came with. When the brand shows up I'll post about these. Thanks! :D

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    2. Haha me too!! and it's worth waiting to see real pictures. I ordered first wave from Bozhi when I found a cheap deal, and when they arrived the substituted parts and poor quality was really disappointing!

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  19. Hey guys, if you are looking into custom minifigure keychains then check my page out. I do custom prints and custom packaging based on each individual characters. And yeah they are all for sale. HMU.

    carousell.com/deathbybricks

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  20. Hi there I am a great fan of your blog and love your MOCs you put up too. where do you get the information on new figures etc?

    I have created a few different figures and sets, some are currently on Ideas all others can be seen on my Facebook page and website, If you could give me your opinion and maybe show some of my designs on your blog I would really appreciate it.

    V The original Miniseries

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ef8feb4c-5544-4919-94ab-0183949694d0

    Carlo’s Bakery from Cake Boss

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/38593413-f2e6-4977-ae19-a27e2442a590

    Del Boy’s flat from “Only fools and Horses”

    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f96a038d-0c02-42bf-9599-adb5c64fbd81

    https://www.facebook.com/indybrickdesigns/

    http://indybrickdesigns.me.pn

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    1. Those V minifigure are awesome. I was actually just pondering the other night how to cobble together a Diana minifigure. Thought about using the scary Medusa head for her reptilian face. Black lady hairpiece would be easy enough to come by, not sure where to get a pair of red legs with black boots but should be around. Real problem for me was finding a suitable red female torso - that, I must admit, baffled me.

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  21. Hey DTB and everyone else... Does anyone know why when a new set of 8 figures come out on aliex you can buy only some of them individually?

    And how do they always know which ones i want most and NOT offer those ;) ?!

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    1. 1) If you have local physical stores, perhaps you can check those
      2) Usually DLP, SY, and other similar brands, don't sell their minifigs-in-sets individually but sometimes, Kopf rebrands DLP, SY, etc. as their own and end up selling them individually (at least sometimes) I think that's what Kopf is doing with DLP's Spider-Man Homecoming set right now, though I'm not certain for sure.

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  22. Ah. That does makes sense thanks!

    No bootleg stores in uk :( !!!

    Great blog dtb :)

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  23. One of my stores on Ali popped up with a She-Ra figure not too long ago.
    It's not bad, but it really needs her signature gold headpiece to really make it work.
    Hadn't seen it show up on your site yet, so....

    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB10LBSSFXXXXc2XXXXq6xXFXXXb/TMGT-Single-Sale-WM239-She-Ra-Princess-of-Power-Super-Hero-Building-Blocks-Children-Gifts-Toys.jpg_640x640.jpg

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    1. Heard that that minifig was only a mix and match of other existing parts. :( From some TLG CMF releases before..

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  24. FYI
    Just saw a Pinhead (Hellraiser) and Billy (SAW) pop up on one of my followed ALI sellers.
    The headpieces for both looked pretty good, the Billy torso looked good too.
    The Pinhead torso was.... Meh?

    So if you're a horror fan like me, they'll me a welcome addition.

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  25. More duck minifigs... on bikes this time! From joytown
    Aliex search 'duck block motor cycle'
    Not sure if i will be selective on which i get. Everyone seems to be jumping on the duck bandwagon at the mo:)

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  26. I've detected two more Sembo "Ghost Tribes" sets. SD3301 is a carriage of the bad fraction, see https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i4/732136809/TB2DBMpXbH8F1JjSspfXXarnXXa_!!732136809.jpg The set comes with a new minifig, the female fighter. The other set is SD3351, it is a base of the bad fraction and seems to come with a light brick, see https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i3/732136809/TB2zYEYXiefF1JjSspmXXcGeXXa_!!732136809.jpg It also has a new minifig, a pretty damaged ;) peasant. The second set has been reviewed on Youtube, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ_L2o5PytU .

    Enjoy, Oederland

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    1. Just noticed, you can find picture reviews of the two sets at https://kknews.cc/game/8ekrmkg.html and https://kknews.cc/zh-mo/game/2mjk6mg.html .

      Enjoy, Oederland

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  27. I am putting together a blog to sell these figures in the UK, but I don't want it to be a review blog as I already sturggle for time as do a comic review blog and store as well as other things, would you mind if on the figures i put a link to your blog if people want to see a review, I will state you do not endorse my store etc, just if someone wants to see a review

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  28. Just noticed on herobloks Kopf has a new firestorm kf933 and faker (he-man) kf316

    http://herobloks.com/img/figure_images/17/8/1/id0~c15347~u1.jpg?h=1280&fit=max&q=75

    http://herobloks.com/img/figure_images/17/8/1/id0~c15346~u1.jpg?h=1280&fit=max&q=75

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  29. Quick heads up, one of the sellers I follow on AliExpress has Liv Moore from iZombie, so expect to see that soon, if brain-eating blondes are your thing. Looks great, too.

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    1. Yeah I did see it but I was anticipating something else to be previewed with it so I can just include her in one post, but I guess not. I'll post about her later! :D

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  30. Hi am setting up on my site / blog a sites of interest page, now I have already put links to reviews on the figures I have put up there for your page, could I ask for my site https://boardercollectables.blogspot.co.uk/ to get a link with your other sites, my site is Boarder Collectables. cheers

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    1. I'll put you in my Where To Buy area in this blog especially since I know I have some percentage of UK readers. :) Please do serve them with the best possible service you can give :)

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    2. thing is I treat people the way I want to be treated, get what they buy out as quickly as possible, if people are happy with the service they come back, cheers DTB

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  31. More colour deadpools (including purple) on aliex. Search block deadpool hat !

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    1. Only saw this now sorry!! I only found out about the Kopf ones yesterday, Oct. 3.. :/ I'll try to check my blog comments more often; I see the facebook ones much quicker :(

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  32. Some new King of Glory "Mech warrior" products from Sembo / SY, more precisely "Mech warriors" like previously seen 11800-3 (e.g. http://downtheblocks.blogspot.de/2017/04/sembo-block-11800-11803-king-of-glory.html ), 11804-7 (e.g. http://downtheblocks.blogspot.de/2017/06/sembo-block-11805-11807-more-king-of.html ):

    11808 https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1P41HXTSPY1JjSZPcq6xIwpXa4.jpg
    11809 https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1swEBcvJNTKJjSspoq6A6mpXan.jpg

    Best, Oederland

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    1. And some more discoveries:

      Another four Kazi sets in that Asian setting, KY5008, https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i1/390597639/TB2FoS5gloHL1JjSZFwXXb6vpXa_!!390597639.jpg , unfortunately the already known minifigs.

      And Xingbao has released a set of four mini buildings, XB-01101, see e.g. https://world.taobao.com/item/556784234645.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.533052406rvEY0#detail for official (?) images, and https://world.taobao.com/item/556679283460.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.533052406rvEY0#detail for proper photos.

      Best, Oederland

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    2. Oh, my fault, the Xingbao sets I've mentioned have already been shown at the beginning of August ;)

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    3. But I guess 01102 has not, has it? :D https://world.taobao.com/item/559259017750.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.3aeabdb7Guc1j9#detail

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    4. Woah that's a lot! Thanks man! :D I'll update the blog with them soon! :D

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    5. Oh dear. Seems some messages couldn't be sent. I've seen some more new Sembo / SY sets, some from the "Ghost Tribes" theme (?),

      SD3001-1 to 3001-12 - it's 12 small sets sold separately, which can vaguely be inferred from https://gd2.alicdn.com/bao/uploaded/i2/732136809/TB2wIOKbHsTMeJjSszdXXcEupXa_!!732136809.jpg , for details see https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Knight-Skeleton-War-Action-Figures-Weapon-Building-Blocks-Bricks-Compatible-Legos-City-Enlighten-Gift-Toys-For/32830841586.html

      SD3401, see https://gd4.alicdn.com/bao/uploaded/i4/732136809/TB2lwGWX3n.PuJjSZFkXXc_lpXa_!!732136809.jpg , these two photos to get an impression of the box https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i1/1615345868/TB2SpwWewMPMeJjy1XbXXcwxVXa_!!1615345868.jpg and https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i4/1615345868/TB2hjWhhC3PL1JjSZFxXXcBBVXa_!!1615345868.jpg , and finally, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Knights-Tribal-glory-of-the-nether-tribal-skeleton-king-Marvel-Building-Blocks-Toys-For-Kids-Best/32831073022.html

      Best, Oederland

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    6. But there are also new "King of Glory" sets:

      11870-73, see https://world.taobao.com/item/559265397129.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.56e7bd8cfw7nDY#detail or https://world.taobao.com/item/558645922992.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.56e7bd8cfw7nDY#detail

      Best, Oederland

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    7. Woah that's a lot again!!! Big big big thanks!! I'll update the blog!! :D

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  33. I wouldn't be surprised if we get some more sets for those two themes. For now, Sembo / SY / Due Le Pin seem to have released following sets:

    --- Ghost Tribes ---
    SD3000-1 to 3000-8
    SD3001-1 to 3001-12
    SD3051A to 3051D
    SD3200A to 3200D
    SD3301
    SD3351
    SD3401

    --- King of Glory ---
    DLP9051
    DLP9053
    DLP9056

    SY654-1 to 654-8
    SY655-1 to 655-8
    SY667-1 to 667-8
    SY668-1 to 668-8

    "Sembo"
    11800
    11801
    11802
    11803
    11804
    11805
    11806
    11807
    11808
    11809
    ?
    11816
    11817
    ?
    11828
    11829
    11830
    ?
    11834
    11835
    11836
    11837
    ?
    11870
    11871
    11872
    11873
    ?
    11886
    11887

    Maybe this helps in case someone wants to search for new sets. The gaps indicated by question marks are likely closed in the near future, as it seems to be a continuous pattern. For "Ghost Tribes", it seems to be different, the first digit is a 3 and the other digits seem to depend on the size of the sets, the smallest starting with 300x, followed by 305x and so on, thus add 50 (or 51) and you should be at the next "set size". Just guessing though :D

    Enjoy, Oederland

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    1. Thanks for your help Oederland. This information is very useful. I like Sembo products but it is hard to search for them. In some cases I wish they would hire better builders. Some of their builds are weird, so I end up modifying things to make more sense..

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    2. Seems as if they only start to become "professional". This might be their official blog http://www.weibo.com/semboblock , but it doesn't provide much information.

      Not sure, this might be http://sembo.b.ctoy.com.cn/ an official Sembo seller site. At least they feature images of the minifig characters that I haven't seen anywhere else (which doesn't have to mean much).

      Best, Oederland

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    3. This might also be an official seller site https://www.aliexpress.com/store/3189063?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.4b025a9apbV6pZ . But again, it's not the whole range of products, not even for those released as Sembo.

      Funnily, the minifigs for the Ninjago sets are blurred, but not for the other themes. Funnily because I think the designs are at least altered a bit, but I might be wrong.

      Best, Oederland

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    4. Oederland is like the master of these releases!! :D Thanks for everything! :D

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  34. Just saw an update on two of my watched stores [1613002] with:

    Jack Nicholson from The Shining [labeled as "Here's Johnny"]

    What's labeled as "American Crazy Man", which I *think* is Patrick Bateman from American Psycho

    And "Foxmask" which I recognize from a more recent horror film [You're Next, maybe? There's been a few with killers in animal masks recently, so, no idea]

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    1. Thanks! Saw them just now and will post about them later! :D

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    2. Was just about to place and order and saw one store just added a figure with the alien chestburster popping out of him printed on the torso. Nice.

      >:)

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  35. And reviewing my order to which I just added him to the basket, I see next to it a greyed out not-yet-available figure that I believe is an Ellen Ripley. :O
    ....Maybe if I'm lucky I can tack it onto my order before it ships.....

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    1. Good luck! Feel free to share your thoughts in case you get them before I do! :D

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  36. Enlighten has finally a new catalogue on their site, see http://www.enlighten-brick.com/new%20enlighten%20catalogue.pdf Unfortunately, it's not high-res. Anway, in the second wave of 2017 we get
    - quite a bunch of princess sets with "Girls" minifigs
    - a SciFi mining theme called "Kyanite Squat"
    - more of those sets representing that Anime with e.g. the very angry mouse
    - another series of minifigs with agents

    I also found a few photos, see http://news.ctoy.com.cn/show-30888.html

    Best, Oederland

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    1. Nice! Shame that it's not high-res, but clear enough at least! Thanks again! :D

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  37. hi there me and my son have just discovered bootleg Lego and i have to say its every bit as good as the real thing at the moment we are building a number the the building but i just purchased the SA-4 ganef but sadly it will never get build as the manuals were soaking wet on arrival and are of no use to any one but the brick could be of use in other projects ....

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    1. Maybe you can find someone who has a scanned instruction or is willing to scan his for you?

      Best, Oederland

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    2. Or maybe contact Xingbao? No idea whether they are willing to help, but it's worth a try, isn't it. See https://www.facebook.com/pg/Xingbao888/about/?ref=page_internal for a mail address.

      Good luck, Oederland

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    3. I suggest going through reddit.com/r/lepin or reddit.com/r/bootlego or various brick groups in facebook (not the original-only groups because they might "attack you". People may be willing to help if you ask there! :D

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  38. Another new theme, unkown brand, "Biochemical Policeman" XD See https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5389947127?fid=8175602

    Best, Oederland

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    1. Oh yeah! They're in my drafts! :D Thanks though! :D

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  39. POGO is on fire! I saw that they are creating Predator...On that same website you linked with the MOTU preview. customizeminifiguresintelligence.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh nice thanks! Damn, I hope it's good qualith though!

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  40. Anyone into beasts / creatures might like this OBM set, see https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i4/698093182/TB2CaOqX8DH8KJjSszcXXbDTFXa_!!698093182.jpg

    Best, Oederland

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    1. Those look badass. Hopefully I can find them on aliex.

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    2. Still haven't been able to find these :/

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  41. Has anyone seen any good Captain Planet or Defenders of the earth (Flash Gordon/Phantom etc) customs or MOCs or even Decals? Now I’ve got my He-Man and Thundercats Bootlego and Optimus Prime Kreo.

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  42. Just saw this on AE - for you Agents of Shield fans:

    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1qecYa2jM8KJjSZFsq6xdZpXac/TMGT-Building-Blocks-Single-Sale-Super-heros-Mockingbird-Grant-Ward-Phil-Goulson-Jemma-Simmons-Leo-fitz.jpg_640x640.jpg

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    1. Yup! I posted about it a couple of days ago! :)
      https://downtheblocks.blogspot.com/2017/11/xinh-x0182-agents-of-shield-minifigs.html

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    2. See kids, what happens when you don't check your internet regularly for a couple of days?

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  43. Let's try this again - we got a Supernatural minifigure set inbound, apparently.
    With Sam + Dean Winchester, Bob and Castiel.

    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1seuBdP3z9KJjy0Fmq6xiwXXaB/TMGT-4pcs-lot-Castiel-Bobby-Dean-Winchester-Sam-Movie-TV-Bricks-Collection-Building-Blocks-Best-Children.jpg_640x640.jpg

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  44. A vendor on aliexpress im's me that they have this in stock: https://flic.kr/p/21VGic5

    They didn't post a product number or anything so not sure if anyone has seen this. Looks badass tho.

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    1. I saw this too but honestly thought it was a third party customizer and not bootleg.. turns out it is too and I just posted about its set of 4! :D
      http://downtheblocks.blogspot.com/2017/12/koruit-xp001-xp004-game-of-thrones.html

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  45. Hey, has anybody else gotten figures that came with two-part arms?
    Just got one today, pretty neat. Makes for a really nice dual-colored arm, rather than the color being printed on, its two entire separate molds. Pretty neat.

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    1. First time I have seen what you are talking about is with Sembo, "Block Gold" figures. One of the figures has a 2 part arm.

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    2. The first minifig with "dual arms" might have been that SY655 one who looks like an Argentine football player. He is meant to represent Marco Polo https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo . Does this make sense? Well, dunno, but I didn't invent the game ;D The two female minifigs SY667-1 and SY667-2 also had these arms. So it's not completely new.

      Best, Oederland

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  46. Some more Three Kingdoms minifigs, this time by a new brand called 嘉粤 / JIAYUE, see https://detail.1688.com/offer/562420940990.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.1193.x5F3dX

    The first five seem to be copies of these hand-made minifigs http://www.lootabrick.com/product/lab-customize/custom-printed-minifigs-lab-minifig-lab-mocs/custom-lego-wei-kingdom-minifigures , the one with the lasso is from http://www.lootabrick.com/product/lab-customize/custom-printed-minifigs-lab-minifig-lab-mocs/custom-lego-female-warrior-minifigures , and the others are thus likely copies of other minifigs from that site. Not sure whether these are "official" cheaper versions or not.

    Anyway. I like the minifigs, but the lilac is a bit weird, especially on that many minifigs...

    Best, Oederland

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  47. Was just browsing around ali, and this store has a Jim Carrey "Mask" minifigure and a nice looking white-clad X-Men Storm that I haven't seen before...

    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1041264/

    The Mask looks... Meh. But the Storm looks pretty nice.

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    1. Sorry, wrong store number.

      Store number should be 2857074.

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    2. Oh thanks for these! I posted them but only saw this comment now, I'm sorry! :( Keep 'em coming though! I try and check the blog comments as frequently as possible but I check FB comments and PMs more.. :(

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  48. Some more King of Glory minifigs, this time by Elephant:
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-11729383723.37.113518e0jT6Aud&id=563018557888 . Set number / code is JX1102.

    Best, Oederland

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  49. Just scrolling through a few stores, looks like there's a new halloween-ish purple/green witch (WM376) - not sure where she's modeled after, and I don'think looks all that great compared to some of the other witches out there, but the face is interesting. Anybody know any green witches with a little star below their left eye? Its gotta be some variant of the wicked witch from Oz, but.... I'm at a loss.

    And yet another Poison Ivy variant (WM387) - I think modeled after Uma Thurman in "that Batman movie that shall not be named for its exceeding awfulness". YOU KNOW THE ONE.
    It actually looks pretty good - but I'm more interested in using the base design in the construction of a fabled Lilith.

    There's also some sort of crazy bulky Iron Man suit (MG0003) - looks like the big bad from the first Iron Man film.

    Store 3189099

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  50. Yes another Pennywise just popped up. KF2018 (oddly appropriate, that numbering)
    Looks like it may be the best one yet as far as the face printing goes. They just keep uppin' the ante on them.

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  51. And another KoG minifig series set, this time by LY brand, set number is 69010, see https://detail.1688.com/offer/563401822509.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.97.oaXfOF

    Best wishes & already a happy new year, Oederland

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    1. Thank you for this! And a happy new year to you too!! :D

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  52. And I came across two quite interesting sets dealing with history. The first one seems to correspond to prehistoric men, although there's also an armoured warrior minifig. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-12307984758.79.6869d55flwuhxX&id=563192820206

    The other seems to focus on nomadic people, possibly Mongols or some other Northern asian tribe / folk / people, and comes with a yurt https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-12307984758.53.44fff9f9Ts20cQ&id=563194146536

    Unfortunately, I don't have any information about the brand. There's a code LP6902 and LP6904 mentioned on those two sites down at the bottom, but I'm not sure whether this is an official code. In any case, these two sets seem to actually consist of four smaller sets each, sold in combination at this Taobao shop.

    Now, what is interesting? A great variety of pieces, unique sets, the printing on the minifigs is probably not too astonishing, but the concept is certainly a nice idea. Personally, I was surprised by the warrior's helmets. Asian-style helmets with the "wing" or "pointy ear" pieces at the sides have been done before by Enlighten, JIE-STAR (LAGO), Oxford, but it seems to be a completely new mold. Considering that the black warrior comes with a printed or painted armour piece which corresponds to the one copied by POGO a while ago, it would not be too surprising to assume that the helmet is also just a copy. Which then rises the question though, which was the original brand / company to invent that mold? :D Surprisingly, the horse is the old Lego variant, not the newer one.

    Anyway. Maybe someone has some more information on these sets? It would be weird if a Chinese brand (and likely it's Chinese) were to focus on ancient history, but just on stone age and nomads and not on the "popular" eras like Three Kingdoms period. So maybe there's more to come?

    Best, Oederland

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    1. Damn those do look good.. I'll keep my eye out because like you said, we're not sure if LP corresponds to the brand or just a store code.. Hopefully we see more, and more "official" photos too..

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    2. Alright, I came across an Aliexpress shop with offers, among others, the two sets. See https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1762758?spm=2114.10010108.100005.1.62168827ErqeuL (or search for LP6902 and LP 6903).

      The interesting part is this one though: Welcome to Hunan Coping Co.,Ltd
      ---
      We have long term cooperation with the factories which provided OEM service to LXGOS before, so the quality is as same as LxGOS. (An OEM is a manufacturer that produces goods for other companies to sell under their own name. ) We are looking for retailers and wholesalers who want to build partnerships with each other. We run blocks in brand Decool, SY, Wange, Kaizhi, Bozhi,KSZ,Lele,IQ,AUSINI, BELA,XINH,Dargo,JLB, etc.
      ---
      This corresponds to what others have already assumed before, that there are much fewer companies than brands, that some companies specialize in certain parts or minifigs, that brands buy up stuff from other companies and combine them into sets.

      Best, Oederland

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    3. Hm. Thinking about the passage a second time, I think it rather just means that they work together with different brands (and/or companies) and sell e.g. bricks from this or that brand that are not available separately otherwise. They also seem to produce small MOCs out of those bricks.

      However, as these two sets come with uniquely printed minifigs, at least they must have been produced by one of those other brands.

      Best, Oederland

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  53. Finally, and please apologize for asking you, do you have any information about these JIE-Star sets displayed on this photo https://www.facebook.com/BrickSeven/photos/a.259162711113704.1073741829.250139288682713/496281510735155/?type=3 and several before and afterwards? It was from a Chinese toy fair in October, but I was unable to find additional photos. There are some ancient Chinese warriors, but the large poster in the background looks as if there were two parties fighting against each, one of them possibly being sort of sci-fi. Maybe someone has seen a JIE-Star catalogue or knows someone who might have seen one?

    Thanks, Oederland

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    1. I don't think I've seen JIE-Star until now.. I'll keep my eye out though and as soon as I see those sets in that link, I'll post about them. But right now, I've got nothing on them.. :(

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    2. JIE-Star is a toy brand which has been around for a longer time than the usual clone brands. The company behind the brand was established in 1998 and has various themes, see http://www.jiexingtoy.com/eng/product.php , although the quality was probably poor in the beginning. No idea about current sets and their quality. Anyway, maybe the brand is not well-known outside China.

      The LAGO brand also corresponds to JIE-Star. By chance, a shop from which I wanted to order some stuff also sold a few LAGO 82001 Three Kingdoms minifigs separately, so I ordered the two black guys from this set http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_be52f8f40102w0a5.html . Gonna see how the ABS turns out. The printing is certainly really very simple, but they have unique molds for the hair.

      They also have a few JIE-Star sets that refer to Asian history, see http://www.jiexingtoy.com/eng/product_show.php?id=539 , http://www.jiexingtoy.com/eng/product_show.php?id=531 , and another set with Three Kingdoms minifigs (those that appear in the LAGO series) http://www.jiexingtoy.com/eng/product_show.php?id=481 .

      More recent sets from e. g. the Pirates theme come with more detailed minifigs, so these sets presented in October could be interesting for anyone into Chinese / Asian history. Right now, and besides from the Enlighten minifig sets, there's just the Oxford sets copied by Sluban, which are not up to curent standards, and sets from Banbao focusing on what they call Tang dynasty. Funnily, I came across Banbao 6609 in a German shop for 7 € just a few days ago. The minfigs and the horse are not my taste, but the building is really quite nice. The bricks are of very good quality. However, the dimensions are not those of Lego bricks, Banbao bricks and plates are about 30 % higher than Lego equivalents. Most of the weapons included have a slightly smaller diameter than Lego items, so they are a bit loose when combined with Lego hands.

      Best, Oederland

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    3. And obviously the four Xingbao building sets, but they might be too big for some. Haven't checked the architecture so far, but looking at the minifigs it's meant to represent a much more modern period than e.g. the Enlighten 1501 Three Kingdoms minifigs. ;)

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    4. I see. I really admire you for all this knowledge on brands and even history! Hopefully though these old brands make a comeback somehow and make it known to us, since I think they barely have an online presence, at least outside China..

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  54. Another brand into KoG buildable figures / mechs: 宝玩乐 (Bao Wan Le?). See https://detail.1688.com/offer/562973872664.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.104.BWt0yV or https://detail.1688.com/offer/527444024697.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.609.BWt0yV . It's one of the versions of famous Miyamoto Musashi.

    Best, Oederland

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    1. Some more:
      Quan Guan 641 https://detail.1688.com/offer/562585796826.html?spm=a261b.2187593.1998088710.256.NaQAaY

      Quan Guan 642 https://detail.1688.com/offer/563684246375.html?spm=a261b.2187593.0.0.pgFm92

      Sembo 11862-65 http://brick4.com/set/2256/Glory-Hegemony

      SX701 https://detail.1688.com/offer/563953451913.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.22.yej3hD

      Best, Oederland

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    2. Interesting. Thanks for these! Also, isn't SX the same as Loho? Or is this different...

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    3. They are produced by the same company.

      BTW, here's a photo review of the 818 82008 set, the one with the "golden" minifigs https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5511932083?red_tag=0600172675

      Best, Oederland

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    4. Plus reviews of the SY 679 and 681 minifigs. And obviously ;D there are some more Sembo sets, this time we get another four shooting brick pistol sets, 11898-11901, see https://detail.1688.com/offer/564135559769.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.103.Yd75vQ . The minifigs in 11900 and 11901 are probably new for SY/Sembo (not exactly sure right now), but we've already seen the various times before by other brands.

      Best, Oederland

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    5. One correction, the archer guy in 19000 seems to be an updated version of the minifig included in SY667 - additional front printing on the hat, possibly a different shade for the sunglasses.

      Best, Oederland

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  55. Looks like there's a set of Kiss minifigures incoming (WM801,2,3,4?), along with yet another Harley (WM390) (who looks pretty good except for the hair)

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  56. Another mystery solved. The two sets or collections of sets I had mentioned a few posts before, that one with prehistoric men and the other with the yurt, is produced by Lepǐn. There's already another one available, LP6905, which should be a series of 8 small sets, see https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c.w4002-12307984748.55.1d5f65499BFe8D&id=564027315541 or Aliexpress https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Set-Sale-MOC-Bricks-DIY-Toys-LP6905-Silk-Road-Glory-Word-the-Western-Regions-Zhangqian-Weiqin/1762758_32850331582.html?spm=2114.12010614.0.0.585ef4f9yn1PZN (it's the same vendor). For a review see https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5512733037 . We can expect more sets probably, for now we know LP6901, 6903 and 6905.

    Concerning the brand, Lepǐn is not identical to Lepin I guess. They also had a stand at a Chinese trade fair, see http://tieba.baidu.com/photo/p?kw=%E4%B9%90%E5%93%81&flux=1&tid=5070907898&pic_id=17b48d02918fa0ec8206ffc22f9759ee3f6ddba6&pn=1&fp=2&see_lz=1&red_tag=s2063895651#!/pid17b48d02918fa0ec8206ffc22f9759ee3f6ddba6/pn1 Among others, there were several Ninjago sets that are basically identical to Bozhi sets. Now, either Lepǐn is just a rebranded Bozhi set for whatever reason, or they copied the Bozhi sets (it could also be the other direction of course, with Bozhi copying Lepǐn).

    In any case the Chinese characters are 乐品 for Lepǐn and 乐拼 for Lepin. As a note, Duo Le Pin DLP = 哆乐品. No idea whether this indicates that DLP has to do something with Lepǐn or not. ;D

    Best, Oederland

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  57. WOW! Great site- wish I'd found this a while ago. I found a figure I cannot identify and have no Facebook nor shared folders for images. Maybe you can help?

    Quick description:
    Circa 2016 - 2017. Looks sort of looks like an Iron Man MK1 - missing armor (Art) in some parts but does not have the flame thrower hands nor the bulky helmet and torso piece. Instead it has a silver helmet with opening face plate and the head is not a Tony Stark but a silver/grey robotic face. Printed on three sides of legs and both sides of torso.

    Any ideas? I can take pics and upload to you?
    Thanks!

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    1. I'm not into that theme (others are, so don't worry), but just in case: You can share images for free via sites like Imgur. Just upload and then share the link.

      Best, Oederland

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    2. Try https://imgur.com/ then send us the link here! :D

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  58. In case you're from Hongkong, or interested in its architecture, you might be interested in these four sets https://detail.1688.com/offer/558632555510.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.130.W70jSn . The brand "Zuanma" seems to correspond to the company known for JLB = Shantou Chenghai Jiali Bao toy factory, but don't take this for granted.

    Best, Oederland

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  59. For anyone who wants some elephants, check out https://detail.1688.com/offer/560660912389.html?spm=a261y.7663282.0.0.73e8ec49DLE0Yf and https://detail.1688.com/offer/560659248795.html?spm=b26110380.sw1688.mof001.2.TlJkUE

    Best, Oederland

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  60. check this out, so cute:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/400-pcs-Micro-My-World-Building-Blocks-DIY-Nether-Bricks-Blocks-EnlightenToys-For-Kids-Compatible-LegoINGLY/32846549420.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.11.3ca776f8p7BS18&traffic_analysisId=recommend_3035_6_83054_iswinstore&scm=1007.13338.83054.0&pvid=37a5a552-a3bd-4cb3-b7e2-5496096bda76&tpp=1

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    1. I think they're from Quan Guan https://downtheblocks.blogspot.com/2017/10/quan-guan-21102-21105-21107-mini.html And yeah, they really look amazing! I used to love Minecraft and I would've loved something like this haha

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  61. Hi! A peek of your collection will be awesome. :)

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    1. I'm planning on posting another collection showcase soon! I'll just need to clean up and organize a bit haha

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  62. Question...I have been waiting for PG8108 to be released...but there are only 1 or 2 figs that you can buy...do you know by chance why this set is not fully released? thx

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    1. Yeah I've been waiting too and still no news.. I think the factories/offices are still "recovering" from CNY and apparently right after CNY is like a Chinese Valentine's, which could be keeping people from work.. :( I can't tell when they'll really be up for sale, but I'm hoping it's soon..

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  63. I just saw this Iron Man minifigures set (TG71110?), do you know their brand?
    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Super-Hero-TG71110-8-in-1-Marvel-Figure-Avenger-IronMan-MK46-MK1-War-Machine-Iron-Patriot/3818001_32863023083.html

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    1. Probably the TIGER brand, but it seems like the designs are repeated designs. Not too sure about quality though.

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  64. A whole bunch of different David Bowie minifigs just cropped up on one of the stores I visit. Something to keep an eye open for.

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  65. Have you seen pizza slice guy. Mcdonalds fries guy and icecream guy from pogo yet? Pg1234 pg1235 pg1236.
    They look good!

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  66. Anpanman and one punch man as well...

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  67. New Xinh Infinity War set on the horizon... 825 is Doctor Strange with Green disks. Only one I've seen pop up on aliexpress so far.
    -mmcfan

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  68. Xinh 823 has just appeared on aliexpress also, Iron Man Mark 50 (Infinity War) with attachments and HUD.
    -mmcfan

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  69. Look what I found on AliExpress
    http://s.aliexpress.com/amQju6Nv

    New Red and Blue energy Superman

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  70. Looks like there's a set of classic Wizard of Oz figures out.
    Code KF8030? Not sure, individual figs are tagged KF448-451
    Store 2826026?

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  71. Hello, I have a question.

    What name of Spiderman is SY 630-3, 630-5, 630-6?

    My head hurts because the information is not available.

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  72. Hi pal. Here you have the new SW series from lele.
    c009-c014
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1Zq.4nHuWBuNjSszgq6z8jVXaW/24Pcs-Star-Wars-Stormtroopers-Heavy-duty-Battle-Droid-Model-Building-Blocks-Enlighten-Figure-Toys-For-Children.jpg_640x640.jpg
    c015-c022
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1FaXOoYSYBuNjSspiq6xNzpXa1.jpg
    c023-c030

    I have some from the first wave. The quality of the molds its ok. The quality of the paint is not so good. I hope they came with some good molds like the ithorian jedi or plo koon in advance or else this series is not going to be so great.

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    1. c023-c030
      https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1L8eXoYuWBuNjSszgq6z8jVXac.jpg

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  73. Hi,
    I'm looking for KF097, KF339 & KF347. Few AliExpress sellers wrote me, they are not manufactured. Do you know about stores, that could have them stocked? I saw them on taobao, but I'm not able to buy from there.

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    1. I could also buy them from someone from Asia (free shipping if possible) & pay via PayPal.
      Thank you ;-)

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  74. There is another Thor available :) https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Super-Heroes-Single-Sale-Thor-Odinson-with-Hammer-Cape-Loki-Hela-Spiderman-Building-Blocks-Collection-Toys/1707009_32870357981.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.38e13440pmSOic

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  75. heck u frickin n00b scrub frick u

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