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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby torilen » Sunday April 19th, 2015 9:19pm

I actually can't believe I found these...!!!

These are toys that I played with as a kid, and loved them. I had megablocks...which are
the fake duplo blocks. They still make them, but they are not made by lego, and the size
is different from duplo.

Anyhow - I played with these with the blocks...I would make forts and hideouts for them.
Your kids might like these, and there might other sets somewhere out there.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mattel- ... 5d578b888a


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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby torilen » Sunday April 19th, 2015 9:35pm

Something else I just thought of - if you DO decide to go with legos (believe, I wouldn't blame you)...
You can always go with Heroica and the other "games" that they make.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... ds=heroica

These have a lot of expansions to go with them, and lots of neat figurines and monsters and heroes
and such that the kids should like. The rules are fairly simple, too...could be a prelude to HQ, if
you wanted.

And then you have Lego Monster Hunters.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... er+hunters

These have quite a few nice figurines that go with them. You might be able to find just the figurines themselves -
I would like those, myself, to play with the HQ board...but I can't find them within my price range, usually.
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Let's not forget that Lego also has an entire collection of Hobbit/Lord of the Rings sets. And, if you ever decide to go
Sci-Fi - you'd have to use your hands, your feet, and someone's body parts to count how many Star Wars sets they
have made for Lego.


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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby torilen » Sunday April 19th, 2015 9:53pm

Again, if you really want to do the lego (and I REALLY wouldn't blame you - think I'm going to lose
some money on this stuff soon - didn't realize they had SO MUCH)

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=br ... y&_sacat=0


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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby knightkrawler » Monday April 20th, 2015 10:17am

I'm gonna put it into words right here:
People known to have played with Lego are creative, problem-solving, self-confident, more individualistic.
People known to have played with Playmobil now play with their Smartphones even at the age of 30+
They suck monkey ass.

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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby Patroclus » Monday April 20th, 2015 4:30pm

tasoe wrote:Patroclus, it's far too soon for you to try to introduce them into anything like that. Just lay back and be patient for 3-4 more years.

That’s true, I don’t believe they will start to read the manual and build things, they can’t. This is something I should do. Probably they won’t even play much even if I buy something big and fancy. The fact is that I spend money to b@llshts that when they will grow up will be thrown in the garbage. It’s a pity. In the other hand if I buy something else, like lego, when they will grow up they can use them.

They could do this with scenery from warhammer too. They could use a wizard’s tower as a toy, play for some time but keep it for when they grow. The difference is, and I accept that, that with lego they could play sooner (when they will go 6+ or 8+) and use them for more creative moments.

...I don’t force them to do anything. Even now, I just give them some minis and they start to play without any assistance. You know... as kids do... They pretend that they talk, etc.

torilen wrote:Something else I just thought of - if you DO decide to go with legos (believe, I wouldn't blame you)...
You can always go with Heroica and the other "games" that they make.


Thanks, torilen. Some of the links are what I need. The gothic castles looks great. I will check for lord of the rings though.

About heroica, it could be great for 5+ or 6+, but as a scenery it isn’t useful.


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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby tasoe » Monday April 20th, 2015 5:28pm

Found this funny pic somewhere.
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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby Goblin-King » Tuesday April 21st, 2015 12:03pm

I had both as a kid and Playmobil didn't get much playtime...
Lego is simply the far superior toy...


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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby knightkrawler » Tuesday April 21st, 2015 12:59pm

Goblin-King wrote:I had both as a kid and Playmobil didn't get much playtime...
Lego is simply the far superior toy...


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Re: warhammer for kids?

Postby Daedalus » Saturday May 2nd, 2015 8:36pm

Hasbro has entered the arena with Kre-o. Mainly it's Transformers, but there is a D&D line:

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Mega Bloks vs. Lego is a matter of design taste, but compatible. Mega Bloks has licensed Assassin's Creed and has some historical sets, as well. It's probably the most visually stunning:

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Their World of Warcraft line is canceled (try Ebay), but here's a pic of a castle set:

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