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Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

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Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by BrickTango on Wed 08 Aug 2012, 3:51 am

Hi all,

My attention was brought to the back cover of the latest issue of 'Choice' magazine.



Obviously the writers and publishers have never heard of AFOL's



Choice: "We are pretty sure most boys over 16 have moved on from Lego..."

They are trying to be funny and smart (back cover is to highlight advertising inaccuracies and peculiarities), but I am not sure whether to get annoyed or laugh it off.

[url="http://www.choice.com.au/"]http://www.choice.com.au/[/url]

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by Red_Five on Wed 08 Aug 2012, 8:29 am

Whoever wrote that article didn't understand:

a) The 16+ rating is a only a recomendation, there are KFOLs who are quite capable (and don't find it monotonous) to build these more advanced sets.

b) most obvoiusly, adults also like LEGO!! legohappy

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by Kaila on Wed 08 Aug 2012, 6:02 pm

Boycott choice I say ^_^ not that I ever used it anyways ..

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by BrickManLJ on Thu 09 Aug 2012, 11:36 am

I thought Choice would more be discussing something like the fact Lego is so much more expensive in Australia compared to other parts of the world.

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by Zef on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 3:06 am

Not to mention sexist. I'm female and I'm dying to get that set.

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by Lightningtiger on Sat 08 Sep 2012, 3:54 am

I actually sent an email to Choice, they said it was in jest to point out retailers faults in advertising. They did say sorry for offending.

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by Red_Five on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 9:23 am

Lightningtiger wrote:I actually sent an email to Choice, they said it was in jest to point out retailers faults in advertising. They did say sorry for offending.

Hahahah. Good on ya mate. legosunglasses

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Re: Aparently Choice Mag never heard of AFOL's!!!

Post by peterab on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 10:44 am

Lightningtiger wrote:I actually sent an email to Choice, they said it was in jest to point out retailers faults in advertising. They did say sorry for offending.

That doesn't really address the fact that that set _is_ recommended for 16+ so the retailer was correct, and choice got it wrong by assuming otherwise.

Good on ya for having a go anyway legosmile2

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