Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sheng Yuan SY 257 - Lego Guardians of The Galaxy

This is the 2nd imitation set of Lego minifigures Guardians of The Galaxy that I have. As usual since they are from SY, they come in set of 8 with set number SY257. The other imitation GOTG figures that i already reviewed is by Decool. (You may read about them here).



Here's the line up: (with accessories/weapons). Click to enlarge




For comparison, I have Decool on the left, Sheng Yuan in the middle and original Lego on the right.


1. Lego Star Lord wearing mask and jacket with side buttons. SY's figure does not come with dual sided faces. 




2. The Sakaaran. Decool does not have this so only Lego minifigure on the right for comparison. Please note SY's figure does not come with dual sided faces. 


3. "I am Groot". How many of you guys actually prefer this version - Same leg assembly and arm with Lego Woody and SY's Mr.Fantastic. Rocket Raccoon for scale.


Some say that original figure Lego Groot is too big. Do you think so?




4. Nova Corps Officer. Decool does not have this so only Lego minifigure on the right for comparison. Again, SY's figure does not come with dual sided faces. 



5. Ronan The Accuser. SY's version does not even have cape!.... and no dual sided faces.


6. Drax. Wow, I can't believe SY's have printed tattoo on the arm - just like Lego and Decool. Is this the first figure by SY that have printed arm?


 .. i'm going to copy paste this to every SY figure now.. SY's figure does not come with dual sided faces. 



7. Gamora.. SY's figure does not come with dual sided faces. 


8. Rocket Raccoon in orange outfit. Is this for real SY? Where's his tail?


Sometimes i forgot that SY and Decool are different brand and they might be a competitor to each other. Since SY set come later than Decool, I hope SY will issue different variant of the figure so we don't have too many repetitive figure. Just like Star-Lord figure. Both that we have here is Star Lord wearing jacket with side buttons. Why can't SY release the other variant - Star Lord with open jacket. Same with Rocket Raccoon. If only SY can issue RR variant - with red outfit.

I know some may say SY figure is getting better and better and (maybe) superior than Decool but for this GOTG set, all 5 figures by Decool (Star Lord, Ronan, Drax, Gamora and Rocket Raccoon) are much more better than SY. 

My point? 4 of them (Star Lord, Ronan, Drax, Gamora) have dual sided face just like original Lego. SY's Ronan don't even come with cape. SY's Rocket Raccoon has missing tail! Oh, Decool also has one more figure that SY don't have in this set - Nebula.  

However, SY issue 8 figures in this set meanwhile Decool only have 6. So if you already have 6 GOTG figure by Decool, maybe you just want 3 figures from SY (that Decool don't have) to complete the collection; The Sakaaran, Groot and Nova Corps Officer.

Since Decool and SY already issue their imitation set of GOTG, it looks like we will have problem finding imitation for this guy: 

source: Bricklink

The Collector. He's one of the San-Diego Comic Con 2014 exclusives. Cost roughly USD120 on ebay. But let's keep our hopes up. As long as Marvel making new movies and Lego making new set out of it, the probability is there. I'm sure we will have his clone =p

[update@ August 16th, 2015]
Thanks to @Daryl Williams for the report that the latest batch of SY257 (bought in August 2015) has no improvement. Rocket still does not come with a tail and Ronan still does not come with a cape. =(

Thank you once again for the update. It seems that not all the figures released by SY will be improved. unlike Galactus figure of SY258 which has undergone improvements.

25 comments:

  1. I bought the SY version of GOTG, but will get the Decool version of Rocket Racoon (why SY no tail), Star Lord and Drax

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    1. Hi. Whats wrong with SY version of Star Lord and Drax? SY's version only dont have dual sided faces but everything else (plastic, printing) is nice. If i already have all 8 set of SY's GOTG i will only buy Decool's RR and Nebula. For SY Ronan, i'll borrow black cape from Darth Vader and for the other 3 figure with no dual sided faces, nah. Its not like i will play with their face. =p

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    2. hi. i already get Nebula. planning of rocket racoon and drax because of the weapon... star lord i prefer Decool without wearing helmet

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  2. I have Decool´s Set, and I am waiting for SY Set to completo my GOTG Minifigures.
    I hope that any of them imitate The Collector and Star Lord with open jacket, if not I buy the LEGO set with this minifigure and the Nova Corps and Sakaaran, that it is not expensive.
    Thanks for the review

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    1. Hi @Saul Blanco. Yeah, i hope so too. We will have more marvel movie in 2015.lets hope SY or Decool will imitate him in one of the lego set later =)

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    2. Please make Antman, Wasp, Quiksilver, Scarlet Witch, Daredevil, Elektra, Blade, Ghostrider, Sandman.......

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  3. Hi @Legostore.My. I love your review so much on bootleg. Have you own JLB bootleg brand? IQ, OK?

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    1. Hi there. Thanks for your comment =). Yeah i have a few from JLB but never own IQ brand.

      Their previous JLB figure (ultaman, naruto) is not good at all, but their latest figure TMNT (ninjaturtle) is actually quite good (i'm afraid to admit it, lol) . I already assembled them but still finding time to upload them to this blog. =)

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  4. I just got Decool GOTG �� waiting for your next review on other bootleg. Good job.

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    1. I hope you have fun assembling the figure =)

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  5. I was searching for guardians of the galaxy 2014 from couple of days finally my search comes to end by visiting on this post thanks for sharing this precious information.
    watch guardians of the galaxy 2014 online free

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  6. Just bought mine yesterday ;) . I only bought drax, nove officer, gimora, groot, and the sakaraan.

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    1. nice choice.... planning to get more of nova officer? There's a few of them in the movie but for lego set, need to swap the face so the expose smile on their face will look different on them =)

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  7. Incoming: Big GROOT! - decool edition ..customize design link hulk buster edition...realistic figure (source: decool facebook page)

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  8. The Collector- Confirm -decool-

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    1. yeah. i will definitely buy that. one of my priority. i wanna complete my sdcc =p

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  9. i buy star lord from bertoyindo, and its have dual face..and the printing are sama as decool or SY

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    1. after i check bertoyindo are distributor decool in indonesia. so the produk are same

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    2. i know this brand.. but in my country they are known as "Doll".

      the image on the box is same with this:
      http://mybrickstore.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-brand-for-imitationknock-off.html?m=1

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    3. maybe this bertoyindo rebrand decool and others to their own brand.

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  10. Does the Rocket Raccoons head actually fit into place? Because it looks likes theres a cap between the neck and the head lol

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    1. hey buddy. hahaha.. thank you for informing me about the gap. it is my bad. the head should fit perfectly to the body. i must be too hurry to snap photos and upload them =)

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  11. Hi. I just picked up SY326, featuring the raccoon figure with a red costume , and a tail ��.
    I enjoy the bricks from SY as well as the minifigs.

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    1. wow. glad to hear that =). SY is the best so far =).

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