Posts Tagged ‘Series 3’

Hi-Res Series 5 Collectible Minifigure Pic

May 6, 2011

Series 5 single shots

Even though Series 4 has only been out for about a month, the buzz is already spinning on Series 5. As these Collectible Minifigure Series continue to come out I am both excited and frustrated with some of the choices.

Most of the figures are innovative. I love the new elements, hair styles, and printed outfits. But at the same time I wonder why they continue to come out with multiples of the similar figures — i.e. the skater, surfer, etc. I also wonder why they are making yet a third “fisherman” in a row. Its great and all that they designed a new fishing pole and getting a sand green fish is fun, heck I even like the Eskimo fig, but is a third fishing figure what we need?

It seems with each Collectible Series there are the “crash test dummys” and there are the “Spartans.” What I mean by this is that there are figures that some people don’t really even want and then there are the figures that people want several or even hundreds of — and yes, some one actually got 300+ Spartans.

Perhaps LEGO, even with all of us AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) telling them), doesn’t understand what is happening with these Collectible Minifigures. They had barcodes on the first two Series and the codes were cracked within days of them coming out. LEGO didn’t like that so they eliminated them. LEGO’s explaination — “The figures are meant to be traded.”

Series 1 was the worst because LEGO didn’t know how popular the Collectible Minifigures would be. They didn’t make enough. Now at least, although there are no barcodes, LEGO does produce enough so that you can at least find multiples pretty easily without paying the exorbitant prices on Bricklink.

But sometimes I, and I’m sure many, would just like to get the figures I want and not have to try and figure out what is in the bag. The ironic thing is that I can actually tell. I’m very good at feeling through the bag and knowing with a 99.99% accuracy what figure is there. In fact, I’ve helped many frustrated parents and LEGO fans find the figures they want.

On a supply standpoint I understand why LEGO wouldn’t want to just sell the figures so you could tell what they are. They’d have to have 16 different packages for one thing instead of just one per Series. But, if they actually did sell the figures where you could tell what they are, like Playmobil does, LEGO would know with much more accuracy what figures are more popular — a good indicator on what possible future themes LEGO could produce.

Even so, the Collectible Figures as a whole are one of the best new things to come out of LEGO in the past several years. It certainly brought me back to actively wanting Minifigures again. πŸ™‚

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 4

December 6, 2010

Although Series 3 has just hit the shelves and Series 2 is still readily available, there is already buzz about Series 4 which is scheduled to come out in March or April of 2011.

8804 Minifigures Series 4

I wasn’t as excited about Series 3, but now that I have gotten a full set, I really like them. πŸ™‚

The figures are as follows (not official names):

Skateboarder
Hockey Player
Bio Hazard Suit Guy
Musketeer
Punk Rocker
Frankenstein Monster
Artist
Surfer Girl
Garden Gnome
Geisha (Kimono Girl)
Werewolf
Navy Sailor
Viking
Mad Scientist
Football (Soccer) Player
Ice Skater

Just by looking at the pictures of Series 4 I know that I am going to want multiples of several figures and the new elements are amazing! I love the ice skates, the erlenmeyer flask, the silver trophy, fan, mo-hawk . . . well you get the idea. πŸ˜‰

8804 Minifigures Series 4

Its really hard to even say one that I don’t like in this set, maybe the skateboarder but even he has a new torso print. Some are saying this is the best series so far and I’d have to agree with them.

2011 Set Early Pics

September 19, 2010

I know we still have a few months of 2010 left on the calendar, but at the same time rumors of next year’s line have now turned into images. πŸ™‚

If you want to be surprised, don’t read any further. And, as these are preliminary images, the quality isn’t all that great.

Series 3

NinjaGo
NinjaGo

New Atlantis!!!!!!
Atlantis

I can certainly see wanting all of these! Especially the new 2×2 rounds! I’m surprised they had to make two waves of Atlantis before they made a set like what we were all hoping for. And new Series 3? What can I say, I’ll definitely want a box. πŸ˜‰