More Rumours about Minifig Series 5

UPDATE on 6 Feb 2011: Here are all 16 minifigs for Series 5 from the German Toy Fair from Spieletest via kevin1990 from ToysnBricks.

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Via EB’s Plissken who read it from imperiumdersteine.de, I found some descriptions of the minifig series 5 figs:

Boxer
– Eskimo
Cleopatra
Sherlock Holmes Style PI
British Guard
Cannibal (the one with the bone in the hair)
Gladiator
– Unidentified Blue Figure
– Unidentified Red Figure
– Female Figure with suitcase
– some kind of historic judge
clown with melon hat
godzilla costume
– Mobster with gun, hat and case
dwarf
– female zookeeper with little ape
Up to you to believe it or not. 😉  Those who have been following my blog would have seen a few of these figs before in this earlier post. I’ve bolded those confirmed ones in above list.

Source: Imperium der Steine via EB forum

LEGO 2011 Catalogue in Singapore

NOTE: I updated my earlier post about 2011 January sets in Singapore for TRU exclusive set pricing and some odds n ends I missed in my earlier update.

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Just got my copy of the 2011 Catalogue in Singapore. Nothing regular readers haven’t seen before, but thought to share a few pics.

Cover

Contents

Duplo Pooh

City

Collectible Minifig Series 3 & 4 – Notice how the packaging of the mock-up box for series 4 is using Series 2 pic?

Adverts – Pirates of the Caribbean & Cars

 

Collectible Minifig Series 5 Prelim Pic

UPDATE on 6 Feb 2011: Here are all 16 minifigs for Series 5 from the German Toy Fair from Spieletest via kevin1990 from ToysnBricks.

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UPDATE: I added some descriptions in case the pics get yanked sooner than expected. It’s really just a matter of time before they are…

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So 9 of the 16 minifigs for Collectible Minifig Series 5 are now revealed:

  1. Adventurer/Sherlock Holmes: With tan conical hat, outfit & magnifying glass accessory.
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  3. Boxer: Red protective headgear and boxer gloves. Red pants, printed belt on naked torso.
  4. Cavewoman: Pink hair with bone accessory (like Flintstones).  Dirt/beauty mark (?) on right cheek.
  5. Cleopatra: Green eyeshadow, black wig and green snake.
  6. Clown with Pie: Blue rounded hat with pink flower, white face, red nose, red jacket with yellow (polka-dotted?) details and short green legs (kids type).  New type of pie mold -white pie and tan crust.
  7. Dinosaur Suit Guy: Green dino suit. Resembles the green goblin torso from the Spider Man series.  Head is a helmet with man’s face visible from mouth slit.
  8. Dwarf: Looks like the fantasy series dwarf – helmet, black beard, shield and double-headed axe (?not sure what these are called).
  9. Gladiator: Looks like a new face with moustache.  The helmet is the marine type – rounded. With spear.
  10. Royal Guard: Looks like those guards in UK with tall black helmets, red jacket, black pants (?), gun (?). Face has chin strap print.

Pics here and here.  Hope you guys see them before they are yanked k? Watermarked confidential so I won’t deeplink them.

Source: Thanks to  spectre4188 and kevin1990 from EB. Thread here and here.

LEGO In-Store Adverts & Animations

Thanks to someone from Toysrus Hong Kong, we have these in-store video ads and animations.  So instead of standing around to catch all the adverts in the store, you can now do so in the comfort of your home.  I suggest you find a quiet place, get a drink and get comfy before starting on the videos…  😉

I’ve included all the new 2011 ads as well as some of the 2010 ads and animation that I particularly liked (do watch them, these are the best of the dozens of clips I went thru).  I’ve not seen most of them before… maybe just not spending enough time in the store?  Anyway loads more in the TRU HK Youtube channel if you are interested, just do a search/filter for ‘LEGO’ among the 333 videos. (Great job TRU HK!!) 

Warning: You may experience slow loading time after the jump.  Too many deeplinked vids I guess but since I don’t believe in multiple posts on the same topic just to increase my post count…

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Minifig Series 3 Review & Codes

Update again on 31 Dec: Improved dot codes from eclipseGrafx posted.  I’ve replaced the code sheet on this post but the one from pharmjod is still available in his Flickr account.

Update again on 29 Dec: Just remember the ‘feel’ guide on figuring out the minifig by touch in my previous post HERE.  Anyway I’ve copied below for easy reference all in one page.  Happy hunting.

Update on 29 Dec: Buyers from USA and Europe are reporting different distribution of minifigs for boxes.  Instead of 2 fishermen and 5 aliens as initially reported, they now have 4 fishermen and 3 aliens.  Sounds like great news for non-space collectors like me.  Fingers crossed on the Singapore distribution! 

Read more from Brickset: http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=1072

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Whitefang from EB (he’s a Singaporean, did you know?) brings us a superb review of 8803 Collectible Minifig Series 3.  You can read the EB Review HERE or see more pics in his Flickr account HERE.

Gotten your sets yet?  Singapore stores should be bringing in this set along with new 2011 sets in Jan 2011 (mid-Jan from what I heard), so time to start saving! 

EB will probably be starting a Series 3 contest soon, so it’s not too early to get your creative juices flowing (and start ordering parts from Bricklink) if you have some great ideas. 😉

Need the dot codes? Improved one from pharmjod is available on his Flickr account. Further improved one by eclipseGrafx  is available on his Flickr account.

Originally blogged in this post on 19 Nov:  Via Brothers Brick, I found out that SEALUG member J Junker posted a great guide to figuring out which minifig is in the bag by feeling for specific elements. If the dots are as hard to feel as those who have felt it described, best to check that you got the minifig you wanted.  Based on series 1 & 2, there should be different dot patterns for Europe & Asia, so do take note that this is for the USA packaging.  The parts won’t change tho, so for those who are good at this…

Gorilla – it’s best to find the banana. Be careful though, the Pilot has goggles that can feel like a banana.

Pilot – feel for the backpack/parachute (and the goggles there’s an indentation in the middle that the banana doesn’t have).

Racecar Driver – feel for all 3 of these, head, helmet & hair. He’s the only guy with all 3.  Finding the visor helps too.

Samurai – if you find the sword, that’s the best. He’s also got an ‘armor’ chest piece that’s unique.  It collapses inward when you squeeze it from front to back.

Rapper – feel for the mic, and his hat brim is curved. Careful not to mistake for the Hula Girl… She has 2 maracas that feel like the mic.

Hula Girl – finding both maracas is the best. The hair also feels different, since it’s designed to be in the front and back. Easy to confuse with the Rapper by feel and dots.

Indian Chief – the headdress is pretty easy to feel.  It’s very big.

Baseball Player – the bat is a dead giveaway. One of the easiest to feel.

The Mummy – the dots are very easy to spot on this one. Really the best way to feel this one is to find the scorpion.

Sumo Wrestler – another where the dots help quite a bit. I only felt the trophy one time, so I ended up feeling for the ball of hair on top of his head the most.

Alien – the head has the 2 distinct spheres. I almost always felt the beam from the gun as well. Dots are good for this one too.

Space Pirate (Cyborg) – easy to confuse with the race car driver. If you can find his robot hand, that’s the best. Remember that both the alien and this guy have a ray coming from their gun (the gun: which is also a good way to narrow it down to one of the 2).

Tennis Player – the racket is the tell tell here.

Elf (Legolas) – I felt the back if the shield on the first one, but found the bow & arrow easiest from then on out.

Snowboarder – the snow board is as easy as the surfboard and skateboard were to feel. Both ends curve up.

The Fisherman – the fish is easy to feel, plus the rope on the fishing pole is very different than anything else since it’s ’soft’.

Collectible Minifig Series 4 Pictures

Update: Better quality pics added

Brickset has news of series 4. Pics! Interesting discussion on which fig will be the coveted ‘Spartan’ of series 4, and which will be the ‘crash test dummy’ here: http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=1024

Originally blogged via iPhone.

Source: Brickset & EB

Collectible Minifig Series 3 Dotcodes

Update again:  Via Brothers Brick, I found out that SEALUG member J Junker posted a great guide to figuring out which minifig is in the bag by feeling for specific elements. If the dots are as hard to feel as those who have felt it described, best to check that you got the minifig you wanted.  Based on series 1 & 2, there should be different dot patterns for Europe & Asia, so do take note that this is for the USA packaging.  The parts won’t change tho, so for those who are good at this…

Gorilla – it’s best to find the banana. Be careful though, the Pilot has goggles that can feel like a banana.

Pilot – feel for the backpack/parachute (and the goggles there’s an indentation in the middle that the banana doesn’t have).

Racecar Driver – feel for all 3 of these, head, helmet & hair. He’s the only guy with all 3.  Finding the visor helps too.

Samurai – if you find the sword, that’s the best. He’s also got an ‘armor’ chest piece that’s unique.  It collapses inward when you squeeze it from front to back.

Rapper – feel for the mic, and his hat brim is curved. Careful not to mistake for the Hula Girl… She has 2 maracas that feel like the mic.

Hula Girl – finding both maracas is the best. The hair also feels different, since it’s designed to be in the front and back. Easy to confuse with the Rapper by feel and dots.

Indian Chief – the headdress is pretty easy to feel.  It’s very big.

Baseball Player – the bat is a dead giveaway. One of the easiest to feel.

The Mummy – the dots are very easy to spot on this one. Really the best way to feel this one is to find the scorpion.

Sumo Wrestler – another where the dots help quite a bit. I only felt the trophy one time, so I ended up feeling for the ball of hair on top of his head the most.

Alien – the head has the 2 distinct spheres. I almost always felt the beam from the gun as well. Dots are good for this one too.

Space Pirate (Cyborg) – easy to confuse with the race car driver. If you can find his robot hand, that’s the best. Remember that both the alien and this guy have a ray coming from their gun (the gun: which is also a good way to narrow it down to one of the 2).

Tennis Player – the racket is the tell tell here.

Elf (Legolas) – I felt the back if the shield on the first one, but found the bow & arrow easiest from then on out.

Snowboarder – the snow board is as easy as the surfboard and skateboard were to feel. Both ends curve up.

The Fisherman – the fish is easy to feel, plus the rope on the fishing pole is very different than anything else since it’s ’soft’.

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Update: Oh… the guy who cracked the code is… that guy from FBTB… which guy?  That guy… seriously, that his nickname.   And the AFOL who put the dots in the nice format you see is GIR3691 also from FBTB.  You can read more from here: http://www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4904

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It didn’t take too long before the series 3 packaging got decoded.  Instead of barcodes, you have… dotcodes? 

That’s my description for the dots at the bottom of the packaging anyway. 😛

ToysnBricks has the USA dotcodes here:  http://toysnbricks.com/blog/lego-series-3-minifigures-barcode-sheet-revealed/

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