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The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures (CMF)

FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124
edited February 2014 in Collecting
I was sent an article from a friend, which included information on Simpsons Minifigures for the next series of CMF, unfortunately I can't find the article again, does anyone know if this is true or false? Or have any info?
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,817
    Is what true or false?

    That there will be a Simpsons CMF line? (Yes)

    That the characters in it have been announced? (No)
    FoxyA19
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I got so excited when I saw the title. I thought that it was info time :(
    andhe
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,028
    At the New York Toy Fair the box was revealed but not the minifigs. ;)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,817
    image

    Worst. Reveal. Ever.
    FoxyA19AdzbadboyKanohikhmellymelcharlatan13tedwardStormKittyDougout
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    it's Like kids getting coupons under the tree in '77 to redeem between February and June for actual Star Wars figures
    Legoboy
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 821
    It's a shame that they have yet to be unveiled, however as far as I know this is the only seen mini figure from the line http://www.springfieldbricks.com/2014/01/nuremberg-toy-fair-simpsons-collectible-minifigures/ :D
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 674
    I think we can assume there will be a Milhouse minifig due to his appearance in the LEGO movie
    andheYakop
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 863
    dougts said:

    it's Like kids getting coupons under the tree in '77 to redeem between February and June for actual Star Wars figures

    Yeah, but looking back you'd be pretty happy to have the very first ones . . . .
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited February 2014
    Well I for one am absolutely loving this reveal of 16 all-grey fellas with question-mark torsos. That's quite a gamble to be sure. I bet my favourite one will be 2 per box, as usual! P'shah.

    ;oP
    carlqbeegeedee
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 348
    I bet if we talk about it long enough, a picture with some of the minifigures will appear which we can all over analyze. Then a few days later, a picture with all of the minifigures will surface.

    Or Whitefang over at Eurobricks will post a review of them.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,272
    Whitefang usually seems to post his reviews before LEGO have finalised the designs!
    nerick906
  • TheBrickBartTheBrickBart Member Posts: 9
    On the side you barley see the characters, I can only see milhouse on the right
  • TheBrickBartTheBrickBart Member Posts: 9
    Here are some pictures of the lego Milhouse figure what do you guys think, homer,marge,bart,Lisa,Apu,itchy and scratchy,chief Wiggum and moe are all confirmed now Milhouse is confirmed and we saw pictures of Krusty and grandpa and radioactive-man in the house set. It's cool how this series is revealing minifigures slowly rather than all in one picture. Also you can see a picture of the side of the cmf box try to make out some of the figures I think I see Barney and mr.burns
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124
    It quite like to see groundskeeper willie, he'd make a good figure.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,766

    On the side you barley see the characters, I can only see milhouse on the right

    What am I meant to be looking at?

  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    I can not see how he sees anything it hurts my head just looking at the side of the box at that angle
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited February 2014
    Sorry if this spoils the fun, but there's really nothing to see. The box image just repeats the grey placeholders on each side. It's just a trick of the light and a dose of imagination that creates any illusion that the actual figs might be there.

    You just have to ask one question. Would a person so interested in new stuff that they'll photo anything (even a box with nothing on it) choose a shot that misses the actual figs on the side, in favour of placeholders on the front? That person certainly wouldn't miss that stuff, as it's exactly what they're looking for.

    :o)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    Completely agree with both your reasoning and conclusion.
    Still fun to speculate over what will be included tho
  • TheBrickBartTheBrickBart Member Posts: 9
    legomatt said:

    Sorry if this spoils the fun, but there's really nothing to see. The box image just repeats the grey placeholders on each side. It's just a trick of the light and a dose of imagination that creates any illusion that the actual figs might be there.

    You just have to ask one question. Would a person so interested in new stuff that they'll photo anything (even a box with nothing on it) choose a shot that misses the actual figs on the side, in favour of placeholders on the front? That person certainly wouldn't miss that stuff, as it's exactly what they're looking for.

    :o)

    I totally agree now that I look at it closely I see what your saying
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Heh, I can feel @legomatt cringing from reading that.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited February 2014
    ^ hah! funny. :oP
  • TheBrickBartTheBrickBart Member Posts: 9
    I hope the future sets look like this ( idk who made the moc but great job)
    legomattAdzbadboyHarryPotterLover
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124

    I hope the future sets look like this ( idk who made the moc but great job)

    That is a great MOC! It would be awesome if TLG decided to make more Simpsons sets in addition to the CMF line and the house. It'd be great making a LEGO Springfield!

  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    I was under the impression that the house and the CMF were TLG's way of testing the water as to how well they will sell before potentially releasing some additional sets, although this is purely speculation. In theory the Simpsons Lego episode is likely to at least give them a starting point for some other designs, so it'll be interesting to see what settings are used in the episode and how they might translate to future sets. I'd like to see the Flanders Car and the Kwik-e-mart.
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124
    I reckon it would be a huge line for them to produce. Imagine the potential, Nuclear power plant!!!!!! Springfield elementary, Kwik e mart, barts treehouse. The possibilities are awesome.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    the one major difficulty there might be when launching a full line is getting the balance of set sizes. A lot of the major settings would probably be quite large sets. Can you imagine the size of the power plant if it was done to scale with the house? it would be awesome but huge!
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 942
    Shib said:

    the one major difficulty there might be when launching a full line is getting the balance of set sizes. A lot of the major settings would probably be quite large sets. Can you imagine the size of the power plant if it was done to scale with the house? it would be awesome but huge!

    The Playmates line handled this well. Each series consisted of six action figures and then an 'environment' that you could put them in. You had Homer's office in the power plant, the Bowl-o-rama, the main floor of the comic book store etc. They weren't oversized either, so I think you could get decent LEGO representations that weren't too sizeable.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    i think we are more likely to see things like Homer's office rather than a full power plant, but interesting to consider what a full power plant might look like.

    I hope we do see a full theme out of this, and i can't wait to see how people combine Lego sets with MOCs to create a fuller Springfield. I love the idea of a Simpsons fan with a big city display set up deciding to take recreate at least a part of their city as a Springfield.

    One thing I'd really like to see but not sure how well it would work is a set based on the park, particularly with a Jebediah Springfield statue, ideally with an easily removable head.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    I want Lego Simpsons to be like Lego Star Wars (staying for a long period of time.) There is an unlimited amount of sets and minifigures they could produce, Please Lego :D
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    Assuming the t.v. series keeps going and the sales work for them I don't see why they wouldn't keep it as a running theme.
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124
    Adzbadboy said:

    I want Lego Simpsons to be like Lego Star Wars (staying for a long period of time.) There is an unlimited amount of sets and minifigures they could produce, Please Lego :D

    This is my point! They need to focus on different themes, sorry if this upsets people, Star wars has outstayed its welcome. We need more Superhero and simpsons sets!

  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    ^ I think the biggest problem with the Star wars theme is the number of sets that are re released. Obviously Clone Wars and Yoda Chronicles helped give them a bit of wider scope but any time they release something from the main film franchise the first thing that happens is comparisons to previous releases.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Adzbadboy said:

    I want Lego Simpsons to be like Lego Star Wars (staying for a long period of time.) There is an unlimited amount of sets and minifigures they could produce, Please Lego :D

    If you're comparing The Simpsons to Star Wars, I'm afraid that there is quite a limited amount of sets they could produce. It's quite simple. If the house and CMFs sell well, we'll likely see more Simpson sets.
    FoxyA19 said:

    This is my point! They need to focus on different themes, sorry if this upsets people, Star wars has outstayed its welcome. We need more Superhero and simpsons sets!

    Seeing as Star Wars, along with City, are the two biggest-selling lines Lego produces, I think you're wrong about it outstaying its welcome. Unfortunately, even using multiple explanation points can't change reality.
  • ThegoThego UKMember Posts: 259
    FoxyA19 said:

    This is my point! They need to focus on different themes, sorry if this upsets people, Star wars has outstayed its welcome. We need more Superhero and simpsons sets!

    If it upsets people, that means it clearly hasn't outstayed its welcome. Its welcome is entirely defined by those very people.
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124
    Thego said:

    FoxyA19 said:

    This is my point! They need to focus on different themes, sorry if this upsets people, Star wars has outstayed its welcome. We need more Superhero and simpsons sets!

    If it upsets people, that means it clearly hasn't outstayed its welcome. Its welcome is entirely defined by those very people.
    I believe it has oustayed its welcome. They keep releasing clone after clone, similar ships aftet similar ships, they need to re invent it if they want to keep it going.

    TXLegoguy
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,361
    ^ isn't that what five new films, a new animation show and a new live TV show will do?
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    FoxyA19 said:

    They keep releasing clone after clone, similar ships aftet similar ships, they need to re invent it if they want to keep it going.

    They can only do so much with licensed material. The Yoda Chronicles and Microfighters are probably as close to re-inventing as they can get.
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    We may not have info yet, but think how easy these should be to feel out in the polybags!
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124

    ^ isn't that what five new films, a new animation show and a new live TV show will do?

    Only time will tell!
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    It seems a lot of us (AFOL's) forget that the majority of people are only into Lego for a small amount of time, and don't collect every set of a particular theme.

    My guess is that 80% of those into Lego are only into it for between 3 & 8 years (and mostly that's kids, and even if your average kid is not Lego for longer they get so few sets (Compared to most of us) that it probably doesn't mater if a lot of sets are re-released.

    That means most Lego consumers have no clue (or care) that the x-wing has been re-released a bazillion times, they just care that they can get one now.


    cheshirecatpharmjoddougtsDanGP
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,835
    edited March 2014
    ^Exactly. Plus, it isn't like have Star Wars sets eliminates the possibility of having more Simpsons sets or more [fill-in-the-blank]. If anything, having Star Wars sets bringing in tons of revenue allows Lego to be able to make more niche products like a Simpsons house.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    CHERUBboy said:

    We may not have info yet, but think how easy these should be to feel out in the polybags!

    I was trying to decide how easy it might be. Moulded heads should be a dead giveaway but I suppose it'll be hard to know for sure until seeing pics of all the characters in them - e.g a Maggie head and Lisa could easily be mixed up but a lot of them will hopefully be quite easy.

  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Along those lines, I picked up a couple Minecraft Hangers (they fit on zipper pulls, whatever) for trinket gifts, and they come in blind packs, but they fold a little piece of thin cardboard around the item inside the pouch, so you can't feel for it easily.

    Then again, I can't help but think, would it really be that bad if they just indicated what CMF you are getting in each bag?
  • FoxyA19FoxyA19 Member Posts: 124

    Along those lines, I picked up a couple Minecraft Hangers (they fit on zipper pulls, whatever) for trinket gifts, and they come in blind packs, but they fold a little piece of thin cardboard around the item inside the pouch, so you can't feel for it easily.

    Then again, I can't help but think, would it really be that bad if they just indicated what CMF you are getting in each bag?

    I agree with this point as it would good for us collectors as we would be able to get a full set almost straight away. However I doubt TLG will indicate who is in the packet as it takes away the element of suprise. Also they will make more money by people purchasing packets and not knowing who they will get as they may already have that figure. This then leads to more sales.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    ^^Agree with both of you on that.

    I noticed theres a line of How to train your dragons figurines out that come in little poly bags but with a window on the front so you can see what you're getting. They are a bit bigger than a mini figure but cost about £5 and i think the additional cost is because they won't get the extra profit from people getting doubles. Also as a result two boxes on the shelf had obviously been raided for the most popular characters, i don't know the names but the only ones left when I've seen them (in two different shops) were the main female character and the small round rock like dragon.
    If TLG indicated which figure you were getting then everyone would just take the popular characters. I hope they don't put a card insert in because I don't want to waste money getting stupid amounts of doubles. I hope that TLG don't feel the need to stop people identifying them based on feel, after all its not a perfect system and takes a lot of time to find all the right ones.
    FoxyA19iamFLIP
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,218
    I have seen that list knocking round for a while. Itchy and Scratchy were the two on there that really caught my interest. A lot of people might respond to their presence on the list with "but they are only minor characters and wouldn't make sense at mini figure size with other Simpson characters" but to me that makes them make more sense in the CMF line as they would only make sense in a Itchy & Scratchy specific set if we see a full theme release. Stands to reason that if TLG plan on running a full theme too then characters that might not work well in a wide range of sets probably would be best in the CMF line to bulk out the roster but not stop mini figure collectors wanting to buy the sets too.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    ^Itchy and Scratchy could work in a £12 set.
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323
    ^ The price isn't the issue. What would the set be?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,817
    Itchy and Scratchy with a chainsaw and hammer. Although it wouldn't really fit in with lego's wholesome image.
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