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Identifying Series 3 and 4 Minifigures

super_curry_maxsuper_curry_max Member Posts: 73
edited May 2011 in Building and Techniques
I don't get it. I have the dot sheets for both series and have attempted to use them to find the few figs of both series I want but can't seem to figure it out. I look at the sheets and and look at the packages in my hand and nothing seems to match up. I got a series 3 figure I was sure was the hula girl but was the elf for instance. I. I am also apparently extremely bad at feeling them out as well everything just feels the same to me. frustrating.

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  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    @super_curry_max - It definitely takes a little getting used to. I would recommend just sticking to feeling the bags for a specific element only found with that figure, i.e. the wrench for the Space Villain and the boombox for the rapper. And don't forget that these were meant to be mysteries, so it can be just as much fun to pick bags by luck.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    Brickset had a news story in January that the dot patterns for some of the figures had changed, so it was popular belief that they had been changed midstream: http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=1115

    The feel method is the most reliable, but is time consuming until you get adept at identifying the unique pieces in each set. Here is a guide: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2010/11/19/how-to-identify-series-3-collectible-minifigs-by-touch-through-the-bag/

    It's helpful to use one method and then confirm it with the other, i.e. feeling what you think are the maracas of the hula girl, and then checking the dots on the package against the pattern now that you know specifically what to observe.

    If this still doesn't work for you... then I suppose as a last resort you can visit the Marketplace (http://www.bricksetforum.com/categories/marketplace), eBay, Bricklink, or any other site where known minifigures are available.
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