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Flesh figures, frugally: what's the best route?

I've been considering trying to get hold of plenty of flesh figures so I can turn my classic astronauts neo-classic, and I'm wondering what the most cost-effective way of doing that is.

I just bought the #75131 Resistance Troopers battle pack, and with four distinct flesh heads and two sets of flesh hands for $13 (list), it seems pretty good, but I wonder whether I can do better (especially on getting female heads, and more flesh hands). Should I be looking for sets from older (maybe less popular) licensed themes, or am I better buying by the minifig, or even by part?

On a more general note, how do people feel about the more recognisable faces being re-used out of context? Do you mind Han's grin in your space base, for example?

Thanks for any advice.

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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Bricklink. You can get just heads or entire minifigs to take apart and customize however you wish. I've created a superhero team for my son that is made up of flesh minifigs and this is how I went about it. It's also a good place to search through the catalog and see just what heads are out there.
    bandit778
  • paulmisonpaulmison Member Posts: 39
    @Yodalicious Yes, I'm a happy Bricklink user. Maybe I should spend more time in their catalogue, but it's good to know that it's a workable option.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,490
    A few fleshy heads in the Disney CMF line. Might be worth investigating.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    There's also going to be 16 brand new fleshy heads released with the Team Germany CMFs but they might be a bit pricey. There's a lot of good ones from themes like Prince of Persia and Indiana Jones.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    Also, looking for the generic figures in SH and SW sets is a good route.  I'm sure there are a bunch of Shield Agents, Truck Drivers and Clone Troopers looking for a place to reside...
  • richlrichl NYCMember Posts: 246
    Keep an eye out for discounted licensed theme Lego Dimensions packs (BTTF, Superheroes, Jurassic World) - especially team packs or level packs. If you get a good enough deal they may be worth your while.
  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 257
    I've ordered flesh heads off the Lego Bricks and Pieces section at Lego.com. It's easiest if you search by set #
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 850
    I've used Bricklink for lots of flesh heads for my SHIELD agents made from the anonymous agent in the carnage set and the maria hill torso
  • paulmisonpaulmison Member Posts: 39
    That's useful advice; it's narrowed the Bricklink search down, and it may be worth poking at Lego too. Thanks, all.
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