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SDCC 2018 LEGO Minifigure Predictions

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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    I totally understand everyone's frustration about the SDCC sets and Minifigures. I love the exclusivity of the items, but I don't like the aftermarket prices, but that's the cost you have to pay if you want one. It is no different than buying a car or a home; not everyone can afford the car or home they want. I drove a piece of crap, stopped eating out and hardly bought any LEGO for 3 years so I could save up to buy my dream car. SDCC exclusives are far less expensive; believe me ;)

    Anyway, SDCC Exclusives aren't any different than any other exclusives that command high prices. 
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,783
    edited July 2018
    ^^ And...

    Last year was cool, this year its less so because its the same again. Would much rather have a comic x-men set with Xavier, Deadpool and Beast.

    And where's my Howard the Duck?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,409
    You mean I can't get a highly exclusive item that is sought-after by many with limited production at the same price of a ubiquitous item available in multiple locations that nobody wants?

    Pish posh!
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  • MattyodellMattyodell UkMember Posts: 10
    I think this is what these exclusives should be like, minor left-field characters or variants.

    Still salty from Spiderwoman and Phoenix.  
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  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,179
    I think this is what these exclusives should be like, minor left-field characters or variants.

    Still salty from Spiderwoman and Phoenix.  
    Lego did produce a Spiderwoman variant.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,179
    Unless there are only 100 of these given away, this will be mine...

    It will be interesting to see how the eBay supply is effected this year with the change in distribution.
  • UmandraugUmandraug Doomstadt, LatveriaMember Posts: 69
    vwong19 said:
    I think this is what these exclusives should be like, minor left-field characters or variants.

    Still salty from Spiderwoman and Phoenix.  
    Lego did produce a Spiderwoman variant.
    That version was a clone of Peter Parker, so I’m not sure she counts.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,876
    Missed opportunity. Bob Ross Deadpool. 'Nuff said.
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  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 384
    That looks like a Han Solo body.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,409
    Han Lando Deadpool... 
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  • MattyodellMattyodell UkMember Posts: 10
    Umandraug said:
    vwong19 said:
    I think this is what these exclusives should be like, minor left-field characters or variants.

    Still salty from Spiderwoman and Phoenix.  
    Lego did produce a Spiderwoman variant.
    That version was a clone of Peter Parker, so I’m not sure she counts.
    Needs to be my girl Jessica Drew!
    Umandraugvwong19
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    As many have guessed...the DC minifigure is based on one of their shows on the WB.  

    it's Black Lightning.

    https://sdccblog.com/2018/07/lego-san-diego-comic-con-2018-exclusives/
    ReesesPieces
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 862
    Never watched the show but I like the black lightning figure.  
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,284
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,409
    That's a nice figure.  Thankfully, I don't collect these DC Universe characters.

    (If they even think to start doing Marvel Netflix Television characters - then I'm in trouble!)
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    SumoLego said:
    That's a nice figure.  Thankfully, I don't collect these DC Universe characters.

    (If they even think to start doing Marvel Netflix Television characters - then I'm in trouble!)
    Me too, but there is way too much violence, blood and sex in the Netflix Series, so we are safe :)
    SumoLego
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 596
    I really didn't like the Black Lightning tv series, but the figure is cool! Why are alle the awesome characters like atom, vixen, arsenal SDCC exclusives? :( Why can't they just make a ridiculous batman variant or something? (like they did with deadpool) 
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 318
    edited July 2018
    Been there done that batman zur en ah
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 148
    mh3490 said:
    Been there done that batman zur en ah
    And might I add, the 2014 exclusive Batman of Zur-en-arrh stands as one of the greatest SDCC minifigures ever.
    vwong19
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 384
    It is fairly incredible.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,225


    It would be great if they did a toy collector (along the lines of Steve Carell in 40 Year Old Virgin, Al from Toy Story, Comic Book Guy, Stuart from BBT, etc) and on the packaging wrote "Mint in Box. Don't open. You'll destroy the value."

  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 810


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  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    I'm sorta surprised but also not surprised they did a Uni-Kitty.  Just annoyed b/c we had one of her from a few years ago.  Oh well.  With my luck, that's they one lotto I win. lol
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 384
    Question. Is there much resale of non-MISB ComiCon minfigs?
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    Kaitch said:
    Question. Is there much resale of non-MISB ComiCon minfigs?

    As long as it's not a fake and you still have the packaging, there's a market.
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 384
    I don't doubt that there IS a market, just how much of one, where it's hottest etc. I'm looking to buy, hopefully for less that $300 a pop. I get why it's expensive, just hoping a lack of mint-ness would bring the price down.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,108
    Problem is anyone who opens one is probably doing that to play or moc with and has no plans to sell it on.
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 148
    LEGO possesses a palette of hundreds (or likely thousands) of characters from which to select for their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.

    Having said that...how we end up with two Uni-Kitty minifigures in four years (2014, 2018), two Captain America-related minifigures in consecutive years (2015, 2016), and two Deadpool-related minifigures in consecutive years (2017, 2018), is beyond comprehension.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ...rant over.
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 789
    LEGO possesses a palette of hundreds (or likely thousands) of characters from which to select for their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.

    Having said that...how we end up with two Uni-Kitty minifigures in four years (2014, 2018), two Captain America-related minifigures in consecutive years (2015, 2016), and two Deadpool-related minifigures in consecutive years (2017, 2018), is beyond comprehension.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ...rant over.
    I think there's a pretty obvious reason: those characters proved to be popular the first time so Lego chose to follow up on them with similar ones.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,409
    I don't think the popularity of the figures has any impact on which character they choose.  LEGO makes no money off of these SDCC figures.

    It's most likely an arbitrary decision made by a LEGO marketing executive with input from a Marvel or DC marketing executive actually doing the the promotional work for SDCC.

    (Always remember to follow the money and asertain who benefits the most from the product!)
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  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 789
    SumoLego said:
    I don't think the popularity of the figures has any impact on which character they choose.  LEGO makes no money off of these SDCC figures.

    It's most likely an arbitrary decision made by a LEGO marketing executive with input from a Marvel or DC marketing executive actually doing the the promotional work for SDCC.

    (Always remember to follow the money and asertain who benefits the most from the product!)
    With these freebie figs I am sure Lego has its finger on the pulse of their popularity—not just the demand among the Comic-Con attendees, but also press and social media reactions. The main point of these figures is to generate buzz, so I can only imagine that Lego pays attention to which figures do that more effectively and takes that into account when deciding on future giveaways.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,409
    I'd like to know how measure 'buzz' based on a promotional minifigure.
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,704
    SumoLego said:
    I'd like to know how measure 'buzz' based on a promotional minifigure.
    I'm pretty sure it's measured in metric instead of imperial. 
    SumoLego
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 862
    I'm surprised its not a variation of batman for DC and of iron man for marvel every single year.  I mean, they are in pretty much 90% of the superhero sets Lego releases anyway.
    SumoLego
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 307
    I'm surprised its not a variation of batman for DC and of iron man for marvel every single year.  I mean, they are in pretty much 90% of the superhero sets Lego releases anyway.
    next year the exclusive figure will just be 57 trans-purple power blast pieces in a tub, you heard it here first lads
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  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 148
    This was a solid set of SDCC releases for LEGO, across the board.

    The sets, the minifigures, the AMAZING box art on both, and throw in a Voltron early release and box signing by the designers?  Oh, and did I mention a few awesome panels?

    This could be LEGO's best SDCC, ever.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,291
    ^ For those who are fortunate enough to go. I just hope (and expect) the Apocalyptic Unikitty gets a standard release in some form. Though I'm sure this has been said many times before.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,261
    Of course there will be a general release set with the new Unikitty, otherwise they’d have made a new Tail piece with spikes just for this comicon exclusive. I suspect general release ones will just have different face prints.
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  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 384
    ^Isn't there a guy in Germany that does printed versions of stickered pieces? I suppose he could do printed copies of printed pieces. Hey presto, extras of the exclusive version. As genuine as Bricklinked kits.
    SumoLego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,225

    Having said that...how we end up with two Uni-Kitty minifigures in four years (2014, 2018), two Captain America-related minifigures in consecutive years (2015, 2016), and two Deadpool-related minifigures in consecutive years (2017, 2018), is beyond comprehension.

    I think Unikitty makes perfect sense. Any comic con figures get talked about and photos blogged all over. She is advertising TLM2 and also reminding people that there are currently Unikitty sets out there. Those guys getting her from comic con need to get all the sets to have a complete set to go with their rare one.

    Deadpool is Deadpool, popular with the comic con crowd and not likely to be done in sets again. Captain America was popular a few years ago, with strong tie-ins too.

  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,075
    Gooker1 said:
    I'm sorta surprised but also not surprised they did a Uni-Kitty.  Just annoyed b/c we had one of her from a few years ago.  Oh well.  With my luck, that's they one lotto I win. lol
    Well if you do win, I'll happily purchase her off you as the last SDCC Unikitty is the only super rare minifig I've ever purchased.
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 789
    SumoLego said:
    I'd like to know how measure 'buzz' based on a promotional minifigure.
    Likes, retweets, etc. would probably be a key aspect. Most likely looking at both the announcement post and the giveaway posts Lego does on social media during the con. They also probably look at how many of those likes and retweets end up converted to followers on their various accounts.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,409
    Surely Buzz has to be measured in light years.
    How about in parsecs?  (Distance and time...)
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  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 384
    Okay, changing the subject. I have an eBay alert for the search "Lego SDCC Mini Figures", and today it offered me Black Lightening and Apocalyptic UniKitty. How...?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    ^Presale. In some of the listings they tell you that you will get your money back if they don't obtain the minifigure. 
  • neomonkeyneomonkey Member Posts: 82
    The drawing for SDCC exclusives is completed. People should know what they've won now so more eBay listings will start showing up.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,179
    I was not chosen for any exclusives, but will be watching the eBay market closely like everyone else. Checking with my network to see what the success rate is within my small sample size.
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