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Do you include MF key chains in your mini fig collection.

recordmanrecordman Member Posts: 44
edited April 2012 in Collecting
I collect any fig I can find but have not included the key chains. What do you think about the key chains? Thanks, Andy


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    They are OK. I consider them to be key rings and not minifigs.
  • greekmickgreekmick Member Posts: 710
    I take them off the key chains and add them to my shadow box display. I know its cheating a bit but they still look good on display and is only a problem if I come to sell the figures at a later stage.
  • jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
    Not a fan. But I love the larger size keychain/flashlights. Terrific size. I wish they'd release a few sets with larger size minifigures
  • yys4uyys4u Member Posts: 1,093
    No I don't. Everytime I see a cool figure on a key chain I do get tempted to buy them, (5 bucks for a boba fett looks enticing) but I usually don't. I do buy a couple and actually keep them on my key chain though, but only ones that are really recognizable. For instance, right now I have a storm trooper, later when he gets all beat up, I'll switch to something else.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,916
    It's strange isn't it. At first glance they may look the same, but then you discover the crushing disappointment of them being glued and having a hole drilled in their head. I've no idea if they are actually the same figure in production, but I don't class them as minifigures or count them in my collection.
  • jadeirenejadeirene Member Posts: 474
    ^ Well, since it is supposed to function as a keychain, it would be pretty poor design if they weren't glued. The parts would all fall off and be lost for me within a matter of days.
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    I just bought a boba fett keychain last night and although I won't add him to my collection here on brickset... He will make a great pilot for the Slave 1 I just purchased w/o figs.

    Sadly though he doesn't come with his antenna?! Ah well, for $5 I won't complain.
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    @jadeirene Same here but I don't think mine would last even that long :) *Maybe* a few hours at most
  • mr_bennmr_benn Member Posts: 941
    They definitely don't get counted as the 'official' version, but I do like picking them up from time to time - so often they seem to be on sale - just to get a character I don't have or just another person for the city...

    Getting that pin out is a real pain, but such satisfaction when it finally comes out!
  • recordmanrecordman Member Posts: 44
    What is the best way to remove the pin?
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,916
    Easiest way i've seen is to break of the chain, then use a soldering iron to heat up the pin (put it in the pin ring, as it heats up then the rest of the screw should slide out. Just don't leave it too long or it will melt too much of a hole).
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    As above, and you can also use a little piece of polymer modelling clay (FIMO in UK/Europe) to fill the hole.
  • mr_bennmr_benn Member Posts: 941
    I haven't tried the soldering iron trick - it sounds like a good one - I shall have to try this...

    For all of the ones I've bought, I go with a pair of pliers and some brute force - it does take plenty of strength though!
  • ytjediytjedi Member Posts: 20
    I recommend this read for removing the pin/chains. I goes into the process that has been described here in greater detail.
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