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Looks like the Bavarian 'Boy' comes with a spare plume. Though Santa's hat still looks ridiculously big.
Should have made him fat... :D
This is a sequel to the Series 7 video which I cannot find at the moment. :-)
And yes, now I want them ALL.
The Series 8 one (posted above) can be found on the LEGO.com CMF site:
I have a 5 year old that would highly argue that point. ;-)
Strange as it sounds, these are now my most wanted CMFs (not enough to pay the silly pre-launch prices). I will be acquiring a couple of full boxes of this series just for those figs and the Thespian (similar time period), and to get 1 complete set, so the rest will be out for trade.
I mean there is NO excuse for the blatant dishonesty this far down into the range (i could forgive the first few times it happened as an honest mistake, or last minute changes, but no more), and what's more annoying is instead of me being mega-chuffed they've done a deep sea diver, or a conquistador, (which i would've been), instead i'm royally peeved about it.
They KNOW what colour they're using, but insist on repeatedly photoshopping the parts to look like something else.
If that conquistador doesn't SHINE I'm going to.... to.... to... AAAAAAAAGH!
Pretzel Guy - 3
Cow Girl - 4
Football Player - 4
Deep Sea Diver - 3
Female Skier - 3
Business Man - 3
Fairy - 3
Santa - 4
Vampire Bat - 4
DJ - 5
Cheerleader - 4
Shakespeare - 3
Pirate - 5
Alien - 3
Not my work, copied from eurobricks. The pirate was high on my list too, which is why I swapped for him when I could get him. But, yes, I am disappointed with the head. I didn't realise how many colours there were from the press shots. Too many details, too many colours. I don't even know what the orange eye socket is meant to be. A completely bruised eye? That said, the head is easily replaced and he looks better for it.
I'm no purist when it comes to CMF and I regularly swap heads over so that people in my armies do not all have the same expressions, so its no major loss. I'll probably get a few more for the torsos and hats. Too many Lego pirates have peg legs, so I'll be dumping those too, replacing them with regular legs. And a few of the hooks too.
The other ones I have in hand are the bat - nice, although a little restricted in pose. And santa - again, a nice figure, although the printing is weak. Like most figures these days the white printing on a coloured torso is too thin, so comes out slightly pink here. The white eyebrows are thick and you cannot see yellow, so why is torso printing a problem?
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=73557 is the link if anyone is too lazy
Was too busy counting my 1 x 1 round plates!
Which one's do you think it will be more expensive??
I got myself a Robot today with the first touch and I stopped before I go feel a whole set up without having enough cash.
As far as if i get any, unless something changes, i'm gonna skip series 8 since i don't care for the figures.
I haven't purchased any and probably won't until discounted (although I've already traded a few), since WHS no longer do their voucher and I wouldn't pay full price for them, not when you consider what earlier series have actually sold for. They are obviously exclusive to tesco for now too (in UK) but seem to be generally available at £1.99.
Another pain I have noticed with more and more figures is the continuation of printing from one part to another. For example, the actor
His torso has to go with those legs. Lederhosen guy and Diver are similar, although not as bad. It's a shame, as you cannot swap parts as well with detail like that.
It also seems strange that they did not do it with Santa.
In fact, he looks rather strange. His belt is up near his chest and he seems to be wearing a very short, almost bolero length, jacket. Isn't the belt meant to be round his waist, over the top of a longer coat?
I've been trying to do a bit of trading but I think the Tescos monopoly has affected the general availability. So I'm sure that will pick up next month. That and the series being a bit lacklustre, and so soon after the team GB figs.
What I do wish is they would have done, is given Santa black boots.
I'm not bothered by the printing on legs as I have no intention of swapping body parts on any of my CMF, and I don't think most kids will either.
I wonder if they have a budget per figure (limit on new moulds, printing etc) or just per series/theme etc?
I'd like an old style city gent - black suit, bowler hat, umbrella - along the lines of the bankers from Mary Poppins.
I'd really like an Elizabethan era figure, either Elizabeth I, or Drake, or Raleigh. I want the ruff for a custom minifig.
I'm still waiting for ...
And I'd like cow-suit man, with additional udders strapped on the front.
There are so many awesome minifigures Lego can produce. I'm into period pieces and monsters.
I'm skipping series 8 at least for the moment. There are a few figures that catch my eye but then i found series 6 at walmart so i was finally able to go for some figures i've been after.
When they can be found at a discount they will be listed by more resellers.
Until then here is a small guide to feeling the figures and Dot patterns.
The Dots are a bit random on some of the packs I bought and may move slightly due to positioning on the production line.
The general configuration of Dots should be right.
As always feel first and then check Dots to confirm.
I have just received my pricelist for the new december/january releases and saw
that the new CMF serie 9 (71000) is being released in 2013.
Anyone have some more information about these?