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What are the most desirable minifigs?

HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,619
Please help DK with a forthcoming book on desirable minifigs:

Which minifigures would you most love to own, or which ones are your favourites in your collection?

"We'd also like to include some fun and interesting anecdotes from fans about minifigure collecting. Perhaps someone finally found their dream minifigure after many years of searching, or maybe someone used to own a rare minifigure but gave it away without realising how valuable it was? Please tell us your minifigure stories!"

See this news article for more information.
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    This seems like a potentially dangerous thread...

    For me it's the upcoming Hawkman minifigure, simply because he's one of my favourite comic book characters but the desirability is raised because the previous approach Lego had taken to the DC superheroes theme left me resigned to the fact that I'd most likely never see an official one made. Add to that the fact that the rest of the Heroes in the wave are all Justice League mainstay characters, Hawkman being on the roster was a little bit of a surprise...he's often on the Justice League, but normally as a secondary member or in the current continuity he's part of a different Justice League.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    edited December 2014
    That's a tricky one - 'desirable'.

    There are all sorts for me. I really like the older, more minimalist minifigs from the 'Classic' themes, but then again, I do like a really well-printed (ie, nice design, on torso, back, legs, face, etc) modern fig from licensed themes. And there's always a couple of cute CMFs per theme.

    I think it's mostly if they have some sort of significance to me. I like 'Classic' minifigs (ie, classic space, castle) for the nostalgia factor - not that I was old enough to have owned any new, but I had quite a few second-hand sets. I like the Star Wars figs because they remind me of the fun times I had watching Clone Wars with my brother, playing Battlefront II and Republic Commando with my friends and so on. Likewise CMFs if they remind me of a movie/book/video game character.

    I guess what I'm saying is that for me, exclusivity doesn't matter so much. You can keep your solid gold 3POs and SDCC Azogs.

    All in all, that's not too helpful, is it? I haven't given any specifics. ;-)
    cheshirecat
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Blacktron 1 - for its time the most perfect minifigure LEGO have ever designed. A true classic thats never been matched (even though printing techniques and level of detail have far surpassed it).

    image

    Forestman - Pouch, Green Hat, Yellow - why they didn't include the pouch on the CMF one I can't imagine. I also liked the torso from the peasant in #6055 but the rest of the figure was pretty awful.
    andheLukeSkywalkerAndorzipsforbananasBrickman
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,619
    +1 for Forestmen: Any of the originals with green hats. I never had them when new but have picked up several in second hand lots.

    The original Forestwoman, too, has to be on the list given it's one of the first 'proper' female minifigs as opposed to one with a classic smiley.
    Bumblepants
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ "Forestwoman - Original with Quiver" Is that just the reaction if you saw that face in a bar?
    Pitfall69LostInTranslation
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited December 2014
    Huw said:

    Please help DK with a forthcoming book on desirable minifigs:

    Certainly... what is the pay? ;o)

    Today it's figs, tomorrow it'll be "Now please tell us what sets will be worth money when they retire..." :oP lol.

    Joking aside, I can't help but feel this is just milking/mining the lego fanbase now, without actually providing it/us with anything of actual substance in return. The very question is literally just a forum thread.

    I don't mean to sound so negative about a forthcoming lego book, as I LOVE a good book, especially one about my favourite hobby... but 'good' book is the operative word. If they must print endless lego books, but are so short of ideas or insight, they really should ask us outright what book to publish. Otherwise i guess we can look forward to more threads lifted from forums masquerading as 'interest' books.

    Blocks magazine came under fire for regurgitating the web. How is this going to be any different? ...(They'll stick a fig on the cover). *rolls eyes*

    So. Let's just add a few photos, interview a few forum members, and BAM: 1x 'Bricksetforum, The DK book':
    All you ever wanted to know (and some things you didn't) about the online community! See the faces for the first time! Get in on the in-jokes!; Question the meaning of UCS!; My set is worth how much?!?; Reselling, is it worth it?; Red 5 Sausage; Fairybricks; Secret santa; Mocs.
    It's all in 'Brickset Forum', by DK*. You wrote it, now go buy it!
    *Minifig to be confirmed*

    I mean, why not?

    Blimey, I'd better go eat a mince-pie and give some money to orphans before i turn into a grinch... HUMBUG!

    Aaagh, no.

    'Tis the season to be jolly, falalalala...

    :oD
    rocaoAndorJohnnyfinlandia
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,283
    edited December 2014
    This is an almost impossible question to answer definitively in my opinion. I have several different answers depending on what is considered significant, a fact which is true for everyone I expect:

    Firstly, if we take into account rarity, Mr Gold is my most valuable minifigure, followed closely by the SDCC Super Heroes exclusives. I enjoy owning rare minifigures in the knowledge that lots of people do not own them, but none of those are even close to my favourite minifigure. Only Phoenix and Bizarro are really of any use to me as I like those characters and would include them in a MOC if the opportunity arose.

    The minifigure which conjures the fondest memories for me is probably the original Geonosian. #4478 was the first set I bought on the aftermarket back in 2006, and that one minifigure really got me focused on Star Wars as I loved flying it around the house.

    When I was younger, and even now occasionally, I like to bring a minifigure when I am going for a long trip in the car. I was always thought that if the printing was too complicated it might rub off in my pocket (although this is highly unlikely as I realise now), and therefore I often brought along Captain Brickbeard from #6243 Brickbeard's Bounty. Somehow he always seemed unusual enough to keep me interested, but simple enough that I would not lose any pieces or damage him. In terms of memories, again this is a favourite.

    For modern minifigures which I like due to detailed printing or simply because I like character, I have two contenders. The first of these is Darth Malgus, who is a brilliant character in the Star Wars: The Old Republic trailers and is translated perfectly into a minifigure. The other is the new Snowtrooper for 2014. I love Snowtroopers and to see a truly definitive version of such a great army builder minifigure is a treat.

    So my answers are:

    Phoenix
    Bizarro
    Geonosian (with wings)
    Captain Brickbeard
    Darth Malgus
    Snowtrooper (2014)

    There are loads of others that come close and probably some that I am forgetting, but choosing an absolute favourite is an impossible task for me.
    bobabricks
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 279
    This is hard because so many of the most desired figures (based on price) are promotional or limited release so there is simply a supply and demand issue So here are figures I really liked from general release

    Fantasy Era Golden Knight
    Anubis Guard
    Saruman with Long Robes
    Davy Jones
    Indiana Jones
    CMF zombie
    CMF Roman Soldier
    Andor
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    This is a great subject.

    I am a huge Star Wars fan and you can imagine my delight when I heard that my favorite movie franchise was going to be immortalized in my favorite building blocks. The day I held a Lego Darth Vader in my hand was a day I will remember forever :)

    I am a Collectible Minifigure collector, so I desire a Mr. Gold because I don't consider my collection complete without him.

    My desire is to have every Star Wars Minifigure ever made including the Gold C-3PO and the Bronze Boba Fett :)

    My favorite Minifigures are the Classic Spacemen, Darth Vader, New Boba Fett, CMF Spartan and Zombie.
    jesirose
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,935
    By desirable, I'm taking it to mean 'figs that I don't have' but are obtainable (ruling out SDCC exclusives and solid gold c-3pOs etc).

    So I'll go for Mola Ram http://brickset.com/minifigs/iaj031/Mola-Ram

    If I really wanted one, I could just stump up the cash on bricklink or ebay. But the fun is in hoping to find a bargain one day.
    bobabricks
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    A possible side note to this subject - although I suspect that it might be a little deep for a DK book and might be the sort of thing that TLG wouldn't allow them to put in even if they wanted to - desirable minifigures that have never been made.
    I'm thinking particularly the large amount of discussion that goes on in just about every Lego forum regarding the minifigures that have not been 'missed' from licenced themes like LOTR/Hobbit or Superheroes.
    Andor
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,283
    @andhe - Mola Ram is an excellent pick a actually, I shall add that to my favourites too!
    bobabricks
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    edited December 2014
    This is a disaster waiting to happen, my most desirable figure is Mr Gold, or one of the solid gold C-3POs. The most or joint most desired mini-figures I own would be Iron man and captain america from the 2012 toy fair.
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    legomatt said:

    Huw said:

    Please help DK with a forthcoming book on desirable minifigs:

    Certainly... what is the pay? ;o)

    Today it's figs, tomorrow it'll be "Now please tell us what sets will be worth money when they retire..." :oP lol.

    Joking aside, I can't help but feel this is just milking/mining the lego fanbase now, without actually providing it/us with anything of actual substance in return. The very question is literally just a forum thread.

    I don't mean to sound so negative about a forthcoming lego book, as I LOVE a good book, especially one about my favourite hobby... but 'good' book is the operative word. If they must print endless lego books, but are so short of ideas or insight, they really should ask us outright what book to publish. Otherwise i guess we can look forward to more threads lifted from forums masquerading as 'interest' books.

    Blocks magazine came under fire for regurgitating the web. How is this going to be any different? ...(They'll stick a fig on the cover). *rolls eyes*

    So. Let's just add a few photos, interview a few forum members, and BAM: 1x 'Bricksetforum, The DK book':
    All you ever wanted to know (and some things you didn't) about the online community! See the faces for the first time! Get in on the in-jokes!; Question the meaning of UCS!; My set is worth how much?!?; Reselling, is it worth it?; Red 5 Sausage; Fairybricks; Secret santa; Mocs.
    It's all in 'Brickset Forum', by DK*. You wrote it, now go buy it!
    *Minifig to be confirmed*

    I mean, why not?

    Blimey, I'd better go eat a mince-pie and give some money to orphans before i turn into a grinch... HUMBUG!

    Aaagh, no.

    'Tis the season to be jolly, falalalala...

    :oD
    There have been some terrible DK Lego books, but the minifig history one is one of the most thumbed books I've had in recent years.

    As a minifig collector, I've gotta say the original Lego spacemen. For a collector, they're as common as dirt, but finding ones with original thin-strap helmets and unfaded gold is almost impossible.
  • ACWWGal2011ACWWGal2011 Member Posts: 534
    Depends on which side i'm supposed to answer for, me or other people.

    Other people it's bound to be the purists that want a real Mr gold, c3po, or SDCC figures that cost probably at least couple hundred each on the aftermarket instead of just buying a bootleg or custom for a fraction of the price.

    For me, the figures I most want are the ones with PLAIN torsos that have a lot more value in my collection compared to a lot of the printed torsos out there. The red bob torso is a personal favorite and I have 4 in use in my collection at the moment, one or two spares walking around, and more bob torsos on my wish list along with 4 other colors.
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
    As above, I think the question could be clarified. Is it about identifying most rare minifigures? As by definition those are going to be most desirable. Or is it about identifying how many people actually care that some minifigures are rare? Or is it about identifying which minifigures people tend to like these days, qua minifigures irrespective of their availability?

    If its the latter, my favourite include Loki, Iron Man, main LOTR/Hobbit minifigs such as Erlond, Arwen, Galadriel, dwawes etc, most of the latest HP ones such as Weasley family, Hagrid, other professors and students, Russian lady from Indiana Jones (I think one of the coolest female minifigs out there!), some of the stormtroopers, Greedo, Luke and Leia Skywalker, mummy and some monsters from Monster Fighters... There are more, including those I haven't come across yet! I think for me the criteria is previous connection with the character, and then the quality of the minifigure itself, how well it replicates the character and how good the minifigure looks.
  • B_HollsB_Holls Member Posts: 41
    Let me think,
    Looking back on when I first got into Lego I would have to say that my favorite mining was the 2004 Greedo. I remember going over to my neighbors house who had this minifig and drooling over it. After many months of ogling it I finally trades another mini fig for it. I remember thinking how cool the printing, and how rare it must be. Of course know I know it isn't the most special mini fig in the world be at the time it was to me
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,322
    I think the question isn't so much "what is the rarest figure", otherwise we'd all the same thing. I think it's a question more directed at each person based upon their sentiments and experiences.

    So for me, it will be unsurprisingly my Jango Fett minifigure(s). There's a bit of a story in it too. Back when I was not much of a LEGO collector, about 2003 or so, I was in Kb toys (rest in peace). I noticed Jango Fett's Slave 1 on a shelf marked at 50% off. Jango Fett was one of my favorites from the Star Wars movies so I picked it up thinking what was the harm in a small $25 buy. I built it and thought it was incredible, yet still didn't think much of LEGO as a hobby. It got put on shelf (and broke multiple times due to being bumped off the shelf). Somehow, the minifigures got separated and as a prank Jango Fett was hidden in a VCR box (the person that hid it forgot they hid it). I completely forgot about Jango Fett until 2 years later when I was searching through eBay and noticed that Jango Fett was commanding prices of $100+. I anxiously searched the house (hoping for the quick buck), but had no luck. Several months later, a young relative wanting to watch Veggie-Tales found a LEGO minifigure hidden in the back of the box. Lo and behold it was Jango Fett! I immediately listed and sold it. With my now $100 I decided that I wanted to buy... more LEGO. Thus, the hobby began and everything in my collection has actually grown out of that $100 I got from Jango Fett. I've never really put another dime into it. Self funding hobby indeed!

    A neat little story, or at least I think so :o)
    Pitfall69BrickDancerBumblepantsAndorRainstorm26AdeelZubairLegoKipjesirose
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    Probably my favorite from my own collection - both rare and high in sentimental value:
    image
    (I have since swapped out the head and hair so it looks more like me, but this is how it looked originally.)
    JenniAndorbobabrickschuckp
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    Any figure that I don't already own! :)
    Gurooo
  • rmarkworthrmarkworth GermanyMember Posts: 77
    I really like Davy Jones poc031

    The one and only reason to collect the PotC-Sets.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited December 2014
    If rarity comes into it at all then they may as well bypass us and just get a list of production numbers directly from Lego.

    For me $$$ value is of no consequence, mr gold might be worth lots but i woukd never display it - its a nasty little tacky trinket with almost zero design value. However I can see that a collector would see it completely differently.
    Andorbobabricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    My 100 most desirable ...

    1. Roman commander legs, torso, head, and cape with helmet from the Roman soldier (it's shiny not dull), plume from Roman commander. Pilum and Roman soldier shield.

    2. As above, slightly different head.

    :
    :

    51. As above, gladius sword instead of pilum, slightly different head.

    :
    :

    98. As above, slightly different head.

    99. Darth Vader (sw277 version).
    100. Stormtrooper (sw366 version).

    I'm easy to please, I have my 100 most desired minifigs (and more).



    Of course, if financial matters come into it, then I desire the top 100 most expensive. For the simple reason that I would sell them and buy 1000 of what I actually prefer.
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    Opening 'desirable' up to be more than simply valuable, how about a section on monochrome figures?
    There could be details on the rarity of each, where figures are easy to source, where arms and legs don't need detaching from their torsos and hips, etc.
    Could be a nice little featurette to break up the sections. I'm not into them yet, but I like seeing that sort of info about them and I wonder how long it'll be till I start trying to get some together.
    MorkMan
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    I added in Castle since everyone is asking about those. I had not added those before since I do not collect them.

    http://minifigpriceguide.com/CASTLE.0.html

    They are under the historic Theme.

    http://minifigpriceguide.com/Top100LegoMinifigures.html
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 664
    The figure I don't have that I want most is tied between bat015 (blue) Nightwing and the sh133 (UCS Tumbler) Joker. Just too pricey, but man are they cool.

    My favorite minifigure in my collection is sw547 Darth Revan, since I never thought in a million years they'd make an official one. He's iconic to me after spending an entire summer playing KOTOR. Really well done minifigure. Detailed but no too detailed like a lot of new SW minifigs are. I'm so glad he was a freebie with purchase rather than a con exclusive.
  • sgarrahysgarrahy Member Posts: 26
    I'd also echo the original spacemen. They still look awesome on display. More recently I want to get the Iron Patriot and the original Nightwing.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405

    Opening 'desirable' up to be more than simply valuable, how about a section on monochrome figures?
    There could be details on the rarity of each, where figures are easy to source, where arms and legs don't need detaching from their torsos and hips, etc.
    Could be a nice little featurette to break up the sections. I'm not into them yet, but I like seeing that sort of info about them and I wonder how long it'll be till I start trying to get some together.

    Yes, but how many "official" monochrome has Lego made? If we are opening this to "bit and pieces" then a "Zombie Spartan" would be on my list.

  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^Good point, but it's a pretty clear and defined area of minifigure interest among fans. I still think it could be a valid featurette.
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 494
    My absolute favorite minifigure doesn't even make the top 100, although she's both rare and fairly expensive--that's Queen Amidala out of #9499, the Gungan Sub from 2012. She really stretches the boundaries of what a minifig can be, to my mind.

    I also like the semi-humanoid sea-creatures from the Atlantis series, the seashell-encrusted monsters from Pirates of the Caribbean, the winged Geonosians from Star Wars, and almost all the figures from the Lord of the Rings.

    And I enjoy collecting the statues...the granite Classic Space statue being my favorite!
    Andor
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    edited December 2014
    sklamb said:

    My absolute favorite minifigure doesn't even make the top 100, although she's both rare and fairly expensive--that's Queen Amidala out of #9499, the Gungan Sub from 2012. She really stretches the boundaries of what a minifig can be, to my mind.

    I also like the semi-humanoid sea-creatures from the Atlantis series, the seashell-encrusted monsters from Pirates of the Caribbean, the winged Geonosians from Star Wars, and almost all the figures from the Lord of the Rings.

    And I enjoy collecting the statues...the granite Classic Space statue being my favorite!

    I bought a few of the Queen Amidala when they were released. I thought it would end up being a rare one as well. I am surprised. But it is sitting around 17-20$, so it is not doing too bad.

    I am surprised about the POC. I think they are like batman and did not sell that well.

  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 827
    The minifigures I'd love to own
    I'd love to own Mr Gold from the series 10 CMF, this is because I need him to complete my collection. The other minifigures that I would love to own are the ones that are available at comic conventions however due to their high selling point this will never happen (unless I win the lottery).

    The minifigures that are my favourite from my collection
    One of my most favourite minifigures from my collection is the Heath Ledger Joker from the tumbler set as he is original to the film character. The other minifigures that are worthy of a mention are: Delores Umbridge from the Hogwarts castle (as she is exclusive to that set) and her printing is fantastic). Rocket racoon from the GOTG set is also another favourite of mine. I do have plenty more but these are my favourites. :-D
  • SilentModeSilentMode UKMember Posts: 550
    The S3 Gorilla Suit Guy. I only have 100+ of them, and there's virtually no way to get any more!
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    Wow, who would have thought Gorilla Suit Guy. :)

    What do you do with 100 of them? You can pick up a few here.

    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?pg=1&itemID=95962&sz=10&searchSort=P

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/COLLECTIBLE_col048.html

    I have them at $9, but they are almost all gone. You must not be alone!



  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    CHERUBboy said:



    As a minifig collector, I've gotta say the original Lego spacemen. For a collector, they're as common as dirt, but finding ones with original thin-strap helmets and unfaded gold is almost impossible.

    I definitely second this. I do own all the original Classic Space Minifigures, but it wasn't until set #5002812 did I own a white figure with the gold printing still intact, but even then I'm still searching for a Mint original instead of a rerelease.
    CHERUBboy
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Deadpool is really hot. $50 +

    I wish I still had him, but Smaug is the one I'd desire the most right now!
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 858
    edited December 2014
    Correct me if I am mistaken, but it seems like the list takes value and makes it parallel with desirability.

    Personally, if it does, I think the two are different.
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    :) The list is based on the selling prices. They are related, but you are correct, not the same. I think it gives you a good baseline to see what figures people are collecting. For example, the Gorilla Man was not rare, but the price is pretty high since people are hording them for some reason as discussed earlier. :)

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/COLLECTIBLE_col048.html

    So goes the spartan...

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/COLLECTIBLE_col018b.html

    and the Zombie...

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/COLLECTIBLE_col005.html

    Drmnez
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 494
    I think by the time you're below the level of the Comic Con exclusives, prices of CMF and set figures begin to reflect what people want to own because they like the figure, as opposed to want to own because it's rare and valuable. The figures of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi from Gungan Sub were also unique to that set, but Queen Amidala sells for three times the price of the others. (And she outsells the other two by a similarly large margin, 722 vs 114 or 121 in the last six months, so she's actually more common--or at least easier to find--than the other two, not less!) I think she's a good example of how sheer awesomeness can definitely increase the desireability and monetary value of a minifigure.
    DrmnezThanos75
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 858
    Both good points. It's understandable that price could relate to desire, but that seems to hold more true for the non CC mf.

    I just said some because I had read several list that spoke of rarity, but it seemed more like a price list. NYTF iron man and cap were lower than mr gold. That's not right if it's a rarity list
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839


    mr gold might be worth lots but i woukd never display it - its a nasty little tacky trinket with almost zero design value. However I can see that a collector would see it completely differently.

    I love to collect rare minifigures, would never buy Mr.Gold and if I got him for free I would sell him or swap out for other rare figures. Mr.Gold was just a marketing scheme because Lego knew there were big collectors out there that would do anything for him. There are also a lot of bad memories of me just trying to get the normal series 10 CMFs. I only ever got my hands on Medusa and the captain.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,520
    I think my favourite is the Bronze Boba Fett I found existed recently in a picture. It kind of has more texture than the gold and silver ones.

    More realistically Deadpool and Wolverine are great, Catwoman is good, and the Joker with the Tumbler is cool too. I'd quite like a Harley Quinn figure as well, I missed all the cheaper sets with them, maybe they will bring one out again in the future.

    Robot Emmet is great, hopefully they will do a matching Robot Wildstyle soon as well.
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 494
    Robot Wildstyle would certainly be fun to have!
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,416
    @bobabricks said:
    There are also a lot of bad memories of me just trying to get the normal series 10 CMFs. I only ever got my hands on Medusa and the captain.
    Well IMO then you at least with Medusa got one of the exceptional gems from series 10, that Minifig is really great! Fantastic snake-hairpiece; double face; great snake tale piece; only thing that would have been nice is backprinting on her torso. As compensation I gave the minifig a quiver to wear, as well as a bow and arrow, as I remember that character from Clash of the Titans (1981).imdb.com/title/tt0082186/?ref_=nv_sr_2
    image
    chriswauchop.com/2012/07/13/geo-metrics-16-medusa/
    All the historical, mythological, and fantasy minifigs are definitely amongst my favourites.

    Furthermore I agree with @Drmnez
    it seems like the list takes value and makes it parallel with desirability. Personally, if it does, I think the two are different.
    bobabricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    ^ I remember commenting when they were first out - the other improvement I would have liked is if the top snake was a minifig hand size 'handle', so Perseus could hold up her head.
    GurooosklambAndorbobabricks
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,416
    ps.
    Not only do I like the Medusa minifig a lot, I bought an entire CMF series 10 box, and there were only two Medusa minifigs in it. So compared to other minifigs from that series Medusa was produced in much smaller numbers too.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,183
    Just publish a Lego Marvel and DC mini figures collectibles book.
    andheMojoest
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,416
    @CCC
    Funny that you mention that, because back when I opened the CMF bag containing Medusa, the first thing I tried was to figure out if and how a minifig could hold her head and hair piece by one of the snakes in his hand. And although the snake-hairpiece does not have a minifig hand/clutch 'handle', on purpose or by accident a minifig can hold up medusa's head by holding on to the top right snake tail (which is on the left upper side of the photo of the CMF medusa). In my opinion that works quite well for re-enacting, or creating a diorama of the scene where Perseus confronts and turns the Kraken into stone. Especially when you have a minifig hold the head and hairpiece with its right hand so the minifig stands facing somewhat sideways, position his head/face averted a little extra to the left and voila! He won't turn into stone himself. Also the hairpiece is made of the rubbery stuff so it will stick in a minifig's hand quite snug.
    CCC
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 502
    Personally I didn't think price is great measure of desirability. There are these artificial markets created by of limited production figures, like Mr. Gold or the Comic Con figures. And there a number of collectors out there that have to these at any price. That doesn't necessarily made them them desirable, just expensive.

    I think the Classic Town, Space and Castle minifigures would top my list. Most of them have been out of production for over 25 years or longer, so this are truly rare. In the case of Castle and Space there have been no figures produced that like the Classic ones.

    I start with Castle as I'm a Castle collector and know it best. The Classic knights of 375/6075 and 383/6083 are unlike nearly anything else Lego has ever made. Between the visors, torsos and the stickers there are rare and definitely some of the hardest to find Castle minifigures.

    Classic Spacemen are highly desirable. The subtheme's enduring popularity is as strong as ever. And the inclusion in the Lego Movie is another boost. The blue and black are the two most desirable Classis Spacemen. Blue for Benny and black for the rarity.

    Until recently I would have say the Maersk worker was the top Classic minifigure. The release of the new Maersk train has had a huge impact on this, and I'm not sure what the current view on the original is. The girl with the white pigtails is rare and always seems to be in demand. The other ones that I know are rare and in high demand are the Guards from 1592 and the sticker version of the Exxon truck driver.
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