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It's not an issue for me, since I was just picking it up for my daughter to play with, but anyone who wants a mint version might want to take it easy on the packs.
6 Classic King
10 Snake Charmer
6 Alien Trooper
7 Egyptian Warrior
8 Evil Wizard
10 Disco Diva
7 Hot Dog Man
8 Lady Cyclops
7 Galaxy Trooper
Prices are really going up for these everywhere, and hard to tell what is gouging vs how difficult it now is to get a 'cheap box'. It is a shame though as there are some nice figures I would like in this series.
I also think at 3.99 USD you are going to see more opened packs and stolen packs in general.
There were also dimples on the bottom of packs as well, but the tried and true method is to feel the packs.
IMO Shipping is never 'free' and often added to the cost overall to offset it. I estimate the cost is 3.83 USD per pack (my estimate only, not a fact, it may be more, may be less). And the saving of 5% sales tax (in my area) to me is not enough for me to buy a box of 60. If they were not easily available at every TRU, Target and Walmart by me I would consider it (as that is one reason why I have bought a box previously), but as series 12 are found everywhere now ( I can still find end caps filled with series 12 by me AND LEGO had to drop the price of series 12 to 2.98 USD a pack to move them). I think it actually saves me a lot of money if I only spend some time to feel for the packs I am looking for and buy a set and the extras I want in a store. As for Gas costs, I will likely find these in Target and do most of my shopping there anyway. At this point for me, better to not buy a box to have three sets and a bunch of spares lying around and will be no where near what it cost me per pack now.
For the record, I have purchased at minifiguresplus previously for many of the past series, and they always deliver them when they say and I have not had an issue. I just have a problem when series 12 (which is the same price per pack) was selling at 199.99 USD (if I remember correctly) from them, and now the price for series 13 has jumped to 229.99 USD. 30 dollars between two series that cost the same per pack? Maybe there is some rising unseen cost at the distributor level I am not seeing, but that seems to be a hefty increase IMO.
That combined with easier access, possible price drops at stores to 2.99 USD (or less) per pack, and also the notion of getting packs from LEGO at 2.99 per when they need to move them out, buying a box at that cost is too much for me at this point. I get there are those that may not be in my situation. Sales tax may be higher, and less places to find them, etc, etc and they may need to buy a box, but for me I only need a set and some extras I want (and Ill buy the extra accessories I want from BL or brickowl instead of trying to buy figures).
Three Targets, a Walmart, and a TRU all had some of the new Lego 2015 releases but NO Series 13 minifigs. No display. Nothing.
I'll guess I just have to wait until tomorrow. lol
One of the stores has 12 boxes of Simpsons. Waiting for them to go on clearance.
We found a box of 11s yesterday and bought all of them (69) Bought a large case and then some of 13s, like 145
As I stood there feeling up the packs I was just... Bored with it. I think I'm over the whole CMF thing now which kind of sucks bc it has always been my favorite theme. I never thought they were good value before though and now I actually feel like they are straight a up rip off. I would rather see that money go into bricks. Unlucky Number 13 is probably it for me.
I do love that goblin fig though!
Also, I'm not sure if anyone has put it out there, but does anyone have the rarity of the 60 pack box?
4 Classic Kings
3 Unicorn Girls
4 Snake Charmers
4 Alien Troopers
4 Egyptian Warriors
4 Evil Wizards
3 Disco Divas
3 Hot Dog Men
3 Lady Cyclops
5 Galaxy Troopers
You're pretty fortunate on which two you are missing, as both are very easy to spot by feel. Though, Hot Dog Man is one of the two (with Unicorn Girl) that seems to get picked clean early from displays.
I have a Lottery ticket tonight as well, hoping good fortune rubbed off on that ticket.
Thanks for the list!
The Hot dog guy and carpenters I'm not worried about, I actually want multiples of those carpenters. The Hot dog guy would be easy to feel for Id imagine, same with the carpenter's saw and 1x4 tile.
I have a lot of goblins, hot dog, unicorn, snake charmer, Galaxy trooper, disco chick, carpenters.
Now going to have to start feeling bags to fill in the gaps
Fencer feel for the sword handle, palentoligist feel her hat and pony tail is attached to it.
King feel crown, samurai has a squishy coat thing, snake charmer the snake is flexable so easy find, cyclops point on helmet, goblin feel for curved point on his hat, evil wizzard has a wide triangle base, trooper a huge shoulder pad armor thing, carpenter the hat and hair or board, cowboy feel the hat, alien has round head with the octopus face or feel his round gun end, disco chick the hair or skates, Egyptian feel the shield or his hat, unicorn the head mask, hot dog guy very easy huge part.