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LEGO Minifigures Series 13 - check the details from the new catalog

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  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    We have spent a fair amount of time looking, more than most. A lot of things we find we might not be into but i alert others that may be. Best deals seem to be around Black Friday, before and after xmas and after the first. The mad rush is about over. Now will be the occasional
    Discount of discontinued sets. We hit a 2 day sale the end of November at Fred Meyers and they had about half the legos 55 percent off. Very rare and unheard of for that store. We loaded up our personal collection from that of lego movie, city sets, creator, star wars, turtles and super heros. I dropped like $600, was a fun one.
    When I have to run to town, bank, pick up supplies, erends or whatever I try to pop in real quick to a few places on the way and see if there is any sales or what not. That's when I spotted the 6 unopened boxes of 13s. Wife got a star destroyer 75055 for $104. Those have about dried up.
    I'm watching those Simpsons and 12s hoping they are going to be on close out soon.
    Little bit off topic but that's the place i spotted a bunch of 13s. wallmart today had 2 boxes untouched, open but judging how neat they were in there I would say nobody fingered them.
    I sneak in the car oil change door and peek for a quick in and out. Most of the lego area was bare there now. They had 1 freight train for $140
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,021
    CircleK said:

    ^ You don't need to explain yourself. His being skeptical is his problem. A lot of people on this forum find awesome deals in their area. I've never understood the rational behind questioning someone's honesty on an internet forum. Why automatically assume that someone you don't know who most likely lives in an area which you're not familiar with is being less than truthful? Anyways - like I said. It's his problem.

    Thank you....I feel reborn!!!
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    big risk, big reward. (Twilight zone, movie/pinball) I'm also a pinball collector/restorer as my other hobby.
    Hit the streets, hit the stores to get the gold. After Christmas the returns can be had cheap but it takes a daily search at every store until they dry up. From reading other posts it sounds like many people had scored lots of good stuff. Mini figs for $1.99. Killer!
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    3stackshs said:

    Not sure why, maybe it's the fact the yen is down right now but these are only 355 yen after tax (about $2.97) here in japan. Looking at toys r us website here almost all Legos are at least 15% cheaper. Some sets like the high speed train ($92.63) or the bikeshop/cafe ($51.08) are way cheaper. Many more examples than this. I'm not bragging and definitely not complaining just curious why such a huge difference.

    Must have something to do with the recession in Japan. Or something else.... what is the suggested retail in Yen for those sets? I recall when I was there, LEGO prices were fairly high when compared to the US.

    I may have to ask my friends in Japan to grab me a bunch of CMF13! Can you buy loose bags now, or is it still only via the Gashapon machines?
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,021
    CircleK said:

    I've never understood the rational behind questioning someone's honesty on an internet forum.

    LOL!! I love this statement. Do you mind if I use it as a signature quote?

  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 299
    The thing is yen hung right around 100 to the dollar for a long time. With tax they are only 355 yen.

    The Simpsons mini figures are regular price $2.55 on base with no tax but can't be found in town.

    The series 12 are out in the blind packs and still in shelves. I ordered some 13 for my daughter from Japan's toys r us website today as well as a few blue 32x32 plates for 7 bucks. I was surprised to see those on TRU website. The 13 CMF's weren't in any stores around here as of Sunday. We are in northern japan though so not near Tokyo or anything.

    There are only a handful of stores that carry lego around here. The good thing is I have a local address that I can order locally with and an APO that I can order from the states with postage at the same cost as mailing in the states. Sets on there way out seem to linger a little longer here too. I saw a bunch of older small sets at toys r us this weekend. I got a lucky bag that had a series 1 mixel in it.

    They have a lego brand store called click brick here, but the closest one is about 4-5 hrs away. Plan on hitting it soon.
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    1265 said:

    Plus, I mix guns with Lego too. :)

    Don't forget the booze! Nothing like shooting Minifigures from 100 meters, three sheets in the wind!
  • hkcrazy88hkcrazy88 USA/ItalyMember Posts: 163
    3stackshs said:



    There are only a handful of stores that carry lego around here. The good thing is I have a local address that I can order locally with and an APO that I can order from the states with postage at the same cost as mailing in the states. Sets on there way out seem to linger a little longer here too. I saw a bunch of older small sets at toys r us this weekend. I got a lucky bag that had a series 1 mixel in it.

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one doing this! I'm stationed in Italy, and still hunting out what stores carry legos for normalish prices. Most stores have sets for the same price as the states but in euro vs dollar (of course) so it makes them much pricier. I haven't seen any series 13 hear yet, I'm hoping soon! :smiley:

  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    I have an extra unicorn and hot dog guy, I am willing to trade for new poly's. I am looking for a 1 for 1 trade since both cost $3.99. I am looking for the Friends fountain, the Joker bumper car, the Chima polar bear mech and the Creator kitten one.
  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 299
    hkcrazy88 said:

    3stackshs said:




    It's nice to know I'm not the only one doing this! I'm stationed in Italy, and still hunting out what stores carry legos for normalish prices. Most stores have sets for the same price as the states but in euro vs dollar (of course) so it makes them much pricier. I haven't seen any series 13 hear yet, I'm hoping soon! :smiley:

    Haven't physically seen them here yet. Ordered from TRU. Got an email yesterday saying everything but those shipped.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,697
    I just received my three figures in the mail:

    Snake Charmer
    Paleontologist
    Egyptian Warrior

    Has anyone tried returning minifigures at a different place they ordered from? Would it work on their tills? I like most of this series but I really would like Carpenter, Sheriff, Goblin and Hot Dog Man. I would like to return the Snake Charmer and Egyptian Warrior. I'm really strict with Collectible minfigures since £2.49 for a figure is quite expensive.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ In other words, scamming the place you are returning them to?
    TheLoneTensorShibJern92
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    edited January 2015
    If he returns the figure with all included contents, and gets back only the money he paid for it, and doesn't lie about where he bought it, how is that a scam? (I.e. buying it online but returning it at a B&M store in the same company.)

    And if the shop is willing to accept it even though he bought it some place else, is that really a scam either?

    There are bound to be some people who would be glad to buy an open (and therefore confirmed) Snake Charmer or Egyptian Warrior as long as all the pieces were present and in good condition. I'd much rather do that than buy a sealed bag that had a figure I wanted but with pieces damaged from someone else's (or even my own) overzealous squeezing!

    Strikes me as worth asking, as long as you ask nicely....
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,697
    graphite said:

    ^ In other words, scamming the place you are returning them to?

    No I will buy the ones I need and return the two I didn't want.
    VaderX
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    sklamb said:

    If he returns the figure with all included contents, and gets back only the money he paid for it, and doesn't lie about where he bought it, how is that a scam? (I.e. buying it online but returning it at a B&M store in the same company.)

    If it isn't the same company, which he didn't state it was and seeming implied it wasn't by wording, and your abusing another stores return without receipt policy in order to return it somewhere you didn't buy it from it may not technically be a scam but it isn't right. But I'd still call it a scam.

  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited January 2015
    It's dishonest. I'm not sure I would call it a scam though. You would be trading for like value - either in the form of a gift card or like product exchange. That's assuming that it has not been opened, broken, or is otherwise unsaleable. I'm assuming he used the feel method to determine they were not what he wanted and didn't open them.

    I'm not sure I like the idea that people would buy figs online (to qualify for free promos, shipping, etc.) though only to have a planned return when they don't get the ones they want. I've used minifigures in the past to help me qualify for those things, but the difference is that I trade them off or sell them in the event I get dups or something. I don't return them - especially to a place that had nothing to do with the original transaction.

    madforLEGOCCCShib
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    @Adzbadboy‌ to answer your question- they all have the same UPC number on them so I'm sure you could return them if they aren't opened and have a receipt.
  • empireempire BC, CanadaMember Posts: 43
    Toys R Us finally restocked the shelves yesterday, they had about 6 new boxes of minifigs by the tills when I checked out. Grabbed 6 of the new series, got the snake charmer, goblin, alien, cyclops, and Egyptian warrior. Probably gonna go back tonight and grab another 8, see if I can beat the odds and not get any doubles again.
  • ozzie_owlozzie_owl Member Posts: 11
    Not sure how many UK collectors are on here but Asda are selling these at £1.97 a pack. Picked up 2 Unicorns, 2 Hot Dog Guys, 1 King and 1 Cyclops Girl.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    I'm so jealous that y'all are finding these. We've got two targets that had them, and they were gone sometime after Christmas. Maybe they'll pop up again; instead, the TRU has a box of S12 sitting out, and one Target has a big hanging box of Lego Movie CMFs out on the floor.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    I ordered 2 boxes from Minifiguresplus on ebay. I've only seen them in like 3 stores out of about 25 that I've visited since after Christmas and only one of those 3 had any, the other two just had empty boxes.
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    I'd love to find some lego mivie figs. Lots of 13s here is all
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Very hard to find them around me. I saw some at Target 2 weeks ago, maybe. Grabbed all of them since there was only 10 left. Half were duplicates...yippy.

    I went into a Target last night, not expecting much. Nothing. Went to another Target for other reasons, saw the green box FILLED with gold packages...thanks for that. I glanced over, saw one lonely green package. Grabbed it and on the way up to pay, all the pieces fell out. Someone had slit it open to see what was inside. Good news, it was the fencer (one I wanted). Bad news, it was opened and they wouldn't sell it to me. So they charged me for it, then had someone run back to get a new one. They brought up a gold package since they all are the same product code at Target...I told them there weren't any green left, but they didn't listen. So then I had to wait in line at the customer service desk to return it... wasted trip.

    I'm either going to just give up buying CMFs (likely) or I'm going to resort to paying a much higher price at bricklink/ebay...
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ funny how different stores are different about open things and selling them. I bought a couple of the blind box Minions at TRU and they about 8 of them there and 5 had been opened. 4 of the 5 were the same so I took the 2 different ones that were open and one closed box to the register and told the cashier that they had been opened back there but they were ones I wanted anyway and she said "ok" and rang them up.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Found a full end rack of Series 13 at Walmart & ended up finding a Cyclops,Fencer & Sheriff.The only two I'm missing from this series are the Alien Trooper & Samurai...neither of which I'm very fond of but what usually happens is I'll end up buying the 2 eventually just to complete the set...what's another $8 at this point.
    @Sethro I went thru the same scenario w/Series 12 at Target & found an open pack of something I wanted anyways so I just took it to Self-Checkout & bought it that way :wink:
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    ^Good idea, but our Targets don't have self-checkout. Did you mean Wal-mart?

    I knew it was complete, but the cashier said they have to defect it out. They must be strict at my Target (grr) since they wouldn't price match the Green Lantern set online like a lot of other people are claiming their Targets are doing...definitely unfortunate.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Finally at my Target, went through 2 boxes and no hotdog guy. Obviously had been picked through.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,172
    margot said:

    Finally at my Target, went through 2 boxes and no hotdog guy. Obviously had been picked through.

    Likely they were purchased, taken home, searched, and returned, at least Im guessing that is how the Targets around me ran out so quickly. I just have not gone back to look for them recently. Another reason why CMF should be designated as 'no return' IMO.

    Then again Hot Dog guy is pretty easy to find.. they probably should have made him common.
  • empireempire BC, CanadaMember Posts: 43
    Walmart had about 10 full boxes on Saturday morning, I grabbed another 8. Also did some trades, so just need the palaentologist girl, and the hotdog guy.

    It's so nice to find them before they've all been felt through.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    My Targets are out.

    RE: the returns for opened minfig bags, this is something I never considered UNTIL a Target employee put it forth to me nonchalantly that I can return the bag if it is opened and all the contents in it.

    Why would they say that EVEN IF it is their policy? smdh

    Personally, I am missing
    - Hot Dog
    - Snake Charmer
    - Fencer
    - Goblin

    Have extra, unopened packages of
    - disco girl
    - carpenter (love the board plates)
    - cowboy
    - samurai (I think)
    - alien (I think)
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    edited January 2015
    Took the wife shopping saturday. Every store we went i scoped out the toy area. Lots of 13s everywhere now. Was surprised how many of the boxes were untouched.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834

    margot said:

    Finally at my Target, went through 2 boxes and no hotdog guy. Obviously had been picked through.

    Likely they were purchased, taken home, searched, and returned, at least Im guessing that is how the Targets around me ran out so quickly. I just have not gone back to look for them recently. Another reason why CMF should be designated as 'no return' IMO.

    Then again Hot Dog guy is pretty easy to find.. they probably should have made him common.
    Or just felt for in store. It doesn't take long to go through a box. A "no return" policy isn't going to help there.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,172
    CCC said:

    margot said:

    Finally at my Target, went through 2 boxes and no hotdog guy. Obviously had been picked through.

    Likely they were purchased, taken home, searched, and returned, at least Im guessing that is how the Targets around me ran out so quickly. I just have not gone back to look for them recently. Another reason why CMF should be designated as 'no return' IMO.

    Then again Hot Dog guy is pretty easy to find.. they probably should have made him common.
    Or just felt for in store. It doesn't take long to go through a box. A "no return" policy isn't going to help there.

    IMO There is a big difference between standing in a store, where anyone can walk up and take one while you are searching, vs hording the box, taking it home, picking at your leisure, and returning them.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    ^ Of course there is a difference. But, as I said, having a no return policy is not going to stop people feeling for them in store. It takes, what, about ten minutes to go through a box looking for a specific minifig if you know what you are feeling for. For the hot dog guy, I imagine it could be done in less. If they are there twenty minutes before the AFOL who goes looking, they could have easily cleared out two boxes by feeling.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,172
    edited January 2015
    CCC said:

    ^ Of course there is a difference. But, as I said, having a no return policy is not going to stop people feeling for them in store. It takes, what, about ten minutes to go through a box looking for a specific minifig if you know what you are feeling for. For the hot dog guy, I imagine it could be done in less. If they are there twenty minutes before the AFOL who goes looking, they could have easily cleared out two boxes by feeling.

    Yeah, but in that time for feeling packs in the store (even 5-10 minutes) some one could walk by, grab a random pack, or feel them themselves, and find the figures they wanted as well.

    If someone taken the whole box home, someone else then cannot find that fig they need. Especially as the guy who bought the box, who is cherry picking the box at their leisure, may yank the fig wanted (like unicorn girl), hot dog guy, etc etc)
    When in a store they have a chance to be purchased by all. Also when someone buys the whole thing with no intention of keeping them all that is abusing the idea of a return system as well. Hey if people have to sit their and feel all the packs then so be it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    Yes, they have the opportunity to be purchased by all, so long as everyone is there at the time the box is put on the shelf and opened. The time it takes to scan through a box means that it is quick and easy to scalp the easy to feel for figures. It is not necessary to buy the box, take them home, feel, then return. So having a no return policy would not really help stop cherry picking. Seeing an open box on a shelf of a retailer with a no return policy gives you no better chance of finding the in demand figures.

    I'm not saying buying a box, feeling the packs and returning the unwanted ones is the right thing to do. However, feeling for the ones you want in store is just as bad, with the same result. Yet many people will do it, simply because they want to know what they are buying. It then goes back to whether Lego want these to be blind packs or not. Although that may be their intention, the implementation is poor. Lesser brands manage to package figures so that they really are blind purchases.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    What if they reduced it to 8 minfigures in a series and included the same number of each in a box? That way everyone would have a much better chance of getting the minifigure they want.

    I don't think that feeling the bags is bad or immoral. I simply don't want to buy minifigures I don't want, and I'm sure that others will feel the same way. If TLG found a way to make them truly blind, I would stop buying them in store, except on clearance, and buy the ones I want most for more than RRP in the secondary market.
  • IanCambridgeIanCambridge Cambridge, EnglandMember Posts: 9
    My apologies if this has been covered before. Does anyone know which figures the numbers on the leaflet - back side, white circle in the top right corner - correspond to? I assumed it would be the same as the numbers on the front, but I seem to be wrong.

    I.e. 11 seems to be the Sheriff, when it's numbered 2 on the main list on the front.

    Thanks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834

    What if they reduced it to 8 minfigures in a series and included the same number of each in a box? That way everyone would have a much better chance of getting the minifigure they want.

    That is assuming that everyone wants one of each figure, which is not the case. If one figure happens to be popular with many people, or wanted in large numbers by even a small number of people, then the chances are soon skewed again.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    I'm finally starting to find these around town, and yesterday I picked up two bags, and they were both Unicorns. Today, I picked up two, and it was two kings. Pure, dumb luck on the kings. Now, I get one of each, and I can give one each to the kids, so it works out!
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    edited January 2015
    If anyone is interested you can get a full case of Series 13 from Amazon.fr for ~ $189 shipped. Just search for LEGO 6100807. For me it works out to the same as $2.99 + tax for figures. Likely the best deal I will find on them anywhere.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I think that is part of the appeal. How many people are truly blind purchasing these? Maybe some kids will, but even then I usually see kids AND adults feeling the bags. People want to know what they are getting. The other companies that have blind bag purchases might sell well, but I always see full boxes of them. Granted, what I see doesn't mean anything.

    With all of that said, if they went to a true blind bag purchase, I would quit buying them. I don't have money to waste on getting multiples of figures I don't want. I'd imagine a fair share of you would agree. LEGO knows what it is doing. Why do they care if you feel the bags in the store? They want money from the retailers to keep producing these.
    pharmjodhkcrazy88
  • legoladlegolad Member Posts: 24
    Are the boxes filled randomly at the warehouse? As me and my son went to our local tescos last night and felt the bags in a new box of s13 and we found 6 hotdog men in one box.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Not sure how the boxes are filled but here are one reviewers findings in a box:

    "Below is the combination which I have received from my box,

    4 Classic Kings
    4 Sheriffs
    3 Unicorn Girls
    4 Snake Charmers
    5 Goblins
    3 Paleontologists
    4 Alien Troopers
    4 Egyptian Warriors
    5 Carpenters
    4 Evil Wizards
    3 Fencers
    3 Samurai
    3 Disco Divas
    3 Hot Dog Men
    3 Lady Cyclops
    5 Galaxy Troopers

    I have managed to achieve only three full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 12 remaining random spares left."
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    RE: feeling in store versus returning what you don't want.

    What's to stop someone from dumping the whole box in their shopping cart, feeling through it at their own leisure, and then putting the unwanted figures back? While they're on the shelf you may have competition from someone else who walks up, but you won't if they're in your basket.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    ^I've done something similar before. Not the whole box, but when you are with a 4 year old who wants to look around, you have little to do but stand and wait for them to get their fill of exploring. Might as well pass the time. Plus, I would never be able to feel them at the box because of it. The harder part is feeling them, then keeping them separate the ones you want/don't want.

    I'm waiting for the pitchforks...
    chuckplego007
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    Eats pitchforks for breakfast. Particularly good with hiney!
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    ^ I think you're safe, no pitchforks necessary. :wink:

    Personally, I've never once had a negative response by any other shoppers while feeling out CMFs in store. (Man that sounds bad) In fact, the exact opposite. I can't count the number of times other parents have stopped and asked me to find specific figs for their kids. I mean who really wants to build an unintentional army of mimes?

    As long as no one is opening the bags in the store and leaving the unwanted, open ones on the shelf, I say feel away!
    hkcrazy88Sethro3
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    edited January 2015
    chuckp said:


    As long as no one is opening the bags in the store and leaving the unwanted, open ones on the shelf, I say feel away!

    This. Even as a kid, I was very disappointed to find out there were people who would literally take (as in steal) the Hot Wheels cars out of their packaging and leave the ripped-open packages on the little racks. There's nothing quite so shocking to one's faith in humanity as crime as petty as people who would steal (or in this case open and leave) toys...
    chuckp
  • KralaskanKralaskan Member Posts: 208
    edited January 2015
    We went to 4 stores today, target had no 13s. The 3 Fred Meyers had tons.
    One store I counted 20 boxes of Simpsons and 12s plus 6 13s.
    They were on sale $3.49 and get a second for 40 percent off with no limit.
    I bought a box of Simpsons and box of 12s. 13s were $3.99 and you could also get the
    40 percent off deal. I even found 2 9s in that huge pile of mini figs
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