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CMF Series 17 - The Real One (2017)

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  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    A little unsure of all the secrecy to be honest..
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,558
    looks like they should have chosen either rocket boy or retro spaceman as the mistery figure
    Mynattsid3windrcatwrangler
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,591
    It is just bizarre that TLG would print a silhouette for the Highwayman.
    Maybe they had not finalised the printing of the CMF before the set had to be produced?

     

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,945
    Or maybe they wanted to hide the torso print and other details from Chinese cloners.

    That's one theory I've heard. Sounds plausible but unlikely to me.
    CM4SFarmer_JohnKingAlanI
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,442
    I still think it's just that the mystery figure setup is used with other blind bag toys and LEGO wanted to see if it works for them 
    catwranglerKingAlanI
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,366

    Venunder said:

    It is just bizarre that TLG would print a silhouette for the Highwayman.
    Maybe they had not finalised the printing of the CMF before the set had to be produced?

     



    Nah, they finalize these at least a year in advance... maybe even more!


    Huw said:

    Or maybe they wanted to hide the torso print and other details from Chinese cloners.

    That's one theory I've heard. Sounds plausible but unlikely to me.


    I find that unlikely, yeah, cause even if the image wasn't out they'd still copy it when the minifigure was found publicly 
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 587
    edited April 2017
    I imagine that most kids won't look up the image online, so they will want to know what the mystery figure looks like. That will cause them to buy more. 

    At the small toy store where I work, the vast majority of CMF's are bought as additional items by parents that impulsively buy them when their kids see them at the register. Most don't even know what figures are in the current series, even though the box very clearly shows all of them.

    Sounds like a solid plan by TLG to me.
    yys4ucatwranglerKingAlanI
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 802
    That highwayman needs a Hunter's Axe! Maybe a Whirligig Saw, or a Church Pick.
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 509
    SMCMasterBeefyjosekalel
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    You might want to let an admin know you've posted that @icey117, think it might go against the confidentiality agreements Brickset has with TLG.
    CM4Sxiahna
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,366

    VorpalRyu said:

    You might want to let an admin know you've posted that @icey117, think it might go against the confidentiality agreements Brickset has with TLG.


    I don't think it's really leaked because this was publicly purchased at a LEGO Store in Billund. Why would they have them out?
    sid3windrSMCpharmjod
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,561
    @Huw already said he wasn't at liberty to reveal it so having it on the forum he created is probably not the best move.
    VorpalRyu
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 317
    ...is that it?
    josekalelVorpalRyu
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,153
    edited April 2017

    ^^ Its up to Huw whether he wants to resect the Lego companies wishes by not posting it on the front page but to say people cant post a picture of something you can buy in a shop on the forum is going way too far.

    I think Lego have been too controlling over things like this recently and its not good for the AFOL community.

    sid3windrjosekalelTheBigLegoskipharmjod
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    C'mon then people...where are the pictures of the others??
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,460
    All over the Brickset website? ;o
    VorpalRyupharmjodBumblepantsKingAlanI
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    Meh...I'll get it but I'm not loving it. 
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 458
    I can't see any reason for the secrecy.  It could have been any of the others and been just as much of a reveal.  Completely pointless.
    VorpalRyuTheBigLegoskijosekalelKingAlanI
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    edited April 2017


    CM4S said:





    VorpalRyu said:



    You might want to let an admin know you've posted that @icey117, think it might go against the confidentiality agreements Brickset has with TLG.






    I don't think it's really leaked because this was publicly purchased at a LEGO Store in Billund. Why would they have them out?




    The way I read it was it was an agreement to not post pics until the OFFICIAL release date (May 1).  This was why I didn't (and pretty sure a few other users made that same decision).
      I have to agree with others that there were better figs in the series suited to be a mystery fig, but, that said, I personally find this fig to be the second most 'sinister' CMF ever released (after the Mobster).  Maybe they thought he just looked too damn scary on the side of the box next to Butterfly Girl and Corncob Guy?
    VorpalRyudatsunrobbie
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,153
    edited April 2017
    ^ Surly the tarot card reader is the most subversive, if it had been blacked out would the entertainer have stocked it?
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,366





    CM4S said:







    VorpalRyu said:




    You might want to let an admin know you've posted that @icey117, think it might go against the confidentiality agreements Brickset has with TLG.








    I don't think it's really leaked because this was publicly purchased at a LEGO Store in Billund. Why would they have them out?






    The way I read it was it was an agreement to not post pics until the OFFICIAL release date (May 1).  This was why I didn't (and pretty sure a few other users made that same decision).
      I have to agree with others that there were better figs in the series suited to be a mystery fig, but, that said, I personally find this fig to be the second most 'sinister' CMF ever released (after the Mobster).  Maybe they thought he just looked too damn scary on the side of the box next to Butterfly Girl and Corncob Guy?



    I think that was just for the reviews since Brickset, EB, and BB got them early
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993

    SMC said:

    ^ Surly the tarot card reader is the most subversive, if it had been blacked out would the entertainer have stocked it?


    The Entertainer is the UK store that is owned by fundamentalist Christians that won't sell any magic/ sorcery type stuff isn't it?
      I guess subversive is a point of everyone's personal opinion - personally found nothing subversive about the fortune teller (but then again I'm not a fundamentalist Christian).  At base value you 'could' argue that the Pig Suit Guy could be considered incredibly offensive to Muslims (though none of the few Muslims I know have ever said it to be!) I don't believe that TLG would ever actually produce a TRULY subversive figure.  
    TheBigLegoskiTanDad
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734

    sid3windr said:

    All over the Brickset website? ;o


    I'm talking built you cheeky bugger...:-P
    sid3windr
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 598
    Drat, and to think I was hoping for the reveal of an "Assassin's Creed" tie-in with the "mystery character" being Haytham Kenway. But now it seems it seems it was just an ordinary highwayman, likely named "Arty" Hype. C'mon Lego.
    icey117
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 439
    Like everyone else, I don't understand the reasoning behind having the mystery figure, but I do like the figure itself. Will have to add a highway robbery moc to my list of mocs I want to make. He will also fit into pirate mocs too (pirates don't all have to have stripy shirts)
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    It was a failed marketing ploy by TLG...now, if they had added a 17th CMF and said there would be one per box, and it came out to be some cool minifigure, it would have been a different thing. 

    One thing that I have been learning after S16, Disney, and TLBM, is that I actually do not need to buy several of the same, unless I'm planning to do a band like the mariachi. 
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,366
    edited April 2017
    The series hasn't even been released yet, don't ALREADY assume it was a fail because they still have yet to see if it worked. 

    Speaking of release, has anyone seen these in the wild yet? Should be soon.
    Bumblepants
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 1,010
    I was surprised to see the distribution of highwayman means he is one of the more common figs. I was expecting just 1 per box. At least it makes things less complicated to those on here who split a box. They won't need to fight for who gets it.
    icey117
  • nerick906nerick906 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 422
    Wow, really great Figure which will fit thousands of MOCs
    madforLEGO
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    I love it! It'll fit with pirates, so I'm definitely gonna grab a few
    Dedgecko
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,231


    CM4S said:

    The series hasn't even been released yet, don't ALREADY assume it was a fail because they still have yet to see if it worked. 

    Speaking of release, has anyone seen these in the wild yet? Should be soon.


    All I know is I already pre-ordered a set and have pretty much mapped out which ones I want extras of when I do see them in the store.
    Dedgecko
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    I like this a lot; it'll go well in various MOCs, and it just feels like it's about time we had a highwayman...
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681

    CM4S said:

    The series hasn't even been released yet, don't ALREADY assume it was a fail because they still have yet to see if it worked. 

    Speaking of release, has anyone seen these in the wild yet? Should be soon.


    I'm sorry I can't be an apologist like many here, but I stand with what I said and would only add what @eggshen mentioned, that the marketing ploy was aimed at kids. I honestly do not think this type of ploys work anymore, especially with a CMF that is not rare in the box...It's a nice CMF, but nothing out of the ordinary (like many others in the series). 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,231

    josekalel said:



    CM4S said:


    The series hasn't even been released yet, don't ALREADY assume it was a fail because they still have yet to see if it worked. 

    Speaking of release, has anyone seen these in the wild yet? Should be soon.




    I'm sorry I can't be an apologist like many here, but I stand with what I said and would only add what @eggshen mentioned, that the marketing ploy was aimed at kids. I honestly do not think this type of ploys work anymore, especially with a CMF that is not rare in the box...It's a nice CMF, but nothing out of the ordinary (like many others in the series). 


    Id rather have an 'ordinary' chase figure than an impossibly hard to find and expensive Mr Gold 2.0
    gmonkey76catwranglerpharmjodCircleKMynatticey117Shibmustang69SumoLego
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,680
    Just testing the water.. If i bought a box (i am Uk based) a did all the feeling, would anyone be interested in a complete set for £55 delivered?
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 640
    brick revolution on Instagram found a box at walmart
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 500
    Found a box at Wal-Mart today. Saw a man feeling the packets, but overall it looked fairly unmolested. I randomly grabbed a bulky looking packet and got Corn Cob Guy - it is super-easy to feel the kernels of corn through the bag.
    SumoLego
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    edited April 2017
    Highwayman reminds me of the movie Le Pacte des Loups or http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237534/



    Also, it's not really a mystery if you can feel for it. 
    adiemcMegtheCatstluxpharmjodeggshencatwrangler
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 800
    I thought they were going for a Bloodbourne look.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    edited April 2017
    MegtheCat said:
    ...got Corn Cob Guy - it is super-easy to feel...
    Just apply some heat, and he'll turn into Popcorn Guy.
    Lego_StarpharmjodVorpalRyuMegtheCat77ncaachampscatwranglermadforLEGOricecakeUberbrick
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    @77ncaachamps love that movie! That was kinda what I imagined for the figure too
    77ncaachamps
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,329
    I found them at a Walmart in Phoenix AZ
    madforLEGO77ncaachamps
  • davetheoxygenmandavetheoxygenman Colorado, USAMember Posts: 209
    I also found them in Walmart in Colorado
    77ncaachampsmadforLEGO
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I found them at a Walmart in Cincinnati OH myself.
    madforLEGO
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 285
    In the U.K., I did see yesterday Tesco in Ilfracombe had them on a display stand - not priced up though.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    They're out at the Buffalo-area Wal-Marts as well.
    davetheoxygenman
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 793
    ^ How much are they? Batman CMF price or Series 16 price?
    SumoLego
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