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CMF Series 17 - The Real One (2017)

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  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    They're available on [email protected] and in Wijnegem, but not in any other retail stores.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 411
    According to the Lego store employee handling my purchases the Bart Smit in the same mall now stocks them as well. Didn't check myself though.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    That would be quite an interesting point if they did... According to what I've read there are at least several (possibly smaller than the large ones like Bart Smit) retailers who didn't get any boxes offered. Hmm!
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 174
    Walmart Mountain View, Calif has about 100 in the LEGO aisle in 2 different locations hanging on plastic strip pegs. Lots of Corn Cob guys but no Rocket boy. As I feared, Look's like someone cleaned them out of Rocket Boys.
    77ncaachamps
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,630
    It turns out the first Minifigure of Series 17 that I picked up randomly happened to be the Highwayman, although I didn't purchase it given I have no real interest in the Minifigure.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 411
    ^^ I wouldn't put it past Interoys/Bart Smit to set up some parallel import. There's certainy demand for them - there were the topic everyone was talking about in the Wijnegem Store while I was there and these CMF's are an excellent way to draw people into a store.

    Noticed Alternate.be carries them as well, presumably making use of their European supply chain. There's more margin in Lego minifigs than in PC components...
    sid3windr
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    edited May 2017
    @Adzbadboy I said something similar...and ended up buying one and liking it a lot (there's something about minifigures of that similar era, such as Pirates and Imperials).


    catwranglerPatsyWalker
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,287
    I know people often like to moan about decreasing quality with CMFs but the half dozen of this series I've bought all seem perfect to me.

    The only real issues I'd noticed on some CMFs before we're slightly loose leg joints - series 12 was the one series I really noticed this on. I was consciously looking for the issues yesterday and everything seemed as good as standard minifigs from sets to me.

    I vaguely remember LEGO asking for feedback on this a while ago so I guess they've been working on it.
    AanchirDedgeckoLyichirFowlerBricksMynattKingAlanI
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    Man is that Rocket boy hard to find right now around where I live. Went to the LEGO store, LDC and to a TRU and found the 2 I needed finally at the TRU.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,322
    Got my Fitness Instructor! 16/16!

    Bring on NINJAGO!
    Yodalicious
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    There's nothing better than being the first one to a new display. They finally hit my local Meijer store late yesterday. I picked out the remaining few extras I wanted while I wait for my full set to arrive from minifiguresplus.

    Retro Space Guy is still my favorite overall, but the soda jerk, pastry chief, and veterinarian are great town additions.  Far from my favorite release, but still lots to love. 
    CM4SPatsyWalker
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    I can see why people are going after the Rocket Boy. Aside from the novelty, he also has a gray torso with a classic space icon.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Bought 10 packs from the Lego Store (two boxes were already picked through).

    Got 9 unique and 1 double (on purpose) of the highwayman.

    Almost contacted Lego for a missing rod for the dwarf but it was lodged under the minifig base plate.
    PatsyWalker
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 83
    edited May 2017
    3 near fresh boxes at the LEGO Store in Sherway Mall, Toronto on the 8th. All the Corn Man and Rocket Kid were picked from each box, but I didn't want Corn Man anyway. That bit will punish me at the end of this tale.

    Picked up one of everything minus Cornman, Rocket Kid, and Soda Jerk. This just happened to be the split of the SO's and my tastes. For myself, the Highwayman, Chef, Veterinarian, 80's Coke Dealer, Dwarf, Elf, and Gladiator.

    The Chef, Vet, and Elf were the ones I was most excited for and they delivered:

    Elf is gorgeous in detail and photographs well. The shield is beautiful and I love her printing.

    The Pastry Chef's hat and hair piece is too damn cute. Also excellent that she's the only dual expression figure in the set, I believe. I'm sure she'll be popular for Modulars.

    I know the Vet is pretty plain as far as CMF go, but I liked her hair and the simplicity of the figure. She's now friends with the Skunk Catcher.

    During the leaks I didn't care about the Dwarf, but now he is one of my favourites. The tattoos and costume design are fantastic, and I love how detailed the hammer is. The axe just sweetens the deal. May need to grab more Dwarves and Elves, something I've not felt compelled to do before. 

    I had to get the Dwarf so that he, Elf, S15's Orc Knight, and S16's Archer could form a D&D party. Now I need to go back and chase down more monsters from series past and dig out my 90s dragons.

    The Gladiator (I decided he's Sexy Poseidon) and Battle Goddess (Pallas Athena) can pull double pantheon duty for them on my desk.

    There was confusion over who wanted the Highwayman (both of us, oops), so I suppose I'll have to head back this week, as he seemed plentiful. Of course, once I shared my finds with friends and family, the requests poured in for Soda Jerk and Cornman. Agh! Next time, I'm buying the pre-order case.

    Like last Series, it's nice to be done with my hunt in one shot at the start. It can be a drag chasing them around a city like Toronto, and I'm sure even the LEGO store will get finicky between now and the next series.

    For now, I just need to get Rocket Kid for my SO,



  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    ... Soda Jerk? o_O
    PatsyWalker
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 83
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_jerk

    The teen serving the hot dog and Five Dollar Shake. He's totally a soda jerk!

    SumoLegosid3windr
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,438
    This is a wording I have never heard of... I love the internet :) Thanks!
    PatsyWalker
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Found a couple boxes at walmart and target and the local lego store, been to a total of 5 stores, and no rocket boy yet. This is kind of annoying
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,511
    I must be lucky. My local store had half a box and two rocket boys sat waiting for me.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    I think Rocket Boy would have been a better figure if his rocket would had more of "kid-made" paint job like the flag did.

    He's a cool figure b/c of the classic space torso and rocket suit, but I like several of the other figures in this series much better.

    josekalelgmonkey76YodaliciousKingAlanI
  • monkyby87monkyby87 Member Posts: 315
    I feel like part of the appeal of Corn Man and Rocket Boy are that they're easy to feel for.  It's easy to find them, so it's easy to buy multiples and sell them.
    josekalelPatsyWalkerKingAlanI
  • BrickTrickzBrickTrickz New ZealandMember Posts: 2
    Have you noticed the high resemblance of rocket boy and this guy's (Lemonution) rocketman:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonution/27411579663/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lemonution/27238964146/

    The fact that it was first published back in 2015, makes the whole thing even more strange http://bit.ly/2mwzLBG

    Dedgecko
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    ^The Penguin Suit too.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442

    sid3windr said:

    ... Soda Jerk? o_O


    Also the name of an awesome Buffalo Tom song:


    sid3windr
  • BrickTrickzBrickTrickz New ZealandMember Posts: 2

    josekalel said:

    ^The Penguin Suit too.

    Yeah, that one too.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Finally got my hands on a Rocket Boy. So easy to identify, but so hard to find. I finally found one of him and I think that was the 10th store I've been too searching through boxes.
    josekalelyys4u
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Finally found rocket boy and corn dude. A TRU had two boxes out that look picked over a bit but the felt-up packages were mixed with ones from a newly opened box.

    The one that I had a hard time finding was the little fairy, tbh.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    edited May 2017






    Finally got my hands on a Rocket Boy. So easy to identify, but so hard to find. I finally found one of him and I think that was the 10th store I've been too searching through boxes.



    That is what is annoying to me. Rocket boy should have been a common fig IMO. Too easy to find and weed out of a box as it is opened.





    Finally found rocket boy and corn dude. A TRU had two boxes out that look picked over a bit but the felt-up packages were mixed with ones from a newly opened box.

    The one that I had a hard time finding was the little fairy, tbh.



    Funny, it was one of the ones I kept finding,heck one bag had a tear in it (presumably from feeling the bag and feeling the 'collar') where you could see the trans color of the fairy wings. That and kept finding the fitness instructor.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442

    Funny, it was one of the ones I kept finding,heck one bag had a tear in it (presumably from feeling the bag and feeling the 'collar') where you could see the trans color of the fairy wings. That and kept finding the fitness instructor.


    The two I kept finding were the weightlifter and the female elven warrior.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    As I visit other stores, I have started to find Rocket Boy and Corn Guy more often, I think whoever wanted to get a good bunch of each (like many of us), already did, and now the supply will be fine.

    Either way, still having a very difficult time finding another Vet.
    77ncaachamps
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,516
    FIrst two figures I found were The Highwayman. Then the Dwarf warrior.
    They decided to become a gang of Highwaymen and hold the flintlocks sideways. :)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    edited May 2017


    josekalel said:


    As I visit other stores, I have started to find Rocket Boy and Corn Guy more often, I think whoever wanted to get a good bunch of each (like many of us), already did, and now the supply will be fine.

    Either way, still having a very difficult time finding another Vet.




    Yeah that is what I was figuring. I just go shipping notification [email protected] that my set is on its way, so Im guessing stores are getting their second shipments in for these, which should make them a bit easier to find, as long as you have no goofs that are trying to corner the market in their areas.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited May 2017
    Received my full set of 16 from @MinifiguresPlus today! Excellent service as always. 

    I already got the extras I need as well, so Series 17 is now officially in the books. I'm excited to see the rumored Costumed Only Series 18, although I am admittedly a little tired of that subtheme. Just too much of a good thing I guess... I would much rather have useful figures for city / historic / sci-fi displays. Anything Mythology related is always welcome as well.
    TyresOFlahertyMinifiguresPlus
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,560
    16 clowns for CMF S18.
    gmonkey76TyresOFlaherty
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,960
    Yes, pearl dark gray old fashioned pistol is also available in Silent Mary, but Highwayman is a much cheaper way to get it. I'm reminded of white slope 45 2x2 double convex (part 3676) being over $1 on average. It's only been in Assembly Square, Brick Bank and Disney Castle recently. That gun is nearly as expensive, but will it come down as more Highwayman circulate?
    With past series, I haven't noticed where in a case a particular figure is, sometimes they're spread out sometimes clumped.
    @josekalel getting the baker lady for mom - I often use appropriate CMF as gifts for people who aren't usually into LEGO.

    Saw some at Target today - inspired me to finally look up identification information. Here's what I came up with:

    Brackets are subset number on bricklink col17-X

    5 per box
    Highwayman [16]: Three-corner hat and two pistols
    Corn Cob Guy [4, 8.5g]: the large corn mold, especially the bumps for kernels
    Circus Strongman [2, 11.34g]: The new round barbell piece is the only thing to look for

    4 per box
    Connoisseur (Frenchman) [9, 11.34g]: the bulldog, baguette, as we as the little hat all make him stand out
    Roman Gladiator [8]: The trident is all that stands out
    Yuppie [12, 8.5g]: The easiest thing to feel for is the mobile phone as it has a pretty distinct design.
    Retro Space Hero [11, 8.5g]: the new ray gun and helmet
    Hot Dog Vendor [6, 8.5g]: curved hot dog and bun pieces.
    Battle Dwarf [10, 8.5g]: The hammer should be enough, but also the mohawk

    3 per box
    Professional Surfer [1, 8.51g]: The surfboard
    Gourmet Chef [3, 8.5g]: many including chef’s hat, pie, and whisk.
    Elf Maiden [15, 8.5g]: sword and shield easy to find, also only large dress piece in S17
    Veterinarian [5, 8.5g]: rabbit
    Butterfly Girl [7, 11.34g]: Large wings stand out very easily.
    Dance Instructor [14]: Large curly hair piece, also a 1×1 round brick
    Rocket Boy [13, 11.34g]: The large rocket costume mold should be easy to find

    Rocket Boy is the only figure significantly above MSRP on BrickLink right now. Most are slightly above or below.
    Are the 8.5g and 11.34g weights placeholders?

    Butterfly Girl and Elf Maiden packets should be thick
    Vet and Space Guy could get confused because of similar hair

    http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-collectible-minifigures-series-17-71018-feel-guide/
    http://www.brickstolife.com/lego-minifigure-series-17-bump-codes-feel-guide/
    https://brickset.com/article/27419/series-17-cmf-box-distribution
    DedgeckojosekalelLostInTranslation
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    Tonight I found baker, surfer, barbell guy, elvish princess, and rocket boy. I really want the space hero guy but haven't found him.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 800
    I couldn't for the life of me find the vet. I ended up with two extra retro space heroes. And I couldn't find a strongman either.
    I've only checked two stores (4 almost complete boxes in total) and probably didn't spend enough time on each bag.
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    I can't seem to find the vet anywhere - searched boxes, but to no avail. I think the wig is the best bet, since there are things that you can confuse the rabbit for. Got all the others, plus a spare Highway Man (unintended swap).
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Just a query - is the baguette that comes with the French guy, the same mould from the Fabuland sets, or is a brand new one?
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439

    darthdc said:

    I can't seem to find the vet anywhere - searched boxes, but to no avail. I think the wig is the best bet, since there are things that you can confuse the rabbit for. Got all the others, plus a spare Highway Man (unintended swap).


    the rabbit ear and wig,  i got one but i haven't open to confirm, rush to get the chef for this

    OnebricktoomanyBoomstickDedgeckojosekalelLostInTranslation
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889

    bsiu922 said:



    darthdc said:


    I can't seem to find the vet anywhere - searched boxes, but to no avail. I think the wig is the best bet, since there are things that you can confuse the rabbit for. Got all the others, plus a spare Highway Man (unintended swap).




    the rabbit ear and wig,  i got one but i haven't open to confirm, rush to get the chef for this



    The pointy bits of the vets wig is the best indication. The vet must be popular as me and a lego shop employee looked through around 150 CMFs on the shelves before he relented and got a new box out for me to get a vet.
    Dedgecko
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Checked 2 near full boxes each at both Sainsburys and Asda, and still no vet. All the packets either have something big, or something small. The weightlifter seems to be common.
  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 318
    Finally found a vet!!!!  I am not good at identifying the blind packs, so I think it was just luck.
    josekalel
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    edited May 2017
    @Legogram It's been so difficult for me to find more vets...

    @monkeyhanger you beat me to it! I also put my baker into Assembly Square.

    At least for me, it's the most gratifying to place incorporate the CMFs into my town and story, and make them citizens. 
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,511
    So what CMF from this series is the most desirable overall?
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    All I've gotten so far is a Hot Dog Guy, Elf Girl and Corn Guy, I'm looking forward to completing it and getting enough duplicates to have loads of fun. If I had to guess I'd say Rocket Boy and the Vet are most desirable overall because of the new rabbit and the plain grey torso with classic space logo.

    I would also hesitate to add the Hot Dog Guy for his parts, that new tray, the plain unprinted Squishee cup and a Hot Dog Bun the cheapest it's ever been. I actually have plans to get five of him for those reasons alone.

    rd1899
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 446
    Thanks to @MinifiguresPlus I pulled a set from the box I received. 

    Identifying the Classic Spaceman took a while because the head was inside the helmet already. Oddly enough this is the first time I've ran into this.
    josekalelmadforLEGOMinifiguresPlus
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 939
    It seems that the surfer is also scarce, does not help that there are only 3 per case.
    I got 1 from a new case at TRU, found only 1 from an already searched case yesterday, and on Saturday, at the LEGO store, a lady and an employee could not find one in two already searched cases.

    The ones I find plenty of are the dwarf, the yuppie, and the strong man.

    The only duplicate I am missing is the vegetarian... I need at least a 2nd one.
  • bsiu922bsiu922 SF Bay Area, CAMember Posts: 439

    JooTog said:

    It seems that the surfer is also scarce, does not help that there are only 3 per case.
    I got 1 from a new case at TRU, found only 1 from an already searched case yesterday, and on Saturday, at the LEGO store, a lady and an employee could not find one in two already searched cases.

    The ones I find plenty of are the dwarf, the yuppie, and the strong man.

    The only duplicate I am missing is the vegetarian... I need at least a 2nd one.


    I found at least 2 in our lego store here
    Onebricktoomany
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 146
    edited May 2017
    Odeinoichus said:

    If I had to guess I'd say Rocket Boy and the Vet are most desirable overall because of the new rabbit and the plain grey torso with classic space logo.



    I also would probably put Rocket Boy at the top of a "Most Desirable" list due to the Classic Space torso, which honestly seems to be a bit of a waste, given that the rocket costume covers the torso's printing.  I'd have preferred a separate "Classic Space Dude" with that torso, plus, say "short sleeve arms" (yellow forearms plus matching light bluish gray upper arms), so the torso would be more of a standard T-shirt, rather than a long-sleeved shirt.

    The Hot Dog Man would also be up near the top,  due to the parts, as well as the minifig, at least in the short term. Longer term, it would depend on whether the tray and plain domed lid cup show up in more sets or not.

    Odeinoichus said:

    I would also hesitate to add the Hot Dog Guy for his parts, that new tray, the plain unprinted Squishee cup and a Hot Dog Bun the cheapest it's ever been. I actually have plans to get five of him for those reasons alone.

    If you really need hot dog buns, they're available through Bricks & Pieces for a lot less than Bricklink's average price (at least in the States).
      
    sid3windrYodaliciousmadforLEGO
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