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CMF Series 17 - The Real One (2017)

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  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    Thanks again to @MinifiguresPlus! Got my shipment yesterday, it was worth the wait and patience after having to keep myself from buying any of these while @ Target. So tempting....
    DedgeckomadforLEGOMinifiguresPlus
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 725
    Trying to find the spaceman..is the raygun 1 piece or 2?
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 146
    edited May 2017
    redarmy said:
    Trying to find the spaceman..is the raygun 1 piece or 2?
    One piece.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    I also got my shipment from @MinifiguresPlus yesterday!

    As for the most desirable...I think we all have different priorities. For me, it's the Veterinarian (not vegetarian...well, maybe) because it's a healthcare professional; the Baker because of the whisk; the Hot Dog Vendor Guy because of the tray and drink; Rocket Boy because of the costume; and the Ray Gun Man, because it's just cool.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,532
    Only had problems getting rocket boy on the first day, but the LEGO Store I go to brought out a new box for me and I got him. Since then I've been able to get three more. Hopefully other people will start finding more when they have been out longer.
    MattPetersen
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 494
    edited May 2017
    My #1 priority was the Frenchman (can't remember how to spell his "official" name) because of the French bulldog--my favorite dog breed! Almost all of them have something endearing, though. I could have lived without Corn Man and the Gladiator, but I'm happy to have the whole set at a very reasonable price thanks to @MinifiguresPlus !
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,968
    Had a chance to look through the Target display. About 80 bags, presumably what was left from 2 or maybe 3 cases
    Picked out 12, got 4 Elf Maiden, 3 Rocket Boy, Vet, Highwayman, Hot Dog Vendor, Retro Spaceman, Connoisseur. meant to get Chef instead of Retro Spaceman but very good for a series I'm not used to feeling.
    The hollow on the back of the baguette piece is how I spotted the Frenchie. It was hard to tell apart the Corn Guy and Rocket Boy costume pieces. The rocket has a protruding knob where the corncob is just rounded.

    got a lot of buns from the #30399 polybag

    josekalel
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,761
    Finally found S17 at a Walmart tonight. Tried exercising my feeling skills looking for a rocket boy. Sure enough, bought three corn guys :-/
    MegtheCatsid3windrjosekalel
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,511


    Finally found S17 at a Walmart tonight. Tried exercising my feeling skills looking for a rocket boy. Sure enough, bought three corn guys :-/


    You need to feel feel for the round nobble at the top of the rocket boy's rocket.
    gmonkey76josekalelmadforLEGOYodaliciousKingAlanI
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,892

    redarmy said:

    Trying to find the spaceman..is the raygun 1 piece or 2?


    I have a spare Retro spaceman (pack opened to see what's inside. I mistook the helmet for the vet's rabbit. Would swap for something else if you want.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 725




    redarmy said:


    Trying to find the spaceman..is the raygun 1 piece or 2?




    I have a spare Retro spaceman (pack opened to see what's inside. I mistook the helmet for the vet's rabbit. Would swap for something else if you want.


    Good man!..i have a post on Marketplace..take a look and see if there is something you want...
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,532


    You need to feel feel for the round nobble at the top of the rocket boy's rocket.


    I'm gonna leave this alone as I don't want to be put in a time out. I can't be the only one who thought that was more than a little dirty?
    TheFewsid3windreggshen
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,443
    ^ I'm happy you brought it up...
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681

    TheFew said:


    You need to feel feel for the round nobble at the top of the rocket boy's rocket.


    This, and the Corn Guy has a texture to him that the Rocket Boy doesn't. I personally still have problems with the Vet, but I think I'm gonna give up on getting more spares.

    Now, I need to get a frame to display them, but that's for another thread.
    madforLEGOKingAlanI
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Now, I need to get a frame to display them, but that's for another thread.

    Some of the figures in the past are awkward to display, due to the space they require.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    I'm looking for something very similar to what @ditchorama did; I think it's sort of a perfect display, it's small and simple, yet it looks great, except maybe I would choose black instead of white.

    ditchorama said:
    Series 17 done and in a frame. Now my Wall of CMF Frames is full - 24 in total



    CircleKAdelecCasperKingAlanI
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,761

    TheFew said:





    Finally found S17 at a Walmart tonight. Tried exercising my feeling skills looking for a rocket boy. Sure enough, bought three corn guys :-/




    You need to feel feel for the round nobble at the top of the rocket boy's rocket.


    Nobble. That's now my new favorite word. Nobble.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    No luck tracking down a Vet yet, with today's purchases I got Surfer, Fitness Lady, Sci-Fi Dude and two Bakers. (I thought one was Butterfly Girl because of her flower stem accessory.)

    Got 8 figures now and one of the dupes I wanted, next week I'll have more time and more cash to do a proper purchase search.

    omnium
  • ceniackceniack Oklahoma CityMember Posts: 25
    I picked up 5 butter fly girls (wanted the wings for a MOC), 5 of the space kids, 2 of the retro space men, and one highway man.

    There is a Barns and Nobole right next to a Toys'r us and both had CMF 17 so I lucked out.

    The Toys'r us also had what looked like a full case of the Disney and series 16 CMFs but I didn't get any from either of those.
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Finally got a vet, after double checking the boxes in Asda and Sainsburys. Having a better idea of what the wig looked like, helped. So, another series done and dusted. Just 6,7 and 8 to finish now.
    omnium
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    darthdc said:

    Finally got a vet, after double checking the boxes in Asda and Sainsburys. Having a better idea of what the wig looked like, helped. So, another series done and dusted. Just 6,7 and 8 to finish now.



    Lucky, I'm missing complete sets of Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Team GB and that Soccer series... I'm afraid my feel-fu skills did not become adequate enough to get full sets until Series 8.

    I wonder if they intend to make a new Character Encyclopedia with Series 20? I would have thought they'd have more than enough new series now to do another Updated and Expanded edition, this time with perhaps some new exclusive figure like a Zombie Cowgirl... That'd actually be pretty neat come to think of it.

  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228




    darthdc said:


    Finally got a vet, after double checking the boxes in Asda and Sainsburys. Having a better idea of what the wig looked like, helped. So, another series done and dusted. Just 6,7 and 8 to finish now.





    Lucky, I'm missing complete sets of Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Team GB and that Soccer series... I'm afraid my feel-fu skills did not become adequate enough to get full sets until Series 8.

    I wonder if they intend to make a new Character Encyclopedia with Series 20? I would have thought they'd have more than enough new series now to do another Updated and Expanded edition, this time with perhaps some new exclusive figure like a Zombie Cowgirl... That'd actually be pretty neat come to think of it.




    4 - 8 came out a time when my money was tight, and chances to get at boxes were slim. The fact that they came out so close together too, didn't help either. Series 6 is going to be the hard one, since I still need 7, including the Roman Soldier. Never bothered with the Olympic set, and not interested in the German footballers.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    darthdc said:








    darthdc said:



    Finally got a vet, after double checking the boxes in Asda and Sainsburys. Having a better idea of what the wig looked like, helped. So, another series done and dusted. Just 6,7 and 8 to finish now.







    Lucky, I'm missing complete sets of Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Team GB and that Soccer series... I'm afraid my feel-fu skills did not become adequate enough to get full sets until Series 8.

    I wonder if they intend to make a new Character Encyclopedia with Series 20? I would have thought they'd have more than enough new series now to do another Updated and Expanded edition, this time with perhaps some new exclusive figure like a Zombie Cowgirl... That'd actually be pretty neat come to think of it.






    4 - 8 came out a time when my money was tight, and chances to get at boxes were slim. The fact that they came out so close together too, didn't help either. Series 6 is going to be the hard one, since I still need 7, including the Roman Soldier. Never bothered with the Olympic set, and not interested in the German footballers.



    Sometimes I can be too completionist for my own good. I had tight funds during Series 2 and Series 4 came and went so fast I never really saw it around that long. I have no idea why.

    Series 3 I'm only missing 3, go figure. Series 1 and 2 varies, I need 14 from Series 2 because I got two of them through secondary sellers at a local convention a few years ago.

    Need 11 from Series 4, 6 from Series 5, 4 from Series 6 and 4 from Series 7, the real kicker is I'm missing Bunny Suit Guy and Lizard Suit Guy which from what I understand are two of the more expensive figures I'm missing.

  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    I recently went to a toy fair and picked up 3 (I'm part exchanging swaps) that I needed - jungle boy (S7), mad scientist (S4) and Surgeon (S6). I saw Lizard Guy for £12, and Gorilla suit guy goes for around the same. Going to have to rely on ebay, and hope some reasonable Buy-It-Nows come along.
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    darthdc said:

    I recently went to a toy fair and picked up 3 (I'm part exchanging swaps) that I needed - jungle boy (S7), mad scientist (S4) and Surgeon (S6). I saw Lizard Guy for £12, and Gorilla suit guy goes for around the same. Going to have to rely on ebay, and hope some reasonable Buy-It-Nows come along.


    I no longer use E-Bay, and I'm not in a rush to get everything I need. But I wouldn't say no if I stumbled across someone selling theirs or trading some spares for a reasonable offer. That Jungle Boy was annoying, I actually got three of him, kept two because I don't sell duplicates unless I feel a need to and mailed the third off to a friend of mine.

    I've been contemplating opening an online store to sell off stuff and also sell MISB sets, but haven't gotten much information put together yet to give it a try or not. It's a risky business venture with so many resellers and the like. Debating on if I should pick up a load of Series 17 to sit on until later, might be useful for future trades.

    Anyway, I forgot to mention I need 10 from Series 1, fortunately not the Nurse though, I picked up two of her to be sure I'd have everything I wanted of her, and I understand she's pretty pricey these days.

  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    From what I know, the Zombie is the priciest - thanks to cherry picking (there were 5 per box). I picked up the set when they first came out - used the bar codes a little.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,546
    edited May 2017


    darthdc said:


    From what I know, the Zombie is the priciest - thanks to cherry picking (there were 5 per box). I picked up the set when they first came out - used the bar codes a little.




    Zombie was a rare in Series 1 (3 per box)
    SumoLegopharmjodgmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,761
    Is there hard data on what is rarest in S17?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,546


    Is there hard data on what is rarest in S17?



    Fairly sure this is accurate:


    KingAlanI said:


    ....

    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
    ....





    KingAlanI
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,529
    I finally broke down and bought a few of the Series 17 minifigures yesterday at Toys R Us. Picked up 2 Hot Dog Vendors and one each of Corncob Guy, Rocket Boy and Surfer, and brought them home for my grandson to open up. Will have to go back for the Highwayman. My grandson is more interested in the flyers than the actual minifigures, and immediately focused on the "mystery" figure, so apparently the marketing department is onto something. 
    josekalelstlux
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,443
    My daughter (5) also immediately saw the question mark and decided he must be special, because he's a secret. Once she saw him though, she decided the fairy girl and the elf were a lot more interesting. ;)
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 801
    I finally got a vet. And incredibly stupid, but I thought I'd felt a 1x1 tile and got Miami Vice guy, but it turned out to be a flower and I'd got fairy girl - doh! :-)
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,968
    @ditchorama "Series 17 done and in a frame. Now my Wall of CMF Frames is full - 24 in total" your wall may be full, but your wallet is another matter. :P
    Yet here I go again army building, this time with Elf Girl. I customize with some regular parts and sell the special ones; Elf Girl seems better for that than S16 Rogue, which should help cut down on cost.
    Target had another case's worth of loose bags out, but mixed with the leftovers from the last 2, so I had to search them all again. got the 3 rocket boy and elf girl, and finally found Chef. got packet weights on ones I missed the last time.
    Here's my updated identification guide

    Brackets are subset number on bricklink, the X in col17-X

    5 per box
    Highwayman [16, 10.8g]: Three-corner hat and two pistols
    Corn Cob Guy [4, 12.4g]: large corn mold, bumps for kernels
    Circus Strongman [2, 10.3g]: The new round barbell piece is the only thing to look for

    4 per box
    Connoisseur (Frenchman) [9, 11.7g]: baguette (especially hollow back), bulldog, and small flattish hat
    Roman Gladiator [8, 10.2g]: The trident is all that stands out
    Yuppie [12, 10.5g]: mobile phone has pretty distinct design, also 1x1 tile and tiny slope
    Retro Spaceman [11, 10.5g]: the new ray gun and helmet
    Hot Dog Vendor [6, 11.55g]: tray that's different from stand.
    Battle Dwarf [10, 10.6g]: The hammer should be enough, but also the mohawk

    3 per box
    Professional Surfer [1, 11.1g]: The surfboard
    Gourmet Chef [3, 11.1g]: several but I found mine via the whisk
    Elf Girl [15, 11.7g]: large dress piece very easy to find
    Veterinarian [5, 10.9g]: rabbit
    Butterfly Girl [7, 11.5g]: Large wings stand out very easily.
    Dance Instructor [14, 11.8g]: Large curly hair piece, also a 1×1 round brick
    Rocket Boy [13, 13.5g]: rocket costume

    Rocket Boy is the only figure significantly above MSRP on BrickLink right now. Most are slightly above or below.

    Corn Guy and Rocket Boy costumes could get confused. The rocket has a protruding knob where the corncob is just rounded.
    Butterfly Girl and Elf Maiden packets should be thick
    Vet and Space Guy could get confused because of similar hair
    Highwayman bandana, Strongman mustache and Dwarf beard could get confused
    Dwarf, Butterfly and Rocket all have short legs

    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

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,968
    @rd1899 I don't see Bread Bun on US Pick a Brick anymore

    @madforlego thanks for quoting me in response to @astrobricks. I got the rarity info from https://brickset.com/article/27419/series-17-cmf-box-distribution, which you snipped from the quote
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,761
    edited May 2017
    ^ @KingAlanI thanks for reposting that link.
    KingAlanI
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 174
    Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto, Calif. got in a full box. Found 2 Rocket Boys ($3.99 each) in the front left side.
    FowlerBricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,761
    Finally found about a box and a third at a Walmart in So St Paul. Went through the whole thing and found ONE rocket boy, but there were two open bags from some douchebag shoplifter.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,968
    36 bags at Wegmans - found 2 Elf Girl and a Rocket Boy, plausible that the missing bags were selected at random. I think elf girl were near each other in the middle column and rocket boy was on the right, but I'm not sure how much that means, especially for a looked through case.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,443
    2 weeks of no rocketbuy at the lego store when I got there.. and we can't get them anywhere else :-(
  • IceCreamCloneIceCreamClone Chicago-ishMember Posts: 70
    Finally got around to buying my first of the series, my target had a side cap thing full of them.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 725
    ^ i have a couple of spare rocketboys (opened) if you have anything to trade?
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 725
    sid3windr
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,443
    I only have an unopened space dude for trade, but I think shipping will be quite expensive, @redarmy... For the moment I guess I'm just going to keep trying to get rocket boys from the lego store :o
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 725
    Ok..no worries
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    I got lucky and found a Rocket Boy at Wal-Mart... Did not get any Vets yet though, my feel-fu has failed me, what I thought was a rabbit piece turned out to be something from the Roman Gladiator, his hair and trident combined or something, I have no idea how it happened either. Could have sworn I felt the rabbit.

    Only need a few more to complete the set, plus some duplicates for things like the Vet, the Vendor and maybe a second Butterfly Girl for her wings. I love the Finn hair in brown though so at least two Gladiator's wasn't a total bummer.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,546
    Felt the Wabbit..... Felt the Wabbit........
    gmonkey76
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318
    Got a Yuppie and a Vet today, just need two more Vets to be happy, and three more figures, including the Highwayman to complete the main series. Pretty ironic the 'mystery' figure is one of the last ones to find.
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    Got a Yuppie and a Vet today, just need two more Vets to be happy, and three more figures, including the Highwayman to complete the main series. Pretty ironic the 'mystery' figure is one of the last ones to find.

    Pretty ironic considering he's a common, and easy to find.
    madforLEGO77ncaachamps
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,546
    edited June 2017
    darthdc said:
    Got a Yuppie and a Vet today, just need two more Vets to be happy, and three more figures, including the Highwayman to complete the main series. Pretty ironic the 'mystery' figure is one of the last ones to find.

    Pretty ironic considering he's a common, and easy to find.
    Found 3-4 today actually. The guns and hat give him away; would not be surprised to see someone grabbing a bunch of him for a army build though. Actually found a couple of boxes that appeared to be mostly untouched at a Five Below store.. well until my GF and I were done with them.
    gmonkey76
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