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Minifigure Series 18

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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,735
    Anyone had any luck getting a police man from a random S&H order?
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    I got my policeman from a Forbidden Planet (yes, they've been selling CMFs for a while now).
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,735
    darthdc said:
    I got my policeman from a Forbidden Planet (yes, they've been selling CMFs for a while now).
    Planet Genesis?
  • lcdo_figueroalcdo_figueroa College Station, TXMember Posts: 62
    Just thanking you guys for the tips. In one try. Might go back and check for a Dragon, as its the only other one that catches my eye. Thanks again.
    Switchfoot55FowlerBricks
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 329
    On vacation in Guadalajara stopped in at a toy store found a police man and a sealed new copy of #75919 for 125 USD
  • AwesomenessAwesomeness OhioMember Posts: 190
    Finally was able to finish my series collection today after stopping at a couple places. This includes the classic police man. 
    MooreFXMuftak1
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    TheFew said:
    Anyone had any luck getting a police man from a random S&H order?
    Two separate orders of about 12 packages each...and no policeman
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,286
    No luck finding any more S18 the last few days. I moved Target's older series bags onto fewer pegs in the hopes that they put out S18's on the freed up pegs

    As for Policeman being to the left near the back, I've often noticed figures being in particular spots in a case.
    59 S18's in stock seems like a technically accurate but disingenuous statement.

    @Mr_Cross I've never encountered CMFs behind the counter, but I'm reminded of how I generally get no trouble for going through bags, as long as I'm not blocking an aisle or something. Sometimes security wonders what I'm doing if it's taking awhile, but once I explain it's no big deal.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Found a fresh case at a Walmart that has already had one case out. I suspect it is from the initial shipment they received a couple of weeks ago. So it's worth checking still. I'm curious what other figures in this series will be popular long term. I personally love the dragon, but they all are charming in their own way.
    FowlerBricksFizyx
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,243
    pharmjod said:
    Found a fresh case at a Walmart that has already had one case out. I suspect it is from the initial shipment they received a couple of weeks ago. So it's worth checking still. I'm curious what other figures in this series will be popular long term. I personally love the dragon, but they all are charming in their own way.
    I have a feeling the unicorn guy will also be up there, especially in combination with the unicorn girl from series 13.
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited April 2018
    I too found a Walmart that restocked with another case since their initial one case on release.  Other Walmarts in the area are still completely wiped out.  Still haven't seen anything at Barnes & Noble.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,286
    @pharmjod @Fizyx Unicorn Guy being a potential army builder might help the price both now and longterm
    Fizyx
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    I am struggling to see the unicorn as an army builder, but maybe bronies around the world will want a bunch to sniff. Perhaps @Pitfall69 can weigh in.
    BumblepantsPumpkin_3CK5SumoLego77ncaachampssnowhitieandhe
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG North AmericaMember Posts: 254
    pharmjod said:
    I am struggling to see the unicorn as an army builder, but maybe bronies around the world will want a bunch to sniff. Perhaps @Pitfall69 can weigh in.
    I happen to be a brony and don’t find the unicorn suit characters all that interesting-Dragon Suit seems better to me.
    pharmjod77ncaachamps
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,243
    pharmjod said:
    I am struggling to see the unicorn as an army builder, but maybe bronies around the world will want a bunch to sniff. Perhaps @Pitfall69 can weigh in.
    I think a lot of people are considering them to be army builders because they have a sword and shield more than anything.  Personally, I would love an army of them just for kicks, but I'm also not sold on their wider appeal as an army builder either.
    KingAlanI
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    The dragon is epic. The potted plant is interesting. The cactus just to actually have a molded cactus in Western scenes. I'm really not seeing an army builder though. 
    77ncaachamps
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,756
    ^Wait, you've never heard of the Cactus and Flower Pot army of 1603? 

    MOCs and armies will abound!
    BumblepantspharmjodFizyx
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 329
    Get zombie from series 1 and the plant monster from 14 along with the cactus and potted plant and you got plants vs zombies
    SumoLegopharmjod560HeliportFizyx
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Classic cop army.  Go big or go home
    SumoLegoSirBrickalotOfLegocaterham7Polyphemusdavetheoxygenman560HeliportFizyxsid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    Classic cop army.  Go big or go home
    Well crap, Mr. Gold Army!
    madforLEGOgmonkey76davetheoxygenmanFizyxsid3windr
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 467
    Surely mr gold army vs classic policeman army is the pinnacle. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,366
    Fizyx said:
    pharmjod said:
    I am struggling to see the unicorn as an army builder, but maybe bronies around the world will want a bunch to sniff. Perhaps @Pitfall69 can weigh in.
    I think a lot of people are considering them to be army builders because they have a sword and shield more than anything.  Personally, I would love an army of them just for kicks, but I'm also not sold on their wider appeal as an army builder either.
    For me, the unicorn doesn't work as an army builder. The bright colours and unicorn details means it doesn't fit in with historical type settings and it is too camp for fantasy. The colours make the inidividual parts just as useless as the figures. If the parts had been grey or silver or gold, then maybe I could have lived with the unicorn emblem.

    I have armies of many diverse figures, from the regular Spartans and Romans and other soldiers, Warrior Women and Goddesses,  Indians / Natives, Elves, Gorillas, Divers, Businessmen, Carpenters and Plumbers. But I just cannot think where I would use an army of knights dressed in bright blue pretending to be unicorns. One, as a kid in fancy dress playing unicorns with his friend in the white unicorn suit, is enough for me.

    KingAlanI
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 757
    I found a box in Target at Medallion Center in Dallas that looked to have been rifled through with several bags laying on top.  I almost didn't check to see if CP was there, but thankfully I did.  He was there, four from the back left corner. 
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,735
    Thank you Asda Yeovil. Just passing on my way west and found a new unmolested box. Policemen was present and correct and only £2.87!
    omnium
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Saw a new box at Barnes & Noble today.  Looked to be full, but one minifig was missing.  Guess which one.
    dehnehsuomnium
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    Saw a new box at Barnes & Noble today.  Looked to be full, but one minifig was missing.  Guess which one.
    The Brick Girl?  Am I right?  I know I'm right.
    BumblepantspharmjodomniumPolyphemusLego_Star
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Today was my wife's shopping day and one of the stores she goes to is a large Walmart in our area. I decided to try an experiment. My wife is definitely not a Lego expert, most certainly doesn't know a thing about identifying CMFs, and has no clue about the coveted Police Officer. I asked her if she would 1) go by the Lego aisle to see if they had any Series 18 CMFs. If they did, 2) see if there were any "skinny packets" and 3) see if she could feel the small 1x2 brick in the skinny packets. I showed her a 1x2 tile and 1x2 plate so she would know what she was trying to find. I told her this wasn't a priority and she didn't need to do it if she felt weird or didn't have time...that I was just curious how difficult it would be for a novice to find certain CMF (if one was even there). She came home, we unloaded the car, and she tossed a CMF on the table. She said it was the only one she found may have met the criteria. When I checked the CMF, low and behold it was the Police Officer. She said there appeared to be only about 30-40 sets available, but that most were thicker so she didn't even check those.

    They're certainly out there as this Walmart in particular has very high traffic. Also, this experiment proved to me that even a novice should be able to identify them with limited effort (if one is there).
    FizyxBumblepantspharmjodstluxLego_Stardmcc0snowhitie
  • sinc823sinc823 CanadaMember Posts: 6

    People here in Canada aren't as crazy, and sales people are extremely helpful, I found these guys at local chapters store and toysrus :)
    elspankdogBrickByBrickFowlerBricksdatsunrobbieSumoLegosid3windr
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 329
    Smh... when you post stuff like this you deserve to be trolled
    omniumPumpkin_3CK5SumoLegoKingAlanI
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    I see this as a challenge.  Game on
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    I'm just trying to figure out why you ever open 11 of the police man.
    BumblepantsTheFewShibOnebricktoomanyBrickByBrickoldtodd33davetheoxygenmanFizyxSumoLego
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 329
    He must be the pied piper of police men minifigures or just a reseller with no respect for others glad I don't live in Canada otherwise I might not have got one 
    Pumpkin_3CK5madforLEGO
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,735
    Went in to Water stones in Newton Abbot. A new box on the counter but the cop had been removed and was by the checkout mans hands.. Draft. Over to Asda and the box only had around 10 cmfs left in it. But wait a new box behind and the cop! For £2.87. Yay!
    Addicted2OxygenOnebricktoomanyomnium
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 728
    mh3490 said:
    He must be the pied piper of police men minifigures or just a reseller with no respect for others glad I don't live in Canada otherwise I might not have got one 
    I think the point is that if he was a reseller, he'd leave them sealed.. Guess he's the pied pipPiof policemen minifigures
    pharmjod
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,153
    My local Sainsburys has now put their CMFs in security boxes like Asda near us has. There were only two boxes on the shelf, took them to the till to get opened which they did with no hassle. Neither of them we needed so I asked if there was the rest of the box out the back. Staff brought out a near full box that looked undisturbed. Second pack we squeezed was the policeman! I can't help thinking that these shops are losing sales on CMFs by only have a couple out on the shelf each time.
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 406
    The Tesco near my work was happy to sell me 8 unopened boxes of their stock of series 18 - they said they don't sell any as impulse buys as they are in the plastic security cases in a dead area at the back end of the store.  Left them 59 bags in the last box that they opened as they brought it out! ;P
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 246
    I really need to spend more time feeling the packets. Now on my second unicorn and third cat... on the bright side I got the dragon, cactus, brick boy and elephant. So just 4 left to find!
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 831
    @caterham7, *8* boxes? Good lord! That's a big investment! I've often wondered where people get their sealed boxes from. Never considered Tesco!

    I'd considered buying a full box just to get PC Scalper, but I think I'm going to leave it.

    Are you planning on selling most of them right away or keeping as a long term investment?
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 712
    Found Birthday Party Boy today - I love those little S1 CMF packets! I'd buy 10s of those if they were available separately...

    That completes my 16... just that darn policeman left to find and I'll have got my first ever complete set of CMFs!
    omnium
  • darthdcdarthdc Member Posts: 228
    I've got a long way to go to complete my set. Still looking to complete Series 6, 7 and 8, with 2 figures to replace, due to sun damage, and one having the wrong head.

    When I do complete S18, it will be my second set of 17. Alas, my #17 for S10, is a clown with spot-less hat, and not HIM.
  • lcdo_figueroalcdo_figueroa College Station, TXMember Posts: 62
    Saw a new box at Barnes & Noble today.  Looked to be full, but one minifig was missing.  Guess which one.
    I can assure you it wasn't me. Already got mine and I'm not interested in building an army of them.
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 406
    edited April 2018
    omnium said:
    @caterham7, *8* boxes? Good lord! That's a big investment! I've often wondered where people get their sealed boxes from. Never considered Tesco!

    I'd considered buying a full box just to get PC Scalper, but I think I'm going to leave it.

    Are you planning on selling most of them right away or keeping as a long term investment?
    Tend to buy lots of Lego and hoard it away since 2009!  My two boys and two nephews get given birthday and Christmas presents from the vast range.  When they're older, I'll either build or sell the remaining sets.  If I break up duplicate sets for parts, I'll sell on any minifigs that I'm not interested in.

    Like to keep a sealed box of minifigs for myself tucked away, another box to open between me and the boys and then some others for presents or army building.  Collected the police sets from the late 70s to late 80s as a child, so plan to keep all the series 18 police ones for myself!

    Was thinking of offering a few sets without policeman at cost on here, but major works to the complete downstairs of house is getting in the way of normal life at the moment and have to have everything cleared out today so the builders can take over tomorrow!
    omniumAddicted2OxygenFizyx
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,735
    On a roll. Local sainsburys has a new box. That's my 3rd cop in three days. Feel mega lucky!
    77ncaachamps
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 246
    Lovely lady in the Lego store helped us find 3 of the 4 we were missing. Just the clown left to find now.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Legolis said:
    Lovely lady in the Lego store helped us find 3 of the 4 we were missing. Just the clown left to find now.
    Should be easy. Feel for the balloon animals. Feels so much different from other elements.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 696
    For me the Clown's hat was easiest... (and later, confirm with the balloons :))
    benbacardiLegopantsdatsunrobbie
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 757
    eMJeeNL said:
    For me the Clown's hat was easiest... (and later, confirm with the balloons :))

    The hat was the easy tell for me.  It has a very distinct shape.
    Legopantsdatsunrobbie
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 547
    I have just picked up a full box from my toy store. I have yet to see how many full sets I have (exc Policeman), so if anyone is looking for a set of 16 (exc Policeman) let me know. Id rather sell as a set than individual. I will post in For Sale, any individuals left over.

    I was slightly hoping a mistake was made and I got 2 policemen, but alas, no luck.

    Ta
  • LegolisLegolis Leeds, UKMember Posts: 246
    Thanks for the tips. I had a quick look through one of the tubs there but didn't come across him in the short time I had. When I mentioned him the lady helping us made out he was really hard to find for some reason.
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 806
    Went to a Target today and saw a bunch of minifigs hanging at the check out aisle. Thankfully they had more and I got a fresh case pulled from the back. Got some duplicates along with the box(whoop whoop) and I don't usually care for it but this one was nice and orange and had the extra forty years bit on the front. Spent about five minutes putting the rest of the case on the pegs.
    FowlerBricks
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