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These figures have such fantastic printing details! They really are very well produced figures!
Here are my big complaints:
1. The accessories with the bandmates are pretty dull and uninteresting for the most part... A lot of microphones among the lot.
2. The blind boxes SUUUUUUUUCK!
3. The prices are just way too high, especially for the beat boxes. It is absolutely not even close to worth full retail price if you're just looking at it from a physical product prospective.
4. The beat bits are actually quite fun, it's a real shame it's so hard to collect them.
I am looking forward to seeing what the rumored pirate ship set comes out like. It would be nice to be able to make a full band in the theme/genre. These two are the only ones I feel fully fit in theme thus far, though the werewolf almost looks the part of a punk drummer.
In the 8 years of owning various kindles, I had my first ever LEGO related advertisement on the lock screen.
But there are some very cool minifigures.
All of the others just have some interesting minifigs. But I guess that's what VIDIYO's all about for an AFOL.
Looking at the sets I can see a lot of the obvious AR reading pieces like Hidden Side had. I think the sets are so much better value than the beatboxes that these releases will probably push the beatboxes deep into the discount bins.
there’s a few nice looking figs but obviously far fewer new moulds so definitely doesn’t make the band mates price look good at all.
I'm glad to see new musical styles as well. They wouldn't have been able to make a full second wave without adding a few more. Not that I'm unhappy with more Punk Pirates, Candy Pop and all the other "established" groups already. But Dragon Metal and Fairy Folk are genious and stray just far enough from what has been done!
Of note, two transclear bear minifigs... i had never seen parts done like this! Also, finally another Discoboy, I really liked the first despite him being alone. The Aztec singer... is for the tropical theme? I'm surprised there isn't more support for this theme considering the Llama is the mascot of the theme. Or maybe that Blue Cheetah guitarist in the Boombox is with him? And the Genie gets a teammate, maybe, in the form of the Siren?
Anyways, fantastic reveals, I can't wait. I was a fan from day one, and this wave really delivers.
I have to admit I didn’t think the playsets would actually look that good on the whole - particularly the biggest one that folds down into an approximate 1:1 scale boombox. There is a little bit of repetition of certain elements between the candy stage, K-Pawp stage and Boombox stage, but the robot car and pirate ‘ship’ add intrigue. I think the app is going to offer more functionality with the physical sets here too, more like Hidden Side (which I thought had great interaction if you ignored the battery drain).
Sure there are some obvious swaps in the Bandmates series 2 since series 1, but perhaps the element of the latest release that’s least interesting is the 2 new BeatBoxes. Most of the elements are available in similar form in Bandmates or sets so it’s like they’re just a colour swapped dragon and a colour swapped fairy.
The figures have kept up (or even surpassed) their coolness and the stages are interesting. With an exception to the new beatboxes, the part value is actually pretty decent and fair for this round. The gummy bear characters (I don't what else to call them) are very fun. My eyes popped at the transparent leg parts! Sadly, the hips aren't transparent. Good news for collectors like me who have an expensive, fully-transparent prototype minifigure, but still. The dragons are very cool too! The more I look, the more cool figures and parts I see. I still think Vidiyo theme is a flop, but like Hidden Side, at least they're introducing more characters and parts.
There's three minifigures I'm seriously after: the Boombox Alien, Slime Singer, and the Squid Drummer. Honestly, if all I got was the Boombox Alien I would be happy.
I thought that the DJ Alien and the Alien Keytarist were cool... and they still are, in a way... but they fall short of the new figures in my opinion.
For a sign supposedly flopping with barely touched shelves, that's not what I expected to see... Maybe the announcement of wave 2 got people to buy en-masse? Either way, I'm quite happy, I love this theme.
id buy beatboxes at 25% off. still full price around here.
Guess this will mean the core ones will drop in price on the secondary market once wave 2 hits once people end up with multiples.
When Series 2 is released, I’m just going to buy one whole side of the box to guarantee I get all 12 with no dupes.
I'm surprised there haven't been comments at all about the new sets on here. It's looking like their popularity is more North American, but since the whole world got them 2 months earlier, I expected some comments on the Boombox or the quality of the figures overall!
The minifigures in the Punk Pirate ship are some of the best I’ve seen in the last few years. Loads of tattoo arm printing, mega detailed punk jacket torsos and of course the squid head drummer. I’m going to add the Peg Leg Pirate and Teal Shark from the first wave to the Punk Pirate Ship in due course!
There's a lot of good stuff in there, enough to make a full modular with bits and pieces from all of them. I'll certainly give it a shot once I'm done moving.
So that means Bandmates Series 2 should be a thing, with whatever else was supposed to happen at the same time (which may or may not be a thing). I assume those of you who know the typical release schedule of waves will know what that means, and those privy to more information about the sets will know which ones will make it and which won't.
In the second, I'm making reference to the fact that the common of mortal doesn't have the same level of knowledge as official Lego media, and as those who have access to toy fairs. So there could be new sets beyond just the Bandmates Series 2 that those people have seen, that I have no knowledge about. The employees were very careful in their choice of words about the stuff releasing this year. So their wording doesn't make sense to me (only Bandmates Series 2 were announced to my knowledge), but by now stores are probably preparing and ordering their Fall sets which could include more.
yeah, I never found a Hidden side Castle. pretty bummed about that. Missed the fire truck too.
I’m missing the Vampire Bassist and Discowgirl Guitarist but I’m sure I’ll find them somewhere along the way. I found it quite entertaining that I have 5 spare Rasp-Bearys and only really one spare of a handful of others.
- Alien Dancer (with Yoda’s lightsabre blades)
- DJ Rasp-Beary (love the dual trans head)
- Dragon Guitarist (a great contrast to the metal dragon)
- Karaoke Mermaid (RIP separate Samurap stage)
- DJ Captain (the final member of me punky pirate crew)
- Puppy Singer (annoying that one K-Pawp stage position lays empty)
- DJ Beatbox (that custom head is where it’s at)
- Slime Singer (pleasantly surprised at the regular minifig head under the slime)
- Carnival Dancer (perfect other half for the Carnival Diva CMF)
- Zombie Dancer (the cassette is a nice touch)
My Beatbit tile collection is also extremely close to completion. I need to triple check again at some stage but apart from the Vampire & Cowgirl exclusive tiles, I believe I only have one other tile missing from the collection - a Retro Effect black printed tile. Seems odd that it has never appeared in any of the sets or Bandmates but I’ll track it down like Thanos ;)
Still quite jealous: they didn't make it to North America, and it is soooo frustrating. I've contacted multiple stores about this, none has any idea of what's going on. If anybody else in Canada (or elsewhere) found a box and is willing to go halfsies, let me know. I ideally wanted a full box with two sets for replacement pieces, but I'd prefer a single set than having to go on the secondary market.