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#1 Thego

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

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#2 Zeya

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

Hm? I'm confused. It this the result of the voting thing? Is this a product? If so, how much will it cost?

#3 Roger Rabbit

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

From the email:

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Ta-Dah! We are delighted to announce the line-up for the VIP Exclusive LEGO® Minifigures set, to be released in summer 2012. We took the results from our vote poll back in July last year and wherever possible, selected the characters that our VIPs wanted brought back - this time with some unique coloured elements! So… please give a big round of applause once again to friendly Fisherman, mysterious Elf, shadowy Space Villain, kooky Gorilla suit guy, and last but not least, mischievous Mummy!

Not gonna lie, I'm pretty gutted - all from series 3!! Not at all impressed.



View PostZeya, on 06 January 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:

Hm? I'm confused. It this the result of the voting thing? Is this a product? If so, how much will it cost?
Yes, it's the set the VIP members voted for a while back, no information on availibility yet, only:

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Over the coming months we'll be providing further details on how to go about ordering your exclusive set, so be sure to keep checking your VIP Newsletters!

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#4 Thego

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

View PostRoger Rabbit, on 06 January 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:

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Not gonna lie, I'm pretty gutted - all from series 3!! Not at all impressed.

I must say, I'm surprised that they were the choices. The Mummy? Really? I'd become sick of that one as I seemed to get loads of it.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

Also... I don't see any uniquely coloured elements in this picture besides the scorpion in gold.  :sceptic:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

very disappointing. I find it hard to believe all these figs were the highest votes.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostRick, on 06 January 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

Also... I don't see any uniquely coloured elements in this picture besides the scorpion in gold.  :sceptic:

I think the Fisherman's hat is a different color too... It looks black in the picture above while the original minifig had a dark blue hat.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

The Fisherman's fish looks like it might be sand blue, but it's hard to tell. Does this product have a set number or anything yet, or are this synopsis and image all we have?

This set is kinda cool, but since my family has a complete collection of Minifigures Series 3, I see no point in getting it just for the differently-colored parts-- unless, of course, there's some fancy collectors' packaging or something, in which it has some collectible value that the individual figs did not have.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

View Postdarkdragon, on 06 January 2012 - 08:04 PM, said:

very disappointing. I find it hard to believe all these figs were the highest votes.

I couldn't help but think this was a case of "lets see which figures we still have the most of that we need to get rid of"

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#10 Roger Rabbit

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

View PostMatthammer, on 06 January 2012 - 08:27 PM, said:

I couldn't help but think this was a case of "lets see which figures we still have the most of that we need to get rid of"
Or "Which ones are pretty cheap to produce"...

Personally, I'd quite have liked a new VIP exclusive minifigure, in the vein of Lego Club's Max, even if it was just the little red man holding the sign.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:03 PM

I not sure which is more surprising: That nothing from Series 1 was chosen, that the Spartan didn't make it, or that the Space Villain and Mummy did. I would have thought that at least one of these would be from the hardest series to get. :sceptic:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:04 PM

View PostAanchir, on 06 January 2012 - 08:23 PM, said:

The Fisherman's fish looks like it might be sand blue, but it's hard to tell.
No, it's definitely pearl silver, the most common color of that mold. :sceptic:

Overall, these seem like a downgrade from the originals due to the use of more common colors instead of the exclusive colors that they had before. :thumbdown:

Still, these are some of the best figs from Series 3, so if they don't cost more than they did back when S3 was widely available, I might get this.

The reason why these are all from S3 is probably because S3 was the most recent one back when the poll was made and therefore the one people wanted most. But I gotta agree that it's hard to believe that the Mummy and Fisherman made it while the Spartan didn't...

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Hi

I have to laught... Recently i checked my favorite Toy store to see if something is for sale after Xmas and they had a full box of season 3 Minifigs. Each 1€!

Now i feel very VIPish :)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

Well, I found it rather hard to get Elves, so that's always a plus.  The gold scorpion is kinda nice, and I wouldn't mind more gorilla suit guys metasimians for the Heroica RPG.  (Wait, I crossed out the wrong one, didn't I? :tongue:)  And of course, the space villain was one of the harder-to-find minifigs.

Actually Elves were REALLY rare for me, I might have to pick up two or three or five of these for army building.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

...These are the results?  *huh*
Ok, give me a minute..


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This is too funny. The Mummy, Fisherman, and the Space Villian? That's just... :rofl: No Spartan? That's ridiculous.  :head_back: I'm honestly really surprised. This is too funny...I only see a golden scorpion, and a black hat. This is just..hilarious  :laugh:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

Lame. Where are the Zombie and Spartan? This set really does look like a cop out. If the fisherman really won it is only because voting took place in the middle of the "I only got 2 fisherman in my box" craziness. I wonder how much they are going to charge for this, surely it will come out to be more than $3 per fig. Which will make it WAY overpriced.

My verdict: FAIL.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

I personally think these are good, except the fisherman. The only one I dont already have is the elf, but I wanted to make an army anyway... Still cant believe the Spartan wasnt included.

View PostFlipz, on 06 January 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

Well, I found it rather hard to get Elves, so that's always a plus.  The gold scorpion is kinda nice, and I wouldn't mind more gorilla suit guys metasimians for the Heroica RPG.  (Wait, I crossed out the wrong one, didn't I? :tongue:)  And of course, the space villain was one of the harder-to-find minifigs.

Actually Elves were REALLY rare for me, I might have to pick up two or three or five of these for army building.
Really? I got like 8 elves.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

I was under the impression this was going to end up being a 5 pack of Zombies, which I would have been all in for.

This selection is... weird. All fine and good figures, sure, but none that I'd want another of.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:16 PM

"We took the results and wherever possible...."

In other words these are the highest placed minifigs that were voted for that we are willing/able to make available again, not necessarily the top 5 that the customer voted for.

It does lend credence to the view that some minifigs are deliberately made in fewer quantity and meant to be rare. Lego obviously know they have a highly collectable product. :wink:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:45 PM

What the hell?! Who voted for these  *huh*

I think LEGO better investigates how their systems were infiltrated :laugh:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:53 PM

Utter crap.
One good fig, one 'okay' fig and three "Hey, we've got too many of these left over, so let's pawn them off and pretend they're something special" figs.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:55 PM

:wacko: Pity, I really hoped the majority would be from the rarest series, 1 and 2...
I guess I'll skip this thing since I actually have at least one of all five...
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#23 Neoriceisgood

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

That's a really unexpected selection, no idea how something like the mummy made it through a popularity poll.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

certainly not a selection I'll be running out to grab - very disappointing

(but then I did find 18 elves first time around ! - not sure what the difficulty is, all that is required is patience to feel the packets ... )

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

Shenanigans.



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