Me and my wife (mostly my wife, she demanded we get these) picked up the Vintage Minifigure Collection 5. It's an all girls edition, and has two very rare and desired castle minifigs. A quick pictorial and review.
The packaging is standard, I expected hearts with the red theme . I'm shocked TLC didn't put this out for Valentine's Day. It could've saved me some present money.
The lineup outside of the box. We put them on our new blue baseplate. They are the dreaded chinese plastic, but they are of a higher quality than prior releases.
Since we only have the Ninja Princess (a great addition to any collection ) I am going to use this to compare minifigures. Right away, the plastic is different. It's not neccessarily cheaper, but it feels different. The painting is fine on the torso, but off on the head. More on that Below.
Sorry it's a bit blurry. The eyes and lips are bigger. This gives the eyes a bit too close together look, which makes them look off. Otherwise, it's a nice addition.
AH! Well, a better shot for you to judge.
More confirmation they are the Chinese minifigs. Again, while a bit different, they're not as bad as the Pirates minifigures which garnered such hate. Still, I'd prefer if TLC contracted with factories that better managed quality.
A group shot with my wife's (Kary) favorite minifigures. They are quite nice, much better than earlier Chinese releases. Not the best subsitutions, but these are worthy to play with. Right now Kary is assembling an all-female army of our minifigs. Pics coming later once she finishes and is happy. I am pleased with this. For $17 US it's not bad for two really rare female figures, even if they're of a different quality.
4 out of 5 stars!
Edit: Fixed image links.
Edited by WhiteFang, 11 March 2010 - 02:49 AM.
Indexed and poll added