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REVIEW: 8684 LEGO Minifigures Series 2


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How do you rate this entire Series 2?

  1. 1 - Poor (2 votes [0.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.89%

  2. 2 - Below Average (2 votes [0.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.89%

  3. 3 - Average (22 votes [9.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.78%

  4. 4 - Above Average (85 votes [37.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.78%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (114 votes [50.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.67%

Which LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series do you like most?

  1. 8683 LEGO Collectable MInifigures Series 1 (76 votes [33.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.78%

  2. 8684 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 2 (149 votes [66.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.22%

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#126 angel1802

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:10 PM

Finally found them all !!! wouhouuuu
They are awesome, specially the warrior !! In the toys r us i went they had 2 boxes full of them !!
Just wondering is it normal that the spear of the warrior is so flexible ? I thought they were a bit harder... Whatever, love them, can't wait to see a serie 3... Any info about that by te way ?

Edited by angel1802, 11 September 2010 - 05:10 PM.


#127 Dunjohn

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:28 PM

It's a new spear design, and they all have flexible blades. This seems to be a new thing for Lego, the blade of Prince of Persia's Dagger of Time is also made of flexible plastic. Using two plastics is likely expensive, though, so it'll likely only happen on special, high-detail weapons like these.
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#128 Vic_Rattlehead

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:13 PM

I finally found  8684 at local book store yay
I bought 6 and got 5 different minifigs (witch, 2x ringmaster, lifeguard, mexican, mime)
I really need the vampire for my batlord castle... the witch can be easily detected from the package  :laugh:

#129 Aanchir

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:23 AM

View PostVic_Rattlehead, on 11 October 2010 - 01:13 PM, said:

I finally found  8684 at local book store yay
I bought 6 and got 5 different minifigs (witch, 2x ringmaster, lifeguard, mexican, mime)
I really need the vampire for my batlord castle... the witch can be easily detected from the package  :laugh:
The vampire's a bit harder to identify, since his hair is the same piece as the Karate Master's, and the bat he carries is about the same size and shape. Still, I've managed to get a vampire and many of the other figs by feeling the bags-- in fact, the only ones I used the barcodes for were my brother's and my first four (surfer, lifeguard, explorer, and karate master). And we only used them then because we were in a hurry.

It's a lot easier to feel the bags for the figs at Wal-Marts, I find, because they are in vertical end-racks with separate compartments that each hold a few bags of minifigs. I feel for the figs starting at the top, and as I encounter figs that I already have I separate them out. After I've gotten through the first row I can just place the bags I don't need back in compartments I've already checked, so that I know not to feel those ones again.

Using this method I've gotten close to completing a collection: the only figs I lack are the ringmaster, traffic cop, and mime (none of which I'm interested in) and the weightlifter and skier. I've gotten both of those last two, but have kept them unopened and plan to mail them to my little brother-- he wanted those two, and I think he'll appreciate them a lot more if they're ones that my twin brother and I don't already own for ourselves. So we're going to let him have exclusive rights to those two figs for the time being.

The Spartan is one of the easiest to identify by feeling the bags, since he has both the long spear and the distinctively-shaped helmet. The only fig he can be confused for is the Pharaoh. Of course, being easy to identify can be a good or bad thing. If you live in an area with a strong AFOL presence and are looking for the figs in a high-traffic store, the more easily-identifiable figs might be the first to go!

The typical boxes, like the one reviewed here by WhiteFang, can be found in the US at Target stores, and I find them a lot harder to search through. But that's OK since the Target prices for individual figs are higher than the Wal-Mart prices, and being at college I'm operating on a tighter budget than I would be under different circumstances.

There are of course ethical worries about shopping at Wal-Mart-- for instance, their ability to reduce prices thereby strongarming smaller, more local businesses out of the competition-- but the same applies to all of the stores (generally national or international chains) where I've found the collectible minifigs. And at least we can have confidence that unlike many products associated with big chains like Wal-Mart and Target, these figs don't get their low price from disreputable manufacturing facilities-- while we don't know what workers in LEGO's Chinese plant get paid, we do know LEGO's strong emphasis on maintaining a safe and ethical work environment for their employees.

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#130 Vic_Rattlehead

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:56 AM

the customer service at the local store here actually helping me to indentify
he even said the vampire and spartan aint there anymore after I spent about 10 mins trying to identity the minifig I wanted  :laugh:
The only one that disapointed me was the lifeguard, I really hate it :angry:

#131 Good Cheer

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for this review!
I was turned off by this new batch of offerings until I noticed several details in your great photos.
The accessories are appealing and so are many of the facial expressions.
I'm more inclined to buy these now that I've looked at what your wrote and photographed.

#132 Ogre

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:17 PM

For folks still having a hard time finding series two figures, "Mastermind" here in Toronto is still boasting "a huge selection" of figs on their website front page and the limit on figs has been removed from their page

My link.

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#133 Ogre

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:50 PM

BUY THREE, GET THE FOURTH FREE!
Series two minifigures at Mastermind Toys (prices in USD and CDN).


My link

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BTW...this is NOT just an 'online only' deal!  You can "buy three, get the fourth free" IN STORE, as well!

Edited by Ogre, 10 December 2010 - 02:04 PM.

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#134 Ogre

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:49 PM

I can't believe how strong the urge is to go out and hunt down some more Spartans!
Knowing that Mastermind still has piles of figs and Indigo downtown still has lots (maybe picked-over, maybe not) is making my fingers itch.

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#135 Ogre

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

So, I got my first 'messed-up' collectible minifigure.
Yeah, I have a nurse with a mashed hand but, I don't really count that one.
This one hurts: a Spartan who is missing the head of his spear!  
Spear is there but, no bladed tip!!!!!  
:cry_sad:   :cry_sad:   :cry_sad:

I'll count him as one of my 'free' figs but, it still ticks me off.  Messes up my formation.
:angry:  :angry:  :angry:

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#136 johnnyvgoode

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:00 AM

This review is one of the things that prompted me to start collecting all the Collectible Minifigures. I have now completed series 1-4, and series 5 is on its way to my hands.  :excited:  Thanks for this very complete review, which helped me to realise that there was more to CMFs than I thought.

#137 CtotheP

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:19 PM

Had a successful weekend as the Legoland Discovery center by me in Schaumburg, IL has a TON of Series 2 (along w/ 4 and 5). I got:

2 Mexican guys
1 Spartan
1 Ringmaster
1 Witch
2 Vampires
1 Karate Master
2 Skiiers



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