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#1076 Itaria No Shintaku

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

View PostLucanik-san, on 12 March 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

Six more packs today, three of which containing missing minifigs: Lizard Man, Lumberjack and Fitness Instructor.
Three more (Gladiator, Gangster, Snowboarder) to go.
I just can't find that damn Gladiator :(
I envy you, ACWW.


It's so easy to feel. He has that round parma shield and that unique headgear... you really can't miss it.
...I've been there...
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#1077 Lucanik-san

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Maybe I should just get those three on Ebay. I already have spent a ton of money for series 5, and furthermore I still have a 6th series to complete.

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#1078 Lucanik-san

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

Ok, it's official. This series is trolling me.
I bought eight more packs today, in which I managed to find two (gangster and snowboarder) out three missing. Guess who remains? Exactly, him...the gladiator.  :hmpf_bad: He's my nightmare.
And then three ice fishermen in a row? But WTF!

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#1079 Lucanik-san

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

I-i-impossible!
Ten more packs today and still no gladiators.  :cry_sad:

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#1080 Edmond Dantes

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

View PostLucanik-san, on 23 March 2012 - 11:28 AM, said:

I-i-impossible!
Ten more packs today and still no gladiators.  :cry_sad:

I am very confused - are you continually buying online and opening all the packages?  Why don't you feel for a gladiator at the store?

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#1081 Lucanik-san

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

View PostEdmond Dantes, on 23 March 2012 - 04:14 PM, said:

I am very confused - are you continually buying online and opening all the packages?  Why don't you feel for a gladiator at the store?
I tried, but that was worse: once I confound the gladiator's helmet with the ice fisherman's hood, another with evil dwarf's headwear. I'm retarded in feeling minifigures with fingers, really.
I just keep on hoping in luck, purchasing them by the store.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

View PostLucanik-san, on 23 March 2012 - 04:51 PM, said:

I tried, but that was worse: once I confound the gladiator's helmet with the ice fisherman's hood, another with evil dwarf's headwear. I'm retarded in feeling minifigures with fingers, really.
I just keep on hoping in luck, purchasing them by the store.

Why not just purchase a gladiator directly from Bricklink? You could get several of them for the price of ten unsuccessful attempts.

#1083 Super Goblin

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

Found these today for $1.50 each. Grabbed four of them, I was able to get the Gladiator, Boxer, Zookeeper and Snowboarder.  Going to go back later and try to do the feel test for the Lizard guy and the Gangster. Might try for the clown and Graduate as well. I'm terrible at the feel method though.

#1084 Lucanik-san

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

View PostSuper Goblin, on 27 March 2012 - 05:29 PM, said:

Grabbed four of them, I was able to get the Gladiator
You: a gladiator among four packs.
Me: no gladiators in almost a hundred of packs.
Why this? WHY?

(since my last post I bought ten more packs, and still no glads)

Edited by Lucanik-san, 27 March 2012 - 09:06 PM.

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#1085 Super Goblin

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

Went back on my break and grabbed 4 more. I think I'm getting better at the feel method because I was able to pick these four out and determine what they are.  I think the Lizard guy is my favorite minifig of all time except of course for Superman.
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#1086 ACWWgal2011

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

View PostLucanik-san, on 27 March 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

You: a gladiator among four packs.
Me: no gladiators in almost a hundred of packs.
Why this? WHY?

(since my last post I bought ten more packs, and still no glads)

It could be that someone is army building in your area or an ebay or BL member. Except for the evil dwarf(I have a small "army" of 5), i don't do that. And as far as the dwarfs, 3 or 4 were when they were in the discount lane with the rest of the figures selling very slowly

#1087 Nagyzee

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:05 AM

View PostLucanik-san, on 27 March 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

You: a gladiator among four packs.
Me: no gladiators in almost a hundred of packs.
Why this? WHY?

(since my last post I bought ten more packs, and still no glads)

Can you at least use those other 100 minifigs? If you are specifically after Gladiators you'd have been way better off buying a few on Bricklink. For the price of 100 random packs you could have bought 50-80 brand new Gladiators.

#1088 Super Goblin

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:48 AM

Just found another Gladiator.  He's actually the easiest to spot because of his helmet.  I also grabbed the detective.  The gangster is proven to be difficult to find though.

#1089 Lucanik-san

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

View PostNagyzee, on 28 March 2012 - 03:05 AM, said:

If you are specifically after Gladiators you'd have been way better off buying a few on Bricklink. For the price of 100 random packs you could have bought 50-80 brand new Gladiators.
With the wisdom of hindsight...
How could I imagine a hunt SO hard?

View PostSuper Goblin, on 28 March 2012 - 03:48 AM, said:

The gangster is proven to be difficult to find though.
Funny. I found four of them, each completely random without feeling anything.
If that is difficult, to find the gladiator is impossible, lol.

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#1090 Nagyzee

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

View PostSuper Goblin, on 28 March 2012 - 03:48 AM, said:

Just found another Gladiator.  He's actually the easiest to spot because of his helmet.  I also grabbed the detective.  The gangster is proven to be difficult to find though.

Not really. Both the violin case and the hat are easy to feel for. Series 5 doesn't really have any particularly hard to identify figures. The Monster from Series 4 was a bit hard as it has only one give-away piece and it's lucky we still had barcodes on Series 1 because the Super Wrestler doesn't have any identifying pieces whatsoever. By feel you could only find him through the lack of headgear and accessories.

#1091 Super Goblin

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:22 AM

Oh, I didn't mean the gangster was hard to identify.  I meant I haven't had any luck finding him yet.  I felt up about 50 packages yesterday and none were the gangster.  They have about 100 more so I'm going back tomorrow to check again.

#1092 Lucanik-san

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

Okay, I surrender.
With the last three of this morning (5th gangster, 5th boxer, 6th royal guard) my store ran out of series 5 packs. Obviously the gladiator is still missing, despite a total of more than one hundred attempts.
Ebay, I'm coming!

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#1093 Super Goblin

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

I'm going back later to look for the ganagster and I'm willing to pick up some gladiators for you if you're interested.

#1094 Super Goblin

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

Sorry for the double post.  I went back today and got 2x Gangster, another Gladiator putting me at 4, Cleopatra, 3 more Lizard guys, Lumberjack and the guard.  The only one left that I want is the ice fisherman.




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