REVIEW: 8805 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 5
Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:19 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:41 PM
Series 2 = 3
Series 3 = 3
Series 4 = 3
Series 5 = 4
Yes, you are absolutely right.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:47 PM
Beefeater's probably the weak link here.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:50 PM
I just completed Series 4 last week (bag feeler extrordinaire, no unwanted duplicates!) so will definitely be trying to complete series 5 when it arrives in the UK.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:30 PM
Thanks for making such detailed review!
Edited by Lordofdragonss, 28 June 2011 - 06:31 PM.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:56 PM
Series 5 looks great.
Only a pity I spend so much money on it, I have much less for other lego sets I still want to buy.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:57 PM
I can see myself going out to get a whole box of these beauties. Possibly my favourite series of them all
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:00 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:07 PM
I'll do my best not to disappoint my loyal followers .
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:33 PM
at these this time as a keep together. I much prefer for series 5 to dissect the pieces for other uses like the ax for fire stations.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:06 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:27 PM
There's so much good stuff in this series like Cleopatra, the graduate, the gladiator, evil dwarf, grenadier, a new monkey, a violin case, gladiator sword, ...
I only hope the grenadier red torso doesn't have the issue of the red color showing a bit through the white printings (belt) making those look slightly pink.
Thanks Whitefang for this awesome and informative review. We all have seen pictures of these figs before, but it's soo much better to have your detailed shots and all your background info to discover these series of collective minifigs
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:33 PM
The only one I don't care much about is the clown.
It's disappointing that there's only 3 graduates, not because they will be particularly useful (although a graduation MOC would require many of them), but because that's the kind of thing I'd like to give as gifts to people. I did the same with the karate guy because my son is involved in martial arts.
Ones I'll want multiples of, besides the graduate... definitely a few Dwarves, although I have a few fantasy era dwarves... a nice compliment. A few (not a whole lot) of gladiators. A few zoo keepers, mostly for the monkeys, but female heads are always nice to have... although I'm not too thrilled with the smirk. I'm VERY looking forward to "Cleopatra," and will probably make several MOCs with that figure. The gangster is also quite nice, especially the hat and case.
Great series... can't wait. August, right? Uggh.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:49 PM
I'm not as excited about this series as the previous, but there are many new figures that I like - your enthusiasm for the whole serious is a bit infectious. I do feel slight Minifig fatigue, and wish there were a few less repeaters.
That said there are 3 or 4 classics in this set I will have to get - The Detective, Guardsman and zoo keeper will bring many MOC's to life.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:30 PM
Just a few questions, if you don't mind:
- Woodcutter: is it just the angle or is his cap a different format (flatter) than the baseball player's cap?
- Cavewoman: does the hairpiece fit better than the rubber hairpiece of the Crazy Scientist? It looks like it...
- Snowboarder: there is no logo or anything printed on his beanie hat, right?
Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:47 PM
The pictures are beautiful - I love the comparison pictures with prior series and the informative parts pictures, and the information you have provided is comprehensive (even including statistics!) Thank you so much for this fabulous review, and thank you also to whichever circumstances allow you to give us this sneak preview!
I can tell we're going to be getting a lot of these!
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:09 PM
My three favorites would probably have to be the graduate, grenadier, and the gangster. I especially love the pose you have for the grenadier. Maybe they should come out with a Queen to compliment him.
The cavewoman looks really nice, too. I can even imagine that hairstyle being used for a punk rocker girl. It would be nice to see that piece released in other colors. But I didn't know they had lipstick back in prehistoric times...
I usually only pick up two or three minifigs per series, but your incredibly well-detailed and thoughtful reviews allows me to get a great perspective of the entire series. Thanks again, WhiteFang!
Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:42 PM
The only disappointment is so many figures being in threes. It will be interesting to see which of the figures get hoarded and sold for ridiculous prices in the long run. I personally won't be building as large an army of figures as Gorillas... unless, of course, I can.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:32 PM
Edited by sweener, 29 June 2011 - 02:06 AM.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:45 AM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:28 AM
He is indeed 100% Canadian ... ;)
Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:54 AM
I'm so getting the gladiator, the boxing guy, the cave-woman, the clown, and the dwarf! Eh, I might as well jsut get them all!
Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:38 AM
1 The Graduate - diploma, hat.
2 Pharaoh Queen (Cleopatra) - snake, skirt (easy identification just like Kimono Girl)
3 London Guard - rifle, Marge-Simpson hair (easy identification)
4 Boxer (Manny Pacquiao) - torso with gloves, helmet (hard to identify)
5 Dwarf - wooden axe handle, axe blades
6 Mafia Gangster - pistol, violin case
7 Cavewoman - bone, Flintstone bat
8 Woodcutter - axe (like hockey stick of the Hockey Player),
9 Clown - pie, hat (hard to identify), short legs
10 Aerobics Instructor - boombox
11 Detective (Sherlock Holmes) - magnifying glass,
12 Godzilla - back tail, headpiece
13 Zookeeper - banana, monkey
14 Gladiator - sword, helmet
15 Eskimo - fishing rod, rope (easy identification)
16 Snowboarders - snowboard (easy identification)
I know and we know we're experts now when it comes to feeling CMF pack and identifying them. The trick it isolate a piece that would ultimately identify the minifig. The usual thing to do is to find a small piece, which is easy to isolate (and then identify) since it moves more freely inside the pack than the bigger pieces. Example: banana, bone, magnifying glass, axe handle (wand), and axe blades. Another trick is to find a big/long identifying piece. Example: fishing rod, snowboard, rifle, snake, and skirt just like in Kimono Girl.
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