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LEGO Collectable Minifgures Series 8 Rumours & Discussion


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#1 Piranha

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:09 AM

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We have two rumors to talk about, the bags will be apparently be BLACK and they are scheduled for release in September 2012

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Briefly Mentioned In Brickjournal Issue 14, April 2011. "As Mentioned Earlier, Up To Series 8 Is Locked As Far As Characters Go!" "Yes There Are Minifigs That Were On Wishlists" Expected Surprises and Several Unexpected Surprises!"


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6-10-2012 Update:

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1. Pirate Captain
2. ???
3. ???
4. ???
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6. ???
7. ???
8. ???
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11. ???
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Rumored List reported by Brickset:
  • Ancient Thespis
  • Pirate Captain
  • Conquistador
  • Enemy Robot
  • Evil Female Alien
  • Diver
  • Vampire
  • Fairy
  • Football Player
  • Trader
  • Skier
  • Red Cheerleader
  • Santa Claus
  • Boy in Bavarian costume
  • DJ
  • Cowgirl

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

Wasn't there anything from series 8 at the most recent Toy Fair?  :sad:

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

One more rumor to add:

http://www.eurobrick...dpost&p=1184299

Angeli knows what the figs are...

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

Nothing at the Toy Fair except the package colors.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:27 PM

View PostEdmond Dantes, on 26 January 2012 - 09:37 PM, said:

One more rumor to add:

http://www.eurobrick...dpost&p=1184299

Angeli knows what the figs are...

oh maybe he will chime in sometime soon which would be nice. :classic:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

View PostMacoco, on 26 January 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

oh maybe he will chime in sometime soon which would be nice. :classic:

It seems like someone who wants everyone to know that they know something that they don't want to share is just looking for attention and probably doesn't know anything at all.

I'll be excited when someone actually has info to share. I would be glad to see black packaging. Maybe purple will be next.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:04 AM

View Postmo123567, on 30 January 2012 - 07:34 AM, said:

I'll be excited when someone actually has info to share. I would be glad to see black packaging. Maybe purple will be next.

Alas, last year at this time we had intelligence that TLC was planning series 6 7 and 8.
This year, we yet didn't hear about anything for 2013.

I hope they go on, they sell well and I like those a lot.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

View PostItaria No Shintaku, on 30 January 2012 - 11:04 AM, said:

Alas, last year at this time we had intelligence that TLC was planning series 6 7 and 8.
This year, we yet didn't hear about anything for 2013.

I hope they go on, they sell well and I like those a lot.

I wouldn't worry about these ending anytime soon, I think this has been an amazing success for Lego which even took them by surprise to begin with. Hopefully we will see more unique molds in series 8!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

View PostMarkypops, on 30 January 2012 - 04:18 PM, said:

I wouldn't worry about these ending anytime soon, I think this has been an amazing success for Lego which even took them by surprise to begin with. Hopefully we will see more unique molds in series 8!

It will end at some point but it was the highest selling toy last year in the UK. If they can keep the designs fresh and more series like the current one hopefully they will go out on a high whenever that is and not be sad packets cluttering up retail shelves

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

Come on, I'm running out of money.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

View Postsurrideo, on 30 January 2012 - 04:27 PM, said:

It will end at some point but it was the highest selling toy last year in the UK. If they can keep the designs fresh and more series like the current one hopefully they will go out on a high whenever that is and not be sad packets cluttering up retail shelves
Just to add an anecdote, I was at my local Target and overheard a mom/grandma asking the employee in the Lego aisle if they had any "of those little sets with just one Lego man in them." :classic:  They are really well received is all I'm trying to point out.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

View Postsharky, on 30 January 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

Just to add an anecdote, I was at my local Target and overheard a mom/grandma asking the employee in the Lego aisle if they had any "of those little sets with just one Lego man in them." :classic:  They are really well received is all I'm trying to point out.

They are fantastic, especially in the example you give. A grandparent can't go wrong with it. It's a present that doesn't cost the world, just a litle treat

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

I think they'll end at ten series. It's a nice round number. Plus, go out on a high with people still wanting them. If people still want them Lego can revive them and up the price. win win win for Lego because people will still buy them at a dollar more.  :moar:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

View Postsurrideo, on 30 January 2012 - 04:27 PM, said:

It will end at some point but it was the highest selling toy last year in the UK. If they can keep the designs fresh and more series like the current one hopefully they will go out on a high whenever that is and not be sad packets cluttering up retail shelves

Why would they stop something so profitable, it's unthinkable.  If anything just limit it to 1-2 series a year or limit it to 8 minifigs per run instead of 16 if they are running out of ideas or if the trend is getting too tired. These minifigs should go on as long as Lego makes money, there's just no reason to stop.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:40 PM

View PostBrickBucket, on 30 January 2012 - 06:54 PM, said:

Why would they stop something so profitable, it's unthinkable.  If anything just limit it to 1-2 series a year or limit it to 8 minifigs per run instead of 16 if they are running out of ideas or if the trend is getting too tired. These minifigs should go on as long as Lego makes money, there's just no reason to stop.

I certainly can't see it running for years and years at 3 waves a year as it currently stands. Eventually they'll likely release a bum wave and the bubble will burst. Absolutely nothing lasts forever, fashions and trends change. Unthinkable as it is at this juncture.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

I think the releases will slow down before they stop the line altogether. For me, I can't wait for series 7 and 8. I hope they keep them coming at this pace for as long as possible.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

View Postmo123567, on 30 January 2012 - 08:01 PM, said:

I think the releases will slow down before they stop the line altogether. For me, I can't wait for series 7 and 8. I hope they keep them coming at this pace for as long as possible.

What makes you think anyone else feels different?  :wacko: They've been flying off the shelves where I am, I can barely find any at all.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

View PostCallMePieOrDie, on 30 January 2012 - 09:20 PM, said:

What makes you think anyone else feels different?  :wacko: They've been flying off the shelves where I am, I can barely find any at all.

What makes you think that I think anyone else feels different? I was just speaking for myself. Now that you mention it though, I have seen plenty of people who have posted on various sites say that they would like the pace to slow down or that the series should end all together. Even in this very thread a few people have questioned the longevity of this series.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:27 PM

The minifigs have been a major cash cow for TLG & gets people interested in other sets, I doubt it will be finishing or slowing down anytime soon.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:50 PM

View Postmo123567, on 30 January 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

What makes you think that I think anyone else feels different? I was just speaking for myself. Now that you mention it though, I have seen plenty of people who have posted on various sites say that they would like the pace to slow down or that the series should end all together. Even in this very thread a few people have questioned the longevity of this series.

Because you said that you think the releases will slow down until ceasing. There's no way that will happen until people grow bored of the series. You'll see the vast majority of everybody enjoys or is at least indifferent to this series.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

View Postmo123567, on 30 January 2012 - 07:34 AM, said:

It seems like someone who wants everyone to know that they know something that they don't want to share is just looking for attention and probably doesn't know anything at all.

I'll be excited when someone actually has info to share. I would be glad to see black packaging. Maybe purple will be next.

Maybe it was a fluke. :sceptic:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:48 AM

View PostCallMePieOrDie, on 30 January 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

Because you said that you think the releases will slow down until ceasing. There's no way that will happen until people grow bored of the series. You'll see the vast majority of everybody enjoys or is at least indifferent to this series.

I said that I think the releases will slow down before stopping. I did not indicate that I thought that would happen anytime soon. I was just responding to people who thought it might stop all of a sudden. I personally have no idea what the sales numbers are but I would think/hope this series will continue for quite awhile.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:03 AM

I doubt they will stop until at least series 16. Once they run out of ideas, they can start making couples for earlier minifigs. They've already started, i.e., the two snowboarders, the two cavepeople. I would love to see pairs for the Celtic Warrior and Surgeon.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:05 AM

View Postmo123567, on 31 January 2012 - 02:48 AM, said:

I said that I think the releases will slow down before stopping. I did not indicate that I thought that would happen anytime soon. I was just responding to people who thought it might stop all of a sudden. I personally have no idea what the sales numbers are but I would think/hope this series will continue for quite awhile.
I would wager that news of the line being discontinued will come out of the blue when we least expect it, like the discontinuation of neoclassic Pirates, PotC, Alien Conquest, etc...

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:49 AM

I find it kind of funny that this thread was created because people kept getting off topic in S7 thread, yet nearly this entire thread is arguments about when and why the theme will end.



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