Thank you guys for your encouraging words. It is really very nice to know that this review is helpful to your cause.
pawcanada, on 30 August 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:
I will also add that I am hopeful for more "crossovers" in future CMF waves, such as a Swamp Monster (I'm thinking purple), Knight/King and Ghost so I can have a CMF variant of those mini figs.
I will think this is possible and I can understand why you want to keep all of the CMFs as it is, so if you haven't drop by here to suggest your suggestions or see if others have made similar suggestions too. This EB topic
is probably your best wishing ground.
kumabot, on 30 August 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:
It was so strange to see Series 8 at SF Bay Area Toys R Us stores earlier this month because there is usually a WhiteFang review a couple weeks before they are available in Northern California. But it was worth the wait! Great review as always! Thanks for putting in the work, WhiteFang!
It is still considered 'early' as the official launch is 1st Sep 12 and it is not possible on realistic terms to always see an early earliest review from me before the mainstream release.
the enigma that is badger, on 30 August 2012 - 07:08 PM, said:
At this point, no Collectable Minifigure release is complete without a detailed review from White Fang!
Great work, as always, of presenting the new series itself as well as in the context of all the other series. Thanks for continuing this great set of reviews!
Thank you Badger! I am glad this review somehow de-lurks you and I hope you are still lurking around in many LEGO communities and I hope this is the kind of stuff which a community bring cross together to prevent fellow LEGO collectors and fans from slipping into the dark age.
Bonaparte, on 30 August 2012 - 07:36 PM, said:
Out of this series I like the Actor the most. It's a nice addition for any civilian pirates scene, thank you LEGO! Next comes the Lederhosen guy. It's such an authentic figure represention a true German or Austrian. All Germans and Austrians wear them, right?
And then there's the conquistador which fits well with the old ones. Could have been better if the torso had a nice print, but you can't have everything.
Thanks you Whitefang for 100 superb reviews
I knew you will like those minifigs the most! You are such a historic person too.
Legobrandon, on 30 August 2012 - 09:19 PM, said:
You do know that is a hockey player, right? Hockey and Football are totally different.
Yes, I am fully aware of it, just that I am putting both for comparison even though the protective equipment for the Hockey Player may not be suitable since there is no numbering on their front and back.
snefroe, on 30 August 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:
ah... finaly it's there... i've been waiting for this review for a while now, great to read it at last
when i first saw the series, i was quite happy. i think the printing of the figs is of high quality and there's some good variety within the series. Sure, there are "rehashes", we're, after all, at number 8, more than 100 figs have passed by now, i guess it's only natural to see some parts and themes return. I don't really care about that, honestly...
some of the figs aren't all that exciting... true... but since i always get multiples, i'll just mix the parts with others and create variations of my own anyway...
Very true indeed.
snefroe, on 30 August 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:
the conquistador is my favourite, but i don't think i'll get an army of those. no army-building figs this time... that's crap, but i'll live...
kinda like the lederhosen-guy and the actor too
No significant army building for this series can be a good sign as it helps to save the wallet on a positive note.
TrumpetKing67, on 30 August 2012 - 09:57 PM, said:
Also, is the lower part of the Alien Villainess' cape the standard LEGO cape?
Yes, it is.
Brickus, on 30 August 2012 - 10:54 PM, said:
Excellent review WhiteFang, I do hope you continue these reviews into the future. Will you review the Team GB collectible minifigures, or don't you count them as part of the minifigure line.
The Team GB minifigures are definitely something which I am intending to do in the future.
Masked Builder, on 31 August 2012 - 12:13 AM, said:
I knew most people outside the US have no idea what it is, I think it's great fun! I'm glad I was right that it was American Football.
I know what this sports is all about, and I even watched Replacement Players before.
Fighter of Frizzies, on 31 August 2012 - 01:51 AM, said:
Out of curiosity, is there any particular reason why the robot figures have one robot arm and one minifigure arm as opposed to two robot arms? I didn't know if it was construction related or more arbitrary.
Not too sure about it but I suspect it is due to the grip of the hands.