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REVIEW: 71023 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series

71023 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series  

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  1. 1. How do you rate this entire LEGO Movie 2 Series?

  2. 2. How do you find this review? Do you find it helpful and useful?

    • 1 - Very helpful and useful
    • 2 - Somewhat helpful and useful
    • 3 - Little helpful and useful
    • 4 - Not helpful and useful at all
  3. 3. Do you like the distribution allocation number based on the designs for LEGO Movie 2 Series?

    • 1 - Yes, I love it
    • 2 - Neutral and it made no difference to me
    • 3 - No, I hate it
  4. 4. Will you like to see traditional LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series?

    • 1 - Yes, I prefer the traditional LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series
    • 2 - No, I prefer licensed LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series
    • 3 - No, I prefer singular theme on LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series


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Hello everyone,

I am back to bring you my latest reviewing adventure on the brand new LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series which will be available worldwide in February 2019. Firstly, I would like to give my thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) which include the LEGO CEE and LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team and our EB Ambassador, Jim. Most importantly, my wife (Belun) for letting me to review this series in peace over the past few days. I can't believe I had completed 28 exhaustive LEGO pictorial reviews including this current one, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme throughout the past eight years plus. 

Following Eurobricks tradition for the past Collectable Minifigures polls, we started with a humble beginning of Series 1 followed by Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continued to spread like wildfire with another three strong waves of minifigures craze in the year 2011, putting Series 3Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the year 2013, we had the Series 9Series 10 and Series 11. In the year 2014, we seen the LEGO Movie SeriesThe first LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. In the year 2015, we had the Series 13LEGO Simpsons Series 2 and Series 14. In the year 2016, we seen the Series 15LEGO Disney Series 1 and Series 16 In the year 2017, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Series, Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie SeriesIn the year 2018, we experienced the LEGO Batman Movie Series 2, Series 18 and LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1. Now, let's see what your vote will bring us for the LEGO Movie 2 series poll statistics in 2019. 

Name: 71023 LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series
Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / The LEGO Movie 2 
Year: 2019
Minifigs: 20 unique minifigures
Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A 
Price for 1 packet: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A
Resources: Brickset, BrickLinkBrick Insights


An image of an 71023 The LEGO Movie 2 Series
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The LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series followed closely with the previous LEGO Movie Series by utilising the dark blue colour schema. This round, it expanded with more vibrant fireworks at the rear.  

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What could possibly lurk within these mysterious sealed packets?
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Another awesome series of the brand new continuation of The LEGO Movie 2
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Anyone feeling excited for the upcoming sequel of the LEGO Movie 2 which will be released in February 2019. The new sequel will continue from the ending of the first LEGO Movie in 2014 and the environment will entirely be different as it will be featuring more of its apocalyptic setting. This new LEGO Movie 2 Series contain 20 unique minifigures and is raked one of the highest count of minifigures in a single series release. Previously in November 2013, I had the honour to review the first LEGO Movie Series and time flies over half a decade to bring us where we are now. Our top minifigures' count remain with 71022 LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1

There are so much exciting things to discover with these new series. A few notable things to be happy about include having 18 out of 20 minifigures contain alternate facial expression or printing at the minifigures' heads. There are a large number of new accessories which are given to the minifigures. Furthermore, almost all of the minifgures are also given back printing and half of it are given side printing include the arms with two toned printing. These remarkable designs and new additions are pretty impressive which I will bring them to your attention in the individual minifigures' showcase. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that the naming for all 20 minifigures, where applicable, that I have use for this review are likely to be official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series.  
 

General statistics for 71023 LEGO Movie 2 Series
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I have shifted my distribution ratio to the top of the review, due to extensive scrolling of 20 minifigures' characters coverage. I hope this will be useful. Below is the combination which I have received from my box,

3 Awesome Remix Emmet (s)
Battle-Ready Lucy (s)
3 Apocalypse Benny (s) 
Giraffe Guy (s)
3 Crayon Girl (s)
Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield (s)
3 Hula Lula (s)
3 Watermelon Dude (s)
3 Flashback Lucy (s)
Swamp Creature (s)
Candy Rapper (s)
Gone Golfin' President Business (s)
3 Apocalypseburg Abe (s)
3 Vest Friend Rex (s)
3 Kitty Pop (s)
3 Dorothy Gale & Toto (s)
3 Cowardly Lion (s) 
3 Scarecrow (s)
3 Tin Man (s)
3 Unikitty (s)

Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve three full complete sets of 20 one-of-a kind minifigures each. This is the fourth time in LEGO CMFs history, where three full complete sets can be achieved. This arrangement will make many LEGO fans very happy, by simply buying a mint box to share among friends and families. There is nothing much to analyse since all the minifigures are equally distributed. I wonder which are the minifigures will be the most popular and hard-to-find for you guys.  It's a little hard to predict, but my best guess are Giraffe Guy, all of the Wizard of Oz characters, and just maybe Watermelon Dude. What about your prediction? 


Front view comparison of current LEGO Movie 2 Series with the rest of the past CMFs series
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I had arranged all the different minifigures packets as part of my overall comparison. From the above aerial image, you can see an impressive transformation of LEGO CMFs Series over the long course of time. It is so delightful to be able to see all of the assorted designs series at one glance. The LEGO Minifigures Theme is a force not to be reckoned with and remain a very strong contender in the TLG product range since 2010. 29 different releases including regional exclusives are not easy to replicate the craze in many LEGO CMFs followers. So, are you still following the CMFs craze since Day 1?

Take a closer look at the following images. This is the front view of The LEGO Movie 2 Series packet, while this shows the back view of it. This is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets. The new LEGO Movie 2 Series packet is larger when compared with the very first LEGO Movie Series and the size of it is exactly the same as the Unikitty Series where the content are packed in individual sealed packet. When you open the packet, you will see this amount of content pouring out and the instruction manual is actually sealed with a tape. This is the first time I had seen such packing and not exactly all of the posters are sealed with a tape. There are some misses which make me wondered if this process is manual? 

Among the 20 minifigures, there are 6 minifigures with a separate sealed packet within the building packet. It surprised me to see the minifigures are produced and arranged in a different manner which suggest to me that their productions are done in different factories in different regions. The sealed packets are confined to Crayon Girl, Hula Lula, Swamp Creature, Dorothy Gale & Toto and Cowardly Lion. The Kitty Pop was somehow omitted from my string of photo images which I am unable to produce. I am sure it was sealed packet but how can I miss the shot entirely.  In fact, there are some building elements which are kept separately from the mentioned sealed packets. I supposed the reason why the building packet is much bigger is due to be able to accommodate these sealed packets respectively. 

Simple reminder to my regular CMFs readers. If you are intending to collect the precious and hard-to-find minifigures, hone your skills for the touch and feel method. This is an important skill set in order to locate the minifigures that you want without spending too much money by randomly acquire them, especially so when you are intending to buy large quantities. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each of the specialised designs. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs and feel for the other parts. The sole disadvantage of this method is that much time would be wasted if the minifigures that you are looking for have been taken from the box. You might also end up with sore numb thumbs after feeling them. Please be careful and treat the packets with respect when you do the above. Reason being, there are many fragile and soft parts in this series. 


Front view of The LEGO Movie Series 2 promotional poster
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Back view of The LEGO Movie Series 2 promotional poster
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1) Awesome Remix Emmet
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Without further ado, let's bring out the first minifigure design and is none other than familiar protagonist Emmet. His iconic construction outfit remain the same even though there's an update on his design to make the safety beads appeared to be worn out. His badge remain at the same spot on his left leg. He is very much into the same hit song "Everything is Awesome", and I guess in the movie there will be some remix being made to this original soundtrack. At least, Emmet can still enjoy his music on his smartphone despite end of the world. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. The new hairpiece increase the variants for the headphone which are nice and useful for minifigures customisation for City folks. The accessory including the generic white takeaway cup and the smartphone are useful city accessories. The minifigure design is pretty common even though there are some good efforts to make the construction outfit worn out. Emmet also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a slight variant of his happy wide smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Different variants of Emmet
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Everything is Awesome
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I wish for latte or smoothie
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Shall we exchange our music tracks?
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2) Battle-Ready Lucy
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The next in line is Battle-Ready Lucy. Lucy has previously gone by the name of "Wyldstyle". She is considered to be a remarkable Master Builder and she is always ready for any impending threats as evident by her outfit. She is also Emmet's love interest and she played a significant role in this coming sequel. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. The whole apocalyptic combat outfit suit her well. Her covered headpiece worked well in harsh desert surroundings. Her basic accessories such as the binocular and black quiver is good to have. Lucy also contain an alternate facial expression which feature an angry variant and it is best to see it clearly with her headpiece removed. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Different variants of Wyldstyle aka Lucy
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Where is the Junk Market?
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Why is Emmet not battle ready?
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3) Apocalypse Benny
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The next minifigure is the classic blue spaceman which is responsible for reviving the Classic Space movement. Apocalyptic Benny is a great friend to Emmet and Lucy. I can't remember why or how he lose one of his arm and replace with a mechanical robotic arm. I am hoping the movie will provide an explanation for it. 


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are average. The overall design is instantly iconic for Benny and he is joined by his other Classic Space friends in 70841 Benny's Space Squad. I have not managed to pick that set up as it is currently out of stock. The red tool box is available in other designs previously and I like the additional Classic Space logo to distinguish this item. The rest of the gear is pretty standard including his oxygen tank and helmet. This minifigure also contain one spare part. Benny also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a very jovial look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Join me for my apocalyptic journey
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Childhood Classic Space minifigure
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Galaxy Squad at your service
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4) Giraffe Guy
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The next minifigure is the Giraffe Guy donned in the animal costume which are traditional with the LEGO CMFs. I am super excited with the design of this minifigure and I am very glad this had been released as part of the animal costumes compilation. Not exactly sure what significant role it will hold for the upcoming movie, but it is not that important anyway. This is my favourite minifigure in this series. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are average. The overall giraffe design is outstanding and highly detailed with all rounded printing. The height of the minifigure is also much taller as denoted by the specialised head mold. The new leave part is an useful accessory and it even come with a spare piece. Giraffe Guy also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a smiling look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Animal costumes party but whose missing
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Zoological Gardens visit
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5) Crayon Girl
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The next minifigure is Crayon Girl. This Crayon Girl is a flowery design with purple colour tipping. This is also the first design which takes the form of a crayon. Perhaps in the future, we can also see a pencil equivalent in the future. Her role in this movie is not specifically mentioned but judging from the drawing, we probably will see her in many forms of artistic drawings. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. The overall crayon design is nice and cute and highly detailed with all rounded printing. The 2x2 simple printed purple hand-drawn image is an useful accessory for children drawing. I can technically hold this minifigure and imagine myself colouring with it. Crayon Girl also contain an alternate facial expression which feature a smiling look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Let's use some crayon for drawing
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Costume Festival
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My fellow pointy friends
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6) Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield
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Now the next LEGO Movie resident which appeared previously was formerly introduced as Mrs Scratchen-Post. In this case, we now know her by the name of Sherry right after her surname. Furthermore, her nasty fierce looking cat by her side is named as Scarfield. The cat is not your friendly Garfield in this case, unlike the rest of the cats which are familiar with. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average especially Scarfield, the cat. It is an excellent design which contained detailed printing and a steampunk hair on the cat's head. These are some nice remarkable whole fun of awesomeness. Furthermore, this minifigure's design contain all rounded print around the torso and leg. The torso side prints at the arm are particularly what I am fond of to make her look extremely rugged. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Different variants of Mrs Scratchen-Post
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Want to join our band?
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Viking Showdown
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7) Hula Lula
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The next new minifigure is Hula Lula and I am guessing her name is Lula and she maybe related to Series 3 - Hula Dancer. Based on her dressing, you can imagine she is resided in tropical beaches and I have no idea at this point on her role in the movie. Her outfit made her real bright due to the lime green stylish hairpiece. Her design suggest that could be either a DJ or Singer but I will leave it to your imagination. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. It include the hula skirting, new pink record piece and new pink microphone which had been extended and featured in 4 minifigures in this current series. It also contain a spare microphone which is an useful minifigure accessory. Hula Lula also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her smiling look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Beach Party
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What music track are you holding?
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8) Watermelon Dude
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The next minifigure release is the brand new Watermelon Dude. This is an original design worthy to be part of the regular CMFs similar to the Giraffe Guy. I am happy there are some originality which is not character specific from the movie and I am guessing he could be just a camo role in the movie. Nonetheless, the revolving food costumes are underway and the numbers are growing steadily over the CMFs release. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. It include the new watermelon slice piece and there is even a spare piece for this brand new accessory. The watermelon headpiece is specialised and it is quite huge. It appear to be 1/6 of a whole watermelon. Watermelon Dude also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his confident shades. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Food Costumes
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Don't you dare run away from us
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9) Flashback Lucy
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This is the second variant of Lucy in this series. The minifigure name suggest to me that she was a musical talent before she became Wyldstyle even before President Business ruled the City. She is likely to be a part of a musical band and her platinum album is "Everything is Awesome". Her outfit is pop and hip and I am sure we will see more of Lucy's origin in this movie. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. It include the new 2x4 printed piece of the platinum album record. She also hold a pink microphone and one of it is a spare. Her minifigure also encompass detailed printing. Flashback Lucy also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her singing sensation. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Reflecting on my memories
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Mighty Divas
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10) Swamp Creature
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Not exactly sure what is this new character will be doing inside this movie and I also have no idea if he stands at the side of good or evil. This minifigure is definitely a close relative from the Monster Fighters Theme where this design can be found in 9461 The Swamp Creature. It also had a distant relative in design similarities in the 75903 Haunted Lighthouse

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly below average. It also include a whip which I guess is his choice of weapon. The overall design stayed true to previous Swamp Creatures renditions. Swamp Creature does not exactly contain an alternate facial expression but instead there is some form of back printing at the head itself. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view.  

Get ready for end of the world
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You are not going to escape
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11) Candy Rapper
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Candy Rapper is the latest character in this series and I do not have a clear idea of her role. My first impression of her as being more of a Pop Star, rather than a rapper. I wonder what kind of songs will she perform in this movie and we shall keep a look out for it. Her sweet pink outfit does make her look nice and attractive especially with the glittering effect. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. I am particularly fond of the printed retro cassette tape which I hope most of you know what is that item. She hold a pink microphone and one of it is a spare. I do like the pinkish new design of the new ballerina skirting. Candy Rapper also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her wink expression that's rather sweet. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

N Pop and Candy Rap
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Let's compose a new song together
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12) Gone Golfin' President Business
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The next character is President Business who is previously the main antagonist in the last movie. He is now becoming more of a good person in the new movie (I think) and we will be expecting him to support Emmet and the gang to fight against the new villains. In this outfit, he is in a golfing attire and I don't recall seeing any minifigures in such a design before. This is definitely a plus point for the increased City minifigures' design and you got to love checkered clothing. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. The golf club is the breakthrough and I am very pleased to see this accessory appearing for the first time. Some great usage of a golf club include whacking zombies or a form of alternate weapon other than golfing. He also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Different variants of President Business
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Any assignments for me?
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Boss, this is the next business agenda
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13) Apocalypseburg Abe
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Abraham Lincoln is back for more apocalyptic action. He is a warrior and definitely a leader in this new conflicting war. He had successfully transformed himself to be a much fierce and mean character. His outfit definitely is a winner for steampunk customisation and the whole high hat and axes-loving clan is just making him a tough nut to deal with. I am sure we will see him defending the town with the rest of the citizens. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are average. The battle axe is a good weapon addition and I am surprised to see a spare brown rod for the weapon. It could be even better if he wield dual axes as depicted from his back printing. Apocalypseburg Abe also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his kinder smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Different variants of Abraham Lincoln
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We miss the old Statue of Liberty
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Surrender your healing potion
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14) Vest Friend Rex
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Vest Friend Rex is a new protagonist in the movie and his appearance was seen extensively in the movie trailer where he is aiding Emmet to save the gang from the evil captors. He is an expert Raptor tamer and bear an awful familiarity with Owen Grady from Jurassic World. He had his own LEGO Movie sets including the 70826 Rex's Rex-treme Offroader and 70835 Rex's Rexplorer

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. The electric blue raptor is what made me fond of its accessory. The new print on the baby raptor made it look rather dangerous and mutated looking which increased the variants with other current baby raptors. His entire outfit look more like an adventurer with a mix of cowboy. Vest Friend Rex also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his smug smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Raptor Commander
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Join us in Jurassic World
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Your skills are suited for Ultra Agents
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15) Kitty Pop
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The next character which we will be seeing is a musical character known as Kitty Pop. She specialised in pop songs and I don't quite understand why there are so many musical characters in this series, which make me wondered if the movie will contain part musical part action. The bright pink kitty outfit is quite a daring performing costume accompanied with her electric guitar and microphone. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average. The new printed electric guitar is a nice addition and the same pink microphones are welcoming including a spare ones. Did I mention you will get 4 spare pink microphones in a complete set. She also come with a white tail at the back. Kitty Pop also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her singing performance. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

The new girl group - Pussycats
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LEGO Musical Festival Show
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Can you sing?
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16) Dorothy Gale & Toto
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The next biggest highlight will be the Wizard of Oz appearing in this CMFs series. Anyone familiar with the Wizard of Oz origin? I am sure most of us do. I don't really recall seeing them inside the movie trailer and it was indeed a surprise to see it being included here. I can so imagine the popularity of these next four minifigures. I also wondered if is related to the 80 years of celebration for the Wizard of Oz movie which was first released in 1939. I am sure we are all welcomed with Dorothy Gale and her pet dog, Toto where she was swept into an alternate universe of Oz filled with talking creatures. The character itself had stayed true with the original reference. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are excellent. She is given a new light blue checkered skirting at her waist and the new coloured grey dog is welcomed as well. Her hairpiece is made up of soft rubbery material and she does look a lot like Alice in Wonderland. Dorothy Gale also contain an alternate facial expression which feature her sweet smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Pet owners' gathering
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Join us for an afternoon tea
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Anyone can help me to get home?
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17) Cowardly Lion
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The next character who joined Dorothy in her journey in Oz, is the Cowardly Lion who lack of courage. This explained that the courageous medal which he is holding to bolster his missing courage from the wizard at the end of the journey. The lion character design is well perceived and is useful for animal costume as well or even used in some foreseeable creation like Chronicles of Narnia or Lion King for example. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. He is given a transparent 1x2 printed tile of a new courageous medal. The overall lion design is highly detailed which even feature its own lion tail. Cowardly Lion also contain an alternate facial expression which feature his pleasing smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

it does look like Chronic of something
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Get back into the cage
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Lead me to your kingdom
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18) Scarecrow
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The next character in this adventure journey is the Scarecrow who wants a brain. This explained the certificate of achievement which he had received from the wizard at the end of the journey. The scarecrow design is an improved version and much lively looking than the previous design in Series 11. I like this design better. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average but it will be even better if it include a pitchfork. He is given a transparent 2x2 printed tile of a certificate of achievement. The overall scarecrow design is iconic and the new hat is one particular nice highlight. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Scarecrow upgrade
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Attained Certificate of Achievement
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Certificate Holders
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Why are you standing outside?
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19) Tin Man
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The last character in this Wizard of OZ journey is the Tin Man who wants a heart. This explained the ticking heart shaped watch which he had received from the wizard at the end of the journey which allow him to see the human attributes/feelings. The Tin Man is an excellent design and many mistaken at first that it is an one shade of grey tone. There is a two shade of silver tones with a shimmering silver effect on the torso and leg. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. He is given a printed ticking heart shaped and and a metal axe. The helmet is a nice looking metal funnel and the bow-tie is also coated with silver. This minifigure comes with 2 spare bow-ties and 1 spare ticking heart shaped. The overall Tin Man design is real iconic and it stayed closed with the actual reference. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

The Wizard of Oz
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Robotic Origins
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Lead the way to your realm
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20) Unikitty
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Last but not least, the final character in this series is Unikitty. But why must it be Unikitty! It seems so repetitive to me that it took me awhile to notice that the facial expression on Unikitty is unique. If I am mistaken, please let me know. Unikitty is the main character along with Emmet and friends. She played a significant role in the previous and upcoming movie. I did wish that there are some variants being made to Unikitty but I would think Unikitty is probably included for those who never had the chance to buy any Unikitty before in its original unmodified state. 

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The parts assortment are below average. There are no accompanying accessories and it is made up of building bricks to form Unikitty. There are a large number of spare parts in case you misplaced those tiny elements. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view

Different variants of Unikitty
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The gang is here to save the world again!
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Hall of Unikitties & Puppycorns
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My current CMFs minifigures' layout
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The LEGO Movie 2 Series will be launching on 1st February 2019 (worldwide)
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To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie 2 Series is a specialised CMFs release featuring a total of 20 brand new design related to the new blockbuster movie. The biggest pull factor is the 4 main characters from Wizard of Oz which I am guessing is related to its 80 years anniversary. This entire series is an outstanding release with minor rant such as the repeated inclusion of Unikitty design. Overall, I would said this is quite a remarkable release including fulfilling the distribution ratio with 3 complete sets in a sealed box. This alone, is a huge winner to ensure the distribution spread is done appropriately. Furthermore, I also noted with the minifigure neck marking increased the tightness and grip of the head and neck. This is actually great for CMFs which was previously lacking. 

Traditional LEGO CMFs series always appeal widely to the masses. One thing for certain is TLG is not really intending to just focus on the traditional stuff. There are already clear signs in the shift in their marketing and design approach. Time will tell if the change in the LEGO CMFs could sustain and continue to appeal to general public and LEGO fans. It is not an easy theme to continue create, design and introduce many new creative and original designs for each new series. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme shall always be a rare commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme and special releases. It has been a very long standing tradition and yet they are able to retain the charm and excitement, until today and I am not out of interest yet.

Now with a total of 458 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 18, the LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series 1 to 2, Disney LEGO Minifigures, LEGO Batman Movie series 1 to 2, LEGO Ninjago Movie Series, LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series and the current LEGO Movie 2 series, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings or lucky stars to own it till this date, and the special exclusive Toy Soldier and Zombie Skateboarder minifigures that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encyclopedia books respectively. At such accelerated releasing rate, I wonder what is everyone's display plan and if they can keep up with the display shelving area for future expansion. For myself, I had already done a nice display for my own CMFs and with this new series, I had maxed out my current display, as seen above. I will need to work something out in order to accommodate future releases. Meanwhile, I really wonder what exciting new series will TLG have for us. Only time will tell and let's be patient about it. I am confident that it will be worth the wait as always. 

Please note that all opinions and content shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review is from 'WhiteFang' and is not meant to represent LEGO official views. It is purely stated to share as a vantage point of a reviewer.

Please note that the The LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series contain useful spare parts/accessories. The overall spare parts can be seen here.  

Summary review
Playability: 10/10 (New LEGO Movie 2 characters which are expanded onto the main stream of sets which can also be used in other LEGO Themes.)
Design: 10/10 (High amount of detailed printing, new parts/accessories and alternate facial expressions.)
Price: 7/10 (Pricing notch for SRP is not out but I guess it will be hovering around SGD$6.50 and distribution ratio is top notch.)
Overall: 9/10 (Get ready for another amazing CMFs experience with the new and old characters of LEGO Movie casting.)

I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. :wink: What about yours?

I hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed.
Pictures can be found in My Flickr.

If you are interested to read the past LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series reviews, you may find the following links below!
8683: Collectable Minifigures Series 1
8684: Collectable Minifigures Series 2
8803: Collectable Minifigures Series 3
8804: Collectable Minifigures Series 4
8805: Collectable Minifigures Series 5
8827: Collectable Minifigures Series 6
8831: Collectable Minifigures Series 7
8833: Collectable Minifigures Series 8
71000: Collectable Minifigures Series 9
71001: Collectable Minifigures Series 10
71002: Collectable Minifigures Series 11
71004: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series
71005: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series
71007: Collectable Minifigures Series 12
71008: Collectable Minifigures Series 13
71009: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 2
71010: Collectable Minifigures Series 14
71011: Collectable Minifigures Series 15
71012: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Disney Series
71013: Collectable Minifigures Series 16
71014: Collectable Minifigures - DFB Football Series 2016
71017: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series

71018: Collectable Minifigures Series 17
71019: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series
71020: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2
71021: Collectable Minifigures Series 18

71022: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1
41775: Unikitty Series 1

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Dear Eurobricks Community, 

I am very pleased to share with all of you my newest review work on the LEGO Minifigures - LEGO Movie 2 Series. It took me an amazing three days to put this together since I received it from TLG on Thurs evening. Eurobricks is not the only community doing this review and I hope my latest reviewing work continue to excite all of you in this highly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Theme. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments. 

ps: I am currently exhausted and there's definitely editorial mistakes. I will work on it later for any glaring mistakes.

WhiteFang

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Thanks for reviewing the cmf's again WhiteFang!

To be honest, all the minifigs are decent but the scarecrow's hat is really the only thing that interests me. Having the movie released it was obvious we could expect movie related minifgures. But now it's just too long ago since we have had a normal mixed series, which was serie 17.

About the content of the box: Perfectly balanced... how all boxes should be!

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Thank you very much for this review. Happy to see we can get 3 complete series in a box. I'm going to get a complete series. 

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3 minutes ago, Ecclesiastes said:

Thanks for reviewing the cmf's again WhiteFang!

To be honest, all the minifigs are decent but the scarecrow's hat is really the only thing that interests me. Having the movie released it was obvious we could expect movie related minifgures. But now it's just too long ago since we have had a normal mixed series, which was serie 17.

About the content of the box: Perfectly balanced... how all boxes should be!

Thanks Ecc. I fully agree that it had been an awful long time since we see a traditional CMFs.. I miss those original designs. Those are the ones that stretch CMFs creativity. Fully agree with you on the distribution outcome. 

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Nice review as ever!

I read a review on IG that claimed that the distribution of figures was 1 row = one complete set seemed far to good to be true but would certainly make life easier hah! 

Im assuming from your in-depth and detailed review and the tips on the “feel etiquette “ that the IG review claim was nonsense?

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Thanks for the review

This series is weaker than the TLM one and with very weird inclusions like Wizard of Oz and Unikitty. Wizard of Oz I get it but Unikitty........ :sick:

Cant wait for Series 19 next fall 

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I certainly want one of each of these (maybe not Unikitty). They all look fun and I'll certainly have uses for all those spiffy parts.

Personal highlights - Scarfield the cat, aww what a cute kitty! Lucy's apocalypse gear is very versatile. Candy with her cassette tape (what a flashback to my childhood) and that toolbox with a classic space logo :wub_drool:

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Great review and images, thank you ! About the 10. Swamp Creature, it would have been nice to see him with the other swamp creatures (Monster Fighters, Scooby-Doo...). A total of 18 extra pieces in the whole series is particulary appreciable.

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Thanks guys for your thoughts and comments. :sweet: 

3 hours ago, Tom Bombadil said:

Anyone out there planning to army build scratchen post?  :wink:

I didn’t identify any minifigure to be potential army builder? You want to army build a Senior Looking Xena warrior? :tongue: 

2 hours ago, Brickbashbosh said:

Nice review as ever!

I read a review on IG that claimed that the distribution of figures was 1 row = one complete set seemed far to good to be true but would certainly make life easier hah! 

Im assuming from your in-depth and detailed review and the tips on the “feel etiquette “ that the IG review claim was nonsense?

I didn’t mention this in my review. It was intentional as I am unable to validate or confirm it. The box which I had received is not “sealed” by the usual sticker but I had indeed opened the box from a sealed TLG carton. If memories served me right, I was also first elated to note that the entire row on my furthest right contain one complete set of 20 minifigures. However, you can’t assume it is 100% accurate as there might have been instances where the packs might accidently changed its position. 

It also means honing your sense of touch and feel is equally important to ensure the minifigures are identified correctly from the bind bag. 

2 hours ago, Robert8 said:

Thanks for the review

This series is weaker than the TLM one and with very weird inclusions like Wizard of Oz and Unikitty. Wizard of Oz I get it but Unikitty........ :sick:

Cant wait for Series 19 next fall 

I am surprised that you find this series weak. Though I must admit I miss the traditional CMFs but overall this series provided higher quality of print design and new parts. 

Just now, notpennysboat said:

Great review and images, thank you ! About the 10. Swamp Creature, it would have been nice to see him with the other swamp creatures (Monster Fighters, Scooby-Doo...). A total of 18 extra pieces in the whole series is particulary appreciable.

As much as I love to cast him with the previous Swamp Creatures rendition, I do not have these minifigures readily available in my collection. 

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Fantastic review as always! I love that you showed all the spare parts too. Great to see them return after so many years! :grin_wub:

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Thanks @WhiteFang for another wonderful review.

I love the generosity of the small accessories in these minifigures. The abundance of microphones are amusing which makes me wonder -- what they were thinking when deciding what accessory to put extra?

Anyway, just want to share the puns and word-play in the names as well. Vest Friend Rex is alluding to Rex being a best friend and while Candy could be a very good rapper, it is also a funny pun about candy wrapper. Scarfield the cat lives up to its name as he/she has a scar print on the face and the name is likely a reference to Garfield which is one of the most famous cat in publication.

Overall, this series is very interesting on accessories and the way TLG arranged the row to be 1 full collection. (TLG finally cracked the secret code that people want to buy a whole set of 20 in one go, after dozens of CMF releases!) :laugh_hard:

 

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Thanks for the review, always love your excellent pictures of the figures! Overall I think the wave is excellent! The different apocalypseburg characters have so many useful steampunk and mad max style elements and the wizard of oz characters are a nice surprise after the wicked witch appearing several times. My mom is a huge fan of the wizard of oz so I'll definitely be picking up each of those and putting together a little display for them! All the pop star figures will also look great in cloud cuckoo land.

I have to agree the obvious weak link in this series is unikitty, which is sad because she's one of my favorites. Not only is she a really generic version of the character, really similar to the one that is in the cheapest set from the new wave but she doesn't have any accessories? And to top it all off it uses the old version of the head, attached to the body by just a 1x1 round plate, when all the recent unikitty figures including all the ones from the new LEGO movie 2 sets use the much sturdier connection with the small plate with rod into the new 1x3 plate with a hole. It's an odd step backwards in an already very lackluster figure. It's really confusing why they decided to go that route.

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1 hour ago, Skalldyr said:

Fantastic review as always! I love that you showed all the spare parts too. Great to see them return after so many years! :grin_wub:

Thanks Skalldyr. For MOCers like yourself, spare parts are always welcomed. 

1 hour ago, makoy said:

Thanks @WhiteFang for another wonderful review.

I love the generosity of the small accessories in these minifigures. The abundance of microphones are amusing which makes me wonder -- what they were thinking when deciding what accessory to put extra?

Anyway, just want to share the puns and word-play in the names as well. Vest Friend Rex is alluding to Rex being a best friend and while Candy could be a very good rapper, it is also a funny pun about candy wrapper. Scarfield the cat lives up to its name as he/she has a scar print on the face and the name is likely a reference to Garfield which is one of the most famous cat in publication.

Overall, this series is very interesting on accessories and the way TLG arranged the row to be 1 full collection. (TLG finally cracked the secret code that people want to buy a whole set of 20 in one go, after dozens of CMF releases!) :laugh_hard:

Thanks Makoy. I am sure the pink microphones are the quickest effective cost measure for not printing multiple coloured microphones. Somehow agreed with the puns on the words play. It is pretty original and fun to poke at. The distribution secret is out and we will see how the market forces determine the best outcome. 

1 hour ago, Nick Wolfe said:

Thanks for the review, always love your excellent pictures of the figures! Overall I think the wave is excellent! The different apocalypseburg characters have so many useful steampunk and mad max style elements and the wizard of oz characters are a nice surprise after the wicked witch appearing several times. My mom is a huge fan of the wizard of oz so I'll definitely be picking up each of those and putting together a little display for them! All the pop star figures will also look great in cloud cuckoo land.

I have to agree the obvious weak link in this series is unikitty, which is sad because she's one of my favorites. Not only is she a really generic version of the character, really similar to the one that is in the cheapest set from the new wave but she doesn't have any accessories? And to top it all off it uses the old version of the head, attached to the body by just a 1x1 round plate, when all the recent unikitty figures including all the ones from the new LEGO movie 2 sets use the much sturdier connection with the small plate with rod into the new 1x3 plate with a hole. It's an odd step backwards in an already very lackluster figure. It's really confusing why they decided to go that route.

Thanks Nick Wolfe. Agreed that most minifigures are useful steampunk and mad max reference. Those are some great designs which we had not seen in LEGO official sets previously. Of course Wizard of Oz was a splendid surprise and that was a huge draw for me. Unikitty, as I mentioned in the review. It is certainly a wet blanket to me. Other than that, the rest of it rocks. 

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Thanks for the review. I've had time to stew on them, and I think Unikity, Rex, Emmett and Swamp Creature are gonna be the ones I leave on the shelf. I wanted to like Swampy, but the suspender/shorts combo just doesn't work for me. Might find a use for the head parts, though, so I'll see about him once I've secured the others. Rex has that cool new hat/hair combo, and the blue raptor pup, but, much like Swampy, the design as a whole isn't great.

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29 minutes ago, K_Tiger said:

Thanks for the review. I've had time to stew on them, and I think Unikity, Rex, Emmett and Swamp Creature are gonna be the ones I leave on the shelf. I wanted to like Swampy, but the suspender/shorts combo just doesn't work for me. Might find a use for the head parts, though, so I'll see about him once I've secured the others. Rex has that cool new hat/hair combo, and the blue raptor pup, but, much like Swampy, the design as a whole isn't great.

Glad you like it, K_Tiger. I think Vest Friend Rex is quite a good minifigure which you ought to consider. The rest of them are pretty much on the remainder. 

I have added the following new images into the review: 

Everything is Awesome
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Different variants of President Business
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I love the figures my only issue is the scarecrow and use of an orange color in the hat when it should be green and the printing on the diploma is incorrect. But I still plan on getting the Oz figures.

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6 minutes ago, Legocollinfreak said:

I love the figures my only issue is the scarecrow and use of an orange color in the hat when it should be green and the printing on the diploma is incorrect. But I still plan on getting the Oz figures.

The Scarecrow's hat is not orange colour. It's actually light brown. I just realised the colour went off due to increased brightness. What do you mean by the diploma is incorrect? 

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6 hours ago, WhiteFang said:

I am surprised that you find this series weak. Though I must admit I miss the traditional CMFs but overall this series provided higher quality of print design and new parts. 

The problem here, at least for me, is that most of these don't work as regular CMFs, which is something the series from the first movie did. In that series almost half of the characters could have been regular CMFs. 

I think they could have been included "cute" characters that would fit in Harmony Town and would work as regular CMF like toys-themed figures like a Rag Doll or something or even "fantasy"  characters like a Pixie who would also fit in the Harmony Town setting

According to the "likes" of facebook the worst characters are the 4 pop singers which makes me wonder why were they included instead of regular CMF like Shakespeare or (regular) Lincoln. This series would have been perfect to release Michelangelo, who was never released in the first movie line

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Thank you once again for this extraordinary and in-depth review, Whitefang!
I'm always looking forward to this CMF reviews, they give you the needed information about what to expect!

To be honest: I didn't expect much by the first pics, and the review confirms my thoughts: There is a lot I can easily pass on!
There are just 4-5 figures I might buy, mostly for the accessories they come with. And those figures are all not originally from the TLM2 movie... :look:

But maybe I'll change my mind after having seen the movie. :laugh:

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I also find this series very weak, worse than even Batman series 2.

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If I remember right, the order Dorothy met with the caracters: Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion and not how they are numbered in this series.

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42 minutes ago, Robert8 said:

The problem here, at least for me, is that most of these don't work as regular CMFs, which is something the series from the first movie did. In that series almost half of the characters could have been regular CMFs. 

I think they could have been included "cute" characters that would fit in Harmony Town and would work as regular CMF like toys-themed figures like a Rag Doll or something or even "fantasy"  characters like a Pixie who would also fit in the Harmony Town setting

According to the "likes" of facebook the worst characters are the 4 pop singers which makes me wonder why were they included instead of regular CMF like Shakespeare or (regular) Lincoln. This series would have been perfect to release Michelangelo, who was never released in the first movie line

Fair point. I think you are referring to the integration across LEGO Themes where we can use them in a flexible manner. I am not aware that the worst characters on FB are actually the 4 Pop Singers. That really surprise me. Michelangelo will be awesome to have (wishlist). 

28 minutes ago, Holodoc said:

Thank you once again for this extraordinary and in-depth review, Whitefang!
I'm always looking forward to this CMF reviews, they give you the needed information about what to expect!

To be honest: I didn't expect much by the first pics, and the review confirms my thoughts: There is a lot I can easily pass on!
There are just 4-5 figures I might buy, mostly for the accessories they come with. And those figures are all not originally from the TLM2 movie... :look:

But maybe I'll change my mind after having seen the movie. :laugh:

Thanks Holodoc. Just perhaps, we all might have a different perspective after seeing the movie where we can then associate their existence in this CMFs. 

13 minutes ago, MAB said:

I also find this series very weak, worse than even Batman series 2.

Oh gosh. Thankfully you only referred to Batman Series 2. My worst is actually Simpsons 2... 

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