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  1. If there's anything I've learned from going through stores to look for minifigures - make sure you have plenty of time! Sorry that happened to you. I almost mistook Scratchen-Post's hair as Dorothy's until I found out that Dorothy's was a softer plastic. The similar animals also played a role in that. For Benny, just make sure the 1x3 brick has a handle instead of studs on top next time Thank you so much for the suggestions! The Bagpiper's hat would be perfect if the red plaid didn't clash so much with the other plaids. It makes me want to get that part in more colors... The beret that comes the Artist and Connoisseur is also a great choice, though I'd love to have it in a dark green or light tan to better match the outfit. On an unrelated note, I've been waiting since the S15 Faun's release to get him a scarf. TLNM's Jay had one, but it was quite possibly in the worst color for the Faun - orange. Lucy's hood-scarf is the closest to what I've been wanting for him. It doesn't look too bad without the quiver, which I had feared before i had the piece in my possession... Maybe someday we'll get Jay's scarf in another color...
  2. Got my hands on a full minifigure series at my local Walmart. Like others have mentioned, the packs were placed loosely in LEGO Movie 2 displays. My experience feeling for parts in the bags was the same as any series - the change in packaging made no difference for me. The Wizard of Oz characters are perfect. Accurate renditions with amazing execution. Glad that we got them in a series so they are readily obtainable. Giraffe Guy, Crayon Girl and Watermelon Dude make great costume additions. Gone Golfin' President Business is also nice. His club is a cool new part. I'm planning on changing his head and hair to make him into a regular golfer guy. Anyone have any suggestions on substitute headgear for him? Also liking Vest Friend Rex. I really hope to see his hair-hat combo piece reused on another character. The legs would have been good for a western character if it weren't for the toe prints. Still useable, I guess. The Apocalyseburg characters, while each having their own interesting part or two, do not really interest me on the whole. Same goes for the Pop singers. Unikitty is such a waste of money IMO. Her spot should have been given to a proper minifigure. All in all, this is a mediocre series. I'll patiently wait for the next ones :)
  3. Thank you for the review, WhiteFang! I’m excited to get my hands on these. Lots of interesting things in this series. Namely, the new bags, extra pieces, and the inclusion of Unikitty. Not that I mind her being in this series, but I would have rather had an actual minifigure than a brick-built character. Loving most of the other inclusions, such as the Wizard of Oz characters. They all look very well-made and accurate.
  4. Agreed. We need a System-style fox to go with the Friends one! I think we are getting Series 19 in September, after Disney Series 2 in May. If all the rumors and discussion has held any truth. :)
  5. Love the Fox Suit Girl! Looks like a simple head swap if you’d rather have it be a guy. No eyelashes on the mask like Unicorn Girl, and no “female waist” printing on the torso. There’s a piece on the hips for a tail which is obscured in the photo. It’s likely just a recolor of Rocket Raccoon’s tail, hopefully with a white tip at the end. I wonder if she will have an accessory when she is physically released. I am eagerly awaiting a new numbered minifigure series. I can understand the appeal of classic franchises being made into minifigures, but I can’t help but have preference towards original character designs. So I’m seriously hoping TLG goes back to their roots, and that we get the typical sixteen characters from a variety of themes for Series 19. This is considering they will definitely do something special for Series 20 to coincide with 10 years (!) of blind-bagging minifigures (but not another Mr. Gold, please!)
  6. Thanks for the review as always, WhiteFang!! For me, the 1978 Policeman is a reminder of how far we’ve come in minifigure technology. The original one didn’t even have a printed torso! I often find myself wanting these detailed figures because we are capable of them now. But it’s kind of nice to have something that showcases where it all began. Having it in a promotional set, while a neat idea, kind of ruins the point of celebrating 40 years of minifigures. Sure, he’s as basic as can be, but he’s a reissue of something I could never get my hands on, since I wasn’t even born until over a decade after its release. And I’ll echo the fact that at least it’s a marginal improvement from Mr. Gold, which I hope never ever happens again...
  7. I got my hands on a set of these! My first trip to the local Walmart got me all the figures except for the policeman... Two or three boxes worth in a hanging basket in the LEGO aisle, and I felt every packet. But I returned two days later and found him! They must have put in another full box. I'm glad it didn't take too long. I'm content with just one Policeman for my collection... If chase figures are absolutely necessary, then one-per-box makes way more sense compared the Mr. Gold from six (!!!) years ago. Now for this series as a whole, I like a lot more than when the theme was first revealed last year. Getting past the fact that nearly all of these are costumes, they did a great job providing us with variety... My top five are probably Dragon Suit Guy, Elephant Costume Girl, Unicorn Guy, Spider Suit Guy, and Cactus Girl! And we get a lot of double faces with dynamic expressions, as already evidenced in this thread. Single elements that I appreciate: The Unicorn Guy's shield, the mouse, the balloon animals, the printed 1x1 tile of a minifigure packet (minifigure-ception!) and the new color of fish. The mouse in particular is so well made, it's my favorite animal now!
  8. telaruhn

    Lego Minifigure Factory Promo Set

    I really like the detail on the micro figures. Is that... a paintbrush with no paint on it!?
  9. Great figures! My favorites are the Elephant, Dragon, Spider, and Cactus. The Spider Guy's face would be a perfect alternative for Spooky Boy... I can say with almost certainty that the brick costumes have anti-studs in the back. They look thick enough, anyway. It is cool to get a new kind of minifigure torso, for once, and it's the first time we're seeing a new one in the CMF line.
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    The LEGO Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion

    Like the last series, none of these figures interest me, but some of them come with neat parts. I like the dolphin, Vacation Joker's inner tube, Killer Moth's wings and raygun, Jayna's vinyl record, Jor-El's armor, and Black Vulcan's lightning bolts. Doctor Strange is a nice way to get flasks, as well as an unstained lab coat. I'm curious to see if the Clock King's head is a new mold. It looks like the Gingerbread Man's, but since that had recessed eyes, I wonder if those are on the back? Will definitely get Harley and Alfred to go with the Joker Manor. If I had to be nitpicky, I wish Harley's legs were more interesting and Alfred's guitar wasn't the exact same as the Gong and Guitar Rocker's.
  11. telaruhn

    Ideas for CMFs

    Ha, I thought so! :) I really like your take on it. The colors are perfect! Makes me wish they actually had copper/bronze as a color...
  12. telaruhn

    Ideas for CMFs

    That Ocean Warrior is so amazing!! Can't wait for Series H!
  13. telaruhn

    The Greatest CMF Important Poll

    I think the whole "runner-up" problem has more to do with the fact that each round had six figures. Not to knock on Shintaku's setup of the whole contest, but this problem could have been avoided if these figures were pitted against each other 1 to 1. Then we would just vote for multiple rounds at a time. So instead of 1 round of six figures, we would vote for 3 rounds of two figures each. Sure, crowd favorites would still be pitted against each other, but that's all based on luck. There's no real way to "seed" the figures so more popular figures would have a better chance of getting through the first few rounds. You just have to hope your favorites are pitted against unpopular figures. All that being said, we have to keep it the same for what's been done so far. Also, I've enjoyed this contest thus far and cannot wait to get closer to our final 64! It's so exciting and interesting to see people's favorite figures when given a small handful of choices...
  14. For me, that Highwayman is excellent! He just has so much detail and his cape is really interesting. Also cool to get flintock pistols in that dark silver metallic! The whole "secret character" only bugs me since we don't have any CGI pictures for him, and I'm not sure we ever will...