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  1. steyin

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Have there been any rumors of what this year's SDCC minifig release is? I assume with no SDCC actually happening in person that Marvel and DC will have separate contests again for whatever they are planning, if anything.
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    Lucky LEGO finds

    Won a Paul Frank Julius Keychain (perfect condition) for $20 a few months ago in an auction for 3 keychains, seller didn't know what they had...nor did anyone else as I was the only bid
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    Looking forward to the GitD fig, but not for the agony of not having hands for it!
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    I don't think it solidifies anything to be honest. First, these designer's definition of "fake" might just be something that isn't approved by them yet is still made within their walls. Outright fake would mean being produced by a 3rd party, and even though we have seen bootleg 2x4 bricks that are nearly identical recently, I have to consider further info. The 2x4 mold is a rather simple one to copy, but minifig pieces? Scale wise some of the details (internal stamps more so) are just too precise to be reverse cast and made a mold of IMO, and there are several number stamps used on the hips and legs alone. That means that several copy molds would need to be produced...though I do suppose taking the time to 3D model the pieces, print them and then cast them would be the process to follow. Looking at the images I took for the analysis, the tiny differences here and there for the ABS figs shows inconsistency, so it doesn't seem to me if they were bootlegged that it was done by the same source. Also interesting that they were released as pairs, and the 2nd set (bright green and orange) have the biggest glaring inconsistency with the hip number stamps being rotated 90 degrees. If someone bootlegged this then that is quite a big mistake, which hasn't appeared since, but at the same time I have never seen an official Lego hip with this it might be safer to assume it was a bootlegger mistake. Still, actual Lego hips and legs have varied in their stamp detailing/scale over the past years, so I can't for sure say that using that as an identifier is accurate. If they were made internally as "nightshift" someone might have access to these different versions (though I would assume molds are retired and/or locked away after not in use anymore). Also seeing the Lego stamp on the neck being rotated 180 degrees in comparison to the internal chest stamps between the PC and ABS is another inconsistency, but it is possible newer molds for solid parts did actually switch the position I suppose. I've never cracked open a normal torso to see if these stamps exist within regular figs, so I can't be certain. To be honest, I can't draw conclusive evidence due to too many variables along the Lego production time frame to say whether the ABS figs are fake, and if they are they are damn good. Still, I won't believe anything until word comes officially from Lego themselves, not some designers.
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    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    I always counted the sh231 fig as the mark 3, but oh well.
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    Looney Tunes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Already looking forward to a series 2 of these.
  7. steyin

    Monochrome Minifigures

    Here you go. A little hard to see as the plastic is a little splotchy, like it got messed up during the injection. Stamps and text match PC scale and placement, but the neck stamp is rotated like the ABS torsos:
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    For those not in the monochrome FB group, here is my post: Let's start with the ABS origins, as best as I have tracked it. The first pair released were trans clear and light blue, available from seller xdelacru on eBay (also sells on Bricklink as Big D's Toys), whom is located in Texas. The next release was bright green and orange, also from xdelacru. Next was black and purple, I believe from Moderno (Moderno Bricks on Bricklink), whom is located in New Jersey, and possibly danslego (located in Florida) on eBay. Next was yellow and dark pink, C3POs available from danslego on eBay and Minifigure Dreams (currently in Idaho) as normal minifigs shortly after. Last was red, available from MFD. Note that these sellers have also had the Vader helmets, etc, for sale as well. For the photo purposes, I have selected one color from each ABS pairing (and red as it was solo), along with green and neon green from PC figs. Notes are on the photos. While there are differences between the two materials in terms of logo stamps and placement, the ABS markings are, for the most part, consistent with newer produced non trans parts. The biggest discrepancies occur on the orange and bright green hips, the inner markings of the torsos, and the "L" mark on the legs of all the ABS figures. Please feel free to comment and add any additional info or observations, or even more photos. One thing to note is that the head of my yellow figure was swapped for a 3626c head as I bought the C3PO version, not the normal figure. My final verdict is inconclusive on the legitimacy of these ABS versions, but there are more signs to point to them being "legit nightshift from a factory" than 100% bootleg/knock-off I feel. For below, the upper 2 rows are ABS (unless the new mystery color is actually PC), while the bottom row is PC. Will update this post if necessary.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    I'll be posting a PC vs ABS comparison later today on the trans figures. A bunch of variations/inconsistencies on the legs/hips and some on the torsos between them...
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    Yes, video and better images indicate they are indeed BLY hands. Also finally got my hands on this, still not sure if it is light purple (like the 4L bar, and excuse my poor fingernails):
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    Exciting times heh.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    It looks like it might be tan.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    The Iron fig Parry posted on FB (not the helmet, just the fig) seems like a PC neon orange to me, pretty much matches mine. The fig for the yellow helmet is also neon green. I'd say all the helmets are ABS. I also wondered if perhaps the other is a light pink, but it seems closer to the light purple.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    It's possible it is trans lavender, but to me it looks like the light purple 4l bar. Waiting confirmation once I have one. Definitely seems like an ABS figure.
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    Monochrome Minifigures

    2 new colors or you have 2 light purple for sale?