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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:18 am 
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Vault loves LEGO and loves the minifigures most of all, so he's in it for the long run. Once he picks up Series 2, I'll put together another decoder! :wink:



Regretfully, I read somewhere on one of the Lego boards-- that they were eliminating the different barcodes next time-- because they wanted this to be more of a trading kind of thing..and the pack searching is not what lego expected.

Hopefully they will do what toy biz did and stamp them with a "hidden" letter code-- so you can still figure out what it is---

Also lets hope they never get the Kubrick Idea and do "chase figures"

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:24 am 
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I saw these about two weeks ago, TRU had about two cases worth. Then last week I read about the decoder and I thought I would try and find the zombie or magician. I visited that same week and they were totally sold out.

Not at all surprised that Lego will be removing those barcodes.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:54 am 
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The secondary bar codes are still intact on the second series (in production before LEGO figured out the "trick"), but they will be eliminated for the third series. I finally completed my first series using Bricklink (great resource for those who are just looking for particular figures). Can't wait for the next series.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:14 am 
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Same thing happened to me at my TRU. Saw a case, when back home to get the codes for the ones I wanted, came back the next day, sold out.

They were even sold out at the LEGO store in the next town over.

Lego has a hit on their hands. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:09 am 
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I always thought that it was utter stupidity that Hasbro got all kinds of miffed at Lego for offering those Star Wars minifig sets back in the day. I mean, Hasbro's action figures and Lego's minifigs are two totally separate entities. And you cannot put Lego minifigs in a Hasbro vehicle and make it work. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Back to the topic at hand, I love these blind boxed Lego minifigs. But, I didn't know they existed until about a week ago. And I've never seen them in person.

Eh, I'll be down in Walt Disney World in September. Maybe the Lego Store at Downtown Disney will have these. If so, I might go a little brick-crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:16 pm 
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I was at the Mall of America this weekend; the Lego store there was totally sold out, and the employees told me that they are receiving three more cases in a few weeks and that's it, no more are being shipped to anyone. Take that with a grain of salt, of course, but who knows...

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:13 pm 
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HI..
I have a some Spy Legos and the generic Indiana Jones. I might have dig them out of storage.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:08 am 
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Is anyone still seeing these? My son is now hounding me for them, and I'm too stubborn to get them off ebay for the huge markup. bah!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:38 pm 
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I have NEVER seen them in a store. The only place I found them was Legoland.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:35 am 
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Is anyone still seeing these? My son is now hounding me for them, and I'm too stubborn to get them off ebay for the huge markup. bah!!


The little Lego stand that had these at the TRU in my area disappeared competely, and I haven't seen any of the mini-figures since. I was wondering if the workers got annoyed by all of the collectors clamoring for the figures and decided to nix the whole display area altogether. :lol: It's hard to tell with that TRU; their success at getting products in is a bit sporadic.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:55 am 
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The LEGO Group's statement was that they grossly underestimated how successful they would be, and so did retailers. Series 2 will have many more minifigures produced, and will also be at more retailers...but Series 1 has all shipped. Which means if you still haven't found them, it might be hard to track them down. I still recommend Bricklink.com ahead of eBay or other secondary market sources....it's been good for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Entertainment Earth just emailed me that they are taking preorders on a 10-pack of series 2.

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodi ... -902207897

It's still luck of the draw and you won't know which 10 of the 16 you are getting... but for those of us who have NEVER seen them in a TRU...


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:02 pm 
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I was curious, did any of you SDCC-ers see them for sale there? I'm sure they had a huge markup, too...

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:48 pm 
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I saw one guy selling sealed cases of series 1 for $180 each.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series One
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:01 pm 
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