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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I understand the counter-argument, but I simply gotta say, if they wanted these to be identified, they would've released 'em in sets.

to be sure, their security measures to date have been lackluster, but I really think they need to step it up. The very purpose of these is randomness, and the thrill of the hunt.

I get where you're coming from, in that you want only certain ones. I do too, but I also think the randomness is part of the fun.

that said, there's always the secondary market to get the ones you want, but then, you'd have to pay a premium.

so it's a double edged sword, but I err on the side of original intent, over convenience, at least when it comes to this.

YMMV.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:51 am 
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Shellhead -

I'm in Phoenix, too... Is there anything you're looking for? Anything you have extra of?

Thanks,

Matt

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Saw these at my TRU this past weekend.

Let me rephrase that:

I saw the torn empty remains of the box that held series three. :lol:

Who knew Lego fans were like the Hot Wheels guys? Lego Maniac, indeed. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:45 am 
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For anyone still on the hunt for these, every Target in my area has just added multiple cases (at least 2 per store) to the "holiday area". They are with all the Valentine's toys and sold for $2.99 ea.

I'm damn near complete (just missing the Street Punk and the Cyborg) and will hopefully pick those up later today (pending a trade outcome).

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:43 am 
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I went to a Lego store somewhat nearby and found the baseball player. He was one of the only other ones that I casually wanted but they were only 2.99 there at the lego store so I couldnt resist. Got some star wars minifig keychains on clearance (Luke Skywalker, Imperial Speeder Bike scout.) and a Darth Vader for Regular price. I cut the keychains off so now I have some sweet Star Wars minifigs!


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:39 pm 
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I'd like to see case ratios on these. A local TRU had these behind the customer service counter and the people were cool enough to let my friends and I try to grab the ones we wanted but there definitely seemed like there were a lot of baseball and tennis players, but maybe that's because they were picked through beforehand.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:34 pm 
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I had to check thru about 4 or 5 different cases to get the ones I wanted( Found the Cyborg, Mummy, adn the Samarai). Tennis player and sumo seemed to be the most that I could feel. One TRU had like 3 cases out, I just felt through all of them, another TRU had it behind the counter (thats the one I found the elf in) and the Lego store had a whole bunch out of the box and on a shelf. The Lego store is the only place I felt the baseball player, and i was suprised it it had other good ones like an elf and the samarai. I was helping a father with kids identify them because I had experience going thru so many boxes by then. I enjoyed getting this series cuz I totally missed series 1 and got only 3 from series 2(vampire, Maraca Man, and Ringmaster). The one I most looking forward to in Series 4 is the Hazmat guy and possibly Frankenstien.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Rumor is this is series 5.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:21 pm 
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Is that a MIDGET Clown?!?!?!

And a guy in a Godzilla suit?

I am so ready for waves 4 and 5 to hit now!

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:47 pm 
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OMG. Cleopatra? The Lizard-Suit Guy? The Buckingham Palace Guard? A GLADIATOR??!? Want 'em all. And that guy in the winged helmet too. Him too.

Wow.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:53 pm 
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When is series 4 supposed to be out??


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:11 am 
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My guess is we will start seeing wave 4 at Target with the next Seasonal reset for Easter goods. They will most likely display them as a "basket stuffer" as they did with the other waves for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day (? :? ?)

Wave 5 would be, if I'm thinking about all this correctly, sometime in June.

For those that just can't wait, I have already seen several (highly overpriced) auctions on ebay for loose samples of Series 4 ...

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:06 am 
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Saw a couple boxes of Wave 3 at TRU yesterday. They were mixed right in with the rest of the Legos.

I want to like these, but the randomness is a turn off. Glad to see they're successful, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:49 pm 
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My Walmart just got in 4 pull pegs of series 3. $2.97 a piece. Is there some way to tell who is in the package. I need that elf.

Nevermind I see the post about the "bumps" ...


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:01 pm 
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LOL, I remember buying package after package of series 1 trying to hit the Vampire, then I realized he was in series 2!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Minifigures - Series Three
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Shellhead wrote:
Saw a couple boxes of Wave 3 at TRU yesterday. They were mixed right in with the rest of the Legos.

I want to like these, but the randomness is a turn off. Glad to see they're successful, though.


Yeah they are very tempting to collect but I have told myself that Thundercats will be the last line I collect.

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