Ay caramba! The Lego Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures was just officially announced (here), and an early review is already up. WhiteFang of Eurobricks got ahold of these new Minifigs months early, and wrote up a full review. There is no need to read any other reviews, WhiteFang is the definitive source for the Collectible Minifigure reviews. The whole set is made of 16 figures, 10 of which are new characters, and 6 are variants from Series 1. The Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 should be showing up in stores around May 2015, at the $3.99 price point. But, keep an eye out, these usually pop up a week or two early in some locations.
The Series 2 Minifigures packaging is yellow and blue this time around. Not to be confused with Series 1. Interestingly Lego didn’t go with an unique color.
If you find a box, or purchase a box you are looking at least 3 full sets of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2. The most common Minifigs are Homer is his Suit, Bartman, and Groundskeeper Willie. The uncommon figures this time are Marge in Fancy Dress, Lisa & Snowball II, Maggie & Santa’s Little Helper, Fallout Boy, Doctor Hibbert, and Waylon Smithers. The hardest to find and rare Minifigures this time around include Comic Book Guy, Martin Prince, Professor Frink, Hans Moleman, Selma Bouvier, Patty Bouvier, and Edna Krabappel.
Make sure to go read the full review of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 (71009), written by WhiteFang, here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=106053
Lego is on a roll with their Collectable Minifigures. The newest Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 (71008) has a release date of January 2015. Which means you can probably expect a few retailers to sell them at the end of December. So, make sure to save up your Christmas money because there are a lot of great figures. Series 13 continues the trend of extremely detailed Minifigs, while increasing the quality. These figures are still made in China but a lot of the production problems of the past have been worked out (slightly off colors, tight or loose connections, etc.). Interestingly, there is also some sort of code/contest thing going on with each figure. The only bad news is that these are at the, now permanent, price point of $3.99. Although some retailers (notably Target) may be selling them at $2.99.
Lego has made a few breakthroughs in Lego Minifigures during the Collectable Minifig theme. This time around there seems to be a breakthrough in cloth capes. Featuring multi-piece capes with color printing! Whoa!
As has been the case for the past few years Lego reviewer WhiteFang has received a full set of Collectible Minifigures early. This allows WhiteFang to be the definitive source for Minifigure reviews. Check out the full Series 13 review over on Eurobricks, it features part analysis, detailed photos, and commentary about the latest release. A full box of Minifigs will include rare, uncommon, and common figures. The common Minifigures include the Goblin, Carpenter, and Galaxy Trooper at 5 each per box. The uncommon ones include the Classic King, Sheriff, Snake Charmer, Alien Trooper, Egyptian Warrior, Evil Wizard at 4 per box. The hardest to find, rare, Minifigs will be the Unicorn Girl, Paleontologist, Fencer, Samurai, Disco Diva, Hot Dog Man, and Lady Cyclops at 3 per box.
Go check out the full review of the Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 (71008) Review by WhiteFang here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=99986
The newest Lego Minifigures Series is almost here. The Lego Simpsons Minifigures will be available for sale in May, at a price point of $3.99. All 16 Minifigs include unique head sculpts and in most cases new accessories. There is a whole lot of printed pieces in this series. Even though the Minifig heads are definitely Simpsons their bodies and parts mix and match pretty well with other themes. WhiteFang has just posted an early Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review over on Eurobricks.
Each box of the Lego Simpsons will include at least 3 complete sets of Minifigures. The Simpsons family makes up the most common Minifigs, and the smaller characters are the rarest. There are 5 Homer Simpsons, 5 Marge Simpsons, 5 Bart Simpsons, 4 Lisa Simpsons, 4 Maggie Simpsons, 4 Krusty the Clowns, 4 Ned Flanders, 4 Itchys, and 4 Scratchys. The hard to find characters come in sets of 3, with Grandpa Simpson, Apu, Mr. Burns, Nelson, Clancy Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, and Milhouse. This is probably the best assortment. It favors the whole family, but doesn’t make any of the other character extremely rare. Luckily all of these Minifigs should be pretty easy to feel inside the packaging, as each character is unique.
Lego spent a lot of time creating these new Minifigs and it shows. The attention to detail, and fan references in these Minifigs are all perfect. The one exception is that the fat characters (Homer, Wiggum, and Krusty) look a little bit weird with the default Lego body. It looks like everyone has been on some amazing diet. It would be interesting to see the stomach piece from the Hobbit theme be appropriated here. Still you can sign me up for a whole set. They will look great with the Simpsons House.
Make sure to read the whole review of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures (71005), by WhiteFang, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=91646