Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lego Minifigures series 5 ! Bump codes and the agony of finding the one you want.

Lego Minifigures series 5 are out on shelves, and here we go again! 16 brand new figures to go crazy about, and with blind packaging blinder than ever, get set to go insane! There are online bump codes to study (packs have unique bumps on the back bottom seal), but rumor has it they are also number tagged, so its getting pretty ridiculous. Not that these darn bumps are accurate at all, not to mention blinding.

The bags are blue again, maybe a lighter blue this time. The assortment is starting to show some signs of fatigue, as they are doubling/completing sets, like Cave-woman for series 1 Cave-man. The female gymnast almost looks like the female pop singer. Yet there are still gems, like the Boxer, Lizard suit guy, and my favorite to hunt for the Redneck Beaver hat guy. The Boxer is incredible by the way, and you will see him in action in my Epic Battles 3.

Hunting for the one you want is getting pretty competitive as boxes get run through pretty fast. Our local Fred Meyer's had five to six boxes lined up and open today, it will be interesting to see how fast they get destroyed. My goal this time is to stop at 8 (half) then go online for a few more that I know are 100% identified.

I guess there is always "feeling" the packs for certain characteristics. The Royal Guard has a hat that should be easy to pick out. I just tire, of sitting at the shelves doing this, feeling stupid, and cursing Lego. I keep wanting to try the weight game, get a nice scientific scale and mass all these out...

The check list begins, placed near my desk, to drool over and plot on. Good luck with your hunting, and I may be open for trade for the redneck beaver hat guy.

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