LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

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Which LEGO Collectable Minifigure(s) do you like most?

Adventurer
2
3%
Disco DJ
2
3%
Downhill Skier
5
7%
Karate Master
7
9%
Lifeguard
1
1%
Mexican
9
12%
Mime
7
9%
Pharaoh
9
12%
Pop Star
1
1%
Ring Master
1
1%
Spartan
16
21%
Surfer
4
5%
Traffic Cop
0
No votes
Vampire
7
9%
Weight Lifter
2
3%
Witch
3
4%
 
Total votes: 76

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by toystest » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:58 am

Senator wrote:
slacker wrote:2 in NYC, 1 in NY and 1 in NJ. 1 hour to get to NYC even if it's 20 miles away. Darn traffic. I don't really go to the two in NYC since I can find everything in NY and NJ. Plus the bridge tolls are a ripoff.

One more thing, we just don't get crazy deals like the rest of the country either. Lego only offer a 10% discount on busted boxes.
At least you guys have lego stores. The only 1 in Canada is half a country away from me.
My closest lego store is roughly 600 miles from here.. :cry:

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by legohunter » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:30 am

I went to my local walmart in Vancouver (B.C.)this morning and Thurday, and I couldn't find them on the shelf.

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by tired » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:58 pm

I have a general question.

How many mini-figs do you buy?
I do appreciate the fact that Legoshop.ca has a cap of 5 per purchase.
But when you see people pricing them on the gray market at 5x their retail value, do you think that is ethical?
At the same time, you see pictures of massive stocks of these mini-figs (aka 15 of each mini-figs).

Do you think this is fair?

I'm saying this from the small guy's perspective.

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Post by slacker » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:52 am

NYC TRU has none. Not even in the system.

I buy one box and leave one set sealed.

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by TClone » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:23 pm

Anyone willing to sell me a full set of Series 2?

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by slacker » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:42 am

wow, doesn't anyone think that this series is pretty hard to get? I mean people are buying a boat load of them this time around.

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Post by legitimatealex » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:04 am

tired wrote:I have a general question.

How many mini-figs do you buy?
I do appreciate the fact that Legoshop.ca has a cap of 5 per purchase.
But when you see people pricing them on the gray market at 5x their retail value, do you think that is ethical?
At the same time, you see pictures of massive stocks of these mini-figs (aka 15 of each mini-figs).

Do you think this is fair?

I'm saying this from the small guy's perspective.
Honestly I would buy until I get a complete set. These are such a good deal. I have no idea how LEGO is so stupidly not producing more of these as they could sell more of these than anything they have EVER made. It looks like they're going the polybag route on this one though...Low availability with highly desirable pieces and figures. It pisses me off. I don't think it's fair that they produce so few of these despite the fact that absolutely everybody seems to be clamoring for them.
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Post by ncbarrett » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:08 am

legitimatealex wrote:
Honestly I would buy until I get a complete set. These are such a good deal. I have no idea how LEGO is so stupidly not producing more of these as they could sell more of these than anything they have EVER made. It looks like they're going the polybag route on this one though...Low availability with highly desirable pieces and figures. It pisses me off. I don't think it's fair that they produce so few of these despite the fact that absolutely everybody seems to be clamoring for them.
I agree, they screwed up.

Hopefully they actually made a lot more, and when are officially released well see more of them.
If nothing else, series 3 better be 10 times the # made.
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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by legitimatealex » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:48 am

I can't get excited for series 3 yet if the nervousness and heartbreak is all I have to look forward to with botched handling and shipping. I coughed up the money for a complete set of series 1 minifigures, priced at about 3.70 each rather than buying the other 9 I was missing from the first series because they all ended up being about $5 each. I'm a little upset that I couldn't just buy them from a store that I visit regularly and be super excited to see which figures I got! This feels more like work than it does fun when, instead of ripping open a bag in excitement, you have have to tediously search all over the internet for the best 'deal,' when it's not much of a deal at all.
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Post by ncbarrett » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:59 am

legitimatealex wrote:...This feels more like work than it does fun when, instead of ripping open a bag in excitement, you have have to tediously search all over the internet for the best 'deal,' when it's not much of a deal at all.
The no barcode thing will add to the excitement in my opinion.
AS long as they produce enough so they can be found by normal people. :ugeek:
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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by NIGELTTF » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:24 pm

vynsane wrote:
legitimatealex wrote:Wow, you're cooler than the guy who passes out king size candy bars!
HA, I'll be that cool IF:
  • I can get my own set first; and
  • I can find a store willing to sell a full case
;)
Actually I found a lot of stores stopped selling full cases of toys because toy scalpers will just pick the cream off and return the rest. Or in some cases, replace the cream with crap, and return the box for full refund.

This comes from the Action figure and Hot wheels market.

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Post by NIGELTTF » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:30 pm

strongholds wrote:All these look great. Some is rather plain like the girl in bikini and not worth much as collectible.
I will want that one in quantiy simply because females in swimtops are a notorious hard minifg to get ahold of for people doing pools and ocean based mocs.

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Post by NIGELTTF » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:55 pm

vynsane wrote:I only wonder how they will gauge the interest each figure receives. Possibly only by online sentiment? I can't see too man of these guys sitting on shelves for a while, meaning they will all sell.
That's easy...which ones command the highest price in the secondary market. It would require less than two hours of research that the winner of serires one is the Zombie, and the loser is the Crash Test Dummy. I'd certainly notice that if I were a Lego Executive.

From demand or price(ebay/amazon/bricklink) it seems the order is(again my best guess):

Zombie
Robot
Cheerleader
Tribal Hunter
Clown
Magician
Nurse
Caveman
Cowboy
Forestman
Ninja
Wrestler
Skater
Diver
Demolition Dummy

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Post by vynsane » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:16 pm

NIGELTTF wrote:That's easy...which ones command the highest price in the secondary market.
Kinda what I meant by:
vynsane wrote:Possibly only by online sentiment?
Zombie
Robot
Cheerleader
Tribal Hunter
Clown
Magician
Nurse
Caveman
Cowboy
Forestman
Ninja
Wrestler
Skater
Diver
Demolition Dummy
You're one short there. I'll give you a hint - he's a man, and he goes in space ;)
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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by NIGELTTF » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:34 pm

vynsane wrote:
NIGELTTF wrote:That's easy...which ones command the highest price in the secondary market.
Kinda what I meant by:
vynsane wrote:Possibly only by online sentiment?
Zombie
Robot
Cheerleader
Tribal Hunter
Clown
Magician
Nurse
Caveman
Cowboy
Forestman
Ninja
Spaceman
Wrestler
Skater
Diver
Demolition Dummy
You're one short there. I'll give you a hint - he's a man, and he goes in space ;)
Color me stupid :oops: .... But corrected.

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by natelite » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:59 pm

cheerleader is in demand more so than robot. probably tie with zombie or even better than zombie.

don't forget, there are 4 robots in a box. ;) and i can't believe you pick magician to be that high on your list. i will gladly trade you as many magicians as you want for nurse, skater or wrestler.

rank is more like so:
cheerleader
zombie
clown
skater
nurse
wrestler
robot
forestman
indian
caveman
spaceman
cowboy
ninja
magician
diver
dummy

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by Ice » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:20 pm

As a reminder, please try to keep discussions on series 1 over here.

Also, a poll has been setup for this topic. You can now vote for your favorite Series 2 LEGO Collectable Minifigure(s).

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by slacker » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:04 am

Lucky for you guys, kids don't care about Spartan. Here is what they wanted at the store.

Karate
Vampire
weightlifter
skier

I helped one parent with the vampire cape. It's a pain since it was my first time.

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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by possum » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:45 am

slacker wrote:I helped one parent with the vampire cape. It's a pain since it was my first time.
That was a bit tricky for me too. I like the idea behind it, but don't like the fold you get in back of the collar.
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Re: LEGO 8684 Collectable Minifigures - Series 2

Post by corsair » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:13 pm

I'm really diggin all the minifigure series. I just got my first one for christmas. Been a very long time since I owned a lego. Really glad that to have my interest rekindled :)

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