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OK. Here we go. First up, the distribution. I had one unopened box of sixty that I knew was exactly as it had been at the factory so I knew it had the exact distribution. Of course I can’t vouch that every case is consistent, but that was the impression I got with Series 2.
- 5 figs in the case – Sumo Guy, Alien with Raygun, Mummy with Scorpion, Octan Team Race Car Driver
- 4 figs in the case – Mountaineer Guy, Samurai Guy, Man in Ape Suit with Banana, Baseball Player with Bat, Tennis Lady
- 3 figs in the case – Native American Chief, Elfin Bowman, Terminator Space Guy, Rapper, Snowboard Chick, Hula Girl
- 2 figs in the case – Fisherman
Some analysis of quantity and quality. Two Fishermen??? WTF!?! Even in Series 2 you would get 3 Spartans in a case. Lame. The Fisherman of course rocks so completely. His beard is ridiculously cool. The Hula Girl is awesome as well. Only three there. I love that the Snowboarder is a woman. The bow and arrow guy is an Elf!!!! He has little Elf ears. Wow!!! The Native American headdress rocks. It’s huuuuge. The tennis lady rocks. The baseball players do too except for one small thing… no gloves. It’s all batters. Uh… what? Why not put in gloves? There are four so to get an entire team you need 3 cases. If you want dudes in the dugout and bullpen (never mind another team on the field) you need to get 5 cases. (Or buy at a hefty premium on the gray market.) The Ape is perhaps the biggest surprise of the bunch. Maybe I was dumb thinking that it was supposed to be an Ape. But it’s a guy in an ape suit. And when he takes off his ape head, he’s sweating. Very funny. Samurai, mountaineer, and race car driver are all solid. Especially the race car guy hair. The mummy is kind of cool, especially cause he comes with the scorpion. I’m not a fan of the alien’s head. It’s just not to my taste. But the gold raygun with the trans purple ray shooting out of it rocks. Sumo guy is solid as well, though I wish he had a fatter than normal torso. Printed fat rolls only do so much for me.
Bottom line: these are absolutely great minifigs. I’m disappointed in some of the distributions… Fewer race car drivers, and mountaineers, and more fishermen, rappers, elves, and baseball players please. More interestingly, I felt that some of the flexibility of the series 2 figs (the multiple mime heads, etc.) really isn’t here. I would have liked some creativity with multiple faces, and of course, as I mentioned, some baseball gloves please.
And now for the pictures. I used the good camera, but I didn’t have time for the seamless. Hope they’re ok for everyone. Apologies in advance for the short depth of field.