Well, it didn't take long for Series 3 minifigures to reach the East Coast. I've just got back from our local Toys R Us (Northern Virginia) where they had a couple of picked through boxes. I managed to get one of each figure and can confirm that each packet does indeed have identifying dimples on the bottom flap. However, the dimples are very difficult to differentiate even at home, let alone in the store. Additionally, the inital cheat sheet, so to speak, is helpful but in my opinion, incomplete. It will probably be a good idea to put together a revised one. It's also disappointing to note that you don't receive any spare pieces, unlike with the first two series (e.g. syringe, maraca, pistol, feather(s), ski pole, microphone, sword, etc). I would say the Elf, Rapper, Hula Girl, and Fisherman are definitely the best of the bunch. :o) Lastly, with LEGO raising the price of impulse sets to $3.99, and with Series 3 starting out at $2.99 at both Fred Meyers and Toys R Us, is it possible that this will be the new MSRP for the collectible minifigures?
UPDATE: I've created a new Series 3 Cheat Sheet that I think is more accurate. Let me know what you think!
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