Series 3 minifigs now in Argos

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The series 3 figs are now in Argos, along with the Ninjago spinners. Reserve online, then pick up in store!

Thanks to Avacadoturban for the news. He believes that high-street branches will get 2 boxes each, so they may not last long.

80 comments on this article

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By in New Zealand,

good if you live in the UK... but thankfully they've been out a while in toyworld now.

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By in United Kingdom,

so this will maybe be the start of them finally rolling out across WHS, TRU etc etc...i have no money left from Christmas though until the end of the month!

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By in United Kingdom,

Forgot to say that there are indeed 4 Fisherman and 3 Aliens in the UK box assortments, unlike the early 2 Fisherman per box reported in the US.

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By in Canada,

Yay for the UK (hey that rhymes). Sadly, I'm probably not going to get any, since other people are going to beat me to the 'figs here in Canada.

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By in Canada,

I have been told that we here in Canada (at least on the west coast) will not be seeing the figs till mid to late Jan and as late as early Feb. TRU and Walmart.

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By in United Kingdom,

Woohoo! Reserved! Probably just my experience, but it appeared there were more figs available in my local Argos this time round, as i was able to reserve plenty, and there were still lots more in stock.

On this subject, to anybody who missed out on series 1 and/or 2, I have ONE complete sealed set of both, which i'd be happy to see go to a loving home, anybody interested just send me a message via my profile. Don't be slow though, as i do only have ONE spare set of each - (i'm not a trader, I bought one for display and the other for MOCs, but i've not got round to any MOCs, so they're just sitting there unopened, and i'd quite like them to be enjoyed by someone now). Cheers.

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By in United States,

Still no word at target huh? I scanned my pack like a week ago and it wasn't even in their system yet...
They probably wont get this series

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By in United States,

I think Target got burned by series 2. By this I mean they probably had a lot of people buying cases for $1.99. They probably lost quite a bit of money on it all. I would be surprised to see Target carry any further series minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

They're out of stock in the whole of Cheshire/ Manchester :-(

starfire2 Do you mean the whole case for $1.99:-)
Or 60x$1.99

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By in United Kingdom,

They're also selling them at Amazon.co.uk for £1.99 with free delivery.

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By in Ireland,

Not listed yet on the Irish Argos website (www.argos.ie). I guess I'll check in-store tomorrow all the same.

Couldn't believe the oceans of Series 2 still in the shops in Munich, Germany before Christmas.

Here in Ireland Series 1/2 were pretty available for a while (easy to find in multiple stores - Argos, Smyths Toys, Art & Hobby), but after a couple of months were sold out in most places. The shops probably got it just about right in terms of stocking levels as the last few boxes were slower to sell.

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By in United Kingdom,

Got them in Eastbourne! Yeah baby yeah! I think I'll calm down now. Oh and they still have an entire box of Series 1 (!) Minifigures left in Tesco Extra Eastbourne!

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101 - do you go there often? Could you buy me a skater and a diver and I'll send you cash in post? (or swap for ninjas) Please??? Thanks. Did you get the S3 in tesco?

@atkinsar - are they??? I can't find them. Please can you post a link?

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By in United Kingdom,

@LegoCoastGuard, I have a spare diver and skater if you would like them. Please contact me through Brickset or email

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By in United Kingdom,

Got a whole box via my local Argos. I'll work out which ones I want from the box and then return the rest (I checked with the manager that this was ok, and it was, so long as the packs remained unopened). Reading the dots in-store is gonna be near impossible ... they're hard to detect on the quick glance I had.

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By in United Kingdom,

They aren't officially out in TRU yet but most of the stores have had them delivered.

If you ask very nicely at customer services they will let you buy a full box before they go out on the shelves (my gf just managed to get me a full box from TRU in Milton Keynes) :-)

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By in United States,

I meant a box of 60.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just got 6 from Argos tried loking at the dots but found it difficult. My wife will prob be better at it. But did manage to goet 6 different ones. FIsherman, alien, cyborg, Mummy, Smurai, Sumo. All very nice. Wifey is Picking up 5 more form Argos near her work place.
Fisherman is great although the bread is a little loose. Also no spare parts this time round.

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By in United Kingdom,

atkinsar: I searched for lego minifigures and I got individuals and series 2 random.

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By in Canada,

I want some of these badly. When I went to TRU on the 2nd, they had the NinjaGo sets and the spinners. I got the dartboard set, and Cole is quite cool.

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By in {Unknown country},

Ordered 20 for collection from my local Argos on the way home from work today. Wonder how many duplicates I'll get!

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By in United Kingdom,

@LegoCoastGuard - they are there I promise. Did you try the link in my previous comment? Alternatively, just go here: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8803-0 and click on the Links tab, then select Amazon.co.uk under the 'For Sale' section.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just popped by my local Argos, picked up 10 minifigs, 8 of which were different ones. They had two boxes but there was some kind of bizarre complication which said each one costs £9,999! Of course, they did only charge me £1.99 for each in the end :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah well...someone will come along and raid my nearest stores, and i will have to pay £££ for them online. Oh well, one can hope...

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By in United Kingdom,

In my local Argos they hadn't got the Minifigures onto their computer system, so couldn't sell them to me! But I went back later and then they could, I was in there for half an hour working out what figures were in the packets with the reference sheet and bought twelve, all different!

Anyway, I still need the Native American (not Red Indian, we have to be politically correct, tut tut) Chief, the Alien, the Sumo and the Elf. You have got to love the Fisherman, just brilliant.

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By in United Kingdom,

Snaffled a bunch from my local Argos. Staff in store were very helpful and intrigued by the whole identification process (I had 4 helping me at one point!). The dimples (innies and outies?) are incredibly difficult to work with. Out of 15 I ended up with a few multiples (sumos, hulas, tennis players and pilots).

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By in United Kingdom,

I just got back from my local argos, they had 2 boxes and I tore them apart searching for the fisherman but in the end i got the mummy, samuri, baseball player, elf, tribal chief and gorilla suit guy by using the brail sheet. It was eye-straining and frustrating at times 'cause the dots were small and sometimes really small. I found it strange the staff didn't ask me to stop but I could see they were annoyed.

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By in United Kingdom,

I just purchased 10 from Argos in Ashton. The dots are difficult, but I only got 1 duplicate. Unlike bodybomb3, the staff in Ashton were more then helpful, and as the only person in the shop were more than willing to look at the dots with me. The manager seemed to be enjoying himself! They only had 1 box, 43 left after my visit, and I got the one's I wanted (Fisherman, Gorilla, Mummy and Snowboarder)

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By in United States,

Thanks for all this feedback: it's interesting how the shop staff's attitide is different but I think we're all in agreement about the dots: they are impossible to decode with 100% accuracy!

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By in {Unknown country},

AGH! Purchased a box in Argos tonight and have spent 3 hours trying to decipher the dots. Some are easy but the majority you have no chance of identifying! Trust me when I tell you this - THE DOTS DO NOT WORK TO GUARANTEE YOUR FIGURE. I'm going to have to crack open all 60 packs.

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By in United Kingdom,

I too found the dots very difficult to decipher. The Elf proved particularly elusive. Mind you, I only got 3 duplicates out of the ones I opened in my attempt to find the complete set. The rest will be returned to Argos tomorrow so someone else can have the opportunity to buy them :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Got 16 from LegoShop@Home yesterday, just finished trying to identify them via a combination of dots and feeling the bag, I think I was getting pretty good by the end but it definitely takes both methods to be sure, the dots are very inconsistent. When feeling the bags it's all about isolating and identifying the unique accessory.

There is no way I'd feel comfortable using either of these methods in a store. Not having a go at those that do, it's just that I'd be way too embarrassed to stand there feeling the bags and staring at them for that amount of time!!

Anyway, I've got 11 unique opened and 5 duplicates still sealed (well, I'm 95% certain I've got 5 duplicates!). Duplicates-wise I have the Elf, Sumo, Rapper, Snowboarder and Alien. I still need the Fisherman, Baseball Player, Gorilla Suit Guy, Pilot and Space Villian.

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By in United Kingdom,

Feeling, touching, squeezing... all part of the fun. And activities generally enjoyed in private.

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By in United Kingdom,

@bigospedros - Don't even get me started on how long I spent trying to find an elf earlier. I was looking through the box with a child of about eight, he picked three at random, opened one of them in the shop and said 'look mummy, I got an elf!' I thought 'damn you young man... damn you to...'

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By in United Kingdom,

Picked up five from the Exeter TRU this afternoon (Friday). Very happy for me to stand around staring at dots. And I got the five I was after.

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By in United Kingdom,

Note: I saw two boxes at my local TRU.

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By in United Kingdom,

Very strange that some staff attitudes were less than happy :/ My local branch (in Yeovil, Somerset) told me to 'rip it (the box) up if I have to' which I found most amusing :P Still no gorilla suit guy though! *Fumes*

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By in United Kingdom,

A quick heads-up after visiting two Argos stores this morning and coming away empty handed...

The figures have been taken off sale until further notice as their head office has realised they should not be sold for £1.99. Presumably this is the VAT thing, as series 2 are priced at just over £2, and the new series needs to be adjusted to the same. The two managers I spoke to said that this may well not happen until Monday now, and all stores have been instructed not to sell the figures until the price is amended.

Hopefully this is just a few stores...

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By in United Kingdom,

When i went to Castlevale's Argos, I had 7 people helping me to find the last figure I needed in series 2. Three weeks before this happened I went there and got my first series two figures. The lady at the counter said "somebody came in a few days ago with a sheet and spent ages looking through the boxes". Was this you?

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By in United Kingdom,

Got 5 packs on my way back from work yesterday. Got 2 mummies, snowboarder, space villain and the elf(the only 1 i wanted from the series). Didnt get a chance to feel the bags...had to order em at the tills. There were no boxes out for customers to look through...

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By in United Kingdom,

Got embarrassed trying to feel the packets in my local Argos, although the sales girl didn't seem to mind, so selected 12 at random from around the box. Spent some time feeling the packets at home (dots were no more than a slight help) and managed to identify all but 1, got 9 different and 3 duplicates to go back - not too bad a result. Managed to get an elf, but no gorilla suit guy or fisherman.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another trip to my local Argos and again staff were helpful and amused. This time they brought the whole box out and watched as I scanned through. Now only missing the rapper, chief and gorilla guy. Duplicate of the fisherman on this trip. That is me done now, I cannot be doing with this new dot method!

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By in United Kingdom,

Tried two different Argos branches in last 48 hours - no joy. Local toy shop said they were getting them Monday and will try the Argos nearest to work again, but peeved at a fruitless morning of chasing. Nothing at WH Smiths either - and their staff look at you like you've asked for a bag of Ebola virus!

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By in United Kingdom,

went into my two local argos stores this afternoon and picked up some figures, I did it randomly, by picking every 3/4 figure and managed to get nearly all of them and 3 elves which I was pretty impressed with. Got them home and tried the dots thing but it was very hit and miss! Anyway, I have the full set now and some extras for selling or swapping.

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By in United Kingdom,

Got 5 packs on my way back from work yesterday. Got 2 mummies, snowboarder, space villain and the elf(the only 1 i wanted from the series). Didnt get a chance to feel the bags...had to order em at the tills. There were no boxes out for customers to look through...

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By in United Kingdom,

My local TRU had 4 boxes, but they were positioned next to the queues, making it hard to feel or compare with a sheet for the one you wanted.

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By in United Kingdom,

They are now in TRU Bristol. Bought a box today.

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By in United Kingdom,

As my boy puts "i'm so happy" after going to Argos and getting most of the ones i needed i then went to TRU in Bristol and felt for the 3 missing ones i needed. The Chief, Gorilla and Baseball player.

So bought a grand total of 24 figs and have some dupes. Dots are near impossible to read in store i got most of mie by blind luck then felt the last 3. Will try and pick up a few more packs but lucky dip them. TRU Brislington had a box on each till (4) and 2 boxes on display.

Also picked up the 2 ninjago small sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just spent an hour in Argos with my mum, looking for a specific five; fisherman, elf, gorilla suit guy, rapper, baseball player.

The assistant kindly allowed me to look through the box 'for as long as you [I] like'. Another assistant helped me locate the minifigures; she seemed to be familiar with this process. Although I was the first to touch this unopened box of Series 3, she'd helped quite a few people out with Series 1 & 2.

I came back not too successful, and ended up with tribal chief, samurai, snowboarder, two mummies, elf, tennis player, racecar driver, alien, hula girl and two baseball players. No rapper, or gorilla suit guy for me. And I was too busy attempting to get that damn monkey man, I forgot about the ol' fisherman. I'm likely to put my duplicate mummy on ebay, though I might be keeping the two baseball players to build up a team.

Sounds like no one has located a gorilla suit guy, from the comments I've read!

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By in United Kingdom,

look above i did, by feeling for the head.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Cowbell03: good to know you ended up with a couple of the ones you were looking for - I've got a feeling that the Elf will become highly sought-after by the Castle/Kingdoms fans.

There are about 4 Fishermen and 4/5 Gorilla Suit Guys in each box; you're best bet is to feel for the Fisherman's fish and fishing pole, and the banana with the Gorilla Suit Guy is pretty easy to make out. Happy hunting :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I bought a box in Walthamstow Argos (London). Interesting that their stock checker terminal said they had 60 (a full box) but when they pulled the box out of the stock room and counted, there were only 50 packs. Wonder what happened to the other 10. The manager said they had a big problem with the Series 2 figs going missing, i.e. being pinched, muttering dark words about negative sales.

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By in Europe,

Has anyone else bought a box from Argos to sort at home. I bought one today and found the dots are great at identifying some figures but a waste of time on others. The cyborg had no dots at all on the packets, just had to feel the round leg. Also it appears the box I got from Argos only had 2 fisherman and 5 Aliens like the initial US boxes. Anyone else found this to be the case??? The Manager at my nearest Argos was great, the system indicated I could not buy 60, which he overuled and he is happy for me to take back any I do not need as long at the packets are still sealed. Happy Days apart from only 2 fisherman!!! oh and I only paid £1.99 per packet.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Rich69: I can confirm everything you just said. I've spent the day sorting a box from Argos: 5 aliens, 2 fishermen. And also that the dots are good as a guide but can't be relied on without having seen each pack for yourself to compare with reality, I very quickly had to draw up my own dot sheet as I went, while feeling out the unique parts to confirm suspicions. The cheat sheet was a good starting point, but by the end I had some very different dot-patterns to some of those on the sheet... I guess it's down to each person's eye sight as to what leaps out at them.
Oh yes, and £1.99 for me too.

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By in {Unknown country},

In my box from Argos I got:
3 Aliens, Snowboarders, Elfs, Indians, Hula Dancers, Rappers & Cyborgs.
4 Fishermen, Pilots, Samurais, Tennis Players, Gorilla Suit guys & Baseball Players.
5 Sumo Wrestlers, Mummies & Racecar drivers.

It seems to me it is pot luck what you get. Elf is well cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

After two trips I only need seven more: Indian, Alien, Elf, Rapper, Fisherman, Pilot and Tennis Player

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By in United Kingdom,

No luck at my Argos :( I guess somebody/some people must of got there first and snagged the boxes - I can live without an elf though...

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By in United Kingdom,

In my box from Argos I got:

2 Fishermen & Cyborgs
3 Snowboarders, Elfs, Indians, Hula Dancers, Rappers.
4 Pilots, Samurais, Tennis Players, Gorilla Suit guys
5 Sumo Wrestlers, Baseball Players, Aliens, Mummies & Racecar drivers.

Dots are a good 'guide' but 5 did'nt have dots at all.
Woman in Argos looked at me gone out when i asked for all of them, the box had no lid on so not sure if any had been swapped with a previous box at 1st, but looking at previous posts it dos'nt look like you are gaurenteed 3 sets if you do by a box like i found with series 1 & 2.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just visited Argos again today! I got the three I was wanting most; gorilla suit guy, rapper and fisherman.

I knew I'd overlooked the gorilla and fisherman yesterday, but I swear the rapper was just pot luck... Good luck for those who have yet to complete their series!

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By in United Kingdom,

I reserved 20 and when I got to argos they nealry did not sell them to me as they where coming up as £9,999.00 lol
But the manager kindly rang H/O and got it sorted.
I paid £1.99 each and out of twenty I got pilot baseball guy racing driver tenis player restler fisherman mummy snowboarding girl and the samauri. So got 11 duplicates 4 of which were the pilot :( got a few baseball players so maybe I will start a team.
Eleven more to collect, realy want the Elf!.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just opening up my packs now, and i've found that the cyborg doesn't have silver-coloured arm/gun/peg-leg, as shown in the pictures. Mine has a very dark grey arm/gun/peg-leg instead. Anyone else noticed this difference?

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi I joined this forum in the hope of doing some mini figure trades (please let me know if this is the wrong place for it!) . My kids have the following extra figures for trade

a zombie
a diver
a baseball player
a hula girl

They are all in great condition and no missing bits

they haven't got
a robot, magician, robin hood, cowboy or native american from series 1
a surfer, skier or witch from series 2
a samurai, fisherman, race driver, gorilla, snowboarder, rapper and chief

If you would like to swap then please email me through my profile. We will consider any offer as long as it's one for one, we are just trying to get as many different ones as we can without going to ebay.

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By in Singapore,

hi sfa-okay, i have a spare surfer to exchange. i tried to contact you through your profile, however i could not do it as you have not checked one of the boxes in your profile setting. no worries, pls feel free to contact. thanks! (:

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By in United Kingdom,

just out of interest is there a place on here to trade minifigs? because I have spares available for swapping too.

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By in United Kingdom,

ok one box from agros here we go the split-

4 gorillas, pilots,baseballers,tennis players,samurais
5 mummies, aliens,racecar drivers,sumos
3 elfs, chiefs, hulas,rappers,boarders,cyborgs
2 fishermen

i didnt want the cyborgs but i think they are one of the best in the set, the boarder and race car driver are pretty meh.
whats the hoo-hah over the fisherman? apart from the cool head its pretrty average

well thats it...roll on april and season 4

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By in United Kingdom,

This is interesting, I went back to Argos this morning in order to get the elf I had failed to get earlier in the last couple of days, and believe it or not, the staff said they had split up the Minifigures in the box, and organised them into groups! They had labelled each section of the box with those yellow sticky notes saying what each group of Minifigures were! I was talking to one of the staff and he was happy to tell me all about what had happened.

Apparently so many people had been spending ages looking through the figures, they had decided to save time and just organised them using just feeling the packets. I got two elves, and more of every Minifigure I wanted more than one of (Baseball Player, Fisherman, Hula Dancer, Samurai, Gorilla Suit Guy and Tennis Player).

To the dedicated staff of the Eastbourne Argos Extra, we salute you!

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks to yihchyn I can now be contacted through my profile.
We now have a rapper but also have an extra sumo and space villain
The two we most want are the samurai (my kids) and the gorilla ( my favourite!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Just received 5 minifigs from Amazon as an experiment. 2 samuris, 1 hula, 1 mummy and 1 sumo (keeping the samuris, rest are for trading). Dots were much more clearly visible on all 5 packets, in contrast to Argos samples. Is there a pattern to the clarity of the dots, or is it random?

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By in United States,

Can we start a new thread? I was wondering whats up with the sightings in the US? Only saw them a couple times in TRUs way back when and once at walmart.

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By in United Kingdom,

TRU in belfast finally has 2 x boxes at the tills....

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By in United Kingdom,

At westfields store. Been told that each box of series 3 has 3 of each minifigs and some extras. Quite a lot of key rings and magnets on sale

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By in Canada,

@yys4u — Yes, I would definitely like to see a new thread started. Although I found Series 1 and Series 2 in abundance at my local Walmarts, Series 3 has yet to make an appearance locally. And from what I can gather, there have only been a few sightings of the minifigs in Canada (Alberta). So it would be helpful to know where they're actually showing up.

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By in United Kingdom,

Argos, High street Swansea has two boxes on the counter, they didn't mind me popping in after work and looking at the codes / feeling the bags. I think I've got a full set (won't know until my son opens them all) and there's plenty left.

I'm sure someones' already pointed this out but The Code for the "Gorilla suit Guy" appears to be wrong.

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By in United Kingdom,

Had given up looking in my local WH Smith for S3 minifigures, but I was walking by today and they had a large Series 3 minifigures poster in the window! Went inside and they had 6 boxes dotted around the store. Finally got myself a fisherman. So check out WHS if anyone's still on the hunt.

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By in Singapore,

i noticed some packages from a box that i bought in argos have absolutely not dots at all.

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By in United Kingdom,

Anyone have a race car driver, mummy or snowboarder to swap for a sumo, baseball player, hula girl or series 1 diver? I know these are pretty common and not the most popular figures but it would bring us closer to finishing our collection if someone is making a team or something. I would join the flikr page but i don't want the hassle of setting up a yahoo mail account. Thanks

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By in United Kingdom,

The TRU in hull had 3 boxes out by the counters today, two of the boxes were VERY picked through but one of them seemed to be new. I have kinda figured roughly where the figures are in the boxes and managed to randomly grab another fisherman, blacktron guy and Indian chief... though not an elf, unfortunately!

@SFA-okay, I can let you have a mummy... I dont really need any of your swaps but I've got like 10 mummies, so I dont mind letting one go.

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