Identity of surprise Star Wars minfig revealed

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You'll recall that I wouldn't reveal the identity of the mystery exclusive minifigure in the Star Wars Advent calendar after visiting the London toy fair the other week. Well, now you can see for yourself what it is. As I said, it's unlikely to ever appear in any Star Wars movie or cartoon. Head on over to http://theclonenews.freeblog.hu/archives/2011/02/08/sz/ and see for yourself in the bottom image. And no, it's not George Lucas :-)

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By in Germany,

A CHRISTMAS-EDITION SANTA YODA!!! :D That Advent Calendar is worth getting just to get THAT minifig! :D

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By in United States,

Lame. I can put a Yoda head on the Santa I have.

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By in United States,

HAHAHAHA! Must get that calendar!

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By in United Kingdom,

LOL That is awesome! I knew about the other figures and some of the vehicles but that is great! : D

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By in United States,

That is soooo cool! But, where's the guy who you said wasn't George Lucas? Just asking!

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By in United Kingdom,

This yoda is awesome and so are the battle droid and clone pilot (to add to both armies), but I can't help notice how poor and small the vehicles look plus why are we getting more nute gunray's and chewbacca's, I already have two of both.

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By in United States,

bodybomb3-Maybe they ran out of ideas for it. And the vehicles are small because they have to be able to fit all the pieces in the little squares. The calender is going to be like all the city ones!

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By in Israel,

@ Juno - if they're running out of ideas they should be asking me...
Santa Yoda isn't bad, but they should've included a hat :P

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By in United Kingdom,

@Be-Burger; I agree they should have put a santa hat on him.
That figure is still really cool! I bet he'll be on door 24

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By in United States,

Aw! That's cute! Santa-yoda! :) Is that all of the minifigs that come with it? It's cool but I was thinking it would be something a little bigger and more "exclusive". I mean, mostly it's just minisets and a few minifigs that alot of people have. It's cool, but not what I was expecting.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LeiaR2D2-Same, I wanted to get it, but now I don't really, it isn't really worth me buying.

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By in Ireland,

@LeiaR2D2 Yeah I agree, was hoping that there would be something more original in it than a santa-suited yoda, not too pushed to get that advent calender now. I would have much preferred a George Lucas figure! :)

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By in United States,

Is something missing? It looks like the Star Wars advent calendar has only 12 items--seven vehicles and five mini-figures. There must be more to it.

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By in Canada,

Well that's... erm... lame and unexpected. Curse you, wild speculation.

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By in United States,

Hahha! Pretty funny! However, you could just give a Santa minifigure some green hands, a Yoda head, and a short, red pair of legs to get the same effect. Still pretty funny, though!

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By in United States,

Sorry, for the money they will probably charge for this (i am guessing it will be 45-50 USD since it is the Star Wars license) it will not be worth it. I mean the sad thing it they will sell out of them because they are SW, but for one special figure? I mean they couldn't do a bunch of droids or little vignettes? They had to resort to mini ships? That is what they did for city and THAT was a rip off for 35 dollars....
I mean I hope I am wrong and the cover does not really show the whole calendar, but if that is what they did, uhh boy.

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By in United Kingdom,

hahaha i never expected that!!!

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By in France,

Chillax dudes, calm down on all the speculation on whats inside - the outside of the calender box only gives away half of the surprises on the inside. There may very well be über-cool intergalactic stuff in there yet. I'm hoping for a Palpatine minifig, and hmmm, oh yeah, also a bikini clad Leia :P

just sayin...

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By in Japan,

Why in the world is Nute Gunray in there?

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By in United Kingdom,

@spacysmoke: Why not? :D Just joking, I think it is very strange. I thought the figures would be like Anakin, Obi-wan, Luke, Han, Darth Vader, a clone, a droid and yoda. Guess not!

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By in United States,

i'm with LeiaR2D2 here. yoda is awesome. that torso is new, yes? but another clone and another battle droid? that's kinda like getting socks for christmas. (apologies to all you sock-givers out there.) i'm ok with the micro-sets. i understand it's a function of the calendar restraints. i kinda like them. can't wait to see what else is in there.

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By in Ireland,

I already know too much about what's inside, the surprise element has been spoiled already, and it's only February - Christmas is ruined!

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By in United States,

I think we all wanted a George Lucas minifig. :P

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By in United States,

I'm just dying to know what exclusive minifigure will come with the Visual Dictionary.

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By in United States,

^Maybe that is George Lucas?^

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By in United States,

The Yoda/Santa figure is pretty funny, but the whole calendar looks pretty lame. I think they should of had more new minifigures or actual things to go with the minifigures, like a tiny battle droid cart or hologram thing, ect.

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By in United States,

LOL Santa Yoda. :P

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By in United States,

lol ok yoda looks so lame. i think it would be better if we put the old head on the suit i hate the new yoda head

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By in United States,

Shoot! I was way too excited about this! Now that I know what it's like, I don't want it. Thanks durins, that was hilarious.

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By in Canada,

That's awesome! A New Santa torso!! One that isn't just plain red XD

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By in United Kingdom,

The Mini models in the calendar are horrible, i hope there is more to the calendar(such as minifig scale sets) or else im buying the santa yoda off ebay for probably 5% of the price of the actual calendar.
Who knows how much its gonna cost anyway

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By in United States,

That Yoda is awesome!

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By in United States,

How disappointing :P

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By in United States,

@boboloveslego2, Just replace the head!
Sell the new one on Ebay for $10. :P

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By in United States,

And I was thinking of skipping the advent calendars this year! i would probably get this one because my 4yo is really getting into starwars and we haven't delved into that theme much. It does take the surprise out of it to say it's got a Santa figure, but oh well. I think all the advent calendars we've gotten in the past few years have had the piece list on the side so if you really wanted to know you could look anyway.

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By in Australia,

Wow, that was a little ... underwhelming. Fair enough.

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By in Canada,

santa yoda AWESOME! i am soooooo getting!! in 25 years that one minifig will be worth a lot of money!!

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By in United States,

I would buy it. And i think i'll get 2 cause it looks cool. However, i think its a major disappointment. I was expecting like a cool minifig, and there is only 1 cool minifig (santa yoda) haha. lesson is don't get your hopes up too high :)

haha, and santa yoda was sorta predictable :)

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By in Philippines,

Santa Yoda: "Naughty or nice, have you been?"

The ships would be a lot nicer if there were a few print designs here and there...but that's just me. I just wish they used other figs, like a Kashyyyk trooper. :-) That would be awesome! Or maybe like what Weakbro said, a few more accessories would dispel the lame factor. If Yoda can have a back pack (did I see it right?) why not something for the clone as well, a trooper with a jet pack instead, perhaps? But what to give Nute...Hmmmm.

I'm not a fan of the prequel trilogy that much (though it has Chewie with it), but since this is Star Wars, I might buy. And (wishful thinking) it would help if the price is not too steep.

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By in United States,

HUW!!! I felt this needs to be posted in here. If you are looking for a great deal on some Star Wars sets or any series you can head over to BN.com and use the code: N7K9R7V at check out. 30% off. This is a great way to get some great prices on some sets. The code even works for pre-order sets (well it did for me)

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By in Belgium,

mmm, the micro spaceships look cute, and seem to be ideal for the concept of just a couple of bricks a day..
People asking for more detailed or minifig scale seem to be forgetting what these calenders are all about.
Unless of course they also have foreseen that using all the bricks you can build one or two minifig scale vehicles.

But I agree that, except Santa Yoda, the selection of minifigs seems to be underwhelming.. Especially considering the fig-candy galore we are receiving in 2011. Its easy to understand that many were expecting that the so much anticipated SW calender would be the cherry on the pie..

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By in United States,

I wouldn't rule the appearance of a Yoda Claus out. Perhaps if George runs out of ideas and makes another Christmas Special... :D

Anyway, HUW, can you remember what other figs there were besides the ones pictured? And was there anything else besides micro-scaled vehicles?

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By in United States,

Santa Yoda can be used as the Grinch with a lightsaber!!!! Watch out Whoville, not a happy ending this time!

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By in United States,

2010 advent calander cost me $37 at tru. I am guessing with Lucas lisense fees and tru's knack for seeking the deepest fathoms of our collective wallet, expect this baby to have price tag of $47, (which will hike to $54 on tru's shelve on it second shipment.)

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By in United Kingdom,

I wish they would include some new accessories with the advent calendar (Z-6 Rotary Cannon anyone?)

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By in United States,

Eh, I was hoping for something better, but it is an Advent calender anyways.

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By in United States,

To all my peeps in AZ: Go check your local Fry's food Marketplace store, lots of Lego sets on clearance. They had HP hogwarts express for $55.

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By in United States,

Starfire been there done them. Even used the $6 coupon from FNE

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By in Italy,

Cool! I have no Advent calenders or Star Wars sets! Could this be my first?

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By in United States,

Just so everyone knows, the picture on the front isn't all of the things it comes with! Remember all the other Advent calenders for City? They have just half of what it really came with. Hope this helps! Sorry, kinda off topic!

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By in United States,

NOT impressed at all.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thats lame. I was really hoping for a George Lucas minifigure. :(

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