Collectable Minifigs series 6 - coming early in the new year

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European community coordinator Jan Beyer has posted on Facebook that the Series 6 Minifigs will start hitting store shelves on or around 9th Jan 2012.

Not long now :-)

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By in United States,

It looks like TLG is slowing the production of the figs. Smart thing. If they didn't, they would be up to series 100 before you know it!

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By in United States,

YAHOOO!!! Another thing for me to go broke on. Oh ho, I love you LEGO.

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By in Canada,

This will be the best series yet! I want those Roman Soldiers! And Aliens!!!

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By in United States,

I don't know about that, my local TRU had series 3 in december 2010. I hope they get series 6 in december 2011. Sheesh this minifig thing goes on and on maybe there will be a series 100 ( we would have 1,600 minifigs!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Enough time to regenerate funds. Two boxes worth!

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By in United Kingdom,

Loving the look of this series, for me the best yet. I am really hoping that the Roman shield is shaped correctly so we can make a lovely testudo formation.

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By in Australia,

It's good to have concrete news on when they're coming, though disappointing in a way: I'd hoped they would be shipping around now, just like the green packets of Series 3 were this time last year.

Oh well. The funny thing is, since this series leaked so early, it feels like we've been waiting FOREVER for the blue genie and his lamp!

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By in United States,

@Ravenhook I feel you, I was really expecting them to come out any time now, but now I find out I have to wait more than a whole month! lol

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By in United Kingdom,

Yay! I was starting to feel minifig-deprived :)

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By in United States,

Wow, I really want.....all of them really! Most outstanding to me are the Toy Robot and Minotaur.

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By in United States,

I would start watching TRU brick and mortar stores for these - they've always had them 1-2 months before the LEGO store.

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By in United States,

Dang, just got my first series 5 yesterday.

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By in Canada,

I just started with these last month. Finished Series 4, got half of 5 and they have dried up in my area. But I did find series 2 at the local Mastermind. I got 8 today with 16 more on the way from the online store, buy 3 for $9 and get 1 free. I can't wait for 6 and 7. They have some of the best yet.

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By in United States,

jdawg26, my local Wal-Mart (ugh) has several boxes. If there is something you are looking for let me know, seriously like 12 boxes, no joke. Cheers.

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By in United States,

wow. This series is great.

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By in United States,

I like the T-bone steak and genie. But series 7 with the hippie is what I'm really looking forward to...

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By in United States,

Can't wait for Series 6...Finally completed series 1. That cost me enough...darn Zombie

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By in Australia,

I am looking forward to these, but I do admit to waiting and buying each series as a set on eBay. I limit myself to paying approximately what 16 figures would cost, plus a reasonable amount for postage. I display my collectable minifigs on 48 x 48 baseplates, using 1 x 2 bricks and the occasional 2 x 2/2 x 2 bracket. I use sticky backed magnet strips on the back of the baseplates, and have them 'displayed' on one side of a filing cabinet in my office.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't wait to get the spacegirl, robot and boy with teddy and the bunny from 7

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By in Australia,

Might have to buy a few of the Legionnaires online, methinks...

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone out there find that certain figures are so hard to find and when you look on E-Bay they are far more expensive than the others you already have. The gladiator and dwarf are the two from series 5 that I don't have and are the most expensive to buy. I am convinced, from this theory, that Lego produce less of certain figures so we buy more to complete our collections.

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By in United States,

Any news on the color of the packages? I make my display cases in the color of each series and would like to start gathering the pieces for the case.

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By in Italy,

I saw all the figures on display in the Lego Discovery Centre in Manchester at the weekend, and most of them look fantastic - it's probably the strongest set yet. The genie looks way better in real life than it does in the pictures.

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By in Germany,

Thanks Huw for fixing news seaching again! ;)

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By in United States,

meccanotwitch, there is a thread in the forums somewhere with the box count on series 5. Some are more common than others. I bet. however. that the gladiator and dwarf are more expensive, because so many, like me, bought multiples.

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By in Canada,

Series' 6 and 7 look fantastic. Two of the best of the CM line. I guess we'll be getting photos of series 8 in January or February then. I can't wait to see what those look like.

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By in United States,

I like the Genie, the Cowboy, and the Toy Robot most. Pretty much all of them are awesome. Series 7 is cool too, but it's kind of weird.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm really hoping that the packet colour will be purple although a darker green would also look good...

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By in United Kingdom,

I was hoping they would be here earlier, as I really would like some of these figs (I've already got some uses for the parts). However, I suppose if they arrive later it means I can save up a little.

Also, to those wondering, the packets will be a greyish white colour. The prelim pic and the bonus photo we have shows that in the background.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not bad! All I want out of this series is the cowboy and the spartan/roman guard.

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By in United States,

Mikes0000 and Brix, They will be white.

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By in United States,

Can't wait. Does anyone know of a good way to display these? The stacked stands i see are so expensive.

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By in United States,

Any advice for a late comer on how to get a hold on all of them... I have been buying some series 5 but I'm stuck at 12 and have several extra ones... I need to catch up and get all for series 1-4... I have seen them on ebay but the prices can be quite expensive...

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By in United Kingdom,

I will get all of them plus doubles of The Roman, The Alien, Mechanic, and Red riding hood. Going to make a Red Hood Batman figure with some spares I own.

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By in United States,

Gregorovich & commodorelegolas - Thanks for the info on the package color. I had seen the prelim images with the light bluish gray question mark background but wasn't sure if that was official or subject to change.

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By in United States,

Series 5 is overflowing everywhere, but Series 4 seemed to come and go quite quickly so I think they're moving a lot of inventory. As others have stated, here in the US Wal Mart seem to have aggressively stocked these. In one of my local stores they have them on an end cap near the bicycles.

I've also seen them at Fleet Farm (although they aren't likely to stock these except during Oct-Dec), and another random store that I can't remember but where I didn't expect to see them. It might have been the store in the mall that stocks items seen on tv commercials and infomercials.

These are an incredible impulse buy and I think stores like Target would do far better stocking these in the checkout lanes than the polybags they have now. I know I'd be more likely to add one to my order because even the worst grow on me with time so I don't mind duplicates. A perfect example is the gnome. I wish I had picked up more because the torso is great for Santa or his elves. I've picked up several of the Series 5 clowns because I know I'll use the parts somewhere down the line. In fact, I have duplicates of almost every one of the Series 5 figures now.

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By in United States,

@meyerc13 good point about the target checkout isle. They don't even need to put ALL of them there, just a few.

I've also seen series 5 at Fry's Electronics, they had at least 12 boxes, and I don't mean in stock in the backroom, I mean 12 open boxes in the checkout isle. Most I've ever seen in one spot...

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By in Canada,

It's going to be an expensive January. Series 6 and Superheroes. I'm still waiting for photos for the new Modular Building and Summer House.

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By in United States,

"Posted by jongoodall in United Kingdom, 14 Nov 2011 15:38

My local independent toy shop recently showed me their traders Lego 2012 catalogue. It looked like Series 6 is going to be white packets and i think Series 7 may have been red packets."

hope this answers the color questions.

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By in United States,

So there is no chance they will be out before Christmas? Seems like an odd thing...to wait until after a huge holiday to make them available. I was hoping to get some as stocking stuffers.

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By in United States,

^^I think the reason they aren't going to be out before the Holidays is because they have produced abundant stock of Series 5 to cover the Holiday demand. The average parent looking for a stocking stuffer isn't going to know the difference, and collectors are going to buy the new series whenever it is released, so overall the strategy is sound if you look at if from that perspective. Not to mention, it's probably better for collectors if it comes out after the Holidays so we aren't competing with those parents and grandparents to find them.

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By in France,

why do I think the Barbarian and the Roman soldier will be hard to get hold off. And super expensive on ebay. Think Roman battle will look awesome

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By in United States,

If any one is located near the P.A. Exton TRU, there are usually four whole, full boxes of minifigs, untouched. These new series look like the best yet (Though isn't that we said the past five series? :P)

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By in United States,

it depends on how many are to a box. there could be a million romans, and like 1 mechanic....

but, it seams like only S1 are the collectable ones. the rest are everywhere.

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By in United States,

^ yes, but the popular business strategy is to make the most wanted figures least in quantity. Thus, I'm betting those mechanics will be everywhere.

Definitely true of series 1. I'm paying well over $200 per box now.

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By in United States,

well, what about series 4 and 5. nothing is rare...

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