Apparently VIP members were asked last July what their favourite collectable minifigs were. The results have been revealed in the latest VIP newsletter and the five winners are going to be released in a VIP exclusive set in the summer.
The winners are the elf, the gorilla suit guy, the space pirate, the mummy and the fisherman. I'm somewhat surprised by the list as all of them are from series 3 and four of these were, in my opinion, rubbish and certainly not ones you'd want multiples of for 'army building'. The mummy was the commonest in the box and surely everyone has too many of him already!
The text reads: "We are delighted to announce the line-up for the VIP Exclusive LEGO Minifigures set, to be released in the summer of 2012. We took the results from our vote poll back in July last year and wherever possible, selected the characters that our VIPs wanted brought back - this time with some unique coloured elements! So… please give a big round of applause once again to friendly Fisherman, mysterious Elf, shadowy Space Villain, kooky Gorilla suit guy, and last but not least, mischievous Mummy!"
I think the key phrase here is "wherever possible" meaning they are bringing back the ones they have spare parts for or are cheap to produce, not necessarily those we'd like to see return the most.
I can't see much evidence of new colours other than the gold scorpion, the space pirate's prosthetics and the fisherman's hat, can you?
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