Olympic Team GB Minifigures Release Date July 1st

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Multiple sites, including toynews-online.biz, are now reporting that the Team GB Minifigures will be released on July 1st. As with other CMF, they'll be priced at £1.99 each and will be available from the following retailers: John Lewis, Argos, Tesco, WH Smith, Smyths and Toys R Us.

In addition to posting some new "cartoony" images, the sites are also confirming the figure names as Brawny Boxer, The Stealth Swimmer, Relay Runner, Judo Fighter, Tactical Tennis Player, Flexible Gymnast, Wondrous Weightlifter, Horseback Rider, and Agile Archer.

Thanks to Forum users andhe, CCC, LostInTranslation and kymellymel for the news!

55 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I love how they have actually featured the team GB logo! Great figures, too bad not everyone can get them worldwide.

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By in United Kingdom,

The names are a bit cumbersome. Why not just call them 'Team GB Swimmer' etc. They've also just announced it on their facebook page. Now that's out the way, bring on series 8!

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By in United States,

OK, I was a nonbeliever at first, but it seems they're real. But why on earth are they UK only? The Olympics are world-wide!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yay! Very happy about this. I love the Judo, Gymnast and Archer's hair, so they're my favourites. I'll also try to get the runner and Horse rider.

It is a shame they're not available worldwide, as they are very nice. However, seeing as they'll be widely available in the UK (another yay!) I'm sure there'll be plenty of them on Bricklink.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hey, thanks for the credit! (not sure I really deserve it but hey ho. I takes what I can get. :-)
Really looking forward to getting these figures, glad they are going to be widely available in the UK ... However, really not looking forward to the whining comments from certain members in other parts of the world that this news will inevitably engender...
[Edit - As Gregorovich says, they'll be on Bricklink and I'm sure many UK Bricksetters will help out their overseas friends :-) ]

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By in United Kingdom,

@gandalf1 Because these are a Team GB license, not Olympic. So it would be a Team GB marketing decision, not a TLG one. Imagine if they sold NBA licensed figs in the UK?... :P

(and thanks for the namecheck).

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent! Can't wait! I wonder if the swimmer is Tom Daily.....

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By in United Kingdom,

I have reserved a few set's with my local lego dealer the other week Looking forward to them

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By in United Kingdom,

LEGO's PR machine doesn't seem to have sent out a press release to LEGO sites yet, so I've asked for one.

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By in France,

> Excellent! Can't wait! I wonder if the swimmer is Tom Daily.....

I doubt it, because the Lego one is a swimmer not a diver. Davy doesn't wear a cap. And the Lego one has a gold medal!

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By in Germany,

I want one complete box ;) If anyone is selling this - let me know ;)

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By in United States,

Could someone send me a set in the US? I will be more than happy to pay for the figs and the postage.

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By in Denmark,

I will be picking up loads so if people need them let me know can do a trade. Feeling smug at the moment.

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By in United States,

^Will you accept money?

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By in Ireland,

With those retailers having been confirmed, I'd say it's almost certain that these will be available in Republic of Ireland too, yay! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

OOO I got a credit? THANKS! Even tho it was spelt wrong, haha, that's totally cool! :D Also, I'm so excited for these!

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By in United States,

I won't complain, seeing as they are labeled exclusive.

I am hoping to trade/buy the only one I actually want, the female Judo minifig, as she reminds me of my favorite Street Fighter character, Makoto (which is a series that would make great minifigs, but not really ideal, kit wise).

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By in Germany,

Bricks, they weren't fake... -_-

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By in United Kingdom,

@CCC

Yeah, I agree probably not.

EDIT- I just noticed the Relay Runner has '1948' on him. Just in case you didn't know I'm sure that was the last time the Olympics was on in the UK!

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By in United States,

@Redbullgivesuwind, you are probably going to get a lot of offers. But I would really appreciate if you would send me a set too. Of course I would pay whatever extra needed for shipping, taxes, and your trouble.

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By in United States,

I could use a friend in the UK who would be willing to ship me a set as well! Would be happy to pay for minifigs, shipping, etc. Love these minifigs! (@Redbullgivesuwind, you are going to be very popular very quickly with folks in the States...)

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By in United States,

^^^^Does $40 sound good?

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By in United States,

@ Redbullgivesuwind - - - - I, too, would like to request for your assistance in acquiring a complete set of the Team GB Minifigs. Honestly, I don't know whom to turn to at this point. I would gladly pay for it plus corresponding shipping cost if you're able to help out a fellow AFOL from across the pond. So if you have any extras of the nine minifigs, that is all I ask for. I prefer open ones as these will be displayed with the rest of the minifig series. Hope you can help. - AFOL SF

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By in Denmark,

Above posts yeah no problem in getting those out. I would wait until these are released and then I can get shipping cost and let people know. There is chat in the forum of setting up a trade point so to save on shipping it will go to them and then be sent out from their. If your interested drop me or one of the others in the uk a line.

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By in United States,

Let's hope that all the UK Bricklinkers make these available in large quantities to help provide an ample supply for the world market. Perhaps they will become available through Amazon.uk for reasonable prices.

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By in Denmark,

If you want to place an order from me email [email protected]

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By in United States,

I will also be picking up a few boxes and will be happy to sell or trade. E mail:
[email protected]

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By in United Kingdom,

I will also be picking up a box so I'm happy to trade to those across the pond, I will probably put them on eBay at a decent price

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By in United States,

@ Redbullgivesuwind - - - my e-mail to you was returned undeliverable. Please check your gmail account... Thanks!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm expecting to have some of these as surplus and am looking for a new Adult Lego fan in the States to do some trades with. Always on the hunt for US-exclusive polybagged sets, so drop me a message and let me know what you've got to swap and / or how many (and which) of the Team GB figures you're after.

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By in United States,

so, will these be availible in the states?

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By in United States,

^
^ No they will not be available in the u.s. :(:(

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By in United States,

It says available from TRU, so there might be a chance they will ship these to the states, or at least have a glitch in the system that allows them to be shipped stateside.

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By in United States,

I would like to get a complete set for this also. Anyone can send one to the States send me a quote :) Thanks!

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By in Canada,

Whats the packaging going to be like? Will they be blind packs like collectable minifigs or polybags?

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes they will be blind packs a la cmf series 1 - 7.

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By in United States,

So maybe the next time the U.S. has the Opympics, we'll get Team U.S.A. minifigures. These are very cool, though.

@mrwhizzard: They ARE collectible minifigures basically. They're just Team GB themed.

EDIT: Off-topic: Huw, I hate to bug you, (I'm going to anyway, though :D) but you should change the Collectable minifigures icon to the S7 hippie picture instead of the Statue of liberty. S6 is SO 4 months ago! :-)

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By in France,

I will be getting lots of them too for trading. If anyone wants to trade, they can come to the marketplace board in the brickset forums.

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By in Canada,

So no NA market? Or just the US and not Canada? Or are we all getting them?

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By in Australia,

I think it sucks these are only available in the UK. They're gorgeous!

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By in United States,

Does anyone know how many come in a box?

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By in Italy,

No possibility to have it via lego S&H? :( I want all minifigures of this series, but i'm in Italy, how can have it?!??! :((

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By in Canada,

Oh no, I was going to have my non-lego buddy in the UK go to a shop and get me the Judo girl but if they're blind pick 0___0

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By in Israel,

Anyone think that they could pick up a couple for me? Those are so cool... I especially like the archer and the guy with the spikey dark brown hair.

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By in United States,

Yeah, hey, let me know when you get them. I'd be glad to buy some boxes if anybody can get some at a decent price.

More specifically I'll buy as many as I can get and retail price is good unless anyone else can beat it.

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By in France,

They are a UK exclusive because they are Team GB.

I'm happy enough to get one set and trade or sell at cost price plus shipping costs with anyone that cannot get them in their country. But only for people that request them on the Marketplace board in the forums. I won't do more than one per person without profit for me though. If you are going to sell them for profit, then I should make profit too.

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By in United States,

@Redbullgivesuwind, @richardh, @kez, @CCC, @Renegade007cjh, I'm in the US and interested in buying or trading. I would want at least one complete set. Even buy a box if possible. If you would like to trade, let me know what you are looking for. If you are willing to pick up a set and sell, please let me know price with shipping. I appreciate it.

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By in United States,

Can we please at least get versions of all these figs in future CMF Series for all of us in the US?? So it can be moderately fair?

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By in United Kingdom,

team GB? I would of thought team denmark considering that this is Lego. Still not complaining they look cool come on team GB.

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By in United States,

Can't tell how cool minifigs actually are anymore because of the CG poses.

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By in United States,

I'm still not really thrilled by these minifigs and I think TLG missed a good opportunity to make a new bow.

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By in United Kingdom,

I saw on this on the Lego facebook page, this is great! Planning to pick up 7 of these, the only ones that I'm not moderately interested in are the Archer and Judo Fighter. If anyone who can't pick these up wants them, contact me and I'll try my best to get some for you for trade or sale :-)

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By in Netherlands,

If anyone is willing to pick up a few of these sets for me: please send me a message and a price.
I live in the Netherlands.

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