Team GB minifigs now available

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Team GB Minifigures - Complete Set

First, let me thank grogall for this picture of the Team GB minifigs. Secondly, and perhaps more excitingly, they are now available! There are reports in the forum that they have been found in quite a few branches of John Lewis, and they are turning up on eBay (see the side panel on this page).

However, we've heard that WHS will be charging £2.49 for them, rather than £1.99. I don't know the price in John Lewis, perhaps someone can let us know if they too have increased the price.

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By in United Kingdom,

Fantastic! I love the bases for each of them and I am sure these will become real collectors items in the future. Good to see they come with gold medals, hopeful.

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By in United States,

I guess the .50 increase is due to the plate and probable licensing for them.

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By in United States,

Wow, those are so cool! Love the squinting archer. Printed white plate is a great touch. Congrats!
EDIT: Just ordered all 9! Not too bad on ebay!

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry, wasn't paying that much attention when I saw them earlier - I think they were £1.95 but I'm not 100% sure.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ahh! I was in JL earlier today as well, should've had a look. I'm in St Pancras tomorrow, do you reckon the London 2012 shop may have them?

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By in United States,

I just ordered all 9 on Ebay. I must have these

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By in United States,

Whats this? White stands? Lovely.

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By in United States,

I ordered my set last week. Cant wait to get them. They look great.

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By in United States,

If anyone finds a place, other than Ebay or Bricklink, where those of us across the pond could gain them, please share. Just a fan of minifigures looking to display these wonderful athletes :)

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By in United States,

Does anyone know how many minifigs are in a case?

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By in United Kingdom,

I work at LOCOG head office in Canary Wharf and we haven't had them in the shop yet! (mind you it is closing down in a week as most of us are moving on venue for Games Time).

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By in United Kingdom,

These will eventually show up at S@H right?

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By in United Kingdom,

Just when you start saving up for the Town Hall, these guys come along!

TLG are hurting my wallet badly this year.

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By in United Kingdom,

£1.95 at JL

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By in Israel,

Hmm... I need to get some, somehow :)

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By in Netherlands,

Who can help me to get them, I am in The Netherlands. Perhaps I can do something for you in return.

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By in United Kingdom,

@legoman67 and Be-Burger: I have offered to obtain sets of GB figures for some BrickLink readers.
I am happy to do my best to get you some if you like. But it as it takes time to get stock, sort, identify, post etc, I have to charge you more than it costs me per pack. My email is on the contact page.

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By in United Kingdom,

WHSmith's Lego prices are always about 25% higher than anywhere else

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Very true... sometimes they're particularly cheeky by putting the prices up by 25% then putting a big "20% off" sticker on the shelf, to bring them down to slightly-above RRP, but fooling people into thinking they've got a bit of a bargain.

Strange though, their minifigures are normally the usual £1.99... will have to see if there are any money off vouchers kicking around.

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By in United Kingdom,

I asked yesterday at my local LEGO store when they'd be in stock, and they said Sunday :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

John Lewis have them in the stockroom and some branches are selling them, but not mine, which is sticking to the July 1st release date... :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

Just had a word with a sales agent at the John Lewis Stratford (Westfield) branch, they are not allowed to sell them until July 1st.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Thanks for the link @LostInTranslation - will be trotting off to spend some money, methinks!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Same story for John Lewis Oxford Street - not until 1st July.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll have a look for these tomorrow, can't wait to get them. If you look at the photos on the eBay seller's site, the print quality looks superb. I really hope that there isn't that 50p increase, it sounds small but can really add up!

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't wait... just had a look on ebay and the whole set is selling for around £30.00 + £5.00 P&P which is about £3.33 each... rather expensive... i'll stick to getting them in the shops....

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone have any idea of the box distribution, how many complete sets in each box

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By in United Kingdom,

I have just got the complete set from my Local WHSmiths (small branch Brighton) - price it says £1.99 but when I bought one (boxer) to get the list inside on the till it came up £2.49 however it was clearly labelled £1.99.

With any purchase you get a spend £15 save £5 valid from 2nd July - 15th July so if you want to wait buy one now to get the voucher and the other 8 later and get them all for £12.91 (think I got my sums right there).

Distribution seems pretty even at least 4 of each per box I reckon (but maybe more) though I did go through the whole box to get 3 complete sets (one for me and 2 friends).

So I hope you can find a WH Smiths that has them at regular price (I know station stores do hike up the price of all minifigures to £2.49 so avoid them).

The dots are useful but go for the olde feeling technique most of the way and they are a bit more difficult to find as they are quite similar but there are obvious clues - tennis racket, boxing glove hands and head protector, weights, gym bar etc - otherwise its down to the hair but it can be worked out.

Hope this is useful.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sorry should have confirmed that I got them for £1.99 each.

And the complete list of give aways on which figure it is are:

Horserider - hat with ponytail - its one piece

Karate - hair with bob at back but no gym bar pieces (has same hair as gymnast)

Relay runner- pole (and no weights - bar is the same)

Tennis player - racket

Weightlifter - bar and weights

Swimmer - swimming cap

Gymnast - I 1 x 4 piece and 2 1 x1 blocks

Archer - bow

Boxer - gloved hands and head protector

: )

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By in United Kingdom,

Checked my local Argos, WHSmith and Asda (Hamilton), but no luck. None of them had any new wave sets, either. Maybe next week.

Also, to anyone that has found them: is the Weightlifter's hair Tan (the same as the S3 Racer's) or new in Dark Tan? If it's the former it's an easy pass, but if it's the latter I'll have to pick it up.

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By in United Kingdom,

My local WH smith didn't have a clue what I was on about, all they said was come back during the week when they get a delivery.

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By in United Kingdom,

The weightlifters hair is tan, exactly the same as racing car driver

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By in United Kingdom,

Okay, thanks. It would have been nice to get a new colour, but at least that's one less thing I have to spend money on!

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By in United Kingdom,

But the weight lifter is great! How can you leave him out? The weight lifter from series 2 was one of my favourites.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well I'm trying to save as much money as possible (yep, even the £2) and I mainly collect females and hairpieces. The weightlifter is neither female or has a new hairpiece, so he's off the list. The only ones I'm going to try and get from here are the Gymnast, Archer (love both those hair colours), Equestrian, Judo and Relay.

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By in United States,

Toysrus site in the UK have these up now for £1.99

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Toys R Us do not overcharge for them! :O What is the world coming to?

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By in United Kingdom,

If you look at ToysRUs site it says available 1 July, so no jumping the gun there

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