Series 8 minifigs out now in the USA and Canada

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The word on the street is that series 8 minifigs are now available in the USA in Toys R Us. I've had a flurry of reports today including from people in North Haven, CT, and Orlando, FL, so I guess they could be nationwide. (Thanks everyone!)

With Team GB still on shelves in the UK, I suspect those of us there have a little longer to wait.

Maques has scanned the collectors' sheet, which is the first I've seen of it so I've posted it here:

Series 8 collectors' sheetSeries 8 collectors' sheet

 

Update: They are now also available in Walmart in Canada. Powerpig picked some up in New Brunswick yesterday.

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By in United Kingdom,

This can only be a good sign I suppose, although I agree that the Olympic Minifigures may cause a slight delay for the UK. I have seen boxes of those figures still unsold in WHSmith over the last few days.

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By in United States,

Orlando is an hour from me, so I'll go next weekend since over at Disney the new Star Wars Vinylmations will be out. Which Toys r Us were they spotted at?

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been asked to send a box of Olympics to Hong Kong but in the last week they have all but disapeared except for WHSmiths and I would rather not bother at their greedy inflated price. I wonder if they got sent back after the Olympics ended ready for series 8?

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By in United States,

It should also be noted that my TRU in New Jersey has had series 8 since last Friday.

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By in United States,

I bought a few Series 8 last Sunday at my local TRU in Maryland

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By in United States,

I live in the US and would love to get my hands on an olympic series set of guys. Any one in the UK willing to hook me up with a completed set?

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By in United States,

My TRU near Pittsburgh got a case of series 8 minifigs on Tuesday, and some more came in today.

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By in United Kingdom,

And series 7 still on the shelves... And series 6 still on the shelves... :(

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By in United States,

My Toys R Us in Utah has some in their store.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope you don't mind, this is my store. I have six sets left.

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By in United States,

Pantzman how much for a set?

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By in United States,

That vampire bat seems like an easy one to find via the "feel method" when I get my hands on a box...
It will go well with my Haunted Mansion!

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By in United Kingdom,

£27.99. Opened, identified and resealed.

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By in Germany,

YES! Now I just hope they'll come here in Germany! :P BTW, who sells Collectable Minifigs here?

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By in United States,

I found them in Phoenix AZ at TRU. Found all I wanted, plus some for the kids. Used 2 $5 off purchase coupons with different codes. Not bad.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank you Tiberium. That's great!

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By in United States,

I will have to go check. Although, any news about them being in Target?

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By in United States,

Any body seen them in Colorado

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By in Hungary,

Series 8 is out in Hungary as well. You can find them in InterSpar supermarkets.

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By in United States,

The Fred Meyers in Tumwater Wa has 6 boxes of series 8 out. Only got a handful till payday at the end of the month.

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By in United States,

Toys'r Us in Grand Rapids Michigan has series 8. I just picked up a dozen singles.

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By in United States,

My man murphquake found them earlier this week at the Rego Park TRU, Queens.
Gonna' check them out tomorrow if there still on the shelf.

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By in United States,

I saw Series 8 at Toys R Us and at Meijer today. I got to go through a new box at Toys R Us. The fairy was difficult to find. The football player was easy to find.

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By in United States,

Purchased some Series 8 at a local Fred Meyers in Boise, Idaho - got 20% off - sweet!

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By in United States,

Checked the Toys R Us in Springfield MA and they don't have anything yet. I'll most likely be in the area again this weekend and will stop in to see if they came in.

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By in United States,

I've seen them at TRUs here in Los Angeles.

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By in United States,

Fred Meyer stores in the Pacific Northwest are stocking multiple boxes as of today. I have an unopened Series 8 box up for trade for an unopened TeamGB box. Contact me.

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By in United States,

Is it my imagination or is there less and less hooplah with every passing series? Could this be the end of CMF's? I couldn't believe how easy it was to go into TRU and buy the ones I wanted. When series 2,3, and 4 came out, it was a hunt trying to find them, now there is cases of them (series 8) just sitting on the counter next to cases of series 6 and 7.

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By in United States,

The ToysRUs Austin TX in Gateway shopping center had one box of Series 8 on Tuesday 8/14/12.

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By in United States,

@ starfire2

I think they increased supply and people stopped freaking out that they may not ever get a chance to buy them. I see plenty of Star Wars sets from different waves on the shelves and no one is questioning it's success. Lego benefits if they have enough supply to sit on the shelves so potential new fans can casually pic them up after the rabid fans get their share.

I do think series 8 is kind of dissapointing however. I know there are plenty of good ideas left. It just seems that there was not as much effort put into this series.

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By in United States,

TRU in Elk Grove, CA had one box. They said the expect a lot more next week.
As much as I hate buying from TRU, I couldn't wait.

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By in {Unknown country},

@legoDad42, they brought out a fresh box for me on weds.... I'm 100% on feeling them up so far got a full set... Also spend 20 and get one free is going on now.... Got city of Atlantis Atlantis &banana balance games AND 3 S8 CMFs for 68$ with the 15$ off $50 coupon from toysnbricks.com!! (scanned from my phone :-) was able to get a guy a few he liked for his kids (which I've become known for at the Lego Store :-of ). Are you going to the ILUGNY meeting Saturday? -bill

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By in {Unknown country},

Btw... Everyone saying that this series is weak should hold judgement til their in hand its actually a pretty nice batch I'm very pleased with my set.

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By in United States,

Just got a bunch at Fred Meyer in Beaverton Oregon. There are still plenty left. I had a tough time finding the actor and the Bavarian for some reason but I have at least two of each.

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By in United Kingdom,

Colour me unimpressed... ANOTHER skier, ANOTHER robot, ANOTHER cheerleader... and several others are just rehashes of minifigs available in normal sets, like the Pirate, Alien and Vampire Bat. There are loads more ideas out there, so why do we keep getting the same ones in different colours?

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By in United Kingdom,

^Agreed. my 6 yr old is excited about the robot and alien, but skiers (and skaters) bore me to oblivion. Looking forward to the Conquistador and Elizabethan actor, but some are quite...uninspiring. Just to name a few - guy holding vinyl/LP, cheerleader, pirate.

However, tradition still dictates that I must own the complete Series 8!

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By in United Kingdom,

Has anyone got a distribution breakdown of a full box yet?

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By in Canada,

Once again it seems we Canucks get the shaft and receive them last

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By in France,

j'en ai vu ce matin même en france, dans un toysrus !

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By in United States,

Pantzman
How much would that be in US dollars?

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By in United States,

The TRU near Potomac Mill Mall in VA has them. Grabbed a handful. The other TRU 30 min south did not. Time to start the collection!!

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By in United States,

My Series 8 Box breakdown was as follows:

5x - DJ, Evil Robot, Pirate Captain
4x - Red Cheerleader, Conquistador, American Football Player, Cowgirl, Vampire Bat, Santa
3x - Downhill Skier, Faery, Actor, Alien Villainess, Diver, Lederhosen Guy, Businessman

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredforsound23/7802504198/

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By in United States,

Grabbed 16 randoms and I got 8 characters. TRU has them all in just a bucket not the box. Got 4 of the evil space men :/

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By in United States,

Bought one in Philadelphia today on a whim, got the Evil Robot or whatever. This is my first "robot" CM, so I thought he was pretty cool.

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By in United States,

My local TRU got series 6 and 7 well before my local LEGO store. I expect the same with series 8.

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By in United States,

Thanks to Brickset and all the LEGO collectors out there reporting, I found a set today no problem!
Weird they got 8 boxes on Tuesday and they still had some for me to feel through. Spent 45 minutes feeling out a set. This group was tricky. Is it me or are the packet sides thicker? Either way my hands are hurting, but managed a full set! I'm digging on the Cowgirl,Fairy and a proper Santa.

If you are in the US you can use the email coupon from this week to score $15 off of a $50 purchase!! It worked on them with no problem! Thanks again for the heads up guys!

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By in United Kingdom,

TLC have clearly lost all there imagination.

How many space fighters have we had?

As usual with the latter series, there are a few gems, but most of them we've seen before with slightly different colours and accessories

When it started, CM was really good, but since then, it's gone steadily downhill.

If they just made half the no. of series', but concentrated all the really good, unique figs into it, they would be worth buying a lot more.

(You may be able to tell that I haven't bought one since S4.)

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By in United States,

Dangit... wish I knew about that $15 off of $50 before I purchased. Ah well.

On a related note, apparently TRU is not a fan of you purchasing a full box. Something about not being allowed to do a "bulk" buy. So, I purchased half and my wife purchased the other half... problem solved! :)

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By in Poland,

Series 8 in the all Poland stores.

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By in United States,

Picked up Santa and Bat Monster at TRU in Roanoke VA today. No other local stores are carrying yet, and TRU had just one half-full box.

I do like this series, but I have to agree that some other more imaginative figures could have been included.

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By in Australia,

@shaase - Dont feel too bad, we here in Aust are still waiting..................

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By in United States,

The Woodbridge, VA and Alexandria (Kingstowne), VA TRU have them. There looked to be about two boxes worth at the Kingstowne store. I was searching for some specific ones but think I "felt" pretty much all of them series. Seemed to be a lot of the Actor, DJ or Business man (I could feel the square disk) and skier. Pretzel was distinctive but hard to find. Also, our TRU sells them for only $3.19.

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By in United States,

Picked up mine in Grand Rapids, MI. They had two open cases, and a truck coming Thursday or Friday with more.

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By in United States,

Got 14 out of 16 of the minifigures series 8 at Toysrus in Thornton,Colorado

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By in United Arab Emirates,

We've got them in dubai now. I actually like them better once I've opened a few of them. Not bad indeed.

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