Series 10 minifigs hit the streets in Hungary

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LEGO 71001LEGO 71001Benjamin in Hungary has his hands on series 10 minifigs already, possibly obtained from KockaMania.hu and has posted these scans of the collectors' sheet and information about 'Mr. Gold' on flickr.

Hopefully it won't be too long now before they start appearing everywhere.

Update: See KockaMania's flickr-set with close-ups of every series 10 CMF!

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By in United States,

He has also put a listing on eBay.O_O

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By in Belgium,

I usually buy a box and leave it sealed, but this one I'll have to open to see if Mr. Gold is there.

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By in United Kingdom,

It is good to see that the Gold minifig is not part of Series 10. The sheet shows just 16, so collectors just need 16 to be complete.

I cannot quite tell, is the axe / tomahawk the same as the one in Lone Ranger sets?

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By in United Kingdom,

^I'm pretty sure it's the same piece.

Still doesn't clear up whether Mr Gold is Chrome or pearl. Pictures and description seem to differ.

Be interested to know the distribution on this series (how many character per case).

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By in Hungary,

No, they are not from Kockamania.hu, they don't have it yet as far as I can see.
It's the retail chain Interspar that has them.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^ Yes it looks like it.

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By in New Zealand,

Glad to see Hungary getting in on the 'premiere release' action. I like how Lego choose different places each time.

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By in United States,

Andhe, on the Mr. Gold page in the collectable minifigures encyclopedia it says chrome gold.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Yes, that was my query. The pictures and accessories imply pearl gold though. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Andhe - He's chrome.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Do you have one? Until I see a picture I'm remaining sceptical! Just seems odd, that if he is, why hasn't TLG made that more obvious in the promo's rather than showing a distinctly warm/pearl gold looking figure.

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By in United States,

Does anyone know or want to speculate on how many Mr. Gold's there will be Worldwide?

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By in Poland,

I think it was confirmed there will be 5000 MrGolds for whole world.

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By in United States,

In the lower left corner it says, "Available on the App Store". What does that mean for CMFs?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Andhe - He is 100% chrome, my boss has seen it.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ There's an app for mixing up figs randomly, a bit like a slot machine.

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By in United Kingdom,

That Mr Gold is bugging me. It's a great marketing ploy, and a fantastic reward for fans who get one, most of us won't though and I'll always feel like my CMF set is incomplete without him. A dark blot on an otherwise excellent collection.

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By in Slovakia,

My heart sinks slightly. I always thought it was immoral of competitor companies like Character Building and you-know-who to vary the frequency of characters within series (common, rare, super-rare). TLG were, I thought, more responsible because they didn't. Sadly now TLG has jumped onto the super-rare bandwagon. It encourages over-consumption - buy, open, disappointment, chuck. It is also too much like a lottery - will I win this time? - but aimed at kids.

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By in United Kingdom,

^To be fair, there has always been a different frequency of each figure per series (eg 2 Plumbers per case, but 6 knights). But this 'super-rare' has taken it that one step further.

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By in Slovakia,

It used to be a minimal difference compared to the likes of the MegaBloks Halo figs, where you had a one in 24 chance of getting two of the figs in the set. Or the Doctor Who figs, with its set of 6 super-rares per series.

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By in United States,

It's going to feel like a knife through the heart every time I hear someone else get a gold minifig, and knowing that there is one less minifig out there. I feel like lego will distribute the gold little dudes out evenly over the world. I think for people in America 5%-25% of the gold guys will go there, which means that over the period that these guys will be released, there will only be 5 gold figs at most per store. My math isn't perfect and I am also guessing a bit.

It also to me doesn't look like he is chrome. But don't forget every one. It is still a possibility. Remember the 30th anniversary of the minifig, they released a chrome gold minifig keychain .

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By in United States,

Being a TFOL, it ticks me off that there are only 5000. And another thing is that these gold minifigs will most likely end up in the hands of adults because they are the ones that buy the whole box from the store(because teens and kids can't afford them), meaning no one else gets a chance at finding him.

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By in United Kingdom,

Lego should give a trip to the Lego factory for anyone who gets a golden figure.Would make a good film too.

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By in United States,

If I don't get a Gold Minifig, that's alright... it will look perfect on the shelf next to the red Valentines VIP Minifig I didn't get!

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By in United States,

Quite a violent set of mini figures this time out. Sword, spear, tomahawk, rifle, Medusa, paintball gun (maybe). Have we had such an extensive set of weaponry before? Not that I'm complaining mind you.

Steve

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By in Germany,

Wow, Minifigures Series 10...May favourite minifigure is the Paintball Player.

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By in United States,

Why can't these be farther apart… I just hope I can still find S8 and S9 for a bit.
But, as far as this Series, awesome!

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By in United States,

Does anyone know how one can buy a sealed box of minifigs in the US?

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By in United States,

^^^^^^^well, better saving up some money. I am also a TFOL and i know that there is basically no hope for me to get one in the store. I am resorting to eBay. I am guessing $100 for the dude.

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By in United States,

Yes! An official Lego iPhone piece! I also have confidence that it'll be printed, as none of the other Minifigures I got had stickers. Anyway, I'll probably buy one or two from bricklink instead of getting a minifigure that I don't want. I'm sure I'll need it for my Lego stopmotion movies. [:P]

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By in United States,

Best chance is go to fred meyer when they open at 730am to get sealed box they have a habbit of putting stuff out early.

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By in United Kingdom,


The people who work for Lego and think up these ideas which don't give everyone the chance to get one are so annoying. It almost makes me want to stop buying the collectables.
It's the same with the Comic Con exclusive figs though, if you're a collector of something you want a whole set which is sometimes impossible.
Stupid Irritating Lego!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not really bothered about mr.gold. I don't even think he's that good a figure... even in chrome, and I have never collected every single figure so I'm not worried about completeness. I'll just see it as very lucky if ever I found one.

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By in United Kingdom,

I dread to think how completely scratched to hell a chrome fig will get by those sledgehammer hands that seem to have crushed the packets to oblivion in their cack-handed bid to feel for something else (that i suspect they still didn't find, judging by the state of the carnage left behind). :oD

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By in Ireland,

^excellent description of a post-feel minifigure packet @legomatt! :P

For me, the biggest "crash-test dummy" (I loved the crash-test dummy though!) is the parachutist, while the "spartan" is obviously the Roman commander, although I'll be wanting multiples of many of this gang, as usual. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

do we know when out in uk? also does anyone know he box split between figures?

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By in United States,

Now that there is a gold figure in every series, it would be great to set up some sort of trading group for them, perhaps on the Brickset Forum. Is the final worldwide number 5,000?

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By in Canada,

Only 5,000 worldwide? Ouch! I would've guessed there'd be around 10x that much. As much as I loved the CMFs, I managed to pull myself away from them a few series ago; because they're a money pit that I can't afford to keep dropping $50+ dollars on and 2+ hours of my life on. I wish a few of you would step back for a moment and realise Mr.Gold (of whatever Lego calls him) isn't that great. Sure he's super rare, but do many of you need him for your collection? I personally would be thrilled to find him because of his rarity alone, but aside from that I'm just not the kind of collector who frequently drops large sums of money on third party sites trying to get every exclusive minifigure and polybag. I'm happy knowing the hype for CMF has calmed down in stores like TRU (or where ever else used to get hammered during series 1 and 2), because the re-sale market is rather soft for CMF; unless you're trying to offload some Roman/Greek soldiers for $7-10 a minifigure, although I still recall Elf Warriors having sold for $20 each and now you might get a third of that price. Most CMF I see on Ebay with starting prices in the $3.50 range (retail) and with zero bids on them. Buying a case and sitting on it for a decade seemed like a genius resale move during series 1 and 2, doing that now... seems kind of retarded.

Anyway, good luck to those searching for the Golden Figure who actually have a special place in their collection for him!

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By in Switzerland,

Got to admit I thought they would be more than 5000 worldwide. The series looks cool and will probably stop after series 10 as its just getting the silly the amount of extras of some characters I am getting these days

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By in United Kingdom,

The Mr Gold Minifigure will be a must have for me. If I am lucky enough to find one, all the better, but I fear I will be forced to shell out for one. As for the rest of the series, the best yet by the looks of it. I count 15 new moulds!

I am a complete and unashamed completest when it comes to this kind of thing, so much so in fact that I have purchased all six Super Heroes exclusive Minifigures. I do not regret buying them in the slightest though as it is always nice to think that you have one of a fairly limited edition item, and if you wanted to sell then there is always demand.

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By in United States,

^^stop after series 10! I sure hope not. Don't put that thought in my head

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By in Ireland,

@CapnRex101 I'm with you on that, I will also be needing this golden guy, come hell or high water, especially if he's chrome. Got the comic con superheroes too.

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By in United States,

I think I'm burnt out on minifigures.

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By in United States,

So ... zero likelihood of finding this guy. Especially not in the middle of nowhere. I'm guessing I will buy one for $50 on eBay.

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By in United States,

@LegoAthos...Series 1, 3, 5 and 7 has 6 weapons.
Series 8 has 5 weapons, series 9 has 4, series 4 has 3 and series 2 has 2...but Series 6 has the most with 7 weapons.

With the King Midas figure, I don't mind the 5000 limit to make it a special collectable but totally understand the Kfol and Tfol missing out 'cause adults will buy up tons of cases to sell that figure on eBay for a couple hundred bucks a pop.
For things like this, I wish they'd have these figs also for kids who participate in the Lego Club meetings, the events they have at the stores, contests, etc. Just for the kids and tfol's who participate can get a chance to get one or win one. Not just a big spender getting cases upon cases.

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By in United States,

@vpustote: chrome gold C-3PO is going for $300+ on ebay, and there were 10,000 of those.

Now that is Star Wars collectors plus Lego minifig collectors driving up the price.

But even so, with only 5000 of these worldwide, my guess is you will not be able to buy one of these for less than $250.

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By in Ireland,

@vpustote I've got an uneasy feeling that Mr Gold will be selling for slightly more than $50...

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By in United States,

I think that with all the hype over Mr Gold, the average collector will be hard pressed to find any series 10 minifigs in a store as they will be all sold out and gone in a few days as people are looking for Mr Gold. Bad move by Lego imo.

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By in Indonesia,

I can see it all playing in my head...
1. NLP lands a Mr. Gold
2. He don't know the value
3. AFOL who happens to see him buys it from him for $10
4. Said AFOL sells minifigure on ebay for $50
How corrupt is our world...

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By in Serbia,

I just checked with my Hungarian suppliers, and they will receive series 10 from LEGO Hungary in the last week of April, since the official release date is May. No idea how Interspar is selling them so far in advance...

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By in United Kingdom,

Sammael,

If I recall correctly, some retailers in the UK had a deal with TLG to sell S9 in advance of their general UK release. It could be that Interspar has a similar deal with TLG in Hungary. If that's the case, Interspar may be sourcing S10 directly from TLG rather than the usual distribution channels.

I hope that WHS in the UK gets S10 early. Argos has them listed as a May release in their catalogue.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll file Mr Gold in with the comic-con figs and so on - I haven't got them and refuse to cough up $300 for one fig, no matter how rare. I'm more a MOCcer than a collector so I could care less about being completist to the level where I have to spend enough for several large sets on ONE FIG. I just want a full set of the 16 figs and a few duplicates for cool parts.

Sod's law says I find a Mr Gold by accident now ;) It would be nice to have one but i'll not stress on it.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ @Delatron: Wait, what? You COULD care less... meaning you do care, to some unspecified degree above not at all, then? ;OP

Check out this video, you'll find it amusing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

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By in United States,

Well, I saw a closeup of the iPhone piece, and my excitement has died down. [:P] (Apps in pink and blue that say lol, bff, heart, etc. [:P])

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By in United States,

I have a feeling that I might be off topic... [:P]

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By in United Kingdom,

@Legomatt - fair point, that was lazy English on my part and yes, David Mitchell is correct and very funny. Innit ;)

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By in Hungary,
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By in United States,

Thanks for the pics Gyperemi - the from behind shot of all the figures is great. I wonder how many collector's with display cases will have issues with the length of Medusa's tail?

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By in United States,

So soon? :P I haven't even gotten any Series 9 ones yet... :P

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By in United States,

@LegoDad42, Guess this isn't all that unusual. I guess they just caught my eye with several of them kind of clustered in there together as 2, 3, 4 & 5.

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By in United States,

I wonder what the prices on sealed cases of s10 will be down the line knowing so many will tear theirs open to look for Goldie? Could you hold a case sealed knowing you might have a fig that valuable inside?

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By in Canada,

So many complaints on the gold figure......One person said the there will be an "over consumption problem" - I'm sure TLG has absolutely no problem with consumers buying a whackload of product. Heck isn't that the point?

Sure I have the complete series 1-9 and missing out on the gold figure would be a bummer, but by making a sought after piece all Lego has done is brought more attention to their product (CMF's) which is what every company dreams to do. It's marketing 101!

Now continue with the complaints! ;)

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By in Ireland,

@gyperemi thanks for the photos! :) I didn't realise the roman commander's helmet is a grey colour, as opposed to metalic-grey or brush-metal of the roman soldier in series 6 (I think?), I like that it sets the figure apart from its previous counterpart. At least it looks different to me in the photograph, same mould but different colour.

The librarian's book looks Huge! I wish they'd make a version that the figure can actually hold, I guess she'll have to read it at a desk. :)

The revolutionary soldier's hair looks awesome, will need multiples of him.

I want a good few of those new little dogs, so I'll be collecting a small army of Paris Hiltons (...scary!). :P

The painter, paintball guy and baseball catcher look excellent. And the parachutist's parachute pack looks great too. And the clown is terrific. And the old man. And the mechanic's jacket with back-printing, and arm tattoos. And the sea captain with sea gull, will need a few of them. And and and... Yeah this series has must-have printed all over it. :)

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By in Germany,

Thanks CM4S, I updated the original post with a link.

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By in Hungary,

@CM4S Thanks!
@PsyKater: "Mr. Gold" is still missing! :)

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By in Hungary,

@gyperemi: In which Interspar store did you buy these minifigs? On what rate do they sell them? Thank you in advance!

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By in Hungary,

Bought at Budapest, XVIII. Béke tér. 745 HUF.
The commander's helmet is different gray compared to the old roman one. All parts made in China: I still feel the legs too flexible. The sea gull looks awesome for a harbour theme.

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By in Ireland,

^Thanks for confirming that about the roman commander's helmet! :) I suspected as much, it looks deceiving identical in colour in the promotional/printed material, but I like the fact that it's different. Can't wait to see these on the shop shelves.

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By in United States,

Are they in invisible plastic bags too? In Russia it is different. The minifigures are sold like they should be without the bags. You just ask for someone and the sellers at the LEGO store give them to you. But in US minifigures are sold in invisible bags so people don't know who they are buying and spend all their money on minifigures who they intended not to buy! When my mother was visiting Russia I asked her to get Cleopatra and the LEGO store employees delivered. Looks like the LEGO store system is more honest in Russia!

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By in United Kingdom,

Do we know whether or not each box of 60 packs will be guaranteed to contain a Mr Gold? I was considering buying a box of series 10 minifigs, but if there's no guarantee of getting a Mr Gold then I don't think I'd bother.

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By in United States,

I have collected 1-9 and team GB so missing out on Mr. Gold would be a bummer:(

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By in United States,

LEGO makes a lot more than 5,000 boxes. Buying a box, wont matter. Maybe if you buy 10 boxes you might get one.

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By in Singapore,

i'm more curious to know how many of each design is in a box. anyone know the breakdown?

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By in United Kingdom,

@ The Green Brick Giant

Agreed, a lot more than 5,000. I would imagine that Asda alone would source 2,000 boxes.
And that only equates to 5-6 boxes per store.

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By in United States,

When will they come out in the US Plus series 10 is in Ireland

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By in United States,

Series 10 in Ireland

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