DK Minifigures Character Encylopedia out now

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Toy Soldier from DK Minifigures bookToy Soldier from DK Minifigures bookIf you pre-ordered your DK Minifigures Character Encylopedia from Amazon.co.uk you might have received it today, a little earlier than expected.

Mine arrived this morning and I will review it for you later. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the exclusive Toy Soldier minifig that comes with it.

It's very nice isn't it: the gold printing on the arms and legs particularly so. Far nicer than a likely-to-be-scratched-up, badly chromed Mr Gold, anyway :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Bought mine in Waterstones this afternoon :) lovely figure this.

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By in United States,

Love the fig! Although I probably couldn't find much use for him, besides him being a collectible or getting an army of him. ALTHOUGH I suppose the parts could be useful for MOCS. And true about Mr. Gold, Huw. ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice Minifigure. I will defenitelly get the book for the book and this Minifigure!
-Connor

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By in United States,

^It's not a polybag, you know. :P

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By in United Kingdom,

I also received mine today, I completely agree about the Minifigure which is very unique and attractive (I personally love his rosy cheeks most of all).

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By in United States,

It looks like it's made out of the cheaper plastic, it's still super cute though.

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By in United States,

^ Most of these special promotional figures are the cheaper plastic from China. But so are the Minifigs, soo you're getting the same quality, as the CMF's.

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By in United States,

In other words they are horribly cheap minifigures, that have legs that are barely useable, but we buy they for the awesome pieces.

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By in United States,

Yes, it's the same quality as normal CMFs, i.e. the plastic is horrible but the printing is superb.

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By in Germany,

I will definitely get this for my collection. I agree that the Toy Soldier is a lot better than Mr Gold.

The cheaper plastic never bothered me that much.

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By in United States,

@The Green Brick Giant: "Horribly cheap"? I disagree. They're higher quality than any clone-brand figure legs I've seen or owned, and I see no reason to doubt the material is indeed the best TLG could acquire at a reasonable cost for use at the Chinese plant. They're already saving money on labor, after all, so it's not like for some reason they couldn't afford to spend as much on materials at the Chinese plant as they do elsewhere.

Not sure what you mean by "legs that are barely usable"... if you mean they can't be swapped around with other figs' legs, that's because they're not supposed to. If you're referring to molding marks or color or some other aesthetic factor, that has not really been too bothersome on any of the CMFs I've owned, though I do know it was an issue for many figs from Series 1–3, as well as figs from the earlier magnet packs.

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By in United States,

The figure is a must-have for me, and I suppose I will end up buying the book for at least one. He will be right at home in the Christmas Village next winter!

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By in Canada,

The figure looks like it is made from the cheap material from China.
Personally I do not like those kind of minifigs... the old ones were better!

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By in United States,

just ordered the book, must have that figure

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By in Canada,

They should of used that face with the bunny suit guy.

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By in Australia,

I will buy this book just to get hold of the Toy Soldier. HOW AWESOME IS THAT FIGURE?!

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By in Australia,

"He will be right at home in the Christmas Village next winter!"

This +1

"Yes, it's the same quality as normal CMFs, i.e. the plastic is horrible but the printing is superb."

If only there was some way to combine the two....

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By in United States,

Man, we really need a new musket piece...

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By in United States,

I really want a bunch of those legs for Calvary soldiers. . . :-)

"If only there was some way to combine the two...."
I know right!?

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By in United States,

The Toy soldier is possibly the cutest minifigure I've ever seen! I look forward to getting the book. Of course, I've known about him for a while, but he looks great. Plastic vs. printing....My DC Super Heroes figs have quite a few printing mishaps, and are Danish plastic. Medusa is Chinese, yet her face is beautifully printed without an error. LEGO needs to find a solution!

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By in United States,

wait a minute so Mr gold can where off???

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By in United States,

I hope not! If his printing can wear off, that would be horrible.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just received my book & of course minifigure today I am really pleased with the Toy Solider and my son with the book so for us it's a win win situation

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