Series 10 CMF at Five Below

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LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 - Complete (except Mr. Gold)

As expected, U.S. retailer Five Below has begun selling Series 10 Collectable Minifigures. Unlike with previous series, my local store has the 60-count boxes. I found six at the checkout stations up front. The boxes were stacked with the ones underneath being unopened, let alone unfettered.

It's difficult to discuss Series 10 without touching on Mr. Gold. There has been quite a bit of speculation in the Forum as to the randomness of this Croque Monsieur. If his distribution were entirely random, we should have been seeing him show up multiple times in the same box, let alone in the same store.

Additionally, we could have seen all 5,000 found before all regions and/or retailers had even had a chance at this series. Evidence so far seems to indicate that there has likely been quite a bit of planning involved on how to properly get our gold friend to the market. To date, he has been found from Washington State all the way to Guam and St. Helena. Five have even been found in little Puerto Rico! And these are just the ones that have been registered on LEGO.com. Most expect a good portion of these to stay hidden to the public eye...

At least in the U.S., Series 10 first hit Toys R Us before gradually appearing in LEGO Stores, Target, Walmart and regional stores like Fred Meyer. Since they started selling CMF, Five Below is often the last to the table. With Series 11 hitting the street in Poland, it would seem like the hunt for Mr. Gold is nearing an end for most of us, at least for those of us that had not already given up.

But with new boxes being put out weekly by retailers and with Five Below now getting into the game, I recommend that you keep on hunting while the hunting is good. You never know when you might wander into a store on a quiet Saturday afternoon, find an unopened box and then on your 27th bag stumble upon a "diamond in the rough", or more accurately, a diamond in the corner of a bag... ;o)

28 comments on this article

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By in United States,

While it has been a while for you, Five Below in the Philadelphia area has had series 10 figures since the very first sightings in America (before TRU in my area even), and they have had boxes and boxes of them. I have searched at least 15 boxes in a few different locations and had no luck in finding a Mr. Gold; at this point, I have given up.

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By in Iceland,

It says that only 1245 have been recorded on lego.com. I do know that not everyone would record the code that comes with the figure, but this raises a question to me... How many a Mr. Golds actually remaining?

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By in United States,

Somewhere between 0 and 3,754 Mr. Golds remain...

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By in United States,

^ That's a really wide range lol

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By in United States,

It was, however, an improved data range, if only slightly. ;o)

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By in United States,

Too bad my closest Five Below is 842.85 miles from me.

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By in United States,

Another thing to note:

Some of the actual finders do not register them. But sell them on ebay and/or bricklink as unregistered.

Therefore, if the buyer of the original finder registers them, then the data on the lego website does not necessisarily reflect the location where they were actual found, but possibly the location of the second (or third, etc) owner.

So if I bought five unregistered ones from five different locations throughout the world, and then registered them all with my information, then it would appear that five were found in my location.

Andy

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By in United States,

When did you find this out? I seem to remember seeing Series 10 at Five Below in May!

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By in United States,

I found series 10 at 5 bellow before I found them at tru lol.

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By in United States,

My son & daughter were doing a monthly Lego Club mtg today at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney in CA. And I found a Mr. Gold today while they were in the meeting!!!! My 7 year old son was dancing around he was so happy. We didn't open the plastic bag, yet. We would love to keep him, but our dishwasher broke. Lately we have been hand washing dishes after dinner. (we call it family time. We asked our son if he would rather keep Mr. Gold and continue our family time (washing dishes) or would he want us to sell Mr. Gold so we could by a new dishwasher. He instantly said he wanted us to sell Mr. Gold so we could get a new dishwasher. I'm not sure what we will do yet. Either way, it was a great day finding Mr. Gold. We still can't believe it!

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By in United States,

Mr. Gold is a French grilled ham and swiss cheese sandwich!?!?!?
(Croque Monsieur)
This Frenchman living in the US is confused. :)

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By in Australia,

As someone who only buys the CMF to play with them, I am completely ambivalent to Mr. Gold. As for the randomness of his appearances, I would assume they would have randomised him in each country/regions shipments, to at least make sure they don't all coincidentally end up in the same backwoods Toys R Us.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ shawneboy

Congratulations on finding one, shame your selling it for something we Brits do by hand nearly everyday as part of our chores (some Brits do have dishwashers but the majority don't have that luxury), we call dishwashers the lazy way to clean. i think if my son had found Mr gold i wouldn't make him sell it i would tell him to put it on his display hang on to it as an investment, just like my boys rare Doctor Who Character mini figs. do the dishes by hand it only takes all of 20 mins in our house with all five of us contributing...

Anyway back on topic, for me Ive been hunting for Mr gold from day one to go on my display i had the naivety to think i would find two one for me one for my son.. but Ive been through i think 36 unopened boxes and i don't know how many opened ones since its release. even more gutting that on Thursday i missed out on finding one by one day. i have spent so much on bus fair to go out of my way to rural areas thinking i would have luck. but now im getting fed up of the weird looks and constant following around the store by people thinking im stealing, its just sad..
soon there will be series 11, and all the remaining stock will either go to Legoland, Lego stores or the odd online retailer, as street retailers will stop once new products are available and then all i have left is to blind buy online like my wife is telling me to do, but being out of work and debts coming out of my ears, spending willy nilly online will probably only amount to multiples of the ones we have... and i am not going anywhere near ebay when you hear reports of people being sold custom figs instead of the ones they claim to be real, at £400 still the going rate i cant see this ever getting any lower in value, as i thought when more were found.

At the end of the day we just don't know how may have been found it could be a handful left or it could be roughly 3000 left who knows all i know is Lego have annoyed allot of AFOLS and kids across the world with a silly gimmick that didn't give us a chance.

Rant over sorry, i just want to complete series 10 so badly before i cant, i hate being a compleatist its like OCD and it niggles you day in day out :)

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By in United States,

I wonder how it would have turned out if the EXACT SAME Mr. Gold (i.e. not various versions) had appeared randomly like this throughout every single series.

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By in United States,

We've been checking Five Below since every other week and finally found Series 10 this week. Additionally, I hadn't seen any hint at their arrival in the Forum. But who knows, maybe our Five Below is the runt of the litter?

In any case, the main points stand......don't give up yet and I'm sorry that there's one less to be found. :o)

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By in United States,

That last sentence was pure poetry. Nice job!

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By in United States,

Last time I was at TRU they had like 12 boxes of Series 10, no kidding. Didn't have time thought to look through 'em.

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By in United States,

My five below got them at the same time as every other retailer as well. I'm in Chicago.

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By in Netherlands,

I gave up the hunt for mr. gold, here in the Netherlands a store gets one box and thats it. And these are mostly looked through by others. We don't have big toy stores like TRU only small toy shops. So looking throught more boxes would mean traveling around for a long time, and that time is not available. For me it is just waiting till prices hit under 200 euro's. More money then that I do not have. So for me it is just waiting.

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By in United States,

And this is worth an article because.....?

Honestly this is the most useless thing ever posted on Brickset.

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By in Iceland,

^Wow... Not the Nicest thing I have seen all day

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By in United States,

^ You can't please everyone all of the time.

For what it's worth, Five Below is today also advertising Series 10 in the Sunday paper, which, at the very least, helps support them being new to the retaile at least in this area of the country.

We also now have some confirmation that boxes with Mr. Gold are still showing up in the market.

Lastly, it was meant as an encouraging reminder to anyone that has enjoyed the hunt like I have to not give up. I, for one, have really enjoyed looking for this little man and realize it might be a while, if at all, before TLG tries this again.

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By in Iceland,

Once Lego stops selling them, do think the price for them on ebay will go up or down... if so, how much

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By in United States,

To me this just seems like an ad for Five Below, which I love, but it isn't needed on Brickset.

Is Brickset going to report on every LEGO sale in a newspaper now?

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By in United States,

^ That's actually one of the features I frequent Brickset for. Particularly when clearance seasons hit. With the aid of some good LEGO sites, one can find the clearance deals before they are even tagged as such in the store.

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By in United States,

^^This is filed under Shopping USA. If you don't wish to see these types of stories, you can remove this or any other category from your customized view. We do try to publish as many sales as we find but have mostly stopped reporting on Toys R Us promotions due to their significantly inflated prices. As Five Below rarely has any sales outside of Buy 4, Get 1 Gummy Smurfs Free, most Five Below updates are on CMF and/or Polybag availability.

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By in United States,

I have never heard of Five Below until sometime ago on Brickset I think. Needless to say they aren't near me. With that said, as far as I can tell, series 10 has come and gone in my area. I saw them in May at a few retailers, but haven't seen them since. I'm glad I picked up the figures I wanted when I did.

Obviously not all of the figures are being registered, which sucks thinking oh there are still more out there...maybe there aren't any more out there in reality, but the website makes it appear that way. I'm sure there still are figures, I'm just speculating here. But no one would ever really know, would they.

I assume Series 11 will reach my area about a month after official street date, like always. Luckily there aren't a ton of army builders, so I won't have to worry about hoarding this time around.

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By in United States,

i rely on sites like brickset for CMF and polybag availability. i have no clue where Five Below is, but i'm glad the info is here, should my travels ever take me near one. i'd never heard of Aldo before either - but once i was in a strange town, and i saw one and the name rang a bell. Lo! Discount lego was found within. Thanks Brickset!

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