Furty the Fox

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This cute little chappie is Furty, from the newly-available Speedorz set 70111 Swamp Jump. He's the second 'non-clan' character to appear, after the skunk which we reviewed a while ago.

Furty is pretty much the same as the skunk but in light brown. His head is the same mould, as is his tail, which exhibits the same problem as the skunk's: the end which should be attached to his back stands about 1mm proud of it.

While we are on the subject of LoC, I haven't been keeping up to date with the episodes, but I do intend to watch them, so I'm grateful to The Brick Blogger for posting links to the episodes. It's interesting that LEGO is not publishing the English language versions of them on its official YouTube channel, but the Singapore subsidiary is...

It seems that the series is up to episode 9 already. I've no idea, therefore, how Furty's character plays out, but judging by the weapon he's wielding it looks as if he's not to be messed with...

Have you been watching? What do you think of it?

42 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been watching the episodes on The Brick Blogger and I think they are pretty good. Too bad things like this aren't available on UK TV's... :/

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By in United States,

Isn't it Furty?

I watched the first episode. It was a bit too conflict-oriented for my taste, so I really have no desire to see the rest.

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By in United States,

I have been keeping up with the show, even though I'm not a fan of it, and unless I missed something, there has yet to be a fox tribe.
This minifig is pretty cool, but is it just me or is it awfully ironic that his name sounds like "Furry"?

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By in United States,

It's a bit unbalanced to me, and the characters are not as fleshed out as the Ninjago guys. I agree that the show is very conflict-oriented in a very black-and-white way. It's almost like watching a fable, and if that were the intend, I would not mind the one-dimensional characters so much.

Some of the scenes and storylines try too hard to reach for comedy and it simply does not work for me when the majority of the story-telling is so, like I said, heavy conflict and fable-like. The one story that comes to mind is Gorzan's protecting a flower in the middle of the road. It just seemed like I was watching a different show.

I like LoC, but Ninjago's story-telling and characterization was much better.

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By in United States,

Ugh, don't get me started on the show. The characters are flat and unlikable, the writing is lazy and cliche, and the voice acting is atrocious. I cringe every time Laval's voice cracks and if I have to hear a Gorilla say "dude" one more time I'm gonna loose it. Anything that was redeeming about Ninjago is completely lacking from this show and it is puzzling to me that this is made by the same people. Heck, even the animation seems worse than in Ninjago. Not to mention the questionable messages about drugs and distribution of power. Overall, the show feels like a dumbed-down version of Thundercats and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody, but if you really feel the need to keep up with everything Lego, go ahead I guess.

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By in United States,

@Okay, if you saw the channel listing, then it says the next episode is called 'Fox Trot', I'm assuming that the fox' will apear in that episode.
@ericjohn, Like BIONICLE and HERO Factory, I think that Ninjago episodes were supposed to corespond with eachother, wheras Chima episodes are like short stories. And while I like it better when the episodes corespond with eachother, I still really like the Chima show.

Anyway nice review Huw. And in the American version of the LEGO magazine it says that 'Furty is a fast talking and clever thief'. I'm assuming that he'll go well with the ravens then...

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By in United Kingdom,

In Chima, a fox's white tail mark is instead at the rump than the tip... and he's looking pretty smug about it or maybe its a printing fail?

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By in United Kingdom,

There's an easy way to fix the gap between torso and tail. As the tail is rubber, bend the neck piece attachment down gently before putting it on. It worked for my Skinnet and Furty :-)

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By in United States,

That fox looks bad.I watch em through TBB too,I really like the show.Which show is better Chima, Ninjago,or Star Wars.

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By in United States,

That fox looks cool. I watch the TV show to see what the story is.

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By in United States,

The Chima sets themselves are pretty interesting. I can't think of any other theme quite like it (having modern-type vehicles in the shape of animals). The TV show is disappointing though. The animation is pretty well done, but I don't like the undermining story. It (and Ninjago) feature too much eastern mysticism (like much of today's western culture). Having the chi be the source of life for the entire world or something along those lines (it's been a while since I saw it). I watched the first episode and couldn't stand another minute. But that's my view and by saying such I'm probably making a lot of enemies. I don't mean to start a long debate on anything, that's just my view.

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By in United States,

@Telcontar the story needs a lots of work, instead of all of these dumb changes that happen throughout the episodes.

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By in United States,

I think this is definitely a show for kids vs adults. I asked my 8 year old if he liked Ninjago or Chima better. I was fully expecting him to say Ninjago but he said Chima, he loves it.

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By in United States,

My little brother really loves the Chima show, for me it's more of a guilty pleasure. What everyone says here is true, the voice acting is utterly horrific as is some of the writing, but I still find reason to like it.

That fox minifig looks really nice.

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By in United States,

I watch the LoC episodes as they come out, but only to keep up with the story. And I guess I enjoy laughing at some of the more poorly done bits.

But as a whole, I greatly prefer the Ninjago and Hero Factory TV series to Chima. Chima simply feels as though the design meetings were hectic and poorly arranged - some of the episodes seem to be trying to teach a lesson, but they contradict themselves so many times that it's actually somewhat humorous, as though someone was trying to make a parody of the typical "fable" style children's show. And the voice acting (besides Lagravis, who is fine) is not very good. But enough about that...

As for Furty himself, I'd really like to get an idea of how the Fox tribe (and the Skunk Tribe for that matter) fit into the Chima world. I hope we get some good pictures of the Swamp Jump cards online soon - the cards often give some insight into the characters and their tribes.

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By in United States,

Zatth, that's a good interpretation. It does seem poorly and hastily put together. The reveal that Zane was a robot seemed so rooted in the storytelling on Ninjago. It seems like a character on LoC could be revealed to be a robot in one episode out of the blue and never matter again.

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By in United States,

I can't wait until this is available in the US

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By in United States,

I've missed a couple of episodes myself, but I'm liking LoC overall. I think it's very imaginative and refreshing, and I'm willing to give the series and its characters a chance for further development, especially given the fact that we are just 9 episodes in. The tendency for constant comic relief notwithstanding (and its understandable given that kids are the primary audience for the show), but I'm intrigued by the themes that the series is exploring - such as friendship, duty, the quest for greatness, responsibility, and the ongoing tension in trying to find balance.

I there are many opportunities for the whole story overall to grow and be more cohesive and engaging. I'm personally excited at the prospect of more tribes being introduced and what roles they will play in the overall story, as well as how the current characters, their tribes, and the alliances they have forged will be affected as the story plays out. As somebody who initially disliked Ninjago but grew to love it, I say we give LoC a chance.

And as for Furty - I can't wait until he becomes available.

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By in Germany,

@Okay: the words you are looking for are not "awfully ironic", but "quite obviously on purpose".

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By in United Kingdom,

Furty is one of the main characters in the LoC 4D film playing at some of the Legoland cinemas - we've seen it at the LEGO Discovery Center in Manchester. It's slightly different from the series but still relies heavily on the Lions vs Crocs chi stealing theme.

The kids and I have watched all 9 of the currently released episodes and they've laughed so much they've fallen off the settee. If the target audience is kids around 7yo then they've hit it perfectly by the look of it, and there's enough decent humour to have me laughing at least once an episode too. The series is certainly no worse than anything else you'd see on kids tv.

One of the things I like most about it is that it's not as heavily BUY THIS TOY as some toy related cartoons. There are instantly recognisable sets but there are also loads of vehicles and buildings that aren't sets, and they've inspired my kids to try and recreate them rather than just go down the "dad - can you buy us....". Well done to LEGO for that :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I've only watched the first 2 episodes, seems like an interesting idea of a show! So to speak..

Am I the only one here who can't stop thinking of 'tails' when I see this cool figure? :)

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By in United States,

Well the minifigure is nice still cant say im too interested in the show though.

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By in Italy,

i'm the better woosh.

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By in United States,

Are you going to reveiw his speedor, or just the figure himself?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ No, the rest of the parts went in the 'bin', I have no interest in Speedorz and once you've made one you've made them all...

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By in United Kingdom,

I think he looks a lot better than skinnet.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks more like an evil squirrel. Having looked at the official set pictures I'm a bit confused as to what the 'jump' involved is seeing as there's no ramp to facilitate such an action?

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By in United Kingdom,

I love this figure. It's beautiful.

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By in United States,

@Andhe

The ramp is more to the back of the picture and connected to the jump... I believe the goal of the set is to jump over a certain bar.

In the Official Guide to Chima book, it states that Furty's tribe disappeared and he is an ancestor of the wolves, although he is a loner. He seems to be leaning towards the "bad guys" other than Skinnet, who wants to be a hero.

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By in United States,

@Andhe, the ramp is the cheese slopes at the front of model, I made my own version and it works suprisingly well.

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By in United States,

Has anyone seen a picture of them without the head covering?

I think I may have to pick him up. His torso looks like a good choice for some custom figures for my Guilds of Historica stories.

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By in United States,

http://lego-minifigures.tumblr.com/ mentions his name is short for "Furtivo" which sounds close to 'furtive' so that combined with sayings like "sly fox" and such could explain his klepto ways... can't wait for him to show up on this side of the pond.

Huw, you might want to rethink your view on the speedorz & challenges, or at least get some pics of Furty's speedor, he's one of the first 3 to have transparent speedor bodies, all the others have been opaque =-)

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By in Norway,

I think maybe this will be the first fig I'll buy to customize... I'd like to remove the "non fox" printing to make a real fox. The fantastic Mr. Fox, maybe! Come to think of it, I'll need several... And the skunk too!

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By in United States,

So, how long until the furry community invades Lego?

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By in Canada,

I've only watched one or two episodes of LoC about 2 months ago. I agree with most of the opinions here. The show is aimed at kids under 10 and anyone older will fid it a waste of their time. The characters are all extremely flat. The cliché dialog combined with barely-decent voice acting makes it even worse. The episodes go from moments of slight amusement to being downright painful to watch. I really wish the number two toy company in the world would try a bit harder to have media that can be enjoyed by kids and at least tolerated by adults.

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By in Indonesia,

Singapore subsidiary? Could someone elaborate on that?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Nothing more than the local sales office, I imagine.

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By in United States,

Reading these comments I realize that I'm pretty much the only person who really likes the show. Does anybody besides me not find the show a waste of time?

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By in United States,

Yes, there are some people who do like the show. But the kids that DO like the show are to scared to say so because they don't want to receive backlash from an AFOL who does not like the show. I am a TFOL and I enjoy waking up on thursdays to watch the chima episode that recorded last night. I do agree that the voice acting needs some work, but be glad that they all don't have chessy australian accents:P

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By in United Kingdom,

@Blockland They could of been here since Fabuland for all I know.

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By in United Kingdom,

i think furty looks better then skinnet but i still like skinnet,maybe i'll get this next because i just spent my money on
the hive crawler on amazon.co.uk (because it had 20% off)

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By in United States,

I just saw episode 10 and let me say, it is SUPERB! I won't spoil anything for the people who haven't watched it, but I will say that in my opinion it's the best yet!

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