Collectable minifigs series 2 finding their way into the shops

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CapnRex found a box of series 2 figs in his local independent toy shop in East Sussex. He doesn't want me to be more specific than that in case someone here goes in and buys the lot before he's been back for more :-)

So, keep your eyes peeled, they may be making an appearance in other places. Their official release date is, I believe, early September.

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By in United States,

Well, if they are in the UK now, then they must be coming to the US soon! (i want the mexican and the skiier!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh and by the way folks, the shop I went to had Toymaster bags, so I think that maybe toy shops that hold the Toymaster franchise name could all soon have deliveries!

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh and thanks for the mention!

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By in United States,

For those that've found them... Can you verify rumors that their MSRP is more expensive than Series 1?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Morgan19 - No, the price is the same as Series 1 in the UK so is probably the same in the USA!

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By in Ireland,

@capnrex Thanks for the news I hope my local toymaster will have them soon

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By in United Kingdom,

yay got to go to toymaster

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By in United States,

@Morgan19 - I expect TRU will release them for $1.99USD/ea initially and then soon thereafter bump them up once again to $2.49USD/ea. From what I saw while at Borders, it appears they're going to immediately start selling them for $3.99USD/ea. :o(

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By in United States,

@yellowcastle You are absolutely right, I saw the Borders inventory computers and they said $3.99 for series 2. They also had a 7/2010 release date too.

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By in Ireland,

Looks good for them appearing in Ireland soon so! I'll be checking Art & Hobby and Smyths Toys as soon as I get a chance. I presume Argos will have a new Lego catalogue page in advance of their appearance, so probably they won't appear there unannounced.

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By in Canada,

I'll be checking TRU's and Wal-Marts here in Canada to see if they got them (and maybe pick up Rotor). I doubt TRU will have it becuase they are infamous for not ever having stuff on time. I once saw a TRU employee scanning the bags of Series 1 collectible minifigures.

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By in Canada,

My walmart says they will be coming soon...and i would like to have a barcode cheat sheet..can you guys make us one please?

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By in Finland,

They've been here in Finland for a week now.. already got 2x16 :) over here the price €1.95 is the same as series 1.

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By in United States,

I've yet to even see a single series one figure where I live in Southern California! Sheesh. All three TRUs near me sell out within an hour. Collectors just walk in buy the entire box and walk out. Never get to see 'em. :|

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By in United States,

Ogremk3: You can at least order them from S@H and get your limit of 5 when they become available. Then you don't have to worry about missing out on them. Also, at least you know they're not going to jack up the price like Border's. If you go into the actual Lego shop (if one is nearby) when they list them online and it's not in the store you can get it shipped for free too.

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By in United States,

Is the September release for just UK or for U.S. too?

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By in United States,

@Ogremk3
Live in southern california too, all of my nearby Toys R Us are, well, there's nothing. Checking and asking at both Toys R Us on Friday :).

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By in United States,

Any in the U.S. yet?

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By in Canada,

@legowomen1980p: why would you want a europe only cheat sheet?

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By in United States,

does anyone know where to buy series one

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By in United States,

@jeffjcc You've made my day -- that's great news. If I may ask, (roughly) what area of the country is that?

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By in United States,

@UKver2.0 - Louisiana.
I'm so excited about this! Wal-marts are SO much easier to get to than TRU! Hopefully series 2 will be widespread!

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By in United States,

@jeffjcc - I'm sorry to burst the bubble, but that shelf spot is for set 8401 "Minifigure Collection", not the Collectible Minifigures

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By in United States,

@superbrick555: they annonced a while back, about three weeks ago, that series one is no longer being made, there shouldn't be any left in stores, sorry.

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By in United Kingdom,

If anyone who lives in London still hasn't got series 1 yet like me :( then hamleys has around two massive boxes left. I don't mean the ones you see in Argos these are twice the size.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope that they will soon be near me

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been told by a couple of independent toy stores that they are expecting series 2 on 20th august.

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By in United Kingdom,

The above isn't being sold directly BY Amazon; it's being sold through Amazon by a 3rd party seller.
There are loads of collectable minifigs on sale through eBay/Amazon's 3rd party sellers/bricklink/etc. ... we don't need people posting lists of who can buy what from where. Thanks.

The link to the Series 2 European bar codes 'cheat sheet' is on the front page, available for free; as far as we know the North American codes are still unknown.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just rang my local Toymaster toyshop, and they said that Toymaster shops aren't getting series 2 until September.
Also they think that the East Sussex shop that capnrex was in, have imported them somehow....

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By in United Kingdom,

ive seen 1 box of series 2 in John lewis but it was behind a couple of boxes of series 1

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By in United Kingdom,

Found out something interesting whilst checking for series 2 in Toys R Us. They havnet got them yet but they say that they are on consignment stock when they come in. What this means is that they dont pay for the stock until it is sold. Seems very strange to me that Toys R Us arent convinced of the sucess of the products after series 1. Maybe its all hype and there are plenty of the figures around but Lego are trying to increase demand by saying they are for a limited time only. My visit to the entertainer today went some way to confirming this theory as they still had an open box and a full box of series 1 on the shelf.

PS...Im in a proxy at work...I am in the United Kingdom, NOT Spain!

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By in United Kingdom,

@adam_fozz - Ola Amigo ! I think this is because the minifigs are not supplier direct to TRU. It seems they out-source/sub-let the till displays which are full of sweets, trading cards, etc which is topped up once a week by a-bloke-with-a-lorry. Hence why they could never confirm what Series 1 stock they would receive, other than: Check back Tuesday. I wonder if the bloke-in-the-lorry ever knew what stock was needed in advance ? If not, then surely the last stores on his route would always be short ... Though I agree, TRU would probably make a higher profit margin if the sourced the minifigs themselves. No idea if the same applies to TRU outside the UK, but thats what a TRU employee explained to me when I kept annoying them about when they would get more Series 1 stock.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ceroknight Look in the top left hand corner of the brickset home page, below the 'Buy at LEGO.com' advert the sheets are by there (Sorry if you've already been answered)

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By in United States,

At my Local Lego Store here in California, I was pretty sure I had been told last month that they expected series 2 some time in August but when I called yesterday I was told me they wouldn't come in until the end of September or early October. He also said Series 1 was sold out and has been discontinued. This is also what Lego Customer Service told me via phone last weekend. I got my Zombie, so I am happy but I hope adam_fozz is right about his theory that they have more of these stashed away and maybe we will see them pop up in stores from time to time.

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By in United States,

How much does Series 1 cost at Borders? I asked that in the other article about the Minifigures that was posted last month and I didn't get an answer. Can someone find that out for me please?

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By in United Kingdom,

OK, well I have the collection now so if anyone wants to get any series 2 minifigures then they are in a shop called Kid's Stuff Toys in Eastbourne! They have 4 boxes in stock, only 1 of which is open. Happy Hunting!

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By in United States,

Do you know when they'll be in stores in the US? I sadley missed out on EVERY minifigure from season 1.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ legofanatic2414 - Most people seem to think that they will be out in the US in mid to late September.

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By in Canada,

@darthmaul1997: if you mean the box called 'collectible minifigures', there is no series 2 cheat sheet up there yet

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By in United Kingdom,

Look again - there is a combined series 1 & series 2 'cheat sheet', but obviously only for Europe so far.

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By in Netherlands,

They have arrived in the netherlands now, the sets are availeble on the dutch site www.brickshop.nl.
I just recieved a complete set minifigs series 2. The box contains 60 minifigures.

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By in United States,

if you're in the USA, a place called Urban Outfitters has some series 1 minifigs for the ridiculous price of $5 bucks a pop.

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By in United States,

GOOD NEWS - I just went to my local Toys R Us here in California, the say they're getting Series 2 in two or three weeks! Since I won't upset you guys, I'm just gonna buy a whole row instead of a box :) Or maybe I'll buy a box, or just randomly pick some figs from everywhere. I dunno.

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By in United States,

@lobsterwarrior - which TRU are you talking about; im also in Cali.

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By in United States,

I can't be too accurate and all I can tell you it's southern, not like Sacramento south, more southern and it's close to the coast.

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By in United States,

Today at BrickFair, Steve Witt from LEGO confirmed that Series 1 is done and there will be no re-issue. As for Series 2, he said there would be a larger production run than Series 1, but they likely will be in higher demand because of the coming holiday shopping season. Happy shopping!

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By in United States,

@yellowcastle- I have confirmed that Borders will be selling the Series 2 minifigures as well. The cost will be $3.99 per package. The Borders near my house in Colorado will be getting 120 total minifigures (two boxes). The Borders number or “Binc” is 3199975. The person who helped me told me that they expected to have them in the store by August 29th as they are scheduled to be released on shelves September 1st. The store employee also indicated that the minifigures are currently “in transit.” The employee told me that they will not be able to sell the minifigures until their release date, but that they do typically receive their orders 2-3 days prior to the release date.

Opps I forgot to mention that the Lego Store in Colorado confirmed a September release date, but did not give me the exact release date. They have been getting calls everyday about Series 2.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Pobwall - Today I asked them why they had them in early, they said they had been sent the order a couple of weeks ago and had had them in the stockroom for a while, ready for sale, they would bring them out if someone asked for them, and use that as a guide for when they should be going on sale (normally people only ask for things if they think they are available) I asked for them just casually thinking you never know, they brought them out, and that was that! Weird!

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By in United States,

You guys keep saying how much Series 2 costs at Borders but you didn't say how much Series 1 costs there! I need to know that because how much they are will decide if I buy them there or not. Can someone PLEASE find that out for me?

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By in United States,

re:minifig051, All Minifigs @ Borders cost $3.99 (including series 1). You'll be hard pressed to find a series 1 minifigs at Borders these days. I would shoot for series 2.

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By in Canada,

^weird im pretty sure it was 2.99 here in canada.....

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By in United Kingdom,

After being shot numerous times by the local toymaster Manager (with an automatic nerf gun) he told me I can pick up my series two's on 1st september!!!! (the day they come in!)

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By in United States,

@copperwonder96: Thanks for telling me that. Well, I guess I'll get Series 1 from Bricklink. With Series 2, I'll just be patient and wait until they come out at my local Lego store next month. I think that'll be better since they'll sell them at regular price and have more cases. At least 2, I hope.

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By in United States,

@minifig051- Series 1 was going for $2.99 each at Borders, but they were a limited release that depended on your location. It appears that in Colorado there is not one Borders store that ever received a single box of series 1 minifigures.

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By in United States,

@copperwonder96 - Borders sells Series 1 minifigures for $2.99/each though most stores have already depleted their inventory

@garage2917 - please note that I've gone ahead and deleted the posts referencing that B/N, thanks

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By in United States,

@yellowcastle-So Barnes and noble doesn't have them? Just checking.

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By in United States,

Went to Barnes & Noble at 60 and Val Vista in Mesa AZ but they had nothing and didn't know what I was talking about.

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By in United States,

Went to Barnes & Noble at 60 and Val Vista in Mesa AZ but they had nothing and didn't know what I was talking about.

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By in Sweden,

How come some countries get the figs earlier than others??? I mean, series one was avaliable in both UK and USA before they came to sweden, and series two came here (to sweden) in late july!! And the officcial launch date is said to be early september??? Was it just the toystore I went to that got to order them earlier or does lego just randomely pick a country to get them as early as this? Anyway, this is a BIG thing, because even though sweden was the first country that lego exported their products to, nothing like this has ever happened as long as I can remember...

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By in United States,

and i went to the barnes and nobles off 48th street and ray road they had no clue what i was talking about even though i found some series 1 in this store....and they never put stuff were they should... i always scan every section of the stores... like i said you need to go and look for yourself even toysrus
says stuff and i never believe them.... then i go to the store and they have what i was asking for ...either its put out or put out the next day or so..

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By in United States,

@erol312006 -- I'm sure the admin's were just trying to minimize the amount of wasted time and gas that goes into chasing ghosts.

The good thing is that since you are the first, and seemingly only, person to get them in the US, you get to be a real hero by posting the bar-codes! I bet people will be especially interested in the Roman/Greek soldier. Post that and people will absolutely love you.

You can scan it, take a picture -- heck you could just tell us the general pattern (three skinny lines followed by a fat line...).

Thanks in advance. I have a feeling "erol312006" will be everyone's favorite brickset poster really soon.

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By in United States,

I called borders last week, they said their system had 'august' as their release time, but no exact date:p

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By in United States,

So they are $3 after all. But you guys did say that it's rare to find them there, so I'm still going to get them from Bricklink. Their prices are cheaper, anyway.

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By in United States,

well how can i do that if i dont have them in packaging anymore and yes i throw my garbage/wrappers away..
whatever... believe it or not.

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By in United States,

@erol312006 -- No problem, I'm the same way. The figures come out and the packaging goes in the trash. If you happen to grab some more before they become more widely available, please consider holding on to the garbage -- the community would be ever so grateful.

I suppose you also threw out the receipt, but if not, could you post the item number as it is in the B/N system? I agree that calling in to stores can be unreliable, but perhaps with their store's part number, maybe I'll have better luck.

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By in United States,

I have a feeling that there is going to be a higher production of series2 than there was of series 1. Just look at ebay on how many cases are up for sale. Best bet is to wait for them come Sept. and watch the price per case on ebay drop.

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By in United States,

I guess everyone is holding specific information close to their chests now about these hard to find minidudes.
OK, it's war!!!! lol

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By in United States,

never saw a series 1 at my local stores :‚(

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By in Canada,

erol312006 can you confurm that you have the spartan?

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By in United States,

I just called my local Tru and they said a Lego representitive was there and said they wont be out until september and are for $1.99 each!

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By in United Kingdom,

What about UK sightings ?Its all gone a bit quiet again. I havent seen any.

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