Disney Series 2 CMF box distribution

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A box of 71024 Disney Collectable Minifigures Series 2 has arrived at Brickset HQ so we can now make a start on our review and report on the box distribution.

With 60 packs in the box and 18 figures in a set you would expect to find three complete sets in the box. Find out if that's the case after the break...


Unfortunately in the box we received that is not the case. There are three 'chase' figures, of which there are only two of each. Of course, our box may not be representative of every box but distribution is usually pretty consistent. (Update: BricksFanz is reporting the same distribution.)

So, here's what was in our box:

Four each of

  • Vintage Mickey
  • Vintage Minnie
  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Chip
  • Dale
  • Anna *
  • Elsa *
  • Hades
  • Frozone

Three each of

  • Jafar *
  • Jasmine
  • Hercules *
  • Sally
  • Jack Skellington *
  • Edna Mode

Two each of

  • Huey
  • Dewie
  • Louie

Clearly that's very disappointing, particularly for those that buy complete boxes and resellers.

The figures marked with a * are packaged in a bag-within-the-bag and are those with capes or other cloth components. The cloth piece is packaged outside the inner bag so take care when opening with scissors.

Now to get started on our review...

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42 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Ah can’t wait for the review! It will help me decide how many duplicates to get! It’s disappointing that there are unequal numbers of figures per box. I liked it that they were arranged by row in the previous series! It made it so easy!

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By in United States,

"Brickset HQ".... would love to see a MOC of that place!

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By in United States,

Shoot, won't be able to army build ducklings now...

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By in United States,

That's stupid.
Three of everyone besides four of Mickie, Minnie, Frozen peeps, and Chip and Dale. Boom! 60!

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By in United States,

Here's hoping Series 3 gives us Darkwing Duck!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

It's good that Lego put 4 Elsa and Anna minifigs in each box because they will be the most popular characters by far. There were only 3 Dorothys in TLM2 series and she was so popular that I had to visit 3 different stores to find one.

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By in United States,

Just go on eBay, I got 18 of the 20 TLM2 figures for $40, including all the Oz peeps.

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By in United Kingdom,

So they continue the new pack and booklet and bag inside a bag for the CMFs but does it continue the extra parts like TLM2 CMFs have.

I only want one of each duck so I'm not bothered if they are 2 per box each and I like Mickey and Minnie and Anna and Elsa being amongst the most common.

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By in United States,

Pretty smart of LEGO. No way I would care about Huey, Dewie, and Louie unless they're chase 'figs. I still say that's 3 ducks too many in one series.

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By in United States,

Ah, all the ones I care about are common. That's good.

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By in Netherlands,

At least there aren't any one per box figures. But I'm satisfied with this distribution anyway as I'm only planning to pick up Anna, Elsa and Frozone. And they're all 4 per box

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By in United States,

Having 3 or even 4 of each duck would make for a lot of duck feeling. I’d imagine you did hear a lot of complaints.

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By in Germany,

@MinifigureMaddness
Is a pre-order possible at your Shop?

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By in United States,

Weird that there are 4 Hades and 3 Hercules

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By in United States,

Only having two of Huey, Dewie, and Louie in each box actually make's a lot sense to me. They're essentially recolors of each other anyway, so if any character *had* to be cut down it should be the less unique ones.

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By in Germany,

Thanks for the update about the box distribution. Do you remember where Huey, Dewie, and Louie were placed? I mean in which row, front or back?

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By in United States,

OK, Scrooge was my single most wanted. Followed by Mickey and Minnie. Would like H/D/L but not paying a premium for them.

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By in United States,

Can't wait for the review!!!

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By in Hungary,

Getting the triplets will be "fun". I sort of understand, but still think it's lame.

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By in Venezuela,

I only need JACK and SALLY

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By in Spain,

This get me really angry!! Why aren't complete series and then, the extra for the ones they want!! Moreover, the 3 ducks were minifigures I wanted to buy 2 of them...

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By in United States,

I love the Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck Comics, especially the Carl Barks epic stories, but somehow the CFMs aren't doing it for me. I'll probably only get Hades for that hairpiece, Jack for the cool box, and Frozone because... Frozone! Still, looking forward to the review!

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By in United States,

My only fear is that scalpers will get wind of the artificial "rarity" of these, making it more difficult to complete a set since these will all be relatively easy to feel out. Hopefully I can can catch a fresh box sometime at the LEGO store and get a complete set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I know people are either not bothered or annoyed by the 3 ducks 1 per box distribution, but having got 7 classic police officer cmfs from series 18 they are quite easy to find.

But then again I travel all over Worcestershire and surrounding areas so my experience is maybe different to others.

My No.1 tip for finding these figures if you want some is to go to a shop that you know ha CMFs but wouldn't be everyone first choose to buy them, that's how I found 2 of my classic cops. (Waterstones and Waitrose).

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By in United Kingdom,

Fortuantely, Huey Dewie and Louie seem to be in the least demand from what I've seen, so this 'artificial rarity' shouldn't affect anything.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’m only interested in Jack and Sally so that’s fine by me!

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By in Australia,

It's not accurate to say resellers will not like this because they just jack up the price for the 3 ducks. Yet another fail from Lego for a Minifigure series. How hard is it to make it 3 sets per box? The last series was great finally made it easier for everyone to get what they want and nothing rare so scalpy was somewhat subdued. Lego fans rejoiced. Now we're back to limited supply of select figures. Only scalpers win in this scenario.

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By in United States,

I remember a lot of people complaining about having all three of the nephews taking up space in the set. Now that we find out there are only six of them in the box, thus increasing the supply of non-nephew figures (including Scrooge McDuck!) people are complaining again? Gee, it's hard to please everyone...or anyone, sometimes!

Personally, while I like the ducks and would enjoy having all three nephews, my life won't be blighted beyond repair if I only wind up with two, or even one. I'd rather army-build with Chip and Dale, myself; an army of nephews would be too chaotic for me to contemplate wanting!

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By in United States,

@sklamb an army of Chip and Dales would be great!

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By in Canada,

Maybe I am the oddball out, I have decided to collect this set because of the 3 nephews hdl. When I first read the article and saw these were the rare ones, I was like "dammit" but after reading everyone's reaction, I now have hope, as these just might be the figures the masses reject, making them easy to find.

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By in Czech Republic,

Nice serie for me, I want them all, especially characters from 90s.
Only Jasmine looks little bit obese here...xD

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By in United Kingdom,

Four of Scrooge McDuck yay. Two of Huey Dewie and Louie uh oh

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By in Romania,

yeyy 21317 set will be a disaster at selling, you can get the same minifigures with 8 euro.

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By in United States,

hi - what i'm curious about...is how a full box came to be reviewed to begin with? i've seen other people on other sites who also said they received a "full" box.... i've even sent screen shots directly to lego's customer service, who of course, claim NO ONE at lego EVER sells / sends full boxes of ANYTHING to ANYONE other than regular retailers and/or distributors... - NEVER....directly to "individuals"....when i asked lego point blank "so where did all theses people get THEIR full boxes from"...they couldn't (or wouldn't say.....) neither would ANY of the individual people who claimed to have MULTIPLE full boxes for sale, divulge where they got them from.....just seems weird to me, that so many people have a product that the MFG claims never to have sold to them.....

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By in Canada,

Really!!! No 3 sets in a box. That just seems wrong. Figures look nice and I am sure they will be popular. Pretty quick release after the TLM2 figures.

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By in Canada,

As an FYI, full boxes are sold at TRU Canada, Mastermind, Walmart and even Costco in Canada. Lego.com and Lego stores do not sell them. Plus lots of sellers on eBay too.

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By in United Kingdom,

not sure of any of these really, not as good as previous series'

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By in United States,

@hic1957, full boxes can be bought at certain places. So someone comes in and essentially just buys the full stock of any particular store.

As for these, Lego does send out various sets to people for advanced review. This site and many others are actively engaged with Lego. Lego has an AFOL outreach program that interacts with various people for various things. This is why you often see set reviews posted the same day sets are actually announced. There's no conspiracy or hidden agenda.

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By in United States,

@hic1957 Lego won’t sell you a full box. Your best bet in the US is to find a Target or Walmart that happens to have an unopened box in their stockroom.

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By in United States,

Uncle Scrooge and the triplets were definitely on my Want List, as my daughter and I love watching the new Duck Tales. It has the nostalgia effect from watching it as a teen and the writing on the new show is funny and action packed. Bummer then about the triplets being harder to find as a group though. Funny how people are mentioning that Dorothy was somewhat of a rarity, as I've had a difficult time tracking her down.

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