Stranger Things Barb SDCC minifigure revealed!

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LEGO has announced another exclusive minifigure for San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on Twitter. Barb was among the most popular characters from the first season of Stranger Things so I expect her exclusivity will disappoint many fans.

As usual, this minifigure will be available to lottery winners at San Diego Comic-Con.

You can view its packaging after the break...

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60 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Is LEGO teasing more Stranger Things sets?

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By in Netherlands,

This one by far, as i am not keen on Marvel/DC-related Lego.

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By in United States,

Well this is sure to infuriate fans of Stranger Things. Way to go, Lego, you keep making your fans mad over these SDCC exclusives!

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By in Portugal,

Wow, my girlfriend would like this one, hope she doesn't visit brickset.com today ahah

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By in Germany,

Argh. Argh. Argh.

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By in Serbia,

Wonderful, none of the SDCC exclusives so far appeal to me at all, which is great since I won't ever see one in person. Good job Lego!

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By in Canada,

My favorite is definitely that awesome Captain Marvel set.

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By in United States,

My favorite? Batman, cause no exclusive parts. The one I’d want the most? This.

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By in United States,

So much for Lego not screwing us over. I hoped with the new Star Wars SDCC set and the DC set thar they would stop the crap. But nope, we get an exclusive Captain Marvel set, an exclusive Zebra Batman, an exclusive Ps4 Spiderman, and now an exclusive Stranger Things minifigure. They need to use the new VIP program to release the exclusive sets and minifigures in regular polybags for us normal folk. That would allow for their to be some exclustivity, as the packaging would be exclusive, but the exclusive stuff is just a waste of prints on Lego's part. I don't even buy from Shop@Home but would if they started having past SDCC minifigures as a reward. Like I wouldn't even mind if there was an exclustivity period before they release it on the rewards program. I just want these figures.

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By in United States,

Much like my feelings on the actual Barb on Stranger Things, to this I say, "meh, overrated and don't get the appeal."

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh, look. It's another exclusive character....

Costume variants are ideal for this sort of exclusive so why don't Lego just do those instead of annoying their fanbase in this way

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By in United Kingdom,

Just noticed this on Instagram too.. cool figure but I would love to see steve, or Billy maybe Nancy in lego form too.

Oh and lego if your making Netflix based minifigs may I suggest Daredevil, punisher, luke cage and jessica jones.... just saying!!

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By in United States,

This is disappointing, there is no way I would pay the premium that these are going to go for but I would love to have it. I would love to collect this theme, but I guess if there is only going to be the one set (and this fig) I wont be missing out on much.

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By in United States,

Pretty cool Minifig, in my opinion, irrespective of the character or the franchise.
I love how people get on here to tell you how underwhelmed they are by something.
I like (don't love) Stranger Things, but the Minifigs have been outstanding.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not usually fussed about the SDCC minifigs/sets being exclusive and tend to buy the Star Wars ones off eBay but I’ve just had The Upside Down delivered - annoying that it’ll be pricey to add some characters to the set

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By in Canada,

i can understand star wars characters and super heroes characters that have been naround for decades, but Barb?! She looks Good, but i wonder if she will fetch the usual hundreds and hundreds of dollars as the other sdcc exclusives.

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By in United States,

Ok. There it is. Now I don’t like con exclusives.... i want Barb!!

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By in United States,

Really hope this means we'll get more Stranger Things from Lego. Not sure what sets they could even produce next but we really need Steve Nancy and Jonathan.

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By in United States,

This will BY FAR be the most expensive SDCC set this year, and it's the only one I've ever wanted to get. I'm mad. It's an incredible figure, so I need it. But I'm guessing this will be hundreds. Ugh.

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By in Poland,

I propose to start words of protest directed to @LEGO_Group. We want our Barb Minifigure and we WILL get it. So everyone who can: JOIN THE REVOLUTION NOW! We will rebel against the comic-con exclusives. We deserve justice. EndTheComicConExclusives BarbMinifigureForThePublic

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By in United States,

I will try to keep my negative feelings for this being a SDCC exclusive quiet, but this is a great minifig suits her perfectly.

Really too bad it's a SDCC exclusive. (Considering I used to live in Temecula CA, which is literally like 45 mins from SDCC, annnnnd now I live in NC. Great...

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By in Latvia,

I'm not a fan of Stranger things, but I really hope that all the fans out there will be able to get this figured in a standard way, maybe without leg printing or something

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By in United Kingdom,

Why the heck is Barb popular? She was around for all of 5 minutes, then gets killed, and has no centrality or influence on the plot of the show at all.

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By in Germany,

Lego is just a shitty company these days.

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By in United States,

@GrizBe

Her disappearance is literally a subplot of Season 2 but ok lol

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By in United States,

So that’s where she went.

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By in Canada,

I genuinely hope that the new rewards program is used to get these exclusives out to those of us who can't/won't go to SDCC. If I'm having trouble talking the wife into the Stranger Things set, I'm not going to convince her to let me go to a convention in San Diego just for an exclusive Captain Marvel set and a Spider-Man and Barb minifigs.

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By in United States,

I've never before had an issue w/SDCC exclusives, as I guess there just hasn't been any that have appealed to me enough to even consider dropping hundreds of bucks (which imo should be reserved for when I'm allowed that rare occasion to buy a really big awesome set) for a single Minifigure or small set. However, diggity dag gone it, I really, REALLY, want that Barb figure. And my daughter hasn't seen it yet but she will flip when she does. Am I going to spend hundreds on a single Minifigure? No, that is extravagant and illogical to me. I'd rather drop 20.00 - 30.00 on a quality custom printed copy. Does it tick me off that enough people at TLG thought this was a good idea to get produced as an ultra rare exclusive, available only to a few people able to travel to SDCC, and then to even fewer who actually win their lottery system? You bet your plastic loving butt it does. Wow LEGO, you've hurt me like a Demagorgan ripping into someone in a creepy, empty swimming pool.

Ps. Please give us more Stranger Things sets, more characters, and maybe a slightly different (non-exclusive) Barb... and Steve, Nancy, Jonathan and Max. Oh, and Superhero Bob!

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By in Canada,

Well, now I'm just angry. Thanks TLG for making scalpers rich, I suppose.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm assuming we're getting a set with Nancy, Jonathan and Steve then?

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By in United States,

Ha! -Now- we're talking! That's how you do an exclusive, not zebra stripe batman. Glad I'm not a collector, this one's going to be hard to get.
Seconding @Do1633 's suggestion to make the packaging exclusive but the fig available online or something. That seems like a reasonable compromise.

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By in United States,

Let's be honest, if this fig weren't released as a con exclusive it probably wouldn't be released at all. We don't even know if there will ever be any subsequent Stranger Things sets. And if there are, they're more likely to be based on scenes from subsequent seasons that Barb was tragically absent from.

As much as it stings for people who want it and aren't going to the event, Barb is a pretty good choice for an exclusive fig—a relatively minor character who nonetheless became a cult favorite in nerd circles. It's a great choice to generate hype for Lego's presence at the con.

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By in United States,

TLG is seemingly coming out with as many SDCC exclusives as it is 2019 summer sets. These figs and sets personally don't interest me but it's the principal of releasing such exclusive product that majority of people already know will end up on the secondary market.

As someone else mentioned, why not just use these as VIP program exclusives? Surely Con attendees aren't the massive spenders or influencers that fill TLG coffers that they need to be catered to. Or maybe that's the point? That TLG have been trying to pull or retain interest from these Con attendees and they trust that loyal LEGO buyers will always be that way, screwed over or not.

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By in United States,

I mean she does having a missing poster in the set, so that will be my explanation for why she will never be in my collection. Also, her minifigure hardly resembles how she looks in the missing poster.

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By in Ireland,

LEGO really should make these figures and sets available to buy (and I don’t mean through eBay). They could take a leaf out of FUNKO Pop!’s book and make SDCC sets and figures available to buy via certain retailers, instead of filling the pockets of scalpers.

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By in United Kingdom,

Since they’ve done the four kids I would have liked Steve, to be their Best Babysitter Ever

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By in United States,

I am glad Lego has exclusives like this.
And not all Lego fans have an issue with them doing this.
Cheers.

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By in United Kingdom,

I might be being a bit too positive here, but hopefully this will become available, along with other SDCC exclusives, on the new Lego VIP portal.

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By in United States,

I will say that even though this figure has no appeal to me, Lego really has angered a lot of people with this one. It's possible a lot of people are more mad over this than the super hero figures.... It's hard for me to tell which one makes people more mad. Depends on the person I suppose. I definitely think the super hero figures anger me slightly more since I have always loved superheroes and I will admit that it's one of my favorite franchises. Though I certainly can recognize why many people would be far more mad at this than the super hero figures because they like Stranger Things more than superheroes. Hopefully it doesn't sound like I'm criticizing the people who like Stranger Things... Though, I think I do have to admit, Lego may have crossed the line here....

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By in United States,

Fig looks great. Love the face print. Only way it could have been better was if it had a reversible head with a slug coming out of her mouth.

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By in United States,

Gee. Thanks LEGO. As a fan of the show, I can't wait to not get this. You shouldn't have. You really shouldn't have.

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By in United States,

justiceforBarb

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By in United States,

Dammit, TLG. Your IP product manager(s) sucks.

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By in United States,

First Spidey ps4 now barb dang Lego why what does stranger things have to do with comics anyway

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By in United States,

I think it’s fair to say the SDCC exclusives have gotten out of hand. The Spidey PS4 figure for example, we’ve seen TLG release Star Wars sets worldwide based on Battlefront, why would they think that wide appeal isn’t there for Spidey? That set would be a big seller! Especially since we see so little variety with the Spidey figs (until FFH at least).

If you’re going with a Stranger Things exclusive, Barb is a good choice (I was honestly more upset about the missing regulars in the Upside Down set), but overall this isn’t the best way to go about the exclusives. I think something with explicit SDCC branding, akin to Funko’s approach, makes more sense for this.

Not the end of the world but not ideal. I would probably be willing to purchase a regular set with this figure, for this figure, and I doubt I’m alone.

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By in United States,

Just glad it wasn’t Steve. Barb I couldn’t care less about

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By in Australia,

Another crappy SDCC set I don’t want. Keep up the good work Lego.

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By in United States,

I never understood the broad appeal of the Barb character, myself. Probably because she's physically absent for 97% of the series to date. On this one, I'm rooting for ethical custom-printers to make good sales of "Missing 80's Girl" minifigs.

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By in United States,

They should of packaged her upside down.

Maybe the reason for so many exclusives this year is that it's SDCC's 50th year.

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By in United States,

@supervir2 A season 3 Steve would have been awesome. That guy's the real MVP for doing the whole season in that same outfit.

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By in United States,

I'm fine with this as an exclusive. We don't have Steve or Nancy or any other characters from this age group, so it's not as if she's essential to complete the line-up from the set we have. And if she proves popular enough, maybe (slim chance, I know, but hey) it will encourage Lego to release all the older kids.

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By in Australia,

I did not see a single comment when the Stranger Things set was released that said it was missing a Barb minifigure, so I'm calling it now- you all don't care, there's just a minifigure that we're not going to own!

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By in United Kingdom,

Here's hoping we get a 'Battle of Starcourt Mall' set next year!

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By in United States,

Barb had such a huge pulp fandom after the fact, it makes sense to make her. Her character wasn't anything special, but that was Nancy's original drive, so she does play a huge role in some of the storylines, even if the character herself wasn't on screen.

I'd love to have this figure, But I won't be spending a fortune on ebay for it. So maybe one day LEGO will wake up and make exclusive packaging and release the figure later in a set, but today is not that day.

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By in United States,

I'm hoping this means another set reveal during SDCC. A Starcourt Mall would be fantastic.

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By in United States,

EFFING LEGO WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY First the Captain Marvel set, now this???!!? I can't believe they'd eff over all of the NON-SDCC FANS EVERY YEAR AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE

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By in Switzerland,

Patiently waiting to appear on aliexpress so I can buy it in bulk with 20-30 other minifigures :)

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By in United States,

I think the figure looks great and I love the SDCC packaging! I am a collector wishing I had the opportunity to pick this up for a decent price so I can have a complete set of the major characters (at least those being released at all). I hope Lego will start selling these individually or packaged like accessory sets.

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