Review: 71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19 (Part 2)

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Almost six hundred Collectable Minifigures have been released but 71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19 exhibits continued innovation, offering many intriguing characters. I was delighted with those reviewed in part one so anticipate similar quality within the remaining group.

Section two features the Jungle Explorer and the intimidating Galactic Bounty Hunter, among other appealing minifigures.

Minifigures

Ancient Egypt has inspired numerous sets and Collectable Minifigures but the Mummy Queen looks remarkably distinctive. The white bandages are beautifully detailed, extending across every available surface and incorporating realistic wear. I am particularly pleased with the metallic gold armbands and teal bracelets while the broad collar features an appropriate scarab beetle decoration.

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Furthermore, the dual-moulded legs appear equally impressive and I like this headdress accessory, returning from the Egyptian Warrior but featuring some new colours. The head also looks good. One side includes an expressionless golden death mask and the other displays additional bandages which surround a frightening visage!

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This minifigure carries a pearl gold scorpion, perhaps making reference to the previous Mummy from the third series of Collectable Minifigures which included a dark red scorpion. This component has appeared in pearl gold on multiple occasions, although not since 2014 and its precise shade has recently been updated.

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Firefighter minifigures have appeared in multiple themes with varied designs. The latest Fire Fighter definitely resembles previous renditions, featuring a black uniform with metallic silver reflective strips across the sleeves and knees. The orange vest looks somewhat familiar too, although none of these components have actually appeared before.

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However, the dual-moulded helmet is completely new. Its shape corresponds with an existing element but the blonde hair does not and I think it looks superb. The double-sided head seems relatively bland, although the shouting face may prove useful as it differs quite significantly from other minifigure heads, especially where female characters are concerned.

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The shouting expression has been created in conjunction with a white loudhailer. This accessory was introduced with Professor Flitwick during 2018 but its colour and the flame emblems on each side are both unique. I am satisfied with the Fire Fighter but also wonder whether something more noteworthy could have taken its place as many comparable minifigures are available already.

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The courageous Jungle Explorer, on the other hand, is among my favourite minifigures from this whole series. His appearance was undoubtedly modeled upon Johnny Thunder from the celebrated Adventurers theme, hence this character features an elegant moustache beside streaked sideburns which appear consistent with the famed hero. The reddish brown hat is slightly different but this part looks great.

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Moreover, the dark tan shirt differs from Johnny's attire. Nevertheless, I think it looks brilliant, featuring ropes that are printed across both sides and some realistic creases. The red neckerchief is a delightful detail too and the explorer includes dual-moulded legs with an enormous backpack, hence he appears adequately prepared for any adventure!

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Johnny Thunder encountered some fascinating fauna but this bright green chameleon is brand new. This component includes outstanding moulded detail, most notably around the tail which is perfectly coiled. The intricate patterns are similarly attractive and the Jungle Explorer comes with a functional magnifying glass, allowing him to inspect every detail across this exotic creature.

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LEGO has produced some outlandish Collectable Minifigures but the Gardener seems extraordinarily quirky! Her attire consists almost exclusively of clashing colours, featuring a floral blouse and medium blue legs with a brilliant leopard print. The lime green gloves and dual-moulded arms introduce further bright shades to this peculiarly-dressed minifigure.

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This lavender hair piece appears consistent with the Gardener's clothing and I am pleased to see the beehive hairstyle return. I like the vibrant coral spectacles and conspicuous eyeliner too, although this figure lacks an alternative expression which is rather disappointing. In fact, only three minifigures from the entire series are missing decoration on the reverse of their head, of which the Gardener is one.

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Her accessories are both perfect though. The bright green plant element has appeared previously but remains desirable while the flamingo lawn ornament is only available here. Its neck is formed using rubber but this dual-moulded piece looks magnificent and could easily represent a living flamingo instead of an ornament, particularly for those living outside North America where such statues are comparatively unfamiliar.

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Costumed characters emerged within the third series of Collectable Minifigures but those dressed as food are more recent. Nevertheless, the Pizza Costume Guy joins an illustrious group and I think he looks marvellous, making wonderful use of the wedge component that was originally intended for the Watermelon Dude but features innovative printed designs on this occasion.

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Unfortunately, only one side of the slice is decorated but that is unsurprising as the pizza base should appear relatively plain and the design on the front is excellent. In addition, the legs are highly detailed, featuring a green and white diamond pattern which continues across each side, but the green torso is blank because any printing would be predominantly obscured by the pizza costume.

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Despite his extraordinary appearance, the Pizza Costume Guy simply carries an advertising board which displays a slice of pizza beside a chicken parmo. The bright Italian colours seem suitable for a pizzeria and I appreciate the consistent branding between this character and the earlier Pizza Delivery Man from Series 12 of the Collectable Minifigures.

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Another interesting costume is worn by the Bear Costume Guy. This vibrant minifigure makes use of the headgear designed for the Panda Guy from The LEGO Movie, albeit now moulded in vibrant coral and featuring colourful decoration across the eyes and ears. The same colours appear throughout the whole figure and I love its patchwork aesthetic, as though the costume has been created by its wearer.

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The torso design is extremely simple, featuring a rainbow with three stripes alongside a vibrant coral heart motif. There is no printing on the reverse but the head includes two expressions, each of which seems rather cartoonish but feels appropriate for the Bear Costume Guy. However, I think the second face could have been used more effectively elsewhere since this head is usually covered by the mask.

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Colourful tiles are provided with this minifigure, corresponding precisely with the designs on his torso. The 2x2 curved rainbow tile matches 1x1 tiles found in 21045 Trafalgar Square while the vibrant coral heart-shaped tile has not been produced in this colour before. Moreover, a spare heart tile is included which is always welcome.

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Perhaps based upon his sinister appearance, the Galactic Bounty Hunter attracted notable attention when these Collectable Minifigures were revealed. I think this character looks magnificent. The simple helmet design works perfectly in this situation, conveying absolutely no emotion and thereby radiating brutality. Furthermore, the helmet includes excellent moulded detail, having been created for Firefly and Ant-Man.

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Metallic silver armour is surprisingly prevalent across this minifigure, especially when compared with the official image which appears almost completely black. I think it looks superb though, featuring the Blacktron emblem at the centre of the torso and continued yellow highlights on the hips. The shoulder armour looks brilliant too, returning from NINJAGO's Sons of Garmadon subtheme.

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Removing the helmet reveals an intriguing smiling face. The blue skin tone presumably suggests that this bounty hunter is an alien, a human with a heads-up display or a robot. Even so, I would rather the expression showed no emotion. This minifigure carries a laser pistol and a trans-red screen, showing the generic subject of a bounty. I like how the book cover has been employed here, following similar uses in the recent Space range.

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Another sporting character completes the latest series of Collectable Minifigures. The mighty Rugby Player appears reasonably simple, featuring a white and green shirt with short sleeves and matching shorts. I like the mountain branding that adorns both components, especially since the same logo has appeared in two recent LEGO City People Packs which demonstrates pleasing consistency!

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I am less satisfied with the dark green helmet which is intended to represent a scrum cap. This piece does not particularly resemble modern scrum caps, lacking a chin strap and appearing unrealistically thick. The double-sided head, on the other hand, looks brilliant and the bruised face seems authentic, based upon my limited experience playing rugby!

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An exclusive rugby ball accessory is provided, as one might anticipate. This component includes nice printed decoration and its distinguishing shape has been replicated effectively. Furthermore, the hand grip has been cleverly integrated, although a rugby ball would rarely be held like that. In fact, the hand grip seems more suitable for an American football and I presume the same piece will be used again for that purpose in future.

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Overall

71025 Collectable Minifigures Series 19 exemplifies why traditional series of Collectable Minifigures remain successful, nearly ten years after their introduction. The range of varied characters is superb and I think this selection provides something that should appeal to everyone, encompassing generic minifigures that could reside within LEGO City alongside more fantastical designs.

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My favourite minifigures from this series include the Dog Sitter, the Jungle Explorer and the Galactic Bounty Hunter. The costumed characters are equally enjoyable and I appreciate the focus upon unique figures rather than skiers or snowboarders which have been prominent previously. Of course, certain minifigures are less appealing than others but I am absolutely satisfied with this series of Collectable Minifigures.

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This set was provided for review by The LEGO Group but the review is an expression of my own opinions.

39 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

look's good!! I love the Galactic Bounty Hunter and the Bear Costume Guy head's. it is a good series!!

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By in Puerto Rico,

The more I see these the more I am saddened that LEGO hasn't been implementing figures like this in sets (I understand the movie series as those would require put of place sets).

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By in United States,

Ah, here we go. The Galactic Bounty Hunter, Jungle Explorer, and Pizza Costume Guy are my favorites from this series. By the way, the Galactic Bounty Hunter's helmet was actually first used for Firefly in 76117, not Ant-Man.

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By in United States,

Hey now! What’s with calling out skiers specifically?! I have a ski mountain MOC and desperately want some decent ski figs. The ones that exist already seem to have been created by someone whose only exposure to skiing is from watching 1990s ski racer movies. I want some with powder sticks, full face mirror goggles and modern clothing!

Great review though- excited about this series. Shower guy, bounty hunter and gamer are my favorites. Could do without the firefighter.

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By in United States,

Huh, never heard the word loudhailer before, even after living in the UK for four years. Something new every day lol. Always heard megaphone in the US and bullhorn in the UK.

The jungle explorer is a must for me :D

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By in Canada,

Gardener AKA Dame Edna

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By in United Kingdom,

^@Geødav
A bullhorn? I’ve lived in the U.K. all my life and I’ve never heard that! Loudhailer and megaphone certainly.

Jungle Explorer is the best of this batch for me too.

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By in Turkey,

Galactic Bounty Hunter and the Dog Walker.

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By in Denmark,

The gardener rules!

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By in United States,

I'm a little disappointed that the Mummy Queen is my #1 figure for this series. She's a perfectly good figure, but she doesn't wow me as much as past favorites like Medusa, the Goblin, or the Spooky Girl. And there are cooler figures in the series, but they don't resonate personally with my interests as much. I still need her for my monster collection, and she's long-awaited for sure.

The Gardener is very much a Florida character to anyone familiar with the U.S., I think. The garish fashion, the age, and the lawn flamingo scream "Florida retiree" to me, and I enjoy that novelty.

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By in United States,

Bounty Hunter and Jungle Explorer hit all the right nostalgia beats for me.

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By in United States,

Every time I hope does a poor job on a CMF series so I can get out of collecting them I am pleasantly disappointed. Even the programmer is neat with her little robot pal. The only figures that really do not do anything for me are the Monkey King and Rugby player, but they are interesting enough for me to want the whole set. Plus with the Bounty hunter and Fright knight screaming 'army builder' this may be another expensive series for me.

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By in Poland,

i want rainbow bear, fox girl and shower guy

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By in United States,

I need the jungle explorer and multiple of the bounty hunter!

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By in France,

Mummy Queen, gardener and that rugby player are absolutely fantastic.

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By in United Kingdom,

Our rugby players dont wear helmets maybe a head strap but I love the rugby ball element...

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By in Netherlands,

If I'm perfectly honest I am not keen on any of them, and certainly not at 3.99 Euro apiece. The only thing that kind of interests me is that new Dachshund and the green rubber ducky. Perhaps that game controller too, but that's about it. None of the figs resonate with me personally.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the Bounty Hunter is supposed to be an alien, he’s got what I guess is supposed to be scales around his face

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By in United Kingdom,

The dog poop is good and all but it looks too much like chocolate mousse, especially when placed in a bowl from the Ninjago Movie Minifigures! :D

Got to agree the Jungle Explorer (mostly for the chameleon) and the Dachshund are the best of the series.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think Johnny Thunder (can we see more reimaginings of classic Lego characters like this, please? :D) and Fox Girl are my personal favourites for this wave. I was drawn to the Mummy Queen and the Bounty Hunter in the initial images, too, but I dunno... seeing them in detail, they don't quite wow me as much as I expected them to.

Still, a pretty solid series all around, even if they don't all interest me personally ^^ As always, thanks for the great review!

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By in United States,

So we found these today at Micheals. The box and the bag both have series 16 on them. Should we save them, as they are mislabeled, or should we open them:).

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By in Australia,

In terms of the Jungle Explorer ... did anyone else find his backpack was bent? The thin piece that hooks over his neck, I opened mine not five minutes ago, and the neck piece was bent downwards and discoloured.

I only ask because I found the same thing with the Zane minifigure from the Ninjago series (who also had a backpack, which I also found had a neck piece that had been bent and was discoloured). Does anyone else find that, or do I need to seriously adjust my technique in terms of feeling the packets?

Oh, and yes, the Gardener just screams "Florida retiree" to me, particularly the leopard-print and garden flamingo.

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By in United Kingdom,

The scrum cap & the way the ball is held makes me think the rugby player is a hooker.
The bruised face almost certainly the result of some shenanigans going on in the middle

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By in United Kingdom,

@Zordboy, I’m very careful when feeling packets but not everyone is. I didn’t buy a second Monkey King on Friday because I felt the contents and could tell its tail/waist piece was permanently squished.

I wish LEGO would stop blind packaging minifigures.

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By in Australia,

@Zander ... and that's why I was asking, because in all my feel-the-bag years, I've never opened a packet with those other neck brackets or waist pieces and found them squished, crushed or bent. So maybe it's not my technique?

It's just thick backpack pieces that I find are bent.

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By in United States,

I think this is a splendid array of minifigures--particularly given the generous accessories and the lavish and imaginative use of double-faced heads!

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By in United States,

The bear is the pansexual pride flag colors and carrying a rainbow, which is super cool!

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By in United States,

Super excited for the rumored DC Comics series that is supposedly coming in 2020

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By in Norway,

Thanks for the review!

The best figs in this series is; Dachshund, Flamingo, Chameleon, French bulldog and Chicken/hen :D
Some of the minifigs are good to, but no army-builders for me this time except the animals :P

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By in United Kingdom,

@Zordboy, It's entirely possible - likely even - that your part was damaged by someone else before you. If someone else clumsily damages a part, the part can resume its normal shape yet still show the effects of being mishandled, e.g. white stress marks. So when you feel it, you can't know if everything is fine. Unless you get to feel the packets from a newly opened box or the store prohibits others from feeling packets, you can't be certain the accessories will be in perfect condition.

The minifigure itself - head, torso, legs - should be OK though. They're more robust.

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By in Ireland,

I noticed some of the series 19 figures come with a bag inside the bag (like the mountain biker and shower guy). The booklets are now sellotaped closed for some reason. How does that extra unnecessary plastic fit in with the green credentials of the mothership?

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By in United States,

^ I think that was started when they made the bags longer--another waste of plastic, by the way. I don't know why they thought double-bagging some was necessary, unless perhaps small pieces were prone to flying out and being lost when people tore open the bags?

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By in United States,

@Double J Bricks

Really?? Are you serious? And is this reliable information? If so...

I WILL GIVE LEGO ALL MY MONEY!!

Again...

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By in United Kingdom,

Bear Costume Guy reminds me of Care Bears from the 80s. I think the quality, particularly in terms of accessories, has increased with this series. The CMFs are probably one of the very few 'must haves' whereby I need to get a complete set/collection.

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By in Spain,

The best ones are the Rugby Player (waiting to shop opening to get 15 of them), the Mountain Bike Girl and the Care Bear Guy (not Bear Costume Guy!

There are more tan 600 CMF minifigures??? Oh, my God, that is a reason for having more tan 2000 in my list: at least one, and the extra ones of the minifigures I like!!!

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By in Papua New Guinea,

Here's an interesting thing, the bat symbol from the Fright Knight looks to be the same one from the Batwoman Minifigure from earlier this year. Hmm.

Favorites are the galactic Bounty Hunter for sure and the gamer. Best "classic" Minifigure series since series 16.

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By in United States,

@Dawson's #1mom:
Where exactly does it say "16"? On the three that I found the other day, there is a red dot with white text saying "19" in the lower right corner of the front of the package, and twice in the upper right corner of the back. In the lower left corner there is a white dot with red text that says "16", but that is in regards to how many minifigs are included in this wave rather than the Series number.

@Zander:
The tail is rubber. Given time, it should relax into proper shape, assuming it wasn't deformed at the factory before it had a chance to cool. And it would need to be _REALLY_ torqued out of shape to exhibit white stress marks at all.

Also, I've pulled a S7 tennis player out of a sealed packet and it looked like the torso had been dropped on a rough concrete floor and then got stepped on. The paint was seriously scuffed on both sides, with grooves cut into the plastic.

@Duq:
Starting with the Unikitty packets in general, and Harry Potter for proper CMFs, they are no longer produced exclusively in China. Parts are sourced from all over the world, and one theory is that double-bagged minifigs are produced in one part of the world, clear-bagged for transport, and shipped to another part of the world where all the minifigs in that series would then be packaged in the blind bags. In this case, the clear bag allows them to ship tons of minifigs without having to sort pieces out manually at the other end, or ship them all in separate hoppers. The insert is now on much cheaper paper, and in this case the theory is that the tape is there to keep the less durable insert from being destroyed inside the sealed packet.

@8BrickMario:
And the blind bags are probably bigger to accommodate the clear inner bags without any difficulty.

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By in United States,

Galactic Bounty Hunter with the call back to Blacktron days is my favorite of this group.

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