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Vault Review: Lego Minifigures
– Series 2 (+ Codebreaker)

#11 Pop Star
Our Pop Singer looks like a reference to American Idol I think. With her eye catching pink attire, you would almost think she belonged in a Paradisa set. I do like the addition of a beauty mark on her cheek, but I think she may have gone a little overboard with the makeup. The Singer has been given a new hair piece though, and I can’t wait to see it in multiple colors. There’s also a new microphone piece that she gets two of.
#12 Downhill Skier
I like the fantasy themes more than City, so I didn’t realize until now that there have never been normal ski accessories. Well this sporty guy makes up for that oversight. Equipped with a couple of unique ski poles and skis, this guy is totally ready to… ski. But he’s got to keep warm on that mountain, so the Lego gods also saw fit to include a brand new beanie hat. It’ll be nice to finally see the pirate cap used a little less.
#13 Disco Stu
I can’t look at this guy without think of Disco Stu from the Simpsons. With his flashy polyester suit, gold medallion, stylin afro, and groovy chest hair; the Disco Dancer is ready to boogie down the greatest hits of Lego 70’s. Why, he’s even on the way back from the record store with the newest Brick Fever album. He’s even got a twinkle in his smile for all the brick chicks that like the swagger of his walk.
#14 Karate Master
Have you ever noticed Lego figures have an overabundance of confidence? This guy doesn’t just practice Karate, he’s a Champion in the sport. We know this by the two trophies he comes with. I really love this new trophy piece: a tiny gold minifigure on a pedestal, it’s a great little accessory to have. The Martial Arts Champion must think so also, why else would he have that smirk on his face?
#15 Surfer
With his bleach blonde hair, scruffy stubble, and slacker look on his face, I don’t think this minifigure has much ambition beyond surfing. I guess it’s good that he gets a brand new surfboard piece then. The surfboard is nicely detailed with a sunset scene that adds some realism to the piece. But the most important aspect to this figure is his naked yellow chest. There have been a few naked flesh colored chests, but this is the first one produced in yellow.
#16 Pharaoh
Ruler of the ancient Egyptian Lego Kingdoms, can we assume this was the first ruler to truly exploit the use of the mighty brick? I like the Pharaoh’s simple and stoic face, with the uniquely Egyption eyelashes. His golden jewelry shines in the light, as does his headdress. His snake stalf shows his power, but I wish it were the same color gold as his hat. Oh well, even the builder of the pyramids can’t have everything perfect.

Click for Printable Version

While Lego decided to blind box these figures, they also gave each package a second, unique bar code. Now, if you don’t read bar code, that’s okay because this gives any Lego enthusiast three options when buying the minifigures:

  • Simply ignore the bar codes and enjoy the random fun.
  • Track the bar codes you’ve bought to avoid buying doubles, but maintain the “suspense”.
  • Crack the code and buy the figures you want.

As we did for Series One, we’re providing a printable decoder so you don’t have to be the crazy guy feeling up the package trying to determine if it’s a speeding ticket or a life preserver!

If you click on it, it will open in a new window and can be printed on one sheet of paper or saved. I think Noisy just has his on his iPhone for handy reference. As they were last time, the first two-thirds of them are all the same. You only have to look at the last third (outlined here in a red box) to determine which minifigure you’re buying. You do have to pay careful attention, though, as some of them are very similar to others.

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– Series 2 (+ Codebreaker)

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  • DrNightmare

    Let me be the first of many to point-out that it’s “Disco Stu” and “Egyptians” xD

    Also, nothing says badass like riding a camel.

  • orionpax636

    I really do want to like these little guys, but this is one of the few areas where local scalpers beat me.

    Anyone know places other than Toys R Us that carry these?

    • AdventureVault

      There were reports of Walmart carrying them, but none around me ever did. I’m not sure if Target’s going to carry this wave or not. Hopefully your TRU will get more in.

      Which ones were you looking for?

      • orionpax636

        For Series 1, I was looking for Super Wrestler. For Series 2, I find Weightlifter and Highway Patrolman strangely hilarious, so I’d love to get my hands on those too.

        • AdventureVault

          Our TRU is already sold out. I don’t know if they’ll get any more in since they only got that initial wave of series one. I’ll keep an eye out though.

      • KellyP

        The Target near me has the Series 2 MiniFigs in the Halloween/Seasonal Section of the store. Fresh new cartons of them!

    • anestrhesia201

      target by holloween isle

  • dayraven

    much ass grassy ass for the decoder!!! you IAT guys go all the way, don’t you?

  • DrNightmare

    I also want to mention that the employees at the TRU stores near me have an irrational hatred of the cheat-sheets. Or maybe it’s totally understandable because customers take like 5 minutes holding-up the line while they feel-up the little baggies and triple-check the barcodes.

  • dayraven

    SCREW ‘EM!!! so long as you’re buying something, they can by god tolerate the eccentric behavior!

    BTW, the wife loved the photos.

    • orionpax636

      The other thing is, whatever TRU you’re at may be pushing the online surveys they give on the receipts. The collectors in my area have been using them to crack down on scalpers, at least two TRU’s in my area are now limiting action figure purchases to only one per character. Several TRU employees mentioned to me that they’re under pressure to maintain high scores.

      It makes it hard to shop for friends, but at least collectors and kids now have a fighting chance.

    • AdventureVault

      Thanks Dayraven. I’m pretty happy with this batch of photos.

  • orionpax636

    Success! I was able to download the key and I found a new box at my local TRU. I was able to snag my buddy iz 2 Hombres and help two moms with their kids find the ones they wanted too. The store limited us to 5 each.

    Team IAT, you should be proud of yourselves. Your handy decoder enabled me, my buddy, and two families experience some Lego goodness. Suck it, scalpers!

  • Sneaky Beaky

    Tried the codes in UK and they did not match tried to get karate man and surfer ended up with life saver and mexican man. I kept the codes and am putting together a UK shett will post when complete

  • Thank you for this blog. Thats all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something thats eye opening and important.

  • anestrhesia201

    I was able to collect 10 complete sets at the local target store. they a buck cheaper and no limit.

  • Hurricane567

    That surfer guy? It’s Bodhi from “Point Break”, the late Patrick Swayze’s character.