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Irish retailer Minifigure Maddness currently has a few offers that may be of interest to those who have collectable sachets behind on two series that are no longer sold through the official online store or on the 10 LEGO Super Mario Series 3 characters:
The batch of 2 boxes of 36 sachets from the Looney Tunes minifig series collectible (ref. LEGO 71030) is available at 267.99 € with the code HOTH118 (-12 €)
The box of 60 Harry Potter minifig series 2 sachets collectible (ref. LEGO 71028) is available for 249.99 € with the code HOTH120 (-10 €)
The batch of 3 boxes of 18 sachets of Super Mario figures (ref. LEGO 71394) is sold for 164.99 € with the code HOTH116
As a bonus: a gift worth € 15 is added to the order from € 300 of purchase.
Please note, the Looney Tunes and Harry Potter series 2 minifigs are products withdrawn by LEGO, the prices charged are therefore strongly revised upwards by the various brands which still have stock on the packaging in "really sealed" boxes of 18, 36 or 60 sachets.
However, we find much cheaper especially on Bricklink, but I have already received from Hong Kong a box of Harry Potter series 2 minifigs sold as sealed in its original box and delivered in the usual brown box which in fact only contained sorted packaging. beforehand, without even a sachet containing Fred Weasley, George Weasley or Bellatrix Lestrange ... Make sure that the seller guarantees you a product whose contents have not been modified before shipment. Difficult to really prove that the distribution has been changed and to send back to the other side of the world in the event of a dispute. In any case, do your calculations and organize yourself with those who will eventually share the contents of these boxes with you.
Today we are quickly talking about LEGO Marvel Studios minifigs 71031 Collectible Minifigure Series, 12 collectible characters sold individually in bags at the public price of 3.99 €. I ordered and received three boxes of 36 sachets that I have to sort through to share their contents with a few friends, so this is an opportunity to give you some very personal thoughts about this collection of characters.
Know first of all that out of three boxes sorted, only two, those of Minifigure Madness, allow me to obtain three complete sets of 12 characters. The third box, bought from Ticketmaster, contained only two complete sets with four copies of Captain Carter and only two copies of T'Challa Star-Lord. The distribution is therefore not always guaranteed contrary to what I have read in some reviews and the seller obviously has nothing to do with it.
As you already know, this series of 12 characters is based on four Marvel series all broadcast on the Disney + platform: Wandavision (Scarlet Witch, Vision and Monica Rambeau), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes), Loki (Loki and Sylvie) and What If ...? (Captain Carter, Zombie Captain America, T'Challa Star-Lord, Zombie Hunter Spidey and "Thamora").
Some fans may see in this selection of characters only products derived from secondary content less attractive than the blockbusters usually available in theaters. But the health crisis has passed through there and these very successful series have frankly gained in visibility and popularity in part thanks to the regular postponement of the last theatrical releases which gave them time to create the event and find their audience.
Many are also those who would have liked to have the right to a little more content around the series concerned and there is ultimately only What If ...? who took advantage of two "classic" sets with the references 76194 Tony Stark's Sakaarian Iron Man et 76201 Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper. The series Wandavision, Loki et The Falcon and the Winter Soldier did they deserve better than a few sachets? Maybe, but in the end we would have paid a high price to get the same characters probably associated with sketchy constructions based on vehicles or pieces of walls without much interest.
You don't have to look at these different minifigs for very long to see that LEGO has put the package on this series by using all the printing and molding techniques mastered. This technical debauchery for a series of characters in sachets is nothing new, as LEGO is undoubtedly seeking, as often, to give value for their money to those who agree to spend € 4 for a simple character without additional construction. The bar is set very high with these 12 new sachets and everything sometimes goes up to visual overdose: pad printing of the arms, legs on two sides, metallized areas, two-color injection or even new molds.
We find on some of these minifigs a level of detail rarely reached and those who are used to the sometimes minimalist minifigures of the LEGO Marvel range may be surprised by discovering the very accomplished finish of those offered in this collection. There is for example here only Monica Rambeau and Sylvie to be equipped with neutral legs whereas it is the norm in many boxes of the range. For the rest, we can conclude that the official visuals do not lie to us about the appearance of these different minifigs, which is not always the case.
We will also remember the attention to detail for each of these minifigs with a real resemblance between the characters seen on the screen and their plastic versions, accessories or references included. The hair of Captain Carter and Monica Rambeau is particularly successful and the figurine of Peggy Carter seen in the set 76201 Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper suddenly seems bland. Vision may be a little too "gray" but it was difficult to give relief to the figure without using a few shades a little darker than those of the outfit seen on screen.
Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes both come with the same shield, those who have seen the series which revolves in part around the Steve Rogers estate will understand why. The version of Captain America provided here is really very faithful to the character's outfit in the series, we even find the drone Red Wing attached to the back of the character. Monica Rambeau is holding her red drone / helicopter in her hands, Loki is accompanied by Throg who only makes a brief appearance on the screen and Lokigator is in the same bag as Sylvie. The latter is a little minimalist without its horns but the reference has the merit of being there.
These 12 minifigs are not free from technical faults for some of them with, for example, some burrs on Captain Carter's face, pad-printed jacket sides on the hips which are not fully compatible with Loki's torso or even shields whose colored circles are not perfectly centered on some copies, but overall it is quite successful.
Once again, LEGO demonstrates all its technical mastery and confirms that the mediocre result sometimes provided in some sets is only a marketing and financial choice. This series of 12 very successful characters will satisfy the many collectors who do not bother with the constructions usually offered and who are content to acquire the different characters individually via the secondary market.
If it was necessary to choose between faithful figurines and with an exemplary finish sold alone and a few more minimalist minifigs accompanied by a handful of bricks, many would not hesitate to do without the ships and other vehicles provided in exchange for molds. unpublished which allow to refine the appearance of the characters and of some patterns on the arms or the legs of their favorite heroes. Some of the characters delivered here may seem dispensable, especially the variants from the alternate universes developed in the animated series. What If ...?, it's up to everyone to assess the interest of the five characters who are not from the usual continuity of the MCU.
Upon arrival, there is plenty to do a second or even a third series of 12 characters based on the four Disney + series already discussed, and I hope that LEGO will not hesitate to offer us something to supplement a little. plus our collections with other figurines of the same barrel, even if the gap between the "classic" figurines and those delivered in bags widens a little more on the occasion of this brilliant demonstration of all the know-how of the manufacturer.
Note: I am bringing into play a complete set of 12 characters. Deadline set at 6th October next at 23pm.
Update : The winner was drawn and was notified by email, his nickname is indicated below. Without a response from him to my request for contact details within 5 days, a new winner will be drawn.
|Flowgli - Comment posted the 22/09/2021 at 12:39|
The Irish brand Minifigure Maddness is finally launching pre-orders for the boxes of 36 bags of the Marvel Studios minifig series to collect and offers an offer that saves a few euros compared to a single purchase:
The set of 2 boxes of 36 sachets from the Marvel Studios Series (ref. LEGO 71031) is available at 234.99 € with the code HOTH108 i.e. € 3.26 per bag instead of € 3.99 per unit.
I pre-ordered a set of two boxes, we will see if the distribution is in our favor and if several complete series come out of these 72 bags. Expected shipping around September 17th.
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If you are interested in the LEGO Super Mario universe, The set of 3 boxes of 18 Series 3 sachets (ref. LEGO 71394) is still available at 164.99 € with the code HOTH110 i.e. € 3.05 per bag instead of € 3.99.
Minifigure Maddness adds € 4 delivery costs via DHL Express.
Bonus for those who have a facebook account: if you place a pre-order of a box from the Harry Potter series and then go to the brand's facebook page, you can try to win a surprise set worth 60 € put into play for the occasion by liking the page and then sending a DM mentioning your order number. Random draw and announcement of the winner on August 30th.
Update : Cdiscount also offers the box of 36 sachets (ref 6332583) in pre-order at this address. 119.99 € the box, delivery from September 1st according to the brand.
Today we are quickly interested in the series of LEGO characters 71030 Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigure Series, a collection of 12 minifigs that features some iconic members of the Warner Bros. bestiary.
The more observant will have noticed that there are only 11 of the 12 characters in the photo above and this is not a mistake on my part. LEGO has sent a box of 36 sachets to many blogs and other media and in some of those boxes the breakdown doesn't even get a full set. There should have been three complete sets in the box I received, but Bip Bip is present in 6 copies instead of 3 and Coyote is missing. There is therefore no complete series in the box that I received.
LEGO didn't really try to provide us with the missing character until the reviews were released and invokes an isolated issue that should be fixed by the time the boxes go on sale on April 26th. My advice: wait for the first buyers to confirm that the distribution of the boxes makes it possible to obtain several complete series before investing in a packaging of 36 sachets.
That being said, I therefore have 11 of the 12 characters left to form an opinion on this series of minifigs. First observation, except for Lola Bunny, we cannot say that LEGO has forced on the pad printing and it is logical: the original design of most of these characters is minimalist and the LEGO version only reproduces the few graphic details present on the screen.
I will not describe to you through the menu what you can see in the photos of each character, I have tried to offer you something to give you a very precise idea of what each of the 11 sachets I have allows you to obtain .
Despite the relative simplicity of some pad prints, LEGO still finds a way to spoil some of them with white or pink areas printed on a dark background which remain very bland and which do not match the color of the other associated parts. This is the case for the torsos of Grosminet, Bugs Bunny or even Porky Pig, Vil Coyote being affected by what I have seen elsewhere. At 3.99 € the figurine, I think we are however entitled to be demanding on the finish, with real minifigs which correspond to the very optimistic and misleading official visuals.
Another observation: many of the parts in these bags are damaged as soon as they are unpacked, for example with several torsos whose edges are slightly scratched. When these parts are abundantly pad-printed, these defects are less visible but the minimalist aesthetic of these figurines requires to provide parts with an irreproachable finish.
We could also discuss the difficulty of wanting to convert characters whose physical appearance does not really lend themselves to it into minifig format. The heads here are generally faithful and they save the furniture but Bip Bip, and to a lesser extent Titi, have a little trouble getting used to a pair of classic legs. Some will see it as an adaptation respecting the usual LEGO codes where others may find that we are moving a little too far from the reference designs. Each his own.
Taz (The Tasmanian Devil) is offered here with a stand that loosely mimics the acceleration of the character's legs, with the front piece a bit bulky when it comes to wisely lining up the minifigs in a frame or on a shelf. A cast as a replacement for the legs, in my opinion, would have been a better choice to reinforce the dynamics of the character as it is portrayed on screen as the character moves.
LEGO could also have made an effort regarding Marvin the Martian by molding a part for the green skirt with the raised edges. The manufacturer knew how to do it for Minnie's skirt or here for Petunia Pig, so it was possible to avoid the simple piece of fabric provided and to really improve the appearance of this character. Marvin also combines bad technical choices with a pad printing of his pair of Chuck Taylor All-Stars which lacks bite and which would have deserved to be directly molded in its final shade.
For the rest, lovers of Cheese Slopes will be delighted to be entitled to a literal interpretation of the term provided in triplicate, the panel with the inscription "That's All Folks"would probably have deserved a colored background identical to the one on the exit screen of the cartoons and LEGO could have made an effort to make Lola Bunny's accessory really look like a basketball.
Finally, it is difficult to ignore the great absentees of this series of minifigs: Sam the Pirate (Yosemite Sam), Elmer Fudd and Pépé le Putois (Pépé Le Pew) were notably not selected. One can imagine that this is because the first two are carrying around weapons, the current era being the avoidance of anything that can potentially trigger a controversy in one way or another. Regarding Pepe the Polecat, the character was simply banned by Warner Bros. because the French-accented skunk is accused by some of "perpetuating the culture of rape". Of which act.
In the end, I am divided about this series of collectible minifigs which we do not know for the moment if it will be supplemented one day by other collectible figures. There is no indication that this is a first series and LEGO adds the mention Limited Edition which confirms that it will probably be necessary to be satisfied with this non-exhaustive casting.
I imagine that the buzz around the movie Space Jam 2, scheduled for July 2021 and which features some of these characters, will have fallen off a long time ago anyway and it will then be difficult to offer 12 new figures later without having to go look for a big handful of second-class characters to furnish.
On the one hand, this collection of 12 characters takes me back to my young years lulled by hilarious cartoons and on the other it seems too incomplete to really satisfy my nostalgia. Elmer Fudd and Sam the Pirate seemed to me to be inescapable though, I watched them for hours trying to shoot Bugs Bunny.
I'm not insulting you to explain to you how to find each character by feeling the bags, there is no risk of confusion here, a little common sense is enough and I think that it is not necessary to specify that need "look for this or that element or accessory"... You print the leaflet provided in every sachet I scanned for you a few days ago, it is intended for that, and you will have to try and find a toy store that still allows this type of activity.
Otherwise, I remind you that you can pre-order now the box of 72 sachets at the price of 232.99 € at Minifigure Maddness (use the code HOTH92 to benefit from a € 4 reduction on the initial price of € 236.99). Distribution is not guaranteed.
Note: The product shown here, provided by LEGO, is as usual involved. 2 winners, 2 lots of 12 minifigs distributed as best as possible. the 3rd prize will be up for grabs on Instagram. Deadline set at 7th May 2021 next at 23pm.
Update : The winner was drawn and was notified by email, his nickname is indicated below. Without a response from him to my request for contact details within 5 days, a new winner will be drawn.
|Nicolas - Comment posted the 12/04/2021 at 10:50
Gregoire - Comment posted the 12/04/2021 at 02:12
Almost everyone has seen the new series of 12 Looney Tunes characters to collect, but LEGO is still splitting a few visuals to formalize the announcement of this collection of minifig in sachets which will be available at the end of April.
You can pre-order now the box of 72 sachets at the price of 232.99 € at Minifigure Maddness (use the code HOTH92 to benefit from a € 4 reduction on the initial price of € 236.99). The distribution is not guaranteed at this stage and the box of 36 sachets that I received from LEGO does not bode well on this point.
In the sachets which will be grouped in boxes of 36 or 72 units:
We will speak again tomorrow about these different characters on the occasion of a "Partially tested".
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