Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: Lego Minifigures Series 9, Part Two

...picking up where Luke left off in Part One.

Lego Minifigures Series 9 is out and about, and grown men like myself and pushing kids out of the way to feel around little tiny blind packaged bags.... hoping for a chicken wing, ogre head, or at least a judge's wig.

This series is pretty incredible too. They've left out the standard boring "explorer" type character that we've seen around. There is only one character with cloth (pet peeve #1), and there are three female dress bottoms (pet peeve #2). Other than that, the most boring figure is probably a plumber, which isn't even that boring.

Luke may have gotten more figures than I did, but did he get better ones? There was at least one heavy hitter missing from his haul and I have him in my grubby little hands.

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Ok, this guy is number one for me. He's a cool ogre-type dude with a massive club! The molded head piece is the big draw, and underneath there is a double-sided head piece. I didn't even realize it until I started taking pictures because the difference is so subtle. There is either one really big eye, or one kinda big eye. And with the head piece you almost don't see the difference.

Next up is the Fortune Teller and she's alright. The Steven Tyler hairpiece is pretty cool, especially with the extra paint beads. Lego has really upped the amount of pain on their pieces and the quality of it. A hair head or leg piece would NEVER have more than one color. And now they rarely have less than 3.

Ok speaking of leg pieces, I hate the female faux dress. It's a rectangular mess and I've finally found a new reason to hate it... it falls apart!

Look at this image with the little nubs that stick up. The standard legs were built for heavy handling, and I can't seem to get her to stay together for more than two seconds. This is just one more reason that Lego needs to ditch the awful last-generation female dress bottom, and get with the program. We need equality in minifigures.

And then there is the Roller Derby Girl. She's really cool, especially the roller skate pieces. I wish there was some hair coming out of the hat, but it's still a great addition to the Lego universe.

And finally I picked up the starlet character. She's neat, but as you can see my kids lost her bottom piece in the car. 


Overall another nice series. Looking forward to the interesting rumored series 10. Just no more rectangular dresses please......

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