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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby annie2200 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:49 pm

Karalora wrote: Viking woman/Valkyrie

In this context I believe the minifig to just be a female viking, as if it were a valkyrie (different thing) she would have a winged/feathered helm. Even though vikings (male or female) never had horned helmets anyway... It is much easier to discern them from general castle knights that way though!
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:52 pm

You are correct. I had forgotten about that little detail. Female Viking it is! (Although I will still acknowledge the possibility that she might be an opera singer...)

And now I'm wondering if she is being included as a nod to the recent discovery that there were in fact female Vikings. Anthropologists in Scandinavia had assumed for years that the graves they were studying were those of men because the bodies had been buried with swords. Not too long ago, someone actually bothered to examine the skeletons and found out that nope--roughly half of them were women! Kinda makes you wonder what other ancient cultures were more gender-equal than we've been giving them credit for...
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby annie2200 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:21 am

Indeed I believe so Karalora, pretty cool for TLG to step up!
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Quickblade22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:14 pm

Oh Yes, a viking maiden :woo: Now my vikings have someone to rescue :D
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:46 pm

She doesn't look like she would ever need rescuing. Someone might need rescuing from her, though.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Bluesecrets » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:02 am

Reality: equal rights for females is not a concept that existed much in the past civilizations. Females did and do sometimes need rescued, even in current societies that have equal rights. For that matter, even males need rescued sometimes. I don't know why it has to keep coming up over and over. But it is: getting old and often not necessary. Keep on topic, or the thread gets locked and warnings get issued.

These are minifigs. Be happy that they decided to bring out male versions of some past civilizations and then follow with the females. They did it for the Egyptians and now the Vikings. They have been bringing males and then females for other figs also with these collectible figs. It is a good trend. Enjoy having both genders.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Sir_Darc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:37 am

Well at least there's a male tennis player now. ANYWAY, back on topic,

I'm going to have to get several of those space marines, and that hair piece on the rocker girl is pretty sweet. I hope there's more colors in the future, really for every awesome hairpiece that's come out.

I can't tell if that black knight has any heraldry on his shield, not with that hippie in the way. :eyebrows:

The truth is, I don't see anything in either set I *don't* want. Even though there's another skater, at least she has a cool outfit and hairstyle. And there's not a single snowboarder! Wohoo! (Don't ask)
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:15 am

I think the black knight does have some heraldry there. It looks like some sort of animal's head, probably a wolf or bear. I think I can see an ear.

I'm starting to wonder whether "Pajama Kid" is really a kid. He's got the full-sized legs after all. The teddy bear isn't exactly diagnostic; I know lots of adults who sleep with a plush toy when they're alone.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Sir_Darc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:01 am

Yeah, it's hard to say about that kid. Adult. Whatever. Then again, there's a leprechaun with short legs, and I'm sure that's just because he's short. I wonder if it's so they could paint the pajama pants. I don't know of any painted short legs, maybe LEGO doesn't the process worked out. Just a theory. Although I like the adult-with-a-teddy-bear one better.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:34 pm

That occurred to me; that they only gave him the long legs so they could put the stripes on. Maybe he's like 13 and had an early growth spurt. :D

As for the leprechaun, obviously he's just a small adult. He's not even human; he's not required to have standard human proportions. All LEGO children have short legs, but not all minifigs with short legs are children!
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:40 pm

Fraslund wrote:Dont show that mayan warrior to Ak Brickster, he will want to have an invading mayan army in our AoE collab lol!

So many good figs for castle builders! 4 must haves at least from each series. Good times!


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lol, that might be a good call. There are also old islander torsos that could be used to add some variety if you just wanted to have an attacking horde approaching from out of the "fog of war"..... and as I go on I realize this needs to be taken up in the collaborative thread. Away with me!
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:43 pm

The beard on King Neptune would be great for a crazy old wizard :)

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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Quickblade22 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:55 pm

The beard on King Neptune would be great for a crazy old wizard :)


That beard is already out in the Ninjago sets. Bricklink yourself to some goodness :)
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Athos » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:24 pm

Toys and Bricks is reporting release dates of

Jan. 1, 2012 for series 6

May 1, 2012 for series 7

But more importantly, they're also reporting a price increase to $3.55/each. :roll:

Here is the link: http://toysnbricks.com/lego-8831-series-7-minifigures-release-date-price/

Looks like no more multiple figures for me...

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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby ELMAS » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:15 pm

Athos wrote:Toys and Bricks is reporting release dates of

But more importantly, they're also reporting a price increase to $3.55/each. :roll:

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