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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Athos » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:07 am

Karalora wrote:So which one is the True Scotsman...?


Whichever one is the cheapest...

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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Kosh » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:31 am

Karalora wrote:Is anyone else as amused as I am that we're getting two different Scots in two successive series of Collectibles? We've got the Highland Battler in this set and then Series 7 includes a Bagpiper.

So which one is the True Scotsman...?


Which one is named Sean Connery? :lol:
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby andhe » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:25 pm

Picked up a liberty statue, space girl, roman soldier, minotaur and butcher at my local AH Smiths this afternoon (after a bit of feeling. The minotaur was fairly obviously and bulky, but thought the Roman shield would be more obvious that it was). I don't know if the quality has improved, or if I've just got use to it, but was quite pleased. Great printing and accessories all round.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby RichardAM » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:59 am

Karalora wrote:Is anyone else as amused as I am that we're getting two different Scots in two successive series of Collectibles? We've got the Highland Battler in this set and then Series 7 includes a Bagpiper.

How dare they! Especially after we've had wave after wave of American figs :roll:

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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:09 am

I'm going to do two things here. 1. Assume you're joking. 2. Reply as if you were being serious.

RichardAM wrote:How dare they! Especially after we've had wave after wave of American figs :roll:


Have we? I shouldn't think we've had more than half a dozen definitively American characters in the bunch. Except for the historical figures, I'd consider most of them essentially stateless. If they have a nationality, surely they are...LEGOLanders? No,that's a theme park. LEGOtopians? LEGOnians? What do you call the country that LEGO minifigs come from? (The first person to say "Denmark" is going to get a ding alongside the ear.)

Anyway, all I meant was that it gave me a bit of a chuckle that Scotland was ignored for the first five rounds and then gets acknowledged twice in a row. Although come to think of it...I wonder if this was deliberate, to create a subtle tie-in with the film Brave.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby mencot » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:28 pm

I dont know what to say about these but they get better and better. And its great to see that Lego listens and reads our fans hopes on what figs are coming next.
Whoa Lego will eat my money so this year :? :D
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Kev » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Karalora wrote:I'm going to do two things here. 1. Assume you're joking. 2. Reply as if you were being serious.

RichardAM wrote:How dare they! Especially after we've had wave after wave of American figs :roll:


Have we? I shouldn't think we've had more than half a dozen definitively American characters in the bunch. Except for the historical figures, I'd consider most of them essentially stateless. If they have a nationality, surely they are...LEGOLanders? No,that's a theme park. LEGOtopians? LEGOnians? What do you call the country that LEGO minifigs come from? (The first person to say "Denmark" is going to get a ding alongside the ear.)

Anyway, all I meant was that it gave me a bit of a chuckle that Scotland was ignored for the first five rounds and then gets acknowledged twice in a row. Although come to think of it...I wonder if this was deliberate, to create a subtle tie-in with the film Brave.


Yeah, which ones are American? Baseball player (but many other nationalities play baseball), cheerleader, ringmaster, cowboy (unless he's really a gaucho). Do they use demolition dummies in other countries? gangster, rapper, surfer (unless he's Australian)....can't really think of anyone else that might be American, rather than either western (as in civilization), or contemporary.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby captainamerica » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:35 am

theboywarrior wrote:
Karalora wrote:So which one is the True Scotsman...?


I'd say both... :D

no,

"There can be only one!"

so Duncan, aka the one with the claymore, beats Roddy Piper.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby mencot » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:59 pm

:roflol: :lol: great speculation on which one is a real scot. Getting a bit of topic here now
Back to topic :D
andhe wrote:Picked up a liberty statue, space girl, roman soldier, minotaur and butcher at my local AH Smiths this afternoon (after a bit of feeling. The minotaur was fairly obviously and bulky, but thought the Roman shield would be more obvious that it was). I don't know if the quality has improved, or if I've just got use to it, but was quite pleased. Great printing and accessories all round.

Ok sound great, can`t wait that we get them here to a local store, there are going to be some bag feeling then :roll:
I can`t say that any of the other minifigs I have picked up have got any thing to complain about in quality. But I don`t know where these minifigs we got here in Finland are made, that are they made in a diffrent country then those you got in US?
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:21 pm

Kev wrote:can't really think of anyone else that might be American, rather than either western (as in civilization), or contemporary.


Even out of the ones you list, most of them don't have to be American thanks to the globalization of culture. The only ones that are almost certainly from the United States are the cowboy (his is definitely an American cowboy costume, not a gaucho costume), the two Indians (from the Plains tribes), and I suppose the gangster.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Kev » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:29 pm

Karalora wrote:
Kev wrote:can't really think of anyone else that might be American, rather than either western (as in civilization), or contemporary.


Even out of the ones you list, most of them don't have to be American thanks to the globalization of culture. The only ones that are almost certainly from the United States are the cowboy (his is definitely an American cowboy costume, not a gaucho costume), the two Indians (from the Plains tribes), and I suppose the gangster.



That's interesting, because that makes the only ones that are American, are ones that are also historic! The cowboy, Indians, and gangster are all figures from another era. Very similar to all the other historic characters from other lands.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby Karalora » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:18 pm

Kev wrote:That's interesting, because that makes the only ones that are American, are ones that are also historic! The cowboy, Indians, and gangster are all figures from another era. Very similar to all the other historic characters from other lands.


Yeah, pretty much. Because the modern era is also the era of globalization and cultural cross-pollination, and probably no country has done quite as much exportation of culture as the U.S. A few of the contemporary minifigs can be assigned to other countries--the Super Wrestler is clearly a Mexican luchador, for instance--but it's hard to tell whether any given one is genuinely American or just participating in our cultural hegemony.

The Traffic Cop might be American. I don't think any other countries have our tradition of highway patrol as something separate from the regular cops. I could be wrong, though--it's not something I've ever had occasion to think about before.

For that matter, despite my earlier joking, the upcoming Bagpiper is not necessarily Scottish. The high school I graduated from, in Southern California, had bagpipers in the marching band.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby mencot » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:21 pm

Found some series 6 in a store now in Finland, bit more expensive then series 5. Buyed one bag, didn`t have the time to feel around so when I opened it at home it was the Genie. oh well it doesn´t matter I can always trade or sell him. Then there were Lego catalogs 2012 january to june. There were a image of series 7 box and bag and it seems that its going to be Dark red. I think I have heard the color somewhere before but it seems that it offical. :)
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby eragon3443 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:03 pm

Azaghal wrote:So, since these have been up on The Brothers Brick all weekend I'm thinking it's safe to discuss them here.*

Series 6:
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Quite a few Castle/Fantasy figs this time around - I'm especially interested in the Minotaur and the Barbarian, myself, though I bet the Roman gets a lot of interest. The Genie is probably the most visually interesting, tying perhaps with Lady Liberty (which is also interesting as a second "International Icon" fig after Series 5's Royal Guard). Her parts will be kinda hard to reuse, though, although a sand green female face will have certain applications relevant to this forum. :orc: Most of the rest I could take or leave, though I'll probably grab a Gunslinger and a Leprechaun. It's kinda - vindicating? - to see the Flamenco Dancer, too.

*My apologies in advance if I'm mistaken about this.
Yeah, the series figs aren't bad. I wouldn't buy them though, they are too expensive.
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Re: [News] Collectible Minifigs Series 6 & 7

Postby captainamerica » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:41 pm

Found Series 6 at Kmart :o this week! And not at elevated prices, just $2.99@

The highlander's new sword is sweet!!!
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