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Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:18 pm

The appearance of this "Exclusive to VIP's" set was mentioned briefly in another thread, but I thought we could start a new one here to discuss it.

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Personally, I'm only interested in the elf and maybe a few fishermen for the beards. I'm hoping that fellow "exclusive" builders who are into space Legos will buy these up to build cyborg armies (possibly similarly with the mummies) and hopefully the price of elves on BL will come down a tad as well.

What do you guys think?

(Let's discuss this particular set as opposed to "I wish they would do this with XXX figs.")
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby krzyzak » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:31 pm

This is great! I would love to have the elf.
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby mencot » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:16 pm

This set has been discussed alot and it had gone down a bit. Now when Lego published that this can be ordered it seems the discussion is up again. personally me too are only intrested in the Elf and one mumie, the others could be parted in to custom figs. But the price for this to high, because hey there isn´t anything special about this set of 5 reruns...
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:27 pm

Well, as I mentioned in the first post, 3 out of 5 of these figs could be considered "army builders" (elf, cyborg, and mummy). Unfortunately, unless you like to army-build in multiple themes (guessing not many of us can afford to do so), you are stuck with 4 figures that you don't have much use for.

I wonder if the best way to handle these would be to buy 5 of them (currently that's the max per person - or is it per order?) and then sell the others as lots of 5 each on eBay to try to recoup the costs. I'd think a lot of 5 cyborgs/mummies/elves would sell better than 1 of each.

Also, do we know which parts of these are different from the CMF versions? I heard that there were slight variations due to original molds not being available.
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby Medieval Guy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:04 pm

They look the same, or at least very similar to the originals to me. It's possible that this is an alternative to putting the CMF parts into a minifig bin at a Lego store.
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby lord_of_orks » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:18 pm

the only differences I can spot is that the mummy has a golden scorpion instead of a dark read one and the fishers catch is silver instead of sand green.
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby DerBum » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:15 pm

The only one I could see as being useful, other than for collecting, is the Elf and I got one from TRU when they were in the Minifigure collection. Seems like this is more of a marketing attempt to drum up collector interest from AFOLs, who would keep the set in the box for future value, rather than a sort of useable minifigure collection.
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby Kev » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:07 am

Blah - imagine a Warriors set 1 with the elf, roman, highlander, spartan, and gladiator. Then for a Set 2 you have a the musketeer, Queen's Guard, Samurai, dwarf, viking, Robin Hood, Indian etc. to choose from.
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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby architect » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:32 pm

I am moving this thread to General LEGO as this set is more of a minifig collection than a castle set.

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Re: Lego VIP Top-5 Boxed Minifigures

Postby rogue27 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:00 pm

I wasn't able to get much series 3 in stores, so I'm happy for a chance to get more elves and cyborgs. Figure the rest can be trade fodder, but I doubt there will be much demand for the monkey man.
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