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In June 2010, Lego launched a new Collectors Series containing only minifigures. The figures are of various types some from current and previous themes and others that are random designs anything from cowboys to ninjas to clowns. The First Series appeared in stores in June and contained 16 different minifigures to collect and there will apparently be a Second Series released in August 2010 with a further 16 minifigures to collect.
Over the years the Lego minifigures have been a very collectable item as part of the Lego sets and whole communities and websites, such as the Minifig Customisation Network, have been created catering to this demand and showcasing customisations of minifigures to produce new figures. So basically Lego is catering a market that has grown up organically. Lego have truly embraced the collectable audeince marketing these minifigures like trading cards etc by selling these minifigures in polybags that cannot be seen through so you don't know who you are buying. They'll also come with their own special accessories, display plate and collector’s leaflet.
Amazon and Ebay are great sources for new Lego Minifigure sets and they can be at extremely reasonable prices, Ebay also gives you a huge variety of already opened minifigures to choose from as well as allowing you to still find items that are no longer available.
Collectable Lego Minifigures available on Amazon
How about buying a whole box of minifigures to make sure you get all 16 and then have some spares
Deep Sea Diver
The Deep Sea Diver Minifigure comes in a lovely blue scuba diving suit along with aqualung and mask and also orange flippers.
The Deep Sea Diver seems like a nice enough fellow, but no one can tell
for sure, because no one can understand what he’s saying. Whenever he
speaks, all that comes out is burbles and bubbles. He might be easier to
understand if he ever took off his diving mask and air tank, but he
thinks that he can’t breathe without them and always keeps them on, even
when he’s walking around on land – which is a pretty funny sight,
thanks to those big flippers on his feet!
The Deep Sea Diver loves the water and can often be found swimming around in fish tanks and bathtubs, hoping to spot rare and exotic fish. He loves to tell stories about his amazing undersea adventures, but of course it’s impossible to guess what he’s actually talking about. His gestures and sound effects certainly make it all sound very exciting, though!
The Deep Sea Diver can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Forestman is really Robin Hood by any other name with his Sherwood Green Hat and Tunic and his trusty bow and arrows, there must be some kind of copyright on the hero of Sherwood.
The brave and fearless Forestman is always arriving just in the nick of
time to save the day. Whether he’s swinging down on a vine to rescue a
damsel in distress, leaping boldly from the castle battlements to duel
an evil duke, or making an incredible trick shot with his bow and arrow
to help a friend in danger, he is at all times the very model of a
chivalrous hero of legend and yore.
The Forestman loves to make a good first impression and is always practicing his dramatic entrances to get them just right. He’d come to the rescue anyway, of course, but it’s terribly disappointing for him if no one is around to see him gallantly arrive on the scene for his latest feat of swashbuckling derring-do. He’s only sad for a moment, though, and then it’s off to battle the bad guys and save the day once again!
The Forestman can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Magician is a very dapper looking gent with twirly moustache and top hat and tails, he also comes brandishing an awesome looking oversize wand.
Appearing out of nowhere with a flourish of his cape and a twirl of his
elegant, curly moustache, the mysterious Magician is the ultimate in
stylish showmanship. He loves a good audience to appreciate his
incredible and sense-defying magic tricks, but watch out – not only is
he an amazing performer, but he’s also a talented prankster as well!
He’ll confuse, bewilder and amaze with a mix of sleight-of-hand and
impossible feats, and the more surprised his audience is, the better.
Whether he’s making a flock of doves fly out of his wand or pulling a giant rabbit out of his magic hat, the Magician is always ready to put on a spectacular show…right up until he vanishes without a trace in a flash of lightning and a puff of smoke!
The Magician can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Ninja comes in full black Ninja outfit with just his eyes showing behind his Ninja mask, he also comes brandishing his huge Ninja sword.
Stealthy. Sneaky. A cunning master of martial arts. None of these things
describes the Ninja, although he sure wishes they did. He tries his
best to dramatically blend into the shadows or hide in plain sight like
all the other ninjas can, but no matter what he does, he always seems to
mess things up. The truth is that he’s just plain clumsy, and no matter
how gracefully he may start a back-flip, creep along the rafters or
launch himself into an epic sword battle, he always manages to trip over
his own feet, fall off the ceiling, or bonk himself on the head with
his ancient and mystical blade. Also, he’s afraid of the dark.
No one is quite sure how the Ninja ever managed to graduate from ninja school. But no matter how bad he may be at his chosen profession, he always keeps trying and never gives up, convinced after each blunder that the next time, he will prove himself a true ninja warrior for the ages.
The Ninja can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Nurse is a lovely happy female minifigure dressed up in hospital white uniform and holding a rather blunt syringe and the patients chart.
Cheerful, professional and devoted to making people feel better, the
Nurse believes that everybody around her ought to be as healthy as
possible at all times, even if that means covering them from head to toe
in bandages and checking every reflex in their body with a little
rubber hammer. She can tape up a boo-boo, dash to the scene of an
accident with a wheelchair or build a fully-functional MRI machine out
of random spare pieces, all in a dizzying blur of motion…whether her
chosen patient wants her to or not!
The Nurse thinks that every problem can be solved by expert medical care. If she sees a child crying because its balloon is stuck up in a tree, she’ll try everything from checking its temperature to taking X-rays, trying more and more complicated procedures when nothing seems to solve the problem. She doesn’t understand why the tears stop as soon as she gives the child a new balloon for being such a good patient, but she’s proud and delighted that her treatment worked anyway.
The Nurse can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Skater is a rad young dude with cool hair that comes with a great blue skateboard.
The young Skater practices all the time to be the greatest skateboarder
in the world. He lives for speed and tricky stunts, and when he’s
around, any and every surface becomes his own private skate park. His
board is his prize possession, and he always makes sure to keep it clean
and shiny, even when he gets totally grungy himself.
The Skater is extremely competitive, and he can’t stand to see anyone do something better or faster than he does. His rivalry isn’t just limited to other skateboarders – he’ll try to out-race trains and out-jump pigeons flying in the park, just to prove he can. He hasn’t beaten them yet, but he’s sure he will some day!
The Skater can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Robot is one of my favourites of the first series of minifigures and it looks pretty manic.
With his powerful metal body and mighty claws, the Robot may look tough,
but what he really loves to do is build, build, build! Constantly
clanking, beeping, whirring and sending out jets of steam, he works
tirelessly day and night, searching out spare bricks wherever he can
find them and stacking them together to create the biggest, tallest and
most incredible structures that you can possibly imagine. In fact, he
loves constructing things so much that sometimes he forgets to recharge
his circuits and freezes in place, right in the middle of building.
He’s slow to react to things that he doesn’t expect, and prone to occasional short-circuits, with a tendency to walk right into holes, spin around suddenly in place or crash through walls without even noticing. He also has a bad habit of “finding” bricks in other people’s creations and marching off with them, right over or through any obstacles in his way, but don’t blame the Robot – it’s just his programming!
The Robot can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Spaceman comes dressed in his Space suit ready to explore the galaxy although he strangely also comes with a Star Wars light sabre which seems a bit out of place. Perhaps they had loads left over from the Star Wars Sets.
This brave and intrepid space traveler doesn’t quite realize that he’s
not out exploring the cosmos. The Spaceman walks in long, slow bounds
across the landscape, somehow ignoring the fact that gravity is
perfectly normal for everything else around him. He’s friendly and
fearless, always happy to investigate a strange new place or salute a
stranger with a universal-greeting hand gesture, but his unshakeable
belief that he’s dealing with alien creatures and worlds can lead to a
lot of confusion for everyone involved.
The Spaceman carries a sci-fi gizmo for just about any situation, including hi-tech binoculars, a grappling hook, a jetpack and even a tiny, remote-controlled space rover. Just be careful if you startle him into thinking that you’re an attacking hostile alien – his futuristic Electro-Zapp blaster fires a zig-zagging electric beam that can zap the hair right off a minifigure!
The Spaceman can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Suoer Wrestler is another of my favourites from Series 1 and he looks just like Jack Black from the Nacho Libre film. He's the full ticket with mask and cape and leotard.
Only three things matter to the Super Wrestler: his mask, his honor, and
the time-honored art of wrestling. He throws himself at every challenge
that comes his way with gusto, counting on the strength of justice and
his muscular arms to save the day, no matter the odds or danger. When
victory is his, he throws out his arms to the sound of roaring cheers
and wild applause…which is a little odd when there doesn’t seem to be
anyone else around.
There are few situations that the Super Wrestler doesn’t think can be solved with a bold battle cry and a fancy wrestling move. The surprising thing isn’t that he treats life like it’s all a big wrestling match – it’s that so far, it’s always worked!
The Super Wrestler can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Zombie comes in a very attractive ripped grey suit and tie. I must admit I never realised until now that Zombies were partial to Turkey legs, I always thought it was human flesh but then you learn something everyday.
Slow in speed and even slower of mind, the lumbering Zombie may look a
little scary, but he’s completely harmless in every way. Everything he
does is slow, mindless and repetitive, from zoning out while watching
TV, to waiting in line at the grocery store, to stacking one brick on
top of another to build a perfectly even, completely featureless wall
that stretches along for miles and miles.
If you interrupt him, he’ll just stare at you blankly before going back to whatever he was doing before. If you put an obstacle in front of him, he’ll keep bumping into it over and over again until someone turns him around. If you pick him up and move him to a new place, he’ll start doing something mindless there instead. The only thing that seems to motivate him is his cherished turkey leg – if you dangle it in front of him, he’ll stretch his arms out toward it and follow it wherever it goes.
The Zombie can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Tribal Hunter looks pretty cool with the feathers and his bow and arrow.
The Tribal Hunter is a skilled, wise and noble tracker who is at one
with the wilderness. He lives off the land, his only possessions a
hand-made bow and quiver. There is no
better hunter alive, but he does not hunt to eat – instead, he prefers
to prove his skill in a most unusual way.
If an animal is famous for being difficult to sneak up on, you can bet that the Tribal Hunter can be found creeping silently toward it, his bare feet making not a sound on the dry autumn leaves, until he suddenly jumps out to surprise the unsuspecting creature with a friendly poke. Fortunately, he is also a very fast runner, because most of the time he ends up getting chased by something with very big teeth and a very short temper. But that’s all just part of being the best hunter around!
The Tribal Hunter can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Demolition Dummy or Crash Test Dummy as he should be known comes in his startling yellow plastic skin along with its calibration marks prominently shown. He also comes with the number plate presumably of the car that he's just crashed.
The Demolition Dummy exists to take things
apart. He is compelled to disassemble everything that he comes across
into its component parts, leaving piles of pieces behind wherever he
goes. Although he doesn’t seem to be very bright or creative, he is
extremely persistent, and it’s difficult to stop him once he starts
trying to deconstruct something. No matter what anyone else does, he
always seems to find a way to accomplish his task.
Having the Demolition Dummy and the Robot in the same place together is like watching a perpetual motion machine – one constantly builds while the other un-builds, over and over again. No one really knows what motivates the Demolition Dummy to take everything he sees apart, but he certainly seems happy about it when he’s done…until he spots the next thing to disassemble, and then off he goes!
The Demolition Dummy can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Cowboy minifigure looks very much like an unshaven version of Indiana Jones with 2 six-shooters instead of a whip.
This hero of the Old West is a master of the lucky shot. With the help
of his trusty pair of six-irons, the Cowboy can hit any target at any
distance, no matter how large or small. It’s a talent that he’s used to
get himself out of plenty of sticky situations, and he’s happy to show
it to anyone who asks for a demonstration.
Though he’s a bit of a show-off, the Cowboy is impeccably honest and fair, and always raises his hat to the ladies. He enjoys a good game of cards and a campfire cook-out, especially if someone’s brought along his favorite: chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. He never stays for long in any town, though, because he’s always out on the trail looking for his lost horse. After all, who’s ever heard of a cowboy without a horse?
The Cowboy can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Caveman brings a rather neanderthal looking creature to the world of lego along with his huge club which could easily be mistaken for the Zombie's Turkey leg.
This would-be inventor from the prehistoric past is always tinkering
with sticks, rocks and the occasional bricks he finds lying around,
trying to invent something new. Of course, everything he comes up with
has already been invented – he’s a Caveman with a tiny little brain,
after all – but that doesn’t stop him from trying. He never gets jokes
and usually needs things explained to him with gestures and pictures…and
even then, he gets it wrong most of the time.
The Caveman is very strong and always hungry. If something looks like it might be food, he’ll try to take a bite, and if it runs away, he’ll lift his club up above his head and chase it down. Not a lot of people know it, but he’s also an excellent artist who can create incredible landscapes and murals using only the simplest of tools!
The Caveman can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Cheerleader is lovely blonde little thing with great pom poms but quite how she's meant to jump with those blocky stumpy legs is anyones guess.
The Cheerleader is perpetually filled to bursting with energy,
excitement and enthusiasm. She prefers cartwheels and handsprings to
plain old ordinary walking, and she waves her pom-poms around wildly
whenever she talks, which is pretty much all of the time.
The Cheerleader loves to cheer people on, no matter what they’re doing. Whether they’re changing a light bulb, building a wall or just crossing the street, she’s always there with a peppy cheerleading routine to encourage them to do their best and never give up. It can actually get kind of annoying sometimes, but her perpetual good mood and sunny smile are so contagious that it’s hard to really mind.
The Cheerleader can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.
The Circus Clown comes complete with red nose and wig and his big hooter. I just hope you're not scared of clowns like Kramer as this one has a bit of an evil glint in its eye.
Everything in life is a joke to the mirthful, merry and mischievous
Circus Clown. Whenever things get too dull, up he pops with a banana
cream pie to toss, a bottle of seltzer to spray, or a honk of his horn
to brighten your day. You can always count on him to appear with a funny
gag at just the right moment to lighten the mood.
The Circus Clown is a master of physical comedy, and it’s a good thing, too – aside from a honk of his horn or his big red nose, he never makes a sound, even when doubled-over with laughter at his own silly antics!
The Circus Clown can be bought from Amazon by using the link below or alternatively from Ebay by using the links to the right.