Fisher-Price Imaginext - Series 1 - Mystery Figure Number Codes
This year, Imaginext has started selling “mystery” grab bag figures. The price, a mere $3.00 is accepted as meeting status que in the world of retail of toys. However, if you are trying to complete the series set blindly, multiple attempts will be necessary and depending on your luck and the odds as dictated by how many are available to pick from, the price of each can certainly skyrocket when averaged out. Thankfully, Fisher-Price has given us the key to unlocking the so called “Mystery” figures. This was done in a very consumer friendly way without losing the excitement kids get when opening a bag and finding a surprise.
The first and most obvious way that Fisher-Price has enabled identification without opening is by punching a peephole into the upper left hand corner of each bag.
This is by no means an entirely efficient method of identification, but kids will try to examine the figure through the hole in order to determine which character it is. When that fails, which is expected for the 3-8 year old children these toys are made for, then Mom and Dad can hop in and correctly identify the figures by its number code.
On the back of each bag, in the upper left hand corner, you will find a number stamped into the bag. These numbers range from 14-23 and each represents a different character.
This, the first of possibly many series to come, includes 10 exclusive figures that can only be found in the mystery grab bags.
14 - British Royal Guard
15 - Deep Sea Diver
16 - Alien
17 - Race Car Driver
18 - Wrestler
19 - Secret Agent
20 - Lumberjack
21 - Mummy
22 - Soccer Player
23 - Robot
Also, keep in mind that the limited releases dictate that your local stores will only stock these a few times before the new series is then anticipated to hit the shelves. My suggestion is to buy as many of the ten characters as you can at once. Remember that all the display boxes contain the same amount of characters which equates to five sets of ten characters per box.