Episode VII Minifigures

As promised in the last post, here are the last figures that have arrived to the LEGO Den this week.

Episode VII Figures

This figures come with the set 75103-1: First Order Transporter of 2015, one the promotional sets of Star Wars episode VII: The Force Awakens. The minifigures are:

  • Resistance Soldier male: a basic minifigure representing a male resistance soldier.
  • Resistance Soldier female: a basic minifigure representing a female resistance soldier.
  • Captain Phasma: the best minifigure in this set. Posses the silver armour that we can see in the movie and a cool cape that only covers part of the body. Something strange about this minifigure is that it does not have a face. Instead it has a black head. Maybe because we never see Phasma’s face in the movie.
  • First Order Stormtrooper: a basic First Order Stormtrooper Soldier.
  • First Order Flametrooper: another exclusive figure of this set. It represents a new type of soldier, a soldier that uses an advance flamethrower.

I initially bought this set because I wanted to add Captain Phasma to my collection. The value asked in the parallel market was to high at the time: about $40. Today you can find it at bricklink for about $17. But i though I could do better and i bought this set.

In the end, the 5 minifigures in the picture didn’t cost me anything. In fact I earn some money. How? I’ll explain everything in my next post.

2 clones and 2 Droids

Following my previous post, I presented you 4 new Star Wars minifigures.

2 Clones and 2 Droids

  • Clone Commander: This figure appear in the Clone Wars animated series and, as far as I can remember, it doesn’t appear in any of the movies. Although it’s identical to the normal LEGO clones, the head is different, more close to the animate series character. This figure appeared on the set Clone Walker battle pack from 2009. It came without the pistols, so i’ll have to buy them in bricklink. This figure cost me $5.
  • Clone Gunner: It was included in the same set that the previous figures, the Clone Walker battle pack from 2009. This is also an exclusive figure of the animated universe of The Clone Wars and doesn’t appear in the movies. The cost was the same, $5.
  • Assassin Droid: Both droids came with a battle pack of 2009 Assassin Droids Battle Pack. Although they are not great figures, they were missing in my collection. Their cost was Custaram $1.7€ each.

This way i got 4 new figures, all from 2009. This means that they already have about 7 years each.

In a next post i’ll close the circle related to this batch of minifigures with 5 figures from episode 7. Stay Tuned!

New Star Wars minifigures

The next 3 posts will be about an arrival of more than a dozen Star Wars minifigures to the Den.

Today I’ll show the first 4, where 2 are vintage figures and the others are a lot more recent but old.

Hoth Soldiers and Obi Wan

  • Hoth Officer: We can find this figure in the set 8083: Rebel Trooper Battle Pack from 2010. In the movies, this character can be found in the beginning of episode V, in the mitical battle of the planet Hoth. This character is one of those that I really wanted to add to my collection because i didn’t have any Hoth rebels in it. The price was really acceptable, about $4.5.
  • Hoth Rebel Trooper: This minifigure comes from the same set as the previous one, set 8083: Rebel Trooper Battle Pack from 2010. The only difference from the previous figure and this one is that the first is an officer and the latest a common soldier. The price was the same, $4.5.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: One more vintage figure to join my collection. This figure can be found in the set 7203-1: Jedi Defense I from 2002. It represents Obi Wan as a padawan in episode 1. Despite the good price I paid for it, $6, the cape was damage. So I’ll have to buy a new one (probably via bricklink)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: I confess this was an acquisition error. This figure is also Obi Wan but is from episode 2. The source set is 7143: Jedi Starfighter from 2002. It’s not a very interesting minifigure, but i sincerely thought that this figure was Qin Gon Jinn the first time i saw it. Obviously it’s not (Qin Gon was dead in episode 2). Despite the error, this is still a vintage figure, with 14 years, almost new, and it’s a good addiction to any Star Wars collection. Like the previous figure, it cost me $6.

So, this 4 minifigures cost me a total of $21, where 2 have 14 years old an the other 2 have 6 years old. The prices were also reasonable so I think they were good acquisitions.

In the next post I’ll show 4 new figures, 2 clones and 2 droids.

LEGO offers for May

Lego has revealed the calendar of offers for May. Two of them are really nice:

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From 30 April to the 4th of May LEGO store celebrates (as usual) the Star Wars Day and offers an exclusive polybag. I confess that the polybag could be a lot better. I think the last good polybag offered in the May the 4th was Darth Revan in 2014. Anyway, to get this polybag you have to spend at least $50.

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In the end of May, LEGO will offer a polybag of Captain America. The Motorcycle is dispensable, but the minifigure is really nice. For this polybag you will have to spend at least $35.

Other offers include the new Attack on Hoth set and the new LEGO catalog that will be revealed at the end of the month.

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