The LEGO Collectible Minifigures (CMF) Series 19 has hit the shelves! Let’s check them out!
The Dog Sitter is dressed in overalls with a hat with a paw print on it, with her hair flowing from underneath hair. She comes with a double-sided face print, one smiling, the other somewhat disgusted. I assume that’s a reaction to possibly the most exciting addition to this series of minifigures—the poo!
More exciting than the minifigure are the two dogs—a white French Bulldog and the brown Dachshund.
And even more exciting than both the minifigure and her dogs is the LEGO poo! Come on, it’s pretty exciting to see poo in LEGO form!
Video Game Champ
I’m not a gamer. But there’s a lot to like about this minifigure. I love that LEGO have added Classic Space, Blacktron and M-Tron symbols to the print on his shirt. I love the Space Invaders key-chain print on the legs, too. But mostly, I love the new ‘Xbox’ style controller. This is surely going to spawn many amazing photos!
Eww, those cloth skirts/towels. I’m not a fan of them, but I do like this minifigure. Sure, he’s simple (there’s a surprise under the towel!) but his expression, shower cap and the little green rubber duck are great additions to any toy photographer’s LEGO box!
How cool is the rugby ball? I don’t play or follow rugby, but I love this accessory!
And the ‘missing teeth’ smile and black-eye face (yes there’s another side!) makes this one a great addition to the toy photographer’s toy box!
Bear Costume Guy
When I first saw preview images of the Bear Costume Guy I wasn’t prepared for how lurid the colours were! Man, this one needs sunglasses when you open the packet. But, despite the brashness of the colours, the flying heart with a rainbow trail, the pink heart piece and the wonderfully welcome rainbow-printed piece make this addition to the CMF series a winner.
Pizza Costume Guy
The Watermelon Guy from LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigure Series gets a makeover (new print)! The CMF tradition of a plain green torso under food continues, yet this time we get a cool 1X3 printed tile and a very snazzy leg print. The pizza print in the ‘head wedge’ piece is pretty cool.
Galactic Bounty Hunter
A new print on the LEGO Ant-Man helmet? Yes. Same ‘space gun?’ Yes. Another nod to Blacktron with the printing? Yes.
The ‘Wanted. Built or Broken’ piece that this minifigure comes with is probably my favourite thing about it.
Monkey is hands down my favourite from this series. This one speaks to me on many level. Yes, there’s a Chima vibe, but it’s more the Monkey Magic feel that jumps out.
I absolutely love the different head prints, one cheeky, the other stern. I can’t wait to go all Chima and Ninjago with this one!
OK, I’m not a gamer, but I am a nerd. I love that LEGO use binary in the torso print on this minifigure. No prizes for guessing what ‘01001100 01000101 01000111 01001111’ in ASCII is! Very cool, LEGO, very cool!
The little robot dog build included with this minifigure is clever, but I’m more attracted to the white LEGO laptop.
I don’t know about LEGO’s name for this one. Gardener? If I didn’t know that, I’d assume she was a retiree living somewhere warm and tacky. Tacky in a good way! Who doesn’t love a plastic flamingo? And who doesn’t love purple hair, a floral-print top and bright blue, leopard-print pants? When I retire, if I’m gardening or not, that’s the look I’m hoping for!
The flamingo is an absolute must have! If only my wife would let me have some plastic ones that aren’t LEGO out in front of our house.
I was confused by the inclusion of a bike in a CMF release. But I’m glad it made its way in there. The LEGO mountain bikes are ace. Plus, the new helmet piece with the hair out the back is ace, too!
The Band-Aid print on the elbow is a fantastic touch!
OK, here’s where I get grumpy about the gender ratio of every CMF release. Yes, it happens every time. But this minifigure really annoys me. Her helmet with hair is a new headpiece. Despite it being limiting for toy photography due its context, it’s a great new addition. But why do we need a firefighter helmet with long blonde hair? Is it just to tick off another female inclusion in a series? And if so, why don’t we include more?
A great inclusion in the series 19 set. A perfect modern nod to the Fright Knights series from the late 90s with the emblem emblazoned on the shield. The pale blue face under the grey helmet contrasts wonderfully, as does the trans blue sword and plume.
Johnny Thunder 2.0. I appreciate the subtle nod to the past, but with the emotive expressions on current minifigure head prints, this one misses the mark in a CMF release, in my opinion. Sure, there’s a lot to like about the torso print, but that feels wedged between blasts from the past, considering the head, fedora and legs.
However, before I’ve turned you off this addition to the CMF range, check out the chameleon! How freaking cute is it?! A must-have animal accessory.
I’m a sucker for all the ‘ancient Egyptian’ minifigures. And this one is no exception. I love the ‘zombie-esque’ print, as well as the torso and leg print.
In the one packet I opened, the reverse ‘queen’ head print was a little off. If the others in the box aren’t ‘off,’ this golden Egyptian face under mummy bandages is ace, too!
Fox Costume Girl
This one I was looking forward to, and she didn’t disappoint. I love the fox costume. Yes, it’s simple, but it’s a great addition to the animal costume gang. I can’t wait for her to catch up with the chicken suit guy.
OK, I might’ve come across as negative about some of the inclusions in this series of collectible minifigures, but maybe I’m just being super critical? To be honest, this series didn’t excite me when I first saw images online, but once I began fondling packets (I think that’s one of my favourite things about a new series!) and opening them, I got more excited. There’s a lot to love about this series of minifigures from a toy photographer’s perspective. And now that I’ve rushed to get the review done, I look forward to getting to know them all better and see where they lead me.
Do you have a favourite LEGO collectible minifigure from Series 19? Tell us in the comments!
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