Ask a LEGO Fan

Collectable Minifigures: Series 1

Posted in Collecting Bricks & Sets, Marketplace by lfanquestions on July 12, 2010

Michael writes:

Dear LFan,

Why were the Series 1 Minifigs so rare and difficult to find? Did lego really not anticipate the demand? Why the secondary barcodes that made each fig identifiable?

For those of us who were unable to complete a set of Series 1 MiniFigs and have some extras… where can we go about finding an active AFOL community to trade these rather than engaging in buy and sell on bricklink, ebay, etc.

Is TLG adjusting their production for Series 2? Sure hope so.

Dear Michael,

Large retail stores were skeptical that collectable minifigures would be popular.  These stores did not order many cases of figures.

TLG is aware of high demand for the figures and will likely increase production of future series.  Since most sets are produced months in advance, increased production will likely happen for later series of collectable minifigures.

Several fan sites have collectable minifigure trade treads:

http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19041

http://www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4093

Sincerely,
LFan

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