I got excited when I first saw the Lone Ranger mine set. It has this one Indian fig, and based on the hairpiece, I assumed it must be a female. When I saw some slightly more detailed picts, it started to look like an older woman. Not as versatile, but still good. Now, having seen box art, I guess it's actually supposed to be an older male chief. So that was disappointing.
But then... I happened to be browsing through images of the summer Star Wars set. In particular, the Spider Droid set. Ordinarily, I would quickly overlook it. Design isn't that amazing, pieces aren't great, and it's not quite the iconic ship either. But then I saw an image of the figs, and the jedi gal has a female face printed on a brown head.
So okay, maybe I'll be picking up this set. (Because I know going for that one piece second hand is going to be horridly costly.) But yes, good for Lego for finally diversifying the female figs... even if this one came as a surprise to me.
Oh... and yeah, then there's life going on and such, but the realization of minifig distribution is so much more important to blog about, no? (And it's not technically even new news either, just me going "HEY!")