Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him...in America!
This was the last one I found in the mass of minifigs, so it's only natural I open my review with him. The Actor is wearing the finest of Shakespearean garments, and acts out Hamlet quite beautifully with his skull (not the one in his head, mind). The ruffles on his collar are a new mold, and if you're looking for the actor is fairly easy to feel. Also feel for the presence of two minifigure heads, as the skull will help tip you off to its presence.
So And So! What's Her Face! The Ugly One!
This cheerleader is totally not a rehash of the blue cheerleader from Series 1. Not at all. For starters, she is red, not blue, and she has an "A" on her shirt, not an "M" (which earns brownie points in my book ). Also, her hair is black, not blonde. No new molds here. Just feel for the pom poms if you want to add her to your collection.
I caught the fever!
The conquistador is very, very gold. Not golden, just gold. Though he doesn't offer any new molds, his spiffy gold helmet and breastplate will make any pirate fan happy, and he has a fencing sword for anyone who missed the musketeer or is too cheap to buy a Monster Fighters set with Rodney Rathbone.
The Cowgirl is pretty cool. Her lasso piece was previously used for Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth and is now available in reddish brown. I also like her boots and hat, as they really add to her character. Her face just lets you know she's charming and polite around new folk, and she has a wonderful Southern accent. Feel for her hat (new mold!) and lasso, and she'll take care of all your ABS livestock.
In your home, or in your car, you are never really far from L-E-G-O radio! *ding dong*
The DJ is awesome. He has a hairpiece with headphones, and is carrying a album case and the record that goes with it. His minifig-head-shaped-equalizer-graph shirt is also pretty awesome. Who wouldn't want to listen to L-E-G-O radio when he's behind the mic? Feel for the album and record, they're not hard to miss.
Lederhosen Guy is adorable. Just look at that smile; you know he's enjoying life so much more because of the sheer joy wearing lederhosen brings. He also loves pretzels (new mold!). Feel for the pretzel, and it will guide you to a world of happiness. A world of lederhosen.
Drink up, me hearties, yo ho!
As if LEGO hasn't released enough pirates stuff (Pirates, Pirates II, and Pirates of the Caribbean) they decided to give us a bling'd out one. The Pirate minifig comes with gold hook, gold sword (that won't dent at all in combat) and a gold skull and crossbones on his hat. He and the Conquistador should become friends. Feel for the sabre, his legs, his hat, or his hook (I found his sabre first).
Down through the chimney with lots of toys, all for the little ones' LEGO joys!
We have yet another iteration of Santa in LEGO form that isn't Yoda (and this time with a much more apropos beard than the Merlin-style one). His hat is similar to, but different than, that of the Lawn Gnome from Series 4, and his bag of presents seems to be a new mold as well. You can also tell that under his beard is indeed a jolly old face, beaming at the joyful yuletide season.
So, that's half of Series 8. There are still a couple more I want to get, so when I obtain those I will review them. Also, gallery when public.
Edited by Akano Toa of Electricity, Oct 06 2012 - 05:31 PM.