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Easter Minion Mega Blok Blind Bag minifigs


Easter Minions are out. I found these at Kroger. They are part of the Despicable Me Mega Construx series.  There are only three mini figs in this series,Kevin, Bob, and an evil minion.

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Really the only thing new on these are the accessories. Kevin has an Easter Egg bowl, which doubles as a hat. he also has a spring of hair. Bob has basket and an egg or maybe a cupcake. The purple minion has a mini purple bunny. The limited parts make it easy to feel the bag and get all three figures without getting duplicates. They have a thin light blue 2×4 base.

“What’s in the Bag Tip?”:

Kevin and the evil minion both have long torsos. Bob is not that much shorter than them so feel for the accessories. The bowl is fairly distinctive. It’s round and hollow. The purple minion can be found by its hair. You can feel something soft and not flat like the checklist. For Bob feel for the basket. It is narrow unlike the bowl.

Minion Fan?

So will you add these to your collection?


Valentines Minion Mega Blok minifigs


Hey I found some thing cool at Target valentines Minions. These are part of the Despicable Me Mega Blok  series.

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There are only two in this series Kevin and Bob. Really the only thing on these are the accessories. Kevin has an “I’m with Cupid” sign and Bob has wings, bow and arrow. The limited parts make it easy to feel the bag and get both figures with getting duplicates. Both come with a red 2×4 brick.

“What’s in the Bag Tip?”:

Feel for the accessories. The sign is a square all sides the same length, and it is thin. If you find a square it’s Kevin no square it’s Bob. The wings are squishy in the bag and the arrow is just a stick. You might try feeling for the body size of the minions but may confuse the brick for Kevin long torso.

Minion Fan?

So will you add these to your collection? Give as a gift tomorrow? Yep last-minute cause I found them at the last-minute.


Monarch Minion Monday!


King Bob Meets King LEGO

Another Minions Surprise Minion minifig.

 


 

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Minions Movie Surprise Figures!


There are more minion surprise figures! I found blind bags at Target. They scanned for $2.39. I don’t know if that’s normal retail or not. I guess they will be $2.99 since $2.39 is an odd place.

They are Minion Movie figures. They are packed like previous Minions surprise packs with and card that covers the figures so you can’t determine which figure is inside. Some of the figures have odd shape costume so that may help find a few of them but overall it looks like random luck.

The Minions come with a white base. Since the movie is their search for a leader, they didn’t include the blue base with Gru’s logo.

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There are some in a Toys R Us boxed set but this is just a few from the collection.

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There will be three packs sets. With movie backgrounds some of these are in the blinds bags but not all. It looks like the sets have at least one of the blind figs.

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Review: Minion Mega Blok figures and sets


I have built my first Minion constructible toy set. The Jelly Lab set has 86 pieces and retails for $9.99. It includes one mini minion.  The set is colorful with several semi-transparent pieces. The theme is a minion jelly factory, there tubes and hoses and a conveyor belt. Some of the parts do not snap into place and grip

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The Jelly Lab set with a blind box MinionMega bloks despicable me jelly lab set

The figures look great. They are molded in color with just a little bit of paint for the hair. The goggles, overalls and banana are soft plastic. The goggles really give it personality when they are snapped on to the figure. The legs are hard to snap into place. The arms are a little easier but you have to force them into place.  Mega Bloks says you can mix and match arms and feet but I don’t see that happening much if it’s this hard to snap them into place.megablok_minion

 

Here is a comaparison of he Mega Blok Minion and the Thinkway toys surprise Minions. I think the MB version have a more accurate color. Plus they can stand unaided.  The eyes are more detailed mega_blok_minion_compare

 

 

 

 


The Mythical Unicorn


LEGO Deadpool in a unicorn costume

Since the Unicorn Girl minifig was announced, I wanted to do some kind Despicable Me “It’s so Fluffy” joke. Deadpool likes my little pony, so surely he likes fluffy unicorns.


Minion Mega Blok figures and sets


Sometimes when running a blog you learn about stuff via your readers. That what has happened in this case. Last month “Mega block minions  blind bags” appeared as a search term in my stats. That’s pretty specific and different from the Thinkway toys blind bags. I ran a search and found out that Mega bloks does have megabloks minion minifigures. I saw one big set a few days later, but no more till this week. I have found the playsets at Target and Toys R Us.  Today I finally found the minifigs.

They are called buildable Minion blind packs.They are in blind boxes not bags. There are six figures in series one. The instruction sheet says there are common, rare and ultra rare figures. It’s doesn’t give you odds on find any figure. But there is a number stamped into the bottom of the box. Mine had A22094ES on the box and the figures was a Minion with a banana. That checks out with a list of code posted at Dollastic . The figures have a suggested retail of $2.99 but are $3.99 at Toy R Us. The MSRP on the sets range from $5.99 -$19.99. There are seven sets to collect. You can see them all here,

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I got a figure and a set. I’ll do a full review in a few days. Short review for now The figure I got looks great. It’s molded in color with just a little bit of paint for the hair. The goggles, overalls and banana are soft plastic. The goggles really give it personality when they are snapped on to the figure. The legs and arms are hard to snap into place. You have to have them lined up just right. The say you can mix and match arms and feet but I don’t see that happening much if it’s this hard to snap them into place.

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Mega Blok’s Description of the toys.

Everyone’s favorite Minions are about to unleash some major chaos with the Mega Bloks Despicable Me™ Buildable Minion Blind Packs Series I packs. Build your own loyal following and collect six popular Minion characters. They come in a blind pack, so you never know which one you will get. You can customize your Minions and mix and match overalls, goggles, accessories, even arms and feet. Collect them all to build your own mischief!

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Features:

  • One mystery buildable Minion that you can customize with interchangeable accessories
  • Combine with other Mega Bloks Despicable Me™ playsets to build your own Minion mischief

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Buildable Minion Blind Packs Series I Codes

  • A25094ES – Tall Minion with an ice cream cone
  • A22094ES – Minion with a Banana
  • A21094ES – Purple Minion Long Haired
  • A19094ES – Minion with a Camera
  • A20094ES – Minion with flask
  • A24094ES – Minion disguised as a Purple Minion

via Dollastic


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Minion Surprise Figures Update


I previously posted about new Minion Surprise blind foil bags. At that point I had not found the new bags in store. Well I finally found them at Toys R Us. from the  image on thinkway’s site, I was worried the new and old figures might be mixed in the bags. They are not. The new ones are labeled as Despicable Me Minion Made, Minion Surprise.

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There are eleven figures pictured on the bag and checklist card. See the Minion Made list below. All these but the kicking minion are in the Toys R us Boxed set. The box set is $19.99 and the bags are $2.99 at Toys R Us. I do not see any cheat code for these.  The bags have the same  code, D62504 stamped on the bottom of each bag. The figure is packaged in a way that makes it hard to use the feel method to determine what minion is in the bag.

Series 1 Minion Made
  1. Dave
  2. Tom (kicking, 2 eyes)*
  3. Stuart w/ purple frosted cupcake
  4. Tim*
  5. Carl*
  6. Margo
  7. Edith
  8. Agnes*
  9. Gru
  10. Eduardo*
  11. Lucy
  12. Dr. Nefario
  13. Antonio
  14. Unicorn
  15. Purple Minion (not pictured above, not pictured on initial release.)
  1. Minion Maid
  2. Minion Kicking (not in boxed set, 1 eye)
  3. Minion with minion cupcake
  4. Tim (new gun)
  5. Jerry
  6. Worker
  7. Purple Minion
  8. Bedtime Agnes
  9. Young Gru
  10. El Macho
  11. Fireman
* not pictured in group shot, replaced by newer version?

 

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More Minion Surprise Figures!


Yesterday I posted a pic of a Minion Maid mini figure. It is part of a ten piece Toys R US set. These are new Despicable Me figures. I did a little research and found out there are more minion surprise figures!

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Here are the blind bags figures that were released last year. They were sold in random blind bags for $2.99 each. Last summer I could only find them at K-mart and Toys R Us. Once the Despicable Me 2 DVD came out more stores had them but by then the price increased to $3.99.  I never found a code for the blind bags.

blind bag minionsToy R US 2013 boxed set. Still listed online. You can see it has all of the first series of blind bag characters except for Carl, Lucy, Eduardo and Antonio. The set was $19.99.

  • Age: 4+;
  • Highly detailed collectible figures with display stands
  • Including The Minions – Dave, Tom, Stuart, Tim and Carl; The Girls – Margo, Edith and Agnes; Gru, Dr. Nefario, Lucy, Eduardo and Antonio, Unicorn.
  • Each sold separately in a foil bag.
  • New Figures coming soon!
  • Release August 1, 2014

This is what I found on Thinkway toys web site. The text is the same as from last year. The only change is they added “New Figures coming soon!” and “Release August 1, 2014” The first was last Friday. I have not seen the bags in store yet. I found the 2014 TRU Minion Made boxed set in late July. I didn’t know there were new bags on the way.

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And here is the thinkway Minion Surprise current picture. There are twenty figures in this shot some old and some new. There’s a mix of 2013 and 2014 figures I broke them down into the table below. I called them  series 1 and 2 for sake of ease. I haven’t seen the bags yet. I hope the older ones are not mixed with the newer ones  in the blind bags. I will let you know once I find them in store.

 

Series 1 Series 2
  1. Dave
  2. Tom (kicking, 2 eyes)*
  3. Stuart w/ purple frosted cupcake
  4. Tim*
  5. Carl*
  6. Margo
  7. Edith
  8. Agnes*
  9. Gru
  10. Eduardo*
  11. Lucy
  12. Dr. Nefario
  13. Antonio
  14. Unicorn
  15. Purple Minion (not pictured)
  1. Minion Maid
  2. Minion Kicking (not in boxed set, 1 eye)
  3. Minion with minion cupcake
  4. Tim (new gun)
  5. Jerry
  6. Worker
  7. Purple Minion
  8. Bedtime Agnes
  9. Young Gru
  10. El Macho
  11. Fireman
* not pictured in group shot, replaced by newer version?

Has anyone seen the new blind bags yet?

UPDATE: I checked wal-mart they only had series 1.

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Welcome to Sector 7G


MR Burns meets the minions
The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant has new drones.. I mean workers, the minions. How will minions do in a Power Plant? I’m glad I’m not near there.

May is wrapping up and it’s been a busy month. I’ve spent the weekends vending at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. It was a great year at faire best weather in a long time. And the crowds were awesome.
For the first time I have collected an entire series of LEGO minifigs. And I bought them using the feel guides listed on the What’s in the bag page. So many thanks, to everyone that creates these guides. I made a couple of mistakes guessing. But that was mainly when I did not take enough time to verify by identifying two different accessories. I plan to use every figure in my toy photography. So far I’ve posted pics with Bart, Milhouse, Marge and now Mr Burns. I’m processing one with Lisa right now. Plus making use of a Simpsons accessory on friday’s post so look forward to that.

Good luck if you are still searching.

Also May has been a great month for traffic. It’s my busiest May on record and busiest month so far this year. So thank you for all the support.


Kreons and Minons on sale


Target finally carries the Minion surprise blonds bags. In fact there are on sale this week.  You can also get one free if you purchase the Despicable me dvds.

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Walgreen has the KRE-O micro changer Transformer Kreons for $1.99 each if you have the Walgreen’s loyalty card.

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It’s saturday so today might be the last day for both sales.


Fun with the TARDIS


despicable me meets the Doctor
Edith has some advice.


2013 in review! Stats


I never got an email about my stats for this site, but I figured out how to find the report using the links from my other blog.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. tumblr.com
  4. thebrickblogger.com
  5. magicmum.com

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I want to thank everyone that is following or visiting this site. I just had my busiest month ever and it was due to your support. Thank your for your comments and thoughts.

I hope you have a fanatic 2014!

 

 


Minion Surprise At Walmart.


Today for the first time, I spotted Minion Surprise blind bags at Wal-Mart. Until now I’ve only seen them at K-mart or Toys R Us.  Wal-Mart had boxes of them. Of course by now I have all the minions. So it’s not as a big deal as if they had them back in July. But I figured some Minions fans might still be looking. I still need a purple minion and fluffy.
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I never found any codes for them. There is a card wrapped each figure.If you can push the figure part way out of the card, you can feel part of the figure.
Look on the back of a bag to see what body parts protrude from each character. Feel for a hand or foot sticking, or maybe a tuff of hair. Tim has a small tuff of hair and a cylindrical body. Dave and Tom’s hands stick out a bit. You can look at the pics and eliminate some of the figures. But a lot of it is guess work.

Minions meet my little pony

Minion collectors do you have any tip for determining what is in the bag?


Year end Review: Favorite Builds


It is the end of the year so here’s a quick look and my favorite builds of the year.

LEGO Cuusoo Back to Future DeLorean.

This is the first Cuusoo project I supported that was made into a set. I got it the day it was released. There were a couple problems with the build but it’s an great set. The minifigs are well done with a layered looked to the clothes.

bttf_flying bttf2_21103   My Favorite set of the year The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering (79003). The set was released at the end of 2012 but I didn’t get it till 2013. It was the first of The Hobbit sets and still my favorite. It’s Bagend the home of Bilbo Baggins. The set did not disappoint. Bag End is a Beautiful build.

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I plan to do a list of my favorite minifigs of 2013 plus finish the tale of the K-mart Medusa. I’m also sure wordpress will send me my year end stats soon. I’ll add my thoughts about those too. It’s been a busy year for the blog featuring LEGO, Star Wars, and Minions.  Dec 2013 has been the busy month ever for the blog.A new record for views and just a couple days to see how far we can push that record.

Thank you all for the great year.


Minion Makeover for Twinkies


You can now turn your Twinkies into Minions with specially marked packages. Look for Despicable Me themed boxes. There are cut out pieces to dress up your Twinkies. once  your Twinkies is dressed up snap and pic and enter a contest. see Hostess cakes for more info.

Dress up your Twinkie™ like a minion! Snap a pic. Upload it to our facebook gallery. Prizes will be given away daily. And one lucky winner will receive a home theater system!

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Training We Are by DJKopet vs. Despicable Rebels by DJKopet

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Robot Tober Day Twenty


Remember when you use to swap items in the lunchroom? The clock work robot and a minion trade for their favorites items.
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Stars: clock work robot and surprise minion


Double minons at Tee Fury

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Teefury: Limited Edition $11 tees! has another
Tee-fury shirts are available for 24hrs at $11 each. Then they extend the shirt for after hours. You can still get it but the price is $14. After hours shirts are only available for nine hours then it’s gone. Plus they now have Youth sizes! Click their size chart for sizing details.

Available Thursday Sept 5th, Despicable Sea and The Minions have the Phone Box.

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An extremely Unexpected Gathering


Looks like Bilbo Baggins is playing host again.

LEGO unexpected gathering set 79003 bilbo baggings meets the minions

Appearing in this scene Bilbo Baggins at Bag End from LEGO An Unexpected Gathering  #79003 and from Despicable Me 2 Dave and Minion Surprise minions; Carl, Stuart, and Tim.