The 1st of September is fast approaching, which is the official release date of one of the most highly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Collectible series of all time – the Marvel Studios Minifigures series!
As the Collectible Minifigures (CMF) begin trickling out into stores worldwide (1 October for us here in Asia Pacific), the hunt to find your favourite characters from the series begins, so here’s a dedicated feel guide for the Marvel Studios minifigures to help you out.
I normally include Feel Guides in my review but have received many requests over email for a dedicated guide, so here goes!
But first, some common questions:
How many complete sets are in each box of Marvel Studios Collectible Minifigures?
There should be 3 complete sets per box of Marvel CMF.
Do note that this isn’t always guaranteed, and there are plenty of cases where sealed boxes have yielded less than 3x complete sets, but for the box I received for my early review of Marvel Studios Minifigures, I did get 3 complete sets.
LEGO can never guarantee the box distribution and contents, but officially, you should get at least one complete set per sealed box.
What is the box distribution and location of minifigures in each box?
So this is a fairly new thing with Collectible Minifigures – since LEGO switched to the new box configurations of 36 sealed blind bags per box, and 12x characters per complete series, fans have noticed that boxes have fixed patterns of the positions of characters within each full box.
Personally, I think this is a rather imprecise science as many things can influence the position of blind bags, and anecdotally, have seen to many differing layouts, or distributions to trust this completely.
That said, this is a handy reference as to the general location of specific characters or minifigures in the box – I always recommend cross-referencing and confirming by feeling for the minifigures
Here is the layout of my box. Again, I need to stress this might not be typical of all boxes.
In fact, Brick Fanatics had a slightly different distribution in theirs, so take this with a heavy grain of salt.
Okay, now that it’s sorted out, here’s the complete feel guide for the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures series!
I’ve been preparing feel guides for as long as I’ve been doing LEGO Minifigure reviews, and have always pressure-tested these guides with real-world testing, instead of just looking at elements and guessing because there’s a lot that can be unknown as to how each different identifiable element feels in the bag.
LEGO Marvel Studios Collectible Minifigures (CMF) Feel Guide
Scarlet Witch Feel Guide: Try feeling for Scarlet Witch’s large hairpiece which flairs out towards the base. You can also feel for her power blasts which have a curved shape, and handle on the inside.
The Vision Feel Guide: Try feeling for Vision’s laptop – the 2 x 1 tile your best bet, or the laptop screen, which feels like a 2 x 1 tile with a bulbous spine.
Monica Rambeau Feel Guide: Monica’s hairpiece is pretty large, and has plenty of grooves and texture to it. You can also feel for the helicopter blades, which is your standard LEGO rod/stick.
Winter Soldier Feel Guide: Try feeling for the Captain America shield, which is round, and has a handle at the back. If there isn’t some large chunky wings in the bag, it’s the Winter Soldier. Just be sure to not confuse it for Zombie Captain America, who has a rounded helmet, and you can always confirm with his knives, which come in a set together, and feel like separate pieces attached in a sprue.
Captain America Feel Guide: Captain America/Falcon is going to be the easiest minifigure to find, thanks to his large bulky wings. They have a large rectangular shape, with a very noticeable neck clip which will be very easy to feel for.
Loki Feel Guide: Throg is a little hard to make out as he’s quite large, and feels like an indeterminate lump. You can also try feeling for the mug, which has a more recognisable shape with the handle, and cylindrical shape.
Sylvie Feel Guide: Try feeling for Sylvie’s blades – there are 2 of them which feel flat, but have a rounded handle. Apart from that, you can try feeling for Alligator Loki, who is quite long, especially the tail which is quite thin and has a slight curve to it.
Zombie Hunter Spider Feel Guide: Zombie Hunter Spidey has 2 heads to feel for. Alternative, try feeling for his webbing string, which has noticeable grooves throughout, and studs at the end.
Zombie Captain America Feel Guide: Zombie Captain America is quite hard to find as his shield is the only defining accessory, so you’ll have to ensure that you don’t mix it up with the Winter Soldier, who has a knife accessory. Your best best is to find the shield and confirm with Captain America’s helmet, which has a smoother rounded feel to it.
Captain Carter Feel Guide: Feel for Captain Carter’s shield, and confirm with the 1×1 plates in the bag. They should be easy enough to dislodge by shaking the bling bag and have sharp corners which you can pinch.
T’Challa Star-Lord Feel Guide: Try feeling for T’challa Star-Lord’s helmet, which is the only full-sized helmet in the set – the opening at the bottom should be quite easy to feel for. Alternatively, feel for his Quad Blasters which have a flattish feel.
Gamora Feel Guide: Try feeling for the lightsaber hilt, which is the only one of its kind, or the flat blades.
That’s it – hope this will help you identify the minifigures you’re looking for!
To see more detailed photos from the Marvel Studios series, and what my thoughts are on each minifigure, be sure to read my review of Marvel Collectible Minifigures!
Good luck and happy hunting!
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