Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#34: LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures - Homer

For the first time ever, LEGO has released a series of blindpacked minifigures based on a licensed property, America's favorite nuclear family The Simpsons. Unfortunately, the fact that it's a licensed series means the price has gone up a dollar, although I ended up getting most of the series, fueled in large part by nostalgia. Until this week's LEGO episode, I hadn't watched a new episode of The Simpsons in a long time, but I was into it big time for the first 10 seasons or so.

So, here's Homer. Interestingly, all the Simpsons minifigures use new headsculpts rather than the traditional LEGO headpiece. It takes something away from the LEGO-ness of the figure, but it does make for a more accurate appearance. The Ninja Turtles figures (and others) have done this already, so it's nothing new, although this is perhaps the only line to completely forego traditional head shapes. For accessories, Homer includes a remote control and a donut. These are what you want to feel for when trying to find Homer. You might try feeling for the head, but nobody else comes with a single stud piece, so there is no room for confusion when feeling for the donut.

Here's the bump code for Homer, with batch code 401B4 on the back.

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