September 2016 will be upon us in just a few short days, and while it is my birth month (September 4th!), it’s usually a little boring as far as LEGO new releases go. But hey, September’s arrival means we’re just a few short weeks away from one of the most beloved promos of the year–the annual Toys R Us Bricktober LEGO exclusives! And with just over a month till the event begins, the exclusive Minifigure Collections appeared today!
Unfortunately, the coolness of those sets may have spoiled us a little bit for what TRU is returning to for Bricktober 2016: four weekly exclusive minifigure four-packs containing four “sort of new” minifigures!
I say “sort of new” because I don’t believe there are any new parts in these box sets at all, but rather pieces pulled from a variety of sources, including the LEGO Minifigures Series and Ultra Agents.
Of the four sets, I think this one is definitely the weakest.
I’m not at all convinced that a race car driver qualifies as an athlete, but I think team-builder collectors will really appreciate getting extra football uniforms parts, swim trunks legs and a tennis racket in a free promo set. I also love the glasses on the tennis player woman.
It’s nice to get a female sheriff in a free set, and I love the blue jacketed police detective. This set also includes rare yellow legs for the prisoner–looks like this poor dude was put in jail for indecent exposure!
One of these sets will be given away with a qualifying purchase each week at Toys R Us during October 2016. Stores that have leftovers (and there are almost always leftovers) usually sell their remaining stock after the event. I’d guess these sets will be $14.99-$19.99 in the United States after the event.
I’ll post updates here and to the Brick Toy News Twitter and Facebook Pages once Toys R Us officially confirms these sets for Bricktober in the U.S. and reveals what the purchase threshold will be to earn one for free.
What do you think of this year’s Toys R Us 2016 Bricktober exclusives, brick fans? Are you aiming to snag any or all of these Minifigure sets, or are you just not jazzed about what’s basically just mash-ups of existing figures?