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LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 8 first view!

by admin on July 16, 2012

in LEGO Minifigures

The first pictures of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 8 are now available, thanks to the French LEGO blog HothBricks (thanks, Nick, for the link!). All right, so let’s see what we got here! ๐Ÿ™‚

First of all there is the package to identify the Collectible Minifigures Series 8 ; this time it is black, which means that the retail-box for a set of 60 minifigures is going to be black too (no picture of the full box yet). You can see a partial view of eight of the minifigs.

And now let’s check out the group-shot of all 16 minifigures in the series. (You can click on the picture for a larger view.)

Belowย is the list of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 8, starting with the front row, and going from left to right:

  1. Cowgirl – nice hair & hat combo!
  2. DJ – love the headphones!
  3. Vampire Bat – black version of the LEGO Monster Fighters bat.
  4. Deep-Sea Diver –ย great big helmet!
  5. Pirate Captain – usual hook-handed, peg-legged bad-guy.
  6. Female Skier – don’t we already have enough of these? ๐Ÿ™
  7. Santa – cute new hat and bag!
  8. Hamlet – to be, or not to be? – this minifig is definitely a “to be”.
  9. Business-Man/Banker – okay, I guess… nothing special.
  10. American Football Player – same helmet as the hockey-player.
  11. Cheer-Leader – finally, someone to cheer the other guys!
  12. Alienย Queen – yes, she has lipstick on! ๐Ÿ™„
  13. Conquistador – one of the nicest minifigs in this series!
  14. Evil Robot – evil version of the robot from Series 1.
  15. Bavarian Guy – love that pretzel!
  16. Fairy – sweet, andthose wings are going to be very useful!

Here isย another view of the LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 8. (You can also enlarge this picture by clicking on it.)

Although the LEGO Minifigures Series 8 suppose to come out in September, a BrickLink member from Sweden was able to snatch up the whole series in a local store that put them up for sale early (probably by accident). Here is a picture of the whole collection:

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 8 (photo by Bizzy78)

In general I would say I like this minifigure series. It is not as dazzling as some of the previous series, however it does provide some nice minifigs that would be useful in quite a few settings.

I’m planning to get the DJ (my favorite!), the Bavarian, the Conquistador, Santa, the Fairy, the Cowgirl, Hamlet and three Cheer-Leaders. One thing I find disappointing is that on the firstย picture the Conquistador appears to have striped sleeves – ย which would have been a nice detail – however on the picture of the actual minifig, he has plain sleeves. ๐Ÿ˜

What do you think? How do you like Series 8 of the Collectible Minifigs? Which ones are your favorites? Share your thoughts below! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you would like to take a look of the currently available Minifigures Series, you can check them out at the Online LEGO Shop:

Also, you may like to head over to the LEGO Minifigures section, or select from some of the related articles below:

{ 77 comments… read them below or add one }

The Yellow Ninja July 16, 2012 at 10:54 AM

AWESOME minifigures! can’t wait to get them.

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

They are awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And also, you put qeen instead of queen ๐Ÿ˜† I love the Diver, DJ, and Conquistdor. Also like the Hamlet guy (the only one in this series w/a turn-around-head!). And the Evil Robot is growing on me. . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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legolotr (Nick) July 16, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Guys, the new preview for ninjago. https://web.telly.com/JUYSW?fromtwitvid=1 .

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legolotr (Nick) July 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM

you are welcome for the link.

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legolotr (Nick) July 16, 2012 at 5:34 PM

To the minifigs, I mean.

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nace10 July 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

These are pretty cool.

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nicster2000 July 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

How lucky,its available in Sweden,I love the all,Cheerleader’s got some competition pretzel looks good and a magical partner for the genie. Love it! Love the Minifigures as usual. But you would sort of have to admit Lego is indeed running out of ideas quite quickly. But still,love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I think they’re just trying to spread the ideas out. . . after all, it seems like they have already planned 6 other series, so they have to make sure they don’t use every thing up too fast! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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nicster2000 July 16, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Does the diver have the really tall feet like from Woody or what?

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Jacob July 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Its just a 1×1 plate on each of his feet. They are supposed to represent the weights to keep bell divers heavy enough to walk on the ocean floor.

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admin July 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Oh, yeah, bell-divers! That’s what they are called! I was trying to remember what they are called when I was writing the post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jacob July 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM

My least favorite is the skier. I love the fact the finally made a non-key-chain LEGO fairy, but it I wish the skirt actually matched the torso, and feels like they really wasted the potential on this one. The american footballer, though more realistic with a number printed on his armor feels kinda poor for an army builder, as there can only be one person with a specific number on the same team at a time.

My personal favorites are Santa, Barvarian, Playwright, Bell diver, the man with the bowler, and the alien (but only because she is in the same style and has the same logo as the aliens from Alien Conquest).

Overall not bad, but I feel they could do away with some of the rehashes. On the other hand, I can’t be the only one who thought it was interesting that the cheerleader has a red “A” on her shirt. I wonder if that was just coincidence or the designers sneaking stuff past the radar.

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I think the problem with the skier is the lack of color-coordination. She should have purple on her pants. Personally, my least favorite is the Alien. ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t like the fairy that much either. . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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admin July 16, 2012 at 2:46 PM

LOL! I was thinking of the red A too! ๐Ÿ™„

And yeah, the football-player is really lack-luster. The colors are boring and putting a number on him defeats the whole purpose of being able to build a whole team! ๐Ÿ™

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legolotr (Nick) July 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

RED A?

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Yeah, did I miss something? What’s the joke? ๐Ÿ˜•

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Oh, wait a second. Does it have something to do with this series being series 8 (since that’s pronounced aaghit – more or less)?

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Jacob July 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

If you all don’t get the joke, you either need to read more classic literature, need to be a little older, or a little of both. The “joke” has nothing to with LEGO.

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legolotr (Nick) July 17, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Mind telling us what it is?

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legolotr (Nick) July 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I guess you do… oh well.

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Micho July 17, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Just watch the movie “Easy A” with Emma Stone… they kinda explain it there pretty simply.

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

WEll, I don’t mind the number, but he really could have used a bit of blue on his torso or pants. At least, his shoulders shouldn’t have been yellow! ๐Ÿ™„

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KING_BOO_XDDX July 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM

i would scratch off the numbers and paint my own…

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nicster2000 July 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM

6 other series?! So there is going to be a series 14?

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Apperently! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Nick Nox July 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Arent some of these figs becoming a bit repetitive now? I mean a virtually similar robot to that of series 1. Another skier, cheerleader, diver etc.. Bit disappointing really. And did we really need another Santa Claus after the fairly recent Xmas set? ๐Ÿ™ Come on LEGO ๐Ÿ™ Very unimaginative. And no Ancient world figures this time? What about a Zeus with a thubderbolt? ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Shakespearean figure is my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚ A Queen Elizabeth, the first, would make a lovely fig ๐Ÿ˜‰ And can we have a Medusa (with head of snakes hair) for the ancient figs ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just my thoughts.

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legolotr (Nick) July 16, 2012 at 2:14 PM

great ideas for minifigs. ๐Ÿ˜€

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admin July 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Yep, a bit boring. We did need another cheerleader, but I’m not sure why LEGO is so much in love with skiers. I also miss having some ancient characters this time. ๐Ÿ˜•

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Haven’t there only been two skiers? ๐Ÿ˜• And after all, the Conquistador not that recent ๐Ÿ˜€ . Although something like a Roman with a toga would have been nice – actually, I originally thought the “ancient thespis” (actor) would have been a greek minifig with a toga. But after all, we could use that cuff! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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admin July 17, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Yeah, I also thought that “ancient thespis” referred to a Greek actor or something. Something from the time of Shakespeare is certainly not “ancient”, nor is a “thespis”. I don’t know who made up that name. That is why I renamed him Hamlet – which he obviously is with that skull! ๐Ÿ˜€

As far as skiers, we also had two snowboarders, which most people would put in the same category as the skier. Especially us folks who never even see snow except on television! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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gid617 July 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Oh, yeah, I forgot about the snowboarders. Personally, I like the winter sports, but this skeir is a bit plain. . . she shouldn’t ahve white poles. ๐Ÿ™

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de521 July 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM

wait, admin, you’ve never seen snow?

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Jacob July 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Actually, though I can’t be sure as the only loose picture is the one provided, but I think the robot is supposed to be a “Female” robot, due to the curvy printing. How that makes sense is beyond me. As for Santa, Its not som mauch another Santa as it is a perfect LEGO: a well done one with a printed torso, the newer beard and a new hat and sack is much better than the older “classic” LEGO Santa and worth making. I agree I would like to see a few more fantasy creature minifigs. I am not sure if LEGO would ever do Zeus though, as he is a religious. The merman may just be a merman and not Poseidon, and the Anubis figures (from Pharaohs Quest) I doubt were meant to represent the Anubis, mostly due to the inclusion of two of them in the largest set.

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Judging by the Robot’s face though, it’ not “female”. Check it out:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gislandertrading/7569952634/

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Jacob July 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Thanks for the link, It helped to make me have more positive opinions on most of the figs. Still feel unsure about the robot, I did like series 1 head much more.

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gid617 July 17, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Yeah, seeing them like that made me like most of them more. Except the alien, who still looks bizzare. ๐Ÿ˜€

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admin July 17, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I don’t think the robot is female either. I don’t see anything female-ish about it. ๐Ÿ˜•

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Chris of Yoda Archives July 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Queen Elizabeth would be cool. Hamelt’s ruff could be reused for Elizabethan figs.

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gid617 July 17, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Yeah, we need some more minifigs from that period now!

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Nrg Jay-mol July 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Those sound awesome nick! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Allen July 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I’m not sure if I want to pick these up or not. I agree with Nick Nox. They’re starting to get a little repetitive for my taste.

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stewbrick901 July 16, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Admin, when do you expect my post to be put on theBrickBlogger? Is there a specific date you can post it, and if yes, please e-mail me the date.

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admin July 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Hm… let’s see… I do have a post ready for tomorrow, and also one for Wednesday. So maybe Thursday, unless we will have the new Ninjago episode – if we do, I will post that firts, and then yours will be Friday. So expect Thursday or Friday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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stewbrick901 July 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I’d probably write another article by then… contributor, here I come!

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Blackpearlmatt July 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

The conquestidor will look great with the musketeer

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gid617 July 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

And with the Aztec. . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Micho July 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Ditto… read my mind

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Nrg Jay-mol July 16, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Conquistodore is the best mini figure EVER! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ the Alain (I’m having a hard time spelling right now) stinks!

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Chris of Yoda Archives July 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Alien Queen is cool, so is Conquistador and Pirate captain I can always use more robots. I also need Vampire bat, Hamlet, Diver, and fairy. Maybe Santa and Bavarian Guy.

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Quad July 17, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I had no idea that the alien was supposed to be female. I honestly couldn’t have called that one. lol.
Of the minifigures I think I’m goingto want that DJ, Hamlet, and possibly that diver to recreate a certain mythbusters episode in Lego. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Inger - The Brick Life July 17, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Hey Anna,
Thanks for the photos
I love the fairy.
Seriously, with the Disney license, apart from Wall-e sets (please!) Lego should take on Disney Fairies. Girls would LOVE it and the Disney Fairies license seriously needs some quality toys.
Cheers
Inger

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admin July 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Hey, Inger, nice to have ya! Yes, Disney Fairies would be awesome! I could use a few for my LEGO forest! I think LEGO will do it, but I hope they won’t be like the LEGO Friends minifigs! ๐Ÿ™„

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Micho July 18, 2012 at 1:55 AM

We would like to see pictures of this Forest you speak of Admin =)

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admin July 18, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Micho, one of the trees is on my flickr page. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Micho July 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM

can you post the link please???

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legolotr (Nick) July 17, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Inger, have you seen the Burn-e from wall.e that Angus Maclane made? https://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/3586118564/

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Inger - The Brick Life July 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Hey Nick
Thanks for the link – Nice!
Would love to see Wall-e and Eve minifigures, as well as the Axiom.
Maybe Wall-e can have a sound brick as his voice was so integral to the character.
Cheers
Inger

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legolotr (Nick) July 17, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I’ve made some wall.e characters into lego.

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legolotr (Nick) July 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Admin, sorry that i’m posting so many links. Guess I should ask you before doing it.

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admin July 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Nick, there is nothing to be sorry about. You post as many links as you want. As long as it is related to LEGO it is totally fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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legolotr (Nick) July 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Thanks.

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Nrg Jay-mol July 17, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I like conquistodor, hamlet, diver and football player

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Nrg Jay-mol July 17, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Oh and I like the cowgirl

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Nrg Jay-mol July 17, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Ninjago is on cn and it’s episode 6!

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Nrg Jay-mol July 17, 2012 at 8:49 AM

There doing the tornado of creation

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Micho July 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM

1.Cowgirl – Must have!!!
2.DJ – pass
3.Vampire Bat – Must have, cuz I’m not buying the expensive Vampyare castle
4.Deep-Sea Diver – awesome Jules Verne style must have, greta for Steampunk
5.Pirate Captain – Crazy awesome!!! Must have for my Pitaes II collection
6.Female Skier โ€“ Pass
7.Santa – pass
8.Hamlet โ€“ will go great with my musketeers
9.Business-Man/Banker – I think this guys is Watson to the Sherlock Holmes from Series 5.
10.American Football Player – pass
11.Cheer-Leader โ€“ Must get, and the series 1 also… do you sell that one on your Bricklink store Admin???
12.Alien Queen – why not???
13.Conquistador โ€“ Heck Yeah, will be the leader of the Imperial Armada sets or can go great with Hamlet and the Musketeer
14.Evil Robot – pass
15.Bavarian Guy – MUST HAVE!!!
16.Fairy โ€“ VERY SWEET!!! WILL DEFINETLY GET!!! I love Tinkerbell

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Tydroid Ninja of NINJAGONESS July 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I want the evil robot,Santa,alien and Sherlock holmes-ish police guy ๐Ÿ˜›

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Micho July 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM

“GOTTA CATCH EM’ ALL!!!”

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Micho July 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

We need an article on all the Comic-Con Exclusive minifigs too =D

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admin July 20, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Micho, yeah, planning to write on them… maybe next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Micho July 21, 2012 at 3:13 AM

That would be sweet.. thanks Anna.

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KING_BOO_XDDX July 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

who agrees that dj’s hair seems like coles hair with head phones admin do you agree

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admin July 22, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I’m not sure, but it is definitely cute! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Eric at A Lego a Day August 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I will have to get the fairy for my daughter, and the football player for my son. Very solid selection in this series!

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nicster2000 August 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I concur ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Carson October 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM

cool

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VADOR October 14, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The gold diver is neat.

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