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Found them today. Picked up all 12 of the blind bag figures, will wait for a sale on the box sets.

Per and hisstank, there are codes on the back of the package. Printed on the back, on the right side I think. (UPC code is the same for all)

  • 23401 75 Alley Viper
  • 23401 76 Cobra Ninja Viper
  • 23401 77 Cobra Trooper
  • 23401 78 Crimson Guard
  • 23401 79 Cobra Axe Ninja
  • 23401 80 Kim Arashikage (Jinx)
  • 23401 81 Kamakura
  • 23401 82 Quick Kick
  • 23401 83 Rock-N-Roll
  • 23401 84 Scarlett
  • 23401 85 Adventure Team Commander
  • 23401 86 Torpedo
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Thanks for the heads-up! Found the full release at my local TRU: bought a couple of boxes and a handful of the solo figures. Who could resist a ninja temple?!

I'v been very satisfied with the Kreon minifigures. They are definitely Lego-compatible in grip size and the brick quality is right there with Lego, well above Mega Bloks.

So, yeah, Jatta Pake, you're learning fast that most of these blind bags have a code somewhere on them that lets the discerning buyer avoid dupes. Even without know what was in each bag, I was able to buy unique numbers. And, of course, had I hit the internet first (as JeffBohn posts), I could have actually sorted through for specific figures (like, say, Kim Arashikage).

I think Lego is about the only one that has made their markings so subtle it's nearly impossible for a normal human to decipher it. And Playmobil, I don't know that there's any kind of code on those bags.

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Comparison pics for the curious:

The Good: LEGO lovers will love the head and accessory compatibility with Joe Kreons. Kreon body is more articulated and pose-able than LEGO minifigures.

The Bad: Kreon torso not compatible with LEGO legs and vice versa. Two pegs (LEGO) vs one peg (Kreon).

The Ugly: Kreons have no compatibility with Minimates. The ball joints on Kreons are smaller than Minimates. If you want to turn Kreons into GI Joe Minimates, you will need a sharp exacto and glue.

Edit: The Kreon torso is compatible with the Minimate crotch. More research needed on potential customizing options.












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Thanks for the pics, Jatta. I'm really not a big fan of the Kreon humans (though I love the Transformers), but I might end up picking these up. Has anyone checked to see if the sets and vehicles are close enough to Minimate scale to work? I've made enough GI Joe customs to want to give them something to ride around in.

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I think the Minimate size compatibility is equivalent to LEGO. Minimates are just a tad too big, but I only picked up the Checkpoint Alpha set so I can't speak to the other sets.

Do you have a pic of the Checkpoint motorcycle with a minimate that you can share?

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anyone else still getting these? id like to trade or buy to finish up my sets


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