I'm back with my reviews and grope guide for the second half of Lego CMF series 13! If you missed the first part, you can find it here.
Equesticle in a horse costume be far away?) Unicorn Girl has a clean white outfit with blue "hooves," a lavender mane, and matching tail. The tail was a nice surprise, as it was not visible in the promo photos I'd seen of UG. There's a nice star pattern on the costume's chest, and she has some cute little freckles on her cheeks. UG as a whole is simply adorable, and as a shortpacked female minifig who is also part of a popular subset, she's sure to be one of the harder ones to find the longer this series is on store shelves, so get her while you can!
Groping guide: With three pieces that are unique to her in this series, UG is fairly easy to find. The tail piece is easy to find, but it can be unclear what it is if you haven't felt such a part through the foil before. Her helmet is also pretty distinctive, though it too can be tough to identify within the package. The horn is a separate piece, so find it for confirmation if you're not certain. She's packed at only 3 per case, so if you're on the fence about her, my advice is to grab her if you find her. You can always sell or trade her later, and she'll never be worth less than the $4 you'll pay for her right now.
Groping guide: The turban is easily confused with a couple of other pieces of headgear in this series, so try to find the flute and the cobra. The cobra might be a little tough to identify, so if you think you have one, use the flute for confirmation. The snake charmer is packed at 4 per case, so he shouldn't be too tough to get.
Groping guide: Between her unique (to this series) armor and katanas, the samurai is one of the easier minifigs to find in this batch. Like all the females in this set, she's packed at 3 per case. she seems to be getting overlooked while everyone scrambles to amass HDS guys and unicorn girls, but it wouldn't surprise me if the army builders wind up making her a bit more scarce as this series spends more time on store shelves.
Groping guide: The saw and the board are very easy to find and identify. This guy is packed at 5 per case, so he's very easy to come across. He's the swashbuckler of this series.
Groping guide: His sword is unique, but there are a lot of swords in this series, so your safest bet is to find the shield. It's the only accessory in this series that has that shape, and since it's rather large, it's easy to find in the package. He's packed 4 per case, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding one unless you have some obsessive army builders in your area.
Blacktron!). This is a really cool minifig, and I definitely have the urge to pick up a couple of extras for some customs.
Groping guide: The head is a rubbery sort of material, like Itchy and Scratchy, so it's pretty easy to figure out that you have the alien. You can feel the tentacles through the bag with your fingernail to confirm. Zoidthulhu is packed 4 per case, so he's easy pickings.
All this leaves the Fencer and the Galaxy Trooper as the odd figs out. They were the only minifigs in this series that didn't interest me much, so I never picked them up, and do not plan to. However, I ran across quite a few of them in my searches, so I can provide a groping guide for those of you who want them. For the fencer, his helmet is large and easy to find, but can easily be confused with some of the other large rounded headgear in the series. His rapier, however, is unmistakable, so look for that. He's one of the less common in this series at 3 per case, which is surprising since I came across a horde of them at Target. It seemed like every third minifig was a fencer!
For the galaxy trooper, his helmet, guns, and armor are all unique to him. The armor is the easiest part to identify, so if you find a big hunk of plastic that isn't hot dog-shaped in one of the foil bags, you've got yourself a trooper. He's common at 5 per case, so you should have a pretty easy time finding him(again, unless there are a bunch of army builders in your area).
That wraps it up! Like I said in part one, this is quite possibly the strongest lineup to date, which is really saying something, as that bar is set quite high. Get out there and get 'em while you can! Simpsons series 2 is just a couple of months away, after all!