Lego released a set of 16 collectable minifigures in sealed packs in the style of collectable trading cards. Each case contains 60 packs. Each pack retails for S$3.90 and contains 1 of 16 minifigures, its accompanying accessories, a 4x3 plate (with 1 row of studs) as a stand as well as an instruction sheet/checklist.
Each minifigure comes with a unique face, torso, legs and interesting accessories. They would make a great addition to your town set or other playsets just to populate your Lego world. It's mind-boggling alone to think of the different permutations and combinations just by mixing the hair, head, torso and legs within this set alone.
How do you know what the sealed packs contain even before opening them? Simple... there's the tried-and-tested feel the pack way which is tedious and not fool-proof. The second method is to look at the barcodes on the packs. Each of the 16 minifigures has its own barcode. While this ruins the fun of trading and collecting to gather a complete set, it's perfect for people like me when I just wanted one piece of each. Series 2 will be released later this year and I hear that Series 3 would do away with the barcodes.
Complete set of 16 (MISB)
2 different versions of packaging - some of the minifigures in the set are pictured
Back of pack - The narrow barcode strip reveals the minifigure contained within
Crash test dummy
Magician (with and without tophat)
Checklist / Instruction sheet
All 16 minifigures