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Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the story!

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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Draykov » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:36 pm

that guy wrote:...in my angst and excitement to be the first in the world I probably handled it the wrong way and I wanted to apologize to all of you for that...and didn't expect it to spin that way but I guess it's too late for that. I don't want to be a jerk


Did the guy who invented bacon feel the need to apologize? No...no he didn't. Nor should you.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby GrayMattR » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:47 pm

I agree on no need to apologize to us. I see your need to make a few bucks while you're out of a job - at least enough to cover your cost of the minifigs you bought in order to crack the code. Thank you for openly sharing with the community!
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby AoNZ » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:35 pm

Thanks that guy.
You really helped the community out on this one.
I'm keen to try this out when they arrive :)
Must find news though if patterns differ for US and EU
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby CJF28 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:07 pm

So, went out tonight, to give this a try.

not too bad. grabbed 7 packs. got 5 of the seven that I still needed. got doubles of Baseball player and Indian Chief

Its hard than it looks though. there are serial numbers stamped on the bottom right, and its hard to tell if there is a bump being covered or not. And its just raised bumps. The black dots belong to the 'that guy'

But still, definitely a big help
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby dirkdigler » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 pm

:'( this story of the lost job and trying to create work or money brings tears to my eye, I too am out of work and have 2 kids, the USA of today is not what it was when I was a kid, You are what is RIGHT with the U.S. today! We need to get off our sarlaccs and Make somthing happen even if it seems a little out of the norm. Hats off to THAT GUY!!! For sticking it to the MAN and braking the code!! It will help a lot of people not buy 50 minifigs just to get the one minifig they want ;) Thanks for the inspiration!
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby xwingyoda » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:26 am

Thanks plently, the Lego community is in debt to you That Guy ;)

Now I just need series 3 to hit France and I'll be so glad to try that.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Jargon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:59 am

Just got my load tonight. Thanks for coming through, that guy.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby shoggoth666 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:26 am

Thank you! I really didn't want to buy oodles and oodles of these to get the 3 figs I want. :)
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:19 am

that guy: obviously, you started handling your discovery pretty poorly, but you ended up doing the right thing IMHO, and that says a lot about you and how much you do care about being part of the LEGO community.

I think that, in the end, you gave a great gift to this community, and for that, we are all in your debt.

I now will bow to your superior intellect... ;)
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby etcknight » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:46 am

Thanks for sharing your find, that guy! XD

In all honesty, I actually had a little bit of fun "feeling" for the various figures. It wasn't too hard - but did take time. I'm sure my wife will appreciate not having to wait in the toy section while I'm figuring out the figure packs.

Any idea where / when these will be released here? Target had them as part of their Halloween promo items, but it seems like these will be out before Easter. Do you think they'll be part of Christmas or Valentine's promos?
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Jargon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:16 am

I didn't have universal success with the bump codes, but it was a pretty effective supplement to feeling out the pieces.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby that guy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:45 am

Here's the box distribution based on the 4 I opened and counted.

Alien 5
Tennis 3
Driver 5
Samurai 4
Indian 3
Gorilla 4
Mummy 5
Space 3
Hula Girl 3
Rapper 4
Elf 3
Snowboarder 3
Fisherman 3
Baseball 4
Sumo 5
Pilot 4

There ya go.... XD
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Jabba the Taff » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:54 am

Thank you! I'm just praying it's the same for Europe, I presume it will be. I think you deserve a place in A New Hope's final scene!
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby onions » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:00 pm

that guy wrote:Here's the box distribution based on the 4 I opened and counted.

Alien 5
Tennis 3
Driver 5
Samurai 4
Indian 3
Gorilla 4
Mummy 5
Space 3
Hula Girl 3
Rapper 4
Elf 3
Snowboarder 3
Fisherman 3
Baseball 4
Sumo 5
Pilot 4

There ya go.... XD


This looks different than the one that Hillel had from brickpop. There's already some fail in those numbers. Elf should have been bumped up as well as hula, baseball, samurai; sumo and gorilla suit down, pilot down, driver down.

oh well, they'll figure it out eventually. one day we'll get a perfect case of awesome figures and the right distribution.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:38 pm

that guy wrote:Here's the box distribution based on the 4 I opened and counted.

Alien 5
Tennis 3
Driver 5
Samurai 4
Indian 3
Gorilla 4
Mummy 5
Space 3
Hula Girl 3
Rapper 4
Elf 3
Snowboarder 3
Fisherman 3
Baseball 4
Sumo 5
Pilot 4

There ya go.... XD


Huh? According to my calculations, that amounts to 61 minifigures, and there's only 60 in one box...
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Mister Ed » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:40 pm

This looks different than the one that Hillel had from brickpop. There's already some fail in those numbers. Elf should have been bumped up as well as hula, baseball, samurai; sumo and gorilla suit down, pilot down, driver down.

oh well, they'll figure it out eventually. one day we'll get a perfect case of awesome figures and the right distribution.

I dunno, I kind of figured that their reasoning for the numbers was specifically to put less of the ones people want more of, and more of the ones people want less of, because it is (supposedly) a blind product, and they want people to have to buy more to get the ones they REALLY want multiples of.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby that guy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:03 pm

Daz Hoo wrote:
that guy wrote:Here's the box distribution based on the 4 I opened and counted.

Alien 5
Tennis 4
Driver 5
Samurai 4
Indian 3
Gorilla 4
Mummy 5
Space 3
Hula Girl 3
Rapper 4
Elf 3
Snowboarder 3
Fisherman 2
Baseball 4
Sumo 5
Pilot 4

There ya go.... XD


Huh? According to my calculations, that amounts to 61 minifigures, and there's only 60 in one box...


Alien 5
Tennis 2
Driver 5
Samurai 4
Indian 3
Gorilla 4
Mummy 5
Space 3
Hula Girl 3
Rapper 3
Elf 3
Snowboarder 3
Fisherman 2
Baseball 4
Sumo 5
Pilot 4

There ya go.... XD

Edited (I messed up the rapper)

Also, I have 4 more cases to open tonight so I'll verify against those to make sure it matches this list.
Last edited by that guy on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:55 pm

I thought there was something wrong with the number of rappers, but since you're the one with the case and all... ;)
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby pharmjod » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:22 pm

once these start showing up everywhere, I could see that it might be useful to do a cheat sheet that is "to scale" with the actual foil edge of the packs. That way if someone were so inclined, you could dimple the paper or poke a hole in it to simulate the "bumps" and actually give a tactile feel for practice/comparison. I realize that not all packages are necessarily going to be uniformly marked due to slight manufacture variations, but it should be doable. Thanks to the OP for sharing with all of us! (i'd have probably never figured this out on my own :) One other thing.. I scanned a barcode I made today of the series 3 upc at TRU. It is in the system already at $2.99
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Re: Series 3 code list cracked - FBTB gets to break the stor

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:30 pm

Hah! TLC thought they were clever this time, but they can't outdo the ingenuity of their customers! :P
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