Last Sunday Nov.14, I went to Build City, the local LEGO store here in the Philippines, just before leaving I got some codes. When I arrived in the Build City, I forgot the purpose, instead I found myself looking and nearly drooling at Slave 1. So I went to the counter and showed them my barcodes, first they asked me 'Sir, what minifig do you need?' I wanted a Spaceman and Ninja. To my surprise, the barcodes were useless, instead, they would feel the package for the minifig inside, 1st one was the Ninja then the Spaceman. They memorized everything in the packages of Series 1& 2. All they did is feel the package and in a second, you'll have what you want. You'll never need barcodes here, Build City knows all the minifigs without codes.