Just got a set and decided for an impromptu in hand review.
The gladiator helmet is HUGE! Almost too big but that's not uncommon with Lego. The paint apps are pretty nice and I like the short sword a lot. This is the "spartan" of series 5 that everyone will want multiples of. Also the right arm has painted armor! Look for the helmet, sword or shield with a stud.
I see a lot of people making robes for Harry Potter figures with the design from the graduate, very cute. The hat is easy to feel as well as the tile piece.
Snowboarder just has a new face and chest print, we've seen the rest before. This one is obvious when you find it.
The violin case opens to conceal the gangster's pistol. Look for the violin case with handle, large brim hat or pistol.
I liked that they built on some of the themes with the lizard man, cave woman and Cleopatra.
Cave girl has a new hair piece that holds a bone, nice paint apps on this figure. Look for the bone or club.
Lizard man is hilarious in hand, the tail attaches to the neck, he an't really sit down. I was toying around with replacing the head with a solid red or black to make it more like a real lizard for space/castle themes. Look for the tail piece, the lizard head isn't easy to feel.
The Zookeeper's monkey piece is easy to feel and designed to hang from horizontal lego handheld diameter poles. Look for the monkey or banana.
The eskimo is a rehash of parts with a decent paint app and han solo's new hoodie. The pole makes thsi one super easy to find.
The boxer's gloves are not accessories, they are attached to the arms! Easy to find when you find a body with huge hands, the helmet was more difficult as it's smooth.
The clown has a new mold hat and pie piece. Look for the hat and pie.
The lumberjack has a new mold axe. Painted arms as well. Look for the axe and ball cap.
The dwarf we've seen before but we never got a lot of them before so I'm happy to see this one included! Look for the helmet, pole or smooth shield.
The aerobics girl is a rehash of parts with an 80's paint app. Look for the rectangular boombox and hairpiece.
Cleopatra has a new hair piece. Look for the triangular part that makes up the lower half, just as easy as the geisha from series 4.
The royal guard has a new hat piece, nice to see the non musket-ball rifle. The hat makes this one pretty easy to find.
The Detective has a new hat. Look for the magnifying glass, the hat kinda threw me off to the lumberjack once or twice but it's ridged and has two brims.
, contact me if you'd like to perform trades from my inventory. I'm looking for original genosian fighers, second version a-wing fighters and tie bombers. I may be interested in other sets so let me know what you have.