Today’s polybag was a pre-order bonus for the LEGO City Undercover game through Target stores. This might have been the first and last time the pre-order bonus minifig was offered without the game attached to a reservation card.
The reservation card was only a dollar with no obligation to buy the game. So Target stores sold out of these pretty quick but sales of the actual game were probably not as great. It was only a buck! No strings attached! I’m fairly certain that after this, every LEGO game after this required the full purchase of the actual game to get the bonus minifig, either zeroed out on the receipt or packed into the game box.
The Chase figure is actually really nice despite the hair piece not matching the color on the front of the bag. You couldn’t tell from the picture of the polybag but there is some arm printing that is only on the right arm: a police badge patch on the shoulder.
The other nice thing about this minifig is that it is 75% unique and exclusive to this set. The torso, legs, and head were never made available in any other way.
The prints on the torso’s front and back are just exquisite. Chase is outfitted in what looks like a S.W.A.T. vest adorned with pouches on both front and back, a badge on the front, and a “POLICE” logo on the back. Even with all that, I don’t find it to be too overly detailed and is just right.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Chase McCain is just a solid minifigure. Uniqueness, excellent prints, nice details, and cheap and easy to get assuming you were able to beat all the hoarders and managed to get one for the asking price of a buck.
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You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year
I’ll be raffling every polybag I review this year in one big lot, all 260 sets (with the possibility of more). Each set will be individually stored in a ziploc baggie complete with the extra pieces, instructions, and the actual polybag bag it came in. The cost of a raffle ticket is just $1 USD and you can enter as many times as you want. Send a PayPal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org for $1 USD for every ticket you want to purchase. DO NOT send one payment for multiple entries i.e. do not send one $5 USD payment for five tickets; five $1 USD payments must be made instead. Raffle is open to everyone in the world except where raffles are illegal. Be sure to put “POLYBAG RAFFLE” in the notes section of the payment in order to be entered successfully. Winner will be drawn sometime early January 2023 and contacted at the PayPal email address the payment was sent from to arrange for delivery. For a running list of all the sets that you can win, check this Google spreadsheet.