March 17

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The Simpsons – Lego Mini Figures Series 1

I’m not gonna go into a whole diatribe here about my love for The Simpsons, what it means to me, and how it has affect my life.  I’m sure there will be times and blogs in the future (or even a podcast) where that could be discussed with some of my buds and posted for those curious. Hell, I’m sure there will be blogs dedicated to the best episodes for each season, or even a top 20 (I don’t even know if I could do a top 10 – considering how strong the first nine seasons were. No, this article will take a close look at the 1st Series of Lego figures from The Simpsons.

Series One was introduce in 2014. The figures were featured as “blind bag” releases, meaning you had to buy the bag (or the whole box of bagged figures) and open it to see what figure you were going to get. This style of collecting has become really popular over the past few years. As a collector, this shit drives me crazy. Just let me buy the stuff I want! My wife is a fan of the blind box figures of The Walking Dead, but that’s probably because I’ve bought the majority of them for her and I just wait a bit and buy them as a lot on Ebay – just like I did for Series One and Two of these figures.

Hopefully in the next few months, I’ll be able to go fullout and get the Lego Simpsons House and the Kwik-E-Mark sets. Here’s hoping! In the meantime, let’s take a look at each of the 16 figures in Series One!

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

Homer comes with a remote control for the TV and a delicious donut with sprinkles. MMM…Sprinkles!

Marge Simpson

Marge Simpson

Marge comes in her usual outfit with a Donut Fancy magazine!

Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson

The ultimate underachiever comes with his skateboard (and a black Lego base stand, just like the rest of the figures if you prefer him on that).

Lisa Simpson

Lisa Simpson

Poor little Lisa. The focus of so many bad episodes, and the lack of focus in the household. She comes with her Saxaphone. Too bad she didn’t come with a copy of Bleeding Gums Murphy’s “Sax on the Beach” album to hold.

Maggie Simpson

Maggie Simpson

Maggie comes with her bear, Bobo. Well, I think we all know who’s bear Bobo really is – and the plot makes for one of the best Simpsons episodes ever.

Abe “Grampa” Simpson

Abe "Grampa" Simpson

 Ol’  Abe here comes with the newspaper with his infamous picture and headline that was featured in a Season 13 (Episode 13) gag where the picture was used for his drivers license.

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

“WHO NEEDS A KWIK-E-MART?!?”  Apu does! He comes with a delicious Squishee.

Chief Wiggum

Chief Wiggum

“Bake him away, Toys!” Clancy here comes with a baton and a megaphone.

Krusty the Clown

Krusty the Clown

Krusty comes with a pie. Too bad he didn’t come with Mr. Teeny.

Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns

Charles Montgomery Burns comes with Blinky, the three eyed fish and a carbon rod.

Ned Flanders

Ned Flanders

Homer’s neighboureno comes with a mug and a toolbox.

Milhouse Van Houten

Milhouse Van Houten

Milhouse comes with a Biclops comic. I hope his dad, Kirk, comes out in Lego form with his demo tape, “Can I Borrow a Feeling?”

Nelson Muntz

Nelson Muntz

The big bully of Springfield comes with a bat.

Ralph Wiggum

Ralph Wiggum

You gotta love that Springfield’s dumbest child comes with his Valentine’s Day card that he gives to Lisa.

Itchy

Itchy

One half of the cartoon duo. Ready for extra violence with his club.

Scratchy

Scratchy

Scratchy is looking for vengeance with his axe.

There you go: you have a quick look at what Lego released as their Series One set.  I’ll be taking a similar look at Series Two in the next day or so. Hope you enjoyed it!

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