The LEGO® Looney Tunes Minifigures officially hits store shelves on April 26, 2021. However, the series has already appeared at many retailers around North America. In Canada, I found them at Toys R Us. On a recent shopping trip, two out of three Toys R Us stores I visited had them. Consequently, I felt my way through a multitude of bags in order to find each character. I posted my unbagging video on YouTube, and you can watch that below. Today, I will share my Looney Tunes Minifigures review and feel guide.
First off, this series was hard to figure out. In feeling Minifigure bags, I usually identify characters by their accessories. However, all the characters in this wave have uniquely molded head pieces. Subsequently, the heads threw me off several times because I was not sure if they were accessories in some cases. Ultimately, it took longer than normal to find all twelve Minifigures. There are multiple characters with similar parts. As such, I recommend always finding two items before deciding on the bag contents.
Overall, how do I feel about this series? It is fun, but not really my thing. I did not grow up with any particular attachment to the Looney Tunes. Truthfully, I remember not liking the series as a kid. However, I did own one Looney Tunes VHS cassette that I found absolutely hilarious. Additionally, there were characters I liked. I was particularly fond of the Tazmanian Devil. I think Looney Tunes fans will like this series. But, it is much more a niche interest series than most other Minifigures waves. In terms of what to look for in identifying each character, read on.
The first thing I noticed with this package was the double bagging. Bugs’ head is loose in the blind bag while the rest of the character is in a second clear baggie inside. That is not a telltale sign because others come like that too. However, it narrows down the search. Second, bugs has big ears. Be careful with that trait, because Wile E. Coyote feels similar. I determined the bag contained Bugs using the two carrot pieces.
I identified Daffy using the “Rabbit Season” sign. It is an obviously square piece with a clip on the back. This is the only blind bag with a piece like that. When looking for a second indicator, I found the beak on the headpiece easy to identify.
Of all the characters in this Looney Tunes Minifigures review, I had the most difficulty with this one. I could not figure out the tailpiece or the head feather. In the end, the bowl and the “ice cream” brick gave it away. Once I knew to look for those, finding this character in the slew of blind bags became much easier. Road Runner is the only character with both those pieces.
Tweety is one of two characters with stumpy, un-moving legs. That helps to narrow the search. However, the telltale indicators are the three round, 2×4 bricks used to build the mallet. I also found the stick used for the mallet handle helpful. But, remember, other characters have sticks too.
Petunia is one of the easiest characters to find. I identified her almost immediately using the cup and tea pot. However, she also has a molded skirt piece that feels like a large dish. Additionally, her pigtails stand out when feeling the package. To help narrow the search, she is one of four characters with the short, moveable legs.
Speedy’s hat is the easiest piece to identify in this blind bag. Additionally, it makes the blind bag feel thick. You do not really need another sign for this character. However, the bag contains several wedge bricks used as cheese. To narrow the search, he is one of two characters with stumpy, un-moving legs.
Wile E. Coyote
This is one of three characters that comes double bagged. Wile E.’s ears might throw you off though. They feel a lot like Bugs Bunny’s. However, if you carefully feel around them, Wile E.’s snout is apparent. I identified this character initially using the four bricks that make up the anvil. The tail is not a great feature to use because four characters have tails. Additionally, the Tazmanian Devil has an identical tail piece.
MARVIN THE MARTIAN
Because Marvin features a cloth piece around his waste, he comes double bagged. That makes the bling bag feel thicker, which helps narrow the search. However, he is one of three characters packaged like that. The biggest giveaway here is the helmet piece. I found the Spartan feel of it easy to identify. The second item I used was the ray gun.
Taz is another of the easily identifiable characters. The large round brick he stands on the biggest giveaway. However, you can also clearly feel the mold of his mouth and cheeks on the headpiece. Another sign I found easy to locate was the pie brick.
Sylvester is a very non-descript Minifigure in my opinion. I had a hard time figuring this one out. Ultimately, the baseball bat was the only piece I could actually identify in the blind bag. It has a very distinct feel with a rounded top and the grip near the bottom. Oddly enough, I could not figure out the headpiece on this one through feel.
Lola is one character I found easy to identify using her headpiece. The angle of her ears is easy to feel. However, the other easily identifiable brick is the ball. No other character has a piece even remotely similar to that.
You can narrow down Porky using the stick piece. Only three characters have one in this series. However, the giveaway for me was the sign. It is a 2×4 tile, and no other character has a similar piece.
As I said before, this was not my favorite series of Minifigures. I was never really a Looney Tunes fan. However, I know a lot of people who are. Consequently, there is a niche market for these characters. In terms of new bricks, I am most excited about the printed cheese wedges that come with Speedy Gonzales. The LEGO® Group used this piece as cheese before, but never with printing. That concludes my Looney Tunes Minifigures review. Hopefully it assists you in finding all the characters yourself. How do you feel about this series? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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