If you are unfamiliar with the collectable figures, Lego has released 4 series so far.
Each series has a set of figures, offerred for sale separately in a concealed bag so you don’t know which figure you are buying – thankfully the figures are inexpensive ($2.99 US).
The figures are an affordable way for kids to enhance their existing Lego, by adding distinctive new characters without having to buy whole new sets.
Each of the 16 figures is unique to the series and has never been made by Lego before. The figures can also come with accessories to suit their particular character.
If you collect the minifigures the Mini Collector App is a great way to keep track of your collection and help determine what is inside the sealed packs.
Lego Minifigures Series 5
Here is the official release from Lego:
Collect every mystery minifigure in the hot new Series 5!
With 16 all-new, special minifigures in Series 5, you can grow your LEGO? minifigure collection instantly! Which one will you get when you open the mystery bag? Each minifigure comes in a sealed mystery bag, so you never know which minifigure you might get.
Each character has its own special accessories, display plate and collectors
leaflet. Inspired by movies, sports, history and just everyday life, this collection includes: Fitness Instructor, Flamenco Dancer, Lizard Man, Lumberjack, Gladiator, Small Clown, Egyptian Queen, Evil Dwarf, Boxer, Ice Fisherman, Jungle Boy, Graduate, Royal Guard, Cave Woman, Detective, and Gangster! Collect all 16!
PLEASE NOTE: Only 1 of 16 individual minifigures in each mystery bag. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures and some minifigures may be more difficult to find than others. You may receive 2 or more of the same minifigures trade with your friends to collect them all!