If you’re wanting a Mr. Gold minifigure from the recently released Series 10 Collectible Minifigures (71001) theme and feeling generous, now’s your chance to help out a great cause. BrickBrats has listed an auction on eBay to benefit the American Lung Association of California. May is Asthma Awareness Month and they are letting people know more about the cause because the disease has affected their family directly and now they are giving back. All the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the American Lung Association of California so you’ll know exactly where your money is going. The auction has 8 days left with a current high bid of $510 as of this writing. This Mr. Gold minifigure is numbered #4625/5000.
According to Brickset, a couple of collectors in North America have found the elusive Mr. Gold minifigure from the Series 10 Collectible Minifigures (71001) line. The minifig was found at Walmart in Ontario, Canada so if you’re wondering if they could be found in normal retail stores and not just LEGO stores, there’s the proof. The image above shows Mr. Gold that was found from a collector in Georgia.
If you’ve been lucky few to find Mr. Gold this early, now’s your chance to make some quick bucks on eBay or Bricklink. There was an auction on eBay that ended just today that sold for $1200 from a seller in Oregon.
The new Series 10 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71001) are starting to show up in retail stores a ahead of the scheduled May 1st release date. There have been reports of them being sold at Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart stores throughout the United States. Keep a look out for them and see if you can find that elusive Mr. Gold minifigure!
A German seller has found 2 of the 5000 Mr. Gold minifigures that are in Series 10 LEGO Collectible Minifigures and they are now on eBay for €999 or about $1,307.09. The two minifigures are numbered 865/5000 and 870/5000.
The high prices of the Mr. Gold minifigures aren’t surprising since these are probably the first ones to show up on eBay but I know I won’t be paying insanely amounts of money just to get it. Probably a majority of collectors out there might miss out on him and might end up paying quite a penny just to get one. Hopefully more show up online and prices drop significantly to be tempting enough to pick one up.
Brickset is reporting that the LEGO Series 10 Collectible Minifigures (71001) have started showing up in Hungary. KockaMania.hu has posted images of the minifigure checklist as well as an image depicting the rare Mr. Gold minifigiure. Remember there are only 5000 of the Mr. Gold minifigures being produced by LEGO so unless you’re buying it off the secondary market, better start searching as soon as you can. Series 10 is expected to be released in the next couple of months.
Last year, we reported there will be a brand new LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia being released this year but weren’t sure what the exclusive minifigure was. Today, Hong Kong LUG (HKLUG) revealed what this minifigure will be in the DK Book. As you can see in the image above, it will be a Toy Soldier in a red and blue colored uniform with a rifle and a wind-up key.
The LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia will feature all the minifigures from Series 1 through 10. The book has 208 pages and will retail for $18.99 and will be available May 1, 2013 but you can pre-order it on Amazon today.
In one of the images from the book, Mr. Gold from Series 10 is also featured. The description for him is as follows:
Somewhere out there is a very special Minifigure called Mr. Gold. Shiny and golden from the top of his hat to the tips of his toes, he never turns up exactly where and when you are looking for him. If you do happen to spot him, it is said that you will be lucky all day long!
Likes: Being found by accident
Dislikes: Fingerprints on his spotless finish
See Also: There’s no one else like Mr. Gold!
Did You Know?
Mr. Gold was created as an exclusive character to celebrate the 10th series of LEGO Minifigures. He is very rare and the only figure that can’t be found in every case of Minifigure bags.
Brickset has posted an image of the new LEGO Series 10 Collectible Minifigures. Argos has them listed at £1.99 and they will be released in May. We’ve known the list of these minifigures for a while now but it’s nice to have a clear view of what they look like. Series 10 will also be the one with the Golden Minifigure inserted randomly in the boxes. There will only be 5000 of the special minifig in the world. My impressions of him is that he looks nice and will be easily feel-able in the packages but it’ll be extremely hard to find one of these guys.