If you haven’t purchased any of the Series 15 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71011) yet and if there are stores around you that are selling them, you might want to pick them up or be cautious about them. As per a report over on Reddit, there’s some sort of recall on them for whatever reason. Speculation from some is that it might be a legal issue caused by the Shark Guy who looks very similar to the Left and Right Shark from the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show last year. Some others think it’s just a recall because there are some issues with minifigures themselves or with their accessories like getting multiple torsos and no legs while some are getting multiples of a certain accessory.
If you look on [email protected], they’re already marked as sold out which is strange considering they were just released last month here in the US. Was this part of this whole recall thing or was it just a coincidence and they happened to sell out quickly. So far, it seems that is happening only in North America. As of this point, there is no official word from LEGO but I’ll keep you updated if there’s any news on it. If you picked up some of Series 15, did you have any quality control issues with them?
Update: Kim from the LAN has posted:
Just to be clear – we have not done a recall in 6 years and if we did, I am quite confident we’d all know.
There may be other issues that would warrant a temporary stop for distribution, but recalls are different: https://wwwsecure.us.lego.com/en-us/service/product-recalls?domainredir=service.lego.com
There is no IP claim with the Shark Guy – he was designed long before it became a costume with an uncoordinated dancer in it.
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