Today is the second day of San Diego Comic Con 2019 and LEGO’s minifigure giveaway is for the LEGO Stranger Things Barb. The way the giveaway was done was the same as yesterday for the Advanced Suit Spider-Man except for a couple of things. First is that the time changed from 9:30am start time to 8:30am so I’m going to assume it’ll be like that tomorrow as well for the Zebra Batman. Also they added another iPad to make the line go a lot faster and I was out of the line by 9:00.
As for the packaging, it’s the same clamshell style as before. The card features the LEGO Stranger Things logo along with the SDCC 50 years on the bottom left. The back side has an advertisement for The Upside Down (75810).
As you can see above, my card has scribbles all over it. That is because the LEGO designer of The Upside Down, Justin Ramsden, was in town and he had a signing event at the LEGO booth so I headed there to get my signed along with many other fans. My inscription shows, “To The Brick Fan”, along with a speech bubble that says “Help”. All of it including the signature is written upside down.
As for the Barb minifigure itself, she is wearing the pink plaid ruffle shirt that is knotted on the top. The legs are just her blue jeans with some printing of the button and pockets. She has a double-sided head showing her with glasses and having content and scared expressions. The hairpiece is the short one in nougat.
Overall, the LEGO Stranger Things SDCC 2019 Barb minifigure is a cool one but I do wish this was included with The Upside Down. With it being an SDCC exclusive, it means that it is now more desirable and creates a great demand for. That showed today when I was lining up. I was there earlier today under the tents but I was in line further back than yesterday. As of this writing, the unsigned versions are hovering around $160 while the signed ones are at about $350.