Despite the boys initial dislike for the figure and the girls instant love of it I’m actually really liking it. I honestly can’t think of any sets that we have that we could use it with though. I guess mine will be staying on the shelf and my daughters will be used when ever she can steal the horses from the boys.
I love the simple design of the model. The decals look crisp and for once the accessories actually give it some motion rather looking… well looking like a lego figure standing on a shelf I suppose. I’m not a fan of the non-standard hair/hat pieces you get with the collector series though. Very cheap looking and sometimes they don’t fit in with build quality of the rest of the minifig. In this case though you barely notice it once it’s on the minifig.
The lasso is easy enough to find in the packet. The loop is slightly angled and even though it’s the bend-able plastic they’ve used it still retains that shape in the packet. The hat/hair piece is another way to ID the minifig. It can be confused with the cheerleaders hairpiece but you should be able to find the rim of the hat easily enough.
As with the Olympic minifigs I thought about producing a dot/bump code guide for this series. In all honesty though after sitting staring at the packets in my house for a good twenty minutes I just can’t read them well enough. The robot packets I have for example all have the same lot codes but completely different dots. They are probably exactly the same but just too faint to read properly and if I’m being completely honest if you can get close enough and have the time to look for the dots you’ll have a far better success rate with the feel guide and spend less time on it as well.