Collectible Minifigures Series 1: The Skater

Minifigure Parts
The Skater is composed of four parts, a new hairpiece, head, torso with skull "hoodie" print, and blue legs. Both the hairpiece and torso print are new.

The accessory is a blue skateboard with black wheels, not unlike previous minifig skateboards. Its been confirmed that The Skater will come with the new minifigure stand too.

Army Building Potential
The "army building potential" or "ABP" for this figure is low.

Feeling It Out
The skateboard is likely the key to identifying this figure in advance. It might be confused with the minifigure stand, but not other accessories. If you wanted to seek it out, or avoid, it shouldn't be too hard.

Bar Codes
The following are the secondary bar codes that can be found on the back of each bag which indicates the figure inside. The bar code on the left is valid for the EU while the bar code on the right is valid for the US. These bar codes come courtesy of Brickset.com where a single pdf containing all bar codes can be found.

The Big Draw
The big draws here are the hair and the torso. The rest is a little "meh"...

FBTB.net Poll Standings

According to the poll currently on the FBTB.net forums, The Skater is at the back of the pack with figures like The Magician and The Tribal Hunter. As always, those who frequent AFOL forums may not be representative of the broader market, but it looks like these figures might be sought just to fill out a full series one collection.

Official LEGO.com Bio 
“Bet you can’t do THIS!”

The young Skater practices all the time to be the greatest skateboarder in the world. He lives for speed and tricky stunts, and when he’s around, any and every surface becomes his own private skate park. His board is his prize possession, and he always makes sure to keep it clean and shiny, even when he gets totally grungy himself.

The Skater is extremely competitive, and he can’t stand to see anyone do something better or faster than he does. His rivalry isn’t just limited to other skateboarders – he’ll try to out-race trains and out-jump pigeons flying in the park, just to prove he can. He hasn’t beaten them yet, but he’s sure he will some day!

(Pictures from FBTB.net and Brickset)

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