The Surfer is exclusive to set 8684, The Collectible Minifigure Series 2.
Minifigure Parts and Accessories
The Surfer is composed of four main parts: hair piece, head, torso, and legs.
The hair piece is the same as that featured on the Series 1 Skater, but in blond. This will be a new color for this part, and likely to be sought after given the reaction to the Skater hair piece.
The head features a new facial print with stubble. I'm beginning to wonder if any male minifigures shave on a regular basis?!
The torso assembly is all yellow with a bare chested print. I believe this is the only bare torso print in the classic yellow color.
The hips are blue while the legs are yellow. The print on the front and sides of the legs complete the shape of the bathing suit. The floral print bathing suit is new for the LEGO universe.
The accessory for this figure is a surfboard with palm tree print. This is a new part, previously not available. There were a series of wind surfing boards (part 6075), but the stud placement was different and there was a hold in the middle of the board to accommodate a post. Although difficult to tell at this point, this surfboard appears to be shorter than the previous part. The edges of the surfboard are shaped to allow the figures to grip the board. Also, there are brick connections on the bottom of the board.
Detailed pictures of all parts and accessories can be seen here.
Army Building Potential
The army building potential for the figure is moderate. Not to be sought after to build an army of surfers, but the parts may be desired in multiples.
Feeling It Out
The surfboard would be the part to feel for here.
The following are the secondary bar codes that can be found on the back
of each bag which indicates the figure inside. The EU bar codes are
shown on the left and the US bar codes are shown on the right. These
bar codes come courtesy of Grogall. You can find a single pdf
containing all bar codes here.
“G’day, dudes and dudettes!”
Wherever the waves are radical and the surf is bodacious, that’s where you’ll find the Surfer. He’s the most relaxed guy around, but as soon as it’s time to hop on his surfboard, nothing can keep him from hanging ten from sunrise until sunset!
The Surfer has traveled all over the world and surfed at every beach he can find. No matter where he goes, he’s always sure to find a fun challenge on the rolling, splashing ocean!
The Big Draw
As it was with the Skater, the hair piece will be a sought after part for the creation of sig figs. The the torso and legs also have the potential to be desired for custom applications. The surfboard will, of course, be a hot item due to it's uniqueness.
(Pictures via Brandora.de and dita_svelte's Flickr stream)