The Traffic Cop is exclusive to set 8684, The Collectible Minifigure Series 2.
Minifigure Parts and Accessories
The Cop is composed of four main parts: helmet, head, torso, and legs.
The helmet is the same as part 30171, most recently appearing with the Space Police III sets.
The head features a new sunglasses print with reflector type lenses.
The torso assembly is tan in the torso and arms with reddish brown hands. The torso print is new resembling a shirt often seen on law enforcement officials.
The hips and legs are both black and feature no print.
The accessories for this figure is a standard pair of handcuffs in light blueish gray (part 61482) and a 1x2 tile (part 3069) with print to make it look like a ticket book.
Detailed pictures of all parts and accessories can be seen here.
Army Building Potential
The army building potential for the figure is moderate. City police minifigures don't often have a lot of variety in their uniforms. This would be a way to add diversity to LEGO law enforcement with a couple of quick head changes.
Feeling It Out
There's not a lot to choose from here. You might go for the helmet or handcuffs, but both are likely to be difficult to discern from just feeling the bag.
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.
Official LEGO.com Bio
“Mine are the safest streets in town!”
The Traffic Cop patrols the streets, looking for anybody who’s speeding or up to no good on the roads and highways. Don’t try to break the law in his city, because he’s sure to find you and give you a ticket!
The Traffic Cop doesn’t want to seem mean, but he knows how important it is to enforce the rules and keep the city safe. After all, protecting the people who live there is a huge responsibility!
The Big Draw
Outside of the opportunity to add diversity to your City police force, there is not much else.
(Pictures via Brandora.de and dita_svelte's Flickr stream)