11/24/10

LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 3: The Baseball Player


The Baseball Player is exclusive to set 8803, The Collectible Minifigure Series 3.


Minifigure Parts and Accessories
The Baseball Player is composed of four main parts: hat, head, torso, and legs.

Again, based on these pictures, the ball cap is new mold in red. The print on the cap makes a white front with the letter 'C' for 'Clutchers', which also appears to be the name of the team this guy plays for.

The head print is new, and very basic. It almost appears to be the classic minifig face with white pupiled eyes.

The torso and arms are white, while the hands are yellow. The print on the front of the torso resembles a pinstriped jersey in red with a red undershirt. Again, the team name is 'Clutchers' which is a tip of the hat to  the clutching power of a LEGO brick. It also has dual meaning, as in 'pulling it out in a clutch' or 'clutch play'. There is no print on the back of the torso.

The hips and legs are white with a belt print on the hips, but no print on the legs.

The accessory that comes with this figure is a baseball bat. The bat is dark tan in color with white print on the handle.

LEGO.com Bio
“Let’s get out there and give ‘em a great game!”

To the Baseball Player, nothing is as important as good teamwork. He memorizes all of his team’s game strategies, pays close attention to the coach’s signals, and does his best to help win no matter what position he’s playing. It’s not about personal fame or the number of home runs he hits – it’s about everybody having a good time on the field, and giving the crowd in the stands a terrific game to watch.

The Baseball Player isn’t just a professional athlete; he’s a big fan of the sport, too. He has an ever-growing collection of baseball memorabilia, from Bob Battingsley’s original rookie card to the signed bat of the world-famous “Brick”  Ruth himself. But his top favorite is his mint-in-package collection of historic baseball stadium hot dogs. He’s almost got the complete set!

Army Building Potential
The ABP for the figure is moderate to high. You could field an entire team with some head changes...but you wouldn't have an opposing team...or baseball mitts.

Feeling It Out
The hat and the baseball bat are the items to look for here. Look for these items in combination, as the Rapper also has a similar hat.

Bar Codes
Unlike previous series of collectible minifigures, there will be no secondary bar codes to help determine what figure is inside. However, there are a series of 'bumps' on the bottom of the packages that can be used to identify the contents (LEGO Series 3 Collectible Minifigure Codes). These codes were provided courtesy of FBTB.net and Rick Theroux.

The Big Draw
The baseball bat and hat are the real draw here. New elements, not available in previous sets

3 comments:

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I have some better pictures of Series 3 up and would be happy to let you use them. They're not stellar, but they're the best I've seen so far.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jake_snicket/sets/72157625300711159/

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  2. @Aaron - I have to agree 100%. Fantastic pics. Thank you very much for your offer! This deserves a post...

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  3. Hey there. Just wanted to let you know I built a baseball team with this figure and have a decent solution to the lack of baseball glove issue. For my team I use either a tan or brown stud. I also use a white stud for a ball.

    Like you said though, a team to play against is key. I'm still trying to master that one :)

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