1/25/11

LEGO Ninjago Minifigures - Samukai


Samukai is exclusive to the Ninjago set Garmadon's Dark Fortress (2505) .

Minifigure Parts and Accessories
Samukai is composed of nine parts - upper jaw, lower jaw/upper torso, lower torso, four arms, and two legs.


The head is composed of an upper jaw that is clipped onto a larger lower jaw/upper torso combo. The mouth is then hinged with a rather large 'bite' (*chomp*). The 'armor' on Samukai is part of the mold and not a separate part. There are also two connections points for the arms.  The upper torso attaches to the lower via the head post.

The lower torso is new featuring angled ribs and connections for the arms and legs. There's also a spine that juts out in back that allows standard LEGO body wear to fit the figure. This was not a feature on previous skeleton torsos. There are black holes on the minifigs "collar bone" and on the hips, which are attached to the torso, there is a red printed loin cloth. There are also two additional connection points for arms, bringing the total number of arms for Samukai to four.

The arms are a new part. They have clips on either end to attach to the torso and to allow the figure to hold a weapon securely. The clips are at a 90 degree twist to one another. This type of bent arm design has not been featured on skeleton figures previously.

The legs are also a new part. Although they clip onto the torso in a similar fashion as past skeleton figs, there are 'boots' at the bottom resembling a standard minifigure 'foot'. This was likely done to allow the figure to fit into the Ninjago spinner. This will be great for heavily-armored, deceased custom minifigs.

Army Building Potential
The ABP for this figure is low to moderate, primarily due to the price point of the current set Samukai comes in.

The Big Draw
This is the best minifig to date in the entire Ninjago line. The entire figure will be a great addition to any collection!

10 comments:

  1. I WANT SAMUKAI SO BED!!!
    I HOPE IT WILL COME A SET WITH LOWER PRICE THAT HAS SAMUKAI IN IT

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  2. @Damijan - There are no spinner sets planned with Samukai for 2011 (likely because he's too top heavy). He may appear in a lower priced set later in the year, but we will just have to see.

    There's always BrickLink too, if you just want this fig.

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  3. i wish that Samukai just came in a package by himself. so no one has to by him in a expensive set

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  4. It totally stinks that Samukai is not in a smaller pack.Maybe 1 could be called Ninja attack

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  5. i wish that I would finde a mini figyr of samukai on the grawd

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  6. to answer the first comment, Samukai will come out soon with a spinner of it's own.

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  7. I got my lego samukai at Brick
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  8. im getting a samukai this friday

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    1. from where ? bricklink ?

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  9. try brick link if you want the fig, hes really cheap there

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