Thursday, December 10, 2009

CITY Advent 2009: Day 10

CITY Advent: Day 10

7687 - 2009 City Advent - Day 10
Postman

A postman. Hrm.

Well, considering that 90% of my holiday shopping has been mail-order this year, I don't have any problem counting this guy as a Christmas Minion.

As far as mini-figures go, this one isn't bad. The shoulder-bag accessory (from the Indiana Jones line) is a nice touch - it's certainly more useful than yet another 1x2 tile with a envelope printed on it. Speaking of printed things, this torso design has only appeared in two others sets: 2009's 7731 Mail Van and 7732 Postal Plane.

The postman's hat is worth noting, too - it's the new "short bill" style that started showing up in mid 2009. It has a more curved shape than the classic LEGO ballcap, fitting the figure's head better and looking a tad more realistic.

Let's hope the rest of the "Going Postal" sub-theme is as worthwhile as the minifigure.



7 comments:

Legowink said...

Ok, I see the police man cn fit on the road side of the callender "playground" but where does the mailman go?

Little Fire said...
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Christopher Doyle said...

@Little Fire: Yeah, afraid that counts as a spoiler. Even if you don't explicitly say what's on the way, commenting on the quality of the items still gives stuff away.

Anonymous said...

Huh! I didn't notice the short bill cap! Anyways I think this guy is one of my favorite minifigs.

RJBT said...

This is shaping out ok...

JimmytheJ said...

ooh, I might actually Bricklink this one! (I got the pirate calendar.)

Little Fire said...

You know something? Mine came with a regular cap. D: