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Minifigures Series 10 is a series of Minifigures released in May 2013. It includes 16 minifigures and also features an additional, very rare one, Mr. Gold, of which only 5000 were distributed worldwide.
- Librarian (with mug and book)
- Roman Commander (with sword and cape)
- Warrior Woman (with shield and spear)
- Tomahawk Warrior (with tomahawk)
- Skydiver (with parachute)
- Bumblebee Girl (with jar of honey and wings)
- Grandpa (with mug and newspaper)
- Paintballer (with paintball marker)
- Sea Captain (with seagull binoculars)
- Sad Clown
- Revolutionary Soldier (with musket)
- Baseball Fielder (with glove)
- Trendsetter (with dog and smartphone)
- Decorator (with bucket and paint roller)
- Motorcycle Mechanic (with wrench)
- Mr. Gold with a staff
- This series includes a golden minifigure named Mr. Gold which will be randomly distributed throughout the world. There will be a total of 5,000 golden minifigures distributed, which will also contain a code to LEGO.com, which, when entered, will show the number of golden minifigures that have been found throughout the world at that point in time.
- This is the first (and possibly only) series to have more than 16 figures, with the 17th being the rare Mr. Gold.
- This series that has the most minifigures with additional printing.
- This is the third series that is released in May. The first being was 8683 Minifigures Series 1 and second being 8831 Minifigures Series 7.
- Bumblebee Girl, Medusa, Paintballer, Revolutionary Soldier, Roman Commander, Sad Clown, Sea Captain, Skydiver and Warrior Woman are the only minifigures from this series confirmed for the LEGO Minifigures MMO.
- This is the first series that was not released until the release of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
- Despite Mr. Gold's relative rarity compared to usual minifigures, he is more common than minifigures released for a special condition. However, he is the rarest minifigure to appear on the LEGO Website as part of a theme.
Background / HistorySeries 10 was a very controversial series of minifigures as problems occurred from both fans and stores.
Many Toys "R" Us stores placed signs near the minifigure packets to tell fans that they had all been checked by staff for the Mr. Gold minifigure, and that any found are kept and presumably sold by the store due to it's high value.
Some major supermarkets also faced the problem of having people rip open each individual packet to find Mr. Gold (or any other minifigure they desired) and then stealing them to keep for themselves.
As a result of this, some Sainsbury's stores in the UK were forced to place each individual packet inside a security protected case to prevent people from ripping open the packets in the hope of finding Mr. Gold.