As I’ve mentioned, one of my favorite holiday traditions of recent years has been perusing the exclusive holiday toys at Target. The last ones I picked up weren’t actually Target exclusives – the Christmas S.L.U.G. Zombies (review) – and neither is the subject of this review; however, I did find him in the Target holiday exclusives aisle. Given that he was part of a set of blind-bagged Lego minifigures (as part of the eighth series of these figures), I can only assume Santa’s presence accounts for what it was doing in that area.
Anyway, I must thank _GoGen_ on Flickr for providing me with the “bump code” I needed (which I looked up on my phone, right in the store) to locate Santa Claus. It worked perfectly. For those who don’t know, you can (sometimes) determine which minifigure is in the package by looking at small, barely detectable bumps on the edges of the wrapper. Combine that with feeling the figure within the package and often you can get the one you want.
There’s not a whole lot to say about the figure – it’s Santa Claus in Lego form. He has a hat, a beard, and a sack, and a small flat black piece as a stand. He does appear to be the classic American Coca-Cola Santa Claus and not the European Father Christmas type, which is what you sometimes get with these Europe-based toy manufacturers.
In short, he’s pretty much what you’d expect – a Lego Santa Claus.
Not being a Lego collector, I don’t have a whole lot of other Lego figures or toys. I got this guy because I’ll buy holiday-themed toys of anything, and he’ll join my annual holiday display.