Looney Tunes, everybody has heard of or seen the whacky but loveable characters in some shape or form, be it from the original series in 1930 or the latest 2015 ‘New Looney Tunes‘, they’re certainly here to stay!
Being immortalised in LEGO Minifigure form is another notch in their belt adding to a long line of achievements and not to mention the many Oscars and Academy awards.
It is definitely safe to say that there is a massive fan base and making the decision to open that up to LEGO was a stroke of genius, and might I add way overdue!
As with a lot of LEGO releases lately there have been leaked details and following that a box of the CMF (Collectable Minifigures) series was accidentally released early, resulting in the final character list being revealed and our first glimpse.
Having got a full set from a good friend on release day, or there abouts, I couldn’t wait to see the Minifigures in the flesh and see if they’ve done the classic Looney Tunes characters justice.
These Minifigures are superb and go beyond my expectations entirely. The individual and unique moulds LEGO have produced look and work so well, they really finish off each character extremely well.
The accompanying tick sheet is just like any other and features five of the more complex mini builds found inside some of the packets. Including Porky Pig’s ‘That’s all folks’ sign, Tweety’s hammer, and Wile E. Coyote’s anvil.
We’ve taken photos of each Minifigure, front & back, and we’ll go through them pointing out features and parts of interest. Each character has a new moulded head/piece which will also mention.
Perhaps the most well known character of them all, Bugs Bunny!
His new moulded head piece along with the design and printing is spot on and looks almost identical to how we remember him from the classic cartoons. The two top front teeth, wide smile, whiskers and eyes are very crisp and highly detailed for a LEGO Minifigure.
He comes with a fully built carrot accessory and a standard 3×4 black stand plate.
The torso and legs also feature some printing too, with a few toes on each foot, a white furry chest, and a tail on the reverse. It’s a shame he doesn’t come with a new moulded rail piece, as in the cartoons I’d say it protrudes enough to warrant something more 3D.
Lola Bunny first appeared in 1996 starring in Space Jam along with other Looney Tunes and none other than Michael Jordan!
Her outfit is loosely based on a Basketball kit, sporting a vest, shorts and trainers. She does come with an orange ball accessory which is meant to be a Basketball, I think!
The new moulded head piece is similar to Bugs Bunny’s but with the alternate position of the ears being almost ‘brushed’ back.
One of my personal favourites is Daffy Duck, you can’t help but feel sorry for him continuously having his bill shot off by Elmer Fudd, and launch at the same time.
His new moulded head piece is unbelievably accurate no matter which angle you see it from. The curvea of the beak, shape of the eyes, and the little quiff of feathers atop his head, perfect!
His torso does have a small printed chest line on it but sadly that’s it, which I’m fine with as he’s a black feathered Duck after all. The great thing is his legs are dual moulded and makes the orange feet really standout.
The accessory is a printed sign that reads ‘Rabbit Season’, it consists of a brown bar and a 2×2 yellow tile with clip, similar to LEGO computer screens. The text is sharp and looks great against the yellow tile.
Marvin the Martian
This has got to me my least favourite out of all the Looney Tunes characters, I just don’t get what he’s about.
With the only one to have a traditional Minifigure head he looks a little out of place in the lineup, although his new moulded helmet wins back some points.
The helmet piece is bright green and looks quite bulbous. There is a yellow plume on top which finishes the helmet quite well.
He has a plain red torso and legs, with white shoe printing on the foot. The skirt/costume piece is a nice addition and wedges between the torso and legs as usual. Another accessory Malvin has is brightly colour Ray gun, it makes for another nice addion to the Minifigure and a rare part too.
Along with Daffy Duck this is another one of my absolute favourites, the moulded head piece and print is done exceptionally well and it just looks so good!
Having such a big, wide open, mouth the design and print had to spot on, and it is, it’s actually the reason I like this Minifigure. Being a Minifigure collector I tend to look out for these features and study them closely, I like to think of myself as a perfectionist.
Taz is the only Minifigure to have a different base to stand on, instead of the usual 3×4 black plate he comes with a unique 4×4 round white disc that also has a print on it, in the form of his iconic whirlwind. Along with the disc we get two accessories, a pie and a chicken leg, as Taz is constantly eating random things!
This cheeky chappy is cool, with his bright yellow sombrero, red neckerchief, and cheese 1×1 cheese slopes!
At first this was one of the characters I could of easily left off the list of must gets, but having since built and displayed it he’s becoming a liked Minifigure. Not just because of the printed cheese slopes but with the whole combination of parts and accessories.
The new moulds continue with the head and sombrero combo and looks great. The tail is also a new element and again looks the part, it would have been strange if LEGO decided to go with a part already in their stock, the new piece is definitely welcomed!
Sylvester the Cat is a great character and he gets into a lot of trouble trying to catch & eat Tweety, without much luck I might add.
Along with Daffy, Sylvester’S head mould looks absolutely amazing, LEGO have captured his essence for sure, and he looks good in 3D too.
He comes with a baseball bat of all things, sadly it’s nothing new being seen plenty of times before. The same goes for his tail, although it has had a recolour!
The torso print is a tad washed out, it’s to do with printing onto a darker surface, in this instance trying to apply his white fur chest on the black torso – doesn’t quite work.
This one for me is a bit of a let down and for one reason only, he’s too big!
I understand that scaling is sometimes an issue when it comes to LEGO and Minifigures in particular, but I feel this one is off scale and looks out of place because of it. I would of preferred him to come packaged with Sylvester and be a lot smaller, almost making him an accessory.
Pushing the scale issue aside the actual parts used are pretty good, and the unique moulded head is stunning, they have captured Tweety’s head shape so well. The torso is very minimal with only a single chest line on the front and a printed feather/tail on the back. His legs are again the older style of non-posable child legs.
His giant hammer is a little baffling as I don’t remember him using one. The build of it is OK and nothing special, the hammer’s head does swivel somewhat. I almost think that this Minifigure should have been left out of the series!
Wile E. Coyote
This character had to be the one I watched most from the classic cartoons, his shenanigans and whack plans wee fun to watch. I don’t think he ever caught Road Runner, shame.
The Minifigure itself is awesome, it comes with another new mould for the head and they just keep getting better. LEGO has done a cracking job with all the new moulds and this one especially stands out for me, his nose is so long, you can really see it in the photos above.
His anvil is a nice addition and one I always associate with Wile E. Coyote, that and an ACME Rocket!
To be fair you don’t really see this character for long as the focus is usually on Wile E. Coyote, and the fact he’s quite fast doesn’t help.
Before I go any further I know the tail is upside down and that it’s pubing the whole Minifigure up, when building it I didn’t look at the instructions, doh!
The Minifigure is great although the proportions are a tad out, but being LEGO there’s no way around it, apart from making a brick-built one. The torso and feathery wings are a good combination and work well here.
His accessories are a bowl and some corn, Wile E. Coyote uses corn to entice Road Runner to a certain spot to try and trap him. Although we are only give one the off yellow corn/popcorn piece is a very nice addition.
Like most of us I have never heard of Petunia Pig before and including her in the first series of Looney Tunes Minifigures is a bit odd, considering the multitude of more recognisable characters left out.
She comes with some cool parts though, including short posable legs which feature undergarments, first time this has been done on these shorter leg pieces. Her plain red skirt is also great to have along with the standard teapot and cup.
The head piece looks ok but nothing special, I find it funny that a Pig has pigtails, that could just be me though.
Her torso features very basic printing on the front with a thin black line to represent a collar outline.
In my opinion the accessory here out shines the Minifigure and for good reason, the ‘That’s all Folks!‘ catchphrase is well known Worldwide and sums up the entire Looney Tunes. Porky Pig is the stuttering, funny, and famous Pig that signs off every episode of the cartoons and is potentially one of the most known characters!
The 2×4 tile itself is simple yet done to LEGO’s high standard of design and printing, with the letters being crisp and easy to read. It looks at though LEGO struggled to fit the famous catchphrase on the tile, going right upto the edge on both sides.
Porky himself had a similar moulded head piece to Petunia Pug minus the hair of course. His torso suffers the from the same problem as Sylvester’S and that his flesh chest is slightly off colour and in turn doesn’t match his legs and head. The legs must be a first for LEGO in the sense that it’s technically a nude character, I wonder if that ever crossed their minds when working on his Minifigure?!
Overall this series is most certainly the best one to date, with so many recognisable characters, new moulds, and plethora of cool accessories it’s definitely a winner in my book!
The amount of moulded head pieces is insane with all but one (Malvin Martian) being unique. Most notably Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and of course Bugs Bunny representing their onscreen counterparts to a T!
All the accessories were perfectly choosen to suit each character and again makes them recognisable instantly. Although Tweety’S hammer was an odd choice.
We highly recommend grabbing this series in full and displaying them pride of place in your collection.
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LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series
Overall this series is most certainly the best one to date, with so many recognisable characters, new moulds, and plethora of cool accessories it's definitely a winner in my book! The amount of moulded head pieces is insane with all but one (Malvin Martian) being unique. Most notably Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and of course Bugs Bunny representing their onscreen counterparts to a T! All the accessories were perfectly choosen to suit each character and again makes them recognisable instantly. Although Tweety'S hammer was an odd choice. We highly recommend grabbing this series in full and displaying them pride of place in your collection.
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