"I "had" to get the Wizard of Oz characters (although I haven't seen the movie to see how they tie in), but left the store with 9 packs because a few other characters caught my attention. Remix Emmett is so cheerful and the Giraffe Guy is great. I like the new elements and how some of the characters have multiple expressions. As for the lighter-weight plastic packaging - I'm guessing it's part of Lego's commitment to be more environmentally friendly. I don't leave my minifigs in the original blind bag, so I don't see why some people are complaining."