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8683 Minifigures Series 1 is a Minifigures set released in 2010. It is, like all sets in the theme, a collection of sixteen exclusive minifigures, many of which were based on concepts never seen before their release.
Each minifigure was sold individually in opaque polybags and came with a selection of accessories, a special display stand, and a paper checklist. The packaging was intended to make the minifigure a person bought random, however, it was quickly noticed that the barcodes on the back could identify the contents. The barcode was thus removed from Series 3 onwards.
LEGO initially underestimated the demand that these minifigures would create, particularly in the United States. While stocks were often plentiful in European stores, the minifigures were in extremely limited supply in other territories and shops would often sell out their small allotments within a day. Later series' redressed this issue, but Series 1 remains a highly sought-after item because of these problems.
- This series introduced nine new parts.
- This series has the lowest number of female minifigures, with a mere two characters. Series 2, 3, and 4 each have three, and Series 5 has four, Series 6, Series 7 and Series 8 each have five.
- Some Series 1 parts have appeared in LEGO Store build-a-minifigure bins. 
- All of the head markings of the sixteen minifigures, with the exception of the Spaceman, are available on LEGO Digital Designer.
- The Zombie from this series has appeared in the video game LEGO Battles: Ninjago and Monsterland Tales as the Crazy Scientist minions.
List of Minifigures
The minifigures included in this collection are:
- A Cheerleader with two pom-poms
- A Caveman with a club
- A Circus Clown a with horn
- A Spaceman with a helmet and a laser gun
- A Demolition Dummy with a wrench/spanner and a PA7 70 license plate
- A Tribal Hunter with a bow and quiver
- A Ninja with two golden katanas
- A Magician with a wand and interchangeable top hat and Hair
- A Super Wrestler with cape
- A Forestman with a hat, bow and quiver
- A Robot with a molded robotic right arm, robot claw and robot helmet
- A Skater with a skateboard
- A Cowboy with a fedora and two pistols
- A Nurse with a syringe and clipboard
- A Zombie with a shovel and a turkey leg
- A Deep Sea Diver with a diving helmet, flippers and air tank