Series 5 had a lot to live up to, and for the most part it wasn’t as good as the previous series.
The Graduate is easily my favourite of the 16, not least because it’s as representative of an actual graduate as it can be. It’s currently the only minifigure to use the mortarboard hat. You may remember my efforts to bring the Series 5 Graduate and the Series 3 Gorilla Suit Guy together, in a storyline called Gorillas vs. Graduates or something.
The Egyptian Queen is my least favourite in the series – most obvious statement ever. Even if the figure is meant to represent Cleopatra: if a minifigure comes with one of those basic snakes as an accessory, you know it sucks. Even more to the point, the torso and head are the only potentially reusable parts of the figure – although if I remember correctly, someone made good use of the skirt slope in an MOC.