The Hot Dog Guy Collectible Minifigure Series 13 is probably one of the most rare and unique minifig in the collectible series that is hard to find in a box of 60 collectible minifigures, especially one that has been out on display for customers to purchase.
What makes this minifigure hard to find? Well the answer is simple, everyone feels the blind pack for the minifigure accessories, which could identify them, and although it may take some time distinguishing the ones that have the same pieces for example the 1 x 2 tile pieces found in with the Jester or the Video Game Guy, except that the Jester has two pieces which sets them apart. The Hot Dog Guy is wearing a long roundish suit which makes feeling for him that much more easier than any other minifigure I have come across.
Traveling to various stores in hopes to collect the Hot Dog Guy proved difficult because of how easy it is to identify. I decided to visited the LEGO Store to search the large wide bin which houses about 3 boxes of minifigures that are dumped in there, hoping to get at least one minifig. After feeling my way through each package, which took about 45 minutes, the store manager asked if there was a particular that I was looking for and I proceeded to tell him. When the conversation was over he headed to the stockroom and brought out a brand new box containing 60 minifigures, handing it over to me and saying that I could put the packs in the bin. Surprised, excited and thankful I found only 3 Hot Dog Guys out of a box containing 60 minifigures.
It’s too bad that the Pizza Delivery Guy from the previous series did not dawn a mascot wearing pizza costume like the Hot Dog Guy but maybe (hopefully) LEGO will consider creating one or maybe a french fry, soda or burger costumes in a future series.