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When did The LEGO Group first use the term minifigure? Have they been called that since their introduction in 1978?

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"PEOPLE" in a 1979 brochure – Pod Dec 18 '12 at 14:22

I kept searching and found out for myself :). The US magazine from 1979 calls them Mini-Figures, even the version without arms.

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