So in summary, we are still missing: The initial Austrian Klick comics, The Time Cruisers board game and cards and whatnot, That Prinzen Rolle tie-in comic. Correct? And what's our best bet for getting those?
That's what we're missing as far as Time Cruisers, plus anything that may have been on Klick TV (still kind of on that, though). There's also the rest of the LEGO World Club issues that Dark_Turtle hasn't been able to upload, which I assume would have several photo comics in them along with all of the rest of the content.
As far as the Prinzenrolle comic and the board game, I think that Dark_Turtle is virtually our only chance of ever seeing them. World Club is an obscure magazine as it is, and I don't imagine there are too many people out there that would hold on to promotional items tied to it, even compared to the magazines themselves, after all these years.
But if World Club stuff is obscure, then the old Austrian Klick issues seem to be virtually nonexistent. I'm keeping my eye on eBay, but even if something were to come up there isn't a ton I could to unless the seller decides to ship internationally. Unless I missed something, nothing notable has appeared since alan and I failed at our attempt to get some magazines a while ago.
Missed this before. I've seen "Commander Bear" and "Major Kartofski" in various places, and directly tied to the minifigures, but I've only seen "Captain Magenta" here. Is the name ever used anywhere else, particularly along with a specific minifigure? There's really only one choice of a minifigure that would fit him (the higher ranking SP2 officer with the epaulettes) but it'd be good to see another source.
While we're on the topic of minifig names, check out this neat early attempt to compile a list of them. The really interesting part is JohnKelly's post:
I was in the model shop when Ice Planet rolled out. That summer before it came out, they passed around a theme summary that named all of the mini firgures in the theme. Turned out there were names for the other themes as well. Pity I didn't write it down, or I'd be able to post it. The one that I do remeber is the red haired woman from Ice Planet was Major Urusa.
The implication here is that LEGO named all of the characters for the US region, and then just never used the names in advertizing ever. This would explain where the Black Knight and Commander Cold come from in LEGO Racers; HVS was sent all of LEGO's info on the minifigures, including, apparently, stuff that was never publicized.
Also, I'm willing to bet that he is misremembering, and that it is really Major Ursa. Because, you know, Ursa Major.