The augmented-reality theme’s series of collectible minifigures (that totally aren’t Collectible Minifigures) are packaged in cardboard rather than plastic, making it impossible to feel out individual characters.
While distribution among individual boxes may vary, StoneWars’ box of 24 characters contained two complete series of 12 minifigures. Better yet, the position of each of those characters in the box was identical across its two columns, suggesting the LEGO Group is adhering to a specific pattern.
That means if you spot a freshly-opened box on a shelf, you’ll hopefully be able to accurately pick out the exact character you want by simply counting back from the front. Here’s the order of 43101 Bandmates’ minifigures as they appeared in StoneWars’ box, from back to front:
Red Panda Dancer
Cotton Candy Cheerleader
Ice Cream Saxophonist
There’s no guarantee that this will be the case for every box, of course – but as StoneWars points out, an even distribution among all boxes would be the easiest for the LEGO Group to manage logistically. 43101 Bandmates will go on sale on March 1 for £3.99 / $4.99 / €4.99 per minifigure.