Below are the dot codes for 13/16 of the minifigures. Please be aware that dot codes are unreliable and might differ from those below so you should always have a feel of the packet to work out what is inside! I've given some hints on this below. The dot code can offer you a quick check only.
So, with the dot codes out of the way, onto what you can expect to find in your LEGO minifigure bags this time around!
The LEGO Movie Minifigures
1. Calamity Drone
This lady drone has an amazing little red hat piece.
You can feel her out first by checking if there is a dress piece inside (they tend to make the packet bulkier and are easy to feel).
However, she is not the only figure in a dress in this set, so confirm that it is her by feeling for the rifle!
2. President Business
President Business is a mean looking guy.
He is a simple figure with a great hair piece.
You are most likely to feel him out by the fact that he is the only figure with a mug.
3. Hard Hat Emmet
The hero of the set (I'm guessing, as other than the trailer, who knows what this movie will be about!).
He comes with a 1X2 flat piece, but is not the only figure with one (Cop has one too.)
You will feel him out by his slightly bumpy helmet and the fact that he does not have handcuffs.
4. Wild West Wyldstyle
Wild West Wyldstyle is our second lady with a dress piece, so that will make the packet slightly more obvious.
Distinguish her from Calamity Drone by feeling for her fan and the lack of rifle.
5. Abraham Lincoln
Ab (can't wait to see him in the movie!) can be felt out by the large hat/beard piece.
It's pretty distinctive. You can confirm it's him by the 2x2 tablet piece.
6. Mrs Scratchen-Post
She can be felt out by feeling for her cat and her long hair piece.
7. Scribble-face bad cop
This two-sided cop has a great second face but can be felt out by the handcuffs and the 1X2 tablet.
The tablet alone is not enough as Emmet also has this piece.
8. William Shakespeare
You will be able to feel him out by his ruffle piece (this will feel like a bumpy round circle) and the 2x2 tablet.
His hair piece might distinguish him too as he has a bald top.
9. Gail the Construction Worker
A female construction worker! I love how awesome this is.
I wish there were more women in these kind of LEGO roles!
You can feel her out by the distinctive drill piece.
10. Larry the Barista
Larry, larry, larry. Overpriced, average coffee provider for the LEGO world.
He is a simple figure set, and can be found by feeling for his coffee cup.
11. Velma Staplebot
Velma can be found by feeling for the 2x2 tablet piece and the beehive hair style (you can get a small finger in it so it's quite large and helmet like).
12. Taco Tuesday Man
Everyone loves Taco Tuesday.
Taco man can be found on the simple fact he has two huge extra pieces - the hat, and the plate.
13. Where are my pant's Guy
Do American's realise that no pant's in the UK means NO UNDERWEAR??? Creepy!
Anyway, just feel for the packet with two leg sets!
14. Wiley Fusebot
Wiley is pretty easy to find.
His hat has a tail on it, and his dynamite is a bumpy set of 3 tubes together.
15. Panda Guy
This is probably my favourite figure this time. Just for the cute panda teddy.
You will find this guy because his panda head is pretty obvious. Feel for that and the teddy bear and you're there.
16. Marsha Queen of the Mermaids
One of the easiest to find because she has the large tail piece rather than legs.
I hope this helps you with your search for the movie minifigures.
Remember, it's best to search for figures by feeling them out and then using the dot codes as a back up confirmation.
If anyone has the dot codes for scribble face cop, the cat lady, or Shakespeare, please let me know what they are.
I will try and get them added as soon as I can find them myself, or elsewhere.
Have a happy LEGO filled day.
EDITED 01/02/14 with Shakespeare and Mrs Scratchen Post's photos and dot codes.