Alternate Stickers for the Monster Fighters Vampyre Castle?
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:16 AM
Well. Not quite.
Back when I initially bought the MF Vampyre Castle, I found that the glow-in-the-dark stickers included seemed to be peeling off slightly from the waxy paper backing they're attached too. I wasn't too thrilled about this because I figured if they peel off of the backing that easily, how long will they last on my castle?
So I put the stickers aside and planned to request a replacement sheet from LEGO Shop at Home.
2 months later I finally got around to sending in my request and when I received the replacement sheet - I got 2! One was the familiar glow-in-the-dark version, and the other was a color version with brown leaves and red glowing eyes. Awesome!
I'm not too much of a fan of the whole glow-in-the-dark gimmick, so this new colored sticker sheet is a very exciting find for me. Has anyone else seen this, or received it in their set?
(I feel like a bouncy 8 year-old. I guess it's the little things, right?)
Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:00 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:10 AM
If you look at the sheets, the numbers in the bottom are different, but the numbers in the top are the same.
Edited by Sid Sidious, 31 October 2012 - 03:15 AM.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:39 AM
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:40 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:11 PM
Your stickers might be common (replacements for people worried about glow-in-the-dark), or they may in fact be rare.
At work we sell collectible money. A few years ago we carried collectible banknotes from the Bank of Canada. They came in a sealed plastic lens, and a booklet that was the COA. We got a call from a customer saying their COA didn't have a serial number. We told them to ship it back to us. When we got it back, we discovered it was their prototype, and the serial numbers on the bills were the ones that appeared in the photos of the set (and on the box)! We sold the set for 10x what they normally sold for.
Lego may have made a run of regulars before they made glow-in-the-dark for the sets, and your sticker sheet may have accidentally gotten out (should have been destroyed). What would you think/do if only a few of these ever existed outside of TLG? Would be extremely rare!
That being said, I wouldn't mind getting those stickers from them, either! It would have been nice to have had two options. I actually scanned and reprinted the stickers it came with because my experience is that Lego stickers tend to peel off a lot of times (reprinted ones don't).
Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:48 PM
Locutis, what brand of sticker paper do you use? I always wonder how long LEGO stickers will last for, but I'm never sure that commercial sticker paper from an office supply store would be any better.
UPDATE: I was just looking at the stock pictures of the set (used for promotional purposes and such), and the stickers in the picture are the colored version, not the glow-in-the-dark ones! I feel silly for not ever realizing that before. I do have to say that when I contacted customer service I commented that maybe the stickers were peeling up because of the thicker glow-in-the-dark-ink. Perhaps, as NickAB mentioned, they assumed I wanted an alternate to the GITD that was phosphorescent-free. (Wow, typing GITD is much easier than glow-in-the-dark, lol. )
And (I hope this is totally legit), but if anyone wants the full-size 300dpi tiff scan of the colored version, I'd be happy to e-mail it to you. Just please send me a PM through the website instead of filling up the message thread. (Though that would make me look wildly popular... )
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:07 PM
Unfortunately there are issues with printing white, as obviously being clear sheets you won't get white. However if you work around that caveat you can still get good sticker results. You can't stick on black or dark green, for example, but you do get decent results on white, tan, grey, etc.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:57 AM
It kinda depends on the situation. In my case, no I didn't have to pay.
(And thanks for the info, Locutis. )
Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:21 AM
When you print stickers using those sheets, you just cut them out (carefully) using a scissor or knife.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:13 PM
offers are welcome
I put a lot of glowing parts in my MOC, so it looks great in the dark
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:41 AM
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