kelceycoe

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  1. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Yes it was! So wasn't the Dino Island and the Amazon sets!
  2. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Sounds like an extension of the Hidden Side with the villains from another dimension. I doubt it means the end of the theme.
  3. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Why are there no Hidden Side sets in the new SAH catalog here in the US?
  4. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    If I buy the castle... I'm considering turning it into a "headquarters" for the actual Monster Fighters themselves from 2012. I was disappointed that line only gave them vehicles and no actual castle like the videos showed especially since LEGO has pretty much given each the good guys and bad guys their own vehicle and fort since the Pirates debut in 1989. For furniture, I'll likely reuse stuff from my second Vampire castle I bought so it can now appear less cluttered.
  5. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    There have been numerous sets with box art released that never were released publicly. It would be stupid for LEGO not to release the only remaining set that closely resembles the MF castle, the set that could help get more AFOLs into buying more HS sets, especially after the disastrous second wave.
  6. Can anyone tell me if any of the figures from DC Super Heroes 71026 are the '60s version from the '60s TV series?
  7. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    @Falconfan1414 How do you know any of this? So have we wasted more pages basing our discussions purely on speculation and fan hopes with no actual concrete information confirmed? Can the mods start... I don't know... moderating these forums and deleting any alleged "leaks" so we don't make any conclusions based on false or skewed information?
  8. kelceycoe

    Hidden Side VS Monster Fighters

    Unfortunately this debate seems to be too much "old" vs "new" . People who love Stranger Things and Scooby Doo love Hidden Side. But those who love the more horror stuff (Ghostbusters, Universal Studios Monster films) love the Monster Fighters line the most. I can tell you, putting a couple sets from HS with my setup, HS sets do not integrate well with anything but City, Swamp, Fairground, Nautical, and even Ghostbuster themes. Scooby Doo, sadly due to its cartoony look, is its own theme and USM and MF fit well together. Hell even some of the older Harry Potter sets fit well sith MF.
  9. kelceycoe

    Hidden Side VS Monster Fighters

    True. I mean the HH is based on a mashup of the house from Addams Family & Munsters. Not to mention... Zombie set from White Zombie Other sets from both Monster themes are obvious except the original Frankenstein castle which smashes up Dr. Frank with Jekyll/Hyde. Igor appears in the Vampire's Crypt as a hunchback despite he was Dr Frank's assistant and not hunched back in the Universal film if I recall. Now Van Helsing also appears in this set as the Vampire slayer but younger. Remsfield did not appear in this set. Hilariously, Remsfield was the actual name given to the Zombie Driver on the MF early mockup box arts... as was also the name Dracula. Frank's Bride was actually in the form of Lord Vampire's wife. The Monster Butler is based on Lurch if I recall from the early box art... but its obvious anyway. The Monster Rocker is likely based on those older monster mashup cartoons, I think Groovin Ghoulies but could have been something else. There really were not many animated monster rally musical cartoons (Mad Monster Party did not put the Monster with the guitar). To note, the old Beetlejuice show actually gave its monster a guitar.
  10. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    And... how do you know they are using the "classic shark" mold? And if you mean this as the "classic shark" mold... that's a variation of the first shark mold from 1989 which did not have painted colored eyes. In fact it had dents for the eyes.
  11. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    What's the Ghost Accessory Pack?
  12. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    It was LOTR34 but I see it was likely as speculative as everything else about HS' future. I did recall from the one magazine that came out last year HS planned for a second theme, which clearly was way rushed.
  13. kelceycoe

    Hidden Side VS Monster Fighters

    I've never heard this and I used to manage a Lego Monsters Web site with archived articles with facts from the designer. But there definitely have been many MOCs of Haunted Houses and even Castles way before this set, just no hard facts that connects the set to being someone else's CUUSOO project, just a developer's design. Why are we comparing/contrasting between only MF and HS? Why not 2002's Studio Monsters and Scooby Doo? I had a lot of issues with MF when it came out. But overall I enjoyed them (after all, I own ALL of them including most of the accessories, books, clocks, keychains, etc) However, even after buying the HS Juice Bar and HS Lab, I'm not impressed. Clearly a "Stranger Things" ripoff... and a bad one. Not just because its young, stupid hipster rich kids (which ironically might actually sell better thanks to Ghostbusters: Afterlife) but its cheap citizen-to-spirit transformations and transformative buildings. (Don't get me wrong, I love Stranger Things as much as the next person, probably more for its nostalgia and horror elements, but even the creators are growing tired of it and let's be honest, do we really want it to become the next TWD where people outgrew that fad quicky?). And I'm not upset with the direction of GB: Afterlife having kids play with the equipment... not quite Stranger Things and definitely not some cheesy sissy-megablocks HS with kids "busting ghosts" using their expensive Mom&Dad-purchased cellphones.) Yes, they may be more detailed, but they are also based on the present, not the Gothic eras MFers were based, when they didn't have as many accessories (although I love the grandfather clock and Halloween accessory set since it expanded the cemetery and gave us the witch that presumably caused the female MFer's scar, I absolutely hate the VooDoo doctor being replaced by another Zombie Driver and to this day, hate that we didin't get some kind of medieval knight wall plague or statue, we only got the helmet in a trunk in the attic). And like many people already said, MF had the better minifigures and HS had more detailed sets, although I think the high school was too involved, the HS ghost train is lackluster to the MF ghost train, the HS light house is less involved (but a worthy purchase) than SD's light house, and the Amusement Park is best replaced by Jokerland. I am impressed with a possessed pizza delivery boy from HS magazine (he'll fit nicely in front of my Ghostbusters Firehouse with my Pizza truck and hotdog stand and slimer lol). The "subway" (why god why) is a joke yet the tree, echoing sentiments from 2002 Studio's Werewolf and 2012's MF werewolf set, strangely isn't bad. The school bus is an oversized joke - reminds me of a Fischer-Price bus I used to own as a kid) and the shrimp shack isn't as impressive as first thought. The shrimp boat pairs well... and better... with the lighthouse.
  14. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Source ? It appears we have two different people with two different pieces of "insider information" or are just speculating...
  15. kelceycoe

    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    Ahem... excuse me but when did MF ever release a second wave? If by that you mean the Haunted House that's a long stretch. That single theme will CLEARLY outlast this joker "three waves within one year" theme. Hate to say it... but I told you all so. The only way AR works is if ALL the basic pieces are there, at least, to build and play with the set independent of the AR. We knew AR worked well before HS... Pokemon Go proved that. HS doesn't win any accolades for contributing to AR... if anything it gets swept under a rug, forgotten about, and a theme that sells poorly in the secondary market that no one wants except for the sake of feeling important and being a completeness (aka Galidor).