kelceycoe

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  1. kelceycoe

    New Licensed Theme Rumor Mill

    Really? That's sad, lol. The closest things Lego has done in Castle to WoW is the theme with the trolls, giants, skeletons, etc.
  2. kelceycoe

    Pirates theme getting better

    Most importantly... are the rumors of a 30 year Pirates celebration and a Lego Pirates movie for 2019 still true?
  3. kelceycoe

    Spooky Girl Origins & 2018 Halloween Sets

    Robert where did you get that and where can I buy them?
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    Spooky Girl Origins & 2018 Halloween Sets

    Update: There appears to be no other sets besides a scarecrow for the Monthly buildings at Lego stores. I'm eagerly anticipating with the European Friends Magazine will include with this month's issue. Lego Life barely mentions Halloween. Lego Parks do have some neat additions including a new ride in one country but still riding the back of the 2012 Monster Fighters theme. The Scooby Doo site is all but removed, saying all the mysteries are solved but hinting it could make a come back with the phrase "For now." The mysteries have been solved! For several years, Scooby-Doo™, Daphne, Velma, Fred, and Shaggy have uncovered clues, unmasked villains, explored mysterious old places and investigated monster sightings. For now, the LEGO® Scooby-Doo journey is over. However, your journey doesn’t have to end here. Explore LEGO Kids to watch videos, play games and see other cool LEGO products.
  5. Will we get a spooky theme in 2019? Or see the return of Lego Scooby Doo in some form (video or as a toy)?
  6. Until this point we were only able to speculate who exactly Spooky Girl aka Vampire Girl (her name in the file name of her bio graphic from Lego.com and now we know as her development name) was based. We all guessed Wednesday Addams (the Haunted House is essentially the Adams Family house) and I felt Lydia from Beetlejuice. But thanks to a recently discovered design we now know she was also based on the girl from The Ring and Emily the Strange and that Matthew James Ashton specifically did not want her to resemble Monster High. Below is the link with all of this information. This year is another dismal year for Lego Halloween. The only seasonal set is the Witch Brickheadz and we already have the Ghostbuster duo Brickheadz set. We will soon get Jack/Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and that's it. Series 18 could go any way you want it since it is a Party theme it's assumed to pretty much be a Halloween costume party theme. It's definitely the year for Brickheadz. The Scooby Doo site has returned with Bricktober currently disabled, don't know why: https://www.lego.com/en-us/scoobydoo/ By the way, if you buy the Fantastic Beasts carriage set you can use it as a Vampire Carriage for your Monster Fighters or Studio monsters Vampire Crypt sets.
  7. kelceycoe

    New Licensed Theme Rumor Mill

    Um... where were you during all of those releases from 1980 and 1990 properties? Since when were kids familiar with Sonic, Beetlejuice, Et, Ateam, MI, etc? Oh and Ghostbusters, which came out before the female reboot that'll likely be remembered more by the kids of today. Not to mention, in many ways, tge Studio, MF, and Scooby playsets in many ways were taken from the Universal monsters. Now its time we introduce this new generation to the original source.
  8. kelceycoe

    New Licensed Theme Rumor Mill

    Um... Universal Studio Monster sets were pretty much the 2002 Scary Monster sets, not to mention the 2012 Monster Fighters (based on USM) and the 2015 Scooby Doo sets (also based on USM) so I think, especially with the number of non-Lego playsets and merch in existence, Universal Monster sets would sell well, especially since there are sooo many horror conventions that would sell them. As for Looney Tunes, yea, I couldn't see a whole lot of sets just a lot of minifigures with accessories, unless they based them on a movie (Quackbusters?).
  9. As you may know the What Monster Are You quiz still remains on Lego.com: https://www.lego.com/en-us/minifigures/quizzes/quiz-which-monster-minifigure-are-you Finally I cracked the code to score how you want. The quiz sums your answers to reveal your result, which is assigned a number. These are the point values you will earn for each answer and what point values will score you as what. It appears they used to offer rewards, mainly posters, and I don't believe I archived them but I figure it's nothing new. POINT/SCORE SYSTEM: Brains =5 Garbage = 2 6,000 eyes = 2 Chain = 3 Walls = 3 Bigger brain = 1 Suit/tie = 6 Jeans/vest = 4 Red = 5 Really red = 2 I'm bald = 1 Who cares = 6 Pink = 1 Red = 4 Funny movies = 3 Concerts = 4 Laugh = 5 Cry = 6 Mad Scientist = 19 Flyman = 24 Specter = 29 Rocker Monster = 34 Zombie Cheerleader = 38 Zombie Businessman = 38
  10. The Monster Fighters theme had many issues and many great things. The story is helter-skelter - why do we have to have monsters being hunted? Why can't they have their own Monsterland where they live in peace and have their own lives? The first Monster theme released in 2002 was the Scary Monsters/Scary Thriller subtheme of the Studios line. Why were they just essentially movie sets and monsters in costumes, why couldn't they just be their own realm? Watch the story video for the Zombies - where did the Voodoo Doctor go and why was the witch released in the graveyard "add-on" pack, I like to call it, when her history is with Anna Lee (she gave her that scar)? We really need a good voodoo doctor and I mean if PotC, a Disney property, can release cannibal sets, they can release a real voodoo witch doctor for a Monster theme. Second, like the 2002 line, it felt like a rip-off and poor excuse of TLC not to obtain a proper Universal license. Even in the preliminary packaging listed Lord Vampire as Dracula and the Zombie Driver as Renfield but final packaging used generic names. That's called a rip-off product (you know, the same thing Lepin is getting jumped for by AFOLs). Not to mention we have a vampire bride but no monster bride and we have yet to have a female monster to date yet that was a very influential part of the monster movies of yesteryear. They would have fared better with a license from US for the 2002 line since those sets felt more like the Universal films than the MF line (which felt like a bit of an update on modern films, like the mummy's chariot being related to the first Universal remake of The Mummy moreso than the original US property). Third, hearkening back to the "fighter" theme, we already know from various sources the original ideas for the line are based on, in part, of the original Ghost Busters cartoon (the one with an ape) which in turn became an inspiration for both Ghostbusters and Scooby Doo (and do I need to go back in history and say these are all based from the Disney cartoons Haunted House and Lonesome Ghosts... but I digress). Now, we have THREE monster-fighting properties that really weren't needed - Scooby Doo, Ghostbusters, and Monster Fighters and haven't fared well on anyone's budget, for those of us who own all the monster sets. Fourth, the Monster Fighters line was one of the first lines where one of its products sold out quickly. This was before products selling out the same day like many do now on Lego.com. Remember the Zombie set, based on the film White Zombie? It was a Target exclusive and one day vanished. Now the set is worth three times its value when it was new and is honestly one of the more clever sets despite the lack of the voodoo doctor (add to the fact it later came out with two add-on packs, the MF accessory set and the graveyard car (not the coffin car)) that were unofficial add-on modular packs many of us AFOLs could gather from the story line. Fifth, there were really no monster rally or even large sets (a castle set would have been nice then). By monster rally I mean not more than one monster appeared in a set (although the scientist does appear to be an early Dr Jeckyll/Mr Hyde and the first vampire assistant based on Igor, although I wonder if the Mel Griffith's Igor didn't help to inspire this design more). Now for the positives... 1) It uses the steampunk/gothic cultures. We know gothic architecture is real but the whole steampunk idea is fiction - except for steam-powered locomotives and a few other things, it's all fiction. It does seem to be inspired from the WWI era which is the era before monster movies came about (but right after many monster books, such as Frankenstein, were released). 2) We got a lot of monsters, although many were repeats and, especially the wolf set, was a redesign of the old set (we could have gotten a gypsy wagon and a tree). The swamp creature and zombies were newer editions. We even had skeleton horses that, in the game, were in place for manbats (which I have no clue why those were released anyway). 3) We got a lab, castle, graveyard, and even a haunted house in one theme. 4) There was quite a lot of influence to these sets from both The Addams Family and Munsters (we technically got a Dragula and a smaller coffin car) and some of this later influenced the Series 14 CMF monster line (Rocker Monster from Herman Munster and the Franken monster from the now defunct Universal Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue show, almost being an exact replica).
  11. Aye, aye a quick education is in place here... why are you talking about five-year-old issues with Monster Fighters sets as if they're still current/relevant? Because they shouldn't had even happened 5 years ago when they even did. LEGO knew better and has been using glow-in-the-dark elements since the '90s... and guess what... Entex's Glo-Blocs way before them! How exactly is LEGO "LOSING to Mega Bloks"? Read here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8003555/Lego-loses-11-year-trademark-battle.html and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8003555/Lego-loses-11-year-trademark-battle.html What in the world is "political" about LEGO Friends? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/05/legos/484115/ https://hbr.org/2014/09/legos-girl-problem-starts-with-management http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2013/06/28/196605763/girls-legos-are-a-hit-but-why-do-girls-need-special-legos How is using life rings for toilet seats — something LEGO has been doing for over ten years, and something they've never had any other dedicated piece for — some kind of newfangled cost-cutting initiative? You'd have to read LEGO's past annual reports and other corporate literature where they talk about this.
  12. Wouldn't that be ironic the very same thing that saved LEGO from its first near-demise (licensed sets) could actually become its demise? In all due respect, we are definitely upon the dawn of a new era for LEGO. Obviously, licensed sets got way out of hand and now have been merged with LEGO properties (TLM, TLBMM, TLNM, Dimensions, etc). What's next for LEGO? Not to mention the quality of the bricks and pieces (LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 instruction booklet; Monster Fighters glow stickers, the small gray circle pieces in the Monster Fighter sets), as well as their handling on customer relations and succumbing to politics (LEGO Friends anyone?) and the quality of the designs (LEGO Scooby Doo) or its lack of knowledge in supply and chain (Millennium Falcon 2, most early Ideas sets, and The Zombies anyone?) or its complete disregard for collectors (LEGO Scooby Doo brick figures that never became available to the public after appearing in the Mystery Campaign Builder box; Mr. Gold anyone?) or its "new agenda" to keep out AFOLs from collecting LEGO memorabilia (all this new LEGO Life crap) or requiring registration for minibuilds, etc., the list goes on. Not to mention LOSING to Mega Bloks and battling Lepin and piracy altogether, let's not forget the new China factories that I guarantee will cause controversy and more quality issues (and I bet we won't see lower prices either) added to the fact that LEGO sets are now reaching $800 with some averaging $200, and the new Toys R Us deal, yes, LEGO appears to still be struggling with brand recognition. They're producing way too much and even re-producing it (like rehashing many of their books and not always updating them) as well as the whole "so now LEGO pieces can be versatile, what works as a spike can also be the horn of an animal; a door can now be a part of the roof; a traditional car door is now toilet paper; a life float is now a toilet seat" initiative to reduce the number of pieces it produces by finding ways to reuse them.
  13. This is the 2017 Halloween campaign from LEGO. Looking at the source code, we will have to "ring the bell" of the three doors for treats like wallpaper and the like that's already on the web site. It seems to cover Nexo Knights, City, and Elves, so it doesn't appear it's any more Halloween related than through its marketing using the Haunted House, Spooky Boy, and Devil Boy CMFs. https://www.lego.com/en-us/campaigns/halloween-trick-or-treat
  14. Holy crap, thanks for that. Didnt know about that book. Might be another rehash like Ideas was with the Playbook. Update: Yep it's a rehash of several books and a UK exclusive for Sainburys: http://bricksfanz.com/lego-fright-night-book-review/ It's also interesting to note how TLc still relies a lot on the MF line to promote Halloween. Also, there is a New campaign for Halloween coming - I found it through Google. Hopefully it gives us some good stuff.
  15. Good to note Johnny Depp has had 2 I am aware of... PoC and Lone Ranger. What if we based it on characters based on actor portrayals? How many would be attributed to Boris Karloff?