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CMF series 14 / Halloween Monsters

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
I have just been having a look at the leaks for what appears to be the autumn release CMF series. Nearly all monsters, some nice rehashes of previous characters that have turned into monsters or monsters dressing up as other characters...

We get a "Z" cheerleader and a zombie businessman, a fairly loopy scientist with a massive egg head, a nice tiger girl (not too monstery either), Venus fly trap boy, skeleton suit, the lumberjack has become a werewolf, a witch and sad cat, pirate captain is now a zombie, S4 monster is now a rock star ...

An incomplete list is on eurobricks, as are some links to the leaked photos.

http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=104386&st=50
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  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 949
    I was excited when I heard the rumours of a Monsters CMF series, but these look awful IMO. I really hope the few that weren't leaked are better.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    I quite like the zombies, tiger girl, Venus fly trap, skeleton suit. I think I even prefer the zombie pirate captain to the original. I also like the way you can switch the lumberjack for his werewolf counterpart - that gives us another possible transformation character. I'm not really a fan of the vampire woman, witch or crazy scientist (although he does gives us arm printing to suggest large rubber gloves which might be useful). Also not that big a fan of the rocker monster, but it will be good to get some extra heads.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,547
    I love these, especially Tiger girl (as someone said on EB that hair is totally 60s Catwoman), Vampire woman with black beehive, crazy scientist, witch and Zombie cheerleader - another great hairpiece. Possibly to be used for a new Harley Quinn minifigure too? Can't wait.
    legomatt
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Nice. I think a few of these have been for sale as a 'zombie set' for a month or so from one of the Chinese minifig manufacturers, Bozhi I think.
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 534
    I think these look brilliant. They will go great in my monster fighter display, they will be excellent with the new scooby do line and I'm sure kids will love them.

    I think Lego have done a good job in freshening up the CMF formula while still keeping it relevant.

    Well done Lego,

    Bob
  • black_towrblack_towr MinnesotaMember Posts: 165
    Have the links been taken down or am i just missing them?
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    The link is on the EB page CCC lined to, but half way down page 2.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,955
    You also needto make sure ou scroll down on the link.

    I like. This is the first series in many that I will need to get all of them. I can not recall the last series I did that for. My kids will really like these.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    There's a pic on Flickr too: Series 14 Monsters
    sidersdd
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    Huw has put it on the front page now too.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,261
    It's a real mixed bag for me. as a Halloween Fancy Dress series they are great, but of serious monster characters not so much. There are a nice mix of interesting new parts. I hope the plant guy has a second face print that makes it look like the plant doesn't have a face in it's 'Mouth' - I know there are heads that match that colour from the TMNT theme so there's an easy work around.
    The Werewolf looks good, but considering we already have the Monster Fighters Werewolf and the previous more basic looking CMF one it's a bit of an unnecessary one for me.
    The biggest let down of the bunch for me is that scientist. It's like they thought "Hey we've done "Crazy Scientist" how about we do a "Super zany, insane, crazed, meth head scientist"?
    I do like the new witches hat piece, since the Lego movie has the hard hat with hair piece I like getting more like that to cover the reverse prints on the faces.
    legomatt
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    hmmm.... Well I was hoping S14 was going to be a Scooby-Doo licensed release. Still, these are cool and my Haunted House can always use some new occupants.

    Me thinks the wicked witch is missing a purple skirt though which bothers me. Would have rather had a slope or printed piece. Love the hat though.
    legomatt
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^^ Given the source of the photos, its possible that that isn't the correct head for the fly trap/plant thing.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    It wouldn't surprise me if some of the parts are wrong, that has happened with leaks in the past. They get the bits and try to put them together best they can.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    I love how the zombie nerd (or is it businessman) has his piece of paper (homework? business report?) on his head like a hat in these pictures. So random.

    That said, not massively excited by these. Never been a great fan of the horror/monster genre, and the few that are not very horror-ish (tiger lady, scientist, triffid-man) are all a little odd.

    Part of the reason that I love normal CMFs is that they are non-themed - they could contain anything from any number of 'themes' or historical eras. I hope they will go back to 'random' CMFs next wave, rather than staying with themed CMFs.
    rancorbaitMathiasDrLegOBrick
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,261
    True, but given the normal CMF humour I can believe that being the actual head for the figure. As I say, easy to fix anyway so it's a minor gripe.
    That plant figure does make me want some of the Parabolic Ring parts in green or brown to make some triffids ;-)
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    I love monsters and I love LEGO so this is awesome news for me! With that being said, some of the figures seem to lack that finished look. I imagine when these roll out they will be awesome.
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    I have a feeling that's the wrong head for the person in the skeleton costume.
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 412
    ^ are you sure? It looks like sleepyhead skeleton to me.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,412
    I don't think the Simpson's series counted in the CMF numbering scheme. Neither did the Lego Movie CMF, if I remember correctly so they could squeeze a Scooby Doo series in there. However, with the Scooby Doo sets having all of the main characters and some villians, I don't we'll get one. If Series 14 comes out in August and Series 13 is already out, it sounds like something else will be out in April/May. Simpson's 2 maybe?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    ^ Simpsons is meant to be Apr/May, and this one Sep/Oct. Whether it will be called 14 or Monsters is anyone's guess.
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    thenos said:

    ^ are you sure? It looks like sleepyhead skeleton to me.

    I can't be completely sure; I just think that head looks more ghost-like and figured the skeleton would have more overtly skull-like face paint.
  • MathiasMathias United StatesMember Posts: 94
    I much prefer the random regular CMF series. These aren't terrible but they just don't feel right. I like the idea of monsters and this is not what I was thinking they would look like. Seems as though I may have to wait until next year for another non themed CMF. Wouldn't mind a super hero theme though. ;)
    hmnicoll
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    I'm a fan of these! Loving the zombie cheerleader! I wonder if these leaked photos pisses Lego off. If so, that's what they get for opening a factory in China.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    I'm a big fan already, but I hope the final production versions will be better. Most of these look like children dressed up in costumes.
  • BrandonCarpenterBrandonCarpenter Member Posts: 88
    South Park CMF theme anybody?
    matticus_bricksBrickDancernerick906
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    I think these are amazing! They look fantastic.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    This must be the year for Halloween stuff. Scooby Doo and Monster CMFs...

    Must get the Mystery Machine!
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Pitfall69 said:

    ...Most of these look like children dressed up in costumes.

    Yeah, that's my slight disappointment too (mentioned by others in one roundabout way or other), the figs do have a very definite 'halloween costume' design to them. I don't mind that, of itself, but i do feel they've stressed it to the point of exaggeration so that they're screaming it's-obviously-not-a-real-monster-at-all message... which for me loses some of the potential for dual-purposes some of them might have had with a little more ambiguity in design.

    So it makes me wonder whether TLG were conscious of the potential for fuss-making that some minority pressure groups might cause if the set was monsters (that look like they might be monsters) figs. I suspect they've gone to great lengths to steer in the sanitized direction, so to avoid being accused *sigh* of heading in a 'satanised' one. *roll eyes*

    I still like the figs, but it's just a tad disappointing that they don't quite carry quite as much duality as they perhaps might have done.
    Pitfall69Shib
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Would the five 'missing' figures maybe be the scoobydoo gang?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    I would've liked a Scooby Doo Series instead these just don't appeal to me so less to buy :D
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,261

    Would the five 'missing' figures maybe be the scoobydoo gang?

    doubt it, you'd think these would be fleshies if they were meant as part of the
    Scooby Doo theme - i know most of them have different coloured skin tones, but take the scientist thing as an example, if it were Scooby Doo he should be fleshie, unless he's been at the chemicals too much.
    chuckp
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509
    Seeing that scientist reminds me of Maniac Mansion for some reason.
    Actually I wish they would do that as license with a Mansion set like the Simpsons house.. One can dream at least.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Hmm seeing the pics i guess i'll def.have to stick to my ("modular") Haunted House these are perfect for a "trick or treat"display!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    Pitfall69 said:

    I'm a big fan already, but I hope the final production versions will be better. Most of these look like children dressed up in costumes.

    The zombies look similar to past ones. But the others do look like costumes, although I quite like that. They fit in nicely with city mocs.
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    .. they can't be surely ... ?!?!
  • minifignickminifignick UKMember Posts: 107
    I really hope this isn't the final version of the figures !
  • hkcrazy88hkcrazy88 USA/ItalyMember Posts: 163
    I'm not super enthused by these...I might get a couple but will pass on the majority.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648

    South Park CMF theme anybody?

    Great idea, but probably inappropriate for the brand.

    Well I can honestly say I'm excited for this run, if only for a few Minifigs. Zombie Cheerleader is excellent, and there will finally be affordable Zombies again (I missed the CMF Zombie and all of Monster Fighters). The tiger girl thing is exciting (I can finally build a planet of furries or an anime high school! :-X).

    I would imagine this will not be series 14 as themed series don't seem to be numbered. If we consider last year (series 12, TLM and Simpsons) along with this year ( S13, Simpsons 2 and Monsters) it makes me wonder if we're going to see this trend going foward? Two themed series and a varied numbered series. It might allow for some interesting and more diverse Minifigs.
    BrandonCarpenter
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    I'd also like to point out that the shape of the scientist's head looks similar to a Despicable Me Minion, at least how I'd imagine one in Lego form. Hmmm.
    legomatt
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,955

    I'd also like to point out that the shape of the scientist's head looks similar to a Despicable Me Minion, at least how I'd imagine one in Lego form. Hmmm.

    I was thinking the exact same thing earlier and also going Hmmmmmm.
    matticus_bricks
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    tamamahm said:

    I'd also like to point out that the shape of the scientist's head looks similar to a Despicable Me Minion, at least how I'd imagine one in Lego form. Hmmm.

    I was thinking the exact same thing earlier and also going Hmmmmmm.
    Yeah, I could see them using the elongated head and standard Minifig legs for the tall minions, and standard heads with short legs for the smaller ones.
  • ChrissyGlenChrissyGlen Member Posts: 9
    These will be released August 1. There will also be a ghost, a vampire, a doctor, a robot & a clown. Some of those pictured above are missing accessories & cloth also some of the printing is incomplete. One has the wrong head and one has the wrong colour arms & hands.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734

    One has the wrong head and one has the wrong colour arms & hands.

    I assume the ghost's head is on the skeleton?
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    Nobody is going to mention the fact that the Frankenstein Monster is playing a guitar for some reason?
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    I think my favorite has to be the Venus flytrap guy
    Plus it sorta ties into Scooby Doo again because the Haunted Mansion has a greenhouse with brick-built fly trap
  • koozkooz Connecticut, USAMember Posts: 158
    Do we have confirmation that these pics are official? There are things that throw their authenticity into question, imho.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    They are definitely not official. They are pictures of parts nicked from the factory and uploaded to a non-lego website.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    Solarious said:

    Nobody is going to mention the fact that the Frankenstein Monster is playing a guitar for some reason?

    He's doing the Monster Mash.

    Similarly, I'm also wondering why that zombie is wearing what looks to be a newspaper for a hat.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,227
    I assume he is a business man, so he has the newspaper like the S6 business man. Why is it on his head? Maybe it's raining.
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