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CMF series 14 / Halloween Monsters

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  • KavsterKavster London, UKMember Posts: 75
    Tried going to my local TRU to get the last 4 I needed, I'd been there the day before and saw at least 4 boxes, full, next to the tills. So I went in, and they'd gone. I asked the staff if they'd moved them, and I was told they should be there. They checked the stock on the computer, and it showed they were still there. The staff searched everywhere for about 20 mins, but couldn't find them.

    I've managed to complete this series now. My first series, and I really like it! Displaying it in one of the Lego brick display cases. With, conveniently 16 spaces!
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    I haven't had difficulty finding witches or tiger ladies, or any other really except maybe the werewolf.

    Btw, I'm only finding this series at TRU.  Michigan Targets, Walmarts, Kmarts and hell, even Walgreens don't have them.  Plus, one TRU I went to had them locked up in video game security clamshells because of apparently too much theft.
    Same in OH. This is the first time since I've been collecting that they haven't showed up in my local stores. Neither Meijer nor Kmart has got them in yet. My Target did, but they were gone almost instantly. 
  • charlatan13charlatan13 Member Posts: 118
    Target had a whopping four left the other night. The most plentiful selection so far has been Five Below but since they are right up next to the register I haven't had much time to feel for the six I have left to find. 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Been to two local TRUs.

    Both had at least 2 unopened boxes in addition to one opened of the current monster CMFs.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 845
    SumoLego said:
    Cheerleaders seem to be the toughest to find.  I bought two half-cases and got one.  On the other hand, I have 7 Tiger Ladies.
    Wow the Tiger Lady is the hardest to find in Asia as  everyone is going for those and the premium on reseller market is ridiculous considering its intro only a couple of months ago
    I've been hunting for ages and only found one so far. Ah, the perils of living in Asia!
  • JdawgJdawg St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Member Posts: 83
    I have had lots of success this time around.  Never really have trouble feeling to get the ones I need/want, but my local TRU has been well stocked this time.  Walmart is disappointing though.   

    Got my set, one for a friend, got my daughter the ones she wants, and have got plenty of the double needed to fill out the haunted house and mystery mansion.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    We seem to have an over-abundance werewolves & witches, if anyone wants to trade for gargoyles...
    xiahna
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Been to two local TRUs.

    Both had at least 2 unopened boxes in addition to one opened of the current monster CMFs.
    Ya, I haven't had any trouble finding them in the bay area either....I have no idea what is going on in the rest of the country that makes them so hard to find.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    Anyone else still waiting for boxes or sets from @minifiguresplus? Not saying there's a problem just wanted to see who else is still waiting. 
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,615
    ^ Yes.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,268
    Found a S13 Hot Dog Guy to get over the Bricktober threshold.  Very random.
    VorpalRyu
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    @Bosstone100, we're in Australia & we've received our set.

    @SumoLego, Interesting purchase, on the plus side he'll fetch what about...$5-10 now?
    SumoLegoxiahna
  • KavsterKavster London, UKMember Posts: 75
    Sorry to steer of topic slightly, but as this is the first set i've collected, what frequency are the series released? Is it annually, every 6 months, etc?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,813
    About 3 series per year
    Kavster
  • KavsterKavster London, UKMember Posts: 75
    CCC said:
    About 3 series per year
    Thank you =]
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,996
    Anyone else still waiting for boxes or sets from @minifiguresplus? Not saying there's a problem just wanted to see who else is still waiting. 
    me too
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    edited October 2015
    So is anyone hoping that LEGO does this again next year with new Halloween figures?
    Or is anyone hoping for a different seasonal set next year, probably Winter/Christmas?
    Or is anyone hoping that LEGO never does a "regular" CMF set with one general theme again?

    Thought I'd ask these questions here instead of starting a whole new thread so no one gets in an uproar. :) Then again someone might get angry because I did talk about this here and went off topic! Oh, well.

    I  myself wish LEGO would do a Winter/Christmas theme this year for the holidays but obviously it's too close to the Monster CMFs. Halloween would also be cool again next year if they could come up with a more original assortment of monsters instead of just zombifying previous figures.

    Bring back Monster Fighters next year at this time and release a Winter themed CMF series that would compliment the Winter Village. Not that I have one.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    I personally don't mind the idea of having a themed CMF series from time to time, but I also like having the regular CMF series. The regular CMF series are great because the general spread of characters, most people will find at least one or two they want & at the same time, its not a case of wanting to collect them all. I know there are ones in the previous series 1 through to 13, I've had no interest in, so I didn't collect them.
    andhexiahna
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    We had a discussion...somewhere listing all the possible monsters/gothic/creepy figs that could yet be done like...

    Headless horseman
    Grim reaper
    Igor (gollum-ish)
    Lich
    Jacob Marley
    Skeletal spirit
    Devil (or costume thereof)
    Angel
    Demon
    The Gentlemen/Asylum guys (from Buffy)

    Plus, I can always wish for Lego Peanuts Halloween figs (or Peanuts in general) one day.

    I say all this admitting this particular series made me swallow the $4 per pack with slightly less bile, but it'd take some really creative new monsters to get me to drop $64 on figs again.

    VorpalRyu
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,813
    I also don't mind themes, so long as they vary the theme and have standard sets.

    So one licensed, one themed, one mixed per year is not bad. 
    VorpalRyuSumoLegoandhe
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366

    I like the idea of themed sets continuing. Sounds great to me. But I'm not sure about winter/holiday as much. Maybe because of the annual winter set and the advent calendars. Those have me covered.

    That said, I'd probably be all over it if they did one.

    I would like to see LEGO tackle some of their own themes as well. I'm not much of a Ninjago fan. Never seen the show and the sets never appealed to me until the latest wave. But with those, I'm really into the minifigs. I think they could do some cool variations if they released a CMF line for Ninjago.

  • MinifiguresPlusMinifiguresPlus Member Posts: 199
    Anyone else still waiting for boxes or sets from @minifiguresplus? Not saying there's a problem just wanted to see who else is still waiting. 
    me too
    Apparently we did have an issue where several brickset orders were missed. Please send us a direct message if you have not received your order so that we can get that shipped ASAP!


    I apologize for the inconvenience on behalf of Minifiguresplus! So sorry to anyone who has not received their order yet.
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    I'm usually pretty knowledgeable when it comes to monsters but I had to look up lich. What's the difference between a lich and a skeletal spirit?

    I like the classic monsters so I would like to see a more realistic version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon and I'm surprised they haven't done a Bride of Frankenstein seeing how they love to make female versions of everything, including a robot.

    I wonder if there would be  a way to make a Van Helsing? He probably couldn't have a cross but maybe a stake and mallet. Old school Peter Cushing type Van Helsing, not Hugh Jackman Van Helsing.

    Evil Scarecrow

    Headless Horseman's not really a horseman without his horse, though he would be easy to feel for if that was his accessory. :)

    A whole Adam's Family would be cool.

    I'm using licensed names but of course I'm talking about generic  LEGO versions of all of these. 
  • The_Mad_VulcanThe_Mad_Vulcan SeattleMember Posts: 162
    I definitely like the themes, it is easier and more fun when there are a lot of figures in a series that I want. So far, Monsters and Lego Movie are the only series that I have wanted more than maybe 3 figures. I also really like the Simpsons series as they save me a lot of money. So, wouldn't likely be opposed to a themed set that didn't interest me.

    I'd definitely like to see more female figures, though the newer series have been better about that, and have them not always be the rarer ones. I'm not sure why that is the case, but my daughter always wants the girls - which tend to be harder to find.

    As for reuse of figures/parts, this is a necessity of each series as the total development cost must be kept down. Some figures with new parts means that others in the same theme will have to have reused parts. So far, the CMF line has done a good job of being creative with reuse and planning ahead. In the newest set, we get the Ninjago ghost 'legs' being used, while Series 11 saw a figure with a saxophone to buffer the cost of new parts for the upcoming Simpsons line.  
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I'm usually pretty knowledgeable when it comes to monsters but I had to look up lich. What's the difference between a lich and a skeletal spirit?

    Headless Horseman's not really a horseman without his horse, though he would be easy to feel for if that was his accessory. :)

    A Lich is basically a fleshy skeleton draped in wizard robes, etc.




    As for skeletal spirit, I was thinking spectre bottom with skeleton top, kinda like this mob from the final level of Hexen (what a great game that was).

     

    And with the Headless Horseman, yeah, without a horse he's yeah...half his name.  Perhaps him in one bag and the horse in another :)
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    ryjay said:
    Been to two local TRUs.

    Both had at least 2 unopened boxes in addition to one opened of the current monster CMFs.
    Ya, I haven't had any trouble finding them in the bay area either....I have no idea what is going on in the rest of the country that makes them so hard to find.
    Truth be told, TRUs and the Lego Stores have them.

    Haven't seen many at Targets. Maybe one. They were at the end cap and after that day, I haven't seen any at Targets since.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    If TLG did a MARVEL CMF series, I'd hope we'd see a Bruce Banner & a Peter Parker, as I doubt we'd ever see them in an actual set. Another cool one would be Stan Lee (he is in every movie after all).
    DedgeckoSumoLegoxiahna
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,275
    edited October 2015

    A whole Adam's Family would be cool.
    This would actually be a really cool way to do another haunted house (on a grander scale than the Scooby doo set). 

    VorpalRyublack_towrkiki180703
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    edited October 2015
    Got most of extras at a local TRU this afternoon, including all the Gargoyles I was wanting, but the kids started acting up, so I had to abandon my mission. A little shocked, the staff member was nice enough to stash the box I was part way through. Apparently it's because I put the ones I wasn't after neatly back in the box, she said the usual CMF hunters dump them back in box or leave them in a pile next to it. Please tell me I'm not the only one out there doing this?
    Coolguy5000xiahna
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,275
    ^ no, I actually took out the first row, left them to one side then went through the second row,putting them in the empty first row if I didn't want them. Carried on like this through the whole box putting the ones that I put to the side in the third row to finish.
    OCD or what.
    I need a lay down.
    Coolguy5000VorpalRyuAllBrick
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,477
    ^^ A little courtesy goes a long way. 
    SumoLego
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    Well, we're done with series 14, we've got all the ones we were after & a few spares for trades/sales, the extra witches were not intended...
    xiahna
  • xiahnaxiahna Member Posts: 156
    I love the Plant guy soooo much! I keep annoying my husband by arranging his Arms in different ways. Think I'm going to have to track one down to put with my stuff... I wonder if I can get him to look like he's dancing :)
    kiki180703VorpalRyu
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 259
    A whole Adam's Family would be cool.

    I'm using licensed names but of course I'm talking about generic  LEGO versions of all of these. 
    An Addams Family with yellow heads would result in some really generic minifigures, I think. I do like the idea of a LEGO version of the Addams Family though! Thing wouldn't be the best of them:

    eggshenYodaliciouskiki180703ricecakegmonkey76mr.piggles
  • mampepinmampepin CanadaMember Posts: 65
    Galactus said:
    A whole Adam's Family would be cool.

    I'm using licensed names but of course I'm talking about generic  LEGO versions of all of these. 
    An Addams Family with yellow heads would result in some really generic minifigures, I think. I do like the idea of a LEGO version of the Addams Family though! Thing wouldn't be the best of them:

    Can you please, PLEASE suggest Thing as an Ideas set?
    I'm sure there's a way to gather 10 000 LEGO trolls...
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,484
    Bride of Frankenstein was one I'd hoped for but didn't happen.
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    Galactus said:
    A whole Adam's Family would be cool.

    I'm using licensed names but of course I'm talking about generic  LEGO versions of all of these. 
    An Addams Family with yellow heads would result in some really generic minifigures, I think. I do like the idea of a LEGO version of the Addams Family though! Thing wouldn't be the best of them:

    Adams Family would HAVE to be black and white!
    pharmjodchuxtoyboxGalactus
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 345

    What about combining the Halloween series and Simpsons into "Treehouse of Horror"? there's got to be some way we could get Kang and Kodos.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,813
    I'd be happy with one. No need to waste a space with two of them!
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,435
    Is there anyone who might have some idea about how large the batch of minifig series 14 is TLG produced? And does TLG produce roughly equal numbers of all these CMF series?
    Are the monster series already sold out in most places, or still widely available?

    I read here that a bunch of people ordered from a bricksetter called @MinifiguresPlus , and when I clicked on his name, it led me to his profile where someone called @brickventures stated that MinifiguresPlus sells/invoices 'for sets on PayPal at $72.80'
    (I am assuming that this is with shipping & delivery costs included)

    What is the going rate for a complete set of 16 new and still sealed CMF series 14 minifigs, without S&D costs?

    Many comments lead me to believe that most people still venture out to the shops to spend time in the store and feel and touch ID the bags they are looking for, hoping to collect all of the minifigures that way, or the specific ones they are after. I wonder how many people will just order complete sets of the internet as it seems more convenient?
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited October 2015
    If I were to purchase a whole set, I wouldn't pay above $10 more than retail (so $74). That's what I would say is the value of the 10 minutes or so it'd take me to find a complete set (assuming a healthy selection of non-mangled bags at any given store).

    $72.80 shipped for a set of 16 is a bargain*, assuming you can't find them on some BOGO sale or something.

    * And I totally use the term "bargain" relatively.  I abhor the price gouging on these things.
    madforLEGODedgeckoSumoLegocharlatan13thedingman5
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    waynegg said:
    Galactus said:
    A whole Adam's Family would be cool.

    I'm using licensed names but of course I'm talking about generic  LEGO versions of all of these. 
    An Addams Family with yellow heads would result in some really generic minifigures, I think. I do like the idea of a LEGO version of the Addams Family though! Thing wouldn't be the best of them:

    Adams Family would HAVE to be black and white!
    col194 Spooky Girl - Minifig only Entry Yeah, I was thinking something along the lines of this or maybe pale green skin.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,435
    You people in the states pay $4 for a CMF I read. Does that including sales tax?
    Here in NL, [email protected] charges €3 but all the major Dutch toy-store chains charge at least €3,50. (which of course is incl. VAT)
    I stopped buying CMF's from [email protected] a long time ago because of the max. of 16 rule and the fact that you will never be able to just buy a complete series from them, and certainly not with the random 'mystery' system of selling them.
    Btw.
    I have never seen or heard of a CMF BOGO sale anywhere on this continent.

    Last time (and every time before that), which is also quite some time ago, I went to a store to touch ID a complete series of CMF's it always took me much longer than 10 minutes, as well as usually more then one visit too to find all minifigs from a series in addition to the often recurring dismissive judgemental stares from other customers and sometimes even staff.

    ps.
    And yes, $4 or €3,50 is a ridiculous amount of money for one CMF when they used to be €2
    pharmjodAllBrick
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,979
    Where were people finding these at Target? I bought mine at the Lego store, but  never saw  any at Target. I saw a bunch of Simpsons, but they never had the Halloween one's out on end caps, side caps...  I never saw empty boxes, did not see in the Halloween section, etc. 
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,615
    ^ Availability at Target was pretty spotty. Some Targets had them, some had sold out quickly and others hadn't put them out yet. In my area, once they were out they sold quick! There are two Targets near here that haven't put them out last I checked and one I was told that the stock crew accidentally returned them thinking they were old stock. 
  • charlatan13charlatan13 Member Posts: 118
    If I were just starting out I'd order the complete set from @MinifiguresPlus since the price seems very reasonable. I ended up ordering the last four figures I needed for a full set from him/her through US Amazon. First complete set of CMF for me!  Really hoping that Lego continues with another Halloween CMF next year. I'll keep impulse buying a few here and there to pass out for really creative Halloween costumes along with the kids who are patient and/or courteous when Trick-or-Treating. 
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Has anyone (regionally) seen any of series 14 at Meijer?  I have yet to see any.  Plus, the normal endcap where they used to display CMFs (along with all the other blind-bag/party favor things), seems to have been abandoned chain-wide for more classic toys.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    I have seen CMFs at targets on end caps of the LEGO aisle. Usually not many are left when I find them so it looks like they are selling well. In my experience, usually by the time folks get their box from guys like minifiguresplus they seem to become more available in the retail stores.
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy USMember Posts: 317
    ^^ I saw them at Meijer in the Indianapolis area yesterday.  They were hanging on the side of an endcap along with some Mixels.  I have noticed that the Simpsons series 2 minifigs are now in a different aisle, along with other packaged toys like playmobil figures, minecraft figures, etc.  They are all in an acrylic case with a bunch of cubes, if that makes sense.  So you might look there as well.  Might typically be at the end of the Hot Wheels aisle..
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    Targets here in the ST. Louis area have had them on endcaps but not necessarily in the Lego Aisle.  I also found a bunch of Series 14 at Five Below as well.
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