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Future Hanna-Barbera LEGO Sets

Hey, Hey, Hey! My Funtastic Freaks, with the launch of Scooby-Doo joining the LEGO family, i've got a big question.

Which Hanna-Barbera series do you want see as the next LEGO set?

For me?

Here's mine top 5 ideas on which H-B series would be perfect as LEGO set.

5. The Flintstones.

4. Yogi Bear.

3. Wacky Races.

2. Tom And Jerry.

1. Jonny Quest.
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  • thedoctor46thedoctor46 UKMember Posts: 203
    The Flintstones Lego would be amazing.
    VBaskin2008iplante
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    Flintstones would bring in many 'non-builders.' TLG is getting smart with their IPs recently, in expanding their market with diversification.
    VBaskin2008icey117
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329
    I think there is three factors that make all 5 not seem likely.

    1. Wacky Racers, Johnny Quest and Yogi Bear have all been out of media for the most part for years (What live-action Yogi Bear movie?); so they for the most part are unknown to most kids.

    2. Tom and Jerry has the audience, they still show reruns everyday, and I haven't met a kid who hasn't watched it. However, there is only so many characters and locations that could make the theme interesting. Who wants the faceless owners and nameless cat number 3 from the normal house set?

    3. Flintstones is one of HB's biggest shows, it's s known by all! So many characters could be used! What's stopping Lego from making this one? For the most part all licenses Lego has gotten are for tv shows and movie franchises that are airing currently. Flintstones hasn't had a major show since the 80's (They had a short lived one in 96), and the terrible movies haven't been in cinemas since the 90's. I think the best bet for this one is a Ideas set.
    BumblepantsVBaskin2008
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Personally, I'd go for such classic HB series as Space Ghost, Birdman, Mighty Mightor, Shazzan, the Herculoids....but that's the Superhero fan in me, I suppose. ;-)
    ShibVBaskin2008chuckp
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181

    I think there is three factors that make all 5 not seem likely.

    1. Wacky Racers, Johnny Quest and Yogi Bear have all been out of media for the most part for years (What live-action Yogi Bear movie?); so they for the most part are unknown to most kids.

    2. Tom and Jerry has the audience, they still show reruns everyday, and I haven't met a kid who hasn't watched it. However, there is only so many characters and locations that could make the theme interesting. Who wants the faceless owners and nameless cat number 3 from the normal house set?

    3. Flintstones is one of HB's biggest shows, it's s known by all! So many characters could be used! What's stopping Lego from making this one? For the most part all licenses Lego has gotten are for tv shows and movie franchises that are airing currently. Flintstones hasn't had a major show since the 80's (They had a short lived one in 96), and the terrible movies haven't been in cinemas since the 90's. I think the best bet for this one is a Ideas set.

    It's Jonny without the H. Eddie, there's a difference.
    carlq
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 540
    They could just release one set from many of their iconic past series...a Jetson's car with a treadmill that includes George and Astro...a Flintstone's car with Fred and Barney and a brick built Dino...Tom and Jerry, with a wall facade featuring Jerry's mouse hole he can run into...Yogi and Booboo with a pic-i-nic basket. I know they would never do that, but at least it would hit what most people would want.
    VBaskin2008carlq
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    +1 for Space Ghost and Birdman

    And bonus points for actually knowing who the Herculoids are
    VBaskin2008carlqkooz
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    What about Jonny Quest?
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    Hong Kong Phooey
    VBaskin2008chuckpcarlqAndor
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329
    waynegg said:

    Hong Kong Phooey

    Comes with Rosemary the telephone operator!

    VBaskin2008Andor
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited February 2015
    +1 more for Space Ghost FTW!
    VBaskin2008chuckpcarlq
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,204

    What about Jonny Quest?

    No chance. Not really that well known worldwide, characters will not be recognizable in Lego form. Whereas Yogi, Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Jetsons, etc are all recognizable.
    VBaskin2008natro220
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    CCC said:

    What about Jonny Quest?

    No chance. Not really that well known worldwide, characters will not be recognizable in Lego form. Whereas Yogi, Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Jetsons, etc are all recognizable.
    Oh come on, Jonny is also too recognizable just as Scooby, Yogi, Fred, George, Smurfette, Droopy, an Tom And Jerry combined.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,204
    Not to most kids in Europe. Or their parents. For example, I don't recall ever seeing anyone wearing a Jonny Quest T-shirt. Yet Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, etc are part of our culture and still appear on t-shirts, pencil cases, colouring books, ...
    VBaskin2008Kevin_Hyattcarlqnatro220icey117
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 193
    It's kind of tangential (and they had the license anyway) but all this talk of Hanna Barbera makes me hope the Wonder Twins might pop up in the background of a DC set one day.
    VBaskin2008chuckpGoldchainscarlq
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,733
    I'm not sure Jonny Quest is particularly well-known even in the US. I know the name but had to look it up to make sure it was what I thought it was. Looking at its Wikipedia page, I do remember the 90s show, but I can't recall seeing any merchandise since then.
    VBaskin2008
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    I had zero idea who/what Jonny Quest was. Honestly never heard of it.

    Did it air in the UK?
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    edited February 2015
    binaryeye said:

    I'm not sure Jonny Quest is particularly well-known even in the US. I know the name but had to look it up to make sure it was what I thought it was. Looking at its Wikipedia page, I do remember the 90s show, but I can't recall seeing any merchandise since then.

    Jonny Quest got his debut in March 1964 on ABC, then in 1986 he came back along with The Flintstone Kids as part season 2 of "The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera" in syndication, then he came in 1996 with The Real Adventures Of Jonny Quest, the series ran from 1996 to 1997.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    As I've said before, if we get a Brak minifigure, my life is complete and I can die happy. :smiley:
    VBaskin2008Bumblepants
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795

    It's kind of tangential (and they had the license anyway) but all this talk of Hanna Barbera makes me hope the Wonder Twins might pop up in the background of a DC set one day.

    They actually did have the Wonder Twins on a Teen Titans Go! episode, so the kids might know who they are lol
    VBaskin2008
  • kyrotekkyrotek Southampton, UKMember Posts: 212
    Whilst we're getting Scooby Doo, could we see a convention set containing Blue Falcon and Dynomutt? Those characters are pretty closely linked to Mystery Incorporated for some reason and would be awesome!
    VBaskin2008chuckp
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,204

    I had zero idea who/what Jonny Quest was. Honestly never heard of it.

    Did it air in the UK?

    I think it (the original) did very briefly in the 1970s. I seem to remember seeing something similar as a kid, but I also had to look it up.
    VBaskin2008
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,010
    As much as I'd love some Wacky Races sets I can't imagine it happening without a new cartoon and a massive resurgence of popularity. It would work well as a theme though, TLG love their vehicle based sets and some of the vehicles would have options for great playability. I'm thinking Dastardly and Mutley's mean machine with an oil spill mechanism, Prof Pat Pending's Convert-a-Car as a 3 in 1 type set and The Gruesome Twosome's Creepy Coupe with a retractable dragon head/wings and a fire flick missile as just a few easy ideas.
    However as fun as the idea is, and while I know it's still popular in 'nerd culture' I think the average child wouldn't have a clue. I don't think it'd even work well for ideas because most of the interesting characters would need at least a new hat piece.
    carlqVBaskin2008natro220GoldchainsVorpalRyu
  • GreendudeGreendude Member Posts: 58
    Wacky Races would certainly work for variety and play and could possibly be tied in to a new cartoon or atleast regular reruns to familiarise the younger generations. Flintstones and Jetsons, although making interesting and unique lego products, would be better as an ideas set I think. Another idea would be to have a Hanna-Barbera theme, as with the Disney Princess theme, each set featuring different licenses. Hanna-Barbera doesn't actually exist anymore, which means the wider licenses of WB animation could be options too, Thundercats anyone?

    As a side note, I'd much rather see He-man.
    VBaskin2008
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    Do you actually remember He-Man?
    It's terrible now as an adult.
    VBaskin2008
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,275
    edited February 2015
    Solarious said:


    And bonus points for actually knowing who the Herculoids are

    I'm pretty sure you can get ointment for them.

    VBaskin2008BumblepantscarlqchuckpVorpalRyu
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 12
    I really enjoy Jonny Quest. For those unfamiliar I would recommend watching an episode or 2 on you-tube. The season sets are available on DVD but you-tube would be good for starters.
    VBaskin2008juggles7
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    But do you think that he deserve a LEGO set too?
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    Nah.
    Jump right to Venture Brothers
    It's basically the same show (even has a few of the same characters) but with a lot more modem nerd appeal
    Not enough kid appeal for it to actually happen though
    koozVBaskin2008
  • koozkooz Connecticut, USAMember Posts: 158
    Go Team Venture!
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    Man, Team Quest is so better than those Ventures.
  • TheGlynreaperTheGlynreaper Banned Posts: 18
    what about the jetsons some of futuristic designs on the buildings are pretty fun to try to achieve in lego form and with all the space sets produced the parts are more or less already available although the only 2 sets they could do is the jetsons family home and mr spacelys factory
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181

    what about the jetsons some of futuristic designs on the buildings are pretty fun to try to achieve in lego form and with all the space sets produced the parts are more or less already available although the only 2 sets they could do is the jetsons family home and mr spacelys factory

    Now that would be cool.
  • TheGlynreaperTheGlynreaper Banned Posts: 18

    what about the jetsons some of futuristic designs on the buildings are pretty fun to try to achieve in lego form and with all the space sets produced the parts are more or less already available although the only 2 sets they could do is the jetsons family home and mr spacelys factory

    Now that would be cool.
    even a buildable rosie the robot would be fine and use the same mould as the Scooby doo minifigure but paint it grey with some black spots for astro the jetsons dog
    VBaskin2008andhe
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 193
    @Solarious, oh come on, it was glorious. Okay, granted, dumb as a bag of rocks, and they reused cels like they were going out of fashion, but still, the show had charm. It'd make for great sets too - MotU was born to be a toyline after all, tons of colourful and easily-recognisable heroes and villains, characterful vehicles and locations, it's practically the best parts of Space and Castle all rolled into one. Throw in Sea Hawk and the Great Rebellion and you've covered Pirates and Friends as well, for that matter.

    Granted it'll never happen with MotU languishing in the nostalgia-verse with no current media to its name, but that's just another reason there needs to be a new movie made (a proper one, not 90% set on Earth).
    VBaskin2008
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    Speed Buggy would be another good one and could tie in with Scooby Doo.
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    Well which H-B action cartoon vehicle do you want to be in a LEGO set? Space Ghost's Phantom Cruiser & Space Coupe, The Pirates Of Dark Water's Mealstrom & Wraith, Jonny Quest's DragonFly, Hydrofoil, Hovercraft, VTOL Jet, Questor 1 & Questor 2, Quest Shuttle 1 & Quest Shuttle 2, Fantastic Max's Bottle Rocket, SWAT Kats' Turbo Kat Fighter Jet, or The Galaxy Trio's Condor 1?
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    edited February 2015
    Dastardly and Muttley with a flying machine? And Yankee Doodle Pigeon? That would be a cool set.
    VBaskin2008carlq
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    I completely forgot Samurai Jack was HB. Being a huge Gendy Tartakovsky fan (his is the only Clone Wars!), I'd probably go broke buying sets if they made this line!
    VBaskin2008andhe
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,425
    None.

    Macross
    Star Blazers
    Power Rangers
    Anything but HB.
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    Why? You don't like Hanna-Barbera?
    Andor
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    I just watched a movie yesterday with my son that was Scooby Doo investigating a comic convention dressed as Dynomutt the whole time. Shaggy had a Blue Falcon shirt on too.
    Made me think of this thread. A ton of Hanna Barbera references.
    VBaskin2008Andorcarlq
  • GreendudeGreendude Member Posts: 58
    Solarious said:
    Do you actually remember He-Man? It's terrible now as an adult.
    I still love it, if for nostalgia only.  I can actually sit through it still, unlike the old transformers...instant headache!
    VBaskin2008
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    Yeah, Transformers is terrible
    I do like GI Joe though
    There's actually a lot of adult context
    VBaskin2008Oldfan
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    Guys, focus we're talking about future H-B sets for LEGO after Scooby-Doo & his Mystery Incorporated sets.
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Now that the CMF series has given us a minifig version of Barbara Eden in "I Dream of Jeannie", I'd like a set based on the H-B version - Jeannie, with her boyfriend/"master" Corey (voiced by a young Mark Hamill, if Wikipedia is to be believed!), and junior genie Babu. Yapple Dapple! :-)
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    Wow!
    carlq
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    I just looked up Hanna Barbera on the Wikipedia to see an actual list of what they produced

    I was a little shocked that all these shows that left such an obvious impact on all of our lives mostly only lasted one (maybe two) seasons (including Scobby Doo Where Are You)

    Also, if Lego keeps this license they have a crazy awesome list of things to base sets around
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    But what about Jonny Quest?

    I Mean if Scooby-Doo can have his very own LEGO set so can Jonny and whole entire Quest Team.
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