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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    CCC said:
    The other problem with him is ... who is he?

    The only US president to serve two non-consecutive terms. And I think he had a cool mustache.
    SumoLego
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,797
    edited April 2019
    I swear he was one of the Muppets? Or was that Sesame Street?
    SumoLegoBumblepantsdatsunrobbie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    He also was a pitcher for the Cardinals.

    Bumblepants
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    ^That's Grover Cleveland Alexander; Just like George Washington Carver...So Technically He's just Grover Alexander. 
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    I love history, but US Presidents are my forte. Grover Cleveland always messes with people. I love medival history as well. When I was in England visiting @Legoboy , I saw a bunch of stuff, but I also did a lot of reading, so I could learn as much as I could.

    Pitfall: "James, where's Henry VIII buried?" 
    James: "You're standing on top of him you tw*t!!!"

    Great times :)
    gmonkey76BumblepantsdavetheoxygenmanCurvedRoadPlateLittleLoriSumoLego
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    Mr_Cross said:
    How about some more spoof (clearly ripped-off) ones?
    1. Surely Bassey - "sequined" lounge singer
    2. Time Travelling Robot Killer Assassin man (in leathers)
    3. Diamond pattern Clown
    4. Female Aviator
    5. Wheelchair President
    6. Silent Movie Guy
    7. Brute Lee - Martial Arts Expert
    8. Dickensian Ghost Story Guy
    9. Crazy Dog Costume Guy
    10. Crazy Elephant Costume Guy
    11. Crazy Orangutan Costume Guy
    12. Crazy Lion Costume Guy (Tra-La La, La La-la-lah)
    13. Ancient Greek Thinker
    14. 60s TV Sci-Fi Spaceship Captain
    15. Genoa Starling - Wartime Nurse
    16. Stealth Test Pilot
    17. Red-haired orphan girl
    18. Shouty Chef
    19. Brent Westforest - Spaghetti Cowboy
    20. Magical Nanny
    21. Wallyiam - striped jumper guy - the chase figure, one in a box... gets released in a book six months later.

    Genoa Starling was my fave; very clever. Wallyiam and Brent Westforest are excellent too. Some parody figs would definitely not go amiss.

    Might be nice if another Disney series moved into more obscure "Toontown" territory. A Goofy fig seems pretty essential, but it might be nice to get the likes of:

    • Clarabelle Cow
    • Horace Horsecollar
    • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
    • Ortensia the Cat
    • Panchito Pistoles
    • Jose Carioca
    • Mortimer Mouse
    • Pete (though he's probably big fig material so unlikely to show up in a CMF)
    Mr_Cross
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,550
    ^Most of those Disney characters have been featured in recent Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Mickey and the Roadster Racers programs. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    CCC said:
    The other problem with him is ... who is he?

    The only US president to serve two non-consecutive terms. And I think he had a cool mustache.
    We should go for Gladstone then. He was a four (non-consecutive) time Prime Minister. And no skeletons in his closet. Apart from all the slaves.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    ^Most of those Disney characters have been featured in recent Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Mickey and the Roadster Racers programs. 
    I know, but they're still less well-known that Mickey, Donald, and their girls.
  • mdtvandymdtvandy USAMember Posts: 61
    Sorry to raise this thread from the grave, but it appears that OYO sports has gone out of business after losing several licenses. Do y'all think LEGO might be pursuing those for CMFs or a revival of LEGO Sports? 
    SearchlightRG
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 227
    @mdtvandy It's not really raising from the grave; six months isn't too bad. It's when you dig up a thread that's two years or more older that you get nailed for necromancy.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    Who wouldn't enjoy another round of NBA springy-butts minifigs?

    I want me a Kevin Durant with some TS3-Woody length legs.  And a Kyrie Irving that comes with a Flat Earth accessory.
    Bumblepants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    It would be fun if they did a Tokyo Olympics series. Especially if they made it where you could mix and match nationalities and gear to be whatever you wish. 
    Fizyx
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    It would be fun if they did a Tokyo Olympics series. Especially if they made it where you could mix and match nationalities and gear to be whatever you wish. 
    The problem with any sports competition is getting permissions from all the teams / associations. Team GB was just the British Olympic Association and not The Olympics 2012 in general, which is why only British athletes were featured. Same with the German DFB football series. To get agreement from all associations is unlikely, which is probably why LEGO have stuck with one in the recent past.

    And if they do NBA, then why not Premier League, or Serie A, or La Liga,  or Bundesliga, or MLB, or NFL, or IPL, or NHL, or CSL, ... These are all huge leagues but I wonder if the market is really there. (Non-LEGO) fans might want some figures from their team(s), but would they want all teams? Would they sell more than regular CMFs that they would probably replace?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    ^true, I was thinking they could do generic mix of skintone, hair/helmets, uniform colors. But that would probably be too bland. 

    At least as an Arsenal fan I can look at my Ozil and Mustafi German footballer cmfs and shake my head sadly at them.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    edited November 2019
    I can only imagine the level of payola that would have to occur to get that license.  

    I'm not sure there is a 'unified' or universal market for Olympics stuff and/or local professional sports teams.  

    By example, MLB (baseball) in the US has become increasingly regional and fails to garner national popularity.  Other than perhaps the Yankees and Dodgers, there isn't a national 'baseball' market that would be conducive to mass-production.  And given that LEGO has backtracked on regional sets, I doubt a niche market regional set would be high on the list.

    But... NBA Basketball is pretty big in China, and have more universal star appeal.  So who knows.  Maybe a springy-leg LeBron James can lineup against my springy-leg Allen Iverson.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 974
    edited November 2019
    I think it's high time we had NHL minifigs. Just one for each team in the league. When it's a smash success (as it absolutely will be, fyi), they can do a second series with their away uniforms. 
  • panchox1panchox1 ColoradoMember Posts: 332
    I'd love to see an NFL set. but i'd probably be impossible to "feel" for the ones you need to fill out a complete lineup.
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 974
    panchox1 said:
    I'd love to see an NFL set. but i'd probably be impossible to "feel" for the ones you need to fill out a complete lineup.
    The Pats would be easy enough. Just feel for the flat ball. 
    560HeliportKungFuKennypanchox1datsunrobbieSumoLegoBumblepantsgmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    SumoLego said:

    I'm not sure there is a 'unified' or universal market for Olympics stuff and/or local professional sports teams. 
    Yeah, I cannot really image Manchester City fans displaying Man Utd or Liverpool minifigures. They would probably just be used for making youtube videos where the figures get destroyed.
    catwranglerSumoLegoLittleLori
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 769
    ^^Or feel for the six Super Bowl rings.  (I'm a wrestling fan...why am I pretending I know football???)
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,550
    might be cool to get enough players for the Clutchers and Stackers baseball teams, but not really suited to a CMF line. I have soccer and basketball sets, not sure baseball or football would translate well as a Lego set.
    gmonkey76Brickchap
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    CCC said
    Yeah, I cannot really image Manchester City fans displaying Man Utd or Liverpool minifigures. They would probably just be used for making youtube videos where the figures get destroyed.
    And yet we do have the UCS Old Trafford rumored for next year. If there is any merit to it remains to be seen.
    Fizyx
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