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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    sidersdd said:

    jamiew said:

    Any word on MF sets for 2013?

    I was wondering the same thing (assuming by MF you mean Monster Fighters). Will these be one and done? Or will they skip a release cycle and only release in 2nd half of 2013? IIRC, this is what happened with Atlantis. It's possible they will only be "seasonal" - with TLG assuming the demand is only there around Halloween time.
    As far as I know they're done! Disappointing for me, I love 'em. I was told last week that that was it and that they had gone the same way as AQ had, just the single release. I don't know if my mate held info for the whole year or just the first release, but he was pretty confident the theme had finished.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    @Amberyl
    Exactly. It has been something I have been saying for a while now.

    It is why all my kids, and especially my girls LOVED the Egyptian Playmobil line, and all my kids, but especially my girls did not have interest in the Egyptian Lego line. With as much as my kids enjoyed the Playmobil line, an Egyptian Playmobil line should have been an absolute no brainier, and something I should have bought all the sets on.

    Instead, Lego really lost out on my money, I felt they just completely missed the mark. Instead of being some exciting adventure/explorer themes, with lots of trap doors, treasure, etc. It was yet another highly focused on the boy market, fight the bad guys.



  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Remember, there are plenty of girls on the front lines of combat in "Starship Troopers".... Not that I approve of that sort of thing ;)
  • AmberylAmberyl Member Posts: 193
    It's not that girls universally object to fighting and/or conflict. Girls have liked Hunger Games, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, She-Ra, Wonder Woman, and so on. Lego just needs to make sure that there's storytelling opportunities that surround the fighting, as well as female characters.

    As a girl and now a woman, I've certainly enjoyed the boys themes as-is, but I also recognize that I'm not typical.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    Agree, completely, Amberyl, and it has been the lack of this that I have found frustrating for my girls that want sets.

    From what I have seen, it is the combination of the lack of female minifigs, and focus almost exclusively on fighting (good/bad) and vehicles, as opposed to sets that make for great story-telling. My girls loved HP, and not because they were just obsessed with HP, but because it
    - had multiple female minifigs
    - had sets that were not only fighting/vehicle focused...set that we're great for story-telling

    They loved the train, which is a vehicle, and they enjoyed the good/bad fight focus, BUT HP included many story-telling elements, from Hagrid's Hut to The castle, to Diagon Alley.
    Monster Fighters in several aspects hsimmer similarities to Harry Potter.



  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    There is the fairytale set #9349. And I don't think that sold so well. Is it because it is just minifigs, or because it was not well marketed, or because people didn't want it.
  • AmberylAmberyl Member Posts: 193
    The fairytale set is a Lego Education set that isn't widely available, and it's really just a bunch of minifigs with a few extra props.

    There are gender-neutral themes where Lego has simply missed the opportunity to include female minifigs -- think of Time Cruisers, for instance. I'm not sure why minifigs in gender-neutral themes aren't split 50% male/female, so the female minifig is not a token minifig.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    ^ I know this will make the argument go round and around. It is because they are mainly marketed towards boys, the target market for these sets. How many male figures (Kens) are there to Barbies? How many Bratz dolls were male, compared to female? Were these girl oriented toys 50:50?
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Found this, I understand they are proto-types.
  • SpiderManSpiderMan Member Posts: 47
    Those are just pictures from the DC Visual Dictionary. They are interesting however.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    edited September 2012
    I know, but they hadnt been posted (i couldnt find them on here) and the mr freeze is the sdcc version i believe
  • SpiderManSpiderMan Member Posts: 47
    Its actually Voldemorts head on a body. I like the picture of the invisible plane though. It would be interesting to see somebody reverse engineer that!
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    I really hope the Monster Fighters are not just a one off. Would love to see more of these sets. I was thinking the other day though that they have basically released the most popular monsters of all time in the first wave. There's very little left to release as far as new monster sets.... what else is there....

    Witch
    Cyclops (?)
    Invisible man
    Bride of the Mad Scientists Monster
    Hunchback
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    edited September 2012
    ^ We were discussing the same here http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/111145/#Comment_111145 , and your list is similar:

    Witch - done, in CMF series 2 and the recent Halloween packs
    Cyclops (?) - more mythology than monster
    Invisible man
    Bride of the Mad Scientists Monster - bride of Frankenstein
    Hunchback - Igor

  • AmberylAmberyl Member Posts: 193
    @CCC, my point is that not all Lego is boys-oriented. In Ninjago, sure, I expect the vast majority of figures are likely going to be male. In a Creator set, or a gender-neutral theme, a 50/50 split makes more sense.
  • AnthonyC173AnthonyC173 Member Posts: 101
    CCC said:

    ^ We were discussing the same here http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/111145/#Comment_111145 , and your list is similar:

    Witch - done, in CMF series 2 and the recent Halloween packs
    Cyclops (?) - more mythology than monster
    Invisible man
    Bride of the Mad Scientists Monster - bride of Frankenstein
    Hunchback - Igor

    i really hate to be "that guy" but since im into monsters...
    bride of Frankenstein, isn't the same as the bride of the monster. Frankenstein was the man. The monster had no name. If you knew this plz ignore my jibber jabber.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,430


    i really hate to be "that guy" but since im into monsters...
    bride of Frankenstein, isn't the same as the bride of the monster. Frankenstein was the man. The monster had no name. If you knew this plz ignore my jibber jabber.

    The iconic image of 'the monsters bride' is from the film 'The Bride of Frankenstein'. But seeing as the lego figure is only refered to as 'The Monster' then I guess we could have a 'Mrs. Monster'.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    edited September 2012
    I do know that Frankenstein was the man and the monster had no name, although is often referred to as Frankenstein's monster. I also like my classic horror films.

    image

    I guess they could make both women, I know which I'd prefer.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    PS. I meant to add, Pretorius refers to the monster woman as "The bride of Frankenstein" in that film.
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270

    jibber jabber.

    Sheldon: "Do you know the origin of the term jibber jabber?"

    Penny "Oh. My. God. You're about to jibber jabber about jibber jabber!"
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    I'd like there to be an Invisible Man character made completely out of transparent plastic. There might be a problem with brittleness for parts like the hands though.
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