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The 2016 Spooky Town/Halloween Village Thread

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Guess it's time to start a new thread for the new year. In just a few months we should see the 2016 Lemax releases for Spooky Town.

I'm currently trying to figure out how to keep my one cat out of the display. I have a permanent set up in the basement and it has never been bothered until a couple weeks ago. I have some clear pvc bordering it but it's only a bout a foot tall. Guess I'm going to have to figure something else that's higher. She already broke one piece and I really don't want to take it down.
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I use black felt and then add leaves, moss, whatever, depending on the area.
Well, after yet another "mishap" with the cat, wife and I took down the display before we lost something expensive. We're currently discussing options. Leaning towards doing shelf displays with individual scenes.
I've decided this year I want to start a Spookytown collection. I never made it to Michaels for after season sales so I guess i'll be starting with the fresh lot!

Excited to buy my first...would love to know which ones you guys started with.

First house I purchased was Castle on Spooky Hill back when these first came out. Still one of my favorite pieces.
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Lemax does all of their announcing in March typically, yes?

Usually, yes. I'm anxious to see this years offerings.
is there a discount at any online sites on 2015 items before the 2016 comes out?

Ehobby will sometimes have discounted items. I usually check their site once a week for any deals.
My first piece was Greaves Manor from back in 2000.

Shadowbat - I've seen your videos on Youtube of your Spookytown display. Very impressive :cool:

Unfortuante that your cat was starting to mess with it. I may run into a similair issue as one of my bigger displays is on my tv stand that is about 2 ft high (tv is mounted to wall), and have a 5 month old who will be 14mo by next October and it will be within reach. May have to figure something out.


Yeah, we have a new plan though. I'm not doing a new build until probably July when the new pieces start hitting Michaels, and they will be scenes using shelves as opposed to a table display.
In case anyone is interested, there is a new village collection coming form the Bradford Exchange based on Americas haunted houses. Check it out:

http://www.bradfordexchange.com[url... let me post a direct link to the collection.
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Oh man, I can lose hours browsing that site. Not sure if it's the one you mean, but this looks awesome: America's Most Haunted

This is pretty cool too: Stalking Dead Country

Am also in love with Burton's Carousel - dang I wish I'd win the lottery.

Yep. That's it.

We should see the 2016 Lemax offering here in the next month.
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Ehobby has a few lighted houses reduce for around the $30 range if anyone is interested. They are mostly sold out of everything but they usually are around this time. Getting ready for new inventory.
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Can't believe there hasn't been anything on the Lemax front. Even asked on one of their social media pages and got no response.
One of the "insiders" on the tiny village group facebook alluded to the fact she knew what was coming but couldn't say anything (hate those kind of "neener, neener!" posts and implied that early April was when we'd see it.

That's why I stay away from most groups on anything. Too much crap like that.
The Lemax 2016 Spookytown Collection is getting revealed this Friday, April 1. Sounds like they put the youtube videos up today and a few people saw them before they made them hidden. Sounds like one building has flying ghosts!

Only a couple days to wait, at least.

About time! lol
Can't wait to see this years line up.
Like the R.I.P. train. Really like the All Hallows Cathedral. Reminds me of something out of a Hammer horror movie. Definitely be adding that one. Monster on Maple Street I think could have been executed better. Just not a very clean design. Also glad to see Wandas Cupcakes is back as I never did get around to picking one up last year. I see a couple of the new figurines I will add also, but overall, not really impressed with this years line up. Especially since half of it is last years pieces.
I think it is. Would have to compare pics, but it looks like it.
Has anyone seen the new banner on the Lemax Youtube page? I don't recognize the house that is pictured. Could this be a yet unseen exclusive piece?

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I use those party scene setters. I have a roll of the purple skyline with the black tree silouettes.
Thanks Shadowbat, I looked them up and I've found some good stuff. I'm building a permanent display table for them this year with a back to hang a background.

So I'm scouting my new pieces this year and I'd really love to nab that Ghost Containment Unit (lights are freaking cool!) but I can't really figure out what the heck it would go with. Did they make any specific accessories for that piece?

I don't think so. Not that I remember.
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This pic was show off on a facebook group. I guess its from some kind of ad Lemax recently did. That house hasn't been announced yet to my knowledge and looks like a Swamp style getup. I really like it. I'm guessing that's the swamp piece that some who saw the 2016 Lemax Release Day videos early claim they saw before everything was pulled down. The alien lights as well.

That's the house that's also on the banner for the Lemax YouTube page. I'm going to guess it's a Michaels piece. I really like this one and will probably buy it. The alien light posts are different. I never thought about it, but an alien theme would be something drastically different for Spooky Town.

And something I would be totally down with. :)
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