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This Beetlejuice Lego Maitland’s House Is Closer to Becoming an Available Set To Buy!

If there’s one thing that Lego is really sleeping on, it’s the untapped market of horror fans asking, or rather have been begging for years for these types of sets to be made for our creative indulgence of the plastic brick. Sort of a shame really. Even when this amazing Halloween Myers House Lego set went viral (thanks to the help of yours truly) and even caught the attention of Jamie Lee Curtis who also shared her enthusiasm for an official Lego set of the Myers house, it fell on deaf ears to the corporate Lego giants. But now, that could all change with this full-steam support on the official Lego ideas that has been gaining a lot of steam and is getting really close to becoming a reality.


The purpose of Lego Ideas launched by the Brick Master company is where fans submit their ideas and projects with the more support they gain, the closer the builds are to being made into real Lego sets. As of now this set submitted by a builder that goes by Pebbleman is sitting at 7,000 supporters, with one being Natalie Charle Ellis, who does work as Delia and Miss Argentina in the Broadway rendition of Beetlejuice.

Here’s the proposal product’s full description via the site:

Take a venture into the Maitland’s household, full of spooky surprises that will knock your socks off:

The House:

  • The iconic façade of the Maitland’s rural house is recreated to be as close as possible, from its porch, Brick foundation, odd circular windows and towering entrance.
  • Open up the house to reveal it’s ghoulish interior; by removing one of the side window and chimney from the exterior you can get an even more ample opening to see even more face-on.
  • The first floor is a gateaway to the other side!! Having trouble with the living? Go inside Adam’s model and visit Beetlejuice’s tombstone (He just made Italian food, just for you!). Take a breather in the Netherworld waiting room to get a chance to talk to Juno in her office, your G-U-I-D-E to the other side!
  • The second floor is the house after it’s the postmodern redecoration of the Deetz’ family. Recreate the unforgettable Day-O scene or the grand wedding crashing finale complete with the crooked fireplace!
  • Replace the Stair handles with the buildable Beetlesnake and scare those pesky living critters once in for all!
  • Don’t leave the house!! There are Sandworms waiting to take a bite out of any hapless soul.
  • The final floor consists of the cozy attic, filled with string lights, Adam’s painstakingly accurate model of Winter River among other forgotten belongings.
  • In case of emergencies, draw a door, (Don’t forget the handle!) and knock three times for a one-way trip to The Netherworld.


Create your own ghoulish adventures with 11 minifigures: Beetlejuice (comes with Big Top Accessories and wedding suit), Adam Maitland, Barbara Maitland (alongside their scary faces), Lydia Deetz (comes with a wedding suit), Charles Deetz, Delia Deetz, Otho, Harry the Hunter, Juno, Ms. Argentina and the Wedding Officiant.

Display the ensemble in a simple, yet aptly themed display stand.


To make the set feel straight out of the movie some props make their way in as lego pieces, the handbook for the recently deceased, The Afterlife newspaper, Lydia’s photograph, prints to detail the Maitland’s scary faces, a screen portraying Beetlejuice’s high-quality commercial alongside others.

At the time of this article, The Maitland’s House is only 3,000 supporters away from being Lego Expert tested and moving forward for a review. To support this project, and you damn well should, visit the link here, sign up for a Lego account, and scream Beetlejuice three times!

Funko Launching REAL Horror Cereal This June Featuring Freddy, Elvira, and He-Man!

Remember when you would pop a squat in your bean bag chair with a hefty bowl of whatever sugary preference of artificial flavors happened to line your parent’s wooden pantry? You’d sip on your Ecto-Cooler that sat promptly on your metal TMNT tray, and binged watched Saturday morning splendor like it was nobody’s business. The only thing that made this routine miles more glorious, was if said cereal box was brank-stinkin’ -new. Becuase this meant you had first dibs on the mystery toy inside powdered with cereal residue.

Yeah. Once upon time brands like General Mills, Post, and other various distributors gave us prizes in our boxes of Fruity Pebbles. This practice of the extra incentive seems to have been, for the most part, a dying trend. As we rarely see this at all these days. Kind of a bummer, yeah? Well, I bring today the news from atop the marshmallow mountain that will make all your Saturday morning cereal dreams of nostalgia flavored milk come true! Collectible toy company Funko is releasing REAL HORROR and POP CULTURE CEREALS THIS SUMMER. With mini-funkos encased in every box!


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 Yes, as cereal-loving nostalgic adults we can partake once again in the treasure hunt for our own little toys (that we actually want) courtesy of the popular Funko brand! In an exclusive yesterday with Coronado Eagle & JournalFunko founder Michael Becker laid out the news that these cereals’ will roll out June of 2018 and feature the likes of Freddy (which includes an all-new Freddy mini POP!), Beetlejuice, and the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira!

Per CEJ:

“One of the fun things is we are about to release our own line of cereal, with a mini-Pop inside. We got all the cool licenses like He-Man, Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and our own Freddy Funko. We start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items. I used to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings while I was eating cereal. There are prizes in the cereal and it will sell for $7.99 a box. When you add milk to the Freddie Kruger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetle Juice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime. The idea is to sell the cereal to retailers who carry collectibles. We can’t compete with Kellogg’s at Ralphs. We think people will buy one box to stock and one to rock. They’ll probably open one box and enjoy it and never touch the other one, because it’s a collectible.”


He hit the nail on the head there. I’ll most definitely be buying two of each. One to pig-out with, and the other to sit on my shelf decaying into cereal heaven of righteousness. Look for these at your local collectible retailers and online stores!

Remembering Beetlejuice: The Animated Series

Let’s rewind our minds back a few years and remember what being a kid was like on a gorgeous Saturday morning.

Unlike my peers, I personally was always up at a decent hour (around 7:30 a.m.). After crawling out of my Ninja Turtle sheets, I would make my way to the dimly lit kitchen and help myself to a bowl of cereal and whatever readily available juice box (preferably Hawaiian Punch or Ecto Cooler) my fridge held that morning. All placed accordingly on my TMNT (1990) movie tray in front of our mammoth of a television set. I was ready to seize the glorious Saturday with the start of some of the greatest goddamn must-see-TV. And one of many of those amazing Saturday morning animated gems was, of course, Beetlejuice: The Animated Series.


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One year after Tim Burton congo-danced the ghost with the most across the big screen, the imaginative filmmaker developed a more kid-friendly version (sorry, no crotch grabbing anywhere here) based on the daily lives of the bio-exorcist and his earth pal, Lydia Deetz.

Mostly set in Beetle’s home The Netherworld, the series ran around some silly adventure or problem week after week involving the duo. From roaming skeletons in the closet ruining someone’s day with the hard truth or Beetlejuice’s entire skeletal system abandoning him in favor of a vacation, the show was a perfect Saturday morning mash-up of wackiness and just a hint of horror.

Lydia’s parents Charles and the eccentric Delia return in animated form as naive supporting characters that never seem to notice their daughter spends most of her free time in another dimension. Then again, in the film, she seemed to be mostly ignored from her self-absorbed parental units until the shit hit the fan- so the relationship stays a tad faithful in that aspect. The void felt by the absence of Barbara and Adam was filled with new characters. Beetle’s neighbors in the Netherworld furthered BJ’s awesome sense of sarcasm with most of them being both clumsy and easy to poke fun at. In which case, ole BJ took advantage of on a constant basis and was the source for a lot of the humor in the series. Jacques, Ginger, The Monster Across the Street, Poopsie, the Mayor, and on Earth, the snooty Claire Brewster, were often the victims of Beetlejuice’s embarrassing pranks.  Even Lyds wasn’t immune to Beetle’s reign of practical jokes as the bio-exorcist’s only friend was even the butt-of-the-joke at times. However, unlike Claire and the Netherworld residents, BJ’s pranks on the teenage Deetz were never meant to cause damaging feelings or humility, but rather all in fun. Which asserts the relationship between Lydia and Beetlejuice in the series. Unlike in the film, the pair was as close as friends could get and the unlikely duo’s friendship remained a constant crucial part of the show throughout the series’ short three-season span.

What I wouldn’t give for a revival of this beautiful program. Hey if Spiderman and Teen Titans can be rebooted several times, why not give Beetlejuice a shot at the 21st century?