On August 1st The LEGO Group will be releasing their line of sets based on Scooby Doo, which is a franchise that has been on television in one variation or another since 1969. Cartoon Network is launching a new series, Be Cool, Scooby Doo, later this year and I guess it seemed as good a time as ever for some new merchandise.
Our LEGO Overlords are quite cruel when it comes to these licensed themes, breaking up teams across multiple sets to ensure that parents and AFOLs alike will have to spend a good amount of money to round out the group.
The members of Mystery Inc.are spread across five sets in this initial wave, with Shaggy and Scooby in every single set. Velma and Fred appear in only one set each, with Daphne making an appearance in two sets. There are two variations of Scooby Doo, one sitting and the other standing. The sitting Scooby appears in two sets while the remaining three have the standing variants.
In order to complete the Mystery Inc. squad (that will give you both Scooby variants) you are going to have to pick up 75902 Mystery Machine, 75904 Mystery Mansion, and 75901 Mystery Plane Adventure at a total of $139.97! Zoinks!!!!!
I have a distinct feeling that 75902 Mystery Machine will be the hottest seller of the bunch, and may prove difficult to locate at retail, much like 76031 The Hulk Buster Smash was leading up to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Keep in mind this pricing is based on the prices listed at LEGO Shop @ Home. If you are shopping at Toys R Us or any of the big box retailers expect to pay a little bit more of a markup.