Who doesn’t love Scooby Doo? Ask almost anyone in America and they can list off the entire gang: Fred, Shaggy, Scooby, and — if you buy the LEGO Scooby Doo: Mystery Machine set — no one else.
Rebecca Hains, author of The Princess Problem, reports that a mother named Caitlyn wrote her abut the set, saying “My daughter was so excited to see this Scooby-Doo LEGO set! She has never seen the show but loves him because he’s a dog. Notice anyone missing?”
That’s right, the $30 set leaves out both of the women from the show, Daphne and Velma. You do get a generic zombie and a tree monster of some sort to terrify the gang with, but without Velma there to say, “Jinkies!” it just doesn’t feel the same.
LEGO does sell a few other sets that include the girls. Daphne is available in the Scooby Doo: Haunted Lighthouse set for $50 — almost twice the cost — and if you want a set that includes Velma as well, be prepared to shell out $90 for the LEGO Scooby Doo: Mystery Mansion Set.
It’s not right to make the male characters the “default” option with the female characters only available at a high premium. Girls like Scooby Doo just as much as boys, and boys like the female characters from the show. Frankly, Velma was the only one with a discernible knack for solving mysteries by my memory.
We’d like to find the person responsible for making this set and rip off his mask. We’re pretty sure he’s actually Old Man Jenkins, owner of the haunted amusement park.
Edit: This story was corrected to correct the price of The Mystery Machine LEGO Set.