We just tried out the new Lionel Peanuts Halloween 2-4-2 Steam LionChief Remote Control Set #30214 and I must say these new LionChief remotes are pretty awesome. They're bringing fun back into trains and I truly think kids will find it "cool". I know when I was running it, it made me want a set for Halloween. Kudos to Lionel for adding a whole new dimension to trains.
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To be honest I don't get the theme sets, but people must like them (and buy them) because Lionel keeps making them. I DO like that they are putting variety (and affordability) into their starter sets, and I like to see the ol' 4-4-2 in any incarnation.
Yes Ken, thanks for the video updates and keep them coming.
There are some themed items I like and some I don't. The Halloween spooky sounds on this set are cool and should help bring a few new people into model trains. However, since this is a licensed Peanuts product, IMO it would have been much more appealing if Lionel put a soundbite or two in from the actual Peanuts show "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" i.e. Charlie Brown" "I got a rock."
You can have a steam train ...If you'd just lay down your tracks.