Chuckles Funhouse and The Funhouse are two carnival themed Funhouses produced by Lemax. Which is your favorite? Both are amazing houses and deserve a moment in the spotlight.
Chuckles Funhouse is probably THE UNICORN of most Spookytown collectors. Produced in 2013 and quickly retired in 2015, this piece is VERY very rare and hard to find. When found this piece usually commands well over $1,000. I have seen one fetch $2500 on eBay. More times than not it is non working.
This amazing piece is quite heavy and on the larger size for the average Spookytown piece. What makes this Spookytown house different from most is the shaking platform the two kids are trying to navigate on the second floor. I cannot say I have seen any other village piece have this kind of animation. The rotating mirrors are very reminiscent of a true funhouse from yesteryear. This is an amazingly colorful piece, however my only gripe is the lack of children's voices squealing and screeching as they traverse the funhouse. What you hear is simply the shaking of the platform. See my video below to see what fun animation this piece offers.
Lastly... good luck in your search!
Simply named "Funhouse", the predecessor to Chuckles Funhouse (Stock #65344) made it's debut in 2006 and was retired in 2013. It was in the line for 8 years which reflects in it's secondary market price of just $100-$150. As Chuckle's was making his way to the market, this guy was slowly descending into happy retirement. I LOVE the colors on this Spookytown house! Although it's animation is a little lack luster it still adds an amazing element to your carnival themed layout. The kiddos run around (rotate) the second level with the house of mirrors in the center. The sounds you would expect in a real funhouse are found on this piece, and in my opinion exceeds Chuckle's sounds. This house can usually be found on eBay in good working order for around $100-$150 in it's original box.
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Sissy & Scooter
Collectors of Lemax, & Business owners of Sissy n' Scooter Merriments. Est. 2019