Anyone else going to collect the 'Muppets' figures?

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  1. Rob Lutter

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    Over the next year, Palisades is coming out with 6 series of Muppet Show action figures (coming out every other month for a year... starting in July)... 4 figures and one playset per series. The first is Dr. Bunson Honeydew, Kermit, Ms. Piggy, and Dr. Teeth. There is also a Muppet Labs playset with Beaker figure.
    These are seriously some of the best figures I have ever seen.
    Here is the full schedule of releases:
    http://www.toughpigs.com/extrafigs2002.htm
    Here are some pics of Series 1:
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  2. Mike boettner

    Mike boettner Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm not the biggest muppet fan around but, if they did a "muppet treasure island" action set, i'd lay down the cash!!! I love that movie!!!
    Mike
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    I love Muppet Treasure Island too. It's just too bad that the DVD isn't OAR [​IMG]
     
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    I'm still waiting for the OAR "special edition" that will probably never come out![​IMG]
    Mike
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    They've been out for quite awhile. I've seen all the figures at Wizard World, they're pretty cool, but I wasn't impressed enough to buy them

    The first playset is Muppet labs
     
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    Yep. Already got Bunsen and Dr. Teeth (I figure Kermit and Piggy will be easy to find for a while, and haven't seen a Beaker/Muppet Labs in a store yet). I love the roundness of them, so much more toy-like than many action figures. I also like that they come with tons of accessories and bases - all figures should come with something to stand them on (that goes double for figures in heels! They can't balance themselves, you know!).

    They also did a bang-up job coming up with lower bodies for these characters that don't look real or cartoony but are Muppet-y.
     
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    Notice how svelt Piggy is? I had a good laugh talking to the people at the booth about that [​IMG]
     
  8. Jason Wilcox

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    what....no sweedish chef cookset?
     
  9. Rob Lutter

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    Jason, the Swedish Chef playset is coming in Series 3. [​IMG]
     
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    oh my god
     
  11. Rob Lutter

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    Well... I went to TRU today and got Dr. Teeth, Dr. Honeydew, and Kermit.
    Piggy was definately the worst figure by far, so I didn't get her (yet). Now I just need to find the Muppet Labs set [​IMG]
     
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    Rob,
    I'm just starting my collection.
    Keep in mind Rob, that there are EXCLUSIVE FIGURES by different companies, that are in the same line of series.
    such as Vanishing Cream Beeker, Black Tux Kermit, Black Tux Dr. Teeth, Vacation Fozzie, Superhero Gonzo.
    Electronics Botique has an exclusive(and better) version of Miss Piggy with feather boa.
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    I bought Reg Kermit and the last Bunsen at the Toys R Us near me.
    If you go to the Muppet news group/discussion forum, you will learn that the series 1's are just about sold out, with no plans of reissues. Bunsen is now the hardest to find.
    So, if you want to collect now, now is the time.
    Go here for the news group, future figures and such.
    The creator of the figures is a common thread poster there, they are talking of muppet movie figures as well.
    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/20..._figures.shtml
    NOW...If your REALLY SERIOUS, strat collecting these babies!!!
    http://www.sideshowtoy.com/muppets/

    Rob or anyone else,
    May enlighten us with your wish list/figures you'd love to see from show or movies
    Muppet Caper 3 Pk-Gonzo, Kermit and Fozzie in news repoter outfits(Gonzo w/ his camera) maybe (photo of Kermit/Fozzie's dad)[​IMG]
    Muppet Caper Vehicle- Miss Piggy in white jumpsuit w/ motorcycle
    Muppet Caper Vehicle- Happiness Hotel Bus with exclusive Pops
    Muppet Caper taxi cab w/ exclusive Janitor charcater(forgot name)
    Waldorf & Statler box theater seat playset.
    Gonzo with Muppet Show trumpet and stand up frame(the ring frame he stands around as a display of some sort)
    the three babies in the carriage from one of the muppet show episodes.
     
  14. Rob Lutter

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    I think I'll get that Piggy from EB (it really is alot nicer!), they are in the B&M stores too, right? I saw Tux Kermit at ToysRUS, but I really didn't like it so I passed.
    I got the last Bunsen and Dr. Teeth from TRU, they still had a bunch of Piggy and Kermit. I also saw all the figs at Suncoast (and they had a bunch of each) abiet for $1 more each.
    Wow! Those Sideshow busts are REALLY nice... Although $55 each is a little too rich for my blood. I can live with $7.99 each for these awesome Palisades figures [​IMG]
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    I might go for a Happiness Hotel Bus [​IMG]
     
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    Some figures that I would like to see:
    Gonzo's family with Spaceship from Muppets From Space (with built-in "Celebrate" music) [​IMG]
    Figures from A Muppet Christmas Carol.
    Muppet Treasure Island playset.
    and how about some Fraggle Rock figures (I want Dozers! [​IMG] )
     
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    Rob,
    Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth figures are rumored to come out.
    Here are some more hopeful figures
    Kermit and Fozzie in Pizza uniforms from Muppet Caper with fake glasses and nose disguise and Pizza box with slip.
    and maybe with other Muppet Caper figures they all can have fake Glasses and nose disguise
    Miss Piggy in Prison Uniform from Muppet Caper
    I also have an idea for a playset display.
    The white collum windows that the muppets sit upon, when singing the open song of the Muppet Show.
    Have about 12 windows, where you can display your favorite muppets, then have the muppet logo sign above.
    then have a EXCLUSIVE GONZO WITH TRUMPET FIGURE that can sit insode the logo, postioned and ready to blow the trumpet.
    I'm really looking foward to these CONFIRMED playsets
    Chef kitchen
    Pigs in Space playset, with a hopefull ship
    Vet Hospital, with Janice, Piggy and Ralph in scrubs
    Muppet News Desk with Muppet News Guy figure
     
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    I need a Pepe action figure dis instant ok? [​IMG]
    I love these figures. They can only be found here on import only, but wave 1 can be found in good supply at select specialist stores in London. I got Bunsen last week, and will probably grab Dr Teeth and Kermit on friday.
    Naturally specialist importers exploit the niche market. I have to pay about £11 per figure, thats $16 when they cost you guys $8 at local stores in the US. Ugh... Amazon US wont ship toys outside the US either.
    Dan
     
  19. Rob Lutter

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    Oh, I got Piggy at EB yesterday (they sure were moving those WarCraft3 Collector's Editions). It is pretty much the same as the regular figure except a different color dress, long hair, and a blue feather boa. The boa was a big too puffy out of the box, so puffy that you could hardly see Piggy's head or arms under it! (cutting an inch of fluff on all sides rendered something close to the shot that John posted)
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    Next up is the Muppet Labs set which should be out at the end of the month (I can't imagine how much that will be imported to England... it is around $20-$25 USD here in the states).
     
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