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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by frogboy4, Feb 21, 2012.
HA HA HA HA HA!!! Omg, that was hilarious, thanks.
i really want to find these figures i have a feeling these will be in our uk disney stores as there seems to be a lot on ebay it which good i must go an get them
Went out and picked these up at my "local" Disney store tonight. They're pretty cool. I'll post pics and a brief review when I have a wee bit more time later tonight.
ok, so as I said, I bought the figures today at the Disney Store. For $13 they're pretty good.
The figures are a scooch smaller than the figurines produced by Palisades so if you're a real stickler for scale, you may ant to display these separately. I actually found it a little jarring at first when I saw them next to each other but when I looked over at my shelf 20 min later it didn't bother me at all and it looked like they were "right where they belong". It also helped that I had Thog and Doglion whose size was very cheated by Palisades.
There's a little bit of texture on them but not quite as much as Palisades used on theirs. Having said that, you can clearly see the lineage to the Palisades line. Besides the mild texturing, Gonzo's sculpt is almost identical to Series 5 Gonzo and Animal's color is closer to his Palisades counterpart than to any other Animal merch we've seen.
Most of the figures stand very well but like Jamie said Piggy, Kermit and Rizzo have a little trouble standing up. It takes a little patience but they do stay up eventually. I found it helpful on Rizzo to bend his feet forward and make him lean on his tail a bit more. Had to do that a little with one of Kermit's feet too. I expect as we head into warmer weather, I will be picking them up off the floor regularly.
If you decide to get these it is definitely cheaper and better to get them in the store than to try the secondary market or order online. There were two boxes I saw that had broken figures in them and while looking at the Avengers sets they had I noticed the same problem. There might also be some paint issues. The Miss Piggy in my set has a few scratches on her snout. Also buying them directly from the sotre sends a clearer message to Disney "We want more stuff like this."
Speaking of which, I pretty much said that to the Disney employee who was working and she suggested going on the Disneystore website and leaving comments about that. She said they read those and listen and knowing Disney I'm sure they do.
a few more pics for those who are curious
How come last time I was at Disney (last week), all I saw were the same Princess and 101 Dalmatians ones, but not these?
were there more than one set available at your Disney Store? I'm curious, and kinda worried if this would be another Up figurine set situation.
There were quite a few sets. They're running a promotion this week where the sets are 1 for $12.50 or 2 for $20. So they had 4 or 5 sets with their Muppet display and a bunch more over with the their other figures.
Stupid question time... Where did you get the Swedish Chef, Sam, and the other ones in your pictures from?
Those are the one's that Palisades produced back in 2003. Sam was from a set that had him Thog and Mahna Mahna. Doglion, Chef (with the chicken), Scooter, Bunsen and Beaker were sold on their website. Bean is from a set of PVCs I purchased years ago in Disney/MGM.
Palisades also made two sets of Christmas Carol figurines (Kermit and Fozzie can be seen above.) and another set that had Gonzo, Piggy, and the snowths.
If you hunt around Amazon/eBay you might be able to find them. The set with Bean in it could be a bit harder.
See, told ya it was a stupid question. I knew Palisades did a mini line... Just forgot. Thanks for that!!!
seeing new stuffs are always nice , anyone know if this is available at the disney store in london ?
Ah... good. They probably just haven't shipped to my area yet.
You know, I actually DID see one of the UP sets, but I had NO idea how rare it was, and I never went back to pick it up. And I never ever saw it again.
i really want a set badd
Wow I didn't realize how well these fit in with the mini muppet line. Gonzo is a little cartoony and rizzo doesn't fit the style too well but the others look like they were made for the palisades mini line. I may get these now as an extension to my collection.
good news for us in the uk the set has been released here and is in disney stores now which is great news going to get them soon
I FINALLY got to both find and pick up a set. There were like 3 left at the Disney Store I went to, and the best part is that all the figure sets were on sale for 9 bucks. I didn't open the package yet, because I'm looking for a spot to put them, but I'm very happy with how they came out. I'm glad I didn't have to pay 30 bucks online for them.
Unfortunately, it was just about the ONLY Muppet thing they had, other than some cleared out T-Shirts and coffee Mugs... and a loose Walter in a pile of other plush.
That's the same with my local Disney Store! I want more Muppet stuff!
i got the set yesterday on sale for $9!
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