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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by minor muppetz, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I took a stab at designing Muppet Show Nigel. I felt Droop should come before a Muppets Tonight Nigel as they are kind of in the same ballpark design.

    The Pepe tutu design was from Muppets From Space. The full-body poser picture is incorrectly labeled as coming from Henson. It was a screengrab that I enhanced (a lot) and added feet, limbs and a wand. The same image can be seen on the Muppet Central Staff page. Henson did have some beautiful source images on the Pepe puppet, but that wasn't one of them. Seeing those puppet images up close are what would make me stoked about a possible Pepe MR poser down the line. I did pitch a figure release where the blister box resembled the Muppets Tonight elevator with a uniformed Seymore and Pepe inside. This received an immediate no-can-do as there were several issues with such an idea (box branding continuity, printing expense, design expense, character popularity, placement on the line, store or Con interest).

    One thing I learned with Palisades was the great expense of printing! :zany:
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    The thing that I loved best about the Palisades' line is that, even this far down the road, there is still interest in them and I have never, ever become bored with them!

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorite: Kermit, PIS Piggy, first Fozzie (especially when Chucky came along), The second Gonzo (thanks to Frogboy for making it beautifully Gonzo! and the best Gonzo ever made), and Zoot (whose articulation was awesome).
    Unfavotire: Lips' paint being sticky (but love the figure), S1 Miss Piggy, and I don't really have an answer for this other than sticky paints.

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected? Zoot was awesome!

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite? Gonzo is fave, Animal's head was too heavy and one leg keeps falling out.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite? I didn't get it, but I didn't like silver shirt Janice, I liked Reporter Kermit, Rainbow Connection Kermit, and Jim Muppet figures!

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite? Mahna-Mahna and Snowths fave, Ballons Gonzo least fave because the balloons kept making him fall over, and they finally just came out of his hands.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset? Backstage, Muppet Labs in that order.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite? White Tux Rowlf fave.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades? All but every variant.

    9. do you own every package variations? No.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line? Other than Sesame Street or Fraggle Rock? I would have liked to have seen a complete series of Muppets Christmas Carol and Muppets Treasure Island as action figures. A 10" Ebeneezer Scrooge would have been nice (I find that 10" figures work well with The Muppets. I have a 10" George Burns who is their constant guest star).

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint? Lips.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories? Other than the great stuff that came with the Chef's kitchen? I dunno.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure? Chucky.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten? Bean, Bobo, Articulated Robin and Sal Manilla and I would have felt like I owned everything I ever needed!

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting? See 14.

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten? Vet's Hospital.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    For the Mega-Muppets that they had run along the same releases as Master Replicas is doing now. They should have started with Kermit and that would have helped a lot. Then Piggy and so forth.

    I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to play in it again. :)
  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Wow. I always thought that was the easiest part of product making. I suppose in some cases, where characters are being used, it would make a difference.

    Like, I found out that to do anything with Ghostbusters licenses have to be paid to use the Ecto-1--not the car's character, but the original vehicle has to be licensed from Cadillac (I think that's right).
  4. goodrastus

    goodrastus New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorite: S5 Gonzo, Super Grover, Rainbow Connection Kermit, Newsman, Link

    Least favourite: Dr. Phil (because I never liked the character), Usher Scooter (too beaky and small eyes), Piggy 1 (hair and anorexic look), Stepping out Fozzie (just the face - otherwise great)

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected? Some secondary were perfect - Lew Zealand, Marvin Suggs, Newsman, Uncle Deadly

    Worse was Steppin Out Fozzie

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite? I've only seen Animal

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite? Rainbow Connection Kermit (seeing he had Robin too), Adventure Kermit (no explanation required) Culinary Catastrophe Chef and Vacation Pepe as he was better looking than regular Pepe. I also love Vanishing Cream Beaker. I'm not a fan of the Vaudeville Waldorf and Statler.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite? I don't have and am not really a fan of the minis.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset? Backstage is fantastic but I'm also very keen on the Swinetrek playset as it is so accurate. The Muppet Labs pales in comparison with the later playsets but it's still great.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite? Favourite is White tux Rowlf.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades? Not all the megas and no minis but I have the regulars and nearly all exclusives - not all variants though.

    9. do you own every package variations? No.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line? I was really looking forward to the Sesame Street line and would have liked the core group of Fraggles too. Not really fussed about others but would have liked more characters to flesh out the Muppet Treasure Island line.

    11. what is your favorite/ least favorite repaint? Not a big fan of repaints - I liked all of Johnny's looks which I cant's say about others. Janice was fine but I didn't really like the Silver Lips, although that probably had something to do with the blue/green Java muppets.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories? I love all the vegies and would gladly have more (any customisers about?) The grand piano was also amazing.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure? Tied between Polly and Camilla

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    1. Sal to go with Johnny.
    2. Mahna Mahna with Snowths.
    3. Lewis Kazagger - obscure but I really appreciate characters like Lew, Newsman, Marvin Suggs that are so well done.
    4. Bean - would have been cute.
    5. Bobo to complete main Muppets Tonight crew

    Strangely enough, while not like some others who wanted Hilda, George, etc - I would have bought Annie Sue, Spamela and Andy and Randy (even though I could not stand those two!) Must be a pig thing I guess.

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting? Hmmm - trying to jog my memory but Sal is the one lots of people wailed and gnashed teeth over - lol

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten? Veteranarian's Hospital for sure.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    As well as the standard figures, Palisades established groups of figures in the Stepping Out and Muppet Treasure Island lines. I enjoy and bought these. I think it would have been better to make new characters or more characters in lines similar to these than some later figures such as Dr. Phil and Usher Scooter. I would have gone and bought Stepping Out Scooter and a Bean Bunny over these two in a flash. And I didn't get either until they were cheap on eBay for the first and unsold with 3 markdowns in a bargain bin for the second. Mind you, having said that I'm not sure Lewis would sell many figures but at least I didn't list 30 characters like some people! lol

    It was terribly sad when it ended, doubly with Sesame Street but I am so pleased we got these figures. Especially considering the number of secondary and lesser-known characters we DID get.
  5. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Just a question, why did all Kermits have a tan? The green seemed quite off to me.
  6. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5
    Rizzo
    Indiana Frog
    Gonzo – Signature
    Koosbane Kermit
    Signature Sam

    Bottom Tier
    Johnny Fiama
    Pepe
    (only because he’s messed up looking in the head he’s be at the top)
    Original Gonzo
    BOP Fozzie
    Silver Janice




    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Pepe was a real downer for me – Everything but his little head was fine. I just wanted him so much.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite? Mega Gonzo the Best – Mega Camilla worst (woulda rather seen a large Kermit or Rowlf

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite? Fave exlcusive Vacation Fozzie – Least – RC Kermit

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite? – Kermit and Blown up Beaker – But generally I hated the PVC’s

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Pig’s in Space ( I have 15 of these – I bought out the etoys store) – least is the Lab

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite? Favorite was Henson Holiday Kermit Least Fav none

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades? Yep
    9. do you own every package variations? Yep
    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line? Muppet Christmas Carol
    11. what is your favorite/ least favorite repaint? Johnny Fiama
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories? WTH?
    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure? MTI Rizzo
    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten? Sal Manilla, George the Janitor,Fleet scribbler and A better Floyd
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting? Sal Manilla
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten? The Muppets WoO figures
    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be? That it was sold in large retail stores instead of Musicland/Suncoast stores. F’ers
  7. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5: Lew Zealand, Dr. teeth, Beau, Johnny, Sweetums
    Least favorites: Bunsen, Marvin Suggs, Pepe

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Lips always seemed a bit off to me. Hair should have been a bit bolder.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Didn't collect them, but I really like Animal form what I saw.


    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite: Does Sweetums count? Uncle Deadly? How about Jim Henson? Beyond that, I dunno. Probably Tuxedo Gonzo. Least favorite: Mega Camilla.


    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite? Dog Lion and Scooter were my favorites. I skipped the set with Piggy in the towel. That always seemed a little weird to me.


    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset? Favorite: Backstage, one of the best Muppet toys ever made. Least favorite: Swedish kitchen...I know it had a lot of stuff in it, but for me it had TOO much stuff in it.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite: Gold Tux Gonzo. Least favorite: Blue Tux Gonzo

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades? No.

    9. do you own every package variations? no.


    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Would have loved to see more MTI stuff but they actually had a contract for that. so I guess I'd say Fraggle Rock.

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint? Favorite:
    Janice. Least favorite: GITD Uncle Deadly.

    12. what are your favorite pack-in accessories? too many to choose. off the top of my head though, Lew's fish, the TV cameras, anything that came with any EM member was wonderful! the rubber chicken, there were so many wonderful accessoriesthat they really overshadow ay I didn't like.


    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure? Probably Camilla.


    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten? Sal, MFS Bobo, and strangely Andy and Randy pig....hated the characters but would have really loved to see Palisades do them.

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting? Sal, and anything SS related.


    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten? there was talk of a Tux Dr. teeth, I would have really liked that.


    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be? I would've used BOP Fozzie as an S2 exclusive as he was originally planned. I think that would have changed a lot for the future of the line.
  8. vans

    vans New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5: Janice, Zoot, S2 Fozzie, S3 Scooter, Lew Zealand
    Bottom 5: Rizzo, Pepe, Pops, Robin, Marvin Suggs
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Zoot is really great if I could own one.
    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Sweetums if you consider it a Mega, the least is Camilla.
    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    The long hair Miss Piggy is my favorite, least is Super Scooter.
    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Thog is the best, am not too thrilled with Ms. Piggy in the towel.
    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Backstage, the least favorite is Muppet Labs.
    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I don't know much about the give-aways
    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    NO
    9. do you own every package variations?
    NO
    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    I would've loved the Veterinary Hospital playset & figures made.
    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Marvin Suggs
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    I love that Gonzo canon.
    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Animal
    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Veterinary Characters: Dr. Bob, Piggy & Janice plus Bear on Patrol Police Chief Link Hogthrob.
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Vet Characters of course
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    same answer in no. 14
    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    I just wished it didn't have to end.
  9. JoeliFerSure

    JoeliFerSure New Member

  10. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    well i cant really answer that since i only have 5
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    i was kinda upset with S1 Piggy
    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    have none
    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    i only have one which i got off ebay and hasnt arrived yet
    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    have none
    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    the pigs in space playset looks awesome!
    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    have none
    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    nope
    9. do you own every package variations?
    nope
    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    the Vetranarians Hospital playet and Nurse Janice, Dr. Bob, and Nurse Piggy
    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    have none. but the janice repaint looks good
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    im not sure
    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    probly camilla
    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Dr.Bob, Nurse Janice, Nurse Piggy, and any one of the Fraggles
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Vet's Hospital gang
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Vet's Hospital
    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    im not sure. i thougt it was pretty good over all.
  11. vans

    vans New Member

    I saw some new released playsets compatible with the Palisades Muppets toys.

    [​IMG]

    This Hannah Montana playset has amazing stuff like those guitars & piano that would be perfect for Janice, Dr. Teeth and the gang. If you're into dioramas, this would be perfect for Muppet figures.
  12. SweetumsRules

    SweetumsRules New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    favorites: 1) SWEETUMS! 2) dr. teeth variant 3) chef with banditos 4) uncle deadly 5) floyd pepper

    least: 1) johnny fiama 2) clifford 3) vacation fozzie 4) vacation pepe

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    miss piggy was disappointing.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    SWEETUMS was great. Animal was lacking.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite: chef with banditos, super beaker, uncle deadly variants, steppin out beaker & bunsen
    Least: Cabin boy rizzo & gonzo

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    favorite: blown-up beaker (wish I had it!)
    least: miss piggy

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    favorite: BACKSTAGE! (want it want it!)
    least: Muppet Labs

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    favorites: the vanishing cream and invisible beaker

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Almost. so close. some are so not affordable =(

    9. do you own every package variations?
    no way, Im not rich.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Happiness Hotel playset! and more muppet monsters

    11. What is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    favorites: DR. TEETH! uncle deady variants
    least: rizzo the rat

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    dunno

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    lobster banditos!

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    muppet hippies, more muppet monsters, regular size sweetums


    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    baby kermit & piggy, gobo fraggle

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    mahna mahna, dr. teeth 2, robobuster beaker, vacation swedish chef, mega vanishing cream beaker

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    nothing. one of the best toy-lines, hands down. :D
  13. lemonfreshviper

    lemonfreshviper New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorite:
    S5 Gonzo: Perfect version of a beloved character
    the Muppet Newsman: He looked great and had amazing accessories that helped him really stand on his own
    Sam: Hilarious and inventive accessories as well as a spectacular sculpt
    Pops: A great figure of a character I didn't think they'd get around to when they did
    Fozzie: A truly amazing sculpt which showed us all just how much Palisades cared about these characters early on

    Least Favorite:
    Frog Scout Robin (hated having a variant before a regular version)
    Usher Scooter: No accessories from the movie, and I found the popcorn machine kind of blah; the weird paint kind of bugged me too
    Captain Smollet: Not a bad figure by any means but the proliferation of him in TRU is what most likely caused Series 9 to be impossible to find anywhere but online
    Dr. Van Neuter: His gloves were really tacky and gross plus his paint cracked on them. Just not satisfied with the QC on this figure

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    -Zoot was a lot more fun then I expected him to be and had great articulation. Steppin' out Fozzie surprised me when I got him because of how much everyone hates him. Johnny Fiama blew me away with his pose and expression; a really dynamic figure in my mind.
    -S2 Gonzo disappointed me so much that I lost and never replaced him. Marvin Suggs as he doesn't really have places to go and had a few QC problems.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Sweetums is a definate favorite though the first one I bought had his leg break off once I opened him. Never really liked Mega Animal simply because he was everywhere forever and continued the trend of 'giant version of small figure' as opposed to 'figure of larger character'.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    The Jim Henson muppet is easily my favorite. Super Beaker for a least favorite due to his weird issues with paint and balancing.
    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorit e?
    Gonzo with the balloons! One of my favorite muppet moments
    Also the Xmas carol ones because they're pretty much the only merchandise for it.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Favorites would start with the swinetrek, since it matched the show so closely and had so much interactivity. They'd end with the Swedish kitchen since it had so much stuff while giving so many characters a place to hang out (Beauregard and Lew are in mine with Chef). Least favorites would begin with the Electric mayhem stage because when you get down to brass tacks, it's just a giant drum kit. That and Animal broke the first time so I had to replace him. It'd end, sadly with the Backstage playset. Mine came with no stage lights and the phonograph was broken; it came from ebay so there wasn't really a way to fix that...

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I never got any giveaway but the duckie totally makes me want the Fozzie.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    All of the basic figures excluding classic Chef and Lips but I'm far from having everything they did

    9. do you own every package variations?
    Nope; that's a rich man's game!

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Tinkerdee characters because I love King Goshposh! More rationally though, I wish the Jim Henson hour was in there just for variety and the chance to give us a few new characters (not Digit though; he scared me when I was little)

    11. What is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I don't have him but checkered Gonzo looks awesome! Least favorite would probably be Brown Lips because he confused me forever about which was the normal version of him.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Not sure what this means. Not a signature item for the characters? I do love the Newsman's desk and Kermit's camera. Lew's fish bucket's cool too.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    The lobster Banditos!

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    1.) Sal Manilla so Johnny wouldn't look so lonely... 2.) Louis Kazagger to help out the Newsman 3.) Bean because he'd round out the 'necessary' muppets 4.) Bobo because he's so memorable
    though he does bring up questions about him and Fozzie both being bears but looking totally different...

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Probably Sal the most along with Bobo and Bean. I was excited for Gobo but there was no certainty the other fraggles would be made...

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Sal and Bean just because theywould pretty much left no loose ends that way

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    That Disney would have woken up and been so impressed with what Palisades was doing that they would have bought the whole company and used them to create not only new Muppet figures but also figures of their own characters with the same high degree of craftsmanship.
  14. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

    Hey sweetumsRules, Have you tried on Amazon.com.
  15. ohtherain

    ohtherain New Member

    My turn...

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorites: Gonzo and Camilla, Kermit, Dr. Teeth, Janice, Swedish Chef

    Least favorites: Pepe (his eyes), Stepping Out Fozzie (something about him), Miss Piggy (disturbingly ugly), Culinary Catastrophe Swedish Chef (colors no one has seen him in ever before), Vaudeville Waldorf and Statler (no Muppet texture)

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected? Miss Piggy with Pigs in Space, Janice, Muppet Newsman

    Worse was Stepping Out Fozzie, Daredevil Gonzo, Pepe

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite? Gonzo was the best and Beaker was the worst.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite? Rainbow Connection Kermit, Vacation Fozzie and Pepe, and most of all the Gonzo Collectors' Club starter set. Least favorites were probably Vaudeville Waldorf and Statler.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite? I don't have minis but my favorite is Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and my least favorite is Sam the Eagle

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset? My favorite was The Electric Mayhem playset. My least favorite was Muppet Labs

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite? Favorite is Super Grover. Least favorite was Vanishing Cream Beaker.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades? Not even close - I have 12

    9. do you own every package variations? No.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) Fraggle Rock characters - Gobo, Red, Boober, Doozers, Uncle Traveling Matt, etc.!

    11. what is your favorite/ least favorite repaint? Johnny Fiama had some of the best but I was not pleased with Marvin Suggs' at all.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories? Statler and Waldorf's chairs and the Muppephones

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure? I'd have to go with Camilla.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    1. Sal Minella
    2. Robin the Frog (normal)
    3. Annie Sue Pig
    4. Nigel (Muppet Show)

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting? Sal Minella

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one
    Mahna Mahna

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    I wish that there were more characters, such as Scooter, in the Stepping Out line. Maybe even a tuxedoed Miss Piggy. Also they should have made one or two more playsets than they did.
  16. MuppetVision

    MuppetVision Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5 no order, this is hard to do:
    Dr. Teeth
    Beaker
    Zoot (I'm not a fan of the character regularly, but i love the figure)
    Lew Zealand
    Pops (Well made)

    (I also enjoyed The News Man.)

    Bottom 5 No Order:
    News Reporter Kermit
    Police Man Fozzie
    Usher Scooter
    Pepe
    Kermit (Muppet Treasure Island)

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Zoot was far better then I thought, since I didn't care for the character that much, but love the Electric Mayhem, and also wanted to get one figure of each different Muppet, I bought him and was surprised.
    Tux Rolwf was a little worse, only because he's hard to move, but I still like him.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Never bought any.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Sweetums....I love him, but I can't bring myself to open the box yet.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Never bought any.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    I love all the playsets. Animal's might be my least favorite, only because it's not as detailed as the the others, but it completes the EM so I like it. Prob. Muppet Labs or Swine Trek were my favorites. But they were all sweet, I never got the back stage though :(

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Give-aways?

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Heck no, if you mean every variation that is. If not, I think I own, out of the normal sized ones, almost all the different characters except for Lips.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    No. But i have a few.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Did they get Muppet Babies? Cause that's my answer. A Skeeter would of been sweet, also having Nanny....although I don't know how well a pair of legs would have sold.

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I like the Uncle Deadly Repaint, it's the only one I have. Also the Dr. Teeth one was sweet, but I never got it.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Not sure.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    The lobster, def.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Andy, Randy, Bobo, and Gorgan Heap

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    2005 the series 10? Then I would say either the Fraggle or Baby Piggy.

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Andy and Randy Pig, The New Dr. Teeth, Baby Rowlf, and Mulch.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    Less Kermit's and more random characters. I realize the random ones would not sell as good, but still, they should of waited to do so many Kermits so soon, and all the others they did doubles of like Scooter, Same the Eagle, Swedish Chef, etc. Also a normal looking Piggy would of been sweet.
  17. crowguitar

    crowguitar New Member

    I cant say theres any Muppets I DONT like... I love em all, thats why I got them. ;)
  18. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Member

    Since I'm mostly new here and didn't get to play in this pool originally I think I'll stir up the water a bit so it doesn't get stagnant. :)

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top Five: Sweedish Chef, Adventure Kermit, Beaker, Purple Suit Gonzo, Bunsen
    Least Favorite: Fozzie. I never like the pose or the likeness. It just seems off to me for some reason. :o Series one Piggy. Those are really the only figures I wasn't fond of.

    2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    The Swedish Chef is an incredible figure. I pick him up from time to time just to marvel at how detailed he is. Toss him in the kitchen and it's just mind boggling. It's like he's leaping off the screen right onto my bookcase.

    Super Beakers tiny legs and potential leg drooping probably make him worse then I expected. Other then that he's a fantastic figure.

    3. Which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I didn't collect any of the Megas. I do however want to pick up Sweetums eventually so we'll go with him as favorite.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite exclusive is definately Adventure Kermit.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    I didn't pick up any of the minis. I'd probably go with the Chef though.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Favorite is the Swedish Kitchen. Such a fantastic toy. Even the Mrs can't walk by my display without stopping to marvel at all the little details.
    Least favorite is Backstage but only because I'll likely never own one! :p

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I don't really have any opinion on the give aways.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Not even close and I know I never will. During the initial run I just picked up a few figures here and there of my favorite characters. Now I'm going back and double dipping on some while filling in holes with what I consider to be essential for my collection.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    See numbah eight.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    I would have loved to see MWoO. Real WoO is one of my favorite movies so it'd have been fun to have Muppified versions of the characters. I know there was a sculpt for Scarecrow Kermit...what could have been

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I don't like the Floyd with the blue jacket.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    I love every accessory that's come with the line.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    I really like the little Frog Scout that comes with Kermit. Polly Lobster is a close second.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    It really irks me that I don't have a Squire Trelawney. I also would have liked to see Clueless Morgan or Mad Monty. Really wished the MTI line could have been fleshed out more/finished.

    Bobo would round out the fourth.

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?

    Dr. Bob just so I could get another shot at a Rowlf.

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?

    Squire Trelawney. I also liked the sound of Reporter Gonzo.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?

    Not much. Maybe less exclusives, like the two Vacation Pepe's . I would definately change Fozzie's sculpt.
  19. j3h

    j3h Active Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    1. Uncle Deadly
    2. Gonzo from series 5
    3. Shifty eyed Sam the Eagle
    4. Janice
    5. Zoot
    Least Favs: (don't get me wrong, the line as a whole is great, and even the figures below are good. I'm nit-picking where I feel they could use some tweaking)
    1. Piggy:mad: the series 1 short hair and the EB long hair don't do the diva justice.
    2. Bunsen:confused: ...only because the figure is greener than I feel he should be
    3. Rowlf:sympathy: sorry, but naked Rowlf is a little bit of a letdown...a better neck and ball joined ears would have been a huge improvement
    4. Series 2 Gonzo...but the later Gonzo's more than make up for him
    2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    pretty much the same answers as above


    3. Which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I only own Sweetums

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    I like the exclusives that got characters out there that wouldn't have had a shot any other way (Deadly, sweetums, penguins, etc)
    For the most part, If the exclusive didn't make sense or was too far from the character's signature look or was too single scene specific, I, so far have, skipped it. (Adventure Kermit is an exception since he's too cool, there are others too.)

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    didn't go for the minis

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    backstage& Kitchen are incredible
    Muppet Labs wasn't a version from the tv show...so while it's cool, it's just not Muppet Labs to me.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I don't really have an opinion on the give away figures since none of them are "must owns"

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Nope, trying to get the main versions first.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    I'm collecting to display them open.


    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    In scale figures of some of the most popular guest stars

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Favorite b&w Glow in the Dark Flashback Uncle Deadly...no reason for him, but man is he cool

    my least favorites are the alternate colors for the band members.
    I think it would have been cool (but probably not cost prohibative) to do the band member varients in their purple orchastra pit tuxes

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    I really did the trunk that came with frog scout Robin...more so than frog scout Robin himself

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    the muppet Ghost

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?

    I wish we could have gotten the theater stage playset
    I would have liked some of the larger monsters
    a more modern Gonzo than checkerd suit Gonzo
    a signature Muppet Show Miss Piggy

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?

    Dr. Bob and the rest of the Hospital sketch cast
    but more upset about not getting Sesame St Count Von Count


    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    reporter Gonzo makes me wish for Great Muppet caper versions of the characters


    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    its not so much as change the line, but change the retailers who passed over the line attitudes so it (and Palisades) would have lasted longer
  20. GarlicGuy

    GarlicGuy New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5: Dr. Phil, Clifford, Dr. Teeth, Crazy Harry, Johhny Fiama.
    Least favorites: S1 Piggy and Captain Smollet

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    I always thought something was odd with Pepe.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Mega Animal was pretty cool.


    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    The Dr. Teeth one (too bad I cant get my grubby little hands on one) :mad:


    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    I like 'em all.


    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    I love the EM one and I kinda hate Muppet Labs.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Super Beaker (that was a give away right?)

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    In my dreams.
    9. do you own every package variations?
    I wish.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    The Jim Henson Hour (I could just see a Digit action figure with a Waldo pack-in!)

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I like Lips one but I kinda hate the GITD Uncle D.

    12. what are your favorite pack-in accessories?
    Johnny's Records were cool.


    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Gaffer.


    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Sal, Andy and Randy, Louis Kazagger, Bobo, Bean and the list goes on and on.
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting? Sal...:cry:


    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Not sure.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be? The Jim Henson Hour Figures.


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