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

  1. beakerfan76

    beakerfan76 Member

    Posts: 7
    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5 (no order): Statler, Dr. Teeth, Uncle Deadly, Zoot, Animal

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Fozzie was a little less articulated than I thought he could/should be.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Mega Beaker is pretty cool. It's like another Muppet Labs experiment gone wrong! :D

    Carmilla was a random mega to make. Sure she'd go well with Gonzo, but still...


    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite- The Dr. Teeth exclusive.

    Least favorite-Vanishing cream Fozzie

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    I never collected them



    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Favorite-Backstage. It is the biggest plus it has the most versatility. Besides, most of the Muppets' antics took place backstage.

    Least favorite- Electric Mayhem stage. Sure, it looks amazing, but what are the features? Animal sitting at his drumset with the only real interactivity being the lights hanging?


    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    No opinion

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Nope, since most of them on eBay are held by price gougers. I'm lucky to have the ones I already possess.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    If you mean the curtain and blue designs, yes.


    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Probably the variants for Rowlf, Janice, and Miss Piggy for Vets. Hospital. I loved that segment and to see it not included with the other segments that got playsets (Muppet Labs, Swedish Chef's kitchen, Pigs in Space) is a shame


    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Favorite-Dr. Teeth's exclusive

    Least favorite-No opinion


    12. what are your favorite pack-in accessories?
    All of them. Whether it be Fozzie's microphone stand to Janice's Les Paul, from Floyd's bass to Uncle Deadly's Muppet Ghost, I love them all.



    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Does the robot rabbit that came with Bunsen count?



    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Zoot, Beaker, Lew Zealand, and Patrol Bear


    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    I have no knowledge of this, so N/A

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


    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be? I would have made the articulation on the characters more consistent. Characters like Uncle Deadly have loads of articulation, while others like Fozzie have stiff joints.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Your choices are unique and very cool! I'm glad somebody appreciates Dr. Phil and the Johnny records too. You have mighty good taste! :super:
  3. figmental

    figmental Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Top 5: Patrol Bear, Johnny Fiama, Fozzie, Beauregard, Floyd
    Least Favorite: Miss Piggy, Stunt Gonzo, Captain Smollett, Kermit, Van Neuter

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    I thought Patrol Bear was gonna be lame, but he's pretty awesome.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Don't own one... but I might get Sweetums.


    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    I like the Jim (even though his leg broke :sympathy:) and Ghost of Sam Arrow is bad.


    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Don't own any but I want Mahna Mahna and the Snowths.


    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Favorite- Kitchen (would be Backstage if I had it), Least Favorite- Muppet Labs

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Don't own any, but Gold Tux Gonzo is Schnazzy.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    If only...

    9. do you own every package variations?
    I don't think so.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    There wasn't much from the original three Muppet Movies.... were those always in the contract?

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Favorite: Blue Floyd or Shifty Sam
    Least Favorite: Silver Marvin Suggs.

    12. what are your favorite pack-in accessories?
    Probably the piano.


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


    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    1. Sal
    2. Bobo
    3. Bear on Patrol Link Hogthrob
    4. Some sort of new Miss Piggy

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



    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    I think guest star Muppet likenesses would be the bomb-diggity. And Motorcycle Piggy from GMC would've been a good choice for a new version of her.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be? That it didn't end. And that they didn't mess up Stunt Gonzo or Miss Piggy.
  4. MaxGoof

    MaxGoof New Member

    1. Who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?

    Favorite:
    1. Swedish Chef
    2. Sam Eagle
    3. Uncle Deadly
    4. Frog Scout Robin
    5. Zoot

    Least Favorite:
    1. Miss Piggy
    2. Vacation Fozzie
    3. Vacation Pepe
    4. Superhero Scooter
    5. Patrol Bear Fozzie

    2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Series 1 Miss Piggy was really a bad figure. I can't think of anything else in the line that came out that poorly.

    3. Which Mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Beaker was my favorite, but I really don't like that color tuxedo on Gonzo, even if it is classic.

    4. What Exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    The bext exclusives were unique characters like the Penguins, Frog Scouts, Uncle Deadly, Sweetums, and so forth. I also thought that Vaudeville Statler & Waldorf were hilarious. I HATED the stupid exclusives like Superhero Scooter and Vacation Pepe & Fozzie. I really feel that STUPID exclusives like those contributed to the demise of the line.

    5. What Minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

    I didn't buy any Minis, though I like that they made Muppet Christmas Carol ones and Snowths/Mahna Mahna.

    6. What is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    The Kitchen may be the greatest playset ever made. I don't have the Backstage, but I hope to one day.The Muppet Labs just didn't do it for me, unfortunately. I think that was a bad choice to start the playsets with and ultimately hurt them.

    7. What give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I like the White Tuxedo Rowlf, though I sadly do not own it.

    8. Do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Heck no.

    9. Do you own every package variations?
    I don't collect packaged items.

    10. What is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Muppet Babies.

    11. What is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Favorite is the Lips repaints. They picked some awesome outfits for him. Pity they're all impossible to find.

    Least favorite is blue jacket Rizzo. I really don't know why they made that one at all.

    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?
    I love the Blue Frogscout that came with Scoutleader Kermit.

    14. Who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    I cry myself to sleep every night that Sal wasn't produced.

    My heart still hurts that we didn't get Carl the Big Angry Bunny, the Veterinarian's Hospital cast, and a good naked Robin as well.

    15. Of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Sal. :(

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

    I don't understand the question.

    17. If you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    The line was wonderful. I'd have liked it to last a bit longer and for stores like Wal-Mart and Target to support it more, but it lasted longer than many ever dreamed.
  5. b0bb33z3r

    b0bb33z3r New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    In no particular order:
    Favorite:
    A. Rocketeer Beeker
    B. Indiana Jones Kermit
    C. Koozebane Kermit (Because he's the "second" Sesame Street figure we ever got)
    D. Santa Claus Swedish Chef
    E. Frog Scout Robin

    I really don't have least favorites, but Clifford and Phil Van Neuter aren't really high on the list.

    2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    Wave 1 Piggy only because she doesn't have the Muppet Fleece look.

    3. Which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

    Mega Animal of course... "TESTING!"

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

    Scout Master Kermit and Indiana Jones Kermit

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

    The Snowths because they kinda fit in with the regular line and I have them on display with the regular line.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Believe it or not, but favorite is the Swinetrek set. The reason being is that I use the monitor section as a picture frame and I rotate my various pictures of my and my wife at various Muppet locations. I have a pic of me at the Muppet Fountain in WDW, my wife and I inside the waiting area by Gonzo's gear and outside by the big Kermit gate for Muppet Vision 3D, Next to Jim Henson's signature in concrete and one of me as a 2 year old playing with my Sesame Street Fisher Price Little People toys. I'd really like to go see the Jim Henson statue in the University of Maryland and get a picture with that.

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

    Give-aways?

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

    Nope, the only ones I'm still looking for at some kind of reasonable price are:
    Statler
    Lips
    Stepping out Rowlf

    9. do you own every package variations?
    Look up. :insatiable:

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    I just would have loved to have seen the Sesame Street line make it to production.

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

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Non-pack-in-accessory? Aren't they all pack-ins? Ya lost me.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    The Frog Scout with comes with Scout Master Kermit

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    That's easy:
    George the Janitor
    Frank Oz bass player from the Country Trio
    Jerry Nelson guitar player from the Country Trio
    Green Frackle

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

    Definitely Dr. Bob, then probably Gobo.

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

    Manha Manha and the Snowths

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

    Aside from not having Palisades go out of business and the line ending prematurely? Not much :)
  6. Latecomer

    Latecomer New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?

    My top five favorite figures: Bunsen, Gonzo with camilla, Beaker, Jim Henson, first Fozzie Bear

    Least Favorite Figures: Short Hair Piggy, Blue Floyd, Red Zoot, Super Beaker, Vacation Fozzie (and I hate when figures are tacky or sticky)

    Except Pepe, I passed on the Muppets Tonight characters; I'm really more into Muppet Show Muppets, but I'm glad those who wanted them got them.

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    I think Crazy Harry's hair is off. I like Usher Scooter and Scout Robin a lot more than I thought I would. Adventure Kermit and Koozebane Kermit are so much fun!

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

    Sweetums was my favorite. I didn't get any others. I think Camilla was an odd choice.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

    Adventure Kermita and Jim Henson are my favorites.
    My least favorites are the vacation characters and Super Beaker.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

    Don't own them, but want Mahna Mahna and the Snowths. Don't really care if I ever get the Christmas Carol ones.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?

    Only have Muppet Labs and the Kitchen. I think the kitchen is great and would have passed on the labs without Beaker. Would love the backstage someday.

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

    Never got a give-away. Don't know which ones were giveaways.

    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'd like a John Denver!

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?

    Pretty much the band variants.

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

    Pops' desk. Statler and Waldorf's chairs. Rizzo's stepping stool. Gonzo trumpet. Zealand's fish. Beauregard mop bucket. Robin's trunk.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?

    Camilla

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?

    I'll just say what I wish would have been made instead of breaking it down.

    More than the Treasure Island figures, tuxedos, super heroes, or vacation sublines, I wish we would have gotten Muppets dressed in winter (maybe even Victorian) garb for a 12 days of Christmas theme, with a non-muppet sculpt of John Denver. Kermit, Beauregard, Statler+Waldorf, Beaker/Bunsen, Rowlf, Lew, Scooter, Piggy, Robin, Gonzo, Fozzie, John Denver.

    I would have loved a standard Mahna Mahna with the Snowths (which I know was coming). I would also have liked a Angus McGonagle.

    The band in their purple tuxedos for playing the theme song would have been good new versions of the band.

    I know they were going to do a stage playset, which seems a little big to me. But my wife says they should have made a shadow box display case that resembled the arches. Would have been cool, though probably not feasible.

    Piggy and Gonzo in their Star Wars outfits would have been neat.

    I could go on and on. Blue and Green Frackles. Foo Foo. Nigel the Conductor. Large Doglion. J.P. Grosse. Beautiful Day Monster. Mean Mama. Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson Muppets to complete the trio. George the Janitor. Large Thog. Large Mutation. Wayne. Wanda. Trumpet Girl.

    That said, if I can get everything that WAS made that I would still like, I will have a more complete Muppet collection that I ever would have dreamed of. It was so thorough and I can't believe how "obscure" my wish list is. Mahna Mahna, the Snowths, and Angus McGonagle really are the main ones I'd like, but they really are third or fourth tier characters.

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

    I wish major characters like Rowlf and Robin would have gotten a proper release of their standard (naked) selves. Maybe a little Robin packed in with some stairs he could sit halfway down and Rowlf with an upright piano.
  7. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorites:
    1) Capt. Link Hogthrob
    2) Janice
    3) Usher Scooter
    4) Johnny Fiama
    5) First Mate Piggy

    I really desire most of the figures. No doubts about it.

    2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    I've never expected the Johnny Fiama action figure to stand out so well. The details were amazing on the original *pinstriped* version and the other revised figures, even though I could almost never see Johnny in casual brown attire. =P

    3. Which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

    I pretty much find the mega figures highly the most detailed. So, none.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

    Sorry. I don't have an answer... :/

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

    Miss Piggy was adorable in her robe. <3

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    The S.S Swine Trek and The Electric Mayhem stage is love. :flirt:

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

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

    Nope. Only a few, listed here:
    1) Janice
    2) First Mate Piggy
    3) Johnny Fiama
    4) Beauregard
    5) Mega Gonzo <3

    9. do you own every package variations?
    None.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    It'd be cool if Palisades had released action figures, featuring the cast members of the Jim Henson Hour. :3

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I really adore the Johnny Fiama and the Janice repaints. <3

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Don't have an answer.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    I don't know too much about that line.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    1) Annie Sue <3
    2) Flash
    3) Wanda
    4) Sal Minella

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

    Sal Minella... ;_; <//3

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

    Don't know.

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

    Nah, it was all good. =3
  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I've been revisiting the Johnny designs and his little albums recently. Such a fun figure! :)
  9. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Likewise. I cannot resist Johnny Fiama. <3

    Thanks for sharing the images. The graphics were nice, and pictorial. :)
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looks like some here fans don't know what "give aways" are (and I wonder if I should regret posting that question). "Give aways" are special figures given out at toy conventions and events, to the press and promoters. The give aways never have any new sculpting or accessories, just repainted clothing. I beleive that a number of leftover give aways were available at the Palisades Collectors Club at some point, in some cases as part of a contest to win the chance to buy the figure. The give aways have often popped up on ebay.

    Some of the "give away" figures include Invisible Beaker, White Tux Rowlf, and Black Jacket Rizzo. A handful of give aways were given out differently from the others. These include "Wedding of the Century Kermit and Miss Piggy" which was given to guests at Ken Lilly's wedding and Dream Date Gonzo which was sold at some breakfast event.
  11. Michael Smith

    Michael Smith New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorites:
    1) Animal
    2) Dr. Teeth
    3) Floyd
    4) Fozzie
    5) Swedish Chef


    2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    Worse – Phil Van Neuter Better – Dr Teeth

    3. Which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

    Least – Camilla Favorite - Animal

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

    Least – Adventure Kermit/Ghost of Sam Arrow Favorite Vandeville Waldorf and Statler

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

    Do not know

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?



    Least – Swine Trek Favorite – Backstage and Chef’s Kitchen

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Dr. Teeth (Wizard World Exclusive)

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

    Missing Zoot (red), Lips (all of them), Dr. Teeth Wizard World Exclusive, Koozebane Kermit (variants), and Backstage playset (can anyone help me out????please????)

    9. do you own every package variations?



    See above

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Veterinarian’s hospital playset with Dr. Bob, Nurse Piggy, and Nurse Janice

    11. what is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Least - Johnny Fiama and Clifford Favorite – Animal & Dr. Teeth (Wizard World Exclusive)

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    No sure what you mean

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    No sure what you mean

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Gladis (the cafeteria lady)


    The orchestra/band conductor

    6 ft. tall talking carrot (see Gilda Radner episode)

    The “Native” muppets from Harry Belafonte “Turn the World Around” skit

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

    Bobo the Bear

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

    Bobo the Bear

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

    That you could still get them now at a good price


    Great thread
  12. rexcrk

    rexcrk Active Member

    The pack-in figures would be ones like Camilla that came with the series 5 Gonzo or Polly Lobster that came with series 7 Captain Smollet.
  13. j3h

    j3h Active Member

    I was kinda avoiding picking up Johnny Fiama...not due to disliking the character or figure, but because I wasn't as attached to Muppets Tonight as I am to the original show & movies.
    You-tube changed that, since I've now gotten to see all the muppet tonight episodes a few times over.
    I won a silver jacket Johnny for a buck off eBay, and now I'm really lamenting the lack of Sal and how close he came to being produced. at least the Johnny figure came with a picture of his stinky monkey.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    :skeptical: Glad you took a shine to Johnny! Some of the favorite things i worked on:[​IMG]
    Yes, the song titles are mostly mine. We couldn't use copyrighted titles. Hehe. :concern:
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That seems to be the only instance where part of a duo or group of characters was started but never finished. Though we did get Polly Lobster (as a pack-in with Captain Smollet) but not Mad Monty or Clueless Morgan. In fact I wish we got at least a few more Muppet Treasure Island figures. And maybe a few more vacation and tuxedo variants.

    But at least we got the whole Electric Mayhem. I wonder how fans would have felt if they started but didn't complete releasing the jugband, or if they released Bill and Gil but not Jill.
  16. JanFrt

    JanFrt New Member

    Hi everyone,
    being new to this forum I figured this would be a good way to get started, so here we go...

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorites:
    Rowlf w. Piano, Patrol Bear Fozzie, Crazy Harry, Kermit as Capt. Smollett & Pops
    Least favorite: well I don't think that there's a single bad figure in the lot,
    but least favorite would probably be Series 1 Kermit because the figure is rather simple with very few accessories, and Janice because she can't stand without her base...

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    the only two that come to mind are Janice becuase she just can't stand up by herself and Super Beaker because of the problems with his thin legs...

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I really love all the Megas, but Gonzo is my favourite - not by much though...

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite: Dream Date Gonzo, I thing he just looks way cool...

    least favorite: the blue Frogscout from the Frogscout leader Kermit box - the color just doesn't work for me...

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    favorite: Bunsen & Scooter / least favorite: Miss Piggy

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    favorite is the Kitchen because of all the detail & accessories, but all of them are tremendous.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    least favorite is definitely All American Miss Piggy, but maybe you need to be american to appreciate this one ;o)

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Yes

    9. do you own every package variations?
    No,because I firmly believe that these figures are meant to be taken out of their boxes to be displayed - (and yes I even unpacked the Wedding of the Century - and it looks great :o) - so I was never interested in the different packages...

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Well after seeing the pictures from Series 1 Sesame Street, this might even have topped the muppet line...

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    well least favorite would be the blue frog scout - see above...
    Favorite would be Marvin Suggs
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Crazy Harry's detonator, the accessories for Vacation Pepe, Pops Desk, Lamp & Cat

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Polly Lobster

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Dearth Nadir, or a Whatnot with a bunch of hair / eye / nose accessories to make your own muppet...

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

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

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    Keep it going of course...
  17. Aaron the Great

    Aaron the Great New Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Honestly there arent any five that i like better/worse than the others but I'll go with Jim Henson for my favorite because I feel like he really ties my collection together and Patrol Fozzie for my least favorite. I loved the BOP skits but without link the figure just looks like a random variant.

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Honsetly, I think Clifford was the only one who was worse. I think its because in MT he just seemed...broader I guess...the figure just didnt seem wide enough. The legs especially just always seemed a bit off to me. But I still own the figure and would buy him again. Pretty much all the others were as good as I thought.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Never collected the megas, just wanted the regular line. But if I had to choose, id say Animal, thought about buyin one since he could go with the rest of the display as Animal after the insta-growth pills.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite? Once again, probably Henson but I also love the Koozebane KErmit, the MTI Gonzo and Rizzo, Sweetums, and the Penguins, theyre basic yeah but I still love havin em.

    5.what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Like the megas, never collected them either but from lookin at em probably the MCC sets because i loved that movie.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    I'll have to go with the Backstage, to me it is the essential playset. Least is definetly the Stage. It definetly should have been bigger. I dont care that it had very few accessories but the fact that the stage is only big enough for the drum set has bothered me ever since it came out.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Probably either of the invisible figures. Beeker or Fozzie. I've never cared for the clear plastic look. Neither is a figure I even considered wanting. I dont have a favorite either simply because I havent bought any of them anywhere but I did like the Wedding of the Century.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    No. Nor do I plan to. Although I've still got some to get (lips and a few other later releases) that will cost me a hefty chunk of cash, I still dont want to put in enough to get a lot of the repaints and whatnot. I mostly want at least one version of each character released. Although I have gotten many variants that I liked as well.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    Nope, loose collector all the way


    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Have to go with Muppet Babies, definetly a show I loved as a kid. Although the baby versions they were workin on from MTM would have been close enough for me.

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Favorite...I like the Rizzo variant pretty well. Least favorite is probably Janice. The green just didnt look good to me.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Hmmm...I like the camera that came with S1 Kermit, super Scooter's ladder, the Gonzo Idol that came with Adventure Kermit, Usher Scooter's popcorn maker, And Rowlf's grand piano although I would have loved the other piano he used in the show as well. Im sure theres some Im forgetting but there are so many its hard to remember a 10th of them.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Hmmm...I honestly love em all. I wanan say either Polly or the blue frog scout, I think the green one just looks a little to much like a closed mouth Robin. Although I think Camilla is the pack-in I see as the most needed. She just looks good with Gonzo.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    BOP Lance (mostly just because we already got a Fozzie, if we hadnt he probably wouldnt have made the list), Bobo, Sal, And honestly, I would have liked a Seymour. To this day I crack up when watching him shoot a gun at the dough monster on MT. But there are also many others. I would have loved the other rats from MFS, or more characters from MTI and MCC.
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Sal, every time I look at Johnny I just feel like he should be beside him. Although Bobo is a close second for me. They were both planned for 2005 right?

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Definetly more Treasure Island and some Christmas Carol figures. I love the other movies and the shows but I grew up in the early 90's and I saw those two before anything else. Just a nostalgia thing for me. And I also would have loved either an island or a boat playset for the MTI figures we got already. Maybe with Clueless Morgan or Mad Monty.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    Like many others, for it to have lasted longer. But to put something different as well I would change the order some figures were released in. I would gladly give up some of the variants for a Sal or Bobo.
  18. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Kermit (the one that started it all), Lew Zealand (fun figure & great props), Beauregard (great likeness), Animal (eyebrow & jaw articulation!!!) & Classic Swedish Chef (very accurately sculpted & painted)

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    I expected Scooter to have 16 points of articulation as advertised on the box...sadly, it was not true. Plus, his head was pretty large and he towered over Kermit & Gonzo. I didn't like Floyd, Piano Rowlf (series 3), any of the Pepe figures, Patrol Bear, or Usher Scooter either.

    3. which mega was your favorite/least favorite?
    I don't own any Mega Muppets, unfortunately...but I would say that if I owned one, I'd choose Animal.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Uncle Deadly and Sweetums. Hands down. They are absolutely awesome figures.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Mahna Mahna and the Snowths are my faves, Miss Piggy in the towel is my least fave.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Fave playset: Swedish kitchen, although it looks nothing like the Muppet Show version(s). Least fave: Muppet Labs.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    I don't own any giveaways...not even sure what they are...but I'm not sure why Palisades produced a Ghost of Sam Arrow or Invisible Fozzie. Or Santa Chef. Also I dislike the Frog Scout Leader Kermit figure.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Nope, not even close. I wish I had Zoot (gold shirt, but reeeaaally hard to find), Sam the Eagle (straight eyes), and Rizzo the Rat (red jacket). And a new batch of Series 5 figures.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    No I do not.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Veterinarian's Hospital with Dr. Bob, Nurse Piggy, and Nurse Janice. That segment was a staple of the Muppet Show, and it's a shame that the playlet and figures weren't produced.

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I like the brown shirt Lips repaint, which I own. I dislike the Floyd blue shirt repaint because it doesn't look cool. (in Floyd's voice) Those threads ain't my style, ya dig?

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    I like all the accessories that come with the Swedish Chef's kitchen. Also, I like Kermit's movie camera, Exclusive repaint Miss Piggy's blue feather boa, Gorilla Detector from Muppet Labs, Fozzie's Groucho glasses, Scooter's megaphone, Newsman's telephone and desk, the Swinetrek model, Rowlf's baby grand piano, Lew's fish bucket, Beauregard's cleaning equipment, and Chuckie the Ventriloquist Dummy.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Camilla is a great addition to the Muppet line. She's my favorite pack-in figure.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    I wish we got Frank and Jerry from the Muppet country group, and full-size figures of Mahna Mahna and the Snowths.

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Bobo the Bear would have been a very cute figure to have. Also the Vet's Hospital figures would have been sweet.

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Why did they never release George the Janitor and Mildred? I would have recreated some of the best lines from At the Dance.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    I wasn't fond of how they switched the packaging from red to blue, and how some figures had bases, while others didn't.

    Also, the fact that they stopped producing them because of bankruptcy. :(
  19. Rhys

    Rhys Member

    My Favorite figure is either zoot or the rolf that comes with the backstage playset

    My worst ones are the miss piggy and Dr.Bunsen honeydew
  20. 1. sweetums animal uncle deadly robin and pepe
    2.sweetums and animal
    3.i dont have a mega but i would say animal
    4. vication pepe animal vication fozzie
    5.mahna mahna, snowths. Piggy.
    6.back stage.
    7.black jacket rizzo, white tux rowlf
    8.NO!:sigh:in my dreams
    9.NO!:grr:in my dreams again
    10.droop
    11.Dont know
    12.dont know
    13.camilla
    14.droop sal mulch george
    15.sal
    16.dont know
    17.nor mal rowlf alone! [​IMG]


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