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Your ideas: 4 free 03 Palisades spots?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by frogboy4, May 5, 2002.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    There seem to be about four free non-exclusive spots for the the Palisades 2003 line that have not received confirmation.

    I have listed at www.jamesvier.com/muppets/figures
    1. Lips
    2. Thog
    3. Uncle Deadly
    4. Variant Kermit

    Thog seems iffy unless they can switch out Pops to be carded with his booth and put him in the Backstage playset. I also would rather have a different character in the Kermit variant spot. I think a variant Kermit (other than the Koozebane set) was talked about on the threads. I prefer Nigel (or maybe the introduction of Pepe).

    So my picks would be in this order:
    1. Lips
    2. Thog
    3. Nigel
    4. Uncle Deadly

    What are your pics?
  2. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    hmmm.


    Thog! Thog! Thog! then I really would like to see an Uncle Deadly fig, Then Lips and i came up with a Kermit in gown that i think would go good with the vets set, but i think it could be a diffrent Kermit too.


    Zack)Rowlf the, Dog.
  3. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Member

    Hey,
    Kermit in gown would be an interesting figure, but I think it would make more sense just to include a gown with the Vet's playset. Then we could have whoever we want with a gown on :)
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yeah, I like that seperate gown idea. More guys could be patients that way and it leaves that slot open for something else. Even though 2003 isn't in stone yet, it really seems to be pretty much formed form all the info gathered so far.
  5. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Mahna Mahna for cripe's sake!

    I'm still SO baffled by the omission on everyone's 'Want Lists' for this guy.

    I mean, he *did* make number 2 on The Tough Pigs Annual Countdown, and that's like, scripture!
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Mahnah Mahnah would be on my list, but he requires a pack-in Snowth or two which I find unlikely for Palisades' perameters. He deffinitely makes my list, but not in these four. I do think it's weird that Angus got this sort of fanfare from the company, but Mahnah Mahnah keeps getting passed over. I also find the seperate carded, seperate series releases of Statler and Waldorf - in 03, no less - to be strange. But what do I know? I'm just a frogboy.:)
  7. ZootandDingo

    ZootandDingo Member

    1. L I P S !!!!!!!

    2. Uncle Deadly
    3. Nigel
    4. Jim Henson Puppet (had to include him) :)
  8. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Henson has already nixed the JH puppet. ken told us that once on the other board. From the way Ken told it, they were fairly adamant abou it too. Which I suppose I understand.

    My picks for the open '03 spaces? hmmmm

    1. Lips
    2. Uncle Deadly
    3. Pepe
    4. Clifford

    Remember in '03 it's no longer the TMS 25th anniversary and Ken wants to try and get some other characters.
    --Matt
  9. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Mahnah Mahnah yeah i didn't think of him till after i posted, iwas thinking that seeing they can't put Statler and Waldorf together if it was possable to have a Snowth In it's oun package,(you would have to buy two)but i would think of that being down the road a little longer.

    yeah the gown seprate would work better, i was just thinking of kermit with a cast on his foot and arm and maybe some chuches and a wheel chair maybe,but there could always be a better kermit, i also thought of robo frog from the muppet show, but it would be the same regular kermit with a wind up key in the back and maybe a box to put him in, but that may be too plain

    how about a ring master kermit? or cowbow kermit?


    Zack)Rowlf the Dog.
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Maybe we need Mahna Mahna in a playset package somehow (not really a background or anything) to come with a telephone with a LOOOOOOONNNNGGGGG phone cord to stretch from the backstage phone so Kermit can take it to the Snowths later.

    (From the original list in this thread)
    Lips, Nigel, Uncle Deadly, Thog

    I also like the extra hospital gown in the Vet's playset; makes it certainly more playable for sure then.

    Scarecroe...what's a cripe? a pastry?

    Heck, I'm just happy that Patrol Bear is back in the list again!!

    FOZ
  11. Kermie19

    Kermie19 New Member

    I don't post much, but this looked like fun. Here's who I'd like to see.
    - Mahna Mahna
    - Lips
    - Uncle Deadly
    - Wind-up Robot Kermit for the Varient Kermit

    Kermie19
  12. towels

    towels New Member

    Variant Kermit

    What about a Kermit the Pig?
    Wasn't the Pigs Taking Over episode the basis of the first Muppet Show book?
  13. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Hey, aren't there more than only three free spots? The way I see it, after Series 5 there is absolutely nothing set in stone at all. Series 5 is the only one that has actually been started, so to me Series 6-8 would be totally open to guesses or ideas. In fact, I'd like to see what people would do with that line-up possibility. OK, some are obvious choices, like Waldorf, but the rest is open to interpretation. Any thoughts? How would you do it if you were to develop the product line? Sky's the limit...
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Though I am aware it is all tentative and things can change, I thought most of these ideas were pretty firm because they came from your posts. Well, playing by some of the rules, here's my list of what kind of makes sense and what I'd like to see.

    Series 6
    1 Nurse Piggy (Thought this was solid)
    2 Nurse Janice (Ditto)
    3 Waldorf (Needs to come right after Statler)
    4 Lips (We all seem to like him!!!)
    5 Dr Bob with Vet's Hospital set (Thought this was solid)
    * Lips Repaint (Makes sense)
    * Vaudeville Waldorf (Thought this was solid)
    * Animal Repaint (Maybe in a T-shirt would totally rock!)

    Series 7
    1 Rizzo (Thought this was solid)
    2 Patrol Link (Ditto)
    3 Marvin Suggs (Ditto)
    4 Nigel (Pleeeease!!)
    5 Patrol Bear with set (Thought this was solid)
    * Rizzo Repaint (Makes sense)
    * Nigel repaint (Plays by the riules)
    * Beaker Exploded (Don'y like him filling a regular spot)

    Series 8
    1 Biker Piggy with Foo Foo (Thought you were cool on the idea)
    2 Pops with prop booth (Ditto)
    3 Uncle Deadly (Kicks major butt!)
    4 Mahnah Mahnah with Snowths (Extrememly necessary)
    5 Thog and Gaffer with Backstage set (Worked for Sweetums)
    * Piggy repaint (Follows the rules)
    * Uncle Deadly repaint (Ditto)
    * Bunsen repaint (Matches Beaker)

    And if the Backstage set is seperate and deluxe, I'd like to see an environmental set with Kermit possibly. Maybe a Bein' Green sort of theme.
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Hiya Ken!

    Well, I dunno what all folks could add that haven't been added so far to the lists.

    Certainly, anything Fozzie where i'm concerned.

    There's too much info for me to register and try to remember really, so I have to ask: Where are we in the decision of Mahna Mahna and the Snowths? We have the opportunity with the continuance of the series to have all the characters in costume from the Linda "Wonder Woman" episode, or Elton John episode.

    Maybe even some stuff from maybe some specials? Kermit and Piggy in Casablanca from The Muppets Go To The Movies.

    I can't think of anything else.

    Thanks for listening to us all blab, Ken.

    FOZ

    PS...
    Oh, yeah...what Frogboy said.
  16. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Hey...all those "solid" ones need to be clarified. When I said nothing is set in stone, it might seem to conflict with the perception that some things that I have talked about solidly. It's tough for me to remember that to me this is all thinking out loud to a group who dig the Muppets. But sometimes I know there is an anxiousness to lock stuff down. When I say anything about what I want or what would be a definite in my "opinion" it should always be asterisked by "subject to change".

    You guys are actually seeing what happens day to day. Things change all the time in all the stuff I have worked on. Here's an example. Bear on Patrol Fozzie...created as a variant to regular Fozzie in series 2, initially postponed to not have a fully sculptural exclusive in any series. Then moved to a different series. Then bumped out of that series when the Stage gets moved and the Statler and Waldorf figs get put into blisters in favor of Sweetums in the set who really is a cost issue in a blister. Then because of a good conversation or two and some further thought he is moved into a Bear on Patrol projected playset. Then, after some discussions in the office and with some retailers a fully sculptural Fozzie is resurrected as an exclusive for the "Vacation Fozzie". SO theoretically we are back where we started, with a sculptural exclusive for series 2 of Fozzie!

    This is the nature of the job...maybe not for all companies, but certainly for ours. We try to stay fluid and responsive and go with the flow. SO it can be frustrating I know...because everybody wants to see their favorite figs made. But at least you know for sure what is in Series 3 and 4, with the exclusives being the only real non solid decisions yet. I think the most difficult part of all this is the WAITING. I have been waiting for the release of Series One since last August when we started settling the license. Man...this stuff takes a while.

    Ken
  17. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Actually, with a few exceptions, I kinda like Jamie's list (for the most part) I dunno about Nigel. Ditto for Thog. And I don't quite see a Snooth being "packed in" with Mahna mahna but certainly I could see tting them in the same series. Also, Robin isn't listed anywhere but wasn't there talk of putting him in the theater playset now. I don't remember. I do think that down the line, Angus McGarnalge would be cool, But I don't think the timing is right for him to be in Series 5. Maybe around 7 or so when more of the real FAVE guys are out there. Angus would be good, but who knows. I'd also like to see JP Grosse as well as Lewis Kazaager at some point. The problem is keeping that "fizz" in each wave so that it does as well as the last one.

    Oh and Ken, when and if you get to doing that Patrol Bear set, you should include an octopus. Consider it a heads-up on a fan-nugget. Fozzie picks up the octopus for pick-pocketing and wrestles with it whiel Link bumbles through some paper work. The phone rings and Link answers it while Fozzie is basicall being strangled. Then Link leans over and tells Fozzie ot get down to the aquarium casue their prize octopushas been kidnapped. The ocotpus stands up (wearing Fozzie's uniform), salutes Link, and leaves.

    --Matt
  18. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    WAY ahead of you on that one. I loved that skit and had already planned the Octopus as a possible accessory. Perfect for a soft PVC piece. But keep them ideas coming...
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I LOVE the octopus Bear on Patrol Sketch!! HEE HEE!!

    FOZ
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    matleo

    I was thinking about an octopus for the set too. Very cool! About Robin, I think that it was expressed that he would come with Sweetums. I hope he does.

    Ken

    The list I have put up from 6-8 is listed as tentative, but are from collected posts and the extreme guesses are marked. That is where the 4 free spots came from. Not that everything is locked down, but that is what we have been given to go on so far. The 4 extra spots haven't had any substancial reports so that's where the idea of the thread came from. Much of it makes sense though Lewis Kazzager and JP would be nice additions as has been stated by others.:)


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