Diamond Select Toys to Produce new Muppet figures and mini mates!

MWoO

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Seems interest is lacking in this line, and it's been a VERY long time since we first saw them solicited, but Sam and Rizzo are finally showing up in stock at online retailers and are shipping. Mine will be here tomorrow.

Some things to note from pictures online:

Almost all accessories are gone, except the podium for Sam.
Rizzo is the same size as Gonzo when at best he should have been Bean size.
 

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I got mine today! First time owning both these characters in action figure form! Sam is very cool and a nice addition and so is Rizzo. Diamond select did a recent Ask DST and they asked about more Muppets, DST said that they are talking to Disney about doing more figures.

I’m hoping the next pairing is Lips as the main since the “Muppets Mayhem” show is going to premiering in the future, and either Pepe or Walter as the 2nd character. If they end up doing a Wave 5 any characters you would want to see?
 

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Almost all accessories are gone, except the podium for Sam.
Rizzo is the same size as Gonzo when at best he should have been Bean size.
As far as I know there were never any other accessories planned for them.

And yeah, Diamond Select's quality control is pretty bad (to me at least).

Diamond select did a recent Ask DST and they asked about more Muppets, DST said that they are talking to Disney about doing more figures.
They said "items" so no guarantee it's figures as they've done other Muppet things.
 

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The box itself has 4 additional accessories shown that are not in the box.
Wait, really?! That's very weird...
Seems interest is lacking in this line, and it's been a VERY long time since we first saw them solicited, but Sam and Rizzo are finally showing up in stock at online retailers and are shipping. Mine will be here tomorrow.

Some things to note from pictures online:

Almost all accessories are gone, except the podium for Sam.
Rizzo is the same size as Gonzo when at best he should have been Bean size.
Perhaps I just wasn't paying close enough attention, but I was under the impression that the re-releases were doing significantly better than the line the first time around - it still isn't totally massive in terms of reach, but I feel like I'm seeing more people talk about them now than when they were first released.
 

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Wait, really?! That's very weird...
Yeah, the box shows a poster, a stand for the poster, a light, and a phonograph. All are re-use other than the phonograph so they aren't a huge lost, but the phonograph would have been a nice addition to my Palisades/DST hybrid display. I have a feeling that the box was designed a long time ago (these were first solicited in 2018 I believe) and they didn't want the additional cost of reprinting the boxes.

As for sales, I can't gauge how much money the line has done. However, collectors are not DST's real customer. Retailers are their customer. They need a big chain to carry the line to really make a line viable. I believe the first round of figures was at TRU, before they folded. Wave 4, if you can call it wave 4 since it was pieced out over time, only had small comic shops to support it. You can find them on Amazon, but it appears that is because DST has an Amazon store. It's not as if Amazon bought up stock of this line.

This is why a lot of lines struggle. No retail support to pay for things up front. I hope we see more from the line, but I doubt we will see figures packed full of accessories and additional pack-in characters like we did with series 1-3.

Oh, and my package seems to have gotten delayed in the mail. Hopefully it will be here Thursday.
 
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