Opinions: The end of the Muppet line

homerthegreat

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1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
Favourites - Animal, Floyd, Janice, Johnny Fiama, Pops
Least Favourites - Tux Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Lew Zealand, Hogthrob, Strangepork


2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
S9 Swedish Chef was way better than expected. I just thought they just made it so people who didn't want the whole Kitchen set but just the figure could get something. Now I realize that he is a great figure. Awesome articulation, sculpt, and accessories. Tux Fozzie was worse--leagues worse. His hat wouldn't go on right, the book was too small to read, and the paint was smudged on Fozzie and on the Book...I had high hopes for him, and he was the biggest letdown any toy line did for me. Also, Lips was worse. I was thinking--yes, another addition to the band. Sweet, he's got a trumpet, and Javas...I'm going to love it! However, the paint was wet on Lips, and when I took him out he smudged all over, and there is now a small black thumprint on his belly. It's small, but noticeable. The paint on the Javas was wet as well, and smudged. This was a WHITE SHIRT Lips, too, which was the most disappointing part of it.

3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
Animal was pretty rad, never got the others, but they looked great. I don't think I would have disliked any of them...maybe Camilla.

4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
Tux Gonzo and Bernice, hands down. Great sculpt, paint, articulation, accessories. The only downside was the price, but it was clearly worth the extra. Culinary Catastrophe Swedish Chef was great, too. The lobster banditos were some of the best accessories throughtout the line's run.

5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
Doglion and Swedish Chef. I really like the packaging on the individuals.

6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
Least favourite?? Don't think that's possible... The Lab set is great (glad I never got that supposed "goo", heh) and Beaker is so awesome. There are so many cool scenes you can create with it, and I'll never get tired of it. The Kitchen is AMAZING, just downright AMAZING. Words can't really describe my love to it. Swinetrek was a nice follow-up, and was astonishing in it's own way, but needed accessories. While all of these sets are sweet, I'd have to say, being the music geek that I am, I'd say my favourite is Animal's drum kit. I love the idea of having that mini band of Muppet figures. The EM stage is killer.

7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
Never got any, wanted Gold Tux Gozo, he looks nifty.

8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
Heavens no.

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?
Muppets Cristmas Carol. The minis in 6" scale would have been amazing.

11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
I personally don't like the idea of variants/repaints, and therefore my answer is "N/A".

12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
Piano and the rest of the instruments.

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

14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
Bean Bunny, Bobo, Dr. Bob, and Sal. Soooooooo cliched.

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

I'm not upset about anything, Palisades gave us all they could and I could not ask for more.

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?
Had the whole run with clamshells.
 

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least favortie accessories

I can't beleive that I forgot to ask about what your least favorite accessories are. well, if you already took a "survey" you can still say what your least favoite accessories are, and if you haven't you can tell me in the question for favorite accessories.

My least favorite accessories are the antennaes for mamma, miss piggys dressing room table, and all of pepes accessories (except for his lunch box).
 

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1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
Top Five (no order)
1) Rainbow Connection Kermit ~ So many different meanings behind him
2) Rizzo (standard red & yellow jacket) ~ I'm biased though cuz he's my favorite Muppet
3) Sweetums ~ Never did I think we'd see a Sweetums action figure
4) Uncle Deadly ~ The Muppet that almost wasn't
5) Jim Henson ~ The one who started it all
Bottom Five (no order)
1) Series 1 Piggy (long hair version) ~ Wish she'd been more plump
2) Lips ~ Just don't care for the character
3) Usher Scooter ~ Could've fit a different character in that series
4) Bears on Patrol Fozzie ~ Same as above
5) Swedish Chef (Series 9) ~ Same as above

2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
I was really impressed with Uncle Deadly, but I don't know if that's cuz i was appreciating him more since he's the last new character being made. I was kinda disappointed with sitting Robin. I thought he'd be smaller. Still love him though!!!! :flirt:

3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
I only have Beaker

4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
Favorte was Adventure Kermit. Least favorite was probably Vanishing Fozzie

5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
I own none

6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
Favorite is the Kitchen. Least favorite is the Pigs In Space one

7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
Didn't get any

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

9. do you own every package variations?
Not every one

10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
Fraggle Rock

11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
Favorite is Rizzo in the blue and red jacket and least favorite Swedish Chef

12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
Rowlf's grand piano

13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
Camilla ~ I missed that chick :concern:

14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
Clueless Morgan, Nigel the conductor, the Muppet Babies (those are counting as one for me cuz I can do that :stick_out_tongue: ), and Piggy in the purple dress from the Muppet Show

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?
Definately Sal again (he's not one of my favorites, but Johnny looks lonely without him)

17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
Definately that it would've lasted longer. I'd love to finish off the Muppet Treasure Island gang! Just think of the set-up you could've displayed!

18. least favorite muppet accesory?
Basketball hoop
 

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My least favorite accessory is probably Link Hogthrob's magazine. It's a photo of the action figure plastered on a piece of plastic.


Also, I changed my mind about my favorite pack-in figure. Instead of the Muppaphones (with Marvin Suggs) I like the Koozebanians/Murdlidops with Koozebane Kermit.
 

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

In any old order: Clifford, Sam, Rowlf, Pops, Beauregard

As for least favs, I've never liked the look of the early Piggy's or S2 Gonzo

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

I don't know, I didn't really expect every thing

3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

I haven't got any Mega figures...

4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

Uncle Deadly! And the Penguins...

5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

Again, I have no minis but I liked the look of those never made EM ones...

6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?

Favourite is of course back stage, I like the look of Pigs in Space too, I don't know about the others...

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

Didn't get any...

8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

Good grief no!

9. do you own every package variations?

See question 8...

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

Muppet Family Christmas I suppose, giving us Mrs Bear, the Turkey and Snowman.

11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?

I don't go in for the repaints so they're all my least favourites...

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

The Newsman's desk and environment

13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?

I like Gaffer and Camilla I suppose

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'm not entirely sure who was announced, but I know Sal was and I still hope that we might get him...

As for others, I've posted my dream Series X before, but here it is again:

Bobo the Bear with Bean Bunny Pack-In
Emily Bear (Fozzie's Mum)
Lewis Kazzager with assorted Muppet Sports accessories
Hilda the Wardrobe Lady with Boppity Pack-In

Exclusive: George the Janitor and Mildred Huxtetter - "Together Again" Twin-Pack

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

Not so many variants but more original characters.

In Conclusion

I don't understand any of this, now gimme Sal!
 

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minor muppetz said:
now that all figures we know of have been reelased, i thought i'd make a list of opinion questions about the line.

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

favourites; Naked Sam, Deadly, Link, Sweetums, Naked Rowlf
least fav; Gonzo with cannon (both of them!), S1 Piggy (Yuck!!), Van Neuter, SuperScooter

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

The only one that was Really Worse was Piggy (Why can't they ever do one that looks like her??

3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

Favouite: Sweetums!!!!
Least fav: Camilla (WHY???)

4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

Favourite: Long hair piggy (at least she almost looked like her!!!
Least fav: Catastrophe Chef (Do I really need 3 Chefs?)

5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?

Thog (Whu didn't they make him a regular figure?? Why?)

6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?

Fav: Pigs in space
least fav: Muppet labs (it didn't even look like muppet labs!! Should have done Vet's Hospital instead!!!)

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

Dream date Gonzo

8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

Everything I could get my hands on, I'm still working on it

9. do you own every package variations?

Wep

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

Muppet Xmas Carol (then I'd get another Piggy & maybe her daughters!!

11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?

fav: Marvin Suggs (He can go to the disco in his silver outfit!)
leasr fav: none

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

The Piano

13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?

Rizzo & the chickens!

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

Annie Sue Pig
Thog
Mildred
Baskerville the Hound or Miss Mousey

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

Vets Hospital characters

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

Wayne & Wanda

17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
please answer.
I would have concentrated less on making so many variations, (with the exception of PIS, VH & BOP), and made sure that every character was released, then I\d be sitting here looking at Annie Sue Pig!!!! Let's start a petition to have her and Thog made!!!!!
 

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Alright, I'm bumping this thread, mostly because I have new answers for mine, and I want to know other's opinions.

1. What are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
S5 Gonzo, S8 Sam Eagle, Uncle Deadly, Clifford, and Penguins

2. Were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
Uncle Deadly was much better! As was Crazy Harry, and Dr. Teeth. I'd say that Bunsen, S2 Gonzo, and Marvin Suggs were much worse than expected.

3. Which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
Gonzo is the only one I have, so he's my fave.

4. What exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
My fave exculsives have to be Jim Henson, Uncle Deadly, and the penguins. My least fave is Super Beaker.

5. What minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
All I have is the set with Thog, Sam Eagle, and Mahna Mahna, and I love them, so they're my favorite.

6. What is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
My all time favorite is Backstage, and my least is Muppet Labs.

7. What give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
I'd say Holiday Rizzo.

8. Do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
No way...

9. Do you own every package variations?
No, I'm missing Floyd, Zoot, Rizzo, Janice, Shifty Eyed Sam, Classic Lips, and Silver Lips.

10. What is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
Does Fraggle Rock count? If so that, if not MWoO definitely.

11. What is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
Marvin Suggs

12. What are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
Crazy Harry's dynamite plunger, Rowlf's piano, Janice's guitar, Lew Zealand's accessories, Sam Eagle's podium, and Chef's blunderbuss.

13. What is your favorite pack-in figure?
Sitting Robin w/ RC Kermit

14. Who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
Bobo the Bear, Bean Bunny, Sal Manilla, and Standing Robin.

15. Of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
Sal Manilla, poor Johnny needs his monkey...

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

17. If you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
I think a) If JHC held onto the Muppets for awhile longer and b) More retailers picked up the line, this would've been one of the most succesful action figure lines ever. We would've seen all of the figures through Series 14 that Ken listed awhile back. Let's just hope Sesame Street gets off the rocky path it's on right now and skyrockets! :excited:
 

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theprawncracker said:
9. Do you own every package variations?
No, I'm missing Floyd, Zoot, Rizzo, Janice, Shifty Eyed Sam, Classic Lips, and Silver Lips.
By packaging variations, I was referring to how The Swedish Kithcen Playset and mega Beaker were released in both "25th Anniversary" packaging and the blue packaging. That kind of variations, not figure/ character variants.
 

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baba said:
10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?:Fraggle Rock and (MMIB) would of loved to have Rover Joe
Although The Muppet Musicians of bremen wasn't in the contract, Rover Joe did appear on The Muppet Show a few times, so I think he might have been included in the contract (I could be wrong).
 

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Top five Figures-Animal,Kermit,Uncle Deadly,S9 Cheff and Dr strangepork

Figures that were better-Lew Zealand,an amazing turn around from Ken and Co.

Figures that were worse-Uncle Deadly,it's wonderfull to have such an accurately detailed sculpt but his colour appears way off model,and that's a shame!

Best Playset-Is there a bad one!...i'll give it to the Swinetreck for being show accurate and managing to hold it's own against the Sweadish Kitchen. Not an easy act to follow!

Favourite exclusive is Uncle Deadly.

Characters i wish could have been made-Mahna Mahna,Gloat ,Boppity and George the Janitor-If the afforementioned frackles could have been done as pack in's then throw Wayne and Wanda in there.
And if i had to pick just one out of that lot...Mahna Mahna!

Favourite accesories- the piano and the mop bucket.

Thanks!
It's been fun!
 
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