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Palisades style Mini Muppet project update thread

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by MWoO, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Well-Known Member

    Bean Bunny would be another good choice
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  2. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Mulch is one I never thought of but now I really want to do that. He is both a classic and modern character which is nice. Not sure on the height. Will have to look at MT episodes.

    As for progress.....yes and no. Yes because I finally got the 3d printed joints back and I believe they will work just fine for a ball joint neck, ball jointed shoulders, and elbows. Wrist articulation proved a bit too small to print right. Legs will not move for looks reason and to keep it simple. They really don't need to move anyway.

    No progress on anything else. I had some work related issues that took up almost all my free time. Good news is that starting Sunday I should have a week where I can ease up at work a bit and then the next week I'm on vaca so I will try to catch up on everything for fozzie and get sal off the ground and maybe pump out the aliens since they are easy and won't be articulated. We'll see.

    I haven't even had time to see muppets most wanted yet. :(
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  3. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Well-Known Member

    That's extremely unfortunate :(
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  4. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see. Definitely agree that Sal doesn't need any articulation on the legs looking at the prototype of him It doesn't look like palisades was going to it either. Also I did kind an another image of scale where he is standing next to Uncle Deadly which could also help. Here's a little old link to the image.


    Also has anyone seen this image looks like a prototype of the naked Robin which could help if you ever make that.

  5. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Well-Known Member

    That Robin looks perfect if only it was massively produced
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  6. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    Very true shame naked Robin never made it but glad we got Robin in the line. Seems like they were trying on making the last exclusive OMGCAFO Sal and naked Robin and they were so close. So was the whole Sesame Street line so close to getting them figures especially those Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster figures.

    I can't stop thinking of suggetions the Snerfs would a fun addition and would Seymour and of course Angus McGonagle he would of been a random and awesome addition.
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  7. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    Any progress on those epic pieces my friend :)
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  8. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Any progress on this project? I can't wait to see how it turns out!
  9. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    i too want to see whats happening. Hopefully some progress soon
  10. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Hope MWoO's okay and can see these wonderful projects to fruition!

  11. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    We actually were planning on articulation, just so you know. In the legs and a lot of other places. Always remember the painted protos were just the start of things. We did a lot of work after that with engineering in some joints.

    This photo is a stage one factory gypsum model. I call it stage one because we hadn't gone in to do any fine tuning on it yet. There was more work to do on likeness and more articulation to add in, more work to do in fur, etc. It was as basic as basic gets. I don't know that I ever showed this.

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  12. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Well-Known Member

    That's awesome
  13. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Been busy with other things for a while, just wandered back in here after watching MMW three times in the last two days.

    Awesome pic, ResidentLilly! Thank you for sharing that!

    Any word from MWoO?

  14. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Hey, MWoO, whatever happened with these projects?

  15. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    Just seeing this thread for the first time now. Man, that Fozzie is amazing! I would definitely be interested in seeing and paying for a Sal as well as some of the other characters mentioned. So cool!
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Ken is back! I still feel bad for all the flack and headache Ken and company often got by everyone on here:)

    Yeah, ten years after the end of the Palisades line, Sal was the main figure that almost was but never came to be that irks me for not happening.
  17. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Well, it's certainly been awhile. I don't know where to begin, so I will start with why I've been gone about 4 years.

    4 years ago I ended up having to take a job that required about 5 hours or more per day of travel via mass transit. I worked 10 hours per day and my days off were split with a day off every 3 to 4 days. Needless to say, I did not have a lot of free time. During this time I had to stop all work on the project. I ended up getting another job closer to home roughly 3 years ago, but the had me putting in the same amount of time, just with less travel. The time I saved in travel was basically spent working.

    During this time the basement I used as a studio flooded and had to get major work done. All my stuff got packed into storage. I went though a very rough break up, became severely depressed, gained a lot of weight due to job stress and depression, and pretty much gave up any hope of ever having time or sheer will to return to any time consuming project.

    Fast forward to July 2018. I lost my job. The job I gave up my whole personal life for, gave up my free time for, and gave up my emotional and physical well being for. It hit pretty hard and for a month I didn't even know what to do. I have yet to find a job, can barely seem to get called for an interview. 2 weeks ago or so I decided to start digging through the garage and found all my old art stuff, my older painted Fozzie pieces, even my old Palisades collection which I had boxed up. So, I cleared out my dining room which I never use and set up a new space and revisited the Fozzie piece.

    Last I left it I needed to make the second piece of Fozzie's tie, his hat, and a small wood floor base. Done, done, and done. But when looking at the old heads they seemed...ugly. Like...real ugly. So I decided to fix that too.

    Old head on the left, new head on the right. I learned to cast wax into my mold and popped out a copy from an old mold that I could reshape. The wax shrinks a bit so the head is a little smaller, but it seems to be better proportioned to the body (not pictured yet). I've got enough pieces to make 8 by weeks end, fulled painted and assembled.


    I'm sorry for the vanishing act without a trace, but it's been a really crappy and rough 4 years for me, especially the last few months. Finishing this longer over due piece is really helping my sanity.

    If anyone still had any interest I will be putting the 8 finished pieces out there for sale. I'll use the proceeds to buy new resin as the stuff I've got went bad (I mean, it is 4 years old). I'll have more details by weeks end.
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  18. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    My fellow Muppet fan - I am sorry you have had some rough patches in your life. I hope things take a turn for the better, and I know this may seem silly or obvious - is there a Muppet vid/production you could watch to amuse or clear your head? I hope so. I know you just from chat but I hope only good things for you.
  19. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the kind words. Right now the only thing that would make me feel any better is a job.

    On a lighter note, ive got a picture of the brick wall for fozzies stand. Ive got what would be considered a test shot that has been glued together, waiting for it to dry before i can take a pictures. Untill then, here is the brick wall.


    Hopefully the glue sets up soon because i really want to show off the final product after all this time.
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  20. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member


    And here we have the finished product next to the Jim Henson figure from Palisades and the Rainbow Connection Robin and Kermit. Of course Fozzie's scale is smaller as he is meant to work with the mini muppet line.

    The figure represents Fozzie bombing on stage and is in scale with the Diamond Select Statler and Waldorf set as this Fozzie and the diamond Fozzie are essentially the same size.

    Though I am not happy that it took this long to get a finished product, I am much happier with how it turned out not than if I had tried to finish this 4 years ago. The head sculpt is far better both in size and likeness. His eyes use to be WAAAAYYY too big for his face, as was the nose.

    In a weeks time I'll have a new thread up with a link for purchase if anyone is still interested.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
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