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a great Playset/Figure Set idea?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Bulldawg, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Bulldawg

    Bulldawg Well-Known Member

    would definitly be Veterinarians Hospital!!!


    Time once again for Veterinarian's Hospital, the continuing story of a quack who's gone to the dogs.

    NURSE PIGGY: Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob?

    DR. BOB: What?

    NURSE PIGGY: Where did we get this patient from?

    DR. BOB: Oh. Well, she was found with a bunch of cows.

    NURSE PIGGY: Not bunch. Herd.

    DR. BOB: Herd of what?

    NURSE PIGGY: Herd of cows.

    DR. BOB: Sure, I've heard of cows. (Laughs)

    NURSE PIGGY: No, no, no. I mean the cows herd.

    DR. BOB: I don't care if the cows heard. I haven't said anything to be ashamed of. (Laughs)

    NURSE JANICE: But Dr. Bob, are you going to operate?

    DR. BOB: No, I think we've milked this joke long enough. (Laughs)

    COW: Oh, look, I have a stake in this too. (Laughs)

    And so, Dr. Bob has taken the bull by the horns. Tune in next time, when you'll hear Miss Piggy say:

    NURSE PIGGY: This has really been a moo-ving experience.
  2. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    LOL I love that sketch!

    I think a cool movie playset would be the old church from the muppet movie. Dr. Teeth with that old church organ would be cool. Maybe it could come with a Scooter figure with a paint bruch or something, or maybe Fozzie's car OOO it could change colors! Brown *dipped in water* Rainbow! :D That would be the best movie playset.
  3. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I lvoe dr. Bob! Now I'm sitting here giggling over the one you posted :p
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ken has talked in great depth about making a Vet's Hospital playset (Ask Ken thread) and it is definitely on his list. Won't happen in 2003, but he has plans. Have to save some of the best ideas for later. Better pacing.
  5. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I certainly hope Vets Hospital playset will be made, as it would make a terific playset, i hope we see it in 2004. maybe the playset that would come out next after Pigs in space ir released. it wouldn't be in the next series because they are cutting back on playsets.

    someone stated (and it wasn't ken) that they wouldn't make VH after hearing the news of Koosbain being dropped but set as a smaller ex carded kermit figure and the cut back of playsets, stating that "Do we really need another Rowlf, piggy and janice figure?" when YES! Yes we really do!

    i just got the animal band stage and ex gonzo today as a surprize late christmas gift from my brothers and i saw on the back of the box listing the playsets Muppet Labs, EM stage, the kitchen and the swine Trek plus Koosbain and Bear on patrol. We all know koosbain won't be a big playset now, but i hope Bear on Patrol is made, too bad VH wasn't listed again like it was on the Muppet Labs playsets box. but that doesn't mean they won;t make it.
  6. Bulldawg

    Bulldawg Well-Known Member

    what would be sweet is if they added in a little voicebox that you could press to bring up the announcers voice. :D

    because i just thought it was always hilarious when the voice would come on at the end of the skit and the characters would look up and around.
  7. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 Well-Known Member

    I would love Vets Hospital
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I think if you were to look up the word 'Shelf Warmer' in the Oxford English Dictionary...it would have a picture of a proposed TMS Vet's Hospital. If Muppet Labs with Beaker(BEAKER! C'mon! He alone is worth buying it!) seems to warm shelves like Macarena hamsters, then you just know a Vets Hospital playset would be a gross net return nightmare.

    I think it is clear we are all for Ken and company listening to the fans...but I think Palisades would end up in the Resaurus house if they blindly listened to every suggestion.

    I think instead of playsets, we need more figures. Such is why I am encouraged to hear there will now be 5 figures per wave starting with S4...man, Toy Fare couldnt come sooner!
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oh, I don't think so at all. The Lab's trouble is that it appeared dark and different for many people's taste (I liked it, but it needs a clock).

    Vet's Hospital will likely have enough knobs, gags, accessories and interesting points that it will sell. Like those who like cooking - the Chef set will be popular, I think those in the Med profession might find this amusing. But the core audience is the figure collector. Make it cool enough while maintaining accuracy and you can't go wrong.

    About including the announcer's voice - Voice chips require an additional license that is too expensive for a niche product like the current Muppet action figure market. It would be cool, but not likely. Palisades has already nixed the idea for now. Anything can happen.
  10. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    I think the Muppet Labs playset was too dark and not accurate enough. It looked like the Muppet 3D lab not the Muppet Show lab. I think if an accurate VH playset were made people would buy it. Maybe what we need are more figures like those that will be comming out later. Figures packed full of accessories that make sense. Like Fozzie and a mic and rubber chicken (it's a great figure) Series one was weird with some of it's accessories. Kermit with a muppet show camera? I know Kermit doesn't have many accessories to choose from but I think a bike with a bandana on a stick would have been better, of course then it wouldn't be from the muppet show. I dunno. I think series two was much better with accessories that fit the characters and I think series 3 is continuing the trend from what I've seen in pictures. Who needs a playset when Rowlf comes with a baby grand piano!?! :D

    I think if play sets are made that look like the show sets and that have that muppet look then people will buy them. I'm surprised the figures have such a great muppet look yet the Muppet Labs playset lost that muppetness. Still was cool but no clock that spins wildly? :eek:
  11. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    There is just this funny thing that i don't understand.....there has always been five figures per wave! one came with the playset in the frist two waves. we really won't be getting more figures now that playsets will be spread out, because one fig always came with the playset, now it's just the carded figure without the playset.

    we all know this like writing are first name...but it proves the point...

    series 1 kermit, miss piggy, bunsen dr teeth and beaker

    series 2 Gonzo, fozzie, floyd, crazy harry and animal

    series 3 Rowlf, lew, zoot, scooter and the chef

    now the chef will come out later, but this was the plan, plus he's still part of series 3 and most likey his photo will aprear on the box in the 5 muppet group shot.

    they will be enough figs coming out, it really seems that there is a high demand for a vets set and figures, we will not see it soon but you gotta remember that just because you don't want a certain set made does mean that its not going to happen, vets H would be a fun filled set like the kicthen will be and have a more more play value then the em band stage and the lab sets.

    in my book 'Shelf Warmer' and Vet's Hospital don't even go together, i think that was kinda over board.it was a very popular skit in second to pigs in space as being number one on the muppet show

    Zack)Rowlf the, I gotta give Rowlf/dr bob his respect, Dog.
  12. Bulldawg

    Bulldawg Well-Known Member

    yeah.that was a bit harsh.

    "Bear on Patrol" maybe falls into that category but not VH.
  13. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I don't think thats the case at all - Vets Hospital would be more Muppety than the EM Stage. I agree the real shelf warmer would probably be 'Bear On Patrol' because it's less well known. A Muppet Hospital set would be quite funky and unique - the kinda thing that would attract non-Muppet fans or occasional ones. Thats the kinda consumer base they need to increase the playset sales.
  14. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    None of you would pay for a figure of Fozzie in a police uniform?
  15. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I don't think i would - he's already been regular, invisible and in two vacation varieties. I'm sure lots of other people would though but don't know if they'd part with the cash for a playset. It's already sculpted though isn't it ? Or at least the figure ? That means we'll probably see it eitherway.
  16. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't remember "Bear On Patrol" at all. None of the DVDs I own (about 4 of them) have a Bear On Patrol sketch on them, yet I've got several Veterinarian's Hospitals, Muppet Labs, Swedish Chef's, and other regulars like At The Dance, Muppet Newsman, and even slightly less regulars like Wayne & Wanda and the Muppephones. I've even got a few from Planet Koozebane to familiarize myself with that area which I couldn't remember originally either.

    I prefer my toys to have sort of sentimental value which "Bear On Patrol" contains none of other than that it features Muppets.

    If the Muppet line was only mediocre stuff, or if I were only getting a few figures that I really liked, then I would more than likely pass on it. But because Palisades would be making it, I would almost certainly purchase it.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Nobody's even seen the bear yet. I have loved all the Fozzie Bear versions, so this one will likely kick major butt. And there's lots of cool things that they can do with the set. I hope it comes with Muppet Monsters to put in the cages. Then it will be a big seller.
  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I thought we did see the Bear ..... very early on. Ken had it in the background of one of his office photos.
  19. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    yup, that's right, i remember, i think the figue was laying down on the desk.
    laying down on the job Fozzie?)

    you couldn't see any detail or anything, but it was fozzie

    But back to VH it would make a great fun set like the kitchen is going to be, with more play vaule then the EM stage and Muppet Labs combined.

    I think Bear on partol could still be a very fun set, even if we don't see the set the fozzie fig alone would be cool, but we won't see it for a while as well as anything from VH untill maybe 2004.

    i think VH should be the playset after Pigs in space, it will not be in the series after PIS because of the cut back in playset, but i just mean the next one to come out whenever that would be.

    Oh i would, i think VH and BOP shold be the next two playset after PIS, they wouldn't be close together but we got two playsets in 2002, we will get two playsets in 2003, and i think these two should be the two playsets for 2004, unless a back stage area is in plan, then i would rather have that and VH pushing off Bear on patrol for 2005.
  20. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I would love to see Bear on Patrol made! I would buy it. The playset and stuff. That was amongst some of the better Muppet Show stuff. Top three skits to me were

    Vet's Hospital
    Pigs In Space
    Bear on Patrol

    All of them were great!

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