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A Real Dearth Nadir Action Figure Is Coming!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Dearth, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Hi-ho all!

    "Dearth" here, reporting live from Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida. Yesterday I sat in on the Disney Park merchandising panel...

    More Muppet-as-Star-Wars toys are coming, and this time they're action figures! The original vinyl set will no longer be produced, so if you want it, you better snap it up. The new ones will revisit the old designs as poseable figures, and will be packaged in two-packs, with some new character hybrids thrown in...

    Kermit/Luke and Piggy/Leia

    Link Hoghtrob/Han and Fozzie/Chewbacca

    Bunsen Honeydew/R2-D2 and Beaker/C-3PO

    Sam the Eagle/Ben Kenobi and Gonzo/Vader (aka Dearth Nadir!)

    Gonzo will include interchangeable heads so that he can be posed with the full face mask or with his real face exposed, and he will also include a Camilla/Stormtrooper pack-in, with removable helmet of her own.

    (I'll probably buy four of the Gonzo/Sam set just to make a little army of Chicken Stormtroopers, as seen in the Crystal Gayle episode. )

    Downside: Only sold at the Parks, obviously, and they will be slightly smaller than the Palisades line (I specifically asked), but still... it's NEW MUPPET ACTION FIGURES!

    I shot video of the slide presentation, and hope to grab some frames to post online, but can't do that with the gear I brought with me. Maybe next week.

    DN
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Very intereschting. So the 10-pin Mystery Set from Star Wars Weekens 2010 will indeed lead to more Muppet Star Wars figures... Just not a second set of the original smaller articulated PVC's.
    Great that they thought to give Gonzo multiple heads and include Camilla as a Chicken Stormtrooper.
    The only ones missing are Rizzo as Yoda and Animal as Tuskan Raider, but maybe we'll get more later like Clifford/Lando or Pepe/Selacious Crum if these do well enough.

    Thanks for the update.
  3. figmental

    figmental Member

    :eek: This is..... great! I've been wanting Sam as Ben and Link as Han since I saw those pins! As for Rizzo not being released.... maybe he'll be a pack in with Kermit and Piggy?

    Dearth I can't believed you asked if they'd be in scale with the Palisades figures.
  4. figmental

    figmental Member

  5. figmental

    figmental Member

    So, are these like the Disney Star Wars action figures that they have.... or something different?
  6. atrane

    atrane New Member

    Thank you so much for the info! Did they give a potential release date?
    Atrane
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Holy Cow ... very cool!

    We need Rizzo Yoda tho lol
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    As long as no one gets anal about these clearly not being the quality of a long defunct toy line, this is indeed great news. yeah, it's a real shame it's only a Park exclusive thing... it's gonna be impossible for any of us to get our hands on without dealing with scalpers (BOOOOOOOOO!) I still don't even have the figurine set yet. But I GOTTS ta get that Link Hogthrob.
  9. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    This is going to be epic! I saw the models on toughpigs and....OMG! Link looks good as a brunette! <33 *squee!* ;) I can't wait! :p
  10. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    I was in the center-aisle seat of the second row, so I was the first in line for the Q&A session. Heh heh... Not only did I ask, but they were both conversant and complimentary about the Palisades line.

    I'd have to check my tape for the exact quote, but it was along the lines of "Palisades did some wonderful things with that line."

    These will be action figures instead of vinyl dolls, if that's what you're asking.

    I remember one time they mentioned next spring, but that may not have been everything they'd talked about, rather just the one thing he'd specifically been describing at that time.

    Actually, I've corresponded with Brad Schoeneberg for a while now, as an editor for endorexpress.net, so I will shoot him an email about the release dates. In fact, I was working on a reply to his latest missive earlier, but put it in my Send Later folder.

    Dearth
  11. figmental

    figmental Member

    I was referring to the action figures that they have right now (Mickey as Luke, Goofy as Darth Vader) and the new ones that were announced at the same time as the SW Muppets (Daisy as Aurra Sing, H,D, and L as Jawas).... are they basically those but as Muppets?
  12. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Checking the tape today... the precise quote was, "Oh, Palisade figures were done beautifully."

    Speaker was Brad Schoeneberg.

    They said the Muppets-as-Star-Wars figures will be slightly smaller than the Palisades line, but I didn't think to ask their size in relation to the Disney ones.

    DN
  13. figmental

    figmental Member

    My favorite part about these so far is the accuracy of the weapons they come with. They nailed Han's DL-44, Luke, Ben and Dearth's Lightsaber handles, and even Leia's blaster is accurate! I'm not sure about Chewies crossbow, though, but I can't really see it anyway...
  14. Fragglelicious

    Fragglelicious New Member

    If you go to RebelScum.com, they have photos of this presentation, as well. As a huge Star Wars fan, it KILLS me that I cannot collect all the great Disney/SW action figure hybrids! As pointed out, they are just too hard to collect since they are only available in the parks and I refuse to pay scalper mark-ups on these things. I'm not really a big Disney fan, though, so I've been able to justify not having them. But now that 3 of my favorite things will be combined into one irresistible product (Star Wars, Muppets, action figures) I'll have to finally find a way of getting my hands on these things! :)
  15. figmental

    figmental Member

    You can always order them online. The Disney Store usually has a good selection of In Park Merchandise. They sell a lot of Vinylmations, Plush, Pins, Toys, etc.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Disney stores near me, even the new ones, don't really carry park merchandise. I've yet to see the Vynalmations at those retail outlets, and I really think it's a slight loss they don't carry them... not even Dizstore exclusives.

    But I will at least TRY to get Link Hogthrob myself. Other than Palisades and the Sideshow bust, there has NEVER been figural merchandise of that character. And he's one of my favorites.
  17. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    I don't believe he was referring to a brick-and-mortar Disney Store... rather www.DisneyStore.com

    I was just at the Parks in Orlando last week, and a lot of the merchandise that I saw was stuff I knew could be found at DisneyStore.com, online, so I passed on many of the bigger items.

    I recommend doing what I did. Find someone who lives in Orlando or Anaheim, or both, and be very very nice to them.

    Also don't forget that, when it comes to Orlando for instance, you don't actually have to enter the Parks to get the merchandise. We saw a lot of the same stuff over at the World of Disney store in "Downtown Disney".

    The only Disney item that I paid scalper prices for was a convention exclusive: Hologram Stitch Emperor. The rest of the stuff I've gotten at cost, plus shipping. If you find someone with an Annual Pass to a Park, they don't even have to factor in the admission or parking fees that you would if you went yourself.

    Dearth
  18. figmental

    figmental Member

    Yeah, I was referring to the online store.

    I'm also pretty sure that you can contact Disney Merchandising and they'll ship it to you.

    I myself know a few people who work for the Mouse... but I do go to WDW quite often so I may be able to pick up a set anyway.
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    New Muppet Action Figure Line Coming!

    Yes, that's right posable action figures, NOT merely pvc figurines! ^^ Based on the Star Wars Muppets concept, these will actually be jointed and come with packins and accessories.

    This is a bit of old news from April, but I just discovered the newsbit and haven't heard about it anywhere else. And the even better news?

    They're in *MY* favorite scale(3 3/4" - 4") and they'll be including Link Hogthrob, Sam Eagle and other non "main five" characters!
    http://themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-muppet-star-wars-action-figures.html

    The lineup includes:
    Kermit Skyhopper(with lightsaber) and Pigcess Leia(with blaster)
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KW3S0od5s5U/TGhYoH-KZ-I/AAAAAAAAFNQ/9hzUSv7MqeU/s1600/p1070615.jpg

    Link Solo(with blaster) and Fozwocca(with blaster)
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KW3S0od5s5U/TGhYzWWDLOI/AAAAAAAAFNY/G4IaGeZ0slE/s320/p1070616.jpg

    Obi-Sam Kenobi(with lightsaber) and Darth Nader w/ Chicken Stormtrooper and lightsaber)
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KW3S0od5s5U/TGhY8fVxUkI/AAAAAAAAFNg/OswSvzuyHeY/s320/p1070617.jpg

    R2-HoneyDew and C-Meep PO
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KW3S0od5s5U/TGhZHlWc2DI/AAAAAAAAFNo/vAt1cPRy4KM/s1600/p1070618.jpg

    (ok, I added the names, as officially theyre listed as "Kermit the Frog as Luke Skywalker" and so forth)

    Anyhoo, are these amazing or what? As a huge Muppet, Star Wars, and 3 3/4" scale fan I couldn't be more excited. Any idea of when these will hit Disney parks?
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Ack, the above post was made without realizing this was a thread about these figures:)

    A very big plus

    I say thank goodness they arent going to be giant Palisades sized. $12 per figure, or $10 for a 2 pack...hmm:)

    Also, what do you mean scalpers? I got the Star Wars Muppets pvc set mint in package off ebay for $18 total; most likely not far off what you'd pay at the park(minus the shipping)


    The difference between the SW Muppets set you find at the parks and those Ive seen on ebay(including the one I got) is literally just a couple bucks. Considering it costs the average family hundreds, if not over a thousand dollars to go to a Disney park I'd say its quite worth it

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