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A Real Dearth Nadir Action Figure Is Coming!

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

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hmm... $18 for a set of 6 Muppet Star Wars figurines, that's approx. $3 each. That's a rully good deal you got there Corey. Interested as to how the new line turns out. And we gotta get Animal Warrior and Yozzo at some point too! :halo: :shifty:
  2. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    I followed the links, thanks for the pics. But I didn't see a mention of the actual scale. I asked in person at CV and was only told "slightly smaller" than the Palisades figures. Where did that specific 3-3/4" info come from?

    I have been asking this for a while, but no one ever seems to have it... does anyone have the old Muppet Magazine issue with the comic story that parodied all the sci-fi films? I haven't seen my copy in years.

    If I recall correctly, it had some really good hybrid puns for the names... stuff like Princess Loina, Ham Solo, Chew-wokka...

    But even my title for this thread isn't accurate. Because it's not an action figure of Dearth Nadir (proper spelling). Dearth Nadir had an egg-slicer on his chest, and no gloves!

    This figure is wearing an accurate Darth Vader costume, more like the poser-puppet seen in the classic poster/magazine cover where he's dueling Kermit while Piggy swoons in mock B-movie damsel distress.

    So, I guess, technically, the best names for them are the Disney names: Gonzo as Darth Vader. A little dry, but they work universally for casual and diehard fans too.

    Again, I want to say they said something at the panel about in the spring? But that could have been some other merchandise they meant.

    The best way for us to get this line extended is to BUY, BUY, BUY the first set when they come out. Nothing sends a message to a company faster than an immediate sellout.

  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    ALL of the Disney action figures released exclusively in parks, from
    the Star Wars Disney action figure two packs, to the Indiana Jones figure line(several years before the new line hit stores) have all been in the 3 1/2 - 4" scale. Given they'll be going the two pack route, and keeping the around $10 price point per package; no way they are going to be anywhere close to the Palisades size.

    As I said many years ago, Muppet fans have to realize that the only way we'll ever see as many Muppet Show characters released as possible; is for a line to be produced in this scale.
    While the 2002-2005 Palisades line covered a lot of ground, 6-7" $12 figures can't begin to cover ground.

    Imagine if Disney began to release Muppet Show proper characters in the scale of the Jack in the Box or 1978 fisher price scale; they could literally release every character imaginable with packins and playsets galore.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I loved the Palisades line, really I did. It helped me get back into the Muppets. But it SHOULDN'T be the end all be all of Muppet merchandise. If we can get one thing out of it, it shouldn't be 8" figures with plastic texturing and hundreds of little props... it should be the fact they tried so hard to get so many rare characters and fan favorites out there. If they're Fisher Price sized or somewhere in between FP and Palisades, it doesn't matter all that much to me, but I just want to see as many rare characters as possible. Less Kermit/Piggy/Animal... more Carl/Chef/Pepe.
  5. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    I can dig what you guys are saying, but I also think the bigger scale made it easier for smaller characters like Pepe, Rizzo, and Robin to become articulated figures. And even then, they had to fudge the scales a bit.

  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Palisades won't happen again in scale, detail, articulation or scope. It just won't. However they can and should make an entire line of smaller figures. I've said that many times. This fake mock-up is something I think could work. :)
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *drools* *wants* *prays Disney is creeping and sees this*
  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Aw, thanks. The one thing I've learned about the Muppets assortments is that it's easier to sell lesser characters if they come packed with a heavy-hitter - and Kermit always has to be represented and available. There are countless costumes and poses they can do with him in order to insure that the frog is at least in every-other four-pack under my configuration.
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh there's no doubting the 2002-2005 Palisades line was an unbelievably amazing benchmark for the collector market. But make no mistake, those were for the collector market. The Mcfarlane level of size and minute detail, like NECA, is more for a specialized collector market.

    I mean, in the history of toy companies did we EVER see a company so open to the opinion and input of fans? Heck they even put my full name on the back of a figure package...thats like crazy. And they came out with Mahna Mahna and the two snowths, a Koozebane playset with characters, and even little obscure characters like Steel Rabbit, MAMMA, Polly Lobster, etc.
    Palisades went beyond the call of duty. And while their Fraggle Rock and Sesame line never got past the prototype stage sadly, what *did* come out was nothing short of stellar.

    However, just imagine if we got the Star Wars figure line treatment for Muppet figures...by SW line, I mean 3 3/4" figures representing virtually every character in existence. Been waiting literally my whole life for that:3
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Heh, nice! I'm glad for Palisades mini figures, as much as I prefer articulation. I never thought I'd ever get to have a figural representation of Doglion, Thog, Mahna Mahna and the snowths, etc. Btw, is that someone's fan made Luncheon Counter Monster figure?

    Btw Jamie, I'm surprised Disney hasn't snatched you up for work. It seems like anyone who has the time or talent can work for Disney Muppets in some capacity. I've seen fellow Muppet fan artists at least have variant covers for the comics.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Aw, thanks. :super: That's all Photoshop magic you see. I so want a LC Monster figure! Oooh! Wouldn't LC and Big Mean Carl bookends be fantastic? Never gonna happen either. :(

    Disney has some specific ideas when it comes to the Muppets and they use a particular style guide artist for all of it. Very talented guy named John Loter. He's usually close to the mark. :concern:
  12. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    I'm uploading my video of the CV panel to YouTube and will post the link as soon as it's up.

    As I re-listened to the response to my question, it gets a little confusing, but he does say that the Muppet figures will be more compatible with the Disney-as-Star-Wars figures they've already done.

    Then when I ask the followup, larger or smaller, I meant in comparison to Palisades, but I think their response is in reference to the Disney/SW hybrids!

    So the Muppets may possibly be even smaller than those!

  13. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Got it uploaded, only took three tries (and three weeks)!


    I especially like how the crowd completely disregards the Kermit and Piggy, but goes NUTS over Link and Fozzie.

  14. figmental

    figmental Well-Known Member

    Wow that was hilarious. And people could not stop laughing over Sam as Ben.
  15. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    This is rather promising. I hope by fully articulated they mean fully articulated. If they up the detail level a little and move it more towards realistic I would snatch them up in a heart beat. if they keep the cartoony look I still might go with it.
  16. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Shrug... I want to say that I've seen the Disney-as-Star-Wars-figures touted as 'fully articulated' and they generally only move in two or three points or articulation, and sometimes even those are kinda pointless... like a shoulder that rotates in place, but the arm is outstretched so that the movement merely consists of the hand moving slightly.

    Since Cody Hampton began by talking about the non-poseable vinyl doll set of Muppets-as-Star-Wars, my assumption was that he simply meant these would have some movement.

    I mean, my personal definition of 'fully articulated' would be more like the super-poseable Clone Trooper from the Attack of the Clones line. Ball-jointed shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, etc.

    But the only thing close to that which I've seen in the Parks merchandise is the 7" Indiana Jones figure (which by the way will be updated with a Temple of Doom version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY30jaMOSFc )

  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Soooo....any word on when these will be out?
  18. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    i was wondering that to i hope they have not decided to scrap them which will be quite sad i really wanted that bunsen R2D2 and camilla stormtrooper
  19. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Last time I heard from my liaison at Disney, he said "closer to when the film comes out". So I would say, they could show up anytime this month or next.

  20. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    thats good hopefully we will see them this month i can't wait to buy them

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