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A sad sad story to tell

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Crazy Harry, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Sit around the campfire kids as I tell you a story about a guy. Now this guy was a about six feet tall, glasses, a bit heavyset, and his head hands and feet were a little larger than most peoples. Now one day, due to the usual schedual bouncing you get during finals week, this guy had a good number of hours between his afternoon and evning classes. He decided to hop on the bus and head to the mall to see if those Muppet figures were out yet. When he got there and walked into EB, low and behold, there they were. All four of them (the Piggy exclusive wasn't there, but that's beside the point) were sitting right in front of him. He picked one up to make sure this was accually happening. Sure enough, they were there. They were real. He was broke. That's right. He didn't have any money on him at all. Luckily, the mall where he keeps his account was in the same mall. So he quickly put the figure down and walked (never run in a puplic building) over to the bank only to witness his greatest fear. The bank was closed. You heard me. The figures were there and just begging to be taken home, the guy had no money and the bank was closed. The poor schlub wanted to just collapse right there on the floor into a featel position and cry for his mommy. Insted, he just slowly walked to the bus stop to go back to school. This is a true story. Now go away. I'm drunk.
  2. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    *sniff* I love it when a story ends "Now go away. I'm drunk" Me too!!

  3. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob Well-Known Member

    college students


    Usually I am against perpetuating the stereotype of "drunk college students", but in this case it's the only acceptable ending to the story!

    So, from one college student to another, drink up my friend and good luck getting the figures!!

    Jim, the sober college student who will be very drunk this weekend if he can't find his Muppet figures! Well, maybe not drunk, just disappointed
  4. kane31666

    kane31666 Well-Known Member

    ouch, that's a painful story.
  5. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member


    Today I left for the mall again and made sure to get there real early. A little too early as none of the stores were open yet. But as soon as they were open, I went in to make sure the figures were still there. They were (still no long haired Piggy, but I was willing to make due). I got my money from the bank, bought them and went home a happy boy. They are now on my bookshelf and I love them. I have to go now and stare at my prize for a while. Bye bye:D
  6. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob Well-Known Member

    And instead of getting drunk out of sadness, you can get drunk to celebrate!! It's all good!! :p

  7. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    I should have probably pointed out that I was never accually drunk. I just couldn't think of a good way to finish the story so I came up with a quick gag ending.
  8. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Just experienced a sad tale of myself, not really a tale but an unfourtanate event. I got the figures today and I was so excited. So I'm showing my mom (I'm not a anti-social 37 year old who lives with his mom, I'm 15) the action figures and she's playing with Bunsen Hunnydew. As she's talking about how everything on the figure moves she starts fiddling with Bunsen's glasses. The inevitable happened, she accidentally broke the glasses off, I nearly screamed :( . I had to control my rage, remind myself that it was just a small green action figure, and that it wasn't worth killing someone over. I was still upset though, and it brought to mind the age old question why do bad things happen to good people's muppets?
  9. kane31666

    kane31666 Well-Known Member

    Of course now you can play the guilty trip, get her to buy you and a new one, and maybe an extra figure to cover the pain and loss of the other one, I mean you're 15 it should still work. :)
  10. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    How come I have heard so many story's about peoples figs already breaking? I mean I haven't even got mine yet and already i have heard od someone's Dr teeth figs nose falling off, and other with the hand off but was bought that way, then Emmy's rabbit only had ONE leg! but it was made that way so it's specail;-) and now Bunsens glasses break!
    wait till the beaker fig comes out!

    Zack)Rowlf the, now debating if he will even take hs figs out of the package when they come out,Dog.
  11. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Well my Robot Rabbit had two legs (but only one can move, and the other won't move, and I don't wanna force it), but only one foot.

    The Beaker figures should be interesting...

    ("I was just looking at it, and suddenly it burst into flames!")
  12. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Ken posted that the hand off is just from getting banged around in shipping and the hand can be popped right back into place. My piggy had one glove that was a little loose and after reading Ken's post, I pushed it back on snuggly-- very simple to do and it isn't going to come loose again unless it is intentionally pulled out.

    We are dealing with small plastic pieces-- Bunsen's glasses aren't meant to move and something that small isn't going to hold up to a lot of stress. But these figs are well made and not likely to break from normal play.

    My Dr. Teeth's nose is pretty sturdy-- I can move his head from side to side by pulling on the nose, so that seems well attached to me.

    Anyway, there are going to be some problems with any toy line, but in general I think we'll all be pleased with the quality of the figures.
  13. FER SURE

    FER SURE Well-Known Member

    The nose on my Dr. Teeth fell off only after a fall. All it means is that there just wasnt enough glue in there. When I put it back in the hole it stayed there well enough that I could pick the figure up by it. To make sure it wont come out if he falls again I put the smallest drop of superglue on the end of a toothpick and smeared it inside the hole. Now the nose wont come out even when I pull really hard.
  14. towels

    towels Well-Known Member

    Removeable noses

    This is an important feature for a Bert figure! (with clay bust pack in)
  15. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member


    LOL! oh I thought you ment your rabbit only came with one leg;-)

    Zack)Rowlf the,silly old dog, Muppet figures are for humans, dog.
  16. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member


    Yeah, i didn't mean that i thougth the figs were made cheep, This is likey to happen to any toy. I was just wondering if anything might happen to the beaker fig. but all the little problems so far were all pretty fix able and were not really broken after that.

    Zack)Rowlf the, will remember when the Rowlf the dog fig comes out NOT to pull on his ears to make them flop around, Dog.

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