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Anyones else disapointed?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Drtooth, May 6, 2002.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay, I go into a Toys R Us store, and Surprise Surprise, no Muppet Show figures were to be found!!! They just had Wrestling toys, Star Wars 2, and SpiderMan (the last two I've no problem with). But No Muppets. They had a whole thing devoted to that crummy Digimon, Pokemon flavor of the month toys that are unsellable!!! UNSELLABLE!!! I'm glad Hasbro lost a fortune on them. I wish the shipment would have gotten there in time, but as usual, us New Englanders are getting gipped (or is it jipped?) I would have, instead, purchased a Simpson Figure, but all they had left was Superintendant Chalmers, and Uter (who hasn't been on the series in years). I'd've bought a Spongebob Squarepants video (I have no cable, so I have to buy videos), but they were more then they were at Target! The only Muppet thing they had was the song "Happiness Hotel" piped through the store. I personally don't like Toy store, because they never have anything interresting anymore!! Anyone esle have this problem???
  2. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I think we'll just have to be patient for a little longer.

    I believe that originally the figures were to be shipped on May 3, and then it was delayed(someone please back me up with actual facts). So I don't think anyone (who hasn't won stuff from Ken) has these figures yet.

    Good things come to those who wait.
  3. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that? What part of NE are you in. I'm in Boston and I've found plenty of Muppet stuff lately. I work in the same building as FAO, and I've been going to check if they got them in. I didn't see them today, but I did find an Igel miss piggy doll on sale for $16, Muppets From Space Soundtrack for $1.00 and a few other little things.

  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Toy Stores...

    The only thing that irked me lately was having to scout all over town for all of the newest Scooby Doo action figures (based on the film).

    I think the earliest shipment was like in the first week of June for the Muppets, right? I know my pre-purchase isn't shipping until then.

  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, I saw some toys based on the Scooby Movie (I know because it had a pic of the live cast on the wrappings) in a Suncoast video store at the mall today! I was looking all over for the Mupppets, but I guess that they picked a bad time to ship them (right after the Star Wars and Spiderman toys came out)
  6. kane31666

    kane31666 Well-Known Member

    release dates

    just a word of advice, never ever trust release dates. Especially from EB. They don't know what they're doing with release dates, they always have the dates for simpsons stuff wrong, sometimes by a months. I wouldn't doubt that these figures won't be widespread in the states until mid June.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I"M FROM BOSTON!!!! But what I meant about getting jipped, is that a lot of toys (Muppets or otherwise) don't reach here for some time. I scouted all over for New Garfield Pez dispensers in 98 and they weren't in stores until december or something. ANd I don't know where you found the piggy, but there is a lot of Muppet stuff. The Dapy or Spencer gift stores have Muppet stuuf, I know, but what I ment was I wanted the Dr. Teeth action figure (I want, if nothing else, at least the Electric Mayhiem group). But if you can tell where you found a stuffed Piggy (and if they had anyone else) I can tide myself over for a while.
  8. SuprGro78

    SuprGro78 Well-Known Member

    muppets from Boston

    Hey, I posted this in the ask ken section. I'll give you the gist of it. I went to the TRU in Wellington Circle, Medford MA and the woman at the service desk thought I was crazy for knowing about the Muppets stuff. She said she knew lots of things, but nothing about the Muppets. Grrr! Its annoying.
  9. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Within the next 3-14 days, all Muppets stuff for Series 1 will have left Asia. That puts the bulk of it on shelf between June 01- June 15, depending on any stores distribution network. SO don't start looking every day for stuff until at least that time frame. The Lab set ships between the 24th - 30th or so, give or take five days. No definites o shipping dates for a lot of reasons. Truck and vessel availablility...freight forwarder schedules and timetables, yadda yadda yadda.

    It's never easy to lock down a "date"...but the window is the best operational model right now.

    FYI...if you are REALLY jonesing...go to the Wizard Philly Show this weekend. We will have some cases of samples on sale at the show that were sent to the office for QC review. If you really want them early...that's the earliest they will be anywhere. But there ain't that many so get there when the show opens. They will be sold by the set and some of the leftover Kermit and Piggy will be sold separately. (there are 2 extra Kermit and Piggy per case)

  10. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    I found the Piggy at FAO, there was only one left yesterday.

  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    for everyone

    Super G. I was at the same store! I went sunday, and I was too daunted to ask for the same reason. However, I found two Easter Big Bird dolls on sale. They were burryed under all these Scooby Dolls.
    Resident. I would have guessed! Just my luck, huh!
    Fozzie. Don't worry. As soon as the movie comes out Scooby stuff will flood the markets. Beleive me.
    Emmmy the spoovy, Yeah! I have lost more patience than Jack Kevorkian...Wocka wocka!!
    Kane, great advice. I never take video game stores too seriously any ways. The toys are always last on their priority. They always know the exact date, time, minutes and seconds when the next flash in the pan fighting game comes out, though!
    Thog. I never go to FAO! That incessent song drives me wild. I can't beleive anyone even goes there if they do that.
    Dr. Tooth! You sound too much like George Costanza, so why don't...... oh... I'm Dr. Tooth! GEEEEZZZ!!!
  12. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    Re: muppets from Boston

    Have you tried the TRU at Freshpond? I live right down the street by Davis Sq. so it's easy walking distance for me.

  13. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    Re: for everyone

    Well sometimes we all have to do things we don't like, in order to get what we want. But Igel miss piggy for about $10 might be worth the trip. Just put ear plugs in before entering.

  14. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

    Sorry Dr., but you are clearly a lightweight toy shopper... Target is always at least a buck cheaper than TRU.
  15. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I just called my EB today and they said they would have the figs and the playset on the 24th of may! I was even skepital on the guy saying the playset coming out the same day as the figs, so i'm sure they will NOT have it that day because of the delay, and seeing that they may not even have the figs that day, I'll go with what Ken says. They guy even told me series two comes out Aug 2nd I belive and i think he said scooter was in that set!!!...wong sir, i'm sorry but your wrong sir....I could be wrong thought, i think he said scooter, i remeber crazy harry, fozzie, gonzo but i think he said scooter instead of floyd.

    well I'll call again, and rush over the 24 just incase, but i'm sure of no playset!

    Zack)Rowlf the, June 1 - June 15...my birthday is June 3rd...a perfect time for Muppet Show figsto come out!!!Dog.
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member


    I ordered mine from EB.com and got an E mail stating they would SHIP the 23rd, so I think the guy on the phone meant they would SHIP the 24th. I highly doubt they will be out in two weeks. :(
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I go to Target all the time. I just doubt they'd have it either! However, they had all these Cubix toys for a buck each...problem is I can't stand Cubix. It's a terrible show, in my opinion. I'd buy it if it was fifty cents, and melt them in a microwave, but that's besides the point! I did, however, buy a Mike Wazowski doll for 1.44, and I think I'll wait for the Monsters Inc. Action figures to go down more. Meanwhile, I scower old toy shops despirately Seeking Susan...dah..I mean Muppet toys, and I'm quite happy with some of my finds!

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