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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Cindy, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Seems how this was such a huge thread in the old forum, I thought that we should start a new one here. So if anybody still has any questions for Ken, post them here.

    -Cindy
  2. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Hey Ken,
    I don't know if this was asked or not , but why isn't the Kemt exlusive being released on May 1st with the others? Is it for wave two? I really can't wait for these figs!
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Was it ever said that the Kemit figure wouldn't come out in May? Did I miss that?

    -jamie
  4. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Ok, I'll jump in!
    Ken, providing that god IS all-powerful and the universe is an endless nebula of gas and masses, what's your favorite color baloon animal?
    --Matt
  5. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Jamie

    Toysrus.com says it ships June fifth, while the others are slated for May third.:confused:
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ryan-

    Maybe they're trying to stagger the exclusives to that EB and Toys R US aren't competing with them at the same time. Hmmmm

    -jamie
  7. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Kermit Exclusive

    Hey Scooter,

    are you sure the TRU web-site is referencing the exclusive Kermit in tux? They only have one Kermit figure on their site (at least only one I've found) and I assumed it was the regular Kermit.

    I wish TRU would get around to uploading some pictures....
  8. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    New board, new question for Ken...

    Ok Ken, since we have a new board, I feel like I must ask you a new question.



    If you were in charge of renaming the colors of a box of 24 Crayola crayons, what would you rename blue?
  9. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    OK, so here's the new place. Cool digs.

    My favorite color baloon animal largely depends on what it is filled with.

    If I were going to rename the color blue in a Crayola box I would name it...Bubba.

    As for the TRU Kermit, it ships the same time as their regular figures. I don't know what's up with that...

    Ken
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ken!

    I'm glad to see you made it over here. Any word on what, if any, variants will come this year and when?
  11. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yes? Can you expand? We have been wondering which variants have been scrapped if there will be any more this year. I'm knid of confused on this point.
  13. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Sorry. Had to do that. :)

    For S2 we still have the Gonzo repaint with the crash helmet and probably now a Floyd variant with a new guitar. That's iffy...we just thought to do that and we have to get it approved by Henson.

    For S3 that will probably be a Zoot repaint and a Scooter repaint with the superhero stuff. I need a pic from that show. Can't remember how many new sculpted items it will take and I have very little reference in the hotel.

    S4 will likely be Janice and Link. But what we do with them is anybody's guess right now.

    That's about all I know so far.

    Ken
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ken-

    LOL! I figured that. I am sooo glad that there will still be variants. I agree that this way is much better. I don't think I have the superhero Scooter pic, but I'm sure someone else on the forum does. It's from the Christopher Reeve ep of The Muppet Show.

    Having these Electric Mayhem member exclusives is really a great idea! Love it. Maybe have the repaint reflect something a bit more current looking? The variant Janice could be sans hat with the pigtail she wore later on. Floyd and Zoot could have different hats etc. Just ideas.

    Link! I am sure I am with everyone on the board here when I say a plain clothes Link would totally kick butt. That should be a relatively easy repaint to make and I could find some sort of picture for you.

    Hope the Dr. Teeth exclusive comes out on your site. And as I said before, I am getting on the 2003 Lips bandwagon these days. He's just too cool.
  15. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    You all may know your Muppet lore way more than me, but wasn't the superhero Scooter on the Linda Carter episode? I thought a bunch of them wore capes and stuff on that show.

    Ken
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Actually, you may be right. I always though it was the Christopher Reeve ep. I did not receive the Odyssey Channel and did not catch many Nick re -runs before that, so I am a little rusty about some of that stuff. I do know that Miss Piggy appeared as Wonder Pig in the Linda Carter ep and in a tiny black and white picture from The Works, a few characters (inlucing scooter) are featured with costumes.

    Maybe they did it in both, I don't know. I remember the characters unsuccessfully trying to fly and I thought that was in the Reeve ep.
  17. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    ken

    Yeah, it's Linda Carter (one of my favorite episodes). Scooter, Lew, Link, Fozzie, and gonzo take a correspondence course on "How to be a Super hero. (the booklet on "how to be a Superhero would be a great acesssory). Also in that episode, Piggy plays WonderPig and the heckler-sting at the end features Statler as "Moneyman!"
    So, superheroes in chris Reeve, but some real bad Shakespeare!
    OK, now, I'm confused. I thought variants were out (besides the repaints) No are there going to be 7 repaints (plus the Kermit variant) instead of four.
    to that end, Zoot's an easy choice for repaint cause he changed color so many times. Hope all is well
    --Matt

    Scooter: Anyone can fly as long as he believes that he can. Stand at the top a very tall ladder (looks up ladder) and say to yourself "I was born to fly..." (Muppets repeat this) "...the air is my home...." (Muppets repeat this) Now that you believe that, step off the ladder and float to the ceiling! (muppets come crashing down one by one)
  18. bw0000

    bw0000 New Member

    Muppet Exclusives

    Ken,

    I read on your web site that at the Wizard World convention in Philly you will be offering two exclusive figures (Kermit and Dr. Teeth). I will not be able to make it to Philly to the convention, can you help me in getting them? Will you website offer them for sale?
  19. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Only one of those is for sale. The Dr. Teeth will be for sale at the con. The Kermit is a giveaway to people in the industry that get invited to the party that Wizard hosts. It is a regualr Kermit, the only difference is that it is a) going to be available to the people who get it before it hits stores and b) it will be packed inside a mini-lunchbox. The lunchbox will be available for purchase though as well. The only thing you really can't get is the blister insert that holds Kermit in there and the sticker on the lunchbox. It is similar to a SC5 figure we gave away last year, the difference being that she was a real paint variant unavailable anywhere else. In this case, it is the same Kermit you can buy at any store, just packaged differently. That was done in an effort to not cheese off anyone who felt hosed by the giveaway.

    As for the Teeth, if there is enough consumer demand for it we would consider offering it for sale on our website, but the demand would have to be high enough to justify that second run. It is possible also that we don't sell out at the show, and we didn't on the piece we did last year, so there may be extras we would offer on the site even without the e-mail list being big enough. But of course, Dr. Teeth is a much more recognizable thing than a camo-painted Soldier Zombie.

    My suggestion to people that want to express an interest in the item and can't go to the show is this. Contact our customer service goddess, Lauren LaFayette, at LLafayette@palisadestoys.com, asking to be added to the list of names in support of purchasing the variant Philly show Dr. Teeth. She will keep your name and info on file in the event that we do decide to make the piece more widely available.

    That's about the best I can do on that one.

    Ken
  20. FER SURE

    FER SURE New Member

    Ken-

    Do you guys plan to do anything special for the Wizard World Chicago show? That would be so much closer for me. I really want to go to Philly but alas the costs outweigh the measures:(


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