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Ask Ken at Palisades

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

  1. Fozzie

    Fozzie Well-Known Member

    Are there any plans for another Piggy figure?
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    All this info came directly from Palisades site although there's plenty of it everywhere. Ken has made many comments over at the Palisades forum that might be helpful.
  3. Chad Kermit

    Chad Kermit Well-Known Member


    Will Usher Scooter come with 3-D glasses that he passed out in MTM? A program from the Killer Fish movie would be cool too. Glad to see you are giving MTM a little attention.

  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Chad, seems I read that Usher Scooter will only be coming with a large, old-fashioned corn popper. I'll try later to copy and paste the list from there to here unless someone beats me to it first.
  5. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he has the 3d glasses built into his head like his glasses were in the series 3 figure. :concern:
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    ;) Scooter weares his regular glasses.
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Answers for Dave "Gorgon Heap"

    Palisades Toys Jim Henson's Muppets Series 8.

    Regular Lineup.
    TMS: Sam the Eagle with Standards and Practices book, lecturn and magnetic seal of Sam himself, and no American flag.
    TMTM: Usher Scooter with popcorn cart.
    MT: Dr. Phil van Neuter with filing cabinet, clear lab equipment and a clock to hang from Muppet Labs.
    TMS: Marvin Suggs with two mallets, six Muppaphones and a countertop wall.

    TMS: Animal with a bottle of Insta-Gro pills, drumsticks, bongos and a shoulder mounted drum.

    Con/Club Exclusive.
    MTI: Ghost of Mr. Samuel Arrow.

    Q1 There's a new exclusive being sculpted never mentioned before today, 10/28/2003, to replace the figure of Sweetums whose release was delayed from the same time period as S8. This figure will have a "TMS" designation.
    A1 This exclusive will be a newly carded Animal wearing his classic outfit, and will come with a bottle of Insta-Gro pills, drumsticks, bongos and a shoulder mounted drum. His head will be sculpted like that of the Mega Animal figure, but on a smaller scale, and he'll have more articulation in his arms and legs and open fingers.

    Q2 One figure has a book.
    A2 Yes, this is indeed Sam the Eagle, who'll come with his Standards and Practices book.

    Q3 One figure will have a single accessory only.
    A3 Thiss is Usher Scooter, who'll come with the popcorn cart as his only single accessory.

    Q4 One figure has nine separate accessories.
    A4 This is Marvin Suggs, who'll come with the following accessories: two mallets, six Muppaphones, and a countertop wall, which all add up to nine separate accessories.

    Q5 One figure has a magnetic feature in the accessories, but not in the figure itself.
    A5 This would be the seal that will come with Sam the Eagle. It itself is magnetic and attaches to the front face of the lecturn.

    Q6 One figure has ball jointed elbows.
    A6 This is Marvin Suggs, who will have the ball jointed elbows as part of his articulation points.

    Q7 One figure has an accessory that you can put other accessories into.
    A7 This would be the filing cabinet to be included with the figure of Dr. Phil van Neuter. You can open up the drawers from the cabinet and place other random accessories, even his own, inside.

    Q8 One of the figures has a very large accessory, one that will be a challenge to fit inside the blister.
    A8 This is the popcorn cart that will be included with Usher Scooter. Since this accessory is so large, it will be the only one included with the figure itself.

    Q9 One figure has an accessory that we are trying to work an interesting mechanism into.
    A9 This would again be the popcorn cart that will be included with Usher Scooter. Ken expressed interest in making a sort of bucket that would tip over and dump the popcorn, but that proved to be too intricate and they'll be going with the plans already stated of a balloon in the back which'll move the popcorn pieces forward inside the machine like a snowglobe.

    Q10 One figure will cause a major discussion on the board when people find out what he will not have packed with him.
    A10 The true answer to this question was to be the lecturn which will indeed end up being included with Sam the Eagle. Originally, Ken didn't know how to fit the piece and thought of scrapping it in favor of the American flag to be included with him. However, thoughtful planning and cramming accomplished the placement of the lecturn within the blister photos they work with over at Palisades HQ. So the lecturn was approved and the flag, due to this and budgetary reasons, was dropped.

    Q11 One figure would fit in nicely with an existing playset display, even though he wasn't really associated with that playset.
    A11 This will be Dr. Phil van Neuter from MT, who'll fit in nicely with the darker Muppet Labs playset display giving it the true feel of a mad scientist or taxidermist's lab. Also, he'll come with a clock that fits perfectly onto the back or some such portion of the Muppet Labs playset.
    Ken posted all of this over at the Palisades forum, so I think it's OK to post it here as well.
    Hope this helps and have a happy Halloween!
    And don't forget to come to the party at the Muppet College Dormhouse, after all you're the manager of the dorms yourself!
  8. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I see this thread didn't get closed. While we're waiting for the Palisades board to get back up, why don't we use this one? I myself have got a ton of questions and suggestions.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  9. pxlforge

    pxlforge Active Member

    first question, when will the site be up?
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Palisades board doesn't close down, it's either got too many people logged in, or you might just have to hit refresh. That's what happens to me!
  11. Irving Bizarre

    Irving Bizarre Active Member

    What, three people actively using and seven guests is too much? Is that all it takes to mess up the database and screw up the PHP? Surely not. The only thing other than that I can think of is people hotlinking to the pictures and draining bandwidth. Squeezing all the legitimate users out.

    Now, bearing in mind that I'm in the Uk so I'm up before the US and using the net while it's normally all quiet and the world sleeps I still get the error messages. I can access the main site but not the forums so the gateway is fine partly unless the forums are on a different server. I'd accept an occasional hour or so of busy time to keep me out but bearing in mind that so many of us have been 'locked out' it seems more than likely that the forums software is corrupted in some way. It only takes one wrong string of code to corrupt pages worth of PHP programming. One bad update or wrong command stroke.
    But, given that Pallisades are hoping to have the collectors club section updated and all up and running soon I would imagine that things will be back to normal soon.
    If that means host migration or a further server to take some strain, new software or a simple update to the Vbulletin version used already, I'm sure pallisades are onto this like a wolf on a stag, like a cobra on a prairie dog, like a shark on a sea otter.
  12. pxlforge

    pxlforge Active Member

    Palisades Message board has been totally down since Saturday morning (but at least Saturday you could lurk but not post, can't even get in at all now) due to technical difficulties FAR beyond the usually chronic problems that are fixed by repeated refreshes.
  13. Fozzie

    Fozzie Well-Known Member

    Are there any plans for figures from A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie"?
  14. ExodiaTF1

    ExodiaTF1 Member

    Does anybody know if Ken has stated a price for the backstage playset w/ naked rowlf, i was curious cause it sounds big, and need to know if i should start saving now? thank you. :)
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hello Exodia. No, a definite price for the backstage playset hasn't been said as of yet. But since it's most probable that it'll be sold at most other retail locations which carry the line, and most importantly Target stores, the playset will need to fit into the same-sized box as the Swedish Kitchen and the SwineTrek. So since the backstage would be fit into the same-sized box and placed in the same already-designated position at Target stores, expect it to retail for around $30 to $35.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.
  16. ExodiaTF1

    ExodiaTF1 Member

    thanks count that is what i was thinking, now do you or anyone else happen to know about rowlf not coming with his other piano(i think its called a box piano), i think i read that in one of the palisades posts but have not heard anything definite.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Exodia. If you mean the brown upright piano, yes, I'm afraid to say that it's unfortunately true. The brown upright piano won't be included in the backstage playset with Rowlf. That was an item too big and too pricey within the item's internal budget to fit with the playset. However, there have been some suggestions as to how the upright piano could be released, and all we can do is hope and trust that Ken & Co. will maybe release it in the future to complete our Rowlf's mini-environment.
    Hope this helps and have a pleasant morrow.
  18. Eaglekiller

    Eaglekiller Well-Known Member

    I hate to ask if this was asked before (I don't have the time to read through five pages), but are there any plans to rerelease Zoot and other hard to find figures?
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ken pretty much said that once the production run of figures has been completed, that's it for that particular figure and no re-releases would be made. However, can't say that they'll "never" be re-released, cause that could always be an option left open for the future should the line do well enough to merit said re-releases. And besides, as Ken would say... Anything Is Possible!
    Hope this helps and have a pleasant morrow.
  20. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    On the one hand... On the other...

    On the one hand, that is totally cool for the collector and I am sure the runs had to be somewhat limited (one of the sinkers of this type of toy line) and that is AWESOME for increased market value. On the OTHER hand, it sucks for those people jumping on board now. I am not ONE of those people, but I can understand the angst. Of course anything IS possible as Ken has proven by announcing the release of Marvin Suggs... HAHAHAAHAH

    Good luck in your quest for Zoot. I KNEW I shoulda bought those suckers up... Grrr...

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