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Ask Ken at Palisades

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

  1. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    I think that if you just made Sweetums at like 11" and then Thog at around 13", Aslong as Thog is a little bit bigger than Sweetums.

    Sweetums is obviously not going to be to scale to the rest of the set like Kermit and Piggy, So making Thog smaller doesnt make any difference.

    I would really love to get a Thog figure !
    Maybe he could come with a material made pink jumper with a red heart on it ?

    Seeign as he couldnt really come with anything else !

    And that would bump him up in the Cuteness factor, So more people and "Teenage Girls" would buy him!

    See ya
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The Pigs in Space playset will be released late December/ early January. Miss Piggy will come with it while Link and Dr. Strangepork will be sold seperately at the same time. The figures will be around 8.99 a piece and the set will be around 24.99 with Piggy included. A deluxe Muppet Theater playset will come out at the same time, containing Statler and Waldorf. Hope this helps. If you would like to know any more info - www.jamesvier.com/muppets/figures
    This is the running list. Nothing is final, but series 1-4 are relatively firm. Series 5-8 are projected if the Palisade's line makes it that far (cross fingers), but series 5 is pretty close to the mark too. 6-8 contain many guesses. Remember - things have been known to change. Hope this helps.
  3. Alex888

    Alex888 Active Member


    Okay...let's have some yes, no and maybes here if at all possible. I have been out of touch for a while...

    1) Nigel the conductor*

    2) George the Janitor*

    3) Hilda from wardrobe*

    4) Gladys from the cafeteria*

    5) Mildred, from wardrobe?*

    6) J.P. Grosse, owner of the theater.*

    7) Lewis Kazagger

    8) Lips*

    9) Uncle Deadly*

    10) Wayne & Wanda*

    11) Boppity Frackle* (Blue) and Gloat Frackle* (Green)

    12) Mary Louise (maybe her name?)...the human muppet with long brown hair and "sexy" eyes? She was in dance sketches a lot and always in one of the arches at the opening of the show.

    The ones I put asterisks by (*), in my opinion, should definitely be made...looks like Lewis is S.O.L.!

    So help me...if there is a figure of Angus Mcgonwhatever or Lewis Kazagger and some Koozbanians...BUT NO LIPS, NIGEL OR GEORGE...you WILL see a grown man cry!

  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    I still think that Sweetums should be around 10 inches so that he is easier to display and I still have concerns about him fitting inside the theater. I think Thog could be 1 to 1.5 inches taller than Sweetums including the horn. As long as he is noticably taller than Sweetums and Sweetums is twice the size of the Muppet gang - I don't see a problem.

    As for things coming with Thog - I wouldn't likely dress him in the outfit you propose, and I am sure he will likely come without accessories due to his cost and size.
  5. Alex888

    Alex888 Active Member

    please...stop with the repaints and exclusives!!!

    Bring on Lips...Nigel...George...Mildred...Gladys...Deadly...sob....
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    One's I'd prefer in order:

    Lips (could be likely)

    Uncle Deadly (very likely)

    Nigel (not likely)

    Blue Frackle (and maybe even Green too)

    George (not lilely)

    Mildred (least likely, but I like her)

    Lewis Kazagger

    J.P. Grosse (he owns the place, but I'm not that wild about him)

    Ones I don't care for:



    Wayne & Wanda

    Mary Louise

    (all very unlikely

    BTW Angus has been scrapped - at least for 2003 (if that happens).

    A note about the selection. Some of these would likely have to wait until 2004 because the slate of projected possibles seems filled. Check my chart of reports and guesses (all guesses are noted and not necessarily preferences): www.jamesvier.com/muppets/figures/
  7. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member


    Sorry if I misquoted you. I don't need a huge Thog figure either, but I would prefer him to be slightly larger than Sweetums, as you said Sweetums clocking in at about 10" and Thog 1 to 1.5" taller. That'd be peachy.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member


    Hello Ken, and congatulations as well, I wish the best!

    That is what i thought in regarding to Rowlf and a piano stool, I didn't think it would come with one.

    I have a question on the Rowlf tux, is the reason why it is not being made because of fan's not being able to get him easliy? I think that's what i heard? but then Rowlf will get jipped in which he will be one of the only main characters not to get an exclusive.

    I mean i personaly would perfer a Rowlf tux before a Scooter Super hero. Not saying that Scooter shouldn't get an exclusive, I'm just saying that a Rowlf tux could be used more then just a scooter super hero, because a lew,link,fozzie,gonzo,piggy super heros outfits are not coming out. so a Rowlf tux would work better. athought as long as a dr Bob fig come's out I think that's fine, just to at least get two Rowlf figs, and a dr Bob would be more inportant to the set then the tux.

    Zack)Rowlf the, I think Rowlf should get an exclusive before Lips(if fig is made) would get a repaint,Dog.
  9. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    I have to agreewith Jamie (most of the way). My priorities are a bit different but Unle Deadly and Lips are my two top choices forfor characters not set in stone for next year. then Kazager, JP Grosse, and George and acatully I think I would like to see a Blue Frackle. I think Palisades could do a real neat job with it. I'd like to ee Wayne and Wanda although don't xpect to see them (same for George to be truthful).

    Mildred, Hilda, Gladys, etc. I don't care if I don't see them. I have ha;f the seris ontape, I haven't seen one with Mildred (besaides seeing her in at the Dance) Only seen Gladys once or twice and frankly find her a little frightening and I don't thik enough people would remember Hilda or Nigel. And who is Mary Louise? I don't rememebr her at all!

    Also, nobody has mentioned Pops who is my other main choice for a character to get made.
  10. Raech

    Raech Well-Known Member

    Yes they have but not on this new board. People were hoping for Pops as the figure to go with the backstage playset. If there was one.
  11. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member


    will the palasides online store ship to the UK? I'm finiding it impossible to get these figures from anywhere.

    thank you

    ps. remember you said you might be able to get as the exclusive as a friend not as part of a palaside worker do you think you'll be able to do that?

  12. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Ones I'd like to see

    Thog is tops for me, as you probably well know, followed by Wayne & Wanda, Mahna Mahna, Uncle Deadly (so cool-looking), Blue & Green Frackles, Nigel, Lips, and George. Might be nice to have Gorgon Heap (hehe) or Behemoth, one of the monsters that eats other characters, and make him (or them) hollow so they can actually fit other smaller figures inside of them. That's too much hoping there.

    As to Mary Louise, I don't think this was the character's name (it was the name of another, ugly Muppet female initially voiced by Jim Henson). The character that Alex was referring to is the one with the long brown tresses and sort of almond-shaped pretty eyes. Very pretty-looking Muppet, usually in At the Dance. I'll list all the sketches I can think of featuring this character, and Alex you tell me if I've got the right character:

    Joel Grey:
    Wilkommen (sits with Dr. Teeth)

    Ruth Buzzi:
    At the Dance (dances with Boppity, three jokes)

    Paul Williams:
    At the Dance (dances with Animal)

    Harvey Korman:
    At the Dance (dances with balloon-headed man)

    Peter Ustinov:
    At the Dance (dances with Rowlf, gets punched by the punch bowl)

    Sandy Duncan:
    At the Dance (dances with Rowlf)

    Avery Schreiber:
    At the Dance (dances with Rowlf)

    Vincent Price:
    At the Dance (dances with vampire)

    At the Dance (dances with Sam the Eagle)

    Ethel Merman:
    There's No Business Like Show Business (one of the chorus girls)

    At the Dance (dances with Rowlf)

    I know there must be more, but I can't recall specific At the Dance scenes right now.

    As to her being a figure, won't happen. She doesn't even have a name, she's just Female Whatnot.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  13. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member


    I think I know who you're talking about based on the description (is this her?) but I thought the name Mary Louise was designated for the girl Muppet who auditions for Kermit in the Steve Martin episode.

    The first time she comes out, she's announced as "Mary Louise and Friend". She's yanked. She tries again as "Terry Louise and Friend" (this time, her frog is wearing a yellow kerchief to throw us off) and her final try finds her announced as "Kerry Louise and Friend" (this is clearly Mary again as there is once again no kerchief on the frog. you can't pull one past on me).

    So what's the dilly? I always wondered what Sexy Muppet's name was :confused:
  14. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    more on Sexy Muppet

    It looks like GorgonHeap posted just before I finished making my screenshots. Thanks for listing her skits. I didn't realize she was so often seen. I only have the Time-Life videos and only two of the eps you listed were released.

    Seems she was popular with Rowlf, though :p I always thought he would do well with the ladies ;)

    So she's got no name, huh?

    What's this ugly Mary Louise you speak of that Jim voiced?
  15. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member


    Getting back on topic....

    I'm surprised that not that many people have Mahna Mahna on their Want Lists. It seems to me that he's something of a staple background character even though he appeard so little. Even still, Angus McGonagle only appeared once and he was confirmed as a figure at one point, then stricken from the record. If Palisades is doing a Theatre playset with a Statler and Waldorf 2-pack, and these larger characters such as Sweetums with Robin and either a Thog or Doglion, then I don't see why a Mahna Mahna 3-pack with 2 Snowths couldn't be possible. Or maybe they could make Mahna Mahna as a standard release figure and a Snowth as an exclusive or something. Maybe even a variant sculpt Snowth down the line that you would have to mail order to get.

    Am I going overboard? Nah, just exploring possibilities of how we can get Mahna Mahna. I think we all want him, it's just a question of where he ranks among our Want Lists.

    Aside from us here at MC, I think Mahna Mahna would sell well with the general public and casual fan. After all, that sketch - as well as also being done on Ed Sullivan (which the general public won't remember anyway) and Sesame Street - is featured on a number of compilation videos that you can bet soccer moms across America bought to keep their kids occupied (not to mention it's rise to immortalization in the live performance last December at MuppetFest!).

    Okay all that aside, wouldn't he and the Snowths just really look rockin' as figures?

    Mahna2 aside, has Marvin Suggs been discussed as a possibility yet?

    Or how about an assortment of singing vegetables? How can you not associate the Muppets with singing food?

    What about The Flying Zucchini Brothers?

    A Koozbane playset with Koozbanes?

    Suggs, Veggies, Zucchini Bros. and Koozbanes all being recurring characters of course.
  16. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    My Friend,
    You have been away for too long !

    We discussed nearly all that stuff, And the Koozebain playset was confirmed.

    See ya
  17. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Re: ScareCroe

    Yeah, I guess I knew about the Koozbane playset. Sweet! I didn't remember Suggs or Veggies being talked about though.

    My main pitch in that post was mostly for Mahna Mahna.
    Indeed, I had. Indeed, I had. :(
  18. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member


    Argh! Sorry I forgot about Mahna Mahna. He's essential. A must.

    Ken said Suggs will be in there eventually, or rather he said 100% chance. It was back on the old board, you can dig it up under Ask Ken at Palisades there.

    I don't recall anyone mentioning the Flying Zucchini Brothers until you just did.

    I can't load up your site. Is it down currently?

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    No problem. I am somewhat of a purist, but I want these characters no matter what scale they are - though fitting in the theater would be the best thing. LOL!
  20. Raech

    Raech Well-Known Member

    No offense guys. But it seems that we have enough figures for at least two years.

    Am I the only one who is bored? ;)

    I know I know... I will go back to my corner now.

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