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Backstage Playset Instructions?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by SwedishTech, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. SwedishTech

    SwedishTech Member

    FINALLY picked up a Backstage set. YAY!!! :)

    Anyway, I was curious, since Palisades' site is long gone, did anyone save the instructions/pictures that they posted online? I mean, when/if I open the box, I'm sure I can figure it out, but it'd be nice to see the original instructions.

    Thanks guys! :)

    :hungry:
     
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  2. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    huge congratz!! it breaks my heart that they werent able to finish this line with more playsets...

    but yeah its really easy to assemble... just the back and side walls need slid into place.... i would have a hard time opening it though... lol...

    i used to deal exclusively in palisades on ebay back around 2002 -2005.... owned and traded about 2 dozen of these playsets over the years... and i definitely wouldnt open it... unless you truly plan on a nice lighted display with multiple figures.... and dont mind selling it at a loss later on...

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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Dunno if the original instructions are out there anywhere that they could be seen, but as crazy chris mentioned, it is pretty easy to figure out. Though I've always had the issue with mine that the pieces never stay together the right way and part of the wall always detaches itself.
     
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  4. SwedishTech

    SwedishTech Member

    Thanks for the congrats!!! Oh yeah, it'd definately be the centerpiece of my Muppet collection, for sure! And I've got no intentions of selling either, so loss in value isn't important to me. I've got almost the whole Palisades line, all still MOC. I'll probably keep it that way for a while. Until I can properly display them all.

    I'm very sure it's easy to put together (Otherwise, we'd have a lot of people on here with un-attached walls. Lol!), I just wanted to have it "complete" with instructions. I know, I'm strange. Haha.


    That's awesome! Did you own a shop or something? And, did you ever get to keep a set for yourself?

    Sorry to hear that about yours. Can you glue it down, or is it broken?

    :hungry:
     
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  5. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    I just did it all from my apt at the time... bought sold and traded... it was great back then because as a new line would come out you could buy them by the case... i would have a case of any character you could think of just sittin in my office...lol...

    i kept a set for a while from time to time.. but the temptation to sell always won... plus i knew i had a chance to get more... lol... ebay was so much better back then as well...

    probably my best "flip" ever was around 2009... i had gotten back into a bit...and all the prices had gone way up from when i did it ....i spoke to a guy who had a huge boxed collection and needed rid of them... he sold me 2 Lips figures...mint on card....for $15 each.... i sold them for $150 each...lol

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  6. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I've tried some different things, there just seems to be too much tension between the parts when put together correctly. I just live with it, it really isn't anything terribly bad, just a little bit of a weird sight when displayed. :p
     
  7. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    My playset came with the green and brown wall (the one behind the desk and near the exit) detached. Was that supposed to be detached?
     
  8. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    i dont think it is... did it go back into place easily? or did it seem broken?

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  9. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it fits back in well. It just keeps falling over. I'm sure a little glue can help.
     
  10. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    Did it come like that in the packaging? or bought it loose?

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  11. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It came that way in the packaging. This was way back when the playset had just come out.
     
  12. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm... ive never seen one do that... its gotta be a bit frustrating im sure!

    cc
     
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  13. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Mo, are you referring to the wall area underneath the 2nd floor balcony thing behind the desk, or something else in that area?
     
  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    That's the one.
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    While we're on the subject of different backstage parts, did anyone else get this random green pillar separate from everything else? I just have this very tall and random pillar that I haven't figured out where it is supposed to go or what it is supposed to be for.

    Woah, that's really strange that it came like that. Mine came attached to the floor.
     
  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    The green pillar goes on the corner at the top of the stairs (in front of the ladder, and behind that little shelf where Gaffer sometimes sits). It fits right into the floor, and the little hook on the pillar is supposed to fit into the balcony wall.
     
  17. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see now. It fits perfectly. For some reason I never figured that out, I think I knew about the floor indentation there, but I never knew that the hook fit into a slot on the wall. And to think that all this time I've just had the pillar lying in the backstage as I tried to figure out where it went. :p Thanks for the help, Mo.
     
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  18. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

  19. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Very interesting...where is that drawing from, exactly? And I wonder, was the second story of dressing rooms an abandoned concept or one that was to be implied in the show? I've often noticed characters seem to move the other way (right), implying that the backstage extended further off screen, but I can't recall much in the way of moving left.
     
  20. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It's a sketch for the backstage set used in TM.
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