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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by bc-fraggle, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I'm expecting it to be soon, but I don't know with the port delays...as long as I have series 2 before Novemeber I'll be happy...and series 3 before chirstmas, so I can beg my g/f for figures :p
  2. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    I too am hoping that series 2 makes into the stores by November!
    Is there really a chance that series 3 could be out before Christmas... that would be my wish for Santa. Are the port strikes really affecting us. I don't know the whole story, and I feel a little lost in what is happening.
  3. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Even with the strike, I think it is a safe bet that the stuff will be on shelf by Christmas.
  4. the Mad Moose

    the Mad Moose Active Member

    Good News!!

    (as if it weren't hard enough, waiting for Christmas) :D
  5. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Well that is a sigh of relief! I have to say though... I am getting a tad little anxious to see the animal playset! To pass the time I think I'll watch the muppet videos! Can't wait for more muppet figures!
  6. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    awesome! Hehehe..now to just wait a few more weeks for series 2 to come out...

    I too am wondering if we in canada will be affected by the port closures..I am guessing yes, as it makes little sense to route seperate shipments to the US and Canada....

    well, I'm still hoping to get series 2 by the end of october!
  7. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    End of October sounds great for me! GPrime1 and Prof Shubbly what are you guys up to... haven't seen you post here for awhile!

    Hey Stryder! I just finishing watching the Muppet episode with Mark Hamill and Nirth Vader (the world will never know). Did the muppets ever do a James Bond spoof?

    Sigh... October is so far away or so it seems.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Canadian Folk out there!
  8. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    you know,I'm guessing that they have, but I can't think of anything specifically...the 6 episodes of the muppet show on the "best of" tapes are the only 6 I've seen since about 1988 or so, when they stopped airing them on TV in my area (and sadly long before I had a VCR).

    hmm.. still need to stop at EB and pre-order the rest of the series 2 figures...although I'm sure I'll find them anyway, I'd like to encourage EB to order as many as possible as well :p
  9. MahnaMahna

    MahnaMahna Well-Known Member

    The Roger Moore episode had a James Bond sort of thing going on. The Pierce Brosnan episode of Muppets Tonight did too.

  10. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Hey Mahna Mahna and Stryder!
    Thanks guys for "Bond" muppet imput. Hey I was just reading over in the "Ask Ken" thread, and I hope I am wrongly mistaken.
    It concerns the Chef and Kitchen playset. I think that the lobsters that were to come with the set orginally are coming now in a varient kitchen set. Either a club exclusive or some other exclusive type. If that is so, that means us Canadian folks should shed a better tear if we really want those lobsters. I would imagine that the shipping price to Canada of kitchen set alone is going to be an "ouch" to our bank accounts, after converting the exchange rate. Although if the kitchen varient was an exclusive to say EB we would be "safe" if not we should all start to save now for next summer when it is available. Do you guys know anything on this?
  11. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I think the exclusive is JUST the chef, not the kitchen, so it wouldn't be that bad...bu tyeah, I doubt I'll be able to buy it in any case...like I said, only stuff that appears on the shelf in Canada is gonna be in my budget, unfortunately :\
  12. Prof Shubbly

    Prof Shubbly Member

    Well, I think that the Chef exclusive will be a show exclusive (not sure if that was said in the Ask Ken thread or not, and I'm not going back to read the last dozen pages, but I think it may have been explicitly stated) Just going by our experiences so far, the playset pack-in tends to be fodder for show exclusives, and being a member of the collector's club gives you a line on getting those figures with minimum pain (though your wallet may disagree)

    I just got a post office notice saying that I need to go pick up a parcel, so hopefully I'll have a chance to go pick up my WW Dr. Teeth some time this week. Just in time to pack it in a box before I move at the end of the month.

    Prof. Shubbly
  13. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    Hey Prof Shubbly! & Guys!
    This is a completely non-muppet related collecting question -sorry!
    I just bought Singe and Princess Daphne from the Dragon's Lair action figure set today! finally!. I needed to satisfy my "collecting buying urges" somehow until series 2. Seriously though these figures are great.
    The sales guy at EB was drooling over the Daphne figure (I learnt that the Daphne character was modeled after several playboy models) so you can imagine what the figure looks like. Singe the Dragon has this neat articulation in his tail, and rubber skin to cover it... cool! I am getting the other two figures tommorow.
    Any word when Series 2 Dragon Lair figures come out... and what ones they are?
    I heard that the Lizard King could be one.
  14. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    I don't know anything about thos efigures specificaly but it sounds neat! I almost went and started buying ReBoot figures to help my addiciton, but they aren't very good, so I decided not to...Wish Palisades was making THOSE..I'd buy Every one no problem...

    hmm, BTW, I found that my comic book store still has 3 or 4 Muppe Labs playsets for sale if anyone is still looking for them....it's at 'The Paperback Exchange" at McCowan and Eglington in Scarborough, Ontario (which I realise helps very few people, but what can ya do...)
  15. MahnaMahna

    MahnaMahna Well-Known Member

    How much are they selling for? I found mine at EB in Barrie for $35, but I want an alternative for the future in case I can't find the future series up here. I would drive to Scarborough if I had to!

    Oh yeah, and how much are (were) the figures? EB here had them for $12.99 and the exclusive was $14.99.

  16. Prof Shubbly

    Prof Shubbly Member

    Hmmm...I did see the series 2 line-up somewhere (including some images of the characters. Let's see if I can dig it up...ok, it's The Lizard King, the Giddy Goons, Dragon's Essence Dirk and The Thorn Lord. I was hoping for some mudmen or the Black Knight, but I guess I'll make do. Truth be told, in Series 1 Daphne is my least favourite fig.

    As for prices, I believe I got most of my figures at EB for 13.99, I think, thought it was a while ago. I had to pay 44 bucks for the playset at a specialty shop though, as I was having a hard time finding it in stores (especially considering TRU Canada didn't stock it) I also paid about 10US for a couple tuxedo kermits and a long hair Piggy. Then it was 85US (ugh) for WW Dr. Teeth, and club prices for my VC Beakers and IS Fozzies. (and the invis Beaker as well)

    Prof. Shubbly
  17. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    The playset is 35 bucks in the comic store as well...sadly, I bought it on the internet before they got in to the comic store after not being able to find it ANYWHERE else for a bit more money (like, 45 or so)

    The Figures I've been getting at EB and TRU, EB prices are the same in Scarboro (I go to the one at Scarboro Town Centre, on the lower level). I think the TRU ones are 14.99 each. The Comic shop at mccowan/Eglington is similarly priced (making the first time in recorded histroy that EB had the best price on ANYTHING ;) )
  18. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    For my lab playset I paid $44 dollars as well. The most so far that I have paid for a figure was the invisable figure which was $27 US which after the exchange was about $48 (postage and taxes for the money order were included).

    The muppet figures I bought cost me about $14.99, which I bought at both TRU and EB. Remember that EB can pre-order your Muppet figures!

    Non- mUppet stuff:
    As for my Dragon Lair's fig's they too cost me $14.99 as well, except for Singe the Dragon $24.99 becasue he is a larger figure ( I think he's 12inches from head to tail)

    About Daphne - she has a good sculpt but her articulation is very limited so that makes for a weak figure. However the Fire Drake makes her worth buying. As for series 2 figures I did some hunting on the net and I heard that those ones you listed were planned as well. Thanks for the tips Prof!
  19. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    pre-ordered all of wave 2 now except for Gonzo,since they don't have specific pre-order for exclusive/non-exclusive...igure if I get called into the store the first day to get the others, they'll have both in stock anyway, and I can decide to get one or the other or both...
  20. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    I myself have preordered gonzo at my EB store. However the manager there said I was able to take the exclusive version instead should I want. I figure I will be one of the first people to have the choice between the two versions as I will be called in when the toys arrive, just like yourself.

    I kinda thought that the exclusive Gonzo's helmet would be removeable, but I guess too in a way in makes sense that it is permantely fixed on to his head. I figure that if the helmet was removeable then it would probably fall off at times when shooting gonzo out of the cannon.

    I can't wait to try out the cannon!

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