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Diamond Select Toys to Produce new Muppet figures and mini mates!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by rowlfy662, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. BobbyBenson64

    BobbyBenson64 Active Member

    Yea I can see where your coming from but I'm staying hopeful.
     
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  2. Rtec1

    Rtec1 Member

    Someone just sent a tweet to DST saying this -
    Excited for wave 3 of the muppets from @CollectDST to arrive tomorrow. Hope wave 4 doesn't take as long to release.

    @CollectDST Series 3 has been out for a month! We'll see about Series 4.

    Then I asked
    Is that implying Series 4 might not make it to the shelves?

    @CollectDST Not sure what you mean, but definitely pre-order

    Not sure why he doesn't understand what I meant. Sounds to me like they're waiting on pre order sales.

    I've just opened my sets and I too spent about 45 minutes trying to get the stuff out of the box, so frustrating!

    Love the figures, I think there was a bit of overkill with the accessories, a lot of it flimsy, a few of them bent up.
    I also feel like one of Janice's arms is going to snap off if turn it too much, same as one of Crazy Harry's. And as annoying Fozzie's hat was, Janice's beats it hands down!!!
     
  3. Rtec1

    Rtec1 Member

    Just had another look at the new figures, where all three series are set up on my sons shelf. So pleased to have Rowlf, and he looks great next to his piano.
    The Miss Piggy is really good, love the classic feel to her. Janice and Floyd really compliment Animal.
    It'll be a travesty in we don't get to finish the band off. I really want Series 4, and I'll be happy for it to end there. But please Diamond Select if you read this, please do all you can to get Series 4 on shelves!
     
  4. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Popped by for a brief statement. After all of the negativity about the ambiguous release date for Series 3 was proven wrong, people are still being Chicken Littles about Series 4. Just pre-order and I'm sure you'll be fine. Yeah, the answer to whether or not things are coming out is always cagey with action figures. That's how it always is. This is no different. We'll see Series Four soon enough. I'd expect it by year's end; probably a couple months before. ;)
     
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  5. Rtec1

    Rtec1 Member

    I can't preorder them being in the UK or I would.
    It's a simple answer when asking anyome from DST, yes no or maybe! Stop being coy about it when asked, it's not hard!
     
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  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Time will tell, but things don't look good for series 4. Pre orders are very important, so why didn't DST display them at Comic Con and why did they give a coy reply on Facebook. MiniMates only made it to Series 3, and they pulled it quietly and didn't say that they were done till people enquirered. Muppets seem to have a thing about doing things and not telling anyone, like a certain Frog case !!
     
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  7. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    That's how the action figure game is played by nearly every company. You don't talk about product until it actually hits the shelves. Muppets are special to us, but they are no different as product. :p I have no official info to tell you, but I'd set the odds for series 4 at over 90%.
     
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  8. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    By the way, that's a bizarre and unrelated comparison. Sometimes I wonder about fans, but I don't wonder why I ever left this place. The most negative (and apparently racist, judging by other threads) Muppet spot on the planet. Be well and don't take this stuff too seriously. It's not healthy. Peace.
     
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  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Somebody called me.
     
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    My series 3 figures finally arrived. Very nice sculpts and accessories. However, there are still problems. Janice, Crazy Harry and Mahna Mahna, have holes in their feet for bases, but they don't come with bases, and the holes are too big for standard figure bases. Miss Piggy's elbows wont bend and one of her hands pulled straight out. It would be nice if Mahna Mahna had more articulation, and
    poor Foo Foo has none. Miss Piggy, Rowlf and Floyd also will need some kind of base as they are top heavy. I guess they are great if you want to display them in their packets, but then that defeats the purpose of them being action figures.
     
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  11. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    Bunsen and Beaker (perhaps the "deluxe" version only) came with bases... they didn't have holes in their feet! -- What?! Anyway, I used those on Janice and Crazy Harry.
     
  12. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Active Member

    So I went ahead and bought what I needed to make a pseudo-band pit; :confused: & :eek: were a bit of a bonus since it's cheaper to buy a complete series 2 since the price of :boo: & :sleep: (w/balcony) are though the roof these days.

    To be frank, the stability of :halo:'s drum set is unacceptable; when Palisades went above and beyond on their's, Diamond's underperforms heavily... well really if it could stand it wouldn't be a problem.

    Other than that, the sculpts are spot on, and the only things I can complain about are :flirt:'s hat does not stay on and the lack of a table for :confused: & :eek: - you'll see the way I found to combat both these issues.

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  13. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    The most negative person in the friggin world. Geez! The base criticism is understandable. I get that. If one is wise they can figure a way around it. So many figures on the market have those challenges as well. Nature of the beast. Most figures need to have their joints popped carefully before use too. Piggy's elbows move just fine. Gah. Eugh. So friggin' negative.
     
  14. Rtec1

    Rtec1 Member

    I don't like bases so no loss for me, I've stood all my Series 3 for a couple of weeks without problems. None have fallen!
    Not sure why you'd expect or need articulation on Foo Foo tbh. They definitely don't need to be displayed in packaging. As for joint problems, I've recently spent a stupid amount in getting Neca's SDCC exclusive Classic TMNT set and they have some extremely stiff joints, My 1/4 Neca TMNT have stiff joints, easily fixed in most cases. Better stiff than loose!
     
  15. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Can someone please close the gate on this person, who supposedly left, and keeps coming in with negative comments about me and this forum !!!!!!
     
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  16. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    It would of been nice to make Foo Foo sit, but no biggy.
     
  17. Rtec1

    Rtec1 Member

    In an ideal world yes, but surely way too difficult to pull off, especially at that size and price point?
     
  18. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Foo Foo's legs are thicker than Robin's limbs, which articulated, but yes, it comes down to money.
     
  19. Rtec1

    Rtec1 Member

    I get you, legs like Bean Bunny right?
    Then she'll look like a dog rubbing her backside along the floor how they do when they've had a number two! Lol
     
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  20. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Yeah agreed. Heaven forbid we criticize something or ask for quality in something we are paying for. It would be nice if Diamond Select would concentrate on quality rather than being thin-skinned and defensive. For the most part the action figures are really nice but they do have a few small things here and there.
     
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