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Final Packaged Sample Pics

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by ResidentLilly, May 8, 2002.

  1. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Hey all...check it out on the palisades website. Today's Daily Bit has factory produced final product in the package!

    www.palisadestoys.com

    Anxious to hear some feedback!

    Ken
  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Ken,

    These look great.
    I love the Dressing Table with Piggy !
    And the TMS logo on the Camera!
    The Robot RAbbit has yellow eyes !!

    Has the exclusive Piggy's head changed ?
    It looks smaller.

    They do all look great !!
    See ya
  3. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    Am I a doofball, or did it accually say that these would be sold at Disneyland?
  4. towels

    towels New Member

    It does say Disneyland...I can't answer if you're a doofball or not though...
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Ken!

    Great stuff, man! I can't wait!!!

    Any pics anywhere of the back of the package, too??

    I'm SO excited about getting these toys, man, and really can't wait. Even soon I think I'm planning to start auctioning off some of the Re-release stuff of Star Wars (from a few years ago) to be sure I have enough money to buy these figures!!

    Later on!
    FOZ
  6. Ray H

    Ray H New Member

    nice

    Oh I am very excited to get these I think you guys have done excellent work on these, but i do have some questions about the packaged samples.

    On the prototypes one of the things that really grabbed was the "Muppet Texture" of the skin, it really worked well for the figures and helped them stand out more from just a totally flat sculpt, it was a good effect. But on the packaged pictures i can't tell if that was carried through to the final product cause there on the small side. Do they still have that nice texture on the final product?

    Dr Teeth looks good, the prototype looked great but i was a little worried the paint apps would be a little to complex for the final figure looks like it turned out great as well. Nice job on pulling that off, I guess since kermits colors were so simple you guys were able to budget in Dr Teeths colors better.

    Are you planning any muppets specials or pre sales for SDCC this year. I was stokked when i got the Resident Evil Series 1 last year before they hit retail, maybe a pre-sale of muppets series 2 ;-p.

    and a slightly OT comment: I just got done playing the new gamecube resident evil remake I am so bummed you guys wont be doing toys, I'm going to have to go beat up capcom now cuz i want a "lisa" figure and super detailed RE1 Chris and Jill. *cries* With RE0 and RE4 on the way what was capcom thinking?
  7. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    They do look great! Kudos!

    Tell me again why Kermit comes with a camera?
  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Ken

    They look fantasicly amazing as always! you should be VERY proud!!!

    hey, i noticed some changes thought, i thought kermit head was in the Muppet Show logo on the camera?

    I can also see kermits fingers have been change to hold the mug, and the mug lettering has changed to black, which i think looks better and more to "the show" as well. and i like the color black for the camera as well!

    Piggys vantiy looks like it's changed a lot, nice colors for both thought.also will there be a pink boa with the regular Miss Piggy? i thought that was the color of the boa with the exclusive, or has it changed and there is no boa with the regular piggy, because i can't see it in there.

    Zack)Rowlf the, i feel i'm going to be blown away when I see the Rowlf theDog fig,Dog.
  9. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    hey, i noticed some changes thought, i thought kermit head was in the Muppet Show logo on the camera?

    It was in the prototype pics. We removed it because of complexity in production. That was a photoshop logo on an unpainted camera in the proto pic.

    Piggys vantiy looks like it's changed a lot, nice colors for both thought.also will there be a pink boa with the regular Miss Piggy? i thought that was the color of the boa with the exclusive, or has it changed and there is no boa with the regular piggy, because i can't see it in there.

    Only the exclusive Piggy comes with a boa, and it has been changed to blue. It will not be pink like the prototype image.

    Tell me again why Kermit comes with a camera?

    Why not? It is a TV show...

    On the prototypes one of the things that really grabbed was the "Muppet Texture" of the skin, it really worked well for the figures and helped them stand out more from just a totally flat sculpt, it was a good effect. But on the packaged pictures i can't tell if that was carried through to the final product cause there on the small side. Do they still have that nice texture on the final product?

    They actually have more. About four new textures were added at the factory. And the skin is still textured. You'll have to be the judge if we pulled it off or not.

    and a slightly OT comment: I just got done playing the new gamecube resident evil remake I am so bummed you guys wont be doing toys, I'm going to have to go beat up capcom now cuz i want a "lisa" figure and super detailed RE1 Chris and Jill. *cries* With RE0 and RE4 on the way what was capcom thinking?

    Man oh man I can't wait to play this game. Have to wait to see if I can get a freebie through some connections so I haven't bought it yet. My girl only allows me a certain amount of cash for fun stuff and I don't want to blow 50 bucks of toy money on a game right now...but MAN I am looking forward to this one.

    Not as much as the next installment though. I heard a rumor that Leon betrays the STARS group and Claire and turns against them. Just a rumor, but you never know. Would be an interesting plot twist.

    Oh and we are still doing one more series of figs that has Chris (CV) and Tyrant (RE:1) and Wesker in it (from CV). They ship in July sometime.

    Thanks for the feedback...

    Ken

    Are you planning any muppets specials or pre sales for SDCC this year. I was stokked when i got the Resident Evil Series 1 last year before they hit retail, maybe a pre-sale of muppets series 2 ;-p.

    Forgot this one. We are gonna try our darnedest to get S2 stuff to San Diego...all depends on how things go at the factory. Keep your fingers crossed...
  10. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Member

    These toys look fantastic! I'm so excited for the time that I will see them in stores!

    The packaging is also great.

    I suppose I should start writing to Santa Clause now:

    "Dear Santa,

    Remember a LONG time ago when I asked for Muppet action figures and I was told there wasn't such a thing? Well now there is and I'm anticipating all of them to be under the tree this year. True, I will have all ready purchased some but you can never have enough Muppet action figures. The extras will make great birthday gifts.

    Thanks,

    Dr. Bombay

    p.s. Despite what some will tell you I really have a been a good boy:D "
  11. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    They look great!!!

    My two year old's response was "Kermit is cute cute." High praise-- she's never doubled cute before. (But she was extremely disapointed when Dr. Teeth followed Bunson-- she kept saying "Beeker?" And here I was hoping to get away with not buying two of the playset....)

    Really-- fantastic work! Can't wait for these to hit the stores (or for series 2 or 3 or....)
  12. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    FAN-TASTIC!!

    Ken,
    Just wanted to say how fabulous these figures look!!!

    That list of retailers was a great touch too!!

    Thanks agian for all your contributions..

    Chris

    :D
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Spectacular!

    Is it just me, or do these figures look better every new picure! Even the much debated hair-up regular assortment Miss Piggy has really blown me away. Wow!
  14. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    KEN!

    Youre the bestest !

    Now when im at Disney for Christmas i can still get em !!

    Woo Hoo !
  15. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    I can only imagine how much Disney would charge for them. $$$
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Chris

    I was thinking the same thing. 200% markup!
  17. The Big Don

    The Big Don New Member

    Great Job on the figures Ken. I havent posted on here alot, but ive been lurking. I preordered two sets of these at Electronics Boutique. One to open and one to save MOC. First question.

    Is the Lab playset coming out with the figures?

    Next, Is the tuxedo Kermit coming out around this same time.

    Third, this site has a bunch of news about upcoming figures, are any of his upcoming lines correct. Muppet Figures

    Thanks in advance. I am an avid Simpsons figure collector, WWF, figures, and McFarlane, and Now Muppets. Rock on though. Your help is greatly appreciated. Visit Simpsonscollectors.com.

    The "Heel" Big Don
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Big Don

    Muppet Labs will be coming out packaged with Beaker and was planned to come out at the same time of the other characters in series one, but it will likely be postponed for a couple weeks due to production difficulties Ken has expressed in previous posts.

    Tux Kermit is a shared exlusive that will only be coming out at Toys R Us when their series one characters come in. It will also be on Toyfare's site I believe. It is difficult to predict the exact date for these because stores do things differently.

    About my chart - there are many predictions as expressed at the bottom of the page. Waves 6-8 are still very soft though Ken has reported the majority of the ideas. It's far from solid, though. Series 1-5 are solid, but things have still been known to change. Statler, Waldorf, and the Vets Hospital cast have been listed as definites for 03, but the rest may change and many of them are guesses.

    Hope this helps. Check out this thread to get what's happening with 2003 - I thought it was locked, but Ken explains what Palisades' view on series 6=8 is. Most of us thought the ideas were much more solid, but there is a lot still up in the air: http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=322
  19. The Big Don

    The Big Don New Member

    Sorry Frogboy, didnt know that that was your chart. I am a huge muppets fan and love these figures. I want to know as much as possible. So any help would be appreciated. I looked around a little trying not to ask duplicate questions. I knew beeker came witht the set, but didnt know for sure when it was coming out. The Kermit tux, can anyone help me get at least one. I may need two, but one for now. HELP. Thanks.

    The "Heel" Big Don
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I welcome different perspectives on the chart. That's kind of what it's for and the more comments I get the better the chart is. There are many ruled Ken has layed out so it is tricky figuring it all out with the clues and comments we are given and now we have been told that it is all really still up in the air. :)

    There should be a Toys R Us near you where you can pick up the Tux Kermit. TRU lists June for the release date, but check with your local store. Sometimes they may not have information, but they will in coming weeks I'm sure.


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