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Help: Which Palisades figures would you choose?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by meepmuppaphones, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    GUYS! My friend says his brother is willing to sell me one of these choices:

    Purple Tux Gonzo
    Regular Fozzie
    Regular Floyd
    Vaudeville Statler and Waldorf
    Regular Dr. Teeth

    Which one?! WHICH ONE! HELP!!!!!!
  2. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    It kind of depends on preference here. If you don't have any of these, probably the one you like the best would be good. The rarest one is Vaudeville Statler and Waldorf, as they are an exclusive, but from experience I've found that many of those figures are not made well and there legs pretty much fall off getting them out of the packaging.
  3. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    I don't have any of them, so I need help! HELP! AAAIIIIE!:eek: (Sorry if I sound angry, I'm just a nervous wreck right now.)
  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Fozzie!! He's a little more htf than Gonzo or Dr. Teeth at a fair price, plus, the Vaudeville getup is too episode-specific IMO (I sold my set last year).

    Though I'd personally go for Dr. Teeth if I didn't have ANY of these guys. :D Are you eventually going to try and track down all the main characters, or is this it for you? All things to consider. ;)
  5. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Wait, let's take a second here to calm down. Panic is never a good state of mind in which to make a financial decision.

    Take some deep breaths and evaluate the situation.

    There's something I don't understand... WHY can he only sell you one?

    Logic tells me that if he's willing to part with ANY of them, he'd also be willing to part with ALL of them.

    So why would he be limiting your choice to just one? Unless he's deliberately trying to whip you into a frenzy.

    Tell him you'll take them all, see how he reacts.

    Or is it that you can't afford all of them, so you've been given a 'first pick' chance?

    I say, cut out the middle man. Stop relying on what your friend says his brother says, and you speak directly to the brother about this transaction. Maybe something's getting lost in translation.

    Anyway, if you're having this much trouble deciding what you want, my gut tells me you're not passionate enough about it. Don't ask us what WE would buy. Ask yourself what character makes you smile the quickest, gives you the warmest fuzziest feeling inside.

    If there's still no clear-cut winner in your heart or in your mind, either you want them all equally or you don't really want them at all.

    Be prepared to walk away from it. Just say, "I'm not going to make a purchase at this time," and revel in the power it gives you as the consumer.

    These things were mass-produced. This is NOT your only chance to ever find them.


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  6. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Ok... Evaluate... IN CONTROL...:halo:

    Let's go over this.

    My favorite characters out of these are Teeth and Gonzo
    Vaudeville S & W seem to be bad figures
    Fozzie has been recommended
    Teeth has been recommended
    Gonzo has been recommended by Dearth a while ago

    I narrowed it down to Teeth and Gonzo.

    Which one is rarer?
  7. GAR

    GAR Member

    Indeed what Dearth says. You don't HAVE to buy all figures if you like the Palisades toys. I only buy the figures that make me happy and I would advise to do that to every collector. I buy what I want because I want to own the character/playset, not because it is rare. Recently I purchased Zoot. Boy, was he expensive and yes, he is rare. But completing The Electric Mayhem just made my day and I smile every time when I pass the band on my toy shelf. Not because Zoot is rare, but just because I love the band!

    That said, just go with your gut feeling. What figure makes you smile! But at the same time please hold in mind what is said before about Vaudeville Waldorf & Statler. They are extremely weak figures that tend to fall apart when opening the box. I currently have a friend's Waldorf on the work bench for hip replacement.
  8. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Well, the thing that would make my day would be if I had every Muppet Palisades (regular), I don't really care about variants yet... But from narrowing it down, it's gonna be either Dr. Teeth or Gonzo.
  9. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    TEETH!! TEETH!! :D
  10. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    A couple of things to consider as you vacillate about these two specific figures...

    If you buy Dr. Teeth, then you will eventually want the rest of the Electric Mayhem.

    Whereas if you buy Gonzo, you've already got Camilla, so it's easier to go cold turkey. Or chicken. Whatever.

    And I just think Gonzo is a better figure. Sharper likeness, better poseability.

    Dr. Teeth only looks good in one pose. Playing the keyboard. That's it.

    Plus, Teeth came before Palisades had the 'magnets in the hats' brainstorm, so I hate the design of his hat.

  11. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Well, I bought Teeth, because he sold his Gonzo before I could ask for it (He's selling his Palisades collection to anyone and he only has a few left)
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  12. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, if you really want Gonzo, you'll get another great opportunity. Dearth is right, he's an excellent figure!

    Though Teeth is friggin' awesome too, I love my "Jim" figures the most! Ha ha. Welcome to Palisades Muppets collecting!

  13. momble

    momble Active Member

    So you got Teeth - as earlier stated you just need to get the rest of the mayhem bunch now and the stage :) Whats your plan? Are you going to open it or keep it on its card? I've got all of the basics plus some variants and all are still on their cards - lined up they make an impressive sight but take up loads of room. As for Gonzo I think I have a duplicate crash helmet version (series 1) of him - I'll check it out tomorrow.
  14. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    I open ALL my figures.:coy: I mean, what's the point buying figures if your not gonna take 'em out of the box and pose them or play with them on a display shelf or something!:confused: I get that if you ever plan on selling them, you get better remuneration and you still have the little blister cards and there'll be no paint rub off or damage done to it, but still...

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