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I'm a starting collector with a few problems...

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by meepmuppaphones, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    So I've started my own Palisades Muppets collection, and I bought four online, Classic Sam, Crazy Harry, Bunsen, and Rizzo. But I'm faced with a few problems...

    1.I took them out of the box, and as I don't have a display shelf, I keep them in a cardboard box. I'm worried about paint rub-off.

    2.I need some recommendations for what else I should get now.
  2. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Definitely look into a permanent display shelf-- and make it big enough for all the Muppets that will follow now that you've taken your first plunge-- but also invest in some large ziploc-style plastic bags to keep each figure from rubbing against others when they're being stored. Rizzo will fit in a regular sandwich bag, the others might need the larger freezer bags.

    As for what to get now, Bunsen really cries out for the Muppet Labs playset with exclusive Beaker figure. And the others are all sorta lower-tier characters. I'd say to start with, you need a Kermit, a Fozzie, a Piggy, and most definitely a Gonzo... he's a good one to either drive your Sam Eagle crazy or buddy up with your Rizzo.

    Choose whichever versions you like best or can afford on your budget. Me, personally? I recommend the original naked Kermit, naked Fozzie, EB variant Piggy (or First Mate Piggy, exclusive to the Swinetrek playset, but then that will demand a Link and a Strangepork) and the purple-tux Gonzo with Camilla. He's the quintessential version of Gonzo, although he's gonna cost more than the daredevil Gonzo.

    After that, you may want to pick single characters for a while. Scooter, Beau, Marvin Suggs, Lew Zealand, Newsman... guys who don't really necessitate the purchase of any other characters.

    Because eventually, you will find yourself with a Floyd or an Animal, and that's when it becomes a real obsession... to own a 'complete' Electric Mayhem.

    And then you'll get a character in a tux, and want all the others. These are the 'slippery slope' Palisades figures. Next thing you know you're careening down the list of completism.

    Ah well, there's worse addictions in the world. Have fun!

  3. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Thanks! But how big are the other figures gonna be? I don't have that much room in my room for a huge shelf... and I can only find one regular Marvin Suggs on Amazon and who knows how long it'll be there...:concern:
  4. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. I've heard some people say that some of the Palisades Muppets have tacky paint. Which ones are they?
  5. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    only a couple have tacky paint i believe steppin out fozzie lips marvin suggs dr phil van neuter and sam from series 8 don't if there are any others
  6. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    I bought a used Sam and it wasn't tacky at all, does that mean the paint becomes un-tacky over time?:sympathy:
  7. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Gasp! Someone bought Marvin before I could! Ah well, I hope there's another on sale somewhere.

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