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It's Official: Series 9 & 10 Announced!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Fozzie Bear, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    Well, Bean was in a TON of stuff post-JHH (MCC, MFS, MT) but as a background character -- which makes doing a figure of him and labeling it, say, "From Muppets Tonight" fine under license. The Palisades Muppet FAQ states that they currently don't own the JHH license -- http://palisadestoys.com/new/MUPPETS_SITE/MUPPET_FAQ.html. Also not in the license are Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock, Little Muppet Monsters, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, ETC. Using Clifford is allowed under license because he was the main star of MT -- it doesn't matter where they originated from (he doesn't even have his JHH costume nor his bass/guitar when he played with Solid Foam). After all, Kermit didn't originate from TMS yet they have him him. Essentially, if a character appeared in a show/movie in the license they can use it -- with the exception of the Muppet Babies in MTM (I believe).
     
  2. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Member

    OK, I hadn't seen the Pallisades FAQ before. So that rules JHH out. :sympathy: Wonder why, when they're doing Muppets Tonight, which wasn't exactly a roaring success either. Oh, well.

    Interesting that they mention JHH is not included right off the bat, then mention SS, Fraggles and Muppet Babies. Then the FAQ goes on to include specific questions about "Will this line be expanded to include Fraggles/Sesame/Babies?" Each time, the answer is no...but there's no similar question about JHH. Maybe that one is still up in the air. (Of course, I'm probably reading too much into it.) :eek:

    Of course MuppetVision 3D is not listed. Digit and Waldo are both in there (though Digit's in there only briefly). I wonder what chances there are of any of the merchandise featuring Digit? (I know, I know, slim to none. But I never thought I'd actually see a Marvin Suggs figure, either.)

    Anyway, I'd sell my right arm for a Digit figure. Not my left arm, though. I have to write somehow. ;)
     
  3. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    Yea....why not market him under the name "Numeral" or "Binary" and say he is from MFS? ;)

    Kidding, obviously, but when the license comes up for renewal perhaps they will add it...which isn't likely. :(
     
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The thing you guys are forgetting, is that though Palisades might not have licensing rights outright, Ken says that they're still trying to get the permission to include Muppet Babies figures as seen in TMTM and that they could probably get away with making the odd figure of either Bean Bunny or Digit from JHH owing to the line's success and Ken's relationship with JHC during the line's current lifespan.
    Hope this helps and remember that this info is only provisional at best at this time.
     
  5. caper

    caper Member

    Awesome Series!!!

    Finally, these are awesome figures!!! The doorman for the Muppet Show, Pops and the final member of the Electric Mayhem, Lips. They are all great. They should also have the sweater vest Gonzo from MTM.
     
  6. scooter289

    scooter289 Member

    That is a really stellar lineup. Sal's coming with the Java Muppets, a Penguin and some Muppet Veggies that's so cool. So is Uncle Deadly coming with Yorick from Sam and Friends or the one from the Christopher Reeve episode? I'm may guess the one from the Muppet Show, but one can never be sure. Also there's Lips and Pops and others too. YAY MUPPETS! ;)
     
  7. Fozzie

    Fozzie New Member

    This is great news! Yay, we finaly get a penguin!
     
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I want to get Beau wen he comes out, but I also want to get a penguin and no Sal. What a shame they arn't doing the penguins with someone I want to buy...

    And why are there SOOOOOO many Fozzies?
     
  9. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    It's the third Fozzie, and also the third Gonzo. We only have 2 Kermits, that's indeed a little weird. But, but, but....what a great line of characters! Tux Fozzie should be the weakest of the line, if he didn't came with Chucky! Oh man, Palisades listened to the fans again! Such obscure characters are the best. And although I never liked Uncle Deadly that much, those pack-ins sound fantastic. Pops is great, I hoped so much that he would come. Don't care much 'bout Lips, but it's cool he will be released. I'm beginning to like the MTI line, so a Gonzo/Rizzo two-pack makes me enthousiastic. Don't know what Sal has to do with penguins, but...I love pack-ins! Gonna buy all the Sal's. Strange that an obscure character like Janice comes in a playset, in stead of Piggy. Can't wait to see how it looks like, that playset. Those exclusives sound great too, especially the Kermit, Bunsen and Beaker. About the PVC's, nice that Lips is announced, but strange that he won't be a PVC too.

    Concluding: I'm a happy man!
     
  10. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Member

    Oh, wow. I didn't read what the pack-ins were before. The Java Muppets? I never would have expected them in a million years. And YORRICK?!?!? Of all Muppets, Yorrick?? I'm not upset, just astounded. That's amazing! I'm a happy camper. (I do want it to be Yorrick from Sam and Friends.)

    So the Scoutmaster Kermit and the Robot Buster Bunsen sound like the only useless figures in this collection. I'm thrilled about Fozzie and Chucky.

    BTW, someone said we only have had 2 Kermits. In fact, we've had a lot of Kermits: naked Kermit, Kermit in Tux, Koosebane Reporter Kermit, Kermit as Abraham Smollet, and Scoutmaster Kermit. That's five, and then there's the repaints and exclusives: Holiday Kermit, Wedding Tux Kermit, and Tour Kermit. So I don't think we've been cheated on our Kermits. :)

    Anyway, very much looking forward to the continuation of this line. Now if only Henson Productions would listen to the fans as much as Pallisades... ;)
     
  11. camax

    camax New Member

    I'm not super excited by Series 9 by the characters alone. Palisades, however, has this great way of making fantastic sculpts of all the Muppets and changing my opinion. :zany:

    Series 10!! Sal with Penguin and cheese. Omigosh! I have wanted that figure for soooooo long! Mr. Manila is easily my most anticipated figure since Pepe. Three repaint possibilities just make him more exciting. Must have for me.

    Very looking forward to Uncle Deadly. Can't get much more classic of a figure than that. Very likely must have.

    Doctor Bob, Nurse Piggy, Vets Hospital with Nurse Janice. I'm really liking that idea. I'm sure it'll be a great set, and I'll be easily persuaded when I see Palisades take on it. :crazy:

    With the Electric Mayhem and Rowlf as minis, that may actually get me to invest in some minis finally too! ARGH!

    Great work Palisades! And thanks for updating http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2003/tms_figures.shtml all in one place. :)
     
  12. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    AWESOME. Forget Bear on Patrol, I want Sal and all those other guys NOW! :)

    "Classic" Yorick definately is the best choice for him;)

    By doing what, scrapping that terrible Wizard of Oz idea? ;)

    And what the heck is a robot-busting Bunsen?
     
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    A few more things, why do I always feel like Uncle from the Jackie Chan Adventures when I make these posts???

    1 Chilly Down, the thing is that there have been only 2 Kermits in the regular lineup: Kermit (S1) and Captain Smollet (S7); and you could argue that Reporter Kermit (S4) would make it three if you add up the "Fifth Figure" designation for that extra figure for each line that doesn't have a playset released after it.
    All the rest are just exclusives.
    2 JediX, Robot Buster Bunsen appeared in a sketch on MT where he and Beaker had to tame a rogue Robot Abraham Lincoln made by Muppet Labs.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    They might not float your boat but I think useless is a harsh word. A lot of people really like the themed variants and both of these are fun ones that are visually very strong and will draw a lot of attention at retail from casual store browsers as well as fans. What makes a succesful action figure is not always a signature look, especially when it's being sold as an exclusive in a non-speciality store.
     
  15. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    Palisades are so great, they took out a simple accessorie like a fishing Pole from Frog Scout Robin and knowing how much the fans wanted it decided to give it to Scoutmaster Kermit. I'm loving the SCout themes.
     
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Is it Sam and Friends Yorick (Which I doubt) or that one from the Christopher Reeves episode?
     
  17. I'm hoping it's S&F Yorick, I hated the Christopher Reeves Yorick. But I think it is. :(
     
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    They are aware of the difference and it's safe to say the purple is the preferred version. Fingers crossed. I don't think they'd do it otherwise.
     
  19. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    Exactly, elsewise its just a skull.
     
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    weird seeing a list of planned or tentative figures thru the end of 2004...I must admit, that its hard to get excited about figures that wont be here for at least a year from now...tho that series 10 is probably the most exciting series listed.
    Just wish the Sal/penguin, Uncle Deadly and other figures could come sooner than later, but I can see why there is so many variants of the 'main 4' for selling point purposes.

    One thing I find extremely puzzling...no other licencees mentioned. Hasnt various people from JHC been happy with the sculpts thus far? How could Palisades, now that theyve proven themselves, not gotten any licence they want?

    I like the mini muppet figures coming up...I still and will always fell these should be articulated...again back to my point that instead of 4 figures every few months, we'd get quite a lot more individually blistered like world of springfield or star wars universe. but people want large so there ya go.

    Btw, what the heck are java muppets? they arent listed on kermitage...as well,
    a Yorick figure eh? Hmmm cool to see Muppets being made from 50 years ago, heh.

    But yeah, hopefully by toy fare they will announce more licencees bought, as at least sesame figures are coming out.
     

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