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Kermit's coffee mug

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Stryder Wolfe, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    My kermits mug is "chipless":(
    I feel like one of those kids on Seasame street who didn't belong in that depressing song... "One of these kids is doing his own thing" Apparently my Kermit is "Safety Frog" with his "safe mug"
    I wonder though if he was intended to have a tea cup instead, with the way his pinky finger is pointed.

    I also agree with Wolfe... the accesories are really what caught my attention when I first thought about buying them. With the amount of detail that is going into the upcoming playsets and figures - things are only getting better! I can't wait to shoot Gonzo out of the cannon that he comes with!

    What do you guys think.... are you happy that Palisades is losing the anniversary bases for more accessories? I am! I say "Bring on the accessories!"

    By the way Wolfe we seem to think a lot on the same lines... are we really brothers seperated at birth... or maybe it's because were both Canadians... better yet Canadian geniuses!
  2. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    Personally, I like the stability that the bases provide. I can bump into my bookshelf without the Muppets falling over. I'm not upset about it or anything, though. I just hope bases are available for sale on the site as previously discussed. Heck, if they threw together Collector's Club bases and mailed out 5 of them every time a new wave shipped, that'd be more than enough reason for me to join the club.
  3. muppettracy

    muppettracy New Member

    i got kermit and piggy last week. i love the bases too!
  4. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Don't get me wrong at all guys... I like the bases too... but I would rather see Palisades offer them to buyers through the club or with figures that really need them... in order to give us more "extra's". Only my piggy really needs her stand... so the others I will put away and use on figures down the road that won't stand! Although I think most of them will stand just fine unless they are top heavy. I think Palisades is taking this into consideration and are doing a great job making sure everyone stands on his/her own.

    I think the stands were a great idea for the first wave to aknowledge the 25th anniversary!
  5. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Hi Muppettracy (did I spell that right?) I see you are new! Welcome to the forum... great to have you here!
  6. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    I have all the bases but only use the one for miss piggy as well...but it's nice to have some extras in case I need them down the road...but yeah, gven the option, unless the figure just won't stand up, I'd rather have more accesories than another base...

    hmm, Kermit, I find, actually stands better without his base if you angle his feet to point in a bit, but he is still the most likely to fall besides piggy, and yet has only fallen like, once in 5 or 6 times I've bumped the shelf...so that's a pretty good track record :)
  7. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    Has anyone actually confirmed that we're getting more to make up for the removal of the bases? I'm not really concerned about it. I've been very happy with the accessories they've come with so far.

    Yes, the Muppets are fairly stable even without the bases. Maybe I should just stop running into my furniture. ;)
  8. grail

    grail New Member

    i think Ken actually said at one point or another that that was the impetus behind ditching them...so they could spend the money they cost on more/better accessories.
  9. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    LOL Yeah, that might help :D
  10. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    Here's a question for you all.

    What would you think a fair price would be for a non tampo printed base? A tampo printed logo one?
  11. incredeeble!

    incredeeble! New Member

    I'd pay 4-5 bucks for a 6-pack (.70-.80 each) with a logo on it...
  12. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    If it's just a solid piece of plastic with no logo, I don't know if I'd even bother buying them ... I'd consider it if they were really cheap (50 cents or less) since I have that running-into-furniture problem. ;) If they have a nice logo (either Muppets or Palisades), I'd pay $1 each.

    In terms of shipping, I think it should only be $1-2 for up to 10 bases shipped in the U.S.

    I'm basing this on the following assumptions:
    U.S. shipping would be very cheap, since they barely weigh anything. Creating the bases would cost almost nothing; you could use the existing molds and relatively low-quality plastic. Stamping a logo would cost a little, but not much. The prices I mentioned would cover your costs, plus a little extra. Obviously, you can't expect to make a lot of profit off bases ... it's more of an increasing-fan-goodwill thing.

    As I said, those are assumptions. I don't really know what would go into making them. Of course, Ken, if you can explain the reasoning behind why they should cost more than this, I'm willing to listen.

    Then again, if you just sent them out as a free bonus to Collectors Club members ... that'd be nice too.

    Wow, that was way too long of a post for flat little plastic bases. ;)
  13. simon42

    simon42 New Member

    I say $1 apiece, $2 for ones with logos.
  14. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    really, it depends how badly I'd need one! so far I'm up 3, and am assuming that those 3 will be pretty good t ohelp any future figures stand if need be

    you know, since I DON'T run into my funiture quite THAT often :D

    but yeah, I'd say $.050 - $1.50 each....

    of course you'd run into the problem of where to put the foot stiks, since they seem to be different for each of the bases I've got now...
  15. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    You don't know what you're missing. It gets more fun every time.

    They also are helpful for when my cat decides to jump on the shelf. Thankfully she hasn't decided to gnaw on any of them yet.

    Just out of curiosity, how are you up three?
  16. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    oh, well, I can see the cat causing a lot of problems...I like cats, but I'd be pretty annoyed at one if it constantly knocked over my stuff....

    oh, and i'm up 3 stands because I only use one of the 4 that I currently have...
  17. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    Oh, I get it. I thought you meant that you had more stands than figures somehow. I'm actually up one. I'm currently only using the stands for Kermit and Dr. Teeth. Beaker's strapped to the table (meep!) and Dr. Honeydew is just standing on the lab floor with the rabbit.

    I don't have Piggy yet ... I was thinking about heading out to the mall today today to get the EB long-haired one, but we'll see if I actually get around to it. I don't know if I want it, or if I just want to wait until the Pigs in Space playset to get her. I haven't decided whether I want to get ALL of the regular figures or if I'll skip the occasional one that doesn't strike me as must-have. (I'm definitely not going to try to get all the "special" ones ... I can't justify the cost of the black shirt Dr. Teeth.)
  18. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    If I were you I'd go for the long haired Piggy..she may be the weakest figure (aside from short haired miss piggy, that is) in Wave one, but she's still a pretty cool toy...and it's nice to have a piggy to display with the rest of the "regular cast" The pigs in Space one you KNOW you're always gonna keep on the playset, right?
  19. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh New Member

    Yep, I finally got around to getting Piggy. My girlfriend used the "you like the others so much, you might as well get that one too" logic on me, so that settled it. I must say, it's growing on me. Apart from the smooth skin, this long-haired version looks nice. She can't wear her boa, though ... my cat already attacked it once. Ah well.
  20. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe New Member

    that sucks about the boa, cause it really sets off the figure nicely, but cool that you got it!!! Told ya it was neat :D


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