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Muppet Labs Playset Arrives: When and Where

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I can understand not putting Beaker seperate (well, unless you go via the net), while some may not pay $25, some will be tempted who might not have bought the Playset if Beaker was made individually. So basically that would equal less playset sales and less emphasis on Playsets.
  2. gringo

    gringo Well-Known Member

    I found the playset at the TRU in Lynnwood, WA. Looks great, it was 22.99. Have not opened it yet. I'll be receiving another one from EBworld next week.

  3. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Man, I can't tell you how bummed I was the day I walked by that corner to discover a bare building. I remember in the good old days when the soundtrack section had it's very own little room, kinda like what places do with classical/opera/jazz sections now.

    Now with Virgin there, it's nice to have a big three-decker around again, but you're right, they're way too expensive. Has Tower found a new location yet? And more importantly, are we allowed to say 'Virgin' here?
  4. kane31666

    kane31666 Well-Known Member

    Just wanna let everyone know that EB pushed it back another week to 7/31
  5. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    Tower relocated further down on tremont street right around Fenway Park . It's next to the WBCN radio staion.

  6. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Nice! I know where I'm goin' tonight! :D
  7. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member


    Anyone looking at the local comic shop should swing by tomorrow. DIAMOND COMICS shipments went out for delivery with this weeks goods. Phone first, but they should be there.
  8. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Has anyone found the Labs playset at an EB yet?
  9. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    nope...got mine at TRU
  10. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    I have yet to see ANY Muppet toys on the shelf at the three Electronics Boutiques in my area
  11. Shooter Johnson

    Shooter Johnson Well-Known Member

    I got a notice today from EB Games that my Muppet Labs with Beaker shipped. I'll have to clear some space on my shelf to set it up with the other figures!!
  12. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    To those of you in the Boston area, HARRISON"S COMICS on Essex Street in Salem got about Six of the Lab playsets this morning. they're priced at $29.95.

    oops- make that FIVE playsets!

  13. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    Word of advice to all of you who haven't got the Lab playsets yet- It might be nice to have a little "superglue" on hand..
    When I got the twists off the Lab experiment table, the whole thing came apart..i mean ENTIRELY apart...as though it hadn't even been assenbled. The base and the wiring connecting the table to the electrode helmet came off like nothing...
    That's a minor quibble, however, everything else was perfect, and all I really wanted was the figure, anyways, which is GORGEOUS...
    In terms of both looks AND posabilty, this is the best of the first series. It stands up on its own with NO trouble at all, and with its twistable head and BOTH arms articulated at shoulber, elbow, and wrist, you can put it into many in-character poses. (Beaker relied a lot on hand gestures) I STILL wish that the figure could close the mouth and push the head into the collar but still, I'm EXTREMELY pleased...
    I'm sure common sense would dictate I return the set to the store, but like i said, the table is nothing a little superglue won't fix..It's not like i'm collecting for investment purposes..
    If there's anything I really think was wrong with the table was that I wished the straps were longer so I could strap BUNSEN in..
    (The Gorilla Detector is a riot!)
    But Beaker is PERFECT, and to me that's what counts..
    Where'd I put that glue?
  14. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Glad you finally got one Smig! You are one of the biggest Beaker fans around. You've been waiting a long time for this.

    I wonder what you have in store for your poor little Beaker figure... :eek:
  15. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Well no, if we're all being honest - it's a major QC flaw - but glad you got what you wanted Smiggy and glad the figure was in one piece. Also glad you know what the heck to do with Super Glue to these things - i wouldn't have a clue !
  16. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    TRUs in New England should be receiving their first Beaker shipments this week(that is, if they don't have them already!)

    (my local TRU has them scheduled to come in tomorrow)
  17. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    Oh, I agree with you on THAT point, Luke, it IS a major Quality Control flaw, But luckily, the table is more like DISSASSEMBLED rather than BROKEN, so I don't see why I couldn't fix it up myself
    rather than return the whole set to the store (with the possibility that any other sets may be sold out) but that's Me. I;m just too d**n easy to please..

    Oh, I WOULD have returned it if the figure- or even the main lab setup itself was in bad shape..

    But i basically did that post in the first place as a kind of Be-careful warning to anyone that didn't get the set yet. Hypocritical as I may sound right now, if you find anything broken/ and you're NOT pleased at all/ as you should be with it, return or exchange it if you can.
    Do as I say, not as I do.. works for politicians.

  18. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    San Antonio

    Just got back from a week in San Antonio for SIGGRAPH 2002 (computer graphics expo) and found a half-dozen or so Muppet Lab playsets in a TRU in northern San Antonio near the airport.

    This thing is awesome! After seeing pictures and reading reviews and pretty much knowing exactly what to expect, I was still blown away at just how utterly fantastic this playset is--especially for the price.

    And can I just add that I am so glad there are no stupid pegs the characters have to stand on so we can get random muppet-phrases.

    Thanks again Palisades!
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Just got my set

    Just got a Lab set from a store here in San Francisco and it's so incredibly cool! I also got another Bunsen to keep MOC. And TRU lists mid-August for the set. They need help!
  20. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    LOL - it sounds like Bunsen and Beaker got bored on the ship so decided to try out some experiments in Muppet Labs but blew up the joint ! ;-)

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