1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Help Muppet Central Radio
    We need your help to continue Muppet Central Radio. Show your support and listen regularly and often via Radionomy's website, official apps and the WinAmp Media Player. Learn More

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

    Dismiss Notice

Muppet Labs Playset Arrives: When and Where

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

  1. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

    What I want to know is how the definition of "perfect" got so twisted when it comes to these figures! You people are easy to please.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Well mine is in perfect condition. The detail and the painting is incredible! Can't wait for the next playset!!!!!!
  3. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    Jes, you should KNOW by now that i'm a very twisted person who puts a higher standard on the actual figures than the lowly accessories.

  4. kane31666

    kane31666 Well-Known Member

    Mine shipped out from EB yesterday.
  5. Hsnopi

    Hsnopi Member

    Mine arrived. I have already set it up at work. I am thinking it needs lights. But I think everything needs colored lights. So i will prolly modify mine with some fiber optics and stuff.
    At first i put beaker in the oven upside down. Cause beaker seems appropraite upside down. but then i put him on the table upside down.

    and dude. Beakers shoes ROCK! maybe we shoudl start a club. next muppetfest we all wear beaker shoes.

  6. gringo

    gringo Well-Known Member

    I agree. Beaker rules. I need to find room on a bookself or something. Right now it is sitting on my Sega Dreamcast on my coffee table. Kinda looks funny not sitting right next to my other figures. Coffee table it is until I can find some room on my shelves.

  7. trammel

    trammel Active Member

    The Toys R Us in Bellingham MA had 5 of the Muppets Labs playsets in stock this afternoon.

  8. keeper7keys

    keeper7keys Member

    Finally found mine today at TRU in Arlington Heights. The funny thing is the stock guy was rearranging stuff and one was laying out. Thinking it was the last one I snagged it up quickly and then he asked if I wanted more. He then moved the 12 " inal Fantasy Figures on the bottom shelf and I saw 3-4 of them behind them. I wonder how many times I went in there are thought they just didn't have them.
  9. BAZ

    BAZ Well-Known Member

    Still looking

    I've been going out every Saturday, trying to find some place in town that has gotten Muppet Labs in. No luck so far.

    While in a TRU today, I actually had an emplyee ask me if I needed help! When I asked for the Muppet action figures, they gave the standard responce. "Over in the baby items". I corrected him and said they were in the action figure section, then headed that way. The confused employee follwed. Found the figures and said "See they are action figures. Muppet fans get a little upset if you refer to them as baby toys"

    I said I was looking for Muppet Labs, so he checked with his supervisor to see if they had come in yet! Knock me over with a feather..wow! A TRU employee actually being helpful?!?!
  10. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    LOL - You know i've been thinking theres no need for them to be doing all this work at the factory. Next year from Palisades :- "Paint By Numbers - The Muppet Show Theatre". You just get the bits, some super glue, couple of pots of paint and a diagram.

    Knowing how weird Muppet fans are, i think they'd kinda prefer it this way and be pleased as anything they got to make it.

    Of course the diagram would probably end up being sent in Chinese or something ........... :rolleyes:
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Actually, in 1978 Avalon Industries released a set of blank plastic figurines, with paints and a paintbrush to decorate the figures. The set included Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Scooter and Animal.

    All kinds of stuff like this came out. Check out our collectible arts and crafts for more.
  12. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Well-Known Member

    Hey I think you are on to something here! Think of the savings in production costs! Not to mention that feeling of satistfaction gained from really have a "hand" in making your own Muppets. I see a future for you in the toy business.
  13. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    Just called th TRU in East Brunswick, NJ. He's in. I wouldassume the other TRUs in jersey have him too. I'm off to get him now.

  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Thank you Phillip and Jessica for your comments. Wow - i never knew about all the stuff Avalon and others made, i was agog at that. I was aware that 'Airfix' had made 'Return Of The Jedi' build/paint your own Playsets which were really good back in the mid 80's. Yes i can really imagine Muppet fans being into this kind of thing, although i was kinda joking, maybe it is something Palisades or another licensee could look into.

    The joint level of creativity on here sometimes is astounding .... and so 'Penguin Toys' is born !

    (after a spectacular big money takeover of 'Artie Toys')
  15. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member

    Luke + Phil,

    There was also a Doozer and Gobo, i dont know what company tho.

    in the UK we got 'PlasterCaster' Muppets, It was a mold which you can make a Muppet with then paint it.

    In the set was Animal, Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie and Scooter.

    I dont think there were anymore, But i know the preview booklet had Gloat the Green Frackle picture in it and Dr Teeth.

    See ya
  16. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  17. BAZ

    BAZ Well-Known Member

    I bought the Kermit figure back then. Painted and out it on the dashboard of my car. Friend of mine use to refer to it as St. Kermit. It has been on the dashboard of every car I have owned since then. Each time I get a new car, Kermit gets a new paint job. Last time I had to buy paint remover to strip off all the layers of paint before the latest repaint.
  18. BAZ

    BAZ Well-Known Member

    Re: Luke + Phil,

    We had something like that in the U.S. It only had Kermit and Fozzie. I still have the molds around here somewhere.

    I gotta inventory my Muppet stuff someday. I keep forgetting all the stuff I have.
  19. Satcapricorn

    Satcapricorn Active Member

    It's already selling at Toys R Us in NYC :)(the series 1 playset).
  20. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yeah it doesn't suprise me that Muppet fans have been into this kinda creativity deal before - i think it's more than time for a rebirth.

    I think scene playsets like Theatre, Muppet Labs, Backstage, Chef Kitchen would be cool but also coming with mini figures and accesories to paint within each pack. I think these would be quite cheap, and you wouldn't have to shell out cash for anything extra because everything would be there within the pack. It'd also be cool for customisers becasue if they wanted to be different they could just use a different color scheme.

    It might not be too hard licensing wise because few other companies would be in a position to bid for the licenses so it'd just be extra cash in the bank for JHC on something they probably didn't think about licensing now anyway.

Share This Page