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New Disney Muppets Figures Revealed

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by beaker, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Thanks to the tip by Frogboy, here's a peak at some of the upcoming Muppet vinyl figures Disney is releasing
    (shown is Piggy, Rizzo and Bunsen, Statler, Waldorf and Fozzie )

    It says

    "Muppets Series #1 is scheduled to be released in Late 2009.

    - Piggy
    - Fozzie
    - Statler
    - Waldorf
    - Bean Bunny
    - Rowlf
    - Beaker
    - Sweetums
    - Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
    - Rizzo
    - Disney Tourist Kermit "

    Woot! Bean Bunny!
  2. Yoda Man

    Yoda Man Well-Known Member

    Sounds cool! Never heard of these before, so I just read over the site. It says:

    "The 3" vinyls come in a blind box, meaning all the boxes look the same, you can't see inside, and you'll have no idea what it will be until you open it. When the store displays the vinyls for sale, they display them in a tray of 24 blind boxes. In each tray there are two sets of eleven, the chaser, and what we call a filler. The filler is an extra vinyl to complete the tray of 24. This means that each tray will actually have three of one specific design (ex: 3 of Monorail Red, 2 of everything else except the chaser, and 1 chaser). There will never be two chasers in the same tray."

    I assume that means these will be a case of 12. If so, who's left? A regular Kermit? Also, it seems the little 3" ones are $10. A bit expensive, so I'll probably just grab one or two.
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Mwha? What are these... Vinylmation? Static posed figurines? Small figurines with some articulation? Poseable vinyls? And most importantly, how do they look compared with the Palisades line in both quality and height?
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I won't lie to ya, they look ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly. All of them have huge Micky-Mouse ears, round heads with oddly shaped mouthes and noses, little fat bodies, little arms and feet. I guess they are cool if you are a collector of the vinal figs, but as a collector of Palisades...nothing alike at all.

    They are more like something from Duplo, or Lego.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Mmm, Vinylmation then. Hexactly what I thought. If I'm gonna get excited about finally getting a Bean Bunny figure/figurine at Disney, it'll be the Muppet*Vision 3D one.

    Call me when a decent line of figures starts up again. Or at least a multi-teared Muppaverse series of smaller figurines.
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    These are pretty hot and have their market! Some fans will like them, others will pass.

    I know a little more about this style lately after working with the Monskey people and creating the new www.monskey.us site. A lot of people are doing this now and Disney has finally stepped up to the plate. Their sculpt isnt' the best, but it's all in fun. There Kermit is cute!

    Here's an assortment including Kermit. And here's a Kermit turnaround. He's hard to find now!
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I actually really like these. I saw them when I was down in WDW this March and was really upset when I couldn't find a Kermit--I did manage to find a pin of a Vinylmation Kermit, though. I'll probably see about investing in these. I'm shocked that Gonzo isn't included in the lineup, however... that's REALLY disappointing.
  8. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    They are basically just a Mickey Mouse base figure with repaints to turn them into Muppet figures.
  9. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I agree with Beau, they look odd. I suppose I'm happy they're making something, but I don't think I'll be buying any of these.
  10. goodrastus

    goodrastus Well-Known Member

    I'm glad they have their market but these don't appeal to me at all - lol
  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh! I get it...These are Mickey repaints...I get it...but I still think they are sinfully ugly.

    However, the Miss Piggy one has awesome gloves.
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Whoah, does every Muppet figure that comes out have to compare to Palisades? I always believed smaller Muppet figures, in the
    1978 Fisher Price/2003 Jack in the Box kids meal/2003-2004 Palisades Mini Muppets scale would be the best way to go in order to release the most amount of figures. to me the Palisades line are more like statues.

    Looking closely at em, yeah you're right. I notice all the big vinyl figures are like that. Virtually every GI Joe, Transformer, Indiana Jones, Marvel, etc Mighty Muggs figure have all the exact same physical base. Which means they should sell blank white ones so you can customize your own.

    Also that means you can pretty much buy any of the mickey 3" vinyl figures and paint your own. You can make a Bobo the Bear, A Gobo, heck even a Digit.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Still, you have to admit they'd go perfect with the City Critters line.

    Just weird to see vinyl and vinyl blind box figures so popular now, as I remember those when they were still underground
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Beakie, I only commented on their comparison to Palisades, as Count asked. They are nothing like, and they are more like Duplo or Lego creations. I stand by what I said :p
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah man. And Palisades aren't statues... Macfarlin, those are statues. And I did say I support the multi-teared smaller-sized Muppaverse figurine idea, heck, I used to collect the SST ones back in the day. The truth is, I sorta got scared off of Vinylmation from a review done of the first set of ten about a year ago on the Disney Pincast. I highly recommend listening to it if you like Disney pin merchandise, and join our growing IPLS group as well. Anyway, the Vinylmation just left a sort of bad feeling for me, given I have no access to it beside that which others describe of them until I decide to get one in my hands. If you guys like Vinylmation figures, that's perfectly okay too. There's enough of a market for that within the parks and stores. Would just love to get a continuation of the Palisades quality for TMS or through to the other realms of the Muppaverse either in full figure or small PVC figurine form.
  16. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    Bleh. I'll pass. Don't care much for the look of them. I'll pass.
  17. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    OMG disney's ideas for money get worse and worse on these threads!:eek: These things don't look right at all, especially piggy's head and snout. Plus the ear thing only works for characters with erm....EARS! How are they meant to explain how D.r Bunsen Honeydew got these freakish mouse ears? Experiment gone wrong? Thats also the phrase I'd use to describe these freaks of nature, it may work for mickey mouse and maybe Rizzo but it doesen't work for every muppet. Face it people, muppets weren't destined for this sort of thing, these things were made for mickey mouse, not Kermit T frog although the kermit is the only one that looks right, clever ideas with the eyes there, but as a whole set I think they look terrible.
  18. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    When looking at those I can't help thinking of these, which I think are cooler. But yeah, these arn't the best looking bunch I've seen. There ok, but the thing I don't like is they leave the big 'ears' on there when some characters don't have big ears like that, it just looks awkard. But as long as people who like that stuff like it, then It'll be ok.
  19. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    I guess, plus your very right about a lot of this stuff, those things you mentioned do look much better, remind me of palisades a little, are those things megos btw? I don't know much about them except they look sort of like that, sort of like playmobil.
  20. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Those are Kubricks, and they're made mostly in Japan. They remined me of the vinyl figures because they both come in blind boxes, and they are both the same basic pattern, execpt in Kubricks case, the heads are mostly diffrent shapes. There's Kubricks of almost everything.

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