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Non-figure related items from Palisades?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by frogboy4, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    There has been much debate about the possibility of Palisades releasing 3 different kinds of figures. I'd like to see them all made, but as Zoot and Dingo stated, there are other possibilities that may need exploring. Palisades released mini lunchboxes so their license must cover other items, so what kinds of other possibilities are there? Plush is most likely not covered but there must be other possibilities.

    Christmas Ornaments
    Figural Mugs
    Pencil and Pen Toppers
    Figural Soaps
    Pencil Sharpeners
    Wind-up Toys
    Figural Alarm Clocks

    Whew...I'm tapped out. But just think about having a Janice or Crazy Harry mug or Pepe clock!
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I think Ken mentioned there would be 3 other Muppet lines before the end of the year did he not ? Something like that anyway. I'm guessing they'll be small yet worthy 'stocking filler' items like the Lunchboxes so yeah Ornaments would be nice (same kinda matierials as action figs i guess) and your idea of Alarm clocks would be cool.

    I have an idea actually. How about 'Muppet Room Guards' ? You remember when they did 'Toy Story' they had Buzz Lightyears that looked like action figures - but you placed them in your room and when it sensed someone coming into the room (via atmosphere sensors i think) it would say something like 'I'm Buzz Lightyear - This Is An Intruder Alert' or something like that. Anyway it would be cool to have Kermit say 'Hi Ho - Welcome to my room' or Pepe saying 'Scram, get outa here or i shall spank you like a bad, bad donkey' - anyway that kinda stuff.

    Of course we'll be getting into the whole voice licensing argument again but at least this would be an opportunity to use the newer puppeteers rather than the old voic clips.

    Also we had the idea of 'Paint Your Own' type figures, PVC's and Playsets in one of the other threads that has always been successful with the 'crafty' Muppet fans over the years.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have heard nothing of these action figure guard thingys. Sounds very cool! My ex did have a Scooby that was light sensitive. Maybe it's the same sort of thing. I really like the idea of having a Pepe contiually pestering me!
  4. Lorde Pompeo

    Lorde Pompeo New Member

    "Wake up, okay? What are you waiting for? Oh! Dios mio! Wake up, okay? Come on! Come on! You do not want to be late!"
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Now that I would have a hard time throwing across the room! I'd wake up just laughing my butt off!
  6. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Maybe the talking room guards have been more popular over here - you can get a Homer one as well.

    I'm sure you guys have seen it but you can get a Homer that sits on top of your TV and when you point the remote at the TV to change the channel, the Homer toy picks up the signal too and he talks to you.

    Other than that, yeah talking alarm clocks would be very cool - do Palisades do electronics ? I guess they have people in China who could.
  7. dr. gorry

    dr. gorry New Member

    jamie basically a room guard is a statue with a built in sensor,that can annoy the heck outta anybody.it could chase someone outta your room,but thenagain it could chase you outta you room!lol!
  8. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yup, Gorry is spot on exactly right there - so the room guard is kinda made out of the same matierials as action figures, so if they R&D'd the sensor, it would be fairly easy for Palisades to sculpt and manufacture. I guess the guys in China would just have a sensor to pop in along the way.
  9. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Hmm, not sure about these room guard things. But if I could get a really detailed Gonzo or Rowlf to sit on top of my television and make comments about what I'm watching, well, that could be cool.

    I'd like to see some new ornaments at 'regular' ornament prices (not like the Radko ones that came out a while back). The regular figure molds or minis could probably be used. Would be fun if they were based on MCC, Emmet, Muppet Family Christmas.... I know those aren't covered by a TMS license, but it would be nice to have ornaments that connected to the actual holiday shows.

    Clocks could be good.

    I'd love to see new figural mugs. And new cookie jars and salt and pepper shakers. There are big collectors markets for both of those, though they would probably need to find new outlets-- don't think comic stores are quite the places most cookie jar collectors haunt. ;)

    I think Palisades has done some simple plush (aren't we getting one with the Club package?). Don't know that they'd really want to get into a Muppet plush line, but there is certainly room for more than Igel/Disney and Nanco plushes, whether they come from Palisades or someone else.

    I'd like to see a less detailed but more elaborate playset of the Muppet Theater, along the lines of the old Fisher Price Playskool Sesame Street Little People set. Or the Muppet Boarding House. Better yet, both!
  10. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    The Nanco Plushes of the Muppets are so wonderful! I almost have them all thanks to Joe :) The little ones are so cute! And Joe has Rizzo hanging in his car! LOL!
  11. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I was just looking at the thread 'Muppet Roommates' and thought that it would be a cool line name if a company were to produce either those Room Guard or TV Talker things. You could kinda have a Muppet that sits in your room and interacts with ya .... shame it can't do other things or the girlfriend would be obselete !
  12. grail

    grail New Member

    remember someone asking if you ever find yourself quoting Muppet movies in life...well here's one of mine:

    "You and your hobbies!!"

    just kidding, Luke...really...
  13. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Muppet Roommates would be a great line name for those interactive Muppet toys.

    (Not gunna touch the rest of Luke's post for fear it will bring back the Gonzo undies discussion.)
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm glad someone is supporting my Muppet boarding house playset idea. I had almost forgotten about it! But it was quickly nixed as an idea. :(

    Geez I wonder what would happen if I got one of these room guards! I'd never leave my house and I'd talk to myself more than I usually do these days. Froggy needs to get out!
  15. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    I really like the idea of Talking Alarm Clocks and Christmas Ornaments.

    We have seen the masterpeices the People at Palisades can make, Imagine having Christmas Themed Muppet son your tree.

    I know there are a few out there, But Palisades could pull it off great i think !

    And i know people are getting fed up with Beaker, But wouldnt you love a big figural Beaker Alarm Clock that Meeps when its time to wake up ?

    Then you gotta push his head down to stop him, You have to push something down on most clocks.

    And i would love to wake up to Pepe ranting about how late its getting !

    Im getting very excited !

    LOL !

    See ya
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You just hit the nail on the Beaker head with that post!
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>You just hit the nail on the Beaker head with that post!<<<

    Ouchies! I mean MEEEEEP!
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    How about an Anmal that beats his drums until you wake up!
  19. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Get up Okay! I cannot stand around waiting for you all day, Okay! I am an important King Prawn Okay! People are waiting for me Okay. Get up you lazy bum Okay

    *hit snooze*

    Ouch! You just smacked me on the head Okay. That is not okay, Okay!



    Get up! Get up Okay! I am not going to tell you again Okay. You worthless waste of space. Okay!
  20. GWGumby

    GWGumby New Member

    That's either really really cool, or really scary. I can't figure out which!


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