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Official Star Wars Muppet Figures Coming

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by BigDumbWookiee, May 28, 2007.

  1. DTWolf

    DTWolf Well-Known Member

    I would agree that the accessories, much as I enjoyed most of them, might have been a bit much. They put LOTS of fan-pleasing effort into accessories, and it's debatable whether that was the best use of their resources.

    I don't understand what more anyone could have wanted in the likenesses Palisades gave the Muppets. The original Piggy and Gonzo were off, maybe, but after series 2 the figures looked about as close as plastically possible to the real thing. (Which is also when the accessories got better.)

    And I totally disagree with the notion that likeness makes up for lousy articulation, which is how I interpret the post quoted above. I admit to letting Neca get away with bad articulation in their Jareth figure, but that's partly because I expected so little from the start, given the way the high-end figure industry works these days. But there are lots of people out here, like me, who can't stand a lot of what's on the market precisely because manufacturers focus on likeness and sculpt at the expense of moving parts. You've got to have both to make a great figure. Jareth aside, I don't want really tall PVCs, no matter how good they look.
  2. nattiemouse

    nattiemouse New Member

    Rizzo as yoda

    cant wait ! Rizzo :eek:as Yoda - well done - a dream. Nice one Rizzo x
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Count, I had no idea you were using a text to speech program, I thought maybe someone was reading to you the text. Your vast knowlege of all things Sesame and Muppets remains as extensive as ever, as I had totally forgot who played who in the infamous Muppet Babies Star Wars spoofs.

    Well, someone mentioned R2-D2...well Palisades came out with an R2-D2 parody figure, the MAMMA robot from the Dudley Moore episode.

    I didn't like the Star Wars Transformers toys, even tho I love both franchises.
    But thse Star Wars Muppet figures are definately something Star Wars fans, Muppet fans, and the general public would definately love. I just think it's lame they will be only available at Disney theme parks.
  4. DTWolf

    DTWolf Well-Known Member

    I for one would be much happier if I knew they'd be sold at the Disney Store (the shopping-mall chain) instead of just at the parks. I can get to the Disney Store; I'll never get to the parks.
  5. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

    You can call either park through DelivEARS and they will ship to you. I did it for the big Kermit figure because they wouldn't hold it until I left. I don't remember the number but you can call the parks and I'm sure you'll get it.

    The Disney stores in the malls aren't owned by Disney anymore, so there might not be much Muppet stuff there.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I do agree. Over accessorizing killed the other lines (Ren and Stimpy and Fairly Odd Parents in particular, since it upped their prices). But then again, for the Muppet lines to be a true success, they'da had to follow McFarline's business modle and have Kermit's bloody eye popping out it's socket or some sick minded crap like that. I absolutely hate the garbage "Twisted Fairy Tales/ Wizard of Oz" lines. It seesm like the only people who buy that are serial Killers or something.

    I will say, at least with Palisades, they were action figures and not 3D diaramas. I love the Simpsons and Hanna Barberra Lines, but I want an action figure to at least be posible, and not fixed into an action pose. I have the Hong Kong Phooey, and I like it, but I'd rather have a posible figurine and a seperately sold Phooeymobile.

    I loved Palisades when they were around (though I said before, their PALZ line was the stupidest thing they've ever done. Kubricks knockoffs you'd expect from any other less than reputable toy manufacturer, but not them.)
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Why not?
  8. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

    They sold them off awhile ago. They may end up putting Muppet stuff in them, but in the few years they've had the Muppets, I've only seen a few things here and there.
  9. paganpoet

    paganpoet Member

    These look great! I want the Miss Piggy as Princess Leah! Gonzo looks awesome too! Thanks for sharing this!
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I wonder why Master Replicas have a picture of the Muppets Star Wars send up in their Christmas in July Blog?There is nothing related to it in the topic.
  11. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    The Disney Stores are now owned by The Children's Place (the childrens clothing retailer).
  12. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    right! CP (childrens Place) runs the Disney stores in the mall under "Hoop Retail Stores, Inc." since late 2004 when Disney sold off the chain. But when CP/Disney store comes out with NEW Disney stuff they have to get Disney co's "OKay!" first. as for MUppet stuff in the Disney stores. so far theres ONLY been a Kermit and Miss Piggy pillow and a Mug and a few Bear in the BIG blue house things here and there.

    its funny tho the Disney co. STILL permotes the Disney Store on www.disneyshopping.com with a "find a Disney store near you" locater on the site and as of June 07 runs the NEW www.disneystore.com aswell.

    ok back on topic....

    I'll buy these Muppet Star Wars figs. I;m NOT a HUGE fan of Star Wars but I'll sit down and watch the movies. asfar as where else to buy them... Disney World (and Disneyland) has a number you can call and order them from or theres always eBay! :)
  13. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    I am the same as you i am not a huge star wars fan but i like to sit down and watch the movies when ever they are on HBO or some there cable tv network .

    i have not bought any of the other star wars figuries but i would love to have the muppet ones i am going to get thoughs because of the Wonderful muppet babies memories that they bring back of my childhood .:)
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Disney (Mickey etc.) Figures in Toy Fare Magazine

    Not sure if anyone has posted this, but the latest issue (10th anniversary) Toy Fare magazine includes pictures of the Disney Star Wars characters. I hope the Muppet ones won't be too far off.

    The Disney ones look rather good. There's a little bit of articulation and the sculpts, especially Don Solo, are nice. Minnie isn't all that great. I've never much liked how the character or the toys are handled when it comes to her.

    I was thinking that these would look a lot cheaper than they turned out. I'm considering buying them for a Disney fan friend and visiting them regularly. ;)
  15. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know any more when these are coming out? I rang the Star Wars shop at Walt Disney World, Florida and they didnt know anything about it.And it isnt on the calendar of www.disneygallery.com yet
  16. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Oh boy maybe they'll get scrapped also..:rolleyes:
  17. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

    I think in the article ealier in the thread they stated that the figures wouldn't be out until the new year.
  18. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    These haven't been scrapped (as far as I know). Back in May, when they were announced they only had done some sketches for the figures. So there is still a lot of work that is needed to in order to take these figures from an idea and artwork and then create and mass produce complete and final products that they can then send out to the stores.
  19. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Oh yes I know ;) I was sort of half kidding and half being sarcastic a very lovely mix.:p
  20. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I read that they were going to ship later, in Fall, which is now and onwards.

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