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Opinions: The end of the Muppet line

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by minor muppetz, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    JUST started! :) **hides**

    hey gang,

    just thought id bump this thread and say this.... I JUST started buying a few of these Muppets palisades figs a few weeks ago, the 3rd week in March 06 (I should have bought a few when I was at the NYC World of Disney Store back in Sep 05, but didnt...now i'm kickin myslef). There great, LOVE EM, bought em from ebay. I bought Muppet Treasure Island Sam Eagle, the 2 boxs of Mini Muppets from Muppet Christmas carol, JUST got my Muppet Penguins in the mail this morning (also from ebay) now I REALLY, really want/looking for Palisades Muppets RAINBOW CONNECTION Kermit. Know I ONLY wana have a few........watch me say that and in like 6months be doin the HOLE line, i'm half broke as is, lol...... :p who or what else should i get? anybody?! i need help! should I only buy whats cheap/what i ONLY want/certon muppets?! :smirk: :zany:
  2. Yoda Man

    Yoda Man Member

    I'd say buy what's cheap and what you like. Most Ebgames that have figures have them down to 3.99 now. That's how I got SMollet and Pops. Anyone want to check their EBgames for me? I'm in need of Sam the Eagle or Sam Arrow!
  3. loveswedishchef

    loveswedishchef New Member

    Please note that any criticism aside, I am so thankful for my Palisades Muppet Figures!

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Have to say favorites are all incantations of the swedish chef, the entire band together, the Jim Henson muppet, and Super Grover
    Least is most definitely the first attempt at Piggy, the productions like "vaudville" Statler & Waldorf and "police Fozzie", "vacation" everybody, etc.

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Had no expectations. Wish Janice was better balanced, backstage was better constructed, and Flloyd was not attached to his amp. Loved the detail on the whole line.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Sweetums tops all, because his size is relevant. Otherwise, megas don't match the rest of the collection.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    adventure Kermit was great, because we have a soft spot for Indiana Jones. Santa Swedish chef is also great for holiday decorating!

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Again, don't collect the minis because it's out of scale with the rest of the line, but was dissappointed not to get Mahna Mahna and the Snowths on their own.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Has to be the kitchen set (love that chef), and least favorite was the lab (not like the show). Wish the backstage fit together better and would have loved a stage complete with velvet curtains and balcony.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Would love to get my hands on that Kermit 7 Piggy wedding favour! How cool would that have been for wedding guests!

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    not including variants and multiples, I'm only missing a few (but thanks to ebay, I will have them eventually.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    No, and don't ever intend to. When you think about it, wouldn't you rather have a few more essential characters available than double up on the ones you have because their shirt is a different color?

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Just one? Impossible! I would love to see multiple Jim Henson representation in the eesential characters of Sesame Street (we came so close) and the Fraggles, as well as Labrynth and The Dark Crystal.

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Again - not impressed by variants. The only one worth the time was changing the first season Piggy to the long hair style.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    The accesories that really make the figures are all the band instruments/Rowlf's piano, and I love the camera that comes with Kermit (perfect when you put it with the Newsman's studio!) Love the chairs for Statler and Waldorf too.

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Above all love the Dancing Slinkies that first appeared in the original Java scene (although why they came with lips I don't know). The aliens from Koozbane Kermit are great too. All additional characters are important (Camilla with gonzo, Gaffer the cat with Pops, etc.)

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Really missing George the Janitor dancing with Mildrid, Hilda the seamstress, and Wayne and Wanda should have come with Sam Eagle. Would have liked a Mahna Mahna & the Snowths without having to go into 2 mini packages

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Without a doubt most dissappointed about not getting Rowlf, Janice, and Piggy from "Veterinary Hospital". don't know if it was actually sculpted, but heard it was at least proposed as upcoming.

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Oops, think I answered above question similarily. I have Uncle Deadly from series 10, and he was my fave from the last line.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    That it hadn't ended, of course. Also, I would much rather ahve more of the different characters that a whole bunch of variants and the same characters done in different ways. who really needs sam the Eagle in a pirate suit anyway? Maybe if everyone sent palisades $2 we could get them back into production - I really want those Seame Street figures!

    please answer.[/quote]
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this was just a general point about characters, but by packaging variation, I mean having two of the exact same figures just because it was available in two different types of packaging (for example, The Swedish Kitchen was released in both the original red curtain packaging and the later blue packaging). I would have rather had more different characters, both essential (Bobo, Bean) and, for a lack of better term, frivolis (Seymour, Louis Kazagger, some of the frackles).

    We also came close to Fraggles (a Gobo Fraggle figure was planned as a surprise figure in series 10, but then Disney bought the Muppets before Gobo could be released).

    The Java muppets were originally going to come with Sal (another character who would have been out of place with the Java Muppets). I don't think there is anybody who would make sense to come with the Java muppets. It was hard to come up with some accessories for Lips, and I guess something else was thought of for Sal and it was decided to have these creatures come with Lips. The only connection I can think of for these characters is that Lips played the trumpet and the Java song heavily featured a trumpet sound. Of course, I think it would have been more appropiate for Lips to have come with one or two Snerfs (considering those creatures had trumpets for noses) or (considering that the packaging said "From The Great Muppet Caper") some bellhop rats.

    I don't think Sam, Wayne, and Wanda would have all been able to fit togetehr in one package (unless it was an exclusive). Besides, the Sam figure was kind of big anyway. Wayne and Wanda are both average size of the Muppets. Back when Palisades had a pack-in contest, it was said to refrain from nominating any humanoid characters, because those would need full articulation and clothing parts that are made from seperate pieces.

    They were sculpted. There was a picture at Palisades Toys website in one of the daily bits.
  5. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    Well I know this thread is somewhat old, but I'll add to it, since I did love the line so much, :) .


    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    My top five favorites, of the ones I have, (not including exclusives) would have to be Janice (S5), S5 Gonzo, Rowlf (S3), Crazy Harry (S2) and Lips (S9).
    Least favs would have to be S1 Piggy (for the same reason of it just not as good looking as it could of been). S2 Gonzo (same reason as Piggy), Dr. Phil Van Neauter (S8) (just don't really care for the character all too much), Patorl Bear (S6, just cause I think it S2 Fozzie with a cop uniform paint on), and Statler (S6, not too bad of a figure, just could of look a bit better.)
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    I think they were all made pretty well, for the most part.
    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    The only one I have in my collection, as of now, is Gonzo.
    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Sweetums, Uncle Deadly and the Peguins were awesome to have in a Muppet figure collection.
    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    I enjoy the set with Piggy (I honsetly like the way she looked there) and the Snowths, probably the most.
    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    I only have two palysets: Muppet Labs and Pigs in Space. I guess out of thoes two I like Pigs in Space a bit more.
    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Hard to say, I do own a few though.
    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    I'm working on it, but as of now, no.
    9. do you own every package variations?
    I would rather have the Muppet Show 25th package over the blue package.
    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Sesame Street or Fraggle Rock.
    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    I just have Floyd Pepper and Clifford.
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Rowlf's Piano.
    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Probably Polly Lobster, I guess.
    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Spamela Hamderson (just cause I think she would of looked great), Annie Sue (I just don't think you can have too many Muppet pigs and more female power as well), Sal, and any more Muppet monsters (like the pigs, you can't have too many Muppet monsters.)
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    It would probably have to be Sal.
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    I was thinking the Muppet Babies would be kind of cool.
    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    That it last longer and we got more Muppets. It's so totally sad that Palisades went of bussiness, for my money, there still one of the best action figures companies ever.
  6. Animal5479

    Animal5479 New Member

    Heres my replies to you list. Thanks for posting it!


    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?

    Best - At the moment I think its Rowlf from the Playset. Worse - Johnny Fiama. Why did they make three of him? He's Rubbish.
    .
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    The whole line suprised me with the quality to be honest.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

    Beaker - Favorite. Camilla - least favorite.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

    Banditos Chef - favorite. Don't have a least fave.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?\

    Never liked the mini figures.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?

    Tough one. Least favorite - Pigs in Space. Nothing to do with quality, I just hate Pigs in Space. Favorite - Probably backstage, although, labs, the kitchen and the drum set all get honorable mentions.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?

    Oddly enough I like the Ice Penguins.

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

    No, but I've tried to condense my collection to my faves.

    9. do you own every package variations?

    No.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?

    Don't know.

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?

    Not a big fan of repaints. They are "original" for a reason.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?

    Please explain questions 12 & 13 (I feel like a ignoramus!)

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?

    See above.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?

    I'm pretty happy with what I've got.

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?

    Which were planned? I would like to know.

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?

    Don't know.

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?

    That it had to end.
  7. Desfiy

    Desfiy New Member

    :) Heres my anwsers, love the fact you guys did this.

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?

    TOP 5:
    Sweetums
    Uncle Deadly
    Kermit
    Floyd
    Animal

    LEAST 5:
    None after that I love them all.

    .
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    Sweetums was amazing.


    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?

    Fav - Animal

    Least - Camilla

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?

    Sweetums, followed closely by Uncle Deadly

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?\

    I havent gotten into these yet, but my fave of what I have seen has to be the Dog Lion.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?

    Fav - All of them

    Least - None

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?

    The Ice Penguins

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?

    No, but one day I will.

    9. do you own every package variations?

    No, just concentrating on getting one of each kind not bothered if its a variant or not as long as I have the character.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?

    Seasame Street - Would have loved the Grouch

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?

    Not bothered about repaints.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?

    Rowlfs Piano

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?

    The Only one I can remember at the min is Polly Lobster.

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?

    The Dog Lion, The Count from Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch, Bean Bunny

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?

    Oscar the Grouch

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?

    Oscar the Grouch

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?

    That someone would pick up the licesence and start producing these again.
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi. Welcome to Muppet Central Desfiy. Would like to remind you that Jim Henson's Muppets and Sesame Street were slated to be two different franchise action figure lines to be produced by Palisades Toys. So really, the questionaire above applies only to Jim Henson's Muppets, and all consideration towards Sesame Street should be excluded. When the question asks what other franchise not covered would you have liked to have seen, it refers to other Muppet productions like The Jim Henson Hour, The Christmas Toy, Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas, or other such projects in which core Muppet characters were present, even though just as a cameo.
    Now of course, that doesn't mean you can't say you would wish that others like Sesame, Fraggle Rock, Bear etc. were picked up as franchise figure lines. Just trying to help set things straight.

    Hope you like your stay here and have fun exploring the rest of the forums.
  9. Desfiy

    Desfiy New Member

    How do you modify what you wrote, now that you have pointed that out to me I would like to go back and modify it.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi... If you look at the information and links included at both the top and bottom of anyone's posts, including your own, you'll find an "Edit/Delete this message" link at the very end. By clicking on this link, you can then go back and edit or modify your own posts. However, this feature has a built-in time limit that expires after a certain period of time has elapsed. If you can't use the editing posts feature, then simply post a new post. But instead of going through the questions answering them all over again, I'd advise simply to post your newly-changed answers in normal speaking form.

    Hope this helps and have fun exploring the rest of the forums.
  11. Desfiy

    Desfiy New Member

    Thanks Count.

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?

    Christmas Carol - Would Have Loved the Ghosts Marley and Marley, also The Ghost of Christmas Present.

    Wizard of Oz - The Lion, The Scarecrow and The Tinman.
  12. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Ok bit belated but i'll have a go -

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?

    Favorite - Vaca Fozzie, Dr Phil, Checkered Gonzo, Rizzo, Uncle Deadly
    Least Favorite - S1 Piggy, S2 Gonzo, Marvin Suggs, Lips, Clifford

    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?

    Purple Tux Gonzo was so much better than S2 version. Also PIS Piggy was a big improvement. As for worse - maybe Crazy Harry.

    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favorite - Checkered Gonzo although he never made it to release as a mega, and least favorite would probably be Beaker i guess but he's cool.

    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    The Vacation Figures were favorite. Vaudville Stalter & Waldorf least favorite - should have been done as Men In Plaid instead with cool shades and super soakers.

    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Favourite - the later ones released individually. Least favourite - the earlier ones.

    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Favorite was backstage, least favorite Swinetrek but i liked em all.

    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Ice Penguins or Dream Date Gonzo

    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    No, i'm really focusing on collecting at least one of every character, maybe more.

    9. do you own every package variations?
    No

    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?

    Fraggle Rock - the Gobo proto looked awesome

    11. wat is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?

    Clifford or Marvin Suggs are least favorite. The Uncle Deadly repaints are probably favorite.

    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Newsmans Set and Rizzo The Rats

    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Polly Lobster

    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?

    Sal, Bobo, Tutu Pepe, Robotbuster Bunsen and Beaker

    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?

    Sal

    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?

    Sal

    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?

    That we would have gotten Sal
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi... Actually, MCC was included as part of the Muppet properties Palisades Toys had under their license, as it was expanded in Summer 2003 to cover TMS, MT, and all six theatrically released Muppet movies. Muppet Christmas Carol was represented via Wave 2 Sets 3 and 4 of the Mini Muppets PVC figurines. The first had the Ice-Skating Penguins, Bob Crachit and Tiny Tim, and the Ghost of Jacob Marley; whereas the other set had the Ghost of Robert Marley, Fozziwig, and The Ghost of Christmas Present.

    Regarding MWoO, it's funny... There were plans for a potential second configuration of what would have been the figures comprising Series 10 to be based on Muppets Wizard of Oz. Ken Lilly showed the prototype pictures at his Creatus Maximus site's forum (a word of warning as they're much more adult there than we are here). You can learn a lot more about all of this by visiting Muppet Wiki and searching for Palisades Toys or by asking fellow forum member matleo or others who have a working knowledge of the history of the figure line.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    A totally biased review

    Opinions: The end of the Muppet line

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Faves: Gonzo S5, Beauregard, Uncle Deadly, Johnny Fiama, Dr. Teeth.
    Least: Piggy S1, Gonzo S2, Frogscout Robin. Tux Rowlf, Tux Fozzie.
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Better: S5+ Gonzos (really shined and never dulled in quality)
    Worse: Tux Fozzie (I worked so hard on him. China couldn't replicate it.)
    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Mega Gonzo
    Least: Mega Beaker (Bart Simpson hair)
    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Sweetums
    Least: Vacation Fozzies (zzzzzz)
    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Thog (fan fave)
    Least: MCC Minis (seemed odd, less inspired and incomplete)
    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Fave: Backstage set (a must have)
    Least: Swedish Kitchen (beautiful, but not very Muppety)
    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Black Jacket Rizzo
    Least: Invisible Beaker
    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    I think so (except packaging or Grover who doesn't count for TMS)
    9. do you own every package variations?
    I "Play with it" as instructed, so no.
    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    Henson Hour
    11. what is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Fave: Dr. Teeth (exclusive)
    Least: Vacation Pepe (blue)
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Fave: Rowlf's piano
    Least: Kermit's mug (cheap, uninspired and not a teacup)
    13. what is your favorite pack-in figure?
    Polly Lobster (looks the best)
    Camilla (because she didn't look right)
    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Sal, Bobo, Mildred (longshot), Seymour
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Sal
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Seymour
    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    Less accessories. They weighed down the expense of the units, clutter my apartment and most are virtually useless to me. I never like you, accessories! Thanks for nothing! He he. Kidding a little, but I honestly think they contributed to ending the line. Fans want Kermit, not what Kermit comes with and it appears that his pupil shape became secondary to some needless chunk of plastic that came with him that now is lost or resides in a box.

    I have to admit to working on S5+ Gonzos, Tux Fozzie, Johnny, Uncle Deadly, Sweetums, Pops, Suggs, Lips among many others. This does cause a bias, but that's been stated.
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Well then, I have to admit to loving each and every one of those figures. Johnny, Deadly, Sweetums, Pops, and Gonzo were some of the closest sculpts of the entire line. I had no idea you worked on them Jamie! No wonder you've got such a high, well thought out opinion of the MR replicas! :D ;)
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yep... Twas Jamie who helped Ken turn the S2 Daredevil Gonzo into the much better S5 standard Gonzo figure. Imagine all those other Gonzos later in the line being sculpted based solely on the Daredevil version. It's not a bad first figure, but the signature version in his purple tux is much more iconic and fits in better with the group of core Muppets. Unless you've got the Modern or Checkered Jacket Gonzo with the rest hanging in your Backstage playset.
  17. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Now I'm inspired to fill out this survey again...

    1. who are your top five favorite/ least favorite figures?
    Favorites: S5 Gonzo (First figure, all time favorite), S8 Sam Eagle, S2 Fozzie Bear, Uncle Deadly, Clifford.
    Least Favorite: S2 Animal, S1 Miss Piggy.
    2. were any figures better/ worse than you expected?
    Better: Uncle Deadly, Sweetums, Rainbow Connection Kermit.
    Worse: Tux Fozzie, Dr. Phil van Neuter, Movie Usher Scooter.
    3. which mega was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Mega Gonzo!
    Least: Mega Beaker... I never really liked the Beaker sculpt all that much.
    4. what exclusives were your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Invisible Spray Fozzie, Uncle Deadly, Sweetums, Glamour Miss Piggy, Tux Gonzo, Santa Chef, MTI Gonzo and Rizzo, PENGUINS!
    Least: Wizard World Animal.
    5. what minis are your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Mahna Mahna and Snowths
    Least: Gonzo on baloons.
    6. what is your favorite/ least favorite playset?
    Fave: Backstage (INCREDIBLE)
    Least: Muppet Labs (Too small, not enough to do with it...)
    7. what give-away was your favorite/ least favorite?
    Fave: Black Jacket Rizzo I suppose, I don't really have any give-aways, but from what I've seen Rizzo looks great.
    Least: *shrug*
    8. do you own every Muppets release from palisades?
    Well... except give-aways and repaints I guess.
    9. do you own every package variations?
    Nah, missing Wizard World Dr. Teeth, Red Zoot, Silver and White Lips.
    10. what is one muppet production (not in palisades contract) that you would have liked to have been included in the line?
    FRAGGLE ROOOOOOOOOOOOCK!
    11. what is your favorite/ least favorite repaint?
    Fave: Hmmm... I really like Blue Floyd, and Brown Lips is great too.
    Least: Silver Lips, from what I've seen it's rather bleh... along with Silver Marvin Suggs.
    12. what are your favorite non-pack-in accessories?
    Fave: Rowlf's piano, various guitars, directors chair, rubber duckie.
    Least: Kermit's mug, S1 Piggy's accessories, Dr. Phil van Neuter accessories.
    13. what is your favorite/least favorite pack-in figure?
    Favorite: Polly, Camilla, Lobester Banditos
    Least: Do I have to have one...? :p
    14. who are four characters you wish we could have gotten?
    Sal, Bean, Bobo, and Standing Robin
    15. of the characters planned for 2005, which one are you most upset over not getting?
    Sal
    16. of the officially unannounced-for-release figures, which one do you wish we could have gotten?
    Hmmm... Benjamina Gunn, Squire Trelawney... Bean.
    17. if you could change one thing about the line, what would it be?
    More of it. That's really my only complaint.
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Awww, well thanks. I spent a lot of time sifting through Muppet media and imagery to piece together some of the character representations along with the Palisades team. I reget that Nekkid Rowlf and Steppin' Out Fozzie turned out so poorly. I don't know why Usher Scooter is so shiny-looking, but I do favor that particular head sculpt over the others. The truth is probably somewhere between the two.

    Anyway, I really want Master Replicas' Gonzo to be like Terry's prototype and blow Palisades' beautiful "new standard" Gonzo out of the water. I think it can be achieved. I hope they did it.

    To be forthcoming, a more complete list of credited and non credited figure work: Usher Scooter, Standard Scooter (small eye tweak), Classic Rowlf, Sweetums, Van Neuter, Polly Lobster, Steppin' Out Fozzie, Uncle Deadly, Suggs , Pops, Lips, Exclusive Animals (mainly the leg joints), Johnny Fiama (head, records and photos), Gonzo 5+ (Black Gonzo, Bernice, records and box photo), Scout Leader Kermit, Super Beaker, Jim Henson Muppet, Classic Sam (and Ghost Sam's box photo), unreleased Pepe work along with discarded Steppin' Out Statler and Waldorf promotional designs. I think that's all. There were some suggested tweaks here and there (some with the minis) along with some things I pitched like Bellhop Rat designs, different (better-looking) Piggy incarnations and even Nigel and George the Janitor at one point. Much of this source art is untortunately misplaced while other bits can be seen on the http://creatusmaximus.com gray matters archive. I had a hand in much of the initial site design for that too. So, some of the work was rather good, others terribly disappointing! :eek:
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    As far as I'm concerned, it's okay to be bias.:halo:
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That's really interesting. I didn't know about some of those. Are you referring to the Muppet Show Nigel or Muppets Tonight Nigel? I know that the first one was planned to be released in a wave of minis at one point. As for the unreleased Pepe designs, was that Pepe in one of his Muppets Tonight outfits, or in his tutu, or something else?


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