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. 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

Palisades Series 3 pics are on-line!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. dan

    dan Active Member

    The figures look fantastic!!......but I am bummed about Rowlf being in a tux. I was looking forward to good ol' regular naked Rowlf.

    That kitchen....holy moly!
  2. towels

    towels Well-Known Member

    Jumper cables?


    Where can I send my preorder money???
  3. Jimbo504

    Jimbo504 Well-Known Member

    yeah, when can we see good ol buck nekid rowlf? I was looking forward to the rowlf fig when I saw the unpainted prototype pic that came with the club form. He looked better without the tux.
  4. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    here's my take on series 3...

    Rowlf - i'm a bit confused, and would love to hear what led up to this decision, but by and large, i'm not complaining. i do have a couple of questions, though. first off, is it my imagination, or does Rowlf look thiner in the tux than his regular figure did. also, what is up with his hands? it may just be the angle, but his hands just don't look right. i do like the white bow-tie, and think it's a nice touch for a concert pianist (ah, the jokes...), and over all...well, he's no Heifitz, but he'll get bought.

    Scooter - I like him, i really do...but something about him kinda bugs me. i think i just always pictured him with his knees bent (running about behaviour...er, oops). i think than once i see this figure in person, all that wil go away, as other than that he really does look good.

    Lew - I dunno, i just can't get a hindle on him. i LIKE the ringmaster type outfit, but like with Scooter, there's something that i just can't quite put my finger on. still, he (also like Scooter) will probably look quite a bit better in person when i can get a better angle and see the "bucket 'o' fish"

    Zoot - From the neck down, i REALLY like this figure. his head could use some more work, though. you can almost tell the difference in the pieces that make up the face and hair. it's kinda hard to explain, but it gives off a very off-putting vibe.

    Chef and the Kitchen - what can i say...it's perfect
  5. bizarreblair

    bizarreblair Active Member

    Excellent work on all figures!! It's going to be very tough to keep topping yourselves over and over again! With that amazing kitchen set, I can't even begin to imagine what we will get when the Muppet Theater comes out!

    Congratulations on your great work. I'll be buying every product.
  6. dan

    dan Active Member

    Hey Grail

    Your "Rowlf, hes no Heifitz, but he'll get bought" remark was awesome!
    Man, that made me laugh.
  7. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    heh, i was wondering if anyone would catch that. thanks!
  8. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Wow. Really, wow.

    My only complaint (well not my only complaint) is... Ken, you're taking all of my money!!!

    Really, it looks so great! I can't wait!
  9. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 Well-Known Member

    these are great!!!!!! I really wanted Tux Rowlf so I am happy he came out.I really just think Lew looks...wierd.just wierder than he should.
  10. SuperGrover

    SuperGrover Well-Known Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: !!!

    My most anticipated series is everything I hoped it would be and so much more! That kitchen playset!!

    I wasn't going to wish my life away hoping 2003 would hurry up and get here, but when I look at series 3, I could almost burst. And they're only toys!

    Rowlf: I love him head to toe! He's one of my favorites right up there with Vacation Fozzie. At first I thought the whites of his eyes might have been a little too deep, broad, wide or elongated and turned down too much, as well as his nose being too round & not oval enough. But it is Rowlf! I also can't wait to start flopping his ears around! He looks great, his hands look great. Love the tux too! I was happy to see the tux version because I wasn't sure about how bottom heavy the other one was. On a scale of 1 to 10, Rowlf gets an 11+!

    Scooter: His jacket looks perfect. But something about his face like others have mentioned. His "magic triangle" is off. He almost has a magic square. I think his eyes are too wide or too far apart. He could also use more of a neck. I think that might help. His jeans look like real denim! His shirt should be more of a true yellow than neon yellow. He's probably my least favorite of this series. Scale of 1-10, Scooter gets a 7.

    Lew Zealand: I'm lovin' Lew! Who would have thought we would have ever seen Lew Zealand?! He's perfect from head to toe. Bump up his hue and make him as orange as Scooter and he'll get a 11+ from me too. VERY nice idea with the bucket! 10 for Lew!

    Zoot: Zoot is another I'm looking forward to the most. I have no complaints with him! I like his bellbottom pants. They don't clash with him. His pants match his hair. Hats off to him. (I want to see him with his hat off). Don't know what could possibly be changed or done to make him any better. Perfect! 11+.

    Zoot repaint: I like the color and how it makes his nose look slightly more greenish. While I favor the yellow-shirt one more, I'm going to get both Zoots! 10+!

    Swedish Chef: He originally wasn't one of the ones I was most excited for, but he's fantastic too, that's all there is to it. Very excited for the Chef and his kitchen playset! As someone else mentioned his eyebrows and moustache may be a little too dark. But aside from that, his color scheme is flawless. Like Rowlf, he looks SO Muppety! 11+ for the Chef too.

    Swedish Chef kitchen playset: I'm blown away by the details on this. Ken kept telling us this kitchen was hot, but little did we know! I LOVE the colors. So I hope that it all gets approved, so I can "Play With It"!

    :D :D :D
  11. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Anyone who saw the latest Austin Powers movie (or the comercials for that matter) will undrestand what I mean when I say "Ubaaaa!!" (said by Dr. Evil in response to the mole). I'm amazed, I'm speachless, I'm blown away, and more by these pictures. Like most, I'm most impressed and in awe of Swedish Chef and Playset, I mean... words can't describe this thing of beauty... Here's my two sense on everything:

    Rowlf- Beautiful Head, Beautiful Pants, but I just feel like the white bowtie looks cheap, I felt the same way for Kermit, it's grown on me with him, maybe it'll grow on me with Rowlf.

    Scooter- Perfection, to me, except the glasses of course, but those are being taken care of, otherwise, perfection.

    Lew Zeland- In the words of my mother "who's that", this is how I think the public will respond to Lew, Crazy Harry too. I on the otherhand love him... I think he's fine the way he is, agree with some of the coloring suggestions, but all in all am happy with the current version.

    Zoot- Love the sax, think the music stand without music idea is really funny, don't mind at all... Do think he's a little too thin, but I don't really care, happy either way, and if this increases playability then I'm all for it.

    Chef and playset- You know my feelings on this, like most, I think this belongs in the Met, rather than my house... It's a work of art, and I love the folks at Palisades for making it what it is. Can't wait to see Lobster Bandito's. But once again, props to all at Palisades for this one, best material thing ever! *standing ovation*
  12. SuperGrover

    SuperGrover Well-Known Member


    My Mom said the exact same thing about Lew ("who?") too. ;)

    I also agree with you about how funny Zoot having a music stand without music is!

    I'm still wow-ing.

    And these are just the pictures!
  13. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    What is a music stand anyway?

    What? WHAT? What'd I say?
  14. DigitalBohemian

    DigitalBohemian Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but I can't say I'm all that impressed. The figures just look odd to me compared to Series 1 & 2. They just don't look as good, like something is wrong. Especially Rowlf. I sure hope the final version is better, and whether this is perverted or not, I am majorly disappointed that he's not nekkid.

    So I give this Series a 7. Seems average at the moment, but I bet it will be at least somewhat approved upon.

    The only one I can't complain about is Zoot. I know a lot of u aren't crazy about him, but I can't find too much wrong with him. And I just love the shirt and bellbottoms and sandals and shades. He looks like such a hippie/stoner. It's not exactly how I picture Zoot, but it's kool none the less.

    And I have to admit, the Kitchen playset, SUPER CRES AT BEST! The kitchen to me seems like a universal playset that you could play with ANY figure in and it wouldn't seem strange. Absolutely love it.
  15. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I was late for work today because I wanted so badly to take the time to see these pics. After seeing the first couple of kitchen pics, I didn't care that I was late for work.

    Not only that, but I had a particularly bad heartbreak episode a few days ago- I had no appetite, I seemed to walk around in a state of shock, and I had no desires, no enthusiasm for anything. You made me register mucho enthusiasm Ken. A thousand times thank you.

    Some quibbles:

    Rowlf: his face looks too light

    Scooter: something about the head; maybe it's the angle, but the head looks too big for the body and the glasses/eyes look too big for the head

    Lew Zealand: perhpas my favorite figure of the bunch, though he looks quite pale. I'm glad the sculpt looked better than the old packaging picture

    Zoot: he looks really 'droopy'. It could be the glasses, the white ones anyway. They seem to slant downward. The black ones look better, maybe they should be switched.

    Swedish Chef: looks great, skin tone is perfect but hair and nose seem a little dark (could just be the photo)

    Kitchen: I couldn't shut up to my co-worker Rob about how awesome it was. And the extras you added in that were never even in the show- wrench, fire extinguisher, jumper cables (Rob and I both got a laugh out of that) were just so right. It looks too good to be true, don't change a thing. Not a thing. Any chance of seeing a repaint with his semi-trademark blunderbuss?

    And that's all I have to say about that for the moment.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  16. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    Series 3

    OK here it is... RIGHT ON!!

    other then Scooter's hair being a bit off...
    and I prefer Zoot's black framed sunglasses to the white frames.. The repaint should have the white... Zoot always had dark glasses...

    other than that .........Fantastic!!!

    and O..... MY...... GOD!.... That Kitchen ROCKS The House!!
  17. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

    thank you again

    they all look just wonderful.ummmmm thats it.
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Series 3 Pictures

    I went over to the site to see the pictures with someone helping describe them to me. I still haven't seen the Kitchen playset, because it's so cumbersome, but I agree with the general feelings from everyone else. Since everybody else has already commented on the small problems from this series, I won't throw my two cents in. Besides, the guys over at Palisades said they were already working on Scooter's glasses and Lew's skin tone. Hey, Ken, I do have a question or two though:
    1 When I saw the pictures, they only went down to the ankles and didn't include the feet. I know you're not mutilating these figures, cause I have three from Series 1. Is there a problem with the pictures themselves?
    2 The only accessory I saw in the pics was Zoot's saxophone. Are the other figures accessories ready or not? Shouldn't they be included in the pictures as well?
    If there's any way we can get in touch with each other so that I can get full pictures of all the figures, that would be great.

    Have a great summer, The Count.
  19. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    i don't know what pictures you've been looking at, but ALL of the pictures on Palisades site have feet. try loading them again.

    as for the accessories, Ken said the sax was just a mock-up, and not the accessory they're actually going to use. they wanted to wait on showing us all the accessories, though...gotta save a couple of things for later, you know?
  20. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    Lew 's colors.

    you know what. Henons must be smoking something causeit occured to me this morning, Lew is one of the few Mupets I've seen up close and he was a little pale but not yellow: it was a slightly pale orange. Amost mpore of a dark gold I mean not as rich as Socoter (another one of the few I've seen up close) but not as pale as he is and I was uner pretty bad lighting when I saw it. I can unsertsnd the whole thing with Bunsen and lighting and whatnt and yeah this is true with Lew too, but definitly NOT to that extent. I hope ken can convince them to do a more orangey figure. I mean one thing Henson has to rememebr is that while the Muppets may change colors in certai lights, we don't all have giant spotlights in our house. So what we see on the screen is how we best know them. That's what you have to match.


Share This Page

Sign Up for Email and Save 15% + Free Shipping @ ShopPBS.org!