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Palisades Series 8 Revealed!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by MrTheFrog, Oct 28, 2003.


What do you think of Palisades Series 8?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2004.
  1. It's awesome! I will get them all.

    39 vote(s)
  2. It's great. I will buy most of series 8, but not all.

    14 vote(s)
  3. It's good, but I won't get more than 2 figures.

    6 vote(s)
  4. It's ok, I will only buy 1 figure from series 8.

    2 vote(s)
  5. I don't like it and won't buy any of them.

    2 vote(s)

  1. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Well-Known Member

    Ken just announced over on the Palisades board that the figures in series 8 will be:
    Sam the Eagle (regular version)
    Usher Scooter from MTM
    Dr. Phil Van Neuter
    Marvin Suggs

    Exclusive: Animal (new sculpt with a bunch of accessories including bongos, Insta-Grow Pills, a big shoulder mounted base drum and sticks.)

    I think this is a really great line-up. I feel like this is yet another example of Palisades listening to the fans. Can't wait to see the sculpts. What do you guys think?
  2. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Sam's one of my faves (not just because I do his voice rather well), so I'm DEFINATELY looking forward to that one. But Scooter? Meh.... I'd rather have seen Lips so the Mayhem band could be completed (at least to the TMS season 5 band).

    Hmmmmmm...what would be the repaint, if in fact this is a factual report?

    And what about a playset, if any? Would that be "Tales From The Vet" with Mulch, or something?
  3. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Absolutly not.

    This is a real report. Ken annouced it in the question thread. The repaint has not been given out yet and we still don't know about accessories.

    Scooter, being a strong character up until Richard Hunt's death, has been revived in AVMMC to be a strong characer again. If this trend continues, and a project is done with Scooter as a strong charcter again, sales should be really good for Scooter.
  4. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Thrilled about Sam and Marvin, nice to see Scooter in there, and the Phil Van Neuter Muppet IMO really lends itself to an action figure likeness. That is, looking at the Muppet itself I can see an action figure easily.

    Oddly enough, no one guessed S8 correctly in the 'guess S8' thread.

    Now, my question is, what accessories for Sam and how many Muppaphones for Marvin?

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  5. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I think this sounds like a great line-up. I'd love to be able to have Usher Scooter interact with Lew Zealand. I'm also thrilled about Marvin Suggs--I hope he comes with some tiny aspirin for the poor Muppaphone guys!


  6. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Here's a list of the compiled info Ken gave about S8 before he announced it:

    1. There is a new exclusive being sculpted that has never been mentioned before today to replace the Sweetums which was delayed from S8 time period. It is a TMS designated figure.


    2. One figure has a book.

    I'm guessing Sam's book of ethics made it back in.

    3. One figure has a single accessory only.

    4. One figure has 9 separate accessories.

    5. One figure has a magnetic feature IN the accessories but not in the figure itself.

    I think I know this one- it's one I discussed with Ken. Magnetic Muppaphones to stick to the table!

    6. One figure has ball jointed elbows.


    7. One figure has an accessory that you can put other accessories into.

    8. One of the figures has a very large accessory, one that will be a challenge to fit inside the blister.

    9. One figure has an accessory that we are trying to work an interesting mechanism into.

    10. One figure will cause a major discussion on the board when people find out what he will NOT have packed with him.

    Better not be Marvin with no Muppaphones.

    11. One figure would fit in nicely to an existing Playset display even though he wasn't really associated with that Playset.

    Hope Ken can shed more light on this stuff now.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  7. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    10. One figure will cause a major discussion on the board when people find out what he will NOT have packed with him.

    Umm this statement scares me.... It sounds like it very well could be the Muppaphones. I couldn't see a Point of a Marvin Figure if this was the one?

    11. One figure would fit in nicely to an existing Playset display even though he wasn't really associated with that Playset.

    That would be Phil.

    now were waitting on Sal the monkey,Reg Robin, Sweetums, Reg Rowlf the dog, Bean Bunny, Bobo the Bear for must characters fallowed by Pops, Emilly Bear, Lips and Uncle Deadly...maybe Andy and Randy too...MAYBE!

    I think a new Animal is a very good idea too!!
  8. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the 9 accessories will be with Marvin. 8 Muppaphones (for the octave) and a mallet.:confused:

    I'd guess Sam or Phil would have less accessories, due to how much larger than the other characters they are.
  9. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Though it makes sense to have 8 from a musical point of view, Marvin almost always only had 6. So I would think 6 muppaphones with one table to put them on and 2 mallets would make the 9 accessories.

    This may also have the magnet feature to keep them in place.

    Sam without a flag is probably the one that will cause talk.
  10. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Unless for some bizarre reason usher Scooter will lack popcorn or 3d glasses. Then again what's the point of the figure w/o at LEAST the glasses....
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I haven't heard official word of this so don't quote me, but wouldn't Marvin's ruffled sleeves conceal a ball joint?

    I like this lineup. It's very interesting. Shakes things up. I have a feeling some will find it not as strong, others will say - "another Scooter" but I think it's fantastic. :attitude: ;)
  12. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I LOVE this lineup - strongest for me personally ever, and overall i feel similar to S5 strength but with funky characters. I've campaigned for Dr Phil for ages, the MTM Scooter will look fabulous, and Sam is a favorite all have waited for. Mahna Mahna doesn't excite me but is an excellent choice for the obscure fans.
  13. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    You mean Marivn Suggs not Mahna Mahna, right Luke? ;)

    Yes I'm happy MTM Scooter is in, i was thinking this could be an exclusive figure, but I though that same about Frog Scout Robin, both are great choice's and i kinda feel like "must's" for other versions of these chracters.

    The line is just a little obscure, but we can't do fozzie as he will just be in S6, Gonzo was just in S5 Kermit would have just been in S7 and I know they are holding off on Piggy figures but not that there shouldn't be anymore after PIS Piggy who would still be close to this series. Yet Sam the Eagle has been wanted by many and I think he'll sell better then MTI Sam, also I think the EX Animal is a great idea!

  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Another Scooter is great, but I was holding out for another Rizzo, as a waiter, with Yolanda with a pack in. But if he comes with Popcorn and 3D glasses, he'll be a smash hit.

    Sam the Eagle as himself is aslo another great figure, but I wish that the TMS desingation for him went to Rowlf, since he would make the line stronger, and with classic Rowlf out of the way, We'll have Dr. Bob in no time. But Sam will definately be a great figure, and the accessroies will be wonderful.

    MArvin, I am going to have to pick up as SOON as he comes out. Out of all of them, He's the best, and the Muppaphone that come with him (if it does.. it's like making a regular Fozzie without the hat or chicken, or a Kermit without a right arm..)

    Van Nueter I like as well, second on my list. I'm a little down that Sal will take almost a year after Johnny, but Van Nueter will definately perk me back up. As long as the MT designation doesn't go to Andy and Randy. I don't care how cool they'd look, I hate the characters, and I'd pass on them.
  15. BJC899

    BJC899 Well-Known Member

    Check out today's bit at Palisades...
  16. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I want to see the pics before I decide.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I can't believe that one member is passing on standard Sam. It takes all kinds I guess. I have a feeling that these will fly off the shelves once the images are shown. ;)

    Poll is also incomplete because no playset has been anounced. I thought there would be one for 8.
  18. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    Although I love the figures in the line up and don't see this as a very series. I mean you've got Dr. Van Neuter which I think is less known than Johnny, then there's Marvin Sugg's, which seriousley are people really going to recognize him apart from die hard fan's, then there's Scooter a well known character but not the strongest. The way I think of it Sam is the strongest nowadays and that's not a character to hold an entire seriesas the main man or eagle. Although Sugg's will have that attractivness to him and Sam is the regualr version which we all want, I don't know I don't see it as a weak line just the weakest up until now.
  19. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    I voted for all of them, but I'm just a little reluctant about Scooter.

    Who voted for none? Show yourself!
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    *Picks up the torches*

    If Scooter goes through the forum recommended changes, I think he'll be a very strong figure. So spiffy in that little outfit too. ;)

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