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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. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member


    People might not agree with most of what I say, but I feel I am the voice of reason.

    In 2001 I said that Dr Teeth and Bunsen would outsell Kermit and Piggy...and guess what? Shelves were stuck with a whole mess of Kermit and Piggys.

    I said that Beaker would be the biggest single card seller if sold individually, not with the lab. I hated the lab personally, and feel that if he was sold individually hed be the biggest selling figure of the entire series.

    People want obscure...they also want good sculpts. I can imagine a Marvin Suggs outselling a Digit...people dont care so much about recognition...most ppl call Statler and Waldrof 'hey, I think I remember those two old guys in the balcony that made fun of Fonzie on Jim Henderson's Moppets".
    In this day and age, cutting edge detail is what sells and makes it really apepaling, it doesnt get any cooler than Digit. Then again, its a shame no company has announced Dark Crystal figures, a pretty big blunder if ya ask me.

    Some day things will go our way. We'll have our Fraggle Rock and Dark Crystal figures...til then we just have to sit and wait for companies to realize 'ya know, these would be pretty big sellers at Hot Topic, Suncoast, online, etc"

  2. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    What a dissapointment. .

    Nobody won my little contest. I gotta say I am dissapointed with this bunch... Grrr... Some of you at least had ONE right with Nekkid Sam. I don't remember whether I guessed him or not.
    I plan to buy them all, but do we really need another Scooter before we get some more figs that people really love???
    But, along that line of thought, the good news is that if Marvin Suggs and Phil Neuter are coming out, Uncle Deadly is assured. I don't even remember what Marvin looks like, and have to jet over to Kermitage to find out... I THINK I know, but wanna be sure. See ya'all later!!!

  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Money. It costs a lot of money to do that. It's been said many times. Nonetheless each wave will reportedly have packins in 2004. *Muppephones most certainly count.* Sal is reported to have buddy pack ins (possibly penguins) too when he comes out. :zany: :zany: But, because of that, items from other figures sometimes end up being dropped. :smirk:

    It's like one of thos carnival games where you beat the weasles that randomly pop out of holes. You push one down, another pops up.

    (still laughing that I actually said beat the weasle) :crazy:
  4. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    No they didn't - you are wrong there my friend. Kermit is still the biggest Palisades seller. They made loads more Kermit and Piggy's than the other figures, that's why there were more left on the shelves.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You are correct Luke. At first glance I can see how some people might think that, but the Kermits and Piggys were double-packed in each case. It was a lousy idea, but I think it might have come from a retailer suggstion. Back then Bunsen and Teeth would have been a much harder sell. Word is the line is going strong. Strong enough for obscure characters, more megas and more minis. :)
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    I think it's actually "Whack-a-Mole," not "Beat-the-Weasel."


    Same idea.

    :eek: :rolleyes: :o
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Why does that not sound any better? :eek:
  8. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Whack is a word that's more commonly used. On the other hand, weasel seems a closer metaphor then mole. It balances out.

    What is wrong with me? Everyone go back to talking about toys!
  9. caper

    caper Well-Known Member

    WHere is the Standard Rowlf???? Sam is cool!!! It should have been reg. Rowlf, reg. Sam, Lips, and Pops with Happiness Hotel Bus. I can't believe palisades is doing this thing. Sam is the only thing I would buy in this series.
  10. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member


    Palisades is currently working on the sculpting for Series 9 and 10...and there's no slow-down in sight. Regular Rowlf will be made. Pops will be made. Lips...will probably be made.

    From your name "Caper," I assume that's one of your favorite Muppet movies...good choice. But there are other parts of the Muppet universe out there that should be explored too. I'm excited to see new distinctive characters like Dr. Phil, even though he's certainly not my favorite, and the obscure ones like Marvin Suggs deserve to be made as much as Lips, who was only in one season of The Muppet Show and has probably only had three lines in his "life."

    Be happy that Naked Sam is part of this series, buy him, and wait for more characters you like. But they should probably make more than just the four figures you'd like to see made.

  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The Happiness Hotel Bus was never on the block as a viable option. It's too big and there are copyright issues with the design. That was never something that was going to come out. Nonetheless, if you wait a while the characters you want will probably be released. They can't just release everyting you want all at once. Timing is everyting. Have some faith and patience. If their track record means anything, we will get most of this stuff in time.
  12. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    This i certainly not one of my favourite series, but Marvin Suggs makes it one of the best. Of all the choices, I never expected him to be made. Absolutely cool. I liked Muppets Tonight, but there were some characters I didn't like.
    And Phil was always my least favourite. I hated the skits. But hey, there are enough people who like him, and he had a strong part in MFS, so it's great he will be released, he deserves it. On the other hand: why not Sal!? We have to wait far too long for a Sal to go with Johnny, and besides, Sal is my favourite MT character. But I have to say Phil's sculpt looks great.
    Im not very excited about Sam, but that's because I very recently bought S. Arrow. A question: will he be resculpted, or is it just Samuel without his clothes?
    And too I am not excited about Usher Scooter. I have the regular and Super Scooter, and although Scooter is my favourite TMS character, I don't need another. I would rather have another Animal.

    I read the Palisades FAQ, and it said that Palisades doesnt have the rights to make JHH figures, neither Fraggle Rock, SS or Dark Crystal. Besides, he said, Dark Crystal figures don't sell (Sideshow tried already).

    Maybe the release of Marvin Suggs is a new trend? Classic TMS characters? Suggs only appeared in 4 eps and for 2 seconds in TMM. Let's hope for Hilda, Pops, George, Wayne,.... Oh, and why are people always complaining about the lack of Lips. I don't see him as a band member, just because he has a name. He has 1 singing line.
  13. Fozzie

    Fozzie Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know yet if Marvin will definetly have his muppephones?
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Of course Marvin Suggs is coming with his six Muppephones (that is a show accurate number). Sam will have an improved likeness. That doesn't mean that it will be an entirely new head sculpt, but it doesnt mean the head will be identical either. We'll just have to wait and see.
  15. Fozzie

    Fozzie Well-Known Member

    Well I wasn't sure since on the compiled list of info it was said that an accessory that wouldn't be included with a figure would cause a major discussion on the board. I was worried it would be Marvin with no muppephones. Well that's a relief.
  16. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Sal had to be pushed back to get the sculpt right. All that hair is hard to do.
  17. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    Oh, man, I can't wait to buy my favourite stinky little monkey

    Oh, Fozzie, Sam will have no flag, that's what will be a discussion point (although those expectations are too high I think)
  18. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    I don't see how thats "contravercial," though...it's not like it's all that hard to buy a little flag to display yourself, or anything.

    All that matters is Sal is coming, and I don't care if that may be series 9 or 10.

    Oh yea, Tommie, maybe you or someone else knows this. Since you say they don't have the JHH rights, how does it work with crossover characters? I mean, Clifford was originally a JHH character. Couldn't those guys be packaged/marketed under their subsequent programs?
  19. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    They have the Muppets Tonight rights, and Clifford will come as a Muppets Tonight character. Hasn't Bean Bunny appeared in MT? O yes he has, kicked out by Sal. And he appearded in MCC. I would like to have him as an action figure. I love the small guys.
  20. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    observation about Scooter the usher...

    Just wanted to throw in a quick observation about Scooter the usher.
    I think it's pretty neat that they're making a figure of Scooter in this role, especially since he's played the role at least 3 times!!!
    When I saw that Usher Scooter was next on the line-up, I just started thinking about this and I'm surprised I never really noticed it before.

    Everyone keeps referring to Usher Scooter as being from The Muppets Take Manahattan movie, and he most certainly had the most prominent role as an usher in that movie. It's kind of funny though, because Scooter was an usher in The Muppet Movie. Right at the start of the movie, he's the one giving out fresh hot popcorn. In The Great Muppet Caper, he also starts selling popcorn during the fight scene at the Mallory Gallery, when the Muppets are tossing the baseball diamond around. And then, of course, he had his memorable role as the usher at a movie theater in The Muppets Take Manhattan. I can't think of him doing this role in any other movies or specials, but I just thought that was kind of funny and interesting to note.

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