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Palisades Series 8 Revealed!

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

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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)
    61.9%
  2. It's great. I will buy most of series 8, but not all.

    14 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. It's good, but I won't get more than 2 figures.

    6 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. It's ok, I will only buy 1 figure from series 8.

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  5. I don't like it and won't buy any of them.

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%

  1. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    Whoah.

    Somehow the idea of Scooter the User fit very comfortably in my mind, but I never really realized why - somehow, in decades of watching those movies over and over and over again, the fact that Scooter was an usher/pop-corn vendor three times never really hit my conscious...

    - Derek
     
  2. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    TOO TOO TRUE! yes that, I'm glad you brought that up, not sure if anyone has yet. but Yes it's kinda like a Rowlf/Dr Bob thing with Scooter but just scooter as an usher, It's way way more important then Super hero scooter figure. I did a post on the old MC on Muppet Movie Tradistions for the first three flims. it seems there was always a Sesame Street Character/s in each movie, a Muppet/s riding a bike, Scooter as an usher, Miss Piggy karte choping someone or thing, Muppet/s riding in some sort of vehical or transportantion, Bus, car, boat, balloon, plane, motercyle and such it kinda goes with bikes too, there were others as well.
     
  3. Kinggodzillak

    Kinggodzillak Member

    Well, I think this a great looking set. I was going to get the MTI Sam but I might wait now and save my money for nude Sam. (Very unAmerican, as he would say, but I'm in the UK, so I'm going to allow myself). I hadn't even thought Marvin would be made but I love him and I shall have him. The only weak fig for me is Scooter, because as much as I like the character and I would love to have a full set, I'd prefer to spend the money on a unique fig I don't already own.

    And Phil - yes yes YES! Wanted him, love im to bits, and he'll definitely take pride of place in my collection. :flirt:

    "I have a platinum card, a platinum card, a platinum card! I have a platinum card, AND YOU ALL JUST HAVE GREEN ONES!"
     
  4. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    Ya know thats right. I didn't reliaze so many things were redone in the movies. I hope the next movie has all of these little thing in it. Muppets on bikes is something we need back.
     
  5. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    Usher Scooter appeared 4 times. The fourth was in Muppets from Space.

    The first Marvin Suggs sculpts are at palisadestoys.com, look very cool
     
  6. jtatooine

    jtatooine New Member

    I saw an episode of Muppet Babies with the grown up Scooter in cartoon form. I think he was in his exact usher outfit working an elevator.

    The episode is called "8 flags over the nursery"
     
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, i saw that just a few days ago, for like the millionth time. Scooter was his regular Muppet Babies self, not a grown up, if I may correct....


    I feel that Scooter would be the pretty weak one in the line up. If not the fact that people already have a couple Scooters, the fact he comes with one accessory (which I don't think was in the movie... I've been meaning to check it out). I do recall it was indeed the Chef serving the Popcorn, so it would fit very well if you give it to him. But I do want him. The Stronger ones are definately the obscure characters of Phil and marvin, though they seem really obscure. Sam may be the strongest, since he is the best remembered of the line, and everyone lobbied for a plain Sam afte4r seeing Sam Arrow... :attitude:
     
  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    I don't think it matters that it's not "movie" accuret. It's just a very small role in the movie Palisades is making a figure out off it years later because it fits Scooters character. It's not promoting the movie coming back to theaters, it's basically a fan nugget action figure. But it's not too out of the blue because it fit Scooters personality, yes Scooter was even selling Gonzo t-shirts in MFS. So it's not really an Usher but that he's always selling something. Ya gotta kind of think as this Usher scooter as a combo of the scenes Scooter has done as either an Usher/popcorn boy in the movies, Not a two min part in TMTM. It's memorable to the character personality and too fans.

    I remember someone saying long ago that a Tutu Pepe wasn't that great idea for a figure because he only wears it for like 4 seconds in MFS, But ya gotta remember that it's memorable to the fans and people who saw the movie. I think it would be a great figure! :)
     
  9. jtatooine

    jtatooine New Member

    Yeah you are right, I messed up.

    I watched it again today, and Scooter is his Muppet Babies self, but a lot of the other Muppets show up as adults. (Pigs in Space, etc..)
     
  10. GPrime1

    GPrime1 Member

    Don't forget that Scooter was selling orgainc popcorn in the opening scenes of The Muppet Movie!
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Pigs in Space and Kermit PI were actually seperate shows (on Muppet Babies and Monsters) in case you want to know...

    >>I don't think it matters that it's not "movie" accuret. It's just a very small role in the movie Palisades is making a figure out off it years later because it fits Scooters character. It's not promoting the movie coming back to theaters, it's basically a fan nugget action figure. But it's not too out of the blue because it fit Scooters personality, yes Scooter was even selling Gonzo t-shirts in MFS. So it's not really an Usher but that he's always selling something. Ya gotta kind of think as this Usher scooter as a combo of the scenes Scooter has done as either an Usher/popcorn boy in the movies, Not a two min part in TMTM. It's memorable to the character personality and too fans.
    <<

    I understand the point. I was saying it's weak as in a lot of people didn't want another Scooter. I love the idea, but a Popcornmaker as a sole accessory is kinda a bummer... besides, the props don't have to work with just one figure... If you'll notice, Fozzie's nose and glasses fit perfectly on Animal for a make shift GMC figure.
     
  12. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Yes all the props can work with any figure, some better then others and some not at all, but i have many mixed and matched props. The popcorn maker will go great with the Chef or you could even have Animal attacking it, it could even work well with Vadville Statler and Waldorf! like they are at a carnaval or something. I'm sure Rizzo would fit in sitting on it too!
    :)
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But I wish he'd instead come with 3d Glasses and a tray of Popcorn... even though the tray was in GMC...
     
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Usher Scooter is being tweaked so he might get a Gonzo-type change to the likeness. ;)
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    It's not just an accessory - it's a set piece. The thing will be massive and look fantastic. I would like to see the 3D glasses slipped in there too though. It's a shame that Ken can't nix a minor accessory from one of the other figures (Phil's egg nog ?) and do the glasses. I think it would appease a lot of people and sell more figures.
     
  16. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    This may have been posted previously, but I believe the eggnog is from the MT segment when Dr. Phil gets drunk at the holiday party.
     
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    After all this time the pole is at 69%. Not bad. :)
     
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The eggnog has to stay! I mean, A drunk Phil figure? We need it!
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Well something would have to go - 3D glasses don't pay for themselves y'know ! :rolleyes:
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I doubt dropping anything would be an option, anyway... the machine may cost too much to produce as it is... something m,ay be dropped even if they dopn't consider glasses...
     

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