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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by doc hopper, Feb 7, 2003.
Got Scooter yesterday. He is dead on likeness. WOW!
BTW, are 4 of the 16 points of articulation the skateboard????
Cos my guy and I can't figure this one out. If so he says what a rip
Ken said they had to change the articulation at the last minute. The feet kept falling off. So they are glued in place. ldo they didn't cut bicep articulation. Might have been an oversight. It was mentioned by Ken also. It would have been nice to see even more articulation, but this is a spectacular figure IMHO.
Ok it drove us nuts. Wonder why the sticker wasn't changed or left off at least?
Bummed that on the ball joints his green paint isn't on the  parts. Pre peeled.
Drove me nuts too, then I had a couple of monster margaritas, and I counted 27 and a half points of articulation! Way to go Ken and Co.!
Raech. I agree about the sticker. It was an 11th hour change and they probably whould have changed or removed the sticker if they could. Ken mentioned on the other board that they forgot to tell the company to dye the joints the body color. You can't paint them afterward. They are working with a new manufacturer and it was an oversight. Rowlf's joints can easily be Sharpied with a black marker, Lew's with a red. Not the best fix, but it should match okay. They'll fix that next time.
Oooh...Sharpies! Good idea...
Is there something to match Scooter's though. If yes what color and what brand.
Thanks for the heads up I will do Rolwfs. Had no idea his would too. Doh!
There is a green Sharpie, but i don't think it will match.
Just opened Scooter... no complaints here! He's just as I imagine him, scale and all!
I knew he was coming with several accessories, but I didn't really realize how copious they were until I started pulling them out of the package one by one... It's just too bad he can't seem to hold any of them.
My Electric Mayhem stage looks GREAT now - just like the band I used to play in - it's littered with chinese food containers, radios, coffee-mugs, softdrinks, bullhorns, rubber chickens...
Also, I thought I'd drop a vote in on the never ending articulation issue. While I'm thrilled to pose my Spiderman figure in a million action poses, with the Muppets, I'd MUCH rather have a decent looking figure than a super-articulated one. I think the Series 3 are at maximum level of articulation I'd ever want to see.
Oh, and I'd like to agree with every single thing that Matleo said... very eloquent!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who seems to give the band everyone else's accessories....so far, besides what they came with, tehy've also aquired kermit's mug, both TV cameras, fozzie's mic, crazy harry's dynamite barrel, and scooter's radio and fast food and soft drinks. I don't know what it is, they're just greedy I guess
Actually, I think it's because with the stage and all, they have the most realized display. They'd probably have to give up a lot of stuff if I had a backstage to litter with it instead...
My Scooter can hold all the objects. The board is easy to put in his hand. Never had a problem. He is meant to hold he drink tray from underneath. You pop his thumb in one of the holes. Fits easily. He is meant to carry the Chinese food by the corner or side of the strap, not the top. Fits easily too. I did have trouble with the megaphone, but with some persistence, it fit in. Just like I needed to take the time to crack the joints, it takes a minute to figure out how to use the accessories. Others have had issues, but were helped by these suggestions. Hope it helps you.
Re: Hat Sharpener
Ah yes, those help. Having just opened it up, I hadn't "played with it" enough.
Although, I still think they look better strewn about amongst the Mayhem...
I gave Scooter the clipboard and stuck the food on Miss Piggy's dresser, gave the skateboard to Helmet Gonzo and the megaphone to Kermit. Fits well in his hand, but can cause him to lean.
All of my muppet figures seem very happy watching the Electric Mayhem play. I have Scooter hanging off of the top looking down, animal at the drums of course, and the rest surrounding them. All except for Bunsen and Beaker. They stand in the Muppet Labs set looking over at the stage wondering why no one wants to see them perform.
But as someone said before, once I get that back stage set, that WILL happen I can feel it, then the Electric mayhem will be all alone just like Bunsen and Beaker.
I never thought about giving Gonzo the skateboard. I don't have crash helmet Gonzo but I'm sure regular Gonzo would look just as cool. But who will get his canon? Maybe the Steel Rabit will shoot Beaker out of it while Bunsen reads.
My series 1 Piggy gets no attention at all though. I can't wait untill FM Piggy comes out. The Koozebanians will be running the ship while Reporter Kermit and FM Piggy stay on the planet.
Yeah, the robot rabbit is in the cannon. I have also put hair down Piggy with regular Kermit and hair up Piggy with Tux Kermit. I love seeing how creative people are being. Wish I could take pics.
my current display is crazy, with EM and rowlf playing in one corner, with fast food, the sax case, extra bass guitar, beethoven bust, radio, etc..all scattered about, Lew Zeland is standing just stage right getting ready to throw fish at them with steel rabbit encouraging him, the lab is kiddy corner with the stage and bunsen and beaker have VC beaker strapped to the table, trying to do something to him, crahs helmet gonzo is about to get blasted out of is cannon by crazy harry, most likely to crash into the lab, while fozzie and scooter are freaking out about all the chaos to Kermit, scooter waving around his clipboard. Kermit is trying to bring order to it all by yelling at everyone through the megaphone, and miss piggy is ignoring everyone, and looking at herself in the mirror
and that doesn't even count the varient figures, who are on a different shelf doing their own thing
it's really looking very muppet show-like
I like the use you found for Lew. That's exactly what he would do.
I wonder who will move away from the EM Stage and into the Kitchen with the Chef. I know Camila will be in the kitchen once I get her and Gonzo. Rizzo will definatly stop by for a snack, one he is cloned at muppet labs. (I plan on getting the repaint ) Link may hang around untill his ship comes in and Beau will has to clean up. Too many good figures!
Oooh, this is fun...describing our collections!
Mine is spread out on a shelf and my dresser, right next to each other.
On the shelf is Muppet lads, with Bunsen and Beaker standing there and VC Beaker and IS Fozzie standing on either side of the labs. Miss Piggy's dressers are also in the background on either side.
Kermit, Fozzie, EB Gonzo and EB Piggy and series 1 Miss Piggy are standing there...somehow they're conversing. The variant band (so far) is also there playing. Regular Gonzo is in his cannon and Crazy Harry is behind it.
On my dresser Animal is at the drums, the rest of the band is playing, Lew Zealand is on one leg throwing fish, Scooter is on his skateboard with his Ghetto Blaster and my customSheesh Kermit is looking at the band. Vacation Fozzie is at the other end trying to get away from it all. My custom Water Fantasy Piggy is there with all the food on her dresser...cracks me up (someone already had that idea...very cool!).
Love my display. Nice and sturdy too, as they all have bases. Always a plus...I'm sick of my 12" Universal Monsters falling down all the time
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