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Series 1 Arrives: When and Where

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Well none of the TRU in Memphis or Tupelo Mississippi have them yet, but I got a heads up from FOZI3B3AR that they had arrived at Sam Goody and Suncoast, so today (after praying every night they would still be there today), I drove up to Memphis early to pick them up. I AM SO RELIEVED TO SAY I FINALLY HAVE BUNSEN AND DR. TEETH!!!!!!!! (The last two at Suncoast) I left Piggy and Kermit there as they had a bunch left, and Sam Goody had nearly a whole case still hanging (one Bunsen had been sold).

    Of course, me going into a mall is a dangerous thing, and I opted to shell out the plastic to purchase a hard to find video (and thank God my card didn't melt!) I'll pick up Kermit in a week or two, and continue my quest for the EB Piggy. Scold me now, I know I know, but I'm also going to see Beauty and the Beast tomorrow and I had to make a choice!
  2. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    The play? If so you'll really like it. We saw it years ago in LA.

    My wife pointed out to me that one of the reasons stores might have a hard time merchandising these is the packaging. I know it is great, and looks just like the curtain from the show.
    But it is so much darker than all the other stuff on the pegs, it just does not attract the eye well. We go to the toy store a couple of times a week, and I always grab a muppet and carry it around with me, and people always ask me where I got it from, and they are usually less than 5 feet from the display!

    Just an idea.
  3. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. The packaging doesn't look darker than the other figures at EB. And the other figures at Sam Goody were all in dark gray packaging.

    The Silverdale, WA TRU finally has the figures! We were there this evening and asked a clerk who was stocking the action figure section. He said they had no Muppet figures. My brilliant husband then asked if they had Simpson figures. When the kid showed us to the Simpson figures, guess what was taking up three pegs right smack in the middle of the display? Two pegs full of the exclusive Kermit and one peg of the regular assortment. Bunsen is already sold out. One Dr. Teeth and one regular Kermit left, and four Piggys. Looks like they got one case of series 1 and one case of the exclusive Kerm.


    And Cindy-- they were within easy reach.
  4. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    Glad you got them (most of 'em anyway) Honeydw looks like the hard to get one of the series.
    I was looking when at TRU and the only ones we saw that were darker were the Stan Winston Monsters, but they had their own endcap! (That's what you get for designing Jeffery).

    It seems like every TRU has them near the Simpsons, so just look there if the employees don't know
  5. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I managed to pick up some of the TRU Kermit exclusives at the TRU in Centerville, OH. They actually had quite a few of the figures (I went there on Monday, the day that they came in). I had to work on Monday, so my Mom had called them to see if they were getting the figures that day. They were very nice, and reserved a couple of Kermit exclusives for her (and we went down there later that day to pick them up).

    Still nothing from the Beavercreek TRU. :mad:

    Now I can't wait until Series 2... :)
  6. towels

    towels Well-Known Member


    Any sightings domestically of the playsets? What's the expected date?
  7. Sweetums74

    Sweetums74 Well-Known Member

    Tux Kermit In Orlando

    Picked up 2 Tux Kermit's yesterday @ the Florida Mall TRU.

    I'm guessing that they had just put all of the figures out because there were a TON of them.

    It looked like there were more Tux Kermit's than Regular Kermit's as well. This could be due to the price though (10.99 vs. 7.99).

    The store is still being rehabbed, but it looks like the figure area has been completed.

  8. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    Re: Tux Kermit In Orlando

    Anybody know what's going on with TRU.com? I passed up the tux Kermit at the store because I ordered him onlne, and he has not shipped. They moved the date back to the 10th now!
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm still waiting for my Tux Kermit from the TRU/ Amazon site, but I did pick up one in their store. I'll just keep this one MOC. I will probably not order from them in the future seeing that they have some pretty poor service. Just the opposite for EB. Weird.
  10. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member

    Hey Froggy, you going to the Powerpuff Girls Movie? I sure am. Can't wait!

    Lemme know what you think of it if you go.

    Hope I didn't offend anyone with that huge kinda negative review of Attack of the Clones I posted a while back.

    As for the toys, I want a Gonzo bust.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I almost missed your Clones review! I weighed in over there, but I still enjoyed the film. I felt the treatment of Yoda was okay for the most part, but some close-ups and walking sequences seemed to fluid. The fight scene kicked butt!

    I may see the Power Puff girls, I just don't know. I don't have Cartoon Network so I've only seen a couple shows. Very cute, but the voices could be grating for 90 minutes. Heck, I'll probably see it anyway. I'm right by a theater. Cool concept.

    I'm looking forward to the Gonzo bust too. To tell you the truth, I wish they'd waited to release Bunsen and Beaker as they aren't really my faves and I'm going through overload with the figures and all. I hope Gonzo's nose doesn't appear as blue as in the prototype. I mentioned this and the absence of Floyd in an email to Sideshow and they wrote me back (slightly irritated it seemed) that these were prototypes. No word on Floyd though. Cool product, but not everybody can be as nice as Palisades. :)
  12. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe Well-Known Member

    Glad you caught the review.

    I guess you almost missed it cuz I haven't been too active here lately.

    First, I lost my DSL for a while, and now I'm caught up with trying to make the CROWE newsletter bigger. I print 700 copies, and hardly nobody advertises in it BECAUSE it's so small, so I'm trying to figure out all the legal junk and how to float the first issue at 7000 copies. It's eating up so much time.

    Again, just for y'all on this thread...I liked the new Star Wars film (oops-no film in it), but I wanted more.

    On the toy thing, I only wish that we coulda had some small, less prohibitively-priced Dark Crystal stuff, like these great new Muppet toys.

    Meepin' the faith....always;)
  13. Pschtyckque

    Pschtyckque Well-Known Member

    I received my series 1 figures from NewForce.com today. Can't wait to get home to open them! They look incredible!
  14. bw0000

    bw0000 Well-Known Member

    Tux Kermit

    Amazon shipped out Tux Kermits TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!
  15. Lorde Pompeo

    Lorde Pompeo Well-Known Member



    This is my very first post here... Since I'm new at this Message Board, I don't know if this has been asked but I live in Portugal and honestly I don't have enough money to buy the Figures through the Internet because that would mean I would have to buy them all by myself...

    But if they were sold in Portugal in Toys'R Us or something like that my family could buy them for me...

    My question is: does anyone know if they are coming here or are the Figures an exclusive to United Sates?

    Thank you...

    SPECIAL ED Active Member

    ken have the labs been shipped out yet?
  17. Louis Kazagger

    Louis Kazagger Well-Known Member

    I picked up my case of figures from my comic distributor today. I found something interesting. The case has some printing on the side of it. Apparently Diamond Comics ordered 417 cases of Muppet Show figures from Palisades, as the cases are hand numbered but the 417 part is printed on (1 of 417, 2 of 417, etc....). Seems like a very small number of cases ordered by Diamond, considering there are what 3,000 comic shops in North America or something like that. :(
  18. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    Actually Diamond comics has several distribution centers. The number on the case is probably what came to the one that services your local comic shop.

    Wow Portugal. Makes me wonder who is the furthes away member. This might be best answered in the 'Ask Ken' thread. If you can use ebay, I see several sets listed for 30-35 dollars. You should ask your local comic shop or toy store if they can get them.

    Good luck.... and welcome!
  19. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    We do not have a Portugese distributor unfortunately.

    Diamond did only order 417 or so cases.

    Playset should be hitting stores this week I think. Next week at the LATEST.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So when the Heck are the playsets supposed to shelve? I just want to know about this one, because I have so much info crammed into my head (most of it wrong, or changing) about the next waves. It's confusing the heck out of me! I feel like, I feel like Wembley!

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