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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by mikealan, Jan 27, 2005.
Lack of retail interest I believe.
Hmmm... I thought series 10 was meant to be Palisades direct or a web site exclusive.... that was my understanding was. But I'm guessing it's a copywrite thing, or that Disney wants to have it's own crudy merchandise released for the crummy film....
I believe Disney had little to do with it. The contract ended in 2005 and that was that.
"lame-a-zoid" would be an improvement...Oz looks like total...well since this is a family site, frelling dreck.
Anyways, as Dr Tooth pointed out wasnt these going to not be a 'series 10' but scattered net and con exclusives? what gives?
Check out the release schedule for the current releases. It lists what is confirmed and what will likely not be made (that is already sculpted).
As you know series 10 was originally (MTI Gonzo/Rizzo, Uncle Deadley, Sal and Frog Scout Leader Kermit). Series 10 was canned due to brick and morter store support dropped, but Palisades hopes to release as many of the original series 10 as possible. Sal is the biggest character left that as of today hasn't yet found an "official" home.
Then before Christmas, Ken hinted that there was a new series 10 and it was revealed to be Wizard of Oz figures. Due to the sculpts not being completed according to Disney's schedule the second series 10 was canned was well.
For me personally, Sal is the #1 figure on my wishlist. I would give up all the other figures in 2005 just to get a Sal. The Electric Mayhem mini's would be next. We will have to wait and see if either comes to be at this point.
Well... Don't want to say cause nothing's known at this time but... Ken did post a thread asking for people's help with getting him high-res scans or digital pics of a Muppet penguin. So maybe there's still some hope, though I don't want to say anything now so as not to jinx it.
Count, I'm aware of the thread. But nothing's done until an announcement is official. Hopefully Sal, the Penguin and Standing Robin will all come to be.
Yes, the announcement, if any, is what we're waiting for. Keeping my fingers crossed. Oh sorry, please no crosses.
BTW: Phil, you read that PM I sent you?
I believe the EM Minis have been ruled out now, i guess with them being a direct item they know they can't make it work wheras things like Sal depend on the retailers. Ken made some comment making it pretty clear because he was getting a lot of questions on em.
Don't say that Luke...we dont know that for sure
For those that belong to the Palisades club, nice pix of the penguin action fiugure were already shown awhile ago.
And I'm still curious as to whether the Electric Mayhem pvcs will come out.
Like Phil, I'm really hoping that Sal/penguin and the EM pvcs will somehow fidn a way to get out. I also question the reasoning behind making some figures exclusives to that gosh awful looking site 'cheap figures'(they should hire frogboy to do something with their site)
Also, what's up with that Gobo Fraggle figure? Man I wish they could have snuck him in as an exclusive before the buyout happened.
There is at least 3 things I can find there that really anger and disappoint me.
1) They want to commemorate that movie? Personally, I wish they'd manufacture those little things from Men in Black that erase memory to forget that film.
2) Because they chose to make those, which wasn't a good idea, Disney had to cut them off before the contract officially expired? I thought the contract was through the END of 2005, not the beginning.
3) considering all the people who pushed for Sal, and seeing as how the Chef was placed to help ease the retail industry back into the line, which it didn't anyway, we could have had Sal in there. It wouldn't have helped, but it wouldn't have hurt them further.
But then again, I guess they're just as angry and dissappointed not making them, as we are of not seeing them. plus the angry fans that are trying to push them... so I guess it means we'll just have to focus on SS toys now...
If only The Hensons kept the Muppets for at least one more year.
We do know for sure, that's what i'm saying. From reading the question threads i'm pretty sure Ken has stated there is no chance now.
As for Cheap New Figures, lets put it this way - they were the only ones interested in taking those exclusives and got behind the line and the collectors when there was little interest elsewhere and they were taking a huge risk. No matter what their site looks like it was either the figures come out through them or you don't get them at all, i think most fans and collectors are glad that they will have those figures in their collections.
As fans weve had a history of nitpicking, this is true.
One can look at 2005 this way. It's the end of the Muppets line, and the continuation of that other Muppets line, Sesame Street. You all remember Sesame Street right? I believe now and forever SS will always be here to show the Muppets in a colorful way and untouched way(As bad as Elmo was on the show, at least they are untouchable by Mickey's paws)
I think it's pretty lame Sal and the other figures wont be released...they should have had Sal in the last series.
When is Toy Fair again? Im curious what developments may arise there. Im hopeful 2005 will be another great Muppet merch year.
Toy Fair is Feb 20-23, but the one to look out for is Licensing International on June 21-23. This is where Disney will be pimping the Muppets, and Hit Fraggle etc to all the potential new licensees and talking about all the new stuff they'll be doing TV/Film wise. May even get a Muppet appearance there.
Very interesting. Thanks for that info!
I'm bumping this thread up so newer members can see my failed dream.
EDIT: I just made a new thread for it instead here you go,
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