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Series 2 has landed!!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Hairfarmer, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh Well-Known Member

    The woman I asked in the store last night said that they didn't know when they were coming in, and they weren't even in the computer system yet. (Of course, she said all this out on the floor without going to check the computer. I never know if they really know what they're talking about, or if they're just telling me something to make me go away.) Her only advice was to keep checking back.
  2. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh Well-Known Member

    Hey, y'all, check out the Palisades Daily Bit ... they put up a couple images of Rowlf, including a sitting one. Thanks, Ken! :D
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Here are the first three entries in my countdown:
    26. Delly Monster visits the zoo where she soothes a zebra by playing music from her zither-shaped Z.
    25. Little Bird wears a yamaka and swings a yellow yoyo from his perch inside a Y-branched tree.
    24. Sherlock Hemlock expertly examines an x-ray of a skull and crossbones aided by an X-marked x-ray machine.

    The more letter scenes like these that I post means the less I have to wait until Series 2 arrives home to the EBX stores at Puerto Rico, and then to my home and collection.
  4. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    they're just telling you something to make you go away.

    well, depending on the store at least...but the series 2 figs are in the computer already in my EB. Series 3 isn't yet, though....
  5. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Series two has been in the TRU computer system for over a month!

    if you don't have the SKN #s (which I'll get and post tomorrow) all they have to do is search 'muppets' and series one, two, and both playsets come up
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know what is the most annoying part? If this were YuGiOh, or Power Rangers or something that little kiddies like, TRU would be falling all over themselves to try to put thses things on shelves and ship them the day they came out.

    Then a week later they begin a looooooong stay on the shelves.

    I'm mean! What do you expect?
  7. dhillman

    dhillman Well-Known Member

    And as everyone suspected, the TRU reps did not know what they were talking about... The gentleman I spoke to today said that the earliest they would hit the warehouse would be next Thursday... He actually had a clue about the whole port strike issue, etc.

    But hopefully next week then right?

  8. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    You know, i know of a nice small toy store, and they sell a lot of nice ,expencive toys. i think when tux Rowlf comes out i'll bring him there and ask they guy if he has any doll house piano bench that rowlf could sit his dupa on, maybe i'll buy two, but when reg Rowlf come out i would hope he would come with a bench and and up right paino. plus i'd probaly pay 15 to 20 for one little bench, so maybe not.;-)

    Zack)Rowlf the)I Don't care of rowlf looks like bubble gum now, that's no reason to chew on him!:)Dog.
  9. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle Well-Known Member

    I really liked the pictures of Rowlf. He looks great and I am excited to see how the finished product looks. I guess it is too late to add a bench with piano. Although I was thinking of this small observation:

    Don't get me wrong... I think it is wonderful that Rowlf can sit, but I was thinking that he would have to sit away from the piano even if he had a bench, because of his legs sticking out straight. Unless somehow his legs would slide under the piano? Does this make sense. It would be great if he had articulation in his knees so he could sit in a regular postion. Oh well, I am probably off on a tangent!

    Any Rowlf figure is great, bench or not, sitting or not! Rowlf rocks and I am happy that we can soon buy one!
    Maybe nekkid Rowlf could have articulation in his knees, if it is not to late or too difficult.
  10. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    it might make him look funny..that's the main problem..ruin the lines of his leg...

    but I know what you mean..sitting he'd have to have a pretty low bench..I was actually thinking an adjustable stool would be better...

    but then again, I might just have him stand, as that's cool too...

    I dont' know, I jst can't wait to get him, or any other muppets! Mmm..muppets :)
  11. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    TRU SKN#s

    here are the TRU SKN #s

    EM Playset #653996

    Series 2 #654022

    but alas, the New England warehouse still hasn't received them. :( (no micronauts either)
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Series 2 Alpha-Countdown

    Here are the next three on my list.
    23. Bert washes and waxes his National W Lover's Club sweater inside a washtub filled with warm water.
    22. The Count von Count counts eight vintage vegetables as he views his bats playing with a vine-tangled V.
    21. Ethel Mermaid sits inside her letter U above the undertoe and plays a lulling melody on a unique ukulele.

    This means that there's less than three weeks to go until S2 arrives here at Puerto Rico!
  13. Walker Boh

    Walker Boh Well-Known Member

    This evening the ladies at customer service told me that they have no way to look up any information (including arrival date) on a product that hasn't actually arrived in the store yet. Now that's customer service.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I reiterate. If this were anything BUT the Muppets, they'd be crapping all over themselves trying to get it on shelves. Eeeeeyyyyyeeeeewww! I just grossed myself out!
  15. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    lol, I can't believe how awful these people can be, ask for the manager next time you're in there and tell them these people arent' doing their jobs...
  16. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    hate to disagree, but she's right....well sorta right. They really have no way of knowing unless it's in their wareouse. You can ask them to check the computer to see if it's in their warehouse. If it's not there then they really don't know. They're not psychic, there' no message form Palisades saying "congratulations, we've just sent you your Muppet figures! they should be their on the 15th!" It's just not possible!! I work at a KidsRUs and believe me when I say.....the employees CAN NOT KNOW WHAT IS COMING IN UNTIL IT IS IN OUR BACK ROOM! It's not possible! So let's lay off the TRU employees a little ok? A lot of 'em are good peple who work very hard and get paid miserably.

    One other thing, if you're going to ask someon to check the computer, it's best to go to customer service and not someon on the lfoor. if you go to customer servi e it means you'll get an employee who has been trained there. So you're woman on the lfoor may be tellingthe truth....she may have no way of checking the computerand depending on how long she's been there, she may not even stop to consider that an option. She not an idiot...she may just be new.

    Anyway, let's just chill out a bit ok? I said this on Series 1 and I'll say it again here and probably again when series 3 rolls out. I want these figs as much as anybody (Fozzie and Floyd are two of my all time faves) but wether there are figds on the shelf or not, tommorow the sun will come up I'll get up and feed the cat and life will go on. So please, we're almost there...be patient. Rememebr it just pieces of plastic (albeit awesome-shaped pieces of plastic, but pieces of plastic nonetheless)

  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Series 2 Alpha-Countdown

    Here are the next four entries in my countdown until the release of Series 2.
    20. Telly monster triumphantly plays his tuba and toys with three terrific triangles under the shade of a T-shaped telephone post.
    19. Sammy the Snake, the striped snake, slurps down a bowl of succulently seasoned soup after singing for his supper by sounding off a slow smoky S-row.
    18. Roosevelt Franklin races remote-controlled cars listinening to rock and roll music from a radio marked by a letter R on its cassette door.
    17. Guy Smiley hosts a quirky quiz show where contestants must answer a series of quick questions about the letter Q whenever it shows up on the monitor next to him.

    We're nearing the two-weeks left marker!
  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Matt and others are completely right. Whether they say two weeks or whatever - they actually are just giving you a vague guess of what they think might be right. They are trained to get you to come back to the shop to see and not go anywhere else and if they aren't there they just give out another excuse. I wouldn't make any countdowns to the day or anything - just act suprised when they really do turn up ! LOL !
  19. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    i used to work at TRU. i used to be the guy at the CS desk. i know they have a new computer system now that they can apparantly look things up on now, but not all the stores have it yet, and it's still a crapshoot as to wether the info's right. (i have friends that still work there)

    furthermore, as i have learned in my time at TRU, my time as a receiver for Zany Brainy, and my time spent watching people make Ken jump through hoops when series 1 was coming out, you NEVER give an exact date as to when things will be there. until they get to you, you have no control as to when they'll make it to the shelves, and if you tell people an exact date, and it's not there by then, then it's perceived as your fault. even though it's not.
  20. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I think for series 3 we should get him to motorcycle through flaming hoops, steal the skirts of three cheerleaders as he passes by, and then land in a bucket of Gorilla goo.

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