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Series 3 Arrives: When and Where

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Gonzo Active Member

    Hey Travis (SuperGrover) and anyone else in Salt Lake City--the EB in the Gateway has them now, but the manager hasn't put them out on the shelves yet--he's got them in the back and said he's already sold complete sets to three customers--he's planning on reorganizing later this week to get them out.

    Anyway, if you go down there and don't see them on the shelves, ask if they're in the back. The manager was pretty funny, too--talking about the Muppets. I think he's a fan.

    But I was in a hurry.

    "No talk. Sell toys."

    Quinnnnnnnnn
  2. SuperGrover Member

    Thanks for the heads-up, Quinn.

    I just got home with mine tonight too. I got Rowlf at the Gateway. And you're right. I think the manager is a fan. He knew all the characters by name without having to go in the back and look. First he told me that he had two Rowlfs left, but then he mysteriously only had one left when he came out from the back with mine. I'm suspicious he's saving a set for himself. Because as you obviously noticed, he was yakking up a storm raving about 'em.

    He told me several people had been in today buying up all the Muppet figures, including a guy who looked like a million bucks. That's when I flashed my million dollar smile again, thanking him, and was on my way. :cool:

    I'm sure you probably noticed, but the exclusive long hair Piggy is buy one get one free. So I did. How can you turn down a free perfect-for-customizing figure like hair-down Piggy?

    My favorite series 3 figure is Rowlf all the way (absolute favorite overall). Zoot is 2. Then Lew, then Scooter. I think Scooter should have the ball jointed hip joints. He's kinda clunky, and not wanting to cooperate with his accessories very well. But I'll try him more later, after I play with Rowlf & Zoot some more.

    Hasta la pasta
  3. Gonzo Active Member

    I'm glad you got them, Travis!! I was worried about my fellow Utahn. :rolleyes: Really.

    I actually picked up everyone BUT Scooter--he's my least favorite character and figure of the group, plus I only had 25.00 in cash on me and they don't take checks. So I think I'll stop in tomorrow on my way to work and pick up Scooter and two Piggys. Piggies? Because YES, I have some customs that need a makin'.

    If you (or anyone else in the area) still need Bunsen or Dr. Teeth, as of this morning, they were still at the WVC TRU.

    Quinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
  4. SuperGrover Member

    How about Kermit in the tux? Have you seen him anywhere? I never did find him. :(
  5. smcguire New Member

    Looks like the Series 3 figures have finally gone from "preorder" to "ships in 24 hours" on ebgames.com.

    However, they don't seem to have the repaint Zoot available as an option anymore (no search turns it up and the link from the MC release schedule doesn't get you there). Wah! I hate to admit it but I'm too lazy to go chase around looking for this figure (sorry, Palisades).

    I'm curious if ebgames.com just "ran out" of them or decided they couldn't fulfill orders for them for some reason - are folks who pre-ordered the Zoot repaint getting it?

    --Scott McGuire / smcguire@mit.edu
  6. Phillip Administrator

    Scott,

    More than likely, it is because there is a limited number of Zoot repaints and those they have are likely already reserverd.
  7. matleo Active Member

    Yes, the repaint is the only one I pre-oredered and I got an e-mail last night saying he is on the way. Hope to have him tommorow.


    --Matt
  8. Hat Sharpener New Member

    KOP PA

    Walked all over the 2nd biggest mall in the country yesterday - King Of Prussia in PA.

    No Series 3 anywhere.

    EB - just Gonzo exclusives, Piggy & Lab Set beat to heck but selling for full $.
    Suncoast - Crazy Harry Galore.
    Sam Goody - Couple Gonzos
    FAO - Brand new complete assortment of... series 1???
    KB - Never seen 'em here.
  9. gaffercat New Member

    Just got Rowlf and Lew Zealand delivered today, both cam in same box but no Zoot or Scooter yet. I think the ups guy left that package on the truck, curse him. Hopefully they will show up later tonight or tomorrow morning. @ problems though, Rowlfs hands were upside down took awhile to turn them the right way, and Lew need a ton of wite touch up paint hopefully my model paint will work. I can over look the red on his white pants but the red eye has to go. I'll let you guys know if model paint works well on them, but otherwise i love them, good work Ken, now to find more shelf space this is going to be tricky
  10. smcguire New Member

    Thanks for the info, Phil and Matt. I suspected "sold old" as well, but I was curious. I shouldn't have waited - I just figured that since the Floyd repaint was still available once the figures were actually in stock, the Zoot one would be too. But I've learned my lesson... I've already pre-ordered the Rizzo repaint for Series 4! :)

    --Scott
  11. smcguire New Member

    Hmm, well guess what. I just looked at the ebgames.com website and now they have the Zoot repaint figure listed again. Too bad my order for the rest of the figures that I placed yesterday has already shipped! Oh well. Better than not getting it, I suppose!

    --Scott
  12. Gonzo14 Active Member

    I FINALLY got series 3 (Scooter/Rowlf/Zoot/Lew Zealand)
  13. SNLIM New Member

    houston now has series three!
  14. scooter289 Member

    Today, I just got Series 3! ;)
    I got Rowlf (WHOMPING BOBULA! Looks absolutely cool, especially the piano!), Scooter (COOL!), Lew Zeland (AWESOME!), and the Zoot Repaint (WHOA!). I didn't get Regular Zoot, but it seems it will be as great as the Repaint.:)
  15. Gonzo14 Active Member

    it's weird, I ordered Rowlf, Scooter, Lew, & Zoot, but oddly Lew got delivered a day later than the others?
  16. sarah_yzma Active Member

    when wasn't lew odd....

    Sarah
  17. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In case you want to know, I went back last week and GOT HIM!!! :o :o :o I LOVE THAT BEAR...

    Tonight I will go see if they have Floyd or any series 3 figs!
  18. Stryder Wolfe New Member

    picked up the 4 series 3 figures (minus regular Zoot, who I have to wait another week for) at my local comic shop here in Toronto. Meaning that most smaller comic stores probably have them in now. Of course, maybe not, as between me and a few others that pre-ordered, we managed to clean out that shop within 6 hours of their arrival. :)

    Haven't had a LOT of time to study the figures but first impression is that they are AWESOME!!! Best wave yet!

    and I don't have any problems with my paint apps that I've noticed so far...I'll do a review later on...
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Went back... didn't have them in stock... drag.


    But Attention Massachusettes shoppers!!!

    Series three has been spotted (by me, specifically last night) at Newburry Comics. They're like 12 bucks each, buit I'm willing to pay it... since none of the EB's round here have them in stock! I got Scooter!
    ;) ;) ;)
  20. camilla New Member

    spootd them in Manchester

    We have series four in Manchester in Forbidden Planet. God I nearly fainted with excitement. Only problem is I do not have the money for them at the moment. Scooter looks really nice. i think he might be the next purchase.

    Camilla

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