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Sesame Street Canceled Figures Interview

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by ResidentLilly, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Hartley

    Hartley Well-Known Member

    Waiter Grover and Fat Blue!! :sigh:

    "Singe an itty bitty, Charlie!"
     
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  2. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    With 5 waves it barely even feels like they scratched the surface. :(

    I feel like with the first 5 or 6 waves of the Muppet line they nailed all the heavy hitters, but there's just so many SS characters.
     
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  3. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Plus more possible variants for Sesame like Alistair Cookie.
     
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  4. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure he is not a former Palisades employee. That doesn't mean the list isn't necessarily accurate, but it does seem a little fan-crafted at the end.
     
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  5. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    What makes you so sure? Just seems pretty baseless to me.

    With Roosevelt Franklin and Yip Yip Martians confirmed for as early as wave 2 (in reality), nothing seemed out of reach with this line. ;)

    :cry:

    Any major characters missing from the presumed first 5 waves? Something seems to be missing, but I can't quite put my finger on it... Maybe it's just because the humans were such a big part of the show.

    He does seem pretty honest, but the things that stick out to me are why wouldn't they just do Bedtime Ernie with wave 1 and Bert with wave 2 instead of the other way around, Waiter Grover coming two waves before regular (but this really means nothing since Super Grover was released before anything), Betty Lou simply being a repaint of Prairie, though he does state variant, Bathtime Bert existing and Alice would seem to be pushing it for a regular figure.
     
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  6. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    Because I know who Quinn is and he was a collector/customizer, but not a Palisades employee... lol. That isn't to say that he wasn't close to the staff and perhaps had some inside information.
     
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  7. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    I mean, his posts seemed pretty honest, but fair enough. He said he worked "with" Palisades, not for.
     
  8. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    The Palisades Muppet line is one of my all-time favorite toy lines. I would have loved to see the Sesame Street line take off. The Super Grover figure is AMAZING.

    Even if it was just the "core" characters: Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, The Count, Grover, Elmo, Oscar, etc. it would've been fine. Would've added some more variety to the Muppet figures.
     
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  9. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

  10. LStein

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  11. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    I've always been bummed that Palisades wasn't able to produce the Sesame Street action figures. I think they would have been just as good, if not better than the Muppets figures. I love the concept of having 2 core characters and 2 lesser-known characters in each series. I guess Palisades kind of did that already with TMS line; for example, Series 1 had Kermit and Miss Piggy alongside Bunsen Honeydew and Dr. Teeth while Series 6 had Statler and Waldorf alongside Clifford and Patrol Bear.

    If the SS line went into production, there would have been many, many series (10+) because Sesame Street has been around longer than the Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight, so Palisades could have produced more characters. If Palisades produced obscure Muppets like Uncle Deadly, the Newsman, and Phil Van Neuter for TMS line, the SS line could have featured the likes of Harvey Kneeslapper, Roxie Marie, and Sherry Netherland.

    It's too bad that these figures will not be produced.
     
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  12. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Apparently Ken is selling off most of his stuff; thanks to MuppetSpot, here is a better shot of the Bert prototype, heck, you could buy the diorama if you have $5K to throw into the river *rolls eyes*.

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  13. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I saw this a while back and promptly snagged all the pics I could. That Bert was an early prototype and I believe was suppose to go through revisions to make him less.. ugly poser like.

    One day I hope to be good enough to sculpt characters like Oscar with the same level of detail as this. I could probably pull off the playset pretty easily as far as sculpt goes, but not that amazing paint work. If I had unlimited funds I would buy this in a heart beat.
     
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Boy, the Muppets are certainly quite out of scale with that diorama -- no way Big Bird is that massive! He'd be about 12/13 feet in this scale!
     
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  15. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Well yeah, none of the Palisades set were in scale with the figures. They were all too small, except maybe the drum set. Chef is the size if the fridge in his kitchen and his hand is bugger than his sink. Plus, i think this playset was going to be done DST style where you buy figures that come with pieces of the set.

    If I were to ever make my own, Id scale it up by at least 100%, but thatbwont happen unless I become rich.
     
  16. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, when I initially saw this I thought the eye focus looked off and was disappointed he didn't have elbow joints... all would've probably been fixed for the final.
     
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  17. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Plus some revisions on the sweater because, Bert’s sweater is much more dull than bright.
     
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  18. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Plus the seams of the V-neck don't meet up.
     
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  19. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    There was a photoshop revision done that address the eye brow placement as well as the hair. I have the picture that was posted online if it from years ago and used it for my own version. I have one that is like 80% complete as far as sculpting goes, but I couldnt get the joints that way I wanted and shelved the project. Now that I have officially begun work on Sal, if those joints work out I can revisit Bert. If Bert works out, next would be Ernie and then Oscar. Of course, these are a lot of ifs. It takes time, money. And skill that I dont have at the moment.
     
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  20. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    If you were going to make the figures, are you going to include some small accessories?
     
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