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Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by MrTheFrog, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    Judging from the pictures, I think Cookie monster could probably hang with the muppet figures without much weirdness. He does have a really round belly instead of the blobbyness you'd expect, but it's still a pretty good figure. No ball jointed shoulders though. but that was because of the sculpt. They went for look instead of function on that one.

    Bert will NEVER be able to hang with the muppet figures. Even if they can save the head sculpt, the body is still pretty bad.

    Oscar's can is too small and would seem funny with the figures. The can would have to be like Fozzie size to be in proper scale. Well, maybe MAMMA scale. But still, not gonna happen.

    I didn't see them in person. These are just guesses. Chances are the ones at the show weren't the rght size anyway being prototypes.
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Much better; but get that unibrow of Bert's going straight across!! I don't like how it looks. period.

    No wires in Grover's arms. Been done before, not good.

    Cookie is lots better!
  3. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire New Member

    Bendie Progress???

    I see a disturbing number of Bendies out there right now. I really don't want Grover to be a Bendie, but will certainly take him. It's not like I pose them enough to really risk the wire breaking, thus rendering Grover useless.

    Personally, I don't care about Bert's eyebrow. With the look they're going for he'd probably look like a robot or something with that straight unibrow. This one has a little more personality to it. It's a HUGE improvement and when they finally add the right textures to him, he'll be completely justifiable as a purchase. The rest, well, I have to see the final Oscar, w/o the can on his head. I can sculpt my own Slimey Worm as a seperate piece. That's not a problem. The COokie must have been pretty close to what they wanted orignally cause all that's different on that one is the paint job. There are other subtle changes, but that's the only real one I've seen on him. I love him just hte way he is though.
    Bottom line, there goes my cash flow for '04. Sheesh. LIke I didn't have enough on my plate here!!! HAHAHAHAH
  4. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    Cookie's head was changed a lot. it's not as flat and cartoony looking. It's much more show accurate.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have to say, they pulled a total 180 from suck to ROCK!!!!

    I stil;l want to see Ernie and Grover, but the Bert... the Bert kicks butt, and Cookie is just great! Now, Oscar .... I can accept that his head is sculpted into the can, and Slimey's sculpted to the side. He's great! I am really psyced and loving these!!!!!
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Bert will be okay once they get that unibrow thing fixed right. However, it is my own personal opinion that these don't rock...at least not to me.
  7. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire New Member

    I gotta say,,,

    While I may not agree with what you have to say, I will be the last one defending your right to say it Fozzie. I'm sitting on the fence with these. I'm still good with the sizing too. If they're a little too small, that's cool. All the SS Muppets are supposed to emulate small children anyhow, so they could be like my Muppets little cousins.

    That's my plan anyway.
    I hope they come through for you Fozzie. Cause I know if you're impressed with this line, I certainly will be blown away. Here's hoping... :excited:
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    AWWW... I don't care what you guys think! I'm getting all the ones I like... meaning everyone but Little Murray Sparkel and Elizabeth... God please don't get made!
  9. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    I keep thinking of going to a great restaurant, having a huge delicious meal, then finding out that the desert menu is pretty much cookies and a rather dry-looking bit of chocolate cake.

    While I would be the last one to say bad things about cookies and cake, they just don't cut it when you've had such an awesome meal.

    In other words, I will kindly pass, and just ask for a cup of tea and the check.

    - Derek
  10. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    I wonder when we'll see new pics of Grover and Ernie? You have to admit Grover was pretty good at the start.
  11. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see the Ernie and Grover pictures.

  12. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire New Member

    Cup of Tea???

    So would your Cup of Tea analogy, in relation to the topic, be a Barbie set with Fraggle themes??? Maybe Skipper comes with a shoddily produced mini-PVC of Gobo, and a Barbie comes with Red and Mokey... And then some little baby-kid comes with Wembley??? That would amount to a cup of tea for me, as far as action figures go.

    Personally I think these would be like getting the chocolate cake at Portillos after a really great cheezy-beef and large shake. So the Muppets would be the beef, the accessories woudl be the bun and peppers-and even the juice... The shake would be the cool packaging and the garbage would be the hunt for these figures... The straw for the shake would be the driving...

    OK< that was alot of representation, but I feel these figs will compliment the Muppets line. Palisades has offered the perfect product for their ideal target audience. Their figs look great in a package for the collectors, out on a desk in an office if you just want Gonzo or Fozzie, or in a massive collection that takes up an entire bookshelf (with my extended collection that covers several nearly compatable lines) and most of a dresser.

    The SST figs are geared towards THIER target audience with something extra and some fine consideration shot toward the collector as well.

    PS< Fozzie, that's a GREAT new avatar, although I will always miss "Shower Fozzie" the most. :p

  13. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    So when will Ernie and Grover be shown? Anyone?
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Agreed totally... I don't get the meal anmalogy at all... What the heck was the meal? :p

    What I must say is I do not find a SINGLE thing wrong wirth this toy line at all, given all the variables. I mean, they've made a compromise between Puppet and cartoon, and a compromise between older collectors and little kids, the very same target audience of SS. I mean, we haven't seen the final product yet... just semi finished pieces with a dead on view on the internet... I've seen a lot of things turn out much better, and I feel these will be very good... not great, but not as bad as evedryone else sees them. I just feel people who pay the same for the Simpsons line for a Homer varient are pretty hypocritical about these decisions. I mean, They will improve. They won't be Palisades quality, but they won't be as bad as everyone thinks. Sorry iof I sound rude or anything, but these opinions are ruining the line for me, and I REALLY want these....
  15. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    So where are the pics of Grover and Ernie and the letters?
  16. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Active Member

    Yesterday I emailed the people at Fun-4-All to ask them where the pictures were and I asked them if they could email me pictures of the revised Ernie, Grover, and the letters. I have not gotten a response yet, but I will let you know if they do send me anything...
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I will say one thing, however... for those who are unsure of the line, and don't really want to pay 10 bucks for an action figure, the cheaper alternative would be the SS 3-D animator puppets... they cost around 5 bucks a peice, and the first set will (ironically) have most of the S2 characters (Guy Smiley and Big Birds) I may be swayed to collect these instead due to my monitary situation...
  18. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire New Member

    SS 3-D??? What the...!?!?!

    So what is the deal with these figs/ line??? Got a link or something??? Cause I can at least take a look at them... I wanted to get one set of SS figs for me and one set of SS figs for my nephews... But that's alot of dough. So at the very least this 3-D thing might work.. Hmmm...
  19. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    So much for me being clever....

    I guess I feel satisifed with my fill of Palisades Muppet figures, and while the idea of Sesame Street sounds good, these don't warrant the expense or shelf-space.

    Not that they're bad, they're just not good enough tohook me. If they were awesome I'd buy them, but they're average, so I won't. I will continue to look at the little plastic faces similing up at me form my desk with no feeling of emptiness because there isn't Ernie amongst them...

    And after seeing Ernie, I think I will actually be happy that he is not amongst them.

    Gonna shut up now.

    - Derek
  20. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire New Member

    Sorry Sharpener...

    SOrry dude, I wasnt' TOTALLY busting your chops... I jsut got on a positivity rut there for a bit (SO unlike me) and wanted to bring some happiness to the board. NOt that there isn't any usually, but the whole SS toy thing is kinda down on it's luck or something.

    I see totally what you're getting at and totally got your analogy (and laughed out loud) but I don't like Tea. That was my point. Just goofing back.

    Hope I didn't make anyone too unhappy or uncomfy

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