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**Spoiler info** If you want to know the secret collector's club item...

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by MM-III, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. Jackie New Member

    No you really really really don't :) I don't want an expensive Dr. Teeth.
  2. Joseph New Member


    But I want to have them all........
  3. GWGumby New Member

    Even though I'm really happy I got it, it wasn't much of a surprise. Had nobody mentioned anything, then yes it would have been. But there were just too many hints.

    Kinda like how I figured out 6th Sense not even halfway through the movie. If nobody had said anything about the twist, I would have never known.
  4. Michael Crawford New Member

    Question on the club Invisible Beaker

    I have a question on the club invisible beaker for those that received them. Uh, actually two questions:

    a) were the staples wide and flat or round?

    b) did the polybag itself have holes punched in it, sorta like air holes, half way down?

    Thanks for your responses,

    Michael
    MWC
  5. ResidentLilly Active Member

    Re: Question on the club Invisible Beaker

    Hey MWC...is there a problem with your Invisible Beaker? Is the card f-d up?
  6. Michael Crawford New Member

    Nope...

    He's just peachy. However, it appears that there is a difference between the actual Invisible Beaker at the party, and the one going out to the 500 club members. Let me rephrase - a difference in the package.

    Not to get everyone's fur up, I'm just checking so I can have an accurate portrayal in the archive. Oh, and speaking of the archive - how many of the Invisible Fozzies are there? 2k - 3k?

    Michael
    MWC
  7. Jackie New Member

    Maybe if we're patient, and someone wants an extra VC Beaker that i have, *hint hint* LOL, then maybe we can get one cheaper. :)
  8. grail New Member

    staples and holes? that's just nit-picking. maybe they were done on different machines or something. but yes, for the record mine does have vent holes and rounded staples...but i had to go get it out to find out.
  9. Shooter Johnson New Member

    My Invisible Beaker is standing in the ballet "first position" (heels together, toes going in the opposite direction (like Marty Feldman's eyes)). This is different from the stance my regular Beaker holds. Are they different molds, or just a tweak on the Beak?
  10. grail New Member

    no, the feet move...go ahead, try twisting them. inviso Beaker just happens to be shipped in a bag, so they get spread out, where in the box, that wouldn't happen.
  11. gringo New Member

    Hey MWC,

    I did not have holes in my bag, and I believe the staples were flat. There must have been a change in the production run.

    Mark
  12. Walterfego New Member

    Just for info, not that I think it matters, but my Invisible Beaker also has the holes in the bag. I also have the mislabeled Beaker from Wizard World and the bag material feels a bit different so I would assume they were done at different times. But like I said before, makes not difference to me. I'm not collecting plastic bags after all! :D
  13. Shooter Johnson New Member

    Thanks. I was afraid to twist, as some figures don't take too kindly to being manipulated. Nice to know I didn't get a defect.
  14. Jackie New Member

    Just wanted to say my Invisible Beaker does not have any holes in the bag :)
  15. Shooter Johnson New Member

    My Beaker does have holes in the bag. It's like someone used a hole-puncher so he could breathe (like a puppy in a box).
  16. beaker Well-Known Member

    FINALLY!!!

    Ok, being the huge beaker nut on here...what could be better than opening up your palisades box and finding not one, but two beakers? Hehe, now I gots custom painted matrix neo-Beaker,
    VC beaker, and invisable beaker...and soon, MEGA beaker!
    does the endless concerto of Beaker goodness ever end?

    Though...to be honest, even tho noone told me what it was, I was convinced it was invisable fozie, being they had them recently at sdcc. Haven said that, when I saw it was invisable beaker as the surprise i was not surprised one bit. not disappointed mind you, but by variou scomments made by people who knew what it was...heck, I Was expecting some kind of secret Pepe prototype. Anyways, Invisable Beaker is by far the rarest variant out there, so its good to see Palisades giving em to us. Ack, now to get that Palisades Muppet dvd promo and those packaged series 2 figures auctioned off at SDCC!
  17. beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>However, it appears that there is a difference between the actual Invisible Beaker at the party, and the one going out to the 500 club members. Let me rephrase - a difference in the package.

    Not to get everyone's fur up, I'm just checking so I can have an accurate portrayal in the archive<<<

    Oh my goodness!!!!!! Club Invisabeaker has punch holes and industry invisabeaker has flat staples...oh no, now being an insane colelctor I have to have both versions. sheesh. I Seriously hope people dont get that far deteriated in the mind. Though sadly, I can imagine theres some wise guy on ebay selling it with that tagline. What a travesty that most of the Muppet figure sellers and some of the buyers even, just care about th emoney and collectabilty and not so much the nostalgia or love of the Muppets. grrrrrrrr!
  18. Michael Crawford New Member

    Keep in mind the 'future'

    I doubt that anyone will care right now, but one has to consider 20 years from now. Vintage collectors tend to look for the rarest items, and if there is a distinct difference between the first 350, and the second 500 produced, they'll care. Even more importantly, if there isn't a clear difference - that some of the second 500 are punched and some aren't and so some are indistinguishable from the party figures - they should be aware that someone selling an item on ebay as being from the first 350 could very well be lying.

    Truth isn't a bad thing - what people do with it is up to them.

    Michael
    MWC
  19. JohnFranklin New Member

    So....

    My ladyfriend's sister works for Henson. We'd been asking her, if she could get the exclusives through Henson (mainly Vanishing Cream Beaker, because, come on, that's the coolest figure so far). Her sister said they could not, they could only get the regular figs and playsets at discount prices.

    So anyway, last night my GF calls me and says, "Guess what I just got?"

    I say, "A new man."

    She says, "Besides that."

    I say, "What?"

    She says, "Invisible Beaker." Now in my mind I think VANISHING CREAM BEAKER because that's what we'd been pestering her sister for.

    So I go over to her pad later and we have dinner and I say, "Well where's MY invisible Beaker?"

    She laughs and says, "Yours? It's mine!" Then she says, "Well, if you want to se it now, then you can't have it for Christmas, and I keep it. But if you wait, you get it then."

    As i said before I'm thinking it Vanishing Cream Beaker, which I just joined the Palisades club for. So I say, "Lemme see it."

    Well, turns out it's INVISIBLE BEAKER from the July 6th Party (At least that's the date on it.) So I immediatly regret saying i wanted to see it. LOL!

    No I'd like to get every fig, but I don't need every fig in EVERY package (I save that fanatacism for my WWF LJN collection), but now you better believe I'm SERIOUSLY hoping I was one of the first 500 folks! I don't know if it looks good or not cause I just payPal-ed my money this week!

    Moral: Listen carefully!

    JF

    P.S. Oh and there were holes in the bag. :D
  20. Louis Kazagger New Member

    Re: Keep in mind the 'future'

    More significantly for the long run, these extra invisible Beakers wind up making the bagged Vanishing Cream error Beakers the rarest Beaker now.

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