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the 25th annv figure argument/pepe in series six vote

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by beaker, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I turn around for a while....

    and now most of y'all are on the Pepe bandwagon okay! I am sure that the packaging of him would reflect MFS or MT if the invisible Fozzie will reflect MFS. And the anniversary is over guys. I think Palisades would want to release Pepe along with the classic characters. We know he won't make series 2 and he's not likely for 3 so it will be next year before the prawn comes out and 4 and on is really anybody's guess as Ken has stated countless times. Takes a lot to get me to dismantle my list and that statement did it.

    I vote for the prawn!
  2. if socrates had been a muppet, he probably could have been a cat...and i really meant the A+B=C in terms of this argument...i understand the flaw in that logic when applied to the world...anyway, i hope everyone is doing well and finding muppet labs playsets in their area...i'm having no luck in mine...but i think there's another thread for that kind of talk...
  3. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Here's a question...Pepe in a Tutu...an exclusive or a figure in the regular line? Or a chase figure in the case? Which would you prefer, OK?
  4. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Depends when it's happening - if by that time there will be newer characters like Pepe, Clifford in the regular line then Pepe In A Tutu would make a good chase figure. If it's going to be sooner while the line is still 'The Muppet Show' then i think probably an Exclusive like 'Invisible Fozzie'.

    I'm not too sure about regular VS chase. I do actually think the Tutu would be more popular than a regular Pepe but then Pepe has only ever wore the Tutu once (tragically) so people who haven't seen 'Muppets From Space' (and there are many) won't know why he's actually wearing the pink tutu !
  5. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Yeah my thoughts exactly. Hardcores wil know instantly...fringe fans will be like...***?
  6. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    I'd go with an exclusive of some sort. That way your hard core fans can get it fairly easily but you don't need to worry about marketing to fringe fans and it's not as hard of a chase as the case variant. That's just me though. it;s liek when soemone suggested seeing Fozzie as First Mate Piggy. It's a one shot joke so it's tough to market to people who haven't seen the film. Personally I'll probably pass on the Pepe/tutu figure. But that's me. I know a lot of others want him so it is a good idea, but I don't have a lot of money so I kind of pick and choose very carefully which variants I want. Pepe isn't enough of a favorite of mine to warrant getting a variant.

  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'd much rather have the regular Pepe first!

    I'd prefer the Belhop Pepe to come second because he wore it more often than a tutu, but it may be more popular the other way around.

    I think the idea that a tutu Pepe woule be more popilar than the standard version to be a moot point. They both would be popular. Maybe he would be a pack-in with the regular verion. Is this what you mean by chase?

    Please give us standard Pepe first. I'm still kind of weirded that we will have to wait for standard Gonzo although I understand why you did it that way.:)
  8. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    "chase" refers to the one per case figure pack out...like Floyd in Series 2.
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ah...that would be good. But I do think the Tutu would be popular enough to have many made. Hmmmm. It would be sought after. I just want the standard Muppets From Space version first. I'd say use the tutu version for a regular assortment release later down the line. He is a popular little guy and you might want to ration him.
  10. ukgonzo

    ukgonzo Active Member

    I think pepe in a tutu would be a cool exclusive, i think it should be considered as a palisade club exclusive that way people that really want him can get him. I hope that an ordinary pepe can also be made for series 4 or 5. and can you please give him a jacuzzi to sit in
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    You think the tutu Pepe run should be that limiited? I think he will be quite popular and if this series is to run for 14 waves he'll need to be represented in the future. It doesn't make sense to throw away such a good figure and make it so liminted. Only the collector's club? I just think that would be a waste. :eek: ;)
  12. ukgonzo

    ukgonzo Active Member

    I think pepe should be made and soon. pepe should be available to everyone, pepe in a Tutu should be an exclusive of the original pepe but i hope its not like WWDr Teeth, i suggest the palisade club because you can get it if you want it all you would have to do is join the club. I just hope he's made and easily available
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That's true but if it's proven that Pepe is a popular character it would be best that they make a lot of them in the regulare assortment sometime in a future wave so that everybody can get one. Just doens't make sense to me for Palisades to short-change themselves on that.
  14. ukgonzo

    ukgonzo Active Member

    I think what ever they decide to do palisade won't short change themselves. I just hope that i can get one when they make him
  15. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    give the Palisades guys (and Ken in particular) some credit...they, more than any toy company i've ever seen, seem to pay attention to what the fans say. the fact that Ken (who we all know has more important things to be doing) comes in here so often and puts up with all the...junk that we give him about our opinions, and "can i have this exclusive" and "invite me to your wedding so i can have the wedding figures" proves to me just how dedicated they are to getting things right. heck, even the president of the company stops by now and again...that really says something. they know their audience, and they know what we want. and i think anyone who questions their dedication to the making the line the best it can be should be drug out in the street and shot. or did i not read that Ken was in here giving us updates from the factory...overseas...

    of course that's just my opinion...
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    What are you talking about? I know as much as anybody how dedicated Ken and Palisades are. I also have an idea of what they are shooting for with the longevity of their line and that they prefer to have future same-series repaints over resculpts. Got to think of the big picture. They want to keep this line running for 14 waves and on! :)
  17. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    THAT was mostly what i was talking about...let them run their company themselves...i think they're doing a pretty good job so far.

    well, that was the basic point anyway...in retrospect, i may have gotten a little carried away...
  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Well Ken asked for an opinion so i think people are just giving it !

    Seeing as Jamie mooted my point - (LOL) - i'd actually IMO say i'd be unsure about keeping the tutu pepe for a later regular fig although Jamie is right that it would sell bucket loads so maybe it would do better sales wise if you went regular at some point. Again, it's the recognition facor that concerns me, Muppets From Space just wasn't that popular so people outside hardcore fans are always going to think a Tutu is strange for Pepe. So thats why i originally went for chase or exclusive.

    I would agree with the ol'Frogboy to make sure a regular version is out there though on the regular line obviously, and i'd like to see the bellhop uniform but not before the tutu. Of course there'll be lots of new Pepe outfits and things coming up in the new movie and Fox show so plenty of opportunity for the future lines. I'd actually like to see him in leather and shades (not that he's ever worn that) ....... so no funny jokes bout that people !
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member


    Didn't mean to moot you. LOL By the time Pepe would likely roll out the Christmas special would have launched and possibly the Fox series. This will generate interest in all things Muppet including MFS. I could be wrong but I think anything Pepe will be a hot item very soon - including the tutu (regardless if some buyers don't understand the costume). I think saving it for wave 8 or so would be a good idea - but I really love the leather jacket Pepe idea you propose. I also hope he comes out in his belhop outfit. Hey, and maybe the kitchen outfit too. Lets have a Pepe for every room! I really see limitless possibilities with him and all of them quite popular that it may be best to ration the prawn. Plus I think the resculpt exclusives are going to go random anyway - a much better idea IMHO.

    So I guess we mostly agree on this. :)
  20. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    I definitely think the tutu Pepe ought to be available to the general public. I think he'd make a fine retail exclusive (at whatever point that made sense in Ken's grand scheme). I don't like the idea of him being a show/club exclusive because I know too many people who would buy tutu Pepe who are not collecting this line. I know a bunch of folk who were big Muppet fans in the 70s and 80s and have since lapsed some (they see the movies, but not till they show up at the $1 theater and they don't seek out tv appearances) who would line up in the rain for tutu Pepe.

    As long as we get Pepe and tutu Pepe, I'll be happy. But I wouldn't mind a Pepe in French maid's uniform exclusive as well....

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