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The last two busts have been revealed.

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Crazy Harry, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

    I dont thonk a close up of each one would come out good due to glares on the glass from the camera flash. :)
  2. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    They are great, I wish I had the money and room to get these. I dont think they get many here in Australia but I know they can get you some if you order them.

    I think they are in a glass case, thats why the photos arent that good, maybe they put them in glass to preven anyone taking good photos of them, lol.

    Is that from the Comics Convention this weekend?

    I wish I could have gone. besides from being in the country what do you have to do to get into a great place like that?

    from,
    Paul
    :)
  3. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    It looks liek they've made some changes to the Piggy sculpt. the pic that Jamies posted is bearing a little shoulder. Aerosmith's pic is not. So they've obviously chanegd the hair. it looks like they migh have chanegd the face a bit too, but Aero's pic is a little too far to tell just yet. Really hope they'll give Animal his second arm. I try not to compare these too much with what palisades has done becasue well, it's really kind of apples and oranges in some ways. in some wy it isn't bu in same ways it really is. Palisades will NEVER be able to get Rowlf as close to Sideshow's because Sideshow doesn't have ot worry about articualted arms and can sculpt Rowlf so he looks just like the puppet. palisades has to cheat a bit and put arms on him so he looks odd. however, Palisades has soft plastic pieces they can use to get wild hairs (like on Chef, Strangepork, Pepe, and Beau, and Animal) while Sidesohw doesn't has to kind of do the best they can. i tihnk the main difference is that while Palisades can say "Yeah, we did a Miss Piggy we're not too proud of but we're going to try and fox it for PIS Piggy" Sideshow seems content with doing things like leavin an arm off of Animal. but the thing to remember is Palisades is a much smaller company and so I think it's easier for them to be more intimate with fans/collectors/customers. oh there is one other major difference between Palisades and Sideshow: Palisades considers Floyd to be an important part of the muppets!! :sing:

    --Matt
  4. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    It looks as if Piggy has had a necklace of some kind added to her, her arms have been spaced further, and possibly a face change. The problem with yellow hair is that it changes the way the shape of the face looks when you try to compare it to the puppet. We saw that with Palisades EB exclusive when Misfit Toy changed her hair. So, the face may not be changed, but it may look likei t was, which pretty much means it was.

    matleo is right about comparing Palisades and Sideshow though. For one thing, Palisades egts a chance to redo a character multiple times in the line if they want. Sideshow gets one shot. Unfortunatly with character like Fozzie and Link, they don't seem to spend as much time in the sculpting process as Palisades. And matleo is also right when he says that Palisades has to worry about function when sideshow only needs to worry about form, but that being said, shouldn't all the busts really look fantastic than? A figure really shouldn't look better than a bust. Not trying to knock the busts because they are all pretty cool, but I think sideshow should have spent a little more time on these.

    Oh, and after series 6, a great exclusive would be a Jim Henson bust as either puppet or man. THat would complete the collection.
  5. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

    I dont think Sideshow really care's what they look like. I mean look at the Dark Crystal dolls. :rolleyes: But I do like Kermit, Rowlf, Gonzo, Swedish Chef, Janice, Beau, Dr.Teeth, Sam, and Zoot.
  6. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

    In case you didnt know there is already a Jim Henson bust.
    http://www.gforcemodels.com/gforce/henson/
  7. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    oh don't get me started on those!! you know it surprises me that Henosn didn't get the Frouds more involved on that. Isn't Sideshow actually producing a "World of Froud" line now? based on some of Brian other drawings. What I've seen of those look good, but I imagine Brian is more involved.

    --Matt
  8. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    I've seen that before, but it wouldn't really match the others, plus it comes unpainted. I think it would be good for sideshow to do their own Jim Henson bust so that it matches the rest. Of course it doesn't really matter to me because I don't have the money or space to collect them, though Rowlf is very tempting as is Dr,. Teeth.
  9. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Here's a comparison shot for the Kermit Palisades figure vs the Sideshow bust....

    http://scarecroe.com/files/kermit_bustvsfigure.jpg

    I've only got the Kermit so far, but if I were to get two more, I think they'd be Rowlf and Beauregard.
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Wow, pretty big.
  11. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    They're not as big as I'd expected a bust to be, but they're nice.
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The main difference between Sideshow and Palisades is that a bust costs 60 dollars each. A figure is 8 or 9. They have had a year and a half to perfect Fozzie and Piggy, but haven't. Nobody has to buy them, but I prefer to have a complete set. They are very cool items. It just seems to me that they are more about business than love of the craft. As an artist and Muppet fan, I find that disappointing. :o :(

    I don't see why closer photos would be hard to take even in the glass casing. It's been done before at past cons. :confused:

    On another subject, what do you think about Sesame busts? That could be cool. Not sure if 60 bucks a pop would work for the Sesame market, but if they were priced like the Simpsons busts it could work.
  13. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    I'd much rather have Sesame action figures way before I'd consider a Sesame bust. Even then I'd be real careful in choosing which ones I'd get. I think a Grover and Herry Monster bust would be fantastic. Second choices would be Count and Telly.
  14. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Yeah I don't like how Link's arm is cut off, if you look at some busts they kinda have the same things going on with there hands, look at "Link and Sam", "Statler and Gonzo" "Fozzie and Scooter" and "the Chef and Beau"

    No NOT execatly the same, but a simaler pose, Sam's wing looks okay cut off, but not Link's, nor would I think Animals.

    I would say to cut out Link for Floyd rather then Crazy Harry
    (Harry always had more exposer in the Muppet Movies, Link never had his own line!) because there is no Strangepork, if another series is made i guess my choice would be
    1 Floyd...duh!;-)
    2 Strangepork
    3 Sweetums with robin (a good idea, cause robin is small you could do him full bodied on sweetums hand)
    and 4 the Muppet newsman
  15. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    yeah, but Sideshow would probably have that hand cut off on Sweetums and then we'd never see him (Robin). :smirk:
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    But this is the Muppet Show bust series and Link had a lot of exposure and musical numbes of his own on TMS. However, I do agree with you. He's the one I would have cut for Floyd. :sing:
  17. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    O.k, I just got back from San Diego and you will all be happy to know that Animals arm is not cut off. Both of his hands are gripping his collar like he is trying to rip it off. And by the way, Dr. Teeth looks great close up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Ooooh! Very happy about that. Could you please give detailed desriptions of Piggy (especially in comparison to the early prototype posted earlier in this thread), Teeth, Animal and what you think about Fozzie close up? :mad: :D :halo: :o I'd also like to hear about Harry, Beau and other unrealeased busts if you have the time. :crazy: I know Link didn't look as bad as the prototype on their site and Scooter didn't look as good. There's just something about seeing them in real space that puts them in perspective. Thanks.
  19. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    Oh, so Animal isn't missing an arm. Cool. I thought he was griping his collar with both hands until someone mentioned the arm being a nub. Once it was said, it looked like that to me. Gald to here that is not the case. The line was just saved! :D
  20. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    In my opinion they all look better close up. I personally have series 1 and 2 so I can see them at home all the time. But being able to see them all together was beautiful. My favorites in order of the ones I don't have yet or are still to be released are.....
    Dr. Teeth- A must have even if you are not collecting the busts.
    Beau- For Buddas sake it's Beau!!! He looks great.
    Janice- Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Zoot- Again it's Zoot. I never imagined one Zoot product. Now we have 2.
    Swedish Chef-If I had only found this booth earlier in the day I could have got him for 40 dollars. Beautiful bust. They ran out of him and Sideshow were selling him for almost 60.
    Fozzie- I think because I read a lot of negative things about him, seeing him in person made it a lot better.
    Lew and Crazy Harry- I like both of these. Great expressions on them.

    The Miss. Piggy looks good, but I don't know. I feel that whenever I see a Miss. Piggy product something is missing.


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