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The Next Palisades Playset - Your Choice ?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Luke, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    Over at the Palisades forum we fans have been giving our thoughts on the Playset we feel the line would be incomplete without. Thought it might be interesting for us to do this here too seeing as not everybody gets to the other site, so here's a repost of what Ken said :-

    So yeah, what Playset would YOU go for ? Ken has since stated again that you have to pick just ONE playset - you can't say modular or a combined backstage/theatre etc etc.

    Ken also announced that the preliminary go-ahead for Series 7 has been given, and the line-up officially approved, although not announced yet.
  2. Kevin

    Kevin New Member


    for me it would have to be the muppet theatre
  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Muppet Theater
  4. dhillman

    dhillman Well-Known Member

    Muppet Theater

    Followed closely by Vet's Hospital :D

  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    If we were able to get them all, the order "I" would go in would be:
    Muppet Theater
    Vet's Hospital
    Bear on Patrol
    Hispanola (If we get more MTI figures, obviously)
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  7. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Muppet Theater by far!
  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Backstage, Muppet Theatre, Vet's Hospital. I understand that the Theater might take a while and the backstage set is the real signature potrion of the Muppet Show. It appeared ore often (as a whole) than the theater. It was in every other scene.
  9. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Muppet Theatre or backstage.
  10. Squigiman

    Squigiman Well-Known Member

    Honestly, for me, the absolute neccessity would be the Muppet Theater, as it holds everything together, and gives the other sets a context to fit in. Not only that, but it gives Statler and Waldorf their place to be. HOWEVER, this does not neccessarily mean I want it to be next. I want this to be, as discussed long ago, to be the absolute best it can be. I'm talking DELUXE, if not SUPER-DELUXE. If it were going to be put out, just because, making a half-@$$ed effort, at least as half-@$$ed as Palisades can be, than I'd rather prefer it to be later, also as previously stated. I'd really like to see a skit-themed playset be next, continuing with the band, the lab, the kitchen, and the ship. My first choice, in that case, would be Vet's Hospital, with whoever, possibly Dr. Bob. Then there's BOP, and the very-important Backstage. That's about it, for now. Take care.

  11. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Wow! They're all such great choices! How can you choose? Anyway, here's how I'd release them (I would want all of them)...

    1. Muppet Theatre Vet's Hospital
    2. Backstage
    3. Vet's Hospital
    4. Bear on Patrol
    5. Hispaniola

    I really would love to see the Hispaniola made into a playset. That'd be great!
  12. Wander McMooch

    Wander McMooch Well-Known Member

    While the Muppet Theater sounds impressive, it's unlikely to be what everyone would want. Would it include the stage? The orchestra pit? The seats? The theater boxes? At best, we'd probably only get the stage (and even with the curtains, it would be a lot of blank space), the first row of seats, and Statler & Waldorf's theater box (which would be out of proportion).

    My vote's for the backstage area. Think about it: it could have the two levels (downstairs & the dressing rooms), the exit, the area for Pops the doorman, and the "stage left" section of the stage! Not to mention the nice add-on detail -- vintage posters for the Muppet acts, etc. Package it with Pops and Gaffer and we'd have a sweet set!

    As for the others, I could really dig the Vet's Hospital playset at some point, but the Hispaniola wouldn't really do it for me. After all, it wasn't that great of a movie. Plus, we only have one MTI figure to go in it for awhile (Sam Arrow). As for BOP, well...it was really only a minor sketch at most. I'd rather get that Electric Mayhem bus from TMM...or the double-decker bus from TGMC!
  13. Mr. Piggy

    Mr. Piggy Member

    I agree. I would love to see a stage, but it would either have to be massive, or disappointing. (unless you only had a stage and curtain and excluded the orchestra pit, seats & statler & waldorfs seats)

    My vote goes to the vet hospital. Then a backstage. The vet hosp and all three characters (ala Swine trek) would look amazing.
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    The idea of this is that you are choosing the ONE playset to be made if only one more EVER gets made. You aren't supposed to take into account whether it'll be deluxe or non-deluxe and what it would be like if it was made later. You are just supposed to choose one from the list, as if it were the last - and don't let anything else such as the cost or size influence you.

    I gave my vote on the Palisades board and went for the Muppet Theatre. I fully realise that there is a lot more playability and room for funky accessories in the Backstage - Palisades could really go to town with that. However, Ken is asking what playset the line would be incomplete without and really is the most important playset for the Muppets. To me, that's the Muppet Theatre. The place where the actual 'Show' happened and which people remember so much - the plush red curtains, Statler & Waldorf in their pit, the band playing in the orchestra pit. I think the Muppet Theatre is really the biggest non-character symbol of the whole Muppet world, and even in the Xmas movie played a large part in the action. I'd like it to be based on the original design but also with some artistic license used to make it work in playset form, and also for Palisades to add as much of their funky touches to it as possible, lots of stage accessories and sketch themed scenery to stage shows on it with. It's also something where all the figures bought from the line would really have a home.

    So there's my vote - The Muppet Theatre !
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I look at the Theater as a deluxe set that is seperate from the others. That's always how Ken has described it so I'm trusting that. It should really be considered differently.

    There is some confusion in this thread about just how detailed the Theater would be. This has been discussed at length in the Ask Ken thread. It will be massive. It will have the balcony for Statler and Waldorf. It will have a real fabric curtain that moves. The orchestra pit is debatable and the theater seats are probably not going to happen because of space concerns. The thing will probably be at least three feet highand over a foot depth to the stage. This is all an IF. If it happens.

    We know from Ken's reports that a Theater is not going to happen very soon, so another a regular set is likely to be next. I think that set should be the backstage. :)
  16. redmans

    redmans Active Member

    My first choice would definitely be Vet's Hospital with Dr. Bob. My second choice would be Backstage with Pops. Let's just hope that the line goes on long enough that we get ALL the playsets we want!

  17. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I'd agree that the backstage is what's likely to be the next playset Ken is thinking off ---- but he is asking people to just choose the scene they most want if there wouldn't be any other playsets at all beyond this one. He listed Theatre in there, and so i guess if they wanted to do the Theatre as the next and final playset they would find a way to do it somehow in the way that they want, after all we are talking around mid-2004 !
  18. uncleduke

    uncleduke Well-Known Member

    I don't know if your'e limited to the suggestions Ken made -
    But I would pick "Happiness Hotel" with Pops

    If I gotta go from Kens List, I would say
    "Backstage" with Uncle Deadly and Gaffer
  19. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D Well-Known Member

    Had to flip a coin over this-
    Heads. Backstage.
  20. CherryPizza

    CherryPizza Well-Known Member

    This heading has no reason to be here

    My "dream of dreams" (to use Marcia Brady's words) would be the Theatre (or theater... not entering that debate here), but my rational mind says that, at this stage, the Vet's Hospital playset would be more satisfying, for reasons other people have stated.

    Were there any plans to have figures in their Manhattan Melodies costumes? If so, would these figures have a place to "belong", or would the playset be too similar to the stage to be worth producing?

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