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UK Toyfair photos

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Crazy Harry, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    Figures.com
    Series 9 and the backstage playset are only shown in diagrams, but it's still good. Thanks to Ham Salad from the Palisades board for being the first to point this out.
     
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You rock for finding this! Thanks!
     
  3. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Member

    Sweet! I've been wanting to see what the backstage looks like.
     
  4. agger_rob

    agger_rob New Member

    Man, that backstage set looks awesome!
     
  5. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    So awesome! Backstage looks fabulous, I think Robin's head looks better than other pics I've seen, they need to fix his arms still, but I'm sure they will. I never imagined Pops with a potbelly, but Lips is fabulous!
     
  6. HeraLirambar

    HeraLirambar New Member

    I concur foolheartedly.

    ~Don't you mean wholeheartedly?~

    Yeah, that too. But I do everything foolheartedly.

    Let there be Lips!
     
  7. Moran9969

    Moran9969 New Member

    Everything looks awesome!

    I'm definately getting every figure released this year!

    Backstage looks ok, though I was hoping for it to be a little longer...
     
  8. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Active Member

    Wow! Everything looks amazing! I want Series 9 now! And the backstage with Rowlf! :sympathy: This year is going to be so great!
     
  9. Chad Kermit

    Chad Kermit New Member

    How do u like Fozzie with closed mouth? Cool. :o

    Now they need to change Kermit's expression too.
     
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It's weird. Highly unlike Fozzie to keep his mouth closed; especially if anyone knows me very well at all...

    Then again, there's always hiding behind his hat: :o

    I DO hope they insert Irving Bizarre in there with him, and I don't mind him coming out wearing a top-hat, as long as the magnet therein can also accept his usual porkpie hat from the original sculpt. I just think it's his character to wear his awful porkpie hat instead of a top-hat, although he has worn both.
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I like the closed mouth fozzie. it sets it appart from all the other Fozzie products in the line to have a new expression! I think I recall a publicity photo or something with ol' Fozaroo an his dumb dummy in which he had the same expression.

    I'd love to buy two and switch the heads of one and patrol bear.
     
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I was kiddin' bout myself.

    If you go look at Jamie's website, he has an awesome pencil drawing of Fozzie and Chucky with that expression! I actually think it's very cool, and can't wait to own it. Lord knows I've waited for this figure since the line began!
     
  13. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    I could not be more excited for this year apart from getting my car have all these great series' to look forward to, I'm especially likeing Nice (but 10 beats it).

    The detail around Fozzie's ear is great, if I didn't know any better I'd think it was a pic of the actual puppet and I love that they gave him a little bowtie with the red polker dots, it really makes him look more Fozzeriny.

    Pops, Lips, MTI Gonzo & Rizzo also look great as well as adventurer Kermit but the backstage has to be the best thing in 2004 for m, except I don't plan to stuff so many accessories in it, it doesn't look that cool in the picture as I think it will.
     
  14. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    According to the Palisades site, that isn't an actual picture of the Fozzie figure, it's more of Jamie's genius of messing with pictures.
     
  15. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Definitley getting: The backstage playset w/ Rowlf, Lips, Gonzo and Rizzo from MTI, regular Sam the Eagle, Usher Scooter, Kermit as Captain Smollet.

    Probably getting: Dr. Van Neuter, Marvin Suggs, Pops, Johnny, Robin, black tux Gonzo.

    Maybe getting: Fozzie, Beauregard, the Johnny repaints, Adventure Kermit.

    The backstage looks awesome, although in my display I want be putting that much stuff in it (it looks a little cluttered) and I won't be putting Rizzo in it (since it's the Muppets From Space Rizzo :p )
     
  16. gaffercat

    gaffercat New Member

    ok why cant i find a pic of the backstage on that web site, was it taken off for some reason?
     
  17. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    You're right, it's not on there anymore. Probably Palisades asked them to remove it, or there was a problem with space.
     
  18. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    The bckstage, series 9 and anything else that was shown on a peice of cardboard were never supposed to be photographed. Everyone running the booth was too busy to tell the guy from this site. They just corrected their mistake.
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I was at the UK Toy Fair on the press day (Thursday) and put a report on the Palisades forum at :- http://www.palisadestoys.com/Forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2261

    The Muppet turn out this year was a bit dissapointing, only the figures and the busts. As far as the figures go the stuff on the display boards was very good (although i agree the backstage looks too narrow and the photo was a bit cramped - although you have to make some considerations regarding the price and scale so and it's hard to really make a final judgement on size till you see it in person). They had a few figures there that you can see in the photos but apparently they were first shots and some had some major problems. Polly Lobster was probably the biggest star of the show Muppet wise - he's beautifully sculpted and painted looking a bit dark and sinister. A new distributor (not Forbidden Planet/G4G) is going to be putting out the Sideshow busts in the UK - they had most of them there on display although they were still listed at the full £49.99 RRP so don't expect that to come down - i guess they are trying to sell through the stock they have already. Absolutely nothing there about Fraggle, Sesame, Bear, Hoobs or Muppet Babies.

    There is some good news about Palisades distribution in the UK - it seems Europe will be focused on a lot more from now and they are going to put in extra efforts working with the distributor so hopefully things should improve on that front. We've already seen the special Adventure Kermit 7 day offer.
     
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    whoah, how did Palisades get the indiana jones licence? sweet!
     


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