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Whats the deal with Series 10 ?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by sethmeisteroni, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. sethmeisteroni New Member

    I keep losing track. For some reason I thought the series with chef was 10. I'm glad to realize that its 9. Awhile back I read that Palisades was taking the line up to Series 10. Now I guess that its a good chance 10 won't happen. Anyone know what the deal is. I would love a series 10. Even if the aren't gonna do new sculpts they could so repaints from series 1-3 on a clamshell. I would love a 2nd chance of picking up another Zoot.

    :confused:
  2. Luke Active Member

    The deal is there may not be a series 10 at retail, but nothing has been officially announced yet. However, if not there is an excellent chance you will still be able to get the figures some other way, probably via mail order through Palisades Direct.
  3. WiGgY New Member

    Yes. I seriously doubt Palisades will waste all the figures there have sculpted. It has been confirmed that all of the Vet's Hospital figures are sculpted and that there are at least 2 muppet babies. And since Muppet Babies are all main characters I would bet they will all be released. It's a lot easier to sell a Baby Scooter and Gonzo 2 pack then to sell UD online.
  4. beaker Well-Known Member

    I just want my articulated Muppet penguins is all.

    Is there anyone who knows all the figures(packins or regular) theyve sculpted in prototype stage, but arent allowed to show or let people know about? As in in house development/for fun/private? I suspect they have privately tooled a lot of figures(like Fraggle Rock) or packins, but just wont reveal.
  5. Luke Active Member

    No i don't think they have that much major stuff from the past that was sculpted and not used - they try to use everything and they certainly wouldn't do anything just for fun. The Fraggle was a one-off i think. Wiggy is talking about future stuff we should see. They apparently have a bit more new stuff that we don't know about - i'd guess it might be some of the other stuff we were expecting next year anyway - the other two babies, robotbuster bunsen & tutu pepe and maybe a few new characters that would have been in series 11. Just a guess though, i might be way off.
  6. WiGgY New Member

    The other 4 babies. I just used Scooter and Gonzo as an example. I have no idea if they are sculpted.

    Figures they have sculpted but do not have a solide spot in the line:

    Sal
    Sitting, Standing, and Tux Robin (pack in, but counts as a main character that could be split from Sal)
    MTI Gonzo
    MTI Rizzo
    Scout Master Kermit
    Uncle Deadly
    Muppet Baby KErmit
    Baby Piggy
    Dr. Bob
    Nurse Piggy
    Nurse Janice
    all those packins we know about
    Possibly a muppet cow (since the cow won the contest)

    And that's about all that is known for sure. It doesn't even begin to cover the figures I want. No GMC Gonzo, no MTM Gonzo, no Waiter Rizzo, no other rats planned, and so on.

    Now with 2 babies sculpted and possibly tooled, you would think the other 4 are. I would think we are more likely to get a muppet baby 2 pack as an exclusive than a Bean Bunny (though that would still be cool). I wonder if Disney World/land will take a Bean Bunny exclusive because he is such a main character at Muppet Vision 3D. Hmmm....
  7. Zack the Dog Active Member

    We've all Known that 10 series has been sculpted and it's nice to know the vets set (not playset but figures) is and even along with two Muppet Babies (Kermit and Piggy)

    I just really hope Bobo the Bear, Bean Bunny,maybe Lewis K, and hopeful a Foo Foo Pack in for Nurse Piggy will be able to come out. The line would feel more complete to me then.
  8. Luke Active Member

    You can scratch that it seems. I asked Ken about two weeks ago how the cow was going and he said all that had been done so far was collecting the reference matierial together and getting a few ideas down on paper.

    It's hard to work out what the cow will come with actually, if we do see it.
  9. WiGgY New Member

    Farmer Chef? :D
  10. Fozzie54 New Member

    I've been a bit out of the loop. Can someone tell me why might there not be a Series 10? I have been waiting for Uncle Deadly, and will be very sad if they don't make him after all. :(
  11. WiGgY New Member

  12. beaker Well-Known Member

    Because despite what Palisades originally thought, people arent really into the Muppets. My guess is 2/10 figures are actually sold.

    Ya gotta remember, outside our little vacuum, sadly the Muppets as a serious collector things are underground.

    Why couldnt have people voted for Droop? poo.

    And to think, this might have been in series 11 had it not been for JHC selling out and splitting the franchises up:
    http://www.palisadestoys.com/new/whatsnew/thebit/Misc/Thurs9_16_04/lilGobo_Paint_Master.jpg
  13. WiGgY New Member

    2/10? That's crazy. There are not ware houses full of toys. Each series has just about sold out. Series 4 is really the only one that stays on the self.
  14. Stryder Wolfe New Member

    seriously. The Muppet line making it to series 9 shows some SERIOUS clout in the toy world. That's a ton of figures, and I can only really think of the simpsons in the same genre that's made it further
  15. WiGgY New Member

    I've got a huge self full and that's only about half the figures. So there are MANY of them. And it's not even really done because Ken has confirmed that no matter what there will be muppets in 2005. Maybe not as many, but they will be there. What I don't get is why retailers still think the fraggles will bomb. I think Palisades should just get the license and make them in small volme and maybe INCREASE from there instead of starting large and DECREASING.
  16. Luke Active Member

    I don't think so. The Muppet line hasn't just been an underground thing. The trouble is it has gone through varying degrees of popularity over different periods. At the start it was this mass distributed line in all these big toy shops but the general action figure collectors hadn't caught onto it yet and the kids weren't interested in it so it had minor popularity. Once it had moved away from the big stores and more into the comic ones, and had got a bit of coverage from Toy Fare mag it became the next big fad for general figure collectors and the sales it seemed really picked up because there was 'us' as well as 'them' buying. As these lines go on for long periods of time they always lose distribution in places, and the Muppets are no longer the "new" big thing for general figure collectors who have started to move on (not to mention cult figure collecting has boomed since Simpsons/Muppets as the market is so crowded right now with loads of companies getting in on it) so it's back to pretty much just 'us' now, without even the big store support of S1.

    Of course we can give them all the support we can, and hopefully that'll be enough for at least some nice choice products next year so they can run until the end of the license (and then maybe Fraggles i hope for another year or two). I am still jazzed by them, got a package today and they are such beautiful large articulated statues. The photos really don't so these justice. It's important to me that they keep up that quality though, even if they do just go mail order from now on.
  17. WiGgY New Member

    I think many collector's just stopped buying because they burned themselves out. When too many collector's buy 3 of every figure and then just stop, that's one case not sold. Then consider how many people do that. I know of some people that would buy multiple figures and then had to stop around series 6. That totally screws up the numbers.

    Also, there are too many collector's that will pay huge amounts of money for an exclusive and end up not being able to continue with the line. If you pay 45 for a VC Beaker, you risjk not having that 45 for a set of 4 figures at retail. Collector's basically collect until they have to stop and that messes up numbers.

    Example. Someone at the PAlisades boards has 15 adventure Kermits. 15! That will mess with the numbers for the next tour figure.
  18. beaker Well-Known Member

    I think wave 5 was the last line where I bought every figure...from 2002 til then, I had gotten every figure, variant, playset,e tc. Now the only thing I collect is the mini Muppets or whenever a Muppet character has an articulated packin. It's a money and room thing. I'm curious ot see what the penguin and 3 robin scout packins will look like.
  19. WiGgY New Member

    I hope Robin is better than Frog Scout Robin. That figure doesn't really look like Robin to me.

    I should have stopped collecting long ago. I have no money and no room for anything. Every available space in my room has a figure on it. It's insane. I can't imagine what Simpson collector's go through.
  20. The Count Moderator

    Heh, WiGgY, if you think we've got it bad... just think about the serious Spawn collector who's gotta shell out money and space for a total of 27 series of statuesque figures running all the way to next year. And the thing is, I seriously thought that Palisades could continue the Muppets/Henson properties to rival the Spawn line. Oh well, so long as we keep buying the products, Palisades will keep making them I guess.
    Here's looking forward to S9!

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