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Who will release Muppet figures in 2007?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by beaker, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Now that Palisades is no more, who will be releasing Muppet action figures?

    Personally, I would LOVE to see a 3.5"-4" Muppet figure line, similair to the 1978 Fisher Price line: http://www.muppetcentral.com/collectibles/muppetpics/toy_figure_fpstickpup.jpg

    or the 2003 Jack in the Box Muppet figures:

    as well as the size of the Palisades Muppet minis.

    Maybe Disney will do a line like this? Just imagine, instead of these big 6" figures where we see a few Muppets a year, we could get something like the Star Wars line that encompasses a wide swath of characters? The possibilities are endless.
  2. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    How about Playmates?
  3. Engineernerd

    Engineernerd Active Member

    Hope not, or McFarlane for that matter. Playmates style is too cartoony for Muppets (after being spoiled by the Palisades figures). Most of the Playmates figures tend to have very little detail to them. While they would look cool, a Muppet McStatue doesnt hold much appeal to me.

    Zizzle perhaps?
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Actually... Been thinking about this, regarding possible/potential future SS figure release should it happen, though it could apply to Muppets as well. Love the Palisades line, that's what brough me back into the Muppet fold. If a line starts up again, I hope it would use the same sort of sensitvities as the Palisades line and keep themselves in proper scale with that line also. As far as what company do I think would be the best fit? SOA. Seems they have attention to detail and put their love into the figures with the amount of detail nd articulation, example the Street Fighter line.
  5. Meepsterboy

    Meepsterboy Well-Known Member

    1 word: NECA.
    Their work on Nightmare before Christmas sold me on the being great if there was another Muppet line. They manage to balance the scale of articulation and sculpt. And, they've dealt with Disney. They made POTC figures, NbC (Disney owned) and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie figures (again, Disney owned.)
  6. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I was gonna say NECA too. SOTA came to mind for some reason as well. Just imagined if the Muppet line did get picked up, do you think they'd sell as well as the Palisades if they were still in scale? I think they might have a rough start cuz I imagine they'd do like Palisades and release Kermit and Piggy in the first wave. Though I'm up for buying another Kermit. :p
  7. Meepsterboy

    Meepsterboy Well-Known Member

    So am I, and that goes double if they can get the Pig's hair right... We need a good normal Piggy.
  8. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I was happy with the the Long-Haired version of Piggy. The Pigs In Space First Mate Piggy was pretty descent as well.:o
  9. Yoda Man

    Yoda Man Well-Known Member

    NECA. I'm a huge fan of their work. I think they'd do a great job with the line. Plus I love most of their work on their bases, and that would be nice seeing as the Muppets came without them.
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm the only one who wants 3.5-4" figures by say, Playmates or someone. I actually am not much into the "Mcfarlane detail" that virtually every company uses.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... I do recognize and think that should a figure line be offered in the scale you propose/champion would offer a potential for a greater character array Corey... But at that scale, some of the detailing work that set Palisades line apart from the rest of the pack would end up being sacrificed, at least for people like me it would. Guess that's why I'm a bigger proponent of the 6 inch scale as a starting point, though they don't all have to be that height, just so long as they're properly in scale with each other.
  12. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    me? i not gonna count on anyone to see "who will be releasing Muppet action figures", as I think it would have happend by now! :(
  13. Meepsterboy

    Meepsterboy Well-Known Member

    Not really the sculpt of the hair was bad, it was the COLOR. It was just a solid light yellow. That's adequate for kids, but that line was meant for collectors.
  14. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    That's why i repainted mine and added proper eye lids. HUGE difference. Pigs in Space version was nice, but I don't think it was needed after I modified my EB exclusive. Oh, and the EB version was originally the series 1 regular version, but the EB exclusive rooted hair Piggy fell through and a new head was made for series 1 Piggy.

    As for who might make new figures? I don't know, but I think it should hold off for a few more years. It's too soon. The fans of the first one are tapped now. We got a huge amount of figures from the Palsiades line too.
  15. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I wanna see your repainted Piggy MWoO!
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I'm hopeful Disney will start releasing a small scaler Muppet figure line. I'd probably be more happy than even the people who like the 6" line^^
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I only needed Bobo, Bean, Sal, and articulated normal Robin and I felt that my Muppet Show figures would have been complete.

    Now, all i have is the fantastic Super Grover, but MAN! I wanted Palisads to do Sesame Street.

    What's the deal with folks getting the Sesame license for action figures and then going bankrupt or something? Reckon we're just not MEANT to have those figures??
  18. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Small scale Muppet figures

    There would probably be a better chance of micro Muppet non action figure and micro bobble heads coming out.The figures that come in a plastic bubble and you get from those gumball machines.I think Tomy make them and they already have a license with Disney.The figures are about 2 inches tall.Is that too small for you?
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Those cheap wastes of plastic that still cost a dollar? Yeah...

    No seriously tho, if you go to the Disney store they have a lot of really cool figures based on all sorts of classic and current properties. I see no reason why they can't give the Muppets that sort of treatment.

    If you saw the 2003 Jack in the Box fast food Muppet figures or the 1978 Fisher Price Muppet figure line, that is exactly in my opinion the sort of Muppet figures we need.

    This whole 7" post Mcfarlane style has run its course. Do we really need every figure to be like a statue? I gave away all my Palisades Muppet figures, and I had virtually every one. Just took up way too much room. Way too much. I prefer smaller, smoother figures. Just my preference.
  20. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Sone of the capsule figures comin out of Japan of late have been very good actually. Still not works of art, but ok for collecting.

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