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Your Favorite Series 4 Figure is...

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Jun 18, 2003.


What is your favorite action figure from series 4?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2003.
  1. Captain Link Hogthrob

    12 vote(s)
  2. Dr. Julius Strangepork and MAMMA

    3 vote(s)
  3. Sam the Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow

    14 vote(s)
  4. Rizzo the Rat in Red Jacket

    12 vote(s)
  5. Rizzo the Rat Repaint in Blue Jacket

    3 vote(s)

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thought it might be nice to do a little poll. Since Koozebane Kermit is a Target exclusive he is not on the list. We may do a series 4 exclusive poll in the future.

    After you vote, let us know why you choose your favorite over the others. What was it about your favorite that put it over the top?
  2. SamEagle 000

    SamEagle 000 Well-Known Member

    I mostly picked Sam Arrow because he's my favorite character. I also like him as Samuel Arrow and I like the things it came with.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Mine was a draw between Rizzo and Strangepork. Eventually I picked Rizzo because I prefer the character, but Strangepork and all of the rest of the figures in this series are strong likenesses. There's not a weak one in the bunch. I was concerned because there were no first-string Muppets in this wave, but the quality more than outweighs that. :attitude: They are all spot-on!
  4. Sam T Eagle

    Sam T Eagle Well-Known Member

    I like Link the most but Sam is awsome too I was going to wait on this Sam but when I saw him I had to get him but I still waiting for reg Sam with moving eyes! Palisades keep up the great work! :attitude:
  5. bats1972

    bats1972 Well-Known Member

    I went with Rizzo repaint. Blue is my favorite color and I think the repaint really lokks nice.

    Sam is a very close second though.
  6. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    Rizzo, the red one.
    Not Samuel Arrow, because I find it strange that we have to wait for the normal Sam so long. Save those movie-characters for the PVC's is my advise.
    Not Link and Strangepork, although they are beautiful.
    No, the best is Rizzo. What a likeness. Beautiful. The normal one, not the repaint. I don't like repaints, sorry. I'd rather see a Link repaint, but then a Link without space-outfit, but with just his normal clothes.
    And why isn't Piggy in the poll?
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Piggy and the Swinetrek won't be out until November. She is not a part of series 4. That was changed a looooong time ago.

    I can see what you mean about Sam, but he's an excellent figure and this just makes good marketing sense unless you want the line to die an early death. I don't think any of us want that. We have heard that there's a regular one (already made I think) that will be released in the future. I think that costume is amazingly done.

    Repaints are for the uber collector. That's why they are in limited number. I like them. It's a nice alternative. Sometimes they come out better than the original paint like Zoot or Teeth. What you are talking about with Link would be a resculpt exclusive, not a repaint. It costs a boatload more, but I hope they do it. I really want to see a Macho Man Link eventually. That would be funny. I was never a fan of this wave until I got it home. Wow!
  8. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    So, I suppose this means sereis 4 is out then, huh?
  9. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    I didnt know 'bout the Swinetrek. I don't realy follow the news that intense. I am a collector like you guys, but not THAT fanatic. I have 9 figures now, including Animal + playset, 4 serie one figures, 2 serie 2 and 2 serie 3. I have no exclusives or repaints. So I am not an uber collector, I have more to collect. Thats why I am not interested in the repaints.

    About Sam, why would a Samuel Arrow sell better then a normal Sam? And I dont say I dont like the figure of S. Arrow, but I just prefer 'unsuited' figures. About the unsuited Link (and Julius), thats just a little dreaming.

  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It's not really being fanatical. The chart of items has been listed and updated on Muppet Central for over a year. The link to it is always on the main page. You should definitely check out. We've put a lot of effort into maintaining that. http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2003/tms_figures.shtml

    The regular Sam might sell more than Sam Arrow, but releasing the regular version first would significantly cut into the longevity of the line. They simply can't blow all the top character choices at the beginning. It's poor marketing. They need strong (sometimes standard) figures to anchor each wave. Otherwise it's like opening all your good Christmas presents right away and then all that's left are socks and boring stuff.

    Palisades has a contract to make figures for two and a half more years (through 2005)! This means they must sprinkle in top characters and special movie versions in with fan faves in each wave or the line could die a premature death. Nobody wants that. It's fairly easy to figure out. They also just got the very expensive film license and wanted to get a return on the investment. That's understandable. And that film license gave us modern Rizzo and Pepe. We wouldn't have had them otherwise.

    I wish that Beau was coming out in series 6 instead of Patrol Bear, but it makes more sense to hold him back a wave or two. I guess many of us (definitely including myself) have started taking these figures for granted. A couple of years ago we would have taken anything they put out. :attitude:
  11. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    You know, I never read the releas dates, because in The Netherlands, we get everything later then you do. In my fave store they already sell Mega Animal, but not any of the serie 4 figures yet. Or are we earlier then? That would be weird.
    And I do now see what you mean with that thing about Sam. But I would rather have a less known character of TMS in stead of Samuel Arrow, Annie Sue or Pops.
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The figure release schedule is not about exact dates because there is no way Palisades can control that. That's why none are listed. It's about the order of each wave and the figures contained in each. That is uniform no matter where you are in the world. Series one is followed by series two and so on.

    The characters you proposed to replace the Sam Arrow slot are not on the same league and would not have taken up his spot. It would have been a version of Kermit, Scooter, Gonzo or someone like that. Sam is considered a main character even in costume. Ken has expressed this formula of two main characters and two lesser-known characters per-wave at length over the past two years.. I'm surprised you haven't noticed. Annie Sue is a long shot. I doubt she'll make it and I don't see the enough of the general public buying enough units to cover the cost. Pops has a much better chance.
  13. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    I did know about the main characters, but I didn't know Sam was a main character. You know, I missed the start of the palisades-hype. I started collecting just 2 months ago. Last week I bought 5 figures:). Is Rizzo a main too? And who is tha fan-favourite then? Link or Julius? And who is the fan-favourite in serie 1? Or didn't they use that system yet in serie 1.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yes, Sam is considered a main character by Palisades. You can easily figure that out using a minimal amount of deductive reasoning. Please pose these questions in the Ask Ken section or another thread. We've gone a little too off topic.
  15. scooter289

    scooter289 Well-Known Member

    I chose Sam Arrow because I think he's a pretty awesome figure and his book, telescope, key and hat are really cool.
  16. Thijs

    Thijs Well-Known Member

    True :sing:
  17. Fozzie

    Fozzie Well-Known Member

    I voted Rizzo although I like Rizzo and Sam Arrow the same.
  18. Gonzo the Grape

    Gonzo the Grape Well-Known Member

    fav fig

    I voted Rizzo because he's one of my favorite characters but Sam is REALLY growing on me! Originally I wasn't going to buy him because I don't want a bunch of double characters; I already have two Fozzies and in a few months I'll have two Gonzos (hopefully!!) and later another Piggy. That's why I didn't buy Rowlf I'd much prefer a clothes-less Rowlf. But once I saw Sam in the store (yesterday, at Suncoast here in Wisconsin) I picked him up, put him down, up, down, up and then finally carried him to the front. I think the clothes fit him MTI or not. I guess that's the price of having a company do a great job!
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Wow. That's exactly what I think about Sam's costume. Take off the hat and it's something he could easily wear on the Muppet Show. I can see him backstage walking around wearing that outfit. :attitude:

    I can kind of understand Rowlf, but just couldn't pass him up. Man, he's Rowlf! :sympathy: :) (Like I'd pass on any of these anyway) :D
  20. janicegroupie

    janicegroupie Well-Known Member

    My favorite is Sam Arrow. He is just so cool with all the details in the feathers and the accesories that came with him. Plus I love him on MTI. He's hillarious so I couldn't wait to buy him.

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