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Your Picks for Palisades Series 8

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Cap Backfire, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    So it's been said that Palisades visits this website often enough...and I have seen (in my two days as a member) much speculation about who will be in upcoming sets. Here's my idea. We could start this just for fun and bragging rights, but how about we all put in ONE lineup (in our own opinions) stating who we think will be in the upcoming series and playset themes. The winner (as of now, this thing might just balloon into something really cool) would simply have bragging rights. Now I suppose there are a few of you with inside info, so you all are disqualified... Sorry. Those are simple, ethical rules there... But to all else, PARTY ON!!!
    I have to go check out what stories the next (series 8) lineup will be in, but after that I will post my own theories and my first official guess. :zany: :concern: :) !:eek: :grouchy:
  2. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    OK, this is per Matleo's predictions (Pretty official looking Mat, so good work)

    OK, in series 8 we have 4 figs and one speculative exclusive of unknown origin. for humanities sake, I will exclude the exclusive fig for the time being. I know we have little time on series 8 speculation, so I will keep that one in focus and work on more for later. Here we go. (explainations will ensue)
    BY THE WAY, if you want to include any props to go with your pics, it will not count against your score but may count for extra credit if you are right. So I for one, will include them.
    MT pick-Sal Manilla. Duh. This is pretty easy I think. Who else could it be at this point??? I read somewhere that they already slotted him into their lineups MONTHS ago.

    TMS1-Muppet Sports Announcer Guy. Don't know his real name but hey, they made Johnnie Fiama for crying out loud!!!

    TMS2-Naked Rowlf??? Please??? So far there has been a different incarnation of one of the fab-5 in every set, so why not Rowlf??? He needs it and we need him.

    MTM-Afro Kermit. This would blow my theory for Rowlf out of the water though. Maybe I need to rethink this whole thing.

    OK, those are my picks. I have but one entry and this is it. I really couldn't think of more characters we haven't seen that could possibly have figs at this time. I know you guys probably have more educated guesses, but hey, this was fun for me already.
  3. Kinggodzillak

    Kinggodzillak Active Member

    MT - Gotta be Sal, surely.

    TMS 1 - I'd go for Rowlf.

    TMS 2 - I'm guessing a secondary character of Lew / Crazy Harry status, so either Pops or Lips (I'd prefer Lips)

    MTM - Bride Piggy? No? OK... :flirt:

    The sports guy was Lewis Kazagger, btw.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    sal had better be in series 8, since the next MT slot is designated for series 10!

    For MTM, I'd say that a 2 pack of waiter Rizzo and Yolanda...

    Anything else, just surprise me!
  5. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Well-Known Member

    Ken said Rowlf and Sal wouldnt be in the same series.
  6. My Series 8:

    TMTM - Gill The Frog. I figure they should use the characters createted FOR the movie.

    TMS - Angus McGonnacle, The Gargling Argyle Gargoyle. He needs a chance, he'd make a good figure.

    TMS - Lips. I want a 100% complete EM. :D:sing::flirt::halo::cool:

    MT - SAL!!!!! My Johnny Fiama will feel so lonely without Sal.
  7. matleo

    matleo Well-Known Member

    Hi there!

    noticed that you used my 'predictions' as a starting board for this. While I think that's great and I'm honored, I just wanted to say that those item there are NOT predictions. Most of it, is actually hard-fact leaked over at the Palisades message board or here over the last few weeks/months/years, that I collected and compiled. There is some speculation by me but I'm prettey clear on what is stuff 'I think'. Anyway, just letting you know.

    having said that.....

    I think S8 will be

    1) Rowlf
    2) Bobo (logic dictates Sal comes later)
    3) Uncle Deadly
    4) Tux Fozzie
  8. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    I wish I could change this.

    I wish I could change my lineup from Rowlf to someone else. i know someone posted that Rowlf and Sal would not be in the same set together, but that still kinda sucks.
    As to commenting on some of your... Picks... The gargling gargoyle??? DUDE!!! COME ON!!! Actually that would be cool but not before I get my Uncle Deadly. :cool:
    Love some of your choices, but it looks like my insightful pick of Sal is really old hat. Seems everyone else picked him too.
    Anyone have any idea who would be left from MT to make??? I only saw one episode and was pretty confused. LOVED the Out-takes though!!! :halo:
    Anyway, keep your guesses coming, I like this idea... Cause it was mine... HAHAHA
  9. ElectricMayhem9

    ElectricMayhem9 Active Member

    The Line Up I Would Want:

    MT-Sal Manilla
    TMS-Annie Sue Pig
    TMTM-Broadway Manhattan Melody Dr Teeth


    The Line Up I Expect:

    MT-Bobo the Bear
    TMTM-Manhattan Melody Scooter

    Also with around the time of the release of Series 8, shouldn't there be a new playset available? Anyone have any ideas of what this will be?

    I'm thinking the Muppets Tonight Control Room with Andy and/or Randy pig, or Muppet Theater Backstage with Pops would be great!
  10. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    Sorry if I offended...

    Hey Matleo, no offense there. I wanted to give proper respect the the man who came up with this list and I'll tell ya what, I really don't pay attention to message board names as much as the content. So if I missed your name, and mislaid fact... So matleo, sorry if I misrepresented your FACTS. :halo:
    Which brings me to the questions, why the heck is Bobo the Bear coming out instead of Sal Manilla??? I don't get why they don't want Rowlf and Sal inthe same set... It's just weird.
    But in other news, the guy who I grabbed my facts from to start this thing has slated Uncle Deadly in his mix... So after I changed my pants, I started some digging of my own and found no hard facts to back up my ecstatic glee. But if the guy in the know thinks I'll get my Uncle that soon, then get my Uncle I probably shall... Awesome. :D :) ;)
  11. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Let's look at the facts:

    Series 8 (designations 9-01-03)
    *there is NO army builder type pack-in for Series 8
    ** there may be exclusive for S8. It's still being planned out. (9-20-03)
    ***BUT there is one comic-con exclusive planned as an MTI variant for around S8

    Also, as I recall, matleo said that Ken said there'd be a pack-in in every series. S8 just doesn't happen to have an army builder. Sal is to come in a 'buddies' pack, meaning he'll have a pack-in. But what kind of pack-in could Sal have that wouldn't be an army builder? Ergo I think Sal comes later, not that that means Rowlf is in this series.

    Still, going on this info there is a pack-in in this series, a non-army builder pack-in. What could that be? Gaffer the backstage cat? Maybe. What about Miss Piggy's dog, Foo-foo? Now there's a likely choice. As to which incarnation of Piggy would include Foo-foo, I can think of only Nurse Piggy. So I'm going to guess that Nurse Piggy and Nurse Janice are the two S8 TMS characters. Rather than include Phil Van Neuter, another Muppet doctor, with the 2 nurses, I would think that the MT character if it's not Phil and it's not Sal can only be Bobo. MTM, I can only guess, but I'm going to say Movie Usher Scooter. With a Piggy in this wave and Kermit in S7 it wouldn't be one of their incarnations.

    That's my guesses:
    1) Nurse Piggy
    2) Nurse Janice
    3) Movie Usher Scooter
    4) Bobo the Bear

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  12. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Hey Cap,
    The "Wide World Of Muppet Sports" announcer's name is Lewis Kazagger.
  13. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Something just occurred to me about my S8 prediction: Marvin Suggs. S8 still needs a tentpole figure, so that's probably either regular Rowlf or Movie Usher Scooter (though probably not both). Don't know exactly what to guess beyond that if Suggs is in S8.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  14. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    Just a quick question...

    So what the heck is an "army builder" figure??? is that a smaller fig who is packed in with another mainstay??? Say, like the penguins??? Or the rats??? To be p[acked randomly or with one Muppet??? I'm a little confused on that term. And is "Tentpole" some kinda marketing term?? Just revelling in my ignorance here... HAHAH.. Thanks for all of your insight and the Wide World of Muppet Sports guys name... You guys rock.
  15. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    Here is my guess:

    1. Regular Rowlf (TMS)
    2. Lips (TMS)
    3. Sal Manilla (MT)
    4. Yolanda (MTM)
  16. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Well typically "army builder" refers to a product that is multiple of a generic character so that you can have many of them quickly (such as the various types of stormtrooper ones offered by Hasbro), but I don't know how this relates to the Muppet line.
  17. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    I am not sure, but I believe that army builders in the Muppet World are figures that there were many of on the show. The first ones that come into my mind are chickens, rats, and penguins - although there were also a lot of pigs, frogs, and other animals...
  18. Cap Backfire

    Cap Backfire Well-Known Member

    I thought so...

    I thought so, but I wasn't sure. I'd buy a few packs of penguins, rats and chickens!!! heck, I'd buy whatever. I love the durn Muppets and I probably set up my figs all day every day. It's not playing with them, per-se, but it sure is cool anyway.
  19. zootsuit

    zootsuit Active Member

    My ideal list for series 8, although the likely hood of some of these coming to pass is non-existent, would be as follows:

    For the Muppets Take Manhattan: a two-pack of Chester or Masterson and Yolanda; or maybe a muppet baby would be nice, although that's even less likely

    For the Muppets Tonight: I'm not as familiar with Muppet's Tonight - but if Bobo the Bear is the security gauard, he would be great

    For the two Muppet Show: Pops and Marvin Suggs

    :) Wouldn't that be nice?
  20. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Here's a few condensed ideas...

    2 TMS: Frackle (This can be the repainted figure, having several colors available...maybe red, blue, green DEFINATELY!!!, etc), Lips (so I can complete the band :-D)

    MT-Bill (Hey, why not? I can' think of any other MT I wanna see other than Sal and the raisin-head guy on the Deep Dish 9)

    Movie-Gosh..what's his name. You know, the blind lizard dude in Treasure Island. And I just watched that movie last weekend, too..... :o

    For later waves I'd like to see them drop the movie versions (I mean, how frickin many costumed Kermits do you need? How many Han Solo variants has Hasbro done?!) and add in something else. JHH or other "obscure" Henson things would be nice instead. And if the rights are available, I'd love to see goblins from Labyrinth, maybe in a multipack. Guess I'm just dreaming....I'll have to stick w/ LOTR Orcs....

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