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Your Thoughts: The Star Wars Muppet Figures

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Drtooth, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Are the Star Wars Muppets still happening? The thread seems to have disappeared, and I'm wondering if we got "No way No how" as an answer.
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Im still wondering about that. I saw all the Star Wars Disney figures at Disneyland in August, and while I dont really collect Disneyana, they sure looked cool.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm thinking that since these are reportedly intended to be in-park exclusives that Disney is taking its sweet time and staggering the release. Could be a month, could be year or could get shelved. I keep checking out action figure magazines - since they showed pictures of the Mickey & gang Star Wars figures last year. I'm certain once the near release they'll be featured in a little blurb. That's what I'm watching for. :search:
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I found it strange too that the thread disappeared right when it is close for release(Spring-the next 3 months from March).Does Muppet Central know something about it being cancelled? They dont seem to have made an appearance at Toy Fair.
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I was just at Disney-MG... I mean, HOLLYWOOD Studios last week. I couldn't find the Muppet figures anywhere, I'm starting to get curious, too.
  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I am hoping to find out some news sometime next week.Stay tuned!
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It'd be a great idea to actually do these and get them out there. Star Wars satires have become rediculously popular lately. A Spaceballs cartoon (which hopefully was only delayed by the strike), Robot Chicken, Family Guy, and Funimation Dubbing the Crayon Shin-Chan parody for Adult Swim.... It would be great to have an official Dirth Nader figure.
  8. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Unfortuately, my source of information didnt come through and is taking a little longer.I will post when I have it.
  9. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed, I should find something out within 24 hours.
  10. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Caper, you officially rock! :super:

    On the figures- well, it appears to me that they took a look at the Muppet Show Star Wars episode, the Palisades figures and then mixed in a lot of cartoony stylization and artistic license. I can't report being completely thrilled, however I do plan to purchase them.

    For PVCs they are pretty good, but could be better. My favorite is Dirth Nader, hands down! I'm a Gonzo fan and this is the most dynamic of the line up. Next, I'd have to say Kermit. I like the expression that they've given him. It's rather unique and not the usual blankly smiling PacMan-looking PVC Kermit. Beaker is fun. I can't help but think they could have done better, but he's pretty. Rizzo Yoda isn't as good as I would have liked, but he's okay. The same with Fozzie. Piggy fell victim to the usual mistakes they have with her - yellow hair, bunny ears, and eye issues - but at least they didn't put her on a diet. I wanted much more from this figure, but I can't pretend to be surprised. :eek:
  12. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

  13. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    SWEET! :) Im sooo buying these when i go to Disney World in july! :wisdom: If..................... there out by then! :smirk:
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Haha, the Dirth Nader figure is fantastic. I'll buy this set just for that one. Unless they're being sold separately, in which case... I'll still buy all of them. :p
  15. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    I can't see the pictures!

    Oh how terrible, I can't see the pics. I click on both links and it says that it cannot find the server. Help, I need to see these pics.:o
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh...my...gosh...

    Gonzo, Piggy and Kermit look totally fantiastic...!
  17. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Active Member

    Wow, can't wait to see what happens with 'em :)

    I'm goin to MGM next month- I'll check for them.
  18. peyjenk

    peyjenk New Member

    Not a fan of Piggy's blonde hair or her crazy lined eyes, and the Rizzo/Yoda leaves a lot to be desired, but the other figures are pretty cool. I like Beaker/3-PO a lot. :)
  19. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    the links are not working for me either...drats!
  20. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Wow, the figurines look FABULOUS! I really like Piggy, she looks good here! Gonzo is fantastic. Beaker is surprsingly accurate looking as C3PO.

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