More Muppet Madness
The 9th Series of Palisades Toys’ Muppets™ action figures is officially revealed
Elkridge, MD (April 22, 2004) – Palisades Toys is pleased to announce the 9th Series in everybody’s favorite award-winning action figure line. Featuring Steppin’ Out Fozzie Bear™, Lips™ (the trumpet player - and final member of the Electric Mayhem™ Band), fan-favorite Pops™ the Doorman, and a classic version of The Swedish Chef™, as he appeared on The Muppet Show! Plus each figure now comes with a very special Muppet “buddy”!
Steppin’ Out Fozzie Bear™
Continuing with Palisades popular “tuxedo” theme is the one-and-only Fozzie Bear, dressed to the nines in a black tux complete with pink polka-dot bow tie! Fozzie’s accessories include a top hat, Chuckie, (Fozzie’s homemade ventriloquist dummy that fits over Fozzie’s hand and comes apart just like on the classic episode with Edgar Bergen), a microphone and microphone stand, joke book and a display base. This Fozzie features an ALL-NEW closed mouth likeness and is a brand new sculpt!
Often regarded as “the fifth Beatle” of the Electric Mayhem Band, Lips is a Muppet of few words, opting to express himself instead by simply playing his trumpet. Sculpted as he appeared in his more casual clothes, Lips comes complete with his trumpet, a lava lamp, a record and record sleeve, a mini Electric Mayhem lunchbox (a miniature version of the Palisades EM lunchbox from a couple of years ago!), a display base and 2 Java Muppets, the wacky slinky-looking Muppets who appeared on several episodes of the Muppet Show. Lips will have three unique paint schemes, like the Johnny Fiama “3-paint” from Series 7!
Pops is best known as the Muppet Doorman. Whether sitting by the stage door greeting guest stars on The Muppet Show, or working the desk at the front door of The Happiness Hotel in The Great Muppet Caper, Pops is sure to greet you with a (toothless) smile. Pops comes with a Happiness Hotel desk, a bellhop bell, flyswatter, a desk lamp, a Hotel Guest register, and best of all he is accompanied by Gaffer, the famous backstage cat!
The Swedish Chef™
This version of The Swedish Chef – the first ever blister carded Chef figure available in the Muppet figure line – features the signature white-on-white outfit that he was seen wearing most often on The Muppet Show. The Chef’s accessories include a basketball backboard and hoop (for playing “Chikee-in-der-Baskee”!), a blunderbuss (for turning cabbage into brussel sprouts!), a green Muppet tomato, a display base and an all-new Muppet banana!
Each case includes 12 figures (3 of each figure with one each of the three Lips "chase" variants). All characters and accessories are subject to change. SRP is $11.99. Series 9 will be at retail this Fall.
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ABOUT PALISADES TOYS
Palisades Marketing, LLC (“Palisades Toys”) designs, manufactures, and markets a variety of collectable toy products worldwide through sales to retailers and directly to consumers. Palisades Toys believes its products are among the most highly detailed and collectable action figures, PolyStone statues, PolyStone mini busts in the world. Formed in 1994, Palisades’ products are sold throughout the world at various retail outlets including Toys "R" Us, K•B Toys, Target, Electronics Boutique, Tower Records, Media Play, Sam Goody, Suncoast Video, Amazon.com and a variety of domestic and international comic shops and specialty retailer stores. Palisades Toys’ current product portfolio includes The Muppets, Alien, Predator, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Ren & Stimpy, Army of Darkness, Pink Panther, and others. Further information on this and all other Palisades Toys products is available via our company website at: www.Palisadestoys.com.