Hey, where'd everybody go?! Just like the Muppets line, I'm loving these figures, but won't be collecting them, unfortunately. But I still want to see you guys preview the new stuff in here, dammit! Due for initial release around September'ish now, it sounds like...
Each series figure will be released in two versions. One for mass retail which will include a figure and accessories, and another version for the collector's market which will include pieces of Sesame Street that you can assemble yourself. Retailers will be announced later this year.
So here's Series 1:
Collector's Club exclusive Super Grover:
As for Series 2:
Palisades Toys has also officially announced that series 2 will feature: Bert, Count Von Count, the Yip-Yip Martians and Roosevelt Franklin. A special release of Big Bird is also planned for later this year.
I saw a picture in one of the recent action figure magazines, that included a shot of the whole 123 Building on Sesame Street as well. Damn, how I wanted that when I was young. I actually had the little Fisher Price Sesame Street figures when I was like 4, and I always begged my dad to make me a facade of the building, to set them up in front of. In fact, I think there was a 123 Building by Fisher Price way back then, but I never got it which is why I've longed for one ever since (kinda like the Imperial Shuttle, which FAO finally laid to bed).
Anyway, this line looks pretty cool, and is obviously pretty nostalgic for us old farts who grew up on the show. Just wish I had the balls to collect 'em. I'm sure Palisades is gonna kick major ass with the license though, so it's good to see that Fun 4 All wound up going bankrupt and losing their shot at these. Can't wait for more...