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Okay, I had to start this thread for one simple reason, I found an awesome new Muppet figure that is being released through Palisades Toys ToyClub. The figure is US$15, but the membership costs US$50 for a lifetime jobber. That means I won’t be buying it, of course. If anyone else is already a Palisades ToyClub member and is willing to buy one that I can reimburse for, PM me. Please.

The new figure is Adventure Kermit and is modelled after a character near and dear to our hearts.

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"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
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Kevin A
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That ROCKS! It's *almost* worth the membership.

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Now how about a bunch of us all pitch in a little bit for the membership and order four of these bad boys? Granted the total cost still comes out to nearly $30 (our share of the membership + the figure cost), but it may be worth it.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Tempting.

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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The question is, can we get two more interested parties?
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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HOLY SHNIKIES!!!
that kicks ass....

LUKE'S IN!
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Wow, that really does look cool!

I'd love to have it, but sorry, no way I can afford it. I'll just have to settle for my Muppet Show action figures
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I've got the first Kermit and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew in my office. Plus I have the Mega Beaker at home.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Mega Beaker?

what makes him mega?
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Following the comic theme, my prize collection (even though I don't have them all) is a set of all the main characters from Jeff Smith's Bone including the glow-in-the-dark Hooded One!
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Mega Beaker?

what makes him mega?

He's 14 inches tall. That makes him pretty damn Mega. They also released a Mega Animal and a Mega Gonzo. Those are the only three in the Mega series.

I also wanted the Glow in the Dark Bone fig but couldn't find him for a reasonable price.

I'm looking forward to the Hellboy figures. I've seen a review of them and they look pretty bad ass.
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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hey Bossk you got a link to these MEGA MUPPETS?
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Wow, I had no idea those existed! I only have those 5 inch figures. At least they have nift extras.

You a fan of the Bone comic Bossk?
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I was years back. Haven't read any in a long time.
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Well, if you ever think of going back to Bone, (one of the best epic fantasy/humour books ever for those who don't know what I'm taking about) Jeff Smith's Trilogy of Trilogies is about to be complete. The last issue comes out in the next month or two. I can't wait.
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So, would "Trilogy of Trilogies" imply that it is just the best trilogy of any trilogy ever published in comic format and that it is 3 issues that I would have to buy; or does the title imply that this is literally a trilogy of trilogies meaning 9 total issues?
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Hmm, actually I mean both.

In the realm of comic literature and specifically the fantasy genre, this really is the best trilogy of all trilogies. If you're a fan of deft characterization with high drama, sprawling epic plotlines, but also small intimate stories and relationships with a hefty dose of smart humour and slapstick amidst the dramatic LOTR-style battles, then I just can't recommend it enough.

I've been waiting over a decade for the story to end and while I'm waiting with anticipation, I also wish it would never end. The three sets of three trade paperbacks is almost complete with the 9th volume collecting the final issues should be out in the next two months. I can't believe it's going to be over soon.
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For anyone who'd like to read a review of the Adventurer Kermit, here ya go.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Thanks Bossk. Dang that looks good!
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It most certainly does. Damn the membership fee!
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Bossk, do us a favour and go to the Chicago show and pick up as many of these as you can!

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thx for that link Bossk...
those mega muppets are mega cool...

Beaker is clearly the man... he could pick up all sorts of chicks..
lol
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."