Welcome to a brand new edition of Hits and Misses as members of the Vinylmation Kingdom give us their thoughts on a series and this week with the recent release of Muppets Most Wanted, we take a look at Muppets 2.
RogPalmerUK – There are a few stand out figures from Muppets 2 including the great Waldo chaser which is directly out of the Muppets 3D attraction (which I still haven’t been able to get hold of). The other figures from this series that are my favourites include the Penguin, Scooter and Dr Teeth which are all very well designed figures.
WDWRobert – Pigs in space 3-piece subset: When pigs in space came on during the Muppets Show I made sure to stop what I was doing and paid close attention as they were very entertaining.. These three definitely bring happy memories of the past. These guys are well done. Next mini-group in this series would be the band members from the group “Electric Mayhem” Zoot is perfect in every aspect plus he has a cool hat to boot. Dr .Teeth: Has a great Groovy look to him. He even has his signature gold to as well. Perhaps out of sympathy I give Janice a positive review. The Mickey Vinyl does vinyl makes her look on the plus size.
BigThunder – I’m not a massive Muppets fan so I don’t really know who the majority of these characters are, this just felt like all the figures they couldn’t fit into series 1. Having Gonzo, Animal and Kermit as the main characters I like being 9″‘s for this series does make it hard to pick my favorites but maybe Scooter as I always like him in the Muppet Babies and the Penguins are pretty cool.
RogPalmerUK – Muppets 2 is a generally a slightly disappointing series, series 1 was so awesome, this just failed to catch the same magic, but with the majority of the main characters being used up, there are just too many filler characters in here. The 3 pigs in space feel like a huge waste of time (though Miss Piggy isn’t as bad as the other). Janice is another figure I really have no time for. I think had this series been put onto the new mold (which came out around the same time), things might have looked a little better and clearer.
WDWRobert – Old mold is what I think hurt this set most of the vinyls in this set just look odd. Pepe the Prawn: To be honest I am actually not a huge fan of the character. However there is a huge differences between the TV/Attraction Pepé and Pepé Vinyl. Pepé the Vinyl just looks odd. I think it’s Pepé’s face on Mickeys old mold face. Additionally the extra set of claws that are painted on. Sorry Pepé you’re just a huge miss for me. Waldo: This vinyl reminded me of partially melted snowman. The side view is what looks the oddest to me. I’ll ask this. Where is his head??
BigThunder – I don’t think much of this whole series to be honest, so the whole series is a big miss for me.
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