Palisades Toys was a manufacturer of various media-related action figure lines, geared to the collectors' market. The company received the rights to produce Muppet Action Figures and mini figures from 2001-2005 (a number of which were announced, but never produced).
The company also ran the Palisades Collector's Club, which offered members exclusive figures and was founded after collectors complained that it was too difficult to obtain the rare Vanishing Cream Beaker Action Figure.
In 2004, Palisades acquired the license for the Sesame Street action figures. However, only the Super Grover Action Figure was commercially released, as an exclusive at the San Diego Comic-Con and other conventions.
The company's bankruptcy in early 2006 cut the line short, and none of the other figures were produced.
For the first three series, the package art resembles a red curtain, and includes The Muppet Show's 25th anniversary logo. The front of the packaging also includes a group image of the characters included in each series. Each figure comes with a "The Muppet Show 25 Years" base for the figures to stand on.
Starting with this series, the back of the packaging includes images of what characters will be included in the next series. Starting with this series, each case of figures includes three of each character (for each character who gets a repainted variant, each case has two of that figure in it's standard coloring and one repaint), as opposed to each case having more or less of certain characters.
Starting with this series, the bases are now smaller and blank.
Starting with this series, the pakaging artwork has a new style. The packaging is now blue, the group photos now include images of the figures (instead of the actual puppets), and the Muppet Show anniversary logo is now replaced with a "Jim Henson's Muppets" logo. The line now includes figures and variants from Muppets Tonight and the Muppet movies. Also, none of these figures come with a base.
Each figure comes with a base once again.
The packaging has gone back to including images of the puppets in the group photo, instead of the figures.
None of the figures in this series come with a base.
This is the last series in with the figures don't come with a base