Palisades Muppet Figures
Character Uncle Deadly
Date Summer 2005
Series exclusive
Uncle Deadly TMS figure

The Uncle Deadly Action Figure was released exclusively through online retailer for the Jim Henson's Muppets action figure line produced by Palisades Toys.

Uncle Deadly appears in three variations: a standard version, a Steppin' Out repaint, and a glow-in-the-dark repaint. Each comes with differently painted Muppet Ghost and Muppet Skull pack-in figures. A "black-and-white movie" grayscale repaint similar to the glow-in-the-dark version was prototyped, but never went into production.

Besides a brief scene in episode 304 of The Muppet Show, Uncle Deadly's legs were never shown. In this scene, the camera simply cuts to a closeup of a pair of black shoes and trousers. The design of Uncle Deadly's legs and feet comes from a comic strip in The Muppet Show Annual 1979. This is also the only source that reveals his tail.


The figure has the following points of articulation: neck, ball-jointed shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, ball waist, hips, ankles

Because of the figure's ball-waist, which had previously been used on the Statler and Waldorf action figures, Uncle Deadly's tail had to be attached to the inside of his tuxedo jacket instead of to his body.


The clear display base comes with a clear rod that is connectible to the Muppet ghost, allowing it to appear to be floating.

The skull's name is Yorick. He appeared on the Muppet Show episode 418 in a Hamlet scene: "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew thee well!" The inclusion of the skull is an appropriate choice; Uncle Deadly mentions being famous for his interpretation of Hamlet in episode 121.

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