There's no way I could afford one of the Palisades Muppet playsets... except this one. This is the one that goes cheap. Relatively cheap. So, as they say, hooray. The set comes with Miss Piggy as First Mate Piggy, which is good because there were only two time I really liked the Piggy character, during the Veterenarian Hospital skit and Muppet Babies. But I did like the Pigs in Space costume, a lot more than the other costumes they made action figures of her in. So if I'm going to try and complete the main quartet, this is the Piggy figure I like the most.
The playset itself is pretty cool. It looks very much like a 60's space ship interior. The image on the view screen in the back can be swapped out with other cardboard ovals that come with the set, everything from basic space backgrounds to planet surfaces to other Muppets flying/floating through space. The playset itself has a lot of moving parts, which I love in playsets.
The levers on the main console all move up and down, the doors have a mechanism that simulates the "swoosh" type opening movements, and the chairs are atached to the floor but in a manner that allows them to be pushed back so figures can sit in the chairs and then be scooted forward so their knees are under the console table. Also, the set itself folds out a bit to create a larger play area. The set also comes with a number of consoles that can be snapped together in various configurations. I'm not sure how they fit onto the playset itself as there isn't anywhere to attach them to the playset, so really they're like free standing sci-fi consoles. Which I guess is neat.