It's not EXACTLY what you are asking....however, it may be worth noting that Muppet action figures are still in full effect even after palisades closed up shop.
The Disney theme parks division has done 2 waves of "Vinylmations"...these are small Mickey Mouse shaped articulated bodies that have a different character painted on the figure....to their credit, they actually look very cool and have ticked through almost every major character so far. We are still waiting on Animal, Gonzo and Sam the Eagle in this small format. They even did an oversized version as Sweetums. They are very cool.
But maybe of more interest to you would be the fact that this fall, Disney is doing 4 2-packs that are Muppets/Star Wars mash-ups in articulated figure form.
I saw them in person and I will tell you that I think they are adorable.
Luke/Kermit with Leia/Piggy
Vadar/Gonzo with Obi Wan/Sam the Eagle
Han/Link with Chewbacca/Fozi
R2D2/Honeydew with C3P0/Beeker
Totally cool and niche product.
there's a link to the star wars figs in the post right above this one.