The Jim Henson Company signed a licensing agreement with Nanco/Nancy Sales Company to produce a new line of toys featuring the Classic Muppet characters that were distributed to the Amusement Park Industry. The plush dolls range in size from 7 to 65 inches.
Igel continued their Muppet line with several long-awaited additions.
A life-size five foot version of the Swedish Chef was also available from Igel in 2000.
Nanco also released this Kermit slinky plush.
Kermit's head and feet are plush while in the middle is a green slinky.
New holiday additions included:
Bunsen & Beaker Doll Set
A science experiment gone terribly wrong? No, it's just Bunsen and Beaker as plush dolls. For the first time ever you can snuggle up with your favorite scientist and his assistant Beaker. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew comes complete with his trademark glasses sans eyeballs. Beaker has that classic surprised look which will be helpful for when you come up with your own experiments in the lab. Of course, what scientist would be complete without a lab coat and saddle shoes? When asked how he felt about being portrayed in doll form, Beaker replied, "Meep, meep, meep, meeeeep!" Well that pretty much sums it up.
Kermit & Piggy Wedding Set
The wedding set features none other than Miss Piggy and Kermit all dressed up for their moment of knot tying. Miss Piggy is wearing a white lace wedding gown while carrying a bouquet of yellow and pink pastel roses that accentuate her purple gloves. A pearl necklace, pink pumps and a ribbon tiara finish off Miss Piggy's stunning look. Kermit, the dashing groom, sports a black tuxedo with a single breasted jacket and pin-striped pants. A purple vest and tie compliment the entire ensemble. With permanent grins, this happy couple will certainly become a favorite among many Muppet fans.
Limited Edition Kermit Sports Dolls
The following Kermit dolls were made in limited editions. Reportedly only 50 of each of the following dolls were produced making them highly collectible and valuable.
Large five-foot plush dolls of Statler & Waldorf, Gonzo, Animal, Miss Piggy, and Kermit were also released in 2001. A five-foot version of the Swedish Chef was released the previous year.
Rizzo the Rat and Fozzie Bear were added to Namco's line of plush Muppets available at amusement parks and arcades.
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