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The Great Muppet Caper Manager's Glass (1980, McDonald's)

In addition to the more common Great Muppet Caper McDonald's glasses, there were also a set of "Manager's Great Muppet Caper Glasses" which were also produced. Only one set of these glasses was sent to each store, making these extremely rare and valuable.

This glass was distributed by McDonald's to announce the upcoming promotion of the Muppet Caper Glass Series. The manager's glass is copyright 1980, and announces the commitment date of February 2, 1981. They were sent as incentives or reminders for managers to sign on for the Muppet Caper Series upcoming glass promotion during the summer.

The front of the glass reads:

EXTRA! The Muppets Are Coming!
FLASH Commitment date: February 2, 1981, Henson Associates 1980.

The back of the glass reads:

Muppet glasses Big Winner At McDonalds
"Symptoms of Muppet Mania are Everywhere" - Washington Post
"The Muppets have as many adult fans as children followers" - United Press
" Most Popular Entertainment on Earth" - Time Magazine

The Great Muppet Caper Glasses (1981, McDonald's)

Set of four glasses: The Great Muppet Caper, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Happiness Hotel. Each glass originally sold for 49 cents with a meal purchase.

Each glass is illustrated with full-color drawings of scenes from "The Great Muppet Caper".

  1. The Great Muppet Caper glass pictures Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo traveling in the balloon.
  2. The Kermit the Frog glass shows Kermit on his bike, followed by Janice, Fozzie, rats, and Animal.
  3. Miss Piggy is shown driving her motorcycle through a stained-glass window, as Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and rats look on.
  4. The Happiness Hotel glass pictures the Happiness Hotel bus, driven by Pops and transporting Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, rats, Dr. Teeth, Sam, Fozzie Bear, Bunsen and Beaker, Kermit, Zoot, Floyd, and Janice.

The Great Muppet Caper Posters (1981, McDonalds)

Four Great Muppet Caper posters were available at select stores in order to help promote the film. They each measure 21 7/8" wide and 28 1/8" long and were a limited promotional offer through McDonald's Restaurants.

Couldn't We Ride?

The Great Muppet Caper Balloon (1981, McDonalds)

Here's a nice treasure, Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo in the balloon featured during the opening sequence of "The Great Muppet Caper".

This balloon was hung from the ceiling in select McDonald's restaurants to advertise the Muppet glass promotion.

Muppet Parade of Stars (1992, Carl Jr.'s)

Set of four: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo.

Each toy is a removable finger puppet that sits in a car. Each Muppet is dressed in winter clothes: The three guys have hats and scarves, and Piggy is dressed in a red Santa suit.

Muppet Christmas Carol (1993, Hardee's)

Set of four finger puppets: Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit, Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig, and Gonzo as Gonzo the Great.

Muppet Twisters (1994, Target Markets)

One toy in three colors: green, yellow, and purple.

The toy is a rectangular block with Muppets on all sides: Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie and Gonzo. The block is split into three cubes, which can be spun to mix the characters' heads, bodies and legs. This item was a giveaway to promote Target's 1994 "Muppets Zing Into Spring!" campaign.

Muppets Take The Ice NHL (1995, McDonald's Canada)

Set of four dolls: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Animal.

Muppets Take The Ice NHL (1995, McDonald's Canada)Each doll is dressed as an NHL hockey player available exclusively at McDonald's in Canada.

Each character originally came with a plastic hockey stick and a hang tag.

Muppet Treasure Island (1996, McDonald's)

Set of four bath toys: Kermit as Captain Smollett, Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn, Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney, and Gonzo as Gonzo the Great. Plus an under-3 toy: Muppet Treasure Island bath book.

The Muppet Treasure Island toys are all bath toys. Kermit's boat squirts water, Piggy on a raft changes colors in water, Fozzie can pop up and down in his barrel, and Gonzo's boat moves with a paddle-wheel.

Muppet Puppet Football Cups (1996, Dairy Queen)

Set of four cups: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo.

Each cup has three pieces: the plastic cup, a removable plastic lid, and a removable finger puppet set into the lid. The cups are all football-themed: Kermit as a referee, Piggy as a cheerleader, Fozzie as a quarterback, and Gonzo raking leaves. Each cup is illustrated with drawings of the character.

Muppet Winter Wonderland (1997, Long John Silver's)

Set of four plastic toys: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo.

The four characters are pictured at winter play.

  1. Kermit is on removable skis
  2. Piggy is on a removable snow coaster
  3. Fozzie on a snowbank (apparently made so that it could be frozen on top of a real ice-cube)
  4. Gonzo trapped in a huge snowball

Muppet Stars Blockbuster Set (1998, Blockbuster Video)

Set of four fabric dolls: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo.

The four dolls are pictured in opening-night star finery. Miss Piggy's clothes are removable. The dolls aren't really 3-D dimensional, they are flat for the most part.

Muppets From Space (1999, Wendy's)

Set of six: Gonzo Sparker, Activity Book, Voice Changer, Kermit Keychain Clip, Electric Mayhem Bus View, and Gonzo Puzzle.

Wendys - Kids Toys (1999)

The first toy is the "Gonzo Sparker." You can push the button as you fly Gonzo's spaceship and watch the sparks fly. The "Activity Book" is filled with great games and puzzles and comes with a real mini movie poster. The "Voice Changer" is Miss Piggy's microphone from the movie. Speak into this microphone shaped Voice Changer for a great sound. The "Kermit Keychain Clip" can be attached to one's backpack, belt, or zipper. Kermit comes wearing his very own Muppets From Space T-shirt. And to top it off, the "Electric Mayhem Bus Viewer" is every fan's chance to have a mini-replica of the bus featured in The Muppet Movie and Muppets From Space. Peek into the back of the Electric Mayhem's bus to see all the stars of Muppets From Space!

For children under 3, there is also a Gonzo U-3 Puzzle. Kids under 3 years will have fun putting together this simple, 3D puzzle of Gonzo's head.

Muppets From Space (1999, ToySite Co.)

Set of three: Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo the Great.

ToySite Company (1999)At many of the theater chains owned by Sony, they offered a kid's meal combo with a Muppets From Space promotion. The kid's combo comes with a toy which is a Muppet's head that can be unzipped and turned inside out into a ball. They offered the heads of Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo the Great. The toys are made by the ToySite Company.

This is a picture of a coupon given out with the promotion.

Muppets From Space (1999, Sbarro's Pizza)

Set of six: Rizzo, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Animal.

Sbarro Italian restaurants had a special promotion for the "Muppets From Space" video and DVD release. There are six toys in the set along with Muppet pizza boxes and bags.

On each toy, you turn the knobs on the side and the pictures move, like a scroll. There's a clear plastic cover that allows you to draw on the pictures and then wipe it off. There are various games and puzzles as well as illustrations and photos. Each one has completely different pictures and games.

Rizzo's Covnet Headquarters Escape!

Activities include "Rizzo's Rat Maze" (Watch out for the red circles!)
and "Be My Roommate!" with a very nice photo of Gonzo and Rizzo.

Miss Piggy's U.F.O. Mania! TV

Activities include a "UFO Decoder" which has a very appealing photo of Piggy and "Mind Mist Meltdown". This last game has some great scenes of Piggy from the movie, including one with her and the security guard at Covnet.

Fozzie's Joke Machine

Activities include "Galactic Giggles" and "Draw A Funny Face On Fozzie". Not very many photos on this one either, but the jokes are definitely Fozzie's (because they're not very funny).

Kermit's Alien Adventure

Activities include a "Did You Know..." section and Astronomy 101. Not very many photos like the other ones, but it does have a photo of Kermit and Pepe on the front. One of the very few things with Pepe.

Gonzo's Space Journey

Activities include "Alien Alphabet" that has a photo of Gonzo and Kermit in their robes and "Gonzo's Ghost" which has a real nice photo of Ubergonzo.

Animal On The Loose At Covnet!

Activities include a hidden word puzzle and a maze game called "Escape From Woman!" that has a picture of Kathy Griffin, the security guard that wooed Animal in the film.

Muppets From Space Pizza Box

Besides the toys, the pizza box that the meal comes in is very nice. The box features a photo of Kermit promoting the video release. The side of the box has a small photo of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, Gonzo, Rizzo and Pepe. The pattern on the rest of the box is a silhouette of Kermit. Another box with Gonzo on the front was also available.

A Muppety bag also came with the kids meal which is kind of strange because there was nothing in the bag. It was just placed on the tray. The bag features an illustration of Gonzo flying through the air and on the other side he is sitting on the roof of the Muppet Boarding House with his telescope. On the sides there is an "Alien Analyzer" game where you choose which alien does not belong, and on the other side there is a "Guess Who" game featuring Gonzo, Kermit, Rizzo and Miss Piggy.

Muppets From Space (1999, Burger King, UK)

Set of five: Rizzo on an Exercise Machine, a Plush Animal Head, Gonzo in his Spaceship, Kermit in the Electric Mayhem Bus (with Beaker and Bunsen on the back), and also Miss Piggy sitting in the UFO Mania alien-themed set.

In particular, the Electric Mayhem bus is significantly better than the one available through Wendy's in the United States.

Muppets From Space (1999, Hungry Jacks, Australia)

Set of five finger puppets: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Rizzo in PVC form.

Muppets on Wheels (2000, Little Chef, UK)

Set of eight: Kermit's Swampmobile, Swedish Chef's Sporty Sponge, Miss Piggy's Moi-mobile, Fozzie's Jokester Roadster, Kermit's Blue Flyer (not pictured), Rizzo's Pepperoadster, Animal's Rushin' Percussion, and Gonzo's Red Hot Racer. Ironicly, Kermit's Blue Flyer is really purple.

Durring the summer of 2000, Corgi cars released this fantastic set of "Muppets on Wheels" at Little Chef Restaurants in the UK. Kermit lollipops were also available as a tie-in with this promotion.

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