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Authentic, Fully Licensed, Muppet Replicas Coming!

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by BigDumbWookiee, Oct 26, 2005.

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  1. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    So I guess "MR" doesn't just stand for Master Replicas anymore, because starting in 2006, they'll be offering Muppet Replicas!

    Master Replicas, the creators of licensed prop replicas from such licenses as Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien(s), and Predator will soon be offering authentic Muppet replicas.

    Early last year, Master Replicas aquired the license to create Disney replicas. On the slate so far has been Cinderella's Glass Slipper, and coins from Pirates of the Caribbean. Coming very soon are some great replicas from Chronicles of Narnia, and the Rocketeer.

    Now, being shown to the public for the first time ever, is Master Replicas newest addition to their Disney licensed replicas collection: Kermit the Frog!


    For those of you not familiar with Master Replicas, they are the top dogs when it comes to replica merchandise. You're going to be able to count on Kermit being a top notch replica, the closest you can get to owning a real Muppet. I dont have any more details, other than it will likely be part of the 2006 product line, given that they are now previewing it.

    I'll keep you all posted with new info, pricing when I can find out, edition size, etc. I'll definitely post a review once it's released.

    Kermit will be the be all end all of licensed Muppet merchandise, and I can guarantee you wont find a better item elsewhere. I'd definitely recommend jumping on board when ordering is available, as Master Replicas items tend to sell out very quickly. I fully expect this to be an ongoing line, pending the success of Kermit, so if you ever want to see a Gonzo or Animal replica, make sure to jump on board and support this up and coming line!
  2. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    This sounds rather unlikely. Cool if it's true though!
  3. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    Did you bother checking the photo? They have the prototype sitting right there on the shelf.
  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I saw something about this over on the Palisades board today. Really cool.

    I imagine he'd be somewhere in the ballpark of the Angel Puppet maybe? I can't remember how much he was, but pretty reasonable I think, although he was a lot smaller.

    Oh well, that's what credit cards are for right?

  5. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    Here's some more info from Steve Dymszo of Master Replicas:

    "Kermit is our first "studio scale" Muppet replica. Copied directly from the original cut patterns and materials and stitch patterns. He is fully posable and moves exactly like the original. Our Disney designer, Kevin, can certainly address more details when he comes around as he is handling the Muppet reference and design.

    If Kermit does well, I think there might be others... "
  6. propologist

    propologist Well-Known Member

    muppet replicas

    Hi Guys,

    The kermit that they are showing at pre-toy fair is not just a prototype it is a first production sample. I work with Master Replicas making thier protos as well as consult on thier projects. If everything goes well then there are will be lots of new stuff in the future of muppet fans every where. The price is not set yet.

  7. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    I just heard about this. Will be trying to get more information form MR later this week. But if I'm reading everything right, these will be like the poser Muppets (or as Jim called them "photo copies"). These will be very good looking, accurate, and beautiful "dolls" for displaying. These aren't built to be working puppets. Right?
  8. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    Given that the piece is that far along, any idea when an actual release might happen? Q1 2006 perhaps?
  9. rtgentry

    rtgentry Well-Known Member

    Awesome, please post more info when you find it
  10. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    How do you think it will cost? A few hundred or a few thousand?
  11. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Oh man, is my plastic ever going to get a workout! This is sweet!

  12. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    really bad idea, cheapens the integrity of the muppets, they are not props, or special effects monsters,

    i fear the disneyfication is not far behind

    and besides that is one scary looking Kermit, even for a prototype,wrong color, and his limbs look very odd,
  13. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    wow! I love it, I may buy one! :)

    p.s. WHY oh why do ppl here on MC start to complan when we get somthing new from Disney? *sigh* :sympathy:
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Because, some people won't be happy until Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Don Sahlin, and Jerry Juhl are back alive. And people, that ain't happenin' anytime soon! So learn to love what you get! Oh, and if you haven't noticed, only some people here act that way, not all of us.

    Oh, and btw, I will be buying this Kermit! I think it looks great!
  15. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I saw it. I agree with ravagefrackle. Back when Jim was alive many ideas like this made it to prototype stage, then rejected it for poor quality and this is poor quality.
  16. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    Why do some people fawn all over over anything that has the disney name attached?, why should people who are not happy about what is being done with the muppets sit quietley?this is a forum to express opinions, lord knows u express plenty of them yourself,.

    I'm sure that if we got something decent from disney i would be less likley to complain, but they have yet to do that, and this lisence to produce shoddy Kermit replicas is simply the lastest bad idea as far as im concerned

    and by the way theprawncracker , IAM NOT EXPECTING THE DEAD TO SUDDENLY RISE FROM THE GRAVE, seems like a disrespectful way to speak of the dead , but hey as long as you get some toys , who cares
  17. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    How does this cheapen the integrity of the mupppets? Is it really any different than the singing Kermit dolls or any of the Kermit stuffed dolls? Just curious as to how you feels it cheapens them.
  18. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    Also keep in mind that the Kermit in the photo was shot with flash photography as well, which drains a lot of the coloration (people were freaking out about photos of the MR YWing as well, which also suffered due to flash photography).

    Nobody is claiming Kermit to be a "prop" or a "special effects monster". Steve from MR said himself, it's their "first "studio scale" Muppet replica".

    I'd rather see quality merchandise like this come out, that helps keep interest alive in the Muppets, than to disallow merchandise and let the property die a slow death because of lack of interest.
  19. rtgentry

    rtgentry Well-Known Member

    I agree . THese are MUCh better then the stuffed dolls that henson company allowed to be produced. Some of those are just scary. This is much better.
  20. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I know I'll support Disney and MR in this and buy every Muppet stuff they do. I've always wanted a Muppet poser or "Photo Copies" as Jim called it. If the Electric Mayhem Band was made. How cool would it be to have photos of different things there doing. Then you could make your very own wallpaper on your computer. I would do it all. Buy everyone. I'll just have to save lots of money and hope to god that there not to expensive.

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