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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. Everytime a new Kermit is made, they change the design very slightly. The early Kermit from season 1 of The Muppet Show didn't have many articulation points on the photo puppet so they couldn't make him do as much as they wanted. There were wires through the arms and legs so they could bend and the mouth was permanently open. Over the years they have modified him to achieve more expression and let him seem to be "realer". The Kermit we see now is based on the one Jim used during the late 80s and the one they have pretty much used ever since. Do notice that some official Muppet photos of Kermit taken with a photo puppet don't quite right since the 90s. Check out the eyes. Is it just me or do they seem to have lost a little of Kermit's warmth?
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think it's a lavender color satin. The packaging is very nice and includes design instructions for drawing Kermit and art of Kermit on there (it's a funny contrast that for coloring books and action figures they use the photo prop Kermit, but for the photo prop Kermit they use art!! HA HA HA!!), and he's held in by a molded, clear plastic cover. Honestly, it almost looks like a casket--but it's a VERY nice display! This comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, a numbered edition plate, some other papers, care instructions, etc.
  3. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Don't know if this will answer all your questions, but there's a thread over on CMX where Nitro showed pics of his Kermit in the box.

    I haven't let myself look at any of the pics posted on either board so far, I want my Kermit to be the first one I see!

    :)
  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Eek, Fozzie beat me to it with great descripts.

    Glad you guys are getting yours already, that means mine should be here by Wednesday, or maybe even tomorrow!!! :excited:
  5. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Active Member

    Got mine today!!!! :) Very nice!
  6. Garland

    Garland New Member

    Finally...At Last....my order history has turned from processing to shipped!
  7. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Not here yet. Oh please, Kermit... Hurry!
  8. Davina

    Davina Member

    *sigh* waits patiently for ours to show up.. we didn't get our order in til early may thru CornerStoreComics.. so we have to wait til they get theirs and then ship them.. it's sad.. but.. i shall wait... and wait... and be very mildly worried until he arrives....

    but i love the pictures.. and ooh.. i SOOOOOO want that little Rizzo in the picture ... even have a cage all ready for him, he'll fit right in with all our pet mice... :)
  9. Stulz

    Stulz Member

    MR Kermit vs Disney Kermit

    Got Mine today as well.. I know I had my reservations when I saw Kermit @ Comic-Con, but when I opend up the box and saw KERMIT" in my house I knew it was $$$ well spent.

    My MR Kermit is displayed pretty close to my Disney park exclusive Kermit staute (the one wih him on the log with the banjo and light up fireflys) and I have to say I thought the Disney stute was an almost difinitve representation (though it has it's obvious flaws). But, looking at them side by side, the MR Kermit makes the Disney one look cheap by comparison! (which it wasn't).

    The character sketckes are actually part of the style guide Disney came up with for packaging many of the new Muppet products. (wich I think looks really great).
    They started it with first Disney Muppet release: The MWOO dolls (you can see them on the back of the tags) and they are also used in some of the new greeting cards.

    I'll give Disney that, we may not have any new Muppet productions in the works, but the Graphic Designers who came up with the new branding and style guides for "Disney's" Muppets really knocked it out of the park. Even the new greating cards that use many of the images we've seen over and over again look new. Heck, one I found the other day even featured
    DR. TEETH ON THE COVER!!

    So there you have it, What a great week for Muppet fans:
    MR Kermit, two new Muppet cards one with Dr. Teeth on the cover, and the arrival of the Brass Key Wal-Mart exclusive porcelian Dolls (OK 2 out of three ain't bad....hehehe..)... Anyway it fells preety good to be fan right now!

    :D
  10. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow New Member

    LOL!

    Sorry, Rizzo's staying right where he is... besides, I've heard he prefers glass cases to cages! :D

    Thanks for the kind words
    Tom
  11. AlienGonzo

    AlienGonzo New Member

    How is everyone going to be displaying theirs?

    I'm not sure what to do yet, I dont have a glass case to put him in right now. Hopefully dust wont be a big problem for him, even in a glass case you'll get a little. Is the material the type that can get dirty easily from dust? I guess a damp cloth or brushing it off with a clean duster or swiffer thing would work if that ever is a problem :concern:
  12. lithiumbrain

    lithiumbrain Member

    The Kermit photos look very nice. I can't wait to get mine. Is it just me...or does the collar look like it sits just a little bit too low on the neck? Perhaps it is how you scrunch his neck up and pose him to give him the right movie look? Because in the photos I have seen, his neck looks a bit overstuffed. Other than that...It looks great. I mean, we have waited this long to own something like this...some of us have waited 25 or so years! We are going to be picky!! Ha Ha!:)
  13. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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