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beaker replica on ebay naughty naughty

Discussion in 'Puppets For Sale' started by puppetise, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. puppetise

    puppetise Member

  2. Dwo shwoom

    Dwo shwoom Member

    poor beaker, if this ^&*^& doesnt stop with this clone madness, i might as well go crazy and clone dr. teeth, :D no, really, this guy needs to stop NOW
  3. Dwo shwoom

    Dwo shwoom Member

    and besides, when for some reason the muppets business is re-creating the characters to fit the present, and some of the old stunt and casual extras need thrown out, they'll have a big auction, powerball winners and millionares will punch each other to get some of the puppets, If I enter, I'd like to have dr teeth, but since this might not happen and its all in my head, I'll just create my own puppets that mimmicks what type of puppet dr. teeth is.:D
  4. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    i guess this is the best solution:p
  5. Dwo shwoom

    Dwo shwoom Member

    what, the auction part, or the style part?
  6. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    It seems like the seller is trying to pass it off as a real muppet puppet, as in a genuine muppet cause I didnt see anything that said it was a replica.
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    The skin is different...

    But the eyes, nose, hair, and basic shape to give it away a tad...

    It's actually quite good work, illeagle, but good.
  8. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    it is quite good. Hope this doesnt turn into another discussion about copyrights and whether its right or wrong. its boring :)
  9. SurfPark

    SurfPark New Member

    I noticed this too. Its cool that someone can make a high quality puppet like that, but its bad that they're trying to pass it off as real. Heck, even a replica could take in a lot of cash. Since Henson doesn't sell used Muppets, its no surprise demmand is so high on the black market.

    There new knock-offs too:
    - Ernie replica (search for item # 4833528428)
    - Elmo replica (search for item # 4837435870)

    To me, if its official or unofficial isn't even the crux of the debate. Women buy knock-off designer handbags and carry them around because they "look" real. I'm sure people will buy knock-off Muppets for the look as well.

    Its just shame they don't use their talents to create some really wild original designs. I guess everyone is willing to sell-out for a price.
  10. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Active Member

  11. pepestarr

    pepestarr New Member

    Now that is strange. I wonder what is going on here. It is extremely fishy.
  12. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    I talked to the guy through email and he said he bought the beaker from the new jersey guy and it was not what he was told. For example he was told it would have a nylon sleeve and it did not. He tried to charge him extra just for that. SO he is selling it. Thats what I was told.
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Looks great for a replica! I'd take it if he sent it to me! :) LOL
  14. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Wow, it looks pretty good. :o
  15. Ray and Mia

    Ray and Mia Member

    Big no-no!!

    yeah.. I also ran across some 'Henson character' replica puppets on Ebay as well. Elmo, Ernie, the Count to name a few that were selling upwards to $1000.00 Has anyone tried emailing these sellers and telling them it's against copyright laws? Or maybe contact Ebay directly about this seller(s)?

    -Mia :mad:
  16. puppetise

    puppetise Member

    hey guys been away for a bit but i think making replicas is cool but selling them is not right
  17. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    HMMMM I just found something interesting... seems our New Jersey puppet builder has unregistered the two of his selling accounts. The person who bought the beaker puppet listed on the start of this thread has also mysteriously become unregistered.. hmmmm so it seems he is back to the mcct4aB98 account. Becarefull if you are buying from this guy. I know devonmiles has bought from him and had no problems . It just seems FISHY....

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