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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by ElecMayhem, Oct 24, 2011.
I haven't seen an Uncle Deadly plush yet, that would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not really surprised about Walter, after all he is a central character in the movie the plush set is based on. However, Beaker, Rizzo and Pepe are nice additions considering the latter 2 didn't exactly have a whole lot to do in the new movie.
Agreed to the max!!!! If we can get a rizzo and pepe(did rizzo even talk?) then we should most certainly get an Uncle Deadly!!
Nice Walter Emoticon!
Movie or no movie, Rizzo and Pepe have been climbing in popularity in recent years, and have major roles in the first major Disney project, LTS.
Still, Uncle Deadly had a significant role in the film, and I'd love to see a push for more Uncle Deadly merchandise. Though I would love to see Rowlf and Scooter get something first... there's no way I'd pass up Deadly.
I would love to see Rowlf and Scooter too... Scooter had such a big part in the movie too.
If this puts anyone at ease... My local Disney store sold completely out of every Muppet except for one Fozzie and one Rizzo. And someone even walked in asking if they had any Walters left. Meanwhile, a lot of Cars 2 and Toy Story stuff was on clearance. First phase clearance, but still clearance. Some of the Cars stuff was just falling off the shelves.
Yep, that's a very very good sign. Pretty much the same at mine as well. They've been out of most of the plushes for a while now, and a whole wall of clearance cars.
One of the Disney stores near me dissolved the Muppet nook. Not sure if that meant they sold out and didnt reorder, or decided it wasnt selling. I dont think we'll see new merch by march...but hopefully randomly later on this year if the dvd sells well. Im sure all the good stuff is going to Disney parks. Which reminds me, I gotta call Disney parks mail order direct soon.
If it wasn't selling, there would be quite a bit more, and they'd be tossed in the back. The store clerk addressing the guy who wanted Walter was saying about how well they sold and that they're supposed to get a new shipment in soon enough, though she wasn't sure when.
But you should have seen how many Cars stuff was cleared out... it was like 3 shelves of plush cars, and the whole front of the store full of die cast sets. It's clearly an issue of underestimated Muppets. We will see something extra by the time the DVD comes out, at the lastest when it's released on DVD.
But really, I went just before Christmas, and they had all these Piggy plush piled on with all the other Disney Plush toys... now all I saw was a Fozzie, a Rizzo, and some hoodies. I think they sold well enough to at least reorder some.
Ok, the page refreshed on me the last time I tried this, so here we go. As some of you may know, I was out of town for New Years, and while I was out of town I did a little bit of shopping at two local Disney stores, and found a small section (and I mean SMALL) for Muppet stuff in each store. I don't know what Disney policy is on having some pictures of their merchandise taken, but if it's not good, then please let me know and I will take the pics down ASAP.
Exhibit A: The Disney Store in the West Edmonton Mall (formerly the biggest mall in the world).
You will note that the only plushies left are Gonzo, Walter and Fozzie. While I was there, one guy came up (looked to be in his early 20's) with his girlfriend and was disapppointed to find that there was no Animal plushie in stock. I wish I asked him if he was an MC'er. Also, there was a near-constant barrage of Muppet commercials on the big screens in the store, yet hardly any merchandise for them worth talking about. This is very strange to me.
Exhibit B: The Disney Store in the Kingsway Mall.
Again, a very small selection of Muppet merch, although I am happy to report that there was a tad bit more variety in the plushies section (Oy, muppet dude who liked Animal! Here's some plushies for you!). Also, yes, my heart almost stopped when I saw that Beaker plushie, haha. I had one ordered from Ebay and already shipped or else I would have bought it immediately.
So is the merchandise looking any better south of the border?
I was at the Disney Store at the Polaris Mall in Columbus, Ohio today and they had almost nothing. If you wanted Fozzie they had you covered. TONS of him! Other than that, one Gonzo and and some of the shirts and mugs and things. I went in looking for Walter and maybe Kermit, so that was kind of disappointing. I ordered Walt online while I still had the chance...
Oh my goodness, I want one of those Gonzo mugs so badly. Are they sold on the internet?
I just checked. Apparently not. Curses.
I know I don't get why they r on the uk site &I not ours. I really wanted one too!
Mine was even smaller than that, had only a few hoodies and like one Fozzie and One Rizzo. And I'm shocked there was even a Rizzo, since when I went before Christmas, they didn't have him.
Meanwhile Cars 2 stuff was like 3 of those top shelves full on every side of that cubical, all stacked on top of each other. And Cars is their anchor Pixar franchise.
The UK Disney Store is a completly different company. (Sorry about this) Back when TRON merch was hitting, the UK got TONS of DS exclusives, and it was asked if the US Disney Stores would eventually get them and the answer was No, because it is a completly different entity owned by the same Partner company. HOPEFULLY they've figured it out by now, and at least some of that stuff will become availiable over here, because their website shows a bunch of other stuff including a Plush Swedish Chef.
There is a great deal of stuff that is in the UK store but not in the American one!
None of that stuff makes me want to kick over a small garbage can and shout, DARNIT!, though. It's some nice stuff, but I don't see the Chef plush there, and it looks like most of the plush is the same anyway other than that. I'm certain we'll see a lot more stuff come out to co-incide with the DVD's. I mean, I was there yesterday and saw a whole bunch of Lady and the Tramp stuff starting to be put out. And it's like tertiary characters from the "He's a Tramp" number.
Dude, if they think the Chihuahua that had like 1 line can be marketable, there's no reason not to make Uncle Deadly, The Chef, Bunsen, Scooter and Rowlf.
For that matter, why did they have the background giraffes from Lion King? They had a whole wall of those clearing out.
I wish the uk disneystore shipped to the us bc there is tons of muppets stuff I want from the uk site
I still don't get what the excitement is about. Aside from the few plushes, the rest is just the usual tacky throwaway "muppet merch" theyve had for a couple years. The cartoonish shirt is pretty cool tho. Trust me, the Disney park stores have infinitely cooler merchandise.
I spent almost an hour on the phone today with WDW merchandise mail order
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