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Disney Store Muppet Merchandise Released

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by ElecMayhem, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    My pepe fozzie and gonzo arrived today from disneystore uk. Pepe is amazing I had a big smile when I lifted him out the box. Fozzie and gonzo are nice too but feel that plastic eyes instead of fabric ones would help so much.
    For other uk fans, I spoke to Disney store in Bristol and they said that the plush are online only until the first 1/4 of 2012 when they will be in store. Pretty obvious really as the film is out in feb. hopefully we'll have even more by then. Will probably hold off on getting kermit and piggy til I'm in store as I can then hand pick them!
    Chris
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I dislike the whole Blind Box fad, since Japanese blind box figures are just....soooooo much cooler...

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    And every single last one of them cost less than a Simpsons/Futurama/Family Guy Kid Robot figure... and at least 3 of them came with Candy. I know Golgo 13 came with chocolate and the Galaxy Express 999 guy came with sweetarts.
    The US ain't got crap on the guys that came up with it.

    I have to say, other than Disney store or KayBee (because it was just before they closed down) I didn't even see much Wall*e stuff. I did get the Pez... why the heck couldn't they at least have Pez for Up? Even if it was just Dug in a collection of other Pixar characters. I love Pez, and I love collecting them, though there are certain licenses I refuse to buy (Nascar being one, I don't know why I bothered with the Open Season ones, though). Rat had a LOT of stuff, but none of it sold until it hit clearance. Now, I can see Wall*E, Cars, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Incredibles, and Bug's Life as being toyetic. Ratatoullie, while I love that film, seemed too sophisticated to talk to little kids. And I'm sure the fact the rats were more rat like and not Mickey Mouse probably scared people out of buying anything with them on it. However, while I didn't expect to see "walker slashing Carl" action figures... but the fact they didn't even mass produce the PVC line, even though they had the molds and heard that the things were going for a fortune on E-Bay, was just crazy. And the fact it took them so long to make a small, bean bag plush of Dug made no sense to me. They had these huge 2-0 dollar things of the other dogs and those didn't sell at all.
  3. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    As far as ratatouille goes, I just got back from Epcot and saw that they had some pretty decent Remy plushes in the France Pavillion.. It's pretty cool, They even have a restauraunt where a little animatronic Remy visits your table!

    But anyways back on subject.. Yes, There was alot of Wall-E stuff.. And now that I have seen UP I wish there was more merch for it. Of course, I usually get into movies years after they are released...Mini Nostalgia I guess.. I scoured disney stores last year for incredibles merch.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Worst thing is, I was literally blanketed with Rat stuff... I loved the movie and wanted some toys... all I wound up getting was the 4 Pez, the bean bag of Gusteau, and 2 lollipop push pop type things with tiny little Remy and his brother riding piece of food that are displayed (and connected to the lolli) on little pie servers. I didn't even get the gummy candy in a cookbook that came with a plastic Remy spoon and an actual recipe for Ratatouille written on it. But the stuff cleared out even before the DVD hit, and I wasn't able to grab anything since stuff sells ONLY when it hits clearance. I kinda blame that on why there was no UP stuff. But there was NO excuse for no bean bag of Dug and Kevin upfront.

    I will say the Wall*e stuff, when I was it didn't interest me that much... but that's because they felt the need to market every single robot in the film. Not just the fun cute ones that did stuff... the background ones. All I got out of that one was a Green Army Man type little bag of robots. And the Pez. That's all I needed. That stuff took forever to clear out, though. I kinda wish I got the waste basket, ONLY because it was on clearance and had a lid and I always knock mine over.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    It always seems like the kids movies I like the most always has the least(or little to no) merchandise. Not trying to put down shrek, cgi over live action films, cars, etc but the films that connect personally to me(monsters vs aliens, up, emperor's new groove, fantasia 2000, and im assuming the upcoming muppet film) just a handful of tumbleweeds
  6. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i don't man, im not seeing what your talking about...i see the merch its there, the plush, the shirts, the soundtrack, the key chains,the books, the silly bands, the disney pins, the jewelry, the wrist bands, the Halloween costumes, the vynilmation this is the merch of today, when we were kids it was toys beyond toys i know i had it all, but thats the nature of the beast, marketing changes and so do products, the fast food industry was a major toy area and now thats gone too

    and we know mores on the way we just need patience..we have been patient this long lets give it another 2 weeks see where all this will go...either way like Drtooth said i always knew it would never escalate outside Disney store stuff
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Seriously... would it have KILLED someone to make a series of Rango PVC's? Even a premium company like NECA who would have done beautiful sculpts? I couldn't even get the Rango BK figure and had to suffice with Beans and the Rattlesnake. The other 3 "toys" were just AWFUL! A Light up badge, a fake necklace and playing cards?

    I'd say more Monsters VS Aliens stuff may just happen IF Nickelodeon picks up the animated series pilot as a series... there's no plans for a sequel because it slightly underperformed in some international market, and apparently that's OH so important. I've seen lots of movies that make more merchandise with the sequel. I don't think the first Madagascar had anything but a figurine set.
  8. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    I sure hope so.. Monsters Vs Aliens is one of my favorite movies.. something about it is just so awesome to me :) It has a sense of adventure and fun that I'm really hoping Nickelodeon sees and goes on with the show.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there was Monsters Vs. Aliens stuff, but they were TRU exclusive, and the movie had huge internet buzz, thus making sure that scalpers would buy them all up and charge a fortune on e-bay. One small figure set included the Steven Colbert voiced President and Bob. Luckily I manged to get Link and the bad guy from the McDonalds kid's meal... never got Dr. Roach, though.

    I did see the larger action figures at Kohls, but they were like 13 bucks each. Once they hit clearance after that Christmas, they disappeared quickly.
  10. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    You know I have to say...I'm starting to think that some of you guys are expecting a little too much with Muppet merch. I mean there has been a couple mentions of maybe doing a new action figure line of Muppets and I'll tell you right now, that ain't happening. Sorry, but this movie isn't going to give us a Sal to go along with our Palisades Johnny Fiama.

    PVCs are a possible and I would like to see it, those plush toys from the Disneystore are amazing, I'm liking some of the shirts. Hey at the moment, let's just be happy with what we're getting now and hopefully more will follow.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Rubber bands? Vinylmations(repainted mickey figures that have already been out awhile), Icing/Clair'es type tween jewelry...sorry that is not the merch we should be expecting. There needs to be action figures, pvc sets, a plethora of plushes in different sizes, all sorts of books/activity books, school supplies, you name it. Guarantee a lot of it would sell...Im sure many like myself are sick of all the Pixar oversaturation

    The fast food industry toy coolness is only gone because(hat tip to Dr Tooth) of overbearing big brother politicians and parent groups it seems
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Rango was visionary. Yeah didnt see any Rango merch. Again proves my point: truly special cgi/kids films for people like you and me doesnt get squat.
    Least Robots got some cool merch, the ONLY Fox animated film I like.

    There's still hope for a MvA show? There was a pilot? I liked the halloween special, now on dvd. Man I love the heck out of MvA, seriously
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    We're not talking Palisades style. **** I wouldnt even buy them if they were like Palisades...Ive sold or given away most my Palisades toys. Im talking both PVC sets(as Disney does for every single film they release) as well as
    this 4" style
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    Why did Gforce deserve a ton of figures, pvcs, toys, plushes, you name it more than Muppets? Thats what Id ask Disney reps
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know what's great about the Robots toys? You know they didn't do well for this reason...

    they weren't recalled.

    Made by Mattel, the smaller figures had small magnets in their feet that would later come unglued and the little swallow sized magnets would fall out. The Zoro One Piece figure made by the same company was recalled for that exact reason. And HEH! I got that one just in time too. I refuse to part with it.

    I had a couple of those and like the action figure sized Robin Williams character (gah, I forget the name... I need to watch it soon). But then I also got the entire run of Kelloggs cereal figures because they had them for mail order via Keebler.

    Rango DESEREVED a Neca figure set like Coraline or Beetlejuice had. Even a large stand alone action figure with working wind up fish.

    As for the MVA series, a pilot was ordered... that's the last I heard of it. But since they have a Penguins of Madagascar series and an upcoming Kung Fu Panda one, it should be on the way. Maybe we'll get something out of that, even if it's just kid's meal figures.

    Exactly what I want to see. THAT would sell. A Palisades like line wouldn't last more than one series now, and they'd cost like 18 bucks each. I saw an AMAZING Lion King deluxe figurine set. Had a LOT of characters in it. I wish they'd do something like that. Even if they had one of the standard figure sets. I have a few of them, and I LOVE them. They're very good quality, especially the Jungle Book and Chicken Little sets.
  15. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    Yeah, I managed to get the TRU cockroach and Ginormica, as well as the mini fig set of cockroach and ginormica.. It's weird that Ginormica is not listed on the back of any of the figures( They had each character's insignia..and susan has an insignia on some party favors.. so they should have counted her..)

    I do think a Muppets PVC set from the Disney Store is EXTREMELY likely.. nearly every movie has gotten one.. oh,
    and I remember somebody mentioned they couldn't find a good Dug plush.. well here is one that talks and at a decent price!

    http://www.toywiz.com/disneyupplushdug.html

    *EDIT* oh, it was Dr.Tooth he,he
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There's a Dug bean bag at Disney. Took almost a year for it to pop up. Just didn't get around to grabbing it yet.

    Makes me wonder, though. By the time this thing is released on DVD, there might be even more stuff. That's why the stakes are high that this movie becomes successful.
  17. goldengonzo

    goldengonzo Member

    My Pepes should have been here today, but Disney screwed up my address even though it's correct on their website! I think my address is too long for their form and it cut off my APT #. I tried to abbreviate it, but it would auto-correct it to the full version.

    I watched the UPS truck drive away.

    I called and told them my correct address, but the tracking page still lists it wrong. I bet I'll go to the Disney Store tomorrow and they'll be there and I would have wasted money on the shipping. :(
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Finally, today my local Disneystore put up the muppet stuff...sure it was tucked away in the back, but I was absolutely thrilled to get that Pepe. He is pretty much the only muppet plush they had that looks perfect, can't wait for a smaller one. Hopefully the display will be moved to the front of the store with a ton of other new stuff.
    Sadly none of the Disney employees seemed to even know who the Muppets were. I showed him Animal, he thought it was suppose to be a caveman. Eeesh, guess the Muppets really have been out of the spotlight awhile! :(
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Aw that sucks. I seem to not get packages now and then. The Muppet Mosaic shirts I ordered from Threadless never got here, as well as some stuff I won on ebay
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    UPS, there you go. Even the US postal system's much more reliable and cheaper to boot. if it wasn't for these company sweetheart deals, maybe the Post Office wouldn't be facing Armageddon every other year.

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