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eFX Collectibles to produce Muppet Replicas

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by FennShysa, Jun 9, 2009.

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What Muppet Replica do you want the most?

  1. Rizzo the Rat

    42 vote(s)
    13.9%
  2. Miss Piggy

    75 vote(s)
    24.8%
  3. Pepe the King Prawn

    41 vote(s)
    13.5%
  4. Fozzie Bear

    145 vote(s)
    47.9%

  1. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    it worked! I think they are going to really try and do the best they can. They however should at least have some talks meetings with some of the prefromers and builders. Dave Gozle would really be someone to have help out with this.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oooh. Fozzie's listed. Good!
  4. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    It is very good to see that. I was a wee bit worried
  5. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    Like I said...eFX listens and they serve. I see this all the time on RebelScum's website for Star Wars.
  6. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Is eFX the same company that did the first three, Kermit, Animal and Gonzo?
  7. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    Same people that worked for MR, but different in many ways. eFX has more freedom on what they want to make and the quality of there props are superior I think.
  8. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Why was there the switch?
  9. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    I don't believe there was a switch in this. I know that Amy, Bryan and Barry sent out to start there own company and left MR. CSTom took over amy's position. Amy was with eFX for over year and now she owns her own catering company and no longer works for eFX. As far as MR is going, I don't know what route they are heading. I was the Mod over at that forum and I don't know what there plans are or if they are turning over a new leaf. I, like others, will have to wait and see sometime soon we all hope.
  10. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    make sure and keep us posted on whatever route MR ends up taking.
  11. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    I will...I'm kinda interested to know whats going to happen once MR goes up again. Even though they don't have the Muppet license anymore, I am still with them. I am a veteran with MR for a very long time. They have had there ups and downs, but I am really hoping for the best for them in whatever direction they take.
  12. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    I have heard some great things from the inside, but think that posting that image of the newsletter should give everyone the warm fuzzies. I actually like that image of piggy. I don't care what order they put them out. I will buy them, and be happy. I have no financial difficulties, and appreciate eFX for picking up the mantle. Sounds like they don't need a middle man any longer. They're having the original patterns provided by "Disney", these peices are going to be INCREDIBLE. I would encourage everyone to sign up for the newsletter by registering at their website https://www.efxcollectibles.com/
  13. Keeermit

    Keeermit Active Member

    this is great news! :)

    I cant wait to see photos of the prototypes
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Should we bring up the topic of Piggy wigs again? Are they going to have different styles to pick? I like her classic medium blonde wavy style over the platinum flat-iron look or the Manhattan era 80s fright-wig myself.

    Gotta say it again...piggywig!
  15. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    I would think that with Disney's big involvement in this "new" project that the versions of these replicas are going to be the most recent style of each. I imagine though that they will use Fozzie's classic tie instead of the blue hankerchief look. I would think that whatever hair they give Piggy will be stiched or glued on. Look at what has happened with all of them, all of their colors are more vibrant, and now have a very standardized look as a comodity like Mickey. We unfortunately have to settle for opinions and speculation as I would think Piggy is at least 10-12 months away in reality. Someone said something about Rizzo and Reporter Kermit. I would speculate that eFX might give US Rizzo as we have been collecting these so far and for economic reasons :o, then go with a big replica. Would we be surprised or really truly upset if they released them as listed in the newsletter? I think we are all just happy to see the continuation, regardless if some of us opt out for Piggy (I'll get her) to save for Foz. I think Pepe will look cool as **** sitting in my glass case leaning on his book!
  16. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    hey,
    I've just heard the news, I'm soooo excited! big thanks to muppetperson for all the work he did :)
    I'm just glad the line is continuing so I'm not fussed who is made first! Was just wondering if people were to guess when do you think the first muppet will be ready to buy and also how many you reckon they will release each year?
    I'm also excited about the disney line too, do you reckon this will include pixar as well, someones got to do something for toy story 3!
  17. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    Bryan just meantioned over at RS...I wished he would post here. Would make it a lot easier....this message regarding Rizzo. The question that someone asked was these the photo puppets of the posers they are going to be using:

  18. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    sorry, forgot to ask as well, will they eventually produce their own gonzo and animal?
  19. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    I'm not really sure on that. I think right now, eFX is trying out there new wings and want to start with another character like they did with Star Wars. They finally made the X-wing that MR was suppose to put out. They finished there runs on the Stormtrooper helmet since they didn't get them all made when MR lost the license. I feel that they might want to continue off with Fozzie in some round. But with todays economy, they have been wanting to start off small is probably the reason for Rizzo to be made first. :shifty:
  20. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    ... actually they do, it says they are working with the people who provide Disney with the puppet building, isn't that Puppet Heap? www.puppetheap.com

    Which brings up all kinds of debate about whether these will now be the modern or classic versions, since Puppet Heap completely re-designed the puppets, although it is owned by an ex-Henson workshop staffer. Terry Angus was always more the classic guy, i think he was working without patterns at some points even.

    Personally i don't mind Puppet Heap, they have got a lot better making Muppets as times gone on, the newer versions in the Youtube videos are very nice indeed.


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