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Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by FennShysa, Jun 9, 2009.
hi there where can i get to see the newsletter with examples of the replicas?
I'm hearing that EFX is mostly MR, but with a new name. Is this true? MR still exists in name and some staff members, but it seems that it's all the same game, most of the same players but in a different location. How long has EFX been around?
I can't describe how excited I am about this! Judging from that newsletter (which is a better promo piece than MR ever put out), it looks like the posers are in very capable hands. Even though they're just stock photos, if Piggy and Rizzo look anything like the pics from the newsletter, they'll be must-haves.
I have to say, as long as the quality is there, I'd be in for any of the characters they produce but Fozzie and Piggy would be necessities for me.
I'd also be curious to see if they could improve on MR's Animal who I have a love/hate relationship with. I think I've gotten him to be a very good likeness but he's my favorite so I'd love to have one that's exact. I'd be hard-pressed to buy another Kermit only because the MR version is so good.
Hopefully, someone has shown them Terry's pics of Fozzie from his home. That thing is an amazing piece of work. If they ever make Fozzie, I hope they use that as their barometer. It's heartbreaking to think we could've owned something of that quality. Terry's first Gonzo proto was incredible, too. Hopefully they'll bring Terry on as a consultant if nothing else.
Thanks efx! I can't wait to give you my credit card number!
So it's kind of like Muppet Stuidos or Muppet holding company.
To my knowledge (and I could be wrong about this) about half of the key MR staff jumped ship to form EFX. It's not that the company has a lot of the same employees, rather - it's basically MR 2.0 , but officially a different company without the name or the hardships MR faced in the last year. Again, that may not be correct but that's what it appears to be after some poking around. That could be a good thing. I just don't know what to think.
I'm just going to treat them as an entirely new compny.
With Puppet Heap and Disney involved, I think there's no need for a middle man or "consultant" as someone mentioned as a place for Terry. As he's realized he's out of this project.
By the way can I just make a request... that ya'll go back and read this thread from the beginning. It has all the answers and info known.
Someone did make a good point, I'd like to see Robin as well. (But I know it won't happen.) I have to remind myself to keep my eye on the prize. Just want to get the proposed 4, to be happy with the info that's given on their timetable. Will not pull any "I want, so and so, him, her, that one, and that totally obscure character that was in those two episodes." OR "Gee I just wish they had made (blank) before they stopped." Cause I know how it absolutely ANNOYS me.
I think you are correct, its like a slimmed down MR without corgi looking over them (and the books). The guy who owns it was in charge of MR Star Wars i think. Obviously the advantage is they would have been well aware of the problems Master Replicas had with these so aren't likely to make the same mistakes. Travis was very dedicated to the line and the Muppets though and the impression i got from him was that it was just extremely tricky to get ANY factory over there to be able to make stuff of the quality needed via mass manufacturing them at their price so i guess they will need to work extremely hard to make these successful. That said, i'd be prepared to pay a bit more if the product was fantastic looking since we are paying a lot anyway.
I just hope (and I'm sure I'm not the only one =P) that if they make Fozzie they use the best-looking "Great Muppet Caper-era" Fozzie rather than the later ones >_>
Does Fozzie seem to have an overbite that he never had before or is it just me?
I've always noticed the overbite. It's one of those great Muppet subtleties.
Yes and Eric has been using it to make a real good experssion on Fozzie. I think Frank only started to do it in Muppets take Manhatan.
I need to rewatvh that and see what Fozzie's face looks like in MTM.
Thought you all might be interested what EFX had to say about the Fozzie release date:
When is the Fozzie Bear Replica Scheduled to come out?
"We do not have a schedule for the release of Fozzie yet. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. MR really did not get as far with the development Fozzie as people think!
If you want a ballpark, we would guess sometime late 2010.
Yea look when kermit blows up outside of Pete's. that's the first time i ever see the worried fozzie look.
Fozzie's two main expressions are: top lip out - sad or worried, bottom lip out - angry or assertive
Asked efx about Miss Piggy
Hey everyone. I asked efx about any info on miss piggy and round about date of release, this is what they replied back with:
"we do not have a date for the release of Miss Piggy yet. As you can imagine, she is going to take a lot of work in development and in production.
We would estimate sometime mid-2010
Here's something I'm wondering. I keep hearing about how they're considering a Reporter Kermit. Now, will they fall into the same problem Palisades did, and not get to use his reporter hat, as he wore it mainly on Sesame Street- out of the jurisdiction of their license?
Would it not be almost as easy to just make some accsesorys for the the three MR replicas?
So that means Piggy is only roughly a year away. I assume they intend to release Rizzo and Pepe before then too. Then it would be Fozzie shortly after. That might mean four replica releases by Christmas 2010. Nice thought.
I agree with you, Mistersuperstar! That is a wonderful thought and wonderful characters to look forward to.
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