1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Help Muppet Central Radio
    We need your help to continue Muppet Central Radio. Show your support and listen regularly and often via Radionomy's website, official apps and the WinAmp Media Player. Learn More

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

    Dismiss Notice

eFX Collectibles to produce Muppet Replicas

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


What Muppet Replica do you want the most?

  1. Rizzo the Rat

    43 vote(s)
  2. Miss Piggy

    79 vote(s)
  3. Pepe the King Prawn

    42 vote(s)
  4. Fozzie Bear

    150 vote(s)

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree with that. This is a nearly impossible product to produce. MR did make them, but didn't really "pull it off" completely. Price, perceived quality and lingering stock plagued the line.

    EFX has the advantage of learning from MR's successes and failures, but they also have the MR posers built-in fanbase too. Unfortunately that includes latecomers who purchased the liquidated stock at reduced prices. These things should not have ever been priced at $75! That really stuck this type of product in a difficult situation. Fair or not, that's kind of how it is.

    Still, if they wait long enough there's got to eventually be some factory who will tackle these at an SRP that falls under $500. I don't think that's asking for the moon. But even if they did land such a deal it's still hard to clear enough pre-ordered units to justify the project. People are poorer than ever right now. We'll see how this plays out.

    I'm looking forward to new moderately priced Muppet items to hit the mainstream market. Whatever happened to the Kermit urban vinyl project (modeled after their Disney's Stitch line) that MindStyle was helming? A lot of promised products die in development.
  2. generalFROSTY

    generalFROSTY Member

    Anything new with eFX? I really hope we can see Piggy and Fozzie. Price aside, maybe they will do payment plans?
  3. TheMonsterAteMe

    TheMonsterAteMe Well-Known Member

    It's safe to say that you can give up any hope that these will happen. :(
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Not yet.It is a long process of finding a manufactuer and then waiting to see what their workmanship is like,which hasnt been pleasing, and then starting all over again.We just have to sit it out till we get news one way or the other.
  5. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    On the updates part of it....right now over at the Star Wars forum they are discussing the lack of commuication and updates from the eFX company. I told them that their is more going on with that license than over at MC. I told them at least they are making the props and selling them for the Star Wars license end of it. We haven't even got one pre-order and no updates at all for anything Muppet related.
  6. hoopless

    hoopless Well-Known Member

    No news? Ok then never mind. I'll come back in a few more months. ;)
  7. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I don't wish to spoil it for you, but I highly doubt they'll any news then:p
  8. hoopless

    hoopless Well-Known Member

    Me too, but you gotta pop your head in now and again just so efx know I'm still wanting to buy. If I expected news I'd be here every day on the off chance.
  9. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    Fozzie Bear, but would also like a "Great Gonzo"
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Just got eFX's April Newsletter.No mention of the Muppets although there were hints of more news to come as Comic Con gets closer, so we will have to do some more waiting.
  11. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    There is some movement on these. I wouldn't say it's good movement, but they've finally updated their site and removed the pictures of Rizzo off of it. They still have the brand available in their store, and their "in development" pages. But Rizzo is no longer there.
  12. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Rizzo is still there if you click on the read more link on the headlines of Muppets update, but yes, all pictures in the "in developement" section are gone, which is not a good sign at all.
    I now know that there hasnt been any further developements so maybe Bryan should drop in and tell us about the status.
  13. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I tried and tried to get some kind of info from Bryan over at the RS forum. I sent PM's and asked during the Q&A open forum and he didn't answer my question. I had hope, but now I am doubting it more and more. If you cannot answer a simple question, then their is no reason to believe that their is anything productive or positive about this line. So who knows, it might be a end. The sad thing is they are starting a new line a Tron series. They are making the helmet from the 80's movie. So who knows. SDCC is coming around the corner. It really doesn't matter to me. I gave it a shot, but I guess he will answer when he is ready to.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It sounds like they're going to lose the license just from lack of activity alone. Maybe there could be some movement with the movie? I still doubt that Rizzo would be the first out of the gate if they did go forward.
  15. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    They use to have pics of Rizzo..Kermit and the form of Piggy's head on the developement page, but now their is nothing showing anything about the Muppets other than the logo. This is just heart breakening.
  16. dmoss

    dmoss Well-Known Member

    Maybe the company should venture into a different medium with a wider range of the Muppet family...? If they did that, they could reach a larger audience than those merely interested in Rizzo (small and cheaper to make, but on the "outside" of the "inside" ring of characters), and we could see a wider variety of Muppet Merchandise.

    What if they were to recreate the Muppet Stage, modeled to-scale with the Palisades line? That would be a replica I would be interested in at this point. :)
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree 100%. It would require a different license, but eFX is makes replicas and a Muppet Stage would fall in line with that. They should get this guy to draft a model for them and maybe they could include a few figures or figurines.

    I love what Palisades did, but let's face it. Neither Disney, nor the Muppets are making any money from the scarce Palisades figures on the secondary market anymore. Creating a line of figures/figurines would be an industry unto itself. If not EFX, then somebody else.
  18. muppetray

    muppetray Member

    EFX Muppet replicas!

    I Bleieve We should All email efx Our own personal Thoughts An commetn Heavily On their facebook page about it! I they released at leatst rizzo and Repoter kermit and Hopefully Miss piggy with or around the release of the movie I Believe they would Do REAL Well Selling them! And eventually do Sesame Street Replicas! Also I heard The Size of reorter kermit Was A little differen than The MR Kermit I have! What is Kermits Official size?
    :):shifty:Also If The Made the clothing Removable That Would be Nice so They Could Make Additional clothing 4 the replicas Later! That Way U Din't Have A Dozen of the Same muppet but different versions of them! Instead U have one and Switch theier outfits in and out! Have Old style Miss Piggy and New Style Miss Piggy though! Since her hair is an looks r somewht different these Days! Hopefully Kermit's mike Will be removable!
  19. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    Most of us already tried. It is not up to us or anyone other than eFX. They are having a bit of troubles finding a factory and other issues. At this point...they may have lost the contract or license since nothing has become of it. Who knows what goes in the future for this line.
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well i have a feeling that with the new movie that even if we don't get these replicas we will get some kind of awesome merchandise that will knock our socks off!

Share This Page