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Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by FennShysa, Jun 9, 2009.
Yeah it would have expired, unfortunately. I wanted a fozzie, and a rizzo!
Walter's a huge Muppet collector. It occurred to me last night, while half asleep, that it'd be downright creepy if he had any of the replicas.
Don't we all??? I wouldn't know how to act if I got another Muppet!
I have them in my bedroom and I STILL admire my Muppets. Nothin creepy about them but pure masterpieces. But I want MORE MUPPETS!!!!!!
I agree! I would LOVE to add more Muppet replicas to my 3 of Kermit, Gonz and Animal!!! I don't really care which could be made 1st as long as it's a MUPPET!
Here are mine!
Any word from eFX is they are going to continue the line or if anyone els will pick up the license>?
Lol, that would make a great follow up short!
Walter: and heres my room..
Kermit: Wow, you sure have quite the collection!
-MR kermit falls out of closet-
Walter: Nothing! Nothing!! It's not like Gonzo, Animal and Fozzie are in there as well!!!
Well, they could always catch the Muppets DVD/Blu-Ray release date which should be at least 3-4 months away. But that probably is not going to happen if they don't have a license anymore.
A company needs at least a minimal of 12-18 months to get any product from concept to retail. It is not going to happen.
Disney and EFX require a particular level of quality that isn't achievable at an acceptable price point. Any one of these posers would cost $550 - $1000 and there just isn't enough retail or consumer interest for the gamble. Not even as a limited edition piece. However, if these were made as puppets there most certainly would be enough interest. Disney will never agree to that, of course, and that's a good call. Perfectly understandable.
I'm not saying there isn't a place for this product. It's just not now or in the foreseeable future and not likely from EFX. The case kind of seems closed on this from all parties involved. I'm looking forward to seeing the other types of products companies will produce.
I never said it would happen. But since they still have a prototype, it would still probably less then 12-18months you projected as the would not be at the concept stage. Even if they decided today, they still would not make it by DVD/Blu-ray time anyways, which like you said is not going to happen.
Lynn is correct.The eFX Muppet line will NOT be happening, sadly.
This thread needs to be unstickied so it gradly makes it's way away from current attention.
hmmm.. so price point is the issue...how about smaller model or action figure size replicas.... real fur...poseable... I bet those would sell...and it would be a way of getting toys that aren't the same as Palisades because I know if new action figures came out it would be hard to buy any because palisades did their series so well... but mini replicas would definately interest me and would hopefully not cost $500 a piece...
No, It's not just price point that is the issue....it is also finding a factory that is willing to make these. Bryan has had a lot of troubles finding a factory in asia to make these. If they where made here in the US. The price point would be really high. So maybe...just say JUST maybe someday we will get to see these again. But for the meantime, they are just a wish that just didn't happen.
You're right. No factory in existence has been able to adequately provide both price and quality as relates to Disney's and EFX's high standards. Maybe in the future, but probably not from EFX and not for a very long time.
Sad sad, but i did already guessed that we will not see any replica from EFX.
I wonder how Master Replicas was able to do em.
I can see these replicas are kinda hard to sell, just because of the price.
I kinda got lucky because i got Gonzo and animal kinda cheap and Kermit at 3 times of what animal or Gonzo did cost.
I would love to add more Photopuppets but i cant see me spending 500-1000$ plus shipping and import dutys on one.
Gozo is still very common and cheap even here, while you dont see any Animal or Kermit.
So i wont complain any more about not getting more posers im kinda fully pleased with the 3 i got plus the awesome Palisades Figs.
I think Muppet Fans had some very nice oportunitys to aquire some outstanding Muppet products the last years.
Even if the two companys dont exist anymore i will always thank them that they made thease awesome products for us !
eFX is still going strong as a company. There main focus is Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and other sci-fi movies. I got a Star Wars Luke Reveal limited edition coming soon from them and cannot wait!
And Master Replicas is still around as Factory Entertainment.
i'm just curious i just got my animal today and his hair is either sticking straight up or straight back how do i get his hair to relax like the one in your picture?
I used a water spray and gently wet the feathers, which worked fine. I've also used a hat before too, to hold the down for a couple of days which also works well. It's scary when you first unpackage him eh
it is scare i thought it was just me lol
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