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eFX's Rizzo Thread

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by the80sdrummer, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. the80sdrummer

    the80sdrummer Well-Known Member

    Since the general efx thread has now turned into a drama-fest, can we please use this thread to talk about Rizzo? It's hard to filter through the other one and find news. Speaking of, any new news on Rizzo? Is there a pre-order date?
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Now that the EFX site is up they will post official comprehensive news on this page.

    The last we heard they're still trying to hammer out an official price and we're not (nor should we be) privy to that discussion. When there's something legit to report they'll get the news out. They did finally revamp the EFX website last year for that very purpose.

    They've had some great Rizzo prototype images located on their Muppet Page and any other questions not already known or listed on their FAQ can always be directed through conacting them via their website.

    In essence, there's been no concrete news to report until they issue a press statement. Maybe we'll get a day's heads-up before hand, maybe not, but we'll get the skinny on it soon enough. This is a good thread to catalogue all of that and the links above should help too. :shifty:
  3. the80sdrummer

    the80sdrummer Well-Known Member

    Great! Thanks for all that information. I'll be getting him if he's under $400. I'd like to support the line as much as I can but if he's more than that I may have to hold off and hope they get to Fozzie.
  4. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i wish muppetperson would come back. he made things so much easier for the rest of us, and he tried so hard.
  5. Taylor

    Taylor Active Member

    I second that, come back muppetperson we miss you and your valuable insight.
  6. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    yea, same here dude :)
  7. hoopless

    hoopless Well-Known Member

    Not officially, but forbiddenplanet.com and play.com still have him on their sites with different dates and prices. As was said on the other forum they were given a ballpark figure to work with and shouldn't have published anything until it was confirmed which as of yet to anyone's knowledge here it has not been.
    At least there are a couple of places prepared to sell him, and that's in the UK
  8. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I'm very anxious to see what the pre-order date and price of ol' Riz are!:concern::shifty:
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I am too.

    The announcement keeps getting put on hold and I think a lot of the speculation instigated some of the heat on the last thread. We kept hearing "moderately expensive" but not an actual quoted price. Last word on it is that they're still hammering out a deal like they've been doing for weeks.

    As soon as they know anything they won't keep it a secret. There's just nothing really to know yet. The rumor was that it would be between $300-400, but who knows? It really could be anything. :shifty:
  10. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i just wanna know already. i'm sick of waiting. i just wanna get to it.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I guess we're back on the other thread. It would be great for a mod to create a crisp clean new thread for this subject. :wisdom:
  12. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    We really need at least 2 threads-one for the Muppet poser line in general, and a current character thread.I will come here when I have Rizzo news.If it is just one thread, then it gets very long for people to find information.That is why I like the pictures of the prototypes seperate so you can find them easy.
  13. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I don't think closure of the other thread is necessary - it got a bit sidetracked there but made its way back ontrack. Plus when Efx has news they want to directly convey, that's the thread i'd figure they still have bookmarked.

    Plus as noted, it's good to have a thread for the general line and a specific product in it.

    It's no secret we have mods that are a little too trigger-happy when it comes to things like closure/merging/Stickys/deletion and the like and don't tend to err on the side of caution. Let's not encourage them to press those shiny buttons they have a hard enough time keeping away from when it's not needed.
  14. hoopless

    hoopless Well-Known Member

    The expected due dates for Rizzo as shown on forbidden planet.com and play.com are now 2nd April and 30th March respectively. Whether this is them just guessing since they have reached their previous dates or whether it's based on contact with eFX I don't know. I've learned you can't rust either of these sites with pre-order information, but I just like to see a glimmer of hope that he'll be here in the not too distant future
  15. eFX

    eFX Member

    Hi All!

    Sorry for the delay in posting in the threads! Obviously, I have not read through all the threads yet, but I certainly will do so in the next few days and if there is anything that i can answer, I will.

    As for the Rizzo, I also apologize for the delay in the pre-order. We have been in negotiations with Disney on what we think is an exciting new cooperative program. But, as is typical in dealing with any licensors, we have to make sure that all of the legal concerns are resolved before we can make any announcements. Once it is signed, seal and delivered, I am sure that you will like what we have come up with.

    However, this does not mean that we have stopped working on Rizzo with our factory, we are still moving forward.

    Thanks to you all for your patience and as I mentioned above, I will read through the thread and answer any questions that I am able to.

  16. the80sdrummer

    the80sdrummer Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this! I know we are all excited and just want to know what's going on. Some people may take things too far but the majority of us just want to keep building our collection and look forward to whatever you build... maybe Sweetums? ;)
  17. pd0062

    pd0062 Member


    Just to let you know that play.com have Rizzo on for pre-order with an expected release date in the UK of 9th July and a price of £349.99.

    I really want a Fozzie replica so will probably hold off for him to add to my Kermit, Animal and Gonzo replicas... keeping my fingers, toes and any other possible crossable body parts, internal and external, crossed!

    Of course, a small child, a wedding and bills to pay don't help!

    :o Wokka wokka wokka! :o
  18. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    No chance of that date, they haven't even gone up for pre-order yet with eFX - Play.Com just move the date every time it gets close.

    I was actually hoping they might reduce it in its current sale without realising.
  19. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I suspect we may need to face facts on Rizzo ever coming. I, for one, have given up on efx
  20. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    Yeah. At this point, I'm going to be the first to jump and get one, but I'm not holding my breath on him.

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