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Electric Mayhem replicas at Walt Disney Hollywood Studios, Florida

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Frogpuppeteer, May 15, 2012.

  1. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this happened in the states but a number of the Gremlin statues here in the UK were sold off - I came close to getting the Girl Gremlin at one time but it was too damaged to even consider when viewed up close. They also occasionally come up on eBay too.

    It would genuinely be my dream to own the Electric Mayhem and have them on display. I'd even consider selling vital organs to make it happen...oh well :(
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  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I bought the female gremlin that was on display in my local area before it closed.
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I emailed Disney to see if they might consider making more of these replicas to sell, but they have no plans to do that for now.
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  4. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone live in that area, and if so, could you take more pictures? They look amazing. And thank you Muppetperson for taking the time to actually email disney. Maybe they will change their minds......but it doesn't even look like they're poseable. From what I can tell, they are made of some sort of resin (as already mentioned)
  5. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Active Member

    I think these are old actually. I was at Hollywood Studios -- MGM Studios back then -- the first year that it was open, circa 1989-90. This was when they still had the Muppet Walk-around characters and the live stage show. And I vividly remember seeing this in the Muppet store at the time... So much so, that I've periodically kept my eye on some of the Disney Park auctions, in the hopes that this might com up. (For those of you who don't know, they sometimes sell off or auction off Disney park decorations and attraction pieces, etc. once they're done with them.) But it looks like they might not have been done with them after all!

    I will have to dig through my old pictures to see if I have any pics of this from 1989, but I am 99% sure it's the same set of figures!
  6. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    I know I've been in that store, but have never noticed that? Has it always been there? I would normally go into that store and head straight to the t-shirts. I got an adorable Animal t-shirt from there too. I always made that store a must stop because of it.
  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I was there in 1991, just before Muppet 3D opened(it was still fenced off) and I dont recall seeing the figures then.It was a different shop.More like a stand as you could walk in.Maybe they closed off where the figures were and the shop was only temporary until Muppet 3D was finished?
  8. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Member

    All we can do is hope that they will start using poser photo puppets. The prophecy will then be fulfilled.
  9. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    You know, looking at these makes me think that a line of "mini posers" would be fantastic! They could make more of them at a reduced cost and bring them to market at a reasonable price point. Sure, they wouldn't be Master Replicas, but they would make good sound financial sense and they could always transition into making a few full-scale versions of the more popular sellers. It's what I would do. I mean, what fans wouldn't want moderately accurate Electric Mayhem posable dolls at a 9" scale? Just my thoughts.
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  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    This has to be fake; it would mean that there's actually Muppet products at Disney World.
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I still think it was a blown opportunity not to expand their plush toy line when the movie hit DVD. Not even by one character? Come on. You made plush of unnamed giraffe and zebra background characters for Lion King. I'm sure a Dr. Teeth would have sold solidly.

    Mini-posers or just even a really good plush design. That sounds like a solid plan. It's strange that we only got that one mini-plush set of the Electric Mayhem, as well as a larger Janice and a second small Janice in the Vet's Hospital line and we've never seen any other member but Animal before or since. Pepe and Rizzo sold like Gangbusters, considering.... the Electric Mayhem has always been a cult hit. I'm glad they're just starting to bring them into merchandising, but they need a plush toy presence at some point.
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  12. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Member

    EXACTLY...Why has nobody thought of that yet?????
  13. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    Me too!
  14. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    You kidding...I'd love to set that up in my classroom. I could be teaching and having the electric mayhem jamming in the corner...maybe put some speakers over by them.....
  15. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Why is it so much to ask for a new set of EM plushes that look decent? I want my Floyd plushie! :boo:
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  16. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    We know that Miss Piggy is a harder sell when pegged with the other characters, but the diva sells like crazy when released as a singular, signature design. I think the same could hold true for the Electric Mayhem. I think a box set of 9" Sideshow pose-able dolls could easily sell. The question is, would fans pay over $100 bucks for it. Things like that cost what they cost. I'm all for a discount plushie too, but Floyd and the gang won't likely hit the commercial market until Fozzie Bear can sell-through quicker. We're not at that point yet. That could change with next year's film.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing a greater and greater Electric Mayhem merchandising presence. While I think it might be a while down the road, we are getting Dr. Teeth as part of 2 of Funko's bobblehead lines (the regular and stylized versions). That may just be a big revelation. But I don't think we're going to see too much more of an addition to their existing plush line. They can't even manage to get Kermit in most store shelves.

    It's strange that I always see Fozzies being the only thing left on the shelves at Disney when Pepe managed to sell so quickly and then be scalped for 100 bucks online. I'm sure they use the main characters to gauge the success of minor characters, but it seems more people like those lesser knowns than the main 5. Beaker and Animal both transcended cult status to mainstream. I think even people who hate the Muppets love Beaker.

    Still, they need a better Fozzie than the one on the shelves, if that's the case. It's probably an issue of quality as well. Most of Disney's plush line up was excellent. I've seen one of the best Piggy plush there has ever been (the competition is dreadful), Pepe was pretty much dead on... Fozzie's Nose and Eye placement were completely off. And some looked mad.
  18. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    My favorite Fozzie plush is the one by Sababba. I thinks that's how you spell it. :confused: I really like all the Disney plushes except for Fozzie and Gonzo. Something about the eyes... :eek:
  19. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of bewildered by the fact that the Kermit plush design was perfected in the 70's and for some reason they can't replicate that now. Fozzie was perfected in the 90's with the Eden toys version. Gonzo and Animal have never received the best treatment, yet there have been a few solid efforts. Miss Piggy will never really look right without some sort of molded face. It would be easy for them to create a plastic doll head and then cover it with flocking like Igel did for Statler and Waldorf. It's funny that Pepe, Nanco carny version aside, was pitch perfect in his Disney plush debut.

    Back to the Mayhem. If these were single-packed, Animal should comprise nearly half the units. It would also help sell such a set to retail markets. Dr Teeth would follow next in popularity. If we've learned anything from the figures, recent posters and other product sales, this is followed by Zoot, Floyd then Janice. This is how i'd pack a case of 24 Mayhem dolls for retail:

    Animal = 10
    Dr. Teeth = 5
    Zoot = 3
    Floyd - 3
    Janice = 3
  20. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i actually own a janice plush from applause..i have with my Disney set...also only mayhem plush i think they made was that 4 pack

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