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For the 1st Time - BRAND NEW "MUPPETS" at BUILD a BEAR Workshop 2012!

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by TikiColadas, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Sure not in the US yet...or that I have seen
  2. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Oh man, I can't wait! :drool: Stopped in last time we were in Reno, just to pick up a recordable voice-box, heh. Gonna fill it with 10 seconds of personalized Kermity goodness!! :)
  3. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

    Very interesting to see that these are already starting to pop up. I gotta admit, they really hit one out of the park with Kermit. He looks much better than I pictured him being as a Build-A-Bear. Can't imagine why they wouldn't sell well.
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  4. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

    EDIT: With a little digging, i've found that the (at least in the US) release is set for February 24th, through March 31st. Have not been able to find anything on Pricing, but as it's been pointed out in the "GERMAN B-A-B SITE" thread, they WILL be selling a Kermit T-Shirt and an alternate outfit for Piggy.
  5. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    pricing id say about 30-40...thats the standard for the build a bears...i think exclusives and limited time ones go for 40...and then the clothes are around 10 bucks each
  6. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

    I thought that too, but all of their more recent Licenced characters and "Beary Limited Edition" ones are $23 each. So far all the OTHER releases for February are on the website, either as a product or an announcement but the Muppets are only on the "newsletter" type releases. Interesting, as it doesn't seem as if they are going all out and there seems to be little to no suggestion that they are interested in anything other than Kermit and Piggy...
  7. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Active Member

    They were 30 euros each online and at the store. I didn't check the prices on the outfits, because I wasn't really interested in them for Kermit. The bowtie on their regular tux was the wrong color, and it probably wouldn't have fit anyway.

    Anyway, I'm gonna have to save up some allowance before I can go back and get Piggy. I'm kinda worried about the hair; it was an absolute mess on the display models, and lord knows it'll just be worse after being in that bin for so long...
  8. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

    Ouch, some quick calculation tells me that 30 euros is about $38.63. I guess the Muppets Licence and the fact that they are Puppets really adds to the price.

    I'd have to agree about the outfits, but the really neat thing is they did a Kermit T-shirt. Really cool since it's got tons of uses, and would really work well if they end up continuing the line and eventually make Walter.
  9. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    Yeah, They could sell him in his white button up shirt, with the khaki pants on. This way, he can wear most long sleeve and short sleeve shirts, and of course the blue suit(destined to be his trademark outfit)
  10. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

    My thoughts exactly, Walter. If they did that, I'd pick him up and the Kermit shirt to go with him.
  11. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    will say i will pick these up but im looking forward to the kermit shirt...the build abear clothes works really well for puppets
  12. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

    Good point. I bet it's just about the right size for Whatnots, but maybe just a tad small.
  13. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    My Boy and I got our Kermits!!! :) Wow, he's even better than what I'd imagined, absolutely HUGE, so soft and huggable, with that signature "Kermit" happy face. Awesome. I thought I'd prefer him over my Disney Store plush version, but instead they are equals. B-a-B Kermit is exactly what he's supposed to be, a big huggable teddy-bear version of himself! I asked the girl to fill my Sons' Kermit pretty fat throughout, but for mine, I wanted his arms and especially legs a little more floppy. The hand-hole in the back of Kermit's head is a pretty good size, I'm able to wrestle my big hands in there as far as his head will allow, and puppeteering him for my Son is so much fun! Well heck, my Boy talks to "Kermit" anytime I'm doing his voice, whether or not I've got a Kermit on my hand or not! :)

    Oh, and yes, Kermit and Piggy are $23.00 each, I think the little outfits are around ten bucks (but I didn't get any). I passed on Piggy, sadly, as she looked almost worse (IMO) in person. I really wanted to like her, but I'm afraid the curse is still going strong. :( I almost got the army-green winter coat for Kermit, to match his look in LTS, but I couldn't find a scarf anywhere to go with it, ha.

    The staff were really nice, they said more adults were excited about these guys than the kids (naturally), and that they really hoped sales went good so they could get other characters. One girl even snapped a picture of me andy Son in our Kermit-wear, me holding my new Kermit. Great BaB experience as always, and I told them so.

    Go get your BaB Muppets!!!
    :D
    Anthony
  14. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Haven't been in recently, checked last month, not in, so hopefully they are in now...gotta get one!
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  15. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Go get him Alvin! :) You won't be sorry, he's so dang cool! Oh, and the release date was yesterday, that's why you couldn't find him before. I'd go soon though, just to make sure you don't miss out! I think these guys are going to be really popular, I'm even thinking about going ahead and picking up a Piggy, just to have one of such a limited edition.

    Cheers!
    ;)
    Anthony
  16. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Just picked up my very own Kermit today :) He looks even cuter then I expected. When I got there, someone had filled up the box of Kermits with German Shepards. It took us a while before we realized that all the Kermits were hidden under there.

    The lady that helped stuff the kermit was a HUGE muppet fan herself! She told me how excited she was when all the kermits and piggys arrived! Even though she knew I was way too old for this, she made me put the heart on my head, rub it on my arms, and some other wacky stuff. Anyway, I GOT MY KERMIT!!!!!!!!!
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  17. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    We got Kermit and Piggy today we had a 10 dollar coupon from the Happy Meals to boot so it was a great experience. I hope they make more. I'm also a member of the rewards program. we should be getting some coupons we can use on clothes too. The Youngest wanted to watch Muppets when we got home so we have the Muppet Movie on right now.
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  18. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    I made myself Miss Piggy today and I'm getting Kermit later this week with the gracious gift of a gift certificate from a relative :)

    The lady who helped me with Piggy was nice and didn't make me jump around or anything which I appreciated. I couldn't resist and I put Piggy in a wedding dress and decided that when I come back for Kermit I'm not only going to buy him a tuxedo, but I'm also going to buy him and Miss Piggy NY Mets gear (I almost did that today, but I had to go with the wedding attire!)
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  19. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Awesome! I'm so glad we're all getting our BaB Muppets! :D When you guys went, we're there any other Muppet purchases happening from other customers? We went right when they opened, so the place was a little deserted, lol. The staff members had their Kermit's on-hand, literally, doing their voices and really plugging the heck out of these releases. It was really cool. :)

    Did you guys notice that Piggy doesn't have her tongue, and Kermit doesn't have his black throat? I thought that was odd, but then I just figured they see supposed to be a little simple-looking, like teddy bears. Hmm, dunno. ;)
  20. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    So, I purchased my Miss Piggy and her get up last night on the BaB website. Can we see more pictures of peoples BaB muppets on here? I opted out for Kermit, because he's larger than Piggy. I don't know if it's just me, but I prefer my Muppets to be in-scale with one another. I might purchase Kermit for my Mom since she is a huge fan of him and me of Miss Piggy. Here's crossing my fingers for a Fozzie Bear!


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