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Fozzie Muppet Replica delayed

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Phillip, May 21, 2008.

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  1. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Hey MuppetCaper, that's great news - how long ago did you hear that? I'm just wondering how recent your information is...
  2. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I think we'll get the Bear, although from how far along Terry says he is, he seems to still be at the point where the factory are trying to work out how best to make him, and from that i don't think we'll actually see him till early fall .... but the priority is to get him, not how long it takes. If they haven't done anything with Piggy yet i take it she won't be till next year if they did her next, and do they even have the license next year? I don't think thats ever been confirmed, they are already at 3 years though theres always possible renewals. I would just be happy with Fozzie. The massive discounts the first 3 replicas have gone down to in some places is a bit worrying.
  4. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Awesome - and it's recent info (27 May) too! Thanks MC - I don't bother visiting the MR boards any more, the information always seemed more in depth here and the few times I did go there it seemed really quiet. I guess the silence in this forum has had me worried...

    I think you might be right, Luke, that Fozzie will be the last. I actually think I'm ok with that, Piggy would be nice but I will probably get around to making her myself one of these days (I can generally scuplt well given enough time and would probably cast a fiberglass head and have it flocked...sure, her face wouldn't be posable, but I tend to get my posers into a position I like and leave them there anyway). Owning a "real" looking Fozzie has been a dream of mine though for at least 20 years that I can remember (wow, way to make me feel old) and probably more than that...Kermit was my favorite character at first, but now da bear is da man...er, bear.
  5. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight Well-Known Member

    My sentiments exactly
    But mine was owning a kermit for 20 years. Well I guess i was wrong about my estimate based of published news of a May 24th (?) pre order date huh?If nothing else I agree with you all about fozzie being the last. But I would have to say this may be a factory that passes on future projects. **** Americans make us keep changing things. It looks like a bear already! lol You guys are handling the wait well. Impressed.

  6. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I don't believe that the bear is the last to be made...it has been said several time out of Travis's post and on MR post and everyone keeps assuming the worst to happen when we are not sure of anything. Why can't we just wait and see instead of guessing.
  7. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight Well-Known Member

    You are right, I would just have to say if it were due to company, factory, license, etc. I think a majority of us are OK with all this and WOULD be OK should any unforseeable circumstances arise that they cut short their plans. Like I'm surprised how well everyone is taking the wait. I still can't see fozzie standing on his own? This baffles me as you've all read. LOL!

  8. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    Why are you baffled? Even Kermit can stand on his own if you pose him a certain way and he's got spindly little legs!

  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have faith so far...

    Kermit took so long to come to market. Then there was much waiting followed by the Gonzo - Animal spot swapping resulting in close release dates between them. There doesn't seem to be a magic formula to these releases, but unless the company wants to eat a lot of development costs I have faith in the bear's eventual release.

    If the factory can get the bear right I can see him doing well enough to make way for another poser. I just hope that poser is the pig first. I understand strategy, but feel that the market for these is too fragile to do otherwise. I have yet to see a real definitive Miss Piggy product since the 70s Fisher Price puppet. It's also a shame what figure selections were strategically withheld from Palisades' production never to see the light of day. I think a pig product could be quite a hit! However she should consider hiring her own photographer!
  10. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I thought some one on the MC boards said something on there own web page about RIZZO :shifty: being next or something? :confused: ..... Or..... is Stevie here losing it? lol
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Terry said something about being commissioned to design the Piggy poser next. I think Rizzo got bumped. I kind of hope to see other Muppets before him anyway. I'm very much a classic Muppet fan, but if it comes down to filling that size slot - Pepe is more striking, beautiful and fun (with all the arms etc) than the rat. I'd want Robin or even Camilla before Rizzo, but if they made him I'd buy him. My first choices after the pig, of course, are Scooter, Rowlf, Sam, Teeth and Beaker.

    All of this depends on the bear's sales. He'd make the collection feel nearly complete and Piggy would seal the deal. Anything after that is Muppet gravy. (Yeah, the term Muppet gravy scares me too).
  12. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    ok thanks Jamie, I KNEW I read it somewheres.... yeah Pepe would be my choice before Rizzo too! *talks like pepe* Um Id likes to see Pepes too ok :rolleyes:

  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I'm reminded of Scrooge..."There's more of gravy than grave about you!"

    Bea:zany:{Leave the jokes to the bears!}regard
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I agree mostly. I don't think Piggy is an absolute must, but i can see she should ideally be made to complete the "big five". I think Fozzie will easily sell out 1,000 (if thats the edition) and maybe should have been made sooner in the line. Infact maybe all the edition sizes should have been smaller - its always been a question of whether there are 2,000 hardcore Muppet fans in the world willing to spend hundreds of dollars per item however good the quality.

    I hope these continue but i do see the problem for MR as to whether its viable for them to put in all the development work and then go through the problem of finding factories who can make them to a decent standard on the budget. Last update was that Fozzie came back looking bad and Terry was being asked to hold off on Piggy ... i can understand why when i look at the other replicas. It's a compliment, they look absolutely amazing for mass manufactured products coming in at the price they are. If Fozzie is about $500-$550 RRP and sells well that might be a more realistic level for them to continue at and i think they'd be worth every penny, especially if they can step up a level in terms of how close a "replica" they are.
  15. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    As from all my posts on this subject....

    I personally believe that Piggy is a must to complete the fab five. I mean, on all the dvd's so far for the muppet show, piggy is on at least one of them in all the boxes. If she wasn't part of the group, they would've picked other characters. I still want her and believe she is very necessary. If not, my group, to me, is definitly NOT complete. Still waiting on Fozzie. Can't wait.
  16. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I don't see Animal being part of the Fab Five. In my opinion, it wasn't until Muppets From Space when he was part of the gang. Sure he was part of Electric Mayhem which was part of the gang, but I'd consider them a seperate group. I think of Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Piggy, and then Scooter when I think of the Classic Main Five. Add Rowlf on for the Main Six. Otherwise for more modern times I replace Scooter with Rizzo and Rowlf with Pepe. That's just me though. ;)
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Product and marketing-wise Animal has rounded out the top five for years. He's a popular product seller (moreso than Rowlf, Scooter or probably even Fozzie Bear). However, I agree that Scooter and Rowlf historically are more crucial to the center gang than Animal. I wish those two characters hadn't been so locked-up and mostly silent until recently. Hope they make a big comeback. :sympathy: ;)

    You're right about the MFS movie poster with Animal being a bigger part of the main cast. I suppose he was also featured a tiny bit more in the film than usual...but not much. He's a one-note drummer. :halo:
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    :halo: : "DRUM!"
  19. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Have to say, my Animal gets a lot of compliments from non-Muppet fans. He's definitely the one they consider the coolest.
  20. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Magnificent seven

    When I think of the Muppet group, I always think back to The muppets take Manhatten, when they were the Magnificent seven-
    Kermit,Miss Piggy,Fozzie,Gonzo,Scooter,Rowlf and Animal!

    Or make it top ten by adding Statler & Waldorf and Swedish chef!
    Oh what the hey, let's make it the Lucky thirteen and include Sam the Eagle and Bunsen & Beaker.Master Replicas better get cracking then.

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