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Fozzie Muppet Replica delayed

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

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  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oh, the communication area with MR was just my specific note. I wish they'd be a little more up front with us die-hard fans than they are, but they are short staffed and don't have anyone approaching Ken. It's unfair for me to even say that because that dude never sleeps! I'm serious, he doesn't. :eek:

    There have been several comparisons made by many of us (me included) about the companies. I also liked the regularity of Palisades' waves, but they are remembered as being more regular than they really were. I remember waves and playsets being released months after expectations. I also remember the frustrations on both sides. * That's mainly what I was saying. We think of things a bit rosier now, but they had their share of delays. That's why I mentioned communication. Ken always kept things transparent to the fans and that diffused much of the anxiety. ;)

    I'm still surprised Disney is backing this. They should have tried to work with Palisades but I think there was too much foot-dragging and disinterest on the mouse's end of things. I suspect that, again, because Ken would really keep on task with things.

    One product that I wish MR/Corgi, Disney or even CMX would create are mini Muppet PVCs for the stores. Not as detailed as Palisades minis, but better than the classic Schleich. I've seen some rather attractive several figure sets in Disney Stores when films are released (like with Robinsons, Ratatouille and others) and it would be great to see a Muppet set of those even before 2010. That's what people want from the Disney online store too - not that expensive and unattractive Glycee Animal poster. Ick!
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really liked the Disney Store PVC collections. The paint jobs were a bit sloppy at times, but they had some great sculpts. I think the Chicken Little set was amazing. I agree. Disney really should have something similar to that for sale at their stores. Only reason why I'm posting here, anyway.
  3. Garland

    Garland Well-Known Member

    Sadness is setting in....Somebody, anybody... give us a little hope!
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Hopefully we'll see Fozzie in 2009 as stated and he'll be so fantastic we can' thelp but want many of them for each of us!
  5. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with you Fozzie!
  6. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Maybe I overlooked something, but, where was it stated that Fozzie won't be out until spring of 2009?

    I know that's probably the case, but I didn't see that confirmed anywhere on here. Online stores (with the exception of Amazon) still say you'll be able to pre-order him in September. I know that's probably inaccurate, but I just didn't see this post (outside of specualtion) that said spring of '09.
  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    You missed a reply from Travis, in his ask a question thread,he confirmed that they let the factory go(the second factory to work on Muppet photo puppets) and are now looking for another factory and this will throw things back and now Fozzie will likely be Spring 2009.
    It is a shame about the delays because the line will end at the end of 2010, so after Fozzie, it wont leave much time for too many more...maybe only one or two, depending on how the factory can catch on.I wish they could make Miss Piggy and Rowlf before it ends.
  8. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I agree with you on that one myself. Let's keep our fingers crossed. ;)
  9. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Ah, thank you!

    The end of 2010 might allow room for three more after Fozzie. If that's the case, I might look into getting the whole series rather than a few select characters. Other than Miss Piggy, I would hope for Rowlf, and either Scooter or Floyd. I would really love a Robin, but I think Floyd would be the better choice.

    Maybe there will be time for four after Fozzie and we'll get all of those. It would be wonderful to have Richard and Jerry represented in this line of replicas.
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    If there is room for more, the next after Rowlf that I would like to see is Scooter, wearing his Muppet Show jacket.
  11. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that would be very cool. I'm just saying that it'd be a shame not to get a Richard or Jerry character into the replica mix.

    I can just see Scooter sitting on my couch...
  12. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I'd been thinking Rowlf would be good to have, but theres not much you could do with him in terms of poses and themes. Although he would look TREMENDOUS sitting at a Piano! I am liking the Scooter idea, i think he'd be very popular with the fans and would fit in quite well with the group. I still think Beaker would be great, you could put Goggles on him or have him doing some crazy experiments.
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm glad other Muppet fans join my Scooter enthusiasm. Of all the Muppet poser options, with the exception of Kermit, I think Scooter most represents the Muppet Show. His colors also pop more than any other character. The concern over at MR is that he isn't a current enough character to justify a spot and I get that. I just don't like it because iwannascooter! ;)

    In TMS days Scooter was just as much a heavyweight as Fozzie Bear. In fact, he may have held more screentime being the backstage gofer.
  14. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I think Scooter is popular enough to justify making a replica of him. If he (and Rowlf) were made, I'd have to extend my replica wish list to include him (or them).

    Scooter's also making a comeback. With fairly decent sized roles in the two TV movies, plus exposure from The Muppet Show DVDs, plus the fact that he was used as part of the video menus for Season Three, I'd say Scooter is at least as valid a candidate as Rowlf, if not more so. Though Rowlf's made cameos in the years since Jim's passing, Scooter's had far more lines in productions than Rowlf has.

    Yes, I vote Scooter and Rowlf. They're among my absolute favorite characters, and I think they're popular enough again to make them. Who knows? The new Muppet movie might bring them back big time.

    On the poses and themes for Rowlf, you're right, Luke. He would be kinda limited. But he would look FANTASTIC alongside the others. As part of the group, he's a great choice. Otherwise, there are still a few poses that come to mind. Buying him a pair of scrubs to deck him out as Dr. Bob. And, can't you just picture him and Fozzie laughing it up together?
  15. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    You could do lots of poses with Rowlf.Remember the Ol' Brown Ears is Back posters.You can dress him up in different themes, like the Dogfather gangster, or have him doing something, like listening to a headset, or even just posing, like waving.
  16. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    yes i have to agree with all of u there how much where the ones that u all got in the past ?
    i had been wanting to get them , so bad it is just right now that i do not have the collector cabnit room and am waiting for my new home to be build :excited:.
    Then i am wanting to catch up geting these or if these are not avabalble at some point i would like to get something like them i love the muppets so much , want some collector dolls around me .:super:
  17. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I agree with you totally, the color of Scooter and the colors on his Jacket, he would just pop in any display. I don't neccasarily think he would have limited appeal to the people buying these already - to spend a few hundred bucks on the past Muppet posers i'm willing to bet you would have to be a fairly big Muppet fan and be aware of Scooter. I'd guess there are a small number of fringe collectors who are getting them more because they are prop type collectors rather than complete Muppet obsessives but they would still be fans and have seen the shows. It's not like a regular Disney store plushy where they need to attract casual buyers with the main 5, aside a few comic shops throughout the world these don't even get displayed in stores.
  18. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    That's a nice thing to point out, Luke. Honestly, who's buying the replicas other than major Muppet fans or obsessive collectors (or both)? Maybe people with some extra money to spend, but otherwise, most people buying these would know who Scooter is.

    Even people who like the Muppets without getting too into them would probably recognize Scooter.

    He'd be colorful, and fun, and just so awesome.
  19. Roughneck

    Roughneck Active Member

    Scooter is a must.

    Kermit, Animal, Gonzo, Rowlf, Fozzie, Piggie and Scooter......those are the ones that MUST be made.....they are the essentials.....

    But I truly want a lot more......I want so many more it's not even funny.....
  20. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight Well-Known Member

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