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Fozzie Muppet Replica delayed

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

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  1. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Active Member

    Hey all-

    I can tell you that as of today, Fozzie is unequivocally, definitely 100% NOT cancelled. We are still planning on making him, but the WHEN is a little trickier due to the aforementioned factory issues. (Oh, and to address an earlier point that someone made, we did not "walk away" from the factory -- THEY chose not to make any more Muppets, due to the # of people needed, and the length of time that they took. And we're finding other vendors are saying similar things.) I am in a tough spot here though, because if I tell you "Fozzie will be out in August," and then he doesn't come out in August, everyone cries foul, and we're late and we suck etc. Conversely, if I hold my tongue, and try to wait until I have realistic dates, then we're withholding information from die hard fans. I tell ya, some days it sucks to be on the inside. :(

    Anyway, to quickly address the Comic Con issue... We were going to go. But couple the fact that (as people have mentioned) we have had a lot of shake ups this year, that the costs to go to Comic Con are going UP and UP, and that we have no new products right now to sell to recoup said escalating costs... and well, it didn't make sense to go. We are still doing the Fall Toy Fair in Dallas, and right now, all plans are to move forward with Fozzie (and all of our other projects) as planned!

    Oh, and so... not Muppet related, but I wanted to share another project with you that I am very proud of... this one's for you Disney fans -- our new classic Disney 3D Marquees:

    http://masterreplicas.com/customer/community/news/detail.php?id=153

    Oh, and stay tuned for another new license announcement soon!

    And updates on Fozzie as soon as I get them. :)
     
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks for the update Travis! We all appreciate what you do and the spot you are in. I still get a daily thrill waking up to my Gonzo, Kermit and Animal posers greeting me every morning. Sure, Gonzo and Animal took some minor fan finessing, but that's always likely to happen and they truly are stunning pieces worth twice the price (but don't spread that around). ;)

    I understand about Fozzie. Any and all information is always welcome and understood as tentative. I hope everything works out in good time. I'm happy to take a bit of a poser breather as they carry a hefty price tag for a freelance artist. I hope he will make a good Christmastime release. :o
     
  3. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    Something tells me it has to do with The Ghostbusters. If this is the little clue that CSTom was hinting at at MR.
     
  4. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Member


    Ha! - He's not one of us anymore - He said he do a sheep... wait wrong forum...

    Oh the agony of being a rumor mill... must be killing him to hold info - like a fart in church... Must be twistin' the knife not to let us know... Oh the agony - Ag-O-ny!

    Dude - How about using a Mexican Factory - Don't we own them by now. Or are you afraid that they would ship themselves in the boxes wearing the Fozzie head?**

    How about pickin up an Action Figure License or - How aboot restarting the WETA Muppets and make a Floyd Pepper and Rizzo - Seems like an easy buck - easier than waitin' on your John's to get by.

    *(J&SBSB reference)
    **(This is a Joke people - Send your replies to klilly@creativemaximus.com)
     
  5. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    You beat me to it MC, I was gonna guess Ghostbusters. MR really need lessons in cryptic clues;) All I can say is 'yaaaaaaaaaaaay':D
     
  6. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    Trav-daddy,

    Thank you for the update. Yeah sorry I will not contribute to the holding onto information, they suck, their lame, their late, ...but they said, game. A good number of us here understand, appreciate, and respect your position and dedicated commitment. we'll keep them in line. LOL HOW IS BABY TRAV-DADDY! I think it would be considered an accessory and I think we may have touched on it somewhwere else but in the meantime would there be any takers in a 500 peice run of a lightup Muppet Show sign if MR could make one? Could be good usage of the same sized box that Fozzie will come in. Piggy will also use that sized box too I know.

    Kevin
     
  7. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    Hi everyone, this is my first post, although I've been reading posts on the forum for ages! Kermit, gonzo and animal are all in my room (love them all) and are waiting for fozzie! Can't wait!

    I was just wondering as Travis (thanks so much for the information you give, by the way) had mentioned the new disney 3d marquees (will they be making others after the four they have for pre-order?), whether he or anyone else, knows what else they have in store with the license, and whether they can also produce pixar products?

    Also, obviously the muppets are priority, but what are the chances of them making cookie monster one day! :insatiable:

    I really hope after fozzie they make miss piggy, rizzo, statler and waldorf, rowlf, bunsen and beaker!

    Also love the idea of the muppet show sign :)

    Sorry about all the questions!
     
  8. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi mickeymouse18,

    Welcome to Muppetcentral.

    Its always great to see other UK fans and collectors.

    Glad to hear you have the three replicas so far on display, I also have them and think they are great.

    With regards to Cookie Monster, its pretty safe to say he will not get made, firstly he is a Sesame Street license, which is not covered under the current Muppets license, but you can never say never.

    We are all excited about Fozzie Bear, he is taking longer than expected but we appreciate that Master Replicas have gotta get it right.

    Have you got any pics of your collection? Do you collect other Muppet stuff or Just the replicas?

    Chris

    Kermieuk

    England UK
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Forgot to ask this earlier, but if Travis is reading in, what is the status on the Electric Mayhem figurines?
     
  10. puppetmancan

    puppetmancan Member

    Hello does anyone know who will be the next muppet released by MR?
     
  11. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    It is Fozzie and he will be out till spring of 2009. After that, no one is for sure. Piggy suppose to be next, but thats not in cement.
     
  12. puppetmancan

    puppetmancan Member

  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm wondering that too. Part of me hopes the alter their plans for the figurines and/or make some revisions to them.

    Here is a depiction of the Palisades regular assortment of Electric Mayhem Muppet figures, the Master Replicas figurine prototypes and the unreleased Palisades Muppet minis prototypes. I'm trying to wrap my brain around the market for these likely pricey figurines (as they are pictured) when the action figures are already out there on Ebay, online and in specialty stores. I was hoping for a more unique take on the Mayhem. :cool:
     
  14. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight New Member

    I wonder if Fozzie will have poseable ears? I can't stop looking at Terry's prototype in the kitchen. He's so **** adorable! Did I just say adorable? See what the bear does to me! What month do we think he might go up for pre-order? December for Spring? (if there are no other delays)

    Kevin
     
  15. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    :) thanks for the welcome and the information :)
    Yeah I collect the replicas and DVDs, the palisades stuff was before my time unfortunately! I will post some pictures of my replicas as soon as my camera is fixed!

    Its been a quiet year from master replicas, is it just because of the take over things that were going on, and it will be back to normal next year? I hope so!

    For me a perfect year next year would be fozzie here for christmas, although I would say spring will be more likely! And then rizzo produced, and perhaps they could also create the sign for the muppet show, and the logo for the electric mayhem and start on the costume and prop packs! I think I would be expecting too much!

    Is there a good chance they will produce the logo of the muppet show to put on the wall, it was a really good idea (from kevin I think it was)?

     
  16. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    it would also be great to complete the electric mayhem at some point as well, animals a bit lonely! :halo:
     
  17. Muppets Mad

    Muppets Mad New Member

    Hello everyone!


    Hello everyone,

    Im Brand new on this forum, my name is Sammi, and i would like to say hi!

    Im a huge fan of Jim henson and Walt disney, i owe it to them for making my life what it is now and i live in a world of disney and muppets! :o

    I have got all 3 of the replica photo puppets so far and im so sad that fozzie has been put back to next year! Ive already pre ordered him so hopefully all will go well.

    My favourite shows are the Dinosaurs, The Muppets show and Fraggle rock! And im a massive Big Bird fan too.

    It would be nice to hear from someone, and thanks for listening! :excited:

    love Sammi x
     
  18. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Welcome Sammi,

    Its always great to hear from new fans, especially in England like myself.

    The Replicas are great and I think we are all eagerly awaiting the release of Fozzie.

    Where abouts in England are you?

    Chris

    Somerset
     
  19. Muppets Mad

    Muppets Mad New Member


    Hello chris

    Im on the isle of wight! very small and not many fans of the muppets so its nice to have a growing muppets collection to treasure! do you have the three that have already been released?

    Is it true that Miss piggy is now being released after Fozzie? That will be fab! She can keep my Kermie company! :):mad:

    My dream would be to own a replica Big Bird! I dont think its ever gonna happen but i can hope!

    nice to have a reply! thanks!

    love sammi
     
  20. Telly

    Telly Active Member



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