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Fraggle Rock Comics at Taco Bell

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by CaseytheMuppet, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    What happened to the Red short, the movie, the Doozer cgi cartoon series, the Fraggle figures/toys planned, etc? *cues tumbleweeds*
  2. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Really!! For now, my Boy and I have just been watching the show on Netflix through my Blu-ray player... Fraggles look great streaming! :D
  3. Perlezerey8

    Perlezerey8 Member

    I went to Taco Bell with my friend and she asked for the Fraggle Rock book and the person at the register didn't even know what Fraggle Rock was.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Every comic shop in America gave out free Fraggle Rock comics in may of 2010 if I recall correctly

    I still contend it was a mistake to air Fraggle Rock on a pay cable channel. Very few Americans in 1982-1986 had cable, let alone premium channels like HBO. If anything they should have broadcast it in syndication on cbs or nbc once the initial airing ran. As it stood, I walked around 3rd grade with a fraggle rock lunchbox having not even seen the show. It was the Fraggle animated show(which so many people seem to dish on) in 1988 that I got to enjoy, then by 1994 Fraggle Rock the show when it began to air on Disney Channel.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I'd be more impressed if it was actual Fraggle Rock kids meal toys:) I still have my Croaker figure from the Dairy Queen Kermit Swamp Years playset
  6. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    If anyone happens to get spares and wants to help a sista who doesn't have a Del Taco within 100 miles of her home, said sista has some spare copies of the Fraggle Rock Halloween comic to trade...
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like they'd actually be toys at Taco Bell... I heavily stress the 3 and over kid's prize is a cardboard kit you build robots out of. They're fun to build, but they fall on the floor and the kid steps on them... you basically get inevitable trash. We all know the rant, no one wants to do kid's meals anymore because somehow it's politically incorrect for them to reserve small portions of junk food for kids, and bribe off the smallness of the food with a plastic figure... and how it's much more healthy and brilliant to cut them out so 4 year old kids get the large sized Big Mac meal for some reason... but less and less of these companies come out with fun toys (mainly due to fear from licensing companies who'd have to deal with a couple letters), and they're stuck with bad licenses (America's got Talent?! REALLY WENDY'S?!?) and activity books to pretend they're doing a huge service with educational crap.

    Still, it's better than nothing. hate how Fraggle Rock is delegated as the shouldn't even be eating this stuff prize...
  8. blackaerin

    blackaerin Well-Known Member

    Rats, don't know if the KFC/Taco Bell place near me is doing this. I wasn't even aware Taco Bell did toys!
    How do you ask for one of these? Do you buy a kid's meal or what?
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  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    KFC/Taco Bells never have the Taco Bell kid's meal. They had the KFC one, I remember that... but never the Taco Bell one.

    All the combined stores near me closed down, so I don't know if there's anything different. I'm going to have to go to a mall for that as it stands. I've only seen separate Taco Bell locations out of state or on the highways. One was just constructed... NEAR one of the malls that has one in there anyway.
  10. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Just order a kids meal with an under 3 toy through the drive-through and you'll get far less looks. Although unless you want to be stuck with whatever toy they give you, you'll have to ask if they have the Fraggle Rock books. This is trickier with the drive-through.
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  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Apparently the store locator was on crack when I used it, because there are indeed Taco Bells near me. I went to the one in the mall for lunch, and it took three people to figure out what I wanted and when get the box out of the back, but I did get the first book, "Welcome to Fraggle Rock." They charged me $1.19 for it, but then they told me they didn't have any (because apparently the first guy only glanced in the box) and gave me a refund, and when they found it they gave it to me for free because of all the time and fuss it took.

    I noticed that on the box they opened it showed 4 sets of cardboard robot thingies and only one set of six Fraggle books, all the same title. They'll send out the other books later, I'm sure.
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  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh goodness...as much as I am sick of the mamby pamby liberal big nanny "happy meals are bad" mindset, KFC just seems so insanely unhealthy. Parent company Yum! should be changed to Yuck! I mean who the heck takes their family to eat nasty fried chicken, it looks like an artery clogger with just one of those meals.

    But this is how non existent the Fraggle Rock "revival"(promised to us by JHC) has been. We're excited about an obscure under 3 happy meal toy with a 6 page small cardboard block book. Perhaps it's time to just realize Fraggle Rock is dead, and move on. I had to finally accept Bear in the Big Blue House(which I was a massive fan of) is dead and has no hope of returning in any form.
  13. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I don't know that Fraggle Rock is dead, but it's on life support to be sure. The Henson company needs to do something this year big with the fraggles. I don't know what that would be, except I really like the idea mentioned here of Uncle Matt viral videos.
  14. Perlezerey8

    Perlezerey8 Member

    I don't really think Fraggle Rock is dead at all.
    As they said in the Muppets,start at the bottom and work your way back to the top.
    I really like the idea of Uncle Matt videos as well. Someone needs to write a letter to the Henson Company.
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  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Fraggle Rock is only as dead as Henson is...

    so I'm guessing it's pretty much in a coma? :sympathy:
  16. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to remember to go to Taco Bell soon! I only wish Fraggle Rock was getting more exposure than this :( Sure it's on The Hub, but a lot of people don't get that channel!
  17. mostlikemokey

    mostlikemokey Well-Known Member

    I think FR is reviving itself. It's just happening too slowly. First there were the DVDs, then movie rumors, then the comics, and now this. So maybe in 10 years or so something major will happen. We just have to be patient and show as many people as possible how great the show really is. Maybe then MC will do more about bringing it back.
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  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I got one of these Fraggle kids books today when the gf and i were out of town and there was a taco bell so we went threw the drive threw and i asked for a kids under 3 meal and 2 soft tacos and sure enuff i got a Fraggle Rock book called "welocome to fraggle rock"...and it also has a little flyer advertising fraggle rock on the Hub!
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  19. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Has anyone found the spelling error in "Welcome to Fraggle Rock"? Here's a hint: the error appears in both English and Spanish.
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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Someone who's not Weinstine has the license to do the movie now. That basically means there's a slightly bigger chance it could happen. Slighter... fractionally... barely percentable... but it's in the hands of a studio that isn't the Weinstines... still, I wish Henson made a bigger stink about it. Maybe they would have paid Henson out hush money any time one of their films was nominated for an Oscar. It happened. But that's the end of my rant with them. They can bloody go bankrupt for all I care. They would have screwed the movie up anyway.

    Other than that, Henson no longer owns Sesame Street or Muppet Show characters. The only Henson era stuff they have is Labyrinth and Dark Crystal (both became really huge as cult films. Labyrinth has a ridiculously large following now) and Fraggle Rock. They really want to re-establish classics. We have all these Dark Crystal and Labyrinth comics out there now. FR seems, if nothing else, to be their main nostalgic line. Too bad the only outlet they have is years old DVD's and reruns on a network some people get.

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