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Fraggle Shoes Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by The Count, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi guys. Just came from reading an article over at www.toughpigs.com where they said that Heyday Footwear will be developing and producing a line of Fraggle Rock inspired shoes. The article includes a video of the Heyday CEO saying "many" times that the shoes are "dope". Yeah, they're certainly "dope" if the main feature of the Gobo-shoes is it only features his furry violetish hair. Not meant for playing golf or soccer or anything... Er, then what do you do with them, besides wear them and not do anything? And at $125 per pair, you have to really want them. Good thing I don't really want them, not at that price.

    So check out the article and form your own conclusions.
    *Hopes the Fraggles don't become extinct due to hunters trying to scalp them to make more shoes.
     
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  2. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Um... $125 a pair? How dope.

    Those do nothing for me, and I'm silly enough to have a set of the Fraggle shot glasses. You want me to wear Fraggle footwear, make some of those shoes that look like feet, toes and all, and make them look like Fraggle feet. Then I will buy one in every color they offer.

    BTW, the 30th Fraggleversary kicks off on April 22, just 3 days before my birthday. Just sayin'...
     
  3. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yep... I'm not parting with that much money for Muppet merch unless it's extreme high-quality Muppet merch like that prototype Palisades sculpt of :batty: which would be considerably more than just $125. Either that or some high quality Nightmare Before Christmas merch, or a whole bunch of it like that 14-pin set based on the poem The 13 Days of Christmas from Haunted Mansion Holidays.

    Happy Fraggleversary and birthday when it comes. :excited:
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    These shows look exactly like ones we would have worn as kids, but we would have got for a tenth of that price. I like the effort, but the price is for hard core sneaker nerds only.

    (Misses his canvas Animal sneakers he had when he was 7).
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    They're...unique, I suppose. Nothing that's standing out to me as anything great, nor would I really want them, but Fraggle merch is Fraggle merch. 125 bucks seems a bit pricey though.
     
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  6. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    They're OKish. For $20 bucks I would get them. I'm a big fan of FR, but for 125 bucks, no way.
    This reminds me, didn't Disney release a Kermit pair of shoes last year, or were they planning to?

    EDIT: Whatever happened to these? Does anyone own a pair of these? Did they end up getting released?
    http://www.toughpigs.com/kermit-shoes/
     
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  7. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    They might be more worth it if Fraggles themselves wore shoes more often.

    I'd probably be more interested in Fraggle socks - even though we don't actually see Fraggles really wearing socks more than shoes, they must get a fair amount of use out of them for Boober to be able to wash enough of them frequently.

    I guess the main selling point for Fraggle shoes would be that you could use them to "dance your cares away" - but people spend even less money doing just that going to expensive dance clubs so not much of a bargain.
     
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  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    The Average pair of shoes is somewhere between 50 and 60 bucks. Even the small canvas Converse shoes are like 40 bucks at the cheapest. You can't even get shoes close to 20 bucks unless they're deep discount clearance or at some sort of bargain store and they're off brand. It drives me nuts, especially since I rarely buy shoes not just because of the price, but because they just don't make shoes I like anymore. And stores will always upsell and stock more of those dumb sports shoes that don't really make you play anything any better, rather than just a pair of sneakers to keep you from going barefoot.

    I have trouble shoe shopping, you see.
     
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    And no one has commented on the actual design of the shoes? It's doing the bare minimum. Oh look, a poorly drawn face slapped on the side of the shoe! Sorry, but the design was seriously lazy :p I guess the "hair" is a nice touch, but without the drawing that took 5 minutes to design, you wouldn't be able to tell they were Fraggle Rock Shoes :p
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that they were released, I remember seeing them appearing online a while back. Those were pricey as well.
     
  11. ncchuck

    ncchuck Active Member

    I like them ok, but they are out of my price range Im not a cloths person so they are not made for me anyway.
     
  12. Plaid Fraggle

    Plaid Fraggle Well-Known Member

    What... :confused:

    Pffft, I'll buy my own pair of Keds or generic shoes from Target and paint Fraggles on them myself if I want to wear some Fraggle pride on my feet that badly. Ah, maybe that sounded kind of harsh--it IS nice to see new Fragglish things, it really is :excited: But they're simply overpriced, dumbly designed, and impractical to boot.

    (semi-pun intended)
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To add to the poorly drawn face that took 5 minutes comment... it looks suspiciously like the Animated version of Gobo with a 'Fro.

    but I've seen expensive shoes that are named after cartoon characters that don't even have a face slapped on them, and you're only able to tell they're that character due to the color scheme. Like the Michelangelo ones that were essentially just green and orange.
     
  14. bknatchbull

    bknatchbull Well-Known Member

  15. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Active Member

    Omg... Really? I drew a better Gobo when I was six! Get some nice canvas shoes and do a REAL fraggle print on them. Oh and drop the price fifty bucks. Those shoes are hot. A hot mess.
     
  16. I think even if they started off with the fraggle colors it'd be fine! I like understated design! Like what if they did Wemblys tshirt print all over the shoes?
     
  17. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Active Member

    Th
    that'd be cool
     
  18. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Now that's a good idea! Much better than scalping Gobo dolls.
     
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  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Heh. I like the bottom souls all have the character prints on them. I'd be afraid to wear those for fear of stepping on something. Especially if I had Squidward. That's tempting fate.

    I also noticed this...



    Notice how the Gobo they used (essentially a redesigned version of the cartoon show) is exactly the same as on the shoe.
     
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  20. Yeah I had access to the fragglerock asset archive at one time (when I was working on the comic) and you'll see a lot of the same artwork over and over again on products. They just pick the one they think will work best from their giant digital pile of artwork. It is weird that they didn't create something completely new, but maybe they were on a time crunch.
     

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