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Funko POP! Muppet figures coming in 2012

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Walter, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Dr Teeth and the Dnowth still look best. It makes me sad they aren't sold where I live though. Even if they aren't that great looking, I'd buy a Floyd just because there is like no merchandise of him
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's the problem with stylized figures... they all have to have some uniform stylization to them. But it looks like the photo prototypes did one thing right, and broke out of the Little Orphan Annie eyes. Still... I don't see why Gonzo's nose is that weird color. Even if it was Muppet Baby-ized light blue, it would work better.

    That Mahnah Mahnah and Snowth look fantastic, though...

    Still, I'm ore excited about the bobbleheads. A Dr. Teeth Bobblehead! Amazing.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree about the Gonzo nose, but I actually really like that style and it can work for the Muppets. Just not like this. My problem with these is that they aren't using the same type of design as they did on the other Disney characters. This type of toy is for those who expect to see that sort of treatment. These renditions are watered-down and kind of look like the rip-offs you'd find in a Chinatown shop. That's what I'm saying. The Bobbleheads are for those who like a more traditional style. But maybe these are still in progress so I will hold judgment.

    This is my 5 minute crudely improved mock-up of the main four in the center to demonstrate how these should work with the trademarked Funko Pop style.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Nail on the head specifically with Gonzo. Those larger eyes look much better.

    I think that's the problem... they're trying to get the look and the style down, but it really seems they're playing it too safe. Something tells me they're just not quite stylized enough. Some of their other toys got by on bare likeness. The Marvel and DC comic ones were easy. Just slap the costumes on a one size fits all frame and it's easily recognizable. Even some of the other Disney characters they had basically fell on the same frame. Even the Simpsons were very very stylized, but recognizable.

    This one seems to want to do it both ways... stylize but keep the facial likenesses instantly recognizable. They do need some tweaks, and no doubt we'll see some more of them before the final product.

    Still, I noticed they have Beavis and Butt-head as well as Phineas and Ferb plain vynal figures with bases... I'd like to see that down the line.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks. Yeah. I'm seeing the same sort of ugliness with these that I see in some of the Vinylmations. Their Miss Piggy is so unappealing.

    The problem here is that they're going against the grain instead of fusing both the styles together. My little comp is far from perfect, but it's the direction these are supposed to go.
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    These look like the horrific visions of a dying man hopped up on DMT and too many David Lynch films. I'll pass.
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  7. ilovemuppet4eva

    ilovemuppet4eva Well-Known Member

    I love these. I can't wait until they are available so I can buy each one!
  8. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Well-Known Member

    Here are updated shots of the actual figures. Pupils are still here, but whites are gone (for the most part): http://www.funkofunatic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=29313
    I like that these match the POP! style more closely.
    In other news, later in the thread it says that there is a series 2 planned, so fingers crossed for the rest of the Electric Mayhem. And Rowlf. And Scooter. And Bunsen. And Beaker. And Chef. And Walter. etc.
  9. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    This is a huge improvement. I would prefer purple gloves for Piggy and the retrofit could use a little more finesse (especially in separating Animals pupils from the brow), but this is such a cool idea. I hope they continue this line!
  10. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Well-Known Member

    I think I need more fingers!
  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    You have arms, don't you? And legs. And eyes...
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  12. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

    Mahna Mahna looks fantastic so I'll definately pick him up.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I second that. Giving them mostly the same kind of eyes as the other figures/plush/t-Shirts in that line shows flexibility in the stylization, going back to where they should be.

    Mahnah Mahnah and the Snowth look absolutely amazing.

    I wonder if they're going to have other merchandise stylized in this manner... I'm seeing plush toys, also licensed by Funko, for DC and Marvel characters, as well as The Simpsons.
  14. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i love these i want Dr Teeth and Mahna Mahana...heck i want them all
  15. WhiteLion

    WhiteLion Member

    I'm a huge fan of the POP series since they have so many licenses and are all the same size. It's nice to have uniform Superheroes, Disney Characters, Horror character, and now Muppets!
  16. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I wonder if these are going to be made as-is or if they can still tweak them a little like the pupil separation illustrated here:
  17. bknatchbull

    bknatchbull Well-Known Member

  18. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

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  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    What I think should be done for series 2:
    • First Mate Miss Piggy
    • Link Hogthrob
    • Dr. Strangepork
    • Rowlf
    • Floyd Pepper
    • Janice
    • Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
    • Beaker

    And series 3
    • Dr. Bob
    • Nurse Piggy
    • Nurse Janice
    • Zoot
    • Lips
    • Scooter
    • Uncle Deadley
    • Bobo

    And what I think should be done for series 2 of the bobbleheads
    • Gonzo
    • Rowlf
    • Scooter
    • Floyd
    • Janice
  20. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    i will pick up :) Kermit and mamha mamha but should i pick up 2 snowths 0r 1

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