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Gonzo and Pepe at Comic Con

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Muppetboy09, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Ooh, ooh, any more info on this would be appreciated! :)
     
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  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    What material is Tin Thing's animatronic head made of?
     
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  3. propologist

    propologist Member

    Hi Guys,
    Ok the auction is being held by Profiles in History here in Calif.

    As to what I fixed.
    Gonzo
    Some repair sewing to the fur covering re-attached the head to the body and made display stand with plaque.

    Pepe
    Repaired and sewed the fur covering and made a display stand and plaque.

    Tin Thing
    He is made of a few different materials. the out side is made of fabric as well as vacuumformed shells. There is a fiberglass under skull as well as the control receiver and sevos. He is made on the outside like every other muppet.
    I built a replacement nose for him. As well as a display stand and plaque.

    I have to say if I had the money these would be mine. But I know I would be bidding against a few here. Good luck to those who bid.

    If you have any more questions I will try and answer them.
     
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  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    So, to get Tin Thing's metallic look, is the fabric some kind of Rubbery or Latex based fabric, like Silver Lycra? I hope not, because I used that to make Space gloves and boots for Miss Piggy, and within 10 years, it had tarnished and cracked! Now I have grey velour, which isn't the same, but at least it is durable.
     
  5. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

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    Gonzo's plaque hasn't been seen, so here it is showing his estimate between $5,000 to $7,000. Cheaper than Pepe !!!
     
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  6. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Cheaper, but still no way I will ever be able to afford it. Oh how I want a used muppet prop/puppet/poser (looking at you, MP) haha
     
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  7. propologist

    propologist Member

    "So, to get Tin Thing's metallic look, is the fabric some kind of Rubbery or Latex based fabric, like Silver Lycra?"

    It is a metallic fabric and It looked to be Lycra/Spandex. But it's not like the coated lycra's that peals. I have some of what your talking about and it is not that type of coated lycra. the silver is in the weave of the fabric.
     
  8. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Mike.
     
  9. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Stupid question. Do you have any pictures of the puppets from before you worked on them?
     
  10. propologist

    propologist Member

    Sorry no.
     
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  11. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Did any of the Muppet items have "Property of The Muppets" or "Disney" production tags or reference numbers on them? I doubt Pepe is screen used from "The Muppets" movie because he was only in one scene and he just raised his arms, which was probably done by rods as there was no jerky motion that you get with animatronics. I can however see Pepe animatronic scenes in "Muppets Wizard of Oz" and going by that he needed slight repairs seems to make sense to be from 2005 rather than 2011. Your thoughts?
     
  12. propologist

    propologist Member

    I did not see any tags from what I had opened on them. As far as the Pepe I would agree with you on it being from oz. But the owner says it was from Muppets 2011.
     
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  13. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I will say one thing. Many years back, there was a guy who did a talk at the Jim Henson traveling exhibit, he created a lot of the animatronics. He said that the animatronic Pepe from Oz went missing. Someone took it off the set with them...
     
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  14. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is pretty sad, I have never heard of a muppet theft. I wonder who stole it, maybe it was The Swedish Chef attempting to make shrimp :). He was also jealous that Pepe got more screen time than him in the film.
     
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  15. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he had said that when he was demonstrating an animatronic Kermit and and animatronic Rat (used during the kitchen scene in TMTM I believe). I remember him saying "He is probably sitting on someones Piano right now". Haha, I can't believe this might actually be the one!!!
     
  16. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    :search:
     
  17. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if there is any details of the auction available yet?
     
  18. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Dare I tell you, but you will find out anyway.;) It has now moved to four days in October ! (17-20). May the person with the most money and least cents, win!:)
     
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  19. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha panic ye not, I don't think I'll be bidding unless they were going for something criminally low. I now have my sights set on new additions to my collection - my office may have to be widened...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/23001839@N02/14484567968/

    :)

    Hope you're well, Peter :)
     
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  20. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I am fine, thanks, Stuart. Nice family !
     


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