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Japanese Sesame Street Kubricks found!

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by beaker, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Just got back from this big ol anime convention, and guess what I found? Yep...the Sesame Street Kubrick action figures from Japan!
    While stateside SW doesnt give two slimeys and a Grundgetta about Sesame collectors, in Japan Sesame is all the rage merch wise.
    Luckily at leats Hot Topic here is beginning to see this.
    Anyways, the store that had a booth there can be found here:

    My favorite is Little Bird(just cuz I like obscurity) but the rest are pretty cool. Now if only all that other Sony Wonder Japanese Sesame merch could be ordered stateside.

    On a side note, I saw a number of cute girls wearing some sort of Muppet related shirt at the anime con(this one girl was wearing a Fraggle Rock shirt, camoflage pants, and boots...hot!)
    So its good to see Hot Topic keeping the Muppets 'hip' for the younger crowd, heh.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Too right! The coolest thing around here is a kite with Telly Monster and Herry Monster on it... yuck...

    I hope... I hope they have these at Newburry Comics or somewhere (I have seen Kubrix there... bought some of the Kelloggs ones... got the two Japanese characters)

    Why Don't Kubrix hit it as big as the lameo knock offs? I mean even the Disney Store has them (looking for Nemo merchandise... selling out for a change) specifically Peter Pan and Hercules...

    I would buy soooooo many of these if they were available here. Now, we need to have a series 2 with Bert, Oscar, Telly, and so on... I'd like to see that!
  3. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

  4. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Yuck? I'd shave a cat for a kite with Telly and Herry on it! Where'd you see this?
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  6. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    yeah, I'll buy anything with Herry on it!

    But those Kubrikcs are great!!!!! Especially Herry, Praire Dawn and Little Bird! There is so little Little Bird merchandise. Maybe this is the first!
    Japan rules!
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    "The boxes in this collection come unmarked and it is completely random as to which figure you get. You get one random figure at this price. Medicom, 2003. $8.00."

    That seems a bit pricey to me for one figure, and you aren't even sure which figure you'll get. This was on the WizzyWig site.

    I thought it was a box of 5 per set when I saw the pictures, and I was about to begin a huge search on how to get them til I saw that.

    We DEFINITELY need some company here in the states to make some GOOD SS action figures...something comparable to size and detail as Palisades' Muppets figures.

    Since Palisades, I just can't bring myself to buy anything else.
  8. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, plus they are of the cheap blocko kubrick style...I dont like Kubicks at all...but hey, Japanese SS figures...cant pass that up! I actually was able to, out of a big ol container full of boxes, pick out the ones I wanted: little bird and grover. Hey, when youve been a hardcore Muppet collector since ya were 3, ya get a knack for these things.

    But yeah, Im tired of seeing all the lame Sesame junk stateside...we need some cool Sesame figures darnit!
  10. radionate

    radionate New Member

    So is the tweedlebug going to be the chase figure for each series? I didn't see it listed for series two and I wondered if a different color would come out for series 2.
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The Tweedlebug might be the chase figure for each series or it could be a different character altogether. Have to wait and see.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    MAAAAANNNNN.... I say beaker knows where it's at here! Stupid little Sesame Baby plushes... &*^$% Sesame Workshop and %^$ the lameo Dragontales cartoon...

    The closest thing I found to a Sesame Street action figure was these 2 figures, that talked and wewre posable....if they weren't 8 bucks and with worn out batteries (watch batteries.. very expensive) I'd get them... they were Big Bird and Ernie.. I think there's an elmo... I'm not sure...

    Here's to the day a Herry Monster Kubrick hits American shores! :zany:
  13. radionate

    radionate New Member

    It's a little unclear in the way you worded this, but you do realize that Herry Monster is in the second series of figures, right?
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Why do you think I put a Penguin there? If I can't get him, I'll go NUTS!!!!!!

    Anyway, about the kite, I'll probably get it. It's only 2 bucks... I saw it at CVS
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I noticed a few shops here in San Francisco starting to have em, but at $8 a pop, and no way to tell what yer getting(err, well I could tell which was little bird)

    Yes, Green Twiddle Bug is the 'rare' one...on ebay.com people are selling it in a set. I dunno, Im just not a fan of these block kubrick things...
    BlueFrackle sent me a sony wonder.jp site that has some much better new Japanese Sesame merch.

    For those who dont know, Sesame has an actual collectors market and following in Japan(the 3d motion Sesame movie ride should be out before too long)
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well... I saw Back to the Future ones just yesterday, and on the box they distinctly tell you WHICH ONE YOU GET!!!!!!

    I was a bout to buy Dock, but it was 9 bucks.... rather have gotten Link Hogthrob (and I did!)
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I sooooooo want the Oscar with Slimey. I can't believe they included him! I'm not a Sesame collector, but I might have to pick some of these up. I'll probably leave out Prairie and Elmo. I definitely want Ernie, Bert, Count and Oscar. :p
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Kid Robot(one of my fave stores) on Haight has all the Sesame ones. Btw, I'll have you know Ive been going to San Francisco like almost every other day lately, lol
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I didn't think these were out yet. Do they have the series two Oscars? That's the one I really want.
  20. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Nope. Series two has not been released yet. :(

    I think I'm breaking down and getting these.

    Especially after Danny announced at Tough Pigs that they are working on a Muppet Show set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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