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Jim Henson Company announces Fraggle Rock™ Forever Collection

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Luke, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Luke Active Member

    THE JIM HENSON COMPANY ANNOUNCES FRAGGLE ROCK™ FOREVER COLLECTION


    ~Fan Favorite Brand As Popular As Ever~


    HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 29, 2009 –The Jim Henson Company announced today that it
    is launching a new merchandise collection, Fraggle Rock™ Forever based on the global
    fan-favorite brand that is as popular today as it was when it premiered more than 25 years
    ago. The collection slated for both the specialty and department store market will have a
    tiered rollout with a selection of product due in store for holiday 2009 with much more to
    come in spring 2010.

    “We have found Fraggle Rock to be an extremely desirable franchise among the hip fashion
    industry around the world. The property’s appeal is especially strong to many of the young
    men and women who loved Fraggle Rock as kids and who are now working in the apparel,
    accessories and retail business" said Melissa Segal, Senior Vice President of Global
    Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company.

    The Fraggle Rock Forever collection, which celebrates the whimsy and celebratory spirit of
    the classic series, will feature product in categories including apparel, tote bags, belt buckles,
    jewelry and classic plush. In addition, adult Halloween costumes aimed to appeal to Fraggle
    fanatic men and women will be available in 2010. Deals have been completed in the U.S.
    with Bioworld Merchandising, Manhattan Toy, and Rasta Impasta and in the UK with Fashion
    UK as well as with the popular fashion driven chain Zara which will have Fraggle Rock tees
    available in their stores around the world.

    Also bringing the collection to a new level are hot trend driven designers such as Dr.
    Romanelli based in Los Angeles and Carri Munden of London based Cassette Playa who
    appeal to fashion influencers. They are collaborating on the creation of a range of high end
    clothing which will be featured in upscale boutiques this holiday season. Dr. Romanelli will
    also be interpreting the brand via a micro-site at http://www.drdoozer.com/ which will host not
    only the collection of tees, hoodies, jackets, and posters but will also house Fraggle Rock
    music remixes by hot artists plus clips from the series. (An “under construction” teaser page
    is online now with the full site to go live in November.) Also, part of this boutique designer
    collection will feature a high end costume jewelry line designed exclusively by Anita Ko in
    collaboration with jeweler Pascal Mouawad.

    Lionsgate is rounding out the Fraggle Rock assortment with the release of Fraggle Rock: The
    Complete Series Collection. In addition a new DVD special, A Merry Fraggle Holiday and
    the much requested Fraggle Rock: The Complete Final Season (Season 4) will be
    debuting on DVD in time for the holiday 2009 shopping season.
    The Jim Henson Company is also launching virtual merchandise including video ring tones
    and mobile wall paper.

    http://henson.com/press_releases/2009-09-29.pdf
  2. Nick22 Active Member

    sounds pretty awesome! sorry for the lack of enthusiasm, i'm excited, but i'm rully tired.
  3. zns Active Member

    So it's true. "You Cannot Leave the Magic". :smirk::busy::excited:
    Collgoff likes this.
  4. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    These all sound cool and all, but is there any chance of toy related merchandise. I see a Toy company is listed, but it seems if they're going the route they're going, they'll be designer toys. And as cool as that could be, I really would rather see something classic PVC style.

    I wonder if the molds of the Schliech figures are still around.
  5. Luke Active Member

    I was quite excited about the remixes of Fraggle songs and posters.

    Anyway this is all good for building up the profile to a possible movie.
  6. bazooka_beak Active Member

    I'm excited about Fraggle Rock song remixes :) And I'd love it if I could have, like, a Red necklace or something.
  7. Count von Count Active Member

    Great news!
    This site looks like it's going to be cool!
  8. CoOKiE Member

    Sounds good...

    I'm only interested in the remixed songs and Plush... but only if more then 4 characters are made in the plush section... Otherwise i'll pass. I'd hate to have so many Fraggle collections and never a complete set, all over the house.

    But what does "classic plush" mean? Obviously they're not going to remake Hasbro plush... i wonder if they were just trying to be more fancy lol
  9. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    All sounds intersting, and nice to see the UK mentioned too.

    As a 32 year old male though I wonder how much of this merchandise will be any good to me, maybe I'd buy Tees and a belt, if I like it, but probably most this stuff will be aimed at the fashionable female market?

    The online bit and plushes sound interesting?

    Chris
  10. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Again, I stress the fact that it was the fault of the retailers passing on a third set of FR plush. I'm sure Sababa was just dying to get out Mokey and Matt... same problem plagued the Palisades lines.

    I agree, though... I don't want remakes of Hasbro or especially the Tomy line up (Blehhh... Red looks okay, everyone else... not so much).

    But whoever winds up making those kind of plush, I'm sure they'd learn Sababa's mistake, and instead of cautiously adding one or 2 characters a year, we'll get them all at once.

    A brilliant move that they should have done, and should keep pressing. I've noticed all this Smurfs pre-hype merchandise... some of it clearly meant to get kids to want to know the characters enough to drag their parents to the movie (I really hope they get a new script, and they don't work on that icky current one)... and I'm noticing a big resurgence of Marvin the Martian merchandise as well... again, clearly to draw interest in his movie. I've also noticed some spotty Hong Kong Phooey stuff as well.. but that's usually just up to the Hanna Barbera classics line.
  11. erniebert1234ss Active Member

    I have to say, Tough Pigs has been cracking (wocka wocka wocka) on this story! I heard from the dudes at TP on Twitter that they'll be making AFFORDABLE and QUALITY Fraggle puppets! :excited::smirk::coy: HOORAY!

    Can't wait to see how THOSE turn out! However, if they're as good or better than my old, moldy Bert plush puppet from Fisher-Price, then I will most CERTAINLY be buying them up!

    BJ
  12. This is like I walkjed into one of my, that will never happen, dreams! This is seriously amazing news! I can't to see all the Fraggle stuff I myself have been waiting for for 20 years! This is AWESOME! :excited::coy::smirk:
  13. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Here is the link to the article from the new Fraggle Comic Book publisher as posted on Muppet Mindset, it mentions other Fraggle merchandise that fans have been waiting for?

    It says clothes, Tees, Sneakers and afordable puppets! Sounds very interesting.

    I would love to see high quality Fraggles like the Whatnots. Some adult high end collectibles would be good to, busts, or figurines, and of course the dream that Henson would allow for Replicas to be made, I want Wembley! lol

    Heres a link to the article......

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=23351

    Chris
  14. MuppetMazz Member

    the hot trend descriptor in the release worries me some. I want t-shirts like I get at Kohl's with the Muppets on them for like $10. Those ROCK!
  15. DLGabriel Active Member

    New Fraggle Merchandise?

    *sigh* Looks like I might have to rob that bank afterall... Who's with me?

    :excited:
  16. Frogster Active Member

    Wow, looks pretty good!
  17. Count von Count Active Member

    What ever happened to the project: www.drdoozer.com ?
    It's strange that the site is still live and yet there was never any updates...
  18. Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Wow that's great!
    Plus the fans even me would have a great coletion with that.
    P.S.
    You cannot leave the magic!
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    PFFT! Some "forever" collection. Is "forever" as in "It's going to take forever for us to get this off the ground, so why bother?" I know the Manhattan Toys plush and puppets were supposedly of that line. I swear I saw "forever" on one of the tags.

    I hope they don't hog the plush toy license "forever." 25 bucks each? Not in regular stores? Not very casual collectors friendly.

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