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Jim Henson "Creature Puppets" at Chick-fil-A

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Borples, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    I wasn't sure whether to post this here or at Family Worlds or what. Please feel free to move it!

    My friend was at Chick-fil-A with her kids today, and she said the kids' meal prize was "something Jim Hensony." I looked at their web site, and starting July 16, they have "Jim Henson Creature Puppets" listed as the prize. Right now they're officially still on the Little Critter books, but I guess some locations have moved on already. I don't have any other details, but once July 16 rolls around, there should be a picture on the CFA web site. Something to look out for.
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  2. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for pointing this out. I will have to make my whole family get kids meals next time we visit Chick-fil-A. :)
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  3. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Very cool! Wish we had more details, I'm very curious to see what it is.
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

  5. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    I think that's a different one--those are board books for the 3-and-under kids' meals. Although, it would be perfect if they had those at the same time as the puppets, wouldn't it? The older kids get the puppets; the wee ones get the Pajanimals books?
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    No.

    Not at all. If you read the article closely, you'll see it's dated last year and the books came out last October.

    I think I actually saw them offered, but didn't get to order one, as it was a Sunday, and even in Malls, they're closed that day.

    I would respect that more if I didn't love their waffle fries.
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Cool. So do we know if these are finger puppets, bigger puppets...?

    Now I have to figure out if I have any Chick-fil-A's around me...I think there may be one about 15 0r so minutes away, but I'm not sure...

    EDIT: Pfft...my closest is more like a half hour away...which isn't bad, except I never really go to the area it's in...so I doubt I'll be getting any of these...
  8. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Don't sweat, we will find out if the prizes are ACTUALLY WORTH driving 30 minutes away to get.
  9. Tomservo95

    Tomservo95 Member

    You can ask for the toys without the meal. that's what i've done with many fast food promotions. ;)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    All I want to know is this...

    Are these going to be paper crafts? Cuz if they are, forget it.
  11. Borples

    Borples Active Member

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  12. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    *Facepalm* why can't we get ACTUAL QUALITY pupets as toys. At this point, i would settle for a felt finger puppet! I really got my hopes up for this, but I am not sure I really want them anymore....:boo::grr::mad::grouchy:
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  13. Tomservo95

    Tomservo95 Member

    i know. when i heard they were doing creature puppets i was hoping for a skeksis or something. :sympathy:
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Paper crafts AREN'T toys! They aren't even prizes. They're something you can PRINT OUT at home. For free (minus the cost of ink and paper that is).

    That's like calling a sticker a "prize." It isn't. This is Cracker jack quality garbage, and a TOTAL disappointment, even looking at this from a child's angle.

    Especially since we got THIS out of McDonalds.

    Even the BOX was more of a Happy Meal prize than these are.

    So TOTALLY forget it.
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Paper puppet crafts = not worth driving 30 minutes completely out of my way to get
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  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

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  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The toys weren't anything to get excited about even before this whole Chick fila thing started which I'm sick and tired of hearing about on both ends now.
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  18. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I dunno...i tried them and they really stuck with me. ;)
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Plastic tubes with cardboard cut outs to tape to them.

    Not even stickers.

    They were too cheap to even use stickers.

    I dunno... I'm loving the McDonalds 16 piece Spongebob figures that actually DO something AND look great on display. THAT is a Kid's Meal prize! Even if it wasn't for the controversy, I'd skip those "Puppets."
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  20. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    Actually, there were tabs on the cardboard cut outs that fit into slots in the plastic tubes. But it was still a pretty lousy toy.


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