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Jim Henson's "City Critters" Figures

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by BigDumbWookiee, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee New Member

    Too cool. What does the toy look like?
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ok, so these are the cutest thing since...furbies? Fuzzwig? Tribbles?

    I'm not sure what...but they sure are cute. And expencive. I'm surprised at how teeny tiny the critters are. I wonder if there are plans for bigger versions?
  3. SJohnson

    SJohnson Member

  4. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    Okay, I'll play the cynic here. Much as the thought of a new Jim Henson-related product sounds great, what exactly makes this a Jim Henson product, other than his name was slapped on the box? Did he design these creatures prior to his passing? Granted, they bear a resemblance to the Jim-style of cartooning (albiet a bit more polished and anime than Jim's scribbly style), but without some reference sketches from the Henson archives showing that Jim invented these little guys, it just seems a bit like false advertising. Of course, there's a whole other side of me that digs the designs and thinks they'd be a fun thing to have. But then that first, cynical side of me says, "Fun shouldn't cost $60.00." Regardless, I think the unaware consumer may believe Jim himself created these to see them released posthumously, and unless ample proof is given, I think the packaging is too misleading.
  5. SJohnson

    SJohnson Member

    These toys were based on Jim Henson's drawings - and they rock.
  6. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    Please, don't get me wrong. I like their designs. But does it say somewhere that Jim himself designed them? I'd like to see the original sketches.
  7. SJohnson

    SJohnson Member

    On the package it says Jim Henson's City Critters, and they are based on Jim Hensons designs. The Jim Henson Company is developing a whole line of products based on Jim Henson's designs. Click here fore more: http://www.henson.com/podcast/Henson_Podcast_006.htm
  8. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    That's good enough for me! My concern was that it was going to be like it was after Walt Disney died, where everything was "Walt Disney Presents..." as if he just created everything from "The Aristocats" to "Home on the Range", regardless of his death, just because the studio slapped his name on it. I'm pleased to see that's not the case with these Jim Henson-designed toys and that they come from the mind of the man himself. I can now happily shed my cynic persona and adopt that of the feverishly excited Muppet fanboy!
  9. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Active Member

    also allot of the creatures designs are in the book jim henson design and doodles.
  10. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee New Member

  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wonder if these will be available in local chain stores like Newburry Comics (which would clearly sell something like this, as they have a lot of Kid Robot and Japanese blind boxed figures like this).
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Okay, so I know this is an old thread... But after some searching at the Wiki for my own purposes, I found that these critters are Jim Henson designed. They're named "The Fearzogs", that's the entry I found that talks about them, hope this helps. :scary:

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