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Jim Shore's Muppet Tradition Statues

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Bellygrub, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

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  2. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i kinda just want the Kermit side of the book ends
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  3. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Does anybody here have the Statler and Waldorf one? I'd like to get this and modify it so it can be hung flat on the wall like a theatre box if possible. Is the backside flat so it will lay flat against the wall or does the base stick out?
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is flat at the back, although the base does stick out slightly, so you could either grind it down or cut the box away from the base.
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  5. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

  7. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Great find MuppetPerson.

    I have been slowly collecting these and thought it strange that Gonzo wasnt included. The stage arrived in the mail today, I got it on ebay for on £26.99.
    Just need to get Fozzie and Piggy now.
    Love the Bookends too.

  8. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The credit goes to Bellygrub.
  9. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    These are alright, imo. :p I'd rather they were done in a real-life style (the actual puppet look) instead of a cartoon version. Ah well, as a Jim Shore collector, I'm sure I'll end up with at least two of these.

    Edit: just checked all of 'em out. Looks like I'll not be buying any of them, that Rainbow Connection Kermit is just, not good! Honestly, Statler and Waldorf are the best of the bunch, again, imo. The Kermit side of the bookends is o-kayyyy, but I wouldn't display the Piggy side.
  10. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Sorry, didn't read that far up. Good find bellygrub
  11. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

    Don't judge the Rainbow Connection Kermit by the pictures on that site. Those are of the pre-release version. The final release is drastically different. There is no pattern on the chest and the eyes are actually raised and circular for example. Unfortunatly most places haven't updated the pics to show the release version (including the Wiki).

    The only figure that I dislike from the series is 1st waves Piggy. I'll wait until I see the final figures for wave two before I decide on them.
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  12. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Ooh, really? Well that's different then.:) Any chance you can direct me to an updated photo? I can never have too many frogs playing a banjo in my home, lol.

    Yeah, both Piggy's to me are just plain bad. The bookend one is too blank expressiony and cartoony, and the classic Piggy's face is... well, weird. It's like everything is all out of proportion or spaced wrong, something. This is all coming from a guy who LOVES Jim Shore stuff! It just seems like a lot of artists can't always get a proper handle on Muppet likenesses, which, as we all know, is mucho importante. He's great with classic Disney though, I'm sure he'll get the Muppets down by the time they're back on top. :D
  13. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

  14. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! :)

    Still a pass for me though, omg, that Piggy especially! Run screaming, children! Lol. Still might buy Statler & Waldorf someday, they're fantastic! Here's hoping that there'll be another wave, this time with superior representations of our fuzzy and furry friends. ;)
  15. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    i have a few of the disney ones...jack skellington, Fantasia Mickey and Jiminy cricket and i ONLY have ONE Disney muppets so far, just kermit....my gf has a few of the Tinkerbells.
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I've got to admit that the Rainbow Connection Kermit looks better in prototype form. I like the pattern on his body and the stylization. It's such an overdone pose that it was great that he tried to do something different. :)

    The Gonzo...I'm on the fence. I wish it were less Muppet Babyish cartoony in the face and feathers, but I actually do like it otherwise. That's a big thing for me to say about any blue-nosed Gonzo. Camilla has never looked better! :cluck: Hubba! Hubba! :concern:
  17. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    i don't know if i'm going to get these but i probs will and i was suprised to see them in my local collector store statler and waldorf look nice and animal i might buy but why is the muppet show backdrop sign is more than the statues :confused:
  18. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i was actually surprised i didnt see any of the Muppet ones at Disney world this last trip
  19. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Well-Known Member

    Any of you guys Disney Movie Rewards members?? The newsletter that came today says the Kermit, Piggy, and Animal Jim Shore figures will all be available as rewards on the 23rd along with a knit Kermit beanie that is a member exclusive. They'll also have a full size theater poster for the new film, but I think that releases earlier than the 23rd.
  20. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The Gonzo with Camilla figure and Kermit and Miss Piggy bookends will be available December 15, my birthday!

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