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Master Replicas Gonzo Photo Puppet

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by MuppetCaper, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    My guess is that since Terry got all three prototypes done for Fozzie, and we all know that his pre-order is not till next spring. Also his pattern is not too hard since he is mostly made out of fur. We maybe lucky and just get him out in time. It may look like Fozzie is on schedule....unless there is some little interruption with production. :o
  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

  3. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I like the idea of doing one a year, which also gives people the opportunity to save for them and they should sell more. I can see Gonzo being delayed further than their projected date anyway. I guess they are trying to get as many done as they can before the license ends or needs extending though.
  4. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    Just get Fozzie and Piggy done and I am ok. If there are more after that...I will take them also.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I really think they should make a Scooter and Rowlf!

    I like the idea of 2 per year. One is too few and three seems like so many. Two is about right and do-able. :sympathy: ;)
  6. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    I agree. Fozzie seems more straight forward than the others. I think his likeness is easier to get than Kermit's and certainly easier than Gonzo's. It's really just a pear shaped head. They just need to get the eyes right which seems the hardest part. Frankly I'd like it better if the eyes were more poseable so fans could get there own eye focus.

    As for Scooter, I totally agree that he should be on the list. He's just too cool a design and there are many fun poses you could do with him too. I mean, what can you do with piggy other than stick her with Kermit? Scooter, however, could easily be posed alone, with Kermit, with Fozzie, with Gonzo, running from Animal, even with Piggy. He could have his scared scrunched face, his chipper smile with his punch thing happening, he could just be looking at a clip board. I mean, to me he's a really cool characer and an awesome design. Also, he's probably be the easiest of all the characters to get right as his "eyes" can be perfected in the prototype stage and just molded time and time again, giving far less chance of screw up.
  7. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    I agree with...

    I agree with muppetcaper. I just want t makwe sure that Fozzie and Piggy are made. After that, I'm ok with everyone else, but my group will NEVER be complete without these two. I love fozzie and I L-O-V-E Piggy. We need them desperately. Can't wait for Gonzo!:concern: :o :mad:
  8. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Actually yes thinking about it, the wait has kinda been long between Kermit and Animal. It must take a heck of an effort getting these made right in China though. :eek:

    I agee about Scooter. He'd be perfect sitting in a directors chair or at the entrance to anyones home cinema. Rizzo as well i could see hanging from a bedroom ceiling or sitting in a hammock. With Fozzie, maybe custom opportunities to make him into his mum, and Rizzo into other rats.
  9. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Oh i didn't even think of Scooter near a home theater system! He's be great near some kind of popcorn machine as well. He always had a popcorn scene in the muppet movies, until the newer ones. They should revive that running gag.

    When I get Animal....in like a year when I can afford him...I plan on putting him in a corner of a room as if jumping down on people. Animal if perfect for that. He's also look cool in music stores or video stores or toy stores for that matter just hanging in the corner.
  10. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    It's sad what they say about poor Scooter though. Remember when Terry told us that MR thinks he would not be a popular character. I watched the Muppet Show over the weekend and Scooter was almost in every episode. I think that they need to go get the DVD set and watch. You guys are right though, Scooter would be a good acception to the line.
  11. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Not only in the Muppet show, but he had memorable moments in TMM, some in GMC, and probably one of the funniest scenes in MTM. I mean, come on!

    Oh, and lets not forget he was a main enough character to be turned into a muppet baby, not just in the cartoon, but in the original dream sequence. Seriously. Scooter is at least as well known as Rizzo.
  12. "Terry Angus? 15 seconds to curtain Mr. Angus!" Sorry, couldn't resist. :p

    Scooter, from an older Muppet fan's point-of-view, IS as famous as Rizzo but I'm still not sure if it would be the same for newer Muppet fans who have been brought on Muppets Tonight and the new movies. I depends on who this line is primarily aimed towards. Personally, I would like them both in my collection. The more Muppets I get, the better they will all look posed together.
    Can't wait to order my Gonzo, hopefully The Collectors Zone will have him up for pre-order in the next couple of days. Fingers crossed.
  13. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

    Hey bud, give the collector Zone a call and they will order it, you dont have to wait for the pre order from MR!

    I have let Neil at the collector Zone know that you may be calling to pre order Gonzo and he says thats fine!
  14. Thanks, I appreciate it. :) I'll give them a call a bit later.
  15. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

    no problem..............they have sold out of Animal so we are luck we got our order in !
  16. I must admit, I'm surprised at that. I didn't think he would be a very big seller, not like Kermit. I wonder how many they have be allocated to have sold out so soon.
  17. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    Animal being soldout at this point ain't a big surprise for me, considering alot of drummers would bite of their own leg to have a replica of one of the worlds most famous drummers. Just look at the many request of getting the clip of the drum war between Buddy Rich and Animal that have been posted just on this forum by drummers.
  18. Ah, good point. I see many of these replicas becoming personal mascots. :halo:
  19. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    When can I pre-order Gonzo?

    Hello All! I was wondering, when will the MR website allow all non-member MR people to pre-order Gonzo? The tab for pre-order is still not on their website? Any info...anybody? I know that some people on this forum already were able to pre-order him and I know they had mentioned they are MR members. Any info will help. Thank you.:concern:
  20. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

    I guess by the end of today at the latest..................I was able to order mine from my UK supplier yesterday even though Im not a part of the MR club.

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