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Merchandise in USA

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by eb, May 1, 2012.

  1. eb New Member

    Hi all,

    Here in Europe Muppet merchandise is hard to get.
    I'm planning a trip to the USA and was wandering if I could get me some
    tips on where to find good shops to buy Muppet merchandise (region of California)

  2. CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Unfortunatley, there isn't a ton of merch here in the US. :grr: Your best bet would be to go to a Disney store. Other than that, I'm not sure of anything else. :confused:
  3. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think Casey pretty much summed it up it's not much different from Europe. There's a big Disney store in NYC that might have a little more Muppet merchandise then the smaller ones in the malls. Disney World, Disneyland probably has special merchandise you can only find in the parks. *shrugs*
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  4. Hubert Well-Known Member

    And it's mostly stumbling into things. Most of the stores don't regularly carry Muppet items, so it's more your in a store, and you find a Muppet shirt or something. Even when you know what you're looking for it takes a bunch of stores to finally find it. Department stores sometimes carry Muppet clothes. Toy stores sometimes have a small Muppet item. It's one big guessing game.
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  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Omg he's so cute!!! I might be ordering one.
  7. eb New Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks all for the information. I think I'm going to plunder a Disney Store then ;).
    My Muppet room at home is in great need of some new stuff :)
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  8. Cindy Moderator

    Does anybody know if Spencers or Hot Topic still have Muppet items? If so, you usually find those stores in shopping malls.
  9. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Basically shirts and hats and stuff at Spencers. Don't see why they haven't come back to Hot Topic yet.
  10. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I forgot about Hot Topic I rarely go into either of those stores.
  11. beaker Well-Known Member

    It's pretty hard to find (quality/interesting) Muppet stuff in American stores. In fact, there's hardly anything to even find. Two American mall stores do carry a few Muppet items, like the tacky/adult oriented Spencers Gifts and then of course Disney Store

    Im guessing you're best bet would be Disneyland itself, if you're going there. Again, depends where in CA you're heading to. I'm in Northern California, so not much here.
  12. beaker Well-Known Member

    You been to HT in the last year? Remember how embarrassingly lame HT became in the last decade? (ie; emo screamo catering teen garbage) It's even worse now.
  13. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I see small stuff popping up here and there. Not much of which is remotely interesting. I can't find "Green and Bear it" anywhere. And any time I see some Muppet Things on the rack, there's usually one left.

    I don't know if it was such a good idea to have everything come out almost 6 months after the movie, and 2-3 months after it hit DVD. Something tells me it would have helped the B.O. a little.
  14. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully there will be more merchandise available when the new movie comes out.
  15. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You will usually see more merchandise for a sequel. It just happens that way. Madagascar came and went with just a couple plush here and there... Madagascar 2 (and the Penguins Spinoff) had much more... Happy Meal toys, general retail plush, figure sets... stuff like that. That's the only example I have in my head right now. Usually because they don't know what kind of weight the movie has at first.

    But Muppet Merchandise shouldn't just be movie related.
  16. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying it should be but that's usually how it goes.
  17. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. When anything has to be merchandised, it has to be a movie or tie into one.

    Yet, TRU has so much trouble keeping the Adventure Time (cartoon series) merchandise in stock. Took me I dunno how many months to finally get a Jake. That's a huge message out there that non-movies can hit merchandising big as well.
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  18. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    This might sound weird not that I'm big on them but has anyone seen Muppet's fruit snacks? I mean the stinking Chipmunks got fruit snacks! Why didn't The muppets get some kind of food product made? Besides pez? Seems unfair to me!
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Disney makes Fruit snacks of EVERY single one of their movies (though I doubt we'll see any of Brave or Wreck it Ralph), and some of the Marvel based movies (Captain America and the new Spider-Man flick at least). Seems about time for them to get that treatment.
  20. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Exactly!!! And I would've bought them too! I actually looking for something like that the other day and was so disappointed to see The chipmunks but not The muppets!

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