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MINDstyle to make 25th Ann. Fraggle figures!

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Cosmic Cow, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Overdone much? XD
  2. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Just because I'm a member does not mean I have to be a fan of every single character that was ever made ^.~. To be honest I have never liked :rolleyes: or :shifty: ether, but that does not make me any less of a fan IMHO :excited:
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I take it you're more of a Fraggle fan first and that's great. I start at the classic Muppet Show and Muppet Movie and go from there. There's been the odd-obscure Sesame character name that pops up that I don't remember even with my affection for the program. I usually just keep that to myself. He he. But I'm tecnically on staff here and even I check the Wiki sometimes for spellings and corrections.

    Here's a little about the canceled Sal action figure that was to accompany the Johnny Fiama I worked on.

    Here's a little about Sal himself.

    Here's a link to the rough prototype of a Gobo action figure they never released.

    Good things were still coming from that company. Wish they were still around. It's products like that MindStyle has to live up to. I do like the fact that they're moving away from articulation but I hope that means they're getting a better overall (letters and numberless) sculpt out of things. :excited:

    By the way, I like Rizzo fine, but he's never been my favoriten either. Love the prawn though.
  4. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    I just hope the figures are well done, for many of the Fraggle ones have always been a bit...off, somewhat.
  5. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I think my fandom goes more SS and FR and then Muppet Babies and then the classic first three muppet movies and then the muppet show (which I still collect on DVD, I don't dislike it or anything :)). I did not even hear of Muppets Tonight until I came here, but it seems like I am never as much of a fan of the newer muppet characters as the older ones....
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Most people never heard of Muppets Tonight. That was part of its problem. They stuck it with Urkel in ABC's family lineup. :grouchy:

    I would say my Henson fandom for things I really like are is in this order - Muppet Show (all incarnations), Dark Crystal/Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street and Jim's early work with Sam & Friends etc.

    The Muppet Babies cartoon (along with several other projects) never lived up to my fan expectations, but I have learned to respect why others like it. Just no personal connection beyond my previous list.

    I still want to see these MindStyle Fraggle figure prototypes. I think they've decided to really retool them after fan reaction to the whole letters and numbers thing. That really rubbed fans the wrong way knowing HBO's proposal to transform the Fraggles into a Sesame type program and rebrand it under their ownership is what led to its cancellation by Jim Henson. The company really had to backtrack after such an unintended fan-base faux pas. We are used to more a personal touch these days. I still want to see these and have every intention of buying them.
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I agree with you, and am quite sure Luke was teasing you.

    Like they said, Sal was a great character on Muppets Tonight, a show that was cancelled off ABC too soon and put on The Disney Channel.

    Well, for the few weeks it was on, my college buds and I would get pizza and watch the show, then one night "Boy Meets World" came on in its place and we were so disappointed.

    Hopefully, Muppets Tonight will make it to DVD one day. In the meantime, it should be available for swap or something with someone here.

    Frogboy, I forgot about the Gobo Fraggle action figure! Man, I would have bought a WHOLE set of those (obviously, I bought all the Palisades Muppet stuff anyway).

    It's probably already posted (I'm usually a day late and a dollar short {sometimes $1.25}) but: Go to the Sunday, March 2, post of this link and it appears to be a Doozer action figure?
    http://www.jeffpidgeon.com/labels/fraggle rock.html
  8. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Same here. If anything, I feel stuck in the 80's or 90's somewhere.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's clearly a different product all together. I'm thinking one of the bigger vynal figures that you usually see. Something about 12" tall.
  10. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    I hope the details are good in regards to the figures.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hey... for 7 bucks each, they better be.
  12. twasbrillig12

    twasbrillig12 Member

  13. Wow, great pictures!
  14. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Wow! those re cool! Thanks for posting! I love Uncle Matt! Sprocket doesn't look like he has ears, maybe they are in the back of the sculpt. I hope Gobo and Mokey can sit up right with out slouching
  15. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    OMG, the Uncle Matt looks so epic-y! :3! And Mokey looks like a good writing space figure..but the poor Trash Heap just being ahead :p! *lol* And who is the blue fraggle? It looks like he is trying to be Cantus :confused:
  16. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Finally some piccys arrive!

    They look amazing, the detail is great.

    I wonder what Wembley looks like?

    Its just a shame there is no update about the progress of these. Is there another Toy Fair coming up soon? Maybe we'll find out more then?

    Chris
  17. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Too bad these are just used-for-decoration-and-not-to-be-played-with-and-enjoyed figures, it seems, but it's something, at least!
  18. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I agree, whatever happened to action figures you could play with :o? Oh well, maybe when the movie comes out they will make some with a little bit of playability:excited:
  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure these were never meant to be action figures... just sculpts.

    And they are GORGEOUS! Sprocket is amazing! And Marjory was... WOW! I think the only one I'm not incredibly impressed with is Gobo... but it's still early on. Pa Gorg looked good from what I could see of him--oh, heck, they all looked GREAT! Especially Red! WOOT! I can't WAIT for these to come out!
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They have them for kids, but serious collectors constantly complain about how they lack detail, and don;t buy them anyway.

    I like most of them, but some of the Fraggles look a bit Jagged. I don't think they should have gone with the Palisades texturing... some of them look like they were made of rock. (Red and Gobo specifically).

    He kinda looks like a fraggle version of Zoot, actually. Same receding hair line... has the Fraggle equivillant of a Sax....


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