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MINDstyle to make 25th Ann. Fraggle figures!

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

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    These are fantastic! I see they lost the letters and numbers bases completely. Good call. That is likely why some appear to be leaning a little on the flat surfaces, but find them a corner and you're set. These are beautiful. From texture and color to likeness and fluid poses these are "the" Fraggle figures to own.

    The busts are handled better than I had imagined and they are quite attractive. Muppety/Fraggley hair is always a problem in products, but they've made a good decision in sculpting it “gesturally” rather than by strands (that could appear spikey) creating a softer more Fraggley result.

    :coy: I do like the inclusion of background Fraggles as that is what makes any collection seem real. Eye focus, facial subtleties, the Fraggle 6 (with Matt), Doozers, Sprocket, the Trash Heap and a Gorg (Pa instead of Junior) makes for a more than complete initial series! Doozer size has to be my least favorite part, but I expected that. In the future I would like to see a full-bodied Sprocket, more Gorgs, a scale Doozer scene and just more Fraggley goodness. Do we know what size these will actually be?

    MindStyle people please don't hide these guys away in blind boxing. They are way too wonderful for that. :excited:

    Definite A work! Thanks twasbrillig12 for posting this! We needed it! :busy:
  2. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    What I mean is...Do you think we'd get plausable figurines that could have moveable parts and that could be enjoyed ala the Street's Super Grover figurine?
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    This company doesn't do that sort of figure and these were not indended for articulation like Super Grover or the Palisades Gobo prototype. These are more like high-end PVC figures or like bigger Muppet Minis from Palisades. It makes for a much more fluid pose, but a static one at that. :coy:

    I like 'em!
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member



    I think they should come with Bases, just not letter/number ones. I wish I could think up an example. Something like rocks or something. It looks like Gobo should be sitting on a rock formation. Or maybe something smaller, like the Muppet figures had, with "Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock" painted or sculpted into them. Something cheap to produce that gives it a more artistic style.

    Other than that unrelated Doozer figure (which looks like it could retail anywhere from 20 to 60 bucks... I've seen vynal big figure prices, they tend to hover around that mark, usually the more expensive part of the scale) I don't think so. Just not yet, anyway.
  5. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Than I am glad I am not a serious collector ;) *plays with her X-Men and ponies and makes Toyfair like comics with them* Not being a kid is overrated anyway :D
  6. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Maybe, when the FR movie premieres, we'll get posable figures. Here's to hoping!
  7. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I hope so, my ponies and Sylvanian Families would enjoy the company :)
  8. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Indeed. For FR is a well welcome addition to the 80's family of toys, figures, and what not.
  9. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Ah, the happy kingdom of Whatnot that my Care Bears look after :D
  10. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    LOL! But at any rate, these figures are great, scuplting-wise.
  11. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

  12. twasbrillig12

    twasbrillig12 Member

  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Thanks, twasbrillig12! They do look nice. Just the heads of the Gorg and Trash Heap are a bit spooky, but nice! I think these are going to go in my collection very well.

    Has anybody found out the MSRP for these yet?
  14. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    *has a mental image of Pa gorgs head rolling along :confused:*
    Bad imagination, bad :p!
    *is still going to play with them none the less ;)*
  15. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    And here I thought having an imagination was a good thing? XD
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the head fell off the Pa Gorg puppetsuit lots of times. If it was the image of Doc, then you have something to worry about.

    Back to the toys. I really like how they came out, but I think Sprocket is the best of the bunch. He bares the most puppet likeness, and it's just so gee golly cute too.
  17. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Only when it behaves itself :confused: A rolling Pa head is not a good thing :eek: :p
  18. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh New Member

    Point taken. XD
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    "Revenge of the Fraggles"
    :smirk::excited::coy:
  20. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Excellent, they all look fantastic, i'll definitely buy them. I thought Sprocket and Trash Heap worked ok as just heads as it kinda blends in as they werent tall anyway, but something about Pa Gorg unsettles me. Sculpting on him is perfect but maybe the Gorgs would have been better full body but just a bit taller than the Fraggles - its not like these had to be in scale as the Doozers arent.


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