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Miss Piggy as Princess Leia

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by LeiaPiggy, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Erm, most likely "Do you take Paypal ?" :o

    BTW anything 'puppet' looking like a Henson character sold using the term "Muppet" and the Henson dudes step in. Imagine a visit from Sal's tougher older brother and Pepe's italian cousin 'Don PeePee'. Whatever you made from the auctions you'd spend back on hospital fees !
     
  2. Fozzie

    Fozzie New Member

    Nice job.
     
  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the card, too!!

    Okay, then. I just wanted to be sure it wouldn't make too much controversey 'round the Central if I did that, y'know?

    I'm going to be VERY careful how I list this thing, making sure that I connect Muppet-Fan so as not to make folks think it's Muppet made, cause it ain't.

    Neither am I.

    Well, i almost am.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I thought you were joking - lol - i'm not sure what controversey it would create. If it looks exactly like the puppet design and the term 'Muppet' is used in ANY form I would imagine Henson will end the auction. You'll notice Terry Angus doesn't use the term 'Muppet' or 'Muppet-Like' at all even to advertise an original character. The Muppet puppet designs are all copyrighted so however you sell a 'Mahna Mahna' is illegal - maybe people can get away with cheap action figure customs but Henson usually do act on any kind of clone Muppet. If you are going to sell it, I would do it privately.
     
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that makes sense. Hmm... I'll have to be more strategic, huh? I'll check out several other items there cause I don't want it to be too controversial--or, I might just decide to put it up for trade with whoever has the BEST trade! Hmm...now THAT might get me several things on video that I don't have!

    Yep, it might just come to that.
     
  6. LeiaPiggy

    LeiaPiggy New Member

    Well, You are right Cap Backfire, I am normally on Star Wars forums, but have collected, Star Wars, Muppets and Barbie items for a while. Also, it did take me about 20 hours to do 3 (one for me + two others). This also includes computer time for the sticker. As for my hourly worth...you are right there too...that's for my regular job...I couldn't find the hourly rate for toy customizers! You are wrong though about wanting a ton of dough...this is a hobby, NOT a living. I try to sell a few things, so I can buy a few things, on eBay....a break-even so to speak. If no one is interested, I keep it...no big deal. I'm quite surprised at how much bitterness and suspicion flies around in here. This is THE MUPPETS for pete's sake!
    p
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Well, y'know, peoples is peoples .... :rolleyes:
     
  8. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    I'm a customizer myself, and taking 20 hours for 3 is too much IMO. Are you including the time it takes to let the paint dry? Then again, it took me a week to finish my Link custom, and that was just a reapint; yet it took me 30 minutes to make a newly sculpted muppet eggplant. So, I guess there is no telling how long something takes.
     
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    A Mahna-Mahna puppet takes a week. That's while doing comic strips, among other projects.
     
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'll tell you what is.
    Is big city.
    Is many peoples.
    Peoples is peoples, okay?
    Is many toys!
    Is big collectors make customs, okay?

    Is time, much time, make t'ings.
    Is peoples.
    Is Okay?

    :) Um, yeah...

    Is good.
     
  11. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    When did Pete become Pepe?

    "Dear bears, and chickens, and things,
    Is New York. Is show. Is time!"

    "Pete: Rats want job. Frog wants job. What next? Penguins?
    Penguins: Do you have any jobs available?
    All: NO!
    Penguins: Well excuse us for living!"

    I should watch that movie again. Is good.
     
  12. LeiaPiggy

    LeiaPiggy New Member

    Piggys sold

    Well the two piggys in question sold for a whopping grand total of........................................$66.99 which includes shipping. WOW, I'm in the money...what profit...where will I spend it all!?! (If you have read the other posts, some seem to think I am an evil customizer, capitalizing on Lucas/Henson/Palisades copyrights.) Actually both purchasers THANKED me for making these customs available. Now to work on a Piggy on a Star Wars card, with an interrogation droid and a blaster.......hmmmmmmmmmm
    ;)
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Um you seem to be trying more to convince yourself you aren't breaking their copyrights than anybody else. Your life, you can do whatever you feel comfortable doing - just don't expect us to thank you for being good enough to come here and inform us of these fantastic ebay opportunities that you so graciously make available to people. :halo:
     
  14. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    Yeah. You made money off of the Star Wars license without permission. You can be as sarcastic as you want about how it isn't a lot of money (though 67 dollars for 2 Piggys with some clay and paint slapped on them isn't bad at all.). Just because the people thanked you doesn't mean it's right. I'm sure the wife thanks the hitman for bumping off her husband (and vice versa) but it's still wrong.
     
  15. Buttercup

    Buttercup New Member

    Technically it is illegal, but no one really cares. Well, that isn't TECHNICALLY true, especially if the Henson company is that careful about squashing Pseudo-Muppets, but most companies don't seem to have a problem with it.

    I really don't think the custom is very good, or even good at all, but if someone wants to buy it, let them. I'm sure that anyone obsessive, erm, 'interested' ^_~ enough to buy a custom for that much would jump at the chance to buy the real thing, should Palisades ever make them.
     
  16. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    Palisades can't. The Star Wars people won't allow it.
     


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