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MR's Fozzie Prototype found!

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by muppetperson, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

  2. TML

    TML Well-Known Member

    Too rich for my blood. He does look good though. To think we could have owned one. (sigh)
  3. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    Muppetperson, thank you for sharing.

    TML, I agree, we SHOULD have owned one.

    And that price btw (imho) is ridiculous. :o
  4. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    D**n it...I found this a month or so ago and have made an offer. I'm going to see the guy next month (it;s about 35 minutes from my house!). I was keeping it a secret as I didn't want anyone beating me with an offer :)
  5. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Wow, I always wondered how Precious company items can just randomly turn up at prop shops. I hope whoever gets him decides to take pics.
  6. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    In truth the guy really does not want to sell him, he said to me if I made an offer of £7500 he'd accept immediately, but £5000 is unlikely. I agree that this price is absolutely ridiculous! ! I've written to Bryan at EFX to make sure that they are definitely NOT going to make this in the future (as always, no response! ! ! !) before I part with any cash, and I am pricing up having a prop company make one, but the likelihood is this is gonna be the best (and most accurate) option. In all fairness to the guy, he is a huge Muppet fan and seems to be seeing just how much someone would pay for Fozzie. I got the impression he got hold of it for way lower than 5K...but who knows. And Walter, if I do get him, I will take LOTS of photos :)
  7. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    sorry for sounding like a noob, but is EFX still makeing muppets?
  8. TheMonsterAteMe

    TheMonsterAteMe Well-Known Member

    EFX has kinda been a jerk to us this past year and has refused to answer any email regarding the subject so sadly, I think it is safe to assume that they are not going to be making an Muppet replicas. :(
  9. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    oh, thats too bad. Nice sig BTW, I put that quote in my yearbook X)
  10. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    i saw this a while ago i thought it was cool until i saw the price :grr: quite steep although it is the only one that we know of
  11. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    How did this fozzie end up in the UK? Of course I'd love to own this but no way would I consider spending that much I just couldn't! If a fozzie replica did ever get released it would loose so much of it's value too!

    Great find though.

    Reeve if you get it maybe you could charge people like me to come and see it . Lol
  12. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Buying this would actually do me a favour, you see for months all I have been hearing is "when are you gonna get rid of all that **** in the loft? ? ?"*. The guy from The Monster Company is interested in a few collectables I own... Everyones a winner! ! ! ! :)

    *Genuine quote, she's a potty-mouth swine my missus!
  13. ashkent

    ashkent Well-Known Member

    It's funny how missuses always seem to say that..mine said the same when i started working on my Animal replica...seems to have this crazy idea that I'm going to make other characters...don't know where she could get that idea from. None whatsoever.
  14. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I found this quite interesting, as on one hand, MR told me that Fozzie went missing, yet they have provided the COA, which means they knew he was to be sold! The prototypes were suppose to be forwarded to either eFX or Disney.Even Terry Angus, the builder, put a request for it.Sorry, Stuart, for breaking your secret, but at that price, I think it is fairly safe.I wish you luck in trying to get him.
  15. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Well-Known Member

    Wow, interesting. I didn't expect to see one of these turn up. Very interesting, indeed.

    Remember, after the Corgi merger, Master Replicas had two offices -- and quite a few staff members -- in the UK. So, it's not terribly surprising that that's where one of these ended up, I guess. What's surprising to me it that he's shown up AT ALL.

    As far as I knew, all 3 of Terry's original samples went to China. (I don't think there ever was a "missing Fozzie." We originally made 3 samples -- 2 for factories & 1 for marketing. However, after many, many months of trying to produce Fozzie at the factory, the 3rd sample was sent over to the HK Office as well, to try to shop for a new vendor.) Maybe someone in the UK had one sent back to them from China... though, I had been led to believe that the samples at the factory had been "dissected." It's all very strange.

    Well, as much as I would like to have a Fozzie, I certainly cannot afford £5000. The COA is also confounding -- although, who knows who created/signed it. It might have been someone in the UK who was not even communicating with the US offices. No idea.

    Very strange and interesting...
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  16. AnimalAttack

    AnimalAttack Active Member

    The price may be steep, but totally worth it for a one of a kind collectible such as this. If this was a Star Wars prototype of this magnitude, I can't even imagine how much it would go for. We're not even talking about a Palisades action figure prototype, this is the genuine article here!!
  17. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    Holy crud. That's expensive! Well, anyway I hope you get him Reevz! I'd love to see some awesome pictures of him! :)
  18. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I had organised to meet up with the guy this coming Thursday and see Fozzie but am having to delay due to work commitments. I'm HOPING that we can sort it out for next week :)
  19. AnimalAttack

    AnimalAttack Active Member

    Reevz1977, any progress on your negotiations? What is the thing you have in the loft?
  20. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Theres been no progress yet do to scheduling conflicts on both sides. That said, I am still hoping that this will come off and am hopefully meeting the guy in September. The stuff in the loft is ALOT of movie replicas, film props etc etc

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