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Muppet Master Replicas

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Fizzgig1977, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Fizzgig1977

    Fizzgig1977 Member

    With four muppet characters produced by Master Replicas, does anyone know if they are selling well. If so is anyone interested in Master Replica making characters from other Henson films & TV shows? Personally I would love to have a 1.1 scale Boober Fraggle and Hoggle from Labyrinth. But my most wanted character would be Fizzgig from Dark Crystal (especially now that Toy Vault have made that piece of rubbish that they call a Fizzgig plush! Any thoughts
  2. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    According to CSTom at MR, there is a limited amount of Gonzo and Animal left in there stock. MR only has the license for "The Muppet Show" only so they are not able to produce other Henson characters outside or The Muppet Show.
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Their licence is from Disney, not Henson.Traditionally, Henson have shown that they dont want replicas made of their characters.
  4. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I know muppetperson! :smirk: The Muppets have been at Disney for 4 years now and people STILL dont know! :shifty:
  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Trying to forget, lol
  6. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I already knew that Disney now owns the Muppets. I was refering to Henson Muppet characters....meaning that they cannot do Sesame Street or any other Henson movies other than the Muppet Show.
  7. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    To answer the second question from the first post: yes, I would be interested in MR getting the license from Henson. A few Fraggles and Movie creatures would be fantastic to have spread around the house.

    As you say though, I'm sure that would depend on how well the Muppets are performing in sales, and whether or not Henson would allow the license.

    Time will tell. :wisdom:
  8. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Henson would not allow the licence unless they had a rethink or sold the characters to someone else, like they did with Disney.They feel strongly in this area for "legal reasons",
    so I wouldnt hold your breath waiting for Henson owned replicas anytime soon.
  9. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Fizzgig, where abouts in Staffordshire do you live?
  10. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I think maybe Henson might allow a license if it was a really high-end collectors thing - but probably Labyrinth, Dark Crystal characters rather than Fraggles. I think we would be talking editions of 500 or less, and prices into the thousands though.
  11. Fizzgig1977

    Fizzgig1977 Member

    Hi Reevz1977, I live in Cheadle about 10 miles from Stoke
  12. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Crikey, what a small world. I work as an Illustrator for JCB in Rocester - just down the road from Cheadle and live in Ashbourne which is only a stones throw away - look out of your window now, can you see me waving?;)
  13. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Discounted Muppets

    Master Replicas are currently offering 10% off Gonzo and Animal.
    A sign that they are trying to boost sales, so sales arent going that well if they need to discount them.:(
  14. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    Not true...MR always has sales on there stuff. Doesn't mean that they are not selling that well.
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree with that. If it were 25% off or more I'd be concerned, but it appears to be an average sale to me. MRs prices are sometimes more inflated than other companies selling their items. Also maybe they're looking to see if a slightly decreased price point increases sales. :)
  16. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    DisneyStore.com still has Gonzo cheaper than the MR 10% off price. If you watch their ads long enough, you can get him when they have free shipping or greatly reduced shipping.

    Plus, MR collectors society members have always been offered the 10% off price.


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