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Muppet-Puppet Replicas on Ebay

Discussion in 'Puppets For Sale' started by Medbe Monster, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Medbe Monster

    Medbe Monster Well-Known Member

  2. goodrastus

    goodrastus Well-Known Member

    They have been selling those for months and months - I have bid on several of Jarrod's puppets and actually one won of them. All that time when I did searches, Beaker and Animal replicas have come up in the search
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I can't see any reason why it would be illegal. They're his own creations and he's not claiming that they are the original puppets.
  4. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    They are not hi own creations. They are characters created by Jim Henson and currently owned by Disney. It is illegal to sell them whether he says they are "real" or not. It's why companies like Master Replicas need to pay companies like Disney money in order to make and sell replicas. You can't just decide to sell replicas of someone elses intelectual property. You could amke your own, but you can't make money by selling them or using them in a show of some kind.
  5. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Ooh, that's ba-aaad...:eek:

    Those things are so off, lol!!! But That kermit is not that bad, though.
  6. Kaiser Gonzo

    Kaiser Gonzo Well-Known Member

    these puppets look great
    if i didnt kno any better id have thought that this ad actually worked for henson.
    the gonzo looks class
  7. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    No...they stink compared to the real thing. They look like crappy knock offs, which they are.
  8. Punch'n'Judy

    Punch'n'Judy Well-Known Member

    This has been discussed in great depth already on this and other forums.
  9. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Excellent post MWoO. Couldn't have said it better. Whether they look great or not isn't the point. They are illegal copies of somebody elses intellectual properties, which are protected under the law! :attitude:
  10. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong, I wouldl ove to buy an illegally made muppet replica is it was good and cheap, but not one of these expensive things that aren't even real looking. Still illegal though....I would just be ok with breaking that law, though I'm not actualy sure if it would be illegal to buy these.
  11. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I agree--definitely illegal and suspect. If I could build these myself, I would have no problem with creating them for my own enjoyment. But these really are copyright infringement.

    Still, I do think they look pretty good. I especially like the Beaker one. It's almost worth it... The person making these is talented, but selling them for a profit? Not so great.
  12. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

  13. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    Wow, the Piggy is a beauty. Not a bad puppet, even if it may be illegal. :rolleyes:
  14. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Nice stuff...........shame its illegal. Hey do you think he will sell them cheaper as they are illegal, maybe we could blackmail him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  15. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    They have all gone
  16. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    I saw the Piggy before it was taken down and it looked interesting but like all the others it was off enough to not be good.
  17. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

  18. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Piggy in profile looks good, but from front on...there's something not quite right.

    Would love to see what this guy could do with Fozzie - mostly out of curiosity, but I could be moved to bid on him (since I really doubt we'll get him from Master Replicas)
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I don't want to see what this guy can do with Fozzie! I'd be too tempted, and a $1000 price tag is way too much for me.

    Beautifully crafted replicas. I failed to notice, but are these listed as replicas? Anyway, I don't have a problem with folks selling replicas, but I sure do wish if they're going to do that they wouldn't sell them so dang expensively, and would at least offer some of the proceeds to charity.
  20. Bein Green

    Bein Green Member

    Not bad, but good heavens- A THOUSAND DOLLARS for a "Kermit" that looks... a bit off? Wow. I remember back in the day (1970s with Star Trek and Star Wars stuff) when bootlegs cost LESS than real deals!

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