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Muppet-Puppet Replicas on Ebay

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

  1. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    ONE thing I'd have to point out: Kermit just hasn't had the same look anyway since Jim Henson has been gone. Even the posers don't seem to have the same smile anymore. There's a bit of a 'frown' to his look since 1990.

    I would say that whoever dude is making these would make money if he'd sell his patterns. I'd like to make this stuff just to play with around the apartment--but, before I do that, I have a whole load of my own characters I have to create first.

    Though, to make a Muppet Penguin would be fun and possibly quick and easy.
  2. Ilikemuppets New Member

    Bwa-hahahahaha! Kermit looks like he was flattend by a tow truck!!!:D
  3. Medbe Monster New Member

  4. AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Not to mention $3000 for Piggy. No wonder she's such a diva. Sheesh!
  5. Ilikemuppets New Member

    That's intense!

    $3000 for a Pig, thats hilarious! hahaha...and steep.:p
  6. Telly Active Member

    I thought Piggy looked good. I'd like to see him do Rizzo or Pepe!
  7. Medbe Monster New Member

  8. Bear Man Member

    It's not a great likeness - it's close enough, but it's not an exact match...
  9. MUPPETMONKEY Active Member

    Maybe you've discussed this a thousand times but I have to admit that I haven't vissited the forums for a while.
    I was checking ebay and I found some obviously unathorized replicas of the Muppets.
    I must say they are quite good. These were either done by a Henson intern or a real pro. But by checking the incredible perfection of his "Miss Piggy", I have to say he must've had the original puppets in his hands to do this.
    They are pricey so don't go break your piggy bank.

    Anyway, here they are:

    Kermit the Frog:


    Miss Piggy:






    Dr. Bunsen Honeydew:








    I've seen his puppets on ebay for quite a while. I'm not sure if they're selling well but if by any chance you have the money...well... You can make your own Muppet Show.
  10. MUPPETMONKEY Active Member

    And to think I posted a thread for this 5 minutes ago. Now I feel stupid:o

    Anyway, here are the links:

    Kermit the Frog:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem

    Miss Piggy:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem

    Dr. Bunsen Honeydew:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Ven... cmdZViewItem

    Is he actually selling well? Because they are pricey as heck!
  11. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    Wow. This guy must've stolen patterns from JHC or the Diz.
  12. MUPPETMONKEY Active Member

    That's exactly what I say. He must've been around them somehow to get them so perfectly. Piggy is way too perfect and the materials are the same.

    Gonzo and the rest are not THAT exact, but they certainly look good.
  13. Bear Man Member

    Maybe he bought the Piggy head that turned up on eBay a while back...I still say she's not perfect though, there's something about her eyes in the full-frontal shots (hmmm, something about that phrasing sounds a little suspect!) that isn't quite right.
  14. ravagefrackle New Member

    he's been around while, his auctions always get yanked off Ebay,

    his knock off are ok, but not perfect, but i would not recomend him to anyone , he has no respect for the characters or thier creators since he flaunts his unauthoriezed creatoins for sale all over the place, he even has a myspace page set up
  15. ravagefrackle New Member

    A) i could indeed build them, and make them more accurate, as well as use materials closer to the real thing,Ichoose not to, because i do not own these characters,and i have no need to keep a Kermit or Piggy in my bedroom.

    B) I build puppets for a living "DUDE" ,i do not need to buy Knockoffs,i HAVE WORKED WITH THE REAL THINGS, his prices are low actually, priced to move like hot merchandise sold on the streets of NYC.
  16. spcglider Member


    As to the legality of this, you are beyond all doubt, absolutely wrong. Your correctness quotient in this matter is zero.

    What this person is doing is infringing on the intellectual property of the Walt Disney Company and Muppet Holding Company.

    I have spent many many hours discussing and researching intellectual property rights with qualified authorities (both scholarly and legal). And simply because this person has not yet received a Cease And Desist order or been thumped soundly by the Disney Legal Department in no way lessens the infraction.

    I don't care how you feel about Disney, the current Muppets, MHC, or anyone else, but the fact is that what this person is doing is UNLAWFUL.


  17. spcglider Member

    Frankly, I would be wary of bidding on his auctions anyway... he has only ONE feedback. Which most likely means he's been shut out of eBay in the past and has simply created a new account.

    You want to know why Disney's legal department is so wicked? THIS GUY is a perfect example.

  18. spcglider Member

    So, how much of a kickback is this guy giving you to shill his puppets here on the MuppetCentral forum? Or, are YOU the guy who's selling these unlicensed replicas?

    just for interest's sake, tell me, what other laws do you break for the sake of greed?

    You're obviously suffering classic fan entitlement complex. For reasons unknown, you appear to think that you DESERVE to be able to step on other's rights just to satisfy the desire to own a perfect likeness of a Muppet. I won't speculate here what it is that you might do with it once you have it.

    And my insight isn't just mine... it happens to be the law. That makes it YOUR insight too. Whether you agree with it or not. That's not zilch.

  19. spcglider Member

    What do you think about respect?

  20. spcglider Member

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