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Muppet Puppets at FAO

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by brkndwnbus, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    man I want that Igel Rizzo.

    Sooo...was at the grand opening of a new Disney store. NOT ONE SINGLE Muppet item. At all.

    The movie drops next month, and not a single piece of merchandise(I didnt even see any promotion) What's up with that?
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    later this month. 6-weeks prior. That would mean next week. We'll see...
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  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I didnt know there was this love heart version of Rizzo.Not only is he wearing different clothes, but the eyes and hands are also different.I prefer the eyes on this plush.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, That's what I was trying to do, but better.

    Re visioned is the key, but Tweaked is basically what to expect of Animal plush.

    The problem with Animal plush for the longest time is the Lollipop effect. The shape of his head is misinterpreted as completely round...

    This is probably the biggest example of this:


    Which is no different to me than furless "Twiddlebug" looking Cookie Monsters.

    I have the suspicion if Animal shaved off all his hair, he'd look quite similar to Crazy Harry... he's got more of a Hamburger bun shaped head, only the hair makes it look completely round. Something not easy to interpret with plush toys. Unless, of course, they add stiffened plastic or cardboard bits to the bottom (seen that sort of thing before).

    Other than the fact the mouth seems a tad small (and I wonder how that effects the puppet's movement) the eyes are recycled leftover Elmo eyes from other Gund plush, painted black to kinda be hidden by the eyebrows.
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    In the above pic, it looks like Animal's screaming in horror over being turned into Elmo.
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  6. TheMonsterAteMe

    TheMonsterAteMe Well-Known Member

  7. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    He's not screaming because he's been turned into Elmo, he's screaming because somebody shoved a giant candy cane up his tailpipe.
  8. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    ok well i said id wait till i saw Kermit and ive decided to get them...mostly to support the merch...but also cause ive never seen a beaker puppet...i hope theres more later on...granted i bet these wont fit on my hand
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  9. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Agreed my friend.

    That said, aside from the extra long arms, Kermit looks pretty okay. Though I wish all 4 of these puppets were a bit bigger.
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  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    These are definitely for kids, but that's a good thing. Too many children haven't known the Muppets for far too long. The fact that the movie is rated PG instead of just G and that they're launching this youth-oriented merchandise on the market means they're working this brand like they would Woody, Buzz, Mickey and Donald. It's all inclusive instead of a niche market.
  11. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    yea i Like Kermit and Fozzie, hoping they make a Gonzo
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  12. edwardsinclair

    edwardsinclair Well-Known Member

    Found all four at the FAO section at Toys R Us this morning. Picked up Kermit and Beaker. Kermit actually looks really nice up close - a really good representation - but his head is a bit bulky. Beaker is fantastic (best of the bunch) and does indeed look better on a hand. Fozzie looked decent, but is that lighter shade. Animal looks better than the picture, but still has that Muppaphone quality. Be sure to buy them up in person if you can because there are distinct manufacturing differences amongst each character (I found a couple Beakers with crooked noses or mouths).
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  13. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    kermit looks nice a nice reprensation of him which i good can't wait to get these i will have a reason to do my muppet impressions again
  14. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Kermit looks really good but the arms are so thick! One would think it would be cheaper to have much thinner arms and it would look better.
  15. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    Maybe Kermit's been working out.
    frogboy4 likes this.
  16. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    SWEET!!! will have to check out Toys R Us....I'll buy one or 2, but my gf said she wants to buy me One for christmas! Yey!! ;)
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

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  18. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    thats not kermit thats one of his cousins who dressed up as kermit for halloween and was picked for that commercial by accident :D
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  19. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Liking the look of kermit. Want these now.

  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Joke aside, they took a commercial Kermit plush (one that's not really great) because there was some weird haggling between Henson and German McDonalds at the time. They wouldn't let anyone but Steve perform the character, or they didn't want to send them the official puppet... and then they hammered things out but it was too late.

    I don't see why that was so horrible, but we got Muppets France.

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