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Muppet Replica Line

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Gerbert, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Gerbert

    Gerbert Member

    Dont you Guy's think "The Muppets" will have a replica line?
    what Muppets would you like to own?
    I would love to get my hands on an :rolleyes: and :shifty: Replica Puppet. Think about it... Now that Muppet SillyBandz are out, What Kid wouldn't want a Pepe, Rizzo, Kermit, or Animal.. REAL HALF BODY PUPPETS! Arm Rod's, Blinking Mechanisim's, Posing Finger's.. Imagine It.. They could be in those Muppet Poser Type Boxes.. with a Window thru it.. with Your very own Puppet.. This has been My Dream.. They could Hire Jarrod for them and He could start making them and Teaching the Company.. Imagien it now.. Every Muppet fan's Dream.. Which Muppet Replica would You like to See in a Store Like Toys R Us, Walmart, Sams Club etc?
  2. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    well, if you didn't already know, there is a muppet replica line. they aren't puppets though. they're full bodied photo puppet replicas. and the idea of a puppet replica is probly a no go. sorry.
  3. Gerbert

    Gerbert Member

    I know about the Poser's.. I mentioned them in This Post.. I decided to Create Puppet Versions of Them..
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Disney has already expressed that they don't want authentic puppet versions of the Muppet characters on the commercial market. That's not likely to change. :attitude:
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Is that why, except for Rizzo, the posers don't truly look like the real posers used in magazines/calendars/promo shots nor the puppets themselves? Im a big supporter of anything Muppets and especially of the companies putting out stuff...but I just cannot help but notice the posers to me do not look like the real deal or anywhere near the authentic posers. (I feel like a bad fan for saying that)

    I do find it interesting they allowed real authentic whatnots to be made; as I never thought authentic Muppet styled hand and rod puppets would ever be commercially released.
  6. Gerbert

    Gerbert Member

    Well, You just Ruined My Day.. I won't Be able to Go to sleep Tonight..

    The Whatnot's look NOTHING like the Actual Whatnot's.. They look Like Those crappy Ernie Plushes at Friggin Walmart..
  7. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    its not like they're not making replica puppets to spite the fans, in fact i support the reason for it.

    if puppets were made then there would be thousand of muppet youtube video with professional looking puppets to take away from the Muppets themselves
  8. Gerbert

    Gerbert Member

    I understand Julio, But I would actually Like that.. It's giving Free Publicity to The Muppets..
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I don't think that was the intention. Next time you're in SF swing by the shop on Waverly and we have all three on display. (I work there every Sunday and Monday.) They look better than you think they would. MR tried to get them as close as possible but they bit off more than they could chew from the factory standpoint. I mean, all of MR's prototypes were spot-on A+ representations just like EFX's Rizzo, but EFX can't find a factory that'll do as good or any better than MR did...which was still pretty good. You've got to see them in real life (and posed by a talented hand ;))to appreciate them. Here's a fuzzy picture of Kermit and Gonzo behind...Tom Servo! And yes, he's a functioning puppet.

    Also, I love my Toadie Whatnot. He kicks a$ They're definitely worth purchasing. Just make sure there's a sale on when you do. ;)
  10. charlie bird

    charlie bird Member

    That would be my dream!
    I wish that would happen,but even if it did I probuably wouldn't be able to aford it ,but still I'd love to see it happen!Thank you for putting the idea in my head,but soon I think I'll have to make my own replica ,have too!
  11. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The reasons why Disney would never allow this has already been covered, but even if this were to happen, i would be aghast to see something that special in a Walmart!

    But to expand further on the reasons it wouldn't happen, it isn't even so much fanmade videos on Youtube as it is giving anyone and everyone the professional tools to commit fraud. Anyone could perform at a fair or party claiming they're the real deal and taking money away from Disney doing unauthorized substandard work.
  12. MuppetLabsBoy

    MuppetLabsBoy Member

    If they came out with half body puppets, I'd buy one!:excited:
  13. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i think replica puppets are out of the question but i would be ok with decent looking hand puppets....kinda like the eden Kermit that came out years ago
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think this is where they should go too. Why not make another Animal puppet with movable eyebrows? The Muppets have to be big enough again for such retail items, but they're getting there.
  15. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    Exactly! Animal and Rowlf are amazing puppets and i have them both some where....sure they have no stuffing they they are still great quality
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'll just be happy when we have some decent non stylized plush figures again. Disney Bean Bag sized or otherwise.
  17. MadForPepe

    MadForPepe New Member

    Amen to that;)


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