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Muppets Most Wanted Merchandise Thread

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppetlover123, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I honestly think there should be that much more, but they've done a lot better this time. There's a real lack of toy merchandise, but they did give them multiple product promotions that we didn't see last time. And stuff like crummy kid's yogurt (with Rowlf on the box !) and cereal boxes give a presence that toys just wouldn't. So that's a huge plus to see them at the grocery store, there.

    My chief complaint is that there should have been a line of small bean bag plush at Disney, and there should be a little more at general retail. Other than that, we've had a better go this time. Just not as much as it should be.
  2. DutchMuppet

    DutchMuppet Well-Known Member

    In the Netherlands, a big store named "Blokker" sold a lot of Muppet merchandise after the 2011 movie. Big Kermit, Miss Piggy dolls. Little dolls from Kermit, Piggy, Animal, Fozzie. 3 kinds of Jigsaw puzzles, all the previous movies (wich weren't available like Oz), lunch-boxes and a lot more. Sadly none were sold. After 2 months the stuff went on sale for 75% discount. And even nowadays they have some stuff in the store from that movie. It just sold poorly. When I called them for the new Muppet movie, they told me they won't be selling stuff at the cinema release. When I asked if they ever gonna have new merch, they say Maybe in the december season as the bluray and dvd will be releasing. And not so much as last movie. Maybe even the same stuff.

    Pretty strange because the movie was a hit in the cinema. I think the main reason it didn't sell much, was because a big grocery store gave free hand-dolls when you purchased for 25 dollars of goods. Picture of the dolls under the link :)

    So maybe we have to wait for the homerelease of the dvd for more merch!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    International merch release is different. We actually have some stuff, not as much as we'd like, but it's a huge improvement over the last time. For one thing, the PVC set came out before the movie this time (even though most of them are the same figures, but with bases so they stand, unlike the last set).
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    European countries have traditionally gotten all the cool Muppet merchandise. Especially in recent years. Anyways I guess there's no use complaining...same argument we've brought up for years now. /shrug
  5. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They look like the ones that would usually retail in places like TRU. I really wish more stores carried those. The Gonzo actually looks pretty good for what it is (his likeness is always screwed up anyway).
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  7. ilovemuppet4eva

    ilovemuppet4eva Well-Known Member

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  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I just went to Walgreens across the street from me, and low and behold...Muppet plushes! Now...ok, granted these aren't the best. They look like circa 2002 European Mcdonalds Muppet plushes. But for $4? Sure why not.

    I still maintain the 2012 Toys R Us Muppet plushes are the best Muppet plushes ever made in 40 years of Muppet plushes.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd say most of the Disney Store ones. It's a real shame they never restocked the Pepe the Prawn one. That was the best one they had, hands down (and the only one of the assortment I had).

    Anyway, gonna be on the lookout for those Walgreens ones. Might as well pick up a Constantine.
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  10. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    I was pretty disappointed by the Disney Store selection, honestly. The shirts are all stock images with minimal thought put into them. Was really hoping for some accessories. The plushes are nice looking, much better that previous iterations, but the variety is pretty lacking.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like I said... smaller, collectible ones would have given us a greater range of character.

    But complaining about how T-Shirts have the same stock photos? That's elementary stuff right there. It sucks, though. There's a great one with the characters stylized on it that I have. Has Scooter and Dr. Teeth on it. I don't see why we can't have more of that or the kind of shirt you'd get in one of those design contests.
  12. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They're actually about 6.

    I'll admit the Fozzie and Kermit aren't that great. Kermit has Constantine's scowl, effectively making him look MORE like Constantine than Constantine... but the Gonzo's actually pretty good, and the Constantine plush proper is actually quite better looking in person. Bonus points for wearing the Karate gi he wore for 2 seconds in the film but his mole is green, making him represent specifically his time pretending to be Kyerrmet.

    I HAVE to get that Constantine.
  14. IMDWalrus

    IMDWalrus Member

    They just marked down all the plush on the Disney Store website. Down to $12 each. That was fast... :concern:
  15. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I got an email from them about that, and it seemed like it was a promotion for all plushes and toys on sale, not just the Muppets, so I don't think the sale is an indictment on how the merchandise is selling.
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  16. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    The babysuits they added are adorable.

    Not helping my current bout of baby fever.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really hope so.

    On the plus side, these things are easier to get now... on the minus side, that means no more Muppet Merchandise, and that little cubby hole will be filled with even more Planes nonsense. The movie may not have performed as it should have, but if they can still make their money on merchandising, at least it means they'll still sell merchandise

    Meanwhile, unless all the Wallgreens I've been this weekend never had them in stock, the Muppet plush there sold out.

    As long as the stuff doesn't get "Ratatoullied" before the home video comes out, I think we're in decent shape.
  18. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Are the Disney Store plush $12 in stores, or just online? If they're that cheap in stores, I'll buy a few today.
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    At least at my Disney store the merchandise seemed to sell pretty well. The tumblers went fast as did the Kermit plushes they've since gotten more in but I would def say the merchandise is doing fairly well. For some reason though they never got any Constantine's in.

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