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New Fraggle Dolls coming from Sababa in 2004

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Aerosmith, Aug 19, 2003.

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  1. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

    Sababa is also making Fragggle plushes for next year!

    http://www.playthings.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA307025

  2. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    Wow, thats great news, We truly are blessed with a muppet/henson merchandise couple of years! :) :excited:
  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Cool!!

    I copied the article here for ease...there were no pictures, only text:
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    :smirk: :excited:
    Classic brands and new licenses take center stage
    Playthings
    By Pamela Brill -- 6/13/2003


    You know it's a good show when the family of Jim Henson makes a point of attending, and Mrs. Henson reportedly sits down in the middle of the company's booth to play The Muppet Show game from USAopoly.
    Also on hand at the 2003 Licensing Show on opening day was Jenna Elfman, helping to promote the forthcoming feature film from Warner Bros., "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," this November. Her male co-stars include Steve Martin and Brendan Fraser. Elfman was there for a quick appearance; if you blinked, you probably missed her.

    In the realm of new preschool shows, PLAYTHINGS saw three particular standouts. "Rubbadubbers," an animated series set in the wet and wild world of the bathroom, from HIT Entertainment will begin airing on Nick Jr. in September. According to the licensor, this is the only new preschool show in this network's new programming block. Consumer products will begin rolling out next spring, including bath toys, play sets and plush from master toy licensee Hasbro.

    From the family bathroom and over to the Australian Outback comes "The Koala Brothers" from Big Tent Entertainment, a new show premiering on Disney whose title characters exemplify the best qualities for impressionable preschoolers. Frank is the thinker of the duo, while Buster represents the emotional, supportive brother. The show introduces little viewers to other characters based on animals they might not be as familiar with, like a wombat and a platypus.

    Preschoolers who were once devoted fans of "Teletubbies" may take a liking to "Boohbahs," the new television series for kids ages 3 to 6 from Ragdoll airing on PBS. The characters are vividly hued atoms that embody a child's boundless energy and get the job done-before they settle into bed at night (as all children hopefully do!). Hasbro has come on board as master toy licensee, while Scholastic will handle publishing needs. Products are expected to hit shelves in early 2004.

    While plenty of new licenses were on hand, classic brands also ruled the roost. In fact, lots of tried-and-true properties are primed to celebrate anniversaries in the year ahead. Classic Media's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will turn 40 next year, and the licensor told PLAYTHINGS that TRU is expected to repeat its in-store merchandise program.

    Both Jim Henson's Muppet Babies and Fraggle Rock are celebrating their 20th years. Master toy licensee Toy Play will be targeting tweens and teens with plush and plush beanies, among other items, that will hit specialty stores just in time for back to school. And on the mass side, the company will be producing beanbag plush for preschoolers, which will appear at Walgreens this September.

    In the land of the Fraggles, Hot Topic will carry new plush characters from Sababa Toys in 2004.
  4. Chad Kermit

    Chad Kermit New Member

    Hopefully they will pay attention to detail and combine elements that worked in past fraggle dolls and leave out the ones that didn't. Hard to believe my Tomy Fraggle dolls are 20 years old. The Tomy Uncle Matt product sample was better than the finished doll. They acutally placed his eyes correctly at the top partly covered by the lid rather than dead center. Makes a world a difference. I feel that the Tomy dolls paid the best detailed attention to the costumes and that the fabrics used were very Muppety. The Hasbro dolls were good liknesses to some degree but the child friendly attached clothes and fabrics were a turn off.

    Good news!!!!
  5. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Really, really, great news!! I hope they do a Sprocket doll as well!


    Zack)Rowlf the, and Doc!!!!LOL! :) ;) Dog.
  6. GuySmiley

    GuySmiley New Member

    Maybe they know something we don't about possible DVD releases!!!

    We can but hope!

    Guy!
  7. Good Lord, Mary Costa, Janice figures, and Mokey plush all in the same month?!?!

    :D :D :D

    :flirt:
  8. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    Now Byron can get Mokey in bed with him (or something similar).
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    This certainly IS an exciting year for my pal, By!! YAY!!
  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

  11. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Member

    Amazon has a page like that for nearly every series and movie that's not on DVD yet. They offer an opportunity to vote for that series or movie, and then Amazon sends the request to the video company that would release it. If they get enough requests, that series or movie will be released.


    Greg
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I'm going to go vote for that then.
  13. The Gobeek

    The Gobeek New Member

    fraggle plush

    It's just too bad that Hot Topic is the store that will be selling them.
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yes, because Hot Topic never carries anything cool Muppet or Sesame related;) Anyhoo, I had heard rumor of this, so wow...see, now if only JHC could undue all the focus placed on Muppet Babies merch, and pour it into FR, that would be something!

    I have not heard any news for 2004 other than mirrormask, so Im hoping FR plushes are just a drop in th ebucket of cool things that lie ahead.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    My Hot Topic used to have that stuff, but replaced it with those freaking Care Bears!!!


    I'm pretty sure Bostonians may find these at Newburry Comics (They had the Sabba toys before anyone else, I think). But I hope they make Fraggle PVC's. I'd like the dolls, but I want to see Quality Fraggle and Muppet Babies PVC's before I die...

    wait... There were quality Fraggle PVCs.... just no Muppet Babies ones...
  16. Foodie

    Foodie Active Member

  17. No1MuppetFan

    No1MuppetFan Member

    :excited: Anyone know when photos of the Fraggle Dolls will be released? :smirk:
  18. Foodie

    Foodie Active Member

    One can only hope it's soon. * does the hoping dance * :smirk:

    Nick
  19. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D New Member

    YAAAY!!!! Gobo & Red plushies!!!!
    I'll habe to buy three or four of them....
    :excited: :smirk: :excited: :smirk: :excited:
  20. Foodie

    Foodie Active Member


    In all honesty, I really do plan to buy several of each. I want tons of them. :smirk:

    Nick


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