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New Fraggle Dolls

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by BlueFrackle, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. BlueFrackle Active Member

  2. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    There horrible, when will get a good quality, good likeness Fraggle Plush!

    Chris

    PS, BlueFrackle, I've sent you a few messages but had no response? Are they not getting through?
  3. redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Well ok, maybe not pretty - but at least there's a Mokey. :rolleyes:
  4. DLGabriel Active Member

    Well... Not exactly the great quality I had hoped for, but I like their apparent size. They look like they'll be a solid 18 inches. Really wish they didn't look like their faces were taken from mug shot photos though.
  5. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Man... they're alright I guess... but really, I think that the best we'll ever get as far as quality goes is the Sababa line... too bad they never got retail support for Mokey. I just hope we get another line of merchandise later... I really want PVC's... not symbiotes or whatever they are...
  6. DLGabriel Active Member


    Personally, I liked the vintage Hasbro Softies line of Fraggle Dolls best. Could have done without the gapping mouths in them, but IMO they captured the spirit of the Fraggle best.

    While I'm a bit disappointed in the appearance of the new dolls, I think it's positively fantastic that there's enough interest to warrant their release. I'm kind of a nut when it comes to Fraggle Rock, so I'll almost certainly be buying myself a set of the new dolls once they come out (assuming I can scrounge up the moolah to do so).

    And I would whole-heartedly second the desire for some awesome new PVC figures. The vintage ones are crazy expensive.
  7. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Make no mistake, though... they're at LEAST better than some of these

    Oookkkkggghh... when did the Fraggles start drinking all that much coffee?

    Really, these plush are decent, but just not for the price. They look quite similar to the Nanco carny set... I see the problem, though... Wembly has a flat, Gobo like nose (beak?) when he has that weird rounded nub thing for a nose (which is tricky to draw, by the way)...
  8. DLGabriel Active Member

    Yeah... Those old Tomy ones were pretty odd looking. Nice materials, but not very well put together.
  9. Baby Gonzo Member

    Uh. They look old and wrinkly. They all seem to have an expression of grief and panic. It's quite sad, really. And Boober seems to have too much face and not enough hair.
  10. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...kind of ironicly appropriate given the state of the Fraggle Rock movie/relaunch actually...
  11. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Not quite - there's a Mokey's Grandmother!

    Wanna have some more fun? Toughpigs has a picture of new Red and Wembley puppets. You can reenact countless scenes of Red reacting to Gobo's latest Traveling Matt postcard or missing the pool on her latest dive with that likeness!
  12. Foodie Active Member

  13. No I have the Key Chains and they are worse! The new ones look more like soft cuddle dolls. With out the hard eyes. These look pretty big. I would probably get the Grandma Mokey one, mostly just because its Mokey! Also, is there a way to buy them online?
  14. Foodie Active Member


    Oh, I mean the same as far as being for a charity event. I'm just wondering if I'll be able to get a set of these new ones.

    I do have this weird prototype set of fraggles that are like larger scale versions of the keychains. They look like twiddlebugs. :smirk:
  15. HAHA! Larger scale? Where did you get those? Post pics? I pretty much will buy anything Fraggle Related. Not T-Shirts though. :smirk:
  16. If only EFX would take on Fraggle Rock! Wow! I'd love the Fraggle 5! I don't buy the Muppets. I got Gonzo for Christmas, but the Fraggles? I'd buy all five no questions asked! :excited:
  17. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    What keychains? I looked all over Muppet Wiki for it, and I can't find them. I have to see these.
  18. Foodie Active Member

    UK Plush Fraggle Samples

    I found the picture in my file that they had on eBay. Here's a link. http://phraggle.deviantart.com/art/Weird-Plush-Fraggles-146977725
    I don't have them handy but I think they're each about 10 to12 inches tall. Mokey is quite out of scale. Gobo looks like he was in a transporter accident with a twiddlebug. Wembley looks just plain weird. Boober's interesting cuz they did him with his mouth closed and Red just looks like Red after a run-in with a gorg's shoe.

    I bought them from the UK through eBay in... 2007 I think... maybe 2008. The seller included a set of those key chain fraggles with them and upon inspection, they appear to be from the same manufacturer. The cool thing about these is that they all have the word " sample " on their hang-tags and Gobo's has a bit more information... I think it has the signature of the inspector or something. I'll hafta go check. I dunno how many were produced.

    Another oddity about this batch is they all have plush eyes.

    It seems that this set slipped under the radar of the Muppet/Fraggle collecting world. I don't even think I had much competition when I was bidding on them. :smirk:
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sadly, the Mokey is the best of the bunch... and what the heck is up with Red having Yellow Hair?

    Yeah... I'm gonna give the current Red Fraggle by Manhattan Toy (I think that's the company) the benifit of the doubt. It's the best looking one, but out of a bunch of real dogs.
  20. Foodie Active Member

    Red may have funky hair because I think these are really rare production samples. Which ones are the Manhattan Toy fraggles? :smirk:

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