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Next Muppet Replicas: Gonzo, Animal

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Was Once Ernie, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    Big news from Comic-Con! Kevin Eslinger has kindly given me permission to announce the next Muppet Replica after Kermit coming from Master Replicas. It has been officially appoved by Disney.

    To get the whole story, go here.

    Was Once Ernie

  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    That's great Earl-nie.You were given a great privalidge.That was my next choice.Kermit looks great, although a bit shimmery in texture.Didnt Mike the Propologist build the Kermit prototype or was it shared between him and Terry Angus?
  3. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    :concern: Great Gonzo! :concern: What a great choice!
  4. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    Whooooooohhhoooooooooo!!!!!!! Can't Wait!!!
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    GONZO!!!!!! OH MY DEAR JIM IN HEAVEN THAT IS SO SUPER FANTASTICABULOUSLY AMAZING!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! WOOOOOT!! That's gonna rule so much!! *dances cares away* :excited: :D :)
  6. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    I don't know why, but sometimes Antron fleece photographs shimmery. It doesn't look like that in person. Maybe it has something to do with digital photography or the flash.

    Mike the Propologist built a Kermit puppet prototype. Disney has not yet approved puppet versions of the characters, only the photo poser versions.

    By the way, I didn't post this in my original article, but I'm very happy with the way Kermit came out. You have to pull the material out from his neck a little to make him look perfect, but after you pose him and pull it out, it will stay that way. On its own, it tends to want to flatten out. Kevin said he considered putting a piece of foam in there, because that's where Jim's thumb would have been, but they couldn't get it to look right, so they left it out. But you can fix it when you pose him.

    Also, in case anyone wasn't sure, it isn't a toy. You can't play with it repeatedly. The material is delicate and will show signs of wear if you over-handle it.

    But with these very small caveats, it is incredible that we finally have a product this nice. Kevin and Master Replicas are to be commended. And Disney too, for allowing a dream to come true for so many of us.

  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Here,Here.Well said.Thanks.
  8. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Oh WOW!!! great news! i STILL have to order (or pre-order?) my Kermie still :) :D BTW anyone have a link to where I can get Kermit cheap? I know there NOT cheap but cheaper then what i find and FREE shipping at? the cheapest I can find him is on http://timespacetoys.stores.yahoo.net/prkefrpure.html for 174.99 but then shipping is $5 somthin to a total of $180.94 :(
  9. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Me too!

    Great news about Gonzo, I hope he will be dressed in the purple suit from The Muppet show days :zany:
  10. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Cool that you got the scoop!

    I love Gonzo, but I was really pining for a Rowlf. Oh well, I know it goes by popularity and familiarity, so that's okay. Maybe someday.

    Also checked out more of your blog, good stuff! Is it too late to guess the location of your picture? Ha ha.

    I've been pondering picking up seasons 1-5 of The Flintstones, and I saw that you've got some commentary (or something like that) on Season 5(?)! That's awesome. I remember you guys talking about that in another thread, but I guess I had forgotten.

    Back on topic: Can't wait for Kermit! Hope it's not too hard for China to nail Gonzo's likeness.
    SkeetScootSquat likes this.
  11. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

  12. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead Well-Known Member

    I was going to get mine frome Time and Space toys, but PA tax is $10.00 extra for it. That's the cheapest I have seen it.
  13. AlienGonzo

    AlienGonzo Well-Known Member

    Wow, thats awesome!!! So Happy its Gonzo. Other than Gonzo, the only other Muppet I'd prob get for sure is Piggy.

    Idk where I'm gonna even put Kermit, not something you can just throw on a couch or bed :concern:
  14. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Gonzo! Gonzo! Gonzo! Gonzo! Awsome to see Gonzo is going to be made. I hope soon to hear more if Animal is next after Gonzo. But cool to see Gonzo. He's another one of my favoirites.
  15. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's more news courtesy of Kevin Eslinger of Master Replicas:

    Kermit is now expected to ship the end of August. Everything is going well in China and he doesn't expect any more delays.

    Master Replicas has a style guide for the Muppets from 1978 and that is the era they are going to use for the posers. Gonzo will be dressed in his purple Muppet Show Tux. And Animal will be in the vest and ragged pants without the spiked collar.

    That is all for now!

  16. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    That's the best Master Replicas Comic Con news I've read!
  17. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    SWEET!!:crazy: :excited:
  18. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

  19. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Ok...this news is awsome. The only thing I am worried about it getting a 1978 piggy. I think Piggy looked her best in 1981 in the Great Muppet Caper. Best look she ever had. Animal in classic outfit is really nice too. I wonder if he will have all his hair too instead of his balding look he's been sporting.
  20. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    Kermit's eyes

    I got to see Kermit up close and personal today @ the con. He looks OK, NOT as good as in the prototype photos on MR's website.

    However, he FEELS great!!! His eyes are a bit odd though, as they're flocked as well... yes.. you read that correctly kermits' signature black pupils will be flocked and fuzzy. It's a little off putting but think we'll all be OK.

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