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Official Doozer Replicas available now?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Kermieuk, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hey all,

    Has Christmas come early?

    I just found these pics on wiki, and am surprised that no one is talking about them here?

    It looks like official Replicas of the Doozers available with 3 different color helmets?

    There even flocked just like the real ones!

    There £442, each though?

    Anyone know any more info?

    http://www.colette.fr/#/eshop/article/517075/dr-romanelli-x-fraggle-rock/578/


    Chris
  2. Luke Active Member

    small plushies of alll fraggles too!
  3. $700? I love them! But not for that! Maybe like $40. Or even 100. But not 700 :busy:
  4. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I like the look of these. I really do, but it seems the people with money to buy them would be general collectors rather than Fraggle fans.

    It's either the unattractive cheaper plushes or the highpriced nice-looking Doozer posers? One would think they'd look to design something in the middle that didn't alienate the preexisting fanbase.

    I'd hate to complain about something so cool, but does this upset any other fans? We've been dedicated to the brand durning this dry spell and it looks like they came up with a dream product that few of us can afford. :(
  5. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    They are made by Dr Romanelli, who also has Fraggle Rock Clothing and music.You can hear the music at http://drdoozer.com
    They had a launch at Kitson in LA.It was High society, so of course Paris Hilton was there.They also had a Fraggle Rock window display and a Van out the front with Fraggle Rock designs on it.I had a look at Kitson's website and the Doozers arent on it.Anybody from LA know if the shop was selling them and if so, how much? Or can you only get them from Colette in Paris?
  6. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Well, now we know why he's called "Dr. Doozer" - what with $45 t-shirts and $700 Doozers, one needs some kind of coverage to be able to pay for this stuff.

    Honestly, even if i had it, the only way i would shell out $700 for a Doozer would be if it came with its own Waldo to manipulate it with and even then i still probably wouldn't bite unless the seller also threw in a Karen or Stevie Wonder to go along with it.
  7. Luke Active Member

    Its 25 euros for the little plushies tho ... not cheap but still. Disregarding the Doozer, over 300 euros for a sweater and 155 for a poster is a little steap haha.

    Its a shame there aren't a few bigger licensees looking to do more mainstream Muppet and Fraggle stuff. All we seem to get lately is specialist dolls, replicas or designer stuff - i guess because in Fraggle's case a Henson license is probably cheaper than a Ghostbusters one or something and they buy into the license knowing its a niche thing and actually go into it expecting to only sell a small amount but at a premium price. Hurts the REAL fans though!
  8. Fozzie Bear Moderator

    I wish Sababa had produced each Fraggle plush with two of the plastic Doozers they made, with articulation at arms and neck, and not the Doozer plush but Mokey, Matt, and Sprocket. That would have sold the line better, but toy companies never listen to me.

    On replicas, the should do the most popular, not easiest, characters first to sell the line. I don't see Doozers going that well in my opinion. Not like this.
  9. RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I think I've figured out the pricing for Fraggle merchandise. I think it's actually Mervin Merggle in charge of selling these things. I guess they figure if they can't get a Hollywood type to finance the movie, they'll hawk stuff that the rest of the planet have to buy. :)
  10. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I still don't see why they haven't tried urban vinyl doozers. :busy: They could make those affordable and still have some high-end excluslusive paint schemes. The Henson licenses are always handled the worst. From Mindsyle to this. I just don't get it. I hope when the film comes out we'll have some real fraggle stuff for fraggle fans who haven't hit the lottery. :smirk:

    This business plan is very unfragglish. However, I do have high hopes for the comic. ::excited::
  11. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really just hate this whole business model of reaching out to rich kids who want to pretend to be nostalgic or hip and have a never ending trust fund from their rich parents or luck out with a high paying job or something.

    Really... we should have known from the start id someone's website has cool urban remixes, the products would cater to spoiled brats who pretend to like that sort of thing. 45 dollar T-shirts? Feh. I bet us people what have to go to Kohls are getting shafted until whenever the heck the movie comes out.

    I wish the Mindstyle thing panned out. Even if they were blind boxed and packaged with random letters for no apparent reason, they're still leaps and bounds beyond this sort of stuff. I mean, these are nice, but 700 bucks is ridiculous, and NO ONE is going to be able to buy one... maybe some celebrities or something...

    That's another reason why I want to see a movie... we'd probably get merchandise that, if not good, is at least affordable and mass produced.
  12. goldengonzo Member

  13. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I'm warming up to the idea of the flat, printed vynal figures, but I REALLY want to see sculpted 3-D Fraggle figures at some point. It's a shame Mindstyle's out of the picture... even with their trying to be Japanese noise (Blind box figures with NO candy?) and odd placement of letter figures, they looked very good, and I would have at least tried to get some of them. I knew I should've bought all the Sababa Doozer Figures the second they came out.

    I hope when the movie goes forward we have some nice general public merchandise... non-designer T shirts, collectible figures, and plush dolls that look GOOD.
  14. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It looked like Red was wairing a Wembley figural necklace in some photos so I think figures will eventually come. I do think it's odd that Fraggles have become this expensive upscale brand, but at this point any exposure is good exposure.
  15. I like that the Fraggles have become up scale! You go to the store you see Sesame Street and other kids syuff on EVERYTHING! I thing you guys would complain if Fraggles became that! So I think baby steps is what they are doing, I just hope the baby steps lead to something us common work for our money people can afford :smirk: But for now, im liking what i'm seeing! Even if thats all I can do with it is look. At least its out there and SOME people are buying it. And seeing it and remebering or even asking "whats Fraggle Rock"! :excited:
  16. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I do like the exposure. I'm wondering if these pricey Doozers are a result in a larger batch being made for the Dr Romanelli window display for the recent event.

    Not to worry, when that PBS Doozer program comes out there will be a lot of affordable Doozer stuff out there. :busy: I keep forgetting about that project. When is it due?
  17. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The twelfth of never? :D I hope that's on tap for the next year or next season. I mean, I like Dino Train, but I would much rather see this Doozer program actually happen.

    As for the upscale, I wouldn't mind it if they had some lower scale affordable stuff to off set it. I really wish I had the money to have gotten all the Sababa stuff at the time, but I didn't. The plush toys seem to be affordable enough, but they aren't the best ones we've seen. I can't even say worst... those Tomy Fraggle Plushes looked terribly off (eyes too big? faces too pointy? I can't tell). But hardly the same quality as the Sababa or Hasbro ones had. 25 bucks doesn't seem too bad for a price, but I wouldn't actually buy any of them. I really wish the license went to Gund. I really like what they did with the Sesame Street Plush.
  18. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Found out why these are so expensive- Dr X only made 10 for sale!(Plus the window display doozers).The window display Doozers were made out of flocked foam in the traditional way, whereas the 10 for sale are made out of synthetic latex and poly foam urathane/flocked.I noticed Colette doesnt have the Fraggle Rock link from the "Special" tab anymore, but your link still works.
  19. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for finding out that info.

    Its surprising (or not) that they stillo have them for sale if they only made 10?

    Its almost like there not official, I emailed the site to get more info and was told that they have no hang tags, and no box etc, Strange!

    Chris
  20. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Plus window displays. I'm wondering if it really did cost all that much to make, or if any of this is going to charity. But no wonder they cost a small fortune. If you hold out for a little more money, I'm sure you can actually get a real Doozer. :smirk:

    Really hope that Doozer show takes off. I'd rather some sort of PVC's or small plushes myself. I kinda like the Sid ones, even though their faces seem to be painted on.

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