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Official Kermit Replica into a puppet ?

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by LucyM, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. LucyM

    LucyM New Member

    Hi,

    Is anyone going to try and make the replica Kermit into a full working puppet or is this going to be impossible ? might be an interesting project if possible.:)

    Lucy
  2. TopperFraggle

    TopperFraggle Member

    Not impossible, but probably overly complicated.
  3. LucyM

    LucyM New Member

    Perhaps he could be reverse engineered like you could do with a Fisher Price Kermit - this may work. Depends what the structure is like inside i suppose.
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    At the price though...I wonder if anyone would truely want to. Seeing as even a life-like Kermit replica puppet could not be used professionally.
  5. LucyM

    LucyM New Member

    I have always wanted a decent actual size kermit puppet to play with and previous official merchandise hasn't produced anything like this one. Think it would be money well spent. Surely you get a better result than using a Fisher price ' pattern '
  6. TopperFraggle

    TopperFraggle Member

    Yeah you could reverse engineer it I guess, but the risk of ruining such a high price item may not be worth it to some. With a bit of trial and error some members of this board have gotten "perfect" Kermit's just by eyeballing or using the Fisher price pattern with modifications. So while you may be looking to make things easier on yourself (remove that margin of error), chances are you'd still need to practice a bit even if you took apart the Master Replicas version.
  7. LucyM

    LucyM New Member

    Thank you - I will take your advice - perhaps try making a Kermit using the help of the Fisher price pattern first and see how I get on. I will search the forums for help in getting all the materials and how to go about it !
  8. aaronmojo

    aaronmojo Member

    What about taking one of those Applause puppets apart and making a pattern based off of it?

    (Though personally I could never bring myself to disassemble mine...!)
  9. LucyM

    LucyM New Member

    Thats a great idea - would people agree the applause puppet is better to work with than the fisher price - I have a new spare applause - i promise to sew him up again !!
  10. Ventrilotwist

    Ventrilotwist New Member

    I would imagine the interior of the Master Replica Kermit is complicated as it is made to hold any position for photos. There are probably a lot of wires and you'd surely never be able to get it back together.
  11. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Wel I assume you would just not put him back together again with the wires. I'm sure that one could turn the poser into a puppet, but if you are good enough to do that you are good enough to make a puppet just by looking at the replica and deconstructing it with your mind.
  12. Liamblackere

    Liamblackere New Member

    If you are going to take apart the replica ,Why not copy a pattern from the replica? Then make it from that so it would be EXACTLY the same as the real Kermit!!!! It would be a bit of a pricey job ,but boy would it pay off if it was done properley


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