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Original Muppet Whatnot Workshop now off-line

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    i'm still waiting for mine.. it's supposed to show up sometime today... i really hate the waiting... but, hey, i got my taxes done :)
    haven't decided what i'm going to call her.. will have to play with her for a bit and see what she says
    4 more hours in the delivery window for today.... i'm getting anxious here...
  2. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    she's here, she's here! yippee!
    looks good though hair got a bit mashed by the hair net.. will let it relax a bit before I take any pictures.. She is currently sitting on top of the tv in the living room, not too far from the replicas.. she's a pretty darn good size sitting there near them.. it definately a bit tight on the hand right now, hopefully that will relax some. sadly, right now I won't be able to take any "action" shots since my arms aren't that long and no one else is around right now to help, so those will probablly have to wait til the kids come up this summer (hopefully)
    anyway.. am so happy she's here...
  3. Ignorance

    Ignorance Well-Known Member

    "We apologize for the inconvenience. The function you tried to perform is currently unavailable.
    Please try again shortly or click here to continue shopping."
    Is anybody else getting this message while trying to buy it online? :smirk:
  4. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    it seems they occasionally disable the on line purchase option when they are back ordered (or figure there will be some sort of holiday related rush) on parts and pieces.. all i can say is keep checking back, it should be back up eventually
  5. Ignorance

    Ignorance Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that's a little strange.
  6. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Working fine for me right now, maybe give it another try?

    Muppets at FAO
  7. rche

    rche Active Member

    question for those that have thier puppets

    Hiya folks,

    I have been digging in this thread, but am still unsure as to a few things about the whatnots.

    The hair, eyes, and nose appear to be glued on. Has anyone tried to order one without the application? Loose parts as it were. Has anyone tried to remove the parts?

    Also, are the clothes attached to the puppet? Are they sewn on or removable?

    thanks in advance.

  8. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    clothes are removable.. everything else is glued on, though i remember a few people having asking for loose parts, at least in store..
  9. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    After I ordered online, I replied to the confirmation e-mail they sent me with a request to leave the eyes and nose unattached. I got a response within 2 days that said that wouldn't be a problem.

    I can't wait for him to get here! :excited:
  10. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    i have a question for those who already have them and have been working with them... I've only had mine since Thursday (and haven't had much time to play with her due to having to deal with a water heater that decided the weekend would be the perfect time to die and rust itself out.. *sigh*) and had noticed that the mouth seems kind of stiff. all you can do is open and close.. was wondering if anyone knew if they ever loosened up enough that you could form other facial expressions or more natural mouth movements.. or is it just going to permanently be just open or closed.. (no scrunches or O's or anything..)
    just wondering what to expect from her...
  11. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i have a question. it has nothing to do with the whatnots, but its about puppets and i dont wanna start another thread about it. does anyone own any of the innova people puppets from puppet productions?
  12. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member


    Remember that the primary function of these puppets is as toys for children. That they are quite nice puppets and are worthy of use for performers is a bonus. With that in mind, I would say that is is in no way a shame that the mouth "just opens and closes." The mouthplate is thin cardboad after all. And remember too that not all muppet mouthplates are capable of making alternate shapes (Ernie comes to mind).


    Really your question would be considered off-topic and it would be a better idea to post in the puppetry forum rather than here in the merchandise forum. You'll get more and better responses there.
  13. aixia

    aixia Member

    I had to remove and reattach the glasses for mine, they were on crooked so the nose piece popped off center. A little hot glue and he was back in business. It's an easy enough fix, and it does allow you to pull the pieces off and reattach if necessary.
  14. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Does anybody have any new pictures they'd like to share? I really need something to tide me over until my Whatnot arrives. He's due to be here on Monday the 17th, but I'm hoping against hope that he'll be here by Friday or Saturday! I really can't wait to get him and make his eyes and nose interchangeable with some other parts I'm working on.

    I ordered the smaller round eyes with magenta eyelids, anyone have a good suggestion for bigger eye's? All I have here is Wal-Mart's limited craft supplies, but I am going to the city next week, so there's Michaels, Ben Franklins, etc.

    Cheers! Bring on the Whatnots!
  15. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    So I checked my tracking link this morning and was happily surprised to see that my Whatnot was en route! He arrived later on this afternoon, but sadly I think I'm gonna try to return him.

    When I placed my order, I looked all over the order page for a "special instructions" area, but there wasn't one. So immediately after I ordered, I sent them an e-mail requesting that the eyes & nose be unattached (like many others on here). I got a reply either the next day or the day after that, they said it wouldn't be a problem. What went wrong? Of course I'm only requesting a return cuz I'm a perfectionist & I gotta have my magic triangle. The triangle was right, but the eyes were too high for my liking, and a little crooked as well. Plus I was gonna attach some velcro so I could make other parts to mix & match as I please.

    If you all are ordering & you want pieces unattached, be sure to check & double check while you're waiting for your order to ship.

  16. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    Here is my NEW Muppet Whatnot, Daphney!

    Hey everyone. I have had her for awhile now and just got around to taking pics of her. Her name is Daphney Darling and she is a showgirl with her on show in Las Vegas. Here she is./ I have to get around to posting a video of her performing. I hope you like her. I added a few quick changes to her. She now has a "chest area" and pink voluptuous lips (which I have to fix and stick on to her). Let me know what you guys think.;)



    Daphney is very excited and is getting her fan website up....LOL.
  17. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Hmm, She doesnt seem to look muppety.maybe the lips are spoiling it because they dont follow the full width of the mouth and could be mistaken for a moustache and beard.Maybe she needs to be more femine, so I would of gone for a different nose.But it is your puppet, so whatever you are happy with.
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I like her. The lips are a nice touch and there are endless options for hairstyles and accessories. Good job! Keep us posted. :)
  19. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    Muppetguy, Maybe because the lip color is a light pink? I tried the full lips mouth and didn't like it. I rather the lips confined because in my eyes, it looks like she is kissing constantly/when you smoosh your lips together. (Not sure if this makes sense to anyone, maybe someone can explain it better). About the nose issue, I only like the round noses to be honest with you. I dislike the other shapes, it's only my oppinion though.

    Frogboy, Thanks for the comments. I am trying to figure out which song to lip sync her to. My original idea was the song that Jessica Rabbit sings when we first meet the character in the ink and paint night club called, Why don't you do right" in the movie Roger Rabbit. Sorry for being so explicit on the movie, but someone where I work acctually didn't know who roger rabbit was...LOL. We will see. I just need some time to do it.

    I'll keep you posted!
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oh, I know Jessica Rabbit well. Not only is that one of my favorite films, but I have three production cels from the movie including Jessica Rabbit (she's with lipstick and mirror in hand in Eddie's office). Good choice for a song too! You probably know that was Amy Irving, Stephen Spielberg's x-wife, taking over the singing duties for Kathleen Turner by singing Jessica Rabbit's signature song. It's in my top ten film faves of all time.

    Anyway, Daphney looks Muppety to me. :flirt:

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